In BMC- the clips we’ve seen of the show- in all the scenes where Michael is wearing his hoodie, if he is stressed, or has something to lose (when Jeremy is receiving the squip and Michael is apprehensive, when Jeremy goes to get the girl, when Jeremy stomps off after saying he hates the school, when Jeremy hasn’t acknowledged him all day because of optic nerve blocking, when Jeremy chooses to side with the squip and the upgrade instead of following Michael, etc) whenever something stressful, unnerving, or hurtful happens- MICHAEL WEARS THE HOOD UP TO COVER HIS HEAD-
This may not seem like a big deal to some people but as someone on the autism spectrum- this is a clear coping mechanism that a lot of people on the spectrum use-
It helps to kind of hide you a bit and give you some kind of little relief and sanctuary- the same thing with headphones- wearing headphones can help block out unwanted noise that you are overly sensitive to and drown it out with noise that brings you comfort (in michael’s case- sometimes Bob Marley)
Another common trait in people on the spectrum, is anxiety over change. People on the spectrum typically grow attached and accustomed to their routines and get startled and disoriented by change. This is another trait that can be seen in michael- in the opening number- he is introduced for the very first time singing:
“Jeremy, my buddy, how’s it hanging? Lunch is banging. Got my sushi, got my slushy and more!”
First of all, it is arguable that when Michael says “Got my sushi, got my slushy, and more” it is a glimpse of these said patterns that tend to fall into place and make people on the spectrum more at ease. Notice how he doesn’t say “I got sushi and a slushy” he says “got my sushi, got my slushy”- he states it simply like this because Jeremy is his best friend and knows his patterns and habits- which is why he so plainly states it like everybody knows about them. I think this is an example of Michael’s system- he gets his sushi, he gets his slushy, he listens to his music, he wears his same hoodie, and he goes to school.
Second of all (and this is more debatable than the rest) before Michael goes on to share his routinely patterns, something that stuck out to me was that Michael wasn’t as socially adept as other characters- he addresses his friend and does the socially acceptable thing by asking how he is doing, but then immediately moves on without receiving an answer. This isn’t because he is selfish or a dick- in my mind it’s another trait of people on the spectrum. For people with high functioning autism, social interactions can be extremely difficult because it is hard to comprehend what is socially acceptable and what isn’t. This can make some relationships hard because they may come off as rude or uncaring when in reality they just aren’t able to easily slide into conversation and act completely normally.
Third of all, when he says “and more” I thought it was cute because it showed his excitement for having accomplished something. For people off of the spectrum, little things like accepting a little change isn’t anything out of the norm because life is unpredictable and things change all the time. But for people on the spectrum, even little things like being able to roll with one simple change can be a huge victory. Change is a lot harder for us so being able to deal with slight change is a big deal. After this line- Michael says “the roll was Mekhi maki and I’m feeling kind of cocky, cause the girl at sev-elev gave me a generous pour”. Just the little change of the extra pour, extra slushy, Michael was able to accept and that was a win for him, enough to make him feel confident and cocky.
Throughout the musical and album there is more evidence of this but I think that it is at least debatable that Michael may be on the spectrum. Honestly it wouldn’t surprise me for George Salazar to portray a character like that as he has been good with mental health representation in the past. I honestly love the idea of an autistic character in a musical because there isn’t a whole lot of positive representation elsewhere. You don’t have to agree but I’m probably going to always see Michael now as a representation for me
Hey, I really like your fic recs and wanted to let you know I appreciate them , also could you recommend me some super long fics , I'm kinda new so I don't mind the #classics Thank you and 😘😘
Thank youuuu! So nice! Let me present to you, the 10 longest Drarry fics I’ve read* (*that I love enough to want to rec to you & everyone else):
• Secrets by Vorabiza (411k) Beginning with Draco’s unexpected arrival at the Dursleys, Harry’s summer after sixth year becomes filled with activity and many secrets. As his summer progresses, Harry generates several unexpected allies as he finds himself actively becoming the leader of the Light side.
(I have about ten thousand favorite scenes in this fic, it is SO much fun, I love the characters, BAMF!Harry, the sweet Drarry, the details of the plot etc.)
• Cunning and Ambition by MinaAndChao (371k)
Harry Potter has found out he’s a wizard and is on his way Hogwarts. He is found by a boy on the train. Who knew one simple sentence and one simple gesture could change history? A Slytherin!Harry AU. (Tear my heart out, why don’t you? This fic kills me, it’s the canon rewrite I always wanted. Much darker, more emotional. I’ve read it many times.)
