| the magic begins |
favorite character - neville longbottom
"In one swift, ﬂuid motion, Neville broke free of the Body-Bind Curse upon;the ﬂaming hat fell off him and he drew from its depths something silver, with a glittering, rubied handle—"
sirius black reciting catullus to remus in the original latin and remus just goes “mhm, alright then” until one day mcgonagall overhears and turns red in the face and gives sirius detention for a week, so remus looks up what sirius has been saying and what the fuck sirius cant just whisper porn in my ear in public
The Musketeers Extras - Boot Camp 11/?
after the war, percy and oliver take completely different paths. oliver is a quidditch star, an honored veteran of the battle of hogwarts, idolized by many. percy, on the other hand, has been married and divorced already, has become disillusioned with his job at the ministry of magic, and is struggling to reconnect with his family. one afternoon, though, their worlds collide. they had been schoolmates, once, and casual friends, but now they feel alone in the world and it is good to see a familiar face. they talk about oliver’s success, and how it has begun to tire him. they talk about percy’s daughters, and how they are his only solace from his dead-end ministry job. oliver brings books for percy to read, and percy reads them. percy brings his daughters for oliver to meet, and oliver loves them.
it isn’t perfect— there are things they cannot talk about just yet, issues they need to work out on their own. it takes time, but eventually percy reconnects with his family and joins george in the shop from time to time. oliver retires early from puddlemere united after a perfect season and takes a job at hogwarts as the flying instructor and quidditch coach.
and they continue to have coffee, to share stories about the new prank lee came up with or the silly gossip the children insist on telling the handsome new quidditch coach.
and life after the war gets a little bit easier.
#like awwwwww#the idea of reconnecting and coming back together is just wonderful#especially those people you knew and were ‘casual friends’ with#and suddenly seeing that face again becomes everything and you become closer than you could ever figure out how to be#when a teenager and falling apart every time you turn around#and they idea they do it over children and books is just wonderful#I also love how this series so often ends with lines like ‘and it took time but things eventually got easier’#because the whole series is about finding your way after tramua and pain#and I love the combined posts because it’s not only what people do on their own#but the relationships they build to make it better the things they have to sort out on their own#but also the things they can ask for help with that make the road easier#and it’s these connections and relationships that make everything just fit together and I really love it#I love that it takes a long time it’s a struggle but there are people along the way#helping each other out and eventually it’s no magic cure all but it gets easier for it (victoriousscarf)
dudley o’shaughnessy as achilles (x)
Rage—Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles, murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses, hurling down to the House of Death so many sturdy souls, great fighters’ souls, but made their bodies carrion, feasts for the dogs and birds, and the will of Zeus was moving towards its end. Begin, Muse, when the two first broke and clashed, Agamemnon lord of men and brilliant Achilles.
I just keep sitting here saying to myself “artistic director of brave potato productions TAKE THAT YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA LOOK WHO’S AN APPEALING CANDIDATE NOW”
From 1989 to 2011, Barbara Gordon was widely considered the best-written disabled character in mainstream comics. She remains the best representation that the disabled community have ever had from DC Comics. Her disability did not prevent her from being a hero. She had no superpowers to fall back on, unlike characters such as Daredevil and Professor X. As Oracle, she moved out of Batman’s shadow to become her own woman, without forgetting where she came from. She led her own team, became a member of the Justice League in her own right, and provided a unique role linking together the heroes of DC Earth.
In 2011, DC put an end to that, stripping her of her leadership role, making her younger, regressing her back into a girl dressed like Batman, and deciding that representing the disabled community simply wasn’t worth the effort. One of the most distinct silhouettes in mainstream comics was abandoned to give her back the standard young able-bodied attractive heroine body.
I can understand that the designs for female heroes’ costumes are so bad that there’s a lot of excitement for one that’s remotely practical.
But it does sadden me a great deal to see so many people effectively applauding what is one of the biggest steps backward mainstream comics have ever seen in terms of representation and diversity.
Picture by Cassandra James
I’m finally old enough that I don’t recognize a single student walking through these doors
BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS
MY NEW OFFICIAL TITLE IS “ARTISTIC DIRECTOR”
I’m so bored this morning I’m literally just sassing myself over emails
writing emails on behalf of my theatre group always makes me feel like a king