Ron Weasley’s character is consciously written as somewhat racist. Not as racist as Malfoy, of course - he doesn’t scoff at mudbloods and halfbloods, and he doesn’t see himself as superior at all. Still, he unquestionably accepts the inferior position of house elves (they love serving), when he finds out that Lupin’s werewolf his reaction is not only scared but also disgusted (Don’t touch me!) and he is clearly very uncomfortable finding out that Hagrid is half-giant (giants are wild and savage).
And this is brilliant. Because it demonstrates that racism isn’t only present in clearly malicious and evil people, in the Malfoys and Blacks - it’s also there in warm, kind, funny people who just happened to learn some pretty toxic things growing up in a pretty toxic society. And they can unlearn them too, with some time and effort. Ron eventually accepts Hagrid’s parentage, lets Lupin bandage his leg and in the final battle, he worries about the safety of the house elves.
Some people are prejudiced because they are evil, and some people are prejudiced because they don’t know better yet. And those people can learn better, and become better people. And that’s an important lesson. The lesson taught about discrimination shouldn’t be “only evil people do it”, because then all readers will assume it doesn’t apply to them. Instead old JK teaches us “you too are probably doing it, and you should do stop ASAP”.
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aki13th:

excavations-of-your-heart:

ei-nari:

harryashe:

Wtf

okay NO JUST NO.

Based on the cliche categories, vague explanations, and contextually limited examples, I’m going to guess the author wasn’t thinking too hard when they wrote this. The references to a school environment as well as the level of writing ability gives the impression of early teens, probably around 12-14, and the closing statement exhibits a primarily masculine viewpoint (“if your girl has all of [these traits], you are lucky”). On top of that, the lack of contractions is characteristic of an early approach to writing essays intended to sound professional or informative. This fall-back style becomes especially prominent when the writer has flimsy or poorly-presented arguments, or when they have a weak understanding of their own reasoning.
In short, it’s a safe guess that the author of this article is a young male trying to give the impression of intelligence as he presents arguments drawn from his peers (male and female, judging from the age group). He believes these arguments wholeheartedly, but it’s clear he has trouble giving them much weight or clarity. Therefore, this article does less to make its intended point than it does to expose the influences felt by middle schoolers.

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sixpenceee:

signifi-cunt:

sixpenceee:

A compilation of Edward Gorey and his rather gothic poems and illustrations. 

Check out his dark children alaphabet illustrations

Well that was disturbing in a nice way

like the darker more twisted version of Shel Silverstein 

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Track:
wtnv in under 50 seconds
Plays:
448,713 plays

lunchbox-philosopher:

cancerously:

sauntering-vaguely-downwards:

dickmaster666:

Thats it.

Thats the show.

If you don’t know if you want to get into Welcome To Night Vale, listen to this clip, it does a perfect job of summing up the entire experience.

this is quite legitimately one of my favorite things that’s happened in the entire show.

Everyone who I have ever talked to about this show, please listen to this it explains it pretty much perfectly.

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buttsexstiel:

buttsexstiel:

buttsexstiel:

Listen up!

last month, 28-06, i bought and paid my ticket at Rogue Events, for the Asylum 14 convention which I was very happy about and I was very excited to go. 
But this weekend, all my friends from both tumblr and twitter, received their confirmation-emails about their payment going through and I did not. So I got a little concerned and worried and emailed them the following day, asking them if my payment had gotten through.

I got a reply, saying: “The order status will be updated when payment has been matched to the booking.” so I was like ‘yeah alright’ so i waited a few more days, before emailing them again, telling them that i was concerned and that it stressed me out, not knowing if my payment had gotten through, since I’m from Denmark and my bank might’ve messed something up, yeah?

So this was the email that I received this morning. I am in shock, to see such a bad customer service, just for asking them a nice and polite question. I do not know what to do and if I even get my ticket, but if I dont, I will report them, since this is illegal business (stealing money from people’s pockets)

Just beware of Rogue Events when you buy your convention tickets. 

update!

i am now banned from any rogue events-conventions  just from posting this, but i will not take this down. i want everyone to know how badly i got treated.

second update: they are threatening to take legal actions for putting this post up but i will still refuse to take it down. everyone should know about how i was treated. nobody deserves such treatment, so be careful guys.

so please keep spreading the word.

