Rating: NC-17, WC: 14.2k, Summary: Harry wants to apprentice for Charlie’s team at the dragon reserve, but they already have an apprentice: a very fit wizard who tends to bring out Harry’s obsessive side.
Rating: NC-17, WC: 93.3k, Summary: Draco Malfoy, wide-eyed and pale and in a decidedly ragged shirt, was crouched next to the pile of whatever the dragon had been eating.Harry threw himself to a halt and yelled, “Merlin, how many times do I have to save your life?”
detitled said: he acts like “less than 30 years” is such a short amount of time but its more than a lifetime for me and probably argumate too. whos he tryna fool?
Well that’s why I mentioned it, if you’re under 30 you might not appreciate how sudden the shift was, especially coming from the ‘80s when the AIDS epidemic was greeted with indifference or amusement by mainstream society at the time.
For comparison, I was in Ireland in ‘95 when the divorce referendum passed, barely, with just 50.3% (!) of the vote. The Catholic church campaigned strongly against the move and the debate was incredibly bitter. Last year, their same-sex marriage referendum passed with 62% of the vote, a clear majority across the country even in rural areas. Ireland only decriminalised homosexuality in ‘93, so that’s just 22 years for what was widely described as a “social revolution”.
I think it’s inspiring – and somewhat awkward for Australia, which amazingly is still dragging its feet on this issue – and worth remembering that the winds can change quickly.
It’s been 15 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, but the images of that day remain clear. Two planes were flown into the World Trade Center in New York and a third into the Pentagon in Virginia. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives. Because of the actions of 40 passengers and crew aboard the fourth plane, Flight 93, the U.S. Capitol was saved. In New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania and across the country, people will gather today to remember the depth of our loss and the strength of our resolve. By visiting these places and hearing their stories, those who were taken will never be forgotten. Photo from the Flight 93 National Memorial by Tami Heilemann, Interior.