‘Avada Kedavra’ or the killing curse has been taken from the Armaic phrase “avra kehdabra” meaning ‘I will create as I speak’. Although J.K.Rowling has combined it with the latin ‘cadavra’ meaning dead bodies.
So Avada Kedavra stands for “I will create dead bodies as I speak “
And I thought it was a play on abracadabra
… If you’re a Harry Potter fan, this is wonderful news. [The study] provides some experimental backing for J.K. Rowling’s opinion that, “The Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to bigotry.”
More importantly, it shows that conveying messages of tolerance through literature actually works. Potter’s journey of self-discovery, then, might some day be immortalized in projects that aim to teach tolerance to young children.
Violet Rose (via c-icatrix)
This is one of my favorite quotes about sexualization/objectification vs autonomy of female bodies bc it’s so succinct
This is honestly my favorite Thor moment. He has no idea what that thing is, where he is, what’s going on, but he’s eating pancakes, and the chick with the taser is pointing another electrical thing at him and there are faces on books, but he’s eating pancakes, and yea he’s knows he’s sexy, so yea, he’ll smile.
he doesnt even know what a camera is guys, he just smiles on command
I kind of love asgardians. Most people would be kind of miffed that someone hit them with a car twice and tasered them. He’s just like “SHE HAS BESTED ME IN COMBAT! LET US FEAST TOGETHER!” and I can really get behind that.
I still maintain that all of the cute between Darcy and Thor stems from the fact that this short human woman physically incapacitated the God of Thunder TWICE. What’s the bet that if Darcy ever makes it to Asgard her name is whispered in awe and wonder and she’s treated with so much respect because one time Thor got into a really earnest conversation with the Warriors Three about humans and he was like…’no but let me tell you about the Great Darcy and her “Taser” I believe she called it…’? And Darcy has no clue what is happening but meh, this shit is all going on Twitter… #atleastthesealiensarehot #anddontseemtowantusdead
Farewell hugs for Zachary Levi from Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins and Jensen Ackles at Nerd HQ 2014. [x]
- Defending Lydia reducing Meredith to tears twice in the same day which lead to Meredith committing suicide
- Defending Derek referring to Stiles as a sp*z
- completely glossing over Stiles shitting on Liam for not taking meds that have awful side effects
- and/or laughing off that same scene as another of Stiles’ ‘funny one liners’
*concerned white parent voice* sweetie don’t write on yourself you can get ink poisoning
I feel like the ones with siblings are a game of “which one grew up to be hot”
People go like “you can’t force diversity” as if the racial hegemony and absolute heterosexuality in media happened naturally and wasn’t carefully constructed and heavily forced by a white supremacist agenda and society’s obsession with hetero normativity
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles posing at the TV Guide Magazine tent at the Television Critics Association press tour.