I'm out of the office and blogging from queue until I've saved the parallel dimension where I've gone on a quest. There'll be some posts: lots of quotes, some personal stuff I've had saved in drafts because I was too lazy to finish them, and a couple other things. Never fear - or do fear, maybe you're terrified of my blogging, though I hope note - I will return to my regular blogging sometime mid-August. For those of you checking out this blog for the first time, there's normally a lot more fandom - Supernatural, Welcome to Night Vale, Doctor Who, and more - in addition to the Shakespeare quotes and personal movie reviews.
Drown thyself? Drown cats and blind puppies.
William Shakespeare, Othello
Otherwise known as the real reason we all hate Iago…
O! It is excellent
To have a giant’s strength, but it is tyrannous
To use it like a giant.
William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
In Shakespeare the birds sing, the bushes are clothed with green, hearts love, souls suffer, the cloud wanders, it is hot, it is cold, night falls, time passes, forests and multitudes speak, the vast eternal dream hovers over all. Sap and blood, all forms of the multiple reality, actions and ideas, man and humanity, the living and the life, solitudes, cities, religions, diamonds and pearls, dung-hills and charnelhouses, the ebb and flow of beings, the steps of comers and goers, all, all are on Shakespeare and in Shakespeare.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885), William Shakespeare (via annaleigh25495)
Go. It’s really, really, really fucking hilarious. Go see it right now.
Sequels are often bad ideas. Sequels of films that rely on slapstick, tropes and inverted tropes, and action sequences sprinkled with comedy, are typically terrible. 22 Jump Street took that knowledge and did something brilliant with it. They made an ongoing joke of “doing the same thing all over again” while refusing to do just that. Instead, they take the obvious answers that you expect based on typical Hollywood and the previous film, and toss them smilingly out the window, serving up a far better alternative. It’s the most self-aware sequel I’ve ever seen and it’s brilliant.
By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
William Shakespeare, Macbeth
When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
William Shakespeare, King Lear
'Tis better to be lowly born
And range with humble livers in content
Than to be perked up in a glistering grief
And wear a golden sorrow.
William Shakespeare, Henry VIII
…It all makes sense now O.O
WHAT IF WHEN THEYRE OLDER THEY GET TAKEN BACK TO NARNIA AND BECOME THE FOUR FOUNDING MOTHERS AND FATHERS AND CHANGE THEIR NAMES AND HOGWARTS IS REALLY IN NARNIA WHICH IS WHY MUGGLES CANT SEE IT
BUT REALLY THINK ABOUT IT LIKE THEIR PERSONALITIES REALLY GO WITH THE HOUSES. PETER IS THE COURAGEOUS ONE. SUSAN IS THE SMART ONE. EDMUND TOTALLY BETRAYED THEM AT OE POINT. AND LUCY IS THE SMALL UNDERESTIMATED ONE WHO IS ACTUALLY AWESOME SOMETIMES.
"WHO IS REALLY AWESOME SOMETIMES" MAN WITHOUT LUCY THEY WOULD NEVER EVER HAVE GOTTEN TO NARNIA, SHE WAS THE ONE WHO FOUND OUT ABOUT IT FIRST
BECAUSE HUFFLEPUFFS ARE PARTICULARLY GOOD FINDERS
HUFFLEPUFFS ARE PARTICULARLY GOOD FINDERS
OKAY WAIT A SECOND
EDMUND IS NOT A SLYTHERIN SIMPLY BECAUSE HE “BETRAYED THEM AT ONE POINT”
He’s a Slytherin because he’s ambitious and cunning. He knows what he wants and he’s been offered a way to get it. (And PS: he betrayed them because his siblings were totally rotten to him, and then he stumbled into this land where a nice woman gave him things and told him he was special, like the whole Death Eater thing, which means only that he was doing what he thought was better than being yelled at all day by his family.)
Slytherins are clever, shrewd, ambitious, and they are loyal to what serves them best. Edmund is also clever, ambitious, and has that element of trickery and mischief about him trademark of Slytherins.
Sure, he screwed up. Not everyone’s perfect. He may have done something he wasn’t proud of, but here’s the thing:
He’s not proud of it. He’s ashamed of what he did.
He comes back to Aslan’s camp and he looks at them apologetically. His look says, I’m sorry. I’m sorry I put you in danger and I’m sorry I messed up.
He’s a brilliant, shrewd boy, and he checks himself and ends up fighting for the “good” side with the “good” Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw.
So no, Edmund is not a Slytherin because he betrayed his family.
He’s a Slytherin because he’s cunning, ambitious, loyal to his cause (but can change), resourceful, and he’s a self-preserver.
And Lucy is not a Hufflepuff because she is underestimated and found Narnia. She is a Hufflepuff because she is compassionate. She is a Hufflepuff because she believes that there is goodness in people, and that even if they have done something bad they can be redeemed, the way she believed in Mr. Tumnus. She is a Hufflepuff because she prefers saving people to fighting them, but when it comes right down to it she isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty to defend her friends. She is a Hufflepuff because she is courageous, courageous enough to follow Aslan out of camp, to explore a strange snowy world on her own, and to insist against the insults and disbelief of her siblings that she is right and then go prove that, but she is courageous in a quiet way, without the audience that a Gryffindor looks for. She doesn’t need applause. She’s happy if her family and friends are safe and happy.