I firmly believe that the reason many Slytherins were easily convinced to join Voldemort was because they were treated like shit by the rest of the houses while they were growing up. Imagine spending seven of the most important years of your life being told that you were part of the bad house and therefore bad yourself. Everyone boos your quidditch team. All the houses will hang out with everyone except you. You grow up being hated by your fellow students and many of your teachers.
Now imagine someone comes along and tells you that you’re not worthless and bad. That you’re invited to join a family where you will right the wrongs committed against you. You have the opportunity to be wanted and powerful instead of a hated outcast. Several of your former classmates are telling you how great it is. How you’re welcomed and needed. These are the kids you grew up with. The classmates who went through all the same things you did. Being a Death Eater sounds pretty good now.
I’ve been waiting for a post like this.
BLESS THIS POST
are we seriously doing this
are we ignoring that the DEs are a racist genocidal terrorist group
are we ignoring that, while unfair, the hatred of Slytherin was only after the first Voldemort war, and evidence suggests that they were mostly Slytherins — probably because Tom Riddle recruited out of his own house
but also because Slytherin always — only in part, but still in all the house identifying stuff — stood for purity of blood
are we ignoring that this is based off of actual schools who care more about who your parents are than who you are
if you want to talk about how Slytherin =/= DEs, talk about the ones who didn’t join up. talk about Theodore Nott, whose own father was a Death Eater but wasn’t into that kind of scene.
but jfc “oh no the elite rich kids joining genocidal groups are so oppressed let’s cry for them some more”
let’s not, okay
'But me and my rich friends are so lonely in our school of thousands….'
I think this more than anything is why I relate to Slytherin. I went to an expensive high school as a kid and had friends yet I still found a way to feel persecuted and wronged.
never not reblog Scarlett calling idiots out on their bullshit
and the shitty part is that once scarlett called them out on their fucking bullshit, she automatically became coined a bitch. a bitch. for being brave enough to publicly tell them what was so annoying about a still continuing problem for women in media
"You work hard making independent films for fourteen years and you get voted best breasts.” - scarlett johansson
god i feel horrible for her. i feel horrible for every single woman in this world. and it was to the point where she decided to get breast reduction surgery for her to be taken more seriously as an actress. what the hell is wrong with everybody
and i never, ever understood the hate towards anne hathaway. new york times magazine stated “Anne Hathaway practically demands that we love her.” fucking wrong. anne never gave a shit about looking stuck up when she was out there on stage, preaching for gay rights and how wrong it is for men to constantly sexualize and put down women in the media in every single interview where a man asked the bullshit question “what diet plan did you use for your role in les mis, i bet every single girl wants to know”. she knew a backlash would come from for being so strong and forceful with her retortive statements, but they saved the people that mattered.
and another point. kristen stewart. why in the hell do people hate kristen stewart as a person. women today are expected to act pretty. nice. be respectful 24/7, never argue back, smile pretty, be a lady. don’t make rash, argumentative statements, because if you do, you are not a lady. this is a message our society tries to suffocate women with. kristen stewart will not smile for you, or act like a fuckin lady for you, because that is not her character
yet people hate her because she decides to be herself. “god kristen, you gotta smile some more, talk more ladylike”
what in the fuck for? absolutely nobody knows kristen stewart’s personality. she’s a private person. but just because she refuses to lie through her teeth to seem like a respectable, golden lady of hollywood, she’s considered a bitch. “do this or that because if you don’t you aint a lady” god fuckin damn all of you
all the wrong actresses are getting the hate. you know what really pisses me off are the actresses that just drift on by, answering all an interviewer’s fuckin condescending questions because they’re too afraid to say anything else. just walk nice, smile and say all of those stupid, feminine things you can say in order to get the most fans. at least that’s what their publicists are making them do
its really early in the morning and i cant think straight so if my rant seems messy im sorry
I agree with everything except for the last part. I don’t blame the female actors who do buy/give into the dumb questions. Patriarchy still affects them like it does everyone else, which means they’ve either internalized the sexism, or they feel that calling it out will bring too great of a risk to their career. And I can’t blame women for trying to hold on to their careers.
