A brief summary of why I don’t like Severus Snape


since you’ve included the deathly hallows I have to deduct that your argument is invalid

Sorry I forgot that wanting to fuck Lily Potter makes up for being a terrible person!!! 

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How come artists who draw in really high key always manage to get the hair color right despite the “lighting?” How come it’s only ever the skin color that gets bleached oh wait I know why. 

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girls aren’t “easy”, girls don’t have difficulty levels. some girls like sex and some girls don’t. you aren’t winning anything by getting either of them to sleep with you.

some girls only want sex after emotional closeness develops, but to call this “difficulty” says some really disturbing shit about what you think emotional closeness is for.

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WATCH: Cory Booker Shuts Down Anti-Gay Heckler At Marriage Ceremony 


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"He read The Lord of the Rings for what I’m estimating the millionth time, one of his greatest loves and comforts since he’d first discovered it, back when he was nine and lost and lonely and his favourite librarian had said, Here try this, and with one suggestion changed his life. Got through almost the whole trilogy, but then the line “and out of Far Harad black men like half-trolls” and he had to stop, his head and his heart hurting too much."

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Study: The ‘gateway drug’ is alcohol, not marijuana 


A researcher has proved what stoners have known for a long time: alcohol is more likely to lead to hard drug use than marijuana. The idea that marijuana is a “gateway drug” is a myth that harkens back to the “Reefer Madness” era, which itself was a direct result of William Randolph Hearst’s efforts to get hemp banned to eliminate competition for his paper mills.

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If only more people were, like, like to like ‘like’, like. 


Last Friday I was watching Graham Norton and one of his guests, Miriam Margoyles, was commenting on the use of ‘like’ in English and ‘correcting’ Will.i.am and Adam Lambert – it was quite funny because all of them became so hyper-aware of ‘like’ that you could almost see the cogs going round when they were thinking of what to say, but they did tire of it after a while…even Miriam.

When Will.i.am picked up on her own use of ‘like’, she replied “yes, but I’m using ‘like’ as a verb.” It might be a bit too optimistic to hope that one day there will be a celebrity linguist who could then reply “yes, but I’m using ‘like’ as a quotative particle”, but I wish sometimes that people would pay just a little more attention to the language they’re criticising. The use of ‘I was like “x”…’ in English is not random and does not stem from young people’s inability to recognise ‘like’ as a verb or whatever – it’s a construction with particular functions that happens to have gained a lot of currency*.

At one point Miriam Margoyles said something along the lines of: I’m all for people expressing who they are but people have to learn how to express what they mean.

I was, like, “what?!” – the use of ‘like’ in these instances is actually very effective at expressing what people mean, it’s just different to the way Standard English does things. ‘Like’ can function as a quotative particle, i.e. it signals that what follows is a quote or, even more specifically in English, is an impersonation (either vocal or gestural). It can also function to slightly separate the subject from the literal interpretation of what follows, e.g. “it was, like, the funniest film ever!”, which can allow the speaker to exaggerate or approximate something without being taken at their exact word. And there are many more uses of ‘like’ in non-Standard English as well.

If only more people were, like, like to like ‘like’, like.

(*Incidentally, if an Old English speaker were around today they would probably think Modern English speakers strange for using ‘dogs like cats’ to mean that dogs are the ones who like cats rather than cats being the ones liking dogs – search Old English ‘lician’ or compare the German ‘gefallen’ if you’re interested).

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