I’ve just seen North & South for the first time and shit I need to get my hands on this book because the movie was fucking amazing and if I didn´t have a severe crush on Richard Armitage before I sure as hell do now OMFG I CAN’T HANDLE ALL THESE FEELS I HAVE!!!
Like I really wanna move to Britain and this isn’t even impossible for me anymore but there’s so many adult-like things that I have no idea how it works in the UK and that freaks me out and what if I just fuck everything up for myself and end up on the street without money or a phone that works. Just omg I’m to much of a kid to do stuff like this on my own. (But I want it so bad guys.)
"We’ll be at Hogwarts in ten minutes," said Professor Lupin. "Are you alright, Harry?"
Harry didn’t ask how Professor Lupin knew his name.
-The first time Lupin addresses Harry by his name
Rereading the books, this interaction breaks my heart. Because the first time you read it, you assume Lupin knows who he is because he’s Harry, and that he recognises his scar or he’s seen Harry’s picture in the papers, maybe. But once you’ve read the books, you know that it’s because Lupin’s seen that face before. Harry looks only a little older than James did when Lupin first met him - he probably still has photographs of the Marauders at that age. Harry looks about the age that James did when he found out that Lupin was a werewolf - a terrible, dangerous, Dark creature - and told Lupin that he didn’t care. He looks exactly like James did when he was a teenager - except with Lily’s eyes.
Lupin recognises Harry because it’s the face of his best friends’ son. He probably held Harry as a baby, not long after he’d been born, with James and Lily smiling happily over him. He probably watched Harry toddle around their house in Godric’s Hollow when he was first learning to walk.
And it reminds Lupin of everything he lost that night when James and Lily died, and Sirius went on the run.
That’s how he knows Harry’s name.
Why. Why would you do this?
This is exactly what I think everytime I reread PoA. There’s so much more he asks Harry, really, at that moment then if he’s okay after the Dementor attack. It’s the first time he’s seen that face in a decade and, being Remus, Harry must have crossed his mind at least more than once during that decade. And so when he asks if Harry’s alright I think there’s something more to the question for Remus. It’s like, did the Dursleys treat you well? How have you been? Are you alright?
you know the feeling when everyone around you sort of have a sweetheart or boy/girlfriend? yeah, yeah, and here I am, still acting like a twelve year old, doomed to be forever alone.
Imma go to bed now because I begin a new job tomorrow, living da adult life ya know.
Why am I on tumblr again? I was meant to be writing. Characters, drama, words! But no, instead I’m reblogging gifs from the CF red carpet in London and have a lot of Remus Lupin-feels. I also make stupid rants like this that will lead to me losing followers, or gaining new ones, in which case: Hello!
I’m going to a POOLPARTY guys…
I don’t want to walk around in bikini with super skinny girls who I barley know and stuff.. because just no.. But it’s my friends party so I should go because it could be fun and I should be there in about an hour and a half but I’m really really not looking forward to it right now…
Sigh… Right, I can do this. First step; take a shower because I look like a slob…
guys… one year ago I saw Deathly Hallows part 2 for the first time…
It’s unbelievable… this year has passed so quickly…
Sherlock breaks my heart.. my god this is the best series in the world.. I’m crying like a baby and shaking and have never been so frustrated in my entire life!!!
Let’s talk about Remus Lupin for a second. And by “let’s” I don’t actually mean “let us” I mean “bear with me while I.” Because this man is seriously underappreciated. He gets overshadowed by Sirius, whose charisma shines through the page somehow.
I mean, everyone thinks Sirius was James’ best friend…
So here’s this kid, a wizard kid who I think was probably quiet and bookish already and looking forward to Hogwarts more than anything in the world like everyone else, and then he gets bit by Fenrir Greybeck because his dad pissed someone off. And all his dreams go down the drain and it’s awful. But by some miracle named Albus Dumbledore, he gets to go anyway. And his life sucks, and he keeps his head down, but then he gets adopted by these two kids who just pick him up out of nowhere. James and Sirius, charismatic, popular, fun, daring — they’re everything lil bb Remus isn’t, but they like him anyway. And then they figure out his “furry little problem,” but they don’t leave him. Instead, they risk everything to join him, even dragging little Peter along with them. And suddenly Remus has everything — he has best friends, adventures every month; he’s a prefect; he basks in the popularity of his friends. And for seven years, life is golden.
And then he graduates, and things are tough because he’s suddenly faced with the fact that there is so much prejudice against werewolves, something he’s been able to ignore while at school. And to make things worse, there’s a war on, and everyone he knows and loves is involved. And he’s scared all the time, and he can’t even trust the people he loves best. And then James and Lily are killed, and they’re only 21 years old, and their kid is orphaned. And Sirius betrayed them and then he kills little Peter and goes to Azkaban and Remus is the only one left and the golden years are gone forever.
And twelve years later, Dumbledore gives him the chance no one else will give him again and he’s teaching James’ kid and he’s so like James, and Remus helps him and befriends him and one day in his office little Harry Potter says, “I heard my dad this time” and it’s like James is there, just for a moment. And then his old map shows up again, and one night Peter is there, and Remus knows, and he goes and he finds Sirius and it’s like a tiny bit of that golden happiness is returned to him. And for two years, he has his best friend back before he’s ripped away forever this time, fighting the same damn war as before. And then a new bright point appears, but don’t call her Nymphadora, but he is so scared to let her love him because everyone who loves him reaches a terrible end and he can’t give her anything. He values himself so little, first as a husband, then as a father, that Harry has to chase him back to his family. And good thing too, because finally Remus is able to get some happiness, with Tonks and Teddy, even in the middle of everything, and then he gives it all up to win that damn war.
Remus Lupin is a quiet kind of BAMF, and I love him, and you should too.
I love this.
And then he dies, which is so sad given that he finally had Tonks and little Teddy. But then again, “To the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure,” the “miracle” said. I honestly love Remus more than Sirius. I love Sirius too, but Remus is closer to my heart.
I just love how Rowling’s characters are so different from each other. They’re all lovable and special in their own different ways.
It’s funny how people you’ve finally been able to forget have a tendency to find their way back to your mind.
I hate it, I don’t want to feel like this person is slowly crawling back into my life again. Why does this always happen? I can’t deal with this all over again.. just, aargh! It’s just.. I don’t even know.. fucked up people are fucked up.