• Foundations!verse by Sara’s Girl (a total of 364k) Harry is about to discover that the steepest learning curve comes after Healer training, and that second chances can be found in unexpected places.
(This entire ‘verse is SO wonderful, you are going to fall so hard for this Harry and Draco. A+ characterizations, such sweet domestic fluff, EVERYTHING!)
• Turn, by Sara’s Girl (306k) One good turn always deserves another. Apparently. (I have too many words about how much I adore this fic, see my dissertation on the topic here. Beautiful story, amazing characters, excellent writing.)
• Malfoy Flavorby Vorabiza (222k)
Harry’s ready to banish the Golden Boy image and take charge of his life. Unfortunately for him, or fortunately, there are surprises in store for him.
(Fic aesthetic by me. I always have such fun with this one, I’ve read it multiple times. Very pro-Slytherin, secret identities, badass!Harry, sweetness…)
• Big Dick, Come Quick by Calanthe (204k) Draco’s got a theory. About sex. After much searching for the right candidate, it appears that only Harry Potter, his life long enemy, can help him test it out. (This one is amazingly hot, amazingly fluffy, and sooo sweet. Might not be ideal to read in public, but I think it’s well worth a read or five. Lovely Drarry.)
• Draco’s Boyby empathic siren (186k) A mysterious little boy named Harry moves in next door to Draco Malfoy, and he’s determined to make him his friend and learn all of his secrets. Years later, he’s determined to make Harry more than a friend. (I feel like this fic shortened my life with at least ten years, THAT’S HOW MUCH I CRIED. Sweet baby!Harry deserved better. Perfect for you angst-lovers.)
• Temptation on the Warfront by alizarincrims0n (180k)
Draco Malfoy is forced into hiding with the Golden Trio and dragged into their search for horcruxes. What ensues is a journey of redemption, unexpected friendships and an unwanted, turbulent romance with Harry Potter.
(Omggg this fic. Harry and Draco have such passion in this, there’s so much desperation, and the angst, oh it hurts. Another favorite of mine.)
• All Our Secrets Laid Bare by firethesound (149k) Over the six years Draco Malfoy has been an Auror, four of his partners have turned up dead. Harry Potter is assigned as his newest partner to investigate just what is going on. (Love. This. Fic. I have so many headcanons thanks to this one. Great writing, and wonderful pining, also humor, badass magic, Death Eather safe houses…)
• Consequences of Redemption by bobbirose (120k)
When Draco makes an impromptu decision to rescue Harry Potter from Malfoy Manor, the two find themselves alone and facing the looming climax of the war against Voldemort. Harry must start from the beginning with Draco–and starting over has more consequences than either of them anticipated.
(This one is all fluffy fun and sweetness, I mean they’re ADORABLE… until it casually decides to ruin your life. It’s not like I needed a heart anyway.)
There is something happening inside of my heart and I can’t give you the coordinates as to where it has traveled. I have left my words near lips that say wouldn’t you know, I didn’t want to stay. I can’t tell you if I’ll be okay by tomorrow, but my god, I will proudly stand here just to give you hope that I will be alright. I’m too young to be this sad and the really shitty part is most days– I don’t know why I’m sad at all, I just am. Like the stillness of a song right before the chorus breaks in, or the part of the movie when the piano comes in– I am more than a pile of broken bones waiting to reshape everything that I once knew as more than sorrow and promises of yeah, I’ll be right here tomorrow. We don’t get to choose how it ends, hell, we don’t even get to pick who we fall in love with. Or so it goes. Or so she’ll know. Or so I’ve said. Or so she wrote. Or so I’ll be. Or so I am. A poet’s favorite poem will always be his first, regardless if it was terrifyingly cheesy– I keep my arms wrapped around the idea that I’ll come to my senses some day. Nostalgia likes to haunt the upside down hillside heart that breaks when thoughts become to tender and you’ve been trying to toughen yourself up– one simple mistake can change your whole life, one simple love can change your whole perspective, one simple night can bloom your mind into a rose garden made to never wilt and if I put two and two together, where are we in all of this? If you are moonlight that keeps me up, if you are sunshine that fuels the youth, if you are the coldest winter upon lips that want nothing more than to kiss you back to sleep, if you are the hottest summer breaching through