Random Fangirling
The random reblogs and occasional musings of a Canadian who hasn't figured out how to adult just yet. Be prepared for a massive clusterfuck of Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Star Trek, various other fandoms, kittens and whatever the hell else amuses me at any given moment. Enjoy your stay.


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While not on adventures with the gang, Rocket Raccoon tends to the growing Groot all the while teaching him more English than his basic 3 word vocabulary. Groot learns how to speak in simple yet understandable sentences but still uses his favorite 3 word vocabulary just to mess with everyone.

While not on adventures with the gang, Rocket Raccoon tends to the growing Groot all the while teaching him more English than his basic 3 word vocabulary. Groot learns how to speak in simple yet understandable sentences but still uses his favorite 3 word vocabulary just to mess with everyone.

7 hours ago on September 1st, 2014 | J | 340 notes

Sidekick Week | Day 5: Favourite Sidekick Quote

→ Mushu + Quotes

7 hours ago on September 1st, 2014 | J | 1,996 notes
Tagged as: #Disney 

hannakdraws:

Harry Potter outfits? why did I do this?  

7 hours ago on September 1st, 2014 | J | 11,292 notes
Tagged as: #Harry Potter 

asylum-art:

Kovacs Anna Brigitta

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"I have always loved to create art. When I was in fifth grade, my art teacher called me the "Queen of Colors"  and that further encouraged me me to continue working on my dream to become an artist. After graduating from a high school specialized on art and textile design, I majored at art in college. My field of specialty is watercolor and oil because I love the fluidity this medium enables me to capture.
 
I consider interpreting the beauty of the natural and the man-made world my mission in life because I hope to bring joy to people.”

7 hours ago on September 1st, 2014 | J | 2,516 notes
Tagged as: #beautiful art 
wizardingworldpostscripts:

everambling:

wizardingworldpostscripts:

livesandliesofwizards:

Well, I won’t tell a bold Gryffindor, curious Ravenclaw, determined Hufflepuff or secret-seeking Slytherin not to explore. You would not listen, so it would be pointless. But it is best not to go where the flowers fade into dense undergrowth and fog coalesces between the trees. The centaurs, you see, do not often appreciate company.

The whole point of this is that people from all four houses are gonna want to do it. Sometimes I tend to wonder if the houses are just four separate paths to similar ends. This has meta problems — it seems to make everything predestined. HP was gonna be HP no matter where he ended up, and the same for Draco Malfoy, and Luna, and all of them.
But the truth is that sometimes I just don’t buy so much that the Sorting should have any kind of meaning at all. It’s like a game of, “Which set of obstacles would you prefer? Which pros and cons look most palatable to you?” 
It’s been like years and years since I picked these books up and I still don’t know what to say about the stupid Sorting Hat. 
Well. Besides this. That’s pretty spot-on.

Now I know why this post suddenly blew up. Heh, if I end up being known only for my antagonism towards the sorting hat, I’ll be fine with that…
I can say I’ve never seen it expressed quite so well: “which set of obstacles would you prefer?” Because there is no other way I can take the concept of the hat seriously anymore. No one is a fully formed person at eleven, no one. And since the founders were EDUCATORS, I feel this should have occurred to them. So slotting kids into such tight-knit, specific categories almost feels like a handicap, a challenge… or even a lesson.
Everything at Hogwarts is a lesson. The lake isn’t just a lake, an ancient civilization lives in it. The portraits tell stories. The students are taught gamp’s laws and then sent off to eat dinner every day in a hall where food magically pops onto their plates: where did it come from? It may or may not be intentional, but there is a philosophical or educational quandry behind almost every aspect of life at the castle. If I felt like being generous towards Gryffindor (which seldom happens) I would say he thought it through before making the hat, and that he intended it as a statement to the students. “These are the qualities you value. Now look how limiting it is to place emphasis on nothing else. Look at the missed connections.” But more likely, Gryffindor (my idea of him anyway) thought nothing of the sort and the lesson comes from Hogwarts itself. Hogwarts is a benevolent and slightly unhinged godmother pulling all the loose strings of hazardous, sketchy magical living into some semblance of a tapestry with purpose.
Or something.


