lessons learned from fiction

jackymedan  asked:

1, 25, 30, 48 :))

  • What was your favorite 90s show? 

My first ever favourite show was Moonlighting, when I was 6, but it’s from the 80s. I had to think about it and remembered that I LOVED Poltergeist: The Legacy (I have very few memories of it, but it was tropey af), Space Precinct (it had only 1 season, omg) and Fantaghriro (Italian fantasy), of course. Also, I’d watch Brazilian soap operas every day and enjoy them a lot.

  • Name a lesson you have learned from a fictional character.

There’s always a way out.

  • Weirdest phase you went through as a kid

I loved Rammstein when I was 13, when I was 16, gangster movies were my jam.

  • Are you an old soul or young soul?

The oldest, lol. I always felt old, and acted it when I was a teen.

bloodycreampuff  asked:

8,21,24 and 25 :D

8. If you weren’t born in this era, which do you think you should have been born in?

Hmm… I actually don’t think I’d want to be born in any other eras! It would really suck being a queer woman who has a health condition that affects the reproductive system. …I mean still sucks to be these things in this day and age but it would suck even more if I were around in like the 1950s or something

21. What is your feel good movie?

Kiki’s Delivery Service, Spirited Away, The Sound of Music, and The Princess Bride are all movies I like to watch when I’m sad or sick :)

24. Tell me a story about you.

I talk about myself so much on here that i think I’ve run out of new stories :O 

25. Name a lesson you have learned from a fictional character.

Laura Hollis taught me to girl the hell up and fight for what I believe in even if I’m up against a demigod who’s gonna rip my heart out.

fightmeatweedhawken  asked:

6, 7, 25, and 29 fOr the 50 Asks?

You’re in a bad mood. How do you choose to deal with it?

I usually isolate myself with feel good things, like candles, tea, movies, good books, things I know will make me feel better. :) 

You can marry one fictional character. Who?

Tristan from Stardust. 
Barry Allen the Flash. 
Dave Rygalski from Gilmore Girls.

Name a lesson you have learned from a fictional character.

There’s nothing wrong with being an intelligent female - Hermoine Granger

Best sing-along-dance-alone-in-your-room songs?

Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Grown - Little Mix
Hamilton: Winter’s Ball-Helpless-Satisfied sequence

50 Asks

wildearthness  asked:

8, 21, 25, 27, 38 <333

8. If you weren’t born in this era, which do you think you should have been born in?

Answered! But I would have liked to have grown up in the 80s/90s.

21. What is your feel good movie?

I have many! To name a few,  HP and the Philosopher’s Stone is so nostalgic for me, 10 things I hate about you, Heathers, Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging

25. Name a lesson you have learned from a fictional character.

I feel like I can’t do this question justice in an ask, but I’ll try my best. 

Honestly, I could write a book about this for several different characters. I think without a doubt, though, the character that has taught me the most is Harry James Potter. 

He has been in my life since I was 4, so almost 16 years now and I’m already getting teary eyed a few lines in just thinking about how special he is to me. What I adore so much about him, is that in all honesty, there isn’t anything that great about him at all? He is just a boy. Sure he is the protagonist of the story, but he isn’t the stereotypical, insufferable, can-do-no-wrong, incredibly buff and handsome hero often portrayed in fiction. He is real, so real. He is an awkward and flawed character, who gets jealous, has (very justified) outbursts of rage, he can be impulsive, blunt and frequently behaves as your typical obstinate teenage boy. But above any of that, he is an innately good person who can teach us all so much.

He has been through THE MILL let me tell you, he grew up in an abusive household after his parents were murdered when he was just 15 months old. He suffered at the hands of his relatives, His Aunt, Uncle and cousin who he should have been cared for and protected by, bullied and isolated him since he set foot is that house. He was the victim of both emotional and physical abuse, and he had to process all of which he suffered daily as a child.

