someone made a really good point in the commentary of a post once which basically boiled down to the fact that james and lily’s patronuses are complements of each other (stag / doe) as opposed to snape and lily’s (doe / doe) which just goes to show how love and obsession are not the same thing at all thank u for ur time
As much as I agree that Snape’s feelings for Lily were messed up, this still pisses me the fuck off. It’s way too close to the idea that same-sex love is narcissistic and obsessive as opposed to heterosexual love which is meaningful and pure and real.
It’s not about the reproductive capabilities of the animals that their patrounses represent. Rather it’s the fact that Snape’s feelings towards Lilly were obsessive. The fact that it’s doe/doe isn’t the fact that they’re two females. It’s that they don’t compliment each other. A fawn would’ve complimented Lilly’s patronus just the same as a stag.
The same general line of thinking could’ve been done if Lilly’s patronus was a bird, James’ patronus were a similar, complimentary animal. Lets say Lilly’s patronus was a dove, and James’ was an eagle. Snape’s would’ve been a dove also, but the two do not compliment each other. Not in the way a dove, representing peace, and an eagle which is fierce.
See the issue? To draw the conclusion that you’re comparing same sex love in an attempt to explain obsession with another human being, which is unhealthy no matter the orientation, is a little far reaching.
i hit my coworkers shoulder lightly and he was like “you’re going to make me cry like a girl” and i was like “what’s wrong with being a girl?” and he was quiet for a moment then he looked into the distance and whispered “the social standards they’re forced to live by”
"why dont you just give him a chance"
idk because im not physically or mentally attracted to him and ‘but he likes you’ or ‘but hes really nice’ isnt going to change the fact that im not interested
Damn, I don’t think women know how much that really hurts
your gay friends are all talking shit behind your back 100%
Yeah, you support them all the way.. We’ll most of the way.. We’ll some of the way.. Clearly not as far as marriage.. Cause marriage ain’t for gays.. Or something
You hear so many of these people say, “I have a lot of gay friends but don’t believe in same sex marriage”, but you never hear gay people say “I’ve lots of friends who think it should be illegal for me to marry the person I love”.
So, here’s a PSA for everyone who is against marriage equality, but thinks they have gay friends. You probably don’t. What you have are gay acquaintances who have learned to quietly put up with your bullshit because it’s the path of least resistance and they just don’t have the energy to “My Fair Lady” your ass into being a decent human being.
You not finding me attractive is not going to stop me from being attractive.
I SWEAR TO GOD IF YOU KEEP THIS MINDSET YOU WILL GET SOOO MUCH CONFIDENCE