What's it like dorming together?
Well let’s see: Remus is usually up early and goes out for a walk. Sometimes he’s reading, and often he’s up at night reading a book and you hear him muttering lumos at 1 in the morning. Sirius loves sleep, and severely threatens anyone who gets in the way of his precious sleeping time. Peter thinks it is absolutely hilarious to ask deep questions when everyone else is just about passed out.
Oh, it’s exhausting. James loves to wake up the entire dormitory at 6am on his way to Quidditch practice. He can make putting on socks a loud event, I swear it. Remus is that person who reads a book every night, and you can hear him turning pages until the crack of dawn when he gets up for a walk. And then Peter. Peter LOVES to think of wonderful, philosophical questions and also loves to go to bed late, which is a terrible combination if you ask me. Most unfortunately, he is unaffected even when you throw about a dozen pillows at him.
Well, I get up quite early in the morning and I usually go out, so I don’t have to deal with the morning antics. At night, though, all Peter wants to do is stay up late, and when he does go to bed he has “deep philosophical questions” to ask for hours. Sleep is a very precious thing to Sirius, so he’s usually the first to throw a pillow at Peter and threaten to hex him. And James is by nature obnoxious, so you can imagine what he’s like.
Well, for someone he says he loves sleep so much, Sirius doesn’t do much of it because he’s so busy throwing things at me and saying he’s going to kill me, which disturbs me when I’m trying to sleep. And then in the morning James will knock something over or accidently slam the door on the way to Quidditch practice and wake the whole dorm up. But by that point Moony is already off taking a “morning stroll” - after he stayed up all night under the covers reading - so Sirius just throws another pillow at me.
i hate snape as much as the next guy, just why do you lot hate him?
Where do I begin…. He’s obsessed with the Dark Arts, uses Dark Arts on other students, has disdain for anyone who isn’t a pureblood…
He would fit right in with my family, and I’ll leave it at that.
I can’t respect anyone who would throw around a racial slur like he did, and even before that he was more interested in the Dark Arts than… anything else, really.
He’s a slimeball Slytherin who was an ass to Lily and tries to be cool when he’s nothing more than a future servant of You-Know-Who.
So I was talking to my friend about colouring books and she showed me this one.
And then there was this page.
And finally this absolute gem!
How amazing is this book?! I want one.
honestly curious, why does it offend you?
i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism.
all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out.
here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer:
from top to left to right:
KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔，APPLE 蘋果，ONION 洋蔥，GRAPE 葡萄，CHAIR 椅子，TOMATO 番茄
traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.
it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.”
lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english.
she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english.
just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries.
let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.
this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day.
if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?
i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay.
i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media.
as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world.
feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality.