HERMON

mon-el literally let a girl die who pleaded him to not leave her, moments after fucking her

mon-el watched as his guard murdered a man in cold blood, deeming it was his punishment for krypton sins

mon-el watched as his people were slain by balls of fire

mon-el watched as his parents welcomed slaves into his home, used their services without much question

mon-el never fucking tried in any of these situations, and he’s been given the chance to try NOW, to change something at such a global, literal planet, level and he has yet to concede.

this universe mon-el has a chance to be a real hero, to rebuild a nation under the guise of kara’s teaching for the greater good, a true hero to a reviving civilization that will model its morals and ideologies to HIS, but what does he decide?

that he will stay with his girlfriend — who literally sacrificed herself for a planet and its people.

but what can we expect from mon-el, huh? he’s always been fond of a pretty face.

STOP ROMANTICIZING SEVERUS SNAPE

Okay, so since the first time I read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I‘ve been witness of some fans making Severus Snape a hero. Like hear me out: THE FACT THAT SNAPE MADE SOME BRAVE CHOICES DOES NOT MAKE HIM A HERO. All he did to protect Harry was because the boy was the only thing left of Lily, he felt no remorse whatsoever about joining the Death Eaters in the first place, he only left bc the “love of his life”, I mean the girl he was obsessed with, was in danger. (like, she was in danger the whole time becase she fucking joined the order AND she was a muggleborn)

Now I’m going to point out, with actual facts, why Snape was a terrible person who happened to be brave in some cases:

Philosopher’s Stone:

  • He knew Harry was raised by muggles, he knew how Petunia was and still went on to ask questions thet he probably wouldn’t be able to answer
  • I DON’T CARE WHAT HE MEANT TO SAY WITH THE FLOWERS THING LIKE HE MADE FUN OF AN 11 YEAR OLD FOR NOT MEMORIZING EVERYTHING IN A BOOK
  • ´Snape’s lips curled into a sneer. “Tut, tut- fame clearly isn’t everything´ (PS, The Potions Master)
  • If there is something I learned as my time as an english tutor for kids i that you NEVER call them idiots, they’ll belive it and it won’t be easy for them to forget it either. But Snape just went on and called Nevile, a boy who was ALWAYS looked down even by his own family “they tought I might not be magic enough to come” (PS, The Sorting Hat), an idiot, like, seriously Snape?
  •  After calling Neville and idiot for a mistake that ANYONE could have had he took points from gryffindor because Harry didn’t tell him how to do it right “You- Potter- why didn’t you tell him not to add the quills? Thought he’d make you look good if he got it wrong, did you? That’s another point you’ve lost for Gryffindor” (PS, The Potions Master). Like chill Severus the boy was probably trying to do his OWN potion.
  • Imagine how bad he treated Harry and how much he hated him that his friends, Hermione speifically suspected Snape when Harry lost control of his broom: ´”I knew it” Hermione gasped, “Snape- look”´ (PS, Quidditch)
  • He was biased while refereering the gryffindor vs. hufflepuff match. “Snape awarded Hufflepuff another penalty for no reason at all” (PS, Nicolas Flamel) 
  • He used his position of power to abuse others, and that, it’s not a correct move

Chamber of Secrets:

  • When he caught Harry and Ron after they arrived at Hogwarts in the car instead of the train he didn’t let them explain:  “So,” he said softly, “the train isn’t good enough for the famous Harry Potter and his faithful sidekick Weasley. Wanted to arrive with a bang, did we, boys?”“No, sir, it was the barrier at King’s Cross, it—”“Silence!” said Snape coldly. “What have you done with the car?” (CS, The Whomping Willow) Like Ron said once why do you ask the boys a question if you are not going to let them answer? 
  • He wanted to expell them after the incident with the car and was very disappointed when that didn’t happen: ´Snape looked as though Christmas had been canceled. He cleared his throat and said, “Professor Dumbledore, these boys have flouted the Decree for the Restriction of Underage Wizardry, caused serious damage to an old and valuable tree-surely acts of this nature—"´ (CS, The Womping Willow)
  • “Harry had been held back in Potions, where Snape had made him stay behind to scrape tubeworms off the desks “ (CS, The Writing on the Wall) Why, Severus?
  • “When Snape turned and walked off to bully Neville “ (CS, The Dueling Club)

