*familiar

They headed for a distant pack of skyscrapers, an ominous elevation that studded the horizon like giant chipped and broken teeth in the mouth of some mythical hockey goalie. Two of the buildings looked familiar. Shimmering rectangles. Twin towers.
The World Trade Center!
New York. This must be …
— 

The Familiar p. 26

Jake waking up in an alternate 2009 and seeing the intact Twin Towers in yeerk-controlled Manhattan will always be one of the most inadvertently disturbing parts of this entire book.  

Familiar’s Morning Routine
1. Meow nonstop until human meows back
(This may take up to an hour for human to wake up)
2. Upon hearing human’s meow quickly jump on bed and purr as loudly as possible until you get attention
(Human may still be sleeping meow more if necessary)
3. Sit on human and purr nonstop
(Bonus points for sitting on human’s face)
4. Repeat process until human is awake

okay this will be my last text post till i come back home so dont worry aha bUt i jUst wanna pUt down all my memories of gamzee here ya know, jUst for reference stUff. ill pUt it on my memory page maybe like today or tmrw. bUt anyways yeah. it gonna be Under the cUt. 

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But the Qur'an opens its doors only to those who knock with a sense of yearning, a sincerity of purpose and an exclusive attention that befit its importance and majesty. And only those are allowed to gather its treasures, while they walk through it, who are prepared to abandon themselves completely to its guidance and do their utmost to absorb it. It may quite possibly happen therefore that you may read the Qur'an endlessly, turn its pages laboriously, recite its words beautifully, study it most scholarly, and still fail to make an encounter with it that enriches and transforms your whole person. For, all those who read the Qur'an do not profit from it as they should. Some remain unblessed; some are even cursed.
—  Khurram Murad, The Way to the Qur'an
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This Woman Tricked Trump Supporters Into Donating to a Queer Latino Organization
An unnamed woman created an ingenious poster that, at first glance, looks like it pays tribute to Donald Trump.

With a seemingly simple poster, a woman is raising money for Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement, and the donations are coming from the most unlikely of places: Donald Trump rallies. 

An unnamed woman known as thewwwayward designed a motivational Trump poster – with the words “There’s no good and evil, there’s only power and those too weak to seek it” attributed to him. She sold the posters to followers of the presumptive Republican nominee at a rally. What they didn’t know, unless they are big Harry Potter fans, is that the words actually comes from Hogwarts’ most villainous student, Voldemort.

In a video, the masked woman explains that she also gave buyers a clue that they were being trolled. “I also included a hidden image of Voldemort’s face that will only appear once they’ve hung up the poster and turned off the lights,” she said about the glow-in-the-dark bonus. 

While this already makes her a shero in our eyes, she’s taking it one step further and doing some good with the money she raised. All of her profits will be donated to Familia Trans Queer – an organization that advocates for all LGBTQ Latinos, Latinas, and gender nonconforming individuals. “Believe me, I have zero qualms about trolling Trump supporters, taking their money, and giving it to communities of color,” she concludes