If we run out of sarcasm, there's some left over cynicism in the freezer.
But, we won't run out of sarcasm.
I see this every year and it scares me and makes me sad all at the same time
I think one of the reasons the Harry Potter Epilogue was so poorly received was because the audience was primarily made up of the Millennial generation.
We’ve walked with Harry, Ron and Hermione, through a world that we thought was great but slowly revealed itself to be the opposite. We unpeeled the layers of corruption within the government, we saw cruelty against minorities grow in the past decades, and had media attack us and had teachers tell us that we ‘must not tell lies’. We got angry and frustrated and, like Harry, Ron and Hermione, had to think of a way to fight back. And them winning? That would have been enough to give us hope and leave us satisfied.
But instead. There was skip scene. And suddenly they were all over 30 and happy with their 2.5 children.
And the Millennials were left flailing in the dust.
Because while we recognised and empathised with everything up to that point. But seeing the Golden Trio financially stable and content and married? That was not something our generation could recognise. Because we have no idea if we’re ever going to be able to reach that stage. Not with the world we’re living in right now.
Having Harry, Ron and Hermione stare off into the distance after the battle and wonder about what the future might be would have stuck with us. Hell, have them move into a shitty flat together and try and sort out their lives would have. Have them with screaming nightmares and failed relationships and trying to get jobs in a society that’s falling apart would have. Have them still trying to fix things in that society would have. Because we known Voldemort was just a symptom of the disease of prejudice the Wizarding World.
But don’t push us off with an ‘all was well’. In a world about magic, JK Rowling finally broke our suspension of disbelief by having them all hit middle-class and middle-age contentment and expecting a fanbase of teenagers to accept it.
Also. Since when was ‘don’t worry kids, you’re going to turn out just like your parents’ ever a happy ending? Does our generation even recognise marriage and money and jobs as the fulfillment of life anymore? Does our generation even recognise the Epilogue’s Golden Trio anymore?
You know, I’m not sure why, but I could have handled an epilogue that was, say, getting their kids out of bed to go to the train, and Ron and Hermione showing up to go with them, and everybody sharing brunch, running around the house with half a piece of toast yelling for their siblings to give it back. The families just enjoying each other’s last bit of company for a while before being apart for months, seeing Harry in private with his own family. Maybe it’s because the platform was never the transition from the Muggle to the magical world for me - that was always the Burrow.
I humanized the Magic School Bus, since it’s Ms Frizzle’s TARDIS equivalent! I mean, she IS a Timelord right? And the cliche of overused references ensued!
wow she certainly is
this post changed my life forever
omfg that is just too adorable
i can show you the world
if i ever fail to reblog this, assume that i am dead
i love you so, witch cat and brave kitten
My favorite Halloween story. :’)
#slytherins aren’t evil #slytherins are self-serving #slytherins are loyal to what is THEIRS and theirs alone #if the fact that narcissa malfoy #a slytherin #will LIE to the dark lord about his greatest foe being alive #over the smallest hope of saving her son doesn’t tell you that #then idk how to help you
count yourself honoured if a slytherin decides that you are theirs. they will kill for you. they won’t die for you, because where would be the use in that, but they will do everything else.
I have had some Slytherins tell me that they want me around for the zombie apocalypse. They know I well fight to the death for them, my friends, but that I am theirs and they will save me from myself. I think that’s the difference between Slytherins and Gryffindors. I’ll sacrifice myself to give my friends the best chance, but they’ll compromise the ease of their escape to get everyone out together. Both sound logics, just different mindsets.
start ur day off right with hearty bowl of gina torres as cleopatra letting xena know she’s DTF.
Daniel Radcliffe + filmography. (inspired by x and anyone who ever made them)
why is everyone so reluctant to sort their faves into Slytherin? the house description is “ambitious and cunning” not “they’re all fucking evil slimy malicious twats.”
No, Allen. You got what you wanted. You were ordinary, just like every other freshman and I made your life extraordinary. Go be you now, all by yourself. Leave me alone.
You don’t mean that.