• nice friend person: hey, how've you been?
  • me: capitalism is crushing me. i am barely surviving. i am full of toxic resentment. i want revenge.
(Reblogged from angrygirlsquad)

anusking:

a shrine to our god

(Reblogged from pizza)

duneekah:

the internet’s ship name for James and Lily may be Jily

but deep in my soul I know that Remus, Sirius, and Peter called them ‘Lames’

(Reblogged from taliskertalisker)

theubergrump:

I keep seeing stuff about Lord of the Flies going around

Obviously, the individual experiences of the people making the posts - re: teachers, lessons, the way they were forced to study the book - aren’t up for debate

but like, I feel that people might not have the whole story here and as someone who knows far too much about literature, I wanted to talk about it a little

Sir William Golding wrote Lord of the Flies in response to an earlier novel called The Coral Island. In The Coral Island, a small group of upper-class British boys from a boarding school get stranded on an island and have an absolutely wonderful time. They look back on it as a fond adventure, where they had a little vacation, invented things, and generally made their well-bred high society English parents proud.

Sir William Golding read that novel and was disgusted by the way that R. M. Ballantyne used the plot as a huge essay on the superior intellect and higher morality of English folk (read: white people). The boys in The Coral Island eventually have to seek the aid of Christian missionaries (who are there to convert the local Polynesian populace) to save them from the natives who are written as raping pillaging amoral cannibals.

Sir William Golding set out to write a more realistic novel, by the way, using the same names for his main characters as Ballantyne did (although Golding’s characters are slightly younger). So, all the posts about Lord of the Flies showing the “human condition” insofar as it pertains to young middle-class British boys who grew up in a boarding house in the middle of the Cold War are correct. But I get the feeling that most people don’t realize that was the point of the novel.

Lord of the Flies was meant as a huge “fuck you” to the ingrained belief that English people are the most noble and wise of all people and thus incapable of descending into savagery. I doubt it was ever meant to be a sweeping generalized metaphor for the universal savage nature of humanity, and shame on the teachers who force that interpretation on their students.

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askinnyblackman:

where is your god now

askinnyblackman:

where is your god now

(Source: spooksthebun)

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jonswildling:

it is year 2027. game of thrones looks to be finally over. all of your favorite characters are dead. but wait. a tiny boat rows ashore. it’s gendry. it’s gendry waters. he’s returned

(Source: jonswno)

(Reblogged from cecilyneville)

askneppy:

multipack:

row row row your boat gently away from me

Merrily merrily merrily merrily please just fuckin leave

(Source: ihaveremade)

(Reblogged from pizza)
Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it. For them there is no winter food problem. They have fires and warm clothes. The winter cannot hurt them and therefore increases their sense of cleverness and security. For birds and animals, as for poor men, winter is another matter.
Watership Down 

(Source: buttnakedassassin)

(Reblogged from joannalannister)
  • Middle of test with 100+ students. Dead quiet.
  • stomach: I will now demonstrate the mating call of the humpback whale.
(Reblogged from bubonickitten)

fratboybucky:

jaclcfrost:

do u ever have a thought that’s so fuckin inappropriate that u feel like dumping a bucket of water on urself like. calm down, self. tone it down. think about jesus

 (via)

(Reblogged from icoulduseinsouciantmaybe)

Harry Potter Meme 

→ Three Colors: [Yellow for Hufflepuff]

Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil

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