31st August 2014

jaclcfrost:

jaclcfrost:

[inhales] [exhales] [looks out into the sunset] the sweet smell of not being in high school

[remembers that i have no idea what i want to do for my future] [continues to stare out into the sunset] shit

Reblogged from : dustybookinthecorner
30th August 2014
kierenwalkerpds:

monobeartheater:

absorr:

ultrafacts:

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 Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”

AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE

so that’s the function of a rubber duck

kierenwalkerpds:

monobeartheater:

absorr:

ultrafacts:

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 Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”

AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE

so that’s the function of a rubber duck

Reblogged from : bulbasaur-baggins-of-baggend
30th August 2014
ichinese:

I never watched Avatar the Last Airbender before, but then the fire nation attacked and I marathoned 3 seasons in 2 days hahahaa….

ichinese:

I never watched Avatar the Last Airbender before, but then the fire nation attacked and I marathoned 3 seasons in 2 days hahahaa….

Reblogged from : felicitymsmoaks
30th August 2014
dead-logic:

xysciences:

A domino can knock over another domino 1.5x larger than itself.
The above Gif shows a domino 5 millimeters tall starting a chain reaction 13 dominos long that eventually knocks over a domino about half a meter tall.
If the reaction was 29 dominos long, the final domino would be the size of the Empire State Building.
[Click for more interesting science facts and gifs]

 Even small actions can produce enormous results.

dead-logic:

xysciences:

A domino can knock over another domino 1.5x larger than itself.

The above Gif shows a domino 5 millimeters tall starting a chain reaction 13 dominos long that eventually knocks over a domino about half a meter tall.

If the reaction was 29 dominos long, the final domino would be the size of the Empire State Building.

[Click for more interesting science facts and gifs]


Even small actions can produce enormous results.

(Source: xyprogramming)

Reblogged from : lesserjoke
30th August 2014
claireonacloud:

My first book, ONCE UPON A CLOUD with Dial Press at Penguin is finally finished! Its up for preorder -here- and will be in stores in Spring 2015. These are some of the pages of characters little Celeste meets in the story.  claireonacloud:

My first book, ONCE UPON A CLOUD with Dial Press at Penguin is finally finished! Its up for preorder -here- and will be in stores in Spring 2015. These are some of the pages of characters little Celeste meets in the story.  claireonacloud:

My first book, ONCE UPON A CLOUD with Dial Press at Penguin is finally finished! Its up for preorder -here- and will be in stores in Spring 2015. These are some of the pages of characters little Celeste meets in the story.  claireonacloud:

My first book, ONCE UPON A CLOUD with Dial Press at Penguin is finally finished! Its up for preorder -here- and will be in stores in Spring 2015. These are some of the pages of characters little Celeste meets in the story.  claireonacloud:

My first book, ONCE UPON A CLOUD with Dial Press at Penguin is finally finished! Its up for preorder -here- and will be in stores in Spring 2015. These are some of the pages of characters little Celeste meets in the story.  claireonacloud:

My first book, ONCE UPON A CLOUD with Dial Press at Penguin is finally finished! Its up for preorder -here- and will be in stores in Spring 2015. These are some of the pages of characters little Celeste meets in the story.  claireonacloud:

My first book, ONCE UPON A CLOUD with Dial Press at Penguin is finally finished! Its up for preorder -here- and will be in stores in Spring 2015. These are some of the pages of characters little Celeste meets in the story.  claireonacloud:

My first book, ONCE UPON A CLOUD with Dial Press at Penguin is finally finished! Its up for preorder -here- and will be in stores in Spring 2015. These are some of the pages of characters little Celeste meets in the story.  claireonacloud:

My first book, ONCE UPON A CLOUD with Dial Press at Penguin is finally finished! Its up for preorder -here- and will be in stores in Spring 2015. These are some of the pages of characters little Celeste meets in the story. 

claireonacloud:

My first book, ONCE UPON A CLOUD with Dial Press at Penguin is finally finished! Its up for preorder -here- and will be in stores in Spring 2015. These are some of the pages of characters little Celeste meets in the story. 

