mahrtell:

today is the worst day of every year because its september 1st and im not on the fucking train to hogwarts

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harrypotterconfessions:

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.)  

Lawyer-ed! 



You could pretty much sum up Snape, in the magical world, as a drug addict. Lily just wants to help him, like he did for her to understand her abilities when they first met. He drove himself down a bitter, dark path.
You don’t even need to know his back story to know how he saw Harry once we discovered his love for Lily. He blames Harry, more so then he blames James. Instead of loving Harry, like Lily would have wanted, Snape HATES Harry because he is the reason Lily is dead.
All he wanted from Harry was for him to look at him as he died, so he can see Lily’s eyes one last time. Even moments before death, there is really no remorse towards Harry and the bitter, vindictive way he treated him. All he wanted was Lily. Nothing else that came along with her.
If for some reason Lily and Snape ended on good terms and for some reason Snape was given custody of Harry, Harry’s life would have been exactly the same as living with the Dursley’s. At least Petunia and Dudley showed remorse and sorrow when leaving Harry in the 7th book.
Snape was a sad, bitter, selfish man that I feel empathy for, but not sympathy. The only thing I got from his memories was that, at one point in his sad life, HE made THE choice that costed him everything. Then he turns around and instantly blames an eleven year old boy for his failures as a friend and a person.
He wasn’t in love with Lily, he was obsessed with Lily. Had he truly been in love with her, his story with Harry would have been a much different story.

^^^

sango-hentaitenshi:

allyson-wonderlnd:

yeahwriters:

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bronzedragon:

starlightburnbright:

harrypotterconfessions:

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 yearsLily 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.)  

Lawyer-ed! 

You could pretty much sum up Snape, in the magical world, as a drug addict. Lily just wants to help him, like he did for her to understand her abilities when they first met. He drove himself down a bitter, dark path.

You don’t even need to know his back story to know how he saw Harry once we discovered his love for Lily. He blames Harry, more so then he blames James. Instead of loving Harry, like Lily would have wanted, Snape HATES Harry because he is the reason Lily is dead.

All he wanted from Harry was for him to look at him as he died, so he can see Lily’s eyes one last time. Even moments before death, there is really no remorse towards Harry and the bitter, vindictive way he treated him. All he wanted was Lily. Nothing else that came along with her.

If for some reason Lily and Snape ended on good terms and for some reason Snape was given custody of Harry, Harry’s life would have been exactly the same as living with the Dursley’s. At least Petunia and Dudley showed remorse and sorrow when leaving Harry in the 7th book.

Snape was a sad, bitter, selfish man that I feel empathy for, but not sympathy. The only thing I got from his memories was that, at one point in his sad life, HE made THE choice that costed him everything. Then he turns around and instantly blames an eleven year old boy for his failures as a friend and a person.

He wasn’t in love with Lily, he was obsessed with Lily. Had he truly been in love with her, his story with Harry would have been a much different story.

^^^

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grinderman2:

share a coke with your own crippling sense of loneliness and inability to be mentally present in the real world

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ohawkguy:

the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.

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I think people really need to think harder and realize. Ginny is a SPORTS journalist. How many sports journalists do you know that are female? Oh yeah next to none. I adore Ginny in this role because, as shown in Pottermore, women in media and broadcasting are fighting every day against sexism in the workplace and just because a woman is an anchor doesn't mean she isn't told sexist comments every day so before hating ginny just realize she fights sexism everywhere she goes in her workplace
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scousegrrl:

fuckyeahginevraweasley:

I wish more people looked up to Ginny the way they look up to Hermione.

There’s loads of other ways Ginny fought sexism:

- She didn’t let her family tell her she couldn’t do things because she was a girl. She secretly learned to fly when her brothers wouldn’t let her use their brooms. And she fought as much as they did, she wouldn’t stand aside when they tried to keep her out of things.

- She wouldn’t let her brothers slut-shame her for acting like a normal teen. Especially when they had been done the same or wanted to the same.

- She grew up as the only girl in the Weasley clan and she was the most magically powerful of the siblings. She impressed her brothers with her hexes. Which outdid theirs.

- She stood up to boys at Hogwarts. She showed she wasn’t willing to cower to them.

- She didn’t let her boyfriends treat her like an inferior. She dumped Michael and Dean for not treating her as an equal.

- She was attractive and popular but she didn’t use that to get her own way with boys.

- She was the only one who could match (or exceed) Harry on the Quidditch pitch. I’d be shocked if she didn’t become Captain of the Gryffindor team.

- She was the best flyer at the Quidditch try-outs. Beating all the boys there. She was also the best chaser at Hogwarts. Outdoing any boys on the school teams.

- Four of her brothers also played Quidditch, but she was the only one who had a professional career in the sport.

- She was one of the leaders of Dumbledore’s Army (which she named). Proving she was as capable of leadership as Harry or Neville. She was respected by the boys in the D.A.

- She stood up against Snape and Amycus Carrow.

- She fought male Deatheaters.

- She was underage when she fought in the Battle of Hogwarts but she survived it when older wizards didn’t. She was one of the people awarded a medal.

- After leaving Hogwarts she joined the Holyhead Harpies. The only all-female team in UK Quidditch league. She was a “celebrated player”, so she routinely beat her male counterparts on other teams.

- She juggles a successful career, a happy marriage, and three children. And she does it well.

Ginny gave the finger to sexism while showing girls are equal to boys. She should be an inspiration to every HP fan. It’s ironic that sexism is a big part of why she gets insulted by some of the fandom.


mamajupe:

I just didn’t want to be a loser anymore.

Battle Royale (2000)

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[whispers] i miss harry potter

[murmurs] i miSS HARRY POTTER

[exclaims] i misS HARRY POTTER

[yells] I MISS HARRY POTTER

[sCREAMS FROM THE ROOFTOPS WITH A MEGAPHONE] I MISS HARRY POTTER

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fasterfood:

"God damn it!" i yell as i stub my toe on a table. suddenly from the sky, i hear god reply "okay". the floor splits open, revealing a pit to hell. god pushes the table down into the pit, and then it seals up. he actually did it. god damned it.

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fragile-fallen-angel:

ya-boi-strider:

Somebody needs to give that guy an award

He just made that cop’s shitty day 10x better. He has to deal with grumpy, hateful protesters and then Jesus fucking shows up.

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