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Posted on 23rd Apr at 10:33 PM, with 1 note
Had the most delicious meal and now we’re having drunken discussions on the beach sand area that our hotel has.
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Had the most delicious meal and now we’re having drunken discussions on the beach sand area that our hotel has.

Posted on 23rd Apr at 4:15 PM, with 1 note

Having a lovely birthday dinner later!

Posted on 23rd Apr at 3:46 PM

It just started raining here. We basically outran the thunderstorm on the train. And now we’re safe in the warm!

Posted on 23rd Apr at 3:42 PM, with 1 note

Just got drenched in a thunder storm. Got on the train to the hotel and when we got there everything, land and people, were as dry as is possible. Got a lot of weird looks on our way back.

Posted on 23rd Apr at 2:02 AM, with 7 notes

I just turned 22! Happy birthday to me!

Posted on 22nd Apr at 9:44 PM, with 1 note

Not leaving the hotel until tomorrow morning, I am EXHAUSTED!!

Posted on 22nd Apr at 9:21 PM, with 5 notes
This was too much food as you can tell from Luke’s facial expression and overall demeanor.
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This was too much food as you can tell from Luke’s facial expression and overall demeanor.

Posted on 22nd Apr at 4:35 PM, with 7 notes

Today has mainly consisted of getting lost on the U bahn and in our hotel. But we went to an Easter market, the Dali museum and also Fassbender & Rausch which is like the craziest chocolate shop ever. We’ve finally checked into our hotel room and are having a rest before dinner later. I’ve been up since 4am, I’m exhausted!

Posted on 21st Apr at 8:15 PM, with 1 note
Life of luxury!
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Life of luxury!

Posted on 21st Apr at 5:33 PM, with 1 note
Made it to our Luton hotel in one piece!
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Made it to our Luton hotel in one piece!

Posted on 21st Apr at 11:56 AM

On the train to London!

Posted on 21st Apr at 9:26 AM, with 19,099 notes
I think I broke Harry Potter

karlosmadera:

So it’s 3AM and It’s just occurred to me that the most telling scene in the entire Harry Potter franchise is the scene following the announcement of the participants of the Triwizard tournament.

When Harry’s name is pulled out of the cup, literally one of the first things he is asked is “did you ask an older boy to put your name in the cup for you?" or something to that effect, insinuating that, that was something nobody prepared for and that it was something that totally would have worked if anyone had been smart enough to figure it out.

However, in an earlier scene a student is turned into a hundred year old man when they try to artificially age themselves with a potion and put their name into the cup. Meaning someone trying to dangerously age themselves with potion they aren’t familiar with was something the teachers genuinely considered to be more likely than someone asking for fucking help from another student.

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In other words, the wizards in Harry Potter’s world are so reliant on magic that it doesn’t occur to anyone save for people like Harry that asking for help is even an option in a given situation. This explains why wizards are so fucking ass-backwards at everything, they’re so confident that their magic is capable of doing everything for them that it has never occurred to fucking anyone that perhaps asking for help from the muggle world might be of some use.

Think about it, the wizarding world hasn’t changed in hundreds of years while in that same space of time the muggle world has figured out fucking space travel. I know it’s a cliché to say to say someone could have fucking shot Voldemort, but seriously, somebody totally fucking could have, he killed like 50 people, he was effectively a terrorist, if anyone in the wizarding world bothered to ask for help from the muggles instead of just telling them there was an invisible asshole flying around shooting death curses at everyone, they may have been able to help. 

Pretty much the only reason Voldermort thinks he’s better than muggles is because he’s able to kill them with impunity using magic, something he’s only able to do so easily because muggles don’t understand what magic is. Voldemort is basically like a fucking disease, he’s an invisible, lurking entity preying on mankind from the shadows like a cowardly piece of shit. You know what else did that? Smallpox and we stomped that to death the second we understood it. That’s the difference between muggles and wizards, when muggles don’t understand something, they figure it out.

And here’s the kicker, the only reason muggles don’t understand magic at all is because the wizarding world deliberately withholds information about it. However, even if the wizarding world kept doing that, it’d only be a matter of time until a muggle figured out what magic was and how to stop or harness it because that’s what humanity does, it pushes past what we think is impossible to see what’s on the other side. We didn’t understand the sun as a species originally and now we use it to power satellites and smartphones.

The wizarding world isn’t a realm of infinite possibilities, it’s a universe of strict limitations where boundaries are never questioned. The muggle world is where the real magic happens. That’s why during the course of the Harry Potter books, which are set between 1991 and 1998, the muggle world (our world) discovered dark matter, cloned a sheep and invented fucking MP3s while the wizarding world were literally paying some dipshit to figure out what the purpose of a rubber duck was.

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Wow, I really shouldn’t think about this stuff when it’s like 3AM, it gets kind of dark.

Posted on 20th Apr at 11:58 PM, with 12,762 notes
cryo-genic:

khadds:

historical-nonfiction:

The Great Pyramids of Giza, as you’ve never seen them before — at the edge of a sprawling metropolis and the vast desert.

wow prospective

the cool thing about cairo is that when we were drving through it you could always see them poking out above the buildings haha
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cryo-genic:

khadds:

historical-nonfiction:

The Great Pyramids of Giza, as you’ve never seen them before — at the edge of a sprawling metropolis and the vast desert.

wow prospective

the cool thing about cairo is that when we were drving through it you could always see them poking out above the buildings haha

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