1 month ago   •   10,470 notes   •   VIA robert-downey-jesus   •   SOURCE bellegold

bellegold:

harry potter character tropes → Draco Malfoy

2 months ago   •   4,452 notes   •   VIA ichthygirl   •   SOURCE starkswaters

starkswaters:

FANGIRL CHALLENGE ♔ fifteen pairings {1/15}

↬ Anne Shirley & Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables, 1985)

2 months ago   •   6,478 notes   •   VIA stilinskisparkles   •   SOURCE branstarks
2 months ago   •   43,790 notes   •   VIA captainofalltheships   •   SOURCE justjasper

bramblepatch:

justjasper:

there had to be slytherin students who didn’t go with the rest of the house and fought in the battle for hogwarts

kids who took off their ties so nobody could clock them, who blended in with the forces

kids who kept their ties on and realised it would be a lonely fight

kids who watched as the other houses recognised them, and stood in silent solidarity with them,

kids who hated slytherin house, but knew anyone who stayed was their ally

a group of school children are not a lost cause, are not rotten to the core, even if they’ve been raised on some poisonous shit. it’s a shame they were treated like they were irredeemable by the canon narrative

And then there also had to be the ones who evacuated with the younger students, looking over their shoulders in case of pursuit, wands in hand and hexes on their tongues.

Who counted heads and made sure, with the memory for faces and names that makes for a budding politician, that the youngest students were there - not only their own house, but the preteens in yellow and blue and red, too.

Who saw a third year about to sneak off to join the battle and stunned him and carried him out to safety, lying through their teeth - he fell and hit his head in the rush, someone make sure he’s ok - because tonight of all nights no one is going to buy that that attack was for the boy’s own good.

Who, when confronted with a girl in a red and gold scarf who is four months short of her seventeenth birthday and full of fire and steel, demanding why they’re here, why they’re hiding like cowards, why they aren’t fighting, could look down their nose at the bloodthirsty little fool and inform her that people will die tonight, good brave, loyal, intelligent people, but people will live tonight, too. And some of those people will be the generation of young students smuggled out of the castle, who we have seen get away safe, no thanks to your lust for battle. And some of those will be the veterans who limp away as the dust clears, and they will need succor - can you brew a bone knitting potion with the contents of your school bag over a tea light? Because I can. And the world will continue to turn and no matter how important the battle that is raging, the wizarding world is bigger than one castle and wizarding society is more than one institution.

Because cunning is not cowardice, and ambition is not a sin, and some day someone in this milling crowd of scared children will sit on the Wizengamot and someone will invent a startlingly effective magical treatment for a common illness and someone will create renowned works of art and it will, in part, be because I helped make sure they were safely clear of Hogwarts before the castle started falling down around our ears.

2 months ago   •   10,203 notes   •   VIA booksandhotchocolate   •   SOURCE sherpotter

He’s everything he didn’t see.

3 months ago   •   46,469 notes   •   VIA bbcsherlockftw   •   SOURCE beautywithin16

foreverwholocked:

makeyourdeduction:

I DON’T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS SHERLOCK HAS ONLY EVER GOT FAVOURS OFF PEOPLE BY SOLVING THEIR CASES AND HE ONLY EVER DID THAT BECAUSE HE ENJOYED THE THRILL OF THE CHASE AND THE BLOOD PUMPING THROUGH HIS VEINS AND NOW HE’S GETTING FAVOURS OFF PEOPLE FOR BEING NICE AND DOING SIMPLE, KIND GESTURES THAT NORMAL PEOPLE DO

DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND HOW INCREDIBLE SHERLOCK’S CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IS OMFG

YES ALL OF THIS

BUT ALSO MOLLY’S LINE 'Did you get him off a murder charge?' IS SO IMPORTANT BECAUSE THIS MEANS THAT AT SOME POINT SHERLOCK MUST’VE TOLD MOLLY ABOUT ANGELO WHO HE DID GET OFF A MURDER CHARGE - IT WASN’T A RANDOM ASSUMPTION, IT WAS A REFERENCE TO A PREVIOUS CONVERSATION AND JUST FEELS

3 months ago   •   16,862 notes   •   VIA present-the-cake   •   SOURCE foxestacado

foxestacado:

Here’s the thing that broke my heart:

In “The Sign of Three,” Sherlock calls Mycroft right before his best man speech, telling him that it’s not too late to attend the wedding, which is ridiculous and out of character for Sherlock, because Mycroft’s right, John and Mary wouldn’t really want Mycroft there. So why did Sherlock call? Mycroft recognizes Sherlock’s anxiety (about the wedding, about the future, about his best man speech, etc.) and so he reminds Sherlock of “Redbeard.” At that point, we didn’t understand what that meant yet. But Sherlock reacted dismissively, telling Mycroft that he continues to infantilize him.

Then, in “His Last Vow,” we find out that in a moment of crisis, as Sherlock is desperately trying to stay alive and going into shock, Sherlock forces himself to seek a calming memory (tellingly, the forcible voice of his mind is Mycroft). And in that moment, he finds Redbeard, revealed to be his childhood dog. His dog comes to him in this moment of crisis, and comforts him as dogs do. Oh my god, my heart.

So, what Sherlock dismisses as an infantilizing, patronizing mention by Mycroft was actually his brother’s attempt to calm Sherlock as he uncharacteristically reaches out to Mycroft in a moment of anxiety at the wedding.

However, I don’t think Sherlock will really see Mycroft as someone who cares for him deeply, as their relationship is such that Sherlock always seems to think the worst of him.

3 months ago   •   5,794 notes   •   VIA qhuinn   •   SOURCE lonewolfed

helenish:

Yeah, this is bad, this is real, real bad, this is the face Stiles makes two paragraphs from the end of the story, a story in Derek’s POV, obviously, where Stiles’s eyes are kind and sad, faced smudged in shadow, limned in light, and Derek is so, so tired, but he thinks he can keep on going, just a little longer, says, 

"Thanks for the ride, thanks for—" voice trailing off when Stiles drops him off at his apartment. It’s starting to snow outside; it will be cold and dark inside, and Derek looks at Stiles for too long, the curve of his bottom lip and his bare throat, stares until the corner of Stiles’ mouth twists.

"You could invite me up," he says evenly. 

"I don’t—um, it’s probably not a good idea," Derek says. Stiles laughs, a soft, cut-open noise, breath white in the cold air.

"It’s not that I don’t—want to," Derek hears himself saying. 

"It’s not?" Stiles asks. "I thought that was—y’know, basically it."

"No," Derek says.

"Then—"

"I’m—I don’t want to lose you," Derek says, throat aching.

"You don’t have me," Stiles says.

"Yeah," Derek says, turning and fumbling the door open. "Yeah, sorry, I know."

"Not yet, anyhow," Stiles says. A year ago, two years ago, he would have caught Derek by the shoulder, hand vise-tight, but now his hands stay loosely on the steering wheel, and Derek turns back towards him all the same.

"Invite me up," Stiles says, and Derek does.

3 months ago   •   10,815 notes   •   VIA fitzskymmons   •   SOURCE lordthorin

We will never let you down, and we have a life time ahead to prove that.