Also, women like Scarlett and Kristen are A)white and B)well-established in the entertainment industry, so they have a level of privilege that allows them to be snarky or to talk back when people say dumb shit to them or expect them to act a certain way. They might still be labelled as bitchy or whatever, but it’s not going to affect their careers that much.
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN
im so sorry but the way the gif loops it just looks like there’s an infinite number of chekovs oh my god
We are infinite, Keptin
I laughed way too much at that last comment
Can this be my life, tho?
Who’s driving the car?
The Spirit of Jazz and the Knowledge of Impending Racism
im done w/ you note-a-bear
i don’t normally post porn sorry
I do, and this is much better.
The pen is mightier than the penis
I am honestly reblogging this for the comments only.
— Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN), quoted by the Washington Examiner, on the government shutdown. (via wilwheaton)
Oh, I see. This is from a politician. I thought Wil was quoting one of my children.
For the record, I have met Mr Hodgman’s children, and I believe they are both too mature and sensible to say anything like that.
GOT MY BUMPER STICKERS
This is so incredibly ignorant that it’s making my head hurt. When people say, “Guns don’t kill people,” they are not saying, “A gun and bullets can’t be used to kill someone,” and you know it. A gun, by itself, cannot kill someone. It doesn’t matter what side of the the debate you’re on. A gun, by itself, cannot kill someone. The problem has always, always been people. If you put the blame on an inanimate object, you are saying that people don’t need to take responsibility for their actions.
I hate to repeat a tired cliche, but if you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns. Or people will find other ways of murdering each other. This shouldn’t even be a political argument, it’s not about our Second Amendment rights; it’s about being able to defend yourself. Let’s say gun control is fully instated, or it’s made illegal to own a gun. One day, you’re walking home, and someone with a gun pulls you into an alley, threatening your life for whatever it is they want. If you point at them and say, “Hey, having that gun is illegal!” do you think they’ll apologize profusely, turn themselves in, and allow you to go on your merry way?
However, if any average person on the street has a gun, do you think muggers and thieves (or even an ill-intentioned average Joe) are going to be more motivated to make a target of someone? Probably not, since there’s a high chance that target will be well armed (like Chicago vs. Houston, if you look at the first article below).
I’m sorry to turn this into a rant, I don’t do this (very) often. Just read the first paragraph, that’s really all I meant to say.
Someone has completely missed the point.
Is that you, Steve Carlsburg?
Oh yes, because owning a gun is your “duty as an american”, isn’t it?
United States, the greatest gun producer.
"Buy a pink rifle to your daughter, teach kids how guns are awesome and cool. Give guns TO CHILDREN." But when they murder each other, blame video games or Marlin Manson. Not the whole gun propaganda nor the president sending more soldiers to kill muslims.
Buy a car, win a gun! Open a bank account in our bank and win a gun! Buy our guns! Guns are cool! Guns are awesome! Having a gun means power! Owning guns will solve crime!
Cut the fucking bullshit about your fucking guns I’m sick of USA and its freaking guns everywhere and you telling me that all this “gun is for protection we have to have it”.
IT JUST KEEPS HAPPENING
It’s it’s a fact! Cities and states that allow a gun on a person are noticeably lower in murder. Having guns is about protection. No, we are not EVER going to give guns to children. We are not going to tell that that having guns are cool, like it’s a toy. We are going to tell them that it’s a dangerous weapon and can kill somebody, even you, if not handled correctly. We can teach them that they can be used for protection if they’re desperate enough. Wether our not they learn how to use it is the parents choice, not yours. I learned how to use a gun by the time I was 11, and I turned out fine. Tons of other people I know also learned how to use a gun at a young age, but they are crazy maniacs. They are normal people that would only use a gun if needed.
Get this through your thick skull:
GUNS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM. PEOPLE ARE THE PROBLEM.
I AM LAUGHING SO HARD
I CANT BREATHE. ITS TOO GREAT.
Damn, y’all. Damn.
Good night, Tumblr. Good night.
Now we know that they have Tumblr in Desert Bluffs.
C I R C L E T S (x)
I require all of the bridesmaids and groomsmen at my wedding to wear circlets.
