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heliolisk:

I love seeing pawprints cause that means at some point a dog walked on that spot and then i think about dogs and its a good time

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kitcox:

charminglyantiquated:

a short comic about witches and wishes and wanting things.

this made me tear up just now. 

[tumblr | webcomic]

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endquestionmark:

i was rereading a passage that sings for, what, the two hundred millionth time or something? and things, as always, got out of hand

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tmirai:

The “yayyy” killed me. It’s so fucking true.

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"why are you bisexual?"

angelwalnut:

crymetwoponds:

troublesomecaptain:

image

#is that an example or a reason

yes

18:38

actualdogvines:

it’s mine

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partychance:

partychance:

*walks into bar* *sits in a booth with ppl in it* dont yall love being cis? i love to be cis, its good. (whispering to small lizard under the table: what do cis people drink? milk? you said milk?) yall got milk at this bar?

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roachpatrol:

ceescedasticity:

ceescedasticity:

imminentlydeadlined:

ceescedasticity:

ceescedasticity:

Now I’m experiencing fridge horror over Harry Potter owls. :/

I am not an owl expert, and maybe someone who is will come tell me I’m full of shit, but I understand owls to be kinda doofy even by raptor standards – and raptors are very good at the things they are good at, but those things do not include thinking like humans. Owls who are used to humans do things like attack any woman in a green shirts with short dark hair due to a grudge against one such woman. Or there are the imprints, who don’t so much think they’re human and think humans are owls, and do things like try to mate with people’s heads. In a very literal, hair-soiling way.

This is nothing, nothing like the owls in Harry Potter. Those owls are easily as human-attuned and as smart as dogs, except most dogs couldn’t keep track of addresses like that. Many humans couldn’t keep track of addresses like that. They deliver things to places they’ve never been before, to people they’ve never met before; they do so without getting distracted and wandering off, and they return promptly to serve again despite apparently being able to handle themselves pretty well on their own on long trips. When it comes to their postal function they seem to work like drones, not animals, and it’s creepy, because why. What’s making them do that.

Maybe it’s a couple thousand years of breeding, heavily augmented with magic? Really heavily? Ending up with something shaped just like owls – of every size and kind, and a few other birds, too – but completely different on the inside?

Maybe there’s a charm which installs a sort of postal service software in any bird you cast it on? The loyalty, the obedience, the understanding of written addresses, the endurance, the tolerance and capacity for cargo, the GPS?

Okay, but Sirius sent Harry letters by toucan at one point in the series–were they wizard petstore toucans, presumably altered in the same way the owls were? Is there a spell for turning animals into mailcritters? Is it just a proximity-to-wizards thing? 

Otoh, given that snakes in HP are apparently capable of human-esque language and (iirc) reading, maybe this universe is just different? 

The spell for creating mailcritters is the creepiest possibility to me – because raptors have pretty one-track minds, but what would it do to a corvid or a parrot which has more in there to disrupt? What if it got cast on a *person*?

(Also, toucans are a lousy choice of mailcritter, because “they are forest-dwelling birds who only need to travel short distances” and have short wings. FFS, Sirius, you couldn’t get a seagull or something?)

…You’re probably on the right track with it just being a different world with more human-thinking animals in general.

Bwahaha, running with this – using the mailcritter spell on corvids or parrots is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN because the coercive elements aren’t strong enough to overcome their level of intelligence, just annoy them, so what you get is a pissed-off bird that knows where you live and can get into your house.

There were a few really ~memorable~ incidents between the invention of the mailcritter spell and this quirk becoming widely known.

two considerations: wizards disapprove of things like imperius but don’t seem to mind turning turtles into footstools or hedgehogs into hairbrushes or whatever the fuck. and, wizards pretty blatantly subscribe to a hierarchical ordering of humans and nonhumans. 

so, it seems like wizards would have absolutely no problem scooping out the brain of an owl or toad or bat or toucan and dumping in a mail delivery program. stupid animals have less complicated minds to override and you can also feel better about completely fucking up their lives, because they’re stupid. rats and ravens and dogs have too much social intelligence and probably require spells closer in nature and application to imperius to modify for use. 

also, social intelligence requires inhibition and self-control. it’s possible that it’s the development of the frontal lobes that makes external control difficult. humans can break even imperius if they concentrate hard enough. an owl isn’t exactly predisposed to think about what it’s doing and why. a parrot is a lot more likely to go ‘wait, what the fuck’. 

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seansoo:

this is such a #look

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michaelmoonsbookshop:

Curb and Snaffle by Sir Randal H Roberts Bart.

1888

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UH, HAWKE

AREN’T YOU A BIT WEIRDLY CALM

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TV Shows Meme

fyesmemes:

  • [1] Female Character
  • [2] Male Characters
  • [3] Relationships
  • [4] Scenes
  • [3] Friendships
  • [2] Episodes
  • [1] OTP
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fiction [repurposed] meme

alittlebitofluck:

  • ten characters
  • nine scenes
  • eight episodes
  • seven outfits
  • six objects
  • five quotes 
  • four colours
  • three brotps
  • two otps
  • one world setting
this was formerly intended for the show once upon a time, but i couldn’t find any all-purpose graphic challenges that suited my needs, so i borrowed it to use as inspiration for my original fiction~
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i feel like lance henriksen would make a really good lincoln

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