oh fucking gross i never realized the very secret diaries were written by cassandra claire
SHE’S EVERYWHERE TOUCHING EVERYTHING WITH HER GROSS PLAGIARFINGERS
oh fucking gross i never realized the very secret diaries were written by cassandra claire
SHE’S EVERYWHERE TOUCHING EVERYTHING WITH HER GROSS PLAGIARFINGERS
It got better.
my mom and I always read them out loud so we’d always be at the same spot and around book 4 or 5 she started reading Dumbledore’s voice as exasperated and slightly patronizing every time he had to answer 5000 obvious questions from Harry
sometimes she’d add a weary sigh before his dialogue like Harry being a dumbass was slowly killing him inside
Because the handwriting of a 16-year-old with a quill is fucking different from the handwriting of a 36-year-old with chalk on a vertical chalkboard?
And for that matter, the handwriting of a 16-year-old in his private textbook is fucking different from that of a 36-year-old grading official papers?
I can promise you *my* handwriting doesn’t look the exactly same as it did when I was 16, and that was only 9 years ago! And I know that I write differently depending on who’s supposed to be reading it. If I’m writing my own private stuff it’s going to be a lot messier - which Harry does mention that Ron can’t read it very easily.
Somewhere at the crossroads of pollen, sunburn, bugs, poison ivy, rain, and being crammed into a tiny space with a lot of other people lies this 8-person tent.
Turning into a single humongous itchy hive and then having seven other people breathe down your neck and radiate body heat onto you seems like a great way to begin to hate people you’ve known and loved for years.
no, no, see, the key is to go camping with ten other people and bring an eight-person tent and two of you claim it as your own and tell everybody you’re going to have sex in it so they can sleep there if they really want but
I’m just gonna go camping in my backyard and when it’s time to go to sleep I’ll just go in my bed
I solved camping guys
Can we just observe when he says “communicate their feelings and just enjoy each other’s company” what we see is people just staring on their phones. No one is interacting with another person.
Aren’t we mindless zombies already?
I’m seriously tired of the message ‘technology has made us all zombies and we don’t talk to each other anymore’. Yes, there are serious problems. Yes, there is a large amount of room for improvement.
But you know what I did before technology? You know what I did before I had a phone?
Nothing. When I was in school I brought novels with me every day and I read them. I didn’t talk. I managed to make a few friends and only had fun with them because they forced me to do things that I hated. I don’t like parties and clubs and other stuff, every single bit of that was hell for me, because I like quiet and suck at conversation and places like that were nothing but balls of stress to me.
If not for technology, I would still be a miserable pile of constant anxiety, afraid to break out of a routine for fear I’d do/say something wrong and stupid. I never talked or socialized and when I did muster up the nerve to speak it was always awkward or too blunt. I became known as a cold-hearted bitch who was mean to everyone, even though what I mostly did was go home and cry and call myself stupid.
Computers changed all of that for me, showed me for the first time that there were people like me. The better tech got, the more I opened up. But I still was pretty alone when not around people I knew, because I’m not a talker, not really.
Chatting online - chat rooms, emails, lj comms, fanfiction, all of that taught me how to be social. All of that helped me be braver, made me more willing to talk to people anywhere, everywhere. It’s less overwhelming to me now to have to go into a strange room and talk to people. I don’t go deer in the headlights now when someone randomly starts talking to me.
My phone also helps when I’m being harassed. Back when I didn’t have a phone, if the nutjobs on the bus or in the airport started harassing me, I had no choice but to endure it until it was over or try to say something or just leave and risk whatever the fuck happened next. Now? I always have my phone. I can always call and say ‘talk to me so this person leaves me alone’. I can text someone to come rescue me at the bar. I can fucking call for help at the drop of a dime if I have to. Airports are no longer a terrifying place where I will be stuck for hours with no one to talk to unless I want to risk an uncomfortable, even dangerous, situation.
Technology made me more aware of the problems and challenges that other people face. It showed me a broader world. It’s made me more patient with people, it’s made me more determined to remember that you never know what someone is going through.
