the best scene in the history of anything

tell me why this budgetless gay youtube series made for fun by a group of friends has the best editing and writing of anything i’ve watched in a year.

also tell me how this single scene can contain every single one of the top three most iconic lines in history.

edit: whoa, i didn’t expect this to blow up so quick! putting the source in the tags was a bad idea, sorry. this is brian jordan alvarez’s the gay and wondrous life of caleb gallo, and you can watch it on youtube or vimeo! he makes lots of other hilarious gay videos too, so you should check out his whole channel.


#thankyoubones week: day 10 → 3 other favorite ships/friendships 

I love every single friendship on Bones, especially since to me, they are all this huge makeshift family. But these 3 listed above are my utmost favourites. Why? I’ll tell you why: 

  1. Brennan and Angela - to me, these two represent the most iconic best friends on television. Sure they are polar opposites, but they have been best friends for such a long time, and would do almost anything for the other, and I do hope to find a friendship like that myself one day. 
  2. Booth and Cam - these two have had the longest friendship on the show, over 20 years worth by now, and have remained good friends after all these years. While I was never a fan of them as a couple, their friendship certainly works for me, and they incite a special nostalgic pang in my heart whenever I watch scenes of them together because I can’t help but think back of their long history with each other. 
  3. Booth and Aubrey - this friendship is fairly new yes, but one that I will certainly miss dearly. Considering how Aubrey joined the team after Sweets’ death (rip dear Sweets), he has managed to earn Booth’s trust, respect and affection, and really, any scenes of them either talking about life or enjoying a meal together makes me really happy.

ahhhh so I hit 1.2k followers this morning and I’m super happy and shocked tbh! It honestly means the world to me and I want to thank every single one of you, you’re amazing, literally I love every single one of you soo much it’s unbelievable. As a celebration for not only reaching 1.2k but also as it is the 20th anniversary of the philosophers stone aka the beginning of a magical journey, I’m going to be doing blogrates, hogwarts lifes, giving advice and taking requests for edits :)


  • must be following this tonks trash
  • reblog this post, likes are bookmark only
  • send me what you’d like via my ask box - either hogwarts life or blograte and as many requests etc as you’d like.
  • please be patient, depending on how many I get depends on the time it will take to get them all posted.
  • blacklist #celebrations if you don’t want to see them.
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Masterpost: Harry Potter Fic Recs (mostly Jily)

Harry Potter:

Bold = highly recommended, * = completed

Jily Multi-Chaps

  • A Lost Generation*

  • A Month of Sundays*

  • All Right, Evans?*

  • Sequel: Dangerous Crowds

  • Beautiful Contradictions*

  • Before the Fawn
  • Boyfriend* (Sequel: Fiancée*, Threequel: Pregnant*)
  • Buried Treasure and Transmogrify*
  • Commentarius
  • Fait Accompli*
  • Flower and Prongs*
  • I’ll Take It Shaken, Not Stirred*
  • Kiss and Tell*
  • Letters*
  • Petal in the Rain
  • Prelude to Destiny*
  • Priori Incantatem*
  • Summer Magic*
  • The Archer’s Bows Have Broken
  • The Boys You Grow Into, & The Boys You Grow Out Of*
  • The Life and Times
  • The Truth of the Heart
  • You Don’t Say?*

Jily One-Shots:

  • A Wizard Walks Into A Bar*

  • The Early Morning Toast Brigade*

  • Solidarity*

  • Key Limes* (AU)

  • Caramel*

  • Scenes from a Hogsmeade Pub*

  • The Story of a Quill* (anything by B.C Daily really)

  • The Juggernaut Factor*

  • Make a Wish*

  • Nicked!*

  • Twice as Bright*

  • Harmless Observing*

  • That Elusive Aha Moment*

  • The Fool You Made Me*

  • Meet the Mother*

  • If You Want To*

  • She Should Have Known*

  • Crazier Things*

  • Just Stay Here Tonight* (AU)


  • A Brief History of Scorpius Malfoy (multi-chap)

  • Checkmate*

  • Budge Over*

  • The Best Kind of Punishment*

  • He Doesn’t Seem Like A Malfoy*

  • The Hospital Bed Monologue*

  • Adrenaline Rush*

  • Tear Down All The Walls*

  • Little things we notice*

  • All Our Tomorrows*

  • Agreements*


  • Sometimes It Takes a While* (multi-chap)

  • Time after Time* (multi-chap)

  • Worst of A Bad Bunch*
  • Kiss the Little Girl*

  • Caramel Ice Cream*

  • My Heart Belongs to You*

Non-romantic One-Shots:

  • Cauterize*

  • Finding Yellow*

What the hell is Hook going to do now?

As we all know by now Jennifer Morrison is leaving Once Upon A Time, which means that Captain Swan will no longer be a part of the show. Jennifer is signed up for one episode of season 7 and might make appearances here and there but that’s hardly enough to maintain her relationship with Hook. Colin O’Donoghue is signed up for next season as is Lana Parrilla and Robert Carlyle. However, unlike Regina and Rumple, Hook has had no stories or character development that weren’t directly tied to his romantic partner.

I’ve said this before and I will again, Captain Swan is boring because Hook is a nothing but a prop for Emma. He’s there to be her happy ending and to drum up drama when it’s needed between the herocrites and Rumple. That’s all his role is from a story point of view. Occasionally, he’ll fight some bad guy or find an important object but every time that job could easily have been done by David, Snow, Regina, Henry, or even Emma herself.  Hook has no drive or direction that isn’t his now wife. I hate that people compare him and Spike. I really do because Spike never put the responsibility of his redemption on Buffy. He never acted like by virtue of being with Buffy in season 6 or her recognizing he changed in season 7 wiped away all of the horrible shit he’s done in his past but Hook has. Remember the gem of the line “all sins can be forgiven when someone loves you?“ I sure do. That happened right after the infamous Hook-jumping-off-a-building-to-get-Emma’s-attention scene. The quote is what really pissed me off personally, verse the attempted suicide.

Hook doesn’t believe he has any accountability for his past since Emma apparently has a magical vagina, so Hook’s story line can’t be anything like Spike’s was in season 5 of Angel when he was separated from Buffy. Spike’s character arc didn’t come to a screeching halt because he still believed he had personal growth to do. Also Spike had Angel to bounce off of and James and David might have done their best work in those scenes in their entire time in the Buffyverse. Hook doesn’t have an Angel, a character he has a long and storied history with to have great banter and challenge him. Spike also managed to have conflicts and friendships with the other established characters. Maybe A&E will make up someone for Hook to pal around with since I can’t imagine Regina, because she only ever seemed to care about him for Emma’s sake, or Rumple, who deeply hates him, fitting that bill.

Having a character to question Hook and jump start any kind of forward momentum for his character does come with a few problems for A&E, however since it might force them to admit the sun doesn’t shine out of Hook’s ass. Hook might need to not be seen as perfect for him to develop. There were many frustrating things about the plot point of Hook killing David’s father, but one that I don’t believe is talked about enough is that nothing came from it. All it did was demonstrate that David is as saintly as his character is supposed to be and Emma doesn’t care at all about Hook’s past because she loves him so much or something. We already knew that! In the end Emma and Hook still got married and she apologized to him for his own cowardly behavior. Disgusting. There was no soul searching or changing for David, Hook, or Emma. Hook might have shoplifted gum for all the impact it had on the story.

I’m actually kind of curious to see how the writers are going to attempt and fail to make a dull, two dimensional character into a lead on this show.


Profile: Kagari Shuusei ・縢 秀星 + Execution Record

I know Kagari’s profile was translated a long time ago, I just decided to translate it myself as well because it kinda felt incomplete without him and Masaoka so…  As they say, for the collection. XDD  Since there’s no new info, as a bonus, I added Kagari’s record from the Dominator shooting history section. It could serve as another evidence of his death.


