Backwards in Heels

“See, Rowling largely operates Harry’s generation in a clear system of parallels to the previous generation, Marauders and all. Harry is his father—Quidditch star, a little pig-headed sometimes, an excellent leader. Ron is Sirius Black—snarky and fun, loyal to a fault, mired in self-doubts. Hermione is Remus Lupin—book smart and meticulous, always level-headed, unfailingly perceptive. Ginny is Lily Evans—a firecracker, clever and kind, unwilling to take excuses. Draco Malfoy is Severus Snape—a natural foil to Harry, pretentious, possessed of the frailest ego and also deeper sense of right and wrong when it counts. And guess what? Neville Longbottom is Peter Pettigrew.

Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does.”
Emily Asher-Perren (via margaerystyrells)

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There’s nothing wrong with being alone, you know. No good to somebody else unless you’re good with being with just you.

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a simplified guide to sexualities

homosexual: sexually attracted to homer simpson

pansexual: gets off to various kitchen utensils

asexual: gets turned on by the first letter of the latin alphabet

demisexual: sexually attracted to you if and only if your blood is half divine

bisexual: can only have sex with two people ever. choose wisely

heterosexual: can only be satisfied by macklemore

micromanaging:

lesbiancactus:

I really really needed to see thhs

treat yourself and look at this please

micromanaging:

lesbiancactus:

I really really needed to see thhs

treat yourself and look at this please

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arsyn-in-heaven:


"I opened a door to wherever he is, and now he’s in pain. You saw his face. That is my fault! Me! I’m the epic fail." -1x04, Claudia
"Weird. I smell apples."
-4x15, Instinct

Claudia has just grown so much in the past few years, going from that scared girl who didn’t know how to be part of a family, a girl who felt like a failure, to this woman that has confidence in herself and her abilities and a real connection to the people around her. 
She started out feeling like she owed something to Joshua, then to the warehouse, her sister, Artie, etc. She’s so quick to drop everything for people, to risk her life, to burn herself out saving Joshua, then her sister, and Steve. (I’m sensing a pattern here) And there are still major hints of that in the finale when she feels obligated to become the caretaker, despite what she thinks she really wants to do. Even though her life before the warehouse was utter crap- “more bad luck than a turtle on it’s back”- she’s always first to sacrifice what she wants for the people and the place she loves. Is it any wonder that she became caretaker? 
What I’m getting at is she’s a goddess and I love her. 
But now she has people in her life that can tell her to slow down, to take care of herself and maybe make a selfish decision every once in a while. Artie and Steve especially. (The two of them plotting to get Claudia out of Leena’s and on a mission when she was trying to save Claire was super sweet.) The first thing Artie did was put Claudia first. He was so ready to kill Joshua because of Claudia’s super flu. 
This is just so different from living alone in an apartment (seriously, how did she pay for that?), living in an asylum and getting electroshock therapy, living on the streets, and living with abusive foster parents (things that are not discussed nearly enough). 
And all of the warehouse family has told her how bright of a future she has, and has trusted her in life or death situations time and again, which is a lot for someone who was thought to be crazy.
Claudia is just so important to me, because she’s an example of how to be awesome and kick-ass in your own right, but also how having people in your life that love you and have faith in you can help you grow. 
tl;dr Claudia Donovan is perfect but having her little warehouse family has made her perfecter. 

arsyn-in-heaven:

"I opened a door to wherever he is, and now he’s in pain. You saw his face. That is my fault! Me! I’m the epic fail." -1x04, Claudia

"Weird. I smell apples."

-4x15, Instinct

Claudia has just grown so much in the past few years, going from that scared girl who didn’t know how to be part of a family, a girl who felt like a failure, to this woman that has confidence in herself and her abilities and a real connection to the people around her. 

She started out feeling like she owed something to Joshua, then to the warehouse, her sister, Artie, etc. She’s so quick to drop everything for people, to risk her life, to burn herself out saving Joshua, then her sister, and Steve. (I’m sensing a pattern here) And there are still major hints of that in the finale when she feels obligated to become the caretaker, despite what she thinks she really wants to do. Even though her life before the warehouse was utter crap- “more bad luck than a turtle on it’s back”- she’s always first to sacrifice what she wants for the people and the place she loves. Is it any wonder that she became caretaker? 

What I’m getting at is she’s a goddess and I love her. 

But now she has people in her life that can tell her to slow down, to take care of herself and maybe make a selfish decision every once in a while. Artie and Steve especially. (The two of them plotting to get Claudia out of Leena’s and on a mission when she was trying to save Claire was super sweet.) The first thing Artie did was put Claudia first. He was so ready to kill Joshua because of Claudia’s super flu. 

This is just so different from living alone in an apartment (seriously, how did she pay for that?), living in an asylum and getting electroshock therapy, living on the streets, and living with abusive foster parents (things that are not discussed nearly enough). 

And all of the warehouse family has told her how bright of a future she has, and has trusted her in life or death situations time and again, which is a lot for someone who was thought to be crazy.

Claudia is just so important to me, because she’s an example of how to be awesome and kick-ass in your own right, but also how having people in your life that love you and have faith in you can help you grow. 

tl;dr Claudia Donovan is perfect but having her little warehouse family has made her perfecter. 

sondhymen:

Audra McDonald - I Could Have Danced All Night

Seth Rudetsky tells her to “sass it up” at the end and unexpectedly changes keys, so Audra gives him the middle finger and proceeds to hit an incredible high D-flat! 

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stop scrolling. now.

opkomstfout:

stop whatever you’re doing

just stop

breathe

you’ll be ok

if you see this, somebody cares

times are tough, but somebody cares.

you should NEVER feel like you deserve to die, and you don’t

don’t do it. not tonight, not tomorrow, not ever

don’t do it because somebody cares

don’t do it because there is so much more to you than sadness

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