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02 June 2010 @ 05:36 pm
Oh, you GUYS!!!!  
Oh my GOD.

Okay, riding the bus home after Uni when all the younger teenage school kids are on it is usually quite hellish. They are loud and obnoxious and they yell rude things and they play HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE music by people singing into auto-tuners so they sound like robots without talent and augh I hate the bus at 3:30 pm. Today though...oh today.

Today, there was a younger teenager and he was telling his little brother (who was about 11 or 12) about Harry Potter. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The little boy was rapt and the other brother told him all about Harry finding the horcruxes and Voldemort and the brother said things like "I thought Dumbledore might have a horcrux then so he wouldn't die!" and the older one said, "No! You have to do a murder to make a horcrux and Dumbledore only murdered one man and that was his boyfriend and that was because his boyfriend went evil so then Dumbledore had the elder wand" and the little brother said, "that must have made him sad!" and the other brother nodded and then the little brother said "so Voldemort killed seven people then?" and the brother said, "no he killed LOTS like MILLIONS because he's a murder man and that's why Harry has to stop him because he's a bad man" and then the little boy said, "it's so complicated" and the older one said, "I haven't even told you the most complicated parts yet! But in the bank underground there's a DRAGON" and he went on and on and I just... Oh ♥

Seriously. I could have hugged them, except that's probably frowned upon, because as we all know, ANY affection we give kids automatically makes us paedophiles. Not that random kids WANT to be hugged by a crazy "YOU ARE AWESOME BECAUSE YOU AREN'T A DOUCHEBAG" lady, but still... That's a rant for another time because those kids just restored my faith in young teens.

(And I got pink stripey thermal shirt to wear under my t-shirts and it's awesome and :D!)
Current Mood: happyhappy
Lewis: Opetharmageddonriver on June 2nd, 2010 05:44 am (UTC)
This is why Nathan Explosion supports literacy *nods*
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Harry Potter~Sirius/Remusartemisofluna on June 2nd, 2010 05:49 am (UTC)
I was so happy!!! :D And the bus driver told them they were awesome :)
Lewis: Amanda Palmerarmageddonriver on June 2nd, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
Clever bus driver. I'm glad they made you happy :)
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: London~Behind Blue Eyesartemisofluna on June 2nd, 2010 06:03 am (UTC)
I've just gotten so jaded riding the bus at 3:30 and hearing the things those kids SAY. When I was fourteen, I NEVER would have carried on like that! I swear like a sailor now, but dear lord. And it's not just swearing for emphasis, like I tend to do. They're calling each other names and saying some of the most HORRID STUFF I have ever heard. And I've heard some horrid things. They're so unbelievably rude. I just have to remind myself that not all kids in that age group act like monkeys, and thankfully I have Malik to remind me! But AURGH I want to tell them they have no idea what they're talking about sometimes. They just have NO idea. So to see a fourteen-year-old actually caring about someone else, and doing it in an actively engaging and encouraging way was just what I needed.
Lewis: Anakin Skywalkerarmageddonriver on June 2nd, 2010 06:09 am (UTC)
I'm very thankful I don't have to deal with kids that age. Uni students are bad enough sometimes. But I'm glad you found some examples of some that are still human :)

I was very civilised at fourteen, too. Though to be fair, I'd barely been socialised at all at that stage, outside of school, so I still thought people talked like they do in Star Wars novels... and spoke accordingly. No wonder nobody knew what the crap I was on about half the time.
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘artemisofluna on June 2nd, 2010 06:14 am (UTC)
Yes, I think everyone can be like that sometimes. It's just so sad to hear KIDS saying dirty, disgusting, hateful things so soon.

I said some choice things to my mother sometimes because you know...teenagers which was not all the time anyway, but in public NEVER. I STILL say please and thank you in cafes and stuff, even when people look at me funny for doing so. It's just polite.
Lewis: Lewi Piratearmageddonriver on June 2nd, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
So do I, but nobody looks at me funny. Maybe they just don't dare to. Little do they know that you're actually scarier than I am...

Yeah, it sucks that kids are getting raised in a society where apparently that's okay. Or at the very least, where nobody's allowed to do anything about it.
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘artemisofluna on June 2nd, 2010 08:02 am (UTC)

I think it's just because discipline is frowned upon now. Seriously. Showing kids affection =/= paedophilia and discipline =/= child abuse. Augh.
Lewis: Lewiarmageddonriver on June 2nd, 2010 08:06 am (UTC)
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Circe: BBT: WHEEEEAAATOOOOON!_honeyspider on June 2nd, 2010 09:54 am (UTC)
People look at you funny for saying please and thank you in cafes and shops? OH MY GOD, WORLD. WHY DO YOU SUCK?
Thomas Ashley Littleton: Date Look Upsuave_thomas on June 2nd, 2010 10:39 am (UTC)
the Avaunt Guard: octopusroselet on June 2nd, 2010 08:25 am (UTC)
That is fantastic! I hatehateHATE catching the bus at 3.00-4.00 for that reason. Lucky there are still cool younger people in the world. :D Harry Potter geekery, awwwww.
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘artemisofluna on June 2nd, 2010 10:39 am (UTC)
I was so happy, I walked around Barrington with a grin on my face and people probably thought I was quite mad :D
Taiko Dragon: HP Snape: who wants a spanking?hana_ginkawa on June 4th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
AWESOME. I think that is too cool! (I am using my only HP icon...) XD