my veins just to say that I have been meaning to see you again, if you are in love with me and I’m not in love with you, if you surrender the truth just to hear a tainted lie, if you wake up and I’m not around, if you’re alone and I’m no longer alive, if I’m nothing but more memories that you can’t forget, if I’m just another person who isn’t worth your time, if I’m a fool for you just like how you’re a fool for me, if I am made from the saddest poems and you always knew how and when to say it’s okay if you’re not, if I’m just here and you’re just there, if you’ve got feelings for me and I can’t reciprocate the feelings, if I’m too complicated and hard to love, if you’ve made things between us this much more confusing, if I am not how you imagined, if I’m disfigured and no longer retain my youth some day, if I can’t speak and lose my sight, if I’m dying because of the ashes in my lungs, if I’m no longer a writer and not as sweet, if I no longer remember your name and I can’t provide home, if I’m lost and never find my way back to never land, if I’m just a word that I can’t utter to you, if I’m melted snow and you are the sun, if I’m a nuclear meltdown and you are Mother Nature, if I’m the candle wax and you’re the flame that’ll go out some day, if we’re just too damn stubborn to leave this as it is, if this world was perfect and I knew how to love you right, if I felt better and wasn’t so self-conscious, if I could accept your feelings for me without comparing you to another that had hurt me, if I could be anything for you, if I lost my freewill, if I lost my ability to decide, if I am sadness and you are joy, if I am nothing but the tears falling down your eyes, if I am everything that has pushed you away, if I am every excuse that a man has ever said to you, if I break your heart today and tomorrow, if love wasn’t so damn complex and I wasn’t afraid to love people– if I wasn’t scared shitless to fall in love with people, do you think that this could work?
Do you know any fics with slytherin!harry. Preferably in the long range?
I have a few! I am very picky about my Slytherin!Harry, because I don’t like him to be OOC (sooo no Harry supporting Voldemort or anything like that) and I find that a lot of Slytherin!Harry fics make him into an entirely new character. I thought the following ones were very well done though!
Leo Inter Serpentes by Aeternum (658K combined so far)- Just one conversation between two eleven year old boys goes slightly differently, and the world changes. Just how much will be different with Harry being sorted into Slytherin, and how much will stay the same? My favorite Slytherin!Harry fic! It’s a canon re-write starting from book one, but enough things change that it stayed exciting throughout! Also Harry has a pet snake! And Snape becomes his mentor!! ALL THE GOOD THINGS!!! You should be warned that it’s a WIP. But the author is currently actively posting the 6th book, and I have hope it won’t be abandoned :)
Written on the Heart by who_la_hoop (114K)- Harry doesn’t mind that so many Slytherins from his year have returned to finish their NEWTs, really he doesn’t. It’s just – do they have to be so friendly? He’s not prejudiced, really he’s not. It’s just – they’ve got to be up to something, right? Unnerved by the attention he’s attracting from everyone – the Slytherins are the least of it, to be fair – and struggling with a raft of changes to Hogwarts itself, Harry wishes he could be happy that one constant remains: Draco Malfoy really fucking hates him. When he’s hit by an illegal love-spell though, Harry finds he has more to worry about than whether or not Blaise Zabini actually wants to be his friend. For if everyone affected has been blessed – or cursed, by the look on Malfoy’s face – with a magical tattoo revealing the name of their soulmate, what does it mean that Harry’s skin remains completely bare? kfhdsjrg3hi SOUL MARKS!!! c;mbxneiu EIGHTH YEAR!!! rewuy,obsk AMAZING AUTHOR!!! Harry is forced to move to Slytherin!!!! Need I say more? Seriously, this fic is amazing. Harry doesn’t act super Slytherin, but he has to live there, so it counts, right?!
Malfoy Flavor by Vorabiza (199K)- Harry’s ready to banish the Golden Boy image and take charge of his life. Unfortunately for him, or fortunately, there are surprises in store for him. Okay so this one might be a tiiiiiiiny bit ooc, but I LOVE VORABIZA’S STUFF and it’s so fun to read that in this case I don’t even care. Harry disguises himself as Dustin Snape (okay I know I also had to get over the fact that this is a horrible name) and “transfers” into Hogwarts and is a total badass and just READ IT.
