GET OFF MY LAWN
a true hero of the people
Coming from “Broseidon”… yeeeeahhhh.
omg rude I am king of the broceans ok
I bought my friend an elephant for their room.
They said “Thank you.”
I said “Don’t mention it.”
Is there a joke here that 15 thousand people get but I don’t?
This joke makes me so angry
my biggest fear is I’m married & my husband says, “let’s cut sugar out of our diet” so I have to leave with the kids in the middle of the night
Dumbledore, notorious for giving second chances Dumbledore, let Sirius rot in Azkaban for twelve years.
He must have known Sirius well due to his time in the Order, he must have known what James meant to Sirius. Dumbledore was a member of the freaking Wizengamot yet he didn’t fight the Ministry’s horrifying trial-optional policy.
This is a man who took back Death Eater!Snape at his word, shielded him from prison, and employed him at a school for children.
But he didn’t have a use for Sirius, so he didn’t care about him.
I got 99 problems with Dumbledore and his treatment of Sirius Black accounts for like 64 of them.
To be honest, Albus Dumbledore is one of the most disturbing, terrifying characters I’ve ever found in a book, because he thought he was a good guy and so did everyone else and the books don’t really challenge it either (given that Harry forgives him for everything he did), but when you look between the lines he was profoundly, profoundly immoral and unethical.
A couple of months ago, I was talking about HP characters with a friend, and he said that Dumbledore was one of his least favorite characters of all time.
Naturally, this took me back a bit since he’s one of the heroes of the series, misguided as he was at times. Still, I was curious and asked my friend why he hated him. His answer still strikes a chord with me.
"There is never, ever a reason to leave a child in an abusive home. Never."
Fuck Albus Dumbledore 2k14
I firmly believe that Albus Dumbledore killed Sirius Black because he knew that as long as Sirius was alive, Harry would never walk to his death at Voldemort’s hands: with a guardian that he loved, Harry would never willingly give up his life, and even if he would, Sirius would never allow Harry to be killed.
Dumbledore forced Sirius to remain stuck in Grimmauld Place—the location of all of his worst childhood traumas, the center of years of horrific abuse, the place that Sirius never, ever wanted to return to—while knowing full well that Sirius would get restless and reckless when confined to one spot without being able to actively help the Order. (Even if Sirius was allowed to leave Grimmauld Place on occasion, I’m sure that he’d hate having to live there with a passion.) Sirius’s treatment of Kreacher was certainly not something I’d endorse, but let’s also not forget that Kreacher constantly said horrific things that Sirius would have recognized all too well as remnants of his mother’s abuse—he was basically locked in a house full of traumatic memories with the closest living embodiment of his worst abuser at all times, all while being fresh out of the mind-hell that is Azkaban, where I’m sure the dementors made him re-live horrific memories of the traumas of his childhood nigh-constantly. To reference the quote above, "There is never, ever a reason to leave a child in an abusive home. Never." Dumbledore had, in essence, forced Sirius back into his abusive home—Sirius may not have been a child, but after Azkaban, his mental age was hardly that of the typical 36-year-old. Dumbledore also frequently made Sirius interact with and clash with Snape, knowing that Snape would take every opportunity to rub Sirius’s enforced “uselessness” in his face. He allowed Sirius’s communication with Harry to all but cease, leading to the misunderstanding that brought them to the Department of Mysteries.
To expand on the Department of Mysteries, by forcing Harry to undergo Occlumency lessons from Snape, who Harry felt unsafe, mistrustful, and abused by (and therefore could not let down his guard in front of, rendering the lessons all but useless), Dumbledore allowed Voldemort to influence Harry to believe that Sirius was in danger. He offered Harry no preparation for this, no means of confirming whether or not his dreams or visions were true, no warning that Voldemort might be feeding him false images to manipulate him. When he learned that Harry had gone to the Department of Mysteries, he did not halt Sirius from going, and didn’t arrive himself until after Sirus’s death. (This also says a lot on how much he values the lives of other members of the Order—he certainly didn’t try to come to their aid either.)
Dumbledore undoubtably wanted Sirius Black out of the picture: he felt that Sirius was holding Harry back from the duty of allowing Voldemort to kill him, and that as long as Sirius was living, Harry would never fulfill that mission. (Imagine if Dumbledore had told Sirius what Harry was meant to do—I think his nose would have gotten broken again, at the very least. If Harry managed to let Voldemort kill him, I’m sure that Sirius would have killed Voldemort, possibly with his bare hands.)
TL;DR: Fuck Albus Dumbledore 2k14
Q: Let’s talk Allison’s death.
Eaddy: I’m going to answer as Victoria. [x]
talking to white people about racism
Two men at the Communist Nudist Colony are sitting on the porch.
One turns to the other and says, “I say old boy, have you read marx?” The other says, “Yes, I believe it’s these wicker chairs.”