a very rich widow with a terrible secret

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agoodcartoon:

correct. stonehenge may have been used by druids after its construction, but its architects are thought to have been three successive pre-celtic tribes contributing to its construction over time. a good history lesson.

agoodcartoon:

correct. stonehenge may have been used by druids after its construction, but its architects are thought to have been three successive pre-celtic tribes contributing to its construction over time. a good history lesson.

I think I broke Harry Potter

sarellathesphinx:

karlosmadera:

So it’s 3AM and It’s just occurred to me that the most telling scene in the entire Harry Potter franchise is the scene following the announcement of the participants of the Triwizard tournament.

When Harry’s name is pulled out of the cup, literally one of the first things he is asked is “did you ask an older boy to put your name in the cup for you?" or something to that effect, insinuating that, that was something nobody prepared for and that it was something that totally would have worked if anyone had been smart enough to figure it out.

However, in an earlier scene a student is turned into a hundred year old man when they try to artificially age themselves with a potion and put their name into the cup. Meaning someone trying to dangerously age themselves with potion they aren’t familiar with was something the teachers genuinely considered to be more likely than someone asking for fucking help from another student.

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In other words, the wizards in Harry Potter’s world are so reliant on magic that it doesn’t occur to anyone save for people like Harry that asking for help is even an option in a given situation. This explains why wizards are so fucking ass-backwards at everything, they’re so confident that their magic is capable of doing everything for them that it has never occurred to fucking anyone that perhaps asking for help from the muggle world might be of some use.

Think about it, the wizarding world hasn’t changed in hundreds of years while in that same space of time the muggle world has figured out fucking space travel. I know it’s a cliché to say to say someone could have fucking shot Voldemort, but seriously, somebody totally fucking could have, he killed like 50 people, he was effectively a terrorist, if anyone in the wizarding world bothered to ask for help from the muggles instead of just telling them there was an invisible asshole flying around shooting death curses at everyone, they may have been able to help. 

Pretty much the only reason Voldermort thinks he’s better than muggles is because he’s able to kill them with impunity using magic, something he’s only able to do so easily because muggles don’t understand what magic is. Voldemort is basically like a fucking disease, he’s an invisible, lurking entity preying on mankind from the shadows like a cowardly piece of shit. You know what else did that? Smallpox and we stomped that to death the second we understood it. That’s the difference between muggles and wizards, when muggles don’t understand something, they figure it out.

And here’s the kicker, the only reason muggles don’t understand magic at all is because the wizarding world deliberately withholds information about it. However, even if the wizarding world kept doing that, it’d only be a matter of time until a muggle figured out what magic was and how to stop or harness it because that’s what humanity does, it pushes past what we think is impossible to see what’s on the other side. We didn’t understand the sun as a species originally and now we use it to power satellites and smartphones.

The wizarding world isn’t a realm of infinite possibilities, it’s a universe of strict limitations where boundaries are never questioned. The muggle world is where the real magic happens. That’s why during the course of the Harry Potter books, which are set between 1991 and 1998, the muggle world (our world) discovered dark matter, cloned a sheep and invented fucking MP3s while the wizarding world were literally paying some dipshit to figure out what the purpose of a rubber duck was.

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Wow, I really shouldn’t think about this stuff when it’s like 3AM, it gets kind of dark.

House Week - Day 7
 → anything goes: Chase + B.O.U.O.

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publius-esquire:

I’m tired of seeing “which Founder would support which modern political party” when the real question should be “how long would it take John Adams to throttle Alexander Hamilton at the Red Sox vs. Yankees game?”

Ain't No Sunshine (Live)
Kris Allen

1/30 │ Kris Allen - Ain’t No Sunshine

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
Only darkness every day
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just ain't no home
Anytime she goes away

maisiewilliams:

if only?? notre dame was real?????

Heartstrings
Leighton Meester

uptownhags:

Leighton Meester | Heartstrings (album version)

Sep 8
wormwoodandhoney:

girls fighting evil: world war II (idea c/o june-born-in-april)

Been knocking out a fast tank, all day 
Working on a bomber okay 
Boy, you blast my wig with those clinks 
And I got to catch my forty winks 
So milkman, keep those bottles quiet
-ella mae morse, milkman keep those bottles quiet

(when the boys go off to fight the nazis in the 40s, guess who is left to defend the homefront from the bloodthirsty demons? that’s right, ladies! you!)

wormwoodandhoney:

girls fighting evil: world war II (idea c/o june-born-in-april)

Been knocking out a fast tank, all day

Working on a bomber okay

Boy, you blast my wig with those clinks

And I got to catch my forty winks

So milkman, keep those bottles quiet

-ella mae morse, milkman keep those bottles quiet

(when the boys go off to fight the nazis in the 40s, guess who is left to defend the homefront from the bloodthirsty demons? that’s right, ladies! you!)

Sep 8

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Sep 8

rememberwhenyoutried:

a dystopian future novel where when teenagers come of age they are sorted into what spice girl they resemble, but one day a girl was sporty and baby

Sep 8
zzazu:

this photo makes me feel like someone traveled to an alternate dimension and brought back something that shouldnt exist

zzazu:

this photo makes me feel like someone traveled to an alternate dimension and brought back something that shouldnt exist

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Sep 8

nuditea:

the-nextgen-of-poeticlovers:

nuditea:

listen if you insult cats you are also insulting me

If you insult cats I couldn’t give less of a shit

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Sep 6
Because of my hair, I rarely, rarely get recognized, but I was in America couple of weeks ago, and I was in a lift in a department store and the doors opened and this woman stood there, looked at me and just went, “Khaleesi!” and then the doors closed! So that was bizarre and rarely happens but when it does it’s normally on that kind of crazy scale.

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Sep 6
marissagiersch:

justjenaynayy:

dolphinboy420:

i dont think i’ve ever been so frustrated

Orange you glad it’s not a banana 

it happened

marissagiersch:

justjenaynayy:

dolphinboy420:

i dont think i’ve ever been so frustrated

Orange you glad it’s not a banana

it happened

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Sep 6

Samira Wiley as James Dean photographed by Sid Avery

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