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Muggles and class

Something that I don’t feel gets enough focus in fandom is the issue of class - and, importantly, the difference between the working class Snape family, and the middle class Evans family.

Many Snape fans register the double standard of Petunia sneering at Snape for being poor whilst fandom focuses solely on his dismissal of her being a Muggle.

I have also posted several times about the presentation of Sirius, and how I think he has the background and upbringing that Snape may have felt should’ve been his, if only his mother had married a pureblood wizard and not a Muggle.

I’ve seen many posts talking about both Lily and Hermione as Muggleborn witches and the oppression that they face in the wizarding world, but both characters were relatively fortunate; neither were subject to Umbridge’s Ministry regulations, and Voldemort’s grand plans never came off.  Both were embroiled in wars, but both chose to fight for their cause.

They both seemingly had a good time at Hogwarts, and their teachers seemed to like them.  Lily was clever, popular, and became a prefect.  She ended up marrying a pureblood from a very old family.  Hermione was clever and whilst not popular per se, she was friends with the most famous kid in school…and like Lily, became a prefect.  She ended up marrying a pureblood from a very old family, and later became Minister for Magic.

So although the transition between the two worlds could’ve been fraught with danger, and sometimes skirted with it, fortunately neither were particularly viciously oppressed.  Their time at Hogwarts was relatively well protected from such negative sentiment.

But the opposite seems to have been true for Eileen, moving from the wizarding world to the Muggle world.  For whatever reasons, she ends up in a lower class structure, and then neither she nor her son can transcend it.

When Severus moves into the wizarding world, his poverty is obvious through his clothing and his appearance, and it is mocked by others.  It is only as an adult that he moves past this - and arguably, that is due to him gaining a middle class profession and the pay cheque that goes with it…and we know that he only gains that status through exploitation, and not solely on merit.

I hasten to add that it’s not that Lily or Hermione would’ve always sailed through - in some alternate universes, they could’ve ended up in a very poor way.  …but I do think it is striking that their class arguably affords them some protection.

We simply don’t see any kids in Harry’s era who are from similar stock.  The closest we get is Harry himself, who is falsely treated in such a way.  The Dursleys are middle class and should’ve treated him as such, but even though they don’t, Harry’s financial problems are erased the moment he discovers that he’s a wizard.  

Otherwise, we’re looking at Ron - but again, his poor background is juxtaposed with a warm and loving family, and magical solutions.  There’s nobody else with quite the depiction that Snape has.

It rather begs the question, quite what would anyone have made of Severus if he’d been Muggleborn and poor?

This is gonna get lost in my blog but like… I feel bad for the people at Fyre??? Like, it’s never okay to be scammed like that. People on here are calling them “rich shitheads” n stuff and laughing at them. The only difference between the people at Fyre and the people on here is the amount of money they have.

This is ridiculous, and laughing at the situation only makes you more of a horrible person than I’m sure you already were…

If you were scammed you wouldn’t be having the time of your live. And while I don’t agree with the rioting they’re doing, I don’t agree with the way people are handling hearing about this whole catastrophe.


First of all, sorry for the slow responses! I forgot that I had to work a shift today, so I wasn’t around all afternoon. Which didn’t leave much time for me to write, but here I am, so lets do this (until I inevitably disappear to get some sleep)! Also I’ve gotten some very lovely asks but I wanted to write this down before I forgot. I thought of this headcanon while I was working and it’s too damn good not to share:

Alright, this happens at some point after CW but before Thanos shows up. The team (without Bucky, who’s still in Wakanda, working on getting his head cleared) is back in the US, having signed some form of revised accords. Steve is no longer team leader, but otherwise they’ve gotten off fairly easily with little repercussions. The tension between the old and new Avengers is obvious and especially Tony is met with outright hostility. It doesn’t help that Rhodey still isn’t in any shape to join the fights and is rarely around.

One day Clint signs Tony up for a parenting class. It’s another not-nicely-meant joke because of all the criticism Tony’s gotten for letting Peter fight. Only, the thing nobody expected? Tony actually goes. Because apparently he’s just that masochistic (apparently part of him still desperately wants to fix, to work things out between them). It earns him a lot of harsh ridicule, but Tony finishes it all the same.

