back to witches and wizards, and magical beasts,
to goblins and ghosts and to magical feasts
it’s all that I love and it’s all that I need,
at hogwarts, hogwarts, I think I’m going back
happy september first!
will have to play this on september 1st.
some muggleborn like “i want to be an astronaut when i grow up!”
wizard kids like “wtf is an astronaut”
"oh you know…the people who go to the moon"
In literature as in life, the rules are all too often different for girls. There are many instances where an unlikable man is billed as an anti-hero, earning a special term to explain those ways in which he deviates from the norm, the traditionally likable. Beginning with Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye, the list is long. An unlikable man is inscrutably interesting, dark, or tormented but ultimately compelling even when he might behave in distasteful ways.
When women are unlikable, it becomes a point of obsession in critical conversations by professional and amateur critics alike. Why are these women daring to flaunt convention? Why aren’t they making themselves likable (and therefore acceptable) to polite society? In a Publisher’s Weekly interview with Claire Messud about her recent novel, which features a rather “unlikable” protagonist named Nora who is bitter, bereft, and downright angry about what her life has become, the interviewer said, “I wouldn’t want to be friends with Nora, would you? Her outlook is almost unbearably grim.” And there we have it. A reader was here to make friends with the characters in a book and she didn’t like what she found.
Messud, for her part, had a sharp response for her interviewer. “For heaven’s sake, what kind of question is that? Would you want to be friends with Humbert Humbert? Would you want to be friends with Mickey Sabbath? Saleem Sinai? Hamlet? Krapp? Oedipus? Oscar Wao? Antigone? Raskolnikov? Any of the characters in The Corrections? Any of the characters in Infinite Jest? Any of the characters in anything Pynchon has ever written? Or Martin Amis? Or Orhan Pamuk? Or Alice Munro, for that matter? If you’re reading to find friends, you’re in deep trouble. We read to find life, in all its possibilities. The relevant question isn’t ‘Is this a potential friend for me?’ but ‘Is this character alive?’”
|copperbadge:||"Erasers like roses and pen tops on bic pens, bright yellow pencils and highlighter click pens"|
|hailtherandom:||zipped pencil cases and binders with rings, these are a few of my faaavorite things!|
|copperbadge:||"Genderqueers in white dresses with doc marten boots on..."|
|copperbadge:||Pink haired girls with long hair and sharp suits on|
|hailtherandom:||punk rocks academics with theories on strings?|
|KnottaHooker:||these are a few of my favorite things!|
|blefever:||when exams bite, when the stress stings, when I'm going mad, I simply remember my shiny new things and then I don't feel so bad?|
|copperbadge:||Cream colored paper and cheap ramen noodles|
|hailtherandom mod:||halfhearted notebooks with margins of doodles|
|copperbadge:||Parties with moonshine and cheap chicken wings|
|hailtherandom:||THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS|
|blefever:||when the beer bites, hangovers sting, and I'm nauseous too, I simply remember these favourite things and then I don't feel so blue?|