- fandom please I implore you all to talk about Dean Thomas more
- literally yelling for a red card during a Quidditch match
- painting a potter for president banner for his friend HOW CUTE
- offering to forge a signature so that same friend could go to the village with the rest of them
- actually he paints banners supporting Harry on two separate occasions four years apart
- is it weirder that he keeps doing that or that Harry keeps getting himself into situations where he requires banners
- good with a quill be still my beating heart the boy is an artist
- literally not giving a single fuck that their teacher was a “dangerous half-breed” because he respected the hell out of him as a person and educator
- IF YOU MEAN PROFESSOR LUPIN, HE WAS THE BEST WE EVER -
- and he grew up as a muggle so he had already been exposed to werewolf folklore and he had every excuse to be afraid or prejudiced and instead decided to judge him on a human level, even without the familiarity the trio etc. had to him
- standing up for that same teacher time and time again
- including to a ministry official who he just generally gave the sass to anyway
- never losing his faith in Harry even when his very best friend in the whole world and approximately 89% of the wizarding community basically thought the bloke was a nutjob
- convincing his best mate to join DA
there was a fair bit of an anti-dean sentiment in HBP best to ignore that then
- never having any animosity towards his friend for getting together with his ex-girlfriend so soon
- completely supporting and defending Harry while on the run because OBVIOUSLY why stop now after seven years of doing literally that at every single opportunity
- being completely bemused by but always kind towards Luna
- helping to dig the grave on the beach
- running out into the final battle without a fucking wand
- evidently winning one at some point
- everything to do with him and Seamus however you want to view their relationship but frankly I could do a whole other post on that
also I met Alfie once and he was so pretty
- dEAN THOMAS
i wanna be one of those people who does yoga at sunrise and drinks water out of mason jars filled with berries and twigs and shit
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Lots of other, better-qualified people have broken down the trailer and I’ll include links, but just from the trailer I was watching:
It also apparently features vague non-English gibberish, because apparently no one could be bothered to learn anything about the language in the main setting of the film.
Also here are those better-qualified people I mentioned earlier (i.e. people that experience this kind racism first-hand, which I do not, as I am white).
But wait there’s more! Here’s a highlight:
The kind of neo-imperialistic violence that this film is couching as ~female empowerment~ is really, really fucking harmful.
My general rule of thumb whenever I see a vague ‘this is racist’ post without a breakdown is to google it. The internet is a very big place and someone has almost always written extensively about it (see above). I checked just now, and once I filtered the results I got for Lucy Liu talking about racism in Hollywood (which are definitely worth reading about as well btw), I got a lot more than just these.
And re: seeing the movie, that’s up to you. For me, once I see the things I’ve listed above and listened to the people affected speaking about why this stuff is harmful for them, I can’t turn my filter off. I can’t un-see it. And I don’t want to.
That being said, we live in a problematic society. Almost any media we consume is going to have elements of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and transmisogyny etc.
Ultimately, it’s not what you don’t do that matters. It’s what you do to minimize the ways you participate, wittingly or no, in the systems of oppression that exist all around us.
Richard Brody on Luc Besson’s new film, “Lucy”: http://nyr.kr/1rj9ouG
“There’s no problem with the movie’s pulp-fiction essence; the problem is that almost all of Besson’s formidable imagination went into the science-fiction concept and the magnificent computer-graphic realization of it, and very little of that brain power went into the ordinary framework.”
no, the problem is that it’s fucking racist
nice try though