On The Brink
While he had proven himself a relentless force in her life too many times in the past, she never really deemed their lives written to ever meet at any same point. A precise when and where that would find them fussing about in her car, which was parked on top of a secluded cliff overlooking a busy metropolis, the stars above and below and in his eyes. Her last page never contained hammering hearts louder than the faint thrum of fireworks from afar. And, perhaps most notably, there were no lips so close she couldn’t see them anymore, no fingers running a torturously slow trail up her jean-clad thigh.
lol I got unfollowed, probably because of my ‘James and Sirius were bullies’ post. Get over yourselves. They were.
Hello. I saw the other post you made about James Potter and Sirius Black being bullies, and while I agree that they were indeed inexcusable jerks at fifteen, I’d have to disagree that it’s reasonable grounds to cast stones at James and Sirius and dismiss them so easily as “bullies”, especially when, in my opinion, they’re as much brilliant characters as Severus Snape.
They were all heroes one way or another (James is a personal favorite, though, but to each his own. I mean I don’t share it, but I do understand the fascination with Snape). I don’t usually engage myself in arguments because it’s a struggle for me to express my opinions nine times out of ten, so I ignored your first post. It wouldn’t be the first time I’d come across posts like that anyway. But then I saw this, and thought the people who unfollowed you might share the same sentiments I have, so here, here, and here are a couple of links you might want to look at when you have the time. It’s my unsolicited attempt to explain why your unfollowers (who may or may not be in the same circle as I am, so to speak) felt offended enough to unfollow and why they might simply not be able to take your advice and “get over themselves”. The last link is very in-depth, and I think the fact that people would go to those lengths to explore and explain a character says something about the character. James and Sirius weren’t perfect people, far from it, but they didn’t have that many chances in the story to show how they weren’t just arrogant bullies either. It pains me to see people reproaching them for something even they are not proud of (James saved Snape from Remus, which shows how he wouldn’t go that far as much as he loathed him, and then this - Harry: “Yeah, but he attacked Snape for no good reason, just because—well, just because you said you were bored.” Sirius: “I’m not proud of it.” - from OoTP). Sirius spent twelve years in Azkaban for a crime he didn’t do and James willingly died at 21 saving his wife and son (he knew he didn’t have a wand, but he risked going out there to hold Voldemort off anyway so Lily and Harry could escape).
I’m not on James’ side only because of the articles above, I have been since ever; some people are just really more adept at putting down their opinions and making them coherent for human comprehension.
That said, this is not an attempt whatsoever to condemn or cast hate on anyone, just an opinion for an opinion, and that urge to come to the defense of a favorite character. I actually browsed your blog a bit, and I was thrilled to see you’re on the RTD side of that whole other fandom argument.
But I digress.
I don’t need to make arguments about how Snape had his own faults (I have quite a bit of thought on that, too, though, and we can talk about that if you want), because you didn’t mention him anyway, and my point here isn’t for you, or anyone, to pick any sides. See, all this might not make you appreciate James Potter and Sirius Black the way I do, of course, but I hope it would at least let them out of the “bullies” box a little, because they’re amazing characters, both complexity and personality wise, and they don’t deserve all the hate.
Doctor Who Meme: Six Companions → (Professor)/(Doctor) River SongThe Doctor: Can I trust you, River Song?
River: If you like. But where’s the fun in that?
Long live the memories we made.
Happy Dalek Day!
HAPPY DALEK DAY! :D
Can’t believe we forgot about Dalek Day. Dec. 21 was when the first part of The Daleks aired in 1963.
Wait so, wait. Isn’t the end of the world on Dec 21, 2012?
clara and the doctor.
David Tennant, ladies and gentlemen.