Thing is, the Team Cap is so busy making fun of him, they don’t even notice when things start changing. Little things. When Steve walks into an argument between Clint and Tony and asks the latter “What have you done now?” disappointedly, Tony doesn’t snap something, get defensive or flee. He says “Have you ever noticed that you’re always immediately assuming I’m the one who has done something?”. It earns him another hurtful comment from Clint, and the incident is forgotten.

Until. Until, one day, during a debrief, Steve snaps. “She’s just a kid, Tony!” he yells when Tony keeps insisting on harder training for Wanda.

There’s a moment of silence, before, “Oh. Really? Does everyone agree with that?”

“You’re still not done catching up, Stark? So much for the futurist,” Clint sneers, and the matter is dropped. Or so it appears.

For the rest of the meeting, Tony is quiet. Thoughtful. In retrospect, they should’ve taken it for the warning it was.

That evening, when Wanda orders a new dress online, FRIDAY dispassionately informs her the transaction is impossible, as the price goes beyond her monthly allowance.

After a fruitless shouting match with the AI, she goes to Steve. Who (after a just as fruitless shouting match) goes to Tony. Who shrugs. “You told me she’s just a kid. Nobody, not even she herself, disagreed. I’m treating her like one.”

Suddenly, M-rated movies are inaccessible whenever Wanda is in the room. Once her curfew is reached, all electric devices go into sleeping modus (unless in case of an emergency of course). Talking with Tony, screaming at Tony, proves to be completely useless. Tony refuses to budge. Repeats lessons from his parenting class, about enforcing rules and teaching children boundaries.

And it doesn’t end there. The entire team is cut off from Tony’s money–Steve has to admit, he’s entitled to that, and maybe the team has gotten a bit too used to throwing Tony’s money around. That’s not the bad part anyways, they all have their own salaries from the government, they can still live. Just maybe a little more limited than before.

But suddenly the services they’ve become accustomed to are cancelled. They have to buy groceries themselves. There is no cleaning crew after Wanda throws a temper tantrum–she has to clean it herself or one of her ‘staunch defenders’, as Tony calls them, has to do it for her. New furniture doesn’t magically appear out of thin air, they have to buy it. And suddenly–suddenly the costs are starting to add up.

There’s a list pinned to the fridge one morning–on paper even–with their chores, going from doing the dishes to the laundry, that rotate every week. Who hasn’t fulfilled his one has to do all the chores the next week. FRIDAY keeps track of it, and barring missions and injuries, there are no exceptions.

Being grounded is an honest to god possibility now, including all electronics, for when they break one of the House Rules. And they are all enforced ruthlessly.

They all try to talk to Tony about it–they aren’t children, they don’t have to put up with this shit, it wasn’t funny to begin with, when is he gonna stop this already–but he remains unmoved.

It’s all “You told me Wanda is a kid,” and “I am allowed to set rules, considering you’re living under my roof. And there really is no excuse for breaking them, you are all aware they exist and why. They’re reasonable and you know it.”

And the most damning of them all. “If you’re so grown up and independent, you know where the door is. Walk out. This isn’t a prison, and you’re always welcome back, provided that you’re following the rules. You can walk away any time you want.”

Suffice to say, Clint is getting a lot of shit for signing Tony up for that parenting class. (Tony tells him he really appreciates it because clear communication is important.)

anonymous asked:

Hey folks! I was curious about the difference between skinheads and Nazis -- where I'm from (the midwest United States) a lot of people are of the impression that they're the same thing, and your latest post makes a note of that being incorrect. Could you please explain the difference so I can be better informed?

It’s a long story, but we’ll try to give you the short version:

(above: skinheads in the UK, circa 1969) 

Skinhead comes from the merger of two youth subcultures - the mods and the rude boys.  This happened when young Jamaican immigrants to the UK in the 1960s began hanging around with working-class English kids.  Back in the day, no one would blink an eye at a black skinhead

This began to change in the 1970s, when racist extremists in the UK began to recruit disaffected working-class youth as cannon fodder for their campaigns.  Noting that skinheads had reputations as street fighters, they began to distort & corrupt the subculture, helped along by a hysterical mass media.

