sam’s character in spn is generally very good. Individually p much all of the characters in spn are really interesting, complex, engaging characters (‘good’ meaning ‘interesting and/or likable’ not necessarily ‘morally sound’ bc i mean)
it’s just that within a few seasons they start to wig out and everyone’s throwing non-straight-white-dude characters over the side and screaming at the dark ocean about nihilism
I like the movies but honestly they fell utterly short of capturing the moral struggles and triumphs of the books. They simplified things to an ironic degree and didnt allow the cathartic process of deconstructing Dumbledore , or the flaws in the wizarding world as a whole, or even really do proper justice to individual character’s triumphs and changes
Good movies but just not….as good as the books. And I think that’s where people get the most ( rightfully ) angry about stuff like dumbledores flaws and harry living with abuse bc the movies just don’t expose them like the books do
Also it puzzles me that all these posts about how dumbledore did bad things / wasn’t a saint / etc arent like new or revealing truths nobody talks about .. like a good portion of the seventh book is completely devoted to deconstructing the idealization of dumbledore and how harry chooses to move forward with what he knows about him
It’s ‘death of the mentor’, a vital piece of the heroic journey, and Rowling made sure to cover it both literally and figuratively. She exposes the wrongness of letting harry live in an abusive household and of allowing him to suffer under snapes influence, of being used as a tool. All this isn’t shown as good or desirable and Harry spends a lot of time processing whether he wants to forgive the people in his life for it.
And ultimately that’s the power of these books, right? The power of choice, of choice informed by love and justice and understanding. There are some grey areas, not everything or everyone is an absolute, because of choice. Some things and people Harry forgives, others he doesn’t. What matters is the preservation of his agency in the face of death and danger. What matters is Harry taking his life in his own hands instead of Dumbledore or Voldemort’s, two foils in control of his being
The last book is just so good man I have so many feelins
What happened in Ferguson is a tragedy, and the behavior of the Ferguson P.D. since the shooting has been shameful.
But it doesn’t help anyone when you spread lies. The officer who fired the shots in that case was David Hauck, not Darren Wilson. And none of the shots hit the woman (or even his actual target, which was the tires of the vehicle she was driving). Hauck resigned after the shooting.
It was also Hauck’s second time in hot water in his brief three-year career. He had previously been involved in a federal civil rights lawsuit after throwing a black woman off her porch after she told him that she could not move a van that was parked in front of her house because it doesn’t run. She testified that he also struck her and restrained her, and kicked her 15 year-old daughter. And that wasn’t enough to get Hauck fired from the Jennings Police Department at the time, even after the city paid an undisclosed sum to settle the lawsuit.
Yes, Wilson was fired (as was every other officer of the Jennings Police Department) when the City Council voted, by a 6-1 vote, to disband the department entirely because tensions between the police and the community were so high (not to mention the embezzlement, with a lieutenant accepting federal funds for sobriety checks that were never performed). And it speaks volumes that Wilson learned how to be a cop in such a corrupt and violent department.
But let’s not spread lies and make Michael Brown supporters look bad, please. OP has since edited their post but this version is still being spread around, and it’s not helpful in the slightest.
Celtic Zodiac [x]: Birch (the Achiever), Rowan (the Thinker), Ash (the Enchanter), Alder (the Trailblazer), Willow (the Observer), Hawthorne (the Illusionist), Oak (the Stabilizer), Holly (the Ruler), Hazel (the Knower), Vine (the Equalizer), Ivy (the Survivor), Reed (the Inquisitor), Elder (the Seeker)