There’s no such thing as a good way to go.
I finished Fallout New Vegas finally. It’s easily one of the longest games I’ve ever played and I loved every minute of it. The end will probably resonate most for me though.
And so the Courier’s road came to an end… for now. In the new world of the Mojave Wasteland, fighting continued, blood was spilled, and many lived and died - just as they had in the Old World. Because war… war never changes.
and in that moment, the entire movie theater burst into tears
i think this was the moment that made most of us despise umbridge more than voldemort
most of us?! don’t you mean ALL of us?? I don’t think even Voldemort liked this bitch!
No one likes Umbridge.
I heard, one time, a dementor kissed her and IT died
Voldemort committed genocide, but Umbridge dared to be female while she abused her power.
The point isn’t that Umbridge was worse than Voldemort; it’s that everyone hates her more. And I think it has nothing to do with her being a woman and everything with being the sort of cruel most of us have actually experienced.
I mean, look at Voldemort. He’s basically Wizard Hitler, which is, obviously, an incredibly terrible thing to be. But most people—especially the younger people in Harry Potter’s target audience—have not had their parents murdered by a xenophobic cult leader. Nor have they fought for their lives against giant snakes, been kidnapped for dark rituals, or watched numerous friends die in front of them. Voldemort’s crimes are numerous, but they’re distant and fantastical, like hearing about a serial killer on the news.
But they have had that one teacher who inflicts extra punishments just because they don’t like you. They’ve complained to parents and authorities only to be ignored. They’ve sat through pointless classes and been silenced when they criticize. Umbridge is that teacher we all hated because she made our lives miserable and we were powerless to stop her. And as we grow out of school, there are still people in positions of power who act like her. The manager who denies your schedule requests and penalizes you for invented infractions. That customer who complains to corporate because their scam didn’t work, and the corporate decision to listen to their story. Cops performing illegal searches because they know you don’t have any proof.
Yes, torturing and killing numerous people is worse than terrorizing a handful of schoolchildren, but Voldemort is the bad guy in a fairy tale. Umbridge is personal.
*drops the mic*
Voldemort is the villain we never hope to face.
Umbridge is the villain we face every day.
Umbridge is a sociopath, and what’s frightening about her is that, while Voldemort eventually rose to power and people learned to fear him, Umbridge continuously slipped under radar, even gaining a job at the Ministry where she was, more or less, beyond the reprimand of law. Eventually, the wizarding world chose to fear and even oppose Voldemort, with the exception of his Death Eaters. Nobody opposed Umbridge. Umbridge is scarier than Voldemort because she worked within the system of law in the wizarding world to do the acts she performed. It isn’t about power for her, or fear of death, or some sort of inability to love because of being born under suspect circumstances. Dolores Umbridge is pure, unbridled evil. She doesn’t do the things she does because she fears (like Voldemort fears dying or being common, like Wormtail fears being rejected out of the in-crowd, how Severus Snape fears being looked down upon, etc.). There is no rhyme or reason as to why Umbridge is so positively cruel and callous. She just is. It has nothing to do with “a woman wielding power.” You would have to be delusional to believe this.
Why is there always that one person that immediately cries ‘sexist’ because someone doesn’t like an antagonistic female character?
So, since I’m alone still and it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow and I have to work, I’m going to repost Mshenko anti-valentine feels starting with this gem. I did a playthrough where my Shepard killed Kaidan after romancing him in ME1, so here it is.