rant epilogue

The thing about Draco Malfoy is there is such incredible potential there…for change, for a new character arc, for inner growth, and maybe even for some redemption

And a lot of people (including JKR I suppose) don’t agree but I don’t think you can ignore the possibility or gloss over the sheer potential there that does exist whether the opportunity it presents is ultimately taken or not

At Hogwarts Draco was a bad piece of work, a racist, bigoted, pureblood supremacist pig and a bully

But then shit got very real. And Draco was scared. And realized with dawning horror that he was wrong. That his family had been wrong. His entire belief system which has led him to this point was wrong. His infallible father and the Malfoy values were wrong.

As he watched his teacher tortured, murdered, and eaten by a snake. As he was given his mission. As he desperately cried in the bathroom unable to fulfill it. As Dumbledore fell. As Greyback entered Hogwarts. As one classmate was held captive in his dungeon and his aunt tortured another in his parlor. As his childhood friend was corrupted by the cause and died. As fiendfyre almost killed him as well but for the will of Harry Potter and a broomstick.

After this and after Harry’s testimony Draco is left with a very clear path available should he choose to take it. Rebuilding in a wizarding world torn by war where he absolutely cannot avoid that he did wrong. Being under duress, being in too deep, not being able to kill, he still hurt people. And knows it.

There is potential there for Draco Malfoy to become more than he was, better than what his father and his name represent. For him to slowly do what he can to get by and reenter society. To privately grieve and feel perhaps unworthy of forgiveness but to hold his head up and try to make amends. Maybe that’s some donations to charities or volunteering. Maybe it’s assisting with the rebuilding of Hogwarts. Maybe it’s studying to become a Healer or an Auror to help people. Maybe it starts with spending time in the Muggle world or exchanging words with Harry or the Golden Trio.

Any person in this situation following an experience like this stands poised with the choice to make different choices going forward. Draco’s life was profoundly affected and I find it hard to believe he would just slink away with no attempt to make a positive difference. In addition to undoing any good he had done during the war, some through inaction and some through choice, this would further ostracize him in society and Draco’s core beliefs center around proving himself/his worth and his determination to help and protect his family and name.

If Snape whom I also love is redeemed in the end despite the lifetime of Dark Arts, cruelty to children, and bad life choices, in this vein Draco (not even an adult during this time) can’t be dismissed. I don’t think he’d continue a life of the status quo and remain an idle rich Lucius imitator unaffected by everything that transpired and not tap into the good that is inside him.

That’s why I’m pro Draco Malfoy and the epilogue, Pottermore, and interviews will never change me. I don’t love him because he’s a “poor victim” or “dark tortured soul” but because I appreciate the events that have shaped him and the changes and morality that could arise from this drastic shift in worldview that would result in a better man.

the biggest problem I have with the “why can’t they just be friends?” argument (and it’s not even an argument since “they” are just friends 99% of the time anyway) regarding Scorbus is because to me it didn’t read like just friends but rather like soulmates 

and the fact that the writers could’ve left it as it is (not having Scorbus be canon but heavily implied) but instead they chose to backpedal with a forced no-chemistry Sc*rose just to assure us that Scorpius and Albus were totally straight felt so wrong and out of place.

I never expected Scorbus to be canon but I’m salty af about it nevertheless

vincesarconi  asked:

You know, I just love the scene when Kirito and Asuna successfully survived against Kuradeel. And how they finally seal the deal between them. (Much progression!) It's always my favorite to go back and watch, hell memorized the episode and time it starts, I just love it so. I'm a major Kirisuna shipper. How about you, what would you say has to be your favorite scene that you can't ever get enough of?

Hello! I’m also a big Kirisuna shipper, so thank you for this ask. Honestly, choosing my favorite Kirisuna moment is hard. They have a lot of great moments and that is part of what makes them such a nice ship. 

Kirito speeding on his shitty bicycle in the middle a snowing night with a shitty jacket as soon as he knows she’s awake? That one time Asuna said “I’ll protect you, so I want you to protect me too, okay?” Their SAO II epilogue dialogue? There is too much to choose from.

I’m not sure I’d call it the favorite, but one scene that really stuck with me and maybe sealed my entry in Kirisuna hell was their bed conversation in Episode 13. There is a real natural feel to it, like in that moment they are just these two kids in love and they are talking about passion, and their duty, and well, fishing also. I guess this is the most casual feeling scene in the anime and I love it’s with those two. We don’t get many other scenes where they are completely devoid of underlying plot points and responsibilities to just talk about things, so when they do it’s pretty sweet.

It’s so simple but that sort of dialogue is what really makes you think — hey, those two are human. I think it makes them extra believable and it’s just nice.

- Mod Fil

THIS IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO ANYONE WHO WILL BE NEAR WHERE THEY'RE FILMING THE EPILOGUE

IF YOURE ANYWHERE NEAR THAT VICINITY

I NEED YOU TO TAKE OUT YOUR PHONE

OR YOUR CAMERA

AND TAKE AS MANY FUCKING PHOTOS THAT YOU CAN OF JEN, JOSH, THE TOASTBABIES, AND ANYTHING EPILOGUE RELATED.

YOU POST THOSE PHOTOS. LET US SEE WHAT HEAVEN IN LIKE.

I DONT CARE IF YOURE JUST STROLLING BY AND YOU DONT REALLY CARE ABOUT THG

YOU TAKE THOSE PHOTOS

AND YOU LET US SEE THAT EPILOGUE BEING FILMED.

I think I speak for most of us when I say that even if we only get one picture, we’re already achieving more than what’s been given to us officially. I’m throwing shade.

SO.
EPILOGUE.
PHOTOS.
PLEASE.