Prisioner of Askaban:

  • He is a resentful git: “ It was common knowledge that Snape wanted the Defense Against the Dark Arts job, but even Harry, who hated Snape, was startled at the expression twisting his thin, sallow face. It was beyond anger: it was loathing. Harry knew that expression only too well; it was the look Snape wore every time he set eyes on Harry.” (PA, The Dementor) Why would you use that look on a 13 year old, Severus?
  • Again, he uses his position of power for his own gain; “Snape was head of Slytherin House, and generally favored his own students above all others” (PA, The Boggart in the Wardrobe)
  • Again, infered Neville is an idiot:  “Orange. Tell me, boy, does anything penetrate that thick skull of yours? Didn’t you hear me say, quite clearly, that only one rat spleen was needed? Didn’t I state plainly that a dash of leech juice would suffice? What do I have to do to make you understand, Longbottom?” (PA, The Boggart in the Wardrobe)
  • When Hermione offered to help Neville she called her a show of:  “I don’t remember asking you to show off, Miss Granger,” (PA, The Boggart in the Wardrobe)
  • And then he went and threaten Neville’s toad:  “Longbottom, at the end of this lesson we will feed a few drops of this potion to your toad and see what happens. Perhaps that will encourage you to do it properly.”  (PA, The Boggart in the Wardrobe)
  • Then he takes points from gryffindor because he couldn’t poison Trevor:  “Five points from Gryffindor,” said Snape, which wiped the smiles from every face. “I told you not to help him, Miss Granger. Class dismissed.”  (PA, The Boggart in the Wardrobe)
  • “Possibly no one’s warned you, Lupin, but this class contains Neville Longbottom. I would advise you not to entrust him with anything difficult. Not unless Miss Granger is hissing instructions in his ear.” (PA, The Boggart in the Wardrobe)  WHAT AN ASSHOLE, teachers should encourage their students not put them down for their mistakes
  • When Lupin asked Neville his worst fear he answers Snape (a boy who got his parents tortured and a grandma like augusta) No wonder he can’t finish his potions 
  • After the encounter with the boggart, it is said that Snape bullied Neville worse than ever (Flight of the Fat Lady, if you were wondering)
  • He tried to get Lupin fired for helping Sirius Black, just because he did not trust him
  • And when Dumbledore didn’t agree, as always, he was resentful: “Snape stood for a moment, watching the headmaster with an expression of deep resentment on his face; then he too left.” (PA, Grim Defeat)
  • He tried to expose Lupin in front of the third years 
  • In order to make Lupin look like an useless professor, by ignoring Hermione when she knew the answer to the question he asked
  • “That is the second time you have spoken out of turn, Miss Granger,” said Snape coolly. “Five more points from Gryffindor for being an insufferable know-it-all.”  (PA, Grim Defeat) As Ron said you don’t ask a question if you don’t want to hear the answer 
  • Gave Ron a detention for defending Hermone and criticizing his lack of skills while teaching
  • As he couldn’t talk about werewolves in class he left them a essay, so he could expose Lupin and get him fired
  • He insulted James in frot of Harrry just to provoke him:  “Rules were for lesser mortals, not Quidditch Cup-winners. His head was so swollen —” (PA, Snape’s Grudge)
  • He was very happy with the thought that he could send Lupin and Black to askaban
  • Insulted Hermione, he called her stupid
  • Showed his resentment towars James multiple times:  “Like father, like son, Potter! I have just saved your neck; you should be thanking me on bended knee! You would have been well served if he’d killed you! You’d have died like your father, too arrogant to believe you might be mistaken in Black — now get out of the way, or I will make you. GET OUT OF THE WAY, POTTER!” (PA, The Servant of Lord Voldemort)
  • He really wanted Sirius to get kissed by a dementor just because he was still angry for the pran they played on him:  “Sirius Black showed he was capable of murder at the age of sixteen,” he breathed. “You haven’t forgotten that, Headmaster? You haven’t forgotten that he once tried to kill me?” (PA, Hermione’s Secret)
  • I’m pretty sure Snape, being Voldemrts right hand, knew the real spy and traitor was Peter AND he also knew Sirius was innocent, and still wanted hm to get the dementor’s kiss 
  • He was soooo angry when Sirius scaped and did not hesitate to blame Harry in front of the minister of magic WITHOUT proof (PA, Owl Post Again)
  • AND still pissed off because of Sirius escaping and being unable to get Lupin fired all year he managed to make him resign by tellin his house he was a werewolf  “Er — Snape told all the Slytherins this mornin’… . Thought everyone’d know by now … Professor Lupin’s a werewolf, see. An’ he was loose on the grounds las’ night… . He’s packin’ now, o’ course.” (PA, Owl Post Again)

Goblet of Fire: 

  • He was resented with Harry after what happened with Sirius the year before:  “Harry’s loathing of Snape was matched only by Snape’s hatred of him, a hatred which had, if possible, intensified last year, when Harry had helped Sirius escape right under Snape’s overlarge nose” (GF,  The Triwizard Tournament)  
  • Gave Neville a very cruel detention:  “and Neville returned from it in a state of nervous collapse, having been made to disembowel a barrel full of horned toads” (GF, The Unforgivable Curses)
  • Are you really going to poison your students, Severus? “They took this one seriously, as he had hinted that he might be poisoning one of them before Christmas to see if their antidote worked.” (GF, Beuxbatons and Durmstrang) 
  • Without proof (as most of the time) tried to blame Harry for something, in this case joining the Triwizard Tournament):  “It’s no one’s fault but Potter’s, Karkaroff,” said Snape softly. His black eyes were alight with malice. “Don’t go blaming Dumbledore for Potter’s determination to break rules. He has been crossing lines ever since he arrived here —” (GF, The Four Champions)
  • Mocked Hermione’s teeth  Snape looked coldly at Hermione, then said, “I see no difference.” (GF, The Weighing of the Wands) This ended with Hermione changing her appearence forever
  • When Ron and Harry went to defend Hermione after Snape’s stupid remark he gave them a detention
  • Be reasonable, Severus. You know what can happen to a kid who’s been bullied, and still you abuse your students
  • Imagine how bad he hd to be to his students that they called him evil, like Ron did multiple times during the book
  • Again tried to provoke Harry, but this time, by insulting the boy  “All this press attention seems to have inflated your already overlarge head, Potter,” said Snape quietly, once the rest of the class had settled down again. (GF, Padfoot Returns)
  • “but I don’t care how many times your picture appears in the papers. To me, Potter, you are nothing but a nasty little boy who considers rules to be beneath him.”  (GF Padfoot Returns) Severus back a it again with insulting his students
  • He was a death eater

Order of the Phoenix:

