The fact that wizard law enforcement found a dude’s finger and immediately closed the investigation, declared him dead, and concluded that the only possible explanation for why they only found a finger was that he was killed so hard that the rest of him was obliterated kind of speaks volumes about why nobody followed up when the genocidal serial killer just vanished.

The Ministry of Magic is fucking useless.


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People don’t like her because it’s the making of her, right now. When she, sometime soon in the future, becomes this person that she’s been kind of building up to, for the past three seasons, now four, then people will really begin to root for her. I think even the audience doesn’t realize she’s such a dark horse. If she acted badass and tried to kill everyone there, she would be dead by now! She’s so intelligent, and I can’t stress that enough. Courtesy is a lady’s armor. She’s using her courtesy to deceive people, and she’s using her former self as a facade, and it works so much to her advantage, because people still think she’s this naive, vulnerable, little girl, and she’s really not. She knows exactly what she’s doing. She knows what game she’s playing! And no one else does. And she’s learned from the best — Cersei, Margaery, Tyrion, Littlefinger, even Joffrey. She’s learned so much from these people, and they don’t even realize it. They’re unwittingly feeding her to become this great kind of manipulator. King’s Landing can either make or break a person, and in Sansa’s case, it’s making her.

Sophie Turner, in response to Sansa hate (x)

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BLIND GUARDIAN: Announce European Tour In 2015


BLIND GUARDIAN: Announce European Tour In 2015


The waiting is over: BLIND GUARDIAN will return! As of today Hansi Kürsch & Co. have announced the first dates for their highly anticipated European tour, that will see the band en route through nine different countries in April and March 2015.

Kicking off on April 10, 2015 in the Netherlands (Eindhoven – Effenaar), shows in Belgium, England, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Greece will…

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Never trust the northern winds

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You never love a book the way you love a book when you are ten. It is an honor to be in that sacred space in some children’s brains.

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But I’m not going to complain about Britain’s “lack of a service culture”—it’s one of the things I cherish about the place. I don’t think any nation should elevate service to the status of culture. At best, it’s a practicality, to be enacted politely and decently by both parties, but no one should be asked to pretend that the intimate satisfaction of her existence is servicing you, the “guest,” with a shrimp sandwich wrapped in plastic. If the choice is between the antic all-singing, all-dancing employees in New York’s Astor Place Pret-A-Manger and the stony-faced contempt of just about everybody behind a food counter in London (including all the Prets), I wholeheartedly opt for the latter. We are subject to enough delusions in this life without adding to them the belief that the girl with the name tag is secretly in love with us.

Zadie Smith could write herself out of a Chinese takeout box, and that’s exactly what she does in her essay on the differences between British and American takeout culture, “Take It Or Leave It," for The New Yorker. (via millionsmillions)

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Fitted into a pair of shorts I’ve not dared to try on for a couple of months - and not only do they fit but they look nice on - proof I’m slimming off in two of the key places I hoped for. 

Also, generally feeling fitter and more comfortable. And now on to day 10 tomorrow (tried Level 2 of the 30 Day Shred for the first time today. I want to die.)

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Musing and sketching and Tolkien… oh my!

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The thing about working out

… is everyone wants to tell you that your chosen method is wrong. 

If there was one answer, there wouldn’t be the wide variation of different ideas, workouts, diets etc. I’m following Jillian Michaels at the moment, but just about every other trainer will tell you their way is “THE WAY” and everyone else’s is rubbish. 

The thing is, I never go into anything blind. I read up plenty about the workout and learned from the logs people kept what modifications make it better. So, I’m having a day off every week, and every so often swapping a day of 30 Day Shred for 20 minutes of Blast Fat and Boost Metabolism to give muscle groups a rest. I’m also swimming once a week as a swap out.

Whatever works for you, providing you don’t hurt yourself is absolutely fine and everyone else should butt out. 

From my perspective, the 30 Day Shred should do what I want (lose some inches, tone up) and the days of swap out allow a breather from stiffness and the day off lets me repair and recover. It’s also getting me into the mindset of exercising most days and I think that’s a good thing considering the Fibro and my energy problems. I’m a tough taskmaster but hopefully it’ll prove fruitful.

Can we just leave each other alone and stop thinking our opinion *has* to be shared because it’s the most important thing in the world?

Day 3 of 30 Day Shred

Level one is easier already. Will probably still stick with it for a few more days and watch level two before I try it out. 

Diet/gluten free thing is going well too. Turns out when I focus on hoping that the change will make me feel a bit better, my willpower goes through the roof. 

Also, for the various people yelling at me that I don’t need to lose weight - you’re judging my shape and size by your standards, and I’m judging by mine. I know there’s a weight/size at which I’m content and that I’m a little heavier/bigger than that at present. It’s about how *I* feel, not you. 

Mostly though I just want some definition back. This time twelve months ago I had really defined abs and legs, and they’ve slowly disappeared. You can see the muscle is still there underneath, but I’ll be happier when I’ve worked the bit off the top. 

So, I’m happy. I’m not deluded and I’m not doing anything dangerous like crash dieting or not eating - I’m just off gluten and portion controlling (which I’d stopped doing without noticing). 

There’s nothing wrong with that.


One of the coolest pieces of artwork I’ve seen for Blind Guardian


One of the coolest pieces of artwork I’ve seen for Blind Guardian

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What Misty does, no matter what I’m doing on the computer. And so the legend of Dovakhitty was born - Dovakhitty, Dovakhitty to her honour is sworn, to keep productivity forever at bay!

What Misty does, no matter what I’m doing on the computer. 

And so the legend of Dovakhitty was born - Dovakhitty, Dovakhitty to her honour is sworn, to keep productivity forever at bay!

The dichotomy of feminine Sansa and her tomboy little sister, Arya, coupled with the modern tendency to champion a misunderstanding of feminism in the form of “strong women” only, erroneously causes many readers and viewers to assume that Sansa is somehow in the wrong from the very beginning. They view her through the misconception-colored glasses of “femininity=weakness”, and assume she is weak, soft, and shallow.

Despite the wishes of fanboys everywhere, Sansa Stark is here to stay, and may be one of the most important characters in political-fantasy to date. The young girl, trained in courtesy and domestic arts, began coming of age, gaining political awareness, and fighting for her own survival before many other characters in this series, and has the potential to become the most powerful player of “the game of thrones” in Westeros.

Sterner Stuff: Why Sansa Stark Is A Political Powerhouse  (via albinwonderland)

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