Y'all up here acting like Snape spent his entire life in Danger because of his spywork? No. He joined the Death Eaters willingly after Hogwarts and only worked as a Spy for about 9 months (probably shorter) during the 1st war and then 3 years during the 2nd war. He had a nice, comfortable life inbetween under Dumbledore’s protection at Hogwarts. He was the only one to blame for any discomfort and unhappiness he experienced in those almost 14 years of safety. He was bitter and decided take it out on the rest of the world.
You know who did brave a horrible life full of loneliness, poverty, negligence and cruelty at the hands of those who wrongly feared and marginalized him? Remus Lupin. Who by the way also worked as a Spy for Dumbledore by living among werewolves (including the man who bit him) who supported Voldemort. Note, he LIVED among these werewolves. Always in danger of being torn apart and murdered on the spot, whereas most of Snape’s spylife involved him sulking around Hogwarts tormenting kids… Safe. And Remus lost EVERYTHING…but he smiled. Always smiled. Always put others first and never took anything for granted. It took tremendous amounts of bravery for Remus to just go about everyday life.
But no Snape’s the bravest of them all. I’m not bitter.
“What did Ginny and Dean row about, Hermione?” “Oh, Dean was laughing about McLaggen hitting that Bludger at you,” said Hermione. “It must have looked funny,” said Ron reasonably. “It didn’t look funny at all!” said Hermione hotly.” “It looked terrible, and if Coote and Peakes hadn’t cought Harry he could have been very badly hurt!” “Yeah, well, there was no need for Ginny and Dean to split up over it,” said Harry, still trying to look casual. “Or are they still together?” “Yes, they are. But why are you so interested?” asked Hermione, giving Harry a sharp look. Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince
-Jeremy and Michael meet in first year on the train after discovering they were pretty much the only two people alone
-Chloe and Brooke are both pure bloods and insanely proud of it
-They were friends before coming to Hogwarts and protect each other with their lives throughout every year
-Jake is sorted into Gryffindor like his dad and pumps his fist as he walks to the table and eventually Rich gets sorted there too and sits by Jake at the table
-They start talking and Rich is literally head over heels almost immediately for him
-Jenna brews all these crazy potions and it’s really the only class she excels in so she starts secretly selling all these potions for firewhiskey hangovers and stuff
-Jake is a chaser for Gryffindor’s quiddich team! He’s such a team player and everyone on the team loves him
-Jake and Rich always stay behind for holidays and stuff because their home lives aren’t the best (but secretly they both love staying together at Hogwarts)
-Jeremy is pretty much the softest, nicest Slytherin ever and nobody is really sure how he got sorted until they see how much he’s willing to protect Michael as long as Michael is kind to him
-Michael and Jeremy get together third year after seemingly endless torment from Rich and the girls
-Christine is basically the poster child for head girl of Ravenclaw
-She excels in every class and at everything so she’s consistently tutoring and helping the gang study
-Rich and Jake are prank masters whether it be a foaming spell in the great hall, changing the gangs hair color, or letting loose tons of toads across Hogwarts
-They get together after a near disastrous Amortentia experience
-Rich is weirdly great at Herbology and Jake loves his small plant boyfriend
-Michael is the king of “I accidentally blew up part of the common room again” (he’s insane when it comes to trying new spells)
-Are Brooke and Chloe together ???Nobody knows ???
hello amigos here I am back again after term abroad! highly recommend studying abroad if you get the chance and are able to :) anywho here’s a wee little hogwarts headcanon - rest of the members to come!
