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ottogatto · 2 hours ago
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lots of marauders stans go on and on about how snape never 'moved on from his childhood bullying' and how james grew up and became a good person
like my sibling in christledore, if james potter was such a good person why didn't he move on from their 'rivalry' and apologize? why did he continue to badmouth and torment snape behind lily's back?
a good person can admit they fucked up and hurt someone, a good person can apologize.
how come james potter never did that?
how come remus never apologized or tried to make things right with snape?
don't tell me 'why would they apologize to snape when he became a death eater' none of the marauders knew snape was a death eater at any point until ootp. sirius says so himself.
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ottogatto · 2 hours ago
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ottogatto · 2 hours ago
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i always give a lazy two finger salute when cars stop for me at a crosswalk and it's devolved so much that at this point I feel like an icon of jesus whenever I cross the street
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ottogatto · 2 hours ago
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ottogatto · 19 hours ago
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Lupin rant by request- he gaslights Snape calling him “Severus” like they’re friendly. Then he has the nerve to pull that boggart stunt to humiliate him while Snape is brewing his wolfsbane potion, which he puts off drinking. What is his problem? Being a werewolf is the worst thing to happen to him but he’ll gladly put the students at risk. Who cares how Sirius sneaks into the castle, who cares if he made it inside the Gryff dorm with a knife, Lupin wants to keep his job because his comfort matters more than the safety of children. Bleh.
Thank you so much lovely anon this was some A+ insight
There really are very very few people in the book who are ALLOWED to call Snape, Severus. That’s Lily Evans, Albus Dumbledore, and Narcissa Malfoy. I mean, and probably his mother, but that’s IT. Lupin is totally violating his very clear boundaries here (yet again) and part of me wonders if this isn’t for Harry’s benefit at least in part because he makes it seem like “oh Harry, look how wise and mature I am. I don’t hold grudges, unlike someone *eyes Snape* and this definitely makes me, the calm, repentant one, more trustworthy than the man who referried a Quidditch match and actually cursed someone sharing a body with the Dark Lord to save you, when I have done no such thing.” It’s manipulation and it’s nasty.
And don’t even get me started on his calling Snape’s justified anger about 7 years of literal abuse “a schoolboy grudge” 🙄
The Boggart incident wasn’t funny as you well know- it was sexist and transphobic and overall, if he’s trying to get on Snape’s good side, a really really bad idea. Snape is canonically sexually humiliated and demeaned more than any other character. First by Petunia, then by James Potter. And now- now it happens again as an adult in front of his own students and in the same place where he already has so much trauma. All because of Remus Lupin. No one can defend how Snape treats Neville, and it should be addressed, but not this way (canonically it hurts Neville too because it just makes Snape even more mad).
Yeah why does Lupin put off drinking the potion anyway? We never really get a clear answer on this. The first time he waits until Snape leaves so he can intimidate him. He even makes Severus bring it to him, which is just 😡😡😡 What is his problem indeed. Moony certainly seems to be on a good old power trip at the moment. Except, you know, the lives of children are involved but who cares about that am I right.
R.L.’s relationship to his lycanthropy is so weird. Usually he’s all “woe is me” about it, because no one could ever understand, and he’s a monster, poor baby. He knows how to gain undeserved sympathy more than anyone in the series. Then the rest of the time he’s like, endangering Hogsmeade villagers from the time he’s a teenager, running around with animagi thus violating the ONLY condition of his schooling, forgetting his potion- which almost has deadly consequences- and, of course, let’s not forget nearly abandoning his wife and unborn baby because he MIGHT share the same condition (as if you dolt).
Oh it’s worse than that anon. Lupin doesn’t just want to keep his job. He wants to keep Albus Dumbledore’s trust. He wants to keep him out of the loop and in the dark. Right now, he’s got DD wrapped around his little finger and he can’t loose that. I fully believe if he could give up Sirius without exposing his own school day crimes, he would 100% have done it in a heartbeat. Nothing is more important to this man than Dumbledore’s trust and affection. Which ironically, is a trait he shares with Snape who has a much better claim on Albus. Then also, the fact that Dumbledore doesn’t try to keep Remus at the end of POA shows us Lupin lost this trust anyway (there’s some irony for you). So good job I guess?
Anyway, I really love Remus as a character because he is so beautiful and complex and there’s so many layers and I hate reducing him to sad bookworm who would never hurt a fly.
