|Also don't forget how in GoF, when Sirius was talking to Harry in the fire, he was demonstrating SUPERB listening skills. Like the dude broke into a house and the owners could be back at any time and he needed to tell Harry lots of important stuff about Karkaroff and Moody BUT HE JUST LET HARRY TALK ABOUT RON AND HOW AWFUL IT WAS BECAUSE HE KNEW THAT HIS GODSON NEEDED HIM. I HAVE SOME ISSUES WITH YOU SIRIUS BUT YOU WERE A GREAT GODFATHER. ILY PADFOOT.|
JK wrote all of her characters to be flawed. Characterization, I would argue, is one of her greatest strengths as a writer. So yes, Sirius was flawed, but I’m not sure why people equate that to him being a terrible godfather.
Was he a damaged person? Yes. Was his volatility made worse by being in his childhood home? Yes. Was he more reckless than he ought to have been? Yes. But don’t you dare say he was a terrible godfather. He did the best he could, and he loved Harry, and that’s what Harry remembered.
Maybe Harry did crave more of a father than maybe what Sirius could have been, and maybe the lines were sometimes blurred between son and brother from Sirius’s point of view, but they were blurred for Harry, too. Just, urgh, the care and concern with which he looks after Harry is insane:
“My scar hurt.”
“You don’t have to—“
And that’s how Harry knew he was gone, because Sirius would never keep Harry waiting, he would always do whatever he could to get to him, to help him, to protect him. He would break into a stranger’s house or drop to a knee in front of a sooty fireplace or hide in a cave for a year. Hell, he would say in the tortured home of his childhood if it meant being in a position to help and protect Harry.
HARRY JAMES POTTER was SIRIUS BLACK’S LIFE.
In the end it doesn’t matter whether Sirius was a more a brother than a father to harry: his loss left a great gulf of sadness in Harry. It was completely devastating, no matter the label.
"What is it?" said Sirius urgently, sweeping his long hair out of his eyes and dropping to the ground in front of the fire, so that he and Harry were on a level; Lupin knelt down too, looking very concerned. "Are you all right? Do you need help?"
The whisper was for his father alone, and Harry knew that only the moment of departure could have forced Albus to reveal how great and sincere that fear was.
Harry crouched down so that Albus’s face was slightly above his own.
Sirius and Lupin showing fatherly concern for their best mates’ son by getting on his level. Harry doing the same for Albus.
so I was randomly exploring google earth like I do in my spare time and I stumbled across this tiny island here
so I click on the pictures and
WAIT A SECOND
nearly burst into tears
"This, is Berk"…
GRAB YOUR BAGS EVERYBODY WE’RE GOING TO BERK
This is really important
Welp. I got 3~
natasha: [CASUALLY DODGES ALIEN PHOTON BLAST AND CALMLY RESUMES FIRE]
clint: [RESTING FACE WHILE DESTROYING 10 CHITAURI WITH SINGLE ARROW]
clint looks so bored like he’s making his grocery list in his head
To be fair, Clint’s grocery list doesn’t take much brainpower:
"shit I forgot birdseed.."
|Dude. Your obstinate denial of the HIMYM finale is furling my hatefire for the finale. Thank you for the Swarkles posts.|
YOURE SO WELCOME. avengingsuperwholock was doing a Swarkles spam and I was more than happy to jump on board. THAT FINALE NEVER HAPPENED.
THE SHOW ENDED WITH TED AND TRACY TOGETHER LIVING HAPPILY WITH THEIR TWO AWESOME CHILDREN. TRACY EVEN OUTLIVED TED. IT WAS SAD, AND SHE NEVER REMARRIED. SHE EVEN CONTINUED THE STAR WARS TRADITIONS WITH THE GUYS AFTER TEDS DEATH.
LILY AND MARSHAL STAYED IN NEW YORK AND MARSHAL BECAME A JUDGE. LILY CONTINUED PAINTING AND EVENTUALLY STARTED SELLING HER PIECES ON THE SIDE. THEY MAKE A MORE THAN MODEST LIVING AND THEY BOUGHT A PENTHOUSE IN THE CITY. THEY NOW HAVE 4 CHILDREN. ALL OF WHOM ARE HAPPY AND HEALTHY. THEY’RE EXPECTING THEIR FIRST GRANDCHILD. HIS MIDDLE NAME WILL ALSO BE “WAIT FOR IT”.
NOW I HAVE TWO SWARKLES HEADCANONS.
1. THEY SPEND THE REST OF THEIR LIVES TRAVELING THE WORLD AND FINDING NEW ADVENTURES. TOGETHER. CANNOT EMPHASIZE THAT ENOUGH. BARNEY ORGANIZES THE WORLDS LARGEST LASER TAG TOURNAMENT. WHICH ROBIN WINS. SHE WINS BECAUSE SHE FLASHES HER BOOBS AT BARNEY. HE DOESN’T MIND LOSING.
2. If you actually admit that the finale happened… this is for you.
Barney has actually been working for S.H.I.E.L.D. for years.
S.H.I.E.L.D loves their acronyms, hence: P.L.E.A.S.E.
Anyways, Barney eventually discovered that Robin was also working for SHIELD but in a different branch/division. He spent the next few years trying to get her to slip up. They’d been married a few years when she was charged with keeping this baby girl safe and she didn’t want to risk anyone finding out about her secret identity or endanger the lives of her friends. Specifically she didn’t want to endanger Barney. So she was in the middle of telling him that she was leaving him (for some bullshit reason) when he called her out on it. They agreed to not tell their friends and instead to “Divorce” in order to keep the baby safe and Barney safe- cuz you know, Robin can handle herself.
They’re still living happily together, off the radar.
All of those girls Barney was ‘hooking up with’ were really just S.H.I.E.L.D bodyguards that Robin insisted he take with him whenever he went into New York, cuz for some reason New York is always where shit goes down.
It’s a lot of work just to live their double life. But it’s all worth it.