I’m reading Deathly Hallows right now, and even though I’m team “Nineteen Years Later is not canon,” I do appreciate how well JKR wrapped up the series. It has me thinking about stories that didn’t get a happily ever after wrap-up.
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I take sarcasm seriously a lot. I’m always the one who turns around and makes a face like, “You did what?”
I learned a long time ago that I’d much rather be laughed at for not getting a joke than be the one who hurt someone’s feelings by laughing when they weren’t joking.
I’ve been seeing a lot of posts recently, mostly written by high schoolers, who are talking about how, when they are honest about struggling with depression or anxiety or whatever else, they are met with the idea of, “Suck it up. Pull yourself together. Deal with it.” Which is all well and good for normal people, but for people with depression, or people with anxiety, that’s not actually helpful.
I’d rather be the one who worried a little too much and showed up to help when it wasn’t an emergency than the one who ignored a genuine cry for help.
I’m a grammar nazi at heart. I’ve been reading almost since I was born, and I had really good English teachers all through school. In my sophomore (or junior?) year of college, I took a class called Advanced Grammar & Composition. Here, I learned about two schools of thought on grammar: the prescriptivists and the descriptivists.
I’ve been slowly working my way through the Chronicles of Narnia. “Slowly” being, I started over a year ago and I’m about halfway through The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
I’m also reading Goblet of Fire. This is my fourth read of the series, but I wouldn’t call this “working my way through,” as for almost two years now, I’ve just been in a perpetual state of reading Harry Potter.
It’s been occurring to me recently that you should be suspicious of happy people. Not in the grouchy “I’m angry about everything so you should be too” way, but in a “are you actually really happy or are you overcompensating” way.
Imagine if you volunteered to be on the first interplanetary voyage.
It’s going to take a couple centuries to get there, of course. You’ll never see your family and friends again. You tell everyone goodbye and you climb into your cryogenic chamber to wait.
You don’t wake up until your ship arrives at the new earth. You and your crewmates gather excitedly around the portholes. A whole new planet no one has seen before. You look out at the blue of water and green of land, home to animals and plants no one has ever seen before.
You arrive to a bustling metropolis.
Not an alien metropolis. A certified 100% human metropolis here on this new earth.
And you find out that during your voyage NASA discovered wormholes and people have been traveling back and forth to this planet for a whole century now, awaiting your arrival.
Can you imagine what that would feel like?