I was Re-watching Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and I realized that the Dursleys not only failed Harry (which they did majorly), they failed Dudley as well.
By spoiling him and enabling him to bully and belittle others from such a young age they are partly what made him the way he was.
Like how they showed him to be greedy by showering him with presents on his birthday and not objecting or telling him he should be grateful when he complained and asked for more.
Or by turning the other way (and even encouraging him) when he bullied other children, especially Harry.
It was their responsibility to teach him right from wrong and they failed.
I am not saying Dudley is completely innocent or that he is stuck being a greedy bully but they certainly didn’t do him any favours.
“Dumbledore paused, and although his voice remained light and calm, and he gave no obvious sign of anger, Harry felt a kind of chill emanating from him and noticed that the Dursleys drew very slightly closer together.
'You did not do as I asked. You have never treated Harry as a son. He has known nothing but neglect and often cruelty at your hands. The best that can be said is that he has at least escaped the appalling damage you have inflicted upon the unfortunate boy sitting between you.'”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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I made a christmas version!
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Paul Rudd and Jason Segel doing an interview while completely stoned. This might be my new favorite thing.
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Eat less, tweet less,
Try to pick my feet less,
Walk more, cycle often,
I will not let my belly soften,
Call my Mother, hug my Dad,
See a friend, who’s feeling sad.
Be kind, shout less, read more, don’t lie,
Be fair, shout more, read less, less pie.
Stop fiddling with my sodding phone
Angry Birds leave me alone!
Around the Sun - one revolution
And so - my New Year’s resolution.
Fix the door on the washing machine,
I made that promise for Jan 13.
Let nuance in when I debate,
I will not read the Daily Hate,
I will not look at comment pages,
And therefore won’t fly into rages,
Honestly, I mean why do people do it? We’re in the season now when some dolt will claim their council has banned Christmas because of the Muslims and the atheists and the health and safety people who’ve said it’s too dangerous for fat men climb down chimneys with bags of presents and they can’t insure that many reindeer on the roof at once. It’s just nonsense… You see? See what happens? They’ve gone and put me off my rhyming couplets now…
Which promises will you all make?
For this New Year when you awake.
Perhaps you’ll say you’ll give up smoking,
Study something thought-provoking,
You’ll drink less booze and join the gym,
Get fitter, swim, be slim, get trim,
As New Year 2014 starts
We’ll all make pledges from our hearts…
But why? What purpose will it serve?
To promise then what we deserve.
We could (and this is just a thought)
Do now what then we think we ought?
Why wait until the New Year comes?
To get up off our lazy bums
And do what may make us content
When now we could give our assent
To any thought, desire or goal
That we believe may make us whole.
I’ll do it then, today I mean,
I shall not wait ‘till New Year’s been.
Carpe Diem the Latin phrase,
Or “seize the day” no more delays.
My New Year’s resolution vow
Begins today, this instant - now.
Which I will commence on Jan 1st 2014.
- Marcus Brigstocke
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There’s a good doc on BBC at the mo about the Scottish highlands in winter and just how dangerous mountaineering can be around this time of year. I’m an experienced mountain climber myself and the potential for danger climbing in the winter should never be forgotten. Sadly, I’ve known several climbers who have lost their lives at the result of ignoring avalanche and storm warnings. Often the case is people believe they’re experienced enough to cope with tough conditions or believe they’ll know when to turn back if the weather turns bad, but warnings are there for a reason. So if you’re considering going out please pay attention to weather reports and warnings, and for the love of god make sure you’ve got the right gear on you. I swear if I see one more git on a mountain wearing jeans I’m going to boot their arse off a cliff myself.
Sometimes you can’t help what happens, mountaineering is always going to have a risk factor and I’ve had more than a few near misses myself. But if you pay attention to warnings you can at try to minimise that risk.
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He nicked my Irn Bru and let go of my hand
I love this advert. The original Snowman is one of my favourite animated films and this is such a marvellous spoof. I mean yes it’s a spoof, yes it’s an advert, but god is it ever beautiful. Makes me very fond of Scotland. Not to mention it’s hilarious.
Also the ginger kid just reminds me of Jeice. Or Fred Weasley. Brat. XD
I do believe it’s time to reblog this. =D`
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Selkie by Kaebobee
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Snow Train, The Black Forest, Germany
photo via bright
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