I was doing a lot of research for some of my original art, about knights and melee weaponry, and came across the rediculousness that is the Greatsword. It isn’t even fought with using sword techniques it’s so large. (Though admitedly the one I drew here is perhaps a little bigger than usual XD)
Then I figured “omg R would totally weild one, It’s so rediculous.” (I mean it did have it’s uses after all, but a subtle weapon it was not!)
And so… some kind of knights in shining armour AU appeared.
So on the Harry Potter amino i had a quite “nasty” discussion (when you can actually call it that as for a discussion both persons actually have to use arguments, not just one person) with a very thin skinned person (when you spread around cc hate, be prepared that some cc fans may actually argue against you, especially when you don’t use any real arguments whatsover) about Harry in cursed child and cursed child in general. He/she made a blog about his/her arguments after i “rudely forced him” to actually give me some things to back up his /her opinion, but well it is actually amazing how you can make a full blog without giving any actual arguments and just keep repeating “Harry just wouldn’t do that” (you may remember my blog about his/her dealthy hallows argument) all the time without using any quotes or explanations.So i made a blog in respond. Well he/she told me that he/she doesn’t care about my opinion, but i wrote and published this anyway!(When i made effort to write it, why not post it on Tumblr as well?)So here we go! As i structured this based on his/her blog, this is the structure i came up with:
Why cursed child is canon
Why Harry isn’t out of character in cursed child
Why Harry is not a bad father
This will be quite long, so be prepared xD
Why cursed child is canon
I heard a lot of people saying that cc isn’t
canon, because Rowling didn’t completely write it. It is true that she got help
by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne and that she didn’t completely write it on her
own. The reasons are clear: She is not a playwriter, she hasn’t done this
before and she didn’t think she could pull off a play script on her own.And i
agree, writing novels and movie scripts is very different from writing a play
script as this medium works different in some ways.
But this doesn’t mean cc isn’t canon. The
inventing process was a close cooperation between these three and Rowling had
the last say about her characters.
QUOTE: „The collaborators she approved were
Thorne and Tiffany. They emphasized that Rowling made sure they stayed true to
HER VISION of the characters“
„It took about six months to really map the
whole thing out. (…) Jo would say `This feels right, this doesn’t´ -
„And we didn’t start writing the play as
such-or Jack didn’t-until we agreed on what that story was. Jack produced an
AMAZING script“ - J.K. Rowling
Do you really think she would agree on a
play to be published, if she would disagree with the things that are in it?
Our queen herself stated that cc is 100%
canon and when someone can define canon, then it’s her. She wouldn’t have
published cc, if she wouldn’t see the story to continue like this and i trust
her to know best how HER characters, she invented, would behave.
So yes cursed child is canon, if you like
it or not. Of course you are free to dislike the new developement as much as
you want, but just because it destroyed your personal headcanons, it’s not less
canon. Creators don’t owe us anything, especially not our headcanons, and this is how she sees HER characters.
We as a fandom can’t claim to know her characters better than she does and we
shouldn’t, which leads me to my next point.
Why Harry wasn’t out of character in cc
First of all (a point i actually agree on)
cursed child is not a novel. It’s not written in Harry’s perspective and we
have an objective look at Harry’s character. And no it’s not Albus‘
perspective, a play unlike a novel isn’t written out of anyone’s perpective.We
are no longer influenced by Harry’s subjective opinion, but see everything a
little bit more objective, especially Harry’s character. I think due to the
perspective used in the novels it’s harder for some people to see Harry’s flaws
in the original series.
In cc Harry of course grew up and got
older, but he still has a lot of his original character traits.
I think a big problem for a big part of the
fandom is that they forgot book Harry, because they watched the movies too
often. The movies showed a very different and more bland, perfect and boring
version of him.
Here are some things movie Harry didn’t do
or did different:
-books Harry had quite a temper and anger
issues at times. In book 5 he totally destroyed Dumbledore’s office in a big
anger burst and he loses control over himself, when he is under emotional
stress (sounds familiar, right?)
-book Harry sucessfully uses crucio (yes an
unforgivable torture curse) on a death eater and doesn’t even regret it
-book Harry didn’t hide Snape’s book in
halfblood prince, because he thought it was dangerous or wrong to use it, he
hid it so Snape wouldn’t find it and he could continue using it
-book Harry said pretty mean stuff to Lupin
in Dealthy Hallows. When he is under a lot of emotional pressure, he tends to
say things to loved ones, he regrets afterwards (sounds VERY familiar, does
There is more, but i stop now. (and no this
has nothing to do with the epilouge from dealthy hallows as this scene is in
the books, the movies and cursed child). I love complex and flawed book Harry
and they did a very poor job adapting his personality to the screen.
