I was Re-watching Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and I realized that the Dursleys not only failed Harry (which they did majorly), they failed Dudley as well.
By spoiling him and enabling him to bully and belittle others from such a young age they are partly what made him the way he was.
Like how they showed him to be greedy by showering him with presents on his birthday and not objecting or telling him he should be grateful when he complained and asked for more.
Or by turning the other way (and even encouraging him) when he bullied other children, especially Harry.
It was their responsibility to teach him right from wrong and they failed.
I am not saying Dudley is completely innocent or that he is stuck being a greedy bully but they certainly didn’t do him any favours.
“Dumbledore paused, and although his voice remained light and calm, and he gave no obvious sign of anger, Harry felt a kind of chill emanating from him and noticed that the Dursleys drew very slightly closer together.
'You did not do as I asked. You have never treated Harry as a son. He has known nothing but neglect and often cruelty at your hands. The best that can be said is that he has at least escaped the appalling damage you have inflicted upon the unfortunate boy sitting between you.'”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
why do i always assume everyone looks like their icon
im not kidding
if your icon was a goat
i would think that you are a goat
when a bunch of people follow u out of nowhere
That water is so fucking clear…
type of place I wanna live
This isn’t clear water those are air fish.
Harry was the favorite kid and he wasn’t even an official part of the family
Because Molly knows exactly how the Dursleys treat him. There’s no way Ron wouldn’t tell her. And Molly Weasley is a Mother. She gets a capital M because she is goddamn phenomenal at what she does. When she hears Harry Potter is on the train to Hogwarts in Book 1, her reaction isn’t to be starstruck. It’s to say “that poor dear had to come here all on his own.” Molly Weasley loves harder than anyone. She loves like it’s her sole reason for being. And when she hears there’s a poor boy who has never known love his whole life… how could she not?
In Year One Molly Weasley knit Harry a Weasley family sweater and made him homemade chocolate so he would have something to open on Christmas DON’T TOUCH ME
Love is Purple.
I want to die.
OH MY WORD
#can we talk about how everyone else just gets pissed off or annoyed at Tony’s sass #but Bruce is smiling #he thinks it’s funny #he’s just so happy that someone is engaging with him #teasing him even #how long has it been since someone has been comfortable enough around Bruce to tease him about something? #he probably can’t even remember #and now here’s Tony who isn’t afraid of him #who thinks he’s awesome #who wants to be his friend #ugh okay that got away from me but THESE TWO OKAY
Wear your clothing like armor. Clothing protects you from unwelcome eyes. Just remember what’s armor and what’s you, so when it’s time to take it off, you can.
When we said we wanted Derek Hale to be happy this is not what we meant.