  • Knew of Sirius’ condition as a fugitive, and how he could not get out of Number 12 Grimmauld Place and still made fun of him: “Listening to Snape’s reports, having to take all his snide hints that he’s out there risking his life while I’m sat on my backside here having a nice comfortable time … asking me how the cleaning’s going —”  (OOTP, The Order of the Phoenix) 
  • “Merely that I am sure you must feel — ah — frustrated by the fact that you can do nothing useful,” Snape laid a delicate stress on the word, “for the Order.” (OOTP, Occlumency) 
  • “Oh, but why don’t you tell him so?” whispered Snape. “Or are you afraid he might not take the advice of a man who has been hiding inside his mother’s house for six months very seriously?”  (OOTP, Occlumency)
  • Instead of correcting his students mistakes he shamed them for it:  “Tell me, Potter,” said Snape softly, “can you read?” (OOTP, Professor Umbridge) And then instead of giving him the grade he deserved for forgetting one ingredient, like he did with others like Ron and Neville, he vanished his potion like he didn’t do it so he couldn’t test it. 
  • Yeah, well,” said Harry, glowering at his plate, “since when has Snape ever been fair to me?” (OOTP, Professor Umbridge) 
  • Again he vanished Harry’s potion, leaving him with no marks 
  • Severus, again, using his position of power for his own privilege: “He was also turning a deaf ear to the many reports of Slytherin attempts to hex Gryffindor players in the corridors.” (OOTP, The Lion and the Serpent)
  • He didn’t tell Harry how to block his mind:  “I’m trying,” said Harry angrily, “but you’re not telling me how!” (OOTP, Occlumency)
  • You don’t insult your students, Severus:  “Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and allow themselves to be provoked this easily — weak people, in other words — they stand no chance against his powers! He will penetrate your mind with absurd ease, Potter!” (OOTP, Occlumency) and again  “You are lazy and sloppy, Potter, it is small wonder that the Dark Lord —” (OOTP, Seen and Unforseen)
  • He used Sectumsempra’s curse on Jmaes, I know he was defending himself ut there’s no need to use dark magic
  • He called his best friend, ONLY FRIEND, a racial slur:  “I don’t need help from filthy little Mudbloods like her!” (OOTP, Snape’s Worst Memory). And don’t dare to tell me he only did it because he was angry, I know sometimes we say things we don’t mean in these kind of situations, but he still surronded himself with people who wante to kill all muggleborns AND every other muggleborn was a mudblod for him, why was Lily any different?
  • Physically abused Harry because he was angry, I know what he did was not ethic at all, but a detention is enough:  “ Snape threw Harry from him with all his might. Harry fell hard onto the dungeon floor.” ; “Get out, get out, I don’t want to see you in this office ever again!” And as Harry hurtled toward the door, a jar of dead cockroaches exploded over his head. (OOTP, Snape’s Worst Memory)
  • He threw Harry’s potions sample to the floor preventing him to test the potion just because he was resentful.  
  • He knew how important it was for Harry to learn occlumency and he stopped giving him classes (in which he never actualy explained how to clear your mind) and later ignored when Lupin asked him to start them again even when he knew how poorly Harry’s progressed 
  • Professor Dubledore himself:  “I trust Severus Snape,” said Dumbledore simply. “But I forgot — another old man’s mistake — that some wounds run too deep for the healing. I thought Professor Snape could overcome his feelings about your father — I was wrong.” (OOTP, The Lost Prophecy)

The Half-Blood Prince:

  • Mocked Tonks when her patronus changed to match Remus’, like dude, have you seen your own patronus? (HBP, Snape Victorious)
  • He still uses his position of power for his own privilege
  • He knwe Harry was still sad about Sirius’ death, and gave hima detention in which we WAS going to see his name multiple times: “ It was, as Harry had anticipated, useless, boring work, punctuated (as Snape had clearly planned) with the regular jolt in the stomach that meant he had just read his father or Sirius’s names “ (HBP, Sectumsempra)
  • HE TOLD VOLDEMORT THE PROPHECY THAT GOT LILY AND JAMES KILLED
  • He never got tired of insulting James, did he? Don’t you feel a littel remorse for getting him killed, Severus?  “You dare use my own spells against me, Potter? It was I who invented them — I, the Half-Blood Prince! And you’d turn my inventions on me, like your filthy father, would you? I don’t think so … no!” (HBP, Flight of the Prince)

Deathly Hallows:

  • He spied on Petunia and Lily (DH, The Princes Tale)
  • Snape threw a tree branch over Petunia, it hurted her shoulder  (DH, The Prince’s Tale)
  • Mocked James for wanting to be a gryfindor “No,” said Snape, though his slight sneer said otherwise. “If you’d rather be brawny than brainy —” (DH, The Prince’s Tale)
  • Did not listen to Lily’s advice and thought that using dark magc on Mary Mcdonald was just for “a laugh”
  • Tried to compare his use of dark magic withthe pranks that the marauders pulled off 
  • Tried to control Lily’s life:  Snape’s whole face contorted and he spluttered, “Saved? Saved? You think he was playing the hero? He was saving his neck and his friends’ too! You’re not going to — I won’t let you —” “Let me? Let me?” and “I know James Potter’s an arrogant toerag,” she said, cutting across Snape. “I don’t need you to tell me that. But Mulciber’s and Avery’s idea of humor is just evil. Evil, Sev. I don’t understand how you can be friends with them.”  (DH, The Prince’s Tale)
  • Wanted to join Voldemort and his Death Eaters, a group who persecuted and harassed muggleborns, like Lily, in order to mantain blood purity
  • “No — listen, I didn’t mean —” “— to call me Mudblood? But you call everyone of my birth Mudblood, Severus. Why should I be any different?” He struggled on the verge of speech, but with a contemptuous look she turned and climbed back through the portrait hole… .   (DH, The Prince’s Tale)  I think Lily already said everything there is to say here
  • Did not care about James and Harry dying as long as Lily lived, he did not care if by doing so Lily will lose everything that makes her happy, her husband and son:  “You do not care, then, about the deaths of her husband and child? They can die, as long as you have what you want?” Snape said nothing, but merely looked up at Dumbledore.  “Hide them all, then,” he croaked. “Keep her — them — safe. Please.” (DH, The Prince’s Tale)
  • “Always,” said Snape. (DH, The Prince’s Tale): Now let’s talk about this quote, almost everyone think this is beautiful, but what it really shows it’ shows obsessed Severus was with Lily, their pratonuses are a stron reason, they don’t complement each other like Lily’s and James’ do, instead, Snape’s patronus copies Lily’s. He can’t stand the fact that Lily chose James over him, even if their friendshipended because he chose eath eaters over her. The hatred he feels towards James makes it unbearable that Lily and James got married

Now concluding, as JK said Severus is a  grey character, he’s very complex and useful to the plot of the story, but still he was a terrible person, and THAT is somethig that Snape lovers seem to ignore. To be a hero you do the things because they are the right thing to do, Snape chose his moves just because in order to redeem himself he promised Dumbledore to protect Harry, the only thing left of Lily. 

If he believed on Lily’s and the order cause he would have joined it in the beginning, instead he chose the group who commited slaughter and who were to kill as many people as they could. I know Snape’s life was not easy, he had an abusive father, he was bullied at school and many other things, and those can be reasons to the path he chose but tey are definitely not excuses  

Flamingo, Las Vegas, April 1967

The designer of the Flamingo’s script logo – created in 1946, and still in use today – is unknown to us. The neon sign shown here was created by YESCO’s Hermon Boernge for the resort’s extensive renovation in ‘53, and remained in use until ‘68.

Sunday Republican (Springfield, MA)

Student launches effort to help inner-city youth

July 23, 1995. By Martha Gold.

Local resident Dmitri Krushnic had his eyes opened when he moved to Chicago to attend college. And after they were opened, Krushnic, 20, had a vision: to bring together inner-city youths to learn about leadership.

“The University of Chicago is a primarily white campus,” Krushnic, 20, said at a car wash he was running to raise money for a conference he is coordinating with other college students. “But the surroundings are not. You walk about two blocks away from campus and you’re in a ghetto.”

A product of progressive schooling, Krushnic, who graduated from the Greenfield Center School and Northfield Mount Hermon, found himself wanting to help out and get involved with the teenagers who lived in the Southside neighborhood surrounding the university.

With the help of Vicki Vantoch, a fellow University of Chicago student, Krushnic started a volunteer non-profit group, Youth for a Better America, designed to decrease youth violence and racial tensions by bringing a diverse group of young people together to discuss and work out their differences.

Krushnic and Vantoch originally tried to arrange for an annual conference in Chicago, but didn’t get the help they needed.

“I had trouble rallying any kind of activity at school,” Krushnic said. “Students there are so apathetic … it really grossed us out.”

So Krushnic turned to his mother, who lives at the Center for Cultural Evolution in Colrain. The six-month-old conference center hosts weekend workshops on a variety of peace-oriented issues.

