don't tell sunny

does the hp fandom conveniently decide to forget

“‘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” ???

my main problem with snape is that the only reason he decided to switch over to the “good side” was because lily was being targeted and eventually died. not because he realized that killing muggle-borns and muggles was wrong. not because he realized that pureblood supremacy was wrong.

and, then, he never ever developed as a person. sure, he was on the “good side”, but his actions to neville, hermione, harry, and really many other students were completely unacceptable.

he calls hermione an “insufferable know-it-all”, something that is extremely innapropriate for a teacher, of all people, to say, especially as he was no doubt aware of how hermione looks up to teachers. if he had not been so biased, he, like all the other teachers, would have appreciated the hard work and effort she put into his class.

his treatment of harry - though people try to justify it as ‘harry’s the reason lily’s dead’ or 'he reminds snape of james’ - is also unacceptable. being fully aware of the fact that harry did not grow up in a wizarding family, he proceeds to ask him difficult questions the first day of class and then sneer and mock him for not knowing the answers. his terrible behavior towards harry doesn’t stop as harry gets older, though, as seen with how snape has no patience or does not seem to realize that occlumency is not the easiest thing.

his behavior towards neville is so far past not okay it isn’t even funny. neville did nothing to snape, other than be lucky enough that voldemort didn’t go after him. neville wasn’t as bright as the other kids and had extreme self-confidence issues, as well as two parents tortured to insanity, and yet snape saw it fit to be a complete and utter asshole to him, mocking him to the point where snape was neville’s biggest fear.

and then we go back to the fact that severus snape expected lily, a muggle-born, to love him after joining a terrorist group targeting people like her and calling her a racial slur.

i don’t disagree that snape’s character is interesting and well-written, but the fact remains he’s a terrible human being and, while it’s perfectly okay to like him, you need to be aware that he should not be excused for any of his actions. tragic backstory does not excuse actions, it only explains them.

consider for a moment:

Mac keeps texting Dennis to check in even after Dennis goes to North Dakota. Dennis never replies, but he leaves his read receipt on so Mac knows that Dennis sees the messages. Now, anyone else might view blatantly seeing a message and not responding as a slap in the face but Mac being Mac and knowing Dennis sees this as an open line of communication. The messages drop off after a while from fifteen times a day to ten to five to one, but Mac, without fail, texts Dennis at least once a day and Dennis, without fail, reads them. Sometimes Mac sends pictures: of the bar, of the gang, of the apartment, of himself. Every once in a while – usually late at night when Mac’s exhausted and just staring at his phone like that’ll change things – Mac swears he sees the little grey dots like Dennis is typing back but they never last long enough for Mac to be totally sure it’s not just his imagination.

Eventually, Mac gets his first boyfriend. Then his second. The gang moves on to grander schemes and even Dee doesn’t talk about Dennis anymore.

Mac never stops texting Dennis.

Dennis never stops reading them.

you’re lying if you think minerva mcgonagall didn’t love the marauders to pieces we all know that they were her favorite students we all know she’d let james and sirius get away with little things and let remus off the hook for not having the best quality work the few days around the full moon and make sure peter was always paired up with one of his friends and basically mcgonagall was like the marauder’s extremely strict mother

hc that hinata was so flattered by this because he admires nishinoya so much

6

I guess we make a really good team.