Fourteen years ago, a Death Eater named Bellatrix Lestrange used the Cruciatus Curse on my parents. She tortured them for information, but they never gave in. I’m quite proud to be their son.
This hurts. A lot.
One of the scenes that I will never be able to forget from the book is the scene when they’re at the hospital and Neville’s mother comes and gives him the sweet wrapper. She’s been tortured to insanity, but some part of her, some tiny diamond hard fragment of who she was, smothered by the shattered remains of herself remembers her son enough to want to make him smile.
She gives him a present to make him smile, and you just know Neville took that sweet wrapper home with him and put it in a box with all the other random pieces of rubbish she has given to him over the past 14 years.
This is why Neville’s story makes me hurt much more than Harry. Neville’s parents are still there. He can still see them and touch them, but he can never and will never know what they think of him, of what he has become. But no matter what happens, he will do every damn thing he can to be a man they would be proud of. Even if he’s scared, he will be brave because they were.
Re: Neville will never know what they think of him: it’s interesting that Harry, for all he never knew his parents, interacts with them quite a lot for an orphan. Both the Priori Incantatem spell and the Resurrection Stone let Lily and James talk to Harry. They tell him how brave he is and how proud they are and how much they love him.
The fact that fellow bisexual women don't realize the passing privilege they get when dating another man is exhausting. I'm a teen bi girl dating a male, and I was always fed with "you can't have bi passing privilege, it's erasure!!" and it's like.. well, you can. You can have both. Your identity as being bisexual is gone, yes, but me and other male paired bi women have the privilege of holding hands with our partners and not getting stared at or possibly harassed. We hold the privilege of being
able to introduce our partner to our parents without the risk of them judging us, harassing us, kicking us out, and abusing us. Bisexual women paired with men really need to recognize the straight passing privilege they have as opposed to lesbians. Denying this is, imo, pretty hurtful since a lot of lesbian women would probably LOVE to take their partner home and not face abuse. Bi women denying that they experience that is just insulting.
I wish other bi women had your common sense TBH.
We also have the option of not being outed at all, because our male partners lead people to assume we’re straight and we don’t need to correct them. A bi woman can pass as straight her whole life and never face homophobia (except maybe the internalized sort). I never have and, since I’ll be with this guy for the foreseeable future, it’s possible I never will.
Infused in the white bead is water from Mount Everest, the highest point on earth. In the black bead, mud from the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Separating the two beads are clear beads, representative of the story we all have to tell. Life moves through cycles, find your balance.
"Sometimes you’re on top of the world, stay humble. Sometimes you’ve hit a low, stay hopeful.”
Best present ever
Not to be That Guy, but th Dead Sea isn’t the lowest point on Earth. That would be the Mariana Trench, 7 miles deep in the Pacific. Of course, that’s a bit harder to get to, so the lowest point on land works just fine.
casual reminder that Elle Woods scored a 179 on the LSAT, which is one point shy of a perfect score.
Casual reminder that Whatshisface here had family connections and was a legacy and shit, whereas Elle Woods came out of nowhere.
casual reminder that Elle Woods actually had an amazing background in real life issues that people dismissed as unimportant but managed to not only learn the law, but learned how to apply the law.
Casual reminder that Elle Woods used her lawyer skills to save a woman from an abusive relationship and also save another woman from trumped up murder charges and basically what I’m saying is you go, girl, go get ‘em Elle Woods, thank you for this movie.
what’s fantastic about this movie is that it’s not that fucked up brand of feminism where the girls who arent like other girls and sip tea and read hemingway look down on the blonde party sluts. the message of the movie is like, you can be blonde and attractive AND enjoy stuff like shopping and partying and you can still be smart and kick ass!!!