I don’t know how tumblr famous people do it.
I literally have one popular post right now and it feels like every second thing on my dash is a notification
Wut is happening O.o
i have a lot of secret hermione headcanons like. she was insufferable at muggle school as well and generally not well liked. she was the girl whose parents were both dentists and she read too many books and tried to talk to people in her class about them but they generally thought she was trying to show off. so when she gets into hogwarts she throws herself into the new culture and reads as many books as her parents will pay for, including her text books and several history books and when her parents refuse to buy the unabridged history of magic and also some legends, she seriously considers hiding out in flourish and blotts so she can just read it in the bookstore. but she wears her robes around the house and sends about forty letters to hogwarts asking questions about the school year and the course load and how the grading scale works and if they’re very sure they’ve told her everything she’s going to need. and her parents are worried about her but they had been already? because she has such a hard time making friends. and they hope she’ll be able to make friends at hogwarts.
the first letter she sends them is full of descriptions of the castle and the sorting and background information on gryffindor and she mentions that she met neville and he’s very sweet, and the classes are so interesting, and she loves them very much! and the next few are also like that and kind of strained. and they suspect (correctly) that she again does not have friends.
a couple weeks into november, she sends them a letter full of complaints about ron’s study habits and how he’s teaching her wizard chess and how both he and harry are very brave but also not very good students. and she tells them about hagrid, who is eight and a half feet tall and the nicest person she has ever met.
they stop worrying as much until they get a letter at the end of term saying that hermione has broken about 20 school rules and also congratulations your daughter scored over 100% on almost every exam.
someone made a really good point in the commentary of a post once which basically boiled down to the fact that james and lily’s patronuses are complements of each other (stag / doe) as opposed to snape and lily’s (doe / doe) which just goes to show how love and obsession are not the same thing at all thank u for ur time
— Unknown (via zombiebondage)
Nailed it in the last sentence.
Zadie Smith on libraries
I was thinking about it, and writing’s a bit terrifying, you know? You’re putting pieces of your very soul into words, and there it is for anyone who cares to pick it up.
I’ve always been fairly confident when it comes to my writing. It’s the one area in my life I truly do become confident about, actually. Most of the time I still feel like a twelve year old in social interactions, with blushing and hand twisting and fumbling over my words. With writing, however, I am confident because I know it’s always what I truly believe, it’s what I am. Writing is my core, where everything becomes solid and foundational, where I am in control, and I’ve never been afraid to show people that.
But it’s a bit strange having someone know you far better than you know them because of your writing. One time someone remarked about my favorite time of day, and at first I was a bit startled because they were unknowingly talking about a rather personal contemplation of mine. It’s a bit silly really, but I had forgotten I had written a blog post once upon a time about my favorite time of day, and it felt like they were seeing into my soul. It’s terrifying, but not necessarily in a bad way.
- me in class: wait what happened
- me in class: what do we do
- me in class: what do we write
- me in class: when's the test
- me in class: what is this
- me in class: how do you do this
- me in class: what