guardians of the galaxy already on my dash noOOOO
trans!albus potter headcanon: when albus is like five or so, he comes up to harry and says, timidly, ‘daddy, i think i’m a boy’ and harry goes into supportive parent mode and just automatically says ‘that’s great son’ and they hug and then albus asks, ‘can you give me a new name, daddy?’ because albus knows all of their names come from his father and mother’s loved ones and he thinks it’s important to keep that going.
but harry’s just freaking out mentally because damn, he wasted sirius by using it as a middle name for james but he doesn’t want to tell his son to wait until he’s slept on it for his name so he just blurts out ‘albus severus’ and for a second, he’s mentally cursing because that is a terrible name but albus loves it! he kisses harry on the cheek and immediately tells everyone his great new name so it just sticks.
#later ginny says ‘harry what were you thinking’ #’I PANICKED I COULDN’T THINK OF ANY MORE DEAD PEOPLE’ #’remus; harry. why didn’t you choose remus.’ #’oh yeah.’ (tags via skulliotss)
10 Breathtaking Satellite Photos That Will Change How You See Our World - dailyoverview
Daily Overview is a new project that shares one satellite photo from Digital Globes a day in an attempt to change the way we see our planet Earth.
The project was inspired by the Overview Effect experience, which is a cognitive shift of perspective and worldview experienced by the astronauts when they get to see the planet Earth from space for the first time.
1.Bourtange, Vlagtwedde, Netherlands
3.Palm Island / Hibiscus Island, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
4..Residential Development, Killeen, Texas, USA
5.Plasticulture / Greenhouses, Almeria, Spain
6/New Bullards Bar Reservoir, Yuba County, California
7.Desert Shores Community, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
8.309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group Tucson, Arizona, USA
9.Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain
10.Central Pivot Irrigation Fields. Ha’il, Saudi Arabia
Hi! I was going to send this anon when I first followed you (however, I forgot) but I just wanted to let you know that you inspired me to work on my art and start watching Hannibal so thanks! I love your fanfiction and art so yeah, bye. :)
Eee, I’m glad! c: I have no idea how I inspired you to watch Hannibal because I don’t watch Hannibal—are you sure that was me? Was it my brief affair with Hugh Dancy? I did want to watch Hannibal, but it was too intense to keep up and not dinner-friendly, which is when I watch stuff.
But anyway. ♥♥♥ Sorry for everyone waiting for updates ;A; thank you for remembering me.
The basic plot, which cannot be ignored even in the films, is that Harry, Hermione and Ron give up everything for their political struggle. They drop out of high school, they go illegal, defy the government, belong to an underground organization [The Order of the Phoenix], operate out of safe houses and forests and even raid offices of the government and banking offices. This is all done in principled opposition to the Dark Wizard Voldemort and a corrupt bureaucratized government that has been heavily infiltrated with his evil minions. This is revolutionary activity. But the movie version does not present it as such or emphasize these radical aspects of the plot, thereby entirely missing the dramatic sweep and action present in the first half of the last novel.
The novels recognize the importance of alternative media for political struggle. The mainstream press [The Daily Prophet] is shown as unreliable and unprincipled, eventually deteriorating into a fear-mongering propaganda machine for the Voldemort-controlled bureaucracy. For a while the alternative but above ground media [The Quibbler] publishes the real news, but it ceases to print after the daughter of the publisher is kidnapped. In the book, friends of Harry [Lee Jordan, with Fred and George Weasley as frequent guests] start broadcasting the real news from an underground radio station, encrypted with a password. This radio station becomes a critical link for the resistance, which is scattered and weak. Although we are treated to some radio broadcast updates in the movie, they are delivered by a disembodied and professional sounding voice, not our friends the Weasleys. This undermines the important message - a guiding principle behind the media coop - that in a serious situation it becomes necessary to produce your own media and not to rely on ‘professionals’.
How Hollywood Defanged Potter’s Radical Politics
Everyone likes to pull the, “Deatheaters are Nazis,” subtext but if you look at the timeline of the text and publication, it’s pretty clear that politically, this is an England/Ireland/Scotland/Wales under Tory rule and in the midst of the Troubles & Thatcherism from the start, with subsequent books written and published in a post-9/11 world.
Rowling wrote the root, branch, and flower of politics and power creating death and despair, where love and unity by choice were the strongest powers. There are reasons for that.
thus spoke carly rae: a song of friedrich nietzsche
here it is
the final damning evidence that i have no life whatsoever
lyrics at the original post here
Proof God is real: this exists
I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.
“He writes his cons the way dead Russians write novels, with thematic arcs and embedded symbolism and shit.”
We were the first human beings who would never see anything for the first time. We stare at the wonders of the world, dull-eyes, underwhelmed. Mona Lisa, the Pyramids, the Empire State Building. Jungle animals on attack, ancient icebergs collapsing, volcanoes erupting. I can’t recall a single amazing thing I have seen firsthand that I didn’t immediately reference to a movie or TV show. A fucking commercial. You know the awful singsong of the blase: ‘Seeeen it.’ I’ve literally seen it all, and the worst thing, the thing that makes me want to blow my brains out, is: The secondhand experience is always better. The image is crisper, the view is keener, the camera angle and the soundtrack manipulate my emotions in a way reality can’t anymore. I don’t know that we are actually human at this point, those of us who are like most of us, who grew up with TV and movies and now the Internet. If we are betrayed, we know the words to say; when a loved one dies, we know the words to say. If we want to play the stud or the smart-ass or the fool, we know the words to say. We are all working from the same dog-eared script. It’s a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters. It had gotten to the point where it seemed like nothing matters, because I’m not a real person and neither is anyone else. I would have done anything to feel real again.
when i find myself in times of trouble
remus lupin comes to me
speaking words of wisdom
"Lucy is set in Taiwan and has a female protagonist"
"She’s white and all the evil characters are Chinese"
captain america a-z: part one
DAN: When you do interviews, you’re faced with the choice to either be the most boring person on earth or just get ridiculous things written about you from time to time
JOSH HOROWITZ: Sometimes it might be good to be boring
DAN: It might be but I just get bored of myself
[Happy 25th Birthday Daniel Radcliffe! (23 July 1989)]