»» an artist’s soulmate — soulmate!au ; renjun has been drawing you his whole life, although he didn’t know it
» lee jeno
»» tonight — fluff ; you and jeno spend one more night together before school starts again
»» healing — healer!au ; jeno is the castle healer and he runs into you, causing you to fall and scrape your knee. good think he knows how to care for that
»» knight in distress — knight!au ; you are a princess who doesn’t wish to be saved, and jeno is just trying to avoid conflict with the other knights. he really didn’t mean to find your tower, honest
» lee donghyuck
»» first love — fluff ; donghyuck falls in love with you but he has a hard time confessing
»» thank you — blurb ; you and donghyuck attempt to cross language barriers in order to get to know each other more
»» impulse — fluff ; inspired by bts’ spring day music video, you and donghyuck decide to dye each other’s hair
»» maybe — blurb ; donghyuck hears you singing in the practice room and falls in love
» na jaemin
»» adventure — prince!au ; the prince has to live with you and your family for awhile, and the two of you become quick friends
»»adventure: part two — angst + fluff ; it’s two years later and you and jaemin are sure you’ve forgotten about each other. but when jaemin is arranged to be married, the two of you can’t help but try to find each other again
i would love to hear you talk about harry potter and trauma, aka the dream thesis
i already wrote this paper my friend
“Thestrals are very significant in a discussion of not only death, but specifically the idea of witnessing death and trauma. We learn later in the fifth book that thestrals are large winged horses that cannot be seen by most witches and wizards - only those who have witnessed death. Luna saw her mother die as a young child and has always known that the carriages were drawn by thestrals. Thus, the thestrals become a physical manifestation of trauma that acts as a common experience shared by a community of traumatized individuals.”
“Harry begins to feel untethered and helpless, alone with his trauma. As the book progresses, we see in Harry what Freud called a “compulsive re-exposure to trauma” - it was once thought that the aim of such repetition is to gain mastery over the trauma, but clinical experience shows that instead, “repetition causes further suffering for the victims and for the people around them.” Harry, despite feeling afraid and traumatized, desperately begs to join the Order of the Phoenix (the eponymous organization in the fifth book comprised of adults secretly plotting to defeat Voldemort and his followers). Indeed, throughout the rest of the series, Harry seems to have a compulsive need to put himself in harm’s way - something his friends and family do not understand.” (i’m very interested in the idea of Harry having a “savior complex” and the idea that he does these things not to be heroic - something that separates him from other Hero figures - but as an act of compulsion)
“…many of the adults in his life begin to avoid him, in order to shield Voldemort from access to important conversations. They also force Harry to undergo lessons in Occlumency, a practice that allows a witch or wizard to close their mind from people who can read thoughts or mental images. When he is not particularly successful, they become quickly frustrated with him. But Harry’s inability to close his mind likely has more to do with PTSD than it does any failings he might have as a wizard. The idea behind intrusive thoughts is that they are uncontrollable.”
“With a nonstop onslaught of visions, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts, it is no wonder Harry has begun to feel unsafe in his own mind; furthermore, those he relies on for comfort and understanding - and more importantly guidance, in the case of the adults - have begun to avoid, scold, and even fear him.”
It becomes clear that the people Harry has come to depend on now feel strange and unrelatable to him now. Likewise, they feel frustrated and helpless because they cannot understand how his mind has come to work in the aftermath of a traumatic experience. Harry is unable to process things calmly and rationally, not because he is a teenager with turbulent emotions but because he has unresolved trauma.
For people living with PTSD - children and adults alike - a traumatized hero lives, breathes, and feels in a language they can understand. It is more than simply the story of a ridiculously and annoyingly angry teenager. CAPSLOCK-Harry has become a language in and of itself, a dialect of trauma.
sirius black was locked up in azkaban for thirteen years and he managed to survive and escape and tell the truth to his godson and he still could make jokes and sometimes harry saw a glimpse of what sirius had been when he was a teenager and he died protecting harry
remus lupin faced prejudice every day of his life, had extreme difficulty finding a job, he suffered every single month of his life when he turned, and yet he was a patient, kind, intelligent man and in the end he made the right thing and he died protecting hogwarts, the place where he finally made friends
neville longbottom was made fun of most of his life by his colleagues and family, he was nervous and bullied by snape almost every day and yet he grew up to be the man who stood up to voldemort and killed nagini
hagrid was wrongfully expelled from hogwarts and even sent to azkaban for something he did not do, he loved
dangerous animals because he saw good in them and people gave him a hard time because of that, he was so close to his father and he lost him, he grew up working at hogwarts and watching everyone else become a wizard, he was publicly humiliated by rita skeeter and yet he was still the kindest man there ever was, he always protected the trio and dumbledore and he always saw good in everyone
dumbledore learnt from all the mistakes he made when he was a teenager/young adult and spent his entire life trying to make up for what he had done, he was haunted everyday by what happened to ariana and he too was kind and patient and had no time for people being mean to other people
harry knew many many brave men and yet he chose to name his child after a bitter bully who thought he was entitled to his mother