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Transman (he/him/his). Aspiring Filmmaker. Activist. Movie/TV buff. Style-Conscious. And, future Oscar winner.

Happy October, folks! I love Michigan in the fall! I’ve already seen some trees turning! 🍃🍂🍁🌰  #quotes #seasons #sweaterweather #bestofnature #almost2015

Happy October, folks! I love Michigan in the fall! I’ve already seen some trees turning! 🍃🍂🍁🌰 #quotes #seasons #sweaterweather #bestofnature #almost2015

Ron Weasley’s character is consciously written as somewhat racist. Not as racist as Malfoy, of course - he doesn’t scoff at mudbloods and halfbloods, and he doesn’t see himself as superior at all. Still, he unquestionably accepts the inferior position of house elves (they love serving), when he finds out that Lupin’s werewolf his reaction is not only scared but also disgusted (Don’t touch me!) and he is clearly very uncomfortable finding out that Hagrid is half-giant (giants are wild and savage).
And this is brilliant. Because it demonstrates that racism isn’t only present in clearly malicious and evil people, in the Malfoys and Blacks - it’s also there in warm, kind, funny people who just happened to learn some pretty toxic things growing up in a pretty toxic society. And they can unlearn them too, with some time and effort. Ron eventually accepts Hagrid’s parentage, lets Lupin bandage his leg and in the final battle, he worries about the safety of the house elves.
Some people are prejudiced because they are evil, and some people are prejudiced because they don’t know better yet. And those people can learn better, and become better people. And that’s an important lesson. The lesson taught about discrimination shouldn’t be “only evil people do it”, because then all readers will assume it doesn’t apply to them. Instead old JK teaches us “you too are probably doing it, and you should do stop ASAP”.
damned if i do.: Ron is racist - and that’s great  (via raphmike)

So true. What I kept thinking about too is, like you said, values Ron was raised with… but values I feel as if came mostly from Mr. Weasley. Mrs. Weasley came across as such a loving person, welcoming everyone and anyone into her household, caring for them and nurturing them. Mr. Weasley worked at the Ministry— he saw things that undoubtedly skewed his judgement toward certain folks. As cool a guy as he was, something tells me he inadvertently passed on those judgments to his children. And of course, they manifested differently in each of the younger Weasleys.

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thediaryofadisappointingman:

Eventually whenever Pavlov heard a bell ring he had an uncontrollable urge to feed a dog.

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ryancrobert:

you can just tell that Nicki Minaj is the kind of person that when you’re telling a story and everyone else in the group is talking over you, she’s making direct eye contact with you and paying extra attention so that you don’t get discouraged and stop mid-story

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GUYS, JESUS FIXED IT. HE HAS BESTOWED UP ON US THE GREATEST GIFT. 

I mean, God, that was some amazing damage-control. Way better than I was expecting, and though it doesn’t address the issues yesterday, it’s definitely a win! They did more than today than they did after MColeman’s ill-fated disaster. 

gottabeastringplayer:

asmartkid:

where do the lies end


WHY AM I LAUGHING SO HARD

gottabeastringplayer:

asmartkid:

where do the lies end

WHY AM I LAUGHING SO HARD

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calleo:

i-am-a-mushroom:

i-am-a-mushroom:

i-am-a-mushroom:

i-am-a-mushroom:

My shrimp is so weird like when I touch it, it changes colors and kinda spasms sometimes idk

like it was kinda pinkish and then it turned red and now its yellow

and it has a stripe that wasn’t there before

its weird

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clarification

MY PET SHRIMP

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further clarafication

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SHRIMP

IN

A

FISH TANK

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This is worth the read.

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aphprussia:

mapleflavoredvodka:

aphprussia:

musical chairs is indeed a contact sport when a bunch of high schoolers play

Anything is a contact sport when high schoolers paly

ok you have a point

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megan-8:

THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE

megan-8:

THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE

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