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You can’t go to the pharmacy without someone saying, “Hey, you’re the girl from Harry Potter!” and I’m like “Yeah! Just buying tampons, see you in a bit!”

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The Trio met for the first time 23 years ago today.

The Trio met for the first time 23 years ago today.

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august 12, 2014

new york city was extra cloudy and picturesque today

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He is taking a course on Marxist ideology.
He says, “The only real solution is to smash the system and start again.”
His thumb is caressing the most bourgeois copy of the communist manifesto that I have ever seen,
He bought it at Barnes and Noble for twenty-nine U.S. American dollars and ninety-nine cents,
Its hard cover shows a dark man with a scarved face
Waving a gigantic red flag against a fictional smoky background.
The matte finish is fucking gorgeous.
He wants to be congratulated for paying Harvard sixty thousand dollars
To teach him that the system is unfair.
He pulls his iPhone from his imported Marino wool jacket, and leaves.

What people can’t possibly tell from the footage on TV
Is that the water cannon feels like getting whipped with a burning switch.
Where I come from, they fill it with sewer water and hope that they get you in the face with your mouth open
So that the hepatitis will keep you in bed for the next protest.
What you can’t tell from Harvard square,
Is that when the tear gas bursts from nowhere to everywhere all at once,
It scrapes your insides like barbed wire, sawing at your lungs.
Tear gas is such a benign term for it,
If you have never breathed it in you would think it was a nostalgic experience.
What you can’t learn at Barnes and Noble,
Is that when they rush you, survival is to run,
I am never as fast as when the police are chasing me.
I know what happens to women in the holding cells down there and yet…
We still do it.

I inherited my communist manifesto,
It has no cover—
Because my mother ripped it off when she hid it in the dust jacket of “Don Quixote”
The day before the soldiers destroyed her apartment,
Looking for subversive propaganda.
She burned the cover, could not bring herself to burn the pages,
Hoped to God the soldiers couldn’t read,
They never found it.
So she was not killed for it, but her body bore the scars of the torture chamber,
For wanting her children to have a better life than she did,
Don’t talk to me about revolution.

I know what the price of smashing the system really is, my people already tried that.
The price of uprise is paid in blood,
And not Harvard blood.
The blood that ran through the streets of Santiago,
The blood thrown alive from Argentine helicopters into the Atlantic.

It is easy to say “revolution” from the comfort of a New England library.

It is easy to offer flesh to the cause,
When it is not yours to give.

Catalina Ferro, “Manifesto” (via dialecticsof)

I feel like people do need to remember that there is a very real, very painful, very human element to the word “revolution”.

(via nuanced-subversion)

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Better get my shit packed for Hogwarts the train leaves tomorrow


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hermione granger the smartest witch of her age

hermione granger who in book two figured out that the thing turning kids into stone and killing other kids off was a giant fucking snake living in the secret fucking basement AND NO ONE HAD DISCOVERED IT IN A THOUSAND YEARS

hermione granger who was so smart and so studious that she traveled back and forth in time to learn everything she could about a world she’d never known about, and that itself was torn apart over whether to treat her as one of their own or as scum

hermione granger who at fourteen discovered and trapped an illegally shapeshifting adult with considerable media sway and blackmailed her remorselessly

hermione granger who at fifteen decided to forge her own brand of justice with cool-headed cunning and subtle leadership “here’s what we have to do to protect ourselves,” she murmurs, drafting plans and strategies, when the law is useless you write your own, as harry takes the lead

hermione granger who was thrown into a world where people like her were reviled and persecuted at the tender age of eleven but learned all its tricks and whims, its secrets and deepest thoughts, who cut it open with the keen knife of intelligence and discipline and learned how to pluck each nerve and make it sing for her

*:・゚✧*:・゚✧ HERMIONE *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ GRANGER *:・゚✧*:・゚✧


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The moment when Harry takes Draco's wand

  • J. K. Rowling: I said to Arthur, my American editor - we had an interesting conversation during the editing of seven - the moment when Harry takes Draco's wand, Arthur said, God, that's the moment when the ownership of the Elder wand is actually transferred? And I said, that's right. He said, shouldn't that be a bit more dramatic? And I said, no, not at all, the reverse. I said to Arthur, I think it really puts the elaborate, grandiose plans of Dumbledore and Voldemort in their place. That actually the history of the wizarding world hinged on two teenage boys wrestling with each other. They weren't even using magic. It became an ugly little corner tussle for the possession of wands. And I really liked that - that very human moment, as opposed to these two wizards who were twitching strings and manipulating and implanting information and husbanding information and guarding information, you know? Ultimately it just came down to that, a little scuffle and fistfight in the corner and pulling a wand away.
  • Melissa Anelli: It says a lot about the world at large, I think, about conflict in the world, it's these little things -
  • J. K. Rowing: And the difference one individual can make. Always, the difference one individual can make.

