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Let’s talk about the battle in the Department of Mysteries for a sec. So after the group gets split up, Harry, Hermione and Neville go one way and Ron, Ginny and Luna the other. The next time we see the latter group Ginny’s ankle is busted and Ron’s brain is addled. Luna says that the Death Eaters blew up a planet in the planetarium and hit Ron with some sort of hex.

Let’s take a moment to examine that. If the curse that hit the planet had hit any of the kids, they’d be dead. So the Death Eater probably missed, hit the planet ahead of them, injuring Ginny. But here’s the important part: the one who actually gets hit by the hex? Ron.

Why is this important? Because Ron is consistently described throughout the series as tall. Like, every time Harry sees him after the beginning of summer he’s described as having shot up. Again. On the other hand Ginny is described as “the small one” by Bellatrix Lestrange. But Ron is behind her. I don’t know if you know this but tall people can run really fast. I am not particularly fit but I am tall. And I can pour on the speed when my adrenaline’s up, which I have no doubt was the case for everyone in the Department of Mysteries. But he’s behind her.

Because he did that deliberately. He kept his body between the Death Eaters and the girls. He shielded them from their spells. Because those he cares about are more important to him than his own life.

I don’t know, I just think about this a lot.

Ron is a strategist, and has already shown a willingness to take the hit for the team and be left behind. In any group, I think that’s just his default position; take the hit, buy more time for others to escape. He’s well aware that realistically, someone is going to be hurt. In this case, Luna is creative and smart enough to come up with something out of left field to throw the enemy off. Ginny is small, but she’s an athletic powerhouse who can throw strong hexes. If it comes down to a crunch, Ron knows that the two of them can fight their way out, and he can increase their odds by at least holding off the wave behind them.

Honestly, this is such an important point.

Consistently throughout the series, Ron can be seen being taken out of the action somehow. AND IT IS NEVER BECAUSE HE IS WEAK.

Rather, it’s because Ron is a STRATEGIST, who CARES.

In Philosopher’s Stone, for example. Ron allows himself to be “taken” by the queen, because he knows that he is standing with the Boy-Who-Lived and the Brightest-Witch-Of-Her-Age and Voldy must be stopped and it’s SIMPLE to him. Ron is a strategist, like has been said. It’s a strategic decision - who cares if it puts himself in harm’s way?

In Prisoner of Azkaban, Ron and Harry are faced with the Grim, and what does Ron do? He pushes Harry out of Sirius’ path, in the process allowing the dog to latch onto his outstretched arm and pull him away, breaking his leg as they enter the Willow. This decision is simple too - it’s because Harry Potter means the world to Ron Weasley, and Ron would not hesitate for a moment in putting himself between Harry and danger.


And when it comes down to it, he never hesitates.

And don’t forget DH:

“Wait,” said Bellatrix sharply.  "All except… except for the Mudblood.“
Greyback gave a grunt of pleasure.
“No!” shouted Ron. “You can have me, keep me!”

“Right,” said Ron, squaring his shoulders. “So you can’t go, that’s
what he wants, what he’s expecting. You stay here and look after
Hermione, and I’ll go and get it —”

Where do people who claim Ron is a coward who hides behind his friends get their bullshit from?

I will fucking fight you over Ron Weasley’s honor.
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2017-07-23 11:04 pm

"There’s a fine line between heroism and

“There’s a fine line between heroism and arson.”
- Our Artificer (via yourplayersaidwhat)
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2017-07-23 10:44 pm

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Steven Moffat's savage reply to the negative reactions of the new Doctor. (x)
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2017-07-23 10:19 pm

doctorwho: Something has gone very wrong with


Something has gone very wrong with time. 

 The Doctors and Bill return this Christmas in ‘Twice Upon A Time’.
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2017-07-22 03:21 am
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The most hilarious thing about the fact Buckbeak had a trial and lost is that later on JKR resolves the issue by having Hagrid take him in again and renaming him Witherwings. That’s literally all it took. What if in POA, Hagrid simply said, “Sorry, Buckbeak flew away.” 

