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Being A Good Friend: The reward of being a good friend with 4 legs
Being A Good Friend: The reward of being a good friend with 4 legs

The reward of being a good friend with 4 legs

Being A Good Friend: <p><a href="https://its-a-human-thing.tumblr.com/post/170687265652/celticpyro-judgingeternity" class="tumblr_blog">its-a-human-thing</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/170687218499/judgingeternity-siryouarebeingmocked" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://judgingeternity.tumblr.com/post/170668724081/siryouarebeingmocked-shieldspatriot" class="tumblr_blog">judgingeternity</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/170668243355/shieldspatriot-butts-and-uppercuts-heres" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://shieldspatriot.tumblr.com/post/170435198638/butts-and-uppercuts-heres-the-perfect-2018" class="tumblr_blog">shieldspatriot</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://butts-and-uppercuts.tumblr.com/post/170424632142/heres-the-perfect-2018-black-history-month-image" class="tumblr_blog">butts-and-uppercuts</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Here’s the perfect 2018 Black History Month image: Black Panther slapping the shit out of Tony Stark.</p></blockquote> <p>How about here’s the actual perfect 2018 Black History Month image where T’Challa is being a good friend to Tony and slapped him to snap him out of actual explicit suicide ideation. </p> <p>How about Black History Month where T’Challa refuses to let his friend kill himself and just give up. </p> <p>How about Black History Month where you don’t make a black man violent just violence’s sake and actually take the WHOLE SCENE IN CONTEXT?</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="782" data-orig-width="506"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4f37b6f65982224dbee60a1b14489adb/tumblr_inline_p3jsg5RLbY1qi6kj7_500.jpg" data-orig-height="782" data-orig-width="506"/></figure></blockquote> <p>In other words, the actual context is even cooler than what OP presented, but OP took it out of context to fuel their anti-white hateboner.</p> </blockquote> <p>Well that doesn’t exactly surprise anyone does it? Hero’s are meant to be someone to aspire to, but by taking his actions out of context it allows op to aspire to being the shit heap he already is versus the paragon that Black Panther is written to be.</p> </blockquote> <p>T’Challa was snapping his friend out of self-destructive behavior and OP took it out of context to make it look like he was hitting him for no reason. Wow.</p> </blockquote> <p>How do you actively make someone look <i>worse</i> and then tell people to look up to that person?<br/></p></blockquote>
Being A Good Friend: <p><a href="https://its-a-human-thing.tumblr.com/post/170687265652/celticpyro-judgingeternity" class="tumblr_blog">its-a-human-thing</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/170687218499/judgingeternity-siryouarebeingmocked" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://judgingeternity.tumblr.com/post/170668724081/siryouarebeingmocked-shieldspatriot" class="tumblr_blog">judgingeternity</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/170668243355/shieldspatriot-butts-and-uppercuts-heres" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://shieldspatriot.tumblr.com/post/170435198638/butts-and-uppercuts-heres-the-perfect-2018" class="tumblr_blog">shieldspatriot</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://butts-and-uppercuts.tumblr.com/post/170424632142/heres-the-perfect-2018-black-history-month-image" class="tumblr_blog">butts-and-uppercuts</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p>Here’s the perfect 2018 Black History Month image: Black Panther slapping the shit out of Tony Stark.</p></blockquote>

<p>How about here’s the actual perfect 2018 Black History Month image where T’Challa is being a good friend to Tony and slapped him to snap him out of actual explicit suicide ideation. </p>
<p>How about Black History Month where T’Challa refuses to let his friend kill himself and just give up. </p>
<p>How about Black History Month where you don’t make a black man violent just violence’s sake and actually take the WHOLE SCENE IN CONTEXT?</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="782" data-orig-width="506"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4f37b6f65982224dbee60a1b14489adb/tumblr_inline_p3jsg5RLbY1qi6kj7_500.jpg" data-orig-height="782" data-orig-width="506"/></figure></blockquote>
<p>In other words, the actual context is even cooler than what OP presented, but OP took it out of context to fuel their anti-white hateboner.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Well that doesn’t exactly surprise anyone does it? Hero’s are meant to be someone to aspire to, but by taking his actions out of context it allows op to aspire to being the shit heap he already is versus the paragon that Black Panther is written to be.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>T’Challa was snapping his friend out of self-destructive behavior and OP took it out of context to make it look like he was hitting him for no reason. Wow.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>How do you actively make someone look <i>worse</i> and then tell people to look up to that person?<br/></p></blockquote>

<p><a href="https://its-a-human-thing.tumblr.com/post/170687265652/celticpyro-judgingeternity" class="tumblr_blog">its-a-human-thing</a>:...

Being A Good Friend: kimberryberry: kimberryberry: kimberryberry: kimberryberry: I call this magic trick “one hour in the bathroom” After posting this i have been bombarded with some awful anon messages; “do you seriously look like a 60 year old woman”, “you’re really one ugly motherf*cker under all that makeup”, “i know you’re not naturally pretty but stop trying so hard” are some highlights.  Congratulations, you have successfully made the observation I am not as attractive without makeup while pulling an awful face and freshly rolled out of bed. Well done. Gold star for the simple mind who can follow the rules of spot the difference. I guess i need to clarify why i posted this in the first place, because the underlying message wasn’t strong enough for some.  I posted this, so girls especially, can laugh at me. Furthermore a reflection of themselves. Its healthy to laugh at yourself and be modest about your looks. To stop being so hard on yourself and others on purely skin deep observations. Because this is NOT important in life. ‘Natural beauty’ has hardly anything to do with physical features, but more a beautiful soul shining out from within. Being a good friend, family member, lover, worker, a human being.  I’m not naturally stunning by the general publics ridiculous standards but I have learnt not to beat myself up about it because thats not fair on yourself or anyone else. After ten years of being sick I finally realised it got me absolutely no where. Save that energy you would use on self hate for more fulfilling moments like love, honesty, hard work and happiness.  My point being, you’ll never find true happiness through beauty in a physical matter alone. Except those small precious moments where you put on a fresh face of makeup, do your hair, find a cute outfit and catch yourself in the mirror for a second and feel a little better. The ‘I can’t wait to wear my new lipstick/skirt tomorrow’ feeling and so on. Puts a lil skip in your step. We make these transformations for ourselves. Other than that, really, I thought I looked pretty damn funny with my pose and awesome chins but I had to go all deep on you to make you think about the awful things you said to me. Cheers mate Hey its me again, my hands shake as I type this I’m so overwhelmed with whats happened overnight i woke up to 40,000 notes, 500+ positive messages and 4,000+ amazing new followers. I couldn’t be more grateful for the appreciation. I’m so wonderfully happy that what started as a simple post from me as a normal person has helped thousands, whether it be a smile and a scroll or uplifted your day as so many have contacted me to say.  For this I am so thankful   If you want to follow me on ig i’m kimberryberry on there as well :)  I can’t get over how many notes this is getting, all the messages I’m receiving are so amazing I’m so happy I’ve helped so many people see how beautiful they are
Being A Good Friend: kimberryberry:

kimberryberry:

kimberryberry:

kimberryberry:

I call this magic trick “one hour in the bathroom”

After posting this i have been bombarded with some awful anon messages; “do you seriously look like a 60 year old woman”, “you’re really one ugly motherf*cker under all that makeup”, “i know you’re not naturally pretty but stop trying so hard” are some highlights. 
Congratulations, you have successfully made the observation I am not as attractive without makeup while pulling an awful face and freshly rolled out of bed. Well done. Gold star for the simple mind who can follow the rules of spot the difference. I guess i need to clarify why i posted this in the first place, because the underlying message wasn’t strong enough for some. 
I posted this, so girls especially, can laugh at me. Furthermore a reflection of themselves. Its healthy to laugh at yourself and be modest about your looks. To stop being so hard on yourself and others on purely skin deep observations. Because this is NOT important in life. ‘Natural beauty’ has hardly anything to do with physical features, but more a beautiful soul shining out from within. Being a good friend, family member, lover, worker, a human being. 
I’m not naturally stunning by the general publics ridiculous standards but I have learnt not to beat myself up about it because thats not fair on yourself or anyone else. After ten years of being sick I finally realised it got me absolutely no where. Save that energy you would use on self hate for more fulfilling moments like love, honesty, hard work and happiness. 
My point being, you’ll never find true happiness through beauty in a physical matter alone. Except those small precious moments where you put on a fresh face of makeup, do your hair, find a cute outfit and catch yourself in the mirror for a second and feel a little better. The ‘I can’t wait to wear my new lipstick/skirt tomorrow’ feeling and so on. Puts a lil skip in your step. We make these transformations for ourselves.
Other than that, really, I thought I looked pretty damn funny with my pose and awesome chins but I had to go all deep on you to make you think about the awful things you said to me. Cheers mate


Hey its me again, my hands shake as I type this I’m so overwhelmed with whats happened overnight i woke up to 40,000 notes, 500+ positive messages and 4,000+ amazing new followers. I couldn’t be more grateful for the appreciation. I’m so wonderfully happy that what started as a simple post from me as a normal person has helped thousands, whether it be a smile and a scroll or uplifted your day as so many have contacted me to say. 
For this I am so thankful  
If you want to follow me on ig i’m kimberryberry on there as well :) 

I can’t get over how many notes this is getting, all the messages I’m receiving are so amazing I’m so happy I’ve helped so many people see how beautiful they are

kimberryberry: kimberryberry: kimberryberry: kimberryberry: I call this magic trick “one hour in the bathroom” After posting this i...

Being A Good Friend: the Chamber of "Oh, very well," he said slowly. et me see.. Secrets... "You all know, of course, that Hogwarts was founded over - the precise date is uncertain by the four chousand years ago greatest witches and wizards of the age. The four school Houses ar named after them: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin. They built this castle together, far from prying Muggle eyes, for it was an age when magic was fearea by common people, and witches and wizards suffered much persecution. He paused, gazed blearily around the room, and continued. "For a few years, the founders worked in harmony together, seeking out youngsters who showed signs of magic and bringing them to the castle to be educated. But then disagreements sprang up between them. A rift began to grow between Slytherin and the others. Slytherin wished to be more selective about the students ad- mitted to Hogwarts. He believed that magical learning should be kept within all-magic families. He disliked taking students of Mug- ustworthy. After a while, gle parentage, believing them to be untrustv there was a serious argument on the subject between Slytherin and Gryffindor, and Slytherin left the school." Professor Binns paused again, pursing his lips, looking like a wrinkled old tortoise. "Reliable historical sources tell us this much." he said. "But these honest facts have been obscured by the fanciful legend of the Chamber of Secrets. The story goes that Slytherin had bun whatstheproblembaby: datvikingtho: datvikingtho: magelet-301: Here it is, canon evidence that Salazar Slytherin was NOT a racist bigot. He was concerned for the well-being and safety of the magical community, which could have been compromised by letting the “common people” know that wizards and witches existed. datvikingtho Shoutout to this fine lady for bringing this to my attention. Let’s further the argument:Hogwarts was canonically founded around 990 A.D. - The Christians were finally taking hold of Scandinavia, meaning that all of Europe was now Christian. It was towards the end of the Dark Ages, or else the Early Medieval Period, which (In Europe) was famous for its intolerance of non-Christiandom, which included the teachings of Ancient Rome, Greece, and of course any Eastern countries. People were publicly defamed and in many cases killed for as much as considering these old ideas and teachings. These teachings really didn’t come back to light until the Italian Renaissance in the 14th century.So when people did things the Christians couldn’t explain, they blamed it on Witches; people they believed to be inhabited by the devil, sent to earth to wreak havoc on every God-fearing man, woman, and child. So what did they do? Imprison or kill those people.Now, here comes Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin, who all agree to take pureblooded witches and wizards and teach them. But then they have to discuss magical folk who aren’t born from magic folk.Gryffindor is brave and brash, and imagines the glory of having an entire society of witches and wizards with great command of their powers.Hufflepuff is kind and loving, and wants to provide a sanctuary for all those who are under duress from the population at large.Ravenclaw sees the merit in bringing all these different people together - the amount of information regarding magic that can be shared is the stuff of her dreams.Slytherin is cautious. He recognizes that there is a great possibility for individuals to play spy for the Muggle community, in hopes to gain favor by outing them all the while hiding their own powers from muggles. He sees them as a potential threat, and instead of risking the safety of not only their own lives, but the countless volumes and tomes of ancient wizarding knowledge tucked away in their castle (see The Burning of the Great Library at Alexandria), Slytherin says “I really don’t think we should allow people with connections to Muggles in here. We could lost *everything.*Gryffindor calls Slytherin a coward, saying they would fight back and beat down any who try to oppose them. Slytherin suggests they do all they can to avoid confrontation. Hufflepuff can’t bring herself to deny that sanctuary she’s built. Ravenclaw sees endless potential in bridging that gap between worlds with learning. And this is what drives them apart. Future racists and pureblooded elitists will take and twist Slytherin’s words, having heard only the story that has been passed down for a thousand years. They use words of caution to justify their want for genocide. Slytherin isn’t the bad guy, here. And I am so down for clearing his name. To continue the crusade to clear the name of Salazar Slytherin, I have more evidence for your consideration. This is regarding the Chamber of Secrets.Now, the scene pictured above is one of Harry’s slightly less dull History of Magic classes, in which Professor Binns is asked to talk about the Chamber of Secrets. What we get from him is that the Chamber is a myth. There is legend surrounding it, no one is sure if it exists, etc etc etc. Here is the VERY NEXT PAGE in the book, in which Professor Binns again admits to the Chamber (as we know it today) to be a complete myth. We find out, obviously, that the chamber isn’t a myth, but I believe that the purpose of the chamber has been fabricated over a thousand years by misinformation and slander.Let’s check it out. Rowena Ravenclaw, Helga Hufflepuff, and Godric Gryffindor all know Salazar Slytherin and say “yep, he’s an upstanding man. Let’s start this school with him!” For a number of years, they had a school together and it worked out great. What we know is that there was a falling out, not Slytherin declaring they needed to murder muggle-borns! A disagreement that may have ruined friendships but did little else, I think.What we know is that one of Slytherin house’s key virtues is self-preservation. As I discussed earlier in the thread on this post is that Slytherin was afraid of muggle-born witches and wizards acting as spies for the larger muggle community during a time in which wizards and witches were killed for their “demon powers.”And so, when it comes to the Chamber of Secrets, I believe Slytherin built a Panic Room, not an Evil Lair.Think about it. Slytherin is horrified that any day there might be an attack on the school. So he builds a secret chamber that only he (or another parseltongue, an incredibly rare magical ability) can open. He doesn’t want any double agents or spies to know about it, so he tells no one. He hopes, of course, that he never has to use it, but in the event that there is an attack, he can get the school to safety while he sets the basilisk on the attackers.But I’m sure you’re looking at the basilisk and thinking “what sane man would put a monster in a panic room?” Glad you asked. I can consider two possibilities.1) Slytherin put a basilisk that was under his control in the chamber, a creature that he could set loose on his enemies, aka, anyone attacking the castle. The basilisk would annihilate any army of thousands just by looking at them, and what’s more, it could get almost anywhere in the castle through the goddamn walls! That kind of power is exactly what you need to defend your castle. And again, ONLY HE or an heir could control it. I’m sure at this point he was thinking about himself and his potential progeny, not Tom Riddle some thousand years later.2) Slytherin didn’t put the basilisk there, and it was instead placed there later by Tom Riddle while he was at school. I don’t have evidence supporting or disproving this.So how does this get so misconstrued to modern-day Hogwarts lore? Maybe toward the end, the founders did find out about the Chamber. Maybe Slytherin said something to them, maybe he let it slip…maybe as they were cleaning out his room after he left, they found some journal entries about it. It could have been anything. But perhaps, in their wisdom, seeing no way to access the chamber, felt it best that no one knew about the existence of a (now) useless panic room, nor did they want anyone to worry about the basilisk.Maybe word *did* get out, though. And not one of the founders wanted to admit that Slytherin didn’t trust their students, and so to most of the student body, Slytherin’s departure was suspect. And the moment they heard about a secret room that no one was quite sure about, they started inventing campfire stories about it. Fast forward ONE THOUSAND YEARS and now everyone assumes Slytherin was always evil (despite being a good friend and founder of Hogwarts with three other lovely people) and created a secret evil lair to murder muggle-borns, which he could have easily done without a lair if that was *ever* his intention. no no no NO NO NO NO. Wanting to keep Muggleborns out solely because they are Muggleborn is motherfucking bigoted/racist, especially since there is NO REASON to believe that Muggleborns would want to destroy Hogwarts from the inside. Like, maybe y’all are different, but I know if I’d suddenly found out that there were others like me and that I’m not evil like I’ve always been taught, I wouldn’t exactly be rushing to take down the safe haven offered to me, y’know? Sure, maybe some Muggleborns would be brainwashed, but ALL of them? To the extent that you just want to ban them ALL for “safety”? That’s not smart planning, that’s fear and prejudice. Don’t play it like it’s some genius move when people have pulled and still want to pull the same shit with various racial/ethnic groups today. Also, the FUCK would Slytherin need a panic room for? HOGWARTS IS ENCHANTED SO MUGGLES CAN’T SEE HOW IT REALLY LOOKS. They’d have enough issues just getting through the damn hallways without a basilisk. Sometimes racists really are just racists, friends. Racists are racists but Salazar was most likely brought up having to be constantly cautious and most likely had some serious paranoia going on here.He probably really wanted to make sure that his students were at no risk whatsoever.Sure, excluding all muggleborns was a bit extreme, but just think about stereotypes. He was probably brought up on the basis that muggles were evil and muggleborns would betray you. And think about the era again. To them, stereotypes were true. They weren’t so equal rights as we are now.And then there’s also the psychology of this. “Fear makes people do terrible things.” Salazar was most likely scared shitless that something was going to take away this wonderful place that he had created with his friends. He didn’t want anyone ruining this safety he’d helped create for younger witches and wizards so that they may learn to control the thing that probably caused people he knew to be killed.So, basically, Salazar’s mind had been twisted with fear for the safety of the magical world and the students which he most likely felt he had to protect, and this fear - along with the fact that muggles were pretty horrible - caused him to form a prejudiced and racist idea which then take in a resentment for muggleborns and a reluctance in meeting them come to Hogwarts. So he created the chamber to give himself peace of mind is what is most likely in this situation.As with many minds in history, Salazar Slytherin’s was warped with fear and prejudiced (toxic) ideas which he had grown up on.
Being A Good Friend: the Chamber of
 "Oh, very well," he said slowly. et me see..
 Secrets...
 "You all know, of course, that Hogwarts was founded over
 - the precise date is uncertain
 by the four
 chousand years ago
 greatest witches and wizards of the age. The four school Houses ar
 named after them: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena
 Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin. They built this castle together,
 far from prying Muggle eyes, for it was an age when magic was
 fearea by common people, and witches and wizards suffered much
 persecution.
 He paused, gazed blearily around the room, and continued.
 "For a few years, the founders worked in harmony together,
 seeking out youngsters who showed signs of magic and bringing
 them to the castle to be educated. But then disagreements sprang
 up between them. A rift began to grow between Slytherin and the
 others. Slytherin wished to be more selective about the students ad-
 mitted to Hogwarts. He believed that magical learning should be
 kept within all-magic families. He disliked taking students of Mug-
 ustworthy. After a while,
 gle parentage, believing them to be untrustv
 there was a serious argument on the subject between Slytherin and
 Gryffindor, and Slytherin left the school."
 Professor Binns paused again, pursing his lips, looking like a
 wrinkled old tortoise.
 "Reliable historical sources tell us this much." he said. "But these
 honest facts have been obscured by the fanciful legend of the
 Chamber of Secrets. The story goes that Slytherin had bun
whatstheproblembaby:

