After all Katniss had been through, two Hunger Games (one which was specifically made to kill her), the revolution, losing many people she cared about including her sister, who she loved above all others. she needed to believe in the good of human nature and have hope again

That’s why she married Peeta. He brought out a soft side in her, he made her feel safe and see that the world could be a better place. Gale, while he was a good friend, couldn’t give her that.He had grown too vengeful, and Katniss didn’t need that. Gale was hardened by the harsh world they lived in, he’s not the white knight I’ve seem some posts on here make him out to be.

hannahibalecter:

cbowdidge:

hannahibalecter:

harrypotterconfessions:

It can’t be both. Before people start insisting that JKR never meant for the Slytherins to be understandable here, there’s no indication of that. No one ever condemned the Slytherins for leaving. The complaint just makes it sound like people can’t make up their minds. Like the claim that JKR purposely wrote all the Slytherins as unlikeable, a complaint often made by the two-thirds of fandom who like or at least sympathize with the Slytherins, so she clearly did not. When JKR wants characters to be completely unlikeable, she writes them that way: no one likes Umbridge, for example. It’s more likely she knew, as any author knows, that Slytherin House and her Slytherin characters did not need her personal stamp of approval on every page to be liked by her readers, so she wrote them the way she saw them in her mind. What comes across in the books is thatSlytherin probably isn’t her favorite house. That doesn’t mean that we weren’t supposed to like them.

Just to be clear - the Slytherins didn’t just “leave”. Many of them were going to come back with more people to fight with, but got held up or the battle was already ending. Not to mention that Slytherin wasn’t the ONLY house where people left. Plenty of Hufflepuffs, Gryffindors, and Ravenclaws left too. Not every single person in any of these houses stayed. Does that make them terrible people? NO. IT WAS A WIZARDING -WAR-. Many of their deaths were inevitable, especially if they were younger. They shouldn’t have been expected to stay and fight. So, yeah, I see your point and such but I just wanted to point this out. 

According to JKR, they did come back.  We didn’t see the Slytherins faces because 1) as you said, it’s war, there’s hardly time to observe all the faces 2) Harry was highly prejudiced against Slytherins, he wouldn’t have known the ones who came back.  More Hufflepuffs stayed then Ravenclaws BUT there was Zacharias Smith pushing his way IN FRONT OF FIRST YEARS to get out. I wonder what people want from a good Slytherin, someone like Harry? Slytherins are known for self-preservation and cunning, they’re not going to run headlong when they’re outnumbered into almost certain death. They’re going to make sure the odds are in their favour.

Thank you! I thought I had read that they did in fact come back, but I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to fact-check before reblogging the first time. I completely agree, and it actually makes me angry how Slytherins were written. Their were many opportunities for Harry to have an ally that was in Slytherin, a tolerant worth-while ally who didn’t got the stereotypical “evil” Slytherin archetype. But no, the best representation we get (I’m assuming you’re a Slytherin? If I’m incorrect, feel free to correct me) is Snape and Slughorn, which shines the brightest in the epilogue of Deathly Hallows. I guess I should appreciate it more than I do, I just feel like there were so many more chances for Slytherin to shine that weren’t written. Similarly, in the Deathly Hallows Part Two film, I got incredibly angry when they changed how Harry came back to Hogwarts. When McGonagall is dealing with the Slytherins, and decides to send them to the dungeons? That’s more tolerant than that, it never would have realistically happened. And if it had, a lot of my respect for her would have been lost. Anyway, that was a tangent - thanks for your comment! I agree completely. :)

Harry got a bad taste in his mouth from Malfoy (and he’s not the misunderstood boy his fandom paints him as). We see Slughorn, but also Andromeda, who isn’t a main character but she was a Slytheirn and she defied her family, and Regulus who sacrificed his life for Kreacher, and yes Snape (I’m not a Snape worshipper), so we do see examples. Harry was a bit close-minded about Slytheirns, he was pretty convinced they were all bad and the stories are from his POV and about his journey to defeat Voldemort, not about Slytherins (they make great fanfic material). I would like to see more but I think we need to understand context. I’m a Hufflepuff, btw :) but I don’t hate Slytherins, in fact I’m writing a story from a Slytherin POV. Oh and Merlin was a Slytherin. Yeah, that bit about McGonagall locking Slytheirns in the dungeion is BS, McGonagall would never do that! Kloves didn’t understand nuance at times.

