It's been an entire decade since the final Harry Potter book hit the shelves and over six years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was released in theaters, but time hasn't slowed the franchise's fandom down one bit. Potterheads still fill their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles with their favorite memes, ships and theories, and Tumblr is absolutely swarmed with Potter content on a daily basis!
There are so many hilarious posts on that social media platform that it's nearly impossible to decide which one is our absolute favorite, but we've managed to condense our list to fifteen absolutely side-splitting HP Tumblr posts that we'll never stop laughing at. Check these out and we guarantee it'll feel like it was just yesterday that you were immersed in J.K. Rowling's world of witches, wizards and magical beasts!
15 This question needs an answer
In her interviews and tweets over the past decade, J.K. Rowling has done her best to answer some major fan questions that were left unanswered in the final Harry Potter novel. We now know about Dumbledore's sexuality, what jobs Harry and friends acquired after graduation, what several of the main cast's kids are up to... but this hilarious meme proves that we'll never know everything we'd like to about the wizarding world! Polyjuice Potion can allow a man to take on a woman's identity for a short while, but what happens if he gets pregnant while he has the appropriate female parts?! Would he still be pregnant when he gets his normal body back, or would the baby just... disappear? This question seriously messes with our heads, and we need answers ASAP!
14 Ron bringing the pleasure
When Hermione Granger first met Ron Weasley, she had no reason whatsoever to expect him to be her soulmate and future husband. He rudely introduced himself with a mouth full of food, and was cruel to her for weeks before they finally became friends. It's clear that she was being incredibly sarcastic when she replied to his introduction with "pleasure," but like one Tumblr user pointed out, Ron gave Hermione just that seven years later—pleasure. Way to take a innocent childhood meeting and take it to a seriously kinky and inappropriate (albeit insanely funny) place, dude! We totally ship this duo in the last few books and films, but seeing them when they were so young and thinking about Ron satisfying frizzy-haired, young Hermione in the bedroom is just gross.
13 Teaching an old dog magic tricks
They say that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but you can apparently teach him magic tricks easily enough! Back when this Tumblr user was super obsessed with the Harry Potter franchise, she trained her dog to respond to spells from the series instead of normal commands. "Accio" was "come," "Petrificus Totalus" was "stay," "Sonorus" was "speak," and so on. Well, years later, she wanted to see if her dog could still remember those unconventional phrases, so she looked at him and said "Avada Kedavra." Sure enough, her pup rolled over and played dead! We have to agree with the person who said that this is literally the greatest thing ever. We legitimately might have to get a dog just so we can try this ourselves.
12 Proof that the Weasley twins were the ultimate trolls
In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling wrote about how the Weasley twins used magic to make snowballs repeatedly hit Professor Quirrel in the back of his head. It made us laugh for a second back when we first read it, but we didn't think too hard about this seemingly insignificant throwaway sentence. Someone on Tumblr had to repost that passage nearly 20 years after the book hit shelves for us to realize just how funny it really is! That year at Hogwarts, the Dark Lord resided inside of Quirrel's turban, so Fred and George bewitched snowballs to assault Lord Voldemort himself! Dumbledore's Army did a great job standing up to He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named in the series, but no one had the nerve to do anything like this.
11 "Deez knuts"
Some aspects of the wizarding world weren't thought out too well. Quidditch is a ridiculous sport because all that really matters is the snitch, Defense Against the Dark Arts was probably the most important class at Hogwarts but was continuously taught by someone who was completely unqualified for the job, and the magical currency in Britain was horribly named. J.K. Rowling clearly never considered the potential jokes that could be made with a coin called a Knut, but she was just asking for immature preteen wizards to say that they were paying for their school supplies with "deez knuts!" Okay, we never actually thought about that joke before reading this clever Tumblr post, but now we're never going to be able to read about Knuts, Galleons and Sickles the same way again.
10 Harry clearly wasn't a Ravenclaw
Let's be real, the Boy Who Lived wasn't exactly the brightest wizard of his age... and that's not just because Hermione set the bar impossibly high. He made a lot of dumb mistakes throughout his time at Hogwarts, but his complete lack of intelligence at the start of the series proves why the Sorting Hat never considered putting him in the Ravenclaw House for even a second. Countless letters inviting him to the infamous School of Witchcraft and Wizardry flooded the Dursley's house, but instead of just putting one down his pants and running out the door... he kept trying to grab one of the letters raining down from the ceiling! One Tumblr user pointed out the glaring flaw in Harry's logic, but as another comment noted, Harry might have been able to kill Voldemort in his very first year if he was smart enough to just grab a letter from the ground and run outside.
9 We'll NEVER get over this
Richard Harris played the gentle and wise Dumbledore we knew from the novels in the first Harry Potter film, but his tragic passing forced producers to replace him with Michael Gambon. Gambon did a solid job with the role, but he didn't play it quite as sweet and kind as we might have hoped for. Just look at the scene from Goblet of Fire, where Dumbledore asks Harry if he put his name in the Goblet to compete in the Triwizard Tournament—he was supposed to ask Harry this question "calmly," but Gambon demanded an answer with a crazed and accusatory tone. He might not have shoved Minerva McGonagall into a wall or knocked over any tables like this hilarious post states, but it was bad enough to make Potter fans still loathe this scene several years later.
