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!)
After Knock Out disables Starscream’s wings for trying to take his Jack away from him, Starscream is left shaky and paranoid. He’s angry too, extremely angry, but underneath it all, he’s terrified. He
can’t fly or even express himself, and of
course Megatron doesn’t care about his safety as long as he can still be useful in some way. Even if Megatron
did bother to ask, Knock Out would just tell him Starcream’s injuries were do to work
But underneath all the
fear and the anger and the self pity, Starscream also feels just the tiniest smidgen of
sympathy towards Jack. At first he blames the boy for his condition
but then comes to realize just how much danger Jack really is in around his new “parents”.
He’ll be lucky if he survives to adulthood at this rate
Starscream starts thinking
about a way to get Jack off the ship. It’s not out of sympathy, not at all. He just
really, really wants Knock Out to suffer for what he did, and letting his little
pet human escape is the best thing he can think of. So he starts secretly trying to convince Jack to leave.
Jack is honestly
terrified of leaving at this point. He’s seen what Knock Out did to Starscream,
he can’t even imagine what would happen to him if he got caught running away, not to mention what those monsters would do to his mother.
Not only that, but it was because of him that Starscream was hurt in the first place. What
if the seeker just wants revenge against him and his offers to help Jack escape are merely some cruel trick?
gets increasingly frustrated trying to explain himself. Fine. Whatever. Who cares? If the boy wants
to stay with those monsters, let him. If Jack never wants to see his friends or family again, that’s his business. It’s not Starscream’s problem. But there’s
just that tiny shred of guilt that never leaves him whenever he sees Jack’s terrified, stricken face. Starscream can’t help but think of all the
times he’s suffered at the hands of Megatron and it makes his energon boil. Starscream eventually
decides he’s had enough. Of Megatron, of Knock Out, of the Decepticons in
general. So he leaves. But not before grabbing Jack and fleeing out through the
His wings still won’t
work, so it makes getting around difficult, but he eventually finds an abandoned Deception wreck in the middle of the woods and decides to make
himself at home. Jack has no idea how to react. He hasn’t said a word to
Starscream since the con snatched him from his bed in the middle of the night.
He thinks he’s just been thrown out of the frying pan and into the fire. Starscream for the most
part ignores him, or just sort of talks out loud at him. He’d never admit it,
not in a million years, but it’s far less lonely having someone else there with
him. He has no idea what he’s doing, but at least he has someone. Even if that
someone is just a human.
He makes it very clear
to Jack that he’s not a prisoner. Believe him, having a annoying human pet
around is the last thing he’d want. But neither of them really know where they
are. And Knock Out and Megatron will be searching for both of them relentlessly
so they might as well stay together. Jack is able to sneak around the woods far more
easily, so he’s able to get food for himself as well as energon scraps for Starscream from an abandoned mine,
while Starscream works on getting the ship back online. He also helps disable
Jack’s tracking collar. (Can’t have anyone following them can they?)
Megatron is of course
angry, but then he always is at Starscream. Knock Out is furious but takes comfort in
the fact that Starscream never got his wings fixed. But his satisfaction quickly turns again to fury once he realizes the collar has been disabled.
Meanwhile, Jack starts to notice that
Starscream seems much more personable than he once did. He’s still a
sarcastic aft, but he seems like deep down he actually wants Jack to be impressed with
him. It’s odd, Jack thinks, but then again, Starscream thrives on attention.
Having a human look up to him is like a huge stroke to his ego, especially
since he’s all alone now. Jack finds himself slowly starting to trust the
runaway seeker, maybe even befriend him. Arcee is going to be pissed, he thinks with a small smile.
One day, several weeks into his and Starcream’s odd partnership, Jack returns to the ship, after a day of foraging, to find the place strangely deserted. Thinking Starscream must have just gone out to stretch his legs, he enters but can’t shake the sinking feeling of dread in the pit of his stomach. He
nearly screams as he’s suddenly lifted into the air and met with the piercing
red glow of Knock Out’s optics. From over the con’s shoulder Jack can see Starscream’s bloodied and battered frame hanging limply in Breakdown’s grasp.
“Jack,” Knock Out begins with a menacing, knowing smirk, “We’re so glad we found you. You
had us worried."
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!
Fine I'll come of anon then XD I have such problems with BTS, because although Hoseok & Taehyung have pretty solid places as my favorites I love Suga & his "SWAG" (HAHAHA) and Rapmon & his "dancing skills" (which is still pretty damn good XD) & Jungkook being a seriously EVIL maknae, & Jimin & his abs...okay there's a lot more to him than his abs but they're pretty important as well, the only one I don't know a whole lot about besides the obvious things is Jin so can you tell me a bit about him?
Jin is … … what in the world is Kim Seokjin…???
AND why would you ask me out of all people ;u; he’s not even my bias lol … I made a post a while ago
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.