hannahibalecter:

cbowdidge:

hannahibalecter:

harrypotterconfessions:

It can’t be both. Before people start insisting that JKR never meant for the Slytherins to be understandable here, there’s no indication of that. No one ever condemned the Slytherins for leaving. The complaint just makes it sound like people can’t make up their minds. Like the claim that JKR purposely wrote all the Slytherins as unlikeable, a complaint often made by the two-thirds of fandom who like or at least sympathize with the Slytherins, so she clearly did not. When JKR wants characters to be completely unlikeable, she writes them that way: no one likes Umbridge, for example. It’s more likely she knew, as any author knows, that Slytherin House and her Slytherin characters did not need her personal stamp of approval on every page to be liked by her readers, so she wrote them the way she saw them in her mind. What comes across in the books is thatSlytherin probably isn’t her favorite house. That doesn’t mean that we weren’t supposed to like them.

Just to be clear - the Slytherins didn’t just “leave”. Many of them were going to come back with more people to fight with, but got held up or the battle was already ending. Not to mention that Slytherin wasn’t the ONLY house where people left. Plenty of Hufflepuffs, Gryffindors, and Ravenclaws left too. Not every single person in any of these houses stayed. Does that make them terrible people? NO. IT WAS A WIZARDING -WAR-. Many of their deaths were inevitable, especially if they were younger. They shouldn’t have been expected to stay and fight. So, yeah, I see your point and such but I just wanted to point this out. 

According to JKR, they did come back.  We didn’t see the Slytherins faces because 1) as you said, it’s war, there’s hardly time to observe all the faces 2) Harry was highly prejudiced against Slytherins, he wouldn’t have known the ones who came back.  More Hufflepuffs stayed then Ravenclaws BUT there was Zacharias Smith pushing his way IN FRONT OF FIRST YEARS to get out. I wonder what people want from a good Slytherin, someone like Harry? Slytherins are known for self-preservation and cunning, they’re not going to run headlong when they’re outnumbered into almost certain death. They’re going to make sure the odds are in their favour.

Thank you! I thought I had read that they did in fact come back, but I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to fact-check before reblogging the first time. I completely agree, and it actually makes me angry how Slytherins were written. Their were many opportunities for Harry to have an ally that was in Slytherin, a tolerant worth-while ally who didn’t got the stereotypical “evil” Slytherin archetype. But no, the best representation we get (I’m assuming you’re a Slytherin? If I’m incorrect, feel free to correct me) is Snape and Slughorn, which shines the brightest in the epilogue of Deathly Hallows. I guess I should appreciate it more than I do, I just feel like there were so many more chances for Slytherin to shine that weren’t written. Similarly, in the Deathly Hallows Part Two film, I got incredibly angry when they changed how Harry came back to Hogwarts. When McGonagall is dealing with the Slytherins, and decides to send them to the dungeons? That’s more tolerant than that, it never would have realistically happened. And if it had, a lot of my respect for her would have been lost.
Anyway, that was a tangent - thanks for your comment! I agree completely. :)

Harry got a bad taste in his mouth from Malfoy (and he’s not the misunderstood boy his fandom paints him as). We see Slughorn, but also Andromeda, who isn’t a main character but she was a Slytheirn and she defied her family, and Regulus who sacrificed his life for Kreacher, and yes Snape (I’m not a Snape worshipper), so we do see examples. Harry was a bit close-minded about Slytheirns, he was pretty convinced they were all bad and the stories are from his POV and about his journey to defeat Voldemort, not about Slytherins (they make great fanfic material). I would like to see more but I think we need to understand context. I’m a Hufflepuff, btw :) but I don’t hate Slytherins, in fact I’m writing a story from a Slytherin POV. Oh and Merlin was a Slytherin. Yeah, that bit about McGonagall locking Slytheirns in the dungeion is BS, McGonagall would never do that! Kloves didn’t understand nuance at times.