Reblogged from : claireonacloud
30th August 2014
calmingmanatee:

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A manatee facing the photographer, one fin outstretched. TEXT: “Backsliding happens. Do not be discouraged. A path does not end because you took a few steps back.”](Image credit to ABC News)

calmingmanatee:

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A manatee facing the photographer, one fin outstretched. TEXT: “Backsliding happens. Do not be discouraged. A path does not end because you took a few steps back.”]

(Image credit to ABC News)

Reblogged from : latining
30th August 2014
snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

regulus black, unappreciated bamf extraordinaire

i will pretty much defend regulus until i die because of how fucking enraged i was by this being removed from the films
people say that gryffindors are the selfless ones but regulus is your shining bloody beacon of NO because his courage is entirely that of his house. it isn’t remotely reckless. it is clever. when harry has to ask kreacher to stalk draco in HBP, he has to make sure to close all the loopholes in kreacher’s thinking, to prevent him from telling draco what he’s up to. to prevent him from serving draco instead of harry. and that’s complicated enough.
regulus’ instructions provide kreacher with absolutely no method of sacrificing himself for regulus - the person he absolutely adores - and regulus never falters in that because it is the right thing to do. he knows, surely, how much this is going to destroy kreacher, but he also knows that it’s his choice to die and he cannot pass it off onto a house elf. that’s slytherin courage. it’s borne out of calculation, knowledge of the emotions of others and being able to put your own aside to protect what is yours.
tl;dr i have a lot of regulus feels OK

He knew he could make the most meaningful impact in getting that locket; he knew it would mean his death; he planned, strategically, to make sure it would be a flawless plan; and he knew the success of his mission would mean that no one could know about what happened.
Regulus is a bamf to the tenth degree. He’s a little lion, little king, and I adore him.

YES. there was no reason, really, to leave that letter other than that he wanted voldemort to know it was him. nobody else. it wasn’t about seeking glory. regulus had voldemort’s death in mind when he wrote the letter so i don’t think he cared if the secret went to voldemort’s grave. but he wanted voldemort to know, all the same, and i think that’s a big part of snake courage. it isn’t showmanship but it is about cold, calculated revenge. his legacy wasn’t as important as voldemort’s downfall and i think that’s so inspirational.

Exactly. He weighed his options very carefully. I was okay doing these charts until I got to the last list when I just imagined his shaking hand as he’s trying to write this letter and he knocks over an inkwell and he berates himself, calms his breath, and writes draft after draft, stroke after stroke, until it’s smooth as fuck so no trace of fear is visible in those tiny letters. And it was a very calculating thing to do; he didn’t rush into death, defending someone else, like his brother, and he had no idea if his mission would be successful in the long or the short run, but he did it anyway.

that’s exactly it. exactly. courage isn’t the absence of fear but the judgment that something is more important than fear, and all that. i think harry’s walk into the forbidden forest at the end of DH is a good example of the different kinds of death - harry envies his parents’ deaths because they acted in the heat of the moment, to protect someone else. he has to walk alone and slowly towards his own death. and i often think about how regulus had to do that very same thing at almost the same age - only he didn’t have the resurrection stone to help him. 

He did have kreacher though. I just wonder how much he was thinking of sirius, then, and his parents, or if he wouldn’t have allowed such thoughts just then.
He was EIGHTEEN, a death eater who absolutely idolized this man, fervently believed it all—never questioned—lost his brother, and then it all comes crashing down when he realizes what kind of monster Voldemort really is.
But yes, their marches to death were so similar—eyes wide open, focusing on the task at hand, measuring their breaths, knowing they were going to die.
snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

