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India replaces the Ice Bucket Challenge with the much more sustainable Rice Bucket Challenge 

After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”

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worshiptheband:

wow im just going to leave this here

worshiptheband:

wow im just going to leave this here

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Anonymous said: IDK if you know much about BDSM or read the 50 Shades of Gray book (if you don't rly want to answer this, maybe you could point me to someone who's more knowledgable) but do you think the ppossible abuse aspect in it has been srsly overblown?

pervocracy:

I know an awful lot about BDSM (been doing it in real life about seven years now) and an awful lot about 50 Shades, and:

No, it’s srsly underblown.  I mean, this is a story about a guy who repeatedly hits a girl who doesn’t want him to and doesn’t enjoy it.  That’s as clear-cut as you can get without the author actually writing out the words “He abused me.  With real abuse. I literally 100% mean that he abused me.”

Using the word “BDSM” doesn’t change that.  Having a “consent contract” doesn’t change that, not when he hits Ana tons when she hasn’t signed or really even had input on it.  The only thing that could make Christian hitting Ana okay in BDSM terms is if before each time, she said (or communicated to the effect of) “Please hit me, I would like that,” and she says no such damn thing.

(“The sub isn’t supposed to like it” is an incredibly dangerous line of argument.  You might as well punch a stranger on the street and say “you weren’t supposed to like it.”)

Also, he stalks her, yells and glares at her constantly, and at one point breaks into her apartment and ties her to the bed, and this is verbatim from the book:

“No,” I protest, trying to kick him off. He stops. “If you struggle, I’ll tie your feet too. If you make a noise, Anastasia, I will gag you.”

This is some serial killer shit.

(And then she agrees to sex, sure, but at that point she’s already tied down and he’s already ignored “no.”  What do you figure he’d do if she didn’t agree to sex, apologize and go home?  Her saying “yes” at that point is consent the way giving a mugger your wallet is a gift.)

There are honestly points in this book where I have to remind myself that because it’s being marketed as a romance, Christian will not actually attempt to kill Ana.

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okaywork:

blackboard is the worst invention of all time because there’s literally no way to escape your homework. sick with the flu? homework’s on blackboard. snow day? homework’s on blackboard. house burned down? use your fucking phone because the fucking homework’s on blackboard

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orlandobloomers:

animals-riding-animals:

hamster riding dog

this guy looks like he belongs there he fits so well in that little weird dog head notch 

orlandobloomers:

animals-riding-animals:

hamster riding dog

this guy looks like he belongs there he fits so well in that little weird dog head notch 

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-annoying:

i want a hot body but i also want hot wings

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ludwigvanbaethoven:

Anaconda (x) v. The Big Comfy Couch (x

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samswises said: Hi. I was just wondering if you don't mind if you could write as long as you want analysis regarding Draco and your thoughts of him as a character?

anondracomalfoy:

Before I attempt to answer this question with the millions of jumbled up thoughts banging around in my head, I feel that it’s necessary to point out that I nearly fainted with excitement and anticipation when I saw this message. I take character analysis and Draco Malfoy super seriously, okay. Alright, with that out of the way, I’ll attempt to collect my thoughts in as concise a post as I can manage. Please note that for the purpose of this being spontaneously done and conscientious of space (lol somewhat), consider this a rough draft of my analysis on Draco Malfoy’s character.

First and foremost, I find it pertinent to mention that I wholeheartedly consider Draco Malfoy to be a dynamic character. For those who may be a bit uneasy with the English language or just have no idea what the hell I mean, a dynamic character is one who changes throughout the course of a story. For Draco—quite obviously—this change didn’t turn into an impulse decision, and it certainly wasn’t something that changed the entire course of his character. Time and time again, I find people in my day-to-day life who consider Draco one of the main villains of the entire franchise; if not him alone, then—at the very least—the entire Malfoy family. And while I agree that Draco is definitely an anti-being within the realm of the Harry Potter universe, I wouldn’t consider him a “villain.” To me, a villain is Lord Voldemort. A villain is Bellatrix Lestrange. Draco, though, gives off the vibe of an anti-hero. To help understand what I mean, I’d like to address the shift in Draco Malfoy’s character throughout the series.

