23 4 / 2014
I don’t know if somebody like Jaime or Cersei can be redeemed. Cersei’s a great character – she’s like Lady Macbeth.
Well, redeemed in whose eyes? She’ll never be redeemed in the eyes of some. She’s a character who’s very protective of her children. You can argue, well, does she genuinely love her children, or does she just love them because they’re her children? There’s certainly a great level of narcissism in Cersei. She has an almost sociopathic view of the world and civilization. At the same time, what Jaime did is interesting. I don’t have any kids myself, but I’ve talked with other people who have. Remember, Jaime isn’t just trying to kill Bran because he’s an annoying little kid. Bran has seen something that is basically a death sentence for Jaime, for Cersei, and their children – their three actual children. So I’ve asked people who do have children, “Well, what would you do in Jaime’s situation?” They say, “Well, I’m not a bad guy – I wouldn’t kill.” Are you sure? Never? If Bran tells King Robert he’s going to kill you and your sister-lover, and your three children…
Then many of them hesitate. Probably more people than not would say, “Yeah, I would kill someone else’s child to save my own child, even if that other child was innocent.” These are the difficult decisions people make, and they’re worth examining.
This is an instance I am constantly trying to defend. Not many people realise what Jaime’s doing, he’s doing for Cersei, Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen. Though because people do not yet know these three children at all (unlike Bran, especially book readers as this happens from his POV), people immediately assume the worst of Jaime and Cersei, they are both given a kind of villain status. To too many, all they see is a man harming a young boy. But there is so much more to it than that.
You can read the entire article here, it’s an excellent interview!
Article contains spoilers including Joff’s killer, so non-book-readers should beware!
23 4 / 2014
i was never jealous of barbie’s body
i was jealous of all the shit she had and that fucking mansion and her pimp ass car and her hot boyfriend
23 4 / 2014
Ok but a dyslexic Ravenclaw muggle who constantly wonders if maybe that magic sorting hat is ever just wrong because she can’t keep up at all and people whisper about her when she walks through the common room. And she’s pretty sure she heard someone say, “there *must* be a spell to fix stupid,” as she passes by with tears in her eyes to spend another long afternoon and evening in the library trying to make sense of her potions textbook.
And as the library is getting ready to close and she’s gathering her things someone rushes by and drops a book of spells into her bag and when she gets back to her room and starts going through her things she finds that she’s brought a book about reading and writing spells she didn’t remember picking up and she figures since she always gets the incantations wrong anyway and nothing ever happens, she may as well TRY to read through it. So she fights it the way her muggle-school teachers always said would help and moves her lips as she reads and as she gets to the end of the first spell she realizes she switched two words and made a mess of another by switching 3 of its letters around… but then she stops and looks again. And again. And again. Because the only reason she knows she got it wrong- is that suddenly all the letters make sense and are in the right orders and she grabs for a quill and a scrap of parchment and writes down her mismumbled spell furiously as 2 of her housemates enter the room and abruptly stop laughing and whispering (a sure sign she was their topic of conversation- something she’s more than used to).
While the lights go out she scribbles the last word of her new spell and shoves it in her bookbag.
The next day she sits in potions class, and is so distraught when she opens her book and everything’s all jumbled up again- until she pulls out her scrap of parchment and whispers the incantation and watches all the letters suddenly stop moving and stand in order- and for the first time ever she answers a question correctly on the first try, and she doesn’t stutter in herbology when it’s her turn to read aloud from their text, and after 3 more days of obvious (and some even say suspiciously magical) improvement- she’s approached by a small first-year hufflepuff who says he heard she suddenly got better at reading and could she help him maybe?
And within 2 weeks, the letter-straightening spell is flying through the halls, and she’s written another that seems to help put numbers where they should be and students that were failing are suddenly catching up, and the Ravenclaws don’t whisper about her being too slow to be a Ravenclaw anymore, and when she stands quaking in Dumbledore’s office after being summoned she nearly screeches in relief when he tells her he wants to include the spells in a new text to be given to all incoming students that is designed to make their texts and lessons more accessible if they have reading and learning disorders, and he heard SHE was the one to get the spells from because she’s the one that wrote them, and “isn’t that so like a Ravenclaw.”
And oh, by the way, had she seen his book on spell writings and incantations as he’d dropped it several weeks ago when passing through the library on an errand?
23 4 / 2014
tumblr has fallen
david karp is dead
yahoo is coming
your second sentence only has 5 syllables. Haiku fail. Though… they all do have 5, poem pass, haiku fail.
it wasn’t a haiku, it was a harry potter reference:
“the ministry has fallen
scrimgeour is dead
they are coming.”
how the fuck did anyone not get that reference