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*Mary dies*

Me: 

*John blames Sherlock for Mary’s death*

Me:

Cursed Child was dumb and here are some reasons why

(warning: spoilers. this probably won’t make sense unless you’ve read the script. far be it from me to recommend this kneazle-vomit of a play, though, so if you haven’t read it, good)

  • the plot is messy, strange, and childish. there’s only one time-turner left!! how will the characters cope when said time-turner is lost? oh lol they’ll just use this other convenient time-turner. for convenient plot points, see also: harry can suddenly speak parseltongue again, because well he just kind of needs to be able to do that
  • Harry cursing “oh dumbledore” without a hint of irony. like really? really
  • the characterisation was a pile of dragon dung and we all freaking know it. let’s break it down into individual characters here because fuck if I can stop at one bullet point for this
  • Hermione: the brightest witch of her age, the constant crusader for the unloved and the unrepresented, whose successful career and capacity for kindness apparently rest in the hands of her romance with Ron Weasley. oh… but wait. it sounds a little familiar, this story. hear me out. let’s see now, a highly intelligent person who falls in love but doesn’t have that love reciprocated, and who then becomes a really fucking mean teacher at Hogwarts through bitterness. sound like anyone we know? fam, they tried to parallel Hermione and Snape. Hermione and Snape. this being the same Snape who sneered in Hermione’s face when she’d been visibly hexed, and made her cry; the same Snape who bullied Neville Longbottom for years, while Hermione muttered instructions under her breath to help him. if you want to tell me that Hermione would ever allow herself to become a Snape parallel then I will kindly invite you to shove a dirigible plum where there’s no lumos solem
  • Harry: when Harry was at his angriest in OOTP, and he’s yelling at Ron and Hermione, there’s one thing we notice. everything he yells is true. he means it. he’s bitter about it and he’s loud and furious, but he doesn’t have the kind of anger that just says anything to cause hurt, that speaks without thinking, not even at this crisis point in his life. are you really going to tell me that the boy who knows down to his bones what it’s like to feel rejected, and misunderstood, and alone, would ever say - even in anger - that he wishes Albus wasn’t his son? I am going to snap wands over this
  • Cedric. and this one burns. because Cedric was brave and he was true, and he had a sense of justice that led him to telling Harry about the way the golden egg worked, and led him to sharing the winning of the triwizard tournament with Harry. he died, he was murdered at the age of seventeen, embodying a sense of justice so strong, an innocence, a goodness. Cedric Diggory - the boy who believed in fairness with an integrity that is astounding - becoming party to the indiscriminate killing and casual torture of the Death Eaters just because he had his head engorged one time… is about as likely as Hagrid stomping on a dragon egg. it’s an insult to who he was and I am going to engorge the entire bodies of the writers of this fucking play so that hopefully they’ll just float away too, with all the grace and likeability of Aunt Marge
  • Voldemort: can we all agree now that Voldemort would not father a child. the idea of him experiencing lust seems out of character; the idea of him giving into a base urge seems more so. it’s too human, too vulgar, too physical; it would associate him with the common and the mainstream in a way that I contend he would find repulsive. Tom Riddle Sr. was trapped by Merope into sex and romance; to have sex would be to bring himself closer to his parents, down to the level of a Muggle and a witch who lacked power and craved love, two things Voldemort could never, ever stand. no. he wouldn’t have sex just because he wanted to; he’d be repelled by the idea. what other reason could there be for him to do the nasty with Bellatrix? to ensure the continuation of his line? that makes even less sense. achieving immortality for Voldemort was always a question of magic, a personal quest. he wouldn’t go for a messy, physical back-up plan. he always thought that he would win. if anything, he would see a child as a future threat, not a security. another being in the world with the promise of his power? he wouldn’t risk it.
  • what the fuck was that trolley witch scene though
  • “for voldemort and valour” are you serious. is there a Gryffindor spy in the Voldemort camp laughing their ass off because they actually managed to get that one through. and are they ten years old
  • overall, the message of the play infuriated me. Delphi was the child of Voldemort, so she was evil. Albus was the child of Harry, so he was good. Scorpius was the son of Draco, so he should have been evil, but Draco’s actually kind of good now and his mother was nice, so he can be good too. where is the complexity? was five hours of drama not enough to find some shades of morality? where is the hope, where is the resonance, in a story that says that good begets good and evil begets evil, and nothing can really change? the Harry Potter book series was about a boy who grew up with something inside him that was utterly evil, and who rejected it, fought against it, changed the path that fate seemed to wish him to walk. not slytherin, not slytherin. we had Regulus Black and Sirius Black, who rejected their pasts, whose heritage and whose House stood for nothing against their principles, their eventual and separate forms of bravery. we had Remus Lupin, who transformed into a monster but never became one, not even after years of rejection and pain. we had the word mudblood, and we watched Hermione fight it, we knew it was ridiculous to label someone based on their blood. and now… we have the Cursed Child. a play which is flat, and stupid, and tells us that your parentage inevitably dictates your character - and that how you’re treated is how you’ll treat others. dear writers, in the words of Albus Dumbledore, you fail to recognise that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be. you fucks.

