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transformativeworks:

OTW’s 7 Wonders membership drive to raise $70,000 by Oct 27 starts now. We need everyone]s help so find out more
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Where would we be without AO3?
This was the site that helped me really enter fandom as a whole. Whether I was rummaging through the ship tags, marvelling as comments trickled into my inbox, posting new stories for people to read or raving about the latest great one I found, this site made it all possible. The admins are lovely, the layout is flexible, no ads, plus the ability to share and download stories - you can even post art and other media there! 
If you think about it, AO3 has given us more than any other fanfiction platform has and the entire thing is donation-driven by us, and for us.
So let’s give them a hand.

goddamnhella:

transformativeworks:

OTW’s 7 Wonders membership drive to raise $70,000 by Oct 27 starts now. We need everyone]s help so find out more

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Where would we be without AO3?

This was the site that helped me really enter fandom as a whole. Whether I was rummaging through the ship tags, marvelling as comments trickled into my inbox, posting new stories for people to read or raving about the latest great one I found, this site made it all possible. 

The admins are lovely, the layout is flexible, no ads, plus the ability to share and download stories - you can even post art and other media there! 

If you think about it, AO3 has given us more than any other fanfiction platform has and the entire thing is donation-driven by us, and for us.

So let’s give them a hand.

shego:

guys are so terrifying like they will really date a girl as a joke or make bets in their friend groups on who can fuck a girl first or take her virginity and that’s so scary this is a joke to them

I have no problem understanding that women are interested in mascara and the Middle East. Men are allowed to talk about sports relentlessly, and yet we still take them seriously. I don’t understand why women can’t talk about fashion, or sex, or love, or wanting more money and not be taken as seriously as men.

-

Joanna Coles, editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, tells NPR’s Rachel Martin why she thinks women should be able to talk about fashion and politics.

(via npr)

Thorns

shwetanarayan:

shwetanarayan:

Once upon a time, in a kingdom in the Global South, a lovely little princess was born. At her naming ritual, a private and sacred event, the gathered adults blessed her with grace, thick hair, a good strong singing voice, and other princessly virtues….

Thoughts on Malala winning?

Anonymous

thatsnotwatyourmomsaid:

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conclusion: Malala is amazing and Western civilization has yet again proven to be hypercritical ignorant uncompromising and evil. how very fitting for columbus day.

Aziraphale. The Enemy, of course. But an enemy for six thousand years now, which made him a sort of friend.

- Good Omens (via chazkeats)

(Source: randommiscellany)

arminarlert:

reminder that if we’re in a mutual and you’re under the age of 18 and find it creepy or weird that i’m following you back as an adult then let me know and i’ll unfollow and it won’t need to be a big deal at all… like, please put your own safety and wellbeing first 

honey-poured-over-thunder:

impuretale:

lumos5001:

raptorific:

nonbinaryeldritchhorror:

raptorific:

beshabar:

raptorific:

storm-cloud-kitten:

the-gallium-knight:

birdsy-purplefishes:

raptorific:

The scientific method. Use. Use the scientific method. “We may never know.” Bologna. Use the scientific method.

They don’t have that. They have MAGIC.

Where there are patterns of cause and effect, the scientific method has insight. But if they’d started using it we’d all be aparating on fucking Mars by now.

The scientific method isn’t really a great way to determine “hmm how did this baby not die when all those other people did” because what are you gonna do to prove whatever your hypothesis is? Avada Kedavra at a bunch of babies whose parents love them very much? Good luck finding your test subjects, dude.

