I could have sworn his eyes were green the last time I saw them. Possibilities include:
1) I saw wrong
3) Too much spice
4) Matt Smith has Cumbereyes
The feast ended about 10 minutes ago. by the end, 5 pies were left and most of the turkey was gone. also lots of other food was eaten.
At the end there were five guests left and one child. Two of the guests were being entertained by the third who is a close family friend. the other two were playing games, that one of them had brought, with the three of us. overall the evening was a great success. Also, someone brought latkes.
please excuse any errors: am really tired
Three turkeys have been made: one roasted, one smoked, and one fried
The feast technically started at 4:30
It’s 5:03 and there are about 10 adult guests already and 3 children
this is going to be interesting
the people bringing drinks just arrived
Food is now: 3 turkeys, mashed potatoes, cranberry apple cobbler, assorted pies, sufganiyot, salads, sweet potatoes, green beens
Disney princesses as Final Fantasy jobs.
I like Belles design.
I am so okay with this it hurts.
i wonder what happened to the mayor tho
I can’t decide if sc is the nakodile here or the mayor
This… this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
I have recently become bothered by the idea that the Founders built the castle Hogwarts themselves when they founded it. The latest the school could have been founded would have been in circa 990. At that point castles had not yet been introduced in England and Scotland. At the time, the closest thing to a castle would have been a burgh, a fortified town, made out of wood. This probably would have included what is today known as Hogsmeade. The castle itself would not have be built until after the Norman invasion of 1066, and most likely would have been built in the early 1100s when castles were introduced to Scotland. I do not know how Slytherin would have managed to build the Chamber of Secrets, unless there was already a cave which he could have put the basilisk egg into and protected so that only parselmouths could enter, and the castle was later built on top of the cave. Later on, someone else would have decorated the Chamber and connected the Chamber to the indoor plumbing, as well as create the entrance from the sink. This would not have happened before the 1700s, after pureblood ideology became popular.
Another historical issue is that of the Bloody Baron. Given his title, he would have been Norman, and would come to Britain in 1066, possibly the 1050s at earliest. The reason I say this is because before the Norman invasion, the nobles were called Earls. When William the Conqueror brought his loyal retainers with him, he gave them the title of Baron and did away with a good number of the Earls. Helena Ravenclaw would have met him around this time. She would have been in her forties or fifties because if Rowena was around 20 when the school was founded around 990 and had Helena in her forties, around 1010, do the rest of the math. (I am assuming that witches enter menopause around the same time as other women.)
A third historical issue is of the names of the founders themselves. Godric, Helga, and Rowena are all Anglo-Saxon names and are therefore appropriate to the time. Salazar is not. Salazar is in fact the name of an area in the Iberian Peninsula which has become a surname for people from that area. Therefore I do not know how he would have acquired the name, unless it was later attributed to him. Slytherin, however, is derived from the Old English slidrian and is therefore consistent with the time. Ravenclaw is also etymologically Old English. Hufflepuff, however, is less so. Puff is Old English, but the Huffle part is mysterious in its etymology. Gryffindor, however is very French. French did not come to Britain until after the Norman conquest, so again, this name was probably later attributed to him.
And then the fourth problem. If Pottermore is correct in saying that Merlin was a Slytherin, then the school had to been founded in the 5th or 6th century (depending on how historically accurate one wishes to be) and it becomes impossible to say what is true about the founders and what happened later and was attributed to them, even though by that point, they were no longer alive. Also, it is impossible for Helena Ravenclaw to be the daughter of Rowena Ravenclaw, the Founder.
This is awesome, thanks! Given the extended lifespan of wizarding folk, though—part of which seems connected to magical healing and part of which just seems to indicate slower aging—it’s entirely possible that witches enter menopause later than muggle women. It’s been my headcanon, if only because it seems odd to tack several extra decades to wizard life expectancy but keep the same 2 1/2 decades of fertility.
I agree with your statement about wizard life expectancy, but I believe that it would only be 1.5 to 2 times the amount of Muggle life expectancy during the same period of time. At the time, the average person in Europe only lived to be about forty, after surviving infancy. I can see the Wizarding World having a similar level of knowledge of technology and medicine as the Muggles at the time did, compared with modern knowledge. Therefore, the average Wizard life expectancy past infancy was about the same as that of a Muggle’s in modern times. Therefore, length of fertility in the 10th-11th century for witches would have been about the same for Muggles living in modern times.