Possibly the best Amazon review page I’ve ever seen
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - BOOK
Dumbledore: This one time, Harry, your father saved Snape’s life.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - MOVIE
*no mention of such event*
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - BOOK
Sirius: Harry, I did this really douchey thing once, and I tried to have Remus kill Snape, but your father heard about it and rushed off to save his life.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - MOVIE
*no mention of such event*
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - BOOK
*Harry goes into Pensieve and sees James and Sirius picking on Snape very unfairly - Lily intervenes - Snape cuts James’s face open - James does a dick move - Lily gets pissed - Snape calls Lily a Mudblood for absolutely no reason whatsoever - Lily leaves them to it - James gears up for another dick move*
Harry: HOLY SHIT MY FATHER WAS AN ASSHOLE! *warm and fuzzy illusions ruined*
Sirius and Remus: What up?
Harry: You guys. My Dad was an asshole.
Sirius and Remus: OMG NO! HARRY, SERIOUSLY! Look, James was an immature prat when he was a teenager and he did horrible things and WE’RE NOT DENYING IT and everyone regrets how they acted back then, but he grew up and became a better person and he was a great man, I swear. And it wasn’t like Snape was innocent because he was really mixed up in Dark Arts and James HATED Dark Arts so much.
Harry: But my Mum hated him omg.
Sirius and Remus: Dude don’t even worry about that it’s cool, she totally didn’t.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - MOVIE
*Harry breaks into Snape’s memory in a way that isn’t really possible for somebody who can’t do Legilimency and sees James bullying the shit out of Snape and being the biggest dick in the world*
Harry: ….. my father was an asshole.
*nobody contradicts him*
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - BOOK
*Harry looks into the Pensieve and sees how Snape was in love with Lily but drove her to abandoning their friendship after becoming heavily invested in the Dark Arts and planning to become a Death Eater, and then finally calling her a Mudblood even though Lily was his only friend, and this is a totally rational reason for Lily to break ties with him and we already know that James Potter was essentially a good guy so it makes so much sense that Lily would fall in love with and marry him*
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - MOVIE
*Harry looks into the Pensieve and sees that SNAPE AND LILY WERE SOULMATES OMG BUT THAT BASTARD JAMES POTTER TURNED UP OUT OF NOWHERE AND RIPPED THEM FROM ONE ANOTHER OMG IT’S SO SAD THEIR LOVE WAS TRUE AND NOW SNAPE’S HOLDING HER CORPSE LIKE A FUCKING CREEP BUT OMG SO SAD, GUYS*
and now I have a one proper explanation with people who think Snape was a poor little puppy and James Potter just came there on a broomstick ruining Severus’ life. they didn’t read the books.
god the post is so accurate I can’t.
Everything goes horribly wrong at the end. Out of nowhere, Adler reveals that much of her security arrangements and her outfoxing of Holmes is down to advice received from Moriarty. That’s right. Irene Adler goes from being the fierce, resourceful, clever woman to being somebody who had to ask a man for help in order to succeed. She is not allowed to be brilliant in her own right, only through the advice from a dude who has some tension with the main dude in the show. In the space of a few lines, Adler is reduced from an active force to a passive pawn in Moriarty and Holmes’s ongoing cock-duelling.
It gets worse. We are shown what had appeared to be moments of affection between her and Holmes that we had been shown previously in the episode, and Holmes informs us that he was actually checking her pulse and pupil dilation, and he has concluded that she loves him. This is in spite of the fact that Adler has previously pointed out to Watson that she is gay. Holmes being Holmes, he is right. Holmes is such an uber-dude that a lesbian has fallen in love with him and thoroughly fucked up all of her security arrangements by the password to the only thing keeping her safe being an allusion to her crush.
Adler is left friendless due to her fluttery lady-emotions being her downfall, and we are solemnly informed that she has been beheaded by terrorists. Fortunately for Adler, in the last few moments of the show we are informed what actually happened: she was rescued from certain by Holmes. In the course of the episode, Adler goes from being a genuinely awesome female character to a damsel in distress who is propped up entirely by men.
While the original story was written over a century ago, none of this bullshit happened. Adler is consistently portrayed as strong and bright. Yes, she does what she does so she can get married, but here’s the crucial point: she does it all herself.
Not so for the recent adaptation. In this, we are shown that as women, we’re always going to need a man to rescue us. We just can’t do it on our own: were we to try, we’d end up losing vital documents and on the headless end of a jihadi-beheading. Once again, Moff has managed to put women in the place he want them.
