octopus-muffin:

crackheadedface:

jesumonster:

bp-wolf:

tonie-y:

vivalalina:

stabitthroughandjustifyyourpride:

myvoiceisnowfoundiwillmakesound:

poppendulum:

thebombardier:

askbatts:

HOLY FUCK

I ACTUALLY CANT BREATHE

I LITERALLY JUST HIT REBLOG AND LAUGHED AT MY PHONE FOR A MINUTE OR TWO TRYING YO COMPOSE MYSELF ENOUGH TO TYPE THIS MESSAGE.

 ITS BACK

DEAD, FUCKING DEAD.

OH MY GOD

what even,

this is music

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americanwizarding:

Some who die become ghosts.
Wizards know this, and have known this, for many centuries. Though our research has not yet illuminated all of the magical and metaphysical reasons for it, the common wisdom is that ghosts are the remnants of souls who could not, or would not, pass from one world to the next. They speak and move and remember, and in many ways act just as they did while living.
Others leave bits of themselves behind in paintings, holding the thoughts and personality of a witch or wizard, though not the full essence of a soul. They are, in some ways, a conjecture — a supposition that if this personage were yet here and breathing, he would respond this way, or she would have this to say. Wizardkind has used this method throughout the ages to pass down instructions and institutional memory — but such portraits play a personal role, too, allowing ancestors to keep an eye on their progeny (sometimes a source of comfort, sometimes, of chagrin).
Most deaths, however, are felt by an absence. 
The movement of a soul from one world to the next opens a passage, a devourer of energy, a hollow space of words unsaid, deeds undone, lives untouched. This, too, is magic, though a darker, older kind than most of us are now comfortable brushing up against. Our researchers believe they have found the cause, though that is not the same as knowing the origin or the reason. The fiber of this magic is the same stuff that Dementors are made of, and has the same power — to drain happiness, to cloud the senses, to make even the strong lose themselves.
But there is a counter-curse. Like a Patronus, it is born of memories, but the way to combat death’s dark magic is a communal effort, not something that can be accomplished in isolation. Gather those who loved the deceased together and let them tell tales of joy and laughter, of inspiration and encouragement — and of sorrow, too, for that is as much a part of love as joy. A truly great soul need not leave behind a fragment of himself nor a portrait of her image to keep passing magic on to others. The energy can leap, from heart to heart, generating a counter for the living against the eternal and inevitable sorcery of death.

[In memory of Gregory “Bear” O’Bryan, who taught all three of your mods (more than they could possibly express), who encouraged us to work out our feelings and troubles through writing, and who was good enough never to mock genre fiction and derivative works, even though he taught highbrow classic literature. Thanks for everything, Bear. Your magic will certainly live on in the hundreds of students whose lives you changed.] 1 week ago with 65 notes

foundersofhogwarts:

hogwarts founders + everyone is a woman

requested by anon

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wow-suchbree-veryblog:

blvckshogun:

theairtonight:

venus-meanest:

pas-une-ange:

relevant

People love to forget Michael Jackson’s blackness

people love to think that Michael Jackson forgot his blackness

People love to pretend to forget that Michael Jackson’s autopsy results showed that he DID have a skin disease and never “dyed” his skin.

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viciousilicious:

A few highlights from what has been called one of the worst interviews in recent history.

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kwisten:

mcisaacs:

recent studies reveal that 100% of abortions are performed on people who do not wish to be pregnant and 0% of abortions are performed on conservative republican men

how about that

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wizardlightningbattle:

tea-tears-and-bbc:

I’ll stop reblogging this when it stops being funny

so never

me too Bilbo 

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moonlush:

seriously such an amazing idea 1 week ago with 478,100 notes

homestuckorbust:

helianthi:

What did the pirate say when he turned 80

Aye matey

GO TO HELL THAT WAS CLEVER

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thejunglenook:

scienceyoucanlove:

As a 19-year-old sophomore at Stanford, Elizabeth Holmes decided to transform diagnostic medicine so she dropped out of college and used her tuition money to start her own company, Theranos. Ten years later, Holmes, pictured here holding a micro-vial, is on the cutting edge of medical technology — her new blood testing method allows hundreds of tests to be run using only a few drops of blood. And, Holmes’ methods are cheaper, faster, more accurate, and less invasive than conventional methods which often require a separate vial of blood for every test.As Holmes told Wired.com earlier this year, “I started this company because I wanted to spend my life changing our health care system. When someone you love gets really sick, most of the time when you find out, it’s too late to be able to do something about it. It’s heartbreaking… We wanted to make actionable health information accessible to people everywhere at the time it matters most. That means two things: being able to detect conditions in time to do something about them and providing access to information that can empower people to improve their lives.”
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Reasons you should adore Elizabeth Holmes:
She is featured as Forbes’ youngest self-made woman billionaire.
Her tests will revolutionize the public health world as we know it; Making diagnostic testing accessible and affordable for more people (and potentially saving Medicare and Medicaid ~$100 billion each over the next decade). (x)
She is a coauthor on 82 US and 189 foreign patent applications. (x)
Her fear of needles served as a motivator for launching Theranos. (x)
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