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Young enough to be all pissed off old enough to be jaded

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little-night-vale-things:

WTNV AU where Carlos works in a lab in New York City across from an oddities shop called Night Vale. One day after work, Carlos decides he needs to explore the city more and visits the store. Carlos is amazed to see the shop sells everything from human skulls, to Victorian medical equipment, to taxidermic squirrels. He comes out of the store with a sheep’s eyeball in a mason jar and the phone number of the very odd owner of Night Vale, Cecil.

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fuckyeahpaganism:

In Irish mythology, the Púca is a mischievous, shapeshifting faerie who would assume a disguise in many forms, including a horse, rabbit, goat, goblin, dog, calf, or donkey. Most commonly, the Púca is disguised as a sleek, black horse, with burning yellow eyes and an untamed, wild mane. It is among the most frightening Faeries is some parts of Ireland, and is said to scatter livestock, break fences, and cause damage to property as well as harm humans. Although It seems to have a bad reputation, If they acquire a liking to a certain human, they will often offer advice and be a generally kind faerie. The origins of the Púca is unknown, but there is some speculation that the name could have origins in Scandinavia, the name being related to “pook” or “puke” meaning “nature spirit”. 

Fun fact - My family nickname was based on this spirit. :D

fuckyeahpaganism:

In Irish mythology, the Púca is a mischievous, shapeshifting faerie who would assume a disguise in many forms, including a horse, rabbit, goat, goblin, dog, calf, or donkey. Most commonly, the Púca is disguised as a sleek, black horse, with burning yellow eyes and an untamed, wild mane. It is among the most frightening Faeries is some parts of Ireland, and is said to scatter livestock, break fences, and cause damage to property as well as harm humans. Although It seems to have a bad reputation, If they acquire a liking to a certain human, they will often offer advice and be a generally kind faerie. The origins of the Púca is unknown, but there is some speculation that the name could have origins in Scandinavia, the name being related to “pook” or “puke” meaning “nature spirit”. 

Fun fact - My family nickname was based on this spirit. :D

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Filed under My family is so very very very Irish Puca Pooka Pook Things Maps loves Irish Irish Mythology

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behind-the-book:

High School Reading List

Back in May, the #weneeddiversebooks campaign lit a fire to fulfill the desperate need for diverse books in children’s literature. Behind the Book has always championed efforts to find diverse authors and protagonists that will appeal to students since we serve communities of color. For your enjoyment (and enrichment), we’ve created an epic list of diverse books to reflect the diversity in our city; here’s our list for high school students.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Drown by Junot Diaz

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

The Living by Matt De La Peña, a Behind the Book author

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

The Pearl that Broke Its Shell: a Novel by Nadia Hashimi

Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri

The Book of Unknown Americans: a Novel by Cristina Henríquez

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle

Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

For descriptions, click the read more!

(Click the following links to be directed to the Kindergarten, (early) Elementary and Middle Grade lists)

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Filed under Bookshelf Summer reading even if summer is almost over shut up brain weneeddiversebooks

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makanidotdot:

So i was thinking about hp headcanons recently, and I remembered I had this one where in the time after the final battle, the Malfoys had to exercise the virtue of sharing with Bellatrix’s wand, which Narcissa had managed to snag off Bella’s body in the aftermath of the battle at Hogwarts (under the guise of a short moment of mourning).  They’d argue over it and stuff lol YOUVE HAD IT ALL DAY IT’S MY TURN
This is ofc because the Malfoys are wandless by the end of the series- Lucius’s destroyed by Voldemort, Draco’s was won and broken by Harry EDIT oops ok I guess Harry just took it but whatever, and Draco lost Narcissa’s to the foefire.  And even if they were allowed wands after the war, who would make them new wands? They kept the local wandmaker prisoner in their basement for months so good luck with that and even if there were a less savory wand maker out there, nobody would want to risk being connected to the Malfoy name after the war.
But then again, Bella’s might not work at all for them, since it might actually be Molly’s wand now? idk.  If it did work, it would still backfire and screw up every now and then, because if there’s any tiny piece of Bella that should live on, it’d be the part that annoyed the Malfoys.

*laughing so, so hard*
I would pay good money for this to be a sitcom.

makanidotdot:

So i was thinking about hp headcanons recently, and I remembered I had this one where in the time after the final battle, the Malfoys had to exercise the virtue of sharing with Bellatrix’s wand, which Narcissa had managed to snag off Bella’s body in the aftermath of the battle at Hogwarts (under the guise of a short moment of mourning).  They’d argue over it and stuff lol YOUVE HAD IT ALL DAY IT’S MY TURN

This is ofc because the Malfoys are wandless by the end of the series- Lucius’s destroyed by Voldemort, Draco’s was won and broken by Harry EDIT oops ok I guess Harry just took it but whatever, and Draco lost Narcissa’s to the foefire.  And even if they were allowed wands after the war, who would make them new wands? They kept the local wandmaker prisoner in their basement for months so good luck with that and even if there were a less savory wand maker out there, nobody would want to risk being connected to the Malfoy name after the war.

But then again, Bella’s might not work at all for them, since it might actually be Molly’s wand now? idk.  If it did work, it would still backfire and screw up every now and then, because if there’s any tiny piece of Bella that should live on, it’d be the part that annoyed the Malfoys.

*laughing so, so hard*

I would pay good money for this to be a sitcom.

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