It's hard to believe, I know, but there are people out there who don't know all of the Harry Potter books and films by heart. When they come into contact with us Potterheads, they can say some incredibly stupid stuff. These people need to be shown the wonders of JK Rowling's magical world ASAP.
If you're someone who hasn't been exposed to the phenomenon that is Harry Potter—or worse, if you DGAF—please don't say any of these 13 sentences. You might just get avada kedavra'd. That's killed, in Muggle speak, FYI.
1. "Harry Potter is for children..."
Um, did I ASK for your opinion?! #hatersgonnahate
2. "I think Twilight is better. JK Rowling totally based Harry, Ron, and Hermione on Edward, Jacob, and Bella."
Everyone knows HP was published first. Don't encourage fighting between fandoms— Harry and the gang would win every time. Our girl Hermione is "the brightest witch of her age"—and she had more than one facial expression in the movies. *claps back*
3. "I thought Hermione wasn't supposed to be pretty?"
Two words: Yule. Ball. Harry didn't even recognize the "pretty girl in blue robes," and he had been besties with Hermione for four years! Besides, Hermione is a role model not for her looks, but her intelligence. The boys would be completely lost without her.
4. "The movies are so much better than the books!"
No matter how amazing the screenplay and visual effects are, the books are always better because it's impossible to cram hundreds of pages into 1.5 hours of film. Compare the graphic violence from the Hunger Games trilogy to the movies and you'll see what I mean. *shakes head in disbelief*
5. "Michael Gambon was the perfect Albus Dumbledore."
I disagree, and leave you with this GIF. There is a reason why this Goblet of Fire scene is still a popular meme today.
6. "I always knew Snape was a good guy."
Oh really, when did you know? When he bullied Harry at his first Potions class? When he used Occlumency lessons to torment Harry further? When he killed Albus Dumbledore? Or When he gave Harry his memories and Harry learned that Snape was a spy? Like Draco Malfoy says, "that's BS."
7. "Hermione should have ended up with Harry"
Harry and Ginny look like James and Lily Potter, so OBVIOUSLY they were going to get together in the end. Plus, Ron needs to be managed—look at how Mrs. Weasley treats all her kids! And Hermione needs someone who can make her laugh—she and Harry felt more like siblings anyways.
8. "I haven't read any of the books."
Then why are we even talking?
9. "But Sirius had to die!"
NO HE DIDN'T. Just don't go there. I can't even make the "are you serious" pun, this is my ugly crying face HUHUHU.
10. "Why are you so obsessed with Harry Potter?"
This book series was my childhood. I learned loyalty from Hagrid, courage from Neville, imagination from Luna, and so much more. So no, wanting to play Quidditch or saving up to visit the Wizarding World themeparks is not "pointless" or "childish."
11. "I totally didn't cry when I turned 11 and didn't get my Hogwarts letter."
So you didn't cry when watching Titanic or The Notebook either, did you? I bet cutting onions wouldn't make you cry! #howcouldyoubesoheartless
12. "You know magic is not real, right?"
I know I'm a Muggle (I refuse to use the term "No-Maj"), but you don't have to rub it in! ~* AVADA KEDAVRA*~
13. "The epilogue was unnecessary."
Everyone loves a happy ending, and Harry definitely deserved one.
“No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” -J.K. Rowling
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