Ron’s anxieties and senses of inadequacy… are the inspiration for some of Rowling’s best writing across the series. Not all of these fears stem from being the rather more ordinary best friend to someone who is Chosen. Ron is ashamed of his family’s financial limitations, which leave him with broken wands, hand-me-down pets, and ragged dress robes, all of which stand up poorly to Harry’s magical tools, his beloved Hedwig, and his sleek party outfit. The moment in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire when Ron discovers that the gold he used to pay Harry back for the Omniculars Harry purchased for him as a treat at the Quidditch World Cup vanished, and that Harry didn’t notice because he has so much money, is one of the sharpest depictions of the awkwardness of financial inequality in a friendship that I can remember. Their gap in Quidditch skills is another area of friction. And the scene in Deathly Hallows in which Ron, having made tremendous efforts to return to the friends he abandoned, confronts his terror that Harry is more desirable than Ron in every area, whether as a son to Mrs. Weasley or a potential lover to Hermione, is a beautiful illustration of how difficult it is to love someone who constantly eclipses you.
themododyssey:

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad cola! (Screencap from Movin’ With Nancy)

themododyssey:

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad cola! (Screencap from Movin’ With Nancy)

raindropsonroses-65:

Cute penguin shot (by BrynJ)

raindropsonroses-65:

Cute penguin shot (by BrynJ)

Marie Antoinette (2006)

angel-cine:

Himmatwala (1983)

Requested by mariieantoinettes

What is disaster pornography? Africans define it as the Western media’s habit of blacking out Africa’s stock markets, cell phones, heart surgeries, soaring literacy and increasing democratization, while gleefully parading its genocides, armed conflicts, child soldiers, foreign debts, hunger, disease and backwardness.
Gbemisola Olujobi, Nigerian journalist (Via the December 2007 issue of Ebony magazine)  (via the-cat-inside)
japanesefoodlover:

20140706-0113 by Steven Bug Bug on Flickr.

animalsdancing:

Tiny legs

stormriver:

jim taught me that *struggles to peel orange* lovin him was never enough *sensually eats orange segment* with his *rubs lips* ultraviolence

lanamusic:

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