roachpatrol:

mishmonkey:

notanearlyadopter:

marilynhanson:

this means so much to me. so much

Okay but like actually this is the most thoughtful gift IN THE WHOLE WORLD.
It might seem to make more sense to give Ron the precious family heirloom (remember that Molly’s brother Fabian died in the First Wizarding War; Molly has held onto his watch out of sentimentality since then). But Ron is the sixth son in his (canonically financially-struggling) family. He’s been forced into hand-me-downs his whole life. If he’d gotten the watch with a dent in the back, he wouldn’t have appreciated it; he’d only have seen the flaw. And if his mum bought Harry a new watch instead of getting Ron one, Ron would have resented that. A new watch was a worthwhile expense to get Ron a rare taste of the luxury and individual attention he has always craved.
Harry, though. Harry has money; Harry has new things. What Harry does not have is family. Harry is an orphan. Other than one photo album and the invisibility cloak, he doesn’t have anything that came with family history attached. What Molly does here is give him that; she makes him part of the family, symbolically, by giving him an emotionally significant if physically imperfect item. She gives him love in a tangible form.

This makes me CRY

Even more sad: Molly didn’t just have one brother. She had two, Gideon and Fabian, and they were twins. They both died in the first war and Fred and George’s names are a deliberate remembrance of them. Molly is overbearing in protecting her sons and keeping them close, but losing her family isn’t an abstract threat to her. It’s something that’s already happened once. And she gives Fabian’s watch to Harry because he’s her kid too. He belongs in her family, and she’ll worry for him too, and fight for him, and afskfhgl I have so many herofeels for Molly Weasely the Supermum.  

roachpatrol:

mishmonkey:

notanearlyadopter:

marilynhanson:

this means so much to me. so much

Okay but like actually this is the most thoughtful gift IN THE WHOLE WORLD.

It might seem to make more sense to give Ron the precious family heirloom (remember that Molly’s brother Fabian died in the First Wizarding War; Molly has held onto his watch out of sentimentality since then). But Ron is the sixth son in his (canonically financially-struggling) family. He’s been forced into hand-me-downs his whole life. If he’d gotten the watch with a dent in the back, he wouldn’t have appreciated it; he’d only have seen the flaw. And if his mum bought Harry a new watch instead of getting Ron one, Ron would have resented that. A new watch was a worthwhile expense to get Ron a rare taste of the luxury and individual attention he has always craved.

Harry, though. Harry has money; Harry has new things. What Harry does not have is family. Harry is an orphan. Other than one photo album and the invisibility cloak, he doesn’t have anything that came with family history attached. What Molly does here is give him that; she makes him part of the family, symbolically, by giving him an emotionally significant if physically imperfect item. She gives him love in a tangible form.

This makes me CRY

Even more sad: Molly didn’t just have one brother. She had two, Gideon and Fabian, and they were twins. They both died in the first war and Fred and George’s names are a deliberate remembrance of them. Molly is overbearing in protecting her sons and keeping them close, but losing her family isn’t an abstract threat to her. It’s something that’s already happened once. And she gives Fabian’s watch to Harry because he’s her kid too. He belongs in her family, and she’ll worry for him too, and fight for him, and afskfhgl I have so many herofeels for Molly Weasely the Supermum.  

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Anonymous said: Hi Lindsey! First of all well done on being an excellent human being! Also if this makes you feel too uncomfortable to talk about please just delete and go on with your day. I am a mental health nurse, I was recently stalked and threatened with rape amongst other things by one of my patients. It sucked but i decided not to go to the police due to his mh issues. I can't sleep/eat/concentrate, how do I get back to normal and move on? I'm struggling to feel safe. Much love x

Gosh, I’m really sorry you’ve had to go through this, it sounds horrific. I can’t pretend to be an expert on issues like this, because I’m a privileged neurotypical white 20-something, but here’s my two cents just in case it helps at all:

It is good of you to acknowledge your patient’s mental health issues, but regardless of those, if he is a threat to your safety, then that is a problem. If you’re not comfortable going to the police (understandable, bc aside from the usual police bs, their treatment of mentally ill people is not great), is there not a supervisor of yours that you could mention this to? The patient’s behaviour could be an indication that his mental health issues are a little more severe than previously thought, and he might benefit from a different treatment or more severe therapy. And if nothing else it would caution others of the patient’s behaviour, or ensure that you didn’t have to personally deal with him as a nurse again.

If this incident has been dealt with and you’re still struggling to feel safe, that’s entirely normal. Depending on how long ago it was, it may or not be a problem that you feel this way. Obviously it’s horrible, but the more severe symptoms might fade in a few weeks. If they don’t, you might (after a quick Google, again I’m not an expert) have some form of PTSD. It might be worth seeking a little help for your own mental health, bc serious threats and stalking can take a pretty big toll on a person.

Do remember that, although you are a nurse and that means you automatically prioritise your patients, your health, happiness and safety is incredibly important too. If someone is threatening that, it’s okay to take action against them. Best of luck. <3

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popculturesavvyangel:

*WHIRLS SNAPE OUT OF THE WAY*

DID YOU 

*SHOVES MINERVA INTO A WALL*

PUT YOUR NAME

*KNOCKS OVER A TABLE AGGRESSIVELY* 

IN THE GOBLET

*GRABS HARRY AND SLAMS HIM INTO THE WALL*

OF FIRE!?!?!?1111?!?!111321I3591130583FERGEKLJRKGJ GRLGJWRLKGVJLKJ G” Dumbledore asked calmly.

9 years and we’re still not over it

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Tags: hp

buffchickpea:

women did not shave their armpits until 1920s and their legs until 1943 and both were the direct result of razor companies producing pictures of hairless women to sell razors.

please stop putting hairless women in historic movies just bc OH NO MEN MIGHT NOT GET A BONER WATCHING OUR MOVIE WE CANT HAVE THAT

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the-power-of-potter:

Proof that Ron Weasley didn’t realize Hermione Granger was a girl until their fourth year.

Possibly my favourite part about this is that the final line in the film missed out the ‘Mx I-Know-Everything’, so chances are Rupert kept getting it wrong.

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Tags: hp gifset

youtubespeaks:

A really great and important piece on what goes unsaid when we talk about the current statistics on false rape reports.

*TRIGGER/CONTENT WARNING: graphic description of rape & aftermath, victim blaming.

Tags: rape /

pyonkotchi:

Straight boy: what are you wearing ;)
Me: a black corset with matching lace around it and a black leather miniskirt, pink fishnets and black combat boots. black lipstick, white foundation, black eyeliner and red eye shadow. I was walking outside Hogwarts. It was snowing and raining so there was no sun, which I was very happy about. A lot of preps stared at me. I put up my middle finger at them.

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taylorswift:

mosaicbrokenhearts:

you know what’s absolutely crazy…

taylor is in her prime right now like she’s the biggest she’s ever been and yet SOMEHOW…i’ve never felt closer to her i mean you’d think that the more popular she gets, the more distant she would seem but it’s the exact opposite and i can’t even wrap my mind around it

ARE YOU HUGGING YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN TOO RIGHT NOW

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