In Franklin County, Krushnic said, he was able to get a lot more support and help from local businesses, schools and organizations. Yesterday, for example, several of Krushnic’s friends, including University of Massachusetts student Ben Block, volunteered to wash cars at the Palmer Gas Station in Greenfield.

LiteLife, Energy Foods and Dominos have all donated food and teachers and staff from Greenfield Community College, Family Planning of Western Massachusetts and Northfield Mount Hermon School are volunteering their time as teachers and counselors. The Traprock Peace Center in Deerfield also has extended its non-profit status to the fledgling group.

“You usually don’t see people rallying around something that they don’t see,” Krushnic said. “But violence in youth in the cities is a symptom of a greater social problem.”

Krushnic said his group plans a conference, entitled Youth Conference for a Better America, to be held Aug. 19-26 at the Center for Cultural Evolution. The conference would bring 20 girls from different cities, races, cultural and economic groups together to participate in discussions and workshops. The main objective behind the conference is to carry the YBA’s philosophy to the girls through a series of discussions, workshops and classes. After the conference, mentors from each of the participants’ hometowns would continue to work with the girls to help them carry out the YBA’s philosophy in their schools.

Because of the lack of privacy between the individual rooms at CCE, Krushnic said the coordinators for YCBA chose to keep the conference single-sex. They chose girls because recent studies show that pre-adolescent girls have less confidence than boys, he said.

“Since one of YCBA’s goals is to create strong leaders and girls this age are losing confidence to be leaders, we decided girls needed an opportunity to come together at a conference designed just for them,” a pamphlet explaining the conference states.

Since most of the girls are coming from low-income families, Krushnic and other coordinators are raising money to pay their way. Anyone interested in donating or volunteering as a youth counselor should contact Krushnic at XXX-XXXX.

Copyright 1995, The Republican Company, Springfield, MA. All Rights Reserved. Used by Strange Pictures of Misha Collins with permission.

Nursery worker ‘pulled to the ground and slashed in the arm by three women’ as she walked to work

“A NURSERY worker was stabbed by three women as she walked to work this morning.

The victim was waiting at a junction in Wanstead at around 9.30am when she was attacked from behind by the trio.

She was pulled to the ground and slashed in the arm before the women fled down the busy high street.

Karrien Stevens, who runs Little Diamonds nursery, said the worker was treated by paramedics and later taken to hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Press Association reported that the “three Asian girls” were chanting “Allah, Allah”.

Karrien told the Ilford Recorder: “It’s scary that something like this can happen right in front of your doorstep.

“What is going on at the moment out there? It’s ridiculous. I don’t know what these people were hoping to achieve.”

The Metropolitan Police confirmed they are still hunting the three women.

A spokeswoman said: “We were called at 9.36am to reports of a stabbing in Hermon Hill.

"Officers responding to the scene discovered a woman in her 30s who had suffered slash wounds. Her injuries are not life threatening but she has been taken to hospital as a precaution.

“The three suspects fled the scene before police officers arrived and they are still not accounted for.””
Link- https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3745433/nursery-manager-pulled-to-the-ground-and-slashed-in-the-arm-by-three-women-as-she-walked-to-work/

Seems like stuff like this is going to keep happening in the UK. I’m happy the victim is okay and I hope they’re able to find the women who attacked her.

HP fics ideas ( If you want to write any of these contact me first)

So I got those three ideas for some HP fics and they go like this: ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡⚡️️ 1⃣-Only Lily dies. So James has to raise Harry all on his self, and also deal with Peter dying, Sirius going to Askaban, and Remus who just wants to be alone. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ 2⃣- Instead of going to the Dursleys, Harry gets adopted by the Grangers. ( Yes I know about the whole protection thing. But I just really want Harry and Hermone growing up as siblings and all) ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡⚡3⃣-Instead of going to grandma or his godfather Harry, Teddy goes to his moms best friend Charlie Weasley. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ ✨➡️I suck at writing soooooo, if you liked one of those ideas, you can write them ( please). BUT TELL ME FIRST, OKAY? (PLS REBLOG) p>

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