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Draco Malfoy's Potions Notes 🍆

He’s doing it again.

What?

You know. The thing with his eggplant.

Who are you talking about?

Don’t tease me, Pans. You bloody well know who.

Pans?

Fine, I’ll stop calling you that, but believe me, it’s a vast improvement on Pansy.

Excuse me?

You can hex me later. In the meantime, can we please get back to the matter at hand? Harry Potter is fondling an eggplant. In the middle of class.

And that bothers you?

Of course! It’s like he’s teasing me on purpose.

Are you serious? It’s a potions ingredient, not a dildo.

He could have fooled me. Look at the way he - oh merlin now he’s basically wanking it off right here in the middle of class.

He’s wanking off an eggplant? Are you okay?

No I’m not. I’m going to have to leave early.

Are you kidding me?

No, it’s really come to that, Pans. This is killing me.

Oh yeah, I should probably let you know right now that I am not Pansy.

Please tell me you’re joking, Pans. This isn’t funny.


Pansy dropped an open book on my desk earlier in class and your notes just sort of appeared in it.

Oh merlin, who is this?

You probably don’t want to know.

Potter?

Malfoy?

Fuck. Please let this be a dream. This is the worst - POTTER, FOR THE LOVE OF MERLIN, COULD YOU PLEASE PUT THAT FUCKING EGGPLANT DOWN ALREADY???

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?

I can’t believe it took me this long to doodle out my favorite response to silly shenanigans that happened with @arthur-tristan-kingsmen XD

Anyone even remember this? 83

pigspeetsandhooflikefeets  asked:

Nesty, I showed my dear friend Sydney your licky lips Zarc, and she replied to the caption (“I’ll do things to you that Satan would disapprove of.”) and her reply was "like pray. Zarc is going to take us to church 🙏" bless Sydney

@ your friend sydney: I mean if that’s what you’re into

(I spent too much time on this fucking joke and it is possibly now the worst thing I’ve ever drawn to date)

Outcast (High-School AU)// Mark Tuan

Originally posted by jordragon

Pairing: Mark x Reader (ft. Jackson, Jinyoung + Yugyeom)

Genre: Angst, Fluff, Oneshot

Summary//Request: Being the school outcast doesn’t bother you too much - except for the grief you receive from 4 boys in your class - little do you know, Mark has always had a thing for you.

This scenario contains slight mentions of bullying.


It’s not that you hated high-school – you just hated the people that were in it. Everyone had their group, their clique that they belonged to; the popular girls, the popular boys, the kids that were dedicated to studying, the alternative kids that seemed to own mostly black clothing and so on, so forth. However; you never really found yourself ‘fitting’ into any of these categories. You wouldn’t have said you were completely dedicated to your studies, but you did well in your classes and the teachers recognised it. You weren’t so much interested or outgoing when it came to sports – but you enjoyed gym nonetheless. With that being said, you excelled the most in visual and audible arts with music being your favourite subject bar none – allowing you to express your creativity in whichever way you saw fit.

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Resume of episode 15!

A/N: Since some people requested me, I´m going to do now a resume of episode 15! Hope it´s not to boring ^^”


The episode starts with our cute lazy cat that always appears to tell us important stuff before starting playing the new episode. In this case he tell us in the next replays we can choose who was the boy that kissed us before so that we can have the other´s illustrations and dialogues.

After that the episode begings with this:

This is the end of episode 14 and we know that someone was attacked.

It´s when we finish talking with the other members of Eel that we notice Karenn being escorted by two men that didn´t look in a good humor.

Worried, Gardienne goes in search of Karenn and when we find her, we see her crying:

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This Is Just To Say (m) - 2

Originally posted by yoonig

Summary: To say it’s unusual to have a soulmate is an understatement, and most people desperately wish to have an elegant name scrawled upon their wrist. In reality though, you’d have to say it causes much more issues than it solves.

Pairing: Yoongi/Reader (slight Namjoon/Reader; Jungkook/Reader)

Genre: Fluff, Smut, Angst

Word Count: 3151

Warnings: Philosophy chat (gross), Philosophy major bashing, me guessing over baseball? Having to imagine Jungkook in that baseball uniform *fans self* 

A/N: Wow guys, I’m honestly pretty floored by the notes the first chapter got in just one day! To express my thanks, here’s another chapter, and then after this I’ll be updating probably on a regular schedule? But I haven’t decided if it’ll be once a week or twice a week? Opinions? RIP.

