- Everyone else: meeting new people is scary.
- Me: talking to new people online is scary.
I firmly believe that the reason many Slytherins were easily convinced to join Voldemort was because they were treated like @#!*% 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
I was always bothered by the scene at the end of book 7, when the students are asked whether they want to fight the incoming Death Eater army. The Slytherin students are all like, “Uh. No?” And they’re treated like terrorists for it. In the movie, they’re even locked in the school dungeons while everyone cheers.
Did nobody stop to think and realize that if the Sytherin students had stood and fought, they would have been facing their own parents on a battlefield? Even if some of them weren’t really on board with the whole Death Eater thing, expecting them to fight was just cruel. They were children. The oldest of them were seventeen. Babies. And their own professors were asking them to shoot illegal killing spells at Mum and Dad.
Imagine you are a Slytherin and you are staying behind to defend your school and maybe restore some honor to your House. The other students are all giving you mistrustful glares. You know they’re waiting for you to start hitting them in the back with stunning spells. You consider doing it, too, because you’re already starting to regret the choice you made.
Then the battle begins, and you are up against a crowd of strangers who aren’t strangers at all. You recognize voices, muffled behind masks but still piercingly familiar. Your uncle. Your cousin. Your best friend’s big sister.
And then you see a tall man in expensive grey robes. A moment later you notice the small, curvy woman next to him, wand ready. They are guarding each others backs.
You recognize their shoes.
I always though this. And at the end of The Philosopher’s Stone? Slytherin had worked incredibly hard, and Dumbledore made sure that just enough points were given to students who had done about a million things against the school rules so that they would lose. I think that Slytherin house was victimised a lot, and I kind of hope now that the likes of Scorpius Malfoy won’t have to go through such prejudice. Perhaps, after the war, people realised that all Slytherins weren’t to blame Probably not, though.
This is why i get really upset when people tell me i am a deatheater when i say i am in slytherin
This makes me so happy.
I may be a Hufflepuff, but I heartliy agree- I got your back Slytherins!
In which Elle Woods is smarter than Sam Winchester.
If we are going with the premise that Elle will be better than Sam at anything she puts her mind to because she is just that awesome, can you imagine how awesome at hunting, or at least research for hunting, she would be?
Just the thought of Sam’s pout upon meeting her makes me giggle.
I want this crossover at least 90% more than all the other crossovers.
We shall call it Supernaturally Blonde.
Supernaturally Blonde. Yes. I want it. Elle killing demons with a perky attitude.
OH MY GOD I DIDN’T KNOW I NEEDED THIS UNTIL NOW
I’M NOT EVEN IN THE SUPERNATURAL FANDOM ANYMORE AND I NEED THIS.
SHE’D SHOW UP TO A HUNT IN PINK KITTY HEELS AND RECITE THE LATIN FOR AN EXORCISM PERFECTLY AND HAVE A BEJEWLED SHOTGUN AND DEAN WOULD HAVE AN ANEURYSM
"You killed a tulpa by yourself?"
"What, like it’s hard?"
Can I ship her with Sam?
as long as she doesn’t sleep with him
we all know what happens to the girls Sam sleeps with
I actually believe artists and scientists think very similarly. Complex, abstract thought? They both have that down. It’s all about where that thinking takes you after that.
Words cannot describe how much I love this post.
Disney Name Meme | A u d r e y
first letter → a favorite character: Aladdin
I love this movie but how does no one notice that Aladdin doesn’t actually seem to have anything more to him? Like, what is the more that is there? The fact that he’s not hungry for money and power?
Aladdin went hungry so that children could have at least something to eat. He saved them from being trampled. He was the diamond in the ruff that could enter the Cave of Wonders. He was surrounded by gold and jewels, things that could make his starvation and poverty go away in an instant, and he didn’t even consider taking anything but the lamp. Aladdin was willing to give up the girl of his dreams and a cushy life as a prince just to keep his promise to Genie and set him free.
It’s not that he wasn’t hungry for money and power, but that he valued his morals and friendship more than he valued a better life for himself.
I’d say he’s a lot more than just a street rat.