fullofstoryshapes:

Neville as eventual headmaster is very important to me though.

Neville, who thanks to his enduring friendship with Luna sees the vital importance of fostering interhouse relationships, downplays the rivalries between the houses without lessening the importance of intrahouse unity by pushing the Quidditch Cup and House Cup as more friendly competition than all-consuming-must-be-won-enimity and introducing other means of emphasising house pride for those students who are not athletically or academically talented to the point where they feel as though they’re making an important contribution to their house.

Neville, who has so much goodness and kindness in him, having a zero tolerance policy for bullying, by staff or students, and serious punishments set down in official school policy for anyone caught bullying or intimidating a student for any reason.

Neville, who saw first hand just how vital it is, throwing the Ministry-approved DADA curriculum out the window and working with the DADA teacher to build a useful curriculum based on his two most useful years of DADA classes, those being third, under Lupin, and fifth, under Harry.

Neville, who understands how hard it is not to be One Of Those Kids, ruthlessly digging out any elitest groups like the Slug Club and disbanding them.

Neville, who understands that sometimes the teachers don’t choose as wisely as they ought, introducing a democratic system for prefect and Head Boy/Girl selection.

Neville, who knows what it is to be the bottom of the class, making a point of introducing a voluntary tutoring system for students who are in the same position he once found himself in - and making certain that it’s well known that had such a system been in place when he was at Hogwarts, he would certainly have availed of it.

Neville, who is a hero and a marvel and wonderful, brave man, fostering that same bravery and goodness in every one of his students, fighting to help them become the absolute best people they can be regardless of academic talent or world-saving ability.

Neville, who is everything that Albus Dumbledore was not, setting to rights so much of the wrong Dumbledore allowed and sometimes encouraged in Hogwarts.

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nightcatt:

Moonlight, by Albert Bierstadt

nightcatt:

Moonlight, by Albert Bierstadt

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stormbornvalkyrie:

"Some roses have steel thorns." For ofvalkyries

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mizgnomer:

Fright Night Photoshoot Fun

Yet another one of my favorite photoshoots.

Photo credits to Charlie Gray

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nightvalessp:

"You order a slice of strawberry pie, and the waitress indicates through words and movements that it will be brought to you presently. The radio speaks soothingly to you from staticky speakers set into a foam-tile ceiling. It is telling a story about you! Your story, at last.”

nightvalessp:

"You order a slice of strawberry pie, and the waitress indicates through words and movements that it will be brought to you presently. The radio speaks soothingly to you from staticky speakers set into a foam-tile ceiling. It is telling a story about you! Your story, at last.”

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"Researchers have shown that reading fiction promotes empathy. Children’s book author and illustrator, Anne Dewdney, echoes that finding when she argues that, “When we open a book, and share our voice and imagination with a child, that child learns to see the world through someone else’s eyes.” Sadly, studies reveal that parents in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain spend less time reading and telling stories to their sons than to their daughters. In fact, in as early as nine months, researchers found a gender gap in literary activities."

Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys | MindShift (via the-gwendolyn-reading-method)

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bisexual-books:

evslash:

Let me summarize the “gay role” real quick because it’s pissing me off in all its erasey splendor. Season six introduces vampire James and he becomes vampire Jessica’s boyfriend. Come season seven, Jessica isn’t being as attentive to James as James would like, and he complains about this a lot to Lafayette because he and Lafayette have bonded over drugs and deep late night personal conversations.

Episodes pass. James tries to get Jessica alone so they can get busy and she puts him off. He laments about this some more to Lafayette and then they start making out…and then fucking. This doesn’t sound like a gay role to me.

Later, Jessica and Jason are talking about her discovery of James’ infidelity to the tune of “he’s gay?” “No, he’s confused.” “Sounds gay to me.” 

All biphobic, bi erasing garbage. And so has all the reporting on this “gay role” been as well. Now, I’m used to True Blood having a history of dodging the b word in tiny instances where it could easily be applied, but this was y far the most overt and aggressive act of bi erasure the show has ever perpetrated. It pisses me off even more because this happens on a show where the lead character is portrayed by an out and very vocally bisexual actress.

James is clearly bisexual. Not gay. Not confused. Such an offensive let down. Again.

Now, I know the James/Lafayette story doesn’t happen in the Southern Vampire Mysteries at all because Lafayette dies in like the first chapter of the second book, but I haven’t read far in the series at all and wonder if anyone can shed light on whether this James character exists in print and if his, or other notable bisexuals’, sexuality is so blatantly erased there as well?

—Evan

I haven’t read all the books (I think I’m missing the last two), but I can tell you that there’s not a James-esque character in the series; mainly because Jessica doesn’t exist in the books at all either. Bill has no progeny.

As far as the bi-erasure goes, that scene in the show between Jess and Jason did bother me as well. I’ll be honest and say I wouldn’t have been surprised that Jason wouldn’t be too savvy on the bi-issue, and Jess was raised in a strict Christian household before being turned, but that doesn’t really excuse her, especially after being a vampire for several years now.

While I cannot recall a character specifically identifying as “bisexual,” the book-vampires tend to regard sexuality as a more fluid entity. Some sit firm in their heterosexuality, but others just kind of go wherever their fancy takes them, which is right in line with (this series’) vampire mentality: Do what you want, screw the rest. Whenever they’re questioned about it, they either shrug it off or threaten whoever said it.

Disclaimer that it’s been a few years since I read the books and I wasn’t as bi-conscious as I am now.

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crimsonclad:

five-boys-with-accents:

Eeyore is just one of those characters that you wanna scoop up and hug forever.

One awesome thing about Eeyore is that even though he is basically clinically depressed, he still gets invited to participate in adventures and shenanigans with all of his friends. And they never expect him to pretend to feel happy, they just love him anyway, and they never leave him behind or ask him to change.

Oh

oh

And he does feel happy, though. He can be happy. He just doesn’t show it as much as the others do.
There was a whole episode about that - Piglet sees him sitting on a hilltop and thinks he’s sadder than usual, and does all he can to cheer him up. Nothing works and the next day he’s back on the hill, and Piglet apologizes because he thinks in trying to help, he just made him sad again and ”I don’t come here when I’m sad. I come up here because I’m happy.”

There’s just something about that…

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remonraimu:

a small kenny doodle

remonraimu:

a small kenny doodle

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