“There’s a hippogriff right there, Hagrid.”

“A different hipprogriff.”

“I’m… pretty sure that’s the same hipprogriff.”

“Prove it.” 

no dna tests we die like scientifically underdeveloped societies

Prisoner of Azkaban continues to be the most frustrating book

Someone should have just adopted Sirius and started calling him Gerald.

Remus: Erm… this is our new order member, my… cousin Gerald. Gerald White.

“Mr. Lupin that is Sirius Black with glasses!”
“Oh come now Minister, Sirius Black doesn’t wear glasses. That wouldn’t make sense.”
“Well have Mr. White take off his glasses then!”
“He can’t he needs them to see.”

it got better

It’s honestly a miracle to me that wizarding society doesn’t collapse every other week because like

You’ve got this world full of people who can destroy whole buildings or turn people into beetles or make vehicles fly just by waving a stick at them

And there is literally no common sense

Anywhere to be found

Voldemort would never have had anyone find out he was back if he just went around calling himself Steve 

Okay, see, I thought I saved this post to comment on it but I’d like to bring up

The Minister would NEVER EVER disbelieve in Gerald White. He’d buy it hook line and sinker. The wizarding world would buy it hook line and sinker. The GOBLINS wouldn’t but wizards have been shown to be pretty blindingly clueless. Still, Gringotts would grudgingly give Sirius access to the Black fortune.

But, but, but, you know the one person

the one person

who Gerald White would drive AB-SO-LUTELY FUCKING BATSHIT?

Severus Snape.

Snape would do everything, EVERYTHING, to get people to believe that it’s Sirius. But the Order would ignore it (they accepted Sirius as Sirius before anyway) and Remus would just be so… so affronted.

‘Severus, he is my cousin.’

And Sirius would love it. He’d love the fact that Snape just hated it. He’d be the BEST DAMN GERALD WHITE EVER b/c Snape is doing everything from dropping veritaserum into his firewhisky to capturing a dementor in a box and releasing it on Sirius when he least expects it

That one causes problems for a bare minute because SHIT A DEMENTOR ATTEMPTED TO GIVE GERALD THE KISS MAYBE SNAPE IS RIGHT except Harry comes forward and is like ‘excuse me, I’ve never committed a crime and dementors are ALWAYS attacking me, I think they’re attracted to glasses’

and the magical community is like ‘shit, yeah, you’re right’

and just

Spare. Snape goes spare.


I want to draw all of this as a mini comic so badly

@fr0st6yte @xtaticpearl

“That’s Sirius Black!”

“Honestly, Severus, you’re seeing him everywhere. Are you sure you aren’t obsessed with him?”

“He’s right there! Look at him! Are you blind?”

“Not really, though it seems that you must be. Blind in love.”

*Sirius outwardly smiling serenely while planning to take revenge on Remus for making him imagine this. Remus having the time of his life.*
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2017-07-22 02:21 am
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giffingbuffy: buffyverse character arc appreciation | angel


buffyverse character arc appreciation | angel
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2017-07-21 11:26 pm
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timelordinaustralia: The Cybermen on trampolines | requested by...


The Cybermen on trampolines | requested by anon
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2017-07-21 11:26 pm
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That point in a piece of fanfiction where you can tell something embarrassing is about to happen so you start fucking around on tumblr because you’re a huge baby with a crippling overabudance of empathy.

I do this with every media I consume. I pause movies and have to walk around and prepare myself for second-hand embarrassment sometimes.

This is mE

Secondhand embarrassment. I’ve got it. 

I sometimes mute movies or tv shows to avoid it. Especially if I know it’s coming. 


I do this too. And I can’t do action films or romances where the plot advances because of embarrassing misunderstandings or bad decisions. Certain preventable fuckups make me viscerally angry and uncomfortable and ashamed.