Chapters: 1 2 3 4

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Trigger warnings should be mainstream, and here’s why

Forget, for a moment, the fact that warning for potentially triggering content is the decent thing to do, and you’re more than kind of a dickhead if you don’t. We’re going to leave all the moral issues aside for a minute.

Trigger warnings make pure business sense.

Allow me to explain.

Currently, most of the world has a rating system for movies that is divided up into levels based on the assumed maturity of different age groups. In the UK where I come from, these go from PG (Parental Guidance suggested, but appropriate for all ages) to 18 (whereupon you ‘must’ be 18 to view it, and cinemas are legally required to ask for ID if they suspect you of being younger). What defines a film’s rating differs in different countries; for example, the USA tends to rate sexual content higher than here in Europe. Few laypeople have an exact notion of what constitutes particular ratings; I couldn’t tell you whether a rape scene would be rated 16 or 18 in the UK. 

Now, I am completely unable to watch scenes of child abuse. That’s my particular trigger, and it’s not that rare of a one (unfortunately). I also don’t enjoy graphic violence, although I wouldn’t say it triggers me.

I have no idea what child abuse is rated as in any of the countries I’ve lived in. So what do I do?

I avoid all films rated 18 (or their equivalent, in whatever country I happen to be in). I don’t know why a given film is given that rating, but because it might contain either child abuse or graphic violence, it doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt from me.

Which means the movie makers? Don’t get my money.

Let’s take this to traditional publishing. Recently I was discussing with an acquaintance Indra Das’ novel The Devourers, a book I had been assured included many themes and tropes I like to read about. It is beautifully written.

It also contains a lot of graphic violence and at least one rape scene.

I did not finish the book. I closed it at the rape scene - about a quarter of the way into the book. Now, I did not immediately go to Amazon or Goodreads and leave a one-star review about the truly disgusting elements of the book. But a quick perusal of both sites will show that many other readers did leave bad reviews for precisely this reason. 

Now imagine for a moment that there were content warnings - trigger warnings - on or in that book. They could be symbols on the back cover, or inside the book itself, maybe on the copyright page. Unobtrusive for those who didn’t want to be ‘spoiled’, but there for anyone who knows they have triggers and would like to avoid them.

Imagine if all those people who wrote unfavorable reviews because of the violence and rape didn’t write those reviews, because they never picked up the book in the first place.

But Sia! I hear you say. The publisher would have made less money if those people hadn’t bought the book!

Really? Or would they have made more, because the average rating for the book would have been higher than it would be with all those one- and two-star reviews? 

Look, friend. Goodreads is a major - maybe THE major - website for books and book reviews. And the majority of us? We don’t scroll down and read all the reviews before deciding whether to buy the book.

We look at the overall rating.

If that rating is nice and high? We pick up the book. If it’s low-to-middling? I’m not gonna bother. 

Publishers will make more money if their books only get into the hands of people who want to read them. That’s literally what targeted marketing is all about: getting your product to the people who are almost certainly going to like it. Movie producers will make more money if I can avoid only the films I know contain content I won’t like, rather than all the films with a rating that might contain things that’ll give me nightmares.

But Sia! you say. It’s just not possible! How can we warn for everything?

It is true that many people have unique triggers, because they have undergone unique trauma. It is probably impossible to warn for everything that might trigger someone, because we simply don’t know the triggers of every person on the planet. But it would be very easy to have content warnings for major, common triggers, things that even many people without traumatic pasts often do not enjoy watching. Child abuse, violence, sexual violence, cruelty to animals… You probably wouldn’t need more than 10 symbols.

As for not possible? Finland and the Netherlands are already doing this for film and tv. The Netherlands even has a symbol warning for discrimination. Finland has another for potentially anxiety inducing

These are four of the Finnish ‘content warning’ symbols. They are embedded in the summary of every film and every tv program, viewable on the tv guide and just before the show starts playing. 

There is literally no reason at all ten or so symbols couldn’t be applied to all film and tv, internationally, and books as well. It’s easy, it’s the moral thing to do, and it will make everybody more money.

Let’s just do it already.

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no one requested it but i wanted to do lon’qu with #4 of this b/c i started a new file a few days ago and i got owain before i started lon’qu’s supports with gregor this time around, sooooo…

if you can’t read it, lissa is saying “i think we know where owain gets his dramatic streak from now…” and owain is saying, “next time you should raise your sword hand!”

anonymous asked:

Middle school teacher!Jason has a crush on fellow elementary school teacher!Dick.

