ive been thinking about how
dumbledore’s queer infatuation textually made him weaker, was his downfall, whatever
snape’s het infatuation was the ~best part of him~ and true bravery :’)
#also snape’s het infatuation was fucking creepy and uh like. unwelcome #but still idealized #and dumbledore’s seemed p like welcome and ok? #but he just had bad taste in dudes i guess #so suddenly his attractions become his great achilles heel #vs snape’s super brave fetishization of the woman he slurred and got killed and whose son he abuses #k #hmmMMMMMmm
I would argue that Snape’s infatuation WASN’T the best part of him—in fact it makes him INHERENTLY weaker than Dumbledore ever was. Think about the part in DH when Dumbledore is /aware/ that Snape would willingly let James and Harry die if it meant that Lily survived. Think about how Lily /broke apart their friendship/ because she knew it was toxic and that they could never be.
I think people see Snape’s utter obsession with Lily Potter and give it a fetish-y feel; people LOVE to talk about it and to /love/ it and want someone to ~love them like snape~ which is utter bullshit.
For Dumbledore (and I honestly believe that she could have done more to… show that he was gay before, idk, the books finished) but I feel like Dumbledore’s character was a foil to Voldemort. In both their cases, love was their biggest downfall, but the difference is that Voldemort FAILS to understand love
Dumbledore, rather than reject love, grew to become it’s biggest advocate. He invests all of his energy into reminding his students and I would say even himself that love is a power that goes beyond what anyone understands. And ALL types of love, from familial love to friendship love… to romantic love. Instead, what he learned he learned about himself—that power and too much of it is his ultimate downfall.
And I agree with the tags—Dumbledore’s love for Grindelwald IS normal. it is okay, and it is for all intents and purposes a normal love. Then Grindelwald (like Snape) became toxic.. and like Lily, Dumbledore had to make that conscious decision to break away from Grindelwald—then, he spent his life trying to make up for the seriously disgusting thoughts he entertained when he was with Grindelwald (blood superiority and all that).
What makes Snape and Dumbledore different is that Snape ONLY “cared” (I’m using this lightly) about Lily. He doesn’t give a rats ass about Harry and that shows right into the end when he asks to see Harry’s (Lily’s eyes). Dumbledore strives to be a man who will care about everyone.. (he is called the muggleborns greatest supporter… but at the same time is able to try and reach out to Draco Malfoy to protect him from Voldemort).
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SAVE THE DATE GUYS!
- Reading/Watching Harry Potter BEFORE Deathly Hallows: Oh hey, cool a bunch of characters that I'm growing to love a lot.
- Reading/Watching Harry Potter AFTER Deathly Hallows: OH GOD NO NO NO DUMBLEDORE YOU FUCKER GET AWAY FROM THE TOWER
- SIRIUS NO NOT THE DRAPERY
- DOBBY YOU AREN'T MEANT FOR A KITCHEN KNIVESSS!!!
- HEDWIG STOP FLYING NOOOOOO
- FRED *SOBS HYSTERICALLY*
- Mom: O_O
- Me: oh merlin I love this series it's so healthy for me
EPIC RAP BATTLES OF HISTORY. Gandalf Vs. Dumbledore! Who won? :D
In Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore tells Harry he knows how he must be feeling about Sirius.
Harry tells him that he does NOT know how it feels, because Sirius’ death was his (Harry’s) fault.
But in reality, Dumbledore DOES know how it feels. He could have killed his sister. He lives with that regret daily.
Harry and Dumbledore are a lot closer then they seem.