Harry is not a „perfect“ human in cc and he
never was in the original series. No well written and realistic and relatable
character is „perfect“. The headcanons some people create for Harry are simply
unrealistic and don’t fit his flawed personality at all. I am happy Rowling
decided to stay with her vision of the characters and didn’t give in to the
unrealistic, glorified Harry headcanons.
This doesn’t mean Harry lost his amazing
and great characteristics in cc!
He is still the adventurous and brave and caring Harry
we know from the books. Although he is indeed an office/ministry worker now, he actually
isn’t in his office a lot. Harry still hates paper work and he still loves to
explore the danger personally instead of reading about it.
„HERMIONE: (…) – thought i’d check whether
you’d kept your promise and were on top of your paperwork.
HARRY: Ah. Turns out i’m not.
HARRY: Great, let’s get out there. I’ll get
the team together.
HERMIONE: Harry, i get it. Paperwork’s boring…“
He is still the brave, charming and
adventurous Harry we know so well and love from the books and he wants to be
right in the action. He is also still very caring about his loved ones, but i
will get to that at my next point.
Why Harry isn’t a bad father
As i said Harry is not a perfect human
being and he is not a perfect father, which doesn’t mean that he is a bad one!
In the play it gets clear that Harry is
still very traumatised by the war, the dead people, his parent’s death and his
abusive childhood. It is very hard for him to connect to people and to open up
to another person.
You always have to look at both parts of a
relationship to understand the motives why characters are acting like they do.
In this scene we have the infamous „I wish you weren’t my son “ line,
which so many people take out of context and totally ignore the circumstances
The blanket scene is VERY important as it shows the basic
misunderstanding between Harry and Albus, which leads to their difficult
In this scene we have proof of how much Harry cares for Albus. He knows
that they distant themselve from each other and Harry wants to change that,
because he loves Albus. So he decides to give Albus his most precious
possession, the only thing he has left from his mother. It is clear how much
this blanket means to Harry and that he wants to give it to Albus shows how
caring Harry in cc is.
But when Albus rejects the blanket and distants himself more from him, of
course Harry feels horribly hurt. This blanket means everything to him and that
Albus rejects his kind gesture, really breaks his heart.
Parents are humans too and they are not immune to feelings and pain of
rejection, especially not Harry who always had a bad temper. As in the original
series Harry is portrayed very human and realistic in cc.
People who just look at this line out of context, mostly forget Albus‘
line immediately before Harry’s:
ALBUS: No! I just wish you weren’t my dad.
Here is where the essence of the play lies, the reason their relationship
is so difficult.
Here lies the big misunderstanding between Harry and Albus. Everyone
expects Harry to be perfect. Everyone just sees him as the „hero“ without any
flaws, noone sees the human Harry, the frightened and flawed and realistic
human being and person.
So Albus suffers under the unrealistically high expectations people set
for him and he gets bullied at school. So of course he understandably projects
his anger and pain on to Harry. He blames Harry for his suffering, but he
actually doesn’t mean Harry as a person, but Harry’s fame and the high
expectations that come with it. So with „i wish you weren’t my dad“ deep down
he didn’t mean that Harry personally shouldn’t be his father, but that the
famous Harry Potter shouldn’t be his father.
Harry of course is heartbroken, because he feels rejected by Albus and
the line escapes his mouth. It is VERY clear, that he immediately regrets it
and he tries the whole play to make up for it.
And their relationship wasn’t always
like that. At the beginning of the play their relationship is portrayed as very
close and friendly. Albus is open about his fears and Harry is as open to him.
Their relationship just went in the wrong direction after Albus gets bullied at
school. Harry didn’t do anything wrong or different, it was Albus who
(understandably) changed because of his father’s fame. We don’t see any
problems between Harry and his other children, it’s just between Albus and him.
The problem of their relationship isn’t based on what Harry did wrong as a
parent, it’s based on what happened in his past and how his fame affects the
way people treat Albus. They are both complex and interesting characters, who i
can both understand very well. I can see why both of them feel how they feel
and i feel bad for both of them. That’s why their relationship is so interesting
and amazingly written, because you can understand both parts of this difficult
relationship and you are rooting for them to overcome their problems.
