when you do all of the work for a “group” project



chris evans + text posts

"Are you sure that’s a real spell?" said the girl. "Well, it’s not very good, is it? I’ve tried a few simple spells just for practice and it’s all worked for me. Nobody in my family’s magic at all, it was ever such a surprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased, of course, I mean, it’s the very best school of witchcraft there is, I’ve heard—I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course, I just hope it will be enough—I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you?”

having grown up with the HP series, i have said on multiple occasions that i am hermione granger. it’s no coincidence that we’ve never been in the same room, and i too am a magical bossy know-it-all with big hair who’s smart in school.

but now…now it’s OFFICIAL. and here are the pics to prove it~

photos taken/edited by ArtsyRaccoon, it was my first time working with her and she did an AMAZING job and was so sweet, please go check her out ;-;

more photos from this shoot HERE

What is significant about fan fiction is that it often spins the kind of stories that showrunners wouldn’t think to tell, because fanficcers often come from a different demographic. The discomfort seems to be not that the shows are being reinterpreted by fans, but that they are being reinterpreted by the wrong sorts of fans - women, people of colour, queer kids, horny teenagers, people who are not professional writers, people who actually care about continuity (sorry). The proper way for cultural mythmaking to progress, it is implied, is for privileged men to recreate the works of privileged men from previous generations whilst everyone else listens quietly.

Sherlock and the Adventure of the Overzealous Fanbase by Laurie Penny  (via basilandtheblues)

Greek myths mention several Islands of Women, where Amazons lived without men, only consorting with neighboring colonies of males at certain seasons when they wanted to conceive their children. Taurus, Lemnos, and Lesbos were said to be such all-female societies. The Greeks apparently feared them. They said the women of Taurus sacrificed to their Goddess all men who landed on their shores; and the women of Lemnos had risen up against their husband and murdered all of them at once. The Greek writers seemed to have not doubt that women could destroy whole populations of adult males, and there was no effective defense against them.

The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara G. Walker (p. 26)

I'll Be Seeing You
Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday - I’ll Be Seeing You

fat women:  *gets shit on by peers, media, the fashion industry, products and marketing*
skinny women:  *praised by literally everyone*
skinny women:  *doesn't say shit while fat women are being put down*
Nicki:  fuck skinny bitches
skinny women:  what the FUCK what htE FUCK??? YOU ARE Nt gonna get ANYhwer by shMING ANY body type...we have to LOVE evyer,,,one!!!!1111

Léa Seydoux by Marcel Hartmann for Glamour Spain, March 2014

Léa Seydoux by Marcel Hartmann for Glamour Spain, March 2014


brotp? oh, yeah. okay. they’re totally a brotp. best bros. bros for life. bros MARRIED for life. bros who make out all the time. bros who confess their feelings on a summer night in a field of tall grass. it was windy and there were fireflies


queens of portugal; leonor of viseu (1458-1525)

Born in 1458, Leonor was the sixth child and eldest daughter of Infante Fernando, Duke of Viseu and the King’s younger brother, and Beatriz of Portugal. Her father died in 1470, having spent a large part of Leonor’s childhood in his brother’s campaigns, in North Africa. Her mother was a granddaughter of Afonso, Duke of Braganza and the most powerful nobleman of Afonso V’s court. The widowed Beatriz took control of the estate, establishing herself as an astute and sucessful bussiness woman, and one of the key political figures of the later 15th century Spain. Her marriage had been arranged by her father before his death and the young Leonor was a favourite of her uncle, Afonso V, who remarked, delighted, upon “the beautiful traces of her face and more so in the perfections of her spirit”.

The marriage took place soon after her father’s death, however she returned to her family after the cerimony and the groom, the future João II, accompanied his father to Morocco. The two began living as husband and wife the following year, and Leonor gave birth to her only surviving child, Prince Afonso, three years later. At the time of the birth, both Afonso V and João were absent, undertaking the invasion of Castile on behalf of Juana of Castile. The seventeen year old Leonor was appointed regent of Portugal and moved the court closer to the castilian border. The Princess, taking advantage of her husband’s absence, breastfed her son herself, an act almost unheard of amongst the nobility. The Treaty of Alcáçovas, negotiated by Duchess Beatriz, which arranged the peace between Portugal and Castile was sealed by the betrothal of Prince Afonso and the Catholic Kings’ eldest daughter, Isabel, who would be reared by her mother, Duchess Beatriz, away from the court. Her husband had, during this period, taken Ana de Mendonça as mistress, with whom he had a son, D. Jorge, whose education Leonor would undertake.

The death of Afonso V in 1481 and the sucession of his son João would prove catastrophic for he Queen’s family. The clash between the high nobility and the King resulted in the execution of her brother-in-law, the Duke of Braganza and murder at the King’s own hands of her brother Diogo, Duke of Viseu. At her great signs of grief, João ordered her to remain silent lest she was accused of cumplicity in her brother’s treasonous attempt to crown himself King of Portugal. In 1490, the wedding of Afonso and Isabel of Castile took place. However, the prince would die soon afterward from a suspicious fall from his horse. Afonso’s death meant a problem of succession, for which two candidates presented themselves, Manuel, Duke of Viseu and the Queen’s younger brother, and D. Jorge, the King’s illegitimate son. João II’s attempt at legitimizing his son before the Roman Curia were blocked by Leonor’s agents, mainly Cardinal Alpedrinha.

The King died in 1495, possibly  by poisoning. Leonor refused to go to João’s deathbed, despite his requests, and forbade her brother of going as well. Leonor maintained a position of great power for the rest of her life in her brother’s court, having distinguished herself for her piety and as a patron of the arts, particularly flemish. Leonor died in 1525, at the age of 67, and is one of the few Queens of Portugal not entombed next to her husband. The Misericordias, a charity system for the poor and whose network and efficiency she developed, eventually had branches all over the Portuguese Empire and operated successfully well into the eighteenth century.

quick summary: willy wonka and the chocolate factory

boy:  i hate being poor
grandpa:  were going to the fun factory
mr chocolate:  hello naughty children its murder time
hello. for the fandom ask - the hour, please :)



 Thomas Abbs