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amewesing:

This is so important

16 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |87,060 notes
gracehelbig:

mydrunkkitchen:

ITS A BOOK ITS A REAL BOOK THATS REAL AND EXISTS AND IM HOLDING IT!!!! http://hannahhart.com/book

GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good job on the awesome, Hannah!

gracehelbig:

mydrunkkitchen:

ITS A BOOK ITS A REAL BOOK THATS REAL AND EXISTS AND IM HOLDING IT!!!! http://hannahhart.com/book

GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good job on the awesome, Hannah!

16 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |4,769 notes
16 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |6,988 notes

Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.

A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.

So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.

“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.

When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.

So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.

In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.

So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.

Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?

[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]

I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.

Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?

She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.

Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.

- Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via karakamos)
16 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |82,213 notes

withoutalittlelove:

captainclarkes:

that’s it. that’s the show.

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21 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |7,920 notes

thefaultinourheadcanons:

emeralddarkness:

ughjohnwatson:

do you ever get in those moods where you don’t feel like reading and you don’t feel like being on the internet and you don’t feel like watching a show and you don’t feel like sleeping and you don’t feel like existing in general

BUT YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING.

It’s in words
21 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 |521,070 notes
Tagged as: #I SEE YOU CINDY 
mydrunkkitchen:

I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY (regram: @whatgavinsaid)

mydrunkkitchen:

I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY (regram: @whatgavinsaid)

2 days ago on July 27th, 2014 |1,637 notes

calculusandrealpeople:

captivesam:

#im not crying there’s just a metaphor in my eye

Why is there an unlit cigarette in your eye?

2 days ago on July 27th, 2014 |183,041 notes

trilllice:

runwild-love:

I’ve been waiting for this gif set

the way this fucking guy is bouncing you know he believes this so im taking this to heart today

2 days ago on July 27th, 2014 |465,573 notes

itstherussianmafia:

There has been a little too much Hartbig on tumblr for me and not enough Swarto! So I’m bringing some oldies back!

First off, Beyonce concert! We all know Swike was there.

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And then she said this at the end..

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and if you pause at the 13 second mark of the…

3 days ago on July 26th, 2014 |853 notes