incandescent giants who lick their gold teeth,
whose mouths are full of crumbling cities, who breathe
death and fire and revelation and madness while
diamonds crack like splinters of bone between their gums
their whims are carved in stone, sand, pillars of salt
their feathers sticky with luminescent blood, their fingers
thunderous with creation, lightning in their eyes
that crackles and hisses from every direction of the sky
the divine is not static and humane; the divine does not play nice.
they will eat everything you are.
they will leave you reformed in a roar of light, peel away layers of you like birth
and with a saint’s conviction you will know that nothing feels more like luxury,
better to be blinded by brilliance than close your eyes to awe-
for your lips are always being kissed.
your mouth is champagne roses. you will eat lotuses. your lungs are perfumed and
your bones will blossom into stars. your blood is wine and you are clothed in light;
your skin threshed wheatlike until the gold of you shines.
When you live in the dark for so long, you begin to love it. And it loves you back, and isn’t that the point? You think, the face turns to the shadows, and just as well. It accepts, it heals, it allows.
Do you think Snape's hair was greasy because he totally didn't care about hygiene or was it because of genetics
It’s implied in the books that he’s not well groomed, not that he just has a simple case of greasy hair. I mean, I have greasy hair and can’t get away with not washing it for a day. Which is why I do wash it every day, or if I decide to not wash it, I know I’m not going to be seen in public. So the fact that his greasy hair is one of his trademarks tells me he doesn’t care.
I know I say this over and over again, but it baffles me that people don’t know or get this. He was neglected as a kid and he was poor and abused and overall, that has a huge impacton a person’s self esteem and sense of self worth. People who don’t think much of themselves tend to also not think much of their appearance. They don’t see the reason to put the effort in. It’s not worth it because they are not worth it. Of course, they would never say so outright because it’s not a conscious decision. It just is.
And as much as Snape gives off that narcissistic attitude, that is merely a front. He uses that superiority and his natural intelligence to intimidate but unfortunately, as we see in the scenes with Dumbledore where he is most himself (because Dumbledore is legit the only person who knows Snape’s deal until Harry does at the end), we see he’s very insecure.
Snape really does hate himself too. That’s not even exaggerating. Like he knows he’s a shitty person. His worst memory is of him calling Lily a Mudblood because he knows what a shit thing that was to do. He isn’t stupid. And then to top it all off he gets her killed. When Lily dies he actually says “I wish I was dead” and tbh, he cared more about her than he did himself. The only reason Dumbledore uses Lily to get Snape to work for him is because he knows that Snape won’t do it because it’s the right thing and you know why? Because in Snape’s mind shitty people like him don’t do the right thing. That mindset might not be very logical to some people but it’s something that is true for so many people who end up in situations like his. It’s part of his personal belief system which is not an easy thing to change. And Dumbles also knows that he won’t even do it to save his own skin because he’s so low at that point that he doesn’t give a shit about himself at all. He’s better off dead because that’s what shitty people like him deserve.
And I know I just went on a tangent so I might as well finish and say that Snape haters who go on and on about Snape being a shitty person don’t seem to get that Snape agrees with them one hundred percent. That’s why he is the way he is.
I’ve pretty much got all of my shit booked for my trip to the US in October now (I just finished my visa waiver) and I’m so excited! The one part I’m really nervous about is that I will be going off on my own for two days to Disneyworld and Universal (Harry Potter!), and I don’t have anyone to go to the parks with.
I’m pretty introverted at times and I don’t mind being alone, but I don’t know how I will feel going to the parks on my own and having to experience everything without other people to be excited with. I know I could probably create a meetup or something but I’d be worried that I’d end up with a creeper or someone who doesn’t to go on the rides that I want to or something awful like that. Disney and Harry Potter are two big parts of my childhood and I’m worried that my trip won’t live up to my expectations ;-;
“She herself is a haunted house. She does not possess herself; her ancestors sometimes come and peer out of the windows of her eyes and that is very frightening. She has the mysterious solitude of ambiguous states; she hovers in a no-man’s land between life and death, sleeping and waking.”—Angela Carter, “The Lady of the House of Love” (via words-and-coffee)
Yesterday a 17 year female, who attends Lancaster High School in California, was beaten by a football player, on school grounds, for being gay. After receiving over a dozen blows to her jaw, head, eye and head, all he received was a 5 day suspension by the Lancaster School District. She suffered from a fractured jaw and multiple concussions to the head and the Deputy Sheriff advised her mother to re-think her wanting to file charges against the football player because her daughter pushed him back. The school ended up documenting "assault" charges on the victims school file, NOT the football players!!! To make things worse, the Deputy Sheriff warned the victim, by saying, "Just so you know, if you file charges against him, I'm taking his side." We're attempting to raise awareness and bring this story to light because Lancaster High School is trying to sweep this "Hate Crime" under the rug!