And there it is. A nearly all-white crowd chanting to a nearly all-black crowd, “Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!” Contemporary racism encapsulated by an attempt to package it as support for the police, exposed by calls to shoot black men.

There are no words.
Think about it. When they first met at Madame Malkin’s, Draco tried to impress Harry. He didn’t know who Harry was and, no offence, but Harry was more than shaggy dressed. That means he was undoubtedly not Draco’s class. But Draco didn’t care. When they met again on the train, Draco offered his friendship. Harry refused. And that’s when the teasing began. Look at it this way: if Harry would be a girl, Draco would pull on his pigtails, would poke him in the ribs and would lift his skirt. But Harry is a boy, so Draco copes with his feelings in a different way. He follows Harry around to blackmail him somehow, he always starts a fight and he is mean to Harry’s friends to rise a reaction out of him. If that isn’t love or at least liking, I don’t know what else is.
Tom Felton (via trust-your-doctor)


Happy birthday, Harry Potter!

To celebrate Harry’s birthday (and my undying love for the series), I made my own covers! I created patterns (Thanks for the inspiration Scandinavia!) using a significant object from each book. I used those in the movies as reference and digitally painted them. You can view the whole project here! :)

(It’s already July 31 here in the Philippines. Haha.)

As Arnold points out, there is an otherwise inexplicable shift in direction in the Piccadilly line passing east out of South Kensington. “In fact,” she writes, “the tunnel curves between Knightsbridge and South Kensington stations because it was impossible to drill through the mass of skeletal remains buried in Hyde Park.” I will admit that I think she means “between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner”—although there is apparently a “small plague pit dating from around 1664” beneath Knightsbridge Green—but I will defer to Arnold’s research.

But to put that another way, the ground was so solidly packed with the interlocked skeletons of 17th-century victims of the Great Plague that the Tube’s 19th-century excavation teams couldn’t even hack their way through them all. The Tube thus had to swerve to the side along a subterranean detour in order to avoid this huge congested knot of skulls, ribs, legs, and arms tangled in the soil—an artificial geology made of people, caught in the throat of greater London.

London and Its Dead

i read shit like this and think what could my imagination possibly have to add

like how do i write something about london that’s weirder than london already is?

(via weunderstandthelights)

I am taking the Piccadilly line to the airport tomorrow and wow, do I have something to think about now.

(via ursulavernon)



the fact that straight people so often can only associate queerness to being explicit and to being inherently sexual shows that they still think of being queer as a perversion.
i can’t count the number of times i’ve encountered people who think that children should be sheltered from knowing about anything that isn’t straight because they think that means they will have to teach children about queer sex. this sexualization of queer people dehumanizes us, plain and simple. the assumption that queerness has to be sexual is so harmful and i’m done with it being used to keep queer kids in the dark and uneducated about themselves and their identities.


From the Bookshelf of Steve Rogers



On Steve’s Bookshelf (from left to right):

Never Surrender: A Soldier’s Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom (2008) by Lieutenant General William G. Boykin, a Conservative Christian activist later reprimanded by the Army for the disclosure of classified information and tactics. 

The Art of War attributed to Sun Tzu: ancient Chinese military treatise.   

A Moveable Feast (1964) by Ernest Hemingway: a memoir of Hemingway’s time in Paris during the 1920s. 

All The President’s Men (1974) by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward: the investigation of the Watergate Scandal which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Fun Fact: Robert Redford starred in the 1976 film adaptation of the same name.

[Unknown/illegible titles] 

Dispatches by Michael Herr (1977): a memoir of the journalist’s experiences during the Vietnam War. 

Madam President: Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling (2000) by Eleanor Clift and Tom Brazaitis: a history of women in politics, leading up to Hilary Clinton in the 2008 Presidential Election.   

George H.W. Bush by Timothy Naftali (2003): a biography of President George H.W. Bush. 

Barack Obama: The Story by David Maraniss (2012): a biography of President Barack Obama. 

The Night Stalkers: Top Secret Missions of the US Army’s Special Operations Aviation Regiment (2008) by Michael J. Durant , Steven Hartov, and Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Johnson: a history of the Army Special Operations Aviation Unit, which delivers Special Forces troops (typically) by night.   

The Second World War: An Illustrated History of WWII by Sir John Hammerton, editor (1999-2000): A ten-volume series on the history of WWII.

The red and white one is The Catcher In The Rye (1951). First edition or facsimile of it.

Next to it is Steinbeck In Vietnam: Dispatches From The War (2012).