and quite rightly so

Virgo traits and qualities

Virgo the sign of Earth

Virgo belongs to the Earth group and quite rightly so because Earth sign represents practicality. Virgos are extremely practical in their thinking. They have a logical mind. They have an uncanny ability to sense wrongs in a situation.

According to the Virgo horoscope predictions, Virgos live with their feet firmly placed on the ground. The earth signs would rather accept what is real than living in an imaginary world. That is why their suggestions are often sought after by others.

Virgos analyze their situations thoroughly and then make choices about it.

Virgo Characteristics -
Observant
Helpful
Reliable
Skeptical
Inflexible
Cold

 Positive Qualities of Virgo

Virgos love purity and they are the purist. They often are critical while judging their near and dear ones. They are observant and analytical. When it comes to friendship, they are very reliable. They are helpful and always eager to help others. They do not love to talk much. They talk briefly as well as answer briefly. They have a natural knack in music and often dreams to be musician.

Negative Qualities of Virgo

Virgos are perfectionists, but very often, their perfect and purity come as an intolerable criticism for their close ones. They often act cynical, when you ask them any question. Sometimes they are interfering and rigid. They are so particular about their belongings that sometimes it appears irritating. Virgos sometimes react very coldly without your expectations. For this reason, they often lead a boring life.

Traits of Virgo
Meticulous: Virgos are very alert about everything. They consciously see that they do not ruin or destroy anything, in the course of doing any job. They take a closer look at everything and do the needful to do the task carefully without hurting anyone.
Moody: Virgos are always moody. For their unpredictable mood, they are the best people for you, if you love excitement in life.
Perfectionist: Almost all Virgos are perfectionists. They know what they want and they prefer to keep their every belonging at the proper place. They often turn finicky in order to get all things in place.
Economical: Virgos are very economical in every sphere of their life. You cannot tell them miser but they definitely know how to save. They are very calculative and they never miss a single chance to strike the best deal, be it in the business or in street shopping.
Conventional: Virgos are very tradition in every aspect of life. They strictly believe in the values and principles, with which they grow up. They never want to experiment rather than always go for the tested paths. They do not have any interest or hobby in life.
Trustworthy: Virgos are very trustworthy. Be in any situation in life, if you are with a Virgo, he or she will help you from the deepest corner of his/her heart. They are always available to do their duties for their near and dear ones. Moreover, they do not complain about any issue, which they face in accomplishing the obligations.

I’ve noticed that tumblr seems to have become, quite rightly, a Minerva McGonagall fan site. So whilst I am sure I’m not the first to do so, I really wanna share one of my (many) favourite McGonagall moments - how she handles things when Neville doesn’t get the required grade for his Transfiguration NEWT.

‘Why do you want to continue with Transfiguration anyway? I never got the impression that you particuarly enjoyed it.’
Neville looked miserable and muttered something about ‘my grandmother wants’.
‘Humph,’ snorted Professor McGonagall. ‘It’s high time your grandmother learned to be proud of the grandson she’s got, rather than the one she thinks she ought to have - particularly after what happened at the Ministry.’
Neville turned very pink and blinked confusedly; Professor McGonagall had never paid him a compliment before. 
‘I’m sorry, Longbottom, but I cannot let you into my NEWT class. I see that you have an “Exceeds Expectations” in Charms, however - why not try for a NEWT in Charms?’
‘My grandmother thinks Charms is a soft option,’ mumbled Neville.
’Take Charms,’ said Professor McGonagall, ‘and I shall drop Augusta a line reminding her that just because she failed her Charms OWL, the subject is not necessarily worthless.’

(Half-Blood Prince page 165-166 UK Hardback)

anonymous asked:

Do you think that Ian Bohen is daddy AF?

I know Ian Bohen is quite freaked out about being called daddy, and rightly so, to be honest… I like to separate the actors from the characters, especially when writing fanfic and imagines, so as much as I love the man Ian Bohen (yes, I’ve met him…), I’m not thinking about him like that… <3 Lein

it’s come to my attention that people have a problem with Flint’s Miranda flashbacks and guilt, because it “erases” his feelings and guilt over Thomas’ fate? But… I don’t understand how people can even think to put this in the “heteronormative” box. Thomas was the person he loved, but he never saw him literally get shot in the head and stand pale and blue and dead in a coffin. Also, when Thomas got taken away, Flint still had some hope. To save Thomas, or at least to honour his memory, by making something of Nassau. I think he’s actually lost that hope by now - he says he’s doing it for Nassau (!) but really he’s just fighting for the sake of fighting (Miranda quite rightly pointed that out.) So now he’s got no hope, but he does have the very traumatic and very recent, graphically detailed memories of Miranda’s death. (Plus - her spirit actually haunts him, which Thomas never did, as far as we know. One can assume Thomas is more level than that and he moved on more easily. Or else he’s still alive. Who knows at this point. Anyway.) Miranda’s death, which was less deserved even than Thomas’, because Thomas knew the risks of speaking unpopular opinions in front of powerful men, making controversial decisions and at the same time having an illegal homosexual relationship. He didn’t deserve any of what happened to him, but he knew it was a risk. Miranda… also knew the risks, but none of it was really her choice to begin with. She just accepted Thomas and James’ relationship because she loved them both, but she warned them of the dangers and seemed to try to steer them onto a safer course. Years later, Thomas is gone and Flint, by deciding not to go to friends in Amsterdam or wherever, steered himself and Miranda on a more than unsafe course. Miranda goes along with it and supports him because she’s loyal, but she didn’t get herself into this situation. Flint did. So her death is, in his mind at least, quite certainly “his fault”. Point being… OF COURSE that’s going to weigh more heavily on his mind than Thomas at this point. That doesn’t mean he cared about him less. Ffs.

The other day it was like someone let out a bag of crazy at my store (a women’s accessory chain, let’s call it Enchanting Eddie). I was working shipment but I came in a little early to try on some apparel, and as I’m waiting for my manager to open up a fitting room I see an older woman approach another customer and start asking her for help finding a clutch to match her outfit. The other customer says, quite rightly, “I’m sorry, but I don’t work here.” So Crazy Older Lady says, “Oh I know, but the girl at the register wasn’t helpful.” I glance over at the register and the only sales associate on the floor has a massive line. Bitch had gone over to the register to ask her to build her an outfit and completely ignored the fact she was ringing up customers!

Fast forward to me trying to ring out my purchase. Crazy Older Lady is two people ahead of me, and the poor girl at the register is trying to deal with her as she’s not actually ready to purchase, she’s just brought all of the clutches she could find to the register so she could “actually get some customer service around here.”

My poor manager, who has been running around like a chicken with her head cut off, comes to the register to take down the line and also to ring me out, and Crazy Older Lady just glares at her. I waited in line for ten minutes while Crazy Older Lady was antagonizing my co-worker, and she was still there when I clocked in and ran to the back room, hoping the crazy would be over.

But there was another Crazy Older Lady about to burst on the scene. We’d gotten 67 boxes in, which is a lot for the two of us who make up the shipment team to handle. We’re knee deep in unopened handbags when #2 walks into the back room, ignoring the “employees only” sign. My coworker ushers her into the hallway and I hear #2 say, “Are those bathrooms single stalls?” Coworker says yes, and comes back to the back room.

A few minutes pass, and we see #2 staring at us through the window and about to push the door open again. Coworker steps in.

#2: Do you know if there’s someone already in there?

Coworker: The light isn’t on, so there probably isn’t. You could knock just to be safe.

#2: How about you check for me?

So coworker goes out, knocks, and opens the door for her. Even from behind the door, I hear her exasperated sigh. “Good thing you finally decided to help me. I would have been waiting here all day for someone to leave.”

Tl;dr: Entitled old tourist ladies are the Absolute Worst.

Let’s ignore that this is obviously a cruel “I want no more photos of dead kids, but don’t make any actual policy changes” PR job from the Camarilla; it doesn’t make economic sense. Even if you consider human beings as mere cogs in the capitalist machine it doesn’t make sense.

1. It’s a waste of cash. We spend the money to teach, house, socialise and provide medical care for a child for a decade+. Then as soon as they are able to start paying that investment back into society, we chuck em out. It’s like paying into a fixed-term portfolio then burning it once it starts paying dividends.

2. A fuckload of lawsuits. Once the kid starts attending school they are a nominal EU citizen. So they get to, quite rightly, ask where the fuck their known family are and appeal for contact. Even if they somehow have the cash to fund this privately it still costs the civil service to do their legal due diligence on each case.

3. It stresses the defence budget. Let’s raise a child to adulthood in a particular environment, then at age 18 throw them out to an insecure lifestyle. Who do you think will be most likely to prey on those emmigrants, who would value their knowledge and connections within the UK most, who would be most adapt at manipulating their justified anger? Yeah well done, it’s fucking ISIS.

This is the exact policy New Labour put in for Afghan refugees and, protip, it’s not paid dividends.

Is it so hard to just treat people decently for fucks sakes.