datvikingtho:


datvikingtho:


magelet-301:


Here it is, canon evidence that Salazar Slytherin was NOT a racist bigot. He was concerned for the well-being and safety of the magical community, which could have been compromised by letting the “common people” know that wizards and witches existed.

datvikingtho


Shoutout to this fine lady for bringing this to my attention. Let’s further the argument:Hogwarts was canonically founded around 990 A.D. - The Christians were finally taking hold of Scandinavia, meaning that all of Europe was now Christian. It was towards the end of the Dark Ages, or else the Early Medieval Period, which (In Europe) was famous for its intolerance of non-Christiandom, which included the teachings of Ancient Rome, Greece, and of course any Eastern countries. People were publicly defamed and in many cases killed for as much as considering these old ideas and teachings. These teachings really didn’t come back to light until the Italian Renaissance in the 14th century.So when people did things the Christians couldn’t explain, they blamed it on Witches; people they believed to be inhabited by the devil, sent to earth to wreak havoc on every God-fearing man, woman, and child. So what did they do? Imprison or kill those people.Now, here comes Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin, who all agree to take pureblooded witches and wizards and teach them. But then they have to discuss magical folk who aren’t born from magic folk.Gryffindor is brave and brash, and imagines the glory of having an entire society of witches and wizards with great command of their powers.Hufflepuff is kind and loving, and wants to provide a sanctuary for all those who are under duress from the population at large.Ravenclaw sees the merit in bringing all these different people together - the amount of information regarding magic that can be shared is the stuff of her dreams.Slytherin is cautious. He recognizes that there is a great possibility for individuals to play spy for the Muggle community, in hopes to gain favor by outing them all the while hiding their own powers from muggles. He sees them as a potential threat, and instead of risking the safety of not only their own lives, but the countless volumes and tomes of ancient wizarding knowledge tucked away in their castle (see The Burning of the Great Library at Alexandria), Slytherin says “I really don’t think we should allow people with connections to Muggles in here. We could lost *everything.*Gryffindor calls Slytherin a coward, saying they would fight back and beat down any who try to oppose them. Slytherin suggests they do all they can to avoid confrontation. Hufflepuff can’t bring herself to deny that sanctuary she’s built. Ravenclaw sees endless potential in bridging that gap between worlds with learning. And this is what drives them apart. Future racists and pureblooded elitists will take and twist Slytherin’s words, having heard only the story that has been passed down for a thousand years. They use words of caution to justify their want for genocide. Slytherin isn’t the bad guy, here. And I am so down for clearing his name.


To continue the crusade to clear the name of Salazar Slytherin, I have more evidence for your consideration. This is regarding the Chamber of Secrets.Now, the scene pictured above is one of Harry’s slightly less dull History of Magic classes, in which Professor Binns is asked to talk about the Chamber of Secrets. What we get from him is that the Chamber is a myth. There is legend surrounding it, no one is sure if it exists, etc etc etc.

