Word clouds generated from Sansa Stark’s dialogue and italicized internal monologue from books 1-2.
The first cloud is the period before King Robert’s death.
The second cloud is the period after King Robert’s death.
Most often used words in the first cloud: “Father, want, Ser”
Most often used words in the second cloud: “please, your, Grace”
Positively connotative words are in blue. Negative words are in red.
terrible > stupid > fool > poor > smelly > ugly > horrible > awful > evil
good > brave > gentle > kind > sweet > splendid > true > fair > magical
#the contrast is super depressing #the words changed color depending on how she used them #please changed because she stopped asking for lemon cakes with it and started begging for her father’s life with it #love changed because she only used the word to lie about how much she loved Joffrey
This scene still breaks my heart each and every single time I watch it.
Azula was a terrible, horrible person. She would have set the world aflame and laughed over the broken carcass of her brother.
But she was fourteen.
She was so ruined and twisted by her childhood and by her nation, driven to insanity by the expectations placed upon her.
Azula was bad and yet I can’t help but feel so terribly sorry for her.
"I don’t have sob stories like all of you."
SHE WAS FUCKING FOURTEEN WHAT
"My own mother….thought I was a monster.
She was right, of course, but it still hurt.”
actually, i think one of the shows strengths is that they didn’t shy away from what a horrible tragedy this was. even though she was clearly a villain and did unspeakably awful things, this scene was still framed as sad. there was no celebrating- they just look at her sadly.
the music for the battle that leads up to this moment is sad too- it’s an epic battle, visually probably one of the biggest things done in the entire series, and they could have played it with thumping, energetic, dangerous music. but instead it’s quiet and somber. because the whole scenario is heartbreaking, and they know it.
i think the fact that a kid’s show had so much respect for it’s viewers and their ability to understand the complexity of this situation is what makes avatar great.
tumblr is an internet community full of completely different people united by one thing
immense hatred for umbridge
I haven’t even seen Harry Potter and I hate Umbridge.
Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does.
Yes yes yes
Except Harry was never a bully like his father was. Hermione wasn’t a pushover like Remus was, when she felt Harry and Ron were pushing things or being awful to someone, she’d speak up. Ron also lacks the cruelty of Sirius Black. He doesn’t have the entitlement or arrogance that Sirius Black had.
Ginny is little like Lily, aside from hair color. It’s she, not Harry, who’s obsessed and has a crush that’s not reciprocated at first. She’s also not as kind as Lily. Lily puts up with a lot from Snape and it’s not until she’s called a slur that she stops being friends with him. Ginny is perfectly willing to hex people.
Snape doesn’t have a sense of right or wrong. Pretty clear he only switched because of his obsession with Lily Evans. Draco Malfoy isn’t motivated by an obsession with someone, he’s trying to survive and protect his family and he still can’t kill Dumbledore.
Also Malfoy is nothing like Snape. For one, he’s a bully not a victim. He comes from wealth and privilege, oh and he has friends.
Neville, unlike Peter, isn’t close with Ron, Harry, and Hermione. Peter spent all his time with Sirius, James, and Remus. They were a quartet. The golden trio is just that, a trio.
In short, the entire fucking dish is different.
ALSO DID WE READ THE SAME 3RD BOOK? THE SAME 5TH BOOK? BECAUSE I DISTINCTLY REMEMBER HARRY BEING REALLY UPSET WHEN IT WAS REVEALED THAT SNAPE WAS RIGHT AND HIS FATHER WAS A BULLY.
Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.
A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.
So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.
“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.
When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.
So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.
In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.
So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.
Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?
[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]
I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.
Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?
She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.
Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.
Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via karakamos)
This this THIS. Especially that last paragraph. Hermione being framed as the innocent victim of Ron’s dickishness w/r/t the Crookshanks-Scabbers fight? Okay, that makes her look good, like she’s the ‘reasonable one’. Hermione delivering the ‘you’ll have to kill us too’ line? Makes her look good. Ron’s defense of her changing to a mean-spirited dig? That wasn’t done for the purpose of making Hermione look good and unfortunately Ron ended up looking bad in the process. That was done purely to make Ron look bad. Otherwise Hermione might have to actually compete for the title of Harry’s best friend. We can’t have that.
Hufflepuffs be like “honey badger don’t give a fudge… unless, y’know, you want some. Is this enough? Please like the fudge. I made it myself so the house elves could take a break.”
remus lupin and how he deserved more than he ever got
remus lupin and how he deserved more than he ever got but he was happy anyway
- and that makes me very
Happy Birthday to a loyal, intelligent, and indescribably brave person you has surely changed the lives of so many.
Although many constantly overlook your dedication and trustworthiness to your friends and what was right you are truly inspirational my furry friend.
So on this day I say Happy Birthday Remus Lupin - you’re a fictional character to some but to many you are way *way* more.
Feminism means every woman has the right to choose how she wants to dress..
Don’t tell other women how to dress, mind your own fucking business!
i’m a veiled muslim girl and let me tell you something
i wore the veil because I WANTED to, not because someone forced me. our holy book states that once you get your period, you should cover your hair. some women are 60 and still haven’t worn it. when i reached puberty, i went to my parents and I TOLD THEM that i want to wear it. my parents thought it was too early, but i insisted because this is something that i feel is right.
so don’t go on saying that we’re oppressed. some families do oppress the females, but we’re not ALL like that.
not every woman wearing a veil is oppressed. we just chose to wear that veil like you chose to wear that tiny black dress last night.
if a woman is free to not cover up her body, then why is she not free to cover it up, too?