hannahibalecter:

harrypotterconfessions:

It can’t be both. Before people start insisting that JKR never meant for the Slytherins to be understandable here, there’s no indication of that. No one ever condemned the Slytherins for leaving. The complaint just makes it sound like people can’t make up their minds. Like the claim that JKR purposely wrote all the Slytherins as unlikeable, a complaint often made by the two-thirds of fandom who like or at least sympathize with the Slytherins, so she clearly did not. When JKR wants characters to be completely unlikeable, she writes them that way: no one likes Umbridge, for example. It’s more likely she knew, as any author knows, that Slytherin House and her Slytherin characters did not need her personal stamp of approval on every page to be liked by her readers, so she wrote them the way she saw them in her mind. What comes across in the books is thatSlytherin probably isn’t her favorite house. That doesn’t mean that we weren’t supposed to like them.

Just to be clear - the Slytherins didn’t just “leave”. Many of them were going to come back with more people to fight with, but got held up or the battle was already ending. Not to mention that Slytherin wasn’t the ONLY house where people left. Plenty of Hufflepuffs, Gryffindors, and Ravenclaws left too. Not every single person in any of these houses stayed. Does that make them terrible people? NO. IT WAS A WIZARDING -WAR-. Many of their deaths were inevitable, especially if they were younger. They shouldn’t have been expected to stay and fight. So, yeah, I see your point and such but I just wanted to point this out. 

According to JKR, they did come back.  We didn’t see the Slytherins faces because 1) as you said, it’s war, there’s hardly time to observe all the faces 2) Harry was highly prejudiced against Slytherins, he wouldn’t have known the ones who came back.  More Hufflepuffs stayed then Ravenclaws BUT there was Zacharias Smith pushing his way IN FRONT OF FIRST YEARS to get out. I wonder what people want from a good Slytherin, someone like Harry? Slytherins are known for self-preservation and cunning, they’re not going to run headlong when they’re outnumbered into almost certain death. They’re going to make sure the odds are in their favour.

hannahibalecter:

harrypotterconfessions:

It can’t be both. Before people start insisting that JKR never meant for the Slytherins to be understandable here, there’s no indication of that. No one ever condemned the Slytherins for leaving. The complaint just makes it sound like people can’t make up their minds. Like the claim that JKR purposely wrote all the Slytherins as unlikeable, a complaint often made by the two-thirds of fandom who like or at least sympathize with the Slytherins, so she clearly did not. When JKR wants characters to be completely unlikeable, she writes them that way: no one likes Umbridge, for example. It’s more likely she knew, as any author knows, that Slytherin House and her Slytherin characters did not need her personal stamp of approval on every page to be liked by her readers, so she wrote them the way she saw them in her mind. What comes across in the books is thatSlytherin probably isn’t her favorite house. That doesn’t mean that we weren’t supposed to like them.

Just to be clear - the Slytherins didn’t just “leave”. Many of them were going to come back with more people to fight with, but got held up or the battle was already ending. Not to mention that Slytherin wasn’t the ONLY house where people left. Plenty of Hufflepuffs, Gryffindors, and Ravenclaws left too. Not every single person in any of these houses stayed. Does that make them terrible people? NO. IT WAS A WIZARDING -WAR-. Many of their deaths were inevitable, especially if they were younger. They shouldn’t have been expected to stay and fight. So, yeah, I see your point and such but I just wanted to point this out. 

According to JKR, they did come back.  We didn’t see the Slytherins faces because 1) as you said, it’s war, there’s hardly time to observe all the faces 2) Harry was highly prejudiced against Slytherins, he wouldn’t have known the ones who came back.  More Hufflepuffs stayed then Ravenclaws BUT there was Zacharias Smith pushing his way IN FRONT OF FIRST YEARS to get out. I wonder what people want from a good Slytherin, someone like Harry? Slytherins are known for self-preservation and cunning, they’re not going to run headlong when they’re outnumbered into almost certain death. They’re going to make sure the odds are in their favour.

