The above article is an update. Her mother went to appeal to keep her out of the psychiatric ward and lost. She will be institutionalized because of her expression of her gender. She will be held until she conforms to male gender and then released to foster care, not her mother who was supporting her.
Please, if you haven’t signed the petition, sign it, reblog it, ask your friends to sign it. We’ve managed to get 40K signatures for a pageant model, we’ve only gotten 11K for a little girl about to have her life ruined. Lets get on the ball and spread the word.
I especially can’t stand how they tried to push Snape’s love for Lily and sidelined James. One of my biggest pet peeves about the films.
I think I’m just going to agree and leave this here for everyone to see, because, yes. If I say anymore it will only end in an essay.
But no, okay, mini essay - like, why do that? Why completely destroy this epic story of James and Lily and trivialise their legacy for this creepy stalker love? Is a strong, healthy relationship not cool enough? Because Lily and James were amazing, Lily was an incredible person and witch and James turned into a selfless and loyal man and skilled wizard, and they were such loving people and parents. They have this brilliant story of growth, and they were such an amazing couple and team. They were willing to fight with and for each other, their relationship is filled with such respect and absolute equality and I love it so much, and it is such a punch in the gut that it gets no proper recognition in the film.
Separately, I think James is an incredibly important character - he does go through a big change, quite truthfully too, I think 99% of people go through that character growth James did, and I think it’s important to understand the complexity of people, and James shows that so beautifully, but there wasn’t any time for him.
seriously though, this is uni classes. especially at deakin. this is all first year really is. :( major suck i know.
but you don’t understand, he is the slowest person ever. it takes him 5 minutes to form a sentence. like, i really hope he has a learning difficulty because it is legitimately the only excuse for him being the way he is. yes that makes me a shitty human being, but really, it’s been a month and he doesn’t know a single name, he can’t work the computer, he doesn’t know how to log on to dso and every time we ask him a question he says “i don’t know” and that he’ll ask the unit chair. like, it’s spectacularly bad. he didn’t even watch the film this week.
So to sum up my first class, we started at 8am, half the class hadn’t been able to find a copy of the film, tutor spent 10 minutes marking the role, then we spent ONE HOUR summarizing the film and then WHO KNOWS what happened in the last hour because EVERYONE had DIED OF BOREDOM.
Hey, hey, guys, hey, you know what, I would trade Snape at Godric’s Hollow for Sirius at Godric’s Hollow if I could. Seriously, as great and heartbreaking that scene is, if it had been possible, I would trade.
“Well…your parents appointed me your guardian,” said Black stiffly. “If anything happened to them…”
Harry waited. Did Black mean what he thought he meant?
“I’ll understand, of course, if you want to stay with your aunt and uncle,” said Black. “But…well…think about it. Once my name’s cleared…if you wanted a…a different home…”—Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, page 379 (via lizbeanism)
Admit to one thing you've done in London that you've never told anyone before.
Once, taking a short cut from Piccadilly Circus to Shaftesbury Avenue, I stopped off in the Trocadero and played a video game for an hour. It was a skiing game where you wear fake skis and I got rather addicted. There was a particular score I had to get past and, once I started, I couldn't stop. And, rather embarrassingly, people did recognise me.
Dumbledore: This one time, Harry, your father saved Snape’s life.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - MOVIE
*no mention of such event*
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - BOOK
Sirius: Harry, I did this really douchey thing once, and I tried to have Remus kill Snape, but your father heard about it and rushed off to save his life.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - MOVIE
*no mention of such event*
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - BOOK
*Harry goes into Pensieve and sees James and Sirius picking on Snape very unfairly - Lily intervenes - Snape cuts James’s face open - James does a dick move - Lily gets pissed - Snape calls Lily a Mudblood for absolutely no reason whatsoever - Lily leaves them to it - James gears up for another dick move*
Snape: *interrupting* GTFO, BITCH!
Harry: HOLY SHIT MY FATHER WAS AN ASSHOLE! *warm and fuzzy illusions ruined*
Sirius and Remus: What up?
Harry: You guys. My Dad was an asshole.
Sirius and Remus: OMG NO! HARRY, SERIOUSLY! Look, James was an immature prat when he was a teenager and he did horrible things and WE’RE NOT DENYING IT and everyone regrets how they acted back then, but he grew up and became a better person and he was a great man, I swear. And it wasn’t like Snape was innocent because he was really mixed up in Dark Arts and James HATED Dark Arts so much.
Harry: But my Mum hated him omg.
Sirius and Remus: Dude don’t even worry about that it’s cool, she totally didn’t.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - MOVIE
*Harry breaks into Snape’s memory in a way that isn’t really possible for somebody who can’t do Legilimency and sees James bullying the shit out of Snape and being the biggest dick in the world*
Harry: ….. my father was an asshole.
*nobody contradicts him*
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - BOOK
*Harry looks into the Pensieve and sees how Snape was in love with Lily but drove her to abandoning their friendship after becoming heavily invested in the Dark Arts and planning to become a Death Eater, and then finally calling her a Mudblood even though Lily was his only friend, and this is a totally rational reason for Lily to break ties with him and we already know that James Potter was essentially a good guy so it makes so much sense that Lily would fall in love with and marry him*
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - MOVIE
*Harry looks into the Pensieve and sees that SNAPE AND LILY WERE SOULMATES OMG BUT THAT BASTARD JAMES POTTER TURNED UP OUT OF NOWHERE AND RIPPED THEM FROM ONE ANOTHER OMG IT’S SO SAD THEIR LOVE WAS TRUE AND NOW SNAPE’S HOLDING HER CORPSE LIKE A FUCKING CREEP BUT OMG SO SAD, GUYS*
Sophie is now posting photo's of people and where they live on her blog. Please, even if you haven't had contact from her, or even if she's not affecting your life, report her. Her name is Sophie M Herold, and she is destroying lives for no reason. Don't just ask them to shut down her blog, this will do nothing to stop her, she needs to be reported to authorities, what she has done is illegal.
For those who don’t know what this person has done, she has taken the names, addresses and other personal info of LGBTQ people, and is sending this information out to the whole world, and outing these people against their will.
My name is Edward Lucas, and I am putting a stop to her, I am standing up to her, and I will end it. Reblog this, all of you, I don’t care if it makes your blog “ugly” or whatever. This is peoples lives at risk.
And Sophie, if you’re reading this, I mean every word I say.