Thanks for indulging my request! What a great ask! I can’t wait for more 😀
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ottogatto · 19 hours ago
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I have been writing Snape fanfics once again– would people be interested in me publishing them?
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ottogatto · a day ago
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There has been a lot of Snate/Snape Defence on my tumblr lately and I want to show you guys some random comments I find under almost every Snape YouTube video.
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Idk why but TikTok seems to be full of marauder/James Stans that can shut up about it and spread hate all over every Snapetok video. That’s why I decided to delete it and tried YouTube instead. It is just so wholesome. Look at this!
I think most HP consumers do not overanalyze any character too much and I think the general opinion on Snape is that he was an ass but turned out to be a great hero and I think most people like him. So don’t get too hung up about shitty haters that tag their hate wrong or even spread hate in the first place (wtf is that even about like get over it omg) or those stupid children that seem to have so much fun commenting ‚Stan James potter‘ under every vid.
Snape is a difficult character and it’s totally valid to not like him but it’s absolutely okay (or even superior 😌) to love him as well. Because what the hell? He’s just a fictional character after all (sadly) and liking him doesn’t make you a bad person. So let’s get over those fuckers together and just enjoy our little gothic burrito.
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ottogatto · a day ago
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It’s been a while since I actually used this account, and it was quite interesting to revisit some of my older drawings… But here you’ve got one of my latest works I’ve posted on Instagram. A fluffy HP Postwar AU scene: just two war heroes, watching the sunrise in peace.
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ottogatto · a day ago
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How fandoms came from “villain is literally the most interesting character in the story” to “anyone who likes the villain supports real life crime” is truly beyond my comprehension.
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ottogatto · a day ago
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I was tempted to think it just shows that autistic symptoms are more shared in the population than expected but I guess this works too?
My random unsubstantiated hypothesis of the day: the popularity of "stim" videos, fidget toys, and other things like that is a warning sign that something's Deeply Wrong with our world.
Don't freak out. I am autistic. These things are not bad. However, can we just...take a second to notice how weird it is that there are entire social media accounts full of 10-second videos of things making crunching noises, people squishing slime in their hands, and objects clacking together, and that enjoying them is mainstream and normal?
It seems that nowadays, almost everyone exhibits sensory-seeking behavior, when just a decade ago, the idea of anyone having "sensory needs" was mostly obscure. It is a mainstream Thing to "crave" certain textures or repetitive sounds.
What's even weirder, is that it's not just that "stim" content is mainstream; the way everything on the internet is filmed seems to look more like "stim" content. TikToks frequently have a sensory-detail-oriented style that is highly unusual in older online content, honing in on the tactile, visual and auditory characteristics of whatever it's showing, whether that's an eye shadow palette or a cabin in a forest.
When an "influencer" markets their makeup brand, they film videos that almost...highlight that it's a physical substance that can be smudged and smeared around. Online models don't just wear clothes they're advertising, they run their hands over them and make the fabric swish and ripple.
I think this can be seen as a symptom of something wrong with the physical world we live in. I think that almost everyone is chronically understimulated.
Spending time alone in the forest has convinced me of this. The sensory world of a forest is not only much richer than any indoor environment, it is abundant with the sorts of sensations that people seem to "crave" chronically, and the more I've noticed and specifically focused on this, the more I've noticed that the "modern" human's surroundings are incredibly flat in what they offer to the senses.
First of all, forests are constantly permeated with a very soft wash of background noise that is now often absent in the indoor world. The sound of wind through trees has a physiological effect you can FEEL. It's always been a Thing that people are relaxed by white noise, which leads to us being put at ease by the ambient hum of air conditioning units, refrigerators and fans. But now, technology has become much more silent, and it's not at all out of place to hypothesize that environments without "ambient" white noise are detrimental to us.
Furthermore, a forest's ambience is full of rhythmic and melodic elements, whereas "indoor" sounds are often harsh, flat and irregular.
Secondly: the crunch. This is actually one of the most notably missing aspects of the indoor sensory world. Humans, when given access to crunchable things, will crunch them. And in a forest, crunchy things are everywhere. Bark, twigs and dry leaves have crisp and brittle qualities that only a few man-made objects have, and they are different with every type of plant and tree.
Most humans aren't in a lot of contact with things that are "destroyable" either, things you can toy with and tear to little bits in your hands. I think virtually everyone has restlessly torn up a scrap of paper or split a blade of grass with their thumbnail; it's a cliche. And since fidget toys in classrooms are becoming a subject of debate, I think it pays to remember that the vast majority of your ancestors learned everything they knew with a thousand "fidget toys" within arm's reach.
