1. Good people are like candles; they burn themselves up to give others light
    Turkish Proverb (via noahhanifin)
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  3. agunfulloftigers:

    bronzedragon:

    theywerejustkids:

    #there it is #the defining moment #everything hermione is #because she KNOWS she’s smart #she knows she’s clever #but harry #she sees that he’s special #because he may not be a genius #he may be #when it comes to most things some people find important #relatively average#but he is brave #and he is strong #he is a hero #and hermione sees that #and she admires it#she strives for that #because she knew #from age fucking eleven #that books weren’t everything #and that she had an awful lot to learn

    #also: prime example number 1 of why Hermione is in Gryffindor and not in Ravenclaw #because she VALUES bravery and courage more than intelligence or books or cleverness #and it’s about what you VALUE not just what you have #and in the end it is our choices that matter far more than our abilities #and Hermione has valued courage #and wanted to be in Gryffindor since she first read about the House in Hogwarts, A History #she has a lot of Claw qualities but the Gryff comes out even more #Hermione wants to be brave she wants to be daring she wants to be bold #she wants to be a Gryffindor #and that’s what matters most

    #hermione also lacks some Claw things: like open-mindedness #and has the Gryffindor vindictiveness towards enemies - Hermione can be *vicious* when opposed

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  5. lovingyouisredforyou:

putmeincoach:

universe—b:

factualwiley:

floozys:

your-tears-are-my-ink:

saturn420:

floozys:

bye

Every clasroom caters to boys??? What the fuck.

this is the description.
What ever happened to letting “boys be boys?” Take these two cases: In one, a seven-year-old boy was sent home for nibbling a Pop Tart into a gun. In another, a teacher was so alarmed by a picture drawn by a student (of a sword fight), that the boy’s parents were summoned in for a conference. In short, boys in America’s schools are routinely punished for being active, competitive, and restless. In other words, boys can no longer be boys. Christina Hoff Sommers, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, explains how we can change this.
how about you stop taking things out of context

girls are being sent home for “exposing too much skin” but there’s a war on boys because we’re discouraging violence? 

Nibbling a toaster pastry into a vaguely gun-shape-like object is now violence.Drawing a gun is now violence.

Oh but didn’t hear last month? In a school in Washington the entire kindergarten classes male attendance rallied against the teachers with gun-shaped pastries and medieval long swords! It was all over the news!

I nearly got suspended for sketching a desert eagle (an excellent sketch I might add), while female students practically got away with murder, so no one has to tell me there’s a war on masculinity.

I’m female, and I had to be escorted to the dean’s office by the police because I was overheard saying “my roommate is so annoying I could kill her”. It was very traumatic, and I was treated like a violent criminal who was seriously planning a murder and not just using a figure of speech. And lest you think my experience was an isolated incident:
A kindergarten girl in Pennsylvania was suspended for talk of shooting a Hello Kitty bubble gun, which the school called a “terroristic threat”. 
Another Pennsylvania girl, a 5th grader, was was searched in front of classmates and threatened with arrest after she brought a piece of paper with the corner torn off that sort of looked like a gun.
A second grade girl from Louisiana was expelled for bringing her grandfather’s pocket watch for show and tell because it had a tiny “knife” attached for cleaning under fingernails, and another Louisiana second grader was expelled because of a Play-Doh knife that her brother had accidentally dropped into her bag.
A 15-year-old girl in Indiana was expelled for carrying a Swiss Army Knife to trim violin strings.
A 10-year-old girl in Colorado realized that her mother had put a knife in her lunchbox for her to cut an apple with. The girl realized the knife was against the rules, so she turned it in to her teacher—and was expelled.
An 11-year-old girl in Georgia was suspended for bringing a Tweety Bird keychain to school because it fell under the school’s category of a “weapon”.
A 16-year-old girl in Georgia was arrested and suspended after bringing a collection of artifacts, including some ceremonial knives, to school for extra credit.
A 7th grade girl in Delaware was expelled for using a utility knife to cut paper for a project.
A 3rd grade girl in Delaware was expelled because her grandmother sent a birthday cake to her class, along with a knife to cut it.
There are many, many more instances of girls getting suspended and expelled for the same types of things, but it would take all day for me to list them all. So yes, this is messed up, but no, this isn’t about a “war on boys”, and as someone who’s had the experience of being a female student and being treated like a criminal for a completely harmless action, it really bothers me when people erase my experience, and the experiences of other girls who have had these things happen to them, by trying to claim that this only happens to boys and is a result of some “war on masculinity”.

    lovingyouisredforyou:

    putmeincoach:

    universe—b:

    factualwiley:

    floozys:

    your-tears-are-my-ink:

    saturn420:

    floozys:

    bye

    Every clasroom caters to boys??? What the fuck.

    this is the description.

    What ever happened to letting “boys be boys?” Take these two cases: In one, a seven-year-old boy was sent home for nibbling a Pop Tart into a gun. In another, a teacher was so alarmed by a picture drawn by a student (of a sword fight), that the boy’s parents were summoned in for a conference. In short, boys in America’s schools are routinely punished for being active, competitive, and restless. In other words, boys can no longer be boys. Christina Hoff Sommers, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, explains how we can change this.

    how about you stop taking things out of context

    girls are being sent home for “exposing too much skin” but there’s a war on boys because we’re discouraging violence

    Nibbling a toaster pastry into a vaguely gun-shape-like object is now violence.

    Drawing a gun is now violence.

    Oh but didn’t hear last month? In a school in Washington the entire kindergarten classes male attendance rallied against the teachers with gun-shaped pastries and medieval long swords! It was all over the news!

    I nearly got suspended for sketching a desert eagle (an excellent sketch I might add), while female students practically got away with murder, so no one has to tell me there’s a war on masculinity.

    I’m female, and I had to be escorted to the dean’s office by the police because I was overheard saying “my roommate is so annoying I could kill her”. It was very traumatic, and I was treated like a violent criminal who was seriously planning a murder and not just using a figure of speech. And lest you think my experience was an isolated incident:

    A kindergarten girl in Pennsylvania was suspended for talk of shooting a Hello Kitty bubble gun, which the school called a “terroristic threat”. 

    Another Pennsylvania girl, a 5th grader, was was searched in front of classmates and threatened with arrest after she brought a piece of paper with the corner torn off that sort of looked like a gun.

    A second grade girl from Louisiana was expelled for bringing her grandfather’s pocket watch for show and tell because it had a tiny “knife” attached for cleaning under fingernails, and another Louisiana second grader was expelled because of a Play-Doh knife that her brother had accidentally dropped into her bag.

    A 15-year-old girl in Indiana was expelled for carrying a Swiss Army Knife to trim violin strings.

    A 10-year-old girl in Colorado realized that her mother had put a knife in her lunchbox for her to cut an apple with. The girl realized the knife was against the rules, so she turned it in to her teacher—and was expelled.

    An 11-year-old girl in Georgia was suspended for bringing a Tweety Bird keychain to school because it fell under the school’s category of a “weapon”.

    A 16-year-old girl in Georgia was arrested and suspended after bringing a collection of artifacts, including some ceremonial knives, to school for extra credit.

    A 7th grade girl in Delaware was expelled for using a utility knife to cut paper for a project.

    A 3rd grade girl in Delaware was expelled because her grandmother sent a birthday cake to her class, along with a knife to cut it.

    There are many, many more instances of girls getting suspended and expelled for the same types of things, but it would take all day for me to list them all. So yes, this is messed up, but no, this isn’t about a “war on boys”, and as someone who’s had the experience of being a female student and being treated like a criminal for a completely harmless action, it really bothers me when people erase my experience, and the experiences of other girls who have had these things happen to them, by trying to claim that this only happens to boys and is a result of some “war on masculinity”.

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  6. If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.
    Uzo Aduba’s mother proving that the idea of not being able to pronounce a POC’s name because it’s “too hard” or “too complicated” is complete bullshit and actually just laziness.  (via secretaryofsass)
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  7. bibliotecha-secreta:

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    Birds have been associated with numerous roles in mythologies across the world, the most common theme being messengers from the gods, foretelling omens.

    The Wren, King of the Birds

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    It is considered to be a “most sacred bird" by the ancient druids in Ireland due to its musical notes for divination.

    The Breton druids have given the wren an honoured role in their folklore, they believe that it was the wren that brought fire from the gods but as she flew back down to earth her wings began to burn so she passed her gift to the robin, whose chest plumage began to burst into flames. The lark came to the rescue, finally bringing the gift of fire to the world.

    The wren’s eggs are said to be protected by lightning. Whoever tries to steal wren’s eggs or even baby wrens would find their house struck by lightning and their hands would shrivel up.