They could have done autopsies on the victims of the Avada Kedavra curse, compared to autopsies on people who died of natural causes, eventually isolating the true cause-of-death in the bodies of the victims, and then use this new understanding to create an effective counter-curse without anyone needing to sacrifice their life for their child.
The scientific method could also be used to isolate the composition of Phoenix tears, the process by which they spark perfect cellular regeneration, and then synthesize an artificial version with the same effects, essentially rendering all of medical science obsolete. 
The “can’t be done” and “we may never know” attitude of the wizarding world has seriously limited their ability to progress as a society.

look okay they’re still using medieval quills over pencils, I think cellular regeneration is still many innovations away in the wizarding world

Yeah but they could make all of those leaps in like a week if they used the scientific method. Bring in like, ten muggle scientists, get them to analyze the shit out of everything, then send them home with some extra spending money and fabricated memories of a science conference out-of-town

#ravenclaws.. #whaat a ravenclaw…

Don’t get it mixed up. I’m not just advocating science for the sake of better understanding. I’m a slytherin, so I’m looking for practical applications for the knowledge gained through use of the scientific method. 
For example, why is the wizarding world still effectively using carrier pigeons? Sirius Black demonstrated that instantaneous communication is possible via the floo network, so why not fill cigarette lighters with floo powder? This would not only be the wizarding equivalent of a cell phone, but would also allow streamline the process of creating entryways into the floo network.
There are people, like Tonks, who can rewrite their own genetic code with a thought. There are people, like McGonagall, who can completely change species and retain human cognition. There are potions, like Polyjuice, that rewrite your genetic code temporarily, replicating both a person’s nature and nurture. They’ve naturally perfected genetic engineering, but their understanding of how these processes work has left them completely unable to apply it practically.
For example, if they did a little bit of research and development, they could isolate the genes that allow for magical abilities, replicate the process by which Polyjuice Potion works, and synthesize a new potion that allows people like Filch, who were born squibs but desperately want to be wizards, to drink a little bit of potion every day so they’re able to use magic. 
Or, if they isolate the genes that allow Tonks and Teddy to rewrite their genetic code at will, as well as the process by which animagi are able to retain their human consciousness while in an animal body, they could easily create an effective treatment for lycanthropy that allows werewolves like Lupin to control the shift between man and wolf and retain control of themselves while in wolf form. 
Additionally, if they did research on what contagion causes lycanthropy, they would be so much closer to creating a vaccine that makes it significantly less communicable. 

i love when the harry potter fandom gets all sciency

They don’t because their culture has been (and in some ways continues to be) built on anti-Muggle ideas and has for a long time been run largely by people who don’t think much of Muggles and therefore eschew a lot of their technologies and methods. Sometimes you see little things come through — their rock music appears to take inspiration from Muggle artists, but the music itself, on a lyrical scale, is so desperate to be “MAGIC MAGIC MAGIC” that what few samples we’ve seen (if we’re gonna go by the horrors they inflicted on us in the Goblet of Fire movie) are derivative piles of shit that don’t deviate far from a simple theme (like love, or partying) with constant, unending references to wizard stuff. Kind of reminiscient of countries that only allow songs to be written that praise a specific ruler or ideal.

Floo network in the lighters though.

honey-poured-over-thunder:

impuretale:

lumos5001:

raptorific:

nonbinaryeldritchhorror:

raptorific:

beshabar:

raptorific:

storm-cloud-kitten:

the-gallium-knight:

birdsy-purplefishes:

raptorific:

The scientific method. Use. Use the scientific method. “We may never know.” Bologna. Use the scientific method.

They don’t have that. They have MAGIC.

Where there are patterns of cause and effect, the scientific method has insight. But if they’d started using it we’d all be aparating on fucking Mars by now.

The scientific method isn’t really a great way to determine “hmm how did this baby not die when all those other people did” because what are you gonna do to prove whatever your hypothesis is? Avada Kedavra at a bunch of babies whose parents love them very much? Good luck finding your test subjects, dude.

They could have done autopsies on the victims of the Avada Kedavra curse, compared to autopsies on people who died of natural causes, eventually isolating the true cause-of-death in the bodies of the victims, and then use this new understanding to create an effective counter-curse without anyone needing to sacrifice their life for their child.

The scientific method could also be used to isolate the composition of Phoenix tears, the process by which they spark perfect cellular regeneration, and then synthesize an artificial version with the same effects, essentially rendering all of medical science obsolete. 

