I’m alone again before the altar
Shedding all my old regrets
The last of which I’ll tell you now
As it flies down the sink
I never knew a part of you
You didn’t set in ink, in ink
The letters that you left behind
No longer shall I read
Your blood’s between the pages
And I can’t stand to see you bleed
Howdy everyone. I’m about to be sparse here for a bit. Some RL stuff is going down, and I am gonna be traveling for a week, so I dunno how often I will be getting on Tumblr (I think I have some crap in my queue though?). Tell me if I am missing anything awesome!
CHVRCHES ✖ The Mother We ShareI’m in misery where you can seem as old as your omens
And the mother we share
will never keep your proud head from falling
So, a Quidditch match at Hogwarts, right? Slytherin vs Gryffindor (yeah yeah obvious, I know
shut up). And all of a sudden there’s this STAMP STAMP CLAP from the Gryffindor stand and all the Muggle-borns start singing/screaming WE WILL ROCK YOU across the pitch towards the Slytherins. And then there’s this little pause while the Muggle-born Slytherins (you know those fuckers are there, don’t deny it) have a really speedy chat, and then they retaliate with WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?!
and the wizards are just standing there like what the fuck is going on??
suga closing doors dramatically
You cannot tell me
I COULD EVEN SEE THEM RECOMMENDING BOOKS TO EACH OTHER LIKE Rin would be like dude you fail way too much JFC you need to learn to be a winner and Rei would be like you’re teamwork effort isn’t beautiful and they’d throw books at each other to read
I DUNNO BUT BOOK BUDDIES ARE GREAT BUDDIES AND I WANNA SEE A BROMANCE IN SEASON 2 K BUH BYE
this is the first part of.. something… probably
samson // regina spektor
and history books forgot about us and the bible didn’t mention us
and the bible didn’t mention us, not even once
dont judge a person by how they look, judge a person by their opinion on armin arlert
Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.
A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.
So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.
“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.
When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.
So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.
In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.
So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.
Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?
[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]
I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.
Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?
She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.
Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.
|—||Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via karakamos)|
I was cleaning out my crap from my mom’s attic just now and I found this in a box of school junk!
Back in the day, we had dial-up, so I couldn’t get online for more than like 10 minutes at a time b/c it tied up the phone line. I used to print off fanfiction and sneakily read it at school (and yes, that is a super cool Invader Zim folder).
This is a chapter of After the End, the very firstpiece of fanfiction I ever read.
Check the circled print date. I feel like this it some kind of holy relic. Also, wow, I have not changed much.
It is my birthday!!