These are great.
If you ever think you’ve made bad decisions just remember what it must feel like to be one of the 12 publishers that turned down Harry Potter.
I CANNOT SCROLL PAST THIS AND NOT REBLOG FUCK HAHHAHAHA
I’m sick of people saying Snape was the worst friendzone ever. They weren’t friends anymore. He was hanging around death eaters and was dabbling in dark arts. The friendship wasn’t healthy anymore.
That doesn’t make it unhealthy… He was being tortured by her boyfriend and his friends and he couldn’t take it anymore so he found people who liked him the way he was. She dumped him as a friend, not the other way around. He called her mudblood, but it was pretty obvious he attempted to apologize and make up for it. SHE DATED A BULLY OVER A GUY WHO JUST WANTED A FRIEND.
First off, “her boyfriend” is inaccurate: when Lily ended her friendship with Snape, she wasn’t dating James. The friendship ended towards the end of their fifth year (“Snape’s Worst Memory” depicts OWLs), while Lily and James didn’t begin dating until their seventh year (canonically, after James had “deflated his head” and begun maturing.)* Lily wasn’t friends with the Marauders at this point. And, as for “he found people who liked him the way he was” – he was already friends with Lily. And…if the “way he was” includes an interest in the Dark Arts and hexing people, then perhaps Snape needed to actually revise who he was instead of finding people who encouraged that? Lily tries to talk to him about this, but he clearly doesn’t listen (see the moment where he turns off as soon as she agrees about disparaging James.)
Secondly, by their fifth year, the Snape/Lily friendship was toxic and unhealthy. Snape was growing more heavily involved in the Dark Arts and with people who were basically proto-Death Eaters (Rosier, Mulciber, etc.) These are people who are devoted to spewing what is the Wizarding world’s equivalent of racist rhetoric – the people who advocate murder and genocide of Lily and people like her. She dumped him as a friend because he called her Mudblood, but it wasn’t simply because of that – it’s clearly the last straw in a long line of issues Lily has been having with Snape (between Snape condoning what Mulciber did to Mary MacDonald – harmful Dark Magic that Snape dismisses as a prank; Snape calling other Muggle-borns “Mudblood” and using the same rhetoric as his friends; Snape using Dark Magic himself, which Lily abhors.)
Lily’s “I can’t pretend any more” shows that this, and things like this, have been an ongoing issue:
I’ve made excuses for you for years. None of my friends can understand why I even talk to you. You and your precious little Death Eater friends – you see, you don’t even deny it! You don’t even deny that’s what you’re all aiming to be! You can’t wait to join You-Know-Who, can you?
Emphasis there on years. Lily has spent years trying to ignore what she knows about Snape, trying to overlook the things he’s said and done, and this – calling her a slur to her face – is a moment of awakening. It’s the point where Lily simply can’t ignore that Snape has become a person who’s no longer her friend – “You’ve chosen your way; I’ve chosen mine.” That James Potter, who she hates, was willing to defend her while Snape called her a slur and said he didn’t need help from someone like her: it’s not a one-off incident, it’s simply the breaking point.
At that point, apologizing for using the slur isn’t enough, especially when it’s clear that Snape isn’t cognizant of everything else he’s done, or particularly repentant of the other actions he’s done – and his apology isn’t an effort or a promise to change. (Also, Lily doesn’t owe him forgiveness; implying that Lily owes him forgiveness is treading very close to that whole “Lily friendzoned him! Lily was obligated to forgive him! Lily was obligated to fall in love with him!” argument, which is in and of itself complete and utter tripe.)
*whether and how much James improved will hopefully be expanded upon by Pottermore – on one hand, we know that the bullying continued; OTOH, per Sirius, Lily was explicitly not aware of this – cf. the “he didn’t exactly take Snape along with them on dates and hex him,” comments, among others.) And the “Elvendork! It’s unisex!” story shows someone who’s still immature, and James didn’t have a lot of time in which to mature and grow before his death. But then we also have the James who was loyal to his friends, willing to join the Order and fight and who stood up to Voldemort personally three times; who willingly laid down his life for his wife and infant, wandless, in the hopes of buying them a few moments to escape; who, per JKR and per the text, became a better person. But this isn’t about James and Lily, because at the point where Lily ends the friendship between her and Snape, she clearly still loathes James – she’s calling him an “arrogant bullying little toerag” at the same time she’s ending the friendship with Snape. This isn’t about Lily choosing James over Snape – it’s about Lily choosing to walk away from Snape. James wasn’t in the picture.
And Lily had every right to end that friendship. Lily didn’t choose “a bully over a guy who just wanted a friend” – she chose someone who actually respected her over someone who called her the equivalent of a racial slur and who joined an organization devoted to the murder of people like her. Look at their later actions: James loved Lily and gave his life trying to give her a chance to escape. Snape, despite professing love for Lily, would have been willing to let Lily’s child die if it meant that she could be saved. Is that considerate of Lily’s feelings or Lily herself? No – that’s treating Lily like an object – it’s obsession, not love.