Here is the VERY NEXT PAGE in the book, in which Professor Binns again admits to the Chamber (as we know it today) to be a complete myth. We find out, obviously, that the chamber isn’t a myth, but I believe that the purpose of the chamber has been fabricated over a thousand years by misinformation and slander.Let’s check it out. Rowena Ravenclaw, Helga Hufflepuff, and Godric Gryffindor all know Salazar Slytherin and say “yep, he’s an upstanding man. Let’s start this school with him!” For a number of years, they had a school together and it worked out great. What we know is that there was a falling out, not Slytherin declaring they needed to murder muggle-borns! A disagreement that may have ruined friendships but did little else, I think.What we know is that one of Slytherin house’s key virtues is self-preservation. As I discussed earlier in the thread on this post is that Slytherin was afraid of muggle-born witches and wizards acting as spies for the larger muggle community during a time in which wizards and witches were killed for their “demon powers.”And so, when it comes to the Chamber of Secrets, I believe Slytherin built a Panic Room, not an Evil Lair.Think about it. Slytherin is horrified that any day there might be an attack on the school. So he builds a secret chamber that only he (or another parseltongue, an incredibly rare magical ability) can open. He doesn’t want any double agents or spies to know about it, so he tells no one. He hopes, of course, that he never has to use it, but in the event that there is an attack, he can get the school to safety while he sets the basilisk on the attackers.But I’m sure you’re looking at the basilisk and thinking “what sane man would put a monster in a panic room?” Glad you asked. I can consider two possibilities.1) Slytherin put a basilisk that was under his control in the chamber, a creature that he could set loose on his enemies, aka, anyone attacking the castle. The basilisk would annihilate any army of thousands just by looking at them, and what’s more, it could get almost anywhere in the castle through the goddamn walls! That kind of power is exactly what you need to defend your castle. And again, ONLY HE or an heir could control it. I’m sure at this point he was thinking about himself and his potential progeny, not Tom Riddle some thousand years later.2) Slytherin didn’t put the basilisk there, and it was instead placed there later by Tom Riddle while he was at school. I don’t have evidence supporting or disproving this.So how does this get so misconstrued to modern-day Hogwarts lore? Maybe toward the end, the founders did find out about the Chamber. Maybe Slytherin said something to them, maybe he let it slip…maybe as they were cleaning out his room after he left, they found some journal entries about it. It could have been anything. But perhaps, in their wisdom, seeing no way to access the chamber, felt it best that no one knew about the existence of a (now) useless panic room, nor did they want anyone to worry about the basilisk.Maybe word *did* get out, though. And not one of the founders wanted to admit that Slytherin didn’t trust their students, and so to most of the student body, Slytherin’s departure was suspect. And the moment they heard about a secret room that no one was quite sure about, they started inventing campfire stories about it. Fast forward ONE THOUSAND YEARS and now everyone assumes Slytherin was always evil (despite being a good friend and founder of Hogwarts with three other lovely people) and created a secret evil lair to murder muggle-borns, which he could have easily done without a lair if that was *ever* his intention.


no no no NO NO NO NO.
Wanting to keep Muggleborns out solely because they are Muggleborn is motherfucking bigoted/racist, especially since there is NO REASON to believe that Muggleborns would want to destroy Hogwarts from the inside. Like, maybe y’all are different, but I know if I’d suddenly found out that there were others like me and that I’m not evil like I’ve always been taught, I wouldn’t exactly be rushing to take down the safe haven offered to me, y’know? Sure, maybe some Muggleborns would be brainwashed, but ALL of them? To the extent that you just want to ban them ALL for “safety”? That’s not smart planning, that’s fear and prejudice. Don’t play it like it’s some genius move when people have pulled and still want to pull the same shit with various racial/ethnic groups today.
Also, the FUCK would Slytherin need a panic room for? HOGWARTS IS ENCHANTED SO MUGGLES CAN’T SEE HOW IT REALLY LOOKS. They’d have enough issues just getting through the damn hallways without a basilisk.
Sometimes racists really are just racists, friends.

Racists are racists but Salazar was most likely brought up having to be constantly cautious and most likely had some serious paranoia going on here.He probably really wanted to make sure that his students were at no risk whatsoever.Sure, excluding all muggleborns was a bit extreme, but just think about stereotypes. He was probably brought up on the basis that muggles were evil and muggleborns would betray you. And think about the era again. To them, stereotypes were true. They weren’t so equal rights as we are now.And then there’s also the psychology of this. “Fear makes people do terrible things.” Salazar was most likely scared shitless that something was going to take away this wonderful place that he had created with his friends. He didn’t want anyone ruining this safety he’d helped create for younger witches and wizards so that they may learn to control the thing that probably caused people he knew to be killed.So, basically, Salazar’s mind had been twisted with fear for the safety of the magical world and the students which he most likely felt he had to protect, and this fear - along with the fact that muggles were pretty horrible - caused him to form a prejudiced and racist idea which then take in a resentment for muggleborns and a reluctance in meeting them come to Hogwarts. So he created the chamber to give himself peace of mind is what is most likely in this situation.As with many minds in history, Salazar Slytherin’s was warped with fear and prejudiced (toxic) ideas which he had grown up on.

