Sine Nomine

Sometime imagination is just intelligence having fun

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fieldbears:

I think every writer/artist has that one story/drawing that gets completely skipped over, and they’d never say it aloud, but inside they’re like

'fuck all y'all, that's one of the best things I've done'

plus one story/drawing that everyone loves

'really? that one?’

(via diaphenia)

Filed under one of my most popular fanfictions is a silly little snippet of a rose/scorpius story called brush up your shakespeare and it's about rose and scorpius arguing about R&J and eventually kissing and i wrote it in like 20 minutes and posted it without proofreading mainly because maggie told me to AND IT'S ONE OF MY MOST POPULAR STORIES AND IT'S NOT EVEN THAT GOOD GUYS IT'S SUPER CLICHE AND JUST A VEHICLE FOR ME TO RANT ABOUT ROMEO AND JULIET so yeah i feel this

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va-tefaire-foutre asked: See, if they'd included the Neville scene on Ootp it would've to the casual movie goer made his transition into competent member of the DA even better

simplypotterheads:

It really would have. I know he and Harry have that exchange where Harry says “We’ll make them proud, Neville”, but the impact of /seeing/ Neville interacting with his parents would have been so much more. Neville didn’t train as hard as he did for craps and giggles. There was something very personal behind his motives, and the film would have greatly benefited from showing us that rather than just telling.

-Ashley

Filed under don't worry i'm not going to dissertate again at least not yet because i just have time for a quick reblog can I talk to you about Neville Longbottom Our Savior-Who-Could-Have-Been? i have so many tags for Neville at this point it's a little ridiculous actually

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taxicabsandcupcakes:

Does anybody else have a thing where you forget how attracted you are to Chris Pine until you rewatch The Princess Diaries 2 and then you’re swooning and even though Mia Thermopolis is like your homegirl you’re still kind of rooting for Nicholas because he’s just annoyingly attractive?

(via belovedcreation)

Filed under princess diaries 2 is my chris pine hipster movie but i never forget how attracted i am to chris pine i just forget how early it started

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codedlockfilms:

biblioteknician:

You know, one thing in the Harry Potter fandom always confuses me: Talking about Neville as though he could have been The Boy Who Lived. Because from the information we’re given, he couldn’t.

And it has nothing to do with Neville. Or Harry. Neville absolutely proved that he…

I feel like there ought to be a sign on the door’s of Cassie’s place of residence that says “WARNING: YOU MAY BE TALKED TO ABOUT NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM AT ANY TIME BEYOND THIS POINT.”

And the person visiting just thinks, “Hm, don’t know if I’m up for that right now,” and then turns around and Cassie’s standing there with her replica of Neville’s wand in hand, and just says, “I see you’ve noticed my sign…”

Then the door flings open on its own and the hapless visitor is dragged inside by an unseen force, their nails scraping at the ground as voices echo all around them about the secret meaning of the thread count in the sweater Neville wore during Christmas holiday in his second year.

"NO, PLEASE, DON’T TELL ME WHY THE NUMBER OF BUMPS ON TREVOR’S BACK IS SYMBOLICALLY SIGNIFICAAAAAAAAAANT-"

*door slams*

And that kids, is how I met your mother.

Little early, babe. But someday (though for the sake of accuracy, we should specify it was Draco and the epilogue, not actually Neville).

Filed under i'm marrying him in like nine months but no babies not yet please god financial security first mmmkay? Cassie talks harry potter

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codedlockfilms:

biblioteknician:

You know, one thing in the Harry Potter fandom always confuses me: Talking about Neville as though he could have been The Boy Who Lived. Because from the information we’re given, he couldn’t.

And it has nothing to do with Neville. Or Harry. Neville absolutely proved that he…

I feel like there ought to be a sign on the door’s of Cassie’s place of residence that says “WARNING: YOU MAY BE TALKED TO ABOUT NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM AT ANY TIME BEYOND THIS POINT.”

And the person visiting just thinks, “Hm, don’t know if I’m up for that right now,” and then turns around and Cassie’s standing there with her replica of Neville’s wand in hand, and just says, “I see you’ve noticed my sign…”

Then the door flings open on its own and the hapless visitor is dragged inside by an unseen force, their nails scraping at the ground as voices echo all around them about the secret meaning of the thread count in the sweater Neville wore during Christmas holiday in his second year.