This Is Insightful, You Should Watch It of the Day: The Bechdel Test is a straightforward evaluation of the gender bias present in a given movie.
To pass, a film must meet three requirements: 1) Have at least two female characters 2) who talk to each other 3) about something other than a man. (A variant of the rule called the “Mo Movie Measure” adds the requirement that the female characters must have names.)
Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian applies the test to the 2012 Best Picture nominees to see if the pass.
Spoiler Alert: Most don’t.
Ava: You always get something nice, for Reagan, why not get her a bracelet encrusted with diamonds.
Chris: Wait, what are you—
Ava: You know the saying, diamonds are a girls’ best friend.
Christ: Oh diamonds! Ok, yeah. Well yes, nice jewellery was always my go-to when I was working all the time, but I haven’t worked in almost a year.
Ava: Well, Reagan has. She’s been doing quite well. Did you know, that she makes 70% of what the male executive producer at the Ellen Show makes.
Every time you fanboys diss Kimi To Boku for being fujoshi fodder -which, mm, I don’t think it is- you are just showing how sexist and homophobic you are. You are belittling fangirls’ interests just because it’s girls’ interest. When you want to watch a show because “there are boobs” no fucks are given but when some girls
You ogle over the K-On girls and no fucks are given but if there is a show with five main male character they must be void of all personality because you have decided it so. Because something that appeals to girls must be obviously of less worth than something that appeals boys.
I don’t see anyone complaining of the many animes with an all-girls cast. But we get one of the few stories I’ve seen focused on a group of teenage boy friends and suddenly it’s OH THE DECLINE OF ANIME, suddenly it’s all just a commercial strategy to reel in fangirls who happen to like shonen-ai/yaoi. Kimi to Boku is not shounen-ai and it’s quite absurd (and, let me repeat it, sexist) to assume is a lesser product because it attracts a certain kind of public. That’s, among other things, a double standard.
And I’m saying this as someone who loves All Girls Cast animes.
But no, guys, you’re just being dicks.
As far as the first episode goes I don’t even think you can accuse Kimi To Boku of too much fanservice for girls. And in any case: how is it worse for a fan to enjoy Yuta doing Shun’s hair than to enjoy Mio and Yiu eating cakes?
I admit I’m actually quite alarmed most of the time with the inherent homophobia of some fujoshi behaviour but I’ll take all the fujoshi issues any day over the rampant stupidity of these homophobic fanboys.
So, like, I’ve decided every time I see somebody call Kurumi a bitch on Tumblr I will track down this person and call on their bullshit.
Let’s get one thing clear: Kurumi is not a whore. Stop throwing that expression around, and stop it with your mindless, childish hate for the character. Both the Kimi Ni Todoke manga and the anime take a lot of time and effort to show how Kurumi is a sympathetic character and a good person at heart. So why can’t you idiots understand that? Both the author and our main character Sawako insist on finding Kurumi likeable so why does the fandom perpetuate such idiotic hatred of her? Sure, she did some questionable things but the story makes a great point of showing her side of things: she had been in love with Kazehaya for years and suddenly she has to witness how the boy she loves is falling in love with a new girl. And let’s not forget it, Kurumi has been used selfishly by the girls around her for a long time, so it’s psychologically plausible that she feels using people is the only way to get what she wants. You don’t have to call her a whore because of that.
Did you all miss the part where she genuinely began to like Sawako and care for her? Or the part where Kazehaya felt actually happy that she confessed and Kurumi was able to go on and change and evolve because of that? Or the part where she called Sawako on her bullshit about the Valentine’s Day chocolate? Or when she was pivotal in reaching a breaking point with the Miura situation? Can you even read, you guys? (and by “guys” I mean “girls”, because sad as it is for me to say, most of the Kurumi!bashing comes from girls and I don’t like generalizations but manga/anime fangirls need to learn that being female-bashing, shallow, mysoginistic brats has not been okay for a couple of years)
And then she drops all her old pretenses and starts acting like her true self and (much like Ami Kawashima, another misunderstood flawless human being that the manga/anime fandom insists on bashing) and people like her even more. All while mending a broken heart on her own, without comfort.
So yeah, if you have any valid reason to dislike Kurumi I’d like to hear it, and if you make sense I won’t pick on you, but if you insist on calling her whore/bitch/slut because it gets in the way of your precious Kazehaya/Sawako (yeah, like anything could get in the way of that) I WILL FIGHT YOU.
That’s all. As long as we’re clear.
Next time on “becketted avenges all the manga/anime girls you have wronged”: Why senselessly hating on Haruhi Suzumiya makes you look like a moron, you moron.