I think this prompt is absolutely adorable (and it gives me a chance to write outside being a gym teacher)

Learning the Lines of You

“Alright you guys, remember to be quiet, we don’t want to bother the middle schoolers!” 

A few kids in Jason’s class looked up from their essays at Dick Grayson’s bright voice in the hallway. Even Jason looked up and saw the line of first graders following Dick like obedient little ducklings. He looked back at his own group of kids and wondered why he hadn’t gone for elementary education. Yeah, teaching kids the books he’d loved in school had been a good idea at the time, but he should have known that not all of his students would appreciate it. 

The sound of tiny footsteps faded away and Jason was left with the sounds of his own students. The scratch of pencils and the occasional sound of an eraser, even a few exhausted sighs. They look at Jason like he’s the one that gets it easy when in reality, Jason will have to grade these essays. A few weeks ago, the Dean said something about a potential position for Jason in the upper school and Jason knows he’ll be considering it when he’s reviewing the terrible grammar in these essays. 

In the last ten minutes of class, students start to finish their essays, handing them to Jason until class ended and Jason dismissed them, collecting their papers as they left the room. A few minutes after they left, Jason collected the essays and went to the teacher’s lounge to start grading them. 

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my theory about Harry’s around-average performance is he that he didn’t really have anybody to please right? Like who’d be proud if he came first in the class? Who’d give him tips on memorising techniques? Definitely not the Dursleys yeah? And it’s not that Harry isn’t intelligent, he is. He is a whiz when it comes to DADA, and a bamf seeker. So why doesn’t that intellect reflect in his grades? If we recount Harry’s outstanding performances with magic, they’re solely situation based. He learned the patronus charm because he wanted to fight dementors, a very difficult charm, but again, Harry mastered it because of dementors. Not for academical curiosity. In Deathly Hallows, when Hermione is grieving Ron’s betrayal Harry is the one who puts up their protective charms - the same ones that kept them safe from the nation-wide hunting spree. Again, an impressive feat, considering that’s fair bit of advanced magic, but again born out of need, not from the desire to learn. So may be, the constant abuse at Privet Drive fucked him up so much, that nothing absolutely nothing,could reinstate his lost sense of self worth, not even an entirely different world where he’s worshiped as a hero. And that makes me really sad because here was a young boy with so much talent and promise and had so many hopes and dreams and he suffered so much. And noone, not even the great mighty I-have-too-many-middle-names-Dumbledore bothered with it because it would’ve hindered their plans for greater good if Harry had a shred of self esteem. The blame of Harry’s abysmally painful childhood can never be placed entirely on Dursleys. Yes, without a doubt they ARE the main culprit, but  It is also on every single person who saw a malnourished boy, with throw-away clothes and shoes too big to fit him, and did nothing about it.

Jimin Scenario: Bad Behavior

Request: I would like to request another Jimin scenario where he’s a bad guy and he wants me and I judge ignore him and whatever… then one day after school,jimin admits his feelings to me and kisses me?

Genre: Romance


You knew Jimin since you were children, your mothers were good friends so you had shared many times together during childhood, that and the fact that Jimin and you had always studied in the same school, in the same class.
He used to be such a sweet boy, all smiles and laughs, always playing hide and seek and sometimes he even played house with you; but now everything was different.

You were in class trying to not drift too much to your thoughts, but that was a difficult thing to do, even more when the teacher was currently giving a scold to Jimin who had laughed at the teacher’s back and had been caught.

-Tell us the joke-

He sat at the back of the room, and the teacher had asked him to stand up. So now everyone had their head turned to the back so they could see how the teacher scolded Jimin. You tried not to look but the curiosity of what was he going to do now was big. 

-I don’t think you would get it professor Choi- he had an arrogant smirk on his face and his two friends chuckled beside him. Although they were still sitting, Taehyung and Jungkook looked as smug as Jimin, daring the teacher.

The teacher was fuming and it was notable how he was trying to contain himself from yelling and losing control to Jimin’s manners. 

-Is that so? You think you are really funny Park Jimin, but this is not a circus, this is a school. So I won’t accept clowns in my class-

Jimin sat down again and the teacher went to his desk to resume the class.
-If this was a circus I think I’d know who would be the clown- Jimin said to his friends who laughed at the comment. 

