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Beautiful, Blessed, and Bones: deadcatwithaflamethrower: hebic: kyraneko: balencia: kitrazzle: pissedoffweasley: wizardingheadcanon: kyraneko: elidyce: thatgirlonstage: fuckyeahdeathlyhallows: sirlestrange: #that is a human as a rat as a cup That was a long 12 years for Wormtail. Can you imagine how differently their lives would’ve gone if Ron, in trying to transfigure Scabbers, had actually transfigured him back into a human?Just take a moment to imagine McGonagall’s reaction if Peter Pettigrew had abruptly appeared in her classroom from Ronald Weasley’s rat.Take a moment. Or if Ron had fucked it up a little worse and couldn’t get ‘Scabbers’ back and McGonagall had take him to disenchant him and next thing we know there’s a naked Peter Pettigrew sitting on McGonagall’s desk and the kids in that class learn six new swear words, a hex they will never dare to use, and a fear of Minerva McGonagall’s wrath that will be with them until the day they die. Ten and twenty years later first years are being pulled aside and warned never mess around in Transfiguration seriously the last time a kid mucked something up in that class Professor McGonagall used two semi-legal hexes, took down a Death Eater and sabotaged the rise of the Dark Lord before Potter had time to get his wand out. What most of Hogwarts learned first on that otherwise-unexceptionable day was that Professor McGonagall could sure scream loud. Professor Flitwick’s Charms 5th-year Charms class was close enough to catch the full effect, and the door had been left open besides; en masse the students recoiled with shock and a miscast Hiccuping Charm broke one of the windows (out which the entire flock of ravens they were practicing on escaped to the Forbidden Forest where they only had to worry about centaurs, rather than annoying young humans with wands). Up in the Divination Tower, Sibyl Trelawny preened over her foresight to have warned her students of an unprecedented catastrophe likely to occur before the hour was out. Out in Greenhouse Five, a NEWT-level Herbology class looked up in puzzlement, and most of them were subsequently bitten by the Venomous Tentaculae they were attempting to propagate. It does not do to ignore a Venomous Tentacula when you’re prodding at its intimate parts with a cotton ball held in tweezers, so the class was cancelled while two-thirds of the students headed for the infirmary and the rest of them headed into the castle because if they stayed with the Venomous Tentaculae they’d be outnumbered, and nobody wants that. And down in the dungeons, Professor Snape turned away from comparing Lee Jordan’s Pepper-Up Potion to spoiled cream at what sounded like a woman screaming from the entrance hall. At the second scream, he ordered the class to remain where they were and behave, sweeping out of the room just in time to miss Theodore Nott suddenly jumping up and yelping as if someone had put a crocodile heart down the back of his robes. Fred Weasley stepped back from the unfortunate Slytherin, shared a smirk with his twin, and stuck his head out the door to make sure Snape had rounded the corner before leading the way out of the classroom. - Back in the Transfiguration classroom, about four minutes ago, it had started innocently enough. Ron Weasley, possessed of a broken wand and a lurking suspicion that most of the family’s magical talent had been soaked up by his siblings before he was around to get any, had attempted to turn his pet rat, Scabbers, into a teacup. Scabbers had not become a teacup. Scabbers, blast his useless furry little backside, had become a furry, vaguely teacup-shaped monstrosity out of which absolutely no one would have been tempted to drink, and to make matters worse, he still had a tail. It was moving. Harry was hiding a smile behind his hand. Dean and Seamus weren’t even trying to hide, elbowing each other and laughing. Parvati and Lavender were looking with disgust and horror at either Scabbers or him, and Hermione was opening her mouth, no doubt ready to tell him exactly what he’d done wrong. Which only made it worse that he really thought he’d done everything right this time. He snatched Scabbers off the desk (eww, the base of the cup had the same texture as rat feet) and turned away from Hermione. He made the wand movement again, picturing in his mind the way McGonagall had demonstrated it. “Erreverto.” “Erreverto. Erreverto. Erreverto.” It didn’t work. It didn’t work when Professor McGonagall stopped by and gave Hermione two points for Gryffindor for getting the spell perfect in both directions. It didn’t work when Harry made his successful transfiguration (Ron looked; the pattern was a little bit furry but it was definitely a teacup). Ron’s lips formed the shape of a word that would’ve made his mother box his ears had she heard it and attempted the reverse transfiguration, which didn’t work either. Finally, faced not only with the indignity of failure but the threat of Scabbers being stuck like that, he’d gone up to Professor McGonagall’s desk. “Um, Professor?” Professor McGonagall looked up from the paper she was grading and looked from him to the squirming teacup. “Problems, Mr. Weasley?” “Um, yeah, Professor. I can’t get it to work in either direction and it’s not fair to Scabbers to make him stay as a teacup just because I can’t do a spell right and can you maybe … ?” “I suppose so, Mr. Weasley,” she said, and waved her wand in the exact manner Ron had been doing all along. Nothing happened. Professor McGonagall looked very, very puzzled. “Now that’s odd,” she said softly. As one, the other students rose from their seats and quietly moved closer. She did not attempt the transfiguration in the other direction. Instead, she made a complex motion with her wand and murmured an incantation that possibly only Hermione recognized. The teacup squeaked. Professor McGonagall looked more puzzled than ever, and made a sweeping wand movement that ended with a sharp jab and uttered, “Arcanum finite!” And there was a loud bang, and there was a pale, pudgy, and very naked man sprawled out on her desk, and she jumped back hard enough to knock her chair into the wall and screamed. - Having taught a particularly rigorous course of magical study to children and teens for quite some time now, Minerva McGonagall had become accustomed to certain things. Students who didn’t listen. Students who did rude things to the mice when they thought she wasn’t looking. Students who accidentally turned a frog or a raven into a flock of starlings or a school of strange slimy South American fish (and tried to solve the immediate problem by filling the classroom with two feet of water, neglecting to consider