withoutalittlerisk:

like there’s a crowd of first and second years clumped up in a hallway and mcgonagall walks over and sees sirius black standing in the middle of all of it and is like ‘ugh what is he up to, what is he doing to these poor kids’

but then she gets closer and hears him talking and realizes he’s giving them directions on how to get to their classes and advice on their first days because it’s his seventh year and he knows how they feel

and she just smiles 

Posted 1 hour ago on July 25 with 2,796 notes · Source
henrrywinter: im actually reading gone girl right now and I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH AMY AND EVERYTHING SHE CHOOSES TO DO. THIS QUOTE IS GOLDEN

pisatnavzryd:

I just finished rereading “Gone Girl” because I basically ate it the first time and it’s just such an interesting book for me to consider. I collected quotes as I read it and I said I’d talk to you about the book/Amy so I’m going to do that now. Sorry it’s so late!

The thing about Amy is that nothing will ever be enough for her. She wants everything in the world and she was told that she could have it because she had parents who loved her, she had beauty and charm and brilliance to spare, but it wasn’t enough. She could do whatever the hell she wanted right? But she couldn’t. The thing about existence as a woman so to speak is that either you obey the rules set forward by society, wear the right clothes, say the right things, date/fuck the right men, be whatever people want you to be and avoid trouble and the disconcert of other people or if you can’t do those things or you don’t want to, you’d better expect the consequences. You can’t do whatever you want and demand the consequences don’t apply to you which is almost what Amy wanted to do. 

One of my favorite Amy lines aside from the whole huge rant on the Cool Girl is from her last chapterI was told love should be unconditional. That’s the rule, everyone says so. But if love has no boundaries, no limits, no conditions, why should anyone try to do the right thing ever? If I know I am loved no matter what, where is the challenge?” As human beings, I think we need that prodding, that motivation to be better people. For the longest time, this came from organized religion, the whole if you don’t do the right thing, God will smite you and you’ll be stuck in hell with all the other sinners. But in the modern era, it’s almost a taboo to be religious or rather to believe in the unknown outside the confines of organized religion which is just really not conducive to freedom that we so covet. I want to I don’t know, wear two piece swimsuits and drink coffee and dance in the sunshine and talk about the beauty of theoretical probability and just be. It’s not “rational” and “practical” so many young women are stuck with this internal mantra of “I need a purpose I need a reason I need to be absolutely everything under the sun and even though I managed to achieve this because I’m so capable, I am still empty and I don’t know what can fill me up.”

Amy Elliott Dunne is looking for a purpose to life, she can’t find it, so she manipulates those who have somehow made her feel less than extraordinary into giving her that purpose. She hates the idea of anybody beating her of being better than her of somehow surpassing the ridiculous standards she set for herself. And her actions are horrible of course and not morally right at all; the Hilary Handy situation not to mention the framing Desi for murder and then murdering him, although the way Desi treated Amy made me sick to the stomach to be quite honest and maybe it says something I thought he almost had it coming. But the whole “why are we here what is the purpose why am I not happy even though I should be?” is the question that Sylvia Plath posed in the 1950s and and is written off by many (white male) quasi intellectuals a la Woody Allen as a crazy sad girl with serious daddy issues who wrote some pretty words and killed herself in the most gruesome way. (conveniently ignoring the fact her husband Ted Hughes’ second wife died in the exact same way which is a coincidence that’s really fucking eerie.) What is the purpose to existence? As woman why are we mandated to dance to the tune of men? Acquiesce to their requests with a smile, be their mothers and their wives and their whores and their sisters all in one and never get the respect that any of those identities should garner, let them think they’re men while treating them like the little boys they are never letting it slip the work we put into the carefully constructed identity of it all. 

The Plath quote in full, which often the only last part is quoted because it’s a bit too radical for many modern male egos, is Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night.” I don’t want to be a woman sometimes, or rather the sheer frustration with the amount of organized rules and regulations and isms I have to live under just pisses me the fuck off, and I get so so angry without really any warning, and Amy really resonated with that aspect of my brain. I just want to be a person, not a woman with the rules of a woman, where my body is free to be judged my whole life by the wide world no matter how intelligent I may be, and my mind is supposed to be organized as society has constructed the ideal, and I’m trapped in that body. 

It’s a coffin almost that we’ve been buried alive in but the Amy Dunne’s and the Cersei Lannisters and the women who want more take the gamble to do it and sometimes they succeed but is it really worth it?. And the tragedy of it all is that they generally still lose because the society isn’t conducive to that sort of wanting in a woman while in most men it’s excused because “that’s how men ought to be all ambitious and go-getting.” I said today that men want strong independent women as a token on the checklist to the “suitable partner” as long as they aren’t strong and independent towards them and just do exactly what they’re told. 

But good god Amy Elliott Dunne. Rosamunde Pike will kill it I think and Ben Affleck is Nick Dunne to the point he has a face I want to slap. I was in the minority who really loved the ending as it is and I hope Gillian Flynn doesn’t change its vibe to much though I get some of the logistics could stand to be altered. 

Posted 1 hour ago on July 25 with 24 notes
"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance."
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 18. Emphasis mine. Those who want to confine freedom of religion in America to freedom of worship — and I have heard from a number of them lately — might want to reflect on their dissent from this document.

Further commentary from Lord Alton of Liverpool here.

(via ayjay)

Posted 1 hour ago on July 25 with 9 notes

http://owning-my-truth.com/post/92830304367/in-case-you-were-somehow-confused-when-you →

owning-my-truth:

In case you were somehow confused:

When you support the state of Israel, you are supporting racism and apartheid. You are supporting the brutal ethnic cleansing and oppression of the Palestinian people. You are supporting the “logic” that one genocide justifies the genocide of another people. And…

Posted 3 hours ago on July 25 with 640 notes

The most important thing in life is desire. You can achieve anything you want. The world is yours for the taking. Nothing is impossible for you, my girls. All you need is to desire it.

Posted 4 hours ago on July 25 with 142 notes · Source

fiendishly-nerdy:

if someone “fights like a girl” you should be absolutely terrified of them have ever seen a girl fight they’ll rip your fucking throat out with their hands while the guys are still doing that weird cobra posturing thing for five minutes 

Posted 15 hours ago on July 25 with 210,522 notes · Source
"I wouldn’t necessarily mind people not knowing I’m gay, but I don’t like being thought of as straight — in the same way that I don’t mind people not knowing I’m a writer, but it would be awkward if they assumed I was an extreme skateboarder, because that’s so far removed from the reality of my life. But there is no blank slate where orientation is concerned; we are straight until proven otherwise. And if you’ve never seen how dramatically a conversation can be derailed by a casual admission of homosexuality, let me tell you, it gets awkward."
Posted 15 hours ago on July 25 with 16,312 notes · Source
joshpeck:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?

joshpeck:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

image

Posted 15 hours ago on July 25 with 121,296 notes · Source

heroineheroine:

cremebuns:

batmanisagatewaydrug:

Now that’s what I call justice 

LMAO THAT MY POST

😭😭😭😭

Posted 15 hours ago on July 25 with 190,931 notes · Source

I don’t want to die because I heard that heaven has really shitty wifi

Posted 15 hours ago on July 25 with 1 note
tagged as #wifi


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