and having wonderful blogs

anonymous asked:

you are a literal angel. I recently relapsed into a depressive episode and then I saw your blog and began to read through the answers you had been giving to the anons you've been receiving. Your answers are so eloquent and well thought out. They're so helpful and uplifting. thank you so much for being so supportive of people you don't even know and for soothing so many. i wish for wonderful things for you. you are such a light. I am so thankful I found your blog. have a wonderful day.

this is the sweetest message I’ve received in a long time, thank you for taking the time to write this. I appreciate it deeply.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was wondering if you have any recs for good + fun Les Mis blogs to look through/follow for someone in my position: knows both the book and the musical very well, but knows very little about the fandom or scholarship or the history of the events/time period or Hugo himself. (I would love to know more info about these things though!)

dear friend, I’m afraid it’s been a longer time than I realized since I was really immersed in Les Mis fandom, so please consider this a starting point rather than a terminus! 

@pilferingapples is a fantastic source of meta, history, context, and various sundry information, and an all-around lovely person who can connect you with the wider fandom. 

@aporeticelenchus writes Grantaire (and other characters, too, ofc!) terrifyingly well, and always has something illuminating to say about the classical allusions so ubiquitous in the brick.

A lot of my once-favorite Les Mis blogs are either inactive or no longer primarily Les Mis blogs these days, but it’s well worth checking out the archives of @hernaniste and @playthatsadtrombone.  There are many people still making great stuff! – just off the top of my head, @ratheralark and @oilan are two good places to start. 

Anyone reading this should feel free to offer their own suggestions!


thank you once upon a time seasons 1-6 and it’s fans for instilling us all with a little hope and magic.

Luna Lovegood, Hogwarts Librarian
  • Adds student publications to the catalog- like zines, club minutes, even notes for classes that haven’t much changed in years (Professor Binns, we’re all looking at you.)
    • Adds MUGGLE PUBLICATIONS to the collection
    • It all started with this one kid and a comic book. They may be Luna’s favorite student, ever. 
  • Recording commentary for quidditch matches so that kids who miss them- due to detentions, studying, or just plain anxiety- can hear how it all happened
  • Recording oral accounts of the battle of Hogwarts. 
    • And then on and back as far as she can get anything for. The war, times before that. Even mundane things. 
    • She finally gets the stories of each of the ghosts hanging out. It eases a lot of muggleborns’ minds to know a little bit about these people who are past but not gone. 
  • Making a book that works something like google- all text of everything in the library is recorded, and by speaking a few key words to the book, it will tell you what book(s) you need, what page, where to find them, etc. It will also say “Listen just ask Professor Longbottom about this, I don’t have anything for you” or “our library doesn’t have anything about why you want to kiss girls, Jane, but Miss Lovegood has actual experience with this, why don’t you ask her?”
    • This book, of course, will tell you that the book you want is in the restricted section. It will still tell you exactly what page you need, though, so there’s none of that “welllllllll, it must be in the restricted section, but I don’t know where……” nonsense. It puts a lot of teachers at ease and helps them sort out students who want to Learn and students who want to get in trouble
  • Changes the charms on books from beating students for doodling in them, to calmly explaining why it’s better that you Not doodle in the 500 year old book that is not Yours, Dear
    • Provides doodling supplies so students have an outlet that isn’t 500 years old
  • Spends holidays painting murals on every wall and the ends of the big shelves. She enlists different teachers for sections that apply to their subjects and hobbies for ideas on what to paint. The history section is legendary for depictions of the giant wars and various scenes from Merlin’s life. 
    • (She also enlists students who don’t have anywhere to go over the winter break. The parties in the library are a secret well kept, but only because these kids who have so little deserve something special)
  • The herbology section is actually draped in various vines that, if you ask nicely, will reshelve books for you. Though everyone agrees that if you want the books back where they really belong, it’s best to water the vines. 
  • The library becomes a place to escape, not just study and/or fear for your life
  • McGonagall has pretty much never been more proud of anyone she’s ever hired
  • Luna and Neville and McGonagall have tea every Thursday
    • And other days in between, but Thursday is a set date

“I have to work harder than anyone else to make it! I’ll never catch up otherwise.”
     ↪ Happy Birthday to my other self, Lauren (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ [14.07]


I actually had a dream about them?? doing this?? last night?? I mean it’s not very funny but. there u go

hope you feel better anon!! ;v;

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