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My main ships are Destiel, Johnlock, Samifer, Wolf Storm and Jily, and they mostly appear here in that order (Jily has kinda suffered lately, not so much them here anymore but the ship is close to my heart, so deal with it. Destiel and Samifer have taken over).
I’VE WAITED FOUR YEARS AND TEN MONTHS TO POST THIS (aired October 1, 2009)
Why is it a thing that people think bisexuality and asexuality don’t exist? Even if we were to go with the general assumption that there is only two genders, I don’t get it. Why is it so hard for people to understand that you can like more than one thing?
Like if there would only be chocolate and vanilla ice cream. There’s people who like only chocolate, people who like only vanilla, people who like both, and people who like neither. And then people who would come like LOL NO you can’t like BOTH or NEITHER wtf how can you like two flavours at the same time it’s impossible nooOOO!!1 Where the hell does this thing come from? Why does it exist? Why is it so hard for some people to fathom that yes, you might not like ice cream at all or you might like more than one flavour?! It’s the EXACT same fucking thing with sexuality, you just fucking like two or more different versions of the same thing or you just don’t like any of them WHY IS IT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHY
jk rowling unilaterally writing that not a single member of slytherin house fought in the battle of hogwarts and instead every single one of them hid like cowards is honestly one of the laziest most flaccid writing decisions of our time
Or it could be the truth about Slytherins as a whole. While the house is most known for being the vilest and meanest kids in the whole school, everyone would assume, “Those guys are gonna be on the side of the Death Eaters and wreck shit”. When in actuality, most of them wouldn’t do anything for any side, because Slytherin’s only care about themselves.
This was proven time and time again in the books, along with the traits for the other houses. The Gryffindors believe that you should sacrifice yourself for others, the Ravenclaws believe that whatever the wise or most knowledgeable choice is has to be the right way, and Hufflepuffs believe that you should always do the right thing, no matter what. Slytherins believe that whatever will make you more powerful or better than others is right.
Plus, of all the lazy and flaccid novels of our time, you chose one detail in one book of an entire series of widely acclaimed novels. Trust me, work in a book store, there is a whole lot worse books out there.
okay, first let’s start with the fact that you’re pigeonholing an entire demographic of people you know nothing about who were actively classified as Slytherins by JKR’s Pottermore test. please, by all means, go up to a little eleven-year-old who self-identifies as Slytherin because they don’t agree with JKR’s assumption that having ambition and drive and goals automatically makes you evil, and tell them to their face that they are “vile” and “mean.”
"Slytherins only care about themselves"—ah, right. well, silly me, I guess I just dreamed up that entire part where Narcissa Malfoy cared more about her son’s life than her own to the point where she was willing to lie point-blank to Voldemort without so much as the slightest twitch in her facial expressions or her defenses. how about the point where Andromeda Tonks was a pureblood witch, a Slytherin, who grew up to marry a Muggle-born of her own choice, regardless of being exiled by the pureblood snobs in her family?
oh, wow, I guess I must just be imagining this entire section of the Pottermore welcome letter, too:
Slytherins are actively and consistently described as people who take awhile to warm up to others, but who, once they decide that they care about you, are not afraid in the least to put you and your needs in their highest consideration. the only other house with more consistent emphasis on loyalty to family and friends in the entire series is Hufflepuff—not Gryffindor, and not Ravenclaw. but yes, please, go on to tell me how Slytherins are so vile and evil despite sharing a fair amount of similar qualities to the house most renowned for kindness.
I don’t even know where you’re taking your facts from, because no where does it ever say that Gryffindors believe in “sacrificing themselves for others.” no, Gryffindors are brave and they are daring—which, in a negative context, can just as easily translate to showoffy and prideful. that in no way translates to self-sacrificing (Harry was naturally self-sacrificing. not the entire house). Ravenclaws don’t believe that wisdom is “right,” they simply prize it, thus fostering a nature of competitiveness which can border on downright vindictive around the time for finals and exams, I’m sure. Hufflepuffs believe in “doing the right thing” in the sense of “what they personally believe is right.” which, believe it or not, gives Hufflepuffs quite the potential for being downright terrifying should they ever convince themselves that they are “doing the right thing” while working for an evil cause, all the moreso since their loyalty is known to be unwarvering.
but yes, clearly, rather than thinking critically about the series, let’s just try to push the agenda of “every single Slytherin was born inherently evil and they’re all awful, selfish pricks.”