If not for technology, I never would have been brave enough to try writing. I doubt I’d be an author right now. I certainly never would have met this crazy chick who was living in Vermont and was just as miserable as me. I never would have emailed her every morning and night and texted all through work and wound up with my best friend and current roommate slash business partner.
So don’t fucking tell me that technology is turning us into zombies that don’t communicate.
And people don’t just enjoy each other? that’s such bullshit. I was at a concert just a couple days ago. The radio was playing while they waited for the show to start, and Gangnam Style came on. The entire fucking building exploded with people dancing and cheering and laughing and having a good time together for no reason more than we were all amused as fuck that song came on the radio.
I see that kind of thing happen all the time. We’ll randomly be talking about something on someone’s phone at a restaurant and the waiter will chip in because he recognizes it. I’ve shot the shit with so many people over something that was happening on someone’s phone. People I may not have talked to otherwise.
Technology is quite literally one of the main reasons I live a brighter, louder, happier life than I would have otherwise. Like goddamn hell am I a zombie.
Thank you so much, maderr. You expressed this beautifully.
I would be so lonely without technology. And my ass would be kicked by mental illness so much harder. I hate when people say it used to be better. No… I just used to be lonelier. I remember “back in the day”. It sucked. It used to be I read a book. Now I read a book and get to talk about it and connect to people about it and read fanfiction and make friends and get recommendations for new books! HOW IS THIS BAD?
Intelligent and complex birds often suffer from isolation, boredom, and neglect.
This is an excellent article about the challenges a prospective parrot owner needs to be aware of before purchasing a pet bird. Parrots—including budgies—are social, highly intelligent creatures whose basic needs must be met if one is to consider him/herself a responsible owner. (I am shocked that there are people out there who don’t realize parrots need intellectual stimulation!) Purchasing a parrot, or any pet, is a contract with that animal that you will meet all of its basic needs, always—even when sick, I get up in the morning and make fresh food for Alice, Horatio, and Beatrix; give them attention; and supervise them during out-of-cage time, no matter how much I just want to go back to bed. That animal had no choice as to whose home it went to and is completely dependent on you for everything. You owe it the best care you can give.
BIRDS ARE NOT TOYS THEY ARE REAL ANIMALS WITH REAL NEEDS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS ANY DOG OR CAT. People treating birds as “less than” is a huge, huge sore spot for me. They have emotions. They can be cuddly and loving and funny and have personalities. Don’t be callous :(
You know what’s truly sickening about this particular scene? This dress (before the mice gave it a makeover) originally belonged to her deceased mother. Cinderella hardly has any personal possessions due to the greed of her stepmother and stepsisters. So, I assume that this dress meant quite a lot to her as a reminder of a simpler and happier time in her life. It symbolizes a fresh start and a chance at a better life for her. It must have been traumatizing to see her dreams just destroyed, literally ripped from her, torn to shreds. Not to mention, they verbally abuse her calling her a “thief” and a “kitchen wench”. In the end when Cinderella is standing alone in rags, it’s animated so beautifully because you can feel this weight and this sense of hopelessness. Cinderella’s a girl who even said herself that no one could take away her dreams. But in this scene, you can see she’s giving up.
That’s why it is so important that Cinderella gets her happily ever after. Her Fairy Godmother is a symbol of faith and perseverance in hard times. After all, “Even miracles take a little time.”
This is exactly what all of those stupid fucks who think Cinderella “whined” or “did nothing to get her happy ending” need to read.
This is is the only scene, the ONLY scene in the history of movies I saw that I just. Can’t. Watch.
Who… the fuck says that???
People like to cite Cinderella as an example of Disney princesses “doing nothing”. That she’s not a “strong female”.
A movie can be about abuse victims overcoming the horrible conditions they live in, okay? She doesn’t need a weapon to be strong. There is nothing wrong or weak about a girl who dreams about LEAVING THE HOUSE WHERE SHE’S BASICALLY IMPRISONED, if only for a few hours. She does everything in her power to try to follow the rules only for her abusers to decide to change the rules. She is NOT a character who does nothing. She is an intelligent, compassionate woman doing everything she can to not give up on herself.
