1. lance-the-kanto-dragon-master:

    mishawinsexster:

    JK drops a truth bomb

    THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE BEEN TELLING PEOPLE FOREVER BUT NOBODY BLOODY LISTENS

    I feel the earlier part of the video is also very relevant:

    "Is he a hero? You see, I don’t see him really as a hero. He’s spiteful, he’s a bully. All these things are still true of Snape, even at the end of this book. But was he brave? Yes, immensely."

    Being brave is not the same thing as being a hero. Snape was brave, yes. That’s respectable. It’s admirable.

    But being brave does not excuse nor does it absolve Snape of his bullying, abusive behaviour towards the children in his care and for whose emotional and physical well-being he was responsible. 

    Snape is a very complex character, but his motives are dubious at best and aren’t something to celebrate.

  2. asheathes:

    WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: AUSTRALIA

    Originally located in Arnhem Land, The Australian College of Sorcery and Witchcraft was a sprawling campus of large huts that eventually coalesced into one single structure. The school separated from mainland Australia soon after British settlement in order escape diseases that killed a large portion of the indigenous population. Ever since, the school has been drifting haphazardly along the Australian coast. Every year, a team of witches and wizards must be employed to anchor the floating campus so students don’t have to go on a cat-and-mouse chase at the beginning of the year in order to attend school (a frustrating endeavour which often results in the postponing of classes due to the lack of a present student population). Due to the campus’s exposure to ocean-life, the College of Sorcery and Witchcraft boasts incredibly extensive courses in aquatic creature studies, and is held in high esteem by the international wizarding community for its innovations in water magic. 
  3. “But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.” - Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid

    (fairy tale series)

  4. bookmania:

from The Art of Power by Thich Nhat Hanh
  5. 
Why would you want to save the galaxy?
Because I’m one of the idiots who lives in it!

    Why would you want to save the galaxy?

    Because I’m one of the idiots who lives in it!

  6. it’s been a week and i’m still not over this scene omg i’m so sorry but look. we talk a lot about the ‘home’ bit which is like…the overall thematic thing of swanfire and i haven’t stopped crying about it but what they’re both doing in the conversation leading up to literally sets up the foundation of how they relate to each other from here on out and shows why they worked, why they were always going to work.

    Emma’s trying to figure him out in this scene. She stole this guy’s car, and he’s completely cavalier about it—just laughs and asks her out for drinks. And ‘drinks’ isn’t trying to get her drunk in a bar, it’s coffee on a carousel in an abandoned amusement park he lit up for her. He sort of seems like he’s alone on the streets like her, but he’s so laidback and easygoing and childlike about it, and Emma’s never really gotten to be a child. Neal’s confusing. And there’s moment of…well, if you had something, why the hell did you leave, because Emma doesn’t have anything to go back to and I don’t think she’d be able to imagine leaving home. And he explains, and he’s so open and sincere, and I think that’s jarring for her, but Emma’s good at reading people— she’s got that thing with lies— and the way he talks: he’s like her. he’s lonely and missing something like she is, he ended up in that car for the same reasons she did. so this moment is the start of why her walls come down with him.

    and Neal here fucking hell. besides the ridiculously obvious references to Rumplestilskin lmao, had this moment been in Tallahassee, there’d have been no question who this guy was, because this is Neal Cassidy when he was still mostly lonely Baelfire looking for a friend. he just met this girl and he’s spilling this completely raw, honest story— all this really personal shit, this is incredibly open— like he’s been waiting centuries to tell it to someone. (which. he literally has been.) he’s starved for human connection as much as she is, so the second she asks, the second someone’s trying to figure it out, he’s like OKAY HERE YOU GO HERE’S ALL I HAVE TO OFFER because it’s been so fucking long.

    and like…this moment is a crossroads for the curse, this moment where they meet and connect was always going to happen: the reason for the curse and the savior, the son of the dark one and the daughter of the purest true love, the boy who started it all by leaving home and the girl who will end it by finding home. it’s bigger and more symbolic than them in terms of the curse mythology but what’s so fucking appealing about their story to me is that it’s more than that: the curse, destiny, whatever, created the circumstances that would always lead them here. but that human connection? emma needing someone she could let her walls down for, neal needing someone who would let him in? the genuine understanding between two people who have never ever ever found that? that’s more than the curse. that’s more than a means to an end. there’s a poetry and tragic beauty in the orchestration of how they met in a grand sense, but that understanding is so real and grounds it and makes them so much more than any plan could have accounted for.

  7. missladylea:

    TV shows that I wish never ended:

    Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996-2003)
    "What’s the matter? I have to be a witch, I have to be a mortal, I have to be a teenager and I have to be a girl all at the same time. That’s what’s the matter."
  8. grizzlyhills:

    flightcub:

    interretialia:

    life-of-a-latin-student:

    ratwithoutwings:

    i’m so upset

    I just realized that the reason ghosts say Boo! is because it’s a latin verb

    they’re literally saying ‘I alarm/I am alarming/I do alarm!!

    I can’t

    present active boōpresent infinitive boāreperfect active boāvīsupine boātum

    Recte!

    image

    if it comes from the latin word, they’re actually saying “I’M YELLING!” which is even cuter

    do they speak latin because it’s a dead language