The more I read about what’s been going on, this whole election cycle. What’s been going on since Trump got elected, and what happened during his inauguration. I’m getting more and more disgusted by my generation.
I’m disgusted by these “ peaceful protests” which are not peaceful at all. Breaking windows, setting cars on fire, just causing a mess. I’m all for peaceful protest, but these are not peaceful, these are riots.
These riots aren’t helping anyone. The buildings you’ve be smashing up? They’re owned by people who voted like you! Seriously D.C. voted 90% Hilary! It’s just unbelievable.
I understand that you’re angry and worried about the future, but rioting is not going to help your cause. Honestly it just looks like you’re throwing temper tantrums because you didn’t get your way. People are not going to listen if you are screaming that they are racist and homophobic. No one is going to want to hear what you’re saying when you spit in the face of people who disagree with you.
I’ve seen a surprising amount of violence from the people who claim to be tolerant. You hit people who disagree with you, you scream and cuss at them for the crime of having a different political view. You try to silence speakers that don’t align with the left. You say you want free speech, but you only want speech that you agree with…and you wonder why Trump won? Really?

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Klaus perceiving Caroline’s sublimated feelings

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•ᴥ• awrf!

breaking news: adorable husbands finally get a puppy!

inspired by kiss-my-pikachu‘s request | more phan doodles here

March Book Photo Challenge

Day 12: bookish place

My dad’s office. When I was a child I used to sit here and read/look at some of his books while he worked.

just watched hunchback of notre dame and god

frollo is one of the cruelest and terrifying and complex but cOOLEST AND MOST INTERESTING villains I’ve ever seen

Lookin’ good, Barnes.
CONFIRM
Con-fuckng-firm.

inspired by the Infinite Coffee & Protection Detail series by Owlet
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ugh I read more Rainbow Fish discourse and like, spare me from people who were Gifted Kids and now as adults are like, oh it was SOOOOOOOO HAAAAAAAARD being smarter and more talented than all the other kids :( Gifted Child Oppression is real :( My childhood peers were all stupid as shit and resented me for being better than them in every way :( My parents sent me to fancy special classes for gifted children where I got special tutoring and extra attention paid to my skills but like, sometimes I felt bad because other kids didn’t get that and CLEARLY the fact that I felt bad is the fault of those other kids because how dare they not be perceived, for whatever reason, as being as special as me, why couldn’t they consider how their non-specialness made ME, a special person, feel :( Why does society teach people who are special and smarter and prettier and more athletic and just better than other people to ~shine less so dull, stupid, slow people can feel better about themselves :( the world is so unfair :(

like christ I was a child prodigy too (in specific areas - in other areas I was literally held back in school and sent to remedial classes; this is actually not uncommon, but you never hear these people talk about how sometimes gifted kids, especially kids who are gifted AND not neurotypical, excel in some areas and fall behind in others and how being perceived as “gifted” instead of as a “problem child” is often a matter of race and class and gender, lmao) and I get the “I Just FEEL Different!” angst that that comes with but think about how you sound when you’re whining about what a burden being ~special is. 

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She kissed me silently.
“I am sure, Carmilla, you have been in love; that there is, at this moment, an affair of the heart going on.”
“I have been in love with no one, and never shall,” she whispered, “unless it should be with you.”

- Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla

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my favorite fics [6/?]

Turning From Praise by capriciouslouis; 128k, read on ao3

Summary: Louis has had a strict Christian upbringing that he never realized he resented until he meets Harry Styles, a boy who lives to rebel and doesn’t give a damn what anyone else thinks. But the better he gets to know Harry, the more he begins to realize that maybe Harry does care. And maybe “the children who God forgot” are closer to God than the devout will ever be.

(Punk!Harry Christian!Louis)

anonymous asked:

are there any good books you can recommend (especially for someone who loves outlander) ? :D

hello! i really haven’t been reading that much over the past couple of months, mainly due to uni. when i did read i simply worked my way through the outlander series. so i guess if you mean that you love the tv series or the first book, you can absolutely read the other books for a start. 

i don’t think i’ve read anything like outlander, really. it’s probably difficult to find books with similar themes, given its blend of time travel, romance and history. if you’re into ~period~ literature, i really enjoyed ian mcewan’s atonement, and michael ondaatje’s the english patient. i also read david mitchell’s cloud atlas, though i liked some parts more than others (it had multiple storylines). for more contemporary books i really enjoyed gillian flynn’s gone girl. i read her sharp objects as well, which was very good, but i still prefer gone girl. for a quick and exciting read, there’s the martian by andy weir. i think i read it in about 24 hrs and it was quite a ride. 

or if you want to dive into yet another soul-consuming long ass series, there is always a song of ice and fire

@my followers please feel free to rec me & anon books! 

FUCK YES:

fics promoting friendships as just as important as romantic relationships especially female friendships


FUCK NO:

fics promoting the idea that ‘real’ and ‘passionate’ love means having that other person become the only thing in your life and every other woman is evil competition

If this is another dream, it is time for me to awaken. If this is real, it is time for me to die.
—  Brienne of Tarth, AFFC.