609. Muggleborns mastering non-verbal spells and becoming great street magicians.
Because boys are awful and society pats them on the head when they bully, because it’s a traditional masculine ideal, showing dominance by being an utter c_nt to ladies.
The hair pulling, shoving, etc. it;s seen as cute. They get away with it.
Bullies CAN be scared away by a show of ‘How about you go fuck yourself instead?’, because they’re generally cowards, Anon friend.
The problem is, some of them are so cocky, so stupid, so utterly fucking set in their role that they can’t see that what they’re doing is wrong, or inappropriate, or marking them as a genuine 100% authenticated arsehole (certificate of authenticity included if you call in the next 15 minutes!) for all eternity.
The other kind of bully, the kind you seem to be facing… THRIVES off the reactions they get; my sibling is like that, he niggles and niggles and pisses you off until you have to respond -if only to throttle the bastard so you can think in peace.
Standing up to this particular type of nasty feeds them.
Ignoring them completely won’t do it either… you have to hit them where it hurts, their ego…
Raise an eyebrow when they start their nonsense, smirk like they’re an amusing series of small children being naughty… turn away and continue. Do not acknowledge them. Repeat.
They will try to get more attention, but if you respond like it’s beneath you, usually they lose their fire.
Or try, “And… what exactly are you trying to achieve by __________? No really… what is this all about?”
Most don’t have an answer…
"So… who are you again?" and "Yep, totally am, good for you, you figured it out you genius!" (in an incredibly cheerful tone, try to sound genuine, it confuses them).
Basically, you’re smarter, so use it… run intellectual circles around them and torment them psychologically by refusing to play into it.
They’re peacocking (look at me! look at me!), banging on their chests like primal animals trying to get your attention, to lure you into confrontation and you have stood your ground all this time… which is good, never back down, never give in…
But switch tactics on them. Go for the psychological assassination in response, they want you to cry, to get upset, to yell and scream and bang your fists on your chest back… because that’s the game of dominance they understand.
Just remember that, in the grand scheme of things… you are the star in the sky that they are seeking to drag down into the mud alongside them. Stars only fall if they want to… never let them convince you otherwise.
However, as it is pervasive and concerning, I would also advise you seek some sort of authority figure out. Guidance Counsellor, Teacher, Parent, an adult of authority who you know will be on your side…
What they are doing is not okay and you don’t have to put up with that, my little celestial being.
"And that was how I found out."
#’DID WE FORGET TO TELL YOU WE HIRED YOU FOR ANOTHER MOVIE
Mark Williams and Julie Walters behind the scenes of Bill&Fleur’s wedding
This should have just been put in the movie, as mr and mrs weasley probably dance just like this.
Elsa Anna and Olaf. :)
what the flying fresh fuck in all of the seven fucking realms is this
a public service announcement
I still don’t understand why none of my art teachers ever told us this.
OH MY GOD
i didn’t expect any of this when i was reading it.
Russell Brand telling Westboro Baptist what’s up.
I will reblog this until my fingers bleed.
We've been duped. America is filled with fun-loving and caring people. The viral ice bucket challenge has combined both our sense of responsibility to our fellow human with fun. And it has been fun! Who didn't love seeing Sarah Palin doused?But wait? Ice Bucket Challenge donations are nearing $100 MILLION. Where is that money going? According to the ALS Foundation, not towards ALS.Over 73% of all donations raised are going to fundraising, overhead, executive salaries, and external donations. Less than 27% is actually used for the purpose we donated for. According to the ECFA, a charitable watchdog, 27% of donations actually making it to the cause they are donated to is unacceptable. In fact, the ECFA won’t deem a non-profit as a reliable charity unless at least 80% of donations make it to their intended projects.Here’s the breakdown of the ALS Foundation’s Financials:Employee salaries at the ALS Foundation are out-of-this-WORLD!Jane H. Gilbert – President and CEO –$339,475.00 Daniel M. Reznikov – Chief Financial Officer – $201,260.00 Steve Gibson – Chief Public Policy Officer – $182,862.00 Kimberly Maginnis -Chief of Care Services Officer – $160,646.00 Lance Slaughter -Chief Chapter Relations and Development Officer – $152,692.00 Michelle Keegan – Chief Development Officer – $178,744.00 John Applegate – Association Finance Officer – $118.726.00 David Moses – Director of Planned Giving – $112,509.00 Carrie Munk – Chief Communications and Marketing Officer – $142,875.00 Patrick Wildman – Director of Public Policy – $112,358.00 Kathi Kromer – Director of State Advocacy – $110,661.00The ALS Foundation is a terrible organization to send your money. If you decide to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, may I humbly suggest that you select a well-researched charity (on your own, no endorsements here) and send it to them.I personally have written a check to a small organization in Texas which gives food to homeless children and teens. And that’s my thought for the day.Take it for what you will.
Oh please. Check your sources, people. A 30 second visit to snopes says that the ALS Association has record levels of transparency, that it has it’s most recent fiscal year up on its website, that Charity Navigator gives it a four out of four stars and 90.73/100 rating, and that this entire post is basically a big ol’ steaming crock of bullshit. Ugh.
Well, maybe not that bit about “a check to a small organization in Texas”, which, woo, go you, I’ll never say no to money toward the homeless. Assuming it’s true, which considering the rest of the post? Take it with a grain of salt. Or a truckload.
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THIS IS NOT OK. :(
IMPORTANT SIGNAL BOOST PLEASE
Ok so tigers are my favourite animal and this literally kills me.
I have 12,000+ followers
if each one of you donated like £3 it would be huge.
Please and thank you.
Come on guys, if ALS can get millions of donations, so can this beautiful species of tiger!!