the mcguires

anonymous asked:

Hi excuse me, do you or any of the other Ravenclaws on this blog have experience in skipping a grade(or grades)? If so, would you be so kind to tell me is it a good or a bad idea, how did you manage to do it and what about leaving your friends? I know this blog isn't exactly about it, but I thought this is one of the best places I could ask. Thank you~ (if you don't answer I fully understand and sorry to have bothered you ^^)

I honestly have no experience with this because it’s not really a thing in the uk, but here’s things I think you should consider

  • missing out on experiences, depends what grade you’re skipping I guess but are you okay with missing graduation, prom etc
  • being younger than everyone else, particularly when it comes to drinking, clubbing etc
  • might be easier to get scholarships? 
  • if you’re staying in the area it’s definitely possible to keep up with your old friends, it’s just a bit more effort
  • are you moving into a grade where everyone will already have established friend groups? if you’re moving into e.g. senior year it might be harder to make friends than if you’re skipping straight to uni

Exo as Movies. 

Yixing:  Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Chanyeol:  Elf 

Baekhyun:  The House Bunny

Kyungsoo: The Craft 

Sehun: The Lizzie McGuire Movie

Chen:  Scott Pilgrim Vs The World 

Minseok: Easy A

Kai: The Cheetah Girls 2

Suho:  500 Days Of Summer 

blog idea: I just…don’t even bother to review movies, I just talk about movies in the abstract. it features me previously discussed hits:

  • I want to watch the babadook but I’m too afraid of it in concept
  • it’s been 4 years but I’m still emotional over pacific rim
  • can pleasantville alone atone for toby mcguire’s dance scene in spiderman 3?
  • is lady in the water really as good as I remember it was eleven years ago?

Holy shit guys read every heart a doorway by seanan mcguire

-the main character is an asexual girl
-the Hottest Guy In School is trans
-its about a school for kids who had amazing adventures in alternate realities and are coping with being back in our world
-the writing style is amazing
-the characters are amazing
-its also a murder mystery
-this is an actual line from it: “Cheese making, for example. The perfect intersection of milk, science, and foolish disregard for the laws of nature.”

OH MY GOSH GUYS I JUST READ THIS AND WHY ISN’T EVERYONE TALKING ABOUT IT

Imagine, if you will: 

A boarding school for children who went to magical worlds like Narnia and Wonderland…and came back and now have to adjust to being stuck in the Real World again. Ever wonder what Alice, Dorothy, and the Pevensie kids went through afterwards? It was probably something like this.

The main character, Nancy, is openly asexual. RED ALERT RED ALERT AN ACTUAL FANTASY BOOK BY AN ACCLAIMED AUTHOR WITH A CANONICAL ASEXUAL HEROINE WHOSE ASEXUALITY IS OPENLY DISCUSSED BUT IS NOT CENTRAL TO HER PLOTLINE! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

The deuteragonist is a trans boy*. His name is Kade; he’s really cool. (He’s a former Goblin Prince-in-Waiting, I want his story so much, come on Seanan McGuire give us a prequel about him). 

There’s also a creepy murder mystery because why the heck not. 

Basically, it’s everything I ever wanted in a book. And did I mention actual asexual representation…I swear, if I’d had this book as a teenager, my life would have been so different. 

And the author is demi/bisexual. 

(The kindle book is like $2.99 over at Amazon right now, if you want to go check it out.)

*(Trigger warning for some transphobist comments made by one character that are refuted by literally everyone else)