the gap under the door). Students who tried to transfigure their noses into a more appealing shape and wound up in the hospital wing regrowing their nostrils. Naked men on her desk was something Minerva McGonagall had never had an occasion to get used to. What made it worse was that she recognized this one, and he’d been dead for more than a decade. Inferius! was her first thought, followed shortly thereafter by Animagus, which collided with Peter Pettigrew! and produced the utterly horrifying thought of what if all four of them were Animagi? which didn’t bear thinking about at all, so her brain jumped to if he wasn’t killed by a Dark Wizard then why didn’t he say so? and realized there was only one possible explanation why, and about that time her eyes registered that parts of Peter Pettigrew she really doesn’t want to know about were flopping about in front of her face, and she was screaming as she jumped back. The flow of invective which followed somehow failed to surprise her one bit. Some part of her registered, peripherally, the shocked faces of her students, but most of her attention was directed at Peter Pettigrew, who at very least faked his own death and at worst framed Sirius Black and if Black didn’t betray the Potters then who … did. And the words poured out of her, filthy English and filthier Latin while Pettigrew squirmed on the table, his face rage and guilt and fear and something shifty and contemptible, and he turned to look at the stunned students and lunged for Ron Weasley’s wand. - Severus Snape had reached the Entrance Hall by the time the scream died away and the invective replaced it. He almost smirked, amid the alarm; of all the things he’d never expected to hear from Minerva McGonagall … he took the stairs two at a time, still not noticing the students who followed. He did notice the Herbology class, which had stopped on the way to the Infirmary and were staring transfixed in the direction of the Transfiguration classroom, but pushed his way through them, getting Venomous Tentacula pollen all over his robes in the process. From the other end of the corridor came Professor Flitwick’s Charms class, with Professor Flitwick bringing up the rear and pushing his way between students. - Ron looked stunned as the man who’d been his pet rat snatched the wand from his hand; Professor McGonagal’s expression shifted to one beyond fury and when the entire class recoiled, it wasn’t from the naked man with the wand. “Laedo!“ Minerva McGonagall roared. - Ron Weasley’s wand cast a Splintering Curse many years beyond its rightful owner’s abilities, and it did Peter Pettigrew the poor favor of eliminating the door, which might have slowed him down a bit. - Severus Snape flailed and skidded to a halt as the Transfiguration classroom’s door shattered. He stepped back just in time, and stared, jaw dropped in shock, as a naked man he recognized from his school days flew past him and bellyflopped against the wall, bounced, and collapsed to the ground just in time to avoid the “Exitium!” which followed and vaporized an impresive chunk of the castle’s stone wall. Fred and George and Lee Jordan, determined to stay at the front of the crowd, had been pushed almost against Professor Snape by their fellow Potions classmates and some pollen-coated Hufflepuffs. Fred squirmed aside hastily as Professor McGonagall appeared in the doorway, the look on her face so utterly livid that Professors Snape and Flitwick both reflexively stepped back. Snape tripped over George’s foot and fell against a knot of Hufflepuffs, releasing another cloud of pollen and knocking them backwards. Pettigrew saw his opportunity and took it, scrambling to his feet, stumbling sideways, and launching himself towards the gap. And Minerva McGonagall made a thrust with her wand and said, “Perdo.” In the very loud silence which followed, Filius Flitwick squeaked, “The Splinching Charm, Minerva?” She might’ve looked embarrassed for a moment, and then she smiled as she looked down at Pettigrew, who lay on his belly, his arms and legs lying akimbo some distance away. “Unorthodox,” she said, “but useful in a pinch. If someone would inform the Headmaster, and send an owl to the Ministry—-not Fudge, not Crouch, someone competent—-Shacklebolt, perhaps. Students, return to your classrooms, please. Mr. Weasley, I’m very sorry, but I do believe it’s impossible to return you your rat. However, the zero I was going to have to give you for the day’s work is entirely undeserved, as you were not transfiguring a normal rat. You may make the lesson up any time this week.” - The story was, of course, much embellished by the time it reached all the students. Versions of it had the intruder peppering Snape with a Glitter Hex or transfiguring Ron’s rat into a pair of boxers, and people had to be disabused of the notion that it had been Voldemort who’d been hiding as a rat all this time. Snape gave both Weasley twins detention for tripping him, and took forty-seven points total from Gryffindor over the next few weeks for various pretend-subtle pollen references. Kingsley Shacklebolt showed up with a team of Aurors in time to meet Professor Dumbledore; the Wizengamot launched an investigation into the events surrounding the Potters’ murder; the results turned into a scandal which saw the release of Sirius Black and the forced resignation of both Director Bartemious Crouch and Minister Cornelius Fudge. Director of Magical Law Enforcement Amelia Bones was confirmed as Minister of Magic shortly thereafte, and the Daily Prophet reported that Sirius Black (“Godfather to the Boy-Who-Lived!” “Framed, Abandoned, Condemned to Living Hell!” “Heart-Wrenching: His Release In Pictures, Page 17!”) was considering applying for a teaching position at Hogwarts, “but just for a year, I’ve been cursed enough for one lifetime.” (“The Prophet reminds its readers that the so-called “curse” on a certain Hogwarts teaching position is almost certainly a mere string of coincidences.”) And, Minerva thought with relish some months later, it was almost three weeks before anyone attempted messing around in her class. A personal record. I’ve probably reblogged this before but I’m going to do it again right now I think this is literally the best au this entire fandom has produced I’ve only seen this legendary bit of writing in memes and screenshots. I feel so blessed to see it in person. Beautiful, simply beautiful! Reblogging my own post because a) it’s my damn horn and I’ll blow it if I want to, and b) I just (finally!) cross-posted this to Archive Of Our Own, so if anybody wants to go read it over there, here it is. @deadcatwithaflamethrower My only complaint is that Theodore Nott and Fred Weasely wouldn’t be in the same Potions class. *is pedantic* *reblogging because now you can bookmark it on AO3*
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Beautiful, Blessed, and Bones: rmh8402: pegasusdragontiger: kyraneko: balencia: kitrazzle: pissedoffweasley: wizardingheadcanon: kyraneko: elidyce: thatgirlonstage: fuckyeahdeathlyhallows: sirlestrange: #that is a human as a rat as a cup That was a long 12 years for Wormtail. Can you imagine how differently their lives would’ve gone if Ron, in trying to transfigure Scabbers, had actually transfigured him back into a human?Just take a moment to imagine McGonagall’s reaction if Peter Pettigrew had abruptly appeared in her classroom from Ronald Weasley’s rat.Take a moment. Or if Ron had fucked it up a little worse and couldn’t get ‘Scabbers’ back and McGonagall had take him to disenchant him and next thing we know there’s a naked Peter Pettigrew sitting on McGonagall’s desk and the kids in that class learn six new swear words, a hex they will never dare to use, and a fear of Minerva McGonagall’s wrath that will be with them until the day they die. Ten and twenty years later first years are being pulled aside and warned never mess around in Transfiguration seriously the last time a kid mucked something up in that class Professor McGonagall used two semi-legal hexes, took down a Death Eater and sabotaged the rise of the Dark Lord before Potter had time to get his wand out. What most of Hogwarts learned first on that otherwise-unexceptionable day was that Professor McGonagall could sure scream loud. Professor Flitwick’s Charms 5th-year Charms class was close enough to catch the full effect, and the door had been left open besides; en masse the students recoiled with shock and a miscast Hiccuping Charm broke one of the windows (out which the entire flock of ravens they were practicing on escaped to the Forbidden Forest where they only had to worry about centaurs, rather than annoying young humans with wands). Up in the Divination Tower, Sibyl Trelawny preened over her foresight to have warned her students of an unprecedented catastrophe likely to occur before the hour was out. Out in Greenhouse Five, a NEWT-level Herbology class looked up in puzzlement, and most of them were subsequently bitten by the Venomous Tentaculae they were attempting to propagate. It does not do to ignore a Venomous Tentacula when you’re prodding at its intimate parts with a cotton ball held in tweezers, so the class was cancelled while two-thirds of the students headed for the infirmary and the rest of them headed into the castle because if they stayed with the Venomous Tentaculae they’d be outnumbered, and nobody wants that. And down in the dungeons, Professor Snape turned away from comparing Lee Jordan’s Pepper-Up Potion to spoiled cream at what sounded like a woman screaming from the entrance hall. At the second scream, he ordered the class to remain where they were and behave, sweeping out of the room just in time to miss Theodore Nott suddenly jumping up and yelping as if someone had put a crocodile heart down the back of his robes. Fred Weasley stepped back from the unfortunate Slytherin, shared a smirk with his twin, and stuck his head out the door to make sure Snape had rounded the corner before leading the way out of the classroom. - Back in the Transfiguration classroom, about four minutes ago, it had started innocently enough. Ron Weasley, possessed of a broken wand and a lurking suspicion that most of the family’s magical talent had been soaked up by his siblings before he was around to get any, had attempted to turn his pet rat, Scabbers, into a teacup. Scabbers had not become a teacup. Scabbers, blast his useless furry little backside, had become a furry, vaguely teacup-shaped monstrosity out of which absolutely no one would have been tempted to drink, and to make matters worse, he still had a tail. It was moving. Harry was hiding a smile behind his hand. Dean and Seamus weren’t even trying to hide, elbowing each other and laughing. Parvati and Lavender were looking with disgust and horror at either Scabbers or him, and Hermione was opening her mouth, no doubt ready to tell him exactly what he’d done wrong. Which only made it worse that he really thought he’d done everything right this time. He snatched Scabbers off the desk (eww, the base of the cup had the same texture as rat feet) and turned away from Hermione. He made the wand movement again, picturing in his mind the way McGonagall had demonstrated it. “Erreverto.” “Erreverto. Erreverto. Erreverto.” It didn’t work. It didn’t work when Professor McGonagall stopped by and gave Hermione two points for Gryffindor for getting the spell perfect in both directions. It didn’t work when Harry made his successful transfiguration (Ron looked; the pattern was a little bit furry but it was definitely a teacup). Ron’s lips formed the shape of a word that would’ve made his mother box his ears had she heard it and attempted the reverse transfiguration, which didn’t work either. Finally, faced not only with the indignity of failure but the threat of Scabbers being stuck like that, he’d gone up to Professor McGonagall’s desk. “Um, Professor?” Professor McGonagall looked up from the paper she was grading and looked from him to the squirming teacup. “Problems, Mr. Weasley?” “Um, yeah, Professor. I can’t get it to work in either direction and it’s not fair to Scabbers to make him stay as a teacup just because I can’t do a spell right and can you maybe … ?” “I suppose so, Mr. Weasley,” she said, and waved her wand in the exact manner Ron had been doing all along. Nothing happened. Professor McGonagall looked very, very puzzled. “Now that’s odd,” she said softly. As one, the other students rose from their seats and quietly moved closer. She did not attempt the transfiguration in the other direction. Instead, she made a complex motion with her wand and murmured an incantation that possibly only Hermione recognized. The teacup squeaked. Professor McGonagall looked more puzzled than ever, and made a sweeping wand movement that ended with a sharp jab and uttered, “Arcanum finite!” And there was a loud bang, and there was a pale, pudgy, and very naked man sprawled out on her desk, and she jumped back hard enough to knock her chair into the wall and screamed. - Having taught a particularly rigorous course of magical study to children and teens for quite some time now, Minerva McGonagall had become accustomed to certain things. Students who didn’t listen. Students who did rude things to the mice when they thought she wasn’t looking. Students who accidentally turned a frog or a raven into a flock of starlings or a school of strange slimy South American fish (and tried to solve the immediate