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animatedamerican:

… Seanan, I was about to reblog this for you and then I realized I was about to reblog it from you.

I have a very clear brand.
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In the modern idiom:

“So Bob said […]” indicates that I am directly quoting Bob.

“Then Bob was like […]” indicates that I am paraphrasing Bob.

“And Bob was all […]” indicates that I am paraphrasing Bob, and additionally I am being a dick about it.

I don’t know about you, but I think it’s fantastic that we have a specific grammatical convention for that.
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Sometimes it is your fault.. Sometimes you don’t listen well enough, you’re selfish, you’re rude and you aren’t always right. Sometimes you fucked it up and tbh that’s okay. It happens, learn from it, apologize and keep it moving. Just because you fucked up doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. Don’t dwell on it
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In a scale from Taron Egerton looking at Hugh Jackman

to Ezra Miller being touched by Colling Farrell

how good are you to hide your obviously gay desires?

Horrible! I’m a Dylan O’Brien at best

I’m more of a Tom Daley shooting “pls rerrange my colon” sniper glances

@figmentedfollies
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Everybody loves Tom Hardy, and Tom Hardy loves dogs, which basically makes everybody love Tom Hardy even more (if that’s even possible).

Photos via tomhardyholdingdogs - Via Bored Panda
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Today in the Good Omens fandom
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**inarticulate garbled noises at that penultimate pic**
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On this thursday is Rosh Hashanna:

- this is the jewish new year, we are entering the year 5778. It comemorates when adam and eve were created.

- If you see someone jewish, or have jewish friends and family, say “L’Shana Tova (Le-Sha-Nah-Toe-Vah). It’s a greeting and a wish for a happy new year!

- We dip apples in honey to remind us of the sweetness of life and to bring sweetness into ourselves for a new year

-We eat a circular challah to symbolize the cycles of time, the challah often has raisins in it to add extra sweetness

-This is a happy holiday, full of joy

Beginning on Friday, September 30th is Yom Kippur:

- This is the jewish day of atonement, when we think about our wrongdoings of the past year and think about how we can commit to doing better in the next year.

- Many Jewish people fast, abstaining from food and water from sundown to sundown. The fast is roughly 25 hours. HOWEVER, if you need to eat, you may. There are lots of reasons that people may not fast, like recovering from an eating disorder, a medical condition like diabetes, or having to take medication with food. The elderly, children, and pregnant people should not fast.

- This is a solemn holiday, many people spend all day in synagogue in deep prayer. 

- On Yom Kippur, wish someone a peaceful or meaningful fast. Some people may take offense to the concept of having an “easy” or “enjoyable” fast because Yom Kippur is not about ease or comfort. 

- There is a breaking of the fast at sundown, this is usually a joyous event

Together, these make up the High Holy Days, the most important week in Judaism. 

please reblog to educate and spread awareness

Other pro-tips:

1. Jewish holidays begin at sun down the night before and end at sun down the night of. So, for example, Rosh Hashanah starts wednesday night and ends Friday night. However, Friday night starts the Sabbath (Shabbat) which ends Saturday night.

2. If you’re not comfy with Hebrew, happy new year or happy holiday will do just fine.

3. Some people celebrate one day of Rosh Hashanah, some two. Don’t judge either practice.

4. Side note: Rosh Hashanah is a lunar new year. Most East Asian countries and predominantly Muslim countries have them. They all fall at different times. Don’t call Chinese New Year “Lunar New Year.” I don’t know who started that, but it’s offensive to like eighty five other cultures, seriously.

5. I have never been offended by having someone wish me an easy fast, in fact, that is common practice in the Jewish circles I have always run in, but I guess it doesn’t hurt not to. I just wouldn’t worry if you’ve done it before.

6. Jewish holy days and holidays don’t work like Christian ones, for one thing, there’s too many of them, but for purposes of comprehension, imagine this is Thanksgiving and Christmas, rolled into the space of ten days and far far less secular. These are two of the most important holy days of the year, followed by Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah, which all hold their own import. The season is about a month. To give you some idea of the import of these holidays: I am very close with my family, I go home for Rosh Hashanah rather than thanksgiving every year.

