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I side eye fellow employees so hard when they start looking suspiciously at people of color. Every shoplifter I’ve encountered so far has been a white teenage girl.
"Halloween" is a contraction of "All Hallows’ Eve," meaning the night before "All Hallows’ Day," the day on which Harry Potter was in possession of the elder wand, the resurrection stone, and the invisibility cloak, together called "The Deathly Hallows." Potter only had the Hallows together for one day, on which he had to defeat Voldemort or watch Hogwarts be destroyed.
So on the evening before this fateful day, we dress up as our favorite characters from the Harry Potter saga, including Goblins, Elves, Death Eaters or Harry’s best friends. In recent years, people have started going as any character from fact or fiction.
On Halloween, it’s traditional for kids to go around asking for candy, remembering Harry’s first meeting with Ron in which candy was served. They say, “Trick or Treat,” in reference to Ron’s brothers, Fred and George who ran their own trick and treat shop.
There is some controversy as a few fringe individuals claim that Halloween was celebrated before the Harry Potter series was published. This is of course false and the result of botched statistics that average out modern Halloween with only a single instance of the holiday in 1237 B.C.
That holiday was the work of Georg K. Rowling, an ancestor of the author, who was an outlier and should not have been counted.
My favourite thing about this, is that he goes back to his father, and holds him accountable for his actions. He’s thought he was in the wrong for years. That it was his fault he lost his honour. To see him come to this understanding that he was a child and his father was the responsible party was amazing.
I can’t even think of any other animated kids shows where the abuser is called out on their abuse as openly and directly as he was in this show. And don’t even start me on the importance of them showing that a male child can be the victim of abuse by a male parent. That’s a demographic that so often gets brushed aside and they get told to “man up” or in this case “act like a Prince.” And Zuko gets to stand up and say “I AM a Prince. You’re the one who was wrong.”
My anthropology professor passed around teeth of varying ages Friday in class. We examined all of them until we came to the last, which looked odd and he just said maybe we shouldn’t look at that one yet. Immediately the class was curious and started asking. He avoided the questions and then just started asking why we even wanted to see it. He’d ask “Are you sure you want to actually handle this one?” as if there were somehting gross about it, and “You really want to see this thing?” and “What is it you want to see?” until one student said outright, “I want the tooth,” and he shouted “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TOOTH” and nobody got it because they’re all like 18 years old and I was the one old guy who laughed out loud and now everyone thinks I’m weird.
"put ya tiddy in this ginger ale so i can take this picture…"
Neville as eventual headmaster is very important to me though.
Neville, who thanks to his enduring friendship with Luna sees the vital importance of fostering interhouse relationships, downplays the rivalries between the houses without lessening the importance of intrahouse unity by pushing the Quidditch Cup and House Cup as more friendly competition than all-consuming-must-be-won-enimity and introducing other means of emphasising house pride for those students who are not athletically or academically talented to the point where they feel as though they’re making an important contribution to their house.
Neville, who has so much goodness and kindness in him, having a zero tolerance policy for bullying, by staff or students, and serious punishments set down in official school policy for anyone caught bullying or intimidating a student for any reason.
Neville, who saw first hand just how vital it is, throwing the Ministry-approved DADA curriculum out the window and working with the DADA teacher to build a useful curriculum based on his two most useful years of DADA classes, those being third, under Lupin, and fifth, under Harry.
Neville, who understands how hard it is not to be One Of Those Kids, ruthlessly digging out any elitest groups like the Slug Club and disbanding them.
Neville, who understands that sometimes the teachers don’t choose as wisely as they ought, introducing a democratic system for prefect and Head Boy/Girl selection.
Neville, who knows what it is to be the bottom of the class, making a point of introducing a voluntary tutoring system for students who are in the same position he once found himself in - and making certain that it’s well known that had such a system been in place when he was at Hogwarts, he would certainly have availed of it.
Neville, who is a hero and a marvel and wonderful, brave man, fostering that same bravery and goodness in every one of his students, fighting to help them become the absolute best people they can be regardless of academic talent or world-saving ability.
Neville, who is everything that Albus Dumbledore was not, setting to rights so much of the wrong Dumbledore allowed and sometimes encouraged in Hogwarts.
"I [Dean DeBlois] know we’re going to get to the point where Cressida Cowell books start which is Hiccup, as an adult, looking back on his life and saying “There were dragons when I was a boy.” There’s something really powerful and emotional about that that hits you in the gut. And I think it could be bittersweet and beautiful." [x]
Harry Potter bloopers
(Dumbledore’s obviously been visiting Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes)
WHAT DVDS DO I NEED TO WATCH THESE BLOOPS I AM GOING TO EXPLODE
so turns out the guy who discovered uranus originally wanted to name it “george”
just. imagine a planet called George
mercury venus earth jupiter saturn GEORGE
Do you think Joe Biden has ever texted Obama a meme
Hillary once said in an interview that they were in a group message and they were sending ‘funny pictures’ and she just would say ‘get back to work’
literal leaders of the united states confirmed for meme loving fucks, country in both mortal shock and existential rejoice