By the time the skinhead subculture took root in the U.S., it was unclear which version of skinhead - the original multiracial version or the nazi imposters - would hold sway.  But sensationalist media coverage, stuffy academics, and of course the police made sure that the public equated “skinhead” with “racists,” unwittingly help U.S. racist groups with their recruitment by handing the subculture over to them on a silver fucking platter.

(above: The Baldies - the original anti-racist skinhead crew).

Happily, real skinheads in the U.S. were not having it.  Hailing from Minneapolis, The Baldies were the first organized crew of anti-racist skinheads and they fought & won a battle to drive a white supremacist bonehead gang off the streets.  

(above: members of The Syndicate at a 1989 Syndicate inter-city conference in Minneapolis)

A couple of years later they would co-found The Syndicate - an intercity network of anti-racist skins, punks, and other youth in the MidWest that laid the foundations for The Anti-Racist Action Network a few years later.

(above: patches commissioned by founding members of the original SHARP chapter)
Around this time, a group of anti-racist skins in NYC formed the world’s first SHARP chapter, which inspired other chapters all over the world.

  (above: image from flyer for the first RASH intercity gathering)

In 1993, Red and Anarchist Skinheads began also in NYC but with an (obviously) more explicit political mandate.  

So basically Anon, skinhead began as a multiracial youth subculture that nazi scum have been attempting to take over for years.  But despite help from the authorities and the media, the majority of skinheads have never been racist scum!  Because of this, real skinheads strongly object to any reference to bigoted filth as “skinheads.”  The preferred and more-accurate term for such swine is “bonehead.”

You’ll find a more academic look at this whole deal here.   

(above: SHARP skins in Paris)

anonymous asked:

Yooo I'm dying to know what subject lance teaches in the college prof AU?? Astronomy? Theater? Aviation Physics? Bad Flirting 101?

hahaha i have no real set idea for what anyone teaches, because what ive had in mind for this au is that everyone works between different departments at a time, so they all teach a variety of classes! 

Lance: part of the science and english department, specifically biology (or even marine biology?) and also helps out with theatre club (he’s a miracle w/ those knitting skills of his tbh)

Keith: math and astrophysics most likely?? he secretly helps out the botany club and has a little spot in the botanical garden for him to rest that the club members made for him 

Hunk: Computer Science and Engineer most def. Helps out w/ the engineering club. His cooking club, however, is a weird mix of the gentlest souls and mini Gordon Ramsay’s (he has separate meetings for adults on weekdays, and ones for little kids on the weekends)

Shiro: History, astronautics & aeronautics departments. Is pidge’s adviser. Sadly too busy to officially be part of any clubs, but is prone to check up on the others once in while prob

Coran: Mysterious figure?? that literally everyone sees all the time but he’s always doing something different that no one is really sure what his job is on campus??

aaaand thats all ive gotten figured out at this point - u-)9

The world is kinder to pretty women and that’s always going to sting.

tfc characters as things my roommate has done/said
  • dan: listen - i'm trying to be encouraging and kick ass here but halfway through my speech i realized that i also have important and kick ass things to do so i have to leave but i love you and support you
  • matt: -comes into my room with four things of doughnuts and places them on the desk and kisses me on the top of my head- when you want to cry just eat a doughnut and come get a hug from me
  • allison: i bought four loofahs so i can use four different types of body wash with them
  • renee: sometimes i lay in my bed and think 'i'm soft but deadly' y'know?
  • kevin: no YOU LISTEN - stop it LISTEN - cmon i'm trying to talk. i can talk? ok what i was trying to say is you annoy me
  • nicky: -literally comes busting through the door unannounced- I JUST ATE THREE HOT POCKETS IN A ROW AND I'M FAILING TWO CLASSES BUT GUESS WHO'S SMASHING TONIGHT??
  • aaron: by the way i'm putting an alarm system on my door so when you try to come in without knocking you get kicked in the nuts -says this right after coming into my room... without knocking-
  • andrew: -purposefully leaves the shower curtain open even after being reminded several times to keep it closed and also uses up all of the body wash in spite-
  • neil: honestly, i'm kinda hurting really bad. where? oh, everywhere but i'm ok i think, i just can't really move that much so do you think you can drag me to my bed

anonymous asked:

Ok so I'm in French class one day and my French teacher says that in French there's different ways to say bless you depending on how many times you sneeze and he said I can never find out what happens if you sneeze 4 times and if you find out I'll give you an A for the year so, as a certified French person I'm asking you.what does one say in French if someone sneezes 4 times?

