itisgenerallyimplicit:

whistlingtunes:

itisgenerallyimplicit said: I KNOW YOUR PAIN. (Do you work at Clive Marks? Because I work at Early Years and I would like to compare notes)

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itisgenerallyimplicit said: I KNOW YOUR PAIN. (Do you work at Clive Marks? Because I work at Early Years and I would like to compare notes)

Omg yes! Apparently at Early Years the shop is pristine, and you all have headsets, and a ticket system! Clive Marks is behind the times, and our shop ends up a mess (friggin customers can’t fold). Also I end up sending all these camp hill parents to early years because we have no skirts or jumpers and I assume you do.  Katy I have so much uniform talk I need to get out my system.

azurecove:

whistlingtunes:

I pity every person who I have socialised with in the past month or so who have had to listen to me rant about school uniform.

I’m not weird I work in a school uniform shop ok

Your knowledge on the importance of jumper thickness astounds me.

I can look at a kid and figure out their size #proudmoments

I pity every person who I have socialised with in the past month or so who have had to listen to me rant about school uniform.

I’m not weird I work in a school uniform shop ok

Tagged as: #hp

gym-leader-wallace:

This is so freaking good. So glad they finally made this <3

… “You must have shown me real loyalty down in the Chamber. Nothing but that could’ve called Fawkes to you.” That’s the very first thing Dumbledore thanks and praises Harry for. Not for rescuing Ginny, or saving the school from the basilisk, or for keeping Voldemort from coming back, but for loyalty.

Dumbledore judges the people he works with based first and foremost on how loyal they are to him. Not because he thinks he’s all that, but because, as I said, he views people as game pieces, and you can’t have your game pieces acting up, can you? He values his pieces. He wants to advance and protect them. But he doesn’t want them running off beyond his sphere of influence and doing their own thing. I think there’s something very ambiguous about Dumbledore’s habit of seeking out desperate, socially outcast people and doing them one or two huge favors that leave them bound to him for life. Remus, Hagrid and Snape all fit that pattern, and Trelawney and Firenze appear to join the ranks in OOP. It kind of makes me wonder what Dumbledore has done for Fletcher, Moody and Shacklebolt.

…The problem with Sirius is, he’s not loyal to Dumbledore at all; he’s loyal to Harry. From Dumbledore’s point of view, it’s as if he’s playing wizard chess, and one of the knights suddenly decides that he doesn’t care what happens to the king, he’s just going to take care of that little pawn on the left. So Dumbledore does the only thing he thinks he can do — he sticks his recalcitrant knight into a safe, isolated corner of the board and keeps him from making any moves. Perfectly sensible and strategically sound, as long as you don’t expect your game pieces to have any pesky emotions or psychological issue that need to be taken into account.

…Dumbledore’s actions at Hogwarts are another symptom of his general approach. He doesn’t treat it just as a school, but also as an instrument in his strategy. People like Snape, Hagrid and Trelawny — all lousy teachers, in very different ways — are given their jobs as perks, because of their past of future usefulness to the Order, and because it strengthens their bonds of loyalty to Dumbledore.

OTOH, look at Lupin, who is a talented teacher. Why wasn’t he hired before Harry’s third year, especially given the difficulty of finding qualified DADA professors? My theory is that Dumbledore didn’t consider it necessary. As far as he knew, Lupin was already totally loyal simply because Dumbledore had allowed him to attend Hogwarts. There was no need to bribe him with a job. He was hired only when his familiarity with Sirius became an important factor. Once Sirius proved not to be a threat, Lupin was allowed to resign…

Tagged as: #atla

Fire is the element of power. The people of the Fire Nation have desire and will, and the energy and drive to achieve what they want.

Earth is the element of substance. The people of the Earth Kingdom are diverse and strong. They are persistent and enduring.

Air is the element of freedom. The Air Nomads detached themselves from worldly concerns, and they found peace and freedom.

Water is the element of change. The people of the Water Tribes are capable of adapting to many things. They have a sense of community and love that holds them together through anything.

One hears it a lot on airplanes: “Make sure you have your own mask on, before helping others with theirs.”
- Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), upon being asked "What’s your very best life advice?"  (via coalesc)
burdge:

ok but hear me out- what about a lightning bolt scar that looked like real lightning?

burdge:

ok but hear me out- what about a lightning bolt scar that looked like real lightning?