problem by filling the classroom with two feet of water, neglecting to consider the gap under the door). Students who tried to transfigure their noses into a more appealing shape and wound up in the hospital wing regrowing their nostrils. Naked men on her desk was something Minerva McGonagall had never had an occasion to get used to. What made it worse was that she recognized this one, and he’d been dead for more than a decade. Inferius! was her first thought, followed shortly thereafter by Animagus, which collided with Peter Pettigrew! and produced the utterly horrifying thought of what if all four of them were Animagi? which didn’t bear thinking about at all, so her brain jumped to if he wasn’t killed by a Dark Wizard then why didn’t he say so? and realized there was only one possible explanation why, and about that time her eyes registered that parts of Peter Pettigrew she really doesn’t want to know about were flopping about in front of her face, and she was screaming as she jumped back. The flow of invective which followed somehow failed to surprise her one bit. Some part of her registered, peripherally, the shocked faces of her students, but most of her attention was directed at Peter Pettigrew, who at very least faked his own death and at worst framed Sirius Black and if Black didn’t betray the Potters then who … did. And the words poured out of her, filthy English and filthier Latin while Pettigrew squirmed on the table, his face rage and guilt and fear and something shifty and contemptible, and he turned to look at the stunned students and lunged for Ron Weasley’s wand. - Severus Snape had reached the Entrance Hall by the time the scream died away and the invective replaced it. He almost smirked, amid the alarm; of all the things he’d never expected to hear from Minerva McGonagall … he took the stairs two at a time, still not noticing the students who followed. He did notice the Herbology class, which had stopped on the way to the Infirmary and were staring transfixed in the direction of the Transfiguration classroom, but pushed his way through them, getting Venomous Tentacula pollen all over his robes in the process. From the other end of the corridor came Professor Flitwick’s Charms class, with Professor Flitwick bringing up the rear and pushing his way between students. - Ron looked stunned as the man who’d been his pet rat snatched the wand from his hand; Professor McGonagal’s expression shifted to one beyond fury and when the entire class recoiled, it wasn’t from the naked man with the wand. “Laedo!“ Minerva McGonagall roared. - Ron Weasley’s wand cast a Splintering Curse many years beyond its rightful owner’s abilities, and it did Peter Pettigrew the poor favor of eliminating the door, which might have slowed him down a bit. - Severus Snape flailed and skidded to a halt as the Transfiguration classroom’s door shattered. He stepped back just in time, and stared, jaw dropped in shock, as a naked man he recognized from his school days flew past him and bellyflopped against the wall, bounced, and collapsed to the ground just in time to avoid the “Exitium!” which followed and vaporized an impresive chunk of the castle’s stone wall. Fred and George and Lee Jordan, determined to stay at the front of the crowd, had been pushed almost against Professor Snape by their fellow Potions classmates and some pollen-coated Hufflepuffs. Fred squirmed aside hastily as Professor McGonagall appeared in the doorway, the look on her face so utterly livid that Professors Snape and Flitwick both reflexively stepped back. Snape tripped over George’s foot and fell against a knot of Hufflepuffs, releasing another cloud of pollen and knocking them backwards. Pettigrew saw his opportunity and took it, scrambling to his feet, stumbling sideways, and launching himself towards the gap. And Minerva McGonagall made a thrust with her wand and said, “Perdo.” In the very loud silence which followed, Filius Flitwick squeaked, “The Splinching Charm, Minerva?” She might’ve looked embarrassed for a moment, and then she smiled as she looked down at Pettigrew, who lay on his belly, his arms and legs lying akimbo some distance away. “Unorthodox,” she said, “but useful in a pinch. If someone would inform the Headmaster, and send an owl to the Ministry—-not Fudge, not Crouch, someone competent—-Shacklebolt, perhaps. Students, return to your classrooms, please. Mr. Weasley, I’m very sorry, but I do believe it’s impossible to return you your rat. However, the zero I was going to have to give you for the day’s work is entirely undeserved, as you were not transfiguring a normal rat. You may make the lesson up any time this week.” - The story was, of course, much embellished by the time it reached all the students. Versions of it had the intruder peppering Snape with a Glitter Hex or transfiguring Ron’s rat into a pair of boxers, and people had to be disabused of the notion that it had been Voldemort who’d been hiding as a rat all this time. Snape gave both Weasley twins detention for tripping him, and took forty-seven points total from Gryffindor over the next few weeks for various pretend-subtle pollen references. Kingsley Shacklebolt showed up with a team of Aurors in time to meet Professor Dumbledore; the Wizengamot launched an investigation into the events surrounding the Potters’ murder; the results turned into a scandal which saw the release of Sirius Black and the forced resignation of both Director Bartemious Crouch and Minister Cornelius Fudge. Director of Magical Law Enforcement Amelia Bones was confirmed as Minister of Magic shortly thereafte, and the Daily Prophet reported that Sirius Black (“Godfather to the Boy-Who-Lived!” “Framed, Abandoned, Condemned to Living Hell!” “Heart-Wrenching: His Release In Pictures, Page 17!”) was considering applying for a teaching position at Hogwarts, “but just for a year, I’ve been cursed enough for one lifetime.” (“The Prophet reminds its readers that the so-called “curse” on a certain Hogwarts teaching position is almost certainly a mere string of coincidences.”) And, Minerva thought with relish some months later, it was almost three weeks before anyone attempted messing around in her class. A personal record. I’ve probably reblogged this before but I’m going to do it again right now I think this is literally the best au this entire fandom has produced I’ve only seen this legendary bit of writing in memes and screenshots. I feel so blessed to see it in person. Beautiful, simply beautiful! Reblogging my own post because a) it’s my damn horn and I’ll blow it if I want to, and b) I just (finally!) cross-posted this to Archive Of Our Own, so if anybody wants to go read it over there, here it is. YESSSSSSS!  Love it!!