    • It is called Drui-en, or Druid bird in Irish Gaelic. In Welsh, the word Dryw means both druid and wren.
    • The wren is as is the Druid known to be cunning. The wren could soar to heights while also navigating hedges and underbrush.
    • The wren was hunted and killed in a ritualistic way, enacting the idea that the death of a god bestows strength on his killer, a variant of the belief that in the killing of the old king, his powers will be passed on to his successor.
    • The wren symbolised wisdom and divinity. It is difficult to catch sight of a wren. At New Year it is said that the apprentice Druid would go out by himself into the countryside in search of hidden wisdom. If he found a wren he would take that as a sign that he would be blessed with inner knowledge in the coming year. Finding a creature small and elusive to the point of invisibility was a metaphor for finding the elusive divinity within all life.
    • Lightning was the weapon of the thunder bull-god Taranis, who often inhabited oak trees, and the wren was sacred to Taranis.  

    The Ravens in the Tower of London

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    Wild Ravens which were once abundant in London and often seen around meat markets fasting on scraps, could have roosted at the tower in earlier times. However, there is evidence that Ravens were donated to the tower by the Earls of DunRaven. Perhaps because of their association with the Celtic Raven-god Bran whose name means Raven or Crow.

    It is believed that if the ravens leave the Tower of London, that the kingdom will fall and disaster will ensue. To this day ravens are kept at the Tower, and their wings are clipped to ensure that they cannot leave. The birds are paid for by the British government and one of the Tower’s beefeaters is appointed as Ravenmaster to care for the birds.

    If the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it.”

    According to folklore, wild ravens are thought to have inhabited the Tower for many centuries, supposedly first attracted there by the smell of the corpses of the executed enemies of the Crown. Allegedly, at the execution of Anne Boleyn in 1535, "Even the ravens of the Tower sat silent and immovable on the battlements and gazed eerily at the strange scene. A Queen about to die!" The ravens of the Tower supposedly behaved much worse during the execution of Lady Jane Grey in 1554, allegedly “pecking the eyes from the severed head” of the queen.

    Valravn

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    It is a supernatural raven in Danish folklore. The ravens appear in traditional Danish folksongs, where they are described as originating from ravens who consume the bodies of the dead on the battlefield, as capable of turning into the form of a knight after consuming the heart of a child, and, alternately, as half-wolf and half-raven creatures.

    According to folklore, when a king or chieftain was killed in battle and not found and buried, ravens came and ate him. The ravens became valravne. The valravne that ate the king’s heart gained human knowledge and could perform great malicious acts, could lead people astray, had superhuman powers, and were “terrible animals”.

    In another account, a valravn is described as a soul in search of redemption that flies by night (but never day) and can only free itself from its animal countenance by consuming the blood of a child. This is reflected in a Danish traditional song that describes how, after refusing offers of riches, the Valravn makes an agreement with a maiden to take her to her betrothed after she promises the valravn her first-born son. After the agreement, the valravn flies away. In time, the couple have a child and the Valravn returns, and asks the maiden if she has forgotten her promise. The valravn takes the child away, and tears into the chest of his won wager and consumes the blood contained within the child’s heart. As a result, the valravn transforms into a knight.

    Folk Belief: Transformation Into a Bird

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    Under certain conditions, the living could be transformed into birds. In some cultures, it was believed that shamans, priests, and prophets could change themselves into birds during trances or other mystical states. Such ideas were found in Siberia and Indonesia. In Celtic mythology, both deities and the sly supernatural beings called faeries were said to have the power to transform themselves into birds.

    Some legends involve birds that change into or inhabit the bodies of humans. The Central American god Quetzalcoatl, a combination of a bird and a serpent, appears as a culture hero or a god in human form in Toltec, Maya, and Aztec myths. Among certain peoples in northern Europe and Asia, the spirits of birds such as eagles, owls, and crows are said to enter the bodies of shamans to inspire them.

    In some myths, humans and other beings acquire the ability to fly like birds. Such supernatural flight, like many mythological powers, can be either good or evil. Norse tales told that the goddess Freya’s feather cloak enabled the wearer to fly. European tradition portrayed angels with wings like those of birds, but devils often had bat wings. Japanese mythology includes a group of winged deities known as tengu. Part bird and part human, they live in forests and occasionally use their powers to play tricks on people.

