So my family stayed at my aunt’s beach house last weekend and
a Harry Potter-themed
in the cupboard under the stairs
Connor. 17. The things I like change constantly. Harry Potter. 30 Seconds To Mars. Misfits. Skins. Mayday Parade. Doctor Who. Jared,Shannon, and Tomo. All Time Low. To Write Love On Her Arms. Jamie Tworkowski. London. Tea. Reading. The Hunger Games. Talking in a British accent. Going to concerts. Traveling. Sherlock. May the odds be ever in your favor.
carlygreig asked: When I was younger some of my friends used to make fun of me for loving neville longbottom and then he got hot they were like oh I get it and i'm like no you don't he's neville, the boy who stands up when no one else will.
(cont) your harry potter posts often remind me of how much I love neville and luna
you know I wish there were more Silver Trio posts to reblog because I really do love them more then the Golden Trio (whoops) and there is so much misinterpretations involved it makes me really upset. “The Girl Who Waited”?? “The Girl Who Believed in Anything”??? “The Boy Who Found Courage????” no, no and no. It’s like, the exact opposite of what they are!
Neville didn’t have to go look for courage because he always had it. Neville is one of the most important characters, especially for the younger audience. This is the character many of us were supposed to relate to, I know I did. Because being anxious and shy and awkward and clumsy and not conventionally attractive and scared of your teachers and having hard time making friends, not believing in yourself, well, that’s what it’s like to be a teenager! Neville did not overcome his “flaws”, he didn’t act “despite them”, his great qualities: his bravery, his kindness, his toughness, his loyalty, his strength, his moral compass didn’t not contradict his other traits. You don’t have to be the Chosen One, or the Brightest one, or whatever, to make a difference in the world.
Characters like Neville, or Donna Noble, their point is not to show us that they can become important once they meet a Hero, but to show that they always were important. Exactly, because, like you said, they stand up when no one else will. And people will tell them they can’t change the world by shouting at it, or can’t stop a whole army by refusing to go along with them, but the thing is, it doesn’t matter for them, because they’ll still try. They are not reluctant heroes forced into position of leadership, nor they are ambitious usurpers hungry for power, they are natural leaders whose unbreakable spirit, whose goodness inspires others to be stronger, to be kinder, to stand up against injustice when everyone else fell on their knees. And it doesn’t matter what talents you have and how academically successful you are or if some assholes bully you or if you drop everything you touch and always end up being the butt of “friendly” jokes.
As for your friends, well. Neville stood up against frankly terrifying Hermione Granger at age 11, tried to took out both Crabbe and Goyle at age 12 and ended up in a hospital; didn’t lose it when a teacher showed to a class a torture spell that took his parents away from him; had to face his Boggart every day; tried to take out Bellatrix Lestrange herself at age, what, 15?; started a revolution; stabbed a motherfucking Death Eater in the eye because his wand wouldn’t work ???? I don’t know what books they were reading tbh to make fun of someone who loves Neville. Neville is the best of them all.