Kaoru's World

This is where I go to play and not you!
Anyway, I'm a nerdfighter and I hardly ever post anything, but I will reblog things if I think they are funny or true. It'll probably be about Harry Potter or the Vlogbrothers or Hetalia.... So... YAY for me.

Ask me anything...IF YOU DARE!
5:04 PM
August 16th, 2014

tamikaflynned:

inunchartedwaters:

amplifytheworld:

referencesforartists:

brenanf999:

dontwantyourmoneysir:

anndruyan:

This is a summary of college only using two pictures; expensive as hell.

That’s my Sociology “book”. In fact what it is is a piece of paper with codes written on it to allow me to access an electronic version of a book. I was told by my professor that I could not buy any other paperback version, or use another code, so I was left with no option other than buying a piece of paper for over $200. Best part about all this is my professor wrote the books; there’s something hilariously sadistic about that. So I pretty much doled out $200 for a current edition of an online textbook that is no different than an older, paperback edition of the same book for $5; yeah, I checked. My mistake for listening to my professor.

This is why we download. 

Spreading this shit like nutella because goddamn textbooks are so expensive. 

not necessarily art related but as someone who couldn’t afford their textbooks this semester this is a godsend

REBLOGGING because after a little digging, I found my $200 textbook for free in PDF form.

friendly reminder that this exists since I know we’re all going back to college soon

takemeinyourdream since you’re one of us now.

Other good sites:

Abebooks

Bigwords

Half.com

2:26 AM
August 15th, 2014

Rereading Harry Potter: The Sword of Gryffindor

This is the last one considering I finished reading Deathly Hallows 2 days ago- but I was just thinking. 

After everything Griphook did to make sure he got the Sword back, (because goblins believe that after the original owner dies it should be given back to the creators- not passed down) he has got to be pissed by the end of the series. 

I mean, he left the Trio in that vault to drown and burn under tons of gold and silver. He made sure that they weren’t going to cheat him out of the sword. HE LEFT THEM TO DIE. And what happens less than 24 hours after he steals the swords and leaves them in Gringotts? Neville pulls the fucking sword out of the sorting hat and kill Nagini. Seriously. Harry, Ron, and Hermione from the time they go to Gringotts to the end of the book is a very very short amount of time, because right then is when Voldemort is like “Shit. I need to check all the horcruxes (Oh, and probably move the one that’s in Hogwarts)” Then Harry is all “I FUCKING KNEW IT WAS IN HOGWARTS AND YOU TWO TALKED ME OUT OF IT” Then all hell breaks loose and the three of them don’t get to fucking sleep before the battle. 

Griphook is probably sleeping with the fucking sword next to them and then BAM! the sword runs away to be with Neville. He probably woke up and thought he was robbed. I mean, who the fuck put that little charm on the sword. “It will present itself to whoever proves to be a true Gryffindor.” Because it probably sure as hell wasn’t a goblin. 

And who the fuck gets the sword after that? Does the sword go back to Griphook? Who is in charge of that? I would probably put the sword right back in the fucking case where it was before Snape stuck it in the lake. 

Does the sword appearing to Neville on its own accord mean that Harry technically fulfilled his word to Griphook and is no longer responsible for it? 

Also-side note: Bellatrix and Voldemort sure did make it easy for Harry to find those last two horcruxes. Bellatrix flipped out and tortured Hermione for being in her vault which, of course, led them to actually going to the fucking vault. And Voldemort, who is supposed to know about the fucking connection between his and Harry’s brain and yet does absolutely nothing about it, just flips out and plants Hogwarts into Harry’s head. 

Anyway. I’m done. 

10:23 PM
August 14th, 2014
assbutt-in-the-garrison:

methblue:

uptownzurban:

Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

see this makes more sense, change.org wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it

REBLOG THE SHIT OUT OF THIS, STILL NEEDS OVER 85,000 signatures


assbutt-in-the-garrison:

methblue:

uptownzurban:

Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

see this makes more sense, change.org wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it

REBLOG THE SHIT OUT OF THIS, STILL NEEDS OVER 85,000 signatures

(via straightbaiting)

5:27 PM
August 14th, 2014
Reminder: You Have a Right to Record the Police
1:46 AM
August 13th, 2014

Rereading Harry Potter: Percy Returns

I have never felt more second-hand embarrassment and anxiety than when Percy trips through the secret passage way into the room of requirement asking if he’s late- only to see Fred, George, his parents, Bill, Fleur, Ginny, and Lupin all standing in the now empty room and staring up at him. 

