20 Sep 2013

tastefullyoffensive:

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20 Sep 2013

allonsytentoo:

sunflowersforamy:

greaterandmoreterrible:howdarkthenight:adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

Can we all please take a moment to appreciate Hagrid here? Seriously, everyone always talks about how Harry has no father figure and how terrible it was for Sirius to die because now Harry’s all alone (dont get me wrong, Sirius is my favorite character) but honestly, Hagrid is the best father Harry ever had. He did so much for him, and no one, sometimes not even Harry realizes that. Hagrid gets no where near the mount of credit he deserves. Take a minute and try to imagine where Harry would be with out him and you’ll understand what im talking about.

I think JKR said it was really important to her that Hagrid carried him out of the forest, because he carried him to safety when he was a baby. Hagrid has been there since the beginning, and he was also there at the culmination of Harry’s journey. He’s always cared SO MUCH and been really open with Harry for the most part, which is something Harry needs since people tend to keep secrets from him. Yeah, he’s irresponsible with the monsters, but all of Harry’s father figures were pretty irresponisble, and Hagrid was definitely like, the most solid and reliable out of all of them. And he never left.

Hagrid was also most like a parent in his correction of Harry. For Sirius and Molly, Harry could do no wrong. Dumbledore saw Harry’s flaws, but he depended on them for his own plans to work.

But Hagrid saw Harry for exactly who he was, good and bad. He was the first to publicly defend Harry’s innocence anytime he got blamed for something he didn’t do; but he was also the first to call Harry out on his treatment of Hermione in PoA. He is consistently honest and forthright in addressing Harry’s behaviour and choices, and always acts in the way he believes will be best for Harry’s growth and especially for his moral development.

Harry is the man he is because of Hagrid. No one else did that for him. 

Rubeus Hagrid Appreciation Post

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28 Mar 2013

primaniallerina:

#sitting on the tube after losing the game of thrones

15 May 2012

nevver:

 Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck
Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised.
Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material.
Forget your generalized audience. In the first place, the nameless, faceless audience will scare you to death and in the second place, unlike the theater, it doesn’t exist. In writing, your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person—a real person you know, or an imagined person and write to that one.
If a scene or a section gets the better of you and you still think you want it—bypass it and go on. When you have finished the whole you can come back to it and then you may find that the reason it gave trouble is because it didn’t belong there.
Beware of a scene that becomes too dear to you, dearer than the rest. It will usually be found that it is out of drawing.
If you are using dialogue—say it aloud as you write it. Only then will it have the sound of speech.

nevver:

Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck

  1. Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised.
  2. Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material.
  3. Forget your generalized audience. In the first place, the nameless, faceless audience will scare you to death and in the second place, unlike the theater, it doesn’t exist. In writing, your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person—a real person you know, or an imagined person and write to that one.
  4. If a scene or a section gets the better of you and you still think you want it—bypass it and go on. When you have finished the whole you can come back to it and then you may find that the reason it gave trouble is because it didn’t belong there.
  5. Beware of a scene that becomes too dear to you, dearer than the rest. It will usually be found that it is out of drawing.
  6. If you are using dialogue—say it aloud as you write it. Only then will it have the sound of speech.

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15 May 2012

A Study in Pink » The Reichenbach Fall

I can’t believe I waited so long to watch these

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11 May 2012

fishingboatproceeds:

thedailywhat:

Internets Star of the Day: YouTube rapper Kitty Pryde has ridden the Tumblr wave to become the week’s biggest music meme after her latest Internets-inspired track, “Okay Cupid,” garnered positive reviews from Vice,The Fader, and even the New York Times.

Like what if MC Paul Barman were a super self-aware female teenager? This is amazing.

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11 May 2012

think-progress:

MSNBC host Tamron Hall drops the mic on a conservative journalist for refusing to answer her questions.

The ThinkProgress team actually paused what we were doing to watch this throwdown (quite rare).

