listen i just need a show where harry and niall are put in various situations and left to their own devices like i need to see them go to the post office and try to mail a huge package and i need to see them go scuba diving and i need to see them bake…
It’s so cute the way Hermione is trying to make friends in this scene. And even sad because she’s ignored twice.
Actually what I love about this is she’s looking at an older student’s work. And I think that’s a Slytherin girl? Yeah it is. (props for whoever put that Slytherin and Gryffindor study session together, btw.) anyway what I love is she’s kind of going around to different kinds of kids. Older Slytherin girl, the Gryffindor boys. How much do you want to bet she was following Ravenclaws around before this? Or trying to make friends with the Patils, or other Gryffindor girls?
Hermione’s the most like any of us than Harry or Ron, I think. She’s the book-girl, the one who probably spent the majority of her childhood sitting in a corner reading while the rest of the class was busy socializing. She probably felt like all of us have felt at some point- like they were different, like they didn’t belong; and then WHOA! Lo and behold, turns out she IS different! She’s a Witch! She’s special, she’s got magic, and she’s going to a place where she’s like everyone else! We all dreamed about it, we all WANTED that, we all wanted to go away to a place where we were a part of something that made sense, a place that we fit- and then she still can’t make friends. And maybe she looks at the red and gold tie and wonders if the Hat put her in the wrong place. Like maybe that Lion on her chest should be an Eagle. She knows she’s the brainiac, she knows it, she says it- Books, cleverness. What must it be like to get what you dreamed of- that you are special and have a place you belong- and then to believe you were put in the wrong place once you got there?
I mean we know, in the end, Hermione’s a Gryffindor. She embodies the strong, brave, brilliant witch that gives pride to the house- but nobody starts out the way they end up. Until Halloween of that first year, she was a lonely little girl with books. Everyone saw her as the bossy, opinionated, know-it-all when I think really she was just trying to bond with people the only way she knew how. With facts, and people see it as being rude when she’s just ridiculous honest and is too young to know how to channel that honesty in a constructive way.
God I don’t even know if I ever had a point with this but FUCK I love Hermione.
Wow okay you win.
you know the friendship’s real when there’s a rumour you’re gay for each other
"not every show needs queer characters"
well not every show needs 25 straight white carbon copies of the same characters from every other show ever aired in the history of television yet here we are with ten thousand of you on tv and one of me if I’m lucky
how dare you eat a feast, throw me a bone while I’m starving, and then tell me to be happy that I’m finally equal to you you spoiled entitled brat
if you honestly identify with someone based off such superficial aspects of their identity like sexuality or race and not because of the genuine content of their character, you’re kind of an asshole.
making hostile generalizations about people based off superficial aspects of their biology they have no control over doesn’t help your point much either.
okay no do you literally not understand that there are huge aspects of my life and experiences that are different from a hetero person’s because i am not hetero
there is more to being queer/nonwhite/a member of a marginalized group than “superficial aspects” and representation has a huge impact on the self-image and self-worth of marginalized people and also on how those people are viewed by others
only someone coming from a place of extreme privilege (having ‘ten thousand of you on tv’) can dismiss such things as “superficial” so kindly stop with this bullshit
there is no non-bigoted reason for there to be so many cishet white people in our media. the world is not made of cishet white people. our media should reflect that.
first attempt to style hair in months. i give it about a 5/10 for effort
Niall’s shirtless scenes in This Is Us.