was that a bottle of vodka on the train next to a passed out Lupin in The Prisoner of Azkaban or was it something else? it’s been a while since I read the book but in the movie it looked pretty viscous and would definitely explain the whole, y’know, ‘unconscious’ thing.
My issue with the vodka theory is that I doubt he’d be wanting to get wasted right before he rolled into Hogwarts. He doesn’t get jobs often and probably doesn’t want to jeopardize his chances of maintaining a position that also feeds you, gives you a roof over your head and pays you and gives you a safe environment from the people that hate you for being a werewolf. To someone who’s been making a pittance their whole life, having to bounce from job to job due to his condition and living in a broken down cabin that’s gotta seem like the jackpot. I don’t think Remus is the kind to take the chance.
Agreed - not to mention that Remus was probably on the train specifically in case Sirius or the Dementors tried something. He’s the only adult that ever takes the train other than the driver and the trolley lady. It’s highly unlikely that he’d get himself blitzed when he’s supposed to be a bodyguard.
Things that bothered me the most in the Harry Potter movies and why, a compilation
Okay so after my rewatch I’ve decided to make one post explaining everything that annoys me. This is from movie 3 onwards because I believe the first 2 did a good job. The only problem is certain characters ages, but they didn’t know how young they were at that point so I have to forgive them.
- Psycho Dumbledore. He is so out of character it’s physically hard to watch. He calms down a bit in the 6th movie and more so in the 7th but I still believe Michael Gambon played him terribly. Normally I don’t blame the actors too much but in this case I do, he refused to read the books, saying he saw ‘no point’. If he had maybe he would of learned Dumbledore didn’t yell at his students and frighten everybody every time he spoke.
The abusive man’s problem with anger is almost the opposite of what is commonly believed. The reality is:
Your abusive partner doesn’t have a problem with HIS anger; he has a problem with YOUR anger.
One of the basic human rights he takes away from you is the right to be angry with him. No matter how badly he treats you, he believes that your voice shouldn’t rise and your blood shouldn’t boil. The privilege of rage is reserved for him alone. When your anger does jump out of you —as will happen to any abused woman from time to time —he is likely to try to jam it back down your throat as quickly as he can. Then he uses your anger against you to prove what an irrational person you are. Abuse can make you feel straightjacketed. You may develop physical or emotional reactions to swallowing your anger, such as depression, nightmares, emotional numbing, or eating and sleeping problems, which your partner may use as an excuse to belittle you further or make you feel crazy.
Lundy Bancroft, Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men (via queeringmisogyny)