(And, actually, at this point in fifth year, Lily doesn’t choose either of them – she chooses to walk away from an unhealthy friendship with Snape, and she chooses to ignore James until she sees that he’s changed. So there’s that. And…to suggest that Lily had to pick Snape or that she should have chosen him…no. Snape didn’t respect her. Snape became a full-fledged Death Eater who believed in the cause after graduation. Snape didn’t care about what Lily wanted – he cared about wanting Lily. (“You do not care, then, about the deaths of her husband and child? They can die, as long as you have what you want?” The answer to that is an obvious, emphatic yes – Snape would have been totally fine with letting Harry die had he been able to secure Lily’s safety. Dumbledore’s “You disgust me” is there for a reason.)
Also, the entire term “friendzone” is complete and utter bullshit, implying that Lily owed Snape romantic love and sex because he befriended her, but that could be another post entirely. (Nobody owes anyone else romantic love/sex because of friendship, people are not some magic vending machine you put friendship coins into until sex comes out, and Lily’s friendship is not some crappy second-place prize. Lily is not a prize. People are not prizes. That is all.)
It’s back on my dash. Will reblog this every time. Ending a toxic relationship – sexual or not – is not friendzoning. No one is obligated to stay friends with someone if they are malignant to their own mental health.
Sorry, but Snape should have acted like a human instead of a toxic “infatuation” and her relationship with him inflating his self-importance. No thanks. No one should be the entire source of another person’s self-esteem.
The stuff fandoms post about the reason characters do things is much more interesting to me then the actual books.
Biology of an English major:
- 15% Insomnia
- 20% Coffee
- 5% Writing utensils
- 10% General abnormalities
- 25% Maladaptive daydreaming
- 30% Cats
- 50% Hatred for math
NGL this is 100% of my biology degree. Maybe replace 5% daydreaming with 5% science. Maybe.
If you insist on going to go see a badly written fan fic movie that caters to the fantasies of women this Valentine’s Day weekend please see Jupiter Ascending and not Fifty Shades of Grey.
Neither will be good.
But Jupiter Ascending will be the some of the most ridiculous over the top fun you’ve had in a theatre in a while when all of your bad self insert sci-fi fan fics from when you were 14 have an orgy and create a beautiful 3D $100 million child.
Fifty Shades of Grey will try to convince you that an abusive relationship is both an accurate portrayal of BDSM and what you should crave as it masquerades as romance.
Jupiter Ascending features Eddie Redmayne as a sparkly cape wearing bare chested Dowager Countess Voldemort.
The choice is obvious.
hOLY FUCKING SHIT I CANT
So THAT’S what a sloth sounds like
oh no thE ONE IN THE BASKET
it’s a literal representation of sound of how lazy they are and it’s great
TIL sloths make noises like me when I don’t want to get out of bed
I have watched this four times and I will never stop
It always gets me when MRAs bring up the draft as an example of discrimination against men. Yes, it’s true that no woman in America has ever been subject to conscription in times of war; however, being that the most recent draft was in 1973, most likely neither have you. If you get to drag up stuff that happened before you were born, so does everybody else – and I’m pretty sure the ladies are going to win that particular game of misery poker.
you’ve been hit by
you’ve been struck by
1.Look at this cute lil guy
2.He could do his own stunts
3.Lets be real he’d probably make his own fucking costume
4.No more whitebread superheroes
5. He’s already down with it
6. He actually looks young enough to play Peter Parker
7. no more whitebread superheroes
8. Honestly what r we waiting for Osric Chau needs 2 be spiderman
Tags: Tw: depression, tw: suidice
Robin Williams’ last lines.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
If you don’t have respect for how Robin Williams made the whole world smile even though he was fighting a horrendous battle in the darkest pits of hell, then you don’t deserve my time.
Scientific/psychological fact for you fine Tumblr folks:
Recent studies on depression report that folks diagnosed with depression actually laugh more, laugh louder, and laugh harder than people without depression. People with depression will also spend more time trying to make others laugh, telling jokes, and trying to lighten a mood than people who do not have depression. People with depression tended to be more caring partners, better friends and kinder people than those who were depression free. People with depression actually act the complete opposite of the way you’d think; this is largely why, when people do commit suicide, his or her (or whichever pronoun you like) family and friends “didn’t see it coming” and describe the lost soul as “always happy and smiling”.
So, along with the other symptoms to look out for, take notice of those things. If someone close to you shows all those symptoms, plus the lethargy, apathy, etc, reach out to them.
seriously guys, important, depression, rip robin williams,
BIG DOGS THAT THINK THEY’RE SMALL LAP DOGS ARE MY FAVORITE DOGS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD
friendly reminder to not be rude to picky eaters or make fun of them because some picky eaters are very insecure about being picky eaters and do not actually like being picky eaters!! and chances are theyre picky eaters for a reason!! which is important to them!! so please do not call them out or be rude about it!!
Who the heck cares
people with eating disorders and allergies and health problems and anxiety and autism care
I feel like I’m at a point in my life where I know I need to advance the main quest, but instead I faff about doing side quests because the main quest is intimidating and I don’t feel like I’ve leveled up enough to be able to handle it.
LMAOOOOOOOOO the screaming in the beginning
“oh jesus christ”
“please don’t give me that look”
“please don’t fly”
That owl is 30000000% done
every time this video graces me with its presence i feel obliged to reblog it
This gives me great joy
I fucking love owls that thing is adorable.