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Being A Good Friend: the Chamber of "Oh, very well," he said slowly. et me see.. Secrets... "You all know, of course, that Hogwarts was founded over - the precise date is uncertain by the four chousand years ago greatest witches and wizards of the age. The four school Houses ar named after them: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin. They built this castle together, far from prying Muggle eyes, for it was an age when magic was fearea by common people, and witches and wizards suffered much persecution. He paused, gazed blearily around the room, and continued. "For a few years, the founders worked in harmony together, seeking out youngsters who showed signs of magic and bringing them to the castle to be educated. But then disagreements sprang up between them. A rift began to grow between Slytherin and the others. Slytherin wished to be more selective about the students ad- mitted to Hogwarts. He believed that magical learning should be kept within all-magic families. He disliked taking students of Mug- ustworthy. After a while, gle parentage, believing them to be untrustv there was a serious argument on the subject between Slytherin and Gryffindor, and Slytherin left the school." Professor Binns paused again, pursing his lips, looking like a wrinkled old tortoise. "Reliable historical sources tell us this much." he said. "But these honest facts have been obscured by the fanciful legend of the Chamber of Secrets. The story goes that Slytherin had bun psychopompious: datvikingtho: datvikingtho: magelet-301: Here it is, canon evidence that Salazar Slytherin was NOT a racist bigot. He was concerned for the well-being and safety of the magical community, which could have been compromised by letting the “common people” know that wizards and witches existed. datvikingtho Shoutout to this fine lady for bringing this to my attention. Let’s further the argument:Hogwarts was canonically founded around 990 A.D. - The Christians were finally taking hold of Scandinavia, meaning that all of Europe was now Christian. It was towards the end of the Dark Ages, or else the Early Medieval Period, which (In Europe) was famous for its intolerance of non-Christiandom, which included the teachings of Ancient Rome, Greece, and of course any Eastern countries. People were publicly defamed and in many cases killed for as much as considering these old ideas and teachings. These teachings really didn’t come back to light until the Italian Renaissance in the 14th century.So when people did things the Christians couldn’t explain, they blamed it on Witches; people they believed to be inhabited by the devil, sent to earth to wreak havoc on every God-fearing man, woman, and child. So what did they do? Imprison or kill those people.Now, here comes Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin, who all agree to take pureblooded witches and wizards and teach them. But then they have to discuss magical folk who aren’t born from magic folk.Gryffindor is brave and brash, and imagines the glory of having an entire society of witches and wizards with great command of their powers.Hufflepuff is kind and loving, and wants to provide a sanctuary for all those who are under duress from the population at large.Ravenclaw sees the merit in bringing all these different people together - the amount of information regarding magic that can be shared is the stuff of her dreams.Slytherin is cautious. He recognizes that there is a great possibility for individuals to play spy for the Muggle community, in hopes to gain favor by outing them all the while hiding their own powers from muggles. He sees them as a potential threat, and instead of risking the safety of not only their own lives, but the countless volumes and tomes of ancient wizarding knowledge tucked away in their castle (see The Burning of the Great Library at Alexandria), Slytherin says “I really don’t think we should allow people with connections to Muggles in here. We could lost *everything.*Gryffindor calls Slytherin a coward, saying they would fight back and beat down any who try to oppose them. Slytherin suggests they do all they can to avoid confrontation. Hufflepuff can’t bring herself to deny that sanctuary she’s built. Ravenclaw sees endless potential in bridging that gap between worlds with learning. And this is what drives them apart. Future racists and pureblooded elitists will take and twist Slytherin’s words, having heard only the story that has been passed down for a thousand years. They use words of caution to justify their want for genocide. Slytherin isn’t the bad guy, here. And I am so down for clearing his name. To continue the crusade to clear the name of Salazar Slytherin, I have more evidence for your consideration. This is regarding the Chamber of Secrets.Now, the scene pictured above is one of Harry’s slightly less dull History of Magic classes, in which Professor Binns is asked to talk about the Chamber of Secrets. What we get from him is that the Chamber is a myth. There is legend surrounding it, no one is sure if it exists, etc etc etc.Here is the VERY NEXT PAGE in the book, in which Professor Binns again admits to the Chamber (as we know it today) to be a complete myth. We find out, obviously, that the chamber isn’t a myth, but I believe that the purpose of the chamber has been fabricated over a thousand years by misinformation and slander.Let’s check it out. Rowena Ravenclaw, Helga Hufflepuff, and Godric Gryffindor all know Salazar Slytherin and say “yep, he’s an upstanding man. Let’s start this school with him!” For a number of years, they had a school together and it worked out great. What we know is that there was a falling out, not Slytherin declaring they needed to murder muggle-borns! A disagreement that may have ruined friendships but did little else, I think.What we know is that one of Slytherin house’s key virtues is self-preservation. As I discussed earlier in the thread on this post is that Slytherin was afraid of muggle-born witches and wizards acting as spies for the larger muggle community during a time in which wizards and witches were killed for their “demon powers.”And so, when it comes to the Chamber of Secrets, I believe Slytherin built a Panic Room, not an Evil Lair.Think about it. Slytherin is horrified that any day there might be an attack on the school. So he builds a secret chamber that only he (or another parseltongue, an incredibly rare magical ability) can open. He doesn’t want any double agents or spies to know about it, so he tells no one. He hopes, of course, that he never has to use it, but in the event that there is an attack, he can get the school to safety while he sets the basilisk on the attackers.But I’m sure you’re looking at the basilisk and thinking “what sane man would put a monster in a panic room?” Glad you asked. I can consider two possibilities.1) Slytherin put a basilisk that was under his control in the chamber, a creature that he could set loose on his enemies, aka, anyone attacking the castle. The basilisk would annihilate any army of thousands just by looking at them, and what’s more, it could get almost anywhere in the castle through the goddamn walls! That kind of power is exactly what you need to defend your castle. And again, ONLY HE or an heir could control it. I’m sure at this point he was thinking about himself and his potential progeny, not Tom Riddle some thousand years later.2) Slytherin didn’t put the basilisk there, and it was instead placed there later by Tom Riddle while he was at school. I don’t have evidence supporting or disproving this.So how does this get so misconstrued to modern-day Hogwarts lore? Maybe toward the end, the founders did find out about the Chamber. Maybe Slytherin said something to them, maybe he let it slip…maybe as they were cleaning out his room after he left, they found some journal entries about it. It could have been anything. But perhaps, in their wisdom, seeing no way to access the chamber, felt it best that no one knew about the existence of a (now) useless panic room, nor did they want anyone to worry about the basilisk.Maybe word *did* get out, though. And not one of the founders wanted to admit that Slytherin didn’t trust their students, and so to most of the student body, Slytherin’s departure was suspect. And the moment they heard about a secret room that no one was quite sure about, they started inventing campfire stories about it. Fast forward ONE THOUSAND YEARS and now everyone assumes Slytherin was always evil (despite being a good friend and founder of Hogwarts with three other lovely people) and created a secret evil lair to murder muggle-borns, which he could have easily done without a lair if that was *ever* his intention. Thank you so much! I’ve been looking for this post. I always felt like Slytherin being a horrible evil bigot never really made any sense historically speaking, and it just doesn’t add up. Although I have to say I don’t put much stock in option 2. The dude could talk to snakes. And as Hagrid will happily tell you, a creature being scary and “monstrous” doesn’t make it evil. Why couldn’t he be a Hagrid, with a fondness for big “misunderstood” creepy crawlies? Having a basilisk doesn’t make Slytherin evil in and of itself, any more than Hagrid having an acromantula makes him evil, even if most of wizarding society would condemn him for it. Obviously popular opinion isn’t always accurate.The conservationist and history nerd in me feels a pang whenever I think about how much of a loss that basilisk was. I know it was being used for murder and that it needed to be stopped, but it’s a knee-jerk reaction to such a huge loss of knowledge. That thing was alive a thousand years ago. It knew one of the original founders of Hogwarts. Any parselmouth could have spoken to it and asked it what things were really like in those days and gotten a first hand account, but unfortunately the only person to speak to it in a millennium was an idiot who only thought about killing people. Did he even think to ask its name? Nagini clearly had a name, but he never refers to the basilisk by name. That’s just… really sad to me.I think a lot of people forget that Slytherin house is more than just self-preservation too; loyalty is a core value. Slytherin’s message is about protecting your own more than nearly anything else. Slytherin pushes unquestioning acceptance of and loyalty to your fellows, regardless of blood status, even in Harry’s day, according to their welcome message on Pottermore. You very rarely see a Slytherin making a disparaging remark about another Slytherin. You do see even the most bigoted Slytherins (like the Malfoys) being supportive of Slytherins who are much lower on their little social hierarchy than them (like Snape). In Salazar Slytherin’s day, I think he would have extended that loyalty to the whole school and the other founders. They were “his own”, and he would have wanted to protect them.
Being A Good Friend: the Chamber of
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 Secrets...
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 greatest witches and wizards of the age. The four school Houses ar
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 far from prying Muggle eyes, for it was an age when magic was
 fearea by common people, and witches and wizards suffered much
 persecution.
 He paused, gazed blearily around the room, and continued.
 "For a few years, the founders worked in harmony together,
 seeking out youngsters who showed signs of magic and bringing
 them to the castle to be educated. But then disagreements sprang
 up between them. A rift began to grow between Slytherin and the
 others. Slytherin wished to be more selective about the students ad-
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 kept within all-magic families. He disliked taking students of Mug-
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 Professor Binns paused again, pursing his lips, looking like a
 wrinkled old tortoise.
 "Reliable historical sources tell us this much." he said. "But these
 honest facts have been obscured by the fanciful legend of the
 Chamber of Secrets. The story goes that Slytherin had bun
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magelet-301:

Here it is, canon evidence that Salazar Slytherin was NOT a racist bigot. He was concerned for the well-being and safety of the magical community, which could have been compromised by letting the “common people” know that wizards and witches existed.

datvikingtho

Shoutout to this fine lady for bringing this to my attention. Let’s further the argument:Hogwarts was canonically founded around 990 A.D. - The Christians were finally taking hold of Scandinavia, meaning that all of Europe was now Christian. It was towards the end of the Dark Ages, or else the Early Medieval Period, which (In Europe) was famous for its intolerance of non-Christiandom, which included the teachings of Ancient Rome, Greece, and of course any Eastern countries. People were publicly defamed and in many cases killed for as much as considering these old ideas and teachings. These teachings really didn’t come back to light until the Italian Renaissance in the 14th century.So when people did things the Christians couldn’t explain, they blamed it on Witches; people they believed to be inhabited by the devil, sent to earth to wreak havoc on every God-fearing man, woman, and child. So what did they do? Imprison or kill those people.Now, here comes Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin, who all agree to take pureblooded witches and wizards and teach them. But then they have to discuss magical folk who aren’t born from magic folk.Gryffindor is brave and brash, and imagines the glory of having an entire society of witches and wizards with great command of their powers.Hufflepuff is kind and loving, and wants to provide a sanctuary for all those who are under duress from the population at large.Ravenclaw sees the merit in bringing all these different people together - the amount of information regarding magic that can be shared is the stuff of her dreams.Slytherin is cautious. He recognizes that there is a great possibility for individuals to play spy for the Muggle community, in hopes to gain favor by outing them all the while hiding their own powers from muggles. He sees them as a potential threat, and instead of risking the safety of not only their own lives, but the countless volumes and tomes of ancient wizarding knowledge tucked away in their castle (see The Burning of the Great Library at Alexandria), Slytherin says “I really don’t think we should allow people with connections to Muggles in here. We could lost *everything.*Gryffindor calls Slytherin a coward, saying they would fight back and beat down any who try to oppose them. Slytherin suggests they do all they can to avoid confrontation. Hufflepuff can’t bring herself to deny that sanctuary she’s built. Ravenclaw sees endless potential in bridging that gap between worlds with learning. And this is what drives them apart. Future racists and pureblooded elitists will take and twist Slytherin’s words, having heard only the story that has been passed down for a thousand years. They use words of caution to justify their want for genocide. Slytherin isn’t the bad guy, here. And I am so down for clearing his name.