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Dad, Doctor, and Friends: Samantha Today 12:24 AM Hili Heyyy What's up? Today 9:20 AM At the time, I couldn't have told you. But with the power of modern water combined with a healthy dose of sleep I can confidentially say that the sky is up Uhm. Yup Reminds me of a joke by the great Norm MacDonald. Care for a telling in my own words? Sure? So there's this moth in a dentist's office The moth is sitting in the chair, talking to the doctor The moth says, "Doc, I don't know what to do. I'm sick of my life I have a wife, been married to her for 13 years this May But I don't really like her any more, doc. Ever since we stopped having kids things have dropped off I try to go on dates with her to reignite some passion, but it doesn't seem to work She scoffs at me and rolls her eyes at everything I say At least she takes care of the kids. " "Oh and don't even get me started on my job. My boss is such a pick that I'd love to just quit in the middle of our project and leave him hanging At least I have a few friends in the office to make life tolerable Even then I still think about going up to the roof and throwing myself off ever now and then. My three kids, Motha, Mothammad, and Motholomew, are growing up so fast doc. If it weren't for them, I probably would've ended it years ago I worry that I'm not a good father, doo. My dad was pretty shitty and I really don't want to follow in his shoes. And that's just the beginning of my problems, doc. I'm so fucked, I need help. " The doctor, who sat and listened to all of this said, "Sir, I do believe you need help, but it really sounds like you should be seeing a therapist or a psychiatrist. I'm a dentist, I can't help you with these problems." The moth replies, "I know that" To which the incredulous dentist retorts Then why did you come in here?!" And the moth said, "uh, cuz the light was on?" Fin Oh my god Wow What a journey Tyne a messag An Epic Tale
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Books, Superhero, and Tumblr: LEE THE MOST INSIDIGns ENEMY OF ALL JACK KIRBY WEEKA <p><a href="https://charrwastaken.tumblr.com/post/170981224483/libertarirynn-white-people-arent-allowed-to" class="tumblr_blog">charrwastaken</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/170981033654/white-people-arent-allowed-to-talk-about-wakanda" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p>“White people aren’t allowed to talk about Wakanda or Black Panther!”</p> <p>OK seriously please shut the fuck up. You’re embarrassing yourselves. Black Panther only exists because of two white guys. He is not some integral part of “black culture“. Black people do not even kind of own the right to enjoy Black Panther.</p> </blockquote> <p>Imagine being a long-time fan of the character, having read all the comic books, only for when it gets adapted into a movie, for XxmelaninGurl94xX with an afro, who probably never heard of Black Panther before, to tell you on Twitter that you aren’t allowed to watch it.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>I mean don’t get me wrong I understand the initial excitement. Hell I was excited to see a big budget superhero film with a black ensemble cast. I do believe representation can be really cool and important. But it went from “wow we finally have a black superhero we can celebrate and enjoy together just like all the others“ to “this is just for black people! No one else is allowed to watch it! Wypipo get out reeeeeee!” In record time. Even though that’s kind of what I expected.</p><p>The irony is if they were successful at scaring white people away from watching the movie, the film would bomb and studios would be nervous about another black hero film. These idiots are gonna mess around and play themselves.</p>
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Head, Life, and Party: QSearch I have to disagree with part or what you said. Siding with the cop does NOT mean you think Philando's life didn't matter. Just like siding with Philando doesn't mean you hate cops. Those are both pretty simplistic statements. First let me say I do not think that cop should have been a cop to begin with and I don't think he should be a cop after this. A cop with even a slight level of experience would not have reacted in this way and would have likely deescalated rather than pulled his weapon. What I do think, however, is that he was justified in so much that he feared for his life and the jury agreed. Did it have to happen? No! It was sad and should have never happened. But, does that mean either party was wrong? No. It's one of those paradoxical moments where something tragic happened and neither party was likely in the wrong 2 hours ago Like Reply <p>“He had a completely irrational fear that lead him to shoot an innocent man several times for no reason. Does that mean he was wrong?”</p> <p>Uh I’m gonna go with “yes”.</p> <p>I’m not saying the officer had malicious intent. I can easily believe he really was scared. But I do believe you should be held accountable for your actions especially when those actions senselessly end a life. That’s why we have a manslaughter charge. It doesn’t require malicious intent, just careless actions resulting in death. We can’t just keep excusing cops losing their head and killing people just because they say “I feared for my life”. And you guys know that I’m no cop hater. I believe some high-profile police shootings were justified. But this was not one of them and I’m tired of seeing this wishy-washy bullshit from people who are afraid to admit that cops can ever be in the wrong.</p>
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Apparently, Bad, and God: 9:43 PM I hope everything is going well I just have a question, I saw your post about "Highly Recommending" everyone to go see "Get Out". My question is, as a Christian, is it right to recommend people to go see something with so much profanity in it? Regardless of it's message, it has 50 F-words, 45 S-words with a lot of others as well. I'm not messaging you to bee mean or anything, I genuinely wanted to know why you recommending it. Thanks! <p><a href="http://socialjusticesweg.tumblr.com/post/158052663055/proudblackconservative-ted-cruise" class="tumblr_blog">socialjusticesweg</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/158052442824/proudblackconservative-ted-cruise" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/158051885454/proudblackconservative-inarticulateyelling" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://ted-cruise.tumblr.com/post/158051247940/inarticulateyelling-proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">ted-cruise</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/158051113654/proudblackconservative-this-super-evangelical" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://inarticulateyelling.tumblr.com/post/158050867128/this-super-evangelical-guy-is-always-trying-to" class="tumblr_blog">inarticulateyelling</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/158050593589/this-super-evangelical-guy-is-always-trying-to" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>This super evangelical guy is always trying to challenge what I watch because it has swears or sex in it and it’s pretty annoying. I’m a grown woman. I’ll decide what’s appropriate for me to watch and where my conscience falls as a Christian.