The Atrophy of Humanity
And I completely respect the intention of the question, because I would find certain questions like that interesting, too. (x)

That’s why I’m hesitant about becoming an actor

roboticspandex:

THE BACK PETTLE OF CHAMPIONS

SKILLED

ryleestrange:

purplesmauge:

dubsexplicit:

wet—kitty:

no one will ever understand the deep fucking connection I have with this film

For real though

John Hughes was the king of cinema for generations of teenagers.

Such an important film.  There hasn’t been a coming-of-age film like it since.  Truly.  It’s a lost genre.  Also an incredible soundtrack full of great music from its era.

mythologyhotspot:

ephemerayla:

monsters-inked:

THESE ARE SO COOL! LOOK AT DRACO ASDFGHKJJL’AS

CAN WE HAVE THIS AU INSTEAD OF THE SECOND HALF OF BOOK 7

BECAUSE I MEAN

Ginny Weasley is a “person of interest in Salazar Opera House arson and bombing.” HOLY SHIT CAN I READ THAT

And Draco in the resistance!

batmanpants:

doctorspockspaceman:

nothing-rhymes-with-ianto:

nostopdasgay:

John Barrowman is the only one on the train.

John Barrowman is a twelve year old.

always reblog 12 yr old Barrowman

i’ve seen this man in person and i can confirm that he is in fact a 12 year old

I always get annoyed when people say Harry was whiny in OotP. He wasn't whining and whinging, he was angry. And rightfully so. I think the point JKR was trying to make was that heroes aren't infallible and sometimes you just can't handle everything. It's infuriating that such an important development in Harry's character is reduced to a "whiny, bratty, adolescent crisis"
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snapslikethis:

My frustration doesn’t stem from people’s general statements about Harry’s behavior. Because, really, he did have emotional outbursts in OotP. He did get emotional. He did lash out at his friends. He did cry out at the general unfairness of his life and have a kind of existential crisis. Those are all fair statements to make.

I get annoyed, however, when people leave it at that. My frustration, instead, stems from this: When someone criticizes Harry’s behavior without exploring the reasons behind those emotions, to understand them and empathize with what was actually going on in his head, without, you know,  trying to learn something from him.

That’s lazy reading for one, and completely negates the point of the book, for another.

Because Harry in OotP is really–if you look at it closely–a case study for PSTD, depression, anxiety. (Sirius, too, but that’s another post.) JK did her homework and portrayed him so well, it’s heartbreaking, if you pause for a minute to see what it is that you’re reading. For me, it’s her best work in terms of writing Harry, second only, for me, to Deathly Hallows.

Here’s what Harry had on his plate at the beginning of the book: the resurgence of the man who wanted him dead, post-traumatic stress from that encounter, he’d watched his classmate get murdered, he himself had been cut open by the man who’d basically handed over his parents to the man who murdered his parents, he’d seen his dead parents, his teacher, who he trusted, turned out to be another man working to kill him, he was back in this terribly abusive and neglectful household with people who absolutely hated him, he was cut off from his friends, he was dealing with chronic nightmares, he was extremely worried that the world was falling apart, that this madman was killing people left and right, or would begin to at any moment, and he is dealing with all of this alone.

That’s the first chapter.

Throughout the course of the book, he: faced expulsion for trying to do the decent thing in trying to save his childhood tormentor, his mentor wouldn’t so much as look at him–a loss he felt very keenly, the very public crucifixion of his character by the damn newspaper and the government,   the ostracism of his classmates and their families and, really, the wizarding world in general, Umbridge–the oppressive, mad teacher who delighted in, specifically, his misery, a godfather who clearly loved him but had so many of his own issues to deal with that Harry felt he must protect and care him as well, being banned from the one pastime that really brought him solace, believing he was responsible for attacking his mate’s father, chronic headaches, private sessions with a teacher loathed him and who he loathed in turn, his father’s fall from grace, losing Sirius, being possessed, truly, by Voldemort, and finally learning about that damned prophecy.

Oh, not to mention, Voldemort was messing with his mind.

And he was…emotional? You don’t say.

This book is a long exercise in different forms of mental torture. Talk about that.

Talk about the complexities of any one of these issues. Talk about the long-term effects of being in an abusive household or the emotional ramifications of trauma, if left untreated and undiagnosed, of adults who abuse their authority to torment children, about the symptoms of PSTD. Talk about the failings of nearly every adult in his life. Tell me about how hard it was for him to deal with these issues, the pressure he was under, the anxiety and anger that was to be expected, given the circumstances.

Talk about the things he still accomplished while under this pressure–you know, like starting Dumbledore’s Army.  Going to save his Godfather. Waking up each day and carrying on, no matter how much it hurt.

But don’t tell me that he was a whiny git and leave it at that.

southerngoodfuckcharm:

obliviousanarchy:

yobrehhh:

pancakemilkshake:

fullmetalfisting:

actually-misha-collins:

nobody hates justin bieber more than drake bell does

I’m going to be really sad the day I hear Drake Bell got attacked and murdered by feverish adolescent girls

No it’s cool they won’t hurt him. He invited them to do it once and

my fucking hero

i fucking love drake bell

Drake fucking bell people

Don’t ever let your

self-worth be determined by

someone else’s love.

okiswonderful:

Arielle Goldman in Speech & Debate (2008) (x)