The “can’t be done” and “we may never know” attitude of the wizarding world has seriously limited their ability to progress as a society.

look okay they’re still using medieval quills over pencils, I think cellular regeneration is still many innovations away in the wizarding world

Yeah but they could make all of those leaps in like a week if they used the scientific method. Bring in like, ten muggle scientists, get them to analyze the shit out of everything, then send them home with some extra spending money and fabricated memories of a science conference out-of-town

#ravenclaws.. #whaat a ravenclaw…

Don’t get it mixed up. I’m not just advocating science for the sake of better understanding. I’m a slytherin, so I’m looking for practical applications for the knowledge gained through use of the scientific method. 

For example, why is the wizarding world still effectively using carrier pigeons? Sirius Black demonstrated that instantaneous communication is possible via the floo network, so why not fill cigarette lighters with floo powder? This would not only be the wizarding equivalent of a cell phone, but would also allow streamline the process of creating entryways into the floo network.

There are people, like Tonks, who can rewrite their own genetic code with a thought. There are people, like McGonagall, who can completely change species and retain human cognition. There are potions, like Polyjuice, that rewrite your genetic code temporarily, replicating both a person’s nature and nurture. They’ve naturally perfected genetic engineering, but their understanding of how these processes work has left them completely unable to apply it practically.

For example, if they did a little bit of research and development, they could isolate the genes that allow for magical abilities, replicate the process by which Polyjuice Potion works, and synthesize a new potion that allows people like Filch, who were born squibs but desperately want to be wizards, to drink a little bit of potion every day so they’re able to use magic. 

Or, if they isolate the genes that allow Tonks and Teddy to rewrite their genetic code at will, as well as the process by which animagi are able to retain their human consciousness while in an animal body, they could easily create an effective treatment for lycanthropy that allows werewolves like Lupin to control the shift between man and wolf and retain control of themselves while in wolf form. 

Additionally, if they did research on what contagion causes lycanthropy, they would be so much closer to creating a vaccine that makes it significantly less communicable. 

i love when the harry potter fandom gets all sciency

They don’t because their culture has been (and in some ways continues to be) built on anti-Muggle ideas and has for a long time been run largely by people who don’t think much of Muggles and therefore eschew a lot of their technologies and methods. Sometimes you see little things come through — their rock music appears to take inspiration from Muggle artists, but the music itself, on a lyrical scale, is so desperate to be “MAGIC MAGIC MAGIC” that what few samples we’ve seen (if we’re gonna go by the horrors they inflicted on us in the Goblet of Fire movie) are derivative piles of shit that don’t deviate far from a simple theme (like love, or partying) with constant, unending references to wizard stuff. Kind of reminiscient of countries that only allow songs to be written that praise a specific ruler or ideal.

Floo network in the lighters though.

Stop Mass Incarceration

takingbackourculture:

Demonstrations in Ferguson drew people from all over the country and riveted the attention of millions.

The next critical step is on October 22: protests to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation

POWERFUL protests of THOUSANDS on October 22 can further radically change how people think about what is just and unjust, what is legitimate and illegitimate, what is tolerable and what must not be tolerated in relation to this continual and horrific racist police abuse and murder… 

These demonstrations must embody a spirit of telling the truth and a spirit of defiance. They must build on everything that has gone before. Youths from the inner-city high schools and youths who have been pushed out of the school system… joining with college students… with the parents of those who have been murdered and incarcerated bearing witness… along with many people of conscience who refuse to live in this kind of society …all out together. In the centers of the cities and in the neighborhoods. All over. 

Click the link to see if there is a rally near you!

songrequests:

lucidliebestod:

nerdismee:

The forbidden love amongst the skeleton war.
Two sides, both alike in anatomy, In fair Walmart, where we lay our scene.

DO YOU BITE YOUR DISTAL PHALANGES AT US SIR

Wherefore art thou Boneo?

songrequests:

lucidliebestod:

nerdismee:

The forbidden love amongst the skeleton war.

Two sides, both alike in anatomy,
In fair Walmart, where we lay our scene.

DO YOU BITE YOUR DISTAL PHALANGES AT US SIR

Wherefore art thou Boneo?