RONSY MUGGLE HS SWIM TEAM + @slytherdornet’s september back to school challenge

  • pansy started swimming at six months because poppy parkinson read in a parenting blog that the best way to ensure your child is successful at anything is to start them out young.
  • never mind the fact that it was probably just out of convenience that she chose swimming because the parkinsons owned the country club, passed down the family line for like, centuries, (the only noteworthy thing worth mentioning about the stupid place other than the fact that it racked in enough money to save a small country from bankruptcy). so it was really just a toss-up between swimming, horseback riding, or golf.
  • anyways, pansy’s been in the whole swimming schtick for a while now and she’s pretty good— no, not even— she’s fucking fantastic, actually
  • when she makes captain at hogwarts, the random prep school her parents marooned her in when she was eleven, partitioned out in the middle of nowhere, it’s not exactly a surprise.
  • what— or rather, who— is a surprise: ronald weasley
  • ron weasley, as in that kid stuck with the family legacy, following like, twenty of his brothers, who pansy surmises if it wasn’t for that, he wouldn’t be at hogwarts
  • ron weasley, sidekick to that potter kid on the soccer team who’s all famous because some maniac genocidal cult leader who was like, super crazy and apparently had a huge following back in the seventies or whatever (called himself lord voldemort and wore a snake mask, like a fucking cartoon character); anyways, little baby potter did something that tripped old snake face up and ended up killing him, so now potter’s left with some fancy, lightning bolt scar and a whole macy’s day parade following him around 24/7.
  • ron weasley, who’s all freckled skin and lanky limbs and flaming hair and clumsy movements and exclusively drinks root beer apparently and seems like he’d be comparable to a drowning giraffe in the water–
  • except he isn’t, of course
  • and since superintendent dumbledore’s got some sort of eternal hard-on for potter and his little gang of misfits, weasley became pansy’s co-captain
  • that’s the only reason why, obviously, and she continues to tell herself so—
  • until she suddenly can’t because she sees him in the water and he’s all swift motions and taut muscles and focused determination and first place medals and now
  • it’s frustrating to pansy. he’s frustrating. he shouldn’t be, but he is because now he’s everywhere pansy looks.
  • and he’s always with his little golden trio, meanwhile she’s always with blaise and draco, while draco obviously has to go out of his way to egg potter and granger on because he’s half in love with both of them.
  • and weasley, with his hair-trigger temper, has to stand up for bushy-haired brainiac and the boy who can’t just fucking relax for once every time
  • in the back of her mind, a flashing sign goes off that’s saying that weasley is admittedly attractive when provoked. she tells that part of her mind to just shut up.
  • nevertheless, as co-captains of the swim team, they’re not the worst pair, even if neither will admit that out loud.
  • they’re far too busy for that. 99% of the time, their conversations go something like:
  • “weasley, if you ever plan on catching up to the freshmen, i highly suggest you step it up.” *splash* *shriek* “weasley, if you ever fling water at me again, i don’t care what happens at a meet, but you can ensure that you'll—” *intimidating threat that has weasley swimming to the other side of the pool in record time*
  • the other students on the team totally make bets on when the two are just gonna settle the sexual tension already and hook up
  • shit goes down after a swim meet, and their overall times are being tallied up for whether they’re in first or second, and somehow, pansy and ron find something to argue about, and it matches their usual caliber—
  • pansy’s jabbing her finger in ron’s chest when they announce that their school was placed in first. both of them stop for a moment in elated surprise. one minute, ron is all but screaming in pansy’s face, the next, his lips are smashed onto hers, hands cupping her cheeks—
  • they only separate when blaise zabini almost knocks the two of them over when he pulls them into a group hug.
  • she looks back at weasley, and all she can think about is how cute it is that the strawberry red of his face clashes with the russet of his hair, mouth pulled into a dopey smile, and— holy fuck.
  • for the rest of the day, all pansy thinks about is how his lips tasted like pool water and root beer;
  • she promptly decides that she’s willing to endure those extra grams of sugar.

HISTORY MEME - WORLD VERSION ♛ [03/06] women : Norma Jean Baker “Marilyn Monroe” (1926 - 1962)

American actress, model, and singer. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946 with Twentieth Century-Fox. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950), drew attention. By 1952 she had her first leading role in Don’t Bother to Knock and 1953 brought a lead in Niagara, a melodramatic film noir that dwelt on her seductiveness. Her “dumb blonde” persona was used to comic effect in subsequent films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Seven Year Itch (1955). Limited by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range. Her dramatic performance in Bus Stop (1956) was hailed by critics and garnered a Golden Globe nomination. Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, released The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination and won a David di Donatello award. She received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like It Hot (1959). Monroe’s last completed film was The Misfits (1961), co-starring Clark Gable, with a screenplay written by her then-husband, Arthur Miller. The final years of Monroe’s life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for unreliability and being difficult to work with. The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. Though officially classified as a “probable suicide”, the possibilities of an accidental overdose or a homicide have not been ruled out. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth-greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. In the decades following her death, she has often been cited as both a pop and a cultural icon as well as the quintessential American sex symbol.

Atlantis season two premieres on BBC America the same day as its UK broadcast! 

Hit fantasy series returns November 15, primed to deliver fun, escapist television this holiday season

November 5, 2014 – From the creators of the global hit Merlin and BAFTA award-winning series Misfits, BBC AMERICA’s co-production, Atlantis, returns – plunging ever deeper into the machinations of the legendary city and its celebrated heroes.

A year has passed and much has changed. With Minos dead, Ariadne (Aiysha Hart, Honour) is Queen and finds herself at war with her old adversary Pasiphae (Sarah Parish, Hatfields & McCoys). The kingdom stands on the brink of collapse and the struggle for power is both bloody and brutal. With the future looking bleak, Ariadne turns to her most trusted friends for support and so, Jason (Jack Donnelly, Dancing on the Edge), Hercules (Mark Addy, Game of Thrones) and Pythagoras (Robert Emms, War Horse) are thrust into the very heart of politics and power in the city.

Additions to the cast include Vincent Regan (Strike Back) as Dion and Amy Manson (Being Human) as Medea, with guest appearances made by Robert Pugh (Game of Thrones) and Peter de Jersey (Broadchurch) in episode one.

Atlantis returns Saturday, November 15, 9:00pm ET as part of BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturday.