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Unmute

Unmute

OH MY FUCKING GOD

CARL

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Unpopular opinions about Lily Evans?

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Y’know, the thing that really bothers me about HP isn’t that Lily ends up with James, but that Lily is heralded as some sort of paragon of virtue whilst simultaneously marrying someone who viciously bullied another kid at their school.  And not just any kid, her previous best friend.  Personally, I can’t parse that.  I don’t see that James could’ve changed enough for Lily to be interested in him, particularly as we learn that he continues his vendetta with Severus behind Lily’s back.

But she was.  She was more than just interested - she married him, and bore him a child.  And perhaps we can say that James just acted brilliantly around her, and that she was somewhat unaware of the extent of his previous behaviour, and he managed to convince her that he was different.

Perhaps.

But then I sometimes consider the uncomfortable suggestion that Lily wasn’t that nice a person.  Petunia certainly isn’t, and perhaps the apple doesn’t fall from the tree.  I might appreciate Severus as a character, but he’s hardly impeccably behaved - yet Lily was his best friend for years.  James was a merciless bully and she married him.  Sirius, James’ best friend, tried to murder a classmate (again, not any classmate, but her ex-best friend!) - and she welcomed him into the family.  Peter, another of James’ best friends, was entrusted with their safety - not because he was beloved but because they thought that he was inconsequential.

And sometimes, if you step back and look at the characters in that framing, you think, “Actually, they’re all terrible people.”  Lily, perhaps, included.

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weaver-z: I never used to believe that the internet had destroyed my humor but Neil Cicierega’s...

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I never used to believe that the internet had destroyed my humor but Neil Cicierega’s garbled Lord of the Rings names proved that I really will laugh at anything

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TIL a 30-year-old elephant named Ben sought help at a safari lodge after being shot by poachers. The elephant waited patiently near the lodge for the 6 hours it took for a vet to fly in and dress his 3 bullet wounds.

via ift.tt

The fact he’s named kinda brushes over the fact this is a wild elephant. Born in the wild, raised in the wild, the only human interaction is watching the safaris. And after mean humans shot him, he decided the best course of action was to go visit the nice humans who just take pictures in hopes they’d help him. And then, even though they didn’t help him right away, he trusted that because they continued to be nice, he was safe, and they would help him.

also the people saw an elephant and were like “that’s a ben”

i hope he tells the other elephants where they can get help

@brunhiddensmusings

Actually, they do!

https://www.thedodo.com/elephants-travel-humans-help-1353631970.html

Orphans who were rescued, raised, and released by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya have communicated that it is a place of safety to other elephants who’ve never even been there.

Injured animals will show up there when they have been harmed by poachers because they know it is a place where they can get help!

i am very glad elephants have a functioning yelp system

“Took a little while to get served the quality of service made up for it. 4/5 stars. Would reccomend”

-Ben the Elephant

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I don’t have any mobile phone network in or around my farm, but I can get some spotty reception if I pace around the woods for a good while. So now when I want to send or receive a text, and it’s too cold or dark to go outside and walk aimlessly for half an hour, I attach my phone to Pandolf’s collar and send him out in the forest. Usually when he comes home after taking my phone for a walk the text is successfully sent. He’s like those rescue mountain dogs with a little barrel of whiskey round their necks, but the millennial version. 

this is amazing

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