Broken Dumbledore

So 30 července 2022

(my comments on “Anger and Albus Dumbledore” by u/HorseLaw14)

I think he doesn’t understand emotions at all. Yes, I will say, he knows nothing about love. And, no, I don’t care whether he is gay or straight, there is absolutely no evidence anywhere for Dumbledore/Minerva (or Dumbledore/Snape, if you wish) ships anywhere close to the neighbourhood of the canon.

As a married man for more than a quarter of a century, I know that love is much more than sex, and we have no evidence that Dumbledore truly loved anybody after the age of fifteen. And without regard to whether they loved each other (we don’t know it, really) or whether they did the deed, they certainly had no time for love to develop into something real. And, as I said, love is much more than that, when thinking about it love is sharing of life most of all. I don’t know if I have ever read it somewhere, but the unit of love for measurement of it is one bit, unit of information. And yes, I understand operational security, but absolute isolation from everybody else, and complete secrecy about his thoughts is not only ludicrous (because a bus factor of the Order of Phoenix was essentially one) but it also testifies to quite a dysfunctional personality. So, yes, for all his talks about love being the biggest magic in the world, he was saying it as somebody who knows love only from afar, not from his personal experience.

Also, if you are telling me that he couldn’t be in love with anybody because he was carrying a torch for Grindelwald all that time, in the same manner, Snape was carrying the torch for Lily, I don’t believe you. I don’t trust that one either (it seems quite obsessive and unhealthy not to be able to grieve through that loss in eleven years at least to the level that one is not bullying a son of your former lover), but at least Snape’s love I can rationalize. Carrying a torch for the equivalent of Hitler or Putin for ninety years is a sign of a seriously disturbed personality, in my opinion. Love is not sickness, and when your crush turns out to be a horrible monster, a normal person grieves for a while mostly for the lost hope and goes on with his life. Not keeping flame for another ninety years.

So, I am not into evil!Dumbledore or the manipulative!Dumbledore, just into his rather a flawed personality. Not morally, but psychologically.

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Papež a válka

Ne 01 května 2022
Papež modlící se o samotě v dešti na svatopeterském náměstí

Jinak obecně. Myslím, že kromě Ruské federace a Putina je zatím největším poraženým z Ukrajinské války Církev. My všichni křesťané jsme velvyslanci Boží a nositelé imago Dei a nejlepším obrazem Božím, který nevěřící kolem nás mohou spatřit, my všichni se modlíme „posvěť se Jméno Tvé“ (snažím se tady zreprodukovat křesťanskou …

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On Vampires

Ne 24 ledna 2021

(my comment regarding vampires on AO3)

Technical question of the day. Would the Homonum Revelius spell reveal a hiding vampire? I figure it will reveal a hiding werewolf but they’re still sort of human. Aren’t vampires supposed to be “dead” and so would such a spell reveal them …

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Their finest

St 02 září 2020

(my comments on the review of “Their Finest” by Susan Wloszczyna)

I really wanted to like this film, it started nicely, and generally I like it, but then there are points which just don’t make sense at all. It is even worse when whole film is about scriptwriting.

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