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Neville is probably the character that has brought me to tears the most. The part in PS where he stands up to his friends and earns the 10 points that win Gryffindor the House Cup. The part in GoF when Harry learns the truth about Neville’s parents and feels genuinely and truly heartbroken for him. The part in OotP in St Mungo’s when Hermione, Ron and Ginny find out too, and Neville keeps the wrapper given to him by his mum. The part in HBP when McGonagall says that Augusta should be proud of her grandson after what happened at the Ministry. The part at the Battle of Hogwarts when Neville stands up to the most evil dark wizard of all time. Maybe it’s because I relate so strongly with Neville, I don’t know. But I have a big place in my heart for Frank and Alice’s only son.

am i the only one who thinks these were probably real tears of Matt? like, he ships malec so damn hard that when the producers told him they would have to film this scene where Magnus is leaving Alec he probably really started fucking crying. those are ACTUAL tears of Matthew Daddario, not only Alec Lightwood, i’m telling ya’ll

*walking into a book store after watching shadowhunters series on netflix*

me: do you still have the mortal instruments available?

shop assistant: sure, which one are you looking for?

me: *internally screaming* I WANT THEM ALLL

Narnia v Harry Potter

I’m going to compare these two serieses for a couple reasons.
One of them is because I see people comparing them a lot, with their other-worldly aspects and the other is because of something J. K. Rowling once said about Susan being disregarded for “finding sex.”

J. K. Rowling is a very talented writer and I could never have created the rich world she did, however I’d like to point out a few things wrong with her books in this post, so you were forewarned.

C. S. Lewis started his 7 book series in the late 40s and finished them in the later 50s. In this time there was not a loud cry for female representation, however in the first book a little girl finds Narnia, followed by her family. Both Lucy and Susan are considered smart and never disregarded for being girls or being girly, which they both are.
Polly and Digory chronologically come first, and with them, Polly is very smart and not used for Digory’s character development, at least not any more than he for she. This pattern continues throughout the series, the only female character that could have been just used for male character development is Ramuda’s daughter (Lilliandil in the movie, we call her Noor), and many minor male characters played similar roles in the story.

We all know there are 7 Harry Potter books. They all revolve around a male character. Multiple female characters are used to further Harry’s story. Many. Cho Chang is used after Cedric’s death, Ginny is used to make Harry Grow Up And Protect Her, Luna is used to show that Harry is both a Good Person and to move along his story. Hermione is used so many times I’m not sure I can narrow it down to a single incident. The first one was probably when they fought a troll in the bathroom, though.

Unlike in Harry Potter, there is a nearly equal amount of male and female characters in the Narnia books. For instance, the main characters in LWW are the two girls and two boys. As far as I’ve seen, female characters are not used at all in that book to further male character development.
Almost all the girls in Harry Potter are used to further his character development. Also, it’s been pointed out that the female characters are treated poorly, particularly the woc. For instance, Cho Chang isn’t even a Chinese name!
As an adult writing an incredibly popular children’s series, Rowling should have done a little research and at least named one of the few woc properly.
She also shames the twins for being interested in looks and divination. Not all girls are photo copies of Hermione, and it’s stupid to empower only one type of girl.

Moving on to Lewis again, all of his characters have both flaws and good points. Female and male, and if there’s a female character, she has development of her own and isn’t a love interest, even if she falls in love later.
Aravis, for instance, is a rather self-centered brat at first but she changes over time and is always considered brave and “true as steel”. She becomes such an amazing friend and person, as does Cor, after his development, that eventually Cor and her find themselves in love.
Harry, on the other hand, seems to be about the only one developing. Sure, the other characters grow, but all his relationships are only really about him. (Ginny, Hermione, Luna, Cho Chang, etc,.)

now, on the subject of Susan:
Susan, throughout the series, is never. Never. Made fun of for being too girly.
It’s also very obvious that she’s respected by everyone who meets her. Corin literally fought someone who said something nasty about her.
People mainly, including Rowling, say that Lewis was sexist because of one comment: “All she’s interested in nowadays is nylons, lipstick and party invitations.”
This comment was made by Jill.
On Jill: Interesting character, Jill. Brave, smart, albeit forgetful (ironically ). As far as we know, Jill never had much of an interest in looks. She was more like Aravis than Lasaraleen.
Remember what Lewis said about them? Something along the lines of both of them liking different things and both thinking the other silly for it.
“For what you see and hear depends a great deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what kind of person you are.” (C. S. Lewis)
Jill was a person who wasn’t interested in her looks, while Susan was. That’s the kind of people they were.
And another thing about Jill, she didn’t know Susan very well. Susan struggled with faith throughout the entire series. In Prince Caspian, she was the last to see Aslan for a reason. And if Susan has distanced herself from Narnia, Jill probably wouldn’t be a part of her life and wouldn’t have seen the young woman who struggled with faith her entire life.

Lewis wasn’t sexist, especially not in his Narnian works. However, Narnia WAS written in the 40s-50s and that’s why it doesn’t match up to our more modern ideals. We’ve come further than that now!
But Rowling, on the other hand, was a single mother near the turn of the 21st century when she started writing Harry Potter. Why is it that that’s so and yet sexism managed to seep into her writing?

Attention Part 2//Lewis Redman

Requested: Yup! By a bunch of cute Anons!

Warnings: Not really any, some swearing.

Prompt: You’re doing a girls vs Boys challenge on your video, its a game of Paintball. :)

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The Babysitter

It’s a horror flic. It’s a comedy. It’s a coming of age story. Call it what you want, it’s the best movie I’ve seen in a while.

Netflix describes this original: “When Cole stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot babysitter is part of a satanic cult and will stop at nothing to keep him quiet.”

This spoof shows a shy, nervous, and relatable pre-teen boy caught in the familiar pitfalls of childhood moving into adolescence. He shares a deep bond with his childhood babysitter, but when he discovers that she commits human sacrifice in his home, he must act not as a child, but as a man. Throughout this slasher Cole must face his fears as he realizes his own worth and discovers who in his life is really important, all in the context of a darkly humorous gore fest.

This heartwarmingly beautiful movie showcases the true potential of a so-bad-it’s-good comedy horror. 

The Babysitter is available to stream on Netflix. 


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