Other People’s Choices by Lomonaaeren (82.5K so far)- AU. The Sorting Hat doesn’t just let the Sword go when it falls on Harry’s head in the Chamber, but also Sorts him again, this time into Slytherin. Harry is furious and terrified, and the adults aren’t helping much. WIP. And I haven’t read it yet!!! But it looks amazing and Lomon is always amazing, so I am very excited for it to be finished. Also, if you are just looking for a Slytherin-esque (adult) Harry or Dark!Harry or Grey!Harry, she has written a ton of that in other completed fics!
Progressive Displacement by GatewayGirl (21K)- Harry didn’t mean the wish that way. From his point of view, it hadn’t even worked. Another one I haven’t read! I just discovered it right this very moment while poking around to make this list, but it looks really good! I think Harry wakes up in several alternate realities, and he’s a different Slytherin!Harry each time. All I know for sure is that it starts with Harry taking Draco from Azkaban, and I love that <3
Cunning and Ambition by MinaAndChao (372K)- “The weak in courage is the strong in cunning” -William Blake. One small gesture and one simple sentence change lives, and through it, history. A Slytherin!Harry AU. Abandoned in the sixth book. This series is a pretty straight-forward Slytherin!Harry re-write, and it stays pretty similar to canon. It was abandoned in Book Six.
Also someday (hopefully!!) you will be able to read my WIP, Test of Time! Harry and Draco both go back in time to just before first year, and Harry ends up being sorted Slytherin this time around. There will be Slytherin politics and Draco teaching Harry how to be more Slytherin (among many other things; this is just a side-plot), and it will diverge almost entirely from canon :D
I just want to thank all of you for spreading my post like wildfire. You have no idea how much faith has restored in me from all the good people in this fandom.
You all are the fucking best. You really are. Excluding the assholes that have potentially lost my respect, you TRUE Eddheads out there are fucking amazing. Even people who aren’t even familiar with Eddsworld are helping out, and that its just wonderful.
Now, we can all make one simple change just to make things better in the gaping wound of this fandom. It’s 5 simple steps, and I hope you guys can come to an agreement.
1. Replace current shiptags or character names to something not predictable in a simple websearch. This means do not include the full real life names of the cast as their counterparts, the whole purpose of an AU to begin with is to be as close to unoriginal from the Canon universe as possible.
Note: Under Data Protection laws in Europe and the USA, it is absolutely illegal to use full information of any persons full name, date of birth, place of residence etc. dead or alive, in any database website or even on places like Tumblr without their legal permission. So please do not use ACTUAL REAL LIFE peoples full names intentionally if you want to avoid even bigger trouble. As it can count towards an actual criminal offense if things get serious. Simply falsifying Patricks name and birthday can really damage his career as a whole (Please refer to his Tumblr post.)
2. Keep everything NSFW of any ship in the #sw #sinsworld tag or keep them for your personal eyes only. Do not let a single source of it escape the safe abode of the tag provided for said NSFW art.
3. DO NOT SEND NSFW OR EVEN SFW EDDSWORLD FANART TO PAUL, PATRICK OR TOM. They have made it genuinely clear that they do not feel comfortable with the fandom. Unless we shapen up and grow up, they will continue to reject and block anyone sending this kind of art. That includes Matt too, he is also not interested.
4. If you see any form of harrassment within the Eddsworld community, including the creators, please report them and be a reasonable human being. Harrassment is not a joke, and telling the perpetrators to “KYS” isn’t mature either. Be mature, firm and professional, and take actual methods of action to prevent further drama from happening. The last thing we want is to lose Matt because of the scum side of the fandom. Protect Matt. Protect the ginger smiling bean.
5. STICK TOGETHER! As a fandom, we are a community, majority, minority and a temple of inspiration and creativity. Use and don’t abuse that creativity…What would Edd do if he was here today? I bet he would zoom in and silence us within the click of a mouse just to keep the peace!
So lets do that for him! Lets all love and respect eachother and the creators for keeping his world spinning. Let’s take care of his world, just like taking care of the real world. If we can all just integrate, we can all agree to disagree and vice versa!
Thanks again for your support.
Edward: Jonathan. I have to ask you a very important question
Jonathan: I swear if this is a riddle.
Edward: *VERY serious* no.. no riddles Jon, this is.. this is important.
Jonathan:… well spit it out Edward.
Edward: it’s just.. this has been on my mind a long time. And.. you and I, we work well together.. we’re good friends… so this.. question is even more important. Because I do care for you, and your answer may.. may change everything…
Jonathan:… *uncomfortable* well. What is it then.