No you have no choice. You will be elves and you will like it.Yes. We shall ALL be Elves!
oh my god, that was really violent
#HSE TOOK THE FINAL BATTLE #SHE TOOK IT AND BEAT THE SHIT OUTTA IT#YOU THINK TONY STARK SAVED THE DAY? HE DID NOT#IN HIS OWN MOVIE HE WAS NOT THE ONE TO DEFEAT THE ENEMY#HIS GIRLFRIEND KICKED THE MANDARIN’S ASS #AND IF YOU DO NOT THINK#THAT A WOMAN STEALING THE END FROM THE HERO #IS A GREAT THING#GET THE FUCK OUTTA MY FACE #PEPPER POTTS FOR PRESIDENT#TONY STARK TO AWKWARDLY STARE AT HER IN AWE AND WITH A STRANGE BONER#sorry i got carried away (via starksexual)
#modernized mythology? #modernized mythology #artemis owns a nightclub called Selene; across town her brother apollo has staked his claim with Sol #dionysus probably owns a club too though his is more popular with the younger clubbing set; the ones who want to do #coke lines in the bathroom and every other person you bump into offers you X; there are back rooms specifically designated for orgies #and you’re no one until you’ve got some outrageous story from Dion’s club #but Apollo and Artemis’s places are much classier; for unwinding with the upper set #poets and artists and literati at Apollo’s; women and athletes and outdoorsmen at Artemis’s #Zeus is probably the CEO of whatever conglomeration secretly bankrolls them #Leto was probably his secretary or his coworker and they had to hide their affair unless his wife found out #god it’s so easy to adapt these stories it’s almost like human nature hasn’t changed in the last few millennia (via notbecauseofvictories)
I have such a mythology-nerd boner right now
the worst part about getting super attached to characters is the fact that you don’t own them and sure things might be going in a way you’re okay with at the moment but you never know when some lunatic will take the wheel and drive everything over a cliff
Instead of saying motherfucker you can just say Oedipus
Half of our generation wouldn’t even understand that
yes you are right the thousands of notes on this post prove how ignorant our generation is. only you are intelligent. you are the chosen one.
only real Ancient Greek kids would understand
reblog if ur a tru 650BC kid
Can we talk about this moment? Up until here, Sansa is guarded: walls up, careful about what she says and her outward impression. Even at the mention of Catelyn, she looks reluctant at best, still in that careful mindset.
But when Littlefinger mentions Arya, Sansa loses that poise for a moment; you can see her wrestling with herself, survival instinct against relief against fear. Catelyn is with Robb at the front, Sansa knows, she must be, but Arya is a different story: disappeared, dead, invisible, who knows?
And it is after this moment that Sansa asks Littlefinger to take her home. Not before.
So I don’t want to hear about the sisters not appreciating each other or not being close. This is love. This is a connection that outweighs kingdoms and loyalties and bloodshed. This is a girl who would break the rungs of the ladder she’s scaled so carefully in King’s Landing — at a moment’s notice — for a chance to see her sister again. (x)
I agree but… she’s ~scaled a ladder in King’s Landing~? I hope that’s not a reference to being a social climber, because any ladder of hers is a precarious, one-legged deathspiral made of razors. It’s not the social ladder, it’s the ladder of being allowed to exist at all. In the books, they are pretty much plotting her death and iirc they attempt to poison her at one point. So. It’s not like she’s leaving some carefully constructed life, she’s leaving a carefully constructed not-death, that she has to reconstruct every single time she opens her mouth or is looked upon. Exhausting.
Her mother and brother are in a position to die just as easily as she, but Arya… Arya slipping through the deathspiral to have a chance at living is something Sansa hadn’t hoped for. It’s not that it’s Arya and that she loves Arya so much more or has some ~sisterly bond~ that’s, btw, heretofore been nonexistant. It’s that Arya’s the only one of that family that seems to not be in the line of fire (I believe Sansa still thinks Bran is dead) and Sansa would very much like to be there, as well. I’m sure her joy for Arya’s life is real, but her decision at this new info to leave/save herself isn’t, imo, so easily distilled into the idea of their sisterly love. It’s the hope that she can disappear like that, too. Remember, Sansa’s refused imminent-death escapes before (The Hound) and is already plotting with Dontos to escape. Honestly, I think what we see here is hope that she can make it out of King’s Landing and not immediately get killed.