I'm just gonna throw this out there. Snape is not a romantic figure. He's a stalker. He couldn't have Lily, so he watched her from afar for years. He was so obsessed his patronus charm became the same as hers. He took his inability to have her out on her kid. Yeah, if he really secretly cared about Harry, why the hell did he put Griffindor's sword under the ice of a river in the middle of the freakin' winter when he could've left it under a tree or a pile of leaves? He was a snotty little boy who grew up into a snotty little man, and trying to make him into a heroic figure cheapens heroism.
The bullies of the world have gotten away with name calling for so long, it's now natural for the world to believe them when they call someone a name. Especially when several of them gang up together. And if you don't back down when they call you a name, they're happy to try to pound you into the ground so you'll give them your lunch money (or your self-esteem or your voice or your beliefs). But the same holds true now as it did back on the playground. Them calling you a name doesn't make it true. And fuck them.
I'm sick to death of the rampant man-bashing going on right now. All these commercials where the wife is smug and superior while the
husband is incompetent? Yep, cut that shit out, too. If the roles were
switched and the commercials made the woman out to be stupid, there'd
be such a public outcry it would be deafening.
For that matter, I'm tired of people who are supposed to love each other bashing on each other. Then again, I've been tired of that crap for years. I used to videotape weddings. Yeah, you know where I'm going. Cramming cake in your new spouse's face isn't funny and it's a shitty way to start what ought to be a lifelong partnership. It's disrespectful and mean-spirited. Cut it out. Maybe that's why people seem to think it's okay to say snotty, nasty things about their significant others - they started out being disrespectful. Bleh.
Ugh. That's enough.
One final opinion... It was a beautiful day yesterday and it's going to be a beautiful day today. Every day you wake up is a beautiful day, regardless of what else might be going on in your life or the world. The alternative to waking up is dead. And that's unacceptable.
Now, shoo. Go enjoy your life. Accomplish something. Gaze at something pretty. Sing a song. Dance around the house. Pet a furbaby. Kiss someone. Hug yourself. (And if you've got something negative stuck in your craw that's preventing you from seeing the positives in life, let it out for petesakes*.)
*Just remember that if you're letting it out here, comments are subject to approval. =o)