The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)
Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8
This makes me laugh every time I see it.
when u accidentally click a link so u dont release the mouse and kind of slowly drag away from the link. threat avoided. citizens safe. for now.
Don’t get me started.
Okay so, the marauders map can see people even when they’re hidden underneath the cloak of invisibility, right?
Yet Death can’t find people hidden under that cloak…
HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
JUST HOW DID A GANG OF TEENAGERS MANAGE TO CREATE THAT MAP??????
Remus Lupin is a genius, Sirius Black doesn’t like rules, James Potter thinks he can do anything, and Peter brings them snacks and encourages their combined insane genius, that’s how.
Okay, I actually think there’s a really good answer to this.
We know from HP2 that the Chamber of Secrets doesn’t appear on the map, even though lots of other secret passages do, and we know from HP7 (most notably, anyway) that the Room of Requirement doesn’t appear on the map. Yet people under the invisibility cloak show up under their real names, as do polyjuiced people or animaguses in their animal forms.
The difference between the latter (expected) edge cases and the former (actual) edge cases is that while the latter consist of relationships between what the map knows and people, the former consist of relationships between what the map knows and… Hogwarts.
The marauders aren’t smarter or more powerful than Death; they don’t have any special perceptive gifts that Death doesn’t have. What they did have was a magical castle founded by four of the greatest wizards who ever lived. I think the reason that the map knows so much, but hides a select few things, is that the map isn’t powered by those wizards—it’s powered by Hogwarts itself.
Think about this: the fish Lily made for Slughorn disintegrated when she died, but the map still works just fine even after all four Marauders are gone. Whatever made the map go, it wasn’t a charm any of them put on it. It was the borrowed wisdom of the place they lived in.
That’s one of the things that makes the map such a beautiful microcosm for the series, really: it’s proof that you don’t need to be stronger than Death to do amazing things, as Voldemort thought. On the contrary: it’s okay to ask for help from those who came before you and those who have more wisdom, courage, strength, or resources than you.
Because at Hogwarts, help will always be given to those who ask for it.
I don’t want to take away from this beautiful analysis, but I’m always surprised to learn that people take the story of the three brothers and the origins of the deathly hallows as being literal, rather than a mythologized fairy tale. I can’t really say that either of the other two artifacts displays the level of power that the story attributes to them, so I wouldn’t expect the cloak to actually hide the wearer from death, if death is even an incarnate being in-universe.
Yes. That post has been bugging me and I couldn’t figure out how to say it. (Though, i like the idea that hogwarts powers the map - that seems accurate)
The wand is clearly the most powerful, and the resurrection stone works, in a way - you bring forth a ghost of your loved ones, as their body cannot be made out of nothingness.
I think the story of how these things came to be (death as a manifested being, for example) is fabricated, which would necessitate that the cloak was not actually death’s cloak.
The existence of the objects, and their powers, seems accurate - a true invisibility cloak, a resurrection stone, and a wand. The tales themselves are folk tales, taking what was once solid common knowledge and twisting it to children’s stories and exaggeration.
I sometimes like to imagine that they were not even related in origin, but are just three fairly unique artifacts that an elaborate mythology sprung up around.
Possibly—since we know that Harry Potter is a prophesized figure—at some point in the past, an oracle described the three objects as things that would be united by the master of death, and because the context for this would not be revealed for generations, people trying to make sense of it came up with this whole backstory explaining the relationship among the items and how they came to be, and incorporated death into it.
This puts me in mind of the other reason I don’t think the cloak can literally hide people from death, and that’s that the whole “master of death” thing was entirely symbolic. Why should the other similarly fantastical claims be more literal than that?
Many roleplay accounts are in need of fake tweets for various purposes. My personal favorite is called Simitator. Essentially, it allows you to create fake Facebook and Twitter posts for your character or whatever purpose you may need it for.
The steps are easy and it’s not a difficult task to do. You just put your information in, like in the picture above, and should get a result similar to the photo below.
And this, my friends, is why you should ALWAYS take screencaps of tweets with a grain of salt.
Tbh “transtrender” sounds like an app for keeping up with your favorite trans celebrities’ careers. Like, you set your Transtrender to alert you to Lea T’s upcoming photoshoots and interviews and to display what runways she and Carmen are walking. Transtrender tells you when Laverne Cox is nominated for an award. It links you to videos of her acceptance speeches. Is Janet Mock doing a book signing in your area? Find out with Transtrender!
Six people, personally, because I’ve been in six total relationships counting my two current, but yeah.
Not done reading it, but so far this article is good.
Speaking as a consexual person who is friends with demisexuals, this is exactly why they need this label. Because, yes, I am sexually attracted to three people during particularly sexy bus rides. I am sexually attracted to three people during particularly unsexy bus rides. I am sexually attracted to three people every single time I go out of my house, and sometimes I don’t even need to go out of my house, depending on who’s home and/or visiting at the time.
It’s a thing.
Imma just get Tchy’s commentary over here.
For fucking real.