this is my first picspam

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Hermione’s screams echoed off the walls upstairs, Ron was half sobbing as he pounded the walls with his fists…

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“7 or never, 7 or nothing.” #GOT73rdAnniversary #3YearsWithGOT7 #LetsFlyHighLetGreenShine

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The fictional country of Xing in Fullmetal Alchemist is heavily inspired by the real-life country of China. From the weapons, food, flora, fauna, clothing, architecture and art, we can see the Chinese influence.

Xing is a country made of 50 clans, ruled by an Emperor. Similarly, China is a country made of 56 different ethnic groups, and had a monarchy for thousands of years until the end of the Qing dynasty in 1912. In Fullmetal Alchemist, we know three of the clans: Yao, Han, and Chang. The Yao (瑶族)is an acutal ethnicity in China that lives in the South and Southwest, with a population of 2 million. The Han (汉族)  is also an ethnicity, who are the majority of the Chinese, with a population of 1.2 billion and making up 92% of China’s population. The Chang clan is fictitious, however, from the Chinese translation, the clan’s name is “张”, a common Chinese last name, commonly transliterated as Zhang.


The form of alchemy, called alkahestry, in Fullmetal Alchemist is also likewise based on Chinese alchemy. Chinese alchemy is similar to Western alchemy as both seek to create gold from common base metals and finding the elixir of life. The elixifir of life was thought to be created from gold and cinnabar (mercuric sulfide). There is also a focus on herbal and medicinal treatments in Chinese alchemy.

Other forms of Chinese culture influencing the country of Xing is Ling’s dao sword, Xiao Mei the panda (pandas are only found in China), and Fu and Lan Fan’s masks, which resemble the masks used in Beijing Opera.

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BOOKS READ IN 2016: the score by elle kennedy 

I look around the front lobby of the dance studio, then meet Dean’s twinkling eyes. “I thought you said you didn’t want to salsa dance. And Dean Di Laurentis only does what he wants, remember?” 

He shrugs. “I am doing what I want.” 

My eyebrows knit together as I wait for him to clarify. 

“I’m making you happy.” 

Squish. That’s the noise my heart makes. Because it’s so fucking full of love it can no longer contain it all.

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“I don’t know when I started to love. I didn’t know when I started to love, but I had been loving the whole time. You never know when a once in a lifetime love will start.”

doctors ep. 20 (sbs)

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“I don’t know,“ I stuttered, “Do you love me?”

His gaze was so intent the entire world seemed to stop. “You tell me. I never stop thinking about you. I worry about you all the time. Every beautiful thing I see reminds me of you. I can’t finish my practices in Colorado with out wishing you were around,” he said in a steady tone. “You tell me what I feel.” 

Around the Corner by Owlship (Mad Max: Fury Road AU)

In which Max has a pet shop (named The Pet Shop), a dog (named Dog), and a massive crush on single-mother Furiosa.

harry potter challenge ϟ - 1/5 favorite female characters

Amandla Stenberg as Hermione Granger

“Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?” asked Scrimgeour.

“No, I’m not,” retorted Hermione. “I’m hoping to do some good in the world!”