Friendly reminder that she is responsible for the books we all know and love so much, so it’d be fantastic if she was given as much regard by the fandom as her stories are.
Friendly reminder that not everyone who is a fan of the books thinks that they or their writer is perfect.
So for part of my twentieth century literature course we are studying Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. I was doing reserch today for it and SUDDENLY it hit me.
There is a character called Septimus Smith who survived World War One, however it is apparent that he has been irreversibly damaged by…
Ooh that’s interesting! Definitely ask! I haven’t read that so can’t comment but …could be! I know the story goes that she was inspired by her chemistry teacher John Nettleship (http://www.cracked.com/article_19324_5-villains-that-were-thinly-veiled-versions-real-people.html there is a photo of him when he was younger that I’d never seen) but then that could be just in terms of how he was as a teacher, general appearance + the potions, and not anything deeper.
Another thing that’s been said is that she was partly inspired for Harry by the movie ‘An Awfully Big Adventure’ also starring Alan Rickman and also Hugh Grant as “Meredith Potter” who had quiffy hair, round glasses and a burgundy and gold scarf (he was also gay and a total bastard but nevermind). Definitely never heard of your epiphany suggested before. :) Thanks for sharing it!
It’s hard to maintain that military composure when one’s granny is inspecting!
I love how all the others are like ‘It’s the Queen I need to stand straighter and be more professional than I’ve ever been in my entire life’ and William and Harry are just like ‘lol hi Gran!’
I like to think she tries to make them laugh.
Reblogging because SHE’S ACTUALLY SMILING
Also Harry’s face.
this is still the best post on tumblr, forever.
If you don’t get this reference, you’re too young for tumblr.
are you fucking kidding me pixar puts out a movie ever year a baby would get this reference
it’s not pixar it’s a reference to that time in 1994 when lamps became sentient humanoids
many were lost that day
It was a grim day for mankind. My parents took refuge in a cave and thus saved us from certain death; we lived close to a lamp factory at the time and the surrounding region was utterly devastated in the conflict.
My brother fought one off using only an egg whisk and a pogo stick.
Only 90s kids remember the Lampocalypse
My father still has the scars from where one stole his kidney
Ironically, it was a dark time.