</p></blockquote> <p>Apparently you can’t be Christian if you watch movies with profanity. Lol.</p> </blockquote> <p>Like I could bring up how even Jesus used really strong language in his day (“Brood of vipers” isn’t exactly a compliment), but I don’t want to get into a whole thing. I just want him off my back so I tried to keep it polite and civil and just say I like the story and I believe a good story makes up for some profanity.</p> </blockquote> <p>i’d block him if he continues to harass you about it, someone tried doing this to me and trying convince me that turkish people don’t have souls on a fandom blog </p> </blockquote> <p>Oh my word he’s still at it.</p> <p>“I’m not saying that a film should be necessarily thrown away if it has profanity in it. I have seen many movies with redeeming qualities and with profanity in them, but they are all edited so the profanity is removed. <br/>If it’s wrong for a Christian to say those words, wouldn’t it also be wrong to voluntarily pay money to hear those words? If Jesus wouldn’t say the words, I’m pretty sure He wouldn’t pay money to have someone say those words to Him for the sake of entertainment. <br/>What if it wasn’t profanity. What if it was sexuality? Is it OK to see a film with 50 F-words, but not OK to see a movie with sex scenes? Or are they both OK? <br/>Just trying to figure out your position on it. 🙂”</p> <p>I’m screaming. He’s an old friend and I really am trying to be respectful and kind but I really don’t know where else this conversation can go. I’m pretty much done explaining myself to him. He doesn’t have to agree. I’ve never tried to pressure him into watching movies with profanity, so I think he needs to respect my space. I do believe it’s important for Christians to hold each other accountable, but there’s a line between doing that and being annoying and judgmental.</p> </blockquote> <p>OH MYLANTA.</p> <p>“Profanity has changed, yes. But I think we can both agree that profanity today is something a Christian should never say. If a Christian went around saying the F word, I would know that they are very weak in their faith of at all, a Christian. <br/>Also, the people who determine what profanity is…is the secular culture itself! It says “Strong Language” in the rating for a reason. And it’s rated by a secular culture, not Christians. <br/>So if the secular culture itself labels a word as “bad” then it is ever more “off limits” for a Christian to use because even the lost people says it’s a “bad word.”</p> <p>So I really don’t think Jesus would take part in phrases that even the lost world would say are bad. <br/>And yes, they do use the Lord’s name as a cuss words in the film, so that should be an immediate red flag. </p> <p>See the problem is, where to draw the line. You say sex scenes are OK of they are relevant to the story. Where do you draw the line? <br/>What if there is an incredible movie about a porn star who gives their life to Christ. Well, to be relevant to the story, they show some of the porn that took place. It’s relevant to the story and it’s important to know. <br/>So, If that is wrong but the small sex scene is OK…Who draws the line? <br/>Do you draw the line? What if your line is farther than mine? Am I wrong? Are you wrong?<br/>We can’t both be right. <br/>See, I don’t believe WE get to draw where the line goes. Christ drew the line a long time ago. <br/>“Abstain from even the appearance of Evil” 1 Thessalonians 5:22. <br/>I dont think that involves F words and sex scenes…regardless of the story. <br/>What I’m saying is, as a Christian, I dont think it’s right in any way to pay money and voluntarily listen to profanity and watch sex scenes. I think we can both agree that both of those are things the Lord would not approve of for a Christian.<br/>And if we try to say what is “too much” for us, who determines that? It must be God who draws where the line is. <br/>Do you see what I’m saying?“</p> </blockquote> <p><i> “But I think we can both agree that profanity today is something a Christian should never say.”</i><br/></p><p>that’s where you’re fuckin wrong, kiddo</p></blockquote> <p>Lol. For real. I&rsquo;ve literally heard my priest swear. Once from the pulpit. I finally did put the kibosh on the conversation and it actually ended on a surprisingly civil note. I just told him I respect his opinion but I disagree I will continue to test my own conscience against my personal relationship with Christ and my studying of the Scriptures and come to my own conclusions. He backed off.</p>
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Apparently, Bad, and God: 9:43 PM I hope everything is going well I just have a question, I saw your post about "Highly Recommending" everyone to go see "Get Out". My question is, as a Christian, is it right to recommend people to go see something with so much profanity in it? Regardless of it's message, it has 50 F-words, 45 S-words with a lot of others as well. I'm not messaging you to bee mean or anything, I genuinely wanted to know why you recommending it. Thanks! <p><a href="https://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/158051885454/proudblackconservative-inarticulateyelling" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://ted-cruise.tumblr.com/post/158051247940/inarticulateyelling-proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">ted-cruise</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/158051113654/proudblackconservative-this-super-evangelical" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://inarticulateyelling.tumblr.com/post/158050867128/this-super-evangelical-guy-is-always-trying-to" class="tumblr_blog">inarticulateyelling</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/158050593589/this-super-evangelical-guy-is-always-trying-to" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>This super evangelical guy is always trying to challenge what I watch because it has swears or sex in it and it’s pretty annoying. I’m a grown woman. I’ll decide what’s appropriate for me to watch and where my conscience falls as a Christian.</p></blockquote> <p>Apparently you can’t be Christian if you watch movies with profanity. Lol.</p> </blockquote> <p>Like I could bring up how even Jesus used really strong language in his day (“Brood of vipers” isn’t exactly a compliment), but I don’t want to get into a whole thing. I just want him off my back so I tried to keep it polite and civil and just say I like the story and I believe a good story makes up for some profanity.</p> </blockquote> <p>i’d block him if he continues to harass you about it, someone tried doing this to me and trying convince me that turkish people don’t have souls on a fandom blog </p></blockquote> <p>Oh my word he’s still at it.</p><p>“I’m not saying that a film should be necessarily thrown away if it has profanity in it. I have seen many movies with redeeming qualities and with profanity in them, but they are all edited so the profanity is removed. <br/>If it’s wrong for a Christian to say those words, wouldn’t it also be wrong to voluntarily pay money to hear those words? If Jesus wouldn’t say the words, I’m pretty sure He wouldn’t pay money to have someone say those words to Him for the sake of entertainment. <br/>What if it wasn’t profanity. What if it was sexuality? Is it OK to see a film with 50 F-words, but not OK to see a movie with sex scenes? Or are they both OK? <br/>Just trying to figure out your position on it. 