readingGayle Forman -
excited forautumn break
a couple of months ago (wow has it been that long already?) i got discharged from a mental clinic. i'm still a work in progress, but i'm working and fighting. as college will start again soon, things might get harder for me again, but don't worry, i have a good safety net ;)
and if you ever need
someone to talk to
or if you ever need
a shoulder to cry on
you can always come to me
i am here for you!
you can do this!
Soetkin | 21 years old | Flanders | INFJ | Hufflepuff | photography | reading | unlost
"You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be."
I feel like taking pictures.
Here’s my cute little Daizy
And here’s my desk (:
I feel like taking pictures.
Peter Pettigrew betrayed James and Lily and that is terrible and disgusting. BUT THERE’S SOMETHING I MUST SAY. Although he was at times wildly flustered by the shenanigans of his cool friends, this DOES NOT make him a complete idiot.
….which means that he had to have plenty of redeeming qualities in his Marauder years. James and Sirius were at times mean and bullied people that they considered beneath them…but not Peter. They respected him.
Remember Peter’s puns “lunacy” and “far-fetched” in book three when confronted with a werewolf and a dog? Who comes up with those puns when they’re about to die. No, seriously, who but Peter? Who but someone witty and able to keep calm under pressure?
Thirdly, Peter was incredibly smooth. He managed to fool everyone in the Order as well as his best friends and Dumbledore that he was on their side, for a while. This, of course, is despicable of him. But not clumsy or idiotic. He managed to convince Bertha Jorkins to accompany him into a dark forest at night. Even nosy, idiotic witches are afraid of dark forests at night. That is, unless a charming man offers to accompany you, and you decide that it would be quite a thrilling date to take a midnight stroll in the forest.Fourthly, as Harry hated Peter (as he very well should hate Peter), it was JK Rowling’s job to make us hate him as well. Naturally, we hate what we see of him at the end of PoA and GoF. We’re supposed to hate old-Peter. But Harry’s impressions of him when he sees Peter in the Marauders’ photograph and Snape’s Worst Memory are based on what he already knows about Peter. He knows that Peter is a traitorous piece of scum, and he heard Sirius ‘s angry insults about Peter hiding behind his larger friends. So of course he looks at this photograph and “reads” that Peter seems thrilled to be in the company of those greater than he. And of course, when he sees Snape’s Worst Memory, he looks at the boy sitting in the grass and chalks his behavior down to petty childishness whereas Peter’s friends found it endearing. When you hate someone, you hate everything they do by default. So of course he was written as he was written.
and that means: running around as a small animal with three gigantic animals who might step on you at any moment, one of whom is a werewolf. It means staying up to help Remus not to fall too far behind on his homework, and bringing him food from the kitchens, and having pillow fights with James and Sirius, and pulling endless pranks and taking the fall for them when they get caught. It means smoothly lying to get your friends out of trouble with Filch. It means that whatever Peter later became, he was something special in his younger years. Thanks.
oooh :) love it! love it
please send me another one. i’m bored, but I should be cleaning and i need a reason to procrastinate (: