Palms down show an assertion of power, whereas palms up show a relinquishment of it.
This is so interesting because the king has his palms up as he denounces all power whereas the criminal peasant has palms down as he gains huge respect and power good god I love cinema
after the war, charlie weasley lets his hair grow long and wild. the order had made him clean up his wild-man look in order to recruit foreign wizards to their aid, and just as she had when he was a boy his mother had shorn his red locks painfully close to his head. but he is free now— the whole wizarding world is free— and charlie plans to celebrate. he goes back to his dragons, his work, the love of his life. he goes back to the dragon sanctuary for a while, then realizes he can start his own— after all, the more safe places there are in this world for dragons, the better. he takes off to travel the world in search of the perfect place for his dragons, and for himself.
and every time he goes back to visit family, his mother gasps at the tangles of his hair, but he never lets her cut it again. in his curls are the memories of everywhere he’s ever been, of the dragons he loves and protects. and his hair grows long and wild— just like he is.
I WANNA SLAY MY DEMONS: a mix for harry potter after the war
His soul aches in all the places his beaten body cannot, and sometimes he forgets how to breathe, how to open his eyes in the morning and close them in the evening. And the nights he does manage to fall asleep dreams cut into his brain with fire and green light, more real than his day-to-day life. He wakes up with shivers, skin damp from sweat (and tears), chest too tight to keep him alive.
300 FAVORITE MOVIES (in no particular order)
214. The History Boys (2006)
"Reckless, impulsive, immoral — how come there’s such a difference between the way you teach and the way you live? Why are you so bold in argument and talking, but when it comes to the point, when it’s something that’s actually happening — I mean, now you’re so fucking careful!"
okay but sirius and harry??? well the best part about it is that it’s not black-and-white (actually lbr that’s the best part about any relationship, you can’t have a good relationship if it’s only good stuff or only bad stuff). i love how people go on and on about how sirius is harry’s godfather and his parental figure and how they could’ve had a home together (with remus) and be a family and how we could’ve had a happy ending. i love that bc honestly that is not exactly what i’m seeing? i mean sure sirius loves harry but sirius also sees james in him and expects him to act like james, you are your father’s son, your father would’ve done it, your father would’ve been proud. and of course harry has no way of knowing if any of that is true, he only has sirius’ words, this one last link between him and his father and fuck can you even imagine? all you have left of your father is his best friend.
so of course he immediately says yes to the idea of living with sirius (jfc this never fails to break my heart bc he just wanted to kill him with his bare hands but a family is his ultimate craving and here is his chance at it). he doesn’t stop to think if it’s smart, if it’s a good idea bc all he knows is abuse in the household and he already escaped from home once and he wanted to stay at hogwarts for the summer and there is literally nothing to possibly keep him away from sirius and he WANTS this. he wants what ron have, he wants love and someone to tuck him in at night and someone to eat breakfast with not make breakfast for. and he’s really a mirror of sirius in that, sirius who did escape his house and severed all the ties with his family, who didn’t knew acceptance and unconditional love and the strength that family ought to give you. they both discovered all that only at hogwarts, thanks to friends, and so sirius escaped from fucking azkaban because his friend’s son was in danger and now he lets himself hope that maybe there’s still a chance for him, maybe after all he went through (they both did), all he never had and all he learned, he can finally form a family. maybe he can actually be happy and make someone else happy. and OF COURSE they don’t get to live together after all.
sirius was always reckless (and then azkaban happened) and harry is very good at not seeing flaws of his idols and fuck can you imagine the disaster them living together has the potential to turn into? because yes, of course there would be so many good moments and so much love and that is exactly what both of them deserve. but they also both need structure and peace and a place to breathe and not reminders of past and things they can never have (again in sirius’ case and at all in harry’s). yes, harry could finally have someone to look up to, someone to teach him about life, a father and sirius could get back all the good things he was robbed of and find reasons to forgive himself. but at the same time it could so easily just not be enough and they could grow bitter because neither harry nor sirius is james.
Thor, I love you to bits, but we need to talk about your definition of ‘in my youth’:
The Jotuns must pay for what they have done. March into Jotunheim as you once did. Teach them a lesson. Break their spirits so they’ll never dare to try to cross our borders again.
#I remain intrigued by this quote#because like many of the films statements about time and asgardians it makes no goddam logical sense#but meta to the rescue:#I like the idea that this is how the aesir experience time#not as a progression#as we do#where yesterday is recent#last year a while ago#and ten years ago a long time ago#but in epochs and eras#marked by changes in themselves#they don’t age much#not like we do#whether you think they are young for the same-ish time we are and in their prime longer#or if they are still kids at 300+ years old#either way#for them time is purely relative#and nothing changes much#not technology not culture not the people around you#so you judge time by internal markers#thor judges his own maturity as beginning on the day he regained mjolnir and lost loki#so before then he was a youth for all he thought himself a man#for only a youth would court war#and now he knows himself a man#though still battle-hungry#(because it’s THOR c’mon)#but not war hungry#and there is a difference#and it’s about putting others wants and needs and safety before your own#which is what he was lacking in thor 2011 ( amberfox17 )