Edward:*slowly gets down on one knee*
Jonathan: what the hell are you doing.
Edward: Jonathan Crane.. the question I have for you.. this one.. simple life changing question is
Do you know the muffin man?
She had locked something away, something deep inside her. The truth that she had once known, but… she chose to forget. Limbo became her reality. What happened when you woke up? To wake up from that after, after years, after decades… after we’d become old souls thrown back into youth like that… I knew something was wrong with her. She just wouldn’t admit it. Eventually, she told me the truth. She was possessed by an idea, this one, very simple idea, that changed everything. That our world wasn’t real. That she needed to wake up to come back to reality, that, in order to get back home, we had to kill ourselves.
The way Veep uses costumes to demonstrate character has interested me for a while, and so I’m diving in to the subject just this once. Everything I learned about ‘reading’ costume I learned from reading Tom and Lorenzo’s Mad Style recaps (if you’re a Mad Men fan who’s somehow never encountered them, go forth and read). Needless to say, this won’t be anywhere near as comprehensive, and in fact will be chiefly focused on one character, which is Amy.
There’s a simple reason for this - Amy is the most dynamic dresser on the show. Which isn’t to say that she’s necessarily stylish - Selina knows how to dress to convey very specific messages (as does Dan), something Amy mostly doesn’t do (with one hilarious exception). But there are two reasons why Amy’s style changes so much more than anyone else’s over the course of the show.
Within the world of the show, Amy starts off as a comparatively young woman (say approximately 30 at the beginning?), and one who has never felt particularly comfortable with her own beauty or confident in her ability to attract men. She also desperately wants to be taken seriously in an environment that is not particularly friendly to her. Outside the world of the show, Anna Chlumsky has had two babies - which means her body has gone through far more dramatic changes than any other member of the main cast. (Reid Scott and Timothy Simmons’ receding hairlines don’t really compare).
Why do you say malia was originally gonna be a villain
Because it’s blatantly obvious in every aspect of the narrative that involves her character?
Here’s the thing: Malia doesn’t make any fucking sense. Like, forget ships, actor preferences, whether or not you enjoy the character and just consider her objectively and it’s clear that nothing about her is logical. I’m not saying you can’t like her anyway, but her character is not logical. That’s just a fact.
And I think you can break her character down into 3 fundamental reasons as to why she does not make sense:
She’s a werecoyote.
Her background itself is severely flawed.
Her relationship with Stiles.
Now I’m going to discuss these one by one in more detail for clarification.
1. She’s a were-coyote.
That in itself might not sound illogical to you, but I think you need to keep two things in mind here. The first thing is just that werewolf + werecoyote = werecoyote is confusing in and of itself.
The second thing is that there’s no reason for her to be a werecoyote. I mean, we’re never really given any explanation on how werecoyotes differ from werewolves. For all intents and purposes, Malia seems to have the exact same abilities, powers, and weaknesses as every werewolf in the show. They never introduced or explored any werecoyote related mythology and her nature doesn’t bring anything different or unique to the table and, yet, she’s a fucking werecoyote.
So the question remains: why make her a werecoyote? It would have been easier and made more sense if she was just another werewolf. Malia being a werecoyote is not only illogical, but it has served no purpose (other than making her an extra special special snowflake, of course). So why did they do it?
2. Her background itself is severely flawed.
This one is really more of a two-parter.
A. Her backstory is basically one giant, gaping plothole.
It’s a little funny that the more they tried to explain the whole ‘desert wolf killed her family’ fiasco, the less sense it actually made. It’s pretty fucking apparent that the whole Desert Wolf related plot was just made up as they went. The fact that nothing we learn in season 4 and beyond regarding Malia’s origin story actually adds up makes it clear that it wasn’t part of her character when they introduced her to the show. They either didn’t have a real origin story for her at all because they didn’t need one or they had a totally different one when they introduced her. So ask yourself what they actually planned as Malia’s backstory when they brought her character in because it sure as fuck wasn’t what they tried to show in seasons 4 and 5.
B. Everything about her character negates her background.
From the fact that she’s in high school, to her vocabulary, to her relationships - no part of her character appropriately reflects her background. From here, you have two options and you can believe that either:
The entire creative team has a combined IQ of 50 and not single one of their educated writers understands the basics of how to craft a character so no one even considered all of these issues
The issues weren’t actually issues because either the background was going to be false and/or things like Malia’s extensive vocabulary, firm grip on facetiousness, and outstanding ability to manipulate that we witnessed in 3b weren’t supposed to make sense.
