Dumbledore, notorious for giving second chances Dumbledore, let Sirius rot in Azkaban for twelve years.
He must have known Sirius well due to his time in the Order, he must have known what James meant to Sirius. Dumbledore was a member of the freaking Wizengamot yet he didn’t fight the Ministry’s horrifying trial-optional policy.
This is a man who took back Death Eater!Snape at his word, shielded him from prison, and employed him at a school for children.
But he didn’t have a use for Sirius, so he didn’t care about him.
I got 99 problems with Dumbledore and his treatment of Sirius Black accounts for like 64 of them.
To be honest, Albus Dumbledore is one of the most disturbing, terrifying characters I’ve ever found in a book, because he thought he was a good guy and so did everyone else and the books don’t really challenge it either (given that Harry forgives him for everything he did), but when you look between the lines he was profoundly, profoundly immoral and unethical.
A couple of months ago, I was talking about HP characters with a friend, and he said that Dumbledore was one of his least favorite characters of all time.
Naturally, this took me back a bit since he’s one of the heroes of the series, misguided as he was at times. Still, I was curious and asked my friend why he hated him. His answer still strikes a chord with me.
"There is never, ever a reason to leave a child in an abusive home. Never."
He never really got over that “For the greater good” crap, huh?
#tbh i think dumbledore is one of the best characters ever written #because hes this amazing leader who really did so much good for the whole of the wixarding world #and he did it all with his light hearted humor and witty sayings #but on a personal level he was really kindve a psychopath #i mean in addition to leaving harry with the dursleys and condemning sirius to azkaban #he completely manipulated and used harry as his own personal weapon against voldemort #and i think its important to recognize #that in a time when kids books were written as strictly good versus evil #jk rowling wrote an entire series worth of characters #none of whom were wholly good or wholly evil #with the exception of voldemort of course #and i think that dumbledore really paved the way for some of our favorite morally gray protagonists #like a lot of the game of thrones protagonists #idk man i just really love jk rowling and her writing and her characters (via come-alongprongs)
FAVORITE TV SHOWS LIST: [3/?] – Sherlock.
We solve crimes. I blog about it, he forget his pants. I wouldn’t hold out so much hope.
every 1st september we joke about getting ready for hogwarts to cover up the very real and very very deep scars of never getting our letters
- Favorite thing about this scene: the Doctor acknowledging his part in sending a companion mixed signals instead of blaming their response to his signals on irrational human-ness (and femaleness). Now go back and say this to Martha, Doctor, preferably with an actual “I’m sorry.”
- Least favorite thing about this scene: fandom missing the point and continuing to insist that Clara’s a horrible shallow person who just wanted Eleven to be her boyfriend and dislikes Twelve because of that
Overture to a post.
Everything about the Doctor versus the droid controller is so bloody brilliant. It’s all a foiling device.
It’s all about him and his regeneration. ‘Keeping the original parts’ and all that.
He keeps changing, keeps adding new things, replacing old things.
What of the original is left?
That is the question. That is what he will answer us this season.
What is new, what remains?