But let's be real as to why I made up this meme: I just want the opportunity to post something about Harry Potter.
This week, an excerpt from Snape's Worst Memory:
|Image credit to the original PotterPuff creator, Naomi|
'All right, Evans?' said James, and the tone of his voice was suddenly pleasant, deeper, more mature.
'Leave him alone,' Lily repeated. She was looking at James with every sign of great dislike. 'What's he done to you?'
'Well,' said James, appearing to deliberate the point, 'it's more the fact that he exists, if you know what I mean…'
Many of the surrounding students laughed, Sirius and Wormtail included, but Lupin, still apparently intent on his book, didn't, and nor did Lily.
'You think you're funny,' she said coldly. 'But you're just an arrogant, bullying toerag, Potter. Leave him alone.'
'I will if you go out with me, Evans,' said James quickly. 'Go on… go out with me and I'll never lay a wand on old Snivelly again.'
Behind him, the Impediment Jinx was wearing off. Snape was beginning to inch towards his fallen wand, spitting out soapsuds as he crawled.
'I wouldn't go out with you if it was a choice between you and the giant squid,' said Lily.
'Bad luck, Prongs,' said Sirius briskly, and turned back to Snape. 'OI!'
But too late; Snape had directed his wand straight at James; there was a flash of light and a gash appeared on the side of James's face, spattering his robes with blood. James whirled about: a second flash of light later, Snape was hanging upside-down in the air, his robes falling over his head to reveal skinny, pallid legs and a pair of greying underpants.
Many people in the small crowd cheered; Sirius, James and Wormtail roared with laughter.
-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
This was the first realization that Harry's father wasn't the perfect hero that Harry thought he was. I remember being so shocked when I read this. J. K. Rowling likes to do this though: she likes to take a character that the reader thinks they know very well and then showcase a completely new and opposing aspect of that character's personality. She did this not only with James Potter, but also Dumbledore and Snape. And then she blends in this new personality aspect seamlessly into the character until it seems like they were never any different. I guess what I'm saying is that J. K. Rowling's got skillz, yo.