OMG. I love this and I love this take on Hogwarts.

wizardingworldpostscripts:

everambling:

wizardingworldpostscripts:

livesandliesofwizards:

Well, I won’t tell a bold Gryffindor, curious Ravenclaw, determined Hufflepuff or secret-seeking Slytherin not to explore. You would not listen, so it would be pointless. But it is best not to go where the flowers fade into dense undergrowth and fog coalesces between the trees. The centaurs, you see, do not often appreciate company.

The whole point of this is that people from all four houses are gonna want to do it. Sometimes I tend to wonder if the houses are just four separate paths to similar ends. This has meta problems — it seems to make everything predestined. HP was gonna be HP no matter where he ended up, and the same for Draco Malfoy, and Luna, and all of them.

But the truth is that sometimes I just don’t buy so much that the Sorting should have any kind of meaning at all. It’s like a game of, “Which set of obstacles would you prefer? Which pros and cons look most palatable to you?” 

It’s been like years and years since I picked these books up and I still don’t know what to say about the stupid Sorting Hat. 

Well. Besides this. That’s pretty spot-on.

Now I know why this post suddenly blew up. Heh, if I end up being known only for my antagonism towards the sorting hat, I’ll be fine with that…

I can say I’ve never seen it expressed quite so well: “which set of obstacles would you prefer?” Because there is no other way I can take the concept of the hat seriously anymore. No one is a fully formed person at eleven, no one. And since the founders were EDUCATORS, I feel this should have occurred to them. So slotting kids into such tight-knit, specific categories almost feels like a handicap, a challenge… or even a lesson.

Everything at Hogwarts is a lesson. The lake isn’t just a lake, an ancient civilization lives in it. The portraits tell stories. The students are taught gamp’s laws and then sent off to eat dinner every day in a hall where food magically pops onto their plates: where did it come from? It may or may not be intentional, but there is a philosophical or educational quandry behind almost every aspect of life at the castle. If I felt like being generous towards Gryffindor (which seldom happens) I would say he thought it through before making the hat, and that he intended it as a statement to the students. “These are the qualities you value. Now look how limiting it is to place emphasis on nothing else. Look at the missed connections.” But more likely, Gryffindor (my idea of him anyway) thought nothing of the sort and the lesson comes from Hogwarts itself. Hogwarts is a benevolent and slightly unhinged godmother pulling all the loose strings of hazardous, sketchy magical living into some semblance of a tapestry with purpose.

Or something.

OMG. I love this and I love this take on Hogwarts.

8 hours ago on September 1st, 2014 | J | 126 notes
Tagged as: #Harry Potter 
89cats:

D7M_1020 by archiwu945 on Flickr.

89cats:

D7M_1020 by archiwu945 on Flickr.

8 hours ago on September 1st, 2014 | J | 1,223 notes
Tagged as: #cute! 
kenby:

why u lick me

kenby:

why u lick me

8 hours ago on September 1st, 2014 | J | 229,094 notes
Neville had come lunging out of nowhere; unable to articulate a spell, he had jabbed Hermione’s wand hard into the eye hole of the Death Eater’s mask. The man relinquished Harry at once with a howl of pain.

Chapter 35 - Beyond the Veil
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Guys, remember that time Neville couldn’t get his wand to work so he stabbed a motherfucker in the eye?

(via mark-my-wordss)

8 hours ago on September 1st, 2014 | J | 40,194 notes
Tagged as: #Harry Potter 
9 hours ago on September 1st, 2014 | J | 76,378 notes
Tagged as: #a:tla 

weretaire:

bucky sneaking up behind steve at random times during the winter when it’s absolutely frigid out and sticking his metal hand up into his shirt just to watch steve jolt upright and make the most ridiculous sound known to man

9 hours ago on September 1st, 2014 | J | 13,596 notes
Tagged as: #captain america