31st July 2014

Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.

A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.

So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.

“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.

When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.

So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.

In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.

So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.

Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?

[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]

I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.

Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?

She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.

Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.

— Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00.  (via eduardozuckerberg)

(Source: karakamos)

Reblogged from : letassi
31st July 2014

fedoralord:

Shoutout to that one follower who likes and reblogs most of your stuff so you feel like you’re making a contribution to this site.

You da real hero.

Reblogged from : perpetualsweatpants
31st July 2014
howtowhistle:


Toby: CJ, no leaks, if the name of this nominee is leaked out before I want it to be leaked out, I’m gonna blame you and you’re gonna find that unpleasant. CJ: I gotta tell you something Toby, you’re hot when you’re like this. 

The West Wing, S01E09: The Short List

howtowhistle:

Toby: CJ, no leaks, if the name of this nominee is leaked out before I want it to be leaked out, I’m gonna blame you and you’re gonna find that unpleasant. 
CJ: I gotta tell you something Toby, you’re hot when you’re like this. 

The West Wing, S01E09: The Short List

Reblogged from : theheroichydrangea
30th July 2014
bizarrelosangeles:

"It’s a strange phenomenon; I’m getting mash notes from 12-and 14-year-olds." — Gene Kelly in 1976."The kids get a crush on you, and they don’t accept that you’re old enough to be their grandfather, or older. They see you in your numbers and think you haven’t gotten any older." — Fred Astaire in 1976.
bizarrelosangeles:

"It’s a strange phenomenon; I’m getting mash notes from 12-and 14-year-olds." — Gene Kelly in 1976."The kids get a crush on you, and they don’t accept that you’re old enough to be their grandfather, or older. They see you in your numbers and think you haven’t gotten any older." — Fred Astaire in 1976.

bizarrelosangeles:

"It’s a strange phenomenon; I’m getting mash notes from 12-and 14-year-olds." — Gene Kelly in 1976.

"The kids get a crush on you, and they don’t accept that you’re old enough to be their grandfather, or older. They see you in your numbers and think you haven’t gotten any older." — Fred Astaire in 1976.

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30th July 2014
ginathethundergoddess:

kiss-my-aspergers:

foxstitches:

serasquatch:

berserkasfuckk:

Matilda

I was rewatching this movie the other day and got up to the point where she and Miss Honey meet for the first time in the classroom, and she mentions that her favorite author is Charles Dickens.
And, like, I always thought they namedropped him in order to make her sound intellectual, but it occurred to me really suddenly and violently that the reason she loves Dickens is because he writes about children who live in abusive systems and who’ve been orphaned or abandoned and she finds comfort and solidarity in it. Miss Honey’s reacts the way she does because Dickens is special to her, likely for the same exact reason. WOW DUH.
ONLY GETTING THIS LIKE 15 YEARS LATER. ALL ABOARD THE SLOW MOBILE.

omG

If it’s any consolation, I’m pretty sure 70% of the people reblogging this also didn’t realise this until you said it. Myself included.

I am only just realizing it now

ginathethundergoddess:

kiss-my-aspergers:

foxstitches:

serasquatch:

berserkasfuckk:

Matilda

I was rewatching this movie the other day and got up to the point where she and Miss Honey meet for the first time in the classroom, and she mentions that her favorite author is Charles Dickens.

And, like, I always thought they namedropped him in order to make her sound intellectual, but it occurred to me really suddenly and violently that the reason she loves Dickens is because he writes about children who live in abusive systems and who’ve been orphaned or abandoned and she finds comfort and solidarity in it. Miss Honey’s reacts the way she does because Dickens is special to her, likely for the same exact reason. WOW DUH.

ONLY GETTING THIS LIKE 15 YEARS LATER. ALL ABOARD THE SLOW MOBILE.

omG

If it’s any consolation, I’m pretty sure 70% of the people reblogging this also didn’t realise this until you said it. Myself included.

I am only just realizing it now

Reblogged from : lightheart0
30th July 2014

every-flavored-bean:

Ok but imagine every other Hogwarts student finding out each year why the Defense against the dark arts teacher has left.

"Harry Potter kiLLED HIM WITH HIS BARE HANDS?"

"Harry Potter erASED HIS ENTIRE MEMORY?"

"Harry Potter let hiM TURN INTO A WEREWOLF?"

"Harry Potter disCOVERED HIM IN CHEST??"

"Harry Potter let heR GET CAPTURED BY CENTAURS?"

Reblogged from : lightheart0

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