7. This is a big one: if you have Jewish co-workers who are taking off for these holy days, for the love of everything holy and true, do NOT act like they are taking a vacation. They are taking leave time for holy days that, while meaningful, are emotionally, spiritually, and physically exhausting. Be kind.

Great information for the upcoming High Holy Days. I hope all my Jewish friends and readers have bright, sweet, and satisfying holidays! 
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morgainelefeys:

FRIENDLY REMINDER THAT PERCY WEASLEY, WHO WAS THOUGHT TO BE STUFFY AND SERIOUS, WAS THE LAST PERSON WHO MADE FRED WEASLEY LAUGH. 

FRIENDLY REMINDER THAT PERCY WEASLEY IS STILL A TITANIC ASSHOLE WHO DID NOT EARN REDEMPTION.

EXCUSE ME? YOU COME ONTO MY POST? MY POST ABOUT PERFECT PERCY AND YOU SAY THIS? OH NO HONEY, YOU’RE NOT GETTING OFF THAT EASY.

Percy Weasley 100% deserved his redemption and you want to know why?! Too bad, I’m going to tell you. For his whole life, Percy Weasley was made fun of, he was teased by all his siblings, constantly the butt of jokes. Whenever he was proud of his accomplishments, his family (besides his mother) shut him down. Prefect? Fred and George made fun of him for bragging, for being excited that he lived up to Bill and Charlie’s shadow. Head Boy? Fred and George teased him, stole his badge because they thought it was funny. Percy was so happy and proud of himself and his brothers tore him down. He was pushed aside for Bill or Charlie or even Ron and Ginny. Sure, his mother was proud of him, but his brothers made sure they made his life hell. When he got his job at the Ministry he was so excited. Right of school he got a job he loved, a job he was sure he was good at. He talked about it a lot but that’s what happens when you’re excited. His parents were proud, but again, his siblings made sure to tease him. When Crouch didn’t know his name, his siblings laughed, Fred and George sent him dragon dung. 

Then he gets the job of Junior Assistant to the Minister. He’s proud because he’s 2 years out of school and has this prestigious position. Of course he’s going to want to share with his family. What do they do? Tell him his hard work meant nothing, that the Minister was using him (and sure, that was probably true, but Percy was so excited). He saw that he and his family shared two very different views and opinions, some words were said, and Percy left. Reminds me of another beloved character that never gets shit about leaving his family from the fandom. Any guesses who? If you said Sirius Black you are correct! Like Sirius, he left home and the family he clearly no longer saw eye to eye with. That’s not a problem. He felt as though he was in a toxic environment, and honestly he was. I do not blame him for leaving his family even if they were for the wrong reasons. (but why does Percy get shit for leaving a toxic family when Sirius doesn’t? interesting) Now we don’t know what happened when he was at the Ministry. He wrote a letter to Ron that was a bit rude, but we’re also seeing this from Harry’s limited POV. Maybe Percy regretted leaving, maybe he loved his freedom and never wanted to go home. We just don’t know. He finally does come home for Christmas in 1996 (HBP), where he openly welcomed by his mother. He was being used by Scrimgeour, but he went. While his mother was welcoming, his siblings are not. He leaves with mashed parsnips in his face. Did he want to be there? No idea, but he went. How do you think he felt leaving? Probably awful. He didn’t go to Bill and Fleur’s wedding, but it was clear from the way his family treated him the year before that even if he did go, no one wanted him there.

