Imagine Albus’s delight when he first discovers he’s
actually good at magic. It’s a Tuesday afternoon in Charms, early in fifth
year, and they’re working on the Avis spell. About half an hour into their
practice time Albus tries the spell and suddenly there are a little flock of
birds fluttering around the classroom. He’s the first person to manage it. Even
Scorpius hasn’t produced so much as a single feather yet.
Scorpius glances across and asks him how he did it, and
Albus is still in complete shock, but he explains as best he can. Then he
spends the rest of the class repeating the spell over and over and over again,
just to make sure it wasn’t a fluke. But it wasn’t. He’s really good at this,
to the point where Flitwick has to come over and show him how to vanish the
birds, because there are so many of them. And by the end of the class Albus is
just alight with happiness and pride, and he practically skips down to dinner
that night. Even the five foot Potions essay he has to write on basic antidotes
doesn’t make his grin fade (in fact, it might even make him smile wider. Albus
is really good at Potions too).
Over the next few weeks and months he gets better and better, and more confident, and he slowly realises that he’s actually good at this. He’s always been terrible at school, but suddenly it’s fallen into place, and he’s having fun. He wants to practice his spells at night, and he wants to do his homework, and he looks forward to classes. He’s constantly shining with joy, and there’s a new quiet self-confidence to him that Scorpius secretly thinks might be the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen.
Also, imagine him writing home to tell his dad about how
good he is at non-verbal spells or something, and Harry gets the letter in the
morning before work. As he reads it he can feel Albus’s delight, and he doesn’t
stop grinning all day. He’s sitting in a really dull meeting,
thinking about Albus’s letter, and smiling to himself. After the meeting
Hermione asks if he’s okay and he just beams at her and nods, because yeah, he’s
brilliant. His son is doing well at school and wants to tell him about it. He
couldn’t be happier if he tried.
Unpopular opinion: 2016 was actually an incredible year to me, so many cool things happened!! I’ve become independent, I learned and experienced tons of things, I’ve overcome my problems and finally I achieved what I’ve wanted for so long: I am truly happy with who I am as a person! I learned how to be happy and how to stay happy, I learned what’s important and to what extent. I realised that everything is a choice and there are literally no limits!! I finally see that every minute spent on whining and crying under a blanket is a wasted minute!! There’s literally no point in being stuck in one place, life moves forward and so should I!! Every failure is a test of persistence and determination, the key is to never stop looking for solutions!!
i know y’all are trying to be nice in uploading the content from the bundles for free for the people who dont have the means to get it, but really i find it kind of fucked up. the whole purpose of putting out this extra content only available through purchase is partially to help raise funds so that carmilla can make a better movie as kotex hasn’t backed them as far as i know.
a movie they’re making for us.
i understand how badly some of y’all want to see this content. i get it. but once links to the extra content are put out there for free, why would anyone else go and buy it later unless they really just feel like being nice. essentially, in the long run, you’re helping to steal money from both the creators, the crew, and the cast and the movie they’re planning on making.
and i find that pretty fucked up considering the amount of content they have right on youtube for free.
are good, but if I’m being honest, they’re just that. Good. Nothing more. They
have catchy lyrics and good arrangements but once I’ve finished listening to
the song, I’m like “ok what now?”. What I’m trying to say is that
they don’t really have an impact or add any more value to my life, and I get
bored of listening to them very very quickly. I wish they would sometimes sing
about something more meaningful other than love. Their biggest competition BTS,
have done that successfully.
Why are you so in love with science? (not meant in a bad way, I'm just curious)
I guess it’s because science just sort of makes sense to me, on a fundamental level.
The processes of science and scientific analysis are very in line with how I see the world and how I think. I’ve always been a very sort of analytic thinker. Like I was the kid who always had to know why and was always questioning everything and always tries to explain everything (to the point that I was, at time, a very obnoxious child).
I like facts. I like seeing how things fit together. I like sorting through things and finding the bigger picture and then seeing how the individual details slot into it.
It’s how I make sense of the world I guess. Trying to find an explanation for things I don’t understand. It’s why I was never good at being religious but am fascinated by the history of religion and how it creates and is created by society.
And it goes beyond the purely natural and physical sciences. I feel similarly about the social sciences and history and anything that relies on critical analysis.
On a fundamental level I want to know why. And science, at it’s core, is an attempt to answer that question.