"‘There are all kinds of courage,’ said Dumbledore, smiling. ‘It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. I therefore award ten points to Mr. Neville Longbottom.’"
— I just realized today how much more meaningful this quote is when you remember Dumbledore’s backstory. For years, Albus remained at Gellert Grindelwald’s side even as Grindelwald became more and more corrupt, simply because he was his friend. He turned a blind eye to the immorality of Gellert’s plans. He couldn’t bring himself to stand up to Grindelwald because he didn’t want to jeopardize their friendship. Even as an adult, he didn’t confront Grindelwald until it was nearly too late. Those ten points weren’t awarded to Neville just so Gryffindor would win the house cup. They were awarded because Dumbledore recognized that Neville, at the age of 11, was far braver than the young Albus had ever been. (via cobbledstories)
"Remus Lupin was supposed to be on the H.I.V. metaphor. It was someone who had been infected young, who suffered stigma, who had a fear of infecting others, who was terrified he would pass on his condition to his son. And it was a way of examining prejudice, unwarranted prejudice towards a group of people. And also, examining why people might become embittered when they’re treated that unfairly."
#close laptop lid #fling self on bed #let out pained wail of agony #repeat as needed
I don’t hate Ms Blake because of sterek, I just hate damsel in distress characters (like; Rose Tyler, Amy Pond, Elena Gilbert, Carol Peletier, Guinevere etc) but hey, if she turns out badass, like Allison (not in a bad way, like evil or something) then whatever!
To be fair to Ms. Blake she was facing two completely wolfed out teens, which chances are she has never seen before. As far as we know she has no self defense training at all what so ever. So hiding while three werewolves duke it out is kind of the logical thing to do.
For me though, if Ms. Blake and Derek are going to be a thing I just hope that she is good to him. The poor guy needs someone who actually gives a damn about him, and can help get him out of his whole self loathing deal.