The Battle of Hogwarts comes and Percy comes back. Yes, comes back. He went back to the family he left, he apologized for leaving and for being ‘family disowning, ministry loving, power hungry moron’ (as Fred put it), which he takes full blame for being. What happens next? Fred welcomes him back. Then his parents. Then George. They did not need to do this, but they did because they were family and they still loved each other. Percy fights in the Battle and ends up going up against Pius. He makes the “Hello, Minister, did I mention that I’m resigning!” joke which shows that his limited view has been expanded. He finally saw what was wrong with this Ministry, with what was happening around him (though this may not all be his fault, he surrounded himself with people who also had very limited knowledge and views). When Fred is shown dead, it is Percy who is crying over his body, Percy who tries to protect his body and hide it. Wonder how guilty he felt after this happened because he made Fred laugh and then Fred dies. We don’t know what happens to Percy after this but we clearly know he has a very fierce love of his family and that he was really and truly sorry. 

So TLDR; Percy loves his family and was very sorry and hurt by them. He 100% deserved his redemption even if you don’t think so. And if you don’t, don’t comment on other people’s posts about him saying rude things about Percy because you will be proven wrong. Thank you and have a good day. 

Honestly, if my family shut me down for every single good thing that happened to me, that I earned, I’d leave too. Staying loyal to people who constantly ignore or make fun of your position is exhausting. I hated Percy at first too, but then I realized that if I was in his position, I wouldn’t act any different. No one needs that kind of toxicity in their life.

It’s very easy to understand why Sirius leaves his toxic family because most of his family members are arrogant racist classist shitlords and shitladies and the Weasleys are the antithesis to that. But it doesn’t mean their worldviews and attitudes are perfect, either.

As for Percy’s letter, from Harry’s PoV, it’s horrible.  From the perspective of an older sibling?  It is 100% understandable.

Let’s look at things from Percy’s PoV where Ron’s friendship with Harry is concerned:

Year 1: breaks into ultra-secret teacher-set booby traps designed to stop adult dark wizards.  Almost gets killed by a monster-dog and by a giant chess game. 

Year 2: Confronts a basilisk under the school.  Nearly gets himself killed.

Year 3: Confronts a known serial killer.  Winds up with a broken arm.

Year 4: Nearly drowns because he was The Thing Harry Would Miss The Most.  (Students have died at the Triwizard Tournament, after all.)

Harry then shows up at the end of the tournament with the dead body of his classmate/rival, claiming that Voldemort, who everybody knew was dead, had somehow done it.

Honestly, Percy is kind of more than a little justified in wanting Harry to stay tf away from his little brother.  And then you take into account the way that once he’s at the Ministry and not at school, the conversation around The Potter Boy takes on a much different tone.  It becomes easy for Percy to look back on all their adventures and overlook the heroic things like saving Ginny, and to start seeing Harry Potter as dangerous.  (Because the truth is, Harry is.  It is very dangerous to be friends with Harry Potter.)

I’m not saying the letter was right, but it was incredibly understandable.

Especially if you take into account that, for all the crap they give him, Percy is actually protective of his family up until the point that they drive him away.  Think about his early childhood–unlike Ron and the Twins, he’s old enough to remember some of the war, but unlike Bill and Charlie, he would’ve been too young to know details.  Just that there were big dangerous things, and you had to obey whatever rules someone shouted at you very quickly and without question, because that’s what you teach young children to do in dangerous situations.  When Ginny’s gone in CoS, Percy takes it the hardest out of all of them.  And people say he got off light, that oh, he should’ve died instead, but no, man.  He got the harshest punishment–his little brother dying right in front of him.

THIS. SO MUCH.
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look at this shit. look. at. this. shit. it has fifteen thousand notes. what does it mean? why does a picture of the pin k panther with a to do lis that makes NO SENSE have fiFTEEN FUCKING NOTES. WHY. my mom could make better posts that this shit. what even. fuck tumblr.
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I get what JKR was trying to do with having Mrs Weasley knit sweaters for everyone for Christmas because they were poor, but the amount of dyed yarn that she would have had to buy to make 7+ brightly colored, thick sweaters in varying size every year would have been so expensive omg

I have the theory that maybe they had a sheep or two, too, but it just isn’t mentioned because of the other theory that Harry is obvious af and it wasn’t important to the narrative. So along with the sweaters being handmade (which obviously makes them special) and monogrammed for each receiver, maybe perhaps the yarn was handspun too. You never know. I like the headcanon at least.

