when you’re so thirsty for new fic of your OTP that you can physically feel your standards dropping
do you ever stop to think what it would be like if the dursleys were nice to harry? what if their reason for hating magic wasn’t simply that it was magic and they were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much but that it took petunia’s sister away from her and then killed her? what if it wasn’t even really hatred bc wizards are different and not normal but accumulated pain and fear bc some wizards kill?
imagine harry actually being able to call privet drive his home. imagine him having a room like any other kid and playing with dudley and eating full meals every day. imagine dudley defending harry instead of being the one to bully him. imagine the dursleys celebrating harry’s birthdays as well, having his pictures on the walls next to dudley’s, buying him new clothes, hugging him. imagine if they actually told him the truth about his parents, that they had magic and they were killed but they loved him so so much. imagine harry being able to talk with petunia about his mother, to hear stories about her childhood and what was she liked and that he has her eyes and they’re beautiful. imagine harry getting to read his letter at breakfast and be excited bc he’s like his mum and dad, he has magic too.
imagine harry knowing love from the very start.
but now think about this happy harry who would have a family to go back to and ask yourself: would he be so eager to sacrifice himself in the forest? would it be so easy for him to accept death? would there be any reason for him to do just that? of course not. and of course dumbledore knew all that. if the dursleys were indeed nice people dumbledore would probably find a different place for harry bc he needed him broken, he needed him selfless to the point where it’s unhealthy, he needed him to be the weapon to kill voldemort and nobody cares if weapons get a happy childhood, they’re just weapons after all.
#h a ha a if the dursleys showed harry compassion#harry who grows up emotionally healthy and dumbledore becomes a more obvious villain#because this child is fine he’s alright he’s capable and yes still with a hero complex#but he didn’t need dumbledore as a savior away from the cruel dursleys#and dumbledore has no emotional ammo to manipulate him with#so what would he do#say ”harry your mother would have wanted this”#because petunia would be right there too saying ”she’d want you happy and alive”#your mother never wanted you to drag yourselves through the mud for survival and heroism#she’d be proud of course her son’s a savior but she’d be so sad to see what you went through to win#so what would dumbledore say to be subtle and keep the veneer of Good Wise Old Man Leader of the Light#how would he push and pull harry onto his side and under his thumb#harry wouldnt need his approval at all#who would listen but with a clear mind#how would dumbledore sharpen his weapon when the weapon refuses to be held (via themaraudersaredead)
-Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being
Maybe the best literary burn ever. Does anyone know of any other good author to author burns though?
Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China.
For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment.
Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles.
From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.
She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.
I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics.
facebook really does have a tendency to make ppl show their true colours lmao
and no im not erasing the names they commented on a public page boohoo
How are they gettin so mad about this
"hey sexual assault is bad" "SJW FEMINIST PROPAGANDA THIS IS THE END, HASHTAG GAMERGATE"
favorite female protagonists in modern gaming
things I want for harley quinn:
- running away with ivy
- getting to live with her daughter
- marrying ivy
- puppies. like a thousand puppies.
- shopping trips and getting ice cream
- for her to always find jeans that fit on the first try
things I do not want for harley quin:
- having literally anything to do with the joker
video game female characters meme:
a side character ► bethany hawke
a paranormal mockumentary show in the style of the office/parks and rec
revolving around the lives of employees at a hokey haunted mansion tourist trap that turn out to be actually hella haunted but most of its spirits are either benevolent or ineffectively malevolent
10/10 WOULD WATCH
SOMEONE MAKE THIS SHOW HAPPEN,
when u get online before ur friend and there’s big news in ur fandom