The Raining Kiwi

thoughts on life, the universe, and being a nerd

dajo42:

all the harry potter books from hagrid’s perspective

  • rubeus hagrid and i hope the ministry don’t find out about this dragon
  • rubeus hagrid and i hope the ministry don’t find out about this spider
  • rubeus hagrid and i hope i don’t kill one of my students
  • rubeus hagrid and holy shit legal dragons
  • rubeus hagrid and i hope the ministry don’t find out about my brother
  • rubeus hagrid and oh god aragog why
  • rubeus hagrid and harry no 

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tilltheskyfallsd0wnn:

daughterofrage-and-love:

ageekyfemmeforeveringlasses:

iinthebackofmymind:

"The bad part is, you have to be careful when you share all the bad with your girlfriends. Because YOU may forgive him, but we don’t, honey. That’s the thing. If he screwed you over, he screwed me over, because you’re my girl. So you have to be careful with the level of bad that you share with your girls. Because you forgive, but oh honey, mama don’t."

Preach.

THIS IS SO TRUE
@samantkax3

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theblogofmicah:

Always the best option.

theblogofmicah:

Always the best option.

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last-snowfall:

geardrops:

swanjolras:

out of all the aspects of millennial-bashing, i think the one that most confuses me is the “millennials all got trophies as a kid, so now they’re all self-centered narcissists” theory

like— kids are pretty smart, y’all. they can see that every kid on the team gets a trophy and is told they did a good job; they can also see that not every kid on the team deserves a trophy, and not everyone did do a good job

the logical conclusion to draw from this is not “i’m great and i deserve praise”— it’s “no matter how mediocre i am, people will still praise me to make me feel better, so i can’t trust any compliments or accolades i receive”

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

where did this whole “ugh millennials think their so-so work is super great” thing even come from it is a goddamn mystery

what fucking kills me is, yeah, maybe we got the trophies, but who gave them out

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

Which is pretty much what mental health practitioners observe happening.

It’s also what I observed happening as a singing teacher: the older kids literally would not believe a positive word I said until I had proved I would tell them they screwed up/had done badly/etc. I did so in as useful a way as possible (“So this passage. We really need to work on this passage. A lot. This passage is not good yet.”), but with almost every adolescent I taught I had to prove I would give them straight-up criticism before they would parse my praise as anything other than meaningless “the grownups always do this” noise.

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iamlucyspet:

peterpanouat:

imgonnaraichualovesonggg:

imgonnaraichualovesonggg:

This is how I proposed to my boyfriend Lee :D

This post won’t stop getting notes! Thank you everyone :D

that’s because its so adorable!

perfect fucking proposal

iamlucyspet:

peterpanouat:

imgonnaraichualovesonggg:

imgonnaraichualovesonggg:

This is how I proposed to my boyfriend Lee :D

This post won’t stop getting notes! Thank you everyone :D

that’s because its so adorable!

perfect fucking proposal

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laughhard:

All Hail Aldrin

laughhard:

All Hail Aldrin

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Things about Ravenclaws #36

blendinginthecrowd:

thingsaboutravenclaws:

Muggleborn ravenclaws have a terrible time getting used to being in a place where electronics don’t work - not just because of phones and wifi, but because they’re so accustomed to being able to tune out the world with music, and keeping earbuds in all the time. iPods are one of those things that the whole house has an ongoing quest to make work with magic.

Well, though I agree with the first part, the second- Well. Not iPods, Ravenclaws would rather go for a walkman first, then a simple mp3-player. Because look, there are radios in the magical world, so the way to make it work already exists. Most probably, the more advanced technology, the harder it would be to make it work in a magical surrounding. And the easier it would break down.

And if they could make an iPod work, then it would be just a small step to make phone calls possible. And wouldn’t that be a useful development.

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vincisomething:

doctorsdemons:

whitedarryl:

asatira:

elfgrove:

mmemento:

leaper182:

bead-bead:

the-writers-ramblings:

i cant even make it past the table of contents im laughing too hard

WHAT IS THIS BOOK!?!

It’s called “Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology”
By Cory O’Brien, and it looks highly entertaining. :D

Gilgamesh: THE ULTIMATE BROMANCE

Give it here, now.

Sweet Fluffy Gods why is there not an audiobook version?

I need to find this book.

The first time Iv’e wanted to read something since Metro 2033.

guy

guys…look what we did :D

I want this book

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Panic! At The Disco - This Is Gospel (Piano Version)

lonelylittle-life:

Day 105/365

This is Gospel : Panic! at the Disco

This is gospel for the fallen ones
Locked away in permanent slumber
Assembling their philosophies
From pieces of broken memories