what if harry had been sorted into slytherin though
- sarcastic bastard and no need to pretend otherwise
- learning the names of people outside your immediate circle of friends??? please
- usually overdramatic, sometimes morally grey
- sirius having to deal with the fact that…
I think the fact that within Hogwarts there’s a lot of distaste for Slytherin and Hufflepuff shows some interesting insight into the wizarding community. Like, Hufflepuff represents hard work and fairness, right? But there’s the idea that Hufflepuffs are…
Fairy rings occupy a prominent place in European folklore as the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance. According to the folklore, a fairy ring appears when a fairy, pixie, or elf appears. It will disappear without trace in less than five days, but if an observer waits for the elf to return to the ring, he or she may be able to capture it. They are soooooo beautiful!
fairy rings are usually caused by decaying organic matter, generally a tree stump. many types of fungi have symbiotic relationships with tree roots and mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of such fungus. So if a huge old tree was cut down, you’ll often find fairy rings. they can last for years and years as the earth reabsorbs all the nutrients left behind by the beautiful tree.
sorry, didn’t mean to crush dreams - but i have a degree in horticulture and i was really excited when i first learned this.
maybe fairies and fungi are joining together to mourn the loss of the tree
NO BUT FINDING OUT ABOUT WHY FAIRY RINGS EXIST IS ALSO REALLY COOL.
From a writer’s perspective, it’s even more interesting to find out why they exist on a horticultural level, because it opens up a whole realm of fictional possibilities. Science doesn’t have to invalidate mythology or fiction, no more than mythology or fiction invalidates science.
For example, doesn’t that just essentially make this a tree grave? And if folklore has taught us anything, it’s that “fairies” and other spirits usually occupy trees, or have them as their life force. And that’s to say nothing of the folklore of trees being spirits in and of themselves, or kitsunes that live in tree hollows, or dryads, etc., etc.. So, if it’s disrespectful or feels like a slight to step on human graves, wouldn’t that logic transfer to stepping inside the Fairy Circle, AKA, the tree’s grave? It’s essentially giving more fuel to the story, not detracting from it, in my humble opinion!Science doesn’t have to invalidate mythology or fiction, no more than mythology or fiction invalidates science.
the one thing that has stuck with me every day since my English teacher told me it in middle school is:
"When referring to someone, always say who they are before anything else about them, because being a person always comes first"
Instead of saying “the mentally ill man,” say “the man with a mental illness”
Putting someone’s characteristics (especially negative ones) before them is dehumanizing and rude. Don’t do it.
POPCORN LOVE BY CHRMDPOET
↳Regina is a successful businesswoman and wonderful parent, but her love life is lacking. She agrees to a string of blind dates set up by her friend Kathryn on the condition that the blonde find her a babysitter. Enter Emma Swan. After each date, Regina returns home only to complain to Emma about her suitors. As they bond, Regina realizes that Emma has all the qualites she desires.
"I was on the date," Regina told her. “I was on the date with Alexis and things were going splendidly, but then she asked me what it was that I was looking for in a partner and I began to name off certain traits. The more I listed, Kathryn, the more..well, the more I thought of Emma. I couldn’t help it. An image of her simply spilled into my mind.”
this is Hourou Musuko, an anime/manga about a young trans girl and her friends, all figuring out their gender identity and sexual orientations
yo yo i just double-checked and it is a real thing and also available on crunchyroll for free!
It’s also on KissAnime for free which is a website I recommend 1000 times more since they provide HQ anime without having to pay anything, and they have a wider selection than Crunchyroll
I watched the first episode. I can’t vouch for the rest of it but the first episode made my heart swell a bit. A lot of it is about finding those people that you can make your guides and role models, and that’s not something I feel like we get to see a lot, we see the kids just left to forge through on their own in the big and scary.
Wavedash why did you do this to me.
The anime seems to grab just a slice of the full manga’s story (obviously) but despite Horou Musuko being one of my favorite manga of all time, I never did finish the anime. I didn’t think it was all that interesting an adaptation, and it’s so good as a comic.
The Horou Musuko manga is not only good, it’s really important. It follow a transgendered girl and a transgendered boy and it follows them encountering and stuggling with:
- trans* objectification
- the intersection of gender identity and sexuality
- what adult life will be like as a trans* person
- experimenting with (“trying on”) gender signifiers
- evolving identities
- binary questioning
- being a partner to a tans* person
All while mired in Japanese society and expectations.
Luckily for EVERYONE, Fantagraphics press is translating and publishing the comic is BEAUTIFUL hardbound volumes.
But if you don’t have the money, I know you can easily find scanlations online, which are translated all the way to the end (Fantagraphics is about half way.)
That comic about trans* youth you were always looking for?
Here it is.
"In those days, I didn’t understand anything. I should have judged her according to her actions, not her words. She perfumed my planet and lit up my life. I should never have run away! I ought to have realized the tenderness underlying her silly pretensions. Flowers are so contradictory! But I was too young to know how to love her." - The Little Prince (x)
So what do you think? Am I obsessed or…dedicated?
If you’re wondering what is this, you’re definitely younger than me ;) It’s a old edition of the game “Guess Who?” that I changed into “Guess Who - OUAT Edition”.
I did it, conver included, modifying an old version of the game I found on ebay (the last version is electronic and it’s not easy to change), and then I created the cards of my fav characters with the pics I love most. (that’s why there are 2 Reginas ;) Regina Mills and the Evil Queen)
Cause I may have sent a copy to Lana since we’re same age and every kid used to play this in the 80s….
This is the greatest thing ever created.
I must have one.
Player 1: Is it Cora?
Player 2: No.
Play 1: Are you sure?
Player 2: Um…no.
Player 1: Do they have green skin?
Player 2: FUCK.
Henry Mills loves his mother (Yes, yes, he does)
a personal essay by another little shit aka Sam the Darker One
There’s not much meta written on Henry Mills. Or, well, there is, but it’s not on Henry Mills the person so much as it is on the various relationships Henry Mills has with various people. People tend to find Henry Mills the person (aka that little shit) and his actions a bit baffling.
Look, I love Henry Mills. It causes me pain, actual physical pain, when I see people hating on Henry Mills. Why? Because I am Henry Mills, and I just wanted to say a few (read: many and way too personal) words about mothers and how, sometimes, we are afraid of them for no logical reason even though all we want is their love. Does that mean we are shitty people? Well, possibly. It’s just that sometimes mothers carry all that darkness in their hearts and we are children and we don’t see the big picture and for us, being stuck somewhere is infinite, so we don’t understand. And we get scared.
All I know is that it all begins with a Mother’s Day card and a town full of zombies.
Content warning for suicide, abuse, attempted and actual murder, psychological violence in the name of religion, substance abuse and general bleakness.
"Was being happy such a terrible fate?"
novel about a morally grey pirate captain who is cursed to die within 5 years for stealing some forbidden treasure, and only giving her heart to someone and expecting nothing back can break the curse
but rather than go on some journey to find some true love or whatever,…
This right here is the only love triangle I want and need. Mostly in love triangles, two people end up fighting and squabbling in order to earn/gain/win another person’s heart. Whereas this love triangle, the Swan Mills Family love triangle is one now full of pure love and happiness. There’s been a beautiful development and gradual change of the dynamic between all three of them. In season one, Regina was frightened of Emma, a woman she thought was out to steal Henry: the one she loves most. And it was mostly, ‘my son’, ‘no my son’. However, in season three we’ve been given such heartwarming and literally heart melting changes in their relationship. The constant use of ‘our son' and the 'we love you' was used so much I was dying inside. Regina's 'we love you’ was such a beautiful line because if we were to look back on season one, Regina would have hated the thought of having to share Henry, absolutely despised it, and yet here she was admitting that, yes, we love you. Regina knows now that Emma is and always will be a huge part of Henry’s life as she knows what it’s like to completely love and admire a child. And Regina knows that if Emma’s a part of Henry’s life, she’s going to be a part of hers. And the use of we really shows how she is now accustomed to the idea of sharing her child to a mother who loves Henry just as much as herself. The raw emotion and true love that both Regina/Emma shared when they saw Henry through the mirror is breathtaking. As well as the hugs they shared, almost like a little unit.. A family. Regina and Emma truly worked together to save their son, despite their differences and history, because they knew that their son was in danger and there is nothing they wouldn’t do to rescue him together. And after the events of 3x11.. I just-
Emma gave Henry up as a child to give him his best chance, while also giving Regina her happiness.
Regina gave Henry up to give him his best chance, while also giving Emma her happiness. Ouat writers keep adding in love triangle after love triangle, when really, they have the most unique, beautiful and inspiring love triangle before their eyes.
So if you don’t think this family is magic, then I don’t know what is.
And in that moment, I swear we were canon.
They DO look right at each other! I’m just saying. Regina was the FIRST person/place she looked and vice versa. We are canon. I don’t give two shits what anyone says. We ARE!
And that of course happens after REGINA “saw/felt/foresaw” her happy ending and calls out for EMMA…C.A.N.O.N.
This kills me a little each time i watch it. Regina tells her to look around at everyone, but Emma looks directly at her. She didn’t need to look around at anyone else; just Regina. Do you know why? Because Emma knows, she knows, deep down in the depths of her mind, a place that she hasn’t discovered yet, but she can feel it each time Regina says her name. She can feel that tiny flame light up in her chest, because she knows. Maybe not yet, but she knows.
Don’t lose hope, Swen. It will happen.
God I love seeing this on my dash.
It’s like Adam said…to do something like having a queer romance…it needs to be done right. (Yes many jumped on him for saying that, but he had good intentions.) Adam and Eddy are giving us the queer romance we want…not clichéd, not rushed, just a slow burn that is so sweet and perfect. We just need to open up our eyes and “watch the show” (Adam’s words). It’s all there as long as we are paying attention.