"NO, PLEASE, DON’T TELL ME WHY THE NUMBER OF BUMPS ON TREVOR’S BACK IS SYMBOLICALLY SIGNIFICAAAAAAAAAANT-"

*door slams*

Jesse, this is my new favorite thing anyone has ever said about me.

Filed under like i'm the chair of the neville longbottom version of Jehovah's Witness hello can I talk to you about Neville Longbottom Our Savior-Who-Could-Have-Been? That is me i would do that that's what you're in for :)

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biblioteknician:

You know, one thing in the Harry Potter fandom always confuses me: Talking about Neville as though he could have been The Boy Who Lived. Because from the information we’re given, he couldn’t.

And it has nothing to do with Neville. Or Harry. Neville absolutely proved that he is just as strong and brave and selfless and possibly more badass than Harry. I adore Neville. But he couldn’t have been The Boy Who Lived.

Because it had nothing to do with either of them, and everything to do with Snape. 

If it wasn’t for Snape’s obsession with Lily, Voldemort would have won that night. Snape begged Voldemort to spare her, and because of that, Lily was given a choice. Voldemort killed James without a second thought, but because of Snape, he asked Lily to step aside. She refused. And that is how the protective spell was cast. 

If that spell had just been about dying to protect someone, Lily and Harry both would have been protected when James died. But James never really had a choice- Voldemort was always going to kill him. It was Lily’s act of refusing to allow Voldemort near Harry when she was presented with the option to save her own life that triggered the spell.

Which is why it couldn’t have been Neville. Unless a different Death Eater had been in love with Frank or Alice and been willing to plead with Voldemort for their life, all three of them would have died if Voldemort had decided Neville was the child from the prophecy. He would have killed them all without a second thought.

Which is why, as annoying as it is for me to say it (I am not a Snape fan at all) it was Snape who allowed Harry to be The Boy Who Lived.

Okay, but here’s the thing. There’s a difference between talking about Neville as the Boy Who Lived and talking about Neville as the Boy Who Could Have Been.

Because you’re probably right — he probably wouldn’t have been the first. And it’s not even so much that there wasn’t a Death Eater in love with Alice, etc, etc, it’s the whole thing. There are too many variables, and no, the scenario that led to Harry being the Boy Who Lived probably couldn’t be recreated with Neville’s circumstances.

But, when I see and hear people talking about Neville being able to fulfill Harry’s role, when I talk about Neville being able to fulfill Harry’s role (which I do ALL THE TIME, it’s kind of my thing), I’m not talking about Neville becoming the Boy Who Lived. I’m talking about Neville as the Boy Who Could Have Been.

See, the interesting question to me isn’t would Neville’s story have played out exactly as Harry’s did, because of course it wouldn’t have. The interesting question to me is, could the Neville we see in Deathly Hallows have stepped in and fulfilled the prophecy and defeated Voldemort if Harry hadn’t been able to? And the answer is a resounding yes, with an incredible amount of evidence to back it up.

Because the prophecy was about both of them. Just because Voldemort chose Harry over Neville doesn’t mean that the prophecy from then on out only referred to Harry — it didn’t. Every point of the prophecy that Harry met, Neville met, too. Every. Single. One. Born at the end of July, parents who thrice defied, marked as the Dark Lord’s equal by the Dark Lord, having power and protection the Dark Lord knows not, neither can live while the other survives — Neville fits all those criteria.

Voldemort marked him as his equal when he called him out and stuck a burning hat on his head, to say nothing of Neville being Harry’s hand-picked successor (because if Neville is Harry’s equal and Harry is Voldemort’s, then Nevile is Voldemort’s too).

Harry’s sacrifice gave Neville the same protection of love that Lily’s gave Harry in the first place, and if not for Neville’s actions, Voldemort could never have been defeated. Neville destroyed just as much of Voldemort’s soul as Harry did, to say nothing of leading an army to weaken Voldemort’s forces and convincing Harry to stay and fight in the first place.

Neville was a child of the prophecy, and he fulfilled it just as Harry did. Neville could have taken Harry’s place, not at the beginning, exactly, but at the end? If Harry had died in the forest? Neville could have finished Voldemort. JK Rowling said it herself, Neville is the boy who could have done it, too.

That’s the argument, at least as I make it.

(via shipping-goggles)

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