This scene makes me cry. She’s so helpless and broken. And neither of those things make her weak.
Ok, I’m sorry that the band cancelled the Latin American dates, and you guys have a right to be disappointed, but to be honest….they don’t owe us anything except for the message they posted on their website.
entitlement is super unsexy
I get that when you really love something you want to know why it “betrays” you but they are performers who are not performing. That’s it. It’s sad and frustrating but being a whiny brat is a really uncool way to thank the band/person you supposedly love so much.
Basically, tumblr wants to be twitter.
- Missing-e and tumblr savior no longer work, period.
- You cannot add gifs to reblogs
- My friend’s old tags were eradicated
- A new tumblr post set-up is on a ‘skin’, and no longer can operate in a separate tab.
- Replies are screwed up.
- It probably won’t work on my nice new phone.
- RP-blogs in particular are screwed over.
Just wanted to make a note that there is an alternative to tumblr savior and missing-e http://xkit-extension.tumblr.com/
Don’t know how well it works after the update
UGH TUMBLRRRRR STOP
I was just starting to feel comfortable and happy here again. And now I feel like I have to run away. I don’t fear change. I like new features and streamlined applications, I do! But this is just… it’s the opposite of intuitive. I don’t want to have to drag and drop stuff. I’m not a baby on my ipad toy. I’m on a computer with my mouse AND I WANT EASY TO CLICK BUTTONS LIKE I HAD YESTERDAY.
Seriously, I supported changes/new features in the past, like photosets! I liked them immediately! AND NOW YOU RUINED THEM. I don’t feel comfortable here anymore because everything is STUPID.
Thanks, tumblr. I’ll probably have to leave again.
As creepy as it may be for the owner when cats come home with dead animals/insects, you cannot get mad at them. In fact, praise them, tell them thank you. Because when a cat kills an animal for you, it means they love you, and are eternally grateful for the life you’ve given them. It’s the most honorable thing you could possibly receive from your kitty.
or they’re teaching you how to hunt as if you were their kitten
They’re just sharing the kill with you as a pride (okay that’s lions but if there’s another word for a group of cats, please tell me) would.
Of course in my cats’ case they’d probably just bring it back like “hey freeloaders you eat really bad crap so have this mouse.”
Anecdote time! There was this one cat that lived around our house and we fed her. For one reason or the other we didn’t feed her for a few days and she just showed up on our porch with a dead bird as if providing for us since we must have been out of food considering we hadn’t fed her in a while.
i love cats so much
My childhood cat definitely was trying to teach us to hunt.
Because she would routinely bring LIVE SPARROWS into the house.
And then watch us flail with bedsheets and butterfly nets trying to recapture them without harming them to release outside.
And judge us.
I like how everyone casually ignores the fact their cats are outdoors killing the local wildlife.
Seriously, the cat might mean well but this shit is NOT okay and domestic cats can do horrible things to local ecosystems doing this.
It’s just one more reason all my cats will always be indoor cats and any outdoor activity will have to be supervised.
This is especially a problem in Australia and New Zealand, where our wildlife is unique and the populated areas of Australia are relatively small in comparison to the US. In New Zealand, cats have hunted some native species to extinction, and in Australia they’ve contributed to the endangerment of some species.
Not to mention, foxes (an introduced population) do enough damage on their own here.
thanks for the dead animal picture
also stop letting your cats kill shit
Shame, shame on the President. Tweeting during a church service! What kind of example is he setting for Sasha and Malia?
The one this morning came from St. John’s, the church across Lafayette Park from the White House, where the first family went this morning on the chilly and overcast day of the public inauguration ceremonies:
“I’m honored and grateful that we have a chance to finish what we started. Our work begins today. Let’s go. -bo”
The president and his family arrived at St. John’s at 8:35 am EST.
The service ended at 9:39.
BO tweeted at 9:25.
The tweets that are supposedly from Obama (as opposed to a member of his team) are all signed “-bo.” So, he can’t blame this one on his staffers.
Today we learned that this is a thing for some people. You know people schedule tweets all the time, right?
