the expression “i cant say that with a straight face” comes from the fact that straight people have no sense of humour and cant tell jokes

um can you not?

are you straight because I’m sensing a lack of sense of humor
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the best part of today has been the constant stream of people gradually finding out about Naya Rivera’s wedding and the mixed reactions like


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Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.

A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.

So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.

“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.

When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.

So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.

In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.

So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.

Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?

[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]

I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.

Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?

She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.

Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.

Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via karakamos)
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❒ taken

✔ Letting my hair flow in the wind as I ride through the glen, firing arrows into the sunset

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Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll is putting her money where her mouth is when it comes to her decision to terminate the city’s contract with Gordon College.

They handle witch hunts differently in Salem in the 21st Century.

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bless xkit for removing “recommended” blogs from my dash. that is the worst thing tumblr has ever goddamn done. worse than sponsored posts!


when McGonagall finds out that Ginny is pregnant, and that the Weasley and Potter bloodlines will converge, she marks on her calender the day the child will turn 11 and that is the day she retires 

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New Doctor Who theme alterations for the 12th Doctor revealed.

This is why I gave up on this show. I used to sit down on the bed and watch the old Doctor Who on T.V. with little brother and sister and my Mum. We used to absolutely love it. When the new Doctors showed up, still good! Really good. Then things started getting ridiculously mental and childish and stupid a little while after 11 showed up (don’t get me wrong, he’s a brilliant actor, and I don’t blame him for anything), and now the show had just fucking gone downhill. Please don’t tell me this is actual music for the new Doctor. Please just tell me it’s not. Jesus fucking Christ this show has been butchered.

human life is incredible

I hate the excessive need to “modernize” everything in TV. It’s like, this wouldn’t be so bad if they actually made it still feel sci-fi, but now it’s this weird new-age bullshit, like they’re trying too hard to be “progressive”. I know I’m making a big deal out of a THEME SONG maybe, but thing is, they’ll probably end up carrying this ideology into the series itself. Where the fuck are things going.

it keeps happening

this is fucking hilarious


this is my new favorite post on Tumblr

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smoo told me to draw zutara week stuff so instead i drew some modern au gaang. sorry for my shitty handwriting.

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I mean it’s a cultural thing y’know, they probably just do it out of habit. God knows I’ve done it with sister’s boyfriends and cousin’s partners all my life, even if it was the first time I saw them and would never see them again.

I do understand that it’s cultural, it’s as natural for them as like shaking hands or whatever, but I used to agonize about seeing my own extended family because I’d have to briefly hug each of them, and I just wish it wasn’t rude to not engage in this kind of behavior. Meeting these people was the first time in a long time that it was forced on me (with no warning!), and now we’re seeing them again, and it’s all i can think about. 

according to my limited experiences, the quebecois make you do the double kiss thing like they’re from fucking europe when you meet them, and i found this out when i met allison’s family from quebec (also allison’s mom is from quebec, and she never even makes me hug her, so what the fuck), and it was so very, very awkward fake-kissing strangers, and now we’re supposed to see the quebec family again this weekend, and i’m having anxiety about all the forced touching that’s going to happen, like why can’t i just say hi and wave from behind allison?

maybe if they knew i was agonizing about it a week beforehand, they’d just wave back?

why is this a thing people can do, insist on physical contact? why?

Connie Britton’s endorsement of Wendy Davis’s campaign is my favorite thing in the world right now.


Top AIDS researchers killed on Malaysia Air flight
One-hundred researchers, health workers, and activists killed on board Malaysia Air yesterday were en route to a global AIDS conference in Australia.

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