  • Years One-Five: Draco’s pretty much a brat. At this stage, he’s fairly harmless; just little more than a schoolyard bully with hopes of befriending Harry Potter to please his father. His spoiled, pretentious attitude exudes a lifestyle of privilege and wealth that plays very prominently into his character. All-in-all, there’s not much to comment on as far as Draco’s first (or first few) years at Hogwarts go; I always felt as though the first book or two was really dedicated to Rowling establishing Draco’s privilege and aristocratic background. And then his fourth and fifth years come. Here, Draco’s family begins to play a more important role in the series (at least by my standards). The fourth book has Draco eluding to his father’s role in the Death Eaters, and the fifth book reveals as much (I won’t discuss Lucius much, though; I’m not trying to write a book or anything, after all). For me, personally, what really begins to spark Draco’s character growth is at the end of his fifth year at Hogwarts; he’s clearly beyond pissed that Harry has more or less “outed” his father, and the summer following that is undoubtedly hell for him. Very little is known about Draco’s summer just before sixth year, but from inference and timelines, we can assume that this was when he took the Dark Mark; this was when he found out what his challenge would be the following school year. This was, more or less, the entire series of events that sparked Draco’s internal change and the growth of his character setting itself in motion.
  • Year Six: So, without further ado, I bring out the big guns. Year Six—or, as I like to call it—the Draco Malfoy Book. Half-Blood Prince seems to show the greatest shift Draco’s character has seen thus far within the series. He was always portrayed as a brat with more bark than bite, but there’s a side of Draco witnessed by Harry over the course of this school year that stands out so starkly from his younger, more overtly arrogant years. Draco Malfoy becomes more introverted, less inclined to make childish and inane comments whenever he receives a chance, is visibly more stressed, has appeared to isolate himself. It’s in his increasing state of bitterness; in the way he ignores Quidditch, the greatest chance he had to one-up Harry (something the old Draco never would have passed on), and in the way he seems to fold in on himself. It was in the way he began neglecting his prefect duties, which was a title he had loved abusing the year before, and how forgetful he became with his schoolwork. Had anyone paid close enough attention, I think most people would have noticed such a stark contrast in Draco’s character. To think that Harry was the only person to visibly take note of the fact that he seemed anxious and weary is remarkable. In some ways, reading Draco’s huge transformation in this book made me think he was suffering from depression issues. As it was never fully discussed, however, I cannot make any absolute statements; merely pick up on what I noticed myself. And then, at the conclusion of the book, when it’s made clear that Draco’s terrified out of his mind about his task and doesn’t have it in him to kill Dumbledore, we see a side of Draco’s humanity that has been shielded and guarded for so many years. He shut down so much of his emotions that only a tragedy like this was able to wake him up. His inability to murder Dumbledore paired with his breakdown with Moaning Myrtle mark two important visualizations of Draco Malfoy’s vulnerability. And I love that Rowling shows us them.
  • Year Seven: Since the main focus of this book has Draco M.I.A., there’s really three important things I want to say about this book. First and foremost, that he didn’t outwardly identify Harry when the Trio was brought to his Manor…even when it would have been glaringly easy for him to. Secondly, he and his family didn’t run away from the Battle of Hogwarts. They stayed…together. No matter what David Yates had to say on the matter. Thirdly, the epilogue features Draco glancing at Harry in a way that is seemingly devoid of hatred and malice; it seems to be a look of understanding. And to me…it implies that, over the years, Draco’s prejudice and elitist ways of the world have warped and softened. Maybe they aren’t gone forever; perhaps he still prays his son will marry a respectable Pureblood. But regardless, it’s enough for me to go off of; it’s enough for me to find hope that Draco’s character reached a full circle.

Plain and simply, Draco Malfoy is a bigot. Consuming whatever prejudiced ideals were instilled into him as a child, his ingrained sense of injustice and Pureblood prejudice formed who he was as a child. It was his experiences with the war and the task that was designed for him to fail that helped shape and mold his character into the more dynamic substance I claim him to be. Do I think that Draco Malfoy is a “good” character? No, I don’t. Do I think that he has a heart of gold and started walking around handing out anti-Pureblood fliers after the war? No, definitely not. Do I think that he’s a complex character with a dozen layers whose later character arc is forgotten by those who swear on hating him? Absolutely. He’s not the hero of any story—not even his own. And I think that’s one of the reasons why he’s so fascinating to me; because, no matter where he looks, he’ll never be a Gryffindor. He’ll never have the heart of a lion and the courage to protect anyone aside from himself and his parents. He’s not the stuff made of legends, and he’s not the hero you read in bedtime stories to your kids and grandkids. He’s an anti-hero who has a sour set of morals and an irritating personality…but he’s also a character that expands and breathes life into the pages of the stories he’s inserted himself into. And I think that’s pretty damn cool.

Draco Malfoy is not a nice character. But he’s a wonderful one to watch grow and transform.

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tylerslittleshit:

english is not my first language and all my life i thought brussel sprouts was the name of some celebrity

everyone is always like “i hate brussel sprouts” and all this time i was here thinking what the fuck did that poor guy do

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qtheresurrection:


Steven Spielberg behind the scenes of Jurassic Park (1993)

So realistic!!

yeah steven looks almost human here

futurefantasticxmasurl:

qtheresurrection:

Steven Spielberg behind the scenes of Jurassic Park (1993)

So realistic!!

yeah steven looks almost human here

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beelzebubrock:

Real Jesus tears

steffalopod:

in elementary school john lennon had a homework that asked “what do you want two be when you grow up” and he replied “happy”. the teacher say “you donot understand the assignment” and jjohn lennon said “u dont understand LIFE”. that teacher was albert einstein. reblog if you love god

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