OMG I know that it goes:

  1. A tes souhaits
  2. A tes amours

for sure, but internet doesn’t seem to agree on the third and fourth one, I’m afraid :/ I can’t find them even though I searched, I’m sorry! I’ve only ever heard 1 and 2 in my life. The younger generation just says “Crève” when one of their friends sneezes, which means “die” x) Cause we’re kind and houghtful like that

profoundlytenaciousgalaxy  asked:

I was reading about your analysis about Holly Blue and a thought came up. Could Holly Blue adopted the physical reaction from being mingled with the Earth Gems for so long? I'm seeing that if she was in charge of a different group of gems, she wouldn't be nearly as physical? Using other methods of getting them in shape and in line?

That’s a really good point and now that you bring it up I do think that as well! In both the Holly Blue Character Analysis and the new Pearl Class Analysis I bring up why it’s significant that these gems are put in the service sector. 

They’re separated from gems of their kind, so the socialisation process that we usually see, like Peridot still being able to compare herself to Era 1 Peridots in Too Short to Ride, the Ruby Squad, or Jasper talking about Jaspers as a collective, is largely absent.

In fact, there is an attempt from them to distance themselves from similar gems. Holly talks about the specific prestige of serving on an outpost in the middle of nowhere that no one visits. 

So like Pearls, HBA’s may be expected to assimilate into the lives of their wards as well in order to get them to listen to her and respect her.

We needn’t go to my now, very tired example of the Ruby Squad. Let’s go to the Famethyst. 

They grab.

They play fight.

They’re not too into personal space.

They pick each other up without asking.

And none of it is seen as threatening or an invasion of space. In their social sphere, the norms for what is acceptable is different. And that doesn’t meant in the slightest that they’re less “civilised.” Some cultures in our world speak louder than others. Some cultures accept what most Western societies would describe as a “too close for comfort” distance when talking to one another. Some cultures go right for the kiss when they greet one another. 

Taking a culturally relativism standpoint, we can’t say one is more valid than the other. 

So in order to appeal to that, Holly Blue’s “get in your face” tactic may have been learned as well.

Seeing HBA’s as middle-level managers, I could see them acting differently if in case they were in charge of another group of gems, depending on the way they socialise. 

Tony likes to do this thing where he is the best fucking boyfriend ever

and it gets on Clay’s nerves like pollen on a honey bee’s ass. He hates it and Tony needs to stop.

Tony does shit like text Clay a second after they’ve walked off in different directions to head to class:

1. “Hey you have a nice butt. Don’t forget to hydrate. I put 2 bottles of water in your backpack.”
2. “Cielo, did you take your anxiety medicine?”
3. “There’s a bag of cough drops in your sidepocket. Feel better bebe”
4. “I know you did not eat breakfast so there’s a ham sandwich and some goldfish crackers in your bag.“

And then Tony will do shit like this:

1. “I put a band of 1 dollar bills in your back pocket. You legally have to start a striptease now. Like right now”
2. “Heyyy um did we leave that used condom on your bedroom floor???? Yikes”
3. “Roses are red
Violets are blue
There’s a stain on your butt that looks like poo 👀”
4. “hey how’d you get such messy bedhead? Oh right it was me ;)“

Did Clay say he hates it? Coz on second thought, he’s a fucking liar.

White Women are not “Women”

There is no default “Woman.” There is no default female experience. Our experiences are shaped by many different factors: race, class, age, sexuality, religion, disability status, being cis or being trans, etc. 

Making the privileged group the default ignores the ways in which different groups of women can be affected by a singular issue. Framing issues around the privileged group oversimplifies complex problems and erases the experiences of the non-privileged, who are often more adversely affected. Intersectionality is the key to including all women in the fight for gender equality.

So don’t write “women” if you’re only going to mention how white women are affected. White women are just one group of women, not the default.

caicapx  asked:

"I used to look at you during class & you were looking at me too. Not anymore. Now you just ignore me like I'm not different from the rest of the girls who walk in the hallway. Have I done something terrible or is love really that deceiving? The worst is, my heart still beats faster when I hear your voice..." - words i'll never say

AU: Uni Shawn - Thoughtful

a/n: This imagine similar is to Playful because it has 4 different scenes regarding thoughtfulness in a relationship. Thank you to everyone who sent ideas in for this imagine. I was only able to use one since I already had the other three ideas written, but I really appreciate your suggestions and I may use them in the future, so thank you! 

