i am freaking out about wizard history and ~magical beings~ pay me no mind
DO YOU GUYS REALIZE HOW COMPLICATED THIS IS
-LYALL LUPIN WAS. FUCKING. IN THE DEPARTMENT FOR REGULATION AND CONTROL OF MAGICAL CREATURES AND YOU EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE FOR ONE FUCKING SECOND HE AND REMUS ARE ON GOOD TERMS nope nuh-uh nope also the story behind lyall’s marrying hope is shady as fuck (he saved her from a boggart that wasn’t actually dangerous and she felt so grateful to him for saving her life that she went out with him)
-There is in fact a division of the ministry to deal with ghosts and, presumably, their employment, which i have had so many questions about and still do ever since Binns first appeared
-fucking FLITWICK IS DESCENDED FROM GOBLINS DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS it means he’s probably experienced a lot of shit ok flitwick is bad ass
-bad ass flitwick
-also the fact there are goblin/human and giant/human and veela/human people walking around who are able in turn to have kids (i mean, I assume, as Flitwick is less than half goblin and let’s not forget Fleur) means that, in very simple terms, none of these are separate species at all
-MEANING that everyone is wizards and also by extension human, including elves probably, and that there is just an astounding amount of magic-induced genetic variation that probably adapted as the result of widely diverse environs
-MEANING that the Ministry is the Worst Thing EVer no questions ew holy shit wizards (at least the british ones) are the worst???
-also that all these kinds of people come from a gene pool long predating modern humans in this…fantasy universe (look ok i know i am overthinking it)
- wow we learned a lot today thanks harry potter wiki
Maybe I’m reading it all wrong, but to me, this scene between Jaime and Cersei is not about a power struggle. At all. If you read the dialogue and think “power struggle,” then there’s a problem, because Jaime’s offering comfort to Cersei in this scene and Cersei’s desperate for him. It’s supposed to be a tender and intimate moment despite Jaime crudely telling her that they can make another son, despite Cersei having her moon’s blood, despite Joffrey’s dead body lying near them, despite her fear that they’ll be caught.
“Jaime could smell the fear on her, even through the rank stench of the corpse. He wanted to take her in his arms and kiss her, to bury his face in her golden curls and promise her that no one would ever hurt her…”
Jaime is all about protecting Cersei and she takes comfort in that. I just don’t understand blatant misinterpretation of this moment as a power struggle. There’s no justifiable reason that I can see that it had to be changed to something so much more disgusting and disturbing than in the books because of the lack of consent and lack of intimacy and care between them…it was the simplest thing to accurately translate to screen and yet.
Cersei’s doesn’t get to consent, doesn’t get to control her sexuality, and Jaime (who finds rape despicable) is now a character who, instead of wanting to protect Cersei, resents her and punishes her by forcing himself on her because she kept spurning his advances. Marinate on that.
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