mr. vernon

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Saturday, March 24,1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois, 60062. Dear Mr. Vernon, We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That’s the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed. - The Breakfast Club (1985)  

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Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the breakfast club. 

The Breakfast Club (1985) dir. John Hughes

Harry Potter is like the gateway fandom. You start reading the books, then all of a sudden you have a sonic screwdriver, you want to go to Rivendell, and you have this awkward fascination with Sherlock Holmes. And you don’t really know how any of it happened, but you’re pretty sure it started with Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Dursley of Four Privet Drive who were proud to say that they were perfectly normal thank you very much.

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Saturday, March 24, 1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois, 60062. Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That’s the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed.

No one knew who the tabby belonged to, though they presumed Mrs Figg as the cat had been seen to enter her house. However, it also seemed rather fond of number four’s back garden and the green eyed boy with whom it played most Sunday afternoons when the Dursleys went out. Of course McGonagall would never admit she had a fondness for playing with Harry when she was supposed to be keeping an eye on him.

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                                                     Dear Mr. Vernon,
we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did was wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us. In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question?
                                         Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.

Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much
—  J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
The Breakfast Club (1985)

Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…
an athlete…
a basket case…
a princess…
and a criminal…

Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club

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Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us… In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…. and an athlete….and a basket case…. a princess…. and a criminal… Does that answer your question?… Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.

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“Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we thing we are. You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.”

Harry Potter Rant... Mrs. Weasley vs. Dursleys'

seriously….some ppl dont realize how terrible of a life Harry had… treated like garbage by his only living relatives. ive read posts on ppls thoughts on his childhood…

-him being punished for calling Petunia, Mom
-getting kicked out of their bed when he has a nightmare and tries to crawl in with them
-being told how worthless you are from a young age
-never getting anything new, or nice for a gift
-never getting proper recognition for the work he does around the house
-and just recently… someone posted about when the Dursleys’ realized Harry needed glasses

it just breaks my heart! worse than Cinderella….she had it easy compared to him. she knew the love of a parent, and she didnt have to go back once she found a way out. and she had animal friends! Harry had none of that. he only got friends after he went to Hogwarts. didnt even have a pet. didnt know the love of a parent. 

what kills me….is that McGonigal knew what he was in for, and not even as a cat did she visit him, or send him little things….and she was the one that tried to get Dumbledore to send him somewhere else. HELL! she even knew that ONE of his dad’s best friends was still alive, and she didnt get him to go visit Harry in some way. 

And now… Mrs. Weasley…. she is the mother of all mothers. she loved harry as if he was her own son from birth! she cud see the physical abuse he was going through, how he was mistreated, underfed, and im willing to bet his subtle actions in her house…if he didnt clean something right away, or if he touched something that wasnt his, and being afraid of getting in trouble. or offending the only ppl that were nice to him. 

Now Mrs. Weasley seeing all of this… i am soo shocked that she didnt do something about it. I can totally see her barge into the Dursley’s home and kick the shit out of them! go and check in on Harry at least once a week to see that he was being fed, and still in once piece. Personally bringing him knitted clothes, and homemade goods. Turning her threatening glare on Petunia for being a terrible mother figure to Harry, and Vernon when he tries to tell her off. and both of them just turning white as ghosts, bc we all know there is nothing scarier than an angry momma bear. 

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“Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…

.and an athlete…

 …and a basket case…

 …a princess…

 …and a criminal…

 Does that answer your question?

 Sincerely yours, 

the Breakfast Club.”

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Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did was wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us… In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain… and an athlete… a basket case… a princess… and a criminal. Does that answer your question?

Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.