“I’m Sirius Black and I hate school”? More like...
[During the most important exam of his young life so far] “Harry saw Sirius give James the thumbs up. Sirius was lounging in his chair at ease, tilting it back on two legs.” (OOTP 642)
[Two seconds after leaving an exam with his bros]“Did you like question ten, Moony?” (OOTP 643)
“Well, I thought that paper was a piece of cake,” he heard Sirius say. “I’ll be surprised if I don’t get Outstanding on it at least.” (OOTP 644)
“You might,” said Lupin darkly from behind his book. “We’ve still got Transfiguration, if you’re bored you could test me…Here.” He held out his book. Sirius snorted. “I don’t need to look at that rubbish, I know it all.”
ALL. HE KNEW A L L OF IT? HE KNEW IT ALL. HE WAS A KNOW IT ALL
lmao at anti-snape people who don’t realize that james and snape aren’t really foils for draco and harry (tho they can correlate) but more for dudley and harry.
dudley hates harry for no reason - because his parents hate harry and harry’s easy to pick on. he picks on harry with his gang of friends, terrorizing him whenever it’s convenient. harry fights back against dudley (but does anyone call it “equal”…? lmao no bc it’s still not even tho harry fights back). dudley has the adults on his side, adults who won’t listen to and don’t care about harry. does this sound familiar at all? it should.
do you honestly think harry saw that scene in swm and didn’t suffer an immediate flashback? if you think not, you’re kidding yourself friends. harry knows what snape’s going through - he went through it too. and yet fandom looks at dudley and harry and recognizes the power disadvantage, recognizes it’s bullying, but when they look at the marauders and snape, they’re all, “well that’s just what teenagers do!” okay. sure.