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I thought the story of Rose, which was beautiful, was done. I didn’t want to add to it, I didn’t feel qualified to add to it. That was always Russell’s [T Davies] story. The way Russell ended it in The End of Time was perfect. I didn’t want to stick another bit in. It would be wrong.
But we did want Billie Piper, one of the absolute heroes of Doctor Who, back in the show without interfering in the story of Rose Tyler. I think I might of spoiled something if I had done that. Billie represents the rival of Doctor Who, more than anyone else. It’s all about Billie, it’s her show for two years. It’s really startling watching The Runaway Bride and you’re going, ‘Where is she? Where is she? Where is the star of the show?’
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See, Rowling largely operates Harry’s generation in a clear system of parallels to the previous generation, Marauders and all. Harry is his father—Quidditch star, a little pig-headed sometimes, an excellent leader. Ron is Sirius Black—snarky and fun, loyal to a fault, mired in self-doubts. Hermione is Remus Lupin—book smart and meticulous, always level-headed, unfailingly perceptive. Ginny is Lily Evans—a firecracker, clever and kind, unwilling to take excuses. Draco Malfoy is Severus Snape—a natural foil to Harry, pretentious, possessed of the frailest ego and also deeper sense of right and wrong when it counts. And guess what? Neville Longbottom is Peter Pettigrew.

Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does.
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Filed under oh WOW gotta get back to hogwarts this is a parallel i had sort of noticed before but not really thought all the way through like this and just goddamn i mean i already love neville but THAT'S REALLY FUCKING COOL

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It’s not accidental at all that children’s films challenging sexism are ALWAYS set in the distant past and usually involve conflicts that are not relevant or particularly value challenging to today’s U.S. audience (corsets and otherwise constraining clothing, arranged marriages, etc). These plotlines often situate sexism as a problem the modern world has solved. (via 360degreesasthecrowflies)

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Yes, this. Also, there was a great paper by Natalie Wall at the MLA conference a few years ago that pointed out that when Disney films challenge sexism in Western settings (i.e., Beauty and the Beast), the problem is always shown to stem from one individual bad person with power (like Gaston); however, when the setting is non-Western, the problem is located in the culture at large: the law, the custom, the sense of family honor, etc. So the implication is not only that Western cultures have solved sexism, but also that sexism only existed here because of a few bullies and bad apples—certainly not like those ~barbaric brown people cultures! There’s also been quite a bit of work done on Disney as imperial apologist, etc. So yeah. It’s necessary to keep your brain turned on when watching stuff for kids: it’s even MORE necessary, because so many people really, really don’t want anyone looking too closely at stuff aimed at them—and yet it’s that stuff that has a huge impact.

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