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On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, you start your job at the front desk of the library at seven in the morning, which is a bit too early for your liking. This morning in particular is a rough morning for you. You were up until nearly three in the morning trying to finish a paper so having to be awake at 6:30 wasn’t at all enjoyable.

The library is nearly empty this early in the morning, which makes it even harder for you to be able to keep your eyes open. You’re doing some work on the library computer, and out of the corner of your eye, you notice someone enter the building. You don’t even look up from your computer, too tired to bother shifting your attention away from the screen in front of you. Only when the figure stops at the desk do you bother to look up.

You’re thoroughly surprised to see your boyfriend standing there. His hair is messy, like he didn’t bother to fix it before he left his dorm. Just the sight of him half asleep, but standing there in front of you brings a smile to your own tired face. “Morning y/n,” He says, when you don’t say anything right away. Despite the tiredness in his eyes and the fact that he isn’t used to waking up so early in the morning, he still is smiling brightly at you.

“Good morning baby, what are you doing?” You whisper to him leaning over the desk.

“I brought you coffee.” He responds, holding out the venti starbucks cup that you were too distracted to notice until just now. 

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my-deep-dark-secret  asked:

I'm so desperate for more headcanons about the history of Otabek and Yuri!!! Do you have any? Please help a girl out

AHHH I’m going to assume you mean about the Loverboy AU so, have some:

  • Yuri had to change schools when his grandfather got laid off and they had to sell the house and move to a place they could actually afford across town.
  • Yuri and Otabek first started talking when they were paired up in science class for a project. Yuri was a terrible little shit who pushed all his peers away – he was too used to being made fun of for his different fashion and thrifted clothes that anytime someone talked to him, so it was easier to alienate them than be the one alienated. Yuri thinks Otabek will be the same as everyone else, but Otabek wasn’t phased by him, and Yuri was drawn to this cool silent guy who sat in the back of class with his headphones on. (They nailed their science project, by the way)
  • Otabek became Yuri’s only real friend and source of comfort, and Otabek would pick him up every morning to take him to school. They usually had lunch together and Otabek would drop him off at home before he went to work.
  • Otabek and Yuri’s first kiss was in Otabek’s room: they were playing video games together when Yuri started to suddenly ask Otabek if he had ever kissed anyone. He had, and it infuriated Yuri for reasons he couldn’t imagine, and he started to viciously just smash at his controller. Otabek just smiled and asked Yuri the same question, which Yuri tried to avoid answering until Otabek asked if he’d like him to teach him. Yuri couldn’t say no - he really couldn’t say or do anything but turn towards Otabek and part his lips. (These kisses kept happening with more of a frequency and intensity as the years wore on).
  • Otabek asked Yuri to his senior prom. Yuri had been putting up all these airs about not wanting to go, how he’d just stay home and get high and didn’t care about that stupid dance. Otabek had already bought two tickets by then, but hearing Yuri he got awkward about asking – especially since they were friends who just made out sometimes.  So he came up with a stupid, stupid story about how he had asked this girl but she rejected him, so he had two spare tickets and it’d be fun if Yuri went with him instead. Yuri was pissed that Otabek didn’t ask him first like he wanted deep down (even though he had, ugh, idiot Otabek), but he agreed.
  • When Yuri had his first time and it didn’t go anything like he expected or wanted it to, he called Otabek and Otabek picked him up at 3 AM. Yuri didn’t tell him what happened but Otabek knew. He took him to a 7/11, bought him some ice cream and sat with Yuri on his bike with his arms wrapped around him, chin nestled into Yuri’s neck from behind and refused to let him go.
  • When Otabek went to college ahead of Yuri that fall, after they finally slept together, Yuri was lost that last year in school. He worked hard though to get his grades up, and save up all the money he could and in the end he managed to get into the same school as Otabek.

Favourite Christmas Films
101 Dalmatians (1996)

Fools aren’t born, Pongo. Pretty girls make them in their spare time.