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    do you think sneaking out is ever a problem at hogwarts? like beyond secret passages to hogsmeade for late-night hogsmeade.

    imagine there’s this small muggle scottish town not far from hogwarts. just a quick broom hop.

    and some especially rambunctious muggleborns…

    — 3 hours ago with 9753 notes


    do you ever get friendlust. like. you just see someone and you’re like. man. i have such a friendcrush on you. i wanna be ur friend so bad. i wanna be more than a friend. i wanna be a BEST friend u hear me. ur so cool. i admire u a lot and ur so funny. plz b my bffl. i will treat u right. let me be ur drake-friend. no other friend will treat u like i would

    (via hexthepatriarchy)

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    We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

    This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.


    No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

    The whole article sadly hits very close to home.

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    Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most famous for are the striking and vivid blue walls of many of the buildings in its “old town” sector, or medina.

    The maze-like medina sector, like those of most of the other towns in the area, features white-washed buildings with a fusion of Spanish and Moorish architecture. The brilliantly blue walls, however, seem to be unique to Chefchaouen. They are said to have been introduced to the town by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolize the sky and heaven. The color caught on, and now many also believe that the blue walls serve to repel mosquitoes as well (mosquitoes dislike clear and moving water).

    Whatever the reason, the town’s blue walls attract visitors who love to wander the town’s narrow streets and snap some beautiful photos. 

    (via manticoreimaginary)

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    A Spell To Make A Friend Happy →


    • A Blue Candle
    • A photo

    Get a picture of the person you’d like to make happy. Set it down somewhere and place the blue candle in front of it, so it’s the picture first, the candle next, and then you behind the candle.

    Close your eyes and imagine the person laughing and…

    — 1 day ago with 638 notes
    #spells  #happy  #candle magic  #friendship 
    Wrath's Morning Coffee Spell →



    Goal: Feel empowered and energized for the coming day, and add a dash of wellness.

    Materials: a cup of coffee or latte or iced coffee (or tea), worry stone of your choice, vitamin supplement of your choice (or prescription meds), and the Strength tarot card from your deck.


    (Source: lavenderwrath)

    — 1 day ago with 412 notes
    #spells  #morning  #coffee  #self care 
    I was reading my book on the couch & looked up to find this. #orionlion #babyinabox #readin

    I was reading my book on the couch & looked up to find this. #orionlion #babyinabox #readin

    — 1 day ago
    #babyinabox  #orionlion  #readin 
    Hard at work #coloring #capricorn #focus #orionlion

    Hard at work #coloring #capricorn #focus #orionlion

    — 1 day ago
    #capricorn  #coloring  #orionlion  #focus 
    "The Princess is everything Luke wants to be. She is socially conscious, whereas he is thrown into things; intellectually, she is a strong leader, and he is just a kid."

    - George Lucas

    People often talk about how Han influenced Luke, but we should also look at how Leia influenced Luke.

    (via apolla-savre)

    I’ve always really liked this idea—that they’re the exact same age, but their different lives have given them very different levels of maturity, and Luke is envious, but fascinated, and idolizes her a bit.

    (via another-skywalker)

    It’s kind of weird to think of Han as being a big influence compared to Leia.  I mean, yes, they were close.  But it’s made reasonably obvious that close male friends aren’t something Luke’s ever lacked.  If anything, I’d say they’re mutually influential.  Han’s experience and training help temper Luke’s youth and inexperience, and his cynicism demands that Luke account for his own faith. Luke, in turn, cracks Han’s shell with hope and faith, and his earnest belief that Han can be better than what he’s let himself become won’t let him crawl back into the hole he’s dug for himself.

    But Leia?

    I mean, come on.  Luke’s got these vague intentions to run away and do…something.  He’s dissatisfied with his home life, he’s dissatisfied with the future he sees for himself, and he resents, in an equally vague way, the expectations of his family.  He thinks of joining the rebellion because he’s romanticized it.   He thinks of going to the academy because it’s anywhere but where he’s at.  All of his ambitions amount to this sort of nebulous, Anything But What I Have aspiration.  He goes running after Kenobi on the strength of a shitty, recorded hologram because it seems exciting.  He has no real idea about what this sort of mission would entail, or cost, or achieve.  It’s an Adventure, and he’s bored.

    Then he meets Leia, and she’s literally everything he ever had some mindless daydream about being.  Only instead of being a cardboard cut-out hero in some story he’s using to distract himself from a shitty frontier subsistence-farmer life, she’s a real person who’s actually fucking doing it.  She’s a leader.  She’s a fighter.  She’s risking life and limb for a cause she completely and utterly understands and absolutely believes in.  This isn’t some thing she ran away to do because she got sick of being a princess and a senator.  People look up to her, and follow her, and obey her, because she’s spent her life earning it.

    He’s looking around and going “Empire bad?  We blow up ships?” and she’s going “Here’s ten political treatises on why the Empire needs to go, here are the details of troop movements and expected reinforcements and supply lines for the upcoming battle, and here are the family photos of everybody in the next ten systems that are going to get stomped into bloody paste in retaliation if we fail here.” He finds her, and within five minutes she’s gone from the princess he’s rescuing because that’s what action heroes do to the person he needs to emulate if he’s ever going to make something of himself.

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    So sometime after Halloween last year I got drunk and decided to Do Something about the rotting pumpkins on our front porch. And now we have this monster pumpkin plant trying to eat the air conditioner #drunkdecisions #goodideas #pumpkins

    So sometime after Halloween last year I got drunk and decided to Do Something about the rotting pumpkins on our front porch. And now we have this monster pumpkin plant trying to eat the air conditioner #drunkdecisions #goodideas #pumpkins

    — 2 days ago
    #goodideas  #drunkdecisions  #pumpkins