September162014

Inspa (x

(Source: derckhale, via messedupdressedup)

12PM

outstanding-mediocrity:

animeliberationfront:

I literally overcame self esteem issues by making ironically over-arrogant claims because even if you’re joking about something a lot you start to believe it and that can totally work in a good way if you let it

They’ve done studies and the “fake it till you make it” mindset actually works and if you keep up a mantra you come to believe it after a time. It actually is how I came to really love myself.

(via oswinstark)

12PM

marauders-groupie:

Ginevra Weasley + First months after the war

Twenty years later, no one would remember the days that came just after the war. No one would remember how Ginny couldn’t bear to see her brothers’ faces, all of them reminding her too much of Fred’s. No one would remember how she shut the door of her room in Harry’s face, bile threatening to spill from her gut and eyes black in fury. No one would remember how much she had screamed and how much she had cried, not sleeping a single wink in weeks after, but still drawing whatever energy she had left to scream and curse and break fine china from the shelves. 

The public eye never saw and never knew about throwing up stomach acid because there was nothing else left to throw up, but there was so much pain and disgust to force it. Nobody witnessed Harry breaking down the door and storming in with Ron - both of their faces she couldn’t look at - holding her hair and whispering in her ear that it would get better. Nobody knew how promising it sounded just then.

Ultimately, no would remember how big of a victory drinking a cup of tea was and no would remember how triumphant it was not to leave class because even the blackboard remembered you of fallen friends. Twenty years later, it would be forgotten. But healing was a war, and Ginny had won it. 

(via dailypotter)

September142014
“25 things i wish i realized while i was still in highschool”
  1. That zit on your cheek literally does not matter
  2. Skipping class one time will not ruin your entire life
  3. The boy you’re trying so hard to impress will mean nothing to you in a year
  4. Bring coffee to school and ignore people who make fun of it
  5. Bring a snack, too. Don’t care if people hear you eating in class.
  6. Being popular isn’t and will never be something that seriously defines who you are
  7. Appreciate your teachers
  8. Doing/not doing drugs doesn’t make you cooler than anyone else.
  9. Neither does drinking
  10. Talk to the kid sitting alone; even though it may not change your life it could drastically change theirs
  11. Participate in school events
  12. Wear sweatpants everyday
  13. Or wear a dress everyday
  14. Wear whatever makes you comfortable
  15. Nobody will laugh at you if you sit alone at your lunch table for five minutes
  16. Utilize the library
  17. Don’t wait 20 minutes to text someone back just to seem cool
  18. Tell your friends how much you love them
  19. Cherish your free textbooks… seriously
  20. Help confused freshmen, be nice to them. Remember how much you would have appreciated it a couple years ago
  21. Compliment the other girls in the bathroom
  22. That fight you had with your mom really isn’t that big of a deal
  23. It’s okay to cry
  24. Don’t let your desire for a romantic relationship stop you from forming platonic relationships
  25. Remember that life does go on

(via tomlinbooties)

(via messedupdressedup)

September122014

But the funny thing about that is we (as readers/viewers) sometimes miss out on information that might have been interesting. The author didn’t think it was, but fans? Most fans will soak up content like a sponge (see: LotR extended editions, cutscenes, etc). And so we’re likely to ask ridiculous questions like “What is laundry day like at Avengers Tower?” - not because it’s important to the narrative, but because we’re curious.

Not to mention: every narrator is an unreliable narrator. Especially the ones who seem the most straightforward. Which means there are a wealth of stories not being told hiding right behind the story that is.

Which, I think, gives an inkling of the primary difference between original fic and fanfic: original fic is declarative, saying “here is the story, these are the important events and characters and aspects of the world,” while fanfic is exploratory (even when it’s got a cracking good plot).

Fanfic exists in the interstices, in the ellipses and the enjambment. Fanfiction exists in the moment before the wave function collapses. A transformative work doesn’t actually transform the original media it is based off of (because the original medium exists in a fixed state and cannot be literally changed by fans unless the canon creators allow it to be so) so much as take the essential structure of the narrative and the characters and twist it, turn it, rotate and reflect it until we’ve built a fractal around it.

“Fandom as Inhabitation of Negative Space” (via cypress-tree)

JESUS FUCK THIS HAS HOW MANY NOTES??

(via saathi1013)

When you get to the end of a story and want to fill in all the blanks, that’s not necessarily the sign of a lack in the original. Sometimes it’s just because you don’t want to leave this amazing new world that has been created!

(via captain-snark)

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10AM

secretlymartinfreeman:

the most unrealistic thing about high school musical is that they let ryan wear hats in class

(via consultingmoosecaptain)

September112014

yeahwriters:

buzzfeed:

Y’all spend a lot of time thinking about Harry Potter, don’t you?

Yes.

6PM
edwardspoonhands:

popemorose:

hornyteen1936:

the baby boomer culture: how an entire generation literally will not shut up about young people doing things they enjoy

The Divorce Culture: how an entire generation couldn’t keep it together, and forgot how to not project their insecurities onto children.

The “I Am No Longer Young” Culture: How your generation will be doing this to the generations behind you in a mere 15 years. 

edwardspoonhands:

popemorose:

hornyteen1936:

the baby boomer culture: how an entire generation literally will not shut up about young people doing things they enjoy

The Divorce Culture: how an entire generation couldn’t keep it together, and forgot how to not project their insecurities onto children.

The “I Am No Longer Young” Culture: How your generation will be doing this to the generations behind you in a mere 15 years. 

(Source: yvngpharrell)

September102014

"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

(Source: katnisseverddeen, via messedupdressedup)

6PM
lincecumesque:

The most hardcore handshake of all time. 

lincecumesque:

The most hardcore handshake of all time. 

(via oswinstark)

5PM

wentzpeter:

fall out boy makes music for the kids that are afraid to grow up and have been told they arent good enough

fall out boy makes music for kids who need to be reminded them that it does get better, that they will make it even if they have to kick and scream their way through it all

fall out boy makes music for the underdogs when no one else does

i am so grateful for fall out boy

(via cumber-hiddles)

5PM
“Fencing makes me like what I see in the mirror.” (via quirkilycrazed)

(via couragefencing)

5PM
cueparanoia:

They either didn’t think this through or they really thought this through

cueparanoia:

They either didn’t think this through or they really thought this through

(Source: fraternalclassics, via consultingmoosecaptain)

5PM

History is written by the s u r v i v o r s .
And I am surely that.

(Source: shelleyhenig, via squintymisha)

5PM

girlwithalessonplan:

staff:

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

I contacted Sen. Coats office and talked to a real, live person who took my information down.

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