Look, I made a gif of this most awesome wizard at the Leaky Cauldron!
DUDE IS READING ‘A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME’ BY STEPHEN HAWKING
I NEVER REALIZED
are you serious
I always assumed wizards just ignored science, because the fact that “magic” exists, can explain anything. But there are MuggleBorn wizards, ones who, until they were eleven, lived in the real world and learned science and things. Did they all just abandon that normal, muggle knowledge, like Harry did? It’s always been there, itching in the back of my mind.
FOUR FOR YOU SCIENCE WIZARD
YOU GO SCIENCE WIZARD
can we point out that he’s doing wandless magic too
like voldemort couldnt even do that shit
molly fuckin weasley couldnt fuckin do that
who are you
It might — might — be a self-stirring spoon that’s Charmed to be that way and the stirring motion is what makes it work. But I am still fascinated by Science Wizard and wish to give him all the candy canes.
What is the advantage of a self-stirring spoon that requires one to make a circular motion with one’s hand at close range to operate, though? That’s… that’s how you stir with a regular spoon. The only possible point is to drive home the fact that you could be stirring with your hand, but you’re doing so with magic. It’s so gratuitous it feels like an affectation, which makes me feel like the book is also an affectation. This, to me, is the douchiest wizard in the cauldron.
ok, this always bugged me.
Are there wizard schools for the pre-Hogwarts, non-Muggle-born set where they learn like, reading and writing and even the bare minimum of math that you need to use irl, like multiplication, geometry, etc.? Are they home-schooled?
They sure as hell don’t have time to study calculus or how to write an advanced expository essay as subjects in their own right, because they are too busy studying Transfiguration and Potions and stuff, but they come to Hogwarts at 11 and have to at least squeeze out something coherent for their written assignments. And read.
Anyway, when they graduate Hogwarts, in some ways they have the education level of a Muggle 10-year-old.
What I want to know is how do they not know what a plumber is when they clearly have plumbing? Not just magic water-producing basins or self-evaporating sanitary pots, they have sinks and toilets with taps and u-bends. Does a sanitor from the ministry come out and point a wand at the wall and say “EXPECTO PLUMBUM”?
Plumbing is actually a fairly old technology so I wouldn’t think anything of wizards having it, except it actually comes up that Arthur Weasley thinks of it as a muggle thing and doesn’t know exactly what it is.
The logistics of the magic/muggle divide is an area where the books aren’t very coherent at all.
this is why ilu.
Also there’s tons more wandless magic in the movies, especially the third one, it just looks cool. Even the guy wiping the tables down is magically causing empty glasses to dissapear without waving his wand and saying some ‘teleport this thing to the dishrack’ spell.
The main reason the magic is inconsistent is because JK didn’t come at the series from a worldbuilding point of view, she just started with the stock British boarding-school characters + magic idea and went for it. Every single character is a well trodden, stock character from that genre, so I think the fairly fuzzy rules of the magic were bent in various ways in order to serve the characters.
Those who threaten Israel threaten us. Israel has always faced these threats on the front lines, and I will bring to the White House an unshakable commitment to Israel’s security. That starts with insuring Israel’s qualitative military advantage. I will insure that Israel can defend itself from any threat, from Gaza to Tehran.
Barack Obama, your imperialistic president, approving $30 billion in military aid to Israel. (via anarcho-queer)
And you guys were worried about Rick Santorum…
gettin real tired of ur shit mr. president
All I can say is that I am so immensely disappointed in the President for this. This is bullshit.
LOL! Tumblr: We ship the fuck out of anything. No, really. That shirt you’re wearing is probably going to have a fandom of 1000+ by tomorrow.
The Most Gorgeous Book Ever Has No Words Or Pictures, Just Color
This is the RGB Colorspace Atlas by Tauba Auerbach. The 8”x8” hardcover tome is pretty much an encyclopedia of every color in the RGB index. It’s huge, it’s gorgeous, and I want one.
……oh my god
I KNOW WHAT THIS NEEDS
It’s like they were made for each other.
i swear to fucking hell if you fuckers start shipping a book and i pen i will forcibly shove you back into the pits of hell you came from
we need some fan fiction up in here yo
Sensors alight, the pen trailed itself sensually down the gradient shift from yellow to blue along ample curve of paper, dipping closer and closer to the book’s spine.
“Can you imagine it?” the pen whispered, whirring and selecting #00563F with practiced intimacy. “Just picture it. With your collection and my potential…we can color the world.”
I am 3489% done with this site
Can I make fanart of this
HAHAHAHAHAHA i should get back to making requests now BUT MY OTP
i’m 5847584376895689734% with you tumblr
Appropriators hate the word “No”
At the end of the day, appropriators show their asses because they’re more concerned about being angry that POC dared to say “No” to them, than anything else - NEVER do you see them stepping up to fight against all the backlash and discrimination POC receive, when they do those same cultural practices.
You can show up to goggle at Black church choir- you’re not there when the place is firebombed.
You can demand to get to wear dreads - you don’t even know about natural hair discrimination in the workplace.
You want to be a “Native shaman” - you don’t know jack about the residential schools or the current state of the tribe (or even what tribe) you’re appropriating from.
If you think all these things “are cool” why don’t you help the people who originated these practices/fashions/beliefs BE ALLOWED TO PRACTICE THEM? (and that’s before we even GET to the part of them choosing how and where and who gets to practice these things…)
Oh, that’s because it’s all about you, really.
And that’s where you show your white supremacy and domination attitude - you’re more invested in making sure that the world cheers you on for donning the practices of others like a fashion or a toy or a hobby, than you are about the survival of the practice itself.
And suddenly we’ve got white jazz and white rock and roll.
You’re not celebrating culture, you’re celebrating conquest. Cultural genocide, we see you.