This bugs me, too. How would she know what it means when she’s never heard it? This was one way she was (at the time) unfamiliar with andRon had to explain what it meant and why it was so bad (though Harry and Hermione didn’t know what it meant they knew it was rude). In the film she knows exactly what it means and explains. Seems like another way the writer’s had to make her know everything and take away Ron’s chance to be in the know.

This bugs me, too. How would she know what it means when she’s never heard it? This was one way she was (at the time) unfamiliar with andRon had to explain what it meant and why it was so bad (though Harry and Hermione didn’t know what it meant they knew it was rude). In the film she knows exactly what it means and explains. Seems like another way the writer’s had to make her know everything and take away Ron’s chance to be in the know.

(Source: harrypotterconfessions)

Slytherin traits are about getting what you want

That doesn’t make the house evil. They’re not the nicest but we do see examples of Slytherins who aren’t all that bad. No one in Potterverse is perfect. Slughorn is the one who rallied the troops and who came back to fight Voldemort. Harry would not have recognized the Slytherins who fought, he was pretty against making friends with them (a flaw on his part). Slytherins aren’t going to be knights in shining armor, they’re the ones who say “We’re outnumbered, I’m coming back for reinforcement” and who carefully plan and scheme and go for what they want. There’s something to be admired in that, too.

capricornicis:

cbowdidge:

capricornicis:

procharmingfamily:

capricornicis:

procharmingfamily:

onceuponatime-confessions:

“I find it funny how people say that Neal does not have rights over Henry because being the biological father means nothing. And that same people thinks Emma should keep Henry just because she is the biological mother. Like it or not, Regina IS Henry’s mother in every way. Emma just came into their lives in a very bad way, taking the boy away from her, technically Emma has kidnapped Henry many times. It’s just so wrong. The Charming family ALWAYS get their way.”

Seriously?! The Charming Family always got their way?! Snow White and Prince Charming lost both their parents. They had to fight in battles to stop Regina and King George from killing them. They were continually separated from each other due to outside forces that wanted them apart. And they had to send their daughter away because someone was trying to kill/curse her. That is not getting their way
An it is funny how people say that Emma took Henry away from Regina—Henry came to her. He went looking for her and found her and begged her to stay.
Emma herself had no intention of staying until Regina suddenly turned hostile and literally threatened to destroy her. That made Emma stay, and even then she still did not try to take Henry away from Regina. It was only until she finally realized that Regina was malicious and cruel and dangerous that she realized that Henry was not safe with her.

I love how the confessor started out to bitch about unfairness to Neal, but ended on just shitting on Emma and the Charmings 

The Charming’s are basically the scapegoat in this fandom.

Remember that post I sent to you? Yeah, they pretty much use the Charmings as a scapegoat. 

Snapefen, Phangirls and the most extreme Evil Regals are all cut from the same cloth: Their character= right, no matter how terrible their actions are (and Regina has done some horrible things, even she knows it), anyone else, but esp those who call them out or confront them= wrong and horrible people. I think who ever posted this confession is overlooking the entire first season, and even parts of the second season. Regina is a great characer, and Lana Parilla makes you feel for her,  BUT she is NOT the victim of the Charmings, in fact she’s done more to them, then they have to her. 

woooow now. Don’t bring Snape fans into this. There is only a very small minority of Snape fans who are even like that, despite what Tv Tropes claims, and they reside on FF.N and live journal. If you want to use a Harry Potter example then look at the Gryffindor fans or even Draco Fans. 

