james innocent

the map

Snape demands Harry to turn out his pockets and takes the Marauders Map to examine it

James: Oh Snivellus, I’d love to see you try

Lily: What does it do?

James: You’ll see in about a second.

Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people’s business.

Lily: Oh for Merlin’s sake, the map insults people, too?

James: *grinning* It insults people but drags Snivellus.

Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git.

Lily: JAMES!

James: *innocently* What? It’s the map.

Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor.

James: *stifles his laughter*

Lily: Will you ever grow up?

James: Nope.

Mr. Wormtail bids, Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball.

James: Ugh, I forgot that prat was there, too.

Lily: I can’t believe you did advanced magic just to insult people.

James: You have to admit it’s a masterpiece though.

Lily: All the brains you had and you created a map that says slimeball.

James: *sad* You don’t know what the map is capable of Lils.

Lily: You are so lucky he is asking about it to Remus.

James: Another proof that Snivellus is a complete idiot but yeah, Remus would know what to do with the map and maybe see that the bloody rat is on it.

Lily: Look at him bullshit his way out of this. Incredible.

James: *smiling* All of you thought he was the innocent one, I mean, that man can bullshit his way out of anything.

Remus takes the map from Snape and takes Harry and Ron with him to talk, he is very angry with Harry.

Lily: Harry is in big trouble.

James: *frustrated* For Godric’s sake, Sirius is not after Harry. I want to throw a rock at Moony’s head. *imitating Remus* These mapmakers would have wanted to lure you out of school. Fuck you Moony.

“Do you know them?” said Harry, impressed.

“We’ve met,” he said shortly.

James: WE’VE MET??? WE’VE MET??? YOU– I MEAN– I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE–

Lily: *soothingly* James, deep breaths

James: I became a fucking stag for that man, don’t tell me to take deep breaths.

Lily: *sarcastically* You’ve got a point, keep on yelling.

“I can’t make you take Sirius Black seriously.”

James: *apruptly stops* Tell me he didn’t just say “take Sirius Black seriously”?

Lily: *laughing* Yes he did.

James: *disappointed* The Remus I know wouldn’t have told that without an eye roll.

Lily: *slowly rubbing James’ back* A lot changes in twelve years, love.

James: *ruffling his hair* They shouldn’t have.

Lily: *reassuringly* It will be alright soon. Look, Remus has the map now, he will see that Peter is in the castle, Remus will know it wasn’t Sirius.

James: Sure but still, I can’t shake the feeling that it will never be the same.

Lily: If I know Remus and Sirius even just a little, it will be better.

James: The stars to his moon, yeah?

Lily: *smiling* Exactly.

  • in sixth year, sirius and remus’s favorite passtime was to make james and peter uncomfortable.
  • they just love to see their friends embarassed.
  • so obviously it all starts with sex jokes
  • even if they aren’t there yet
  • so when james innocently say that a question for a potion homework is “a really hard one”
  • remus grins and winks at his boyfriend,and add “yeah, you’re not the first one to say that today.”
  • and sirius is half laughing half trying to hide himself under the table because “gosh moony, you were suppose to be the cute and awkward one in this relationship”
  • but the jokes go on and soon all hogwarts has a list of forbidden words
  • their other fav way to embarass everyone is too always pretend they were about to shag when someone enter a room they were in
  • even if really they were just innocently chatting
  • they even hide in broom cupboards waiting for people to come in
  • now everyone knock before to get in the dorms/bathrooms/classrooms/offices and yeah, even the cupboards
  • (which padfoot and moony will be very grateful for when they will really have sex )
  • but they soon realize that it isn’t the best way to embarass everyone
  • because everyone hate to see a couple getting all soppy
  • and the Nicknames Era had begun
  • “love” and “sweetie” clearly weren’t enough for marauders
  • “sweet ray of sunshine”, “thief of my heart”, “light in the darkness” neither
  • so you could hear in the middle of the common room
  • “you are the knife to my fork” “your eyes shine more than dumbledore’s beard” “you’re sweeter than chocolate” ( “cAlm DOwN HeRE pADFoOt YoU DOn’t JOKe wITh CHOcOLate” )
  • and they say it with the most serious look so no one knew if they were kidding or not
  • ( which was the perfect cover for the soppiest couple ever )
  • basically james and peter feared every moment they would be with the two of them
  • ( and james planned his revenge for when he will finally be dating lily )

BONUS ANGST

  • after the prank, it took months to remus to finally call sirius with his petnames
  • and sirius died a little everytime remus would call by his name
  • and he cried a little when remus called him “love” again
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It’s said that police are there for our protection but it’s difficult to deny that there are a number of instances where those in power do the complete and utter opposite, sometimes with people paying the ultimate price with their own life. One such instance is the case of Bijan Ebrahimi - a disabled Iranian refugee, living in Bristol, UK. In 2013, Ebrahimi was recording his neighbour, Lee James, as he was drinking on the street. He had intended to use this as evidence that his neighbourhood was the scene of antisocial behaviour. James then kicked down Ebrahimi’s door, claiming that he was a pedophile recording his children. This footage can be viewed here. Lee then called the police, alleging that Ebrahimi was a pedophile; the police arrested Ebrahimi with absolutely no evidence. While in custody, Ebrahimi told them that he was afraid of his neighbour and wanted protection from him as he had been threatening him. They denied him protection and sent him back home after finding nothing on his phone or camera to indicate he was a pedophile, like claimed. As Ebrahiimi was in custody, Lee had been spreading rumours that he was a pedophile and over the next few days, Ebrahami called police a total of 12 times. He was terrified for his life. His desperate pleas were ignored and in the early morning of 14 July, Lee brutally beat Ebrahimi to death before setting him on fire. Neighbours, believing the lies Lee had spread, refused to help him as he was brutally murdered. Ebrahami came to the UK in search of a better life but instead, he was treated like a criminal for a non-existent crime which cost him his dignity and then his life. Lee James was sentenced to life imprisonment. 