Then, at Hogwarts, he was ruthlessly taunted by both Snape and Malfoy. Don’t even get me started on those two and their treatment of Harry. THEY KNOW what Harry has had to endure and yet, each day, taunt and humiliate him publicly. I don’t give a s*** if Malfoy was just a boy who came from a bad home, so did Harry. I don’t care about Snape losing the one he loved most. Harry lost multiple people he treasured dearly. Snape was not the only person who loved and lost Lily. 

Now, Order of the Phoenix… ok I’m not going to get into this fully, because I have to get ready to go to work, and I will start crying over this, but to be as concise as possible, he was treated terribly in this book. He was deliberately isolated and kept out of the loop WHILE DEALING WITH THE RISE OF THE ONE WHO MURDERED HIS PARENTS, THE DARKEST WIZARD OF ALL TIME and UMBRIDGE ?????? AND THE FACT THAT HE WITNESSED THE DEATH OF a fellow CHILD a few months back? His emotions were real and they were raw. But throughout the book, he forgave and put his life on the line continuously to protect other people. If I were him, I would have blown up the fucking castle. 

Anyway, I AM RAMBLING but to try get back to the point, he taught me to forgive. Let’s take a moment to reflect on his attitude towards Pettigrew, who’s life he spared when he had the opportunity to avenge both his parents and Sirius. He also tried to stop the man from killing himself, the man who gave his parents up to be murdered, the man who embodied betrayal, the man who was now working alongside someone who was out to kill Harry. He wasn’t going to allow his pain and anger make a murderer out of him when so many in this series did. He had a choice, and he made the right one. He always made the right one. 

He forgave Snape. He forgave Snape. After years of abuse from an adult, I don’t know how he found it inside himself to do this but he did. He also forgave Dumbledore (who I do love), but who sometimes treated him like shit, especially in OOTP. Controversially named his child after the pair of them, but look, as I mentioned previously, the boy is flawed. 

He found pity for Tom Riddle, Voldemort, whatever you want to call him. Can we appreciate this? I’m going to insert my favourite scene from all 8 movies here, it affected me so much when I first saw it. I can’t watch it without crying and bursting with so much pride for this boy, he is able to find compassion and empathy for those who many would believe don’t deserve it. And that is something I learned from him. Compassion and empathy, always.

Also, without going into too much detail, the way he deals with loss is something that really, really gets me going (by going I mean crying). He is a living and breathing example (well to me) that there is life after losing loved ones, there is life after all of life’s terrors, life after pain, grief, death. You have to go on living, chose not to be a victim, rise above, and honour those who have left us. Think about them, find them inside yourself, especially in times of trouble. 

Here are some honourable mentions, bullet-pointed so I stfu:

  • He uses ‘expelliarmus’ on a death eater trying to kill him because he didn’t want to knock him off his broom. He also uses expelliarmus on Voldemort, when Voldemort used a killing curse. (THE CONTRAST)
  • He returns the elder wand.
  • He decides to go back for Malfoy when they’re stuck in the burning room of requirement, Malfoy would have left him.
  • In chapter 13 of GOF, Malfoy curses Harry when his back is turned, in the Duelling Club of COS, Harry uses a tickling charm on Malfoy which brings him to the floor, and quote JKR “Harry hung back, with a vague feeling it would be unsporting to bewitch Malfoy while he was on the floor.”
  • He finds sympathy for Malfoy when he sees what the tole working for Voldemort is taking on him.
  • “But he understood at last what Dumbledore had been trying to tell him. It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew — and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents — that there was all the difference in the world.” He is so brave I want to scream. Bravery is the trait I value most in him, and in other people. Bravery in all shapes and forms, as it takes many. 

 He is loyal, selfless, courageous and humble, and remains so throughout the entire series. He has taught me to be the same (well, to always try). I learned, and continue to learn, so much from him. I owe Harry a lot.

27. If you could take a long roadtrip anywhere, where would you go? 

USA, east coast to west coact or vice versa

38. A movie you would recommend to anyone who would listen?

JUST CHECK OUT MY MOVIES TAG AND WATCH THEM ALL, but the basketball diaries, I feel like it’s relatively unknown, but it’s my favourite Leo movie. Also before sunrise, the talented mr. ripley, girl interrupted and prozac nation!