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9 May 2012

You might be polite about hiding the pain of it but I won’t, I can’t. I’m tired, I’m lost, I call out to Allah in this global isolation. Being a Muslim in a post 9/11 era has killed me on the inside, Mehreen. I have found myself apologizing again and again for things I would never do, for things my religion has never taught me. I have literally waited for people to call me a terrorist while I walk down the pavement in crowds. Your father has been questioned. I have been questioned. We’re scrutinized. We’re spied on whether we’re in USA or out of the country. It doesn’t matter if you’re Arab or if you’re Asian or if you’re African or if you’re European. You’re just a “Mozlem.” And “Mozlems” are bad. I don’t watch TV anymore. I don’t read the newspaper anymore. It’s either us getting killed for being “suspects” or us retaliating and then everyone starts calling us cavemen, barbaric savages. You know how it feels but you hide it. You’re polite about it. You’ve cried about it. Your father has. Your mother has. How does it feel to be subjected to constant paranoia, distrust, hate, xenophobia? Where do I go? Back home? The home that America wants to engage in war with? Do I stay in America? The place where my identity is no more than that of a “bearded terrorist”? Where do I go? Home is where the heart, right? My heart is crushed, Mehreen. There is no home. There is no peace. I call out to Allah after every prayer and weep in sajda. I ask him, Ya Rab, why us? Why? How long do we suffer? When will these people understand that it’s not you, it’s not me, it’s not him, it’s not her, it’s not Islam, it’s just a few bad people. I see our Muslim youth grow old before time with worry, with hurt, with this alienation. When will it stop.

My friend just emailed me. My heart has broken into a thousand pieces. Every single word of this hits so, so hard in the core.

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Thanks for all the support, everyone.

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3 May 2012

strawberry-julius:

clay-of-the-earth:

quickdraw-kiddo:

Major plot points:
First experience with drugs and/or alcohol
Discovering a band that becomes meaningful. Probably The Smiths.
The girl falling in love with a jerk and not our protagonist.
~Deep realizations in the last paragraph~

Ah, modern teen literature.

OH MY GOD NO THESE BOOKS MAKE ME WANT TO VOMIT

strawberry-julius:

clay-of-the-earth:

quickdraw-kiddo:

Major plot points:

  • First experience with drugs and/or alcohol
  • Discovering a band that becomes meaningful. Probably The Smiths.
  • The girl falling in love with a jerk and not our protagonist.
  • ~Deep realizations in the last paragraph~

Ah, modern teen literature.

OH MY GOD NO THESE BOOKS MAKE ME WANT TO VOMIT

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3 May 2012

Bar bathroom?

Bar bathroom?

3 May 2012

It happens when a father realizes he doesn’t just love his daughter, but also her wife. It happens when a soldier tells his unit that he’s gay, and they tell him they knew it all along and they didn’t care, because he was the toughest guy in the unit. It happens when a video sparks a movement to let every single young person know they’re not alone, and things will get better.

It happens when people look past their ultimately minor differences to see themselves in the hopes and struggles of their fellow human beings. That’s where change is happening.

And that’s not just the story of the gay rights movement. That’s the story of America—the slow, inexorable march towards a more perfect union.

— President Obama (via barackobama)

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26 Apr 2012

justmargaret:

Oh, honey girl, you are so hot.

justmargaret:

Oh, honey girl, you are so hot.

26 Apr 2012

justmargaret:

bellarayrice:

Jennifer Lawrence from GQ.

Hi I love you.

justmargaret:

bellarayrice:

Jennifer Lawrence from GQ.

Hi I love you.

26 Apr 2012

nevver:

The Official Hipster Survival Guide to New York City

21 Apr 2012

nevver:

“What do you think an artist cares about?  Does he think all day about fine wines and black tie affairs and what he’s gonna say at the next after-dinner speech?  No, he lives only for that narcotic moment of creative bliss.”

nevver:

“What do you think an artist cares about? Does he think all day about fine wines and black tie affairs and what he’s gonna say at the next after-dinner speech? No, he lives only for that narcotic moment of creative bliss.