HP reread XI: kacky snorgle
  • I think it says a lot about Things Us Muggles Don’t Know that when Harry mishears “Europa is covered in ice” as “Europa is covered in mice”, he doesn’t for one second think “wait a minute. that can’t be right.” he takes it absolutely in stride. he just copies it down into his notes and writes it in his essay like “yep. all over one of Jupiter’s moons. mice.” what weird things has he learnt about the universe that Europa being covered in mice doesn’t give him pause? what else don’t we know???
  • I absolutely LOVE how much Hermione gets Sirius. she’s 110% gung-ho cheerleading/spearheading the whole Harry Should Teach Us Defence thing until Sirius enthusiastically leaps on board and then she’s like “oh. Oh.” and starts FRANTICALLY REEVALUATING like, “whoa whoa whoa, okay, hold up guys! hang on a second!!! maybe we need to press the PAUSE BUTTON on this EXPULSION ATTEMPT until we find the Marauder-shaped FLAW in this PLAN!!!” 
  • sometimes I forget that Harry and Draco et al. are Teen Boys. well, okay, I don’t forget that they’re teen boys, but I forget that they’re teen boys exactly like the legions of teen boys I went to school with, i.e. they are Idiot Lads whom I DESPAIR OF. case in point: Harry flies into a rage because Draco Malfoy, Sore Loser, says that Harry’s mother’s and the Weasley’s houses smell. Draco makes a long-winded, poncey “your mum” jab and Harry gets himself banned from quidditch for life. honestly
  • at one point Harry is sitting, staring into the fire, wishing that Sirius’s head would appear and “give him some advice about girls.” Harry… I can safely say that you’re gonna be left hanging on that front. 
  • SPEAKING OF WHICH, I think it is ALWAYS worth mentioning that, for Christmas, “Sirius and Lupin had given Harry a set of excellent books”. I mean. wow, they… gave Harry some books. they both… gave Harry… haha. that’s so weird. I wonder why they both… together… gave Harry a joint present…?  I’ll give you a clue: the answer to this question and the answer to “why won’t Sirius’s head show up in this fire and give me ADVICE about GIRLS?” is the same. 
  • and Harry absolutely needs that advice about girls. at one point Cho approaches him about the fact that there’s a Hogsmeade trip on Valentine’s Day (probably after at least a fortnight of waiting for Harry to bring it up first) and Harry’s like, “oh. so there is. nice talking to you, Cho!” it takes SO LONG for the penny to drop that Harry has to sprint up a staircase to invite Cho to Hogsmeade with him. what bizarre train of thought did he ride on to have Cho Chang bring up Hogsmeade and Valentine’s Day in the same sentence and NOT wind up at the logical conclusion for at least a minute and a half? what goes on in this child’s head???
  • I am indescribably sad that Harry James Potter sat at the Gryffindor table and used a tablespoon as a mirror in which to do his hair and Draco Malfoy did not get to see this happen
  • while we’re on the subject of my favourite fledgling gay: Draco is so involved in glaring at/utterly distracted by Harry during their charms exam that he loses his concentration and smashes a wineglass. how EMBARRASSING. I bet he just wanted to DIE. he definitely had to put his head in someone’s lap and get his hair stroked about that one. keep your pecker up, kiddo! he probably didn’t even notice!!!
  • Harry risks life, limb, detentions and the skin on the back of his hand to break into Umbridge’s office and floo Sirius because he’s so torn up about his dad being a wanker, and Sirius and Remus are literally THE MOST UNHELPFUL THEY HAVE EVER BEEN. the two of them just go off into paroxysms of joy. like, “okay, he was a bit of an arsehole, Snape really deserved it, BUT WAS JAMES PLAYING WITH THE SNITCH?” “he was messing up his hair?! OMG!” “[in the fondest voice imaginable] he was an idiot! we were ALL IDIOTS!!!” “Lily LOVED James in the end! who WOULDN’T LOVE JAMES???” like, guys. reel it in. 
  • I think it’s quite sweet that Hagrid steals Harry and Hermione from a quidditch match to take them into the Forbidden Forest (in which there are, to name but a few: giant spiders that would eat them without a moment’s hesitation, angry centaurs harbouring anti-wizard leanings and a violent, 16ft-tall giant), and his only words of warning are, “Watch yerselves, now, there’s nettles.” 

