Sunday, January 10, 2016

Legolas's Family History

This essay follows my Tolkien Canon Policy. Anything that does not contradict the text(s) above it is considered canon. Lord of the Rings is the first tier; The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and The Children of H̼rin are the second tier (as all Рin some way Рwere not fully complete like LotR; however they are all individual books in their own right); and all other works and notes are in the third tier.

It may stand out to you that I do not use any quotes from The Hobbit in this essay. That is because this essay is about the bigger Middle-earth mythology, and The Hobbit was not written with the intention of being part of the bigger mythology, thus leading to numerous inconsistencies that cannot be reconciled.

So I was reading an essay that argued for Thranduil and Celeborn being related (here; the author is called Gwed). Some of the information was inaccurate, but it got me thinking, and looking at the texts again. The implications I found were fascinating. Lets take a journey through elven history, shall we? (Bold is my emphasis)

Friday, January 1, 2016

Severus IS NOT Obsessed

* Originally posted 8/7/2013

I have talked about Sev's love for Lily before, the type and how deep and good it is. However, I just got blasted the other day (by a fellow H/Hr shipper, no less) for being naive and ignorant, ect. when I said Sev is not a horrible teacher and the DE's do not automatically equal evil Nazi's. They were also vocal that Sev never loved Lily, he just had an unhealthy obsession!

I'm here to debunk that. I've seen it before, and it makes no sense. So here are some quotes from an article on love vs obsession (yes, there are many more articles out there, I just picked one):

Ginny Weasley Is Not A Bully

* Originally posted on 6/7/2012

Definitions:
Bully: A person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker.
Bullying: Use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.
Prank: A practical joke or mischievous act.
Prankster: A person fond of playing pranks.

A lot of characters are up for debate right now, so I thought I'd do some analsys of my own! Now, this essay does a good job of reminding us that there is a very flawed system at Hogwarts, there is no real protection for anyone at Hogwarts. Overall, Hogwarts is a "every person for themselves" type of place; it doesn't matter if you are a student or a teacher.

That said, I put the official definitions for bullying and pranks above. We have mentioned a lot of characters, but the ones the essay and the replies seem to be focusing on are the Weasleys, so they are the ones I'm going to focus on. In this post I will be looking at Ginny.

The Weasley Twins Are Bullies

* Originally posted on 6/8/2012

Definitions:
Bully: A person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker.
Bullying: Use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.
Prank: A practical joke or mischievous act.
Prankster: A person fond of playing pranks.

A lot of characters are up for debate right now, so I thought I'd do some analysis of my own! Now, this essay does a good job of reminding us that there is a very flawed system at Hogwarts, there is no real protection for anyone at Hogwarts. Overall, Hogwarts is a "every person for themselves" type of place; it doesn't matter if you are a student or a teacher.

That said, I put the official definitions for bullying and pranks above. I agree there is a fine line between pranks and bullying. That's why I decided to look at the official definitions. We have mentioned a lot of characters, but the ones the essay and the replies seem to be focusing on are the Weasleys, so they are the ones I'm going to focus on. In this post I'm going to look at the Twins.