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lokiloo:

My Buddhist friend was stopped by a Christian fellowship and asked if she would consider following the word of Jesus Christ. She replied, “No, thanks, but maybe next time around.”

I don’t think they got the joke but I nearly died laughing.

(via adventurer-by-fate)

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freedominwickedness:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

WHOSOEVER HOLDS THIS HAMMER, IF SHE BE WORTHY, SHALL POSSESS THE POWER OF THOR.

ACTUAL GODDESS NATASHA ROMANOV

I always knew she was one :D

As is so often true of comics, a lot of the awesome is in the details. Natasha can’t move the Hammer when she first reaches it. What makes her worthy at the end when she apparently wasn’t worthy just seconds before? Look at panels 2-3 again. Natasha’s got that big ogre right on top of her with his club already going back to strike … and instead of shooting it to save herself, she uses her last shot to bring down the flying reptile that’s chasing that fleeing shuttle. That act of self-sacrifice in the face of certain death is what made her worthy.

(Source: clintonfbarton, via operatramp)

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bethrevis:

you could kill a man in any of these dresses, and pretty sure no jury would convict you. those are killing-men dresses, that’s what i’m saying

(Source: thedaymarecollection, via smegandtheheads)

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Major Crimes/The Closer Magical AU

A/N: Andrea Hobbs’ profile! I know this one’s a bit briefer than the one i wrote for Sharon, but i’ll probably add to this as i go along. Any thoughts on this whole endeavour would be excellent; i think the next character i’m going to attempt is going to be Brenda Leigh Johnson. For now though, let’s hope i got Andrea right! 

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highlyfunctioning-fangirl:

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underthestarssofaraway:


I like how everyone seems like they’re dead tired and Thor’s just there going'om nom nom this is a shawarma nom nom nom'

Notice how Clint and Natasha seemed to have appropriated half of each others’ chairs.

and I think Tony is just realizing that he literally died and was scared back to life by the man to his left

and steve, being the senior citizen, is simply nodding off

Also, the dude behind the counter just nonchalantly making shawarma for the goddamn Avengers like they come in every day.

#meanwhile loki is outside tied to the bike rack with mjolnir on his chest

I’ve reblogged this about five times already and I dont plan on stopping

highlyfunctioning-fangirl:

starfleetrambo:

xshiromorix:

capt-james-t-kirk:

supernaturalfan1:

underthestarssofaraway:

I like how everyone seems like they’re dead tired and Thor’s just there going
'om nom nom this is a shawarma nom nom nom'

Notice how Clint and Natasha seemed to have appropriated half of each others’ chairs.

and I think Tony is just realizing that he literally died and was scared back to life by the man to his left

and steve, being the senior citizen, is simply nodding off

Also, the dude behind the counter just nonchalantly making shawarma for the goddamn Avengers like they come in every day.

#meanwhile loki is outside tied to the bike rack with mjolnir on his chest

I’ve reblogged this about five times already and I dont plan on stopping

(Source: kurocrotchin, via glitterboots)

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Opera Now Podcast and Rape Jokes. It’s still not okay.

liederderp:

Opera America is hosting a night of “opera super fans” where they are bringing in a panel of big opera bloggers. Here is the event. 

I tweeted “Great line up! Although like most everything else in opera, there is no voice for the young fans.” 

To which Michael Rice, who runs the Opera Now Podcast, responded with “I am old but infantile. I am your champion.” 

I stopped listening to the Podcast because about a year ago, they had a podcast where they made a bunch of rape jokes, defended the jokes, and then said that anyone who doesn’t like it should stop listening to them. They then went on to talk about how Pat Bardon’s character in Giulio Cesare was “finger banged,” (she was actually raped) but she probably enjoyed it because the guy who did it was handsome. 

I’m sorry, but RAPE CULTURE MUCH? Dude, you are not my champion. Maybe you weren’t the one who made the joke, but you were the dude who laughed at the jokes. You are the one who runs the podcast. A white dude who thinks that people who don’t appreciate rape jokes shouldn’t listen to his podcast is NOT someone I want as my champion. 

What a class A twat. 

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In which Jaime required coffee in order to sit through the wedding vows. [x]

(Source: maimedlion, via kayryn)

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operanerd:

phantomunmasked:

operanerd:

phantomunmasked:

operanerd:

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I’m crying.

Variants include the colander helmet, and the bucket helmet

OMFG.

But why? They’re rather fetching!

BASTA.

This is far too much fun. 

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operanerd:

phantomunmasked:

operanerd:

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I’m crying.

Variants include the colander helmet, and the bucket helmet

OMFG.

But why? They’re rather fetching! 

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operanerd:

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I’m crying.

Variants include the colander helmet, and the bucket helmet

Tags: operanerd
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Major Crimes/The Closer Magical AU

A/N: This isn’t really a fic, per se, since it’s only a character building exercise for now. But this has been partially inspired by fuckyeahbrendasharon's theme of “AU”. I can't promise any fic at present moment, but world/character building has always been a fun thing for me… So…This is Sharon's profile; the next character i'm probably going to work on is probably Andrea Hobbs. Because, y'know, i'm biased. 

Let me know if you think this is alright! I might come back and add to it later, we’ll see. 

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Sharon Raydor

House: Ravenclaw

Wand: Cedar, with a dragon heartstring core. 10 ½ inches. Carriers of Cedar wood wands are described as having “strength of character and unusual loyalty”, and are possessed of great “perspicacity and perception”. Ollivander has expressed the belief that he has "never yet met the owner of a cedar wand whom I would care to cross, especially if harm is done to those of whom they are fond. The witch or wizard who is well-matched with cedar carries the potential to be a frightening adversary, which often comes as a shock to those who have thoughtlessly challenged them."

History:

1. Before Hogwarts

  • Born to pureblood parents, Sharon Athena Byrne was one of four sisters (her sisters were named Helena, Ophelia and Natalie)
  • Patrick Byrne, her father, was a handsome, good-humoured Gryffindor who was a delegate of the International Confederation of Wizards.
  • Maeve Byrne (nee Brennan), her mother was a powerful witch from Ireland, said to have descended from Medb. She was an academic in her own right, a great potion master of her age. Horace Slughorn had taught her, and she had been in his Slug Club.

2. At Hogwarts

  • Sharon’s mentor at Hogwarts was Professor Minerva McGonagall; save for their House differences, they were extremely similar. Professor McGonagall took Sharon under her wing whilst Sharon was schooling, and Sharon often confided in the Gryffindor head, unusual behaviour for one not from Gryffindor itself.
  • Sharon was always adept at transfiguration, with an uncanny instinct when it came to figuring out what an object had been transfigured from. Her skills in forensic magic were encouraged by both Professors McGonagall and Flitwick, who often collaborated to come up with new challenges combining both charmwork and transfiguration for Sharon.
  • In her 5th year Sharon asked Professor McGonagall to consider taking her on as an animagus student, and McGonagall accepted. It took Sharon the better part of 2 years, but she finally mastered her animagus form at the beginning of her 7th year; like McGonagall her form is that of a domestic cat, though that of the slightly more exotic Egyptian Mau.
  • Sharon was also a Prefect and Head Girl when she was at Hogwarts. She also played Quidditch as a Beater for Ravenclaw.
  • Her familiar is, unusually, a bird of prey; a Goshawk named Iphigenia.

3. After Hogwarts

  • Upon graduation with 6 NEWTS, Sharon took on a special Masters level research project with a former Defence Against the Dark Arts tutor of Hogwarts, Professor Galatea Merrythought. The two developed a close bond, Merrythought’s strict work ethic influencing Sharon as much as Professor McGonagall did in her formative years.
  • This research project further honed Sharon’s skills in forensic magic, combining the theories that Flitwick and McGonagall had developed whilst working with her with defensive and offensive spells.
  • It was during her time with Professor Merrythought that Sharon met Jackson Raydor, one day at Diagon Alley. They met in Flourish and Blotts, where Sharon was searching for an introductory text to the International Statute of Secrecy. Sharon was impressed by Jackson’s eloquence, and after a quick romance decided to marry.

4. At the Ministry

  • Sharon began her life in the ministry at the Wizengamot Administration Services, as she had been given a scholarship by that department to study muggle law (at Berkeley Law) so she could take a position in the International Magical Office of Law. However, the first wizarding war against Voldemort interrupted her education; she returned to the Ministry to bolster the Auror ranks, and after the war was attached to the Improper use of Magic office. She remained there for the better part of 2 decades, rising to prominence as its head of department.
  • Her legacy in that department is the expansion of regulations within the Ministry to govern the use of force by various ministry employees on both wizard and muggle kind; previously, it had only been the Ministry of Magical Law Enforcement that was subject to audit by the Improper use of Magic Office. She also ensures that the International Statute of Wizarding secrecy is enforced, often liaising with the Magical Law Enforcement Patrol. Her job has left her consistently at odds with various department heads, who feel that her jurisdiction and sometimes brusque nature has compromised their own investigations and operations. This is particularly true of Deputy Chief of the Investigation Department, Brenda Leigh Johnson.
  •  Sharon’s husband, one Jackson Raydor, used to work in the Wizengamot’s administrative division, and was on track to being appointed to the bench in the future. However, he fell from favour after the first wizarding war, especially because he became fast friends with Mundungus Fletcher. They have since separated. Sharon had two children with Jackson, Richard and Moira. Richard is a healer at St. Mungos whilst Moira is a dancer with the American Ballet Theatre.
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totallyfubar:

sizvideos:

To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter - Video

Y’all really need to watch the video because it’s awesome

(via operatramp)

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I’m bored so i’m creating a Harry Potter AU set of profiles for our favourite guys and dolls from The Closer and Major Crimes.

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nicklausse:

dduane:

alchery:

heysawbones:

alliartist:

music-holic:

And the Waltz Goes On - Anthony Hopkins 

Sir Anthony Hopkins Hears The Waltz He Wrote 50 Years Ago For The First Time

Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was a musician before he got into acting. 50 years ago he wrote a waltz but was too afraid to ever hear it play. Dutch violinist André Rieu performs it for the very first time. Watch Hopkins’ reaction.

That was beautiful

I cried a few tears and felt better about humanity’s endeavors.

That as absolutely spectacular and ornate. I as well was brought to tears

Screw the article links for the moment: this is too extraordinary not to reblog right now.

Hopkins’s reactions as it plays through would have been worth the entire price of admission. And whoever did the orchestration should be congratulated for not going for anything small. (But then Rieu’s shindigs always lean toward the spectacular anyway: “small” would be out of place.)

…Whew.

side note: I love the women in the orchestra’s cotton candy princess dresses!

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insomniacgenius:

tumble-duh:

theludicrousrival:

the-more-u-know:

Parenting, you’re doing it right. 

I can only hope to be this type of parent.

These parents make my heart melt

#EpicParenting

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