CHECK OUT your differences in wand technique here and how fluidly and casually Ron throws a curse in comparison to Harry and Hermione Hermione has done the reading and is technically perfect of course Elbow straight; wrist bent Wand tip aligned with left sightline left arm held loosely behind her for balance Harry hasn’t ever done the reading Grip too tight; elbow locked Shoulders raised Left elbow cranked in awkwardly against his body Kids’ll imitate his awful technique and Junior Aurors it’ll make their parents nuts; don’t twist your neck like that I don’t care what Auror Potter does When you save wizardkind you can hold your wand however you want until then drop your shoulders Ron’s been around wand users since birth practiced with twigs and then his brothers’ wands Look at how the movement flows from his center the way he uses his whole body throws out his opposite hand behind him to counterbalance the movement Harry and Hermione get their wands into position and then throw the curse Ron’s spell starts mid-motion because he knows his wand will be in position in time (helenish)
There will be a day when I see this and I will scroll past.
Today is not that day
Plus Ron is casting his curse non-verbally. That’s very difficult and it requires training and practice to successfully cast a nonverbal spell. It’s success is determined by the amount of concentration and mental discipline of the witch or wizard. But this is Ron Weasley he likely didn’t put training and practice into casting non-verbal spells, this advanced magic comes to him naturally. The only other time we see him cast a non-verbal spell is when he accidentally made it snow in the great hall, and that was only because Lavender was glaring him down after he said Hermione’s name while he was unconscious in the hospital wing. He felt crappy and his emotions were so intense he unknowingly made it snow. Here he’s trapped in a muggle cafe, with his best friend and the girl he loves. He’s probably scared, and angry but most of all protective. He wants to defeat these Death Eaters without anything happening to his team. His emotions are intense again and that allows him to cast a powerful non-verbal spell. No, not even a spell, a curse. We’ve seen Hermione cast non-verbal spells loads of times but even here she says the curse to ensure it’s potency. Ron is concentrated and disciplined enough in this moment to curse a Death Eater without any words at all.
this looks like the beginning of a trailer for a bad road trip movie
#THIS #THIS IS WHERE WE SAW RON WEASLEY FROM THE BOOKS #THIS SHINING MOMENT WHERE RON WAS IN FACT HARRY’S VERY BEST FRIEND #NOT COMIC RELIEF OR THE GUY WHO EATS ALL THE TIME OR HERMIONE’S LOVE INTEREST #BUT THE ACTUAL GRYFFINDOR KNIGHT RONALD BILLIUS WEASLEY #UGH
This is my favorite thing ever. With Hermione, it has to sit and think because she’s a genius so the obvious pick is Ravenclaw, but it can tell she is going to be so brave and save so many lives. With Draco, it doesn’t hesitate. He’s a weasely little jack-ass, so he is in Slytherin, but he has the potential to change and be good, depending on events (just like Snape). With Ron, it doesn’t have to think long. He may be afraid of many things (spiders, Voldemort, his mother), but when it counts, he’s is brave enough to make a difference. With Harry, I like to think that the Sorting hat wasn’t really even considering Slytherin for him. I mean, the Sorting Hat sits in Dumbledore’s office year round, except for the sorting. He must know what’s going on. So he muses in Harry’s ear about Gryffindor and Slytherin. The Sorting Hat knows he belongs in Gryffindor, he just doesn’t choose right away so Harry also realises that’s where he belongs. The Hat wavered so Harry would pick being brave, even though he didn’t have to pick. The Sorting Hat gave Harry that little shove he needed to accept that even though he was inexperienced and young, he would be strong and brave enough to face what’s coming.
children don’t grow up
our bodies get bigger but
our hearts get torn up
Proof that Ron Weasley didn’t realize Hermione Granger was a girl until their fourth year.
omfg why are you doing this to me
who gave u the right
no matter how many times this gos on my dash i shall always reblog.