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hallowshorror:


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kp-ks:

Book Burning Memorial
'In the center of Bebelplatz, a glass window showing rows and rows of empty bookshelves. The memorial commemorates the night in 1933 when 20,000 “anti-German” books were burned here under the instigation of Goebbels. There's a plaque nearby that says something like “Where they burn books, they will also burn humans in the end.” '

Interesting but rarely mentioned: most of the content burned that night came from the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft (institute for the science of sex) headed by Magnus Hirschfeld. The institute and Hirshfeld himself were some of the first to openly campaign for the right to have sex with someone of the same gender, the right to transition if you did not identify with your birth sex and for the general acceptance of queer people. The team had already performed the first SRS operations in Germany and in addition, the institute advocated sex education, contraception, the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and women’s emancipation. Photographs of the night of the book burning are plastered across history books world wide, but the queer movement that was destroyed that night often goes unmentioned.

reblogging again for that^

hallowshorror:

anotherlgbttumblr:

kp-ks:

Book Burning Memorial

'In the center of Bebelplatz, a glass window showing rows and rows of empty bookshelves. The memorial commemorates the night in 1933 when 20,000 “anti-German” books were burned here under the instigation of Goebbels. There's a plaque nearby that says something like “Where they burn books, they will also burn humans in the end.” '

Interesting but rarely mentioned: most of the content burned that night came from the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft (institute for the science of sex) headed by Magnus Hirschfeld. The institute and Hirshfeld himself were some of the first to openly campaign for the right to have sex with someone of the same gender, the right to transition if you did not identify with your birth sex and for the general acceptance of queer people. The team had already performed the first SRS operations in Germany and in addition, the institute advocated sex education, contraception, the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and women’s emancipation.
Photographs of the night of the book burning are plastered across history books world wide, but the queer movement that was destroyed that night often goes unmentioned.

reblogging again for that^

3 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 110,081 notes

charlesoberonn:

Things I should be doing: Writing

Things I am doing: Imagining random shit from the story I want to write without actually thinking them through and then forgetting about them.

4 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 100,717 notes

bbanditt:

so basically Nick pulls their best show in the middle of their best season yet

cool. COOL.

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4 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 169 notes
See, Rowling largely operates Harry’s generation in a clear system of parallels to the previous generation, Marauders and all. Harry is his father—Quidditch star, a little pig-headed sometimes, an excellent leader. Ron is Sirius Black—snarky and fun, loyal to a fault, mired in self-doubts. Hermione is Remus Lupin—book smart and meticulous, always level-headed, unfailingly perceptive. Ginny is Lily Evans—a firecracker, clever and kind, unwilling to take excuses. Draco Malfoy is Severus Snape—a natural foil to Harry, pretentious, possessed of the frailest ego and also deeper sense of right and wrong when it counts. And guess what? Neville Longbottom is Peter Pettigrew.

Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does.
4 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 76,472 notes
Tagged as: #HP 

racketstory:

pamelabeesly:

uno is a great card game it’s just filled with smiles and laughter and numbers and colors and everything is right in the world until someone skips you because then it gets real fuckin personal real fuckin fast

 (via birdcage)

5 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 218,268 notes
fuckyourracism:


whoobin:

madblackgirl:

so when we gonna talk about how western imperialism and colonialism plays an extremely large role in this

Hawaiian language was almost extinct because America made it a law to cut all Hawaiian language from public school when they illegally annexed Hawaii and thus making Hawaiian parents feel their children won’t make it in the world so they stopped speaking Hawaiian to their kids and forbid them to learn it (giving spankings if heard at home etc) and making English the default language. 

In Australia, before colonization by the British, the continent was home to around 250 indigenous languages.

Today, there are only 20 in constant use.

Here’s a picture of North American languages before colonization. 

Here’s after. 

"On language maps of North America depicting Native American languages, part of the southeast has a giant blank spot, where languages disappeared so quickly and completely that nothing at all is known about them. The loss of these languages before linguists could document them is lamentable.  However, it is to an even greater extent, incomparably horrifying what this giant blank spot represents in terms of lives lost and cultures destroyed."  - Language and Authority: Why languages disappear
Add to this with more examples if you can. 
- J

fuckyourracism:

whoobin:

madblackgirl:

so when we gonna talk about how western imperialism and colonialism plays an extremely large role in this

Hawaiian language was almost extinct because America made it a law to cut all Hawaiian language from public school when they illegally annexed Hawaii and thus making Hawaiian parents feel their children won’t make it in the world so they stopped speaking Hawaiian to their kids and forbid them to learn it (giving spankings if heard at home etc) and making English the default language. 

In Australia, before colonization by the British, the continent was home to around 250 indigenous languages.

Today, there are only 20 in constant use.

