Mine: Hanukkah present in 2nd grade, thanks to the wise woman at the independent bookstore who told my mom her daughter would like it. Cue: several years of making lists of spells, drawing Albus Dumbledore, creating all of Hermione’s schoolwork and then grading myself on it, digging for roots on the playground to make potions and stealing the classroom brooms to play Quidditch with my friend Christopher, reading Philosopher’s Stone at least 20 times and memorizing the first page.
I don’t actually remember the first time I read it, or when I got it. All I know is that by middle school, it was practically part of my bloodstream. I had read the first 3 books countless times each & earned the nickname Harry Potter Queen (this kid Nima was the King).
One of my biggest memories about the series? Half Blood Prince came out while I was away at camp. So many hundreds of campers had pre-ordered it on amazon that the day it came out our mail room, which was just this tiny shack, was so flooded with packages it looked like the Dursley’s house when Vernon was trying to avoid Harry’s Hogwarts letter. Then, for the next couple of days, the dining hall was eerily silent because the majority of campers were dragging their book with them everywhere and reading whenever they had a spare moment. Some assholes had skipped to the end and were running around shouting spoilers. I managed to avoid them, thank god, but others were not so lucky lol. It was a stressful time.
My fifth grade teacher started reading the books to us, this was the fall of ‘99 so only the first three were out. I remember getting all of the books for Christmas and doing nothing but reading. I paused briefly around midnight on New Years Eve to reflect that the earth was still spinning, the internet still worked, and Y2K had not killed us all. After that I remember lots of fan fic, angelfire and geocites fan websites, and chatrooms that I fought to get the handle Hermione in.
Everyone, I’m elated to tell you that Tumblr will be joining Yahoo.
Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any concerns: We’re not turning purple. Our headquarters isn’t moving. Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing. And our mission – to empower creators to…
See what he did there…by saying “fuck” in the announcement of the acquisition of Tumblr, he assuaged concern that Yahoo would censor Tumblr. Clever. David Karp also just made $250M…so I’m not surprised he’s saying “Fuck yeah!” right now.
“Get me library or dead.”
Headline of the year.
Spanish fashion designer invents cloths-spray
THIS IS THE RADDEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE
THE HOLLA COURSE
Cutting off hair in ancient Asia (Japan, china, Korea & possibly some other Asian cultures) symbolizes being banished or rejected from their home. In the more modern age that is now, cutting long hair into a short cut means to forget the past, leaving the old and starting anew.
Okay, who’s the lil’ shit that put the last one in.
I’m having an asthma attack omg this is perfect
one of the few things on tumblr I genuinely find hilarious
trying to laugh silently when people are sleeping DID.NOT.WORK.
JUST WATCH IT. WHATEVER YOU DO YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT
but he’s actually a talented guy why is no one mentioning how gr9 he sounds rly
i’m dying, seriously watch this all the way through. they both need to have their own show