can we just take a moment to imagine little cute nine-year-old hermione reading matilda
and peering into this book about a smart, bookish girl who could move things with her mind
and then can you imagine her concentrating very hard on the books on the bookshelf and slowly, slowly, getting them to move
Sometimes I get huffy about tumblr but then I see that 260,000 people got the same kind of chills I did reading this…
After a long-fought battle in Australia, a python bested a crocodile and swallowed the reptile whole over a span of several hours in Queensland, Australia.
The snake reportedly fought the croc for five hours in Lake Moondarra. Winning the fight, the python constricted its prey to death. The estimated 10-foot snake then dragged the 3-foot croc ashore and proceeded to swallow it whole in front of a group of onlookers.
National Geographic identified the snake as an olive python and the croc as a Johnson’s crocodile, both of which are native to Australia. After its hefty meal, the python should be full for at least a month.
WHAT THE FUCK
OK LISTEN UP. IF YOU ARE IN THE SOUTH EAST MICHIGAN / DETROIT METROPOLITAN AREA THIS IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT.
THIS IS MY COUSIN KASSIDY FRY. SHE’S RAN OFF AND WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW SHE IS OR WHERE SHE IS AND SHE HAS MADE IT CLEAR TO US THAT SHE DOESN’T WANT TO BE FOUND. SHE RAN OFF, AND WAS NOT KIDNAPPED. BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT SOMEONE HASN’T SNATCHED HER SINCE SHE LEFT. AS FAR AS WE KNOW, SOMEONE HASN’T, WHICH IS A VERY GOOD THING.
SHE HAS A BAD MENTAL HEALTH HISTORY, AND WE’RE AFRAID OF WHAT SHE MIGHT DO TO HERSELF OR OTHERS.
IF YOU SEE OR HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT HER PLEASE CONTACT THE TAYLOR POLICE OR TRY ANY OF THE CONTACT INFO IN THE LAST PICTURE.
SHE’S ONLY 14 AND CAN CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE TO HER AND THE PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT HER. SHE’S BEEN MISSING SINCE 7/29/14 BUT SHE STILL CAN DO A LOT OF DAMAGE TO HERSELF IN THE SMALL AMOUNT OF TIME SHE’S BEEN GONE. PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THE HELL OUT OF THIS BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE WORKING THEIR ASSES OFF TRYING TO FIND HER, AND WE NEED YOUR HELP. SERIOUSLY.
I may always reblog every gifset/imageset I see of this scene, if only to point out (over and over and over again) that Black Widow’s “very specific skillset” is not, actually, ass-kicking (as amazing as she is at that), because all the Avengers can kick ass to a pretty high degree. The Black Widow’s superpower (as it were) is emotional manipulation.
She is not interrogating this man not while tied to a chair. She is tied to a chair because that is exactly where she wants to be, because apparent vulnerability on her part is part of her interrogation. She uses the exact same trick on Loki later, when she leads him into gloating over having successfully pushed her buttons (and I have a theory that he did actually push her buttons, that she was genuinely distressed by the things he said to her because Loki is old enough and smart enough to know when someone is lying to him) and turns his gloating around on him, uses it to dig into the cracks of him, because that is what she does, and she can do it even when her target is expecting it. (Really, Loki knows that’s why she’s there. He was expecting to be physically tortured first, and for her to come be sympathetic later, if you recall, but Loki and Widow both know that wouldn’t work.)
And this is why she’s so unsettled by the Hulk. The Black Widow relies on emotional manipulation — and the Hulk, to the best of her knowledge, only has varying shades of a single emotion: anger. She doesn’t know how to manipulate a creature if it doesn’t have all the hooks to emotions like pride and lust and guilt and greed that she’s used to using.
That moment in your childhood when you realize that Diagon Alley is just the word diagonally….
And the Mirror of Erised is just the word desire backwards.
Didn’t even realize. Does that mean Knockturn Alley is nocturnally (dark/night)?
Yes, and Grimmauld Place is a play on grim old place.
And Dumbledore is just a dumb old door