NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.But also YES.Because for me this is a pretty important part of the final battle. A lot of folks accused JKR of just wanting to kill people off, and Lupin and Tonks were one of the major “sins” in that category. But for me, one of the major themes of her books is vicious cycle of violence, and another is the ways ordinary people can break that cycle. It’s important that we know that Harry doesn’t stop all the pain, that he’s not the last war orphan. Just like the first War, parents and adults have to make choices, choices with consequences.Like James and Lily, Lupin and Tonks didn’t risk their lives to defeat Voldemort. They gave their lives for each other, because no one person should bear the weight of the sacrifice. They gave their lives for their son, who deserved a better world. They gave their lives for love, not for victory.I think it’s important to see the ways Voldemort’s evil creates these cycles, children taken from their parents and parents taken from their children, again and again. I think it’s an important sobering note in the victory—yes, this time Voldemort is really dead, but there’s another baby this time, another infant who will never know his beautiful, wonderful parents because of Voldemort and his message of hate and violence. Another child who will grow up wondering where he came from, what his parents were like, what would be different if they were alive.But it’s also beautiful that Teddy will have such a different experience. And his experience will not be different because Voldemort is “really gone.” His experience will be different because his grandmother will tell him about his brilliant mom. Because Harry will tell him about his wonderful dad. Because Harry will help him deal with his pain and loss, be a sympathetic ear who understands what it’s like to grow up without your parents. Because the Weasleys will welcome him as another grandchild, and he’ll grow up with Victoire to throw dirt at, and James as a little brother. His experience won’t be different because Harry won a war, it will be different because of love.That’s the whole story of Harry Potter. Sometimes we have to fight for what’s right, but what really makes life worth living and what really changes the world isn’t magic or power or moral superiority. It’s love.
"Honestly I would give anything for intelligence, I would do anything to be able to understand. You have no idea what it’s like to have to stay quiet while out with friends because you don’t understand what they’re talking about. You can’t imagine what it feels like to see that look of pity that comes with a smile when you have to ask for help on "simple things". The worst is when you realize people actually dumb themselves down around you so you can hold a conversation. It’s humiliating to have to admit you’re ignorant to a topic that "Everyone knows about" while meeting new people, and my worst fear is not being able to help my future children with homework because I don’t understand it myself. It’s so hard to never be taken seriously. It’s so frustrating to never know what’s going on and to be left out of plans because no one bothers to explain what’s going on. People say they envy me, they tell me how lucky i am, but i would trade my pretty face any day for a little bit of intelligence. " - three hang at the park : patientlights
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS BECAUSE ALL I EVER SEE ARE INTELLIGENT GIRLS CRYING OVER BEING IGNORED FOR “HOT” OR “ATTRACTIVE” ONES BUT NEVER BEFORE HAVE I SEEN A BEAUTIFUL GIRL TALK ABOUT HOW INSECURE SHE IS WITH HER OWN INTELLIGENCE. YOU NEVER HEAR ABOUT THE STRUGGLES WHEN IT COMES TO “REAL LIFE” BECAUSE LOOKS DON’T ALWAYS GET YOU EVERYWHERE AND WHEN YOU’RE LEFT WITH NO BRAINS AND JUST BEAUTY, YOU’RE CLUELESS ON WHAT TO DO NEXT. AND SOMETIMES YOU DON’T HAVE SOMEONE TO HELP YOU OUT. SOMETIMES YOU’RE JUST LEFT THERE FEELING LOST AND NOT KNOWING WHAT THE HELL YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO DO NEXT BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO FUCKING FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS. I AM SO PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS.
REBLOGGING THIS SO HARD BECAUSE I AM ONE OF THOSE INTELLIGENT PEOPLE AND I TRY AND BE NICE AND PATIENT WITH EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF INTELLIGENCE OR LOOKS OR WHATEVER BUT I STILL HAVE BEEN GUILTY AT TIMES OF MAKING GIRLS LIKE THIS ONE FEEL BAD OR EXCLUDED AND I AM SO SO SO SORRY THIS IS SO VALUABLE TO ME I NEEDED THIS INSIGHT