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jk rowling’s reasoning as to why fenrir greyback turned remus into a werewolf: remus’s father insulted him so he did it as an act of revenge

the actual reason greyback bit remus: the temptation to succumb to the fact that biting remus whose name literally means ‘werewolf’ would be the greatest feat in lycanthropic irony the world had ever seen
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kateoplis:

Nardò Ring, Nardò, Italy

Amazon Rainforest deforestationPara, Brazil

Terraced rice paddies, Yunnan, China

Soybean fields, São Domingos, Brazil 

Mount Whaleback Iron Ore Mine, Pilbara, Australia

Alang Ship-breaking yards, Gujarat, India

Plasticulture / Greenhouses, Almeria, Spain

Oil Extraction Wells, Texas

Vineyards, Huelva, Spain

Daily Overview

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soveryunofficial:

writingfail:

typette:

yo can I drop some advice all you kids trying to get entry level jobs need to learn? I learned it the hard way and now I shall impart that to you.

when you see this shit, that goes “you need like 10 years experience and all this other qualifications nobody with all that would ever apply for a job like this with”, that means one thing: they are weeding out people who don’t believe they can achieve that level. They go “sigh, I can’t even compete, fuck it.” and don’t apply, saving the company the trouble.

What you, as a fresh new student, need to do- is apply anyway with a Luffy-like optimism that you will get that fucking job!! You don’t have a million years experience BUT YOU’LL TRY AND NEVER GIVE UP ETC. You write an opener letter with that in it, submit your shit, and get that goddamn job because they just found somebody who’s willing to give it a try anyway, who has the confidence and the ability to play with the big boys and they will train you to become a master because fresh meat is vital to the industry. 

tldr: APPLY ANYWAY, YOUNG GRASSHOPPER

i really wish i’d read this three months ago

to those who are still looking for their first job: it wouldn’t hurt to try. the worst thing that can happen is that you get a “no”

And “no”s are really not scary at all!

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"Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of by the folk."

- Henry Jenkins (Director of media studies at MIT)

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policymic:

The KKK “rebranding” is still terrible news for America

Some may find it encouraging that Klan reps want to shed their image as the gay-bashing, black-hating, lynch-happy anti-Semites we’ve all known for years. Even people like KKK Grand Wizard Johnny Lee Clary are admitting the Kansas shooter was unhinged: “I wanted nothing to do with him,” he told the Huffington Post. “I knew he was a loose cannon.”

So the question arises: Should we rest easy knowing there’s a kinder, gentler Klan out there? I’ll answer that with another question: Are you fucking crazy?

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marypsue:

Kill the idea that naivety is an unforgivable flaw but cynicism is just wisdom, murder it, chop it up and serve it for dinner, I don’t care, just end this bullshit idea that it’s better to hate than to love and better to rot in miserable bitter resignation than to hope for the best.

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igifwhatiwant:

I found these pictures of GODFREY GAO in my Weibo feed. The top two I found on Nanyou’s website but the others came from G Empires feed. I didn’t think you would mind. (3 April 2014)

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"You said lube was a really important part of this movie-making process for you. How does that work? Why did you need lubrication for this?" (x)

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fuseli:

Shu Pei in Glass, fall 2012.

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thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

be-blackstar:

This is how you handle getting your privileged called out. 

Not “reverse racism!” Not “heterophobe!” and all those other dynamics that don’t exist. Just recognition. Recognition of privilege (and hopefully continuous self-checking) 

^ THIS

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nonbinary-support:

Friendly reminder that it is okay to change how you identify

  • Human beings are constantly changing
  • New information constantly circulates
  • This can go for your gender as well

if you identify as genderless then change to genderfluid
that is okay
if you never change how you identify, that is also okay
identity does not have to be set in stone 

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deerscum:

stop acting like using the correct pronouns is optional