I know I shouldn’t romanticize someone who is basically evil personified. But I pity Voldemort’s so much. The fact that his mother chose to die instead of raising him. Jo said herself that if Merope chose to stay he would have not turned out the way he did. She referenced to a study that children (in orphanages) who aren’t born and raised to a mother’s love and instead raised in a clinical environment in their beginning years actually become impaired in an important part of their brains (as shown by brain scans). This particular Mark Twain quote is my justification for my infatuation for the character to the people who think I’m a bad person for liking him: “But who prays for Satan? Who in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?” I like writing fanfiction for myself where he does experience the love of friendships because I don’t think love is something anyone should be completely bereft of. (And I consider myself a canon purist)

The Slytherin Mind (#3)

Is a survivor. These people, from all walks of life, have developed a mindset that ensures their continued survival and has developed their ability to maximize future opportunities that they can exploit. These people do not follow the crowd. Rather, they recognize that no other higher form of loyalty exists beyond the loyalty they have to themselves.