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September 1st, 1991


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Broadway Musicals. The ones filmed on stage are not always the best quality. I tried to include every version I could find. Most of these are the movie versions, if a version was available. Enjoy!I highly suggest everyone installs an ad blocker before watching these videos: Firefox & Chrome Safari Android
9 to 5 - 1980 
13 on Broadway 1  2  3  4  5  6  
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Original Broadway Cast
42nd Street - 1933  
A Little Night Music - 1990 Act 1  Act 2  
Annie - 1982  
Annie - 1999  
Annie Get Your Gun - 1950  
Brigadoon - 1954  
Broadway: The American Musical 1  2  
Broadway’s Lost Treasures 1  
Broadway’s Lost Treasures 2  
Broadway’s Lost Treasures 3  
Bye Bye Birdie - 1963  
Cabaret - 1972  
Camelot - 1981  
Carousel - 1956  
Carrie - 2012 Off-Broadway Revival 1  2  3  4  5  6  
Cats - 1988 
Chicago - 2002  
Children of Eden  
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - 1968  
Cinderella - 1997  
Cry-Baby - 1990  
Dreamgirls - 2006  
Evita - 1996  
Fame - 1980  
Fame - 2009  
Fiddler on the Roof - 1971  
Finian’s Rainbow - 1968  
Flashdance - 1983  
Flower Drum Song - 1961  
Footloose - 1984  
Footloose - 2011  
Funny Girl - 1968  
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - 1953  
Grease - 1978  
Grey Gardens  
Grey Gardens, different version  
Guys and Dolls - 1955 Part 1 Part 2 
Gypsy - 1962  
Hair - 1979  
Hairspray on Broadway Act 1  Act 2  
Hairspray - 2007  
Hallelujah Broadway  
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Original Cast  
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 2001  
Hello, Dolly! - 1969  
High Society - 1956  
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - 1967  
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Darren Criss  
Into the Woods - 1991  
Jekyll & Hyde Act 1  Act 2  
Jesus Christ Superstar - 1973  
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 2000  
Kismet - 1955  
Kiss Me Kate - 1953  
Legally Blonde  Sing-a-long  
Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Dream Cast  
Les Miserables - 2012  
Little Shop of Horrors - 1986  
Mamma Mia! - 2008  
Man of La Mancha - 1972  
Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical  
My Fair Lady - 1964  
My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies - 1999  
Newsies - 1992  
Next to Normal  
Nine - 2009  
No, No Nanette - 1940  
Oklahoma! - 1955  
Oliver! - 1968  
On A Clear Day You Can See Forever - 1970  
On the Town - 1949  
Once - 2006  
Once Upon a Mattress - 2005  
Paint Your Wagon - 1969  
Pal Joey - 1957  
Passing Strange - 2009
Passion - Original Broadway Cast  
Peter Pan - 1960  
Peter Pan - 2000  
Pippin, Live in Toronto - 1972  
Rent - 2005 Part 1  Part 2  
Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway - 2008  
Riverdance: The Show - 1995  
Riverdance at Radio City Music Hall  
Rock of Ages - 2012  
Saturday Night Fever - 1977  
Show Boat - 1936  
Shrek: The Musical - 2013
South Pacific 1  2  3  4  5  
Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall  
Spring Awakening with Lea Michele  
Sunday in the Park with George  
Sunset Boulevard Act 1  Act 2  
Sweeney Todd Broadway - 1982  
Sweeney Todd: Live in Concert  
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - 2007  
The Addams Family  
The Book of Mormon  Alternate  
The Full Monty - 1997  
The King and I - 1956  
The Music Man - 1962  
The Phantom of the Opera - 1989  
The Phantom of the Opera - 1990  
The Phantom of the Opera - 2004  
The Phantom of the Opera at the Albert Hall - 2011  
The Producers - 1968  
The Producers - 2005  
The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 1975  
The Sound of Music - 1965  
The Wedding Singer  
The Wiz - 1978  
Thoroughly Modern Millie Original Broadway Cast Act 1  Act 2  
Thoroughly Modern Millie   
Titanic: The Musical - Peace Players Production 1  2  3  4  5  
Tommy - 1975  
Urinetown Original Broadway Cast  
Victor/Victoria - 1982  
West Side Story - 1961  
White Christmas - 1954  
Xanadu Original Broadway Cast  
Xanadu - 1980 


Broadway Musicals.
The ones filmed on stage are not always the best quality. I tried to include every version I could find. Most of these are the movie versions, if a version was available. Enjoy!
I highly suggest everyone installs an ad blocker before watching these videos: Firefox & Chrome Safari Android