Then I fell into a fit of nervous giggles when Fleur decided to break the silence by quickly turning to Lupin and asking how “little Teddy” was. Only to be made worse by Lupin responding shouting that he has a photograph of a baby. 

If this had been a real life situation I would not have been able to handle it. My nervous laughter would have had me on the floor… At least Percy finally admits he was wrong… 2 books after he was proven wrong… But still… 

1:35 AM
August 13th, 2014
"They’re evacuating the younger kids and everyone’s meeting in the Great Hall to get organized," Harry said. "We’re fighting."
There was a great roar and a surge toward the foot of the stairs; he was pressed back against the wall as they ran past him, the mingled members of the Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore’s Army, and Harry’s old Quidditch team, all with their wands drawn, heading up into the main castle.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 

My favorite part of this quote is “And Harry’s old Quidditch team…” because even though they (apparently) have no connection to The Order and or the D.A. -Oliver, Alicia, Angelina, and Katie all showed up anyway. I know sports teams all spend a lot of time together and bond and all, but damn. 

12:31 AM
August 13th, 2014

After Luna stuns Alecto Carrow

Luna: I've never stunned anyone except in our D.A. Lessons. That was noisier than I thought it would be.
Harry: *Jumps under the cloak with Luna as Ravenclaws pour in the common room from the dorms*
First Year: *Pokes Alecto with his toe* I think she might be dead!
Luna: *Happily* Oh, look, they're pleased!
Harry: Yeah... Great...
12:00 AM
August 13th, 2014

Rereading Harry Potter: Ravenclaw Common Room

The Eagle: Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?
Luna: Hmm... What do you think, Harry?
Harry: What? Isn't there just a password?
Luna: Oh no, you've got to answer a question.
Harry: What if you get it wrong?
Luna: Well, you have to wait for somebody who gets it right. That way you learn, you see?
Harry: Yeah... Trouble is, we can't really afford to wait for anyone else, Luna.
Luna: No, I see what you mean. Well then, I think the answer is that a circle has no beginning.
The Eagle: Well reasoned.
What? No. No. Fuck that. This scene has never really struck me before but hell no. I wouldn't have lasted a day in Ravenclaw. I can picture myself sleeping outside the door most days. What kind of... "A circle has no beginning." THAT WASN'T ONE OF THE CHOICES! HOW IS SOMEONE SUPPOSED TO COME UP WITH THAT? What sick, sadistic...
Did Rowena come up with this crap herself or did this develop over the years- answering questions to get into the room. Blegh.
10:10 PM
August 11th, 2014

I’m sitting at our desk reading HP. The TV was on in the background when Arsenio came on and suddenly my ears perked up as this woman, Ernestine Johnson, began to speak (I have no idea what it was about her that made me tune it, perhaps the power in her voice that appeared right after Arsenio’s soft-spokeness) after listening to this I felt compelled to look up the video and share it. 

Enjoy! 

7:18 PM
August 11th, 2014

Rereading Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows

I don’t know, man. I found myself increasingly irritated with Ron and Hermione in the Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, and Deathly Hallows. Maybe it’s because I already know/knew what is/was going to happen, but they are really driving me up a wall. 

The reread makes it really hard for me to find sympathy to spare for them, I think. Hermione spent most of book 6 being petty and angry because Harry was getting higher marks than her at potions (even if she was right that the book was dangerous- though I really think the most dangerous thing about the book was how Harry decided to just shoot of spells he knew nothing about). In books 5 and 6, Hermione and Ron bickered incessantly (apparently because they were both too proud to admit feelings for each other and took out their jealousies on each other) but when Harry asked them to stop he just got told off for taking his temper out on them (which, admittedly is true- though I feel more sympathy for Harry because he had good reason to feel angry and alone) and they barely did anything to make peace between themselves. 

And through most of book 6 and through what I’ve gone through of book 7 so far Ron and Hermione pretty much band together in thinking that Harry is losing his mind. They talk about him behind his back, pass looks between each other when they think he is not looking, and just ignore him when he is trying to make points because they don’t believe in what he is saying- passing off everything as him being in denial or him holding grudges (whether about his wand moving on his own, Malfoy and Snape, denying his power, etc)

Hermione won’t even listen to what he has to say or contribute once she becomes angry with him. Ron isn’t any better though at least he doesn’t come off as openly hostile and allows Harry to make his own decisions. (Of course, Ron hasn’t left yet…But most of what I’m talking about is pre-locket)

I think when I was younger doing read-throughs I wondered why Harry just didn’t listen to hist friends, but since I’m older I think I am more able to relate with Harry’s feelings of alienation, bitterness, and anger (Though I am beginning to wonder what that means about me).