a child's calendar


by John Updike

The sprinkler twirls.
The summer wanes.
The pavement wears
Popsicle stains.

The playground grass
Is worn to dust.
The weary swings
Creak, creak with rust.

The trees are bored
With being green.
Some people leave
The local scene

And go to seaside
And take off nearly
All their clothes.

“August” by John Updike, from A Child’s Calendar

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@ta-dala replied to your post “Justin Salata on Twitter describes a TLJ calendar featuring a large…”

WOW. FUCK these “professional fanboys.” SERIOUSLY.


The editor of “JediNewsUK” has never seen (or maybe even heard of) KMT before, despite the fact that she’s the new cast member we’ve heard the most about? And apparently can’t tell a grown Asian woman from a child?? lol way to do your job dude.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Fic: I Would

6.1k words, G rated 

Fic by @torestoreamends, and art by @plati-arts.

Draco and Astoria visit the Manor for Boxing Day, and things don’t go very well. 

In Cursed Child, Scorpius talks about the moment when Draco defied Lucius and chose Astoria. For the longest time I’ve been wanting to write my version of that, and here it finally is, along with a beautiful illustration of one of the scenes by the amazing @platinasi, who inspired me to finally write this fic. 

Thanks to @bounding-heart for being my chief advisor on all things to do with the Malfoys, and thanks to @abradystrix for betaing. 

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Fic: Days of Christmas

By @abradystrix

2k words, G rated 

Post-CC Draco-centric Scorbus fluff, with Drastoria feels and Christmas jumpers.

Without the patience and diligence of @torestoreamends and her editor’s eye there would be no fic: she is awesome, and for this I can only say thank you <3 

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The HPCC Advent Calendar

What is this?

Basically what it says on the tin. For the first twenty-four days in December there will be daily postings of fic and art, all winter/holiday themed and from the HPCC fandom! 

How do I get involved?

We’re looking for artists and writers who want to create an offering for the calendar! You’ll write or draw a festive fanwork, which can be anything you like as long as it sticks with the winter/holiday theme and uses HPCC characters, then we’ll assign you a day when your piece will be unleashed upon the world.
If you want to volunteer, drop us an ask or a message before midnight GMT on Wednesday 16th November. Tell us whether you want to submit a piece of art or a fanfic and whether there are any dates you absolutely cannot do, and we’ll get back to you asap with your assigned date. Simple! 

But I’m not an artist or a writer…

We’re looking for prompts! Send an ask or a message with a holiday themed idea and we’ll pass them on to any artists or writers looking for inspiration.
And, of course, on the 1st December come back here ready to like, reblog, comment, and enjoy the festive fun! 

You haven’t answered all my questions… 

Feel free to drop us an ask or a message and we’ll do our best to answer. Chances are other people are wondering the same thing. 

We hope to hear from you soon, and we’re looking forward to all the amazing holiday feels to come! <3 

Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy,
Christmas Day 2014

He’s just been gifted a gingerbread replica of Bathilda Bagshot’s – yes, THE Bathilda Bagshot’s! – home in Godric’s Hollow. Draco performed the stalking-of-the-old-woman’s-house and reported the details to Astoria, who worked some gingerbread magic. ✨

To eat, or not to eat – that is the question.

By @accio-hogwarts-a-history

Watercress and garden cress have two things in common: a spicy, tingling flavor and their last names. Otherwise, these two salad garnishes are very different. 

Watercress, a perennial, needs soaking wet soil. The best place to grow it is along the bank of an un unpolluted stream. Practically speaking, you can grow watercress in a pot of sandy soil set in a basin of water. (Change the water weekly to keep it fresh.) Some gardeners also grow watercress in a coldframe or trench that’s kept constantly wet under a dripping hose or spigot. 

Start watercress from seeds. Sow the tiny seeds thickly, then thin out and transplant the seedlings when they are a few inches tall. You can also root sprigs of watercress in a glass of water. 

Annual garden cress - also called curly cress and pepper grass - is a sprinter. You can sow its seeds indoors and harvest a crop in 10 to 14 days, or make repeated sowings outdoors to harvest every 2 to 3 weeks. 

Sunset Vegetable Gardening © 1987