Like, I’m sure “The Walking Dead” has some good points, and my husband wanted to watch it, so we borrowed it from completely the library and EVERYTHING, but I was unable to tolerate it. For some reason, the plot advanced mostly by the kind of fuckups that really bother me, and the characters kept doing uncomfortable things or having uncomfortable conversations. This isn’t to say there was anything wrong with the show. It was like I was personally allergic to it. I would have to get up and walk around the room, fiddling with stuff, or walk away entirely. But lots of people like the show, so it would be like

“Elodie, have you seen Walking Dead”

“Oh, it’s not for me”

“Whyyyy?? you’d like it”

“Um, it makes me physically uncomfortable”

“LOL are you afraid of zombies?”

“Absolutely. Yes. I don’t like them at all. But it’s more that I felt my face getting really hot with shame, and I had to have something to knit so I couldn’t watch the characters fucking up, BUT I COULD STILL HEAR THEM, FRIEND, I COULD STILL HEAR THEM FUCKING EVERYTHING UP”

I’m so glad other people have this too because SOMEBODY GETS IT

I literally watch through my fingers, with my hands in front of my face.
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2017-07-21 11:16 pm

anjelia3: Now I can kill the woman you love. No, you


Now I can kill the woman you love. No, you can’t.
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2017-07-20 10:16 pm
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screamqueen13:Moments like this in Buffy.


Moments like this in Buffy.
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2017-07-18 11:22 pm
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"Ginger, get the popcorn"

“Ginger, get the popcorn”

One of the most iconic lines ever spoken in recorded history (via 20hoursintww)


(via ginger-get-the-popcorn)
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2017-07-18 10:57 pm

do-you-have-a-flag: I found a glossary of terminology on an old...


I found a glossary of terminology on an old fanshrine from the early/mid 2000s

here’s some terms as they were generally defined then as well as some that aren’t used anymore

interesting to me is:

the use of ACC instead of OC

WAFF instead of Fluff

just the fact that even though MST3k had been off the air since 1999 and video sharing online was way less accessible in the early 2000s than now that the concept of MSTing a fic was so common i saw a lot of it between 2000 and 2005 and sought out episodes of MST3k as a result of that before youtube was even a thing
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2017-07-18 10:57 pm
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I can’t wait for the days where scholarship has to muddle through and ao3 pseudonyms like “guys, I have evidence to believe that starfucker69 was a pseudonym for one of our landmark literary figures of the 21st century and that they in fact first began their writing career with filthy sinful Steggy smut.”

As an academic and a fan I both want and fucking dread this day because academics trying to tackle things like A/B/O, magic!cock, g!p, mpreg, rule 63, sex pollen like… the language academia is going to have to invent my god  

#this makes me happy#in a deep deep place in my blackened soul

I can’t wait for this to happen. It’s gonna be so FUN
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2017-07-18 10:47 pm
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jewish-privilege: In July 1947, the President Warfield left...

Jewish refugees crowd together in the sleeping quarters aboard the "Exodus 1947." July 1947
Passengers on board the Exodus 1947 refugee ship, which has just arrived at the Haifa, Palestine port, peer out of cabin windows. The British will forcibly return the refugees to Europe. July 19, 1947
Passengers on the deck of the refugee ship "Exodus 1947" in Haifa. July 18, 1947
Jewish refugees, including children, disembark from the "Exodus 1947" refugee ship. They will be sent back to Europe by British authorities. Haifa, Palestine, July 19, 1947.
A British soldier removes refugees, wounded resisting the British, from the ship "Exodus 1947." Haifa, Palestine, July 20, 1947
Jewish displaced persons at the Hohne-Belsen DP camp protest Britain's decision to send back to Germany the Jewish refugees from Exodus 1947. - Henry Ries, Sept 1947
Displaced person protest the forced return to Germany of passengers from Exodus 1947. British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin is hanged in effigy. - Henry Ries, Sept 1947
Jewish children, forcibly removed by British soldiers from the ship at Poppendorf displaced persons camp, Germany. - Henry Ries, Sept 1947
A British guard at Poppendorf DP camp after the arrival of Jewish refugees forces from the Exodus 1947 ship. - Henry Ries, Sept 1947

