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.
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.
Neville gets a bubblegum wrapper.
DC vs. Marvel (via)
Thank god for this post. It’s the most truthful thing I’ve seen all day. Fuck DC and their attitude towards movies.
Something rings terrifyingly true about this. I wonder, is this why I’ve done so much more work for Marvel than DC?…
It’s kinda of sad that Marvel at it’s worst is still superior to DC at it’s best when it comes to their live-action movies.
Over five years, Marvel has and will give us films about giant green men, super soldiers from the 40s, gods of the elements, guys in armor, and a space epic featuring a talking raccoon and tree.
Over eight years, DC has only given us movies about dudes in suits with beards while somber music plays and a cocky jackass making a neon green race car track with his Ring Pop.
Think about that.
Don’t forget Marvel has been including more and more badass lady characters as well as several POC many of whom are ladies as well! Whereas DC … keeps not making a Wonder Woman movie.
June 27, 2003
In a 50-minute bottom half of the first, the Red Sox set a major league record by scoring 10 runs before Miami records an out. Lead-off hitter Johnny Damon hits a single, a double and a triple to tie a major league record of three hits in an inning. Boston also ties an AL record scoring 14 runs in the first inning. The Sox go on to beat the Marlins 25-8.
Buffy Meme - [1/6] episodes - Hush
Best forty-five minutes of television, ever.