Snapefen are the small group I mean, and oh yes, Draco fans, definitely. I can also see that mentality in Gryffindor, I feel like their flaws are overlooked. Sirius is a big example, I’ve seen many of fans tend to make him into a saint and he definitely wasn’t. 

capricornicis:

cbowdidge:

capricornicis:

procharmingfamily:

capricornicis:

procharmingfamily:

onceuponatime-confessions:

I find it funny how people say that Neal does not have rights over Henry because being the biological father means nothing. And that same people thinks Emma should keep Henry just because she is the biological mother. Like it or not, Regina IS Henry’s mother in every way. Emma just came into their lives in a very bad way, taking the boy away from her, technically Emma has kidnapped Henry many times. It’s just so wrong. The Charming family ALWAYS get their way.”

Seriously?! The Charming Family always got their way?! Snow White and Prince Charming lost both their parents. They had to fight in battles to stop Regina and King George from killing them. They were continually separated from each other due to outside forces that wanted them apart. And they had to send their daughter away because someone was trying to kill/curse her. That is not getting their way

An it is funny how people say that Emma took Henry away from Regina—Henry came to her. He went looking for her and found her and begged her to stay.

Emma herself had no intention of staying until Regina suddenly turned hostile and literally threatened to destroy her. That made Emma stay, and even then she still did not try to take Henry away from Regina. It was only until she finally realized that Regina was malicious and cruel and dangerous that she realized that Henry was not safe with her.

I love how the confessor started out to bitch about unfairness to Neal, but ended on just shitting on Emma and the Charmings 

The Charming’s are basically the scapegoat in this fandom.

Remember that post I sent to you? Yeah, they pretty much use the Charmings as a scapegoat. 

Snapefen, Phangirls and the most extreme Evil Regals are all cut from the same cloth: Their character= right, no matter how terrible their actions are (and Regina has done some horrible things, even she knows it), anyone else, but esp those who call them out or confront them= wrong and horrible people. I think who ever posted this confession is overlooking the entire first season, and even parts of the second season. Regina is a great characer, and Lana Parilla makes you feel for her,  BUT she is NOT the victim of the Charmings, in fact she’s done more to them, then they have to her. 

woooow now. Don’t bring Snape fans into this. There is only a very small minority of Snape fans who are even like that, despite what Tv Tropes claims, and they reside on FF.N and live journal. If you want to use a Harry Potter example then look at the Gryffindor fans or even Draco Fans. 

Snapefen are the small group I mean, and oh yes, Draco fans, definitely. I can also see that mentality in Gryffindor, I feel like their flaws are overlooked. Sirius is a big example, I’ve seen many of fans tend to make him into a saint and he definitely wasn’t. 

capricornicis:

procharmingfamily:

capricornicis:

procharmingfamily:

onceuponatime-confessions:

“I find it funny how people say that Neal does not have rights over Henry because being the biological father means nothing. And that same people thinks Emma should keep Henry just because she is the biological mother. Like it or not, Regina IS Henry’s mother in every way. Emma just came into their lives in a very bad way, taking the boy away from her, technically Emma has kidnapped Henry many times. It’s just so wrong. The Charming family ALWAYS get their way.”

Seriously?! The Charming Family always got their way?! Snow White and Prince Charming lost both their parents. They had to fight in battles to stop Regina and King George from killing them. They were continually separated from each other due to outside forces that wanted them apart. And they had to send their daughter away because someone was trying to kill/curse her. That is not getting their way
An it is funny how people say that Emma took Henry away from Regina—Henry came to her. He went looking for her and found her and begged her to stay.
Emma herself had no intention of staying until Regina suddenly turned hostile and literally threatened to destroy her. That made Emma stay, and even then she still did not try to take Henry away from Regina. It was only until she finally realized that Regina was malicious and cruel and dangerous that she realized that Henry was not safe with her.

I love how the confessor started out to bitch about unfairness to Neal, but ended on just shitting on Emma and the Charmings 

The Charming’s are basically the scapegoat in this fandom.

Remember that post I sent to you? Yeah, they pretty much use the Charmings as a scapegoat. 