Which option makes more sense to you?
3. Her relationship with Stiles.
You do not have to be formally educated in writing to know that the way this relationship started is just about the worst fucking way you can start a relationship…at least one that’s supposed to romantic, healthy, and long-lasting.
I’m just gonna come right out and say it: no one in their right fucking mind would start a romance via a sexual encounter that’s occurring between two virtual strangers and is littered with consent issues in the dirty basement of a mental institution…especially in a scene that’s literally apropos of absolutely nothing. No one is that bad at writing. I mean, this is basically character suicide; stalia was fucked literally hehthe second they wrote this scene and there’s no chance in hell every person on that creative team did not know it.
And it’s clear they did, in fact, know this by how they handled it in the aftermath: they pretended it never happened. They put in a time jump before season 4 to distance stalia from this encounter and they never bring up that scene in the show. Not one fucking time. They never mention that these two had sex, they never mention Stiles losing his virginity (which was a pretty huge fucking deal), and they even go so far as to avoid ever confirming that stalia has had sex after this. Why? Because they know how fucking gross that scene was.
Basically, if you’re goal is to write a stalia romance, 3x20 is pretty much the exact opposite of how accomplish that. So are the writers really that braindead or was writing a stalia romance not actually their goal?
Based just on those three reasons, it’s clear that Malia never could have possibly worked. Every single decision they made in regards to Malia in 3b is essentially the complete antithesis of what they should have done if their intent was to set her up as a main character and a significant love interest. Seriously, those choices are so fucking stupid, so unfathomable, that the more logical choice is simply that this wasn’t their intent at all.
So if their intent wasn’t to set Malia up as a main character/love interest, then let’s take another look at those three reasons she doesn’t make any sense through the lens of her being set up as a villain instead:
1. She’s a werecoyote.
Being a werecoyote serves no purpose for Malia as she is now, but if she were a villain? Oh, that changes things.
Seriously, she was introduced as a coyote at the same time as a kitsune during the season about Stiles being possessed by a tricker spirit. We are blatantly told that foxes and coyotes are trickster spirits. That’s obviously too deliberate to be played off as coincidental. And, yet, after 3b there is never any mention of coyotes being tricksters again. Funny how suddenly that’s not a thing once Malia is a main character, right? And I guess her timing was just lucky.
Basically, there’s no rhyme or reason to Malia being a werecoyote unless she was supposed to be a trickster.
2. Her background itself is severely flawed.
If Malia had been a villain, all the mess that is her character in seasons 4 through 6 wouldn’t even be a thing. All of the issues and discrepancies and seemingly illogical character choices would suddenly have an explanation.
3. Her relationship with Stiles.
3x20 is utterly nonsensical if the purpose is to establish Malia as a main character and to establish her romance with Stiles…but it makes perfect sense if the purpose is to establish her as a trickster spirit who is playing Stiles. If you forget the bullshit that comes after and you watch 3x20 through the eyes of Malia being a villain, then that mess of an episode is suddenly a fucking masterpiece. Seriously, try it.
Look at it this way: if you can fix so much - an entire season that ended up not making sense, an entire character who is fundamentally devoid of logic, and all the plotholes that have plagues the series ever since that character’s introduction - if you can fix all of that just by making one simple change (i.e. Malia being a villain), don’t you think maybe that was the plan in the first place?
(And this is just considering what happened in the context of the show, you can also add what happened outside of it like: Shelley being made a main character straight away, the disproportional amount of promotion Shelley received, and the fact that Jeff himself stated that both Kira and Malia were originally temporary characters).
California is on fire. Most of the west coast is on fire. Wildfires after wildfires. We have three hurricanes in the Atlantic coast. Mexico just got hit with one of the biggest earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.4
CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL GUYS!!! TAKE CARE OF OUR EARTH 🌏! MOTHER NATURE IS ANGRY. Find alternatives to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Don’t take this bountiful earth for granted 🌳🌺🌼
I cannot stress enough how much humans take this earth for granted. It is our only home right now. Please, research ways on how to reduce and reuse. Simple things as using a refillable water bottle, buying reusable bags to use when you go out to grocery shop, using a handkerchief as a napkin, etc. There’s so many ways.
