I don’t care if there’s someone I seriously disagree with or think they’re being stupid/out of line I don’t want to be the reason they cry before bed and have a shitty day the next morning because I wanted to be mean
I will never understand people who send these kinds of messages. Please relax.
Right?? I just could never imagine myself doing a similar thing, it’s not worth it??
case and point. And Sherlolly is my notp btw
My point was that BOTH sides go after each other for no reason. Sherlolly starts shit with Johnlock, Johnlock starts shit with Sherlolly. No matter the ship this behavior is unacceptable.
Why did you feel the end to send this? You feel better now?
As a clarification to that post it’s both the Johnlock/TJLC and Sherlolly shippers that are horrible to each other. Just leave each other alone it is not worth all the pain it causes why don’t you see this. Fandom wank on this scale isn’t something to be proud or happy about
It’s legit upsetting me. I honestly can’t imagine myself actually saying some of the things I’ve read tonight without hating myself for it. It’s disgusting haha but it might be the hufflepuff in me
I am absolutely appalled with how mean and horrible people are on this site to each other. Forget about who is right or who is wrong, does it make you feel good to call each other horrible names? Are you a better person because you started a fight with someone and have hurt people in the progress?
Just let it go. Drop it! Leave it alone! From the start we’ve known that everyone has their reasons for the ships they follow, why do you have to go in and tell them you don’t like what they like? JUST LEAVE IT ALONE
I don’t care if you feel the person you’re yelling at deserves it, when you’re actively putting people down and possibly triggering them you have a problem. And if you’re okay with that then you have no sense of compassion.
THE BABE WITH THE POWER
THE POWER OF VOODOO
seeing your friends after they went out and had fun and “forgot” to invite you
i meant to clean my room but I got distracted by fandom wank oops
TJLCers using a “hater day” to “fight their oppression” is like men having a “matriarchy day” to fight theirs
I’ve decided to give in and do another bingo to celebrate Hater Day 2014 ;) I promise that’s the last one.
I’m confused, does this support tljc or… this hater day was a confusing thing entirely.
was hater day necessary?
like you dominate ao3 in fic and johnlock dominates the fandom
did you need a day?
Don’t you know? THEY NEED ALL THE THINGS. ALL OF THEM.. ALL. THE. THINGS. One of us… one of us…
"He had his first birthday yesterday, so he goes crazy every time he hears the ‘Happy Birthday’ song."
"Let’s see it."
Happy surprise day off work! :)
Hi hi! Thanks for reading my ramblings, it’s cool to know you thought it was interesting!
To put it bluntly, I don’t think Harry ought to have named is son after Snape. I think there were people more deserving (McGonagall, Lupin, Tonks, etc.) who were braver, better, people than Snape. On principle, I just don’t like it.
HOWEVER, I understand why Jo did it, thematically. Snape, Harry, and Tom Riddle (also Sirius to an extent) were all lost little boys with childhoods that defined them, there are reasons parallel lines are drawn between them so often. Teddy was Harry; another little orphan boy with the chance to be brought up by a loving godparent. I see Albus Severus – young and shy and unsure, anxious about which house he’s going to be placed into, and concerned about what that will say about him and who he will become – as representative of Snape.
Snape was a bad person, he was a weak person, he let himself be defined by his upbringing, his familial history, and what he thought his house represented. If he had had loving parents, been middle class, sorted into a house other than Slytherin (or, sorted into Slytherin and been made to understand that that only had to mean what he wanted it to mean) maybe he would have been a different person and made different choices. His life was unfortunate. I don’t believe that means he can be forgiven or excused of his crimes, not any more than Riddle can, but it allows us to understand them.
When we see Albus Severus - named after a boy who let so many external forces influence his opinion of himself and what he eventually became – anxious about what house he’s going to be sorted into, we see the tragedy of Snape, and of all children who are led to believe that they aren’t allowed to define themselves. Harry overcomes what he was supposedly preordained to be, overcomes his childhood and his own struggles, but not every child is Harry Potter. Albus is given the opportunity to define himself, something Snape’s life and nature denied him, that’s why it is important that Harry’s son is named after Severus.
Harry Potter is primarily about the power of love, but what has always struck me when reading the books is how much they are about being allowed to define oneself, and how important that is. Our three main characters, Harry, Hermione, and Ron, struggle against aspects of the life they were born into. Harry is treated as useless for a decade, then told he is the most famous wizard alive. Hermione is only a brilliant witch “in spite” of her blood status. Ron is the last of six brilliant sons. Then, from the moment they arrive at Hogwarts, these eleven year olds are sorted into houses that tell them who they are and what they’re supposed to be.
Even in the magical world, kids can’t escape the external forces that attempt to shape their lives, and their story is all about how they react to that, and who they become in spite of, or because of it.
Snape is so representative of how damaging these external forces can be, and the havoc they can wreak on the vulnerable. To me, Snape is not a martyr, he’s not, as he is so often depicted, a warning against hating people when you don’t have a full understanding of their story.
He is instead, a warning to those who impose upon children expectations of who they have to be. To everyone who disregards how important childhood influences are on the adults we become.
When Jo named Albus Severus she was saying “look, here is a kid with parents who are giving him a chance to make and craft himself, look how different his story will be to those who came before him, to those for who he was named.”
So when it comes to the ‘one of the bravest men I ever knew’ thing, yeah, it makes me a little uneasy, but I get why Jo did it. There is a bravery in fighting against that which has made you, and Snape did fight. It would have been extremely difficult to do what Snape did. Don’t get me wrong, he is awful, but the road he took was one of the hardest, and it was made harder by his own personal conflict along the way. Despite his destructive tendencies, Snape very obviously fought to do what he did. And I believe there is a bravery in that. Not the same bravery that the other characters in the books possess — which I would argue was a purer, more loving bravery — but maybe that bravery is easier than the bravery Snape displayed.
Albus Severus is there to show people that his is the life that every child deserves, Snape is there to show people what can happen if that life isn’t allowed. By linking the two, Jo creates a very powerful dichotomy.
Sorry, I digressed a little, but hopefully that made sense and kind of answered your question. Have a good day!!