    Superstitions Concerning Birds

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    • It is good luck if a blackbird makes a nest on your home.
    • If you see 5 crows, sickness will follow; see 6 crows and death will follow.
    • To avoid bad luck tip your hat if you see a magpie.
    • It is bad luck to see an owl during the day.
    • Three seagulls flying together, directly overhead, are a warning of death soon to come.
    • Sparrows carry the souls of the dead, so it is unlucky to kill one.
    • When a swan lays its head and neck back over its body during the daytime it means a storm is coming.
    • A bird that flies into a house foretells an important message. However, if the bird dies, or is white, this foretells death.
    • A bird calling from the north means a tragedy is on the way, from the west brings good luck, from the south means the harvest will be plentiful, and from the east one will find true love.
    • If you break a robin’s egg something of yours will soon be broken. It is also believed that whatever you to do a robin, the same will happen to you.
    • If the first bird you see on Valentine’s Day is a robin, you will marry a sailor.
    • Peacock feathers carry the evil eye. The birds and feathers are considered to be bad luck.
    • The dove is the one bird that the devil cannot change into. Doves are immune to the devil’s curses.
    • An albatross flying around a sailing ship means bad weather and high winds are on the way.
    • Magpies are supposed to be the devil in disguise. If a magpie is hanging around your house the devil is trying to cause trouble for you. If you carry an onion it will keep him away. You can also tip your hat and cross your fingers or spit three times over your shoulder and say “devil, devil, I defy thee.” In Scotland they believe the magpie hides a drop of Satan’s blood under its tongue.
    • When a rooster crows at dawn it is the signal for all evil spirits to return to the underworld.

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    • Idea Pitchers: Okay, so we were thinking of either addressing how there are not enough women in lead roles, not enough POCs in lead roles, not enough lesbians in lead roles, not enough unconventionally attractive people in lead roles, or not enough trans representation in lead roles. Which of those do you want to address?
    • Orange is the New Black Writers: Yes.
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  8. lettherebedoodles:


rebornica:

laughyourheartup:

rebornica:

rebornica:


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this is 7 months old how did you find this

    lettherebedoodles:

    rebornica:

    laughyourheartup:

    rebornica:

    rebornica:

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    this is 7 months old how did you find this

    • On tumblr alone: art, wisdom, inspirational quotes, beautiful photographs, true love, cats, happiness.
    • On tumblr with family looking over your shoulder: blood, porn, violence, drugs, politics, porn
    • On tumblr with small children watching you: PORN PORN GAY PORN STRAIGHT PORN ALL THE PORN DID WE MENTION BONDAGE AND PENISES
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  10. g0ggles:

I think this is the most concise summary of privilege I’ve seen yet

    g0ggles:

    I think this is the most concise summary of privilege I’ve seen yet

    Reblogged from: idinaamenzels
  11. sexhaver:

an important secret

    sexhaver:

    an important secret

    Reblogged from: abigstupidloser
  12. barefootbluegrassian:

    bigasseyesfullawonder:

    bigasseyesfullawonder:

    bigasseyesfullawonder:

    bigasseyesfullawonder:

    i just came back from the woods wow i am so pissed 

    my sister ate my pizza again

    and this weird dude tried to talk to me

    he asked me what got my thong in a twist like rude much

    oH MY GOD

    SO MY SISTER FOLLOWS BASICALLY EVERY ONE OF OUR NEIGHBORS ON TWITTER AND SHE JUST TEXTED ME THIS

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    OH MY GOD

    missed connections

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  13. staceythinx:

    Scenes of suburban sprawl from photographer Cristoph Gielen’s new book Cipher.

    About the book:

    Working at the intersection of art and environmental politics, photographer Christoph Gielen specializes in conducting photographic aerial studies of infrastructure in its relation to land use. Collected and published here for the first time, Gielen’s abstracting views reveal the hidden geometries of building developments that only emerge when seen from far above the ground, in the elliptical or hexagonal shapes of structures such as maximum security prisons or retirement communities. In Ciphers, Gielen uses a triptych format to present this sprawl as car culture phenomenon and a way of life—encouraging viewers to question both the nature of the developed community and the ramifications of contemporary building trends. These pictures invoke an era of carefree risk-taking, of “bigger is better,” when investing in home ownership and commercial real estate were still standard practices and neither distance from workplace nor gasoline prices much mattered in determining the locations of new construction.

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