A lil’ trivia for any Game of Thrones fans on here.
A lil’ trivia for any Game of Thrones fans on here.
Rest of My Life - Ludacris ft. Usher & David Guetta
If there’s anyone out there, who like me, wondered what the song at the end of Fast and Furious 6 - right after “thank you for fast cars” - was, well here it is.
I find the Snape/Lily narrative to be really horrific, honestly. The fact that we are asked to feel oh so bad for poor little Snape makes me a little bit queasy.
Because, yes, I do sympathize with Snape for having a rough childhood.
But he was a horrible friend to Lily. He ignored her feelings. He screamed racial slurs at her. He favored the idealized version of her he had built up in his mind over the REAL her (I think it is significant that James’ patronus is a STAG, showing compatibility with Lily; while Snape is a DOE, showing a mimicry of Lily). That idealization and inability to reconcile how his own actions contributed to the failure of their friendship literally KILLED Lily.
I understand that we can show some sympathy for him. Watching someone self destruct their own relationships because of abuse and peer pressure and the tribulations of childhood? That’s tragic.
But then he grows up to emotionally abuse Lily’s son for having a physical resemblance to her husband.
And we’re supposed to feel sorry for him? We’re supposed to think it’s lovely and sweet that Harry names his child after the teacher who emotionally abused him for years? Who emotionally abused OTHER children for years as well?
The fans who sit around and cry about how Lily SHOULD have picked Snape, how Snape DESERVED her? How James was a horrible douche and Lily was a bitch for choosing him? Ugh. No. nno no no no on oonononononononoooooo.
also snape actually ruined a mans career fully knowing he probably couldn’t get another one.
Oh the shit that went down with Remus makes me really want to break his teeth.
Remus had been HOMELESS. Remus had spent much of his adult life implied to be on the streets, unable to find work, and completely unable to make new friendships or relationships after Lily and James died, Peter vanished, and Sirius went to jail (ALL of which is DIRECTLY Snape’s god damn fault.)
And then just as Remus picks himself back up again? Becomes a positive force and father figure to Harry? Snape deliberately and purposely gets him FIRED so that he will be unemployed and potentially homeless AGAIN.
How the fuck am I supposed to show any sympathy for an adult who completely lacks the ability to show sympathy, or even human decency, to others?
Don’t forget Snape’s bullying of his other students a.k.a. the children he was hired to teach and nurture. When thirteen-year-old Neville Longbottom was confronted by a boggart for the first time, his worst fear was Severus Snape. Most of his classmates saw monsters or creatures, things that could do you physical harm (Harry’s boggart literally turned into a SOUL-SUCKING PERSONIFICATION OF DEPRESSION) but Neville, whose parents had been tortured by this point, Neville’s worst fear is the emotional abuse of his potions teacher.
And when a fourteen-year-old Hermione was cursed by one of her fellow students, amplifying a physical feature she was already self-conscious about, did he defend her or punish the boy who cursed her? Did he offer her the barest form of human decency by sending her to the hospital wing or undoing the curse himself? No. He looked at her and said, “I see no difference.”
Snape apologists can get out of my face.
This became snape is a dick more than snape is a nice guy.
I think I might be in love with you guys right now. You so get it.
Now that he wanted time to move as slowly as possible, he seemed to have sped up, and understanding was coming so fast it seemed to have bypassed though. This was the close. This was the moment. He pressed the golden metal to his lips and whispered,
“I am about to die.”
YEAH. FOR SEVEN FUCKING YEARS, YOU UNGRATEFUL LITTLE SHIT.
Reblogging again for that comment ^
Ugh, I hate commenting on posts but this needed to be said.
Yes, Snape was trying to save him and yes he was incredible at it and being a double agent and just the whole general shebang BUT HARRY WOULD NOT THINK SNAPE WAS TRYING TO SAVE HIM. Snape was really, really unfairly cruel to Harry and his friends (and loads of other people) for absolutely no known or decent reason. Why wouldn’t Harry be surprised Snape had saved him? Snape had never shown him any kindness and to be honest there was a definite hatred there. To put it bluntly he was a dick to Harry all through his school years. So he had Lily’s eyes and was the son of Snape’s childhood nemesis but that is no reason to be so awful to a child who has already had an abusive life.
Also, Harry wasn’t ungrateful, not in the end. After he found out exactly what Snape had done he was incredibly grateful. He named one of his sons after him and I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that he made sure Snape’s portrait was hung up in Hogwarts and told his story regularly as the true hero of the war.
So, Harry wasn’t an ‘ungrateful little shit’ as you so eloquently put it. He was confused and had perfect reason to be surprised. No-one would expect, especially not an 11 year-old, that one of the most horrible people in their life, who seemed to consistently make their life miserable, would actually be saving them.
Ahaha. Ha. Calling Harry ungrateful in a discussion about possibly the most pathetically, childishly, unreasonably bitter character in the history of ever is a little rich. Aka, above comment is gold.
casual reminder that before Sirius even went to Azkaban and Harry was just a baby he dedicated everything to Harry in his will so that even when he barely even knew Harry he still made him the center of his world and was the only person he was willing to leave everything to
I suddenly realize my life won’t be complete until JK Rowling writes a prequel to Harry Potter.
Wave upon wave of crimson supporters was pouring over the barriers into the field. Hands were raining down on their backs. Harry had a confused impression of noise and bodies pressing in on him. Then he, and the rest of the team, were hoisted onto the shoulders of the crowd. Thrust into the light, he saw Hagrid, plastered with crimson rosettes – “Yeh beat ‘em, Harry, yeh beat ‘em! Wait till I tell Buckbeak!” There was Percy, jumping up and down, like maniac, all dignity forgotten. Professor McGonagall was sobbing harder even than Wood, wiping her eyes with an enormous Gryffindor flag; and there, fighting their way toward Harry, were Ron and Hermione. Words failed them. They simply beamed as Harry was borne towards the stands, where Dumbledore stood waiting with the enormous Quidditch Cup.
“You’re a wizard, Harry.”
— Brian Andreas (via bonur)