I recently re-found a box of chocolates I got at the discount candy warehouse. They were still really good, but I got a surprise when I bit into one of them. The box clearly said “Raspberry,” and it was in the magenta foil wrapper with the raspberry sticker and in a single-type box among another dozen raspberry dark chocolate cordials. It looked exactly the same from the outside…complete with little molded embossed raspberry. But it was full of caramel.
And you know, I don’t know a single damned person who would insist that because of the box it had been purchased in, the color of the foil, the sticker that had been put on it (undoubtably by a professional candymaker), the ingredients list, the mold that had been used, or the word on the label that it was “actually,” “really” a raspberry cordial. In fact, most people would look at me like I was crazy and say “um, if there’s caramel inside, it’s a caramel, this ain’t rocket science.”
Why can’t it be this common sense with trans* people?
This is the best thing ever.
Christopher Saunders as Kostcheï in Mikhail Fokine’s The Firebird, The Royal Ballet
I read ‘Doge’ as Doge, like French. Dohje.
I read ‘Bune’ as Bjune.
Sometimes this website is really difficult for me. I just can’t with these whippersnapers and their dogs and bunnies.
My friend and his linguist problems. <3
live in the sunshine swim in the sea drink the wild air
I always felt horrible for Hermione’s parents.
- She only stayed at her parents house for 2 weeks over the summer, then left to be with Ron at the burrow, or at headquarters for OotP
- She is always caught up in HW or thinking about the wizarding world when she IS with them
- They will never fully understand her:they lost her to magic
- In OotP she ditched them because she didn’t like skiing, missing out on Christmas with them, and going to headquarters.
- They never fully understand what is going on, (or maybe the full scale of the problem with Voldemort. Or the fact that she wants to be there with Harry to fix it)
And, of course, the biggest breaking point between them: that Hermione erased her parents memories without their consent, forced them to abandon their lives, and sent them to Australia for a year - in their best interests, of course, but still, without their consent and apparently without even trying to explain the war to them. I have to imagine that they’d have felt a certain amount of betrayal of trust (and horror, if they hadn’t previously realized how powerful Hermione is and what magic can do to Muggles whether they want it or not.)
(Imagine how difficult that would have been - both when Hermione had to explain what had happened and when her parents have to come back and try to rebuild their lives in the UK afterwards, explaining to friends, family, and relatives why they suddenly disappeared, trying to even do mundane things like get their dental licenses renewed or rebuild their business - because I doubt they’d have kept their clientele after going missing for a year - and just generally everything that they would have been through - and I think the Grangers probably wouldn’t have understood. The idea of there having been an entire war that no one around them knew about, the idea of their daughter being a war hero (or being able to understand that she was tortured, or that she had fought and survived, or everything she’d been through) - I imagine that there would be this huge rift between them, and that her parents would probably be at least somewhat angry, confused, and disbelieving about everything, particularly as they don’t seem very close to her (as OP has pointed out.)
Basically, Hermione’s relationship with her parents feels like it would have become another casualty of war, and it’s just sort of this sad thing that feels largely overlooked.
I am reading an essay called Male-Male Desire in Pharaonic Egypt (by Alex Clayden) which is actually pretty good
I just need to draw attention to this little gem of a pick-up line
Attention, followers: you now know how to write “nice ass” in hieroglyphics.
all i ever wanted out of life tbh
pronounced very near to nefer ooey pekhooey kee, where kh is the phleghm sound that achmed the terrorist makes fun of
Reasons for retumbling this are innumerable, and maybe two of my friends will get it right away. “BUTTS!”
What makes the gemstone stunning is that it looks like an underwater view of the ocean floor as light shines through it. There’s a surreal quality about the gemstone that looks like a pocket-sized aquarium. The treasure is a very rare Oregon opal shown in its dry state. The seller says, “This material has hydrophane properties and can be greatly enhanced when soaked in water, but I don’t believe that accurately portrays the opal being offered.”