heythisisbecky:

do you ever wonder what would have happened if the dursleys had actually managed to hide harry’s identity from him until he turned 17

like dumbledore somehow lost track of them when vernon changed jobs or when they moved houses, and for some reason they just couldn’t find them again

and harry potter the boy who lived grew up attending typical schools and his friends knew that sometimes weird shit would happen around him, but they just thought it was a coincidence or that they were imagining it but slowly they all left him and he grew up even more isolated and angry and so he runs away at 16

and meanwhile voldemort knows harry ran away and that he is out there somewhere, vulnerable, but he’s not in the wizarding world, so his death eaters are wreaking havoc trying to find him

and harry obviously has magical talent but he doesn’t know that, but every child in hogwarts does and they’ve learned about him and now know that he’s just out there somewhere, completely unaware of what’s going to happen to him

and some kids it doesn’t bother, but for others like neville and hermione and luna and ron, it’s horrifying to think that this innocent person who should be in their year is going to be hunted down like this

so they decide to go find him before voldemort or the death eaters can

and harry is in a train station on his way to work and is converged upon by about six people who are trying their hardest to not freak out and tell him that he’s a wizard in grave danger, but they know they have such little time

so instead of the wizarding world finding harry at 11, it finds him at 16 and a half when it’s in a much darker, desperate place

i don’t know i just really like the idea of harry potter joining the wizarding world through a bunch of rebellious hogwarts dropouts hiding throughout england and running from enemies he didn’t know he had and learning magic along the way in dark alleys and through street fights

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Tags: harry potter

Send me an OTP

captainofalltheships:

(or OT3 or friendship just… relationships ok?)

and I will give you my headcanon of:

  • Who’s the messiest one:
  • Who feels the most uncomfortable about PDA:
  • Who’s the funniest drunk:
  • Who texts the most:
  • Who has the most embarrassing taste in music:
  • Who reads the most:
  • Who’s better with kids:
  • Who’s the one that fixes things around the house:
  • Who’s got the weirdest hobby:
  • Who cooks and who cleans up:
paticmak:

Because i love this show 
soyonscruels:

madlori:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

my mother died of ALS nine months ago and i think people don’t realise how incredibly expensive it is to have that sort of condition. we had to put a stairlift in our staircase, get a moveable chair for her to spend her time in when not in bed, use the entire ground floor of our house as a living/caring space for her, including converting one of the rooms into a bedroom, and build an extension onto our house so we could have a bathroom that could be used by someone almost entirely incapable of moving. it cost a fucking fortune. we paid for it with NHS help and the lump sum payment my mother received when she retired for medical reasons from her teaching job, as well as basically all of her life savings. she was fucking devastated that all of her money had to go on looking after her, because she’d been saving since i was a teenager without telling me because she wanted to give me a surprise present for when i was earning enough money to try and buy a house that would, she hoped, have been enough for a mortgage deposit. she’d been so worried since it was clear that the economy was going on a downswing, we’d been living more frugally for so long, we hadn’t gone on holiday for ten years, been eating significantly cheaper food, and all of her savings were basically wiped out overnight. she was unbelievably upset that she had to die and leave her children with basically nothing to inherit. one of the most upsetting things about her illness was trying to promise her that i was going to be fine when the safety net she wanted to leave me to ensure that wasn’t going to be there because of her condition. it was fucking horrible. i’m crying just typing this. 
so shut up. of course i want research for a cure, as well as research for what you might think are ‘little’ things but are huge things when you are trapped in your body and unable to get away from discomfort. i want funding for the experimental medication that will not cure ALS but may affect the degeneration in parts of the brain which affect personality, which left my mother hostile, paranoid, and constantly telling me that she hated me, because she couldn’t control her emotions or her understanding of the world. and i also want people to be helped, right now, with wheelchairs and ramps and stairlifts and all kinds of things you’ve probably never had to think about. the people spreading this kind of misinformation can fuck off so much you wouldn’t believe.

soyonscruels:

madlori:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”

Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 

And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.

This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.

