Anonymous asked:

Okay, so I've read Order of the Phoenix for the third time now and I still don't quite understand what the veil was. Did it kill Sirius? Or did Bellatrix's spell kill Sirius and falling beyond the veil just made his body disappear? And where did he go any way? The afterlife/heaven? I'm very confused, please explain. Thank you :)

simplypotterheads answered:

The Veil is a passage between the world of the living and the world of the dead. Once you go in, you’re not coming back out-it’s a one-way trip. While I don’t believe Bellatrix’s spell itself killed Sirius (because I’m 90% sure she only hit him with a stunning spell), its impact caused Sirius to topple into the Veil, which killed him.




nope pretty sure she says Avada Kedavra in both the book & movie

Well no, no she does not.


Since the second jet of light doesn’t get its own separate colour descriptor, its heavily implied it, too, is red, which is indicative of a stunning spell. 


Anonymous asked:

So you know how Harry cried by the lake after Sirius died, right? He sat down at the lake sometime in the morning (or noon) and didn't leave until after the sun set. The sunset time in Scotland is around 8-9 PM. So Harry cried for at least 9 hours.

snapslikethis answered:

 Harry losing his parents hurt, but it was generally an abstract kind of hurt; he didn’t know exactly what he was missing, but he knew that he was missing something, and that it was a very big something. He didn’t remember his parents’ warmth, love, laughter, or them singing and dancing and playing with him. So it was a hurt, but a dull ache that was just constantly there, and it chafed—it hurt the most—when he got a glimpse of them, when he realized what, exactly, he was missing: the mirror, their voices as they died.

When he lost Sirius, though, he knew exactly what he was losing—someone who loved him, who rooted for him, who would always, always come to help, the beginnings of a home and a proper family. 

And it hurt. Damn, it hurt. It was the most consciously painfully emotional thing he had yet endured, and probably would endure. It was his sharp and stabbing and brutal and he wanted to drown in it. 

“I DON’T CARE!” Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace.”I’VE HAD ENOUGH, I’VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON’T CARE ANYMORE!”

"You do care," said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. "You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”

Harry’s cried before—he does several times in the books—but he’s always impatiently brushing his tears away, or feeling embarrassed for doing so. That time at the lake was probably one of the few times in his life when he absolutely gave in to grief and let it engulf him.

Anyone who says Sirius didnt mean the world to Harry is just wrong.