1. "What’s false conciousness?" asked Ron curiously. I knew he would be more open to communist ideas because he was part of the proletariat, whereas Hermione was part of the bourgeois intelligentsia.

    "False conciousness is when people think communism is bad, " I explained. "Since communism is good, it means they’re obviously insane."

    "Harry, are you a communist?" asked Hermione in a quiet voice. I could tell she was scared, probably of losing her private property.

    (Source: nflstreet, via hogwartskidsproblems)

     
  2. siores:

    He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray but to use your passion and your pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and the magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again.

    (via doctorwho)

     
  3. kingslyers:

    make me choose: misshoopers asked: daenerys targaryen or donna noble?

    (via doctorwho)

     
  4. girlsbydaylight:

    LOOK AT USAGI GETTING AMI TO TRY NEW THINGS.

    You don’t know how many times I’ve been in Ami’s position, watching the friendly and outgoing people trying things and never sure how to jump into the conversation or how to try something out.  How many times I’ve stood back and watched, not because I didn’t care or because I didn’t want to join in, but because I was shy and didn’t want to come across as awkward, that it was better to just stay quiet and watch for a better opportunity (that often never came) instead of making an idiot of myself or being super awkward.

    And then Usagi just turns around and says, hey, why don’t you try it!  And it’s not awkward at all, she’s not scheming for anything beyond that she’s just genuinely a sharing person by nature, she’s just naturally open and friendly and notices other people.  Usagi may get wrapped up in things, she may have tunnel vision occasionally, but you can never say that her heart isn’t totally inclusive of the people that she loves, that she’s not totally aware of them and how much they’re interacting with her, that she wants to engage with them, not just have them stand around and watch her.

    USAGI MEANS THE WORLD TO ME, HER HEART IS THE GREATEST OF ALL THE HEARTS IN THE UNIVERSE.  AND THIS IS WHY AMI LOVES HER, TOO.

    Because Usagi ~*saved*~ her from that isolation, but also because Usagi is that kind of person, the kind who is always including others and loving them freely and openly, because she’s not afraid to be a goof and fail horribly at a video game and laugh about it and encourage someone else to play, when she could have just kept trying herself or gotten sick of the game.  THAT IS WHY AMI WILL ALWAYS LOVE USAGI.

     
  5. thishassomethingtodowithpotter:

    Ami and Luna’s first meeting 

     
  6. girlsbydaylight:

    I LOVE THE WHOLE WORLD RIGHT NOW.

    It’s a lot more common these days, of course, but back when Sailor Moon started, the instant support and friendship between characters wasn’t nearly as common, it was something special about the manga and helped it stand out.  But even today, when it’s a lot more frequent to see women supporting each other in magical girl series, it still strikes me just how instantaneous their support for each other is.

    Usagi doesn’t hesitate to exclaim over Ami’s skill with the game, there’s not a single bone of jealousy in her system over something like this, to watch someone she likes be good at something.  There’s instant WOW YOU’RE SO GREAT just pouring off Usagi and it’s 100% genuine.

    No matter how many awesome series I come across or amazingly supportive female characters I find (AND I WANT THEM ALL!!!!), Usagi will still mean so much to me for the way she’s so great with her friends, both in the way she makes them so easily, cares about them and notices them, and in the way she admires her friends’ talents.

    Plus, I love seeing Ami play the game and I’ve always felt like that game was Luna’s way of nudging along the Sailor Senshi to give them hints and maybe gauge their readiness for the next battle they would face and seeing Ami just absolutely, totally NAIL the more intellectual aspects of the game, the timing and finding the weak points and all that excellent STRATEGY that goes into things, which is what she’ll help bring to the table later as part of the group, is wonderful.

    And, finally, you know what I love about Ami?  She might have been isolated and seemed unfriendly to people, she might have been shown to be shy and a little awkward at times, but you know what she NEVER had to do?  Dumb herself down to get along with people.  She was fucking AWESOME AS HELL at this game and so she ROCKED IT.  She’s whip-smart, she’s brilliant in her studies, and so she rocks the hell out of EVERY TEST SHE TAKES.

    There is never any narrative dumping on Ami for being brilliant.  Instead, we are shown HELL YEAH SHE’S AMAZING AND ADORABLE AND WONDERFUL, AMI IS PERFECT AS SHE IS.  ♥ ♥ ♥

     
  7. girlsbydaylight:

    EVERY.  SINGLE.  MOMENT.  OF.  THIS.  WAS.  AMAZING.

    All of those people were totally getting into it, they were cheering her on, they were shouting advice and encouragement and exclamations of awe when she did something totally excellent.

    That is Mizuno Ami, the seemingly  unfriendly genius girl, the girl who never sat with any friends or seemed to do anything but study, the girl who was too shy to talk to others, too busy to have friends, that’s her sitting right in the middle of a cheering crowd as they all watch her be awesome and THINK IT’S GREAT.

    BECAUSE AMI IS GREAT, SHE’S ALWAYS BEEN GREAT AND NOW AND NOW THEY CAN ALL SEE THAT ABOUT HER.

     
  8. codenamesailorb:

    I love how Toei is all, "Yes, we know we outsourced almost all of episode 2, and we’re sorry about that. BUT WE HAVE THIS GORGEOUS MUSIC VIDEO FOR YOU. TAKE IT. TAKE IT. We promise you we’re just saving our budget for important episodes and the ending. PROOF. HERE. THIS IS IT.”

    And you know what? I AM TAKING IT.

    Watch this absolutely stunning wonderful amazing music video here!!

    Follow me on twitter for constant Sailor Moon updates @CodenameSailorB.

     
  9. (Source: serenity-moon)

     
  10. You are so fluffy. 

    (Source: eucliffes)