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Free The Innocent Man Puzzle

This puzzle in Silent Hill 2 can be found towards the end of the Labyrinth and is based around people who were hung for crimes they committed. But there is one innocent person in the bunch!

When playing the game one will come across two of the rooms for this puzzle. One room will have nooses hanging and the other room will have corpses hanging with a description of the crime that lead them to being hung. However depending on the difficulty setting of the game, the riddle/ puzzle can become very difficult to figure out; meaning each puzzle varies and it can be irritating trying to figure out which individual is innocent.

When I played the game I had it on the normal setting, which contained a fairly easy puzzle/ riddle. This is the riddle that I got:

“Dead men, dead men, swinging in a tree
How many dead men do you see?
Tongue turned blue and face gone grey
Watch them as they twist and sway

The first one killed the butcher man
Then cooked him in the frying pan
Served him to his hungry guests
And gave them seconds on request

The next one with his smile and sweets
Stole poor children off the streets
To men who dressed unsavory
He sold them into slavery

Breaking into home at night
The thief he had a nasty fright
Filled his foolish head with ale
Woke in the morn in the county jail

The artist with his daunting skill
Tried his hand at painting bills
But caught in rain he was undone
When the ink he’d use did start to run

With promises of great return
Taking gold he did not earn
Bundled it up out of sight
Quietly slipped off into night

Three houses into ashes burned
The sheriff with no place to turn
Did spy a stranger in his town
Locked him up and beat him down

Dead men, dead men, swinging in a tree
How many dead men do you see?
Six feet long and six men wide
Round their necks the noose be tied.”

There’s no denying that the murder of a child is every parent’s worst nightmare, but what if you’re then wrongly accused of that child’s murder? Well that very nightmare happened to James Joseph Richardson, who was wrongly convicted of the murder of seven of his children. On 25 October, 1967, Richardson left his seven children, ranging between two-years-old to 8-years-old in the care of his neighbour, Bessie Reece, as he and his wife, Annie Mae Richardson, went to work for the day. Over the course of the day, all of the children became sick and all were dead by the following morning. An autopsy revealed that the children had been poisoned. An initial search of the Richardson apartment revealed no poison however the following day, a bag of parathion was discovered in the shed behind the apartment - it wasn’t there the previous day, it was noted. Despite the fact that Richardson was a doting father and that there was no reason for him to kill his children, he was arrested and charged with their murders. Cellmates of Richardson claimed that he had confessed to murdering his children and during a time when racial segregation was high, an all-white jury found this evidence enough to convict him, completely disregarding the fact that the children were fed by Reece, not Richardson. He was sentenced to death.

Richardson remained incarcerated for twenty years. Mark Lane, a well-known trial attorney, decided to take matters into his own hands and began to look into the case. It was revealed that Reece had been out on parole at the time of the murders. What for? She murdered her husband with poison. At the time Reece was living with caretakers as she was suffering from Alzheimer’s. She had confessed to the murder of the Richarson children 100+ times to these caretakers. It was also revealed that the cellmates of Richardson had lied about his confession in return for a lighter sentence. Richardson was eventually released in 1989 and filed a lawsuit for his wrongful incarceration, getting just $150,000. Eventually, in 2014, bill HB 227 was signed into law, meaning that wrongfully incarcerated inmates can be granted compensation for time served. It was estimated that Richardson could be awarded up to $1.3 million, however he hasn’t yet received that compensation.

Fandom Reaction Prediction for “Luthors”:

The Show itself:

  • Supercorp “friendship” escalating
  • Kara losing her mind because no one believes Lena
  • James trying to convince Kara that the Guardian is competent
  • James trying to convince Kara that Lena isn’t innocent
  • It’s a bad combo
  • Sanvers B story or Background Sanvers
  • Background Kara showing interest in Mon-El

The Fandom:

  • “I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT KARA AND LENA ARE MARRIED NOW”
  • Either “Kara disagreeing with James deciding to be a hero is out of character” or “James shouldn’t be a hero” but either way they’ll say it’s bad writing.
  • “Alex and Maggie were not in this episode enough”
  • *Collective internet “aweeee” @ Sanvers scenes into infinity*
  • *Discussion of the morality of Mon-El’s actions in 2 scenes eclipses everything previously mentioned*
Snape vs James

WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE ONE OR THE OTHER?

They were both flawed. They were both brave. They both died at the hands of Voldemort in order to save Harry.

James is in the books for 5 or 6 scenes. Snape is a MAJOR character. Snape was friends with Lily. James was her husband. So what if they had a rivalry? Draco and Harry had a rivalry and most of us don’t pick one or the other.

We should be able to look at them completely divorced of one another because they are completely different characters and serve completely different functions narratively.