🙂”</p><p>I’m screaming. He’s an old friend and I really am trying to be respectful and kind but I really don’t know where else this conversation can go. I’m pretty much done explaining myself to him. He doesn’t have to agree. I’ve never tried to pressure him into watching movies with profanity, so I think he needs to respect my space. I do believe it’s important for Christians to hold each other accountable, but there’s a line between doing that and being annoying and judgmental.</p></blockquote> <p>OH MYLANTA.</p><p>&ldquo;Profanity has changed, yes. But I think we can both agree that profanity today is something a Christian should never say. If a Christian went around saying the F word, I would know that they are very weak in their faith of at all, a Christian. <br/>Also, the people who determine what profanity is&hellip;is the secular culture itself! It says &quot;Strong Language&rdquo; in the rating for a reason. And it&rsquo;s rated by a secular culture, not Christians. <br/>So if the secular culture itself labels a word as &ldquo;bad&rdquo; then it is ever more &ldquo;off limits&rdquo; for a Christian to use because even the lost people says it&rsquo;s a &ldquo;bad word.&rdquo;</p><p>So I really don&rsquo;t think Jesus would take part in phrases that even the lost world would say are bad. <br/>And yes, they do use the Lord&rsquo;s name as a cuss words in the film, so that should be an immediate red flag. </p><p>See the problem is, where to draw the line. You say sex scenes are OK of they are relevant to the story. Where do you draw the line? <br/>What if there is an incredible movie about a porn star who gives their life to Christ. Well, to be relevant to the story, they show some of the porn that took place. It&rsquo;s relevant to the story and it&rsquo;s important to know. <br/>So, If that is wrong but the small sex scene is OK&hellip;Who draws the line? <br/>Do you draw the line? What if your line is farther than mine? Am I wrong? Are you wrong?<br/>We can&rsquo;t both be right. <br/>See, I don&rsquo;t believe WE get to draw where the line goes. Christ drew the line a long time ago. <br/>&ldquo;Abstain from even the appearance of Evil&rdquo; 1 Thessalonians 5:22. <br/>I dont think that involves F words and sex scenes&hellip;regardless of the story. <br/>What I&rsquo;m saying is, as a Christian, I dont think it&rsquo;s right in any way to pay money and voluntarily listen to profanity and watch sex scenes. I think we can both agree that both of those are things the Lord would not approve of for a Christian.<br/>And if we try to say what is &ldquo;too much&rdquo; for us, who determines that? It must be God who draws where the line is. <br/>Do you see what I&rsquo;m saying?&ldquo;</p>
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Apparently, Jesus, and Lol: 9:43 PM I hope everything is going well I just have a question, I saw your post about "Highly Recommending" everyone to go see "Get Out". My question is, as a Christian, is it right to recommend people to go see something with so much profanity in it? Regardless of it's message, it has 50 F-words, 45 S-words with a lot of others as well. I'm not messaging you to bee mean or anything, I genuinely wanted to know why you recommending it. Thanks! <p><a href="https://ted-cruise.tumblr.com/post/158051247940/inarticulateyelling-proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">ted-cruise</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/158051113654/proudblackconservative-this-super-evangelical" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://inarticulateyelling.tumblr.com/post/158050867128/this-super-evangelical-guy-is-always-trying-to" class="tumblr_blog">inarticulateyelling</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/158050593589/this-super-evangelical-guy-is-always-trying-to" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>This super evangelical guy is always trying to challenge what I watch because it has swears or sex in it and it’s pretty annoying. I’m a grown woman. I’ll decide what’s appropriate for me to watch and where my conscience falls as a Christian.</p></blockquote> <p>Apparently you can’t be Christian if you watch movies with profanity. Lol.</p> </blockquote> <p>Like I could bring up how even Jesus used really strong language in his day (“Brood of vipers” isn’t exactly a compliment), but I don’t want to get into a whole thing. I just want him off my back so I tried to keep it polite and civil and just say I like the story and I believe a good story makes up for some profanity.</p> </blockquote> <p>i’d block him if he continues to harass you about it, someone tried doing this to me and trying convince me that turkish people don’t have souls on a fandom blog </p></blockquote> <p>Oh my word he&rsquo;s still at it.</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m not saying that a film should be necessarily thrown away if it has profanity in it. I have seen many movies with redeeming qualities and with profanity in them, but they are all edited so the profanity is removed. <br/>If it&rsquo;s wrong for a Christian to say those words, wouldn&rsquo;t it also be wrong to voluntarily pay money to hear those words? If Jesus wouldn&rsquo;t say the words, I&rsquo;m pretty sure He wouldn&rsquo;t pay money to have someone say those words to Him for the sake of entertainment. <br/>What if it wasn&rsquo;t profanity. What if it was sexuality? Is it OK to see a film with 50 F-words, but not OK to see a movie with sex scenes? Or are they both OK? <br/>Just trying to figure out your position on it. 🙂&rdquo;</p><p>I&rsquo;m screaming. He&rsquo;s an old friend and I really am trying to be respectful and kind but I really don&rsquo;t know where else this conversation can go. I&rsquo;m pretty much done explaining myself to him. He doesn&rsquo;t have to agree. I&rsquo;ve never tried to pressure him into watching movies with profanity, so I think he needs to respect my space. I do believe it&rsquo;s important for Christians to hold each other accountable, but there&rsquo;s a line between doing that and being annoying and judgmental.</p>

