Tafadhali

Ask me anything   \\Scholar, gentleman.\\

Now, look, I watched this whole goddamn cowboy picture and then the last three minutes of the DVD were scratched, with the emotional-yet-manly shoot out and the emotional-yet-manly fist fight and the emotional-yet-manly tender reconciliation and, goddammit, I feel cheated.

— 10 hours ago
#dvds man  #they suck 

kickass-pics:

 

…why is Aragorn in the middle of this.

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— 12 hours ago with 15858 notes
#hello kitty  #avengers  #lol 

I swear, if my dad ever asked me “what suddenly brought about your interest in watching a film in a hyper masculine or super corny genre that you purport to have no interest in?” the answer would universally be “gay”.

— 13 hours ago with 1 note
#we've recently watched or rewatched:  #Spartacus  #dog day afternoon  #giant  #pillow talk  #and now I'm watching red river despite my negative value appreciation for John Wayne  #I have a positive value appreciation for Montgomery Clift  #i love Spartacus and dog day and giant  #but still  #gay 

My week off has been a constant cycle of grubhub and netflix, I am like a parody of my generation

— 21 hours ago with 1 note
#occasional childcare  #a couple walks  #a meeting  #but pretty much grubhub and netflix 
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… “You must have shown me real loyalty down in the Chamber. Nothing but that could’ve called Fawkes to you.” That’s the very first thing Dumbledore thanks and praises Harry for. Not for rescuing Ginny, or saving the school from the basilisk, or for keeping Voldemort from coming back, but for loyalty.

Dumbledore judges the people he works with based first and foremost on how loyal they are to him. Not because he thinks he’s all that, but because, as I said, he views people as game pieces, and you can’t have your game pieces acting up, can you? He values his pieces. He wants to advance and protect them. But he doesn’t want them running off beyond his sphere of influence and doing their own thing. I think there’s something very ambiguous about Dumbledore’s habit of seeking out desperate, socially outcast people and doing them one or two huge favors that leave them bound to him for life. Remus, Hagrid and Snape all fit that pattern, and Trelawney and Firenze appear to join the ranks in OOP. It kind of makes me wonder what Dumbledore has done for Fletcher, Moody and Shacklebolt.

…The problem with Sirius is, he’s not loyal to Dumbledore at all; he’s loyal to Harry. From Dumbledore’s point of view, it’s as if he’s playing wizard chess, and one of the knights suddenly decides that he doesn’t care what happens to the king, he’s just going to take care of that little pawn on the left. So Dumbledore does the only thing he thinks he can do — he sticks his recalcitrant knight into a safe, isolated corner of the board and keeps him from making any moves. Perfectly sensible and strategically sound, as long as you don’t expect your game pieces to have any pesky emotions or psychological issue that need to be taken into account.

…Dumbledore’s actions at Hogwarts are another symptom of his general approach. He doesn’t treat it just as a school, but also as an instrument in his strategy. People like Snape, Hagrid and Trelawny — all lousy teachers, in very different ways — are given their jobs as perks, because of their past of future usefulness to the Order, and because it strengthens their bonds of loyalty to Dumbledore.

OTOH, look at Lupin, who is a talented teacher. Why wasn’t he hired before Harry’s third year, especially given the difficulty of finding qualified DADA professors? My theory is that Dumbledore didn’t consider it necessary. As far as he knew, Lupin was already totally loyal simply because Dumbledore had allowed him to attend Hogwarts. There was no need to bribe him with a job. He was hired only when his familiarity with Sirius became an important factor. Once Sirius proved not to be a threat, Lupin was allowed to resign…

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— 1 day ago with 4598 notes
#interesting  #albus dumbledore  #meta  #harry potter 

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konguloarkonan:

someone on metafilter figured out that the ferguson PD is running the support darren wilson gofundme

Just read through ALL of this…these people are INCREDIBLY organized and have collected almost every piece of information out - and they are asking some amazing questions.

yikes

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— 2 days ago with 24281 notes
#ferguson 

isitscary:

My daughter is blind! She is blind and tiny and helpless and fragile. She cannot help you!

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— 2 days ago with 52119 notes
#toph beifong  #atla 

hermione + text posts

Mostly I love this but the idea that someone would ever put KRUM as Hermione’s regrettable crush in a universe where GILDEROY LOCKHART exists is truly shocking

(Source: ohgryffindors, via suicidallyreckless)

— 2 days ago with 35022 notes
#team krum  #hermione granger  #harry potter 
hollywoodlady:

Barbara Feldon and Don Adams for Get Smart, 1965 - 1970

hollywoodlady:

Barbara Feldon and Don Adams for Get Smart, 1965 - 1970

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— 2 days ago with 24 notes
#formative  #get smart 

chanelleberlin:

lamefuckboy:

yoncehaunted:

*SHOUTING TO THE HEAVENS*

WELL THAT TOOK A FUCKING TURN

Laughing because it’s funny, but also because I feel like nothing has ever illustrated why I hate Snape so clearly.

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— 2 days ago with 165098 notes
#lol  #harry potter 

Things I could be doing at nearly 6 A.M.: sleeping; staying on a somewhat normal life schedule so that work isn’t brutal next week

Things I am doing: reading through every fic I have tagged where someone accidentally calls someone else “baby” and feelings ensue

— 3 days ago
#there are a surprising a lot of them  #life choices