Slytherin is one of the four Houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and is traditionally home to students who exhibit such traits as cunning, resourcefulness, and ambition. Its emblematic animal is the snake and its colours are green and silver.
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when you think you’ve screwed something up but it all turns out ok in the end
do you guys remember that one post about how men feel entitled to take up so much space and women have to deal with a lot less?
This is actually a documented thing. You always see men on the subway or tube or whatever using both armrests while women sit with their arms hunched together into their laps. That’s why I always make a point to take up at least one if not both armrests of the tube so men can be uncomfortable for once.
^ again, for all the people telling me posting this picture is complaining too much.
In my college classes (and high school too) guys were always stretching, sticking fists and elbows in my face, leaning their heads back over my desk, over my work, spreading their legs out, kicking my bag with their dirty shoes. And let’s not pretend they were in other guys’ space as much as they were in women’s.
It’s so true, this happens to me every day on the train. Same with the walking thing, women will weave out of the way whereas men just walk straight and plow down anything in their path. I always end up playing chicken with men on the sidewalk now, because I refuse to move out of their way.
I love playing chicken with dudes who hog the sidewalk. BODY CHECK! Fucking assholes.
“NOT ALL MEN ARE LIKE THIS!” FUCK OFF.
“AS A MAN, I THINK THAT…” FUCK OFF.
Men always have the same defensive bullshit to spout every time they get called out on their shit. AND IT IS BORING. They remind me of those toys where you pull a string an they have like 5 phrases they can say. Over and over and over.
same here with playing chicken, its hilarious sometimes because they get this flash of realization in their eyes that says ‘holy shit, she’s NOT going to move/??? what do????’ because THEY ARE SO USED TO EVERYONE MOVING FOR THEM
when i was younger my grandpa drew this on a piece of paper,
and he asked me how i, as the red circle, would get around the two people (black circles) if i was walking down the street.
so of course i came back with
moving out of the way for them as i walked.
he asked me if i thought men would do the same and, at the time, i did because i thought it was just common courtesy. but he told me that men would barrel straight through without giving a shit and that i should do the exact same. because i was the one walking and they were the ones in the way. so that’s exactly what i do.
i find this really fascinating because this actually what defines so-called masculine and feminine traits and gestures. the whole limp-wrist thing? that’s someone decreasing the amount of space they take up by not extending their arm fully. same with crossing one’s legs, how it’s considered more masculine to swing your shoulders when you walk creating a wider gait instead of your hips, how someone who holds their elbows tightly into their torso instead of letting them fall more loosely at their sides is considered feminine.
taking up space is not just a frequent habit of males in our culture, its actually how society thinks masculinity is supposed to be expressed.
It’s also why you can seriously freak people out if you’re a woman by sitting back in your chair and draping your arm over the backrest of the one beside it.
It’s claiming space, and more importantly, it’s powerful body language. In primates (including humans), the individual that “opens” its chest—that is, leaves it open to attack—is the most dominant of them, precisely because it shows a confidence that no one WILL attack you.
Look at someone who’s comfortable vs someone who’s uncomfortable—the uncomfortable person will inevitably cross their arms or cover their chest to in an instinct to protect the thoracic cavity.
So, when you want to look HELLA confident, open up your chest and make direct eye contact. It feels weird (for women!) at first, but it’s the fastest way to freak a dude out. They genuinely do not know what to do when a woman displays behaviour they recognize as confident.
This was interesting. Literally never thought about it before.
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ENFPs love to talk about people: not just the facts, but what motivates them, what inspires them, and what they envision achieving in life. They’ll often share their own aspirations freely, and want to hear others’ in return. The ENFP is unlikely to judge anyone’s dream, and will discuss the most imaginative and outlandish of fantasies with warm, enthusiastic intensity. They love to explore creative possibilities, and nothing deflates them faster than talking about dry facts or harsh reality.
ENFPs often seem unconventional, and may come off as scattered; they don’t tend to be in touch with their physical surroundings. They often overlook the details, as they are more likely to focus on connecting with other people or on exploring their own imagination and self-expression. They have little patience for the mundane and want to experience life with intensity and flair. ENFPs often have an artistic streak, and may be artistic in appearance. Many have developed a distinctive and quirky personal style.
- scored among highest of all types in available resources for coping with stress
- ENFP women are less likely to suffer from heart disease
- ENFP men are less likely to suffer from chronic pain
- over represented by academically gifted elementary school students
- personal values include home & family, friendships, creativity, learning, and community service
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Basically 5 of the professors from three subjects (Potions, Transfiguration, and DADA) suddenly walked out and removed all of their content. They left an open letter telling they left because Keith, the creator of the site, would not listen to them or do any improvements on the site, while creating side projects. Many have spoken against this, and Keith at the moment is doing a lot of work to fix what has been broken.
Changes now are that when professors write content, the site will own it, so no one has to rewrite lessons and books, like the three new professors now have to.
I find the sudden leave very immature (the professors stayed around and joked around the matter), and felt like an attempt to hurt Keith and the site. With their leave they caused panic and misinformation that basically all professors were leaving, but apparently they hadn’t even informed the rest of their colleagues. Not saying Keith hasn’t done anything wrong, but he has also posted his reasons, and things are being fixed now.
i can barely handle offline school
Well the good thin is you can set your own pace. There’s no deadline for assignments, so you can take a month or two on an 200 word essay if you want. But honestly the lessons have been interesting enough to have me hooked.
"i’m busy," she says as she writes essays for an imaginary school.
I’ve written a play too and it didn’t go to an imaginary school
Plus voice acting + story music project with Savant sooo
(and those essays are short and I’ve half-assed each and every one of them)
could you tell more about what the site was actually like? how did you like it? just reminds me of internet hogwarts of the early 00s.
Like an online course, but with Hogwarts school subjects. Some of the classes relied on “muggle knowledge” heavily, like Astronomy, Herbology and apparently History of Magic too. They seemed like real courses with magic spice.
Apparently though the site isn’t ending, and only 5 professors so far have left (in course terms the teachers for Transfiguration, Potions, and Defense Against Dark Arts).
Every course has 9 lessons, and homework includes essays (longest one being 500 words for potions, most of the essays are around 200 words) and quizzes. You earn house points for doing well in academics.
I really liked it, I’ve been crazy over it for few days now, and even now all I’m thinking of is wanting to get my Charm and Herbology homework done, even though everyone else is shouting that the end is nigh.
So if you’re interested in reading some interesting magic theory and write essays about it, I suggest joining the site next week when hopefully everything is over and most of the lessons opened up again. We could share a dorm, and I could tutor you! (or you could tutor me in case you master potions.. I need help)