I'm a huge nerd in her early 20's, a Harry Potter fanatic and a double major in theatre and English... I have too many fandoms that I love, so expect to see a bunch of random things. // "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one." - C. S. Lewis //

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Gay. TAKEN by the most amazing women I have ever met. I have every intention a making her mine and being hers the minute I can. // I am Christian. I believe in God, and Jesus and the Holy Spirit, but I'll be the first to tell you I don't have all the answers. // I read all the time, and if I don't have a book in my hand, I have music plugged in my ears. // I like tv shows a little too much, but books and theatre are my addictions. // I want to someday live in a big city and get out of this stupid small-minded town. Broadway or a theatre high school sounds great. Or a librarian...

 

http://theseerasures.tumblr.com/post/83621181327/counterpunches-swanjolras-i-mean-really

counterpunches:

swanjolras:

i mean really— while captain america’s best quality is his inherent morality, while his best quality is that he’s the human polestar of goodness in the marvel universe, while his best quality is that he is a hero for heroism’s sake alone

i think my

elluvias:

heterophobicgoat:

stupidandreckless:

NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK  FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY

This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.

IF YOU ARE SEXUALLY HARRASSED YOU REPORT THAT SHIT

pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 23, 1564: William Shakespeare Is Born
April 23, 1564 is widely known to be the day of William Shakespeare’s birth. Take Shakespeare Uncovered's “Which Shakespeare Character Are You?” quiz to see if you’re a Macbeth, Hamlet or Ophelia!

pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 23, 1564: William Shakespeare Is Born

April 23, 1564 is widely known to be the day of William Shakespeare’s birth. Take Shakespeare Uncovered's “Which Shakespeare Character Are You?” quiz to see if you’re a Macbeth, Hamlet or Ophelia!

effyeahnerdfighters:

effyeahnerdfighters:

Hey everyone! I (Valerie) would like to create a comprehensive dictionary of nerdfighter terms & language. This list will eventually be included on nerdfighteria.com as part of a sort of ‘orientation’ landing page for new, potential, or confused (because let’s face it, some of our jokes are WEIRD) nerdfighters.
From unique words like “swoodilypooper” and “dooblydoo”, to recurring phrases like “Who the eff is Hank?”, “Stuff on heads”, or “Movie magic!” every nerdfighter-centric term can and should be included!
I’ve created an editable, collaborative google doc that can be used to populate and flesh out the dictionary, which you can find here.
Let’s get this going!

For the early crowd! We made great progress yesterday, but there are plenty of terms to be filled in and added, and lots of formatting/standardizing to be done.

effyeahnerdfighters:

effyeahnerdfighters:

Hey everyone! I (Valerie) would like to create a comprehensive dictionary of nerdfighter terms & language. This list will eventually be included on nerdfighteria.com as part of a sort of ‘orientation’ landing page for new, potential, or confused (because let’s face it, some of our jokes are WEIRD) nerdfighters.

From unique words like “swoodilypooper” and “dooblydoo”, to recurring phrases like “Who the eff is Hank?”, “Stuff on heads”, or “Movie magic!” every nerdfighter-centric term can and should be included!

I’ve created an editable, collaborative google doc that can be used to populate and flesh out the dictionary, which you can find here.

Let’s get this going!

For the early crowd! We made great progress yesterday, but there are plenty of terms to be filled in and added, and lots of formatting/standardizing to be done.

CA:TWS, as a film, was a fantastic exercise in putting genuinely decent and optimistic characters (except for Steve himself, at this point, but we can go into that later) up against a nearly ripped-from-the-headlines plot that distills a lot of this country’s cynicism and negativity, particularly in my age group. More than any of the other MCU films, I think this was aimed directly at us, the people in our late teens and twenties and early thirties who sometimes start crying on the toilet because not only will we never be able to stop working our terrible service-industry jobs, we will also never be able to make a safe and comfortable world for the kids who come after us, or take care of our parents when they need us. On top of all that, we’re in this lame dystopian surveillance society where the government hates us, military force has taken the place of diplomacy and stuff like drone warfare is something we’re supposed to just accept, like it’s not horrifying. It’s a story specifically for my generation to try and find some solidarity with.

Which is a pretty ballsy play for a movie with a main character that’s 95.

laurenfairweather:

You gave me a forever within the numbered days. (x)

Yesterday, I released my new TFIOS-inspired original song, “Math”! This song took me two years to write because I really wanted it to reflect the way I felt the first time I read The Fault in Our Stars. I’m very proud of the way it turned out and I’m so happy to finally be able to share it with so many people who love this book as much as I do!

Thank you so much for sharing the video with your friends and for all of your kind words. If you’d like, you can also download the song on iTunes or bandcamp.

thewritersramblings asked
CAN WE TALK ABOUT MIDDLE EASTERN WITCHES AND WIZARDS THOUGH. AND HOW THEY'RE SPELLS WOULD OBVIOUSLY NOT BE LATIN, GREEK OR ANGLO SAXON, BUT INSTEAD LIKE ANCIENT PHOENICIAN, OR SOMETHING. AND THAT THEIR TIES BETWEEN SPELLS AND MAGIC WOULD BE STRONGER SINCE THEIR WORDS ARE MORE ANCIENT AND FAR OLDER SO THEY'D BE WAY MORE POWERFUL???? SORRY FOR THE CAPS?????

strawberrypatty:

avatar-trisana:

amarielah:

bramblepatch:

shiraglassman:

avatar-trisana:

thejewsareinspace:

thecompleteillustrated:

petrichorlore:

petrichorlore:

NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR CAPS. PHOENICIAN SPELLS. ARAMAIC SPELLS. LANGUAGES MUGGLES DON’T KNOW ANYMORE THAT HAVE BEEN PRESERVED THROUGH WIZARDING SPELLS IN LITTLE POCKETS OF THE WORLD. SOURCE LANGUAGES NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO ADAPT OR CHANGE ANYMORE BECAUSE THE LANGUAGES HAVE DIED AND PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO CAUSE LIKE, A NUCLEAR FALLOUT. IM SO EXCITED THANKS FOR THIS.

 (the-writers-ramblings

Witches in secret pockets of Morocco who’ve been casting spells with ancient spices long before wands came about. Warlocks in Egypt who knew the double, magical, meaning behind hieroglyphics. A dead language? Latin and Ancient Greek have NOTHING on hieroglyphs. The veritable cacophany of ideas and spells and magic that the trading routes brought in. The Phoenecians with their many-striped sailboats proudly displayed Persian potion ingredients alongside spelled fishing nets woven by Palestinian wizards. Syrian magical folk meet Greek ones, and realize they can best communicate in the Ancient Greek all serious magical students learn. Curly heads bent over ancient spellbooks, and people stare as they converse in a language not spoken for hundreds of years.

Excuse you but can we not forget the jewish lore masters, poring over their tomes in hebrew and aramaic, preserved from their exiled homeland into the diaspora.

And the development of a syncretic magic in yiddish that mixes the subtle lore and subtle word power of the exiled levantines with the raw brute force of germanic magics. — how else did the golem?

DIASPORA SYNCRETIC MAGICS

jewish wizards offering house elves clothes in accordance with the slave laws

jewish wizards using golems as grunt labor

JEWISH WIZARDS

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Yes to the Yiddish spells, too ;-)

Jewish wizards offering clothing to house elves and then constantly debating among themselves whether using a golem or other magically-created entity with some semblance of sentience for manual labor for years or decades is essentially the same thing as keeping a magical being for the same purpose.

See also: endless debates about whether one can use magic on Shabbat, and what sorts of magic qualify as “work”. Like, does it count if you enchant an object ahead of time?

Also debates over the extent to which Divination counts as the “witchcraft” detailed in the Tanach. Actually, I bet there’d be scholars compiling detailed tractates about which spells are kosher, using extensive biblical commentary.

JEWISH WIZARDS HAVING THEIR OWN EXTENDED TALMUD. HOW HAS THIS NEVER OCCURRED TO ME BEFORE??

Magic is a natural extension of the self; Therefore, one should be allowed to use magic on Shabbos. You might put restrictions on what kind of magic, and brewing potions (even ones that don’t require heat) and using wands…

I wrote a paper for a Harry Potter conference on foreign wizardry and how the systems of magic must have evolved to be completely separate entities that have very little in common. We’re only seen a TINY portion of the wizarding world and for the most part it’s Western European. I like to imagine Bill Weasley had to extensively train for cursebreaking in Egypt, because you can’t just waltz into a tomb, wave your wand, shout Latin and expect it to work.

I also love the idea of foreign magics being a bit wonky in a duel against each other because they’re not quite compatible. Like, it’s really hard to block a spell from a foreign wizard because you don’t understand exactly what you’re blocking against.

God, so many foreign wizard feels.

modalitout:

notanothersonglyric:

ruinedxfate:

ruinedxfate:

ham-safar:

Rayhaneh Jabbari is sentenced to hang for killing her rapist in self defense in Iran. She is now 26 years old and has been in Tehran’s dreaded Evin prison since 2007. The petition for her release can be found here: http://bit.ly/1h7EP4D

UNBELIEVABLE

EVERYBODY SIGN THIS PETITION

It needs 100,000, and only has 8,000 as it stands. 

SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS GUYS

modalitout:

notanothersonglyric:

ruinedxfate:

ruinedxfate:

ham-safar:

Rayhaneh Jabbari is sentenced to hang for killing her rapist in self defense in Iran. She is now 26 years old and has been in Tehran’s dreaded Evin prison since 2007. The petition for her release can be found here: http://bit.ly/1h7EP4D

UNBELIEVABLE

EVERYBODY SIGN THIS PETITION

It needs 100,000, and only has 8,000 as it stands. 

SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS GUYS

(Source: captain-majed)

mister-smalls:

nylooms:

tupacabra:

image

it’s a metaphor

The best part is that the crab is the symbol for the zodiac sign Cancer, so in a way even the crab itself is a metaphor

The Fault in our (Lob)Stars

Played 104,745 times

I am thinking it’s a sign

That the freckles in our eyes

Are mirror images and when we kiss

They’re perfectly aligned

(Source: hightidesss)