awwww-cute:

I have the cutest monster under my bed

awwww-cute:

I have the cutest monster under my bed

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istayhighoffyourmemory:

tockthewatchdog:

mattheuphonium:

kim-jong-chill:

i need feminism because when jesus does a magic trick it’s a goddamn miracle but when a woman does a magic trick she gets burned at the stake

fabulous 

i mean they did also kill jesus. that was a pretty significant thing that happened. like i understand where you’re coming from here but they very much did kill jesus.

Yeah but Jesus was killed for being a political threat, not bc anyone thought he was legitimately a witch. I’m not saying one is worse or better than the other, but there’s a difference in being a political threat to the state vs dumbasses running around thinking women were witches.



somepotternerd:

Hagrid Hagrid Potter, you were named after the onLY GUY IN MY LIFE WHO LOOKED OUT FOR ME WITH ZERO ULTERIOR MOTIVES HE LITERALLY JUST CARED ABOUT ME BECAUSE HE WAS A GENUINELY NICE PERSON AND HE DESERVES SOME RECOGNITION FOR THAT

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harryandthepotters:

This is a photo from the night we launched the Harry Potter Alliance. It was 9 years ago today.
Other fandoms have their own music. They have their own websites and media and podcasts. They have their own conferences and their own charities. But none of them have their own fan activism. 
The Harry Potter Alliance exists to turn fans into heroes. Nine years later that still feels like a new idea. 
The HPA is in the middle of their annual fundraiser. If you want to help make it possible for fans to change the world, then today is a good day to continue investing in fan activism. 
Donate at EqualityFTW.org

harryandthepotters:

This is a photo from the night we launched the Harry Potter Alliance. It was 9 years ago today.

Other fandoms have their own music. They have their own websites and media and podcasts. They have their own conferences and their own charities. But none of them have their own fan activism. 

The Harry Potter Alliance exists to turn fans into heroes. Nine years later that still feels like a new idea. 

The HPA is in the middle of their annual fundraiser. If you want to help make it possible for fans to change the world, then today is a good day to continue investing in fan activism. 

Donate at EqualityFTW.org



vegan-vulcan:

thinksquad:

Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/10/03/german-colleges—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

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