Dream the world. Not this pallid shadow of reality. Dream the world the way it truly is. ~ Neil Gaiman
Main obsessions: Doctor Who, Sherlock, Harry Potter, Tolkien & all thing fantasy and sci-fi
Stephen King being Stephen King
EVERYONE CAN GO HOME NOW. THIS ONE WINS.
we’re already home
So many people, so many instances, always the same question: how do you do it Amelia? And always, her answer is the same - kindness.
They go away disappointed and confused, certain she has some trick hidden up the baggy sleeves of those brown hybrid robes she favours; not quite wizarding, not quite muggle, just like her ancestry.
Its only, she muses, because they don’t know how to use their kindness as a weapon.
She is, after all, the one they bring all the interrogees to if both old Mad-Eye Moody and Bartemius Crouch Senior have no luck with them. Nevermind that Bartemius rarely gets them to talk with his constant threats of Azkaban, but then he’s never been good with people, with kindness. Kindness is a Hufflepuff trait, something Slytherins can’t quite wrap their heads around.
There is an art to using kindness when interrogating someone. It’s quite simple really. She treats them like people first of all. No one likes to be shouted at, or threatened with bodily harm. It only makes them more obstinate, less likely to let their secrets slip. But then, only a Hufflepuff would understand how threats of bodily harm would only reinforce loyalties rather than weakening them. Slytherins simply can’t seem to understand that not everyone crumbles under the threat of harm to oneself, such a narrow worldview.
She treats them like people; treat them like people and you can see them melt. This person cannot possibly be dangerous, their eyes say - the expression every Hufflepuff learns to recognize and put to good use from the tender age of eleven. They relax. She chats with them. Apologizes for Bartimeus’ fondness for violence. Apologizes for Moody’s brusqueness and the way he repeats the same question over and over again, hoping to wear the victim down.
And then she confides in them, she’s going to be frank with them - creates a cozy sense of intimacy, of sharing secrets that no one else knows about. This is a kindness. Everyone deserves to know the complete consequences of their insistence on silence - particularly if those consequences involve certain family members (a younger sibling or a mother usually works fine). It’s a terrible thing, she tells them, but I don’t make the rules here and well, you can see how my hands are tied, I can’t do a thing about it unless I can let you off the hook, tell them you’re not guilty at all.
She makes them question their loyalties - which comes first, family or an institution? Such a difficult question, she understands (how could a Hufflepuff not understand? Oh she understands far too well.) She may even reach across her desk and squeeze their hand gently, I wish I could help you.
They almost always take the bait, telling her everything they know and at the end of it, she wipes their tears, blows their noses and makes them a cup of tea - see that wasn’t so hard was it? It’ll all be fine now, you’ll see. Don’t worry your head about it now, it’s all in my hands.
Force could work wonders. Amelia Bones’ chosen force just happened to be kindness.
It’s going to be like Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo… - Rory McCann
If you don’t have room for a mustache-wearing Meryl Streep on your blog, I don’t want to know you.
Dorne is bordered by the Sea of Dorne to the north, the islands known as the Stepstones to the east, and the Summer Sea to the south. Stretched between them is the mountain range known as the Red Mountains, which separates Dorne from the remainder of the Seven Kingdoms by land. The region is rocky, mountainous, arid and dry, and features the only desert on the continent. Its capital is Sunspear and the lords of the ruling House Martell still style themselves “Prince” and “Princess” in the Rhoynish fashion. (x)
Misha fucking Collins
BEST PICK UP LINE EVER
Me watching happy shippy moments.
(ok, WTF are they going to put into THREE movie? )
to quote hamlet act III scene iii line 92, “no”