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jaclcfrost:

you know when you have such a burning dislike for a certain character like the level of dislike you have for them is so high and seeing them makes you feel annoyed and you try to ignore it and move on because they are just a fictional character and how strongly you dislike them feels ridiculous because you know they aren’t real but then you see their face or hear about them again and it’s just like

ah

there you are

fuck off

believeinprongs asked:

But I would like to say one thing about the whole Voldemort thing. Besides the fact that the wizards refused to ask help from the Muggles, I don't think any amount of bullets would have killed him while his Horcruxes were intact. If he were a mortal man when the spell rebounded from Harry in 1981, he would have died on the spot. But he didn't, so bullets wouldn't work either. It would hinder him, sure, but he wouldn't die.

karlosmadera:

Thanks for the nice message, I really appreciate it, I write for a living so I love hearing from people about the stuff I’ve written, even if it is just the stupid stuff I post in my spare time. 

If I’d have known this post was going to blow up this much I would have gone into way more detail because, as I’ve mentioned to a few of the other people who’ve message me about this, I’ve been sat on this idea for a while but never been able to find an outlet for it. 

In regards to the just shooting Voldemort thing, that’s one of my favourite arguments to arise from the series. It’s mentioned in the seventh book I think? That Voldemort, or at the very least his followers are responsible for bridges straight up fucking collapsing, in the Muggle world (our world) that would make the guy an actual terrorist. 

When I say someone should have shot Voldemort I meant it more as general way of saying the conventional justice system should have been involved, I guess that didn’t really come across. It pissed me right off, even as a kid reading the books, that they straight up tell our prime minister in the sixth book that he can’t do anything to stop Voldemort immediately after telling the him that Voldemort is directly responsible for a fucking hurricane.

Maybe Voldemort couldn’t be killed or stopped by conventional means, but it’s never established how resilient he actually is because they only try to fight him with magic, the thing he’s literally one of the best people in he world at using. Fighting fire with fire doesn’t work if you’re wearing boxing gloves covered in gasoline. 

The fact that they’re so dismissive of the Muggle world and how they could help is what always rubbed me the wrong way. I’ve seen the argument about why shooting Voldemort wouldn’t work rehashed a lot, but who’s to say you couldn’t tranquillise him? Or blind him with tear gas? Maybe the muggle world couldn’t do shit to Voldemort, but at that point in the books, neither could the magical world, what harm was there in involving other people with a fresh perspective? Even if all they could realistically hope to do was injure Voldemort, that still makes him easier to fight.

The thing people should be discussing when it comes to the shooting Voldemort argument isn’t whether or not it would have worked, it’s why no one tried and the answer is invariably, because the people with guns weren’t allowed to join in and that’s bullshit. 

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