8 Lily and Snape's lovechild
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, our minds were absolutely blown when we discovered that Snape had been in love with Harry's mom Lily for nearly his entire life. Severus and Lily were childhood pals, but when he started hanging out with the Death Eater crowd and she started mingling with troublemaker James Potter and his friends, they parted ways. Snape never stopped loving Lily, however, and taught at Hogwarts at Dumbledore's request so he could help look after the son who shared her green eyes. We'll never know what would have happened if Lily chose Severus instead of James, but Daniel Radcliffe's role in Victor Frankenstein might give us a bit of an idea—Igor looks almost exactly like the would-be lovechild of Snape and Lily!
7 Better Horcruxes than Voldemort's
In order to ensure his survival and become nearly immortal, Voldemort split his soul into a number of pieces and hid those fragments inside of objects which he then scattered all over the world. He figured things like an enchanted diary and Godric Gryffindor's sword would make for perfectly safe Horcruxes, but one Tumblr genius pointed out that if he really wanted to make sure no one ever found them, there were a number of significantly better options. Put a piece of your soul in a penny or a dead battery, and there's no way anyone can ever find and destroy it! Put some Voldemort soul in a pair of underwear and then wear them—who's going to take them off?! Use the Potters' tombstones as a Horcrux, because Harry would never be able to destroy his parents' graves!
6 Hijacking the 1D fandom
When Tumblr user "drunkaster" wrote "harrys so cute I want 7," she was talking about former One Direction member Harry Styles. Naturally, someone from the Harry Potter fandom hijacked that post and made it about our favorite wizard instead! They commented with a picture of the scene in Deathly Hallows: Part 1 where six of Harry's friends used Polyjuice Potion to become replicas of the Boy Who Lived so he could successfully be transported out of Little Whinging, and the image fits so perfectly as a response to the original post that we almost wonder if J.K. Rowling is as psychic as Professor Trelawney and included that scene in the series just so someone could someday use it as a joke online. We wouldn't put it past her.
5 Every House is represented here
Someone invented a knife that can actually toast bread as it slices through it, and people on Tumblr understandably can't handle it. One user noted how crazy it'd be to stab someone with the knife, one pointed out that the hot knife would instantly cauterize the wound and thus wouldn't be very useful, and a third felt a need to point out that the knife would still be useful if you just want to torture someone for information with it! In order, that's the sort of thing a Gryffindor, a Ravenclaw and a Slytherin would say. Then, someone asked why you'd stab a person with that knife when you can make toast with it... finally bringing a Hufflepuff voice into the conversation. Forget Pottermore's Sorting Hat quiz, deciding which comment you relate to most here is the true way to see which House you belong in.
4 Draco and Harry shippers, unite
Tumblr user thirstingaintdead simply wanted to list off some phrases that will always create sexual tension between individuals, and asked for his followers to chime in with their thoughts. "Make me," "oh really" and "is that so" made up his personal top three, and a few other social media addicts threw their suggestions of "prove it," "what's in it for me" and "wanna bet" into the mix. Those are all completely accurate, but no phrase creates more sexual tension than "Scared, Potter?" Pretty much any time Draco Malfoy uttered those words to his rival Harry Potter, we weren't sure if they were going to get into a fight or start hooking up! Maybe that's why there are so many Potter fans online who ship them together.
3 32,000 Starkid fans
Harry Potter fans love to ask "what if?" What if Neville was the Chosen One instead of Harry, what if Hermione ended up with Harry instead of Ron, and apparently... what if Harry was sorted into Hufflepuff instead of Gryffindor. Someone joked that he'd probably find Voldemort's Horcruxes faster if that were the case, and the comment received a whopping 32,000 notes. The question is... did all 32,000 of those notes actually come from people who truly understood the joke? It's a reference to A Very Potter Musical and A Very Potter Sequel, where Starkid actors repeatedly joked about Hufflepuffs being "particularly good finders." If you don't get that reference, you need to watch those musicals on YouTube ASAP because they're nearly as flawless as (and infinitely more hilarious than) the real Harry Potter films!
2 The real reason the Dark Lord is bald
Flashbacks throughout the Harry Potter series reveal that when he was growing up, Lord Voldemort was a bit of a babe. Tom Riddle was incredibly smart, very well-liked and was pretty darn handsome... so why on Earth did he use magic to turn himself into such a frightening monster?! We'll never understand why he got rid of his nose and traded it for more snake-like nostrils (come on, there's other ways to remind everyone that you're the Heir of Slytherin), but we might have an idea of why he shaved off all of his hair. It's so people couldn't use his hair to take on his appearance via Polyjuice Potion! Voldemort was a very vain and greedy individual, so we can't imagine he'd be cool with people taking on his identity or taking credit for his wicked accomplishments. This theory may have been made by a little girl, but it makes perfect sense.
1 Where did some of these ships come from?!
We were always a bit weirded out by how many people online ship Harry and Draco together, but apparently, that's one of the most normal ships out there. There are apparently Harry Potter fans all over the world who hope characters who never even interacted in the series hooked up behind the scenes! There's fan-fiction for Narcissa Malfoy and Percy Weasley (that's right the Death Eater's wife and the rules-loving Head Boy), for Severus Snape and the ghostly Sir Cadogan, and even for Dobby and the Sorting Hat! Dobby did have a strong love for clothes, but that doesn't mean he'd be down to mess around with a magical singing hat! How are we ever supposed to see either character without picturing this odd pairing now?!