Anonymous said: could you give me your whole opinion on the issue with dumbledore being gay and how you perceive it and stuff! i really value the way you talk about such topics!!!
oh hell okay
i think the Issue with dumbledore being gay is that it wasn’t canonised in the text, which means: a) a crucial and important part of his backstory is glossed over and, b) considering how crucial and important this piece of backstory is, it’s clear that jkr tried her hardest to make sure it wasn’t canonised in the text. because it’s REALLY IMPORTANT AND RELEVANT and was discussed fleetingly, using the broadest possible terms — it’s glaringly obvious that jkr was trying not to make it Too Gay
like, albus’ feelings for grindelwald impacted his life MASSIVELY, and even eighty(???) years later they were still affecting him. dumbledore’s ~mysterious backstory~ IS gellert grindelwald. everything boils down to his relationship with grindelwald, it influenced everything in his life, from his constant refusals to become minister for magic to his choice to never marry/have a relationship with anyone and instead dedicate himself solely to hogwarts and his students. the only reason he knows about the hallows is because of grindelwald, HE WON THE ELDER WAND FROM HIM??? he NEVER trusted himself with power again and it’s all because of his relationship with grindelwald. it was dumbledore’s MAIN CHARACTER MOTIVATION THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SERIES
and we got aaall of dumbledore’s backstory in deathly hallows — we got the whole story about his family and his siblings and his dodgy dad and gellert grindelwald. all the gory details, except the fact that albus was in love with gellert. (and are we really supposed to believe that rita skeeter would either miss a scoop like that, or find it out and decide to sit on it?? hell nah) and like??? he says grindelwald’s ideas “inflamed me” and describes the summer they were together as “two months of insanity” that… sounds…….. like he was pretty fucking smitten
plus it really says a lot about dumbledore, like he wasn’t just following his mate for a bit of power, he was IN LOVE and blinded by it. he literally says “did i know, in my heart of hearts, what gellert grindelwald was? i think i did, but i closed my eyes”??? he was completely blinded by love and subsequently never let his personal feelings get in the way of The Goal/Doing The Right Thing ever again (case in point: his fucking awful treatment/manipulation of harry)
but i mean dumbledore’s literally CRYING IN THE AFTERLIFE while talking about gellert grindelwald. he fucked dumbledore up THAT BADLY
and harry obviously picks up on this because he’s like “well grindelwald lied to voldemort and said he’d never had the elder wand, so” and dumbledore’s like “yeah cos he was ashamed of what he’d done and trying to make amends” and harry’s like “nah he was trying to stop him from breaking into your tomb” and dumbledore’s all sniffly and sad about it. we only really get shit from dumbledore’s perspective but….. grindelwald died to protect dumbledore’s tomb……
and it just BLOWS MY MIND that this relationship, which FORMED A PRINCIPLE CHARACTER and is the CORNERSTONE OF HIS BACKSTORY can just be glossed over with typical british stiff-upper-lipness when it’s just as relevant (IF NOT MORE RELEVANT) as the fucking snape and lily fiasco, which was laid on SO THICK in the text and lauded as a ~love story~
dumbledore’s love for grindelwald and his queerness are both VITAL parts of his backstory AND OF THE STORY AS A WHOLE and it’s a fucking crime that jkr decided (because it was a DECISION, and a major failing on her part) to omit it
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Magritte’s mother was a suicidal woman, which led her husband, Magritte’s father, to lock her up in her room. One day, she escaped, and was found down a nearby river dead, having drowned herself. According to legend, 13 year old Magritte was there when they retrieved the body from the river. As she was pulled from the water, her dress covered her face. This later became a theme in many of Magritte’s paintings in the 1920’s, portraying people with cloth covering their faces.
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