She’s thrifty, she definitely knows how to get inexpensive yarn. Harry never asked about it, so it’s not in the books. People forget it’s ALL in Harry’s POV.

So yeah, they definitely have sheep, like they have chickens. And they possibly also have recieved odd half-balls of yarn also from Arthur’s coworkers. People who know the Weasley would know Molly knits.

Also if you’re unravelling grown-out-of jumpers, there’s at least a little bit of recycling going on. 
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mavericksenatormurkowski:

Since November, more than two dozen women - of all ages, but mostly in their twenties - had approached me in restaurants, theaters, and stores to apologize for not voting or for not doing more to help my campaign. I responded with forced smiles and tight nods. On one occasion, an older woman dragged her adult daughter over by the arm to come talk to me and ordered her to apologize for not voting - which she did, head bowed in contrition. I wanted to stare right in her eyes and say ‘You didn’t vote? How could you note vote?! You abdicated your responsibility as a citizen at the worst possible time! And now you want *me* to make *you* feel better?’ Of course I didn’t say any of that.These people were looking for absolution that I just couldn’t give. We all have to live with the consequences of our decisions.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, “What Happened”

You can tell how much guilt people feel by how mad they are at this.
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Sometimes in the course of my work I come across really amusing industry websites, like the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. I couldn’t figure out how best to process my experience with this website, so I made a moodboard. 

Dang, it’s good to be a corn farmer. 

@seananmcguire how does The Corn feel about its promotion board?
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funniest-stuff:

Great lesson in empathy, you never know what someone is going through.

“And I put on weight. Big f–ing deal” is gonna be my new mantra

Wentworth Miller is really good
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Louis photographed by Phil Sharp
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Boooooook…. just needs the stitching and decoration. #itsjustabunchofhocuspocus #halloween
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So, I googled if the Atlantis Gateroom stairs Ancient writing could actually be translated and it turns out some clever fanpeoples have already done just that, and I swear to whoever that it should be on a sign being held up at an American airport right about now.

We hold these as the truth

A hearty welcome to those of other worlds

Visiting our home for the first time welcome again

To those returning you have been gone too long and your

Absence has weighed heavily on our souls we are

Whole again that you are among us and we celebrate you being here
 again

As we leave for distant worlds we pledge to respect the lands of

Our neighbours and to act with integrity as ambassadors in peace time

Of our people travellers with open hearts will always be welcome
 refugees

From tyranny may seek shelter under our roof and our people will lay

Down their lives to protect the weak and the just let this be our
 pledge to those

Inhabitants of this world and all we may ever know we will always
 strive to

Come in peace as we go in peace and you will be welcome on our shores
 forevermore

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okay this is awesome and beautiful but part of me will always be disappointed that it wasn’t the Star Trek prologue

How the hell could they put so much thought into this and be such flaming idiots about so much else when it came to the worldbuilding and details?

Because this was the work of one person, and the show was built by committee.

that last comment explains everything that went wrong with Stargate Atlantis
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We don’t need this female version of “Lord of the Flies.”

We’ve already seen what happens when you leave a group of women alone on an island.

You get Wonder Woman.
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Fact #1:
laser sights don’t help your aim; they’re highly inaccurate at any range longer than a couple dozen yards and only good for rapid target acquisition

Fact #2:
absolutely every precision shooter knows this

Fact #3:
almost nobody else knows this because movies have erroneously taught people that snipers paint a red dot on the target’s chest before they shoot them

Fact #4:
any nazi who notices a red dot on their chest while giving a speech is going to immediately stop talking and get off the stage, probably while shitting themself

Fact #5:
laser pointers are cheap, legal, and easy to conceal, and unless there’s smoke or dust or something in the air, theres no way to know where it’s coming from
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