Life in Progress

Jul 27

On disrespect: “I have been in relationships where a man has disrespected me, and I don’t need to be friends with that man anymore. I don’t want to be the one going, ‘I’m cool, because I’m friends with all my exes.’ There’s a reason why you’re called an ex. I crossed you off my list. Moving on. You cross a line, you need to know that you’re going to walk this earth knowing that there’s an individual who has no respect for you.”  Zoe Saldana for Marie Claire Magazine, August 2014

Jul 27

nonprofit-whore:

theconsultingshieldmaiden:

aegontargaryen:

friendly reminder that if harry would have been a girl snape would have treated her like petyr baelish treats sansa stark ✿◕‿◕✿

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not really tho bc she would have looked like james still??

Well, if we’re going by the JK Rowling theory of genetics, Harry probably would look like Lily.  Because all boys look like their dads and all girls look like their moms.  I mean, it’s not explicitly stated that way, but Dudley definitely inherited his father’s metabolism, it’s said more than once how much Draco and Lucius look alike, same for Neville and Frank…the mother/daughter relationship isn’t portrayed as heavily in the series; Ginny is our main example with a living mother who interacts with her frequently, but the Weasleys are all redheads with freckles, because Molly and Arthur are both gingers themselves.  Hermione’s mom - I think we get something vague about her being a brunette?  Luna’s mom is dead.

Harry might still have his father’s hair color, as darker hair colors are more dominant traits, but omg could you imagine a cutie Harriet with FRECKLES

and

Those big green eeeeyyyyeeeeeessssss

And if she’d been more like Lily - because I think Petunia might have been a little more okay with a niece, rather than direct competition with Dudley.  She would still have had a shit childhood, most likely.  But maybe the seen and not heard mentality would have been pushed harder than the you-are-a-freak-don’t-touch-me.  Quiet, polite, studious Harriet and if Snape just ignored the hair - except Harriet is more damaged than Lily, more like Snape in a lot of ways.

I think it’s very likely he would treat her as Petyr treats Sansa.  Except with a lot more creepiness and touching and probably some more rape attempts.  Snape is a fucked up individual.  A seriously, seriously fucked up individual.  If he could find a way to take this "Lily" and mold her into someone who - who needed him, depended on him - gods, the potential for abuse is horrible.  Especially if Harry was in Slytherin, which could very well be the case if things went differently enough.  The choice he made to be a Gryffindor was informed by three things: Hagrid’s assertion that all bad witches and wizards were Slytherins (conveniently forgetting about the primary betrayer of the Potters - whether he believes it’s Black or Pettigrew is immaterial, since both were Gryffindors), Malfoy’s status as a Slytherin and his disdainful treatment, and Ron’s judgmental attitude towards non-Gryffindor houses.  Well, and Hermione’s similar but not-so-harsh opinions of non-Gryffindor houses, within hours of Ron’s ranting.

Imagine if Snape volunteered to shepherd little Harriet instead.  Scared the bejeesus out of Petunia in particular and Vernon in addition, which might enamor him to Harry almost immediately.  Was present to keep Malfoy from being a complete tit.  Explained the platform trick (because seriously, Hagrid, what the fuck).

So she looks for an empty compartment, but who’s to say Ron finds her at all, or that he would stay if he did?  He doesn’t know her.  He’s eleven, girls are icky (HP1 has very little activity among the Gryffindor girls aside from Hermione, and even less of the sexes mingling).

Control for just a handful of events, and Harriet ends up in Slytherin after all.  There’s no changing houses afterwards…and if Ron wasn’t interested in an unknown girl, he definitely won’t be interested in a Slytherin girl.

Jul 26
lilsoutherncuss:

moonblossom:

kinpunshou:

so this morning i was playing with the slow-mo mode on my phone, hoping to get a majestic vid of a bumblebee taking off
but instead i found this dumbfuck

Oh my god its little flailing legs. I’m dying.

I can’t stop laughing at this

It crossed my dash again
I still can’t stop laughing at it.

lilsoutherncuss:

moonblossom:

kinpunshou:

so this morning i was playing with the slow-mo mode on my phone, hoping to get a majestic vid of a bumblebee taking off

but instead i found this dumbfuck

Oh my god its little flailing legs. I’m dying.

I can’t stop laughing at this

It crossed my dash again

I still can’t stop laughing at it.

Jul 26

lookslikeajobforthewinchesters:

geekscoutcookies:

I AM HERE FOR EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS. 

It is a testament to this website that I immediately thought she had shorn off his ass with a sword and not that she had stolen his treasure

Jul 25

boxwithlid:

livid-righteousness-badgers:

justdaps:

nahchillhomebro:

summonermedirby:

I don’t think people give Flash enough credit.

…………….my goodness

He didn’t just rebuild an apartment building.

HE FUCKING LEARNED HOW TO BUILD AN APARTMENT BUILDING. HE DID FUCKING RESEARCH. IT TAKES SEVERAL GODDAMN YEARS TO LEARN ALL THE ENGINEERING AND LEGAL CONSTRAINTS OF BUILDING A FUCKING BUILDING AND JUST DID IT.

This is one of my favorite flash comics. It really highlights how the flash doesn’t just run really fast, but can do absolutely astounding things. I remember reading this for the first time and having my head explode. 

Flash rules.

I feel compelled to point out - he also redid the landscaping, removed the fence, and built a swingset.

Jul 25
robowolves:

bemusedlybespectacled:

gdfalksen:

Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.

Why can’t we have a movie about him?

He was often called “Sempo”, an alternative reading of the characters of his first name, as that was easier for Westerners to pronounce.
His wife, Yukiko, was also a part of this; she is often credited with suggesting the plan. The Sugihara family was held in a Soviet POW camp for 18 months until the end of the war; within a year of returning home, Sugihara was asked to resign - officially due to downsizing, but most likely because the government disagreed with his actions.
He didn’t simply grant visas - he granted visas against direct orders, after attempting three times to receive permission from the Japanese Foreign Ministry and being turned down each time. He did not “misread” orders; he was in direct violation of them, with the encouragement and support of his wife.
He was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations in 1985, a year before he died in Kamakura; he and his descendants have also been granted permanent Israeli citizenship. He was also posthumously awarded the Life Saving Cross of Lithuania (1993); Commander’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (1996); and the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2007). Though not canonized, some Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize him as a saint.
Sugihara was born in Gifu on the first day of 1900, January 1. He achieved top marks in his schooling; his father wanted him to become a physician, but Sugihara wished to pursue learning English. He deliberately failed the exam by writing only his name and then entered Waseda, where he majored in English. He joined the Foreign Ministry after graduation and worked in the Manchurian Foreign Office in Harbin (where he learned Russian and German; he also converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church during this time). He resigned his post in protest over how the Japanese government treated the local Chinese citizens. He eventually married Yukiko Kikuchi, who would suggest and encourage his acts in Lithuania; they had four sons together. Chiune Sugihara passed away July 31, 1986, at the age of 86. Until her own passing in 2008, Yukiko continued as an ambassador of his legacy.
It is estimated that the Sugiharas saved between 6,000-10,000 Lithuanian and Polish Jewish people.

robowolves:

bemusedlybespectacled:

gdfalksen:

Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.

Why can’t we have a movie about him?

He was often called “Sempo”, an alternative reading of the characters of his first name, as that was easier for Westerners to pronounce.

His wife, Yukiko, was also a part of this; she is often credited with suggesting the plan. The Sugihara family was held in a Soviet POW camp for 18 months until the end of the war; within a year of returning home, Sugihara was asked to resign - officially due to downsizing, but most likely because the government disagreed with his actions.

He didn’t simply grant visas - he granted visas against direct orders, after attempting three times to receive permission from the Japanese Foreign Ministry and being turned down each time. He did not “misread” orders; he was in direct violation of them, with the encouragement and support of his wife.

He was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations in 1985, a year before he died in Kamakura; he and his descendants have also been granted permanent Israeli citizenship. He was also posthumously awarded the Life Saving Cross of Lithuania (1993); Commander’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (1996); and the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2007). Though not canonized, some Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize him as a saint.

Sugihara was born in Gifu on the first day of 1900, January 1. He achieved top marks in his schooling; his father wanted him to become a physician, but Sugihara wished to pursue learning English. He deliberately failed the exam by writing only his name and then entered Waseda, where he majored in English. He joined the Foreign Ministry after graduation and worked in the Manchurian Foreign Office in Harbin (where he learned Russian and German; he also converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church during this time). He resigned his post in protest over how the Japanese government treated the local Chinese citizens. He eventually married Yukiko Kikuchi, who would suggest and encourage his acts in Lithuania; they had four sons together. Chiune Sugihara passed away July 31, 1986, at the age of 86. Until her own passing in 2008, Yukiko continued as an ambassador of his legacy.

It is estimated that the Sugiharas saved between 6,000-10,000 Lithuanian and Polish Jewish people.

Jul 24
archkeyblader:

dakt37:

xxcastingshadows:

blarionmercurial:

michaelceras-moustache:

Sims 3 and Skyrim oh god

Pokemon Y and Tomodachi Life

Bahaha KH and Pokemon X which is pretty much DDD when you think about it.

The World Ends With You and the Emperor’s New Groove Action Game
I too seem to have ended up with Kingdom Hearts

Skyrim and FF13….yeeeessssss

Dragon Age II and…
…Dragon Age: Origins.
:T
welp.

archkeyblader:

dakt37:

xxcastingshadows:

blarionmercurial:

michaelceras-moustache:

Sims 3 and Skyrim oh god

Pokemon Y and Tomodachi Life

Bahaha KH and Pokemon X which is pretty much DDD when you think about it.

The World Ends With You and the Emperor’s New Groove Action Game

I too seem to have ended up with Kingdom Hearts

Skyrim and FF13….yeeeessssss

Dragon Age II and…

…Dragon Age: Origins.

:T

welp.

Jul 24

Graffiti on proposed shelter for immigrant children in Maryland: ‘No illeagles here.’ →

cognitivedissonance:

Goddammit.

These are CHILDREN.

WHAT. THE. FUCK.

Hey now

Clearly they’re concerned about an infestation of ailing raptor-birds.  This shelter is for healthy little eagles only.  Gotta quarantine the sick ones or the whole population could take a dive.

Jul 23

I do love the classics.

Jul 23

ramblingsofagirlgeek:

ninastestanin:

netwerking-engineer:

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When your party has a bard and there’s an enemy bard

I laughed way too hard at this

I can’t stop laughing

every time the gif repeats, i giggle some more