jack mills

If you hate Severus Snape then you must also hate Regina Mills, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Bucky Barnes, Black Widow, Albus Dumbledore, Jack Thompson, Captain Killian Jones and a million other characters.Because they all did terrible things in their pasts, and they all do things to try and make up for it. Albus Dumbledore had Grindlewald, the Hallows, his sister; and then he basically manipulated and lied to a child for six years so that child would do what Albus wanted him to do. Regina Mills killed, tortured, used and tormented thousands of innocent people for so many years. Jack Thompson killed soldiers trying to come in peace, soldiers who were waving the white flag, and then lied about it. And he continued lying, and cheating and being a misogynistic sexist pig, to further his career. Tony Stark invented hundreds of weapons of mass destruction, and sold them to companies that used them for terrible things. Bucky Barnes assassinated people - he murdered Tony’s parents for goodness sake. Killian Jones, or ‘Captain Hook’ murdered, stole, lied, cheated, and betrayed people for years, searching for his ultimate revenge and taking his anger out on innocents. Bruce Banner hurts and destroys so many things and so many people when he turns into the Hulk. Innocent people. Black Widow was literally an assassin - she killed people, tortured them, for a living. 

All these people have done absolutely horrendous things - but hey all have one thing in common. They all look for redemption, they all try to make up for what they have done. And they are all products of their own unique situations. Severus Snape is no different from any of these other characters. So if you don’t hate those other characters, you shouldn’t be able to tell yourself it’s okay to hate Severus Snape.  

real talk headcanon time re: jack laurent ‘ding dong’ zimmermann’s PVD apartment/condo/domicile

things we know about jack:

  1. loves history
  2. loves bitty
  3. would probably live in a box if bitty said he loved it

so at first jack isn’t sure what he wants in a living space, other than kitchen space for bitty.  but then jack realizes that providence is a mill town, so he asks the realtor about converted mill buildings.  (NOTE: converting old mills into living/business spaces is a huuuuge thing in new england mill towns…below photo is from near where i grew up in NH)  she shows him one or two, and jack finds that he loves the historical brick buildings with huge windows (light for his bitty’s kitchen!)! and they’re near the town center and right on a river so the view is gorgeous (mills used the river to power the machinery and needed to be close to shipping/retail to sell their cloth/fiber)

there’s exposed brick walls and reclaimed hardwood floors, and jack can even read up on the history of that particular mill (did they weave cotton? fine linen?) to beef up his history nerd cred.  he’s sold on this one, with all the light streaming into the bedroom space.

bitty, of course, loves jack’s new place.  but he’d live in a box too if it meant he got to be with jack. :)

Final scene..   The Green Mill Murder

Phryne: “You summoned me, Inspector Robinson.”

Jack: “Yes”

Jack: “Found these plates underneath the floorboards of Leonard Stevens’s apartment”

Phryne: “And what do you want me to do with them? ”

Jack: “Have them incinerated.”
Phryne: “I thought your hands were tied.”

Jack: “Yes, but yours are not.”


Top 5 Personal Favorites from 2015

  1. Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, California, USA
  2. Two Jack Lake: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  3. Reflections of Autumn: Waterdown, Ontario, Canada
  4. Standing my Ground: Canmore, Alberta, Canada
  5. Dark Soul: West Lincoln, Ontario, Canada


The Great Train Robbery was the robbery of substantial sums of money from a Royal Mail train heading between Glasgow and London in the early hours of Thursday 8 August 1963 at Bridego Railway Bridge in Buckinghamshire, England.

After tampering with line signals, a 15-strong gang of robbers led by Bruce Reynolds attacked the train. Other gang members included Gordon Goody, Buster Edwards, Charlie Wilson, Roy James, John Daly, Jimmy White, Ronnie Biggs, Tommy Wisbey, Jim Hussey, Bob Welch and Roger Cordrey as well as three men known only as numbers ‘1’, '2’ and '3’.

With careful planning based on inside information from an individual known as 'The Ulsterman’ (named as Patrick McKenna in 2014), the robbers got away with over £2.6 million (the equivalent of £48 million today). The bulk of the stolen money was never recovered. Jack Mills, the train driver, was beaten over the head with a metal bar. Mills’ injuries were severe enough to end his career.

The robbery has achieved legendary status and been the subject of both films, books and tv. Many of the robbers are still alive but much of the stolen money is still unaccounted for.

After the robbery the gang hid at Leatherslade Farm. It was after the police found this hideout that incriminating evidence would lead to the eventual arrest and conviction of most of the gang. The ringleaders were sentenced to 30 years in jail.