We are slowly killing this earth. Please, just one simple change can make a difference. Research research research and apply apply apply. It’s as simple as that.
I wish good luck and hope for everyone who was or will be effected by these wildfires, hurricanes, and this most recent earthquake.
Do you have any recs where Snape plays a parental role as well? I know he's not popular but thought I'd ask.
Wellllll, let’s just say you’ve come to the right person then because I happen to have a serious thing for mentor!Snape (i.e. when he takes care of Harry and/or Draco instead of doing what he did in canon). So yes I do have recs!
Drarry + mentor!Snape recs
• Cunning and Ambition by MinaAndChao (371k) Harry Potter has found out he’s a wizard and is on his way Hogwarts. He is found by a boy on the train. Who knew one simple sentence and one simple gesture could change history? A Slytherin!Harry AU. (I love Harry and Snape’s relationship ship in this, it’s beautiful and sometimes heartbreaking. It’s made me cry rivers. This is my favorite mentor!Snape.)
•Secrets by Vorabiza (411k) Beginning with Draco’s unexpected arrival at the Dursleys, Harry’s summer after sixth year becomes filled with activity and many secrets. As his summer progresses, Harry generates several unexpected allies as he finds himself actively becoming the leader of the Light side. (I’m a big fan of the way this author writes the characters, most especially Snape and Harry. They’re great in this, how they develop this deep trust.)
• Chaos Theory, by Tessa Crowley (102k) Chaos: when the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future. One gene varies, one neuron fires, one butterfly flaps its wings, and Draco Malfoy’s life is completely different. Draco has always found a certain comfort in chaos. Perhaps he shouldn’t.
(The memory of this fic kills me on a regular basis. I lovelovelove the parental role Snape takes for Draco in it and later also Harry. Beautifully done.)
• Malfoy Flavorby Vorabiza (222k) Harry’s ready to banish the Golden Boy image and take charge of his life. Unfortunately for him, or fortunately, there are surprises in store for him. (Fic aesthetic by me featuring Snape from this fic. He’s actually Harry’s father in this. I know, I know, but don’t knock it ‘til you try it. Personally, I love this.)
• Incurable by Warholhp (125k)
Harry Potter was not sent to Hogwarts at age 11 as his parents intended. Instead, when an altercation with his uncle turns violent, he is sent to St. Brutus’s Secure Centre for Incurably Criminal Boys. Four years later, he takes the opportunity to attend Hogwarts, where he learns to live a life he never thought possible for himself.
(This fic is soul-crushingly sad but also amazing. Harry is so precious and inspires such protectiveness from Snape, who starts to care for him.)
• Draco’s Boyby empathic siren (186k) A mysterious little boy named Harry moves in next door to Draco Malfoy, and he’s determined to make him his friend and learn all of his secrets. Years later, he’s determined to make Harry more than a friend. (Agh, I love how Snape takes Harry under his wing in this and teaches him about their common interest, plants. Such a sad fic, such a beauty.)
•A Thousand Beautiful Things, by geoviki (104k) Draco Malfoy struggles with changed fortunes, shifted alliances, an ugly war, and an unusual spell, with the help of a concerned professor, an insightful house-elf, and an unexpected Gryffindor friend.
(Snape is the only one Draco has to turn to in his time of need. He trains Draco to survive as a spy and they grow very close, it is lovely to read.)
• Right Hand Red by lumosed_quill (73k) ‘Harry felt Malfoy’s breath on his lips as they came together over the bottle, hands firmly planted on the floor as though they each needed their familiar soil, refusing to cross into enemy territory. Except that Malfoy no longer felt like his enemy. Malfoy felt inevitable.’ (Snape discreetly providing Harry with guidance and advice is my fave. I love how he’s there for him in this fic, grooming him to become his successor.)
• Azoth by zeitgeistic (88k) Now that Harry is back at Hogwarts with Hermione for 8th year, he realises that something’s missing from his life, and it either has to do with Ron, his boggart, Snape, or Malfoy. Furthermore, what, exactly, does it mean when one’s life is defined by the desire to simultaneously impress and annoy a portrait? Harry has no idea; he’s too busy trying not to be in love with Malfoy to care. (He’s not really parental in this, more of a colleague, but he’s great. I feel like this Snape truly acts his age, he has the recklessness/ambition of youth.)