Every listicle about which Star Wars characters go in which Hogwarts houses is bullshit. They always make Leia a Ravenclaw or a Gryffindor. Leia is a Slytherin. She was raised a princess but even that wasn’t enough for her, she was like “I’m gonna overthrow the government, bitches.”
And Han Solo is not a bad-ass Slytherin, he is a Hufflepuff, because every five minutes he is dropping his own agenda to help his friends not die doing whatever crazy shit they’re about to do.
The biggest Gryffindor in the whole trilogy is R2D2, because every beep of his can basically be translated as “Hold my beer and watch this,” usually followed by him getting zapped by something and falling over.
We’re home! MacG had a tooth extracted, tomorrow I’ll find out some more. As soon as he got home he gobbled up some wet food, then somehow managed to miss the litter box and peed all over himself. (I think he’s still groggy from meds). But we’re managing and by tomorrow morning I’m sure he’ll feel better.
He said to himself, that he hated Margaret, but a wild, sharp sensation of love cleft his dull, thunderous feeling like lightning, even as he shaped the words expressive of hatred. His greatest comfort was in hugging his torment; and in feeling, as he had indeed said to her, that though she might despise him, contemn him, treat him with her proud sovereign indifference, he did not change one whit. She could not make him change. He loved her, and would love her; and defy her, and this miserable bodily pain.
North and South, Chapter 26.
Kitty update: Sunday night and all day Monday MacGyver will be at the veterinary office. He’s to have x-rays, which requires anaesthesia. We can’t figure out what’s wrong and hoping that something pops up in the x-rays. (Well, if anything, maybe a bad tooth, and hopefully not something horrible like cancer). He was very good today with the vet. Poor little dude. ❤
Am terrified MacGyver has FOPS - Feline Orofacial Pain Syndrome. He’s exhibiting some of the symptoms. But steroids have helped, so he could have an allergy. I just don’t want him to be in any pain, he’s my world. Will have to go back to the vet soon. 8/365
No matter how many times in the past 10 years I’ve retaken the personalities test, I continue to discover I’m an INFJ (-T for those who understand that).
So I’m an advocate but I’m not a diplomat even though it says I should be and I’m struggling to see, still, how I fit in. Perhaps I’m so sensitive to criticism I’m unable to fully stand up for a cause. I go about it quietly, though, and it may seem sometimes that I’m uncaring but the thing is, I care TOO much and it wipes me out.
I’m supposed to be eloquent according to the test, by the way. The above ramble indicates my level of … eloquent-ness. 🙄
shoutout to all high school dropouts, students who didn’t get accepted into college, students who used to be on honor roll but became overwhelmed, students who study for hours but still fail tests, or student who don’t study at all due to depression/anxiety, you are all stars and I’m wishing y'all the best luck possible to get back on your feet
A few days later, a local couple who had a similar chanukkiyah in their yard woke up to find someone had twisted its stems into a swastika. There’s no doubt in our minds what happened to our temple is a hate crime.
The level of evil required to destroy a Holocaust memorial, on a major day of celebration for most of the country no less, just boggles my mind. It’s even worse to me because our Torah reader is himself a Holocaust survivor. I don’t know if the vandals knew that, but just … how could you? How could you?
You guys probably know where this post is going, so I’ll get to the point.
It costs a lot of money to fix a memorial when someone rammed it with a truck and tried to pull it out of the ground, money we don’t have. My temple has maybe 100 people in attendance on a good night.
Can you help my temple? Can you donate, reblog, or both? I’ve already got part of my next paycheck earmarked to donate in a few days, but I feel like I’ve got to do something, and friends and neighbors can only help us so much.
So Jennifer Lopez is dating Drake now. Does that make them Dray-Lo?
i know carrie’s death is devastating, and i know we’re all mourning the loss of such a bright soul, but in these dark times please don’t forget what she taught us.
don’t forget that your mental illness doesn’t define you, but it’s not something to be ashamed of, either. don’t forget that you are so much more than it. don’t forget that you are not alone in your fight.
don’t forget that a jewish woman was a princess, and a general, and that she kicked some major ass.
don’t forget that you are beautiful no matter what age, no matter how your body has changed, no matter what unrealistic standards you face.
don’t forget that carrie was so much more than just princess leia. she was an author, activist, mother, friend, inspiration.
don’t forget that carrie would be so, so proud of you, just for being here and for continuing to keep fighting.
“Movies were meant to stay on the screen, flat and large and colorful, gathering you up into their sweep of story, carrying you rollicking
along to the end, then releasing you back into your unchanged life. But
this movie misbehaved. It leaked out of the theater, poured off the
screen, affected a lot of people so deeply that they required endless
talismans and artifacts to stay connected to it.”
Carrie Fisher, thank you for speaking up regarding mental illness. Thank you for helping so so many people, myself included, who have bipolar disorder. Your courage will not be forgotten. Your words will outlast. The hope you’ve helped to create will (hopefully) carry on always.
Michael was found dead in his home on Christmas Day, and it was later confirmed that he suffered heart failure.
But many have now opened up about donations the star secretly made to countless good causes while insisting that he remained anonymous.
Dame Esther Rantzen said Michael “gave millions” to Childline, of which she is the founder a president, but that he donated the money on the condition of anonymity while he was alive.
“For years now he has been the most extraordinarily generous philanthropist, giving money to Childline, but he was determined not to make his generosity public so no-one outside the charity knew how much he gave to the nation’s most vulnerable children,” sad Dame Esther.
Richard Osman, who co-hosts Pointless, also opened up saying he had given £15,000 to a contestant on Deal or No Deal who needed the money for IVF.
Others included the Terrence Higgins Trust, which said Michael had given “experiences and gifts” to the charity over the years.
““His donations contributed to a vision of a world where people living with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination,” said Jane Barron of THT.
“Thanks to George’s legacy, we are a step closer to that world and we are so grateful for his support and friendship over the years.”
Other stories included that Michael had given a £25,000 cheque to a woman who he heard crying over debt in a cafe, asking the waitress to hand it over once he had left.
Another came from radio DJ Mick Brown, who opened up about an annual £100,000 donation made by Michael to Capital FM’s Christmas charity drive.
Journalist Sali Hughes took to Twitter to say she had written a story about a celebrity who had given £5,000 to a barmaid who was a student nurse in debt, revealing that it was Michael.
Many more stories including offering a free concert to NHS nurses who cared for his late mother, and volunteering at a homeless shelter, poured out as thousands mourned the death of the Wham! star.
This is in addition to his performances on charity singles like ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’, donating royalties from his Elton John duet ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me’ to an AIDS hospice, and much other public charity work.