10/19 Albums Turning 10 in 2015

  • The Academy Is… - Almost Here
  • The All-American Rejects - Move Along
  • Armor For Sleep - What To Do When You Are Dead
  • Fall Out Boy - From Under The Cork Tree
  • Hidden In Plain View - Life In Dreaming
  • Jack’s Mannequin - Everything In Transit
  • Motion City Soundtrack - Commit This To Memory*
  • Panic! At The Disco - A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out
  • Paramore - All We Know Is Falling
  • The Starting Line - Based On A True Story

All pop punk fans know at least one song from each of these albums.

*MCS was left off of AP’s list.

While there is drama in the Luke and Ashton lanes! LOOK AT MALUM

Like seriously look:

Look how big Calum smiles because of Michael:





This vacation has made me realise that I’ve made some great decisions in life regarding friendships and who Ive allowed to stay in my life and who I’ve let go. Life is stressful enough and the people you allow into your life should compliment it, the rest can leave. 10 years strong.. ❤️
—  MR

Y'know, my mom knows how much I love Danny Phantom. I still remember when Burger King released toys for it. I ate so much fast food for those toys. But I was sad because I’d found out late about it and wasn’t able to get them all. But then that Christmas, I opened a box and the last ones I needed were inside. My mom went to at least four different Burger Kings to try and find the missing ones for me, bought them, and hid them from me for months to wrap them up under the tree. My mom got me Danny Phantom Burger King toys for Christmas. She also got me a Danny Phantom scholastic picture book for my 18th birthday and a Danny Phantom shirt for my 21st birthday. I think that tells you a lot about me and how much I love my mom for understanding my love for Danny will never die.

Getting Excited for 2015-16

Anna Gonzalez ‘16 (@NDBlogGonzo)


The unveiling of the 2015-15 Notre Dame Hockey schedule has me like

Originally posted by linisrose

The regular season begins on October 6 and ends on February 27. College hockey has a longer season than most other NCAA sports, but it flies by, as you well know. I only remain calm because I am in denial that I am now a senior and will be graduating in less than a year. What? Who said that? Never mind. Continuing…

The Irish, members of the Hockey East Association, will play 18 different schools from 10 states. Seven (!) of those schools are in Massachusetts. All the games are worth being excited about, but are the 5 that I can’t wait to see:

1. The first big series will be against Minnesota-Duluth when the Bulldogs come to visit on Oct. 23-24. I’m excited about this series because UMD was ranked 6th in the nation at the end of the 2014-15 season. Our freshman class last year was 10 members strong, and they showed a lot of potential. Now they’re sophomores: one year older, one season wiser. I’m ready to see what they’ll bring to the ice this year, and I think UMD will be the first big opportunity to showcase their talent.

2. The next big series is an unusual split series against Connecticut. The fact that it’s a split series is not unusual as it’s been that way a few years in a row now. What’s unusual is that the locations will be the XL Center in Hartford (the home of the Huskies) and the New York Islanders’ brand new home, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. I am currently taking donations for my travel expenses.

3. After they get back from New York, the Irish will play the Golden Gophers of Minnesota in a home series. Our series against Minnesota is always one of my favorites because Compton is so electric for the series. Like UMD, the Gophers will be challenging, but it’s not in the tradition of the Fighting Irish to shy away from a challenge.

4. On November 27, Hahvuhd is coming. The Crimson will be a nice contrast to our Blue and Gold on the ice for the annual Shillelagh Tournament. Those Harvard kids are known for being pretty smart, but they’re not bad at hockey either. They finished 11th in the USCHO Poll last season, but they’re no better than us Domers at exams or hockey. (Okay, they’re definitely better at me than hockey, but you get my point.)

The guys will head west to Denver for a New Years’ Series on Jan. 1-2, have a split series against Western Michigan and will bounce around between Indiana and the East Coast until finally…

5. THE FRIARS. They won it all last year, and they’ll be the penultimate series of the regular season for the Irish. It’ll be an away series against the reigning National Champions, and I feel as if our games against Providence are becoming a secondary Holy War on Ice.

Which games are you most excited for this season? Comment below or tweet me with your feedback, and let Hans and Franz pump you up!

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When you finish a paper only to find that you wrote it on the wrong topic

Yes! I’m finally done!

….oh NO..