im a gryffindor omg holla
proud hufflepuff hell yeah
That’s a really great way to put it, Vondell!
Turntable.fm was an amazing website and it’s sad to see it go.
Thanks for the memories!
Can we talk about Kevin Tran a moment, aka Advanced Placement, aka a 19 year old genius ripped from a safe suburban life and thrown into one of monsters and angels who are anything but, aka the boy who outsmarted the King of Hell, aka the boy who in the span of a year has lost literally everyone he loves including his girlfriend and mother, aka the boy who APOLOGIZES when he thinks he’s been killed and is letting Sam and Dean down simply by BEING DEAD.
I don’t know if there’s a single character on spn without a back story that’ll break your heart, but I feel like Kevin deserves a special mention because he wasn’t raised a hunter, or ever had any training in the supernatural, he was just a kid who played the cello and enjoyed learning and was looking forward to college. In short, he was just like so many us, until his life went to hell. But instead of giving up or giving in, he kept on fighting, kept on thinking and working and doing what everyone asked of him at the expense of his own sanity and health and even prepared to pay for it at the cost of his own life. All just because it was the right thing to do.
Kevin Tran is my hero.
When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis’ way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as “Paragraph 175” which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn’t repealed until 1969.
This should be required learning, internationally.
You need to know this. You need to remember this. This is not something to swept under the carpet nor be forgotten.
Never. Too many have died for the way they have loved. That needs stop now.
Make it stop?
I did a report on this in my World History class my sophomore year of high school. It was incredibly unsettling.
My teacher shown the class this. Mostly everyone in the class felt uncomfortable.
I have reblogged this in the past, but it is so ironic that it comes across my dash right now. I a currently working as a docent at my city’s Holocaust Education Center (( I say currently because I’ve also done research and translation for them )) and out current exhibit is one on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ((USHMM)). This is a little known historical fact that Paragraph 175 was not repealed after the war and those convicted under Nazi laws as a danger to society because they were gay were not released because they had be convicted in a court of law. There was no liberation or justice for them as they weren’t considered criminals, or even victims for that matter. They were criminals who remained persecuted and ostracized and kept on the fringes of society for decades after the war had been won. Paragraph175 wasn’t actually repealed until 1994. And it was only in May 2002, that the German parliament completed legislation to pardon all homosexuals convicted under Paragraph175 during the Nazi era. History has forgotten about these men and women — please educate yourselves so this does not happen again. Remember this history. Remember them.
4 screenshots from "The Day of the Doctor: Fangirl Edition"
"I tend to be cynical about a lot of things, but Maya Angelou is somebody that no matter how much I pick her apart, she still has integrity. She was a victim of incest and rape, and she worked as a stripper. And now she’s a literary icon and Nobel Laureate. It goes to show that life is cumulative, and you can’t devalue any type of experience."
Trenzalore. Hm. We need a new destination, because I don’t want to go.
Milky Way, Bryce Canyon National Park