Le Fil d'Ariani

Le jour décroît,
La nuit augmente,
"Souviens-toi!".
Le gouffre a toujours soif,
La clepsydre se vide.

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nonomella:

my 6th graders are re-enacting frozen for one of their english projects

they have scripts and everything

they dont follow them

elsa gets beheaded in the hallway after every class

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the-cinnamon-peelers-wife:

scarlettohairdye:

catsuitmonarchy:

nudityandnerdery:

relahvant:

fuchsimeon:

beccabummie:

all-four-cheekbones:

oldfuckingsport:

iminmypants:

mlletimelord:

castielcampbell:

death-limes:

muffinass:

and in that moment, the entire movie theater burst into tears

i think this was the moment that made most of us despise umbridge more than voldemort

most of us?! don’t you mean ALL of us?? I don’t think even Voldemort liked this bitch!

No one likes Umbridge.

I heard, one time, a dementor kissed her and IT died

Voldemort committed genocide, but Umbridge dared to be female while she abused her power. 

The point isn’t that Umbridge was worse than Voldemort; it’s that everyone hates her more. And I think it has nothing to do with her being a woman and everything with being the sort of cruel most of us have actually experienced.
I mean, look at Voldemort. He’s basically Wizard Hitler, which is, obviously, an incredibly terrible thing to be. But most people—especially the younger people in Harry Potter’s target audience—have not had their parents murdered by a xenophobic cult leader. Nor have they fought for their lives against giant snakes, been kidnapped for dark rituals, or watched numerous friends die in front of them. Voldemort’s crimes are numerous, but they’re distant and fantastical, like hearing about a serial killer on the news.
But they have had that one teacher who inflicts extra punishments just because they don’t like you. They’ve complained to parents and authorities only to be ignored. They’ve sat through pointless classes and been silenced when they criticize. Umbridge is that teacher we all hated because she made our lives miserable and we were powerless to stop her. And as we grow out of school, there are still people in positions of power who act like her. The manager who denies your schedule requests and penalizes you for invented infractions. That customer who complains to corporate because their scam didn’t work, and the corporate decision to listen to their story. Cops performing illegal searches because they know you don’t have any proof.
Yes, torturing and killing numerous people is worse than terrorizing a handful of schoolchildren, but Voldemort is the bad guy in a fairy tale. Umbridge is personal.

*drops the mic*

Voldemort is the villain we never hope to face.
Umbridge is the villain we face every day.

thank you all-four-cheekbones some people on this website need to realise not everything is a matter of sexism or gender discrimination omg

Now, if you want to question the sexism aspect, read that third paragraph (“But they have had that one teachers…”) and think about how much of that applies to Snape.That’s a much more valid comparison of treatment for Umbridge than Voldemort.

I was so hoping someone would bring up Snape.

Snape is absolutely a giant bag of dicks, but I feel like he was weirdly honest about it?  Like, he’s an asshole because he’s an asshole and he knows he’s an asshole.
Umbridge thinks she’s the good guy.  THAT’S why I hate her more.

^THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Voldemort is a racist, power-hungry warmonger hell-bent on eliminating those he deems inferior…but he never pretends to be anything but that. He calls himself the Dark Lord, for fuck’s sake! He raises armies of rebels and convicts and reanimated corpses and uses some creepy-ass dark magic. Umbridge, on the other hand, operates under the twisted belief that she, as a person appointed by the government, is a doer of good. She never states her motives. She never takes responsibility for the harm she does. She never acknowledges the torture she inflicts. Quite the opposite. She smiles through it. She giggles. She stirs her tea while making her students bleed and that is evil.This is the difference between Lord of the Flies and 1984. This is the difference between Chaotic Evil and Lawful Evil. It’s not about evil actions for an evil cause. It’s about abuse of power for the sake of power. And that is far more terrifying.

As it has been said just above, Umbridge is Lawful Evil. She’s the type of bad person no one will try to stop because she has been given every right to do what she does. And this doesn’t have anything to do with her being a woman. She’s a terrible person. She would be the same terrible person even if she was a man, and that is, precisely because of what makes her and Snape different.
Snape is a total asshole, but as we all know by now, he’s probably one of the most tortured character in the whole story. Yes, he’s unfair and mean and whatever you want, but he’s not happy. Unlike Umbrige, who apparently loves her work and life and has no reason to act the way she does, Snape is deeply hurt, he’s bitter, he’s been unhappy since childhood, and even if this isn’t an excuse, he’s taking it out on his students. Umbridge uses physical punishment with the sweetest smile on her face, thinking she does the right thing.
This is the difference between her and Snape. It’s not about her being a woman. It’s about her smile. I’m fed up with that over feminist stuff dripping all over the place… Could we just stop ?

the-cinnamon-peelers-wife:

scarlettohairdye:

catsuitmonarchy:

nudityandnerdery:

relahvant:

fuchsimeon:

beccabummie:

all-four-cheekbones:

oldfuckingsport:

iminmypants:

mlletimelord:

castielcampbell:

death-limes:

muffinass:

and in that moment, the entire movie theater burst into tears

i think this was the moment that made most of us despise umbridge more than voldemort

most of us?! don’t you mean ALL of us?? I don’t think even Voldemort liked this bitch!

No one likes Umbridge.

I heard, one time, a dementor kissed her and IT died

Voldemort committed genocide, but Umbridge dared to be female while she abused her power. 

The point isn’t that Umbridge was worse than Voldemort; it’s that everyone hates her more. And I think it has nothing to do with her being a woman and everything with being the sort of cruel most of us have actually experienced.

I mean, look at Voldemort. He’s basically Wizard Hitler, which is, obviously, an incredibly terrible thing to be. But most people—especially the younger people in Harry Potter’s target audience—have not had their parents murdered by a xenophobic cult leader. Nor have they fought for their lives against giant snakes, been kidnapped for dark rituals, or watched numerous friends die in front of them. Voldemort’s crimes are numerous, but they’re distant and fantastical, like hearing about a serial killer on the news.

But they have had that one teacher who inflicts extra punishments just because they don’t like you. They’ve complained to parents and authorities only to be ignored. They’ve sat through pointless classes and been silenced when they criticize. Umbridge is that teacher we all hated because she made our lives miserable and we were powerless to stop her. And as we grow out of school, there are still people in positions of power who act like her. The manager who denies your schedule requests and penalizes you for invented infractions. That customer who complains to corporate because their scam didn’t work, and the corporate decision to listen to their story. Cops performing illegal searches because they know you don’t have any proof.

Yes, torturing and killing numerous people is worse than terrorizing a handful of schoolchildren, but Voldemort is the bad guy in a fairy tale. Umbridge is personal.

*drops the mic*

Voldemort is the villain we never hope to face.

Umbridge is the villain we face every day.

thank you all-four-cheekbones some people on this website need to realise not everything is a matter of sexism or gender discrimination omg

Now, if you want to question the sexism aspect, read that third paragraph (“But they have had that one teachers…”) and think about how much of that applies to Snape.

That’s a much more valid comparison of treatment for Umbridge than Voldemort.

I was so hoping someone would bring up Snape.

Snape is absolutely a giant bag of dicks, but I feel like he was weirdly honest about it?  Like, he’s an asshole because he’s an asshole and he knows he’s an asshole.

Umbridge thinks she’s the good guy.  THAT’S why I hate her more.

^THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Voldemort is a racist, power-hungry warmonger hell-bent on eliminating those he deems inferior…but he never pretends to be anything but that. He calls himself the Dark Lord, for fuck’s sake! He raises armies of rebels and convicts and reanimated corpses and uses some creepy-ass dark magic.

Umbridge, on the other hand, operates under the twisted belief that she, as a person appointed by the government, is a doer of good. She never states her motives. She never takes responsibility for the harm she does. She never acknowledges the torture she inflicts. Quite the opposite. She smiles through it. She giggles. She stirs her tea while making her students bleed and that is evil.

This is the difference between Lord of the Flies and 1984. This is the difference between Chaotic Evil and Lawful Evil. It’s not about evil actions for an evil cause. It’s about abuse of power for the sake of power. And that is far more terrifying.

As it has been said just above, Umbridge is Lawful Evil. She’s the type of bad person no one will try to stop because she has been given every right to do what she does. And this doesn’t have anything to do with her being a woman. She’s a terrible person. She would be the same terrible person even if she was a man, and that is, precisely because of what makes her and Snape different.

Snape is a total asshole, but as we all know by now, he’s probably one of the most tortured character in the whole story. Yes, he’s unfair and mean and whatever you want, but he’s not happy. Unlike Umbrige, who apparently loves her work and life and has no reason to act the way she does, Snape is deeply hurt, he’s bitter, he’s been unhappy since childhood, and even if this isn’t an excuse, he’s taking it out on his students. Umbridge uses physical punishment with the sweetest smile on her face, thinking she does the right thing.

This is the difference between her and Snape. It’s not about her being a woman. It’s about her smile. I’m fed up with that over feminist stuff dripping all over the place… Could we just stop ?

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raging-woodcock:

Girl look at that body,

Girl look at that body,

Girl look at that body,

We should probably call the police who knows how long it’s been in the river.

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Anonyme a dit: What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?

valeria2067:

middleclassreject:

dysonrules:

aconissa:

50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

REBLOG FOREVER.

Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society 

Boycott, boycott, boycott. As said above, BDSM is not the problem. It is also not present in 50 Shades. 50 Shades is abuse; it is not BDSM.

My English isn’t good enough to clearly explain why I think 50 Shades is a terrible book, but aconissa did it for me. Thank you so much ! Still, there’s something I would like to add.

50 Shades is, indeed, a Twilight fanfic. Since I’m a fan of non-sparkling, predator et sensual vampires, I despise Twilight more than words could say. But it is common knowledge, in our underground world of fandoms, that there is good Twilight fanfic. I’ve been told many times that some of them are actually so much better than the books that even people who don’t like Twilight can read and like it ! I never  tried but I do believe it.

Now, let’s set things straight. I’ve been writing fanfic for 10 years. I write stories, I try to do justice to characters I like. My stories can be sad or happy, they can be fun or infuriating or revolting, I want them to make my readers laugh or cry, I want them to rip their heart out to crush it with feels. I love it. And since fanfic is gradually becoming well-known even among uninterested people, it’s getting labeled, criticized, judged. And how do people judge us ?

Porn writers.

No mistake here : there is no problem with porn. Porn is OK. Porn is good as long as it is well done. Porn can be great. My stories includes love scenes when it’s accurate, I love writing smut. But not everything is about sex. Lots of FF writers don’t even write that kind of stuff. Still, that’s how people like to label fanfic : it’s porn, only porn. People look at us like we’re all sexually frustrated nerds, getting release by using characters we write about like tissues. People think that this is the main - if not only - purpose of fanfiction. You know as well as I do that it isn’t.

What I wanted to add is this : every fanfic writer would like to make an original story with one of their fics. Getting published. Each and every one of us would have been proud to represent our community. Unfortunately, the first known fanfic based novel is 50 Shades. The first world famous fanfic is a Twilight fanfic, a sex-centered fanfic, packed with poorly written porn and showing no respect for the BDSM community and ways it supposedly describes. The first famous fanfic is this wrong, devious, even dangerous story.

Every time I try to explain that writing fanfiction doesn’t necessarily mean writing dirty sex scenes then post it on the web for people to get off reading it, I get the same look of “Yeah, sure, whatever you say”.

Twilight ruined vampires. 50 Shades ruined our reputation.

This is honestly my favorite Thor moment. He has no idea what that thing is, where he is, what’s going on, but he’s eating pancakes, and the chick with the taser is pointing another electrical thing at him and there are faces on books, but he’s eating pancakes, and yea he’s knows he’s sexy, so yea, he’ll smile.

#Thor doesn’t get enough love #he’s like this huge handsome teddy bear with long lucious locks of golden hair #and he’s sweet and courteous and would tell you bedtime stories about the nine realms

he doesnt even know what a camera is guys, he just smiles on command

I kind of love asgardians. Most people would be kind of miffed that someone hit them with a car twice and tasered them. He’s just like “SHE HAS BESTED ME IN COMBAT! LET US FEAST TOGETHER!” and I can really get behind that.

Reblogging for the last comment.

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In Light Of The New 50 Shades of Grey Trailer

bemusedlybespectacled:

yourspecialneuron:

fuckyeahsexpositivity:

E.L. James knows as much about BDSM as she would have found in a five minute Google search, which is to say that she knows precisely jack shit.

50 Shades of Grey does not depict a realistic kinky relationship, nor…

And he acts really mean and offensive when she gets pregnant, because he didn’t want her to. He’s raving about her being so stupid, not having a single thing to do but not getting pregnant and still missing her doc appointments. Did I told you that she missed said appointment because her father was at the hospital, between life and dead, and that Fifty Shades of Psycho knew it very well ?

The Disney Princesses model outfits from ModCloth.