using Hogwarts just as an example, roughly 25% of people in that school are going to be sorted into Slytherin, or else the house wouldn’t have stuck around for two centuries. I’m sure the 25% isn’t an even percentage and that some years fluctuate, but still: 25%. you cannot possibly tell me that every eleven-year-old walking through those doors is even pureblood (only 20 pureblood families are ever specified by JKR, meaning others likely died out, and there is no way in hell that 20 families alone, even through intermarriage, could provide enough children each and every year to accomodate 25% of a school with hundreds of students), much less that they were inherently born evil and vile and cruel.
if you truly love a series, then sit down and accept it when someone writes a valid criticism of it rather than going out of your way to defend an author who made very poor choices in her work. if you honestly think that this is the only flaw the HP books have, or that “widely acclaimed” = “flawless work,” you’re sorely mistaken, too. the romanticization and forgiveness of Severus Snape, the portrayal and excusal of literal child abuse, the continued stereotyping and pigeonholing of an entire house in a series supposedly tackling themes like “appearances can be deceiving” and “people should be judged by their choices, not their abilities or the actions of their families”—all of these are severe flaws in the series and should be talked about so people can stop casually glossing over them and pretending they don’t exist.
just because there are worse books out there doesn’t excuse a good book (or any series at all) from criticism.
I’d like to point out what people writing this seemed to forget: while there are muggleborns in Slytherin, I would believe most of them are halfbloods, and of course some purebloods. I’ve understood most of the witches and wizards are in fact halfbloods nowadays. Anyway, I’m pretty sure it was stated in the books that most of the Slytherins wouldn’t fight because they had family connections to the opposing side. Like above stated, Slytherins look after their own. If you know you have some connections to the other side, would you want to fight them? I think this is a fact that should be considered here. If I remember correctly, all the students lower than fourth or fifth year were required to leave anyway. Above that, I would think most of the people have made connections with their housemates, maybe spent vacations with their friends and so on, gotten to know their parents etc etc. So if you know that there might be people on the other side you know and like, even love, wouldn’t you rather leave the battlefield instead of picking a side? I would imagine almost all Slytherins deciding not to participate on that battle because of the family/friend ties. But that’s just me. Maybe I just imagined this up, after all I’m not a Slytherin but a Gryffindor(/Hufflepuff).
To add to this, several of the Ravenclaws left too. A lot of the Gryffindors stayed because they’re show offs etc, but some of them left too. And of course some were staying because of the reasons like Harry and Neville and co had. I think most of the Hufflepuffs stayed because they believed it was the right thing to do.
I’d like to remind people that the books are written from Harry’s perspective. There’s a lot of things in the books to be considered as biased because of that. When the books stated Slytherins were vile and evil, it was how Harry viewed them. When a book is written from one character’s perspective, everything that is written via that character is how that character saw it. It’s not always the immediate truth. I wish people would see and understand that. For an example, imagine how the books had been if they had been from Draco’s perspective? I’m sure Gryffindors would have been put down like Slytherin was, and Hufflepuffs would have been depicted even suckier way and only then ignored (just remember how he was talking about them when he and Harry first met). Some flaws and stereotypes come into the books because they aren’t written unbiasedly. They are how one character saw it all. I’m not saying there’s no flaws in the books, because there is always flaws when it comes to fiction, but people should really remember that little fact.
What if humans had wings and the feathers were the same color as our natural hair color but we could dye them different colors if we wanted to or add glitter and there were salons dedicated to wings where we could get them preened and colored and there was a whole section of fashion and health dedicated to wings and work-outs designed to make your flight muscles stronger for endurance or speed and and and
Dude, what are you on? I want a hit.
"Winchesters."The angel said."You must die."
Castiel is part of the angel rebellion headed by Anael, her second-in-command and the garrison’s most gifted assassin. When it was decided that the best way to stop the apocalypse was to eliminate Michael & Lucifer’s true vessels, Castiel volunteers to get the deed done. However upon meeting these human hunters, something about them stays his hands.
bedheadandwings said:Noooooooo what are you saying I’m doing this totally out of interest whaaat
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ssshhhhhhhhhhh Mister Virginity
Hey hey hey I think we all remember pretty clear how you guys figured out the god damned answer to that round of 20 Questions OR W HA T
No I think you have to refresh my memory here
I’ll hit you with a frying pan, see if that helps
Now now Anders, I feel like that is a bit extreme. You could just tell it to me in detail. Maybe with a recording even