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Can we all please take a moment to appreciate Hagrid here? Seriously, everyone always talks about how Harry has no father figure and how terrible it was for Sirius to die because now Harry’s all alone (dont get me wrong, Sirius is my favorite character) but honestly, Hagrid is the best father Harry ever had. He did so much for him, and no one, sometimes not even Harry realizes that. Hagrid gets no where near the mount of credit he deserves. Take a minute and try to imagine where Harry would be with out him and you’ll understand what im talking about.

I think JKR said it was really important to her that Hagrid carried him out of the forest, because he carried him to safety when he was a baby. Hagrid has been there since the beginning, and he was also there at the culmination of Harry’s journey. He’s always cared SO MUCH and been really open with Harry for the most part, which is something Harry needs since people tend to keep secrets from him. Yeah, he’s irresponsible with the monsters, but all of Harry’s father figures were pretty irresponisble, and Hagrid was definitely like, the most solid and reliable out of all of them. And he never left.

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Hagrid was also most like a parent in his correction of Harry. For Sirius and Molly, Harry could do no wrong. Dumbledore saw Harry’s flaws, but he depended on them for his own plans to work.

But Hagrid saw Harry for exactly who he was, good and bad. He was the first to publicly defend Harry’s innocence anytime he got blamed for something he didn’t do; but he was also the first to call Harry out on his treatment of Hermione in PoA. He is consistently honest and forthright in addressing Harry’s behaviour and choices, and always acts in the way he believes will be best for Harry’s growth and especially for his moral development.

Harry is the man he is because of Hagrid. No one else did that for him. 

Awesome point, awesome awesome.

I also think that everyone forgets how much Hagrid went through as well.  I mean yes Sirius was falsely put in Azkaban but Hagrid was denied his magic, expelled from school and could only get a job working in a school full of people who could do magic. Hagrid couldn’t really work in the muggle world very well, what with being half giant. Yet he never grumbled, he was so kind. Plus he was so gentle and sweet. Not many people could become best friends with an enormous spider and actually care for it. Hagrid cared about everybody and everything, not just Harry even after everything that had happened to him.

RUBEUS HAGRID APPRECIATION LIFE.

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Lavoisier is having none of your shit.

Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.

In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.

Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject. 

I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.

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Everything you need to know about Welcome to Night Vale and why you should be listening to it.


Anyone who follows my personal blog is acutely aware that I have become increasingly and absurdly obsessed with Welcome to Night Vale these past few days. But what is it? What is it about? Why should you watch it? Does it even exist? Do you even exist? Does anything really exist? Are we all just blips of meaningless dust floating in an uncaring universe? I will answer some of these questions for you.

Welcome to Night Vale is a (free) semi-weekly internet podcast set in the small desert town of Night Vale. The show is set up as the local radio news show, with a man named Cecil as the newscaster.

Night Vale isn’t a normal town though, oh no. In Night Vale all sorts of weird things happen. Dog Parks which no dogs are allowed in (do not look at the Hooded figures. Do not go in the Dog Park), PTA meetings that are occasionally interrupted by Pterodactyl attacks, and strange lights that hover in the sky above the Arby’s sign are common place. It’s got a really good dark spooky kind of humor, mixing the mundane with the certifiably strange. Plus, there is Carlos the Scientist, with this dark delicate skin and perfect perfect hair, whom Cecil is more than a little bit crushing on super hard. 

It combines Eldritch Abomination style horror with nonchalance and unreliable narrative voice. It’s trope-savy and plays with common horror and mystery cliches with a humor that conflates the mundane and the bizarre. It’s quirky and creepy and plays with nihilism, Lovecraftian monsters, and a preoccupation with pedestrian minutia all with equal emphasis. 

Sometimes there is real world satire and commentary going on (like the bits with the NRA or the Apache Tracker), but most of the time it focuses on ribbing classic horror tropes (like the secret police) and even small town life/politics (like their over the top rivalry with Desert Bluffs.) 

Here is its main website

The link to it on Itunes

Or listen to it on Podbay

But, Rosie, you might ask, why are you posting this on your feminism blog? Is this show somehow feminist in nature? How so? WELL, dear readers, let me tell you: From an intersectional feminist perspective, this show is pretty darn fancy. 

Carlos, with his perfect, perfect hair, is a queer man of color. The only romance in the program is a queer romance at that: Cecil and Carlos’s relationship is adorable, and above all that, it is framed in a truly amazing way. At no point does Cecil defend or justify or rationalize his feelings for Carlos. No, he just…loves Carlos, enthusiastically and embarrassingly all over the radio. There is no “ah but I’m so straight no homo” angst about their relationship. They just…like each other. In all the bizarre strangeness of Night Vale, Cecil and Carlos’s feelings are framed as normal and sweet. 

There’s more though. The show also takes time to:

  • Challenge “white as default” assumptions by pointing out that some of the angels are black.
  • Challenge cultural appropriation. One character who calls himself “the Apache Tracker” is, in fact, just a white dude in a “cartoonishly offensive headdress” who Cecil points out, repeatedly is “an asshole” and a “racist embarrassment" to the town.  
  • There are a few female characters, including Dana the intern and Old Woman Josie who talks to angels. While they aren’t front and center, they are interesting and are not subjected to any horrific sexist cliches. They are just as strange and besieged by the abnormality that engulfs them as everyone else in that town.

Listen to Welcome to Night Vale. I repeat: Listen to Welcome to Night Vale.

Here is its main website

The link to it on Itunes

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And remember, do not approach the Dog Park. 

These are some facts that J.K.Rowling let slip in numerous interviews. Facts that tell us what all happened nineteen years later, with our three heroes, Harry, Ron, and Hermoine and other wonderful characters,

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~ Azkaban no longer uses Dementors as guardians.

~George Weasley married Angelina Johnson and had 2 children named Fred and Roxanne. 

~Harry made sure that the Wizarding world knew that Snape was a hero and on Dumbledore’s side.

~Slytherin House became more diluted and was no longer solely pureblood; however its dark reputation lingers. 

~Harry lost the ability to speak Parseltongue. 

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There should be a show called “You’ll Never Find Out” where each week there’s a new story with a new set of characters and it always ends on a cliffhanger.

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NO BUT THEN IN THE SEASON FINALE THEY HAVE LIKE 3 MINUTE SPOTS TO SHOW THE CONCLUSIONS FOR ALL THE STORIES

AND PLOT TWIST: All those unconnected stories? They connect like puzzle pieces in the end. 

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