To continue the crusade to clear the name of Salazar Slytherin, I have more evidence for your consideration. This is regarding the Chamber of Secrets.Now, the scene pictured above is one of Harry’s slightly less dull History of Magic classes, in which Professor Binns is asked to talk about the Chamber of Secrets. What we get from him is that the Chamber is a myth. There is legend surrounding it, no one is sure if it exists, etc etc etc.Here is the VERY NEXT PAGE in the book, in which Professor Binns again admits to the Chamber (as we know it today) to be a complete myth. We find out, obviously, that the chamber isn’t a myth, but I believe that the purpose of the chamber has been fabricated over a thousand years by misinformation and slander.Let’s check it out. Rowena Ravenclaw, Helga Hufflepuff, and Godric Gryffindor all know Salazar Slytherin and say “yep, he’s an upstanding man. Let’s start this school with him!” For a number of years, they had a school together and it worked out great. What we know is that there was a falling out, not Slytherin declaring they needed to murder muggle-borns! A disagreement that may have ruined friendships but did little else, I think.What we know is that one of Slytherin house’s key virtues is self-preservation. As I discussed earlier in the thread on this post is that Slytherin was afraid of muggle-born witches and wizards acting as spies for the larger muggle community during a time in which wizards and witches were killed for their “demon powers.”And so, when it comes to the Chamber of Secrets, I believe Slytherin built a Panic Room, not an Evil Lair.Think about it. Slytherin is horrified that any day there might be an attack on the school. So he builds a secret chamber that only he (or another parseltongue, an incredibly rare magical ability) can open. He doesn’t want any double agents or spies to know about it, so he tells no one. He hopes, of course, that he never has to use it, but in the event that there is an attack, he can get the school to safety while he sets the basilisk on the attackers.But I’m sure you’re looking at the basilisk and thinking “what sane man would put a monster in a panic room?” Glad you asked. I can consider two possibilities.1) Slytherin put a basilisk that was under his control in the chamber, a creature that he could set loose on his enemies, aka, anyone attacking the castle. The basilisk would annihilate any army of thousands just by looking at them, and what’s more, it could get almost anywhere in the castle through the goddamn walls! That kind of power is exactly what you need to defend your castle. And again, ONLY HE or an heir could control it. I’m sure at this point he was thinking about himself and his potential progeny, not Tom Riddle some thousand years later.2) Slytherin didn’t put the basilisk there, and it was instead placed there later by Tom Riddle while he was at school. I don’t have evidence supporting or disproving this.So how does this get so misconstrued to modern-day Hogwarts lore? Maybe toward the end, the founders did find out about the Chamber. Maybe Slytherin said something to them, maybe he let it slip…maybe as they were cleaning out his room after he left, they found some journal entries about it. It could have been anything. But perhaps, in their wisdom, seeing no way to access the chamber, felt it best that no one knew about the existence of a (now) useless panic room, nor did they want anyone to worry about the basilisk.Maybe word *did* get out, though. And not one of the founders wanted to admit that Slytherin didn’t trust their students, and so to most of the student body, Slytherin’s departure was suspect. And the moment they heard about a secret room that no one was quite sure about, they started inventing campfire stories about it. Fast forward ONE THOUSAND YEARS and now everyone assumes Slytherin was always evil (despite being a good friend and founder of Hogwarts with three other lovely people) and created a secret evil lair to murder muggle-borns, which he could have easily done without a lair if that was *ever* his intention.

Thank you so much! I’ve been looking for this post. I always felt like Slytherin being a horrible evil bigot never really made any sense historically speaking, and it just doesn’t add up. Although I have to say I don’t put much stock in option 2. The dude could talk to snakes. And as Hagrid will happily tell you, a creature being scary and “monstrous” doesn’t make it evil. Why couldn’t he be a Hagrid, with a fondness for big “misunderstood” creepy crawlies? Having a basilisk doesn’t make Slytherin evil in and of itself, any more than Hagrid having an acromantula makes him evil, even if most of wizarding society would condemn him for it. Obviously popular opinion isn’t always accurate.The conservationist and history nerd in me feels a pang whenever I think about how much of a loss that basilisk was. I know it was being used for murder and that it needed to be stopped, but it’s a knee-jerk reaction to such a huge loss of knowledge. That thing was alive a thousand years ago. It knew one of the original founders of Hogwarts. Any parselmouth could have spoken to it and asked it what things were really like in those days and gotten a first hand account, but unfortunately the only person to speak to it in a millennium was an idiot who only thought about killing people. Did he even think to ask its name? Nagini clearly had a name, but he never refers to the basilisk by name. That’s just… really sad to me.I think a lot of people forget that Slytherin house is more than just self-preservation too; loyalty is a core value. Slytherin’s message is about protecting your own more than nearly anything else. Slytherin pushes unquestioning acceptance of and loyalty to your fellows, regardless of blood status, even in Harry’s day, according to their welcome message on Pottermore. You very rarely see a Slytherin making a disparaging remark about another Slytherin. You do see even the most bigoted Slytherins (like the Malfoys) being supportive of Slytherins who are much lower on their little social hierarchy than them (like Snape). In Salazar Slytherin’s day, I think he would have extended that loyalty to the whole school and the other founders. They were “his own”, and he would have wanted to protect them.

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