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butterpaint:

lol

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robotmango:

gooqueen:

every year after you turn 17 you get further away from being the age of the dancing queen and that’s my least favorite thing about growing up

ah but when you turn 34 you’re two dancing queens and thus having twice the time of your life. and at 51 you become the dancing triumvirate and three golden crowns are forged in your honor

lots to look forward to

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broccoliavenger:

meulins-choice-ass:

87daysbefore:

me: 

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you:

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Lemon is someone out  theres favorite.

thats the most uplifting thing ive read all day

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cybersity:

i dont understand how people can just get tattoos without even giving it a second thought i cant even find the commitment to stick a sticker somewhere

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» I can’t believe it’s already 2017 

kriskenshin:

she-wants-the-d-eanwinchester:

infinite-angels:

hinterland-x:

ppessimistin:

sightless-behavior:

floorcatcher:

sightless-behavior:

4lienmatt:

sightless-behavior:

Guys I’m crying omg I was drunk please stop reblogging this

They want it to stop…..we reblog it to the extreme

No no no lol please don’t

Forever reblog until 2017

O my god no

i cant stop laughing 

until 2017

only 3 more years.

we can reblog while we wait for Sherlock series 4.

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itshazel-belle:

candycoateddoom:

returnedfromthesunlesscountry:

blackcatula:

supaslim:

WARNING ABOUT A REALLY NASTY NEW VIRUS.

Meet CryptoLocker. It’s your worst nightmare. A lot of antivirus software, including the big names, cannot yet detect or stop it. If your computer gets it, CryptoLocker takes all your files hostage by encrypting them and giving you a certain amount of time to send a certain amount of money to the man behind the virus.

The encryption is very tidy, and so far seems uncrackable (well, crackable, but it might take a couple centuries). If you tamper with the virus itself, it will pretty much self-destruct and take everything with it. And the way the money is transferred, the dick programmer behind it all for the moment is pretty much uncatchable.

YOU CANNOT GET RID OF THIS VIRUS WITHOUT COMPLETELY WIPING YOUR COMPUTER. YOUR ONLY CHANCE IS PREVENTION AND PREPARATION.

Back up your computer to something like an external hard-drive, or even an internal hard-drive that you just take out and stuff away somewhere for safe keeping. Make sure your antivirus is up to date, avoid skeevy sites, and don’t open random emails. DO NOT download email attachments unless you know exactly what it is, because that seems to be how this is primarily being transmitted.

You can learn more about it here.

We’ve actually run into this at work. It’s extremely aggressive and a major fucking pain to get rid of. One of our guys got infected with it and even paid the company whatever fee they charge to decrypt the files, and due to “an error processing the first payment”, ended up double-charging him (no refunds, of course) and is virtually untrackable.

Literally fuck this guy with a cactus. Like, if you see him, offer to introduce him to your little cactus friend in a quite personal and intimate manner. This shit is FUCKING INEXCUSABLE.

Also, bulk up on your virus protection, limit your porn and illegal cartoon-watching and torrents to safe sites, DO NOT OPEN EMAIL ATTACHMENTS UNLESS YOU’RE EXPECTING THEM, and just be careful in general, cause this one is one of the nastiest viruses around.

I wouldn’t reblog a virus alert unless I was dead serious about how bad it is.

Snopes Confirms

I got an e-mail from my dad about this.

Mandatory reblog.

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putachild:

reoffend:

My bath bomb decided to turn my bath into a Van Gough painting

How you do that

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chilled:

johnegbort:

uʍop ǝpısdn pǝuɹnʇ pǝddıןɟ ʇoƃ ǝɟıן ʎɯ ʍoɥ ʇnoqɐ ןןɐ ʎɹoʇs ǝɥʇ sı sıɥʇ ʍou

 

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elflizard:

Best $1.85 I have ever spent.

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googlestaffofficial:

if multiple girls named paige hang out together is it called a chapter?

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