Snapefen, Phangirls and the most extreme Evil Regals are all cut from the same cloth: Their character= right, no matter how terrible their actions are (and Regina has done some horrible things, even she knows it), anyone else, but esp those who call them out or confront them= wrong and horrible people. I think who ever posted this confession is overlooking the entire first season, and even parts of the second season. Regina is a great characer, and Lana Parilla makes you feel for her,  BUT she is NOT the victim of the Charmings, in fact she’s done more to them, then they have to her. 

capricornicis:

procharmingfamily:

capricornicis:

procharmingfamily:

onceuponatime-confessions:

I find it funny how people say that Neal does not have rights over Henry because being the biological father means nothing. And that same people thinks Emma should keep Henry just because she is the biological mother. Like it or not, Regina IS Henry’s mother in every way. Emma just came into their lives in a very bad way, taking the boy away from her, technically Emma has kidnapped Henry many times. It’s just so wrong. The Charming family ALWAYS get their way.”

Seriously?! The Charming Family always got their way?! Snow White and Prince Charming lost both their parents. They had to fight in battles to stop Regina and King George from killing them. They were continually separated from each other due to outside forces that wanted them apart. And they had to send their daughter away because someone was trying to kill/curse her. That is not getting their way

An it is funny how people say that Emma took Henry away from Regina—Henry came to her. He went looking for her and found her and begged her to stay.

Emma herself had no intention of staying until Regina suddenly turned hostile and literally threatened to destroy her. That made Emma stay, and even then she still did not try to take Henry away from Regina. It was only until she finally realized that Regina was malicious and cruel and dangerous that she realized that Henry was not safe with her.

I love how the confessor started out to bitch about unfairness to Neal, but ended on just shitting on Emma and the Charmings 

The Charming’s are basically the scapegoat in this fandom.

Remember that post I sent to you? Yeah, they pretty much use the Charmings as a scapegoat. 

Snapefen, Phangirls and the most extreme Evil Regals are all cut from the same cloth: Their character= right, no matter how terrible their actions are (and Regina has done some horrible things, even she knows it), anyone else, but esp those who call them out or confront them= wrong and horrible people. I think who ever posted this confession is overlooking the entire first season, and even parts of the second season. Regina is a great characer, and Lana Parilla makes you feel for her,  BUT she is NOT the victim of the Charmings, in fact she’s done more to them, then they have to her. 

smenkhkara:

no but really percy gets so much hate and it upsets me a lot okay

so snape gets forgiven and not percy? i don’t see how that works. yes, snape was working to help and protect harry the whole time, but he was still a complete raging asshole. he got his fancy redemption at the…

I don’t hate Percy, once he made up with his family, I forgave him. He had the courage to apologize and admit what an idiot he was.  Same with Cho when she showed up for the battle of Hogwarts. She gets hated because of how she acted while grieving for her murdered boyfriendSnape has a sad backstory that makes his fawning fans go soft and think everything he did was really not that bad. Snape was a complex character. He was not a good person, there’s no excuse for how he treated his students or for calling Lily Mudbood. Percy could have ended up that way, but avoids that fate and also Crouch’s fate by swallowing his pride and reconciling with his family.

(via padfoot11)

Hufflepuffs have the cleanest record

I love being from the Hogwarts House that has the fewest dark wizards. I think the reason is that Puffs have produced few dark wizards is because being a death eater is counter intuitive to what Hufflepuffs prize. They don’t want or even care that much about power or victory, they are loyal and the only ones whose opinion truly matter is their friends, and they value fair play. If the game is played fairly that is true victory for a Hufflepuff

astolenrelic:

THE SORTING HAT Downton Abbey: Mary Crawley (Slytherin)

Definitely. I think Lady Mary Crawley, to me, is a great example of someone who is Slytherin without being a stereotype. She’s ambitious and will do whatever she has to do get what she wants, she uses her position to her advantage, and her looks, and she refuses to let others push her around.

astolenrelic:

THE SORTING HAT Downton Abbey: Mary Crawley (Slytherin)

Definitely. I think Lady Mary Crawley, to me, is a great example of someone who is Slytherin without being a stereotype. She’s ambitious and will do whatever she has to do get what she wants, she uses her position to her advantage, and her looks, and she refuses to let others push her around.

(via princess-of-dorne)