things that are more important to me than they should be:
eleven year old james potter and his massive crush on minerva mcgonagall that would eventually flower into massive respect for minerva mconagall, but he doesn’t know that yet
twelve james potter accidentally confessing that his best mate his a werewolf—then trying to oblivate his parents—then calming down when he realizes they won’t care but not resting until the vow secrecy
thirteen year old james potter naming his new racing broom—a reward for getting on the quidditch team—after one of the ladies from sirius’s dirty muggle magazine
fourteen year old james potter working through complex, dangerous, advanced magic and learning how to turn his body into animal to help his best mate
fifteen year old james potter james potter and his quidditch talent and his quidditch ‘routines’ that were definitely not superstitions and his always-shined captain’s badge
sixteen year old james potter doodling the initials of the girl he fancies on the corner of every parchment and scratching them out because it’s such a ponce thing to do
seventeen year old james potter being the only one shocked at his head boy appointment and not at all shocked when lily asks him out
eighteen year old james potter being a noble bastard and doing the right thing because it’s the right thing to do
nineteen year old james potter fighting in a war and being a husband and riding on the back of his best mate’s motorbike and freaking out because he is going to be a father, but accepting the responsibility, even though it scares him to death
twenty year old james potter learning how to become a dad and not realizing that you could love something so little so much
twenty-one year old james potter never doubting his friends, any of them, even for a moment
When I was eight
my father killed himself in front of me.
Death is not pretty.
Death isn’t a girl in a summer dress
jumping at sunset out of the prettiest
bridge her town has.
Death isn’t a floating body
covered with petals that you found at
midnight while kissing your lover.
Death it’s 7am
when you’re getting ready to school
and he kissed your forehead
and said be a good girl
and then blood everywhere.
Death it’s 4am
on a winter day
when your roommate
just can’t take it anymore
and she jumps out of the 5th floor
Death it’s 7am and 4am
Death it’s an empty bed in front of yours
Death is your mother in her bed
uncapable of being a complete
human being ever again.
Death is not pretty.
Sweet home at midnight - G. Varas
The Pack + Social Media Scallison Edition
Heart-stopping. So, so heart-stopping. [source]
Let’s agree that most YouTube videos of cover songs by high-school students are meant to entertain a small circle of friends and earn derisive snorts much beyond the school grounds. Few are so pure in intention and strikingly beautiful in execution that they break the heart of the original artist.
Canadian students Kate Macdonald and Janelle Blanchard recorded a version of Neko Case's brooding “Star Witness” on a school staircase and the result moved Case to tears. “Wow. That just made me bawl my eyes out,” she tweeted. “What beautiful singers. I'm not worthy… Holy god. They broke the shit out of my heart!!” Mine, too. They accomplish this with a ukelele, angelic voices, a talent for harmony - and a mission to save their school.
The Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School houses an arts-intensive program that draws creative students from the Toronto area. But, in September, the local school board voted to close the school. It is the only school in downtown Peterborough and is described by locals as vital to the life of the community. Kate and Janelle took to the stairwell to record Case’s song to draw attention to the impending closure. That tweet from Case has the video (by Jared Raab) flying around the internet. You don’t want to miss it. This is a tough time for school arts programs and these enormously talented students give the need to support arts in schools faces and achingly clear voices.
Learn more here.
Don’t ever laugh if you don’t find something funny. Sit there in silence, make them know they are boring. Make them suffer.
I missed two solid weeks of these so now I feel bad. I’m sorry this is kind of a rush job but I literally just got home from SDCC and I’m trying super hard to catch up!
This giveaway is going to be a little different since I want to give people more than just a few hours to enter - so rather than ending tonight I’ll end it on Wednesday.
- Someone is going to win a lacrosse hoodie
- Any size, any character (new characters are coming soon-ish)
- Shipped anywhere
- Like and/or reblog to enter! Don’t spam or be a jerk because it’ll break the notes and ruin my day.
- This giveaway ends on WEDNESDAY, JULY 30th at 10 PM, PST.
!BONUS! This week’s winner will also get one of the SDCC EXCLUSIVE BEASTIARIES. I managed to grab a couple extra at the con. The beastiary and the hoodie will ship separately but to the same address, free of charge.
This is over today! I almost forgot :I
HOLY SHIT. NO. NO. HOLY SHIT CHRIS EVANS. HOOOOOOLY SHIT
"What?! Who’s this little guy? I do wanna say hi but it’s gonna take up time that we don’t have for the interview." - Dylan fascinated by interviewer’s baby