So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

my mother died of ALS nine months ago and i think people don’t realise how incredibly expensive it is to have that sort of condition. we had to put a stairlift in our staircase, get a moveable chair for her to spend her time in when not in bed, use the entire ground floor of our house as a living/caring space for her, including converting one of the rooms into a bedroom, and build an extension onto our house so we could have a bathroom that could be used by someone almost entirely incapable of moving. it cost a fucking fortune. we paid for it with NHS help and the lump sum payment my mother received when she retired for medical reasons from her teaching job, as well as basically all of her life savings. she was fucking devastated that all of her money had to go on looking after her, because she’d been saving since i was a teenager without telling me because she wanted to give me a surprise present for when i was earning enough money to try and buy a house that would, she hoped, have been enough for a mortgage deposit. she’d been so worried since it was clear that the economy was going on a downswing, we’d been living more frugally for so long, we hadn’t gone on holiday for ten years, been eating significantly cheaper food, and all of her savings were basically wiped out overnight. she was unbelievably upset that she had to die and leave her children with basically nothing to inherit. one of the most upsetting things about her illness was trying to promise her that i was going to be fine when the safety net she wanted to leave me to ensure that wasn’t going to be there because of her condition. it was fucking horrible. i’m crying just typing this. 

so shut up. of course i want research for a cure, as well as research for what you might think are ‘little’ things but are huge things when you are trapped in your body and unable to get away from discomfort. i want funding for the experimental medication that will not cure ALS but may affect the degeneration in parts of the brain which affect personality, which left my mother hostile, paranoid, and constantly telling me that she hated me, because she couldn’t control her emotions or her understanding of the world. and i also want people to be helped, right now, with wheelchairs and ramps and stairlifts and all kinds of things you’ve probably never had to think about. the people spreading this kind of misinformation can fuck off so much you wouldn’t believe.

"If you think women are crazy you’ve never had a dude go from hitting on you to literally threatening to kill you in the time it takes you to say “no thanks.”"

— Kendra Wells. (via mysharona1987)

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A weird thing I find incredibly helpful for art/writing.

heecawroo:

deadcantdraw:

Eplans.com is a website that sells blueprints for houses. 

This might not seem that helpful but if you want a characters house you can make selections based on what sort of house you want them to live in. 

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Then browse through the results and find the house you want. Then you can view the blueprints and have a room layout for that house, which can help with visualising the space they live in. 

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It makes describing generic homes so much easier.

thank you

(Source: eplans.com, via teland)

"I think it’s a social responsibility. I think it’s OUR responsibility to stand up and say what we want and what we don’t want. […] When they announced that Falcon was going to be Cap in the comic books, the internet went crazy. ‘Marvel and their liberal… stupid… I’m tired… Thor’s a woman and she’s stupid.’ But the first Cap was a black dude, like the Tuskegee Airmen. And, before this, the Falcon was Cap once before. So now for you to say ‘Oh they made him black because of Obama’? Dude, you have no idea what you’re talking about. And I feel like that kind of ridiculousness is what is holding us back as a group of people who are trying to create something great in the name of art."

Anthony Mackie (x), when asked about pushing for more diversity

I couldn’t quite hear everything he said in the internet troll voice. But this was the gist.

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thewomanfromitaly:

i’m gonna pee

thewomanfromitaly:

i’m gonna pee

(Source: pleatedjeans, via isagrimorie)

handsometuesday:

Dr. Mary Walker ”believed that tight corsets along with voluminous skirts and petticoats were unsanitary and hampered her medical practice. So she didn’t wear them: first sporting bloomers, then, midway through the war, abandoning those for a male surgeon’s uniform. She didn’t attempt to pass as a man; she was an obviously female doctor wearing a male uniform…. She continued to wear men’s clothing throughout her long life (she lived until 1919) and continually advocated for rational dress reform for women.”

(via wildcard47)


5x11, ‘The Other Woman’ + Black & White 
5x11, ‘The Other Woman’ + Black & White 

(Source: cchristina-hendricks, via ginimasters)

Tags: mad men