The teacher heard them though, so he grabbed three papers and gave one to each of them. - To detention right now-

The three of them didn’t seem faced by the punishment and just took their things and left the classroom, laughing and grinning careless. You watched the entire scene feeling heavy inside, how could people change so much?

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Three Minutes

Shirayuki felt… silly. More than silly, she felt ridiculous. What in the world had she let Yuzuri talk her into? Next to her, she felt the electricity of her friend snap and buzz over her skin, as if she was barely containing herself. Yuzuri bounced on her toes for a minute before she wove her fingers through Shirayuki and tugged her down the shadowy alley. Shirayuki’s boots caught on loose stones as she tried to keep up.

Really, she couldn’t figure out what could be so amazing about a coffee shop.

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anonymous asked:

“fuck you” “well if you insist" freewood?

Well, I’m always a sucker for Freewood. Sorry this took so long, anon! Because of that, have two endings!


Ryan was going to kill him. He had said that before, but this time, he meant it. (He tried not to think of all the times he had “meant” it before and had never actually done anything about it.) Gavin had gone too far this time. He kicked the door to Gavin’s room open, easily snapping it in half down the middle. The hacker didn’t bother looking up from his computer.

“It wasn’t locked, you know.” Ryan didn’t bother responding to him. He was too damn angry for banter.

“Gavin,” he snarled through gritted teeth, “Would you mind tell me why the fuck you and Michael were featured on the 5 o’clock news on my fucking bike?”

“Well.” A slice of teeth cut across Gavin’s face. “It wouldn’t be smart to use my own car as a getaway vehicle, now would it?” Ryan was going to rip his head off with his bare hands.

“Fuck you!” he shouted, striding forward to beat some sense into his empty British head-

“If you insist,” Gavin purred, briefly looking up from his laptop to slowly slide his tongue across his lips. Ryan physically jolted, the words stunning him more than any blow would. He could feel his train of thought sputter and stumble over the tracks.

“I, you, banna wang?” Ryan flubbed, practical gibberish spilling out of his lips before he could even think to stop it. His cheeks grew warm. The room was silent other than the taps of spindly fingers on a keyboard and their own breathing. Ryan would have thought he hallucinating it if not for the sheen along Gavin’s bottom lip and-

Ryan suddenly decided he didn’t need to be in this room anymore. Geoff would be pissed if I killed him, Ryan thought to himself as he stepped over the splinters of Gavin’s once door. The pardon had absolutely nothing to do with their conversation. He was sure of it.


(Second ending is under the cut off, and is a tad bit steamier, I suppose. You’ll see.)

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moondrifting  asked:

why won’t you stay down and die with dignity?

critical role sentence starters. accepting

     “ fuck you. “  it’s spat with as much venom as he can muster, teeth bared in a snarl of anger; hatred coiling like a dark, dark snake around his heart. he’s tiring fast, losing momentum and he knows he’s got hardly any ethers or potions left to replenish if needed – but there’s no way in kingdom hearts lea is going to give up.  not now. not with so much at stake. 

besides, this feels easy.  this feels right.  there’s a goal and a way to get there and nothing to focus on but getting isa back from the clutches of xenahort —— and it doesn’t matter whether he’s going to succeed or not: he’s got enough drive and conviction that he’ll keep on trying anyway ; even if that means dying

the keyblade master’s got another fucking thing coming if he honestly thinks lea’s going to do it lying down, however.  with a shout, he swings up his keyblade; one hand on each end to block the incoming claymore about to pierce through his chest: the force of it jarring all the way through his very core, head spinning and nerves buzzing.  “ fuck, “ another swing, as xenahort tries again, “ YOU! “  and another,  and this time he finds a hidden well of strength big enough to push his adversary off, force exploding outwards in a flurry of flames and light, putting some much needed distance between them.

he grapples himself up, chest heaving with exertion —— his body aching, on the verge of collapse; can see xenahort smiling like he’s already won, smug and superior, the expression looking twisted and wrong on isa’s features; those golden eyes making his gut churn with wrath and grief and love ; because fuck if that’s not what this is about.  there’s no way he’s going to abandon his friend to this fate. not again.  flames burst up all around them, blazing and powerful and uncontrolled, not quite unlike him.  he hunches forward, predatory, something wild and raw in the green hues of his irises, the keyblade sparking with fire.  he’s not done yet. 

              “ i will never let you keep him! “