Ariel is gorgeous <3

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carpeumbra:

kittengrin:

kittengrin:

carpeumbra:

kittengrin:

carpeumbra:

Fifty Shades of Domestic Abuse

50 Shades of Damaging Stereotypes 

Fifty Shades of Wanna Guess How Many People Will Be Hospitalized Due To Flesh Wounds From Improper Knots After The Movie?

50 Shades of Glorified Abuse

50 Shades of Kidney Damage from Incompetent Crop Use

Fifty Shades of Pathological Violence Due To Past Trauma Isn’t Kink

Fifty Shades of Who will actually believe that fan fiction isn’t all about poorly written porn after that ?

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saethcohen:

bookishandi:

padfootstolemycrumpet:


fuckyeahteddylupin:


Same mirror - same place - different orphan by *button-bird


*strangled cry*


NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.


But also YES.


Because for me this is a pretty important part of the final battle. A lot of folks accused JKR of just wanting to kill people off, and Lupin and Tonks were one of the major “sins” in that category. But for me, one of the major themes of her books is vicious cycle of violence, and another is the ways ordinary people can break that cycle. It’s important that we know that Harry doesn’t stop all the pain, that he’s not the last war orphan. Just like the first War, parents and adults have to make choices, choices with consequences.


Like James and Lily, Lupin and Tonks didn’t risk their lives to defeat Voldemort. They gave their lives for each other, because no one person should bear the weight of the sacrifice. They gave their lives for their son, who deserved a better world. They gave their lives for love, not for victory.


I think it’s important to see the ways Voldemort’s evil creates these cycles, children taken from their parents and parents taken from their children, again and again. I think it’s an important sobering note in the victory—yes, this time Voldemort is really dead, but there’s another baby this time, another infant who will never know his beautiful, wonderful parents because of Voldemort and his message of hate and violence. Another child who will grow up wondering where he came from, what his parents were like, what would be different if they were alive.


But it’s also beautiful that Teddy will have such a different experience. And his experience will not be different because Voldemort is “really gone.” His experience will be different because his grandmother will tell him about his brilliant mom. Because Harry will tell him about his wonderful dad. Because Harry will help him deal with his pain and loss, be a sympathetic ear who understands what it’s like to grow up without your parents. Because the Weasleys will welcome him as another grandchild, and he’ll grow up with Victoire to throw dirt at, and James as a little brother. His experience won’t be different because Harry won a war, it will be different because of love.


That’s the whole story of Harry Potter. Sometimes we have to fight for what’s right, but what really makes life worth living and what really changes the world isn’t magic or power or moral superiority. It’s love.

saethcohen:

bookishandi:

padfootstolemycrumpet:

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.
But also YES.
Because for me this is a pretty important part of the final battle. A lot of folks accused JKR of just wanting to kill people off, and Lupin and Tonks were one of the major “sins” in that category. But for me, one of the major themes of her books is vicious cycle of violence, and another is the ways ordinary people can break that cycle. It’s important that we know that Harry doesn’t stop all the pain, that he’s not the last war orphan. Just like the first War, parents and adults have to make choices, choices with consequences.
Like James and Lily, Lupin and Tonks didn’t risk their lives to defeat Voldemort. They gave their lives for each other, because no one person should bear the weight of the sacrifice. They gave their lives for their son, who deserved a better world. They gave their lives for love, not for victory.
I think it’s important to see the ways Voldemort’s evil creates these cycles, children taken from their parents and parents taken from their children, again and again. I think it’s an important sobering note in the victory—yes, this time Voldemort is really dead, but there’s another baby this time, another infant who will never know his beautiful, wonderful parents because of Voldemort and his message of hate and violence. Another child who will grow up wondering where he came from, what his parents were like, what would be different if they were alive.
But it’s also beautiful that Teddy will have such a different experience. And his experience will not be different because Voldemort is “really gone.” His experience will be different because his grandmother will tell him about his brilliant mom. Because Harry will tell him about his wonderful dad. Because Harry will help him deal with his pain and loss, be a sympathetic ear who understands what it’s like to grow up without your parents. Because the Weasleys will welcome him as another grandchild, and he’ll grow up with Victoire to throw dirt at, and James as a little brother. His experience won’t be different because Harry won a war, it will be different because of love.
That’s the whole story of Harry Potter. Sometimes we have to fight for what’s right, but what really makes life worth living and what really changes the world isn’t magic or power or moral superiority. It’s love.

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