regulus black, unappreciated bamf extraordinaire

i will pretty much defend regulus until i die because of how fucking enraged i was by this being removed from the films
people say that gryffindors are the selfless ones but regulus is your shining bloody beacon of NO because his courage is entirely that of his house. it isn’t remotely reckless. it is clever. when harry has to ask kreacher to stalk draco in HBP, he has to make sure to close all the loopholes in kreacher’s thinking, to prevent him from telling draco what he’s up to. to prevent him from serving draco instead of harry. and that’s complicated enough.
regulus’ instructions provide kreacher with absolutely no method of sacrificing himself for regulus - the person he absolutely adores - and regulus never falters in that because it is the right thing to do. he knows, surely, how much this is going to destroy kreacher, but he also knows that it’s his choice to die and he cannot pass it off onto a house elf. that’s slytherin courage. it’s borne out of calculation, knowledge of the emotions of others and being able to put your own aside to protect what is yours.
tl;dr i have a lot of regulus feels OK

He knew he could make the most meaningful impact in getting that locket; he knew it would mean his death; he planned, strategically, to make sure it would be a flawless plan; and he knew the success of his mission would mean that no one could know about what happened.
Regulus is a bamf to the tenth degree. He’s a little lion, little king, and I adore him.

YES. there was no reason, really, to leave that letter other than that he wanted voldemort to know it was him. nobody else. it wasn’t about seeking glory. regulus had voldemort’s death in mind when he wrote the letter so i don’t think he cared if the secret went to voldemort’s grave. but he wanted voldemort to know, all the same, and i think that’s a big part of snake courage. it isn’t showmanship but it is about cold, calculated revenge. his legacy wasn’t as important as voldemort’s downfall and i think that’s so inspirational.

Exactly. He weighed his options very carefully. I was okay doing these charts until I got to the last list when I just imagined his shaking hand as he’s trying to write this letter and he knocks over an inkwell and he berates himself, calms his breath, and writes draft after draft, stroke after stroke, until it’s smooth as fuck so no trace of fear is visible in those tiny letters. And it was a very calculating thing to do; he didn’t rush into death, defending someone else, like his brother, and he had no idea if his mission would be successful in the long or the short run, but he did it anyway.

that’s exactly it. exactly. courage isn’t the absence of fear but the judgment that something is more important than fear, and all that. i think harry’s walk into the forbidden forest at the end of DH is a good example of the different kinds of death - harry envies his parents’ deaths because they acted in the heat of the moment, to protect someone else. he has to walk alone and slowly towards his own death. and i often think about how regulus had to do that very same thing at almost the same age - only he didn’t have the resurrection stone to help him. 

He did have kreacher though. I just wonder how much he was thinking of sirius, then, and his parents, or if he wouldn’t have allowed such thoughts just then.
He was EIGHTEEN, a death eater who absolutely idolized this man, fervently believed it all—never questioned—lost his brother, and then it all comes crashing down when he realizes what kind of monster Voldemort really is.
But yes, their marches to death were so similar—eyes wide open, focusing on the task at hand, measuring their breaths, knowing they were going to die.
snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

regulus black, unappreciated bamf extraordinaire

i will pretty much defend regulus until i die because of how fucking enraged i was by this being removed from the films
people say that gryffindors are the selfless ones but regulus is your shining bloody beacon of NO because his courage is entirely that of his house. it isn’t remotely reckless. it is clever. when harry has to ask kreacher to stalk draco in HBP, he has to make sure to close all the loopholes in kreacher’s thinking, to prevent him from telling draco what he’s up to. to prevent him from serving draco instead of harry. and that’s complicated enough.
regulus’ instructions provide kreacher with absolutely no method of sacrificing himself for regulus - the person he absolutely adores - and regulus never falters in that because it is the right thing to do. he knows, surely, how much this is going to destroy kreacher, but he also knows that it’s his choice to die and he cannot pass it off onto a house elf. that’s slytherin courage. it’s borne out of calculation, knowledge of the emotions of others and being able to put your own aside to protect what is yours.
tl;dr i have a lot of regulus feels OK

He knew he could make the