My name is Amanda. I am Candian but I live in Japan because of reasons. I like comic books and lame music and gay porn and pretty girls and beautiful boys. My accomplishments include navigating an entire conversation in Japanese on the phone and getting a sucker from Billy Talent one time.
did you know that kero once wrote a like 60,000 word fanfic about a character I made up as a plot device, because she 100% did
Palestinian independence and the validity of authorial intent in literary criticism are literally the only two subjects that get me riled up
i will scream it from the rooftops until my throat is raw and bleeding it makes no god damn difference what an author intended it only matters how the reader receives it
the words on the page may be static but a piece of literature is alive, it means different things to different people in different contexts regardless of how the author intended it to be read
you can examine a piece in its historical context and that’s fine and often incredibly interesting and thought-provoking, but that doesn’t invalidate a modern interpretation of it
besides that, often works of art can say things that the author never intended them to say, even taking into account the historical context. An author can have intended a piece of fiction to be a satirical commentary on government, and created a commentary on women or minorities entirely by accident, simply through the way they chose to portray what to them would have been unimportant characters. Should that avenue of criticism be off-limits simply because the author had no overt intention of portraying it? It’s there, right on the fucking page, whether the author likes it or not.
Imagine all the muggleborns sneaking into the forbidden forest to climb the one tree where they can get cell service
Swapping charged battery packs with their bffs back home by owl
Buying the new daft punk album on vinyl not because they’re hipster but because the only audio device they can get to work is a hand-cranked gramophone
Muggleborn wizards of the information age got it rough man
But you can’t use electric devices in Hogwarts….?
which was the entire basis of this headcanon thanks that’s why it doesn’t say “imagine ROOM OF REQUIREMENT lol”