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Snape x blind 6th year student reader where snape makes fun of her in class without realising that she's blind because she's always managed well, until she makes some sassy comment and he then realises and then later on he finds her crying in a corridor because some Slytherin's decided to drag her somewhere and get her lost..

continued: Snape brings her back to his room as it’s too late to get into the gryffindor common room and she asks if she can do something odd and he accepts so she feels his face to see what he looks like. And can she also mention something about how nice his voice is? Thanks :))

Hey sunshine,

Sure, I will do my best! I hope you like it.

AND I proclaim that it happens before Potter comes along (like a year or three before that); so Snape is relatively young, but not tortured by Lily’s death.

Name: I do not want you to leave.

“Ms. Y/L/N,” you hear Snape’s voice right over your head, so you flinch, almost dropping your wand in the potion. “Do you know the difference between red and yellow? Or are all colors of the Gryffindor flag same to you?” you freeze. You were sure you did everything correctly, checked the tags on the chemicals at least four times before using each one of them. They all were correct.

“No, sir,” you answer quietly. 

“Then why on Earth would you put in the powder of rat’s bones instead of the powder of the poppy seeds? Or did you decide to improve my own recipe by exploding the whole castle?”

“I… I am sure I put in the right ingredient. Are you sure you wrote the right instructions?” Snape’s breathing gets quieter and must more hateful, so you can almost feels how much he wants to strangle you.

“Are you questioning my ability to write, miss?”

“No, only your ability to label the ingredients properly, with the correct usage of Braille,” you answer calmly. “I used the ingredients with the correct tags.”

“Braille?” you nod. “You are blind.”

“Uhm… So hard to notice the dark glasses, cane, and the weird way of walking? Professor, you may need to check your ability to see students, you are doing much worse than I am,” your classmates pulls your sleeve, hoping that you would stop before Snape decides to kill you, but he seems to not be willing to.”

“My… apologies,” he answers finally, much quieter than before. You hear him whisper something under his breath, and the potion in front of you disappears. “I will make sure the ingredients are labeled properly from now on,” you nod and hear him walk away, his robe swishing by your side.


“Hate those Slytherins,” you murmur later that evening, as you are walking around the basement, trying to find your way out. The most annoying thing ever is probably when those morons get you as a group and abandon you in the middle on the basements, so you spend there whole night, trying to find a way back to the Gryffindor tower.

“Miss Y/L/N?” you hear Snape’s voice coming from somewhere, so you turn around.

“Oh, Professor Snape? What a lucky meeting, I’ve been looking for you all over the place,” you smile at him. “How are you doing, sir?”

“You have been looking for me just to ask how I am doing?” you nod. “I am doing well despite having a student walking around the castle in the middle of the night.”

“Then I shall return to my room, professor,” you answer calmly, turning around, then stopping and turning back to him. “Uhm… Professor?”

“Yes?” you can almost feel how he is sarcastically lifting an eyebrow - your classmates told you that’s what he keeps doing to show sarcasm.

“Could you… Could you point me in the direction of the Gryffindor tower, sir?” Snape walks up to you and gently grabs your shoulder. “Sir?”

“Let me walk you, miss. You don’t have your wand or your cane, I suppose it’s only adequate that I make sure you make it to your room before morning.”

“Thank you, sir,” you murmur, and Snape simply keeps pushing you forward, one hand almost wrapped around your shoulders.

“I do need you to tell me who did that,” he notices at some point, when you are walking upstairs. “Who was it?”

“Just a Slytherin kid,” you shrug your shoulders. “It’s always them, but you may have guessed that I am not that good at remembering faces.”

“Very funny. I will make sure they are punished. Careful,” Snape quickly pulls you closer, as the staircase, which you almost stepped on, starts rapidly moving.

“Thanks,” he nods, not hurrying to let go of you.

“You really should be more careful,” Snape slowly releases you and leads you in the tower, then to your room. “You have your own because of the vision impairment?”

“Yes, sir,” you drop on the bed and smile. “God, I missed this place.”

“Well, now, that you are safe…”

“Professor, may I ask to do something… odd?” you ask quietly, and he agrees, sitting by your side. You do wonder why he seems to care for you. “Sir, permission to… see your face?” he doesn’t answer, so you lean forward and slightly touch his face, brushing your fingers against his eyelids and lips. “Wow.”

“I suppose you understand that this act should remain between us and not be discussed with other students, miss?” you smile and nod quickly, your hand sliding down his jaw and neck, when Snape catches your fingers. “Miss?” you smile apologetically, and Snape lets go of your hand.

“I am sorry, sir.”

“That’s alright. Miss Y/L/N, you really should go to sleep. It’s past midnight,” Snape slowly pulls away, as you smile sadly.

“You do have an amazing voice, sir… It fits you,” you murmur, as you lean back and crawl in a ball under a blanket. Snape giggles, or makes somehow similar sound, not going anywhere for some reason - just sitting there next to you.

“What career are you going to pursue after you leave Hogwarts?” he asks finally. “I never ask that, but your case seems rather…”

“Unusual?” you grin. “Yeah, people tend to believe that I am not complete without the vision… I was thinking of doing potions, but that seems quite impossible without a good assistant. So I will probably stick to the ministry work… And kill myself because of it,” you grin again.

“You may want to stay in Hogwarts.”

“As a librarian? I don’t think so.”

“As my assistant. I am looking for one, and you are doing quite well for your disability. Incredibly well, actually, you could become a good potions master,” you sit up, not understanding what the hell was happening.

“Professor, what is wrong?”

“Only that Dumbledore requires for me to hire an assistant from the current students, and I dread the thought of hiring any one from the Slytherin… our dear director is a Gryffindor, there is no way he will let me get one more Slytherin. Also, you are very good.”

“Sounds… too flattering. Professor, I am blind, but I am not dumb. Why are you offering me this job? It’s Hogwarts, a great place, officially the highest salary in the educational institutions in magical Britain… Professor, why?” he sighs, raising his hand and slowly stroking your cheek, brushing his finger against your lips. Snape breathes in, terribly slowly.

“Because I do not want you to leave,” he answers quietly, and you freeze, really wishing you could see his face right now. And, as if knowing it, Snape gently takes your hand and allows you to touch his face, your fingers running by the his stressed forehead and the tensed muscles, as if he is about to erase your memory and run away if anything happens.

“I don’t want to leave,” you answer just as quietly, your fingers stroking his jaw, as Snape carefully puts his hand on your waist and pulls you closer, pressing his lips against yours.

Ida Lewis was born in 1842 in Newport. Her father, Captain Hosea Lewis, was the lighthouse keeper of the Lime Rock Light. After her father’s stroke and subsequent disability, Ida’s mother was appointed to the position of keeper, but the illness of her youngest daughter kept Ida’s mother from fulfilling her duties. 

Ida stepped in and became the lighthouse keeper in all but name. By 15 she was the strongest swimmer in Newport, and capable of handling the heavy rowboat which was the only means of access to the Lime Rock Light. She performed the first of many rescues at the age of 17, when a boat carrying four young men capsized and Ida rowed out and hauled all four of the men on board her rowboat, then carried them to safety at the lighthouse.

She became the most well-known lighthouse keeper of her time, and earned a number of medals for her bravery. In 1879 she was officially named the keeper of the lighthouse, thanks in large part to the efforts of admirer Senator Ambrose Burnside.  Her salary was 750 dollars per year, the highest salary for any lighthouse keeper at the time.

In 1925 the Rhode Island legislature voted to rename Lime Rock to Ida Lewis Rock in recognition of her service. This was the only time such an honor was bestowed to any lighthouse keeper in the country’s history. Today Ida Lewis Rock is the home of the Ida Lewis Yacht Club.