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America, Cars, and Computers: Lee Fang @lhfang When robotics/driverless cars replace 1/3 jobs in America, and the political establishment does nothing, 2016 anger will look minuscule. 11/5/16, 10:03 PM 287 RETWEETS 497 LIKES c-bassmeow: cracked-pearl-78: c-bassmeow: Shit Luddites have been making this claim since the Industrial Revolution and they are no closer to being true. While you are historically correct, many economists, tech experts (people who work with tech who are far from luddites), and even CEO’s of tech companies believe that with the increasing automation  of jobs, many jobs will go to machines and there will be a great, massive reduction in jobs. Economists both from the left and right think this is to be true since it’s already happening just not to a large extent YET. Even the Bureau of labor statistics projects massive job loss due to human jobs becoming obsolete because technological changes that make it more efficient to replace humans with machines/computers since it will be cheaper, less error, and more efficient to replace humans since machines do not need to rest, do not have families, can be worked to their extreme, and can be programmed to do something correctly all the time. Moreover with the prospect of artificial intelligence which is being invested heavily, the change might manifest more rapidly.  One remedy for this from some economists from both the left and right is to enact a universal basic income. But while I appreciate your skepticism, which is very healthy because i too have a disdain for predictions with no basis in reality or that sound alarmist- to my knowledge there seems to be a slow, growing consensus from many fields that technological progress will replace many many human jobs the extent to which they will replace them is obviously debatable but the fact that they will be replaced to some degree that affects us seems to not be. I’m sorry I can’t cite sources I’m on my phone at the moment. Also,  throughout history technological progress has always replaced jobs.  There are less shoemakers now, farmers, cashiers, and countless other positions due to technological progress. Historically though,  we have been able to replace these jobs with new ones created through social change, technological change, and other factors but I and many think that we have hit a special time in history where technology will simply take over many more jobs than we can replace.  Technological progress is so advanced now that many products that we had to buy separately are now consolidated into one (an iphone is a fax machine, a phone, a computer, a camera, a tv, etc) and at times less people are needed in the aggregate to make these products.   Lastly, and this is just semantics,  I do believe that many techno-optimists believe technological progress automatically means “good” because we associate the word technology with human advancement and because “progress” is  a word that assumes benevolence, but this is not the case. Technological and scientific progress are not inherently good.  I am no luddite and I am a lover of science BUT science and technological advancement are sometimes removed and unaware of the unintended consequences created by their advancement since we rarely know all the social, economic, political, ramifications brought by said technology/scientific discoveries at the time of their creation and birth. So to assume everything will be a positive step forward is a naive assumption not supported by data but simply a subjective feeling of comfort and happiness because tech progress is being made. So i am no luddite, but I do think there is cause this time to be healthily afraid of what is to come.  A capitalist system has historically relied on humans but when those who own the means of production switch to a more inexpensive, rational, hard working, and anti-error prone substitute …. then what happens? It has never been done before so to assume you can use history as a guide (which is usually a very intelligent move) is somewhat misguided for what is to come has never happened before. 
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America, Cars, and Computers: Lee Fang @lhfang When robotics/driverless cars replace 1/3 jobs in America, and the political establishment does nothing, 2016 anger will look minuscule. 11/5/16, 10:03 PM 287 RETWEETS 497 LIKES cracked-pearl-78: c-bassmeow: Shit Luddites have been making this claim since the Industrial Revolution and they are no closer to being true. While you are historically correct, many economists, tech experts (people who work with tech who are far from luddites), and even CEO’s of tech companies believe that with the increasing automation  of jobs, many jobs will go to machines and there will be a great, massive reduction in jobs. Economists both from the left and right think this is to be true since it’s already happening just not to a large extent YET. Even the Bureau of labor statistics projects massive job loss due to human jobs becoming obsolete because technological changes that make it more efficient to replace humans with machines/computers since it will be cheaper, less error, and more efficient to replace humans since machines do not need to rest, do not have families, can be worked to their extreme, and can be programmed to do something correctly all the time. Moreover with the prospect of artificial intelligence which is being invested heavily, the change might manifest more rapidly. One remedy for this from some economists from both the left and right is to enact a universal basic income. But while I appreciate your skepticism, which is very healthy because i too have a disdain for predictions with no basis in reality or that sound alarmist- to my knowledge there seems to be a slow, growing consensus from many fields that technological progress will replace many many human jobs the extent to which they will replace them is obviously debatable but the fact that they will be replaced to some degree that affects us seems to not be. I’m sorry I can’t cite sources I’m on my phone at the moment.Also,  throughout history technological progress has always replaced jobs.  There are less shoemakers now, farmers, cashiers, and countless other positions due to technological progress. Historically though,  we have been able to replace these jobs with new ones created through social change, technological change, and other factors but I and many think that we have hit a special time in history where technology will simply take over many more jobs than we can replace.  Technological progress is so advanced now that many products that we had to buy separately are now consolidated into one (an iphone is a fax machine, a phone, a computer, a camera, a tv, etc) and at times less people are needed in the aggregate to make these products.  Lastly, and this is just semantics,  I do believe that many techno-optimists believe technological progress automatically means “good” because we associate the word technology with human advancement and because “progress” is  a word that assumes benevolence, but this is not the case. Technological and scientific progress are not inherently good.  I am no luddite and I am a lover of science BUT science and technological advancement are sometimes removed and unaware of the unintended consequences created by their advancement since we rarely know all the social, economic, political, ramifications brought by said technology/scientific discoveries at the time of their creation and birth. So to assume everything will be a positive step forward is a naive assumption not supported by data but simply a subjective feeling of comfort and happiness because tech progress is being made. So i am no luddite, but I do think there is cause this time to be healthily afraid of what is to come.  A capitalist system has historically relied on humans but when those who own the means of production switch to a more inexpensive, rational, hard working, and anti-error prone substitute …. then what happens? It has never been done before so to assume you can use history as a guide (which is usually a very intelligent move) is somewhat misguided for what is to come has never happened before. 
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