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laurandulous-coolbeans:
Ok, here we go. “10 books that have stayed with me” in no particular order:
1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis - Yes, I am counting them all as one book so that I have room for others. I could write essays about how each book means something different to me. Narnia has a very special place in my heart that sets it apart from all the rest.
2. The Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce -  This series is something I discovered in early high school, still one of my favourites. 
3. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen - My favourite of all the Jane Austen books. Mr Tilney is a total babe, much nicer and funnier than moody Darcy.
4. Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden -  This book literally changed the way I read books. I was branching out, wanted to try something new, and the school librarian suggested this. Life changer. Seriously.
5. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - I don’t think this one really needs explaining. Its a classic for a reason.
6. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien - As you can probably tell from this list, fantasy is very important to me. This is kind of the cream of the crop. The ending ruined me, and I loved every second of it.
7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - The first time I read this book, the characters made me so angry that I would have imaginary arguments with them in my head. Then I realized that’s what great books do and read it again.
8. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marilier - This book is so so so lovely. Another of my early high school discoveries, it was a major formative influence and I still read it every now and then when I need to escape.
9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak -  On top of being an amazing story, I think the thing that really got to me with this book was the narration and the narrator. I won’t spoil it, but for those who have read it and know, I am haunted by the narrator. So fucking powerful.
10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling -  I could have put the entire series here I guess, because seriously, this series is so important to me. But I instead decided to focus on the one that really changed the game for me. The first three books were amazing, but had a certain innocence to them. The end of this book, specifically the graveyard scene, seriously scared the shit out of me. Because Voldemort was a legend anymore, he was real, in the flesh, killing Cedric right in front of Harry, and suddenly this isn’t fun anymore. Its not my favourite book in the series, but reading that graveyard scene for the first time is something that will never leave me.

laurandulous-coolbeans:

Ok, here we go. “10 books that have stayed with me” in no particular order:

1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis - Yes, I am counting them all as one book so that I have room for others. I could write essays about how each book means something different to me. Narnia has a very special place in my heart that sets it apart from all the rest.

2. The Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce -  This series is something I discovered in early high school, still one of my favourites. 

3. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen - My favourite of all the Jane Austen books. Mr Tilney is a total babe, much nicer and funnier than moody Darcy.

4. Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden -  This book literally changed the way I read books. I was branching out, wanted to try something new, and the school librarian suggested this. Life changer. Seriously.

5. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - I don’t think this one really needs explaining. Its a classic for a reason.

6. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien - As you can probably tell from this list, fantasy is very important to me. This is kind of the cream of the crop. The ending ruined me, and I loved every second of it.

7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - The first time I read this book, the characters made me so angry that I would have imaginary arguments with them in my head. Then I realized that’s what great books do and read it again.

8. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marilier - This book is so so so lovely. Another of my early high school discoveries, it was a major formative influence and I still read it every now and then when I need to escape.

9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak -  On top of being an amazing story, I think the thing that really got to me with this book was the narration and the narrator. I won’t spoil it, but for those who have read it and know, I am haunted by the narrator. So fucking powerful.

10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling -  I could have put the entire series here I guess, because seriously, this series is so important to me. But I instead decided to focus on the one that really changed the game for me. The first three books were amazing, but had a certain innocence to them. The end of this book, specifically the graveyard scene, seriously scared the shit out of me. Because Voldemort was a legend anymore, he was real, in the flesh, killing Cedric right in front of Harry, and suddenly this isn’t fun anymore. Its not my favourite book in the series, but reading that graveyard scene for the first time is something that will never leave me.

excepttheeyes:

"Apart from my transformations, I was happier than I had ever been in my life. For the first time ever, I had friends, three great friends. Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew, and, of course, your father, Harry  James Potter. Now, my three friends could hardly fail to notice that I disappeared once a month. I made up all sorts of stories. I told them my mother was ill, and that I had to go home to see her…I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But of course, they worked out the truth…And they didn’t desert me at all.”

alisonhendrinks:

This Katniss vs Tris war has been going on since Divergent came out. 

Why not instead of pitting them against each other, we talk about them ruling the world and crushing the patriarchy. 

larrysinlove:

IT’S TIME TO CLEAR UP SOME RUMOURS RIGHT NOW.

So I am gonna tell every single one of you what exactly is happening in this video because I feel like in fact not many do know. (And that Louis says “I love you” to Harry is not actually one of them).