Obama just sent me an email too. You’d think he’d be paying attention to Beyonce but no, I’m more important.
Dear Republicans, There are many, many reasons that people don’t like you. One of the reasons is because you’re stupid and lacking in common sense. This is an example of that.
The Right’s complete inability to understand how social media works (“you can SCHEDULE a tweet? inconceivable!”) never ceases to amuse me.
Wait so there’s no possible chance that there could have been like a break in the service? Like since this was towards the end there was no chance that this could have been a time where everyone was just standing around chatting about Jesus and shit and like the potluck they’re having on Friday? This church is all JESUSJESUSJESUSJEUSJSUEJSUSJSUEJSJ! until the very last second? This is like school where nothing can ever end early or just be casual and you have to wait for the bell to ring to use your phone?
Thin privilege is being able to see people of your own body type in Les Miserables.
Like, really. It’s my favorite musical, but there was not one single even remotely overweight person in the whole movie.
wait guys I don’t know anything about this story except that it’s sad and everyone dies but isn’t one of the plot points that someone steals bread and it’s a BIG DEAL
like doesn’t that tip you off to the fact that these people ARE ALL STARVING OVER LIKE A LONG PERIOD OF TIME
AND STARVING PEOPLE AREN’T FAT PRETTY MUCH BY DEFINITION
like I know we have hungry fat people here in the US but that’s because it’s 2013 and we eat a lot of processed shit with no nutrients
pretty sure back in 18whatever they didn’t have that
THAT’S WHY THEY’RE ALL SKINNY
STOP USING ~SOCIAL JUSTICE~ AS AN EXCUSE TO WHINE YOU’RE RUINING IT FOR EVERYONE NO ONE WILL TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY YOU MORON
THIN PRIVILEGE IS NOT THE SAME THING AS STARVING! SJD FHSJKADFHJKA SDFH! IF YOU RECOGNIZE YOURSELF IN THIS MOVIE YOU ARE PROBABLY THE OPPOSITE OF PRIVILEGED BECAUSE YOU ARE STARVING!
I AM SO ANGRY RIGHT NOW I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHY
WAIT I DO KNOW WHY
IT’S BECAUSE THIS IS SO DAMN STUPID
SCREW EVERYONE I’M LEAVING
“Lily, take Harry and go! It’s him! Go! Run! I’ll hold him off!”
HE WAS WANDLESS AND TWENTY ONE YEARS OLD UP AGAINST THE BIGGEST EVIL HE AND SO MANY OTHERS HAD EVER CONCEIVED OF DON’T YOU EVER FUCKING MENTION IN FRONT OF ME HE NEVER REALLY LOVED LILY I WILL DISEMBOWEL YOU
JAMES BASHERS (ESPECIALLY SNAPE APOLOGISTS) CAN GO FALL OFF A CLIFF BECAUSE THEY SERIOUSLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND ANYTHING EVER.
one of the funniest things about the “kids are exposed to too much violence nowadays” arguments
is that people literally used to be executed in the town square and entire families would go out to watch these people be killed and it was a huge event and people thought it was great fun
these are the same people who say there are too many regulations and they used to play in the streets with nails and not get hurt we’re coddling them!111
A pie chart of Voldemort’s soul, assuming that every time he made a horcrux his soul was split precisely in half.
Numbers are rounded down.
…Harry had more of Voldemort’s soul in him than Voldemort himself had.
Whoa. That’s crazy.
This is super cool! Props to whoever made it!
I read “Diary” as “Dairy” and pictured him filled with cheese curds.
Relevant to my interests.
EDIT: Also, *damn*, Ginny basically got the worst Horcrux. She had way more of Voldemort in her than Harry ever did.
Reblogging for that edit because… I never considered that.
Which probably also explains why the diary was so powerfull and had so much of his personality.
I always believed that the Diary should have affected Ginny much MORE in the long run than it did. This chart just proves it.
I’m sorry I all I saw was “Ginny had more of Voldemort in her than Harry ever did”
I keep reading everything as dairy. It’s very confusing.
this is all very well and good but why does anyone think magic follows math logic? The soul parts are all equal parts, end of.