Happy-birthday-Wes

Oy With the Poodles Already

(Or, the Gilmore Girls AU wherein Clarke is a grumpy, flannel-clad diner owner; Bellamy and Miller run a historic inn together; and it takes a well-meaning, if overbearing, town to raise Octavia)

Part I | Where You Lead, I Will Follow

“Happy birthday, O.”

“Do we have to do this every year?”

Bellamy hits a button on her phone just in time to see the clock change from 4:12 to 4:13 in the morning.

“We definitely do. You know why?”

“I can hazard a guess.”

“It’s because at this exact moment, seventeen years ago, I was sitting just like this.”

“You were not.” The sleepiness is starting to fade from her voice, but not the annoyance.

“No, I was standing next to the bed, but I was holding Mom’s hair off her neck with one hand and holding her hand with the other.”

Octavia’s eyes stay closed, but she lifts her hand searchingly for his. His heart twinges as he catches it easily in his own.

Part II | If you’re gonna throw your life away, he’d better have a motorcycle

“I know how hard you work to annoy me,” Clarke grumbles, pushing up the sleeves of her flannel of the day. “If I wasn’t so concerned with Octavia getting a balanced diet, the rule would be no Bellamy in my diner either.”

“Yeah, right,” Bellamy scoffs, nudging her. She tries (and fails) not to smile. “I’m your favorite customer.”

“You’re a nuisance.”

“On a related note,” Octavia pipes in, “You can keep adding salads to my order, but that doesn’t mean I’ll eat them.”

“I’ll just have to be sneakier,” Clarke says, with an unrestrained smile for his sister. He tries not to be too jealous.

Part III | Once your heart’s involved, it all comes out in moron

On the one hand, having Bellamy out on the streets, frantic and frazzled, would get around their busybody town faster than Old Ms. Wilson’s chlamydia. On the other hand, it’s hard to believe he’s fine with just sitting here, hiding out, when he could be actively looking for his sister.

He just shrugs.

“Raven is helping me hack her phone. She needed me here to answer questions.”

“Okay, for the last time– logging legally onto software you downloaded on her phone is not the same as hacking.”

Read the rest on Ao3!

We’re literally like the only fandom that celebrates album birthdays and I live for that!

Red - October 22, 2012 (5 years old)

Taylor Swift - October 24, 2006 (11 years old)

Speak Now - October 25, 2010 (7 years old)

1989 - October 27, 2014 (3 years old)

Reputation - November 10, 2017 (Date of birth)

Fearless - November 11, 2008 (9 years old)

my mom got a pack of candles and only realized once she started putting them on the cake that they said “birthday boy” and not “happy birthday” so we made do

Forever in our hearts. Happy Birthday Carrie, we miss you. 🌙✨🌟🌹❤️ 

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ʜᴀᴘᴘʏ ʙɪʀᴛʜᴅᴀʏ ᴊᴇᴏɴ ᴊᴜɴɢᴋᴏᴏᴋ — 19970901
A man who is Jovial, Unwavering, Natural, Gifted, Kindhearted, Outstanding, Openminded & Keen deserves only the best. Happy birthday my bunbun ♡ Thank you for always gifting us with English covers during your birthdays. Thank you for being a person who inspires his peers, his friends and his companions to do their utmost best. Thank you for enduring uncertainties, for moving from Busan to Seoul to pursue your dreams. Thank you for rejecting several companies and debuting as BTS’ Jeon Jungkook. You may grow and mature and bloom into a young, fine man, but you will always be the group’s baby who’d not hesitate to boop a shark on its nose :’) Happy birthday bunbun. We love you ♡.

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ʜᴀᴘᴘʏ ʙɪʀᴛʜᴅᴀʏ ᴋɪᴍ ɴᴀᴍᴊᴏᴏɴ — 19940912
A man who is Nurturing, Appreciative, Mature, Joyous, Observant, Openminded & Noble deserves only the best. Happy birthday our leader ♡ Thank you for being the catalyst and the beginning of the world’s best team. Thank you for being a person who thinks deeply, who reminds us of the world’s beauty amongst its hideousness. Thank you for showing us what’s worth and for guiding us in the direction of your heart. Thank you for being a sturdy leader, an unwavering soul and an emotional companion who inspires the people around him to do better. We respect you a lot and have a million ‘thank yous’ to say that cannot be put into words :’) Happy birthday our leader. We love you ♡.

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#happymarkday♡

happy birthday to our precious mark !! thank you for all your hard work these past couple years, it brings us so much joy seeing you be able to live out your dream !! thank you for brightening up our lives with your infectious laugh, your undeniable talent, dedication, endless love and respect. happy 18th birthday mark, we love you ♡

Harry Potter and the Dissertations of Phenomenal Curiosity

Neither Harry Potter nor JK Rowling need any kind of introduction, much less here on Tumblr, so we can pretty much rush ahead. Suffice to say, Rowling’s is a series of books so magical and transportive that when it was adapted for the silver screen, Duke Humfrey’s Library at the Old Bodleian was enlisted to play the reading room and the Divinity School became Hogwarts’ hospital wing. 

Today marks twenty years since the first publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the book that started both a literary phenomenon and pop culture tidal wave. By way of wishing The Boy Who Lived a happy birthday, we decided to take a look at the Bodleian Libraries’ archives, collections and catalogues for all things Potter. Maybe the most amazing thing we found was the volume of dissertations that Harry Potter has inspired or influenced in just two decades.

Bodleian readers have access right now to over 165 different dissertations that name Harry Potter in their titles, and over 4,000 more that reference the Potter books or films as part of their arguments.

Here are just a few of these dissertations titles, chosen almost at random, to give you a hint of how many academic thoughts Potter has become entangled with along the way.

  • The Hero’s Journey Through Adolescence: A Jungian Archetypal Analysis of Harry Potter.
  • “All was well”: Harry Potter in the medievalist tradition.
  • Harry Potter and the moral spectrum of care: Using feminist care ethics to analyze morality.
  • Boarding a train: An exploration of the afterlife in Harry Potter.
  • Transfiguration maxima!: Harry Potter and the complexities of filmic adaptation.
  • A flawed father: downplaying fatherhood through the character of James Potter in Harry Potter.

By comparison, the same search for Star Wars yields only 31 dissertations, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer only 22.

When it comes to casting entrancing enchantments on the brightest and the best, it seems like the boy wizard is in a class of his own.