A short Rant about Why the Day Without A Woman was stupid

The “Day Without A Woman”, a strike based on the idea that women are oppressed or not treated equally in our society, is absurd in many ways and I believe that there is equality between women and men in the United States and other well developed societies.  For the Day Without A Woman, many women went on strike, abandoned their jobs and responsibilities, went to protests, and refused to shop in order to demonstrate the important roles that women have in society as well as to fight inequalities such as the supposed wage gap in which women are payed less than men; however, there is no wage gap.  From the median income of women ($40,742), which is about 80% of the median income of men ($51,212), it is deduced that women only make 80 cents for every dollar men make; however, this fails to account for many other factors such as education, occupation, work hours, and personal choice.  For example, many of the college majors with the highest salaries after graduation such as computer science and chemical engineering are over 80% male, while many of the majors that have lower salaries after graduation such as psychology and liberal arts are over 70% female.  Nothing is stopping women from pursuing an education and career in higher paying fields such as chemical engineering other than their own choice not to.  It has also been illegal for employers to pay women less than men because of their gender since the Equal Pay Act of 1963; therefore, if an employer does pay a woman employee less based on her gender, she should take legal action and file a lawsuit against her employer under the EPA, rather than blame “the Patriarchy” (as feminists so often do for all of their problems) and hold strikes such as the “Day Without A Woman”.  Furthermore, I fail to see how abandoning one’s work and responsibilities shows the value of women in the workplace.  Instead of refusing to go to work in order to make a political point, feminists and people in general should focus on helping women who truly are oppressed, such as the women in Islamic countries who can and often are killed for not wearing the hijab, who have their genitals mutilated, who are required to be submissive and obey their fathers, brothers, husbands, and other males, who are often forced into marriage, raped, and beaten by their husbands, and who are not given the same rights as men in their society.  But according to most liberals, criticizing Islam’s treatment of women is Islamophobic, so feminists in the United States continue to fight for the equality that they already have while ignoring the true oppression of women in other countries.

these are the 30 highest-paying jobs in the U.S.

#30: Pharmacist
Average annual pay: $119,270

#29: Public relations and fundraising manager
Average annual pay: $119,390

#28: General and operations manager
Average annual pay: $119,460

#27: Compensation and benefits manager
Average annual pay: $121,630

 #26: Law teacher (post-secondary)
Average annual pay: $126,230

#25: Sales manager
Average annual pay: $130,400

#24: Financial manager
Average annual pay: $134,330

#23: Podiatrist
Average annual pay: $136,180

#22: Lawyer
Average annual pay: $136,260

#21: Airline pilot, copilot and flight engineer
Average annual pay: $136,400

#20: Natural sciences manager
Average annual pay: $136,570

#19: Marketing manager
Average annual pay: $140,660

#18: Computer information and systems manager
Average annual pay: $141,000

#17: Architectural and engineering manager
Average annual pay: $141,650

#16: Petroleum engineer
Average annual pay: $149,590

#15: Nurse anesthetist
Average annual pay: $160,250

#14: Prosthodontist
Average annual pay: $161,020

#13: Dentist (specialist)
Average annual pay: $171,040

#12: Dentist
Average annual pay: $172,350

#11: Pediatrician
Average annual pay: $183,180

#10: Chief executive
Average annual pay: $185,850

#9: Family and general practitioner
Average annual pay: $192,120

#8: Psychiatrist
Average annual pay: $193,680

#7: Internist
Average annual pay: $196,520

#6: Physician (all other)
Average annual pay: $197,700

#5: Orthodontist
Average annual pay: $221,390

#4: Obstetricians and gynecologists
Average annual pay: $222,400

#3: Oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Average annual pay: $233,900

#2: Surgeon
Average annual pay: $247,520

Number one has to “thread a delicate needle” day in and day out, but gets rewarded handsomely for it.

The dictionary defines virgin as a person, especially a woman, who has never had sexual intercourse. Not yet touched or used.
Chaste. Religious. And pure.
But our world is so fucked up that men are allowed to string their various conquests in to a rosary, even make it a religion, while a woman’s only plume is being a virgin. If you want to preach to me about my womanly duties then allow me to crack open your mind and discuss about how people are more concerned about the dwindling number of virgins than the rise of girls being massacred.
Yes, I said massacre.
Do you not see the blood on your hands when you defile a woman because she executed her right to say no? Does your conscience not commit suicide upon hearing her screams, like the resounding of a relic shattering on the tiles of a museum?
When you teach a girl that her virginity is not her own, but a corsage for men to joke about in their office, all she hears is that rape is alright. You are telling little girls everywhere that they are only allowed to nurture themselves because their body is an auction to the man with the highest salary and the most luxurious of living, after all, baby girl who cares about understanding hands and desert warmth?
You can play the word on the tip of your mind or gargle it in your mouth like its salt for a sore.
To whoever said virginity is what defines me, what would you say if you knew I was a virgin when razor blades started licking my body? I may have had my floor clean, and the carpets scrubbed but the light bulbs in my body were constantly flickering.
What is so praiseworthy about virginity, when my friend was pumping pills in to her body because the first boy she loved told her it’s not really sex if she deep throated him.
No, go ahead, tell me how a woman’s only appealing attribute is her virginity and I’ll tell you about my many labels or would you rather hear about the men that touched me?
No matter what you call it, you always have to make it something that can be easily possessed:
a flower to be plucked,
a jewel to be stolen,
a curtain to be torn,
the sort of respect that people can finger paint their name on.
There is no way a woman can be a virgin in our decade when you so blatantly spread jokes faster than the police could help a young girl after she was molested, like the shortness of her skirt is the scale on how loose a boy should collar his beast.
The world has long taught us that we are freshly baked cakes people can cut into to taste with swollen tongues and greedy eyes, then leave us to build ourselves from the crumbs.
—  Camillea 
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If you think all this brilliant scientist did for America was to create peanut butter… you’re clueless. There’s a reason he was called to testify before Congress - twice. He single-handedly saved the American agricultural industry at crucial times in our nation’s economic history. There is a reason Henry Ford hired Dr. Carver to work for him. There is a reason that Dr. Carver was recruited by Booker T. Washington to come to Tuskegee by paying him the highest salary of any professor there.