Seperating Albus and Scorpius
You can say what you want, but you can’t say that Harry doesn’t love his
son and that he doesn’t care for him. Every mistake he makes is based on his
desperate need to protect Albus.
When Harry hears about the „black cloud“, he feels such a big need to
protect his son that he loses his sense of reality. He never met Scorpius and
he doesn’t know him. He just connects the black cloud to Scorpius (isn’t the
first time his mistery solving attempts went wrong…Snape and Quirell *cough).
Is it illogical and wrong to do this? Of course! But it is also
understandable in Harry’s situation as he is put under a lot of emotional
pressure and all he wants is to see his son safe. I’m pretty sure he never
really believed in what he was saying. He was so easily convinced by Ginny and
Draco and he very easily regrets it and apologizes to Albus for it.
Harry is not a perfect dad in cursed child and like any real parent he makes
mistakes, but he is by no means a bad father.
blinds“ is a theme of the play and yes, his love for Albus does blind him. But
you can’t argue that he doesn’t love or care for Albus. He would do everything
to keep his son safe – he throws himself in front of a killing curse for Albus –
and his love and his caring make him a pretty good dad actually. Their
relationship started of with difficulties because of Harry’s fame, but he never
gave up on Albus and it is beautiful to see them finally finding each other at
the end of the play. They finally show their love for one another and Albus can
finally see Harry as a human, not as a famous hero. This is why the pidgeon
line is so important. Harry admits his flaws and his fears to Albus and shows
him that he is human. I love how Harry puts his arm around Albus in the last
scene on stage. It’s such a beautiful and hopeful ending to the play.
Thanks @bounding-heart (i always take inspiration for my blogs from your page :))and @mrsellacott (the blogs you posted lately about Harry as a father really helped me writing this!)
Your art is the most cringe thing I've ever seen I don't even see why you even try to draw...you'll always be horrible at art and you know it!!!! Just delete this account from Tumblr already
Tbh Idc Anon, as long as this wasn’t to a friend of mine like @nvart1 @gamesitfo (except he can’t draw according to him XD) @cookievsmilk (who did get a hate message yesterday….) @ect people I care about, but if you did well…
This would probably happen… DONT MESS WITH MY FRIENDS UNLESS YOU HAVE A DEATH WISH!!!
Saitama headcanons on trying to get the person he's romantically interested in to notice him? I don't know why, but I just find this idea hilarious considering how he is. xD
Oh my god that would be hilarious to watch I love this
Saitama trying to get you to notice him headcannons:
- I think it would take him a while to even realize he was romantically interested in someone. It would probably don on him very suddenly and he’d go running out of the house to try and find you
- but when he actually found you he would have no idea what to do so he’d just kinda stand there with a blank expression while internally screaming
- let’s say he finds you at a market or something and his idea of hitting on you would be ‘hey if you go to ___ store you can get this stuff way cheaper want me to walk you there?’ If this worked he’d strike up a conversation on the way there and make a habit out of doing stuff like this until one of you caved and gave the other their number
- if it didn’t work he would just kinda awkwardly walk away to rethink his plan ‘maybe I should beat up a monster in front of them instead?’
I thought I would put it on a separate post because I know that’s not the only insecure and disappointed eremika shipper out there :)
First, I totally understand your worry! :) And I would have agreed with you If I didn’t see how things happened in this chapter and their context !
Eren and Mikasa didn’t interact for months .
TRUE . Only it’s because Eren has been kidnapped for all these months! (and I have to remind you that it’s not “actual months” it’s just few days, the monthly release of the manga can reallydeceive us sometimes huh :D)
Tbh I can’t understand feeling insecure about Mikasa not showing feelings to Eren. If I remember well, the chapter where they did experiments to Eren, Mikasa was constantly by his side, even disobeying orders to retrieve him from the titan which was necessary that time because Hanji might exaggerate sometimes! She wasn’t afraid to retort on levi to defend Eren, and honestly she has been lifeless this whole time Eren wasn’t around, I’m sure her deep concern for Eren is still just the same!
Managed to get my Starlight Shores edit in game to drop some lots on it. Only managed a few, but… Honestly I’m surprised I even managed to get the world in game. This is actually looking like it could be a thing I might actually accomplish.