So basically Paul gave the boys a challenge (all four of them) - to insert the following random phrases into the interview - blank canvas, dynamite, connect 4 and dastardly.

The first one to succeed is Liam at 0:53 with dropping “blank canvas” very randomly, but the Interviewer takes it. I feel like Liam was born to succeed. (You can watch how Louis is impressed an nods at, I assume, Paul off camera.)

It’s no surprise that Louis quickly follows at 1:01 by describing their situation as “It’s dynamite.” (You go Glen Coco!)

Just watch all the boys reactions. They absolutely love this game.

Next up is the thing I wanted to get out of the way once and for all.

The part at 1.32 where Louis and Harry talk. This bit here:

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The bit people claim Louis says “I love you” in. Well, he doesn’t.

He says: “What’s yours?” (in regard to the game they are playing)

Harry answers: “Connect Four.”

Then Louis does this: (and I am so not okay with it)

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Harry finally manages to bring “connect 4” into the conversation at 2.13, when he starts telling a story about his mum, playing the game when he called her. This Ladies and Gentleman is a lie. Don’t make it fandom-canon that Anne won in a round of connect 4 when Harry called her. And please appreciate the fact that Harry is still a very bad actor and that Louis just absolutely loves it. (He’s totally living out his embarasse!harry!kink when he asks him “who won?”. (iatehimsomuch))

Last but not least is Niall with “dastardly”. At 4:48 they are asked what product Harry is using for his hair and Niall answers dead serious “Some dastardly stuff for his hair.” (letmeloveyouforeverandalways)

Now with that knowledge in your head watch the video again. It’s hilarious. To think that we’d just accept these random words and stories from the boys without thinking about it further is absolutely incredible. How did aynone think that this wasn’t questionable?

(Let’s also give a quick thought shout out to Zayn who is not there and therfore this Interview is not an Interview with one Direction but only with Niall/Liam/Louis and Harry. Also Zayn: He would’ve been hilarious at that game.)

See fandom: These boys are brilliant without you making stuff up about them.

In this case reality is so much better than fantasy.

i-cant-resist-s0rry:

healthy-fit-n-free:

u-n-ending:



Because it happens to all of us. So if you ever feel alone, re-read this.


this is beautiful

God, i needed this.

Wow. Just .. Amen to this, *reblog reblog reblog*.
amen!

i-cant-resist-s0rry:

healthy-fit-n-free:

u-n-ending:

Because it happens to all of us. So if you ever feel alone, re-read this.

this is beautiful

God, i needed this.

Wow. Just .. Amen to this, *reblog reblog reblog*.

amen!

miyanagi-chinami:

OKAY NO

EVERYONE TAKE THIS FUCKING QUIZ RIGHT NOW

IM LITERALLY ANGRY ABOUT HOW ACCURATE IT IS FUCK THIS THING ALL I DID WAS CLICK ON COLORS ??? HO W DOES I TKNOW FRICK

deadgirlshoes:

Imagine Teddy getting a howler from Tonks and he starts to freak out but when he opens it, it’s like

TEDDY GUESS WHAT, THE WEIRD SISTERS ARE COMING TO TOWN. PACK YOUR THINGS, SON, I ALREADY TALKED TO MCGONAGALL AND SHE SAID IT’S COOL. MERLIN’S PANTS I’M SO EXCITED. DON’T TELL ANYONE OKAY, MAYBE YOU SHOULDN’T TELL DAD EITHER. OH FUCK, IS THIS A HOWLER? I FUCKED UP, I FUCKED UP.

And Remus at the teachers table covering his face to hide his laughter.

“A queen is wise. She has earned her serenity, not having had it
bestowed on her but having passer her tests. She has suffered
and grown more beautiful because of it. She has proved she can
hold her kingdom together. She has become its vision. She cares
deeply about something bigger than herself. She rules with
authentic power.”

thescarymonstersundermybed:

whovians-and-sherlockians:

readalfa:

The greatest scene in all animated movie history.

I may or may not recite this when I’m looking for things.

I wonder how long people have been waiting for these gifs

probably just as long as they’ve been waiting for Incredibles 2 

happiedancing:

policecodeforzombieontheloose:

buzzfeedgeeky:

Gospels from the mouth of DanRad

"fuck that, I’m Harry Potter"

The last one is definitely the best.