this week on tumblr: everyone realizes how much of a badass neville was all along
and maybe finally realizing that Snape was a complete asshole not a misunderstood man
Neville Longbottom: He woulda done it in 4 books
ok but on that note let’s give this some deeper analysis:
hermione’s worst fear was evidently failing her classes. her boggart was professor mcgonagall telling her she had failed every single class. if you view this from the same perspective you viewed neville’s boggart, it’d be “jeez hermione stop being such a nerd.” but obviously, hermione’s worst fear wasn’t failing her classes, it was failure in general because hermione viewed her academic work as her own personal strength.
now let’s apply that to neville. snape wasn’t just an abusive teacher (although he definitely was, no arguments there). snape represented everything that scared neville: being incompetent, and not living up to his parents. remember that neville’s family thought he had no magic until a very late age by wizarding standards, and his gran constantly compares his failures to his father’s achievements - neville’s own incompetence is what scares him the most, and snape reminds him of it in every class with his taunts. i believe potions was neville’s worst subject, and probably the thing he was most incompetent at, with no small part being snape’s abuse. also, more importantly - neville’s second-greatest fear was his own grandmother, for along the same lines.
i think reducing neville’s greatest fear to being bullied by a teacher does a great disservice to his characterisation and his bravery. snape doesn’t scare neville on the same superficial level of a mummy or a banshee, or because he’s a rude and imposing authority figure, snape scares neville because he makes neville feel unworthy. so does his grandmother. and that’s his real fear.
no one should scroll past this
in pokemon you can battle a cop
you can battle a cop in real life if you arent a weenie
|—||Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane (via prufrockslovesong)|
remember when the avengers was new?
remember how exciting it was to finally have some of our favorite superheros interacting in one movie?
remember getting chills during this scene?
remember feeling like a superhero when the screen went black and the credit music came on?
Please never forget how special The Avengers is.
Rayhaneh Jabbari is sentenced to hang for killing her rapist in self defense in Iran. She is now 26 years old and has been in Tehran’s dreaded Evin prison since 2007. The petition for her release can be found here: http://bit.ly/1h7EP4D
EVERYBODY SIGN THIS PETITION
It needs 100,000, and only has 8,000 as it stands.
SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS GUYS
Y’ALL NEED TO REBLOG
MADNESS I TELL YOU
THIS IS INSANE…NO NO…BEYOND THAT….
I couldn’t get this .gif to work on my phone
The overworked Chinese laborer who made this phone after being kept awake for 46 hours, delirious with sleeplessness and her eyes stinging due to the toxins in the air around her would be rolling on the floor right now.
Mtumbe Ngoube, the 11 year old African girl who is being kept as a slave in the Congo, who spends all hours of the day digging up the minerals necessary to make that phone would be clapping for you right now if she had any arms. The militia cut them off.
THE PHONE WAS ALREADY BROKEN THE PHONE WAS ALREADY BROKEN STOP TRYING TO GUILT TRIP ME ITS NOT EVEN WORKING also how does the slave girl dig with no arms
stop hating on girls who wanna kiss people in museums or aquariums or art galleries stop hating on girls who want things that might be cliche stop hating on girls who want boys to treat them like they’re magic i will protect all girls with my life and just because they care about things that you don’t doesn’t give you the right to belittle them ok i will fight u
I remember posting somewhere once in a thread about why girls aren’t exploited in animation anymore where some guy said, “all the disney girls are drawn to be generally attractive, but I don’t think there are any eye-candy men… or are there? Are there any Disney men that lots of girls like?” and I mentioned Roger. Tons of girls replied agreeing with me and the original guy was like “wait, Roger? from 101 Dalmatians? What’s attractive about him, he’s tall and lanky and has a big nose, he isn’t muscley at all! Wouldn’t you all prefer Gaston or something? Or do you girls think his big nose is indicative of something else?” and I was like “no, you idiot, he’s a silly, goofy guy who likes animals and can play a bunch of instruments, that’s why he’s attractive. What’s the matter with you? Gaston, seriously?”
This is why we need more girls in animation. And more guys like Roger apparently.
This is why I laugh my ass of whenever dudes talk about how men are “objectified” by the media too. Because 9 times out of 10, what men think is “women objectifying men” are characters like Gaston.
And Gaston is NOT a woman-driven fantasy. Gaston is a male wish fulfillment fantasy. Gaston is not what women want, he is what men want to be. He is hyper-masculinity to an extreme degree, dripping with sexism and testosterone. The fact that men think that Gaston is what women want says an awful lot about those men.
While I don’t want to generalize, female fans tend to prefer a very different kind of male hero. We like the Rogers, the Milos, the Hercules. Genuinely kind, often awkward men who are sometimes vulnerable and respectful to women.
Yes, this is a generalization. I own up to that. But I think it’s important to remember that there is often VERY big difference between what MEN want to be and what women WANT in our media.
Reblogging this again because fucking this. And hell, even the muscley dudes (see: Khal Drogo, Hercules, Thor, Captain America) are loved, not because they are muscley, but because they are sweet and loving and adorable. We love Thor because his mispronounces “Hubble” as “Hooble,” not because of what he can do with a hammer.
Reblogging for the awesome comments.
Walked into the computer lab, and saw this.