In July 1947, the President Warfield left Sète, France, for Palestine. It carried over 4,500 Jewish men, women, and children, all displaced persons (DPs) or survivors of the Holocaust. Even before the ship (by then renamed the Exodus 1947) reached Palestine’s territorial waters, British destroyers surrounded it. On July 18 a struggle ensued between British naval forces and passengers on the ship. A Jewish crew member and two passengers were killed. Dozens suffered bullet wounds and other injuries.

Attempting to make an example of the Exodus 1947, the British towed the ship to Haifa and transferred the passengers onto three navy transports which returned to Europe. The ships first landed at Port-de-Bouc, France, where the passengers were ordered to disembark. When the French authorities refused to forcibly remove the refugees, British authorities, fearing adverse public opinion, sought to wait until the passengers disembarked of their own accord. The passengers, including many orphaned children, forced the issue by declaring a hunger strike which lasted 24 days. Mounting pressure from international media coverage pressed British authorities to find a solution. The ships sat for three weeks in the sweltering summer heat, but the passengers refused to voluntarily disembark and the French authorities were unwilling to force them to leave. The British government then transported the passengers to Hamburg, where they were interned in camps in the British zone of occupation in Germany.

- “Exodus 1947” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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2017-07-18 10:42 pm
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AU where the Justice League forms like usual, except Batman maintained his “totally a myth” status and has in fact been active for years before the JL forms. He’s very cautious about trusting them, but still joins, and the others sort of accepts that as long as they trust that Batman has a really hard time with trust, it will all work out in its own weird way

Then, one day, in the middle of a JL mission, the League gets in a tight spot. Out of nowhere, this blue and black blur swoops in and saves everyone’s ass. Maybe breaking some shackles that were proving very difficult, maybe disarm a bomb that the League was just a hair’s breadth too slow to reach without help, but whatever happens, the shadowy figure pauses just long enough to say, “Hey, Batman, you know you there are these things called cellphones now and you can just call sometimes, it doesn’t have to be this dramatic?” and bounds away after shouting ‘let’s do brunch! Bring your new friends!’

Batman is mortified.

No one lets it go.

The entire rest of the mission, the whole League is asking so many questions. Who was that? Do you know him? How do you know him? What’s going on? I didn’t know there was a vigilante in this area?? They don’t let up until he talks.

“That was Nightwing.” Batman is mumbling. The JL forces him to bring them to the Brunch. Brunch happens to be in a run-down apartment on the edge of a bad neighborhood, at five in the morning, in costume. Nightwing introduces himself as Batman’s lovechild with justice.

“I did not realize Batman had a child,” Martian Manhunter says, calmly enough that no one’s sure if he’s accidentally plucking a really loud thought out of the air or if he’s trying to make a joke.

Nightwing stares for a moment falling over laughing. He doesn’t get up. Batman starts trying to apply anti-Joker venom but Nightwing just kicks him and laughs until he cries. He keeps trying to wipe his eyes and his mask keeps getting in the way, so he asks everyone to leave so he can please get a hold of himself

He is still laughing when they leave. Everyone is confused. Batman is furious.  Nightwing manages to breathe long enough to say, “We’re just so glad you’re socializing now, Batman.”

Superman turns to look at Batman very slowly. “…’we’?”

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2017-07-18 10:32 pm

angelsinvestigations: Unbelievable…


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2017-07-18 10:22 pm

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12 Times Han Solo Used The Force Without Knowing It

I need Han to accidentally be force strong, mostly because HE WOULD HATE THAT SO MUCH

“Wow so you’re basically a self-taught Jedi”
“That’s force shit”
“Yeah, because of the force”
“That’s the force making people believe your terrible lies against all reason ”

I can picture his reaction now…

Originally posted by gameraboy

No, but this is:

Originally posted by sterkiller

Oh heck

George Lucas can pry Force Sensitive Han from my cold dead hands.

