Important-Stuff

The truth is that we need relationships, but we don’t need every relationship. Surround yourself with positive people who bring you up, rather than drag you down. You don’t have to sacrifice your sanity because you don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. You don’t have to be controlled by your own kindness. You can be a good person without bending to the will of those who damage you with their own selfishness.

You deserve to be happy.

—  It’s Ok to Say, “I Don’t Want to See You Again”, on How to Remove Toxic People from Your Life.

Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, and Liam Payne have always insisted: Directioners are not crazy—and they’re not to be ignored. In interview after interview over the past three years, usually surrounded by thousands of screaming young women, the band has politely corrected reporters who characterize their followers as “insane” or “deranged.” “We prefer ‘passionate,’” they’ll demur. “Or 'dedicated.’”

There’s more to this than semantics. Possibly you don’t realize how radical it is to see five guys treat young women with respect, and to demand that others do so as well, but it is. In a world where “fangirl” and “groupie” are routinely used to put down women who are enthusiastic about anything, One Direction stands in shocking contrast to their peers and to the culture as a whole.

Women need to make their own spaces as fans in a culture where most media ignores, sexualizes, trivializes, or attacks them—particularly women of color. Women control the budgets of fandom, buying 80% of sports clothing, and nearly 2/3rds of all books; women account for the majority of spending online; women are more likely to share and create online. The majority of fan fiction is written by women, putting ourselves and our stories into the worlds that we love. We change worlds, or try to, so that we can be heard. We scream and cry sometimes when we love things, like loving five guys who listen to us. But we’re not crazy—we’re just excited.

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“Life is too difficult to navigate without help, and it’s too important not to work at. You go through life and you accumulate shadow…you get a pretty heavy ass shadow to carry around all the time, and it’s good to work that stuff out.”

- Dan Avidan, 2016

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Important message from Jonny Rees/Greg Ellis

Explaining message form our beloved Jonny Rees. You can read it >HERE<


I feel obliged to share it with you all. I must say I feel like a fool and I’m so sorry to hear about that but we were all too worried and concerned about his health. Let’s just forget about it. The most important thing is that Jonny is safe. 

Please share it, it’s important and I think all his fans should read it.

I have a very very very important question for my British followers:

Did Kate’s parents know who Will was before she brought him home the first time or was she just like “hey mum and dad I’m seeing this guy named Will thought I’d bring him home to meet you next week” and then she walks through the door with the future king and her parents just 

go

“Kate”

“Kate why didn’t”

“KAte”

?????

Ok so I’ve been seeing a ton of those ‘we need more representation at hogwarts’ posts and I was like hell why not more Jewish representation at Hogwarts (and like everywhere else but that’s another story). No like imagine though
  • parents calling/or I guess writing the school to make sure that their kids get a kosher meal option and that there’s a good Jewish presence
  • having Friday night and Saturday morning and Holiday services in the room of requirement
  • bar and bat mitzvahs would be fuckin epic like imagine having your bar or bat mitzvah in the Great Hall like hot damn people would talk about that for centuries like what was your bar/bat mitzvah theme? oh just REAL LIFE WIZARDING MAGIC
  • on a more depressing note learning about how Voldemort tried to wipe out anyone who wasn’t pureblood brings up too many Holocaust parallels and is actually extremely upsetting to many students/ many of the Jewish kids teach their non-muggleborn friends about the Holocaust when they ask why they’re getting so distraught
  • but on a lighter note Hannukah at Hogwarts would be fuckin awesome. like Slytherin students charming their dreidels so they can win every time, Hufflepuffs making everyone homemade gifts and shit, EVERYONE fucking making latkes bc those rule, also the kitchen elves being like wtf is a latke and the students being like prepare to have your mind fuckin blown
  • giving the Jewish students the day off on Yom Kippur bc like how the frick are you supposed to function come on (that should apply to every school not just magical ones let’s be honest here)
  • accidentally saying spells in Hebrew because if you grew up learning Hebrew and English it’s gonna slip out when speaking another foreign language (happens to me all the time in Spanish)
  • getting howlers from concerned mothers who just want you to call back or write back because they love you and they want to make sure you’re warm and well fed (but they remind you that the cooking will never be as good as their own, and your mom is probably right, you miss her brisket and kugel) and if you’re dating anyone make sure it’s a nice jewish boy/girl!
  • religious kids arguing over what kind of magic is okay to use on Shabbat and holidays
  • religious kids getting kippot that match their respective houses
  • religious kids davening in their common rooms each morning
  • having a succah in the courtyard on Succot, but it does the bigger on the inside thing like the tents at the Quidditch world cup, so on the outside it looks pretty small and humble but you get inside and it’s like decked the fuck out and there’s candy from honeydukes everywhere and it’s just amazing
  • dressing up on Halloween and Purim and giving shalach manot to their friends and professors
  • WHY CANT YOU EAT BREAD FOR THE WHOLE WEEK? This question comes up whether you’re in the wizarding world or not let’s face it.
  • HOGWARTS SEDERS. The great hall decorated for the Seder. those long ass Hogwarts tables decorated with like ten Seder plates because they are so long. Students staying up way past their bedtime because it’s the Seder and that’s just what you do. all the kids who were at the Seder just wiped out in classes the next day.
  • Jewish wizards charming matzah into actually tasting decent (what a thought)
  • Jewish wizards inviting their non Jewish friends to Seders and Friday night dinners
  • Introducing friends to the magical bread that is Challah and kids being like 'damn son I do magic all day every day but this is true magic’
  • Jewish wizard couples just because
  • Celebrating Israeli Independence Day at Hogwarts (that would be a dream come true holy moly) like cooking falafel and stuff with the kitchen elves that would be amazing
  • basically just send me to Hogwarts already

Hey friends! I know a lot of you are theatre fans and we all know that going to shows is ridiculously pricey. I thought it would be nice to provide some helpful links where you can get discounted tickets for Broadway/Off Broadway shows. Feel free to pass it along!

Links:

Broadway For Broke People (Rush/Lotto Policies)

Playbill

TheaterMania

Broadway Box

StudentRush.org

Tix4Students (You need to be a registered student to sign up but membership is free)

*With the exception of Broadway For Broke People and Broadway Box, you’ll need to sign up but it’s FREE to do so.

Its understandable to be disappointed if a couple you like doesn’t end up together in a TV show.

Its understandable to be disappointed if a character you like is not active in a TV show.

Its understandable to be disappointed in the writing for a TV show.

It is NOT understandable to send hate to the actors or writers because the show is not going in the direction that you want it to go in.

If you don’t like the direction a show is going, then quit. Stop watching. No one is forcing you.You can stop whenever you want.

  • Yes, I do support same sex marriage.
  • Yes, I would care if you killed yourself. If you need my help, ask for it, and don’t reblog vague posts.
  • Yes, I do care about people with cancer. My mother used to have it.
  • Yes, I do believe women are just as good as men and that they should be completely equal with them in every way.
  • Yes, I believe that for every other gender as well.
  • Yes, I do care about the representation of queer people and PoC in the media.
  • Yes, I do believe Destiel would work on national TV.
  • Yes, I do believe the person who posted this is beautiful.
  • Yes, I do believe you deserve nice things.
  • No, I do not fucking care if you “judge me so hard” for not reblogging this. 

Stop guilt tripping people into reblogging your stuff.