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Julia Broadbooks

all things pretty and shiny

Occasionally I’ll be sitting somewhere and I’ll be listening to someone perhaps not saying the kindest things about me. And I’ll look down at my hand and I’ll sort of pinch my skin to make sure it still has the requisite thickness I know Eleanor Roosevelt expects me to have.

—Hillary Clinton (x)

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fasztartoizom:

agentotter:

hocuslucas:

WARWICK UNIVERSITY ROWING CLUB MAKES NAKED CALENDAR TO FIGHT HOMOPHOBIC BULLYING {x}
yet another reason to love british boys
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I’m going to reblog this because, um, it’s for a good cause. That’s the only reason why.

OKÉ

fasztartoizom:

agentotter:

hocuslucas:

WARWICK UNIVERSITY ROWING CLUB MAKES NAKED CALENDAR TO FIGHT HOMOPHOBIC BULLYING {x}

yet another reason to love british boys

Read More

I’m going to reblog this because, um, it’s for a good cause. That’s the only reason why.

OKÉ

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newyorker:

In basic literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills, young Americans have now fallen behind almost all of their peers in other advanced countries. John Cassidy explains why these findings represent a serious threat to the country’s future prosperity: http://nyr.kr/17g9FcF

newyorker:

In basic literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills, young Americans have now fallen behind almost all of their peers in other advanced countries. John Cassidy explains why these findings represent a serious threat to the country’s future prosperity: http://nyr.kr/17g9FcF

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San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Ballet

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melodyrae14:

itsraininbritishmen:

floateron:

CHECK OUT your differences in wand technique here and how fluidly and casually Ron throws a curse in comparison to Harry and Hermione Hermione has done the reading and is technically perfect of course Elbow straight; wrist bent Wand tip aligned with left sightline left arm held loosely behind her for balance Harry hasn’t ever done the reading Grip too tight; elbow locked Shoulders raised Left elbow cranked in awkwardly against his body Kids’ll imitate his awful technique and Junior Aurors it’ll make their parents nuts; don’t twist your neck like that I don’t care what Auror Potter does When you save wizardkind you can hold your wand however you want until then drop your shoulders Ron’s been around wand users since birth practiced with twigs and then his brothers’ wands Look at how the movement flows from his center the way he uses his whole body throws out his opposite hand behind him to counterbalance the movement Harry and Hermione get their wands into position and then throw the curse Ron’s spell starts mid-motion because he knows his wand will be in position in time  (helenish)

Mmmmmmm, yes.

There will be a day when I see this and I will scroll past.

Today is not that day

Plus Ron is casting his curse non-verbally. That’s very difficult and it requires training and practice to successfully cast a nonverbal spell. It’s success is determined by the amount of concentration and mental discipline of the witch or wizard. But this is Ron Weasley he likely didn’t put training and practice into casting non-verbal spells, this advanced magic comes to him naturally. The only other time we see him cast a non-verbal spell is when he accidentally made it snow in the great hall, and that was only because Lavender was glaring him down after he said Hermione’s name while he was unconscious in the hospital wing. He felt crappy and his emotions were so intense he unknowingly made it snow. Here he’s trapped in a muggle cafe, with his best friend and the girl he loves. He’s probably scared, and angry but most of all protective. He wants to defeat these Death Eaters without anything happening to his team. His emotions are intense again and that allows him to cast a powerful non-verbal spell. No, not even a spell, a curse. We’ve seen Hermione cast non-verbal spells loads of times but even here she says the curse to ensure it’s potency. Ron is concentrated and disciplined enough in this moment to curse a Death Eater without any words at all.

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aliewa:

rennyskywalker:

straightontilneverland:

#someone should troll the 50 Shades casting and do this

Oh my God I was going to reblog just for the gifs and THEN I saw the tag

YES

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Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.

Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement)

I had to remove a toxic person from my life last year. It was really hard, and really painful, and that person totally doesn’t get why I had to do it, which makes it even worse.

Still, I’m so glad that I did, and I’m much happier without that person in my life.

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jeffescloset:

victoriadahl:

tilthingsarebrighter:

"When you dress like that it’s like putting a steak in front of a dog; what do you expect?"
Peanut butter is basically my dog’s favorite thing in the world.
You know why she’s not even touching it?
I said “no.”

Ain’t that the fucking TRUTH. 

amen

jeffescloset:

victoriadahl:

tilthingsarebrighter:

"When you dress like that it’s like putting a steak in front of a dog; what do you expect?"

Peanut butter is basically my dog’s favorite thing in the world.

You know why she’s not even touching it?

I said “no.”

Ain’t that the fucking TRUTH. 

amen

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