I love everything about this theory, but my favourite part of it by far is now utterly offended he’d be by the suggestion.
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Not Knowing "Zio" is a Slur is an Indictment, Not a Defense

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The Chicago Dyke March, an alternative to Chicago Pride that is meant to have a more “social justice” orientation, caught a heap of bad press when it expelled several Jewish marchers for carrying rainbow Jewish pride flags featuring a Star of David on them. The march has defiantly resisted any and all calls to apologize, and insisted that it was only being “critical of Israel” (isn’t everything?).
Yesterday, it popped back into the antisemitism news beat by posting a tweet: “Zio tears replenish my electrolytes!” “Zio” is an antisemitic slur popularized by David Duke; even the milquetoast Chakrabarti Inquiry into antisemitism in Labour agreed it was a racist term (and St. Jeremy Corbyn himself agreed: “‘Zio’ is a vile epithet that follows in a long line of earlier such terms that have no place whatsoever in our party.”).
The March is defending itself from renewed antisemitism allegations by saying it “Definitely didn’t know the violent history of the term.”
They mean this as a defense. It’s actually an indictment. Let me explain why.
I’ll accept, for sake of argument, that the Chicago Dyke March did not “know” the term “Zio” was antisemitic. Nonetheless, the March almost certainly did not stumble across the term “Zio” by accident. It got it from somewhere, from sources it felt confident enough in that it felt comfortable emulating. In other words, one of the ways the Chicago Dyke March learned to speak about matters of Jewish concern was from people who think it is okay to toss around terms like “Zio.” The odds that everything else it learned about those matters from this same social network was magically uninfected by this obvious antisemitism is incredibly scant. It’s the thirteenth (or in this case fourteenth, or fifteenth, or seventieth) chime that calls into question the other twelve.
There are many places in this country where people grow up hearing racial slurs that they don’t “know” are derogatory – they’re “just what people say.” When they move into the wider world and use such terms, they sometimes claim ignorance – and in some sense, they might be right. But the implication of their apologia is that not that they are free from racism – far from it. It’s that they grew up in an environment where racism was so normalized that they didn’t even know how to recognize it. Such a situation demands some very hard work of unlearning, of radically questioning one’s own presuppositions and acknowledging that one needs to acquire substantial new information before one can feel confident in one’s ability to relate to the other group in an ethical manner.
But let’s give the Dyke March even further benefit of the doubt. Suppose they somehow magically stumbled upon “Zio” through entirely innocent means – nobody in their social network was using it, they came up with it all be their creative selves. Even still, all that would demonstrate is that they don’t know crucial information about a subject they nonetheless feel fully confident to opine on. Put another way, if they didn’t “know” that “Zio” was antisemitic, shouldn’t the next question be “what else don’t we know?”I’ve long thought that the heart of oppression as a discursive practice is a perceived entitlement to talk about a group without knowing about the group. The Chicago Dyke March pleads ignorance about Jews and antisemitism, but that ignorance in no way dissipates their belief that they are absolutely entitled to talk about Jews and Jewish institutions however they want and be treated as credible and legitimate entrants to the discussion. It’s not a valid move. If you don’t know enough about Jews or antisemitism to know that “Zio” is an antisemitic term, then you don’t know enough to be confident that any of your other opinions about Jews or antisemitism are worthwhile.The Dyke March, in short, wants the innocence of ignorance without the responsibility. It wants to be able to say, on the one hand, “we didn’t know that this term we used was a prominent antisemitic slur”, while on the other hand it equally wants to say “we do know that in all other cases everything else we’ve said or done vis-a-vis Jews is entirely above-board and not antisemitic.” They can only have the first if they’re willing to disturb the second.

A follow-up to the earlier discussion on my tumblr about the Dyke March and the Jewish Pride flags. 
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