And there is of course mud, and clay, and dirt, and wet sand. I'm 100% serious, squishing mud and clay is vital to the human brain. Why do you think Play-Doh is such a staple elementary school toy. Why do you think mud is the universal cliche thing kids play in for fun. It's such a common "stim" category for a reason.
I could go on and on. It's insane how unstimulating most environments humans spend time in are. And this definitely contributes to ecological illiteracy, because people aren't prepared to comprehend how detailed the natural world is. There are dozens of species of fireflies in the United States, and thousands of species of moths. If you don't put herbicides on your lawn, there are likely at least 20 species of plant in a single square meter of it. I've counted at least 15 species of grass alone in my yard.
Would it be overreach to suggest that some vital perceptive abilities are just not fully developing in today's human? Like. I had to TEACH myself to be able, literally able, to perceive details of living things that were below a certain size, even though my eyes could detect those details, because I just wasn't accustomed to paying attention to things that small. I think something...happens when almost all the objects you interact with daily are human-made.
The people that think ADHD is caused by kids' brains being exposed to "too much stuff" by Electronic Devices...do not go outside, because spending a few minutes in a natural environment has more stimuli in it than a few hours of That Damn Phone.
A patch of tree bark the size of my phone's screen has more going on than my phone can display. When you start photographing lots of living organisms, you run into the strange and brain-shifting reality that your electronic device literally cannot create and store images big enough to show everything you, in real life, may notice about that organism.
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ottogatto · a day ago
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I wouldn't be surprised if it were the case, but did snaters massively block me so I cannot see hate posts in the main tags? Imo there are far less than before, at least I thought so?
I've taken the active decision to practice self care and don't read the Severus tag but just selectioned blogs because you are all so wrong it hurts. Like, actively writing things that doesn't happen in the books neither in interviews (Severus stalking Lily after the breakup. He didn't). Like breaking your backs to justify things that aren't justifiable and Harry recognizes it (James attacking and humiliating Severus). Like calling things creepy just because you hate weird dirty poor children (Lily being friend with him in spite of their different social status).
Like. You seriously can't read a children's book.
My only light: Severus is also a well loved character and usually fics are very kind to him. Since I actively avoid Marauders fis for obvious reasons, I don't meet bashing. Nothing to the level of Dumbledore's hatebone.
In the end: Severus' redemption was one of the best I've ever witnessed. I literally can't think of anything else like it in popular media. No "he's hot let's give him a chance" (Spike), not "immediately die" (Loki), not "they were scared for their families individualism" (Malfoy). Just sincere regret and the strength to do anything to pay penance. No other character is able to do it.
Also Harry honoring Severus by giving his son his name is incredible and I love it.
Harry is a Severus stan. Deal with it.
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ottogatto · a day ago
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I once asked the question on Reddit: would you rather be called a slur or be sexually assaulted, nearly murdered and bullied relentlessly for 7 years straight just because you exist?
I only got two answers:
- I'd rather be called a slur
- this is a disturbing question
The last case was those who refused to admit that what the Marauders did to Snape is, without doubt, incredibly more fucked up than that one time he called Lily a Mudblood.
If saying Mudblood is unforgivable, then what the Marauders did is much more so.
Snaters be wild.
As if calling someone a Mudblood - not a racist term - is worse then being disarmed unprovoked, choked (essentially waterboarding), flipped upside down, and stripped in from of a cheering mob (a form of sexual assault).
Unravel that logic?
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ottogatto · 2 days ago
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poor little meow meow 
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ottogatto · 2 days ago
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As a reminder
snaters: i don't like snape and i don't think he deserved redemption
also snaters: *reassign snape's entire arc to other characters and paint them as heroes*
snaters:
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ottogatto · 3 days ago
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it’s a bit heartbreaking the way snape falters in DH pt. 2 when mcgonagall steps in front of harry—and the way he flinches a bit when she goes on the offensive and only deflects the spells instead of fighting back
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ottogatto · 3 days ago
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Petition to stop referring to the time Snape, James, Sirius, Remus, Peter, etc were in school as ‘the marauders era’. The marauders, contrary to what James’ inflated ego would love to believe, didn’t own the 1970′s.
Maybe just refer to it as 70′s era.
Or better yet…
The Snape era.
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ottogatto · 3 days ago
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Luigi’s Mansion is one of my favorite games!
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