Favorite missing book quotes → Ron’s dueling advice
#But can you imagine if James had still been alive?#A letter arrives from Hogwarts saying Harry was caught out of bed after curfew and has detention#and then a letter from Harry arrives explaining that he had to do it#because he had to beat Draco in a duel.#And Lily reads it and just sits there with her head on their kitchen table going ‘oh god why did I have a child with you’#while James dances around the house singing about how amazing their son is.#Harry gets a reply a few days later#a letter from his Mum saying she’s disappointed and those rules are there to keep him safe and he should obey them#(Hermione reads that over his shoulder and practically cheers)#and from James#a gigantic box of chocolate frogs and a pack of stinkbombs or something with a note saying ‘for Draco’ (via thankyouforyourcooperation)
Shaftesbury Avenue. I used to come to the theatre here with Mum and Dad. I don’t know why I thought of it — it just popped into my head.
Christina Aguilera hailing a cab: "heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!”
A/N: Here’s a little student!Lily/ teacher!James that I hope is not too cliche…
“Lily,” Marlene hissed, this time louder than the numerous times she had done it before. A few students sitting in the rows in front of them turned to throw them annoyed glares.
Lily continued to ignore her friend, determined as she was to stay out of trouble in this class at least. She failed to repress the thought of Professor McGonagall’s harsh reprimand when she caught them whispering to each other in their previous lecture. Her cheeks, she was convinced as she waited for class to begin, were still faintly tinted with color from having all eyes on her.
But Marlene McKinnon was not one to give up so easily. She scribbled something on a blank piece of paper before setting it in front of Lily.
seduce me with extensive harry potter knowledge
"I read today that your pupils dilate
when you see someone you love.
I’d always thought it was just my mind
playing tricks on me, but now I know it’s true:
Somehow, the world is a brighter place
when I’m around you.”
— a poem about how my eyes are always trying to swallow you whole
Well, I had my ways, they were all in vain, but she waited patiently. It was all the same, all my pride and shame. And she put me on my feet.
I love how the whole “babies from bone marrow” thing is making people go “this makes men unnecessary” and men are getting so upset
it’s really annoying to be deemed unnecessary and reduced to something like whether or not you can procreate
i want to like myself better
yes good here we go
i want to like myself better
yes good here we go
you kids these days with your rapidly growing concern for the state of the world and your knowledge of important issues at increasingly younger ages despite having been told your opinions don’t matter by the adults who put you in these situations
Today at Northwestern University (trigger warnings - sexual assault):
- Students came together to protest the employment of Professor Peter Ludlow, who is the subject of a Title IX lawsuit on the basis of the sexual assault of an undergraduate. He is still being employed by the University and being allowed to teach despite the fact that 2 years ago, when the original incident was reported, a committee found him guilty and recommended his termination. Instead, he was denied an endowed position, refused a raise, asked to take “sensitivity” classes and prohibited from engaging in one-on-one interactions with students outside the classroom. So it was basically a slap on the wrist.
- Here’s a pretty good summary of our demands.
- Here are a bunch of stories about the case.
- Details of the case itself can be found here.
- This video, plus this article, indicate what happened today.
- Northwestern’s official response.
- The Title IX committee’s response.
- What happened today, in further detail: We organized a sit-in and walk-out of Peter Ludlow’s philosophy class, to take place this afternoon, last night at a Title IX forum where we brainstormed ways in which to take action. At around 6 this morning, Ludlow canceled his class. However, we all still decided to congregate in that same classroom to discuss future action. In the span of a half hour, we organized a march to and protest outside of the Dean’s office. We held signs, taped our mouths and marched outside, where the media were waiting for us. We let them take our pictures and film us because we wanted this movement to get as much visibility as possible. We marched through the arch and to the Dean’s office, where some Campus Security Officers were waiting. The Dean wouldn’t come out and speak to us - she told us, through the University spokesmen, that she would speak to 3-5 student leaders privately, but would not address us as a whole with so many non-Northwestern media sources in attendance. We refused, because we wanted her to address all of us, so we are currently working on organizing a forum at which she will speak and answer questions. Cubbage, the spokesmen, made a “statement” that really did not tell us anything we didn’t already know. A bunch of people participating in the movement made statements and were interviewed by the media sources. We had a unity clap and a few chants, and then at 1:45 p.m. - about 1 hour and 15 minutes after we had congregated in Ludlow’s classroom - we dispersed. Since then, we’ve heard from an anonymous source that a substitute will be taking over the rest of Ludlow’s classes, but this is unconfirmed. We are still planning action for Thursday afternoon, when Ludlow’s class is scheduled to take place again. Next week (or relatively soon, anyway), the Board of Trustees will be on campus, and we are hoping to organize action around that as well.
- Additionally, an organization on campus made this tumblr, that allows students to share, anonymously or publicly, their experiences with sexual violence and sexual assault.
Non-Northwestern coverage of today’s events:
Spread this like wildfire. We need to get this professor’s employment terminated, yes, but on a broader scale, we really need to get Northwestern - and other universities around the country, like Rutgers (who was actually considering hiring Ludlow but is now, obviously, reconsidering that) - to really tighten and follow their sexual assault policies. We want this to keep gaining momentum and visibility. We stand in solidarity with our survivors and we want to foster a campus environment that listens to and protects them instead of letting the accused walk away relatively unscathed. We, as a community, can do better than this.
Endnote: If I got any details wrong, please let me know and I will edit this post immediately. It’s been hard to keep track of everything that has been happening these past few weeks.
tv meme: 3
seasonsscenes » copacabana (friends) [1/3]
"you can’t ship three people all together!"