Happy Birthday, Harry Potter—and a happy birthday to the lovely creator, J.K. Rowling! (d.o.b. July 31)
Aaand…I finished it. I finally finished Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Never has a TV show filled me with so much pain and anguish, or so much pride. I have spent seven seasons cheering on everyone- good and evil- to get to this heart-wrenching masterpiece of a series finale. Through the last 43 minutes of the show, I cried, prayed, hoped, thanked, cheered, and mourned for my favourite characters. I think my life may truly have been changed by Joss Whedon and his merry band of heroes.
Bring it in, let’s go:
- the BtVS Fandom
"I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had."
July 31, 1965.
Happy Birthday, dear Joanne ‘Kathleen’ Rowling!
San Diego Comic Con 2014 - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D - Brett Dalton, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet
Photos by nevermindthevoid
Steve Rogers was bullied his whole life. When he was given power, he used every bit of it and dedicated himself to destroying Hydra and saving the world.
Grant Ward was bullied his whole life. When he was given power, he used it to take advantage of people, kill…
Allow me to take over from the “Was abused” camp.
My parents never intervened during my *decade+* span of being phsyically abused by my older brother. AND I’ve faced the regular bullies at school. Guess what, bullies never bothered me…because I faced far worse at home. My parents turned a blind eye and actually stood by my older brother. Shaming me for wanting to speak out to get help from adults or child protective services. I was actually threatened by my family that if I did, I would face further hardship. They wouldn’t remove my brother, I would be taken from my home and God only knows what would happen to me. I was given fear and negativity instead of love, support, and understanding.
I cannot wait to meet the cast and writers and personally shake their hands for portraying that type of abusive childhood so well. Especially Brett for capturing the deep level of pain that someone goes through. It is something that is always with you in life. AND you are faced with a survivor mentality…because if you don’t adopt one, you give up on life. Which by the way, I almost did.
I came to think of 2 things left for me to do. A fork in the road if you will. On the one hand, I could flip a switch and just eradicate the abuser and people who aided that ongoing pain….or steel myself and dedicate my life to trying to live better and treat others well. I knew it’d be hard, but I decided to continue to take that abuse for years. Because I had something worth clinging onto in that moment of sheer desperation. It was enough of a positive thing to inspire me to hang in there.
That is what Garrett was for Ward. He was his lifeline. Granted a poor one in retrospect, but it was Grant’s form of hope. To no longer be weak.
I know you probably don’t mean to be simplistic in how you form your opinions, but this topic does matter. There are people like myself who have lived through what Grant has (again, to some extent…because I didn’t have John in my life - Thankfully. BUT, I would have said yes in that moment, too!)
Someone who lives through that level of ongoing abuse, and seeing loved ones suffer that the hand of abusers, feeling completely weak and powerless, yearn for that one lifeline to pull them out and make them stronger.
Please try to see where we are coming from. That’s all I ask. Thank you.
people hating on grant ward and then stanning over loki like he didnt try to enslave an entire planet and commit mass genocide
I legitametly just saw a post where someone said that loki redeemed himself and did good for the world so he is better than Ward.
I can’t even with these people. I can’t even.
I’m sorry, WHAT?
It’s so dumb it hurts. It actually physically hurts.