Look him up again, this time with adult eyes.

kathgrr replied to your post “nightsgrow replied to your post “nightsgrow: Am I misremembering or is…”

Hi Sam, Can you explain why you don’t like Charity Navigator? I was told they were a good indicator by one NGO during a financial report/presentation?

We have come full circle! The post that started all this is here, and explains why I don’t find Charity Navigator a good site to recommend to people who don’t understand its full scope. But let’s dig into it! 

For NGOs, for people who know exactly what CN does and does not do, yes, it can be useful – especially for finances, because it summarizes the org’s financial situation. But a lot of people who are outside the charitable world just go to the site, look at the star rating, and use that as an evaluation of a charity, when it’s not always indicative of a good place to give. And some NGOs, particularly those with high star ratings, will recommend Charity Navigator because it’s easier than explaining the nuances of how the charitable sector works and because they know if they say “you have to do the research yourself” it will put people off in the short run. And they want donors. Which I get, so do I. But Charity Navigator pretty much stops at financials a lot of the time. 

SOAPBOX AHEAD.

Because of that focus on basic financials and on rewarding money spent on services versus money spent on overhead, it reinforces a mindset that I’d like to see die, which is that charities shouldn’t spend money on overhead because every dollar spent on someone’s salary is a dollar less that goes to someone in need. It’s not; it’s a dollar still spent helping that person-in-need in a less visible way, by building infrastructure. People who work for NGOs deserve fair pay regardless of the source of the money, and high turnover (particularly in upper management) is like high turnover anywhere: bad for business, bad for the workers, bad for the clients of the organization. Charities that put more of their money into hiring and keeping better workers provide better service to both their clients and their donors, but it’s difficult to project that in a financial report. 

I know this because I live it. I work at a nonprofit with some of the highest salaries for my field in the entire state, and the result has been that we – my department in specific, the ten or twelve people I work the most closely with – are at the cutting edge of our specific field not just in Chicago but nationwide. More generally, my org is consistently in the top ten for fundraising and top twenty for client services (depends on how you’re measuring client services; sometimes we’re in the top ten or top five for specific aspects of it) out of several hundred orgs who do what we do. My office has very low turnover and a high return rate – people who leave our org often return within a few years because we just offer a better experience for our employees. 

So to provide the best services to the clients, you have to have good people who are paid well and given decent working conditions. Charity Navigator is not great at indicating that. To be fair, it’s something that’s very hard to show without having a personal relationship with every single org in the country, which isn’t really feasible. The day will come when big data will be able to help us with this, but until then, you just have to do the legwork yourself. 

Dwayne Johnson is now the highest paid actor in Hollywood

Forbes released its annual list of the highest-paid actors on Thursday, and we have a new champ this year: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The wrestling-star-turned-actor raked in $64.5 million this year, which more than doubled his earnings from 2015 — surpassing last year’s top earner and Marvel star.

The College Majors With The Highest Starting Salaries

Which college graduates earn the most money right out of school? According  Georgetown University’s Center on Education, if you want to earn serious cash in your first job, you should study architecture or engineering. Of course this overall list is a bit different from Michigan State’s study on college degrees for the class of 2015.

FUCK YEAH I’m def gonna be able to do some proper vacation in august. I got a mail which informed me that I’m getting paid on thursday (and not monday as I thought) and this is the highest salary I’ve ever received from my current workplace. 3k more than I expected! (In other words 3000 SEK = €309 / £270 / $343) so at least all the hard work literally paid off WOHO!

New study shows the wage gap effects women in all industries, at every level 

According to a new report, women in the United States are paid less in all industries at every level for the same work as men, Reuters reported Thursday. 

  • The study, conducted by PayScale Inc., analyzed data from a poll of 1.4 million full-time workers.
  • The biggest wage discrepancy is between married men and women with children. 
  • Fathers earned the highest median salaries (about $67,900), while single women with children had the lowest ($38,200).
  • Additionally, men’s salaries steadily increased until their 50s, but women’s wages stagnated in their mid- to late 30s.

“The gender pay gap is absolutely real.” 

20-year-old Connor McDavid asked for less money in his new $100 million contract so the Oilers could build a better team around him

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Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid signed one of the richest contracts in NHL history and helped his team at the same time.

On Wednesday, the Oilers signed the 20-year-old McDavid to an eight-year, $100 million contract, coming to an average of $12.5 million per year, the highest average salary in NHL history. The new contract will begin during the 2018-19 season.

However, Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli said on Wednesday that McDavid, the reigning league MVP, had the option for more money on fewer years, but opted to lower his annual salary to help the team.

From ESPN:

“Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli said that the dollars could have been higher and the term shorter but that McDavid wanted the Oilers to be able to construct a winner.

”‘Building a team to win the Stanley Cup was a constant point of discussion,’“ Chiarelli said.”

TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported a similar anecdote of the negotiations:

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Original deal was expected to be $13.25M but hearing McDavid wasn’t comfortable with the number and may have insisted on lowering it…

McDavid’s $12.5 million annual salary is still $2 million more than the closest players, Chicago’s Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews and Montreal’s Carey Price at $10.5 million per year. While other players have signed longer deals for more money, the NHL’s current CBA limits deals to eight years in length.

McDavid said of signing the contract, “I want to win here. This is a city that has such a rich history. It’s important we bring that back. We got a taste of that last season … We’ve built a good team her. Sure, it was just one year, but we’re on the right track.”

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The Highest-Paying Cities For Tech Jobs

Silicon Valley is on top yet again. For 10 years Dice, a 24-year-old site that specializes in technology jobs, has rated the metro area that stretches from San Jose to San Francisco as the top-paying spot in the country for tech jobs. The average salary: $112,600, up 3.7% from the year before. That’s some $23,000 more than the nationwide average of $89,450. Across the country, tech salaries are up 2% over the previous year.

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I was even willing to risk creating problems for myself with team management for [Martin Straka’s] sake. Straka was unable to play right away because of lingering problems with his Czech club, and by the time Pittsburgh and Plzen finally reached an agreement, the season was already underway. Because of these complications, Martin had a hard time cracking the lineup and spent most of his time on the bench. It also didn’t help any that Coach Bowman doesn’t really favor young players very much.

One time when I came into the locker room, I saw Martin packing up his things. “What are you doing?” I asked. “What do you think I’m doing?” he glumly replied. “They’ve shipped me off to the farm.” At that moment, I got really angry.

Now, by that time, I had pretty much established myself on the team (I even had the second-highest salary, after Mario), and I could afford to stand up for some things, although when I look back today at how I handled the whole situation, I can’t believe I got away with it.

I continued to interrogate Martin: “What did they say to you exactly?” “Nothing,” he answered. “Just that I should pack my suitcase and get ready to go to Cleveland.” I then calmly walked over to where his bags were and began unpacking his stuff.

After that, I summoned all the coaches who happened to be in the building - Bowman, Peterson and Smith - and launched my offense. “Now, tell me what you said to Martin,” I began, “and I will tell you that he is not going anywhere.”

The coaches started off by trying to convince me that it would be better for him to start out on the farm team, that there was no place for him on the team and that he’d get his chance when someone got hurt. That was my cue. “Well, gentlemen,” I said, “my knee has just begun to hurt me. I don’t think I can play. Martin can take my place.” I then turned around and walked out of the room, leaving them staring at me with their mouths open. OK, I’d handle it differently today, but, hey, I was young. Anyway, it worked, Martin stayed in Pittsburgh, at least for a while.

- Jagr: An Autobiography