Here’s a picture of North American languages before colonization. 

Here’s after. 

"On language maps of North America depicting Native American languages, part of the southeast has a giant blank spot, where languages disappeared so quickly and completely that nothing at all is known about them. The loss of these languages before linguists could document them is lamentable.  However, it is to an even greater extent, incomparably horrifying what this giant blank spot represents in terms of lives lost and cultures destroyed."  - Language and Authority: Why languages disappear

Add to this with more examples if you can. 

- J

5 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 19,881 notes
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Song: Young and Beautiful
Artist: Vitamin String Quartet
Played: 256 times.
5 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 50 notes

noonesheretogiveitup:

Headcanon: Fleur was the only one of Molly’s daughters (because all her daughters-in-law became her daughters) who carried on the tradition of Weasley Jumpers. Hermione liked to use what little free time she had reading or spending time with her family, Ginny…

1 day ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 408 notes
Tagged as: #HP 

actualucifer:

crystalien22:

claryher0ndale:

actualucifer:

lumos5001:

skeletonflight:

AU The Fault In Our Stars where Hazel Grace succumbs to the cancer and dies and in the last scene all you see is Augustus standing out side with a cigarette between his lips and a hand slowly reaching up to light it.

HOW IS THIS ANY BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL ENDING!!!!

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CRYING. I AM CRYING.

fishingboatproceeds

are people tagging john green in this if he finds this i swear to God

1 day ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 206,976 notes

taylorwifts:

IF YOU ARE A FRESHMAN IN HIGH SCHOOL RIGHT NOW I ADVISE YOU TO DO YOUR BEST SERIOUSLY I THOUGHT HIGH SCHOOL WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN AND I DIDN’T DO SHIT AND NOW MY C’S ON MY FRESHMAN REPORT CARDS ARE KILLING ME IN MY COLLEGE APPS AND I WISH SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME TO DO BETTER SO PLEASE LISTEN TO ME IF YOU ARE A FRESHMAN GOOD GRADES ARE COOL

1 day ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 123,534 notes
johannathemad:


shut up Sokka

johannathemad:

shut up Sokka

1 day ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 24,487 notes
Out of all of Les Amis, who do you think would be the most likely to randomly show up to a meeting with a baby goat?


theladyragnell:

See, this is a difficult question not because I think any of them wouldn’t but because I think they all definitely would.

Enjolras shows up in a temper because someone was abusing a baby goat and who does things like that and raging about the injustices of animal abuse while cuddling the baby.

Combeferre is goat-sitting and enthuses about the many and varied uses for goats and has his goat litter-trained and thus figures he may as well bring it out to get socialized.

Courfeyrac confiscated the kid because it was being held as evidence at the police station or something and it was bleating and really, Enjolras, what was he supposed to do, leave it there?

One of Feuilly’s neighbors had the goat but couldn’t take care of it anymore, so he took it in, and it’s still young enough to need frequent feeding, so he brings it to the meeting.

Jehan turns up with the goat following at his heels, announces he’s named it Eurydice because it followed him out of hell, and declines to explain further. When Combeferre points out it is a boy goat he only gets a withering look in response.

Joly and Bossuet turn up with a goat, Bossuet’s arm in a sling, and about six bags full of potential goat foods Joly wants to try. Both of them look very shifty. They all decide it is probably best not to ask.

Bahorel met this dude with a baller goat, and the dude was totally an asshole, so he punched him out and took the goat. The goat’s name is Rex. Like T. Rex, Enjolras, cool it, I’m not indoctrinating my goat into the monarchy.

Some model for one of Grantaire’s art classes came with a goat because they thought it would make for a good ~pastoral painting~ or something, and then left the goat there, so Grantaire shrugged and brought it with him. It’s named Bottle. Shut up, Courfeyrac, that’s a totally legit goat name.

Marius does not know why this goat is following him will someone please help him and stop giggling and taking pictures :(((((

1 day ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 1,629 notes

Reblog if you would like to be asked questions about your OTPs

barbeauxbot:

tbf this is kind of a constant state of being

1 day ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 42,576 notes

sclez:

yellowfur:

noondaylantern:

canisbaileyilupus:

tordles:

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OH MY FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

Cressida Cowell books start which is Hiccup, as an adult, looking back on his life and saying ‘There were dragons when I was a boy,”

WHAT

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT

I DON’T NEED THIS RIGHT NOW.

1 day ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 57,482 notes
Tagged as: #nooooooooooo 

themaraudersareawesome:

Yeah, but guys, can you imagine Remus Lupin going on a premiere of Les Mis in London (1985) because he loved the book and decided to finally go out and have a bit of fun and then hearing “Empty chairs at empty tables”? Because I just did and I am not okay.

"Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.”

1 day ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 3,832 notes