‘Oh my - !’ shrieked Hermione, as she and Ron caught up with Harry and gazed upwards at the giant now trying to seize people through the window above.
'DON’T!’ Ron yelled, grabbing Hermione’s hand as she raised her wand. 'Stun him and he’ll crush half the castle - ’

This is so important. Like, this tiny moment demonstrates the way these two think, and how they think differently. (And that doesn’t make either of them smarter or dumber. (ง︡’-‘︠)ง)

But like - Hermione approaches this situation in a very problem-solution way of thinking: Giant is threat to people around him, so get rid of giant. Ron - and I would expect no less from a person who’s been playing chess for so long, and so well - has more of a cause and effect way of thinking. And in this moment, he thinks a step further than Hermione - he realises Stunning the giant will come with consequences as well, and these must be taken into account. 

Classic chess player.

And I realize the dangers of falling in love with the idea of someone instead of the actual person, but I can’t help but to entertain the thought of you.

I think of your smile when you finally figure out the calculus problem you’ve been working on for hours. I think of the way you hold the door open for strangers and nod to say hello. I think of your quirky jokes and your positive attitude.

And so, yes, I realize that it’s dangerous to fall in love with the idea of someone. But, one day, maybe I’ll be able to actually fall in love with you. And, if I’m lucky — maybe you’ll love back, too.

—  excerpt from an unfinished book #138
‘Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.’ So said St Catherine of Siena whose festival day this is. Marriage is intended to be a way in which man and woman help each other to become what God meant each one to be, their deepest and truest selves.
—  Richard Chartres, Bishop of London during the Royal Wedding.

[It’s sort of weirdly nostalgic, hiding something he knows will get him in shit. Like being fourteen and the only one who knew how to actually hide stuff at the home, ‘cause he knew every inch of it. When Trig had come back from sniffing the countryside yesterday, and passed it on to Skates, he’d apparently had never shaken the habit, and gave it to Mouse— Why they expected him to know what to do with it here, or do anything other than mentally facepalm at Trig’s impulses— of all the useless things you shouldn’t grab when you find it…]

[He supposes he can sell it. Andee or Pax’d know what it’d fetch. But as Mouse considers the joint (why, Trig, why) burning a hole in his pocket, he’s struck by another option. A massively worse one.]

[Makes it through the morning’s class, and he definitely needs a break. ‘Terrible, Bloody Awful, Incredibly Bad’ idea is looking more and more tempting. At the break he ditches the others and heads for one of his hiding places— a partially-demolished room on the second floor of what was Brink that’s the opposite end from the reconstruction efforts right now. They’ll be at lunch, anyway. He’s not the first there, though. He takes a seat not too near to Roy, legs dangling off broken boards into nothingness. Pulling the joint from his pocket, he grins.]

So. I got a head full of other people’s Maths-related stress, an’ one hell of a bad idea. Care t’join? See if it fuck’s ‘em up? [He taps his temple, indicating the voices Roy deals with— he can pick up echoes of the distress the kid’s going through, and he’s never tried intentionally self-medicating. Figures if he’s going to try this, he might as well go all in and invite another mind-fucked individual along, for full idiocy points.] Technically illegal for Infected, but we’re both crazy enough I don’t think anyone’s goin’ t’know the difference, frankly.


anonymous asked:

I would advise against showing the kids your beloved tv shows, kids are already too cruel and too smart for their age and if those kids are yours they'll be lil' balls of sassiness so they'll most likely put holes into the shows and ruin them for you. Especially bc in teen dramas of that era most misunderstandings were due lack of communication that could have been easily solved with a cellphone.

No no no but see…the thing with OTH and RW/Chiquititas is that even though sure you may find a story line that may have been cut short with like Twitter or instagram the lessons on the shows were about human growth. It’s so hard to explain particularly with Rebelde Way but like…it’s one of those shows that I can still pull up a random episode on YouTube fucking 13 or something years later and be like “this still stands”. That’s why writing characters is better than writing plot. That’s how your show stands the test of time. It was one of the greatest things those shows taught me as a storyteller. You write people who have things happen to them instead of writing things happening to people. It’s a VERY different to crafting stories. When you create actual three dimensional characters at the center of your story and then you put them through realistic scenarios rooted in the human experience then it doesn’t matter if you watch them 30 years later, it will still be valid. These shows were experts at that and that’s why to this day the people who grew up with them hold them to such high regard. They don’t have an expiration date.