“We’re just human refuse who can do nothing but envy the happiness others have.”



“It’s not for the citizens, I-”

ID: 00457-AEQY-57889-2

Kanji name: 縢 秀星

Romaji name: Kagari Shuusei

Affiliation: Ministry of Health and Welfare, Public Safety Bureau, Criminal Investigation Department, Division 1

Occupation: Enforcer

Date of Birth: December 3, 2090

Age: 22 (the age when he went missing)

Blood type: B

Former address: Tokyo-to, Shin-Chiyoda-ku, Kasumigaseki, 2-1-B, MWPSB

Emergency contact’s address: Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Hyakunin-chou, B-5-14

Kagari Masanori (relation: father) 

Physical Examination: N/A

[Education and Career]

April 2096 ・ Designated a latent criminal during the Physical Examination for 5 years-old children carried out by Ministry of Health and Welfare 

・Confined to Hachiouji Rehabilitation Center

March 2103 ・Passed Scholarly Ability Certification Exam on secondary school basis

August 2110 ・Released from Hachiouji Rehabilitation Center

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anonymous asked:

Nigel Marvin comes to you and says "We're going to make a new WWD together." You get to pick the six episodes. GO.


Episode 1: Northwestern Argentina, Late Triassic. I’d do the earliest dinosaurs. Eoraptor, Herrerasaurus, Pisanosaurus, and of course all the other weird animals that lived at the time like Hyperodapedon, Probelesodon, Ischigualastia, Exaeretodon, and I’d probably have a Silesaurid, a “prosauropod” of some sort, and an early pterosaur - since it was still Pangaea back then, existing genera could even be used for those. All Avemetatarsalians would be floofed. The story would probably center around the Silesaurid I think - no it’s not a true Dinosaur but it is a Dinosauriform and we never talk about the weird almost dinosaurs

Episode 2: Siberia, Middle Jurassic. Kulindadromeus is decidedly the star of this one. From that specific fossil site there is also a medium sized theropod and other random Ornithischians. I’d probably have something similar to a Cetiosaurid, or a Mamenchisaurid, or a very very early sauropod to show how small and weird they were to start out with. I’d make the theropod a compsognathid, and because it’s in Siberia, everything would be fluffy except the sauropod, because cold. Maybe even a primitive thyreophoran. Kulinda’s the star though. Kind of like the Leaellynasaura in the original show - they really carried that episode mostly by themselves. 

Episode 3: TENDAGURU, Late Jurassic. Everyone aaaalways does the Morrison well I’M BRINGING THE AFRICAN DINOSAURS. For sauropods I’d have Giraffatitan, Dicraeosaurus, Tornieria (yes, I’d insist on Tornieria being a dull orange color), and Tendaguria. There’d be Ostafrikasaurus, Elaphrosaurus, Ceratosaurus, and Veterupristisaurus, with the first being an example of an early Spinosaur and the last an example of an early Carcharodontosaur. Pterosaurs we’d have Tendaguripterus, Pterodactylus, and Rhamphorhynchus. Then for Ornithischians we’d have Dyslatosaurus and Kentrosaurus, and Kentrosaurus would be the focus of this one because when do we ever focus on stegosaurs oh that’s right never

Episode 4: Alright, I’m giving in and doing Early Cretaceous North America. Yeah, it’s in When Dinosaurs Roamed America, but let’s make that floof up to date. Since we haven’t focused on a sauropod, Sauroposeidon is the star. Plus, it’s a sauropod star in the Cretaceous - your average viewer wouldn’t expect that! Then we got Acrocanthosaurus, Deinonychus, Tenontosaurus, Astrodon, and honestly even though that’s all from the Antlers Formation in Oklahoma and Texas, I’d probably include some fauna from the Cloverly Formation and Cedar Mountain Formation - Sauropelta, Microvenator, Eolambia, and Falcarius. There would be appropriate floof, and there wouldn’t be any raptors just… not running away when lit on fire. 

Episode 5: MIDDLE CRETACEOUS ASIA. Why? Achillobator. It’s time to give the weird giant raptor some love. Achillobator would be the focus because I recognize I had not given time yet to a theropod of any sort. Alectrosaurus, the early tyrannosaur, would also be there and would be kind of like the lion to Achillobator’s hyena, with them taking advantage of each other’s kills and stealing, but not actually fighting or anything like that. There would be a lot of therizinosaurs like Segnosaurus, and they’d also be Talarurus and Bactrosaurus and an unnamed azhdarchid (I’d probably call it Azdarcho). 

Episode 6: NEMEGT FORMATION OF THE GOBI DESERT, LATE CRETACEOUS. The star? Duck Satan Deinocheirus. This also was a formation with a lot of Oviraptorosaurs, so there would be a scene where just all of them would wander by in a herd of weirdness and what the hap is fuckening - Ajancingenia, Avimimus, Elmisaurus, Conchoraptor, Nemegtomaia, Nomingia, and Rinchenia, in one of the best animated scenes of all history, a chorus of different pitched squacks (the narration at this point would need to make a comment about bird watching). There’d also be Adasaurus, Borogovia, Gurilynia, Judinornis, Teviornis, Tochisaurus, and Zanabazar, and they’d all act like birds and it would be hard to tell one apart from another, even the Avialans - they’d all look like different types of birds. Theeeen we’d have Alioramus and Tarbosaurus representing the tyrannosaurs, Therizinosaurus, Mononykus, and Gallimimus for the other Coelurosaurs; the actually decently known titanosaur Nemegtosaurus, and then Barsboldia, Prenocephale, Saurolophus, and Tarchia to represent the Ornithischians. I’m not sure what the story would be, but it would not end in the K-T Extinction. 

And that’s my idea! Now I want to do this. What have you done. 


I think it would be all too easy to overlook these moments. The moments which occur as each episode fades to black. But something so incredibly (and consistently) exceptional about David and Emily is the brilliant way they can close out any scene or episode- simply by playing off the other. I have no idea how the final seconds of this scene were scripted. Or if they were even scripted at all. We already know that some directors like to take advantage of their ability to improvise banter for an extended period of time. It’s one of the things David and Emily do best. This comes from having a solid foundation and a rich history. Their chemistry has burned so brilliantly since the very beginning. We were all lucky enough to bear witness to that miracle. And the relationship that has blossomed from that chemistry, hard work, and unwavering faith in one another has created such an unparalleled and impenetrable force. Anything these two do automatically becomes amazing. Any interactions they have are pure gold for fans. Suddenly, a “fade out” moment becomes a can’t-miss moment. They are able to convey heat, humor, and love with just a few lines of banter and some tender touches. You cannot script that. I absolutely lost it when Brennan tried on the glasses and Booth had to steady her on their way to their bedroom. That’s just them. That is David and Emily. The trust, friendship and love between them is so evident. Always. In every scene- big and small. They are so comfortable with each other, and that translates so effortlessly and beautifully to their characters. I obviously always overreact to moments such as these. But I just cannot help the way these two constantly make me feel. They are once-in-a-generation costars. And I thank the universe each and every day for allowing the stars to align just perfectly, and giving these two wonderful and crazy individuals to the Bones world. We are richer for having them in our show and in our lives. 

The Winds of Winter was possibly the best GoT episode to date.

I honestly can’t think of another episode of the series that was so goddamn satisfying, had so many reveals, so many pay-offs, and a brilliance on narrative, technical, and musical levels. This was very much a curtain call on the second act of this sprawling play, setting up very nicely the final third act, that will comprise the (highly shortened) last two seasons.

  • R+L=J Reveal - I couldn’t ask for anything better for this. One of the most iconic and beloved sequences in the novels, it was translated to screen perfectly. Dialogue was fantastic, music was beautiful, the actress cast as Lyanna was spot-on, and the perfect editing how it cut from baby Jon to adult Jon was spectacular. Beautifully, beautifully, executed, and will definitely go down as one of the best scenes in the series’ history.  
  • The King in the North - Very much an echo of Robb’s coronation, and yet so very different, under very different circumstances. I watched this particular scene about 10 times (and will watch it repeatedly) because I adore how masterfully written and shot it was. From that initial segue from the Tower, the initial arguments between the Northern Lords and the Knights of the Vale, to young Lyanna Mormont’s badass speech (there’s absolutely no one who doesn’t love this girl right now), and the Stark theme swelling up to the chants of “KING IN THE NORTH!”. I watched it with a couple friends, and we, like so many, were absolutely cheering as Jon was crowned the new King in the North, and it just goes to show how far he’s come as a character - and from death even. Here was a bastard who thought he accounted for nothing (or as Littlefinger described him, “a motherless bastard from the South”), and now he’s ruling the North, and possibly has a higher claim on the Iron Throne than his aunt, who’s setting sail for it and has her eyes on it. It’s worth noting that in the books, I recall a passage from Jon’s POV where as children, Robb and Jon would play together, and Jon would claim himself as “The Lord of Winterfell!” before Robb corrected him. It’s thus that after so long, he’s got what he always dreamed of, but never expected. 
  • I especially loved how they were sure to include shots of the snow falling outside the windows of Winterfell, the most apt place in Westeros imaginable for such a coronation, really to emphasize the fact that “Winter is Coming”, and the fight is only just starting. Bravo. All hail Jon Snow, the White Wolf, the King in the North!
  • The slimy sleazeball that is Littlefinger couldn’t have been expecting Jon to be crowned King, and it’ll certainly be interesting to see how he reacts to this in Season 7. Maybe he’ll try and manipulate Sansa, to undermine the relationship between the two siblings (cousins), but Sansa, like she did today, should be able to rebuff Baelish’s machinations. The last thing we need is a civil war within the family.
  • Arya serving Frey Pies - Ridiculous teleportation devices in Westeros be damned, this was yet another fantastic cheer raising moment. Arya is back, and is definitely on a warpath - her sadistic smile was more than slightly worrying, as was Sansa’s last week after she set the dogs on Ramsay. I loved the shout out to the Rat Cook story and Wyman Manderley’s infamous Frey Pies from the novels. It does appear that Arya has taken on the role of Lady Stoneheart - which was to kill the Freys responsible for betraying Robb, and now with the Freys more or less destroyed, LSH role is pretty much over with - House Stark’s treacherous enemies are all dead, and only Cersei truly remains. 
  • Mad Queen Cersei - The hints and clues leading up to the explosive finale were peppered throughout the season, and the pay off we got for them was stunning. The opening scenes of the episode could not have been more perfect. It was cinematic brilliance of the highest, highest, order. There’s hardly any dialogue spoken, and tension is raised by the beautifully eerie score’s (the track, which I just can’t praise enough, is called “The Light of the Seven”, I believe) cello, organ, and choral music. Through Lancel’s eyes, we witness Cersei’s masterplan at work, as he discovers the Wildfire caches - with just a small wick of candle keeping it from exploding. In the sept, it’s only Margaery who realizes that with Cersei’s absence, something is amiss, but it’s far too late, and in one fell swoop, Cersei has managed to eliminate all of her political rivals in King’s Landing - destroying all of House Tyrell in the process, with the exception of Olenna. Margaery, Loras, Mace Tyrell, Lancel Lannister, Kevan Lannister, the High Sparrow and his followers, along with Pycelle at a different location, were all killed in just one day. She even gets revenge on Septa Unella, subjecting her to the horrific abuse of the Mountain, something that’s properly Tywin-like in its depravity. But even Cersei’s greatest victory yet is short-lived, when Tommen commits suicide by jumping out of a window - really poetic justice when it was Jaime who shoved Bran out of one. With all 3 of her children dead, Maggy the Frog’s prophecy comes true (”gold will be their crowns, and gold will be their shrouds”), and Cersei becomes Queen of Westeros, gaining the power she’s always wanted - but losing almost everything she held dear to gain it. Since her children are gone, she really has nothing to lose at this point - leaving her free to indulge in the insanities and evil she will unleash upon the world. Even Jaime, the only person arguably in the world left she loves, is disturbed by what he sees, bringing him troubling flashbacks to Aerys’ reign. Perhaps he’ll have to kill her, fulfilling Maggy’s valonqar prophecy. Though the odds are she’ll run into Dany and her other little brother again before that. What a meeting that will turn out to be. 
  • Daenerys and the Narrow Sea Crossing (at last!) - At last, at long last, after 6 seasons and 60 hours of television, and almost 20 years for book readers, we get this fantastic scene everyone’s been waiting for. I really appreciate that it took this long actually, because throughout the course of the show, we’ve seen Dany grow and change as a character - she certainly isn’t the same young girl from Season 1. She’s had glorious victories and grievous defeats, conquered cities and lost cities, loved people and lost people, and learned a great deal about the nature of people and the nature of war. She’s finally in the ideal position to invade Westeros just like Aegon did three hundred something years back, with an enormous army, a huge navy, three powerful dragons, and possibly the best advisor she could ask for in Tyrion. It was a huge moment for him as well I think, and I really appreciated the moment we saw Dany appoint him as Hand of the Queen. Throughout the books and series, Tyrion has always been ostracized by society on account of his dwarfism, and most of his family hates him. Despite that, he’s always been compassionate to those less fortunate than him, as he sees them as kindred spirits. He repays in scores the kindness people show him, like the loyalty and political prowess he proved to Dany while she was away. In joining her, he finally finds a cause that he actually believes is worth fighting for, and his relationship with her couldn’t be more different to the one he has with his biological sister, who despised him. With Dany’s military might and charisma, and Tyrion’s considerable political acumen, they’re an unstoppable force, especially in a greatly weakened King’s Landing that’s ripe for the taking. Something tells me Cersei won’t be Queen of the Seven Kingdoms for much longer. 
  • One final note - we can all agree Ramin Djawadi was on fire this week. Every single scene couldn’t have been what it was without his incredible score - the mournful cello and violins in the opening, during Cersei’s bombing and later coronation, the music that played during the Tower of Joy reveal and it’s eventual segue into Jon’s coronation, and lastly, that unforgettable score set to Dany setting off into the sunset, with an army, a navy, her shrewd team of advisors, and her 3 dragons, off to conquer the Seven Kingdoms. We’re truly lucky to have him scoring the show. Give him the Emmy right now ffs. 

So to briefly summarize - “The Winds of Winter” was a fine cap to a brilliant, unusually optimistic and upbeat season, that may have had a few missteps (looking at you episodes 6-8) along the way, but otherwise delivered to fans the things they’ve always wanted - action, spectacle, revelations, plot twists, and moving their characters along trajectories that are incredibly exciting for the future. To quote a wise wizard from that other famous fantasy series - “the board is set. The pieces are moving.” Winter is truly coming, and Season 7 can’t come soon enough. And now begins the painfully long wait for it. Or perhaps, if we’re really, really, REALLY lucky - Book 6. And if the story seen on television was spectacular, you can only bet the literature will be a doozy.

anonymous asked:

pleaseeeee help me, I have horrible study habits and I don't understand how to take notes for different classes. how did you learn how to take notes, study, and use a planner? could you possibly do like a step by step guide when taking notes for different subjects.

For Notetaking:

It’s best to find the style you like most. Personally I think variety is best and that several different types of note taking is better. 

Ways to write notes:

  • Simple Paragraphs
  • Flashcards
  • Mindmaps
  • Diagrams
  • Flow Charts
  • Post it Notes

Using Things Online:

  • Microsoft Word: 
    I know this is obvious but if you have a version that has the notebook format it may be useful. I used this to make a Summary of my Government & Politics course as revision. 
    It’s very good if you find that lists and bullet points help you
  • Mindmup:
    This is great for mind maps, which you can apply to almost anything, and mind maps are good for laying out your notes into categories rather than into a massive paragraph.
  • Brainscape
  • I used this a lot in my GCSEs. It is for making flashcards and it is available as an app on mobiles. To use it well, when you first have a lesson on a subject, make flashcards on the topic. Then whenever you have little bits of free time, waiting in queues, train journeys or when you are separated from your books or a full on study session is too much, you can study using the questions. 
  • Memrise
    Memrise is similar to Brainscape, but I prefer this for definitions. Brainscape is good for both definitions and questions, however Memrise is better for definitions and bad for questions. It’s also good if you don’t have the time to make a course, as plenty are already available. 
  • Evernote
    Is a simple way of organising your notes, into notebooks and note pages. It’s good if you just want simple typed up notes that you can access online rather than in a real notebook. 

Taking Notes for Different Classes:

Maths or any subjects that are most application of knowledge:

In Maths your focus is mainly a few facts but mostly involves a lot of application of knowledge.

  1. When you are in a lesson, write a list of topics and questions you will need as you go through as a reference for later. 
  2. Also write any key equations that you know you will need, as a reference for in your lesson. 
  3. Focus less on taking your notes and more on trying to understand. Most teachers will give more explanation than the textbook or online.
  4. After the lesson, look back at what you did in the lesson. 
  5. Then write up your more formal notes, using your classwork, textbook examples and online videos. 
  6. If you live in the UK Examsolutions is a good revision and explanation site. 
  7. For certain things that are clear step by step methods, i.e.: solving quadratics, finding the equation of a line,  then you can write these out on a small flashcard. 

English, Religious studies, Social Studies or anything which involves reading and analysing sources:

  1. With your source, make sure you read all of it! I know it’s obvious but I remember writing an essay about Of Mice and Men without knowing the ending of the book. 
  2. In shorter texts, such as a news article, first of all go through and highlight the text. Whilst doing this, make a page of notes on all the key points. 
  3. After you’ve highlighted, put these into an organised form, paragraphs, lists or mind maps. 
  4. For longer texts, read through it outside of your lesson. In your lesson, you’ll probably be given ideas of the key moments in the texts and the core themes of the book.
  5. After you know the key ideas, use any textbooks, youtube videos or websites like Sparknotes to get more references and to build up your notes.
  6. For English Literature, it’s a great idea to colour code, even more than other topics. This helps you to organise the characters, themes or scenes, whatever suits you best. 
  7. In subjects like Religious Studies, Politics or History where you sometimes need to remember the dates or references,  i.e.: The HRA was passed in 1998, highlight these dates. This can also be done for page numbers in books. Highlight them by Underlining, italics, colours, highlighters capitals, post it notes, or copying in your margin again. 
  8. Overall with subjects like this, the best practice is reading and writing, through reading other sources, reading your notes, writing your notes and answering questions. 

Chemistry, Physics or anything that is a mix of application and fact recall:

  1. For these subjects, it’s a mixture of both methods really. Like Maths, you should try to listen and understand in lessons rather than take all your notes. You probably won’t have time to write them all down. 
  2. For the factual aspect, use flashcards for remembering the definitions of key words and key concepts i.e.: momentum is always conserved
  3. Also when you are writing your notes, the facts should take priority. A lot of your revision involves remembering these, looking at notes for application of knowledge is not as effective. Put the facts in post its, boxes, underlining and bold colours. 
  4. For the application, use lots of past papers. Putting questions and past papers in your folder is useful. For some things, i.e.: balancing a formula, nothing but practice can help you to learn it. 
  5. However you will need a reference if you forget the steps you take. For writing these out, use your knowledge from lessons, the textbook and youtube videos. 

Biology, Psychology or anything that involves a lot of fact memorising with a little application:

  1. Although being able to take lots of notes in a lesson is admirable, it is practically impossible to do and have neat notes. The best option is to quickly take your notes in lesson. 
  2. When taking these notes, try to think about the things that are being said, rather than just copying off the board.
  3. Also remove all the fluff from what is written and said, shorten your notes into simpler sentences or even just the key words and ideas. It doesn’t matter if you wouldn’t understand in 3 months. 
  4. You only need it to make sense for a few hours- days, as you should rewrite your notes out after the lesson. For fact based subjects, its a good way of covering everything in one go. It also often leaves you with very neat notes. 
  5. When you are rewriting your notes, add to them using textbooks, books, online notes and videos. There will be things you missed or your teacher missed. 
  6. Also write down anything you have forgotten or don’t understand. This can make a revision list that you can study from at the weekend, highlighting the problems you have. 
  7. For your definitions, using flashcards and questions is a fast way of memorising. You can do it in small bits of time. 
  8. If you have big paragraphs or pages filled with writing, try to break it up. Add lines in between, titles, diagrams or even just changing the way you write, from italic to straight or in capitals. This will make it easier to read later on and less daunting. 

Planner Advice:

  1. Write all your lessons for that day in your planner
  2. Then leave spaces for free periods and after you finish lessons
  3. Put in any other events you have
  4. When you go to each lesson, write what assignments you got in that lesson, as well as the subject you learnt in the lesson. 
  5. On the day that your assignment is due, write in a bold colour the homework that you were set. 
  6. If you have a long project, separate it into small tasks and set your own personal due date for each one. 
  7. As you go through the day, you’ll have a list of things to revise.
  8. That night revise from the list of thins you learnt today and do any work. 
  9. At the bottom of each page, put in any important notes that you cannot forget. 
  10. If you don’t like a day to day planner, you can put a day to day checklist. 
  11. Each day add the tasks you need to do, then tick them off as you do them. 
  12. Some tasks may run on for ages.
  13. Alternatively, you could do Bullet Journalling- just google search it.

I would add photos, but tumblr only lets me add one. 

Sorry about my disappearance since this questions arrival, but I wish you luck with your studies!


InNoirguration Day Films

Tomorrow is the start of the San Francisco Noir City festival, so I will be submerging myself in fictional cynicism and fatalistic tragedy to counter the real world’s upcoming cynicism and fatalistic tragedy.  Care to join me?  For anyone stuck at home wanting to do something other than fret about the next four years, here’s a lits of some of my favorite noir movies available online, and where you can watch them.

Note: I can’t guarantee these won’t all be taken down within the next hour.  Streaming platforms are like that.


Don’t Bother to Knock: A very young Marilyn Monroe is basically Cute Girl Norman Bates.  While things obviously turn violent, it’s still a much more sensitive exploration of mental illness than you’ll typically find in films of that era.

Laura: A murder mystery with one of the best possible twists.  The author meant the book as a feminist statement, and it shows through in the film adaptation.  Fans of Twin Peaks should especially watch this!

Sunset Boulevard:  The biggest, lushest, most grotesque imaginable gothic tragedy set against the glamour of classic Hollywood.  No one ever leaves a star.

Available for Free (legitimately)  Those with a star are also currently up on Amazon Prime

Too Late for Tears*: A brutal, mean-spirited femme fatale story.  You will fall in (terrified) love with Lizabeth Scott.

The Hitch-Hiker*: Scarier than many films actually marketed as horror, this is also known as the only classic noir directed by a woman (frequent noir actress and producer Ida Lupino.)

Woman on the Run*: A noir-tinged tour of San Francisco with a female protagonist and a twist I never saw coming.

Kansas City Confidential*: Great heist action.  Root for the crooks and their meticulous scheme, or root for the Iwo Jima veteran they picked for a fall guy and his revenge.

Detour: This film boasts possibly the best female villain in all noir.  She’s no seductress, just a woman with a will of iron and a heart filled with pure hatred.

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers: I’ll advocate for watching almost anything with Barbara Stanwyck, and this is no exception.  The Art of Noir describes this movie as having one of the bleakest death scenes in cinematic history, and they aren’t kidding.

Ace in the Hole: Some noirs have heroic protagonists and uplifting endings.  Not this one.  Holy hell, not this one.

The Big Combo*:  Come for the adorable gay henchmen couple, stay for the in-depth exploration of the tragic plight of gangster molls.

Scarlet Street*:  How do you have a criminal escape the law and still satisfy the Hayes Code as being sufficiently punished?  Watch this and find out, especially if you’re a fan of the ending of American Psycho.


Remember when you left Gotham? Before all this, before Batman? You were gone seven years. Seven years I waited, hoping that you wouldn’t come back. Every year, I took a holiday. I went to Florence, there’s this cafe, on the banks of the Arno. Every fine evening, I’d sit there and order a Fernet Branca. I had this fantasy, that I would look across the tables and I’d see you there, with a wife and maybe a couple of kids. You wouldn’t say anything to me, nor me to you. But we’d both know that you’d made it, that you were happy. I never wanted you to come back to Gotham. I always knew there was nothing here for you, except pain and tragedy. And I wanted something more for you than that. I still do.

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to present its first official poster art for TCAF 2016, from the incredibly talented KATE BEATON!

Kate has created something really special here, showcasing the many different ways that readers and fans enter and interact with the medium of comics. This poster will also be produced on a slightly thicker and more rigid paper stock, so that any of you our there that want to actually cut up and play with your poster will be able to do so. Look for it this spring!

Our thanks to Kate Beaton for turning in a phenomenal poster that embodies a lot of what we love about comics.


Kate Beaton is a Canadian cartoonist who appeared in the comics scene in 2007 with her online comics strip Hark! A Vagrant! Since then, she has become a fan favourite and has garnered a significant following, with comics & illustrations appearing in places like the New Yorker, Harper’s, and Marvel’s Strange Tales anthology. Her collection,Never Learn Anything from History, is published by Topatoco, and her next title, Hark! A Vagrant published by Drawn & Quarterly, spent five months on the New York Times bestseller list, and topped best of the year lists from Time, E!, Amazon, and Publishers Weekly. Beaton’s cartoons often display a wonderfully light touch on historical and literary topics. The jokes are a knowing look at history through a very modern perspective, and a campaign against anyone with the idea that history is boring. In 2015, Kate released Step Aside, Pops with D+Q, as well as her first children’s book, The Princess and the Pony, with Scholastic.

The Cowabunga Countdown starts on Sunday, June 15, everyone! Just a reminder that you can make gifs, drawings, screenshots, photos, or text posts for this activity!  So everybody who wishes to participate knows exactly what happens each day, here’s the list! Spread the word, tag your posts as Cowabunga Countdown, and follow to keep up with the action!

June 15: Cowabunga!

  • Anything including the word Cowabunga!

June 16: Favorite TV Series?

  • Which TV series is your favorite?

June 17: Favorite Movie?

  • Which movie has your heart?

June 18: Favorite TMNT Actor?

  • Who played who the best in live action?

June 19: Favorite TMNT Voice-Actor? 

  • Which person really captured the essence of a character?

June 20: Funniest One-Liner?

  • What phrase made you laugh out loud?

June 21: Most Emotional Scene?

  • What scene brought you (or almost brought you) to tears?

June 22: Silliest Moment?

  • What is the silliest event in TMNT history?

June 23: SAINW!

  • Anything do to with the episode Same As It Never Was!

June 24: Most Tragic Background?

  • What character, past or present, had the saddest or most touching backstory?

June 25: Favorite Design?

  • What animation, comic design, or costume do you think looks best on the TMNT brothers?

June 26: Favorite Logo?

  • Which logo representing TMNT do you like the most?

June 27: Favorite Fight?

  • What fight scene did you think had the most action or was choreographed the best?

 June 28: Favorite Theme Song?

  • Which TMNT Theme song was the catchiest or was your favorite?

June 29: Favorite TMNT Music?

  • Did any song, besides the theme music, have you jamming out?

June 30: Best Episode?

  • Did any episode in any TMNT series stand out above the rest?

July 1: Ooze and Mutagen!

  • Anything with the green goop that mutated the green brothers. 

July 2: Favorite Weapon?

  • What weapon, no matter how small, is your favorite?

July 3: Favorite Rivals?

  • Which two make the best (or technically the worst) enemies because of their funny banter or wicked fights?

July 4: Best Catchphrase?

  • Which catchphrase is the coolest?

July 5: Splinter Spirit!

  • Show some love for Master Splinter!

July 6: Original TMNT Comic Tribute!

  • Anything that has to do with Eastman and Laird’s creation of the original turtles.

July 7: Raph Riot!

  • A day where everything has to do with Raphael.

July 8: 1990 TMNT Movie Commemoration!

  • Anything from the first TMNT Movie.

July 9: Leo Love!

  • It’s all about Leonardo

July 10: TMNT II: Secret of the Ooze Recognition!

  • Anything that remembers the second TMNT movie

July 11: Donnie Day!

  • Show Donatello how much you appreciate him

July 12: TMNT III Remembrance!

  • Anything that represents the turtles’ trip back in time

July 13: Mikey Mania!

  • Michelangelo’s time to shine

July 14: 1994 TMNT TV Show Respect!

  • Anything do do with the first TMNT TV Show

July 15: Casey Jones Craze!

  • Show some excitement for the turtles’ second human friend, Casey Jones

July 16: 2003 TMNT TV Show Honor!

  • Anything to do with turtles in the 2003 show

July 17: April O'Neil Appreciation!

  • Show some respect for the news reporter, April O'Neil.

July 18: 2007 TMNT Movie Fever! 

  • Anything including aspects of CGI turtle movie

July 19: Shredder Stuff!

  • Dedication to the turtles number one villain, the Shredder

July 20: 2009 Turtles Forever! 

  • Anything with respect to the hardly mentioned Turtles Forever movie

July 21: Foot Frenzy!

  • A collaboration of the silent, but somewhat deadly ninja gang, the Foot

July 22: 2012 TMNT TV Show Salute!

  • Anything to welcome the newest addition to the TMNT family

July 23: Kraang or Utrom?

  • Which do you prefer, the Kraang or Utroms?

July 24: Any TMNT Comic!

  • Pay tribute to your favorite comic creator

July 25: TMNT Merch!

  • Is there any TMNT items for sale that you think are cute or cool?

July 26: Under-appreciated character?

  • What character deserves more attention?

July 27: Favorite Romantic Relationship?

  • What pairing or ship do you enjoy?

July 28: Coolest Outfit?

  • What piece of clothing in TMNT do you like the most?

July 29: Favorite Friendship?

  • Which people, or group of people, do you think are best buds forever?

July 30: Most Dedicated Side-Kick?

  • Who has stuck around through thick and thin, good times and bad, sickness and health?

July 31: Treasured Turtle Transportation!

  • Which method of movement do you like to see the turtles or any other character ride around in?

August 1: Favorite Lair?

  • What lair set-up do you enjoy to see?

August 2: Favorite Setting?

  • Which place that the turtles go to do you like best?

August 3: Pizza Time!

  • Anything that shows TMNT characters enjoying a slice of pizza

August 4: Favorite Ally?

  • Who do you love to see team up with the turtles?

August 5: Favorite Villain?

  • What enemy is your favorite?

August 6: Favorite Brother Moment?

  • Which interaction between brothers in an episode or movie did you love?

August 7: Favorite Bro-ship?

  • Which two (or more) brothers’ relationship do you like best?

August 8: Favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle?

  • Which of the four turtles is your favorite? 

anonymous asked:

whats so great about jurassic park anyways?

I basically liveblogged Jurassic Park for you so get ready to learn.

  • One of the first thing we learn about Dr. Grant is that he doesn’t like kids. I like a character I can relate to. 
  • Honeslty 90′s Jeff Goldblum?? That’s reason enough.
  • When they see the brachiosaurus  for the first time and John Williams destroys with his music ACTUAL TEARS EVERY TIME. “They do move in heards” like get your Nicholas Sparks shit away from me the only love story I need is a man and his dinosaurs.
  • Three respectable scientists being absolute children and breaking the ride and running into the lab to look at baby dinos cause they can’t handle their excitement like please
  • BD WONG. Talk about a guy who turned a two minute scene into career gold #respect.
  • “all the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park are female” EEYYY GIRL POWER
  • Life finds a way
  • The Raptor feeding cut to no one eating Alejandro’s delightful chilean sea bass “who’s hungry” you absolutely monster hammond
  • Muldoon thigssssss 
  • The only good thing Hammond ever did was want the park to be available to everyone #bless #sparenoexpense turn that shit into a drinking game 
  • Sparing no expense with a CD-ROM honestly the 90′s were such a precious time.
  • Fuckin Timmy and “which car are you in” “whichever one you are” you sassy little shit.
  • “Hold onto your butts” aka my life motto
  • Also samuel l jackson because
  • god creates dinosaurs, god destroys dinosaurs, god creates man, man destroy god, dinosaurs eat man, woman inherits the earth fucking slay Ellie
  • Malcom talking to himself in the car you NERD I LOVE YOU
  • Lex falling to hold Grant’s hand you sneaky snake
  • honestly the triceratops is so beautiful and real and Ellie crying over her i cannot this movie is literal magic
  • and then Ellie going into action diggin in dino poop like what a go getter you angel
  • THE WATER RIPPLES IN THE CUP AKA THE POINT WHEN SHIT HITS THE FAN also sidenote this is the scene I skip to to start watching occasionally. After the scene where grant sees the dino heard and I get a good cry in.
  • THE ENTIRE TREX SCENE UGH “He left us, he left us” “when ya gotta go ya gotta go” “boy do I hate being right all the time” Also that T rex cgi puts current hollywood cgi to SHAME and the animatronics like they got a real trex for this movie you can’t convince me otherwise. This scene is a cinematic masterpiece.
  • Also fun fact the main sound used for the t rex is from the sound mixers Jack Russell terrier, Buster. You go little doggy. For the roar they used a baby elephant. Like, petition to use tiny animals for big monsters forever. THE MORE YA KNOW
  • Nedry getting straight annihilated by the Dilophosaurus aka the only scene with that piece of shit that I like.
  • “He left us, he left us!” “But that’s not what I’m gonna do” CAN YOU SAY CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT 
  • “Well, we’re back in the car again.” Timmy for sass master 2016 “well at least you’re out of the tree” Grant for vice sass master 2016
  • “I think this was Gennero” “I think this was too” TREX don’t play
  • “Remind me to thank John for a lovely weekend” Everyone for sass master 2016
  • Ellie’s scream face while being chased by the TREX and the objects in mirror are closer than they appear cinematic gold
  • “I hate trees” “they don’t bother me” “oh yeah? well you weren’t in the last one” Timmy spares no expense on THAT SASS
  • The singing brachiosaurus precious babes
  • “what do you call a blind dinosaur? a do-you-think-he-saurous” “what do you call a blind dinosaurs dog? a do-you-think-he-saurous rex” TIMMY GOT THEM JOKES
  • I still want every single object in the Jurassic Park store montage and I’ll be 24 in 3 weeks.
  • All our friends and fam are being chased by dinosaurs but there’s always time for ice cream.
  • The brachiosaurus petting zoo and also like the close up face?? THEY ARE GIANT PRECIOUS BABES I NEED 10
  • “GOD BLESS YOU” Can you tell who my fave is? 
  • The dino eggs and the whole plot development that the dinos are breeding, which never plays into the plot from that point forward? but no one cares cause tiny dino feet prints
  • The Gallimimus scene
  • Hammond’s misogynistic bullshit and Ellie having NONE OF IT
  • “Cleva girl” If I had a dollar for every time I said this line I’d own the T Rex
  • His fried fuckin hair is the real joke.
  • THAT FOOD BUFFET THOUGH. My sister and I canNOT eat anything similar to jello without making fun of Lexie shaking.
  • “Unless the figured out how to open doors” WHICH BRINGS ME TO POSSIBLY THE BEST SCENE IN MOVIE HISTORY. Raptors vs Kids. This shit is so good I was so FREAKED as a kid when bitch ass Timmy wouldn’t crawl and a raptor would pop her head up  and the raptor claw tapping on the tile and tricking the raptors like WHO’S THE CLEVER GIRL NOW I will love this scene till I die
  • “It’s a unit system I know this.” Lexie rebooting the system and Alan and Ellie barricading the door and Timmy jumping around like an ABSOLUTE ASSHATE BEHIND LEX LIKE YEAH YOUR SASS ISN’T GONNA SAVE US IS IT
  • Being cornered by the raptors and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad visit to Jurassic Park
  • And then the movie ends with the theme and cut to me in tears Jurassic Park is the best, I love every single second of this film I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU EVEN HAD TO ASK WHY IT WAS SO GREAT BUT HERE’S YOUR ANSWER MY BUDDY MY PAL
Harry Potter & The Cursed Child Live Reaction *spoilers*
  • “It was always difficult being Harry Potter, and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and a father of three school-age children.”
    • Like honestly so accurate. Free Harry from the MoM 2k16

  • Give me more pain in the ass older brother James Potter please
  • Lily Potter and her favorite Uncle Ron my heart
  • I’m also dying imagining Ron driving a muggle car. “Where’s the invisibility button?” “You don’t want to be invisible on the road, Ron”
  • Lol @ Rose “We’re popular because of our parents, we have the pick of any friends we could want, and now we have to rate everyone before we pick” Albus: *Walks into the first one and sees Scorpius* “I want that one.”
  • *flashbacks to Madam Malkin’s Robe shop where another Potter Malfoy duo met for the first time*
  • Who comes up with that sort of rumor about Draco Malfoy’s son??? No one thinks about Time Turners like the people in this book do is2g.
    • JK Rowling fucking forgot about the Time Turner after book 3 why is it back
  • And like??? Astoria letting such a rumor go on?????? Draco letting people just think that??? What is this
  • Scorpius has Draco’s nose. And his hair. And his name.
    • Kill me
  • “Father-son issues, I have them” I’m dead
  • “Scorpius and Albus look at each other and something passes between them”
    • ITS LOVE
    • Or father issues
  • Omg Albus. Did he never get the broom to work? Is James the qudditch player of the siblings?
    • Also all the kids are like OMG A POTTER and its like Bruh you already had one calm down
    • James Potter’s story is MIA
  • “Draco Malfoy, his robes perfect, his blond ponytail precisely placed”
    • Does Harry roll his eyes at the ponytail at  first then become stupidly attracted to it
    • U know it
    • I’m irrationally angry at this book for killing her
    • DRACO
  • Are Albus and Rose not friends anymore? What?
    • Pushing away from your dad and your cousin what is this Albus
  • “We hate Quidditch” lololol
  • *sighs at the heterosexuality*
  • Polly is a bitch
  • ))))): Albus hating Hogwarts
  • 20 plus years later…and Amos Diggory wants his son back?
    • This plot is so random
    • Maybe I’m just the only person who didn’t care that much about Cedric
    • Like of all people to bring back
    • Cedric?
  • Delphi….is the dumbest character
  • I’ll give you 1 guess as to who made James Potter’s hair pink
    • *cough* Teddy Lupin
    • Edit: apparently it was Ron but it would have been better if it was Teddy, amiright?
  • Ron Weasley would never give anyone a love potion THE END
  • I’m honestly so sad at these interactions between Albus and Harry
  • “The poor orphan who went on to save us all. So may I say– on behalf of wizarding kind– how grateful we are for your heroism. Should we bow now or will a curtsy do?” ALBUS IS SO SASSY AND BITCHY
  • Okay. I will never like that interaction where Harry wishes Albus weren’t his son. It’s wrong and I don’t think Harry would have ever said it in the first place. But I suppose it was a tense moment and it’s not like their relationship was perfect.
    • It’s sort of that stereotypical plot device. Where someone says they hate you and you shout it back even though you don’t mean it.
    • It’s still dumb. Harry Potter would never wish he didn’t have his kids.
  • Also a+ for Ginny for knowing his scar is hurting without him saying it
  • “Have we hugged before? Do we hug?” MY CHILD
    • We need Hug Time. Daily. Hourly.
  • I still don’t know why Albus gives a shit about Cedric Diggory
  • “Look, I am as excited as you are to be a rebel for the first time in my life—yay—train roof—fun”
    • I love Scorpius so much
  • Draco is just trying to protect his son. The fruit of his loins. Who is not Voldemort’s son.
  • Everyone saying Draco is obsessed…like….duh…. People are saying he’s Voldemort’s kid?? I’d be upset too
  • “Nothing scares me. Apart from Mum.” Spiders, Ron Weasley. Spiders.
  • Albus calling Scorpius an ubergeek.
    • Ubergeek
    • Ubergeek
    • Is that what the kids are saying now
  • “Fish doesn’t agree with me”
  • Put Scorpius in a drama program in whatever AUs come of this plz
  • “DRACO (lip curling, every inch his father)”
    • NO
  • “You are a constant curse on my family, Harry Potter”
    • I’m dead
  • Albus kissing his aunt….firmly…………
  • “How to distract Scorpius from difficult emotional issues. Take him to a library.”
    • He means daddy issues
  • “there’s a reason we’re friends, Albus—a reason we found each other”
    • AAAH
  • Harry wetting the bed because he was scared )))))))))))))))):
  • “Scorpius appears at the back of the stage. He looks at his friend talking to a girl—and part of him likes it and part of him doesn’t.”
    • UR WRONG
    • HE’S GAY (OR BI)
  • Albus. Delphi is a 20-something year old. This insistence on liking her is gross.
  • Delphi “They won’t let damage happen to any of the champions” well I mean. Cedric did die. So.
  • We’re okay with making a character Delphi’s age and letting her kiss Albus but god forbid Albus and Scorpius like each other
  • “All I ever wanted to do was go to Hogwarts and have a mate to get up to mayhem with….And I got his son…You’re better. You’re my best friend, Albus.”
    • CRY
    • DUMBLEDORE: See your son for who he is
    • HARRY: *completely ignores anything he knows about his son and decides to just take away his only friend*
    • Harry thinks Scorpius is the bad influence and it’s like totally the opposite way around???
    • The black cloud is your relationship with your son, Harry
  • “Albus looks up at Scorpius and his heart breaks”
  • “Scorpius is left looking up after him. Heartbroken”
    • ME TOO
  • Fuck Harry Potter and his ass in this dimension
  • How does not marrying Ron somehow make Hermione the new Snape?
    • Like doesn’t that really diminish her character
    • And she would not be the DADA professor
    • She’d be history of magic obv
  • “I am his father and so I am here to ask why you would keep apart two good friends”
  • “Keep up, old man” U KNOW EVERYONE LOVES THIS LINE
  • Scorpius being jealous of Delphi OH MAN
  • Scorpius and his imaginary best friend Flurry
  • “You two—you belong together”
    • AHEM
  • Draco calling Ginny by her first name
  • Harry does most of the cooking
  • “I envied you those friendships more than anything else”
    • Draco admitting he envied the Golden Trio
    • Also is there a typo there? I copied it from my book lmao
    • “you those”
    • Fuck
    • Me
    • Up
  • So in this universe did Rita Skeeter essentially write the HP books? Lololololol
  • Scorbus = Two Losers (in Love)
  • “Albus finally gets the upper hand and pins Scorpius to the ground”
    • So does that mean Albus is a top
    • I’m just kidding but still
  • “Because you can’t see beyond the end of your nose.”
  • “I’m still a child of Voldemort, without a mother, giving sympathy to the boy who doesn’t ever give anything back.”
    • Scorpius could probably admit to loving him and Albus would be like “lol love u too bro” smh
    • I’m not crying you’re crying
  • “you’re starting to talk more about you than me again, so probably better to quit while you’re ahead”
    • Scorpius is the character we all deserve
  • Friends?
  • Always.
  • And then Ron and Hermione have sneaky talk about friendships themselves
    • Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    • Friendship. Friendship.
    • Friends. It’s a funny word indeed. *eye emoji*
  • “I always did have a soft spot for the Potters. And I was moderately partial to a Malfoy too”
    • Same Myrtle
  • Myrtle: I do like brave boys
    • I desperately wanted Scorpius to reply “Me too”
  • “Hello Harry. Hello Draco. Have you been bad boys again?”
    • Do you think they’re all remembering the duel from HBP because I AM
  • …..I’m really not cool with “Mudblood death camps”
    • Like…………….that’s so insensitive.
    • ://////////////////////////////
  • Lucius opposed Astoria omg
    • That’s like the opposite of every fic ever lmao
  • So there’s a hatch in the back of Snape’s classroom to the Shrieking Shack……..
    • Hmmm
  • “She is full warrior now and it rather suits her” hell yeah
  • “Well, at least I’m not married to him” Snape is savage
  • “Think about those you love, think of why you’re doing this…Think about Albus. You’re giving up your kingdom for Albus, right?”
    • I’m crying
  • Well Snape is a bit ooc, isn’t he?
    • I imagine people aren’t too happy with the “every inch a hero” description…..
    • I mean I guess it is an AU of its own….hm
  • Casually watches Hermione, Ron, and Snape get their souls sucked out and die 
    • Nbd
    • What the fuck.
  • “And dad. My Dad. Hi. Dad.”
  • “Hello, Scorpius”
    • I love them so much
  • “I thought Harry Potter wasn’t afraid of anything?”
    • Why does this scene remind me of The Lion King
      • Mufasa: “I’m only brave when I have to be. Simba, being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble”
      • Simba: “But you’re not scared of anything”
      • Mufasa: “I was today. I thought I might lose you.”
    • Harry and Albus are Mufasa and Simba and I love it
  • Albus wants to destroy it in a new fun way
    • He really is Harry Potter’s son
  • I love that Ron and Hermione want to get married again but the drunk Ron part is…. Weird
  • Draco and Harry out to find their sons yesss
  • I can’t believe how upset I am that she killed Craig? I love Craig.
  • His weakness is the same as his father’s: friendship
    • Ok but Albus is gay so
  • Scorpius logicing prophesies I am in love
  • Harry not being able to speak Parsletongue after Voldemort’s death always saddened me so I’m glad it made an appearance
  • “Draco walks up to the stage beside Ginny. This is almost a Spartacus moment. There are gasps”
    • Ginny Draco Harry Dream Team
    • Can that be a thing from now on
    • Awkwardly bringing Draco into the Family Fold and him fitting in surprisingly well
  • “Hello Mr. Muggle”
    • Have I told you Scorpius is my favorite yet
  • “Not to question your taste in women, but you fancied…well…”
  • Why does Scorpius know more about Harry Potter than Albus Potter
  • What an important conversation between Harry and Dumbledore
  • Draco wanted to be a quidditch player
    • And Harry beat him there, too
    • I’m so sad
  • Draco isn’t good at small talk, we all know
  • “It is exceptionally lonely, being Draco Malfoy”
  • “Draco looks up at Harry and for the first time…they look at each other as friends”
  • Draco giving up the chance to see Astoria again for his son and Harry’s son!!!!!!!!
    • And the future of the world
    • I’m
  • “As pleasurable as it will be to hide in a hole with you for forty years…”
  • “Still, if I had to choose a companion to be at the return of eternal darkness with, I’d choose you.”
  • “No offense, but I’d choose someone massive and really good at magic”
  • “Malfoy, you may be all chummy chummy with Harry”
    • You bet your ass he is
  • Awkward Malfoy Hugs
    • They need Practice
  • This book made me ship Ginny and Harry and that’s an accomplishment
    • I’m not happy with Harry being Voldemort
    • But he asked Ginny’s permission and wouldn’t have if she hadn’t approved!!
    • Because he realizes how traumatic it will be for her to see Harry as Voldemort
  • Draco Malfoy enjoys being bossed around by Hermione Granger spread the word
    • Scorpius like Dad plz no
  • Everyone watching Voldemort kill James and Lily….. ))))):
  • All that and we get back to the present….and more heterosexuality……. :/
    • It’s like they forgot Rose existed and had to remind everyone that her only reason for existing was for Scorpius to be Straight, too
  • Harry Potter knowing what he said was unforgettable but willing to work on their relationship from them on out
  • Harry Potter being scared of the dark, and small spaces and pigeons
    • Me too

Things I’m most annoyed with:

  • The entire Delphi plot
    • To make up a character just seems…strange since the rest of the play is dealing with characters that are otherwise existent
    • And making her that ~silver haired older woman~ is just weird OC shit
    • also no one cares that much about Cedric Diggory I’m sorry
      • like the only person I’d believe is Cho Chang or Harry 
  • The Heterosexuality
    • Two boys (11-14 years old) grow closer and profess their loyalty and have some seriously confession-style conversations only for it to get harshly interrupted by gross jokes about Albus liking older women and Scorpius liking a girl who has never given him the time of day
    • The queerbaiting in the subtext and the queerbaiting by JK Rowling liking Scorbus tweets………I’m Over It
    • 3 generations of Straights (no, Dumbledore doesn’t count, fuck that) can u believe it
  • Rose Granger-Weasley
    • Turns her back on Albus because…..popularity????????????
    • I thought she’d be way more involved and friends with the boys in a Golden Trio part 2 sort of way but she was barely there
    • I guess they could have made up for it in that last year when she tried to make nice with Albus but he denied her
    • But I don’t really blame him
    • Again, her only existence was to make Scorpius straight
    • She had no other purpose
    • I thought she’d be the fun third in their trio and set them right when they were being dumb but no
    • Delphi was for some damn reason

Overall rating: 6/10

Fun while it existed in its own bubble, still very annoyed w/ the above listed things. I think the characters were handled surprisingly well, but they of course had their moments when it felt OOC (it’s 19+ years later and it’s not written by JK, so.) The plot is over-dramatic and could have been avoided entirely but I imagine it’s better on stage than written down, though I think the dialogue is great. I quoted it many times. Still don’t think of it as canon but I’m sure there will be certain aspects that I see sneaking into fanfiction from here on out that includes CC stuff because some of it was p good.

Conclusion: someone go re-write this. Re-write it better. Send me a link. Make it Scorbus. Thank you and goodnight.

“The BiPAP essentially took control of my breathing away from me, which was intensely annoying, but the great thing about it was that it made all this noise, rumbling with each inhalation and whirring as i exhaled. I kept thinking that it sounded like a dragon breathing in time with me, like i had this pet dragon who was cuddled up next to me and cared enough about me to time his breaths to mine.”
The fault in our stars (pg 119-120) by John Green

I first came to know of John Green by his “Crash course World history” series on youtube, since then i’ve been following the Nerdfighter content daily and got to read two of his books. This is my favorite moment of this particular best seller.
I am not a TFiOS fanatic or anything, its a good book with some short comings but with overall quality, great characters and moments.

This is the first illustration o a project of mine to illustrate my favorite scenes of every book i read this year. Next in line are:
Anansi brothers (Neil Gaiman)
Paper towns (also John Green)
Perdido Street station (China Miéville)

Hope you like it!


I find it a little pathetic that WestAllen shippers had to hijack my Relationship VS Friendship post.

I made a post about Barry and Caitlin being such great friends and sometimes how that’s more important than having a relationship.

The response from WA shippers? That Iris West is his best friend. I’m sorry, but that’s such utter bullshit. These idiots are so greedy for everything that they can’t even allow us to make a friendship post without saying that it’s something that belongs to WestAllen as well.

I’m sorry, but Barry and Caitlin interact more as friends in two or three episodes than Barry and Iris have in the entire season combined. Because of all the secrets and lies and Barry’s confession, Barry and Iris are no longer best friends.

Yes Barry and Iris have history, they grew up together, but we’ve only seen small snippets of that history. On the actual show, you know the thing we’re watching, Barry and Caitlin spend waaaaaaay more time with each other than Barry and Iris.

And only a small chunk of that is even because of work. Most of the time they’re just talking and laughing and being there for each other.

WA shippers are so GREEDY, that anything related to Barry doesn’t matter unless Iris is involved. Nevermind the fact that Barry and Caitlin have more scenes together even outside of their job than Barry and Iris have the entire season.

Who does Barry go to about problems in his personal life? Caitlin. Who has he leaned on the most during his more emotional moments? Caitlin. Who does Barry spend more time with than anyone else on the show? Caitlin.

But to WA shippers, none of that matters because of reasons that only need to make sense to them.

I swear to you, sometimes I actually hope they respond to one of my posts so that I can reinforce all of the reasons why I think the haters in their fandom are scumbags.

Here’s the problem:
When I google Antonio Martin instead of a description of the events that led to his death, instead of the subsequent way his death was handled, I come across a list of his previous offences and altercations with the police.

Here’s the problem:
Before I understand what took place, the media paints him in the light they wish to portray. Dehumanizes him. Criminal. Deserved it. Before I consciously form an opinion, they plant ideas inside my head.

Here’s the problem:
I don’t know all the facts. But I do know that the police camera allocated to protect those who’s blood stains their shoes wasn’t worn, wasn’t turned on.

Here’s the problem:
Police officers have a history of planting throw-away weapons at crime scenes to protect themselves. And I’m usually the type to believe the best in people but I don’t know what to believe anymore.

Here’s the problem:
He was breathing. He was breathing after he was shot. Some say for two hours, other say for half an hour. I don’t know. All I know is they didn’t call an ambulance. They called crowd control.

Here’s the problem:
They decided he wasn’t worth it. Wasn’t worth basic rights. Wasn’t worth anything. They were judge, jury, and executioner. They wouldn’t let his mother hold him in his final hours.

And I might not ever know if he was holding a gun or a phone. I won’t know the exact events that took place. But if the police in this situation are right, if the police in this situation aren’t basing any of this on race, why didn’t they have their cameras on. What do they have to hide? And even though I won’t know the facts, I know my morals. No one deserves to die. Regardless of criminal record. Regardless of previous offences. But maybe it was self defense, right, maybe it had to be done for the officer’s safety. But aren’t police trained to aim, aren’t they taught where to shoot to kill and where to shoot to disarm? All I know are my morals, and no one deserves to be killed. Especially on the street surrounded with people in badges standing tall with power, assigned to protect but instead inhibit from receiving help.
—  what happened to innocent until proven guilty? when did we start deciding that certain actions meant they deserved it?