[side effects for Dean as a result of the mark of Cain?] Imagine Dean taking a low dose steroid. It’s starting to effect his emotional state, it’s starting to effect his physical state. He’s getting a lot more short tempered, he’s feeling a lot more strength, he’s getting a lot less emotional about situations and becoming kind of more of a tool of hunting. And it’s starting to take its toll on him, and you’ll see that as the season starts to wrap up, where that’s going. It also means I have to do a lot more pushups during the day.
Anonymous asked: I was just on your blog and like a week ago someone said you're anti-sj. if you're anti-sj, what are you pro? (this is a legitimate question).
Anti-sj is kind of a term that sounds more extreme than it is and probably also doesn’t cover what most anti-sj blogs or people that agree with it are about.
We’re not anti social justice, or against help and equality or anything like that. We’re anti the aggressive counterproductive “pseudo helping” attitude that sometimes runs rampant on tumblr under the guise of social justice. It just became kind of easy to call the people against that anti-sj and most blogs ran with it.
So for the record, I’m not against social justice itself, I’m against the toxic and stupid tumblr brand. Let’s see if I can find a few examples real quick.
[safety is now discrimination]
Or that time that people running a blog all about how white people food is shit and stupid accidentally made fun of asian food on there and quickly apologized because you can’t insult asian food it was only garbage if it was white.
Or that time death treats were sent towards a innocent tumblr blogger who posted a photo of herself in a kimono because she was “culturally appropriating” despite if being a gift from her host family abroad.
Or that time that there was a news report about the death of a white 9 year old boy over racial bullying and people responded with “cry more white tears”
Or every single time when someone claims to be offended and it’s used as a excuse to bully or threaten everyone who opposes them. And then saying that you are silencing and tone policing if people object to hostile bullying behavior.
Or absolutely annihilating anyone over something offensive they’ve said in the past and deeming people problematic and trash because god nobody ever makes a mistake or says something wrong ever in their lives, right?
Basically the toxic attitude that isn’t helping anyone and has driven people away from good causes. No room for debate, questioning things isn’t allowed. Hiding behind social justice as a shield of immunity in general and abusing that. Seeking problems behind everything and using it as an excuse for abuse, aggression, restricting and bullying.
That is what I am against.
You know this song word for word
THE DOCTOR’S STUCK IN THA PANDORICA, AMY MIGHT BE DEAD AND RORY’S A ROMAN WITH A GUN INSIDE HIS HAND. SEEMS LIKE THINGS AREN’T GOING AS PLANNED.
RIVER’S IN THE TARDIS, THE TARDIS IS ON FIRE, SHE’S FEELING THE HEAT ON REPEAT SHE’LL REQUIRE, SOMEONE SHE CAN TRUST, SOMEONE WITH A BOW TIE BUT HE’S BEEN LOCKED UP AND LEFT TO DIE
OH MY GOD WHAT WILL THEY DO? THIS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THROUGH. MY MIND IS BLOWN I BET YOURS IT TOO. WELL, I GUESS THIS IS DOCTOR WHO.
RORY’S QUITE DISTRESSED AND HE STARTS TO SOB, WHEN THE DOCTOR APPEARS WITH A MOP, GET ME OUT OF THE PANDORICA, BUT YOU AREN’T IN THE PANDORICA, YES I AM, WELL, YES I WAS IT’S COMPLICATED BUT I WON’T EXPLAIN IT NOW BECAUSE, THEN HE DISAPPEARED INTO A HAZY FUZZ, THAT MAN WHO CAN’T EXPLAIN WHY HE DOES THE THINGS HE DOES
OH MY GOD I DON’T HAVE A CLUE THIS PARADOXES ARE HARD TO CONSTRUE, MY MIND IS BLOWN I BET YOURS IS TOO, WELL I GUESS THIS IS DOCTOR WHOOO. IT’S THE BIG BANG 2 AND I NEED TO REVIEW WHAT ON EARTH JUST HAPPENED BEFORE MY EYES, TIME HAS GONE ASKEW THE UNIVERSE HAS TOO, I’LL TRY TO EXPLAIN TO YOU THE BIG BANG 2. THE BIG GANG TWO.
THE DOCTOR’S GOT RIVER’S VORTEX MANIPULATOR, WHICH HE’LL USE TO MEET RORY TWO THOUSAND YEARS LATER. WHEN THEY FIND AMY AFTER HER SLEEP IN THE BOX, THEY REALIZE THE SUN IS REALLY THE EXPLODING TARDIS. DOCTOR SAVES RIVER FROM THE IMITATING STAR, WOMAN WATCHES BACK CAN’T HELP BUT POINT OUT THE OBVIOUS…
OH MY GOD HE’S WEARING A FEZ, OH MY GOD HE’S WEARING A FEZ, OH MY GOD HE’S WEARING A FEZ, OHMYGODHE’SWEARINGAFEZ. DALEK POPS UP OUT OF NOWHERE, SHOOTS THE DOCTOR KILLS HIM QUITE UNFAIR, HE JUMPS BACK 12 MINUTES TO THE STAIRS. HE’S DEAD, AND EVERYONE DESPAIRS.
LITTLE DO THEY KNOW THE DOCTOR LIES, HE’S GONE STOPPING THE UNIVERSE’S DEMISE, AMY SAYS HER LAST GOODBYES, THE DOCTOR FLIES UP INTO THE SKIES. THE UNIVERSE IS BACK IT’S TRUE, BUT THE DOCTOR SAID HIS FINAL ADIEU, MAYBE YOU’LL COME BACK IF SHE REMEMBERS YOU
ITS THE BIG BANG TWO AND I NEED TO REVIEW WHAT ON EARTH JUST HAPPENED BEFORE MY EYES, TIME HAS BEEN RENEWED THE UNIVERSE HAS TOO, BUT AMY STILL CAN’T HELP BUT CRY. THERE’S SOMEONE MISSING, THE QUESTION’S WHO?? THEN SHE REMEMBERED SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOME THING BLUEEEEEEEEEEEEE AND THATS THE BIG BANG TWOOOOOO
i hope it didn’t confuse YOU.
THIS IS MY FAVORITE EVER
CNN actually researched how much it would cost to go to Hogwarts
How exactly did they “research” this? Looks like they just pulled a bunch of random figures out of their butts.
It’s stated in the books that tuition to Hogwarts is “free for all children in Britain”. I don’t know why they thought it wouldn’t be - it’s a British high school, not a college. So there, you just saved yourself $42,024.
In Chamber of Secrets, Mrs. Weasley emptied her entire bank account which contained only two galleons [£10 / US$20] and she managed to buy all five children’s entire set of books and potion ingredients with this, as well as Ginny’s robes, hat, clock, cauldron, and wand!!! And we know she bought all of these as she mentioned having to buy them. The fact that she bought all of these with only £10 pretty much proves how absolutely ridiculous CNNs estimation is.
If you want more proof, the actual cost of Harry’s want is far over estimated here, and the exact price in both pounds as US dollars can easily be found right within the books! Harry’s wand is bought for seven galleons, a galleon being worth about five pounds [mentioned by JK Rowling in an interview and in FBAWTFT/QTTA] means that his wand was £35, or US$53. So there’s some straight-out-of-the-books-and-word-of-god proof that the figures CNN have given are way off the mark. Not to mention the fact that even if you don’t go to Hogwarts, as a magical human you’re gonna have to buy a wand anyway if you want to do magic.
As for the school books, I’ve done an approximation based on various prices given through-out the books and on Pottermore. While these prices involve a substantial amount of guess-work, I think you’ll agree that my calculation is far more accurate than CNNs:
The Standard book of Spells costs one sickle [29p / US59c]. On the back of my comic relief copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them it says it costs fourteen sickles [£4.60 / US$8.26]. One Pottermore, all text books are one galleon [£4.97 / US$10.17] - however Pottermore currency only uses galleons so it’s likely they have rounded off. Lockhart’s books, the most expensive in the series, are five galleons on Pottermore meaning that the exchange rate in the books puts them around two galleons and fourteen sickles [£14.60 / US$20.80]. If we put a high average on this and assume that all textbooks are approximately a galleon [they are likely much less], and that each year has around seven required reading books, the entire price for seven years worth of books would be forty-nine galleons, which equals approximately £243, or US$367 - and remember, this is the maximum estimated price for the textbooks.
For the minimum, we need to consider that the Weasleys get a lot of things second hand, with Ginny’s copy of A Begginers Guide To Transfiguration being described as “a very old, very battered copy” - likely no more than five sickles. If they got all their books around that price, it would cost them no more than £14 / US$21 for the entire seven years worth! So school books, far from being US$516, fall somewhere between US$14 and US$367 for the entire seven years at Hogwarts.
Next we have robe, glove, cloak, and hat prices - these are never mentioned in the books or on Pottermore, so I can’t account for that. However I seriously doubt it’s as a high as they’ve got here. Considering books in the wizarding world are generally much cheaper than in the muggle world, I think it’s fairly safe to assume that clothing is as well. Likely a maximum of a galleon for a single set of robes.
They’ve also forgotten a huge number of things - cauldrons, potion ingredients, scales, and star charts, among others.
So yeah, I really don’t know where they came up with these figures. It looks like some guy just wanted to make a story about how expensive Hogwarts would be and put a bunch of American college figures together and thought “yeah, this looks good.”
Do not fuck with a fandom.
I knew the figures didn’t look accurate! CNN doing it seemed hiiiiighly suspect.
Potterheads go harrrrd.
I don’t know why Frank insisted on bringing me to this dinner party, I don’t even know what to talk about and everyone’s already having a conversation, it’d be awkward to butt in. A steakhouse? Really? I’m a pescetarian, Frank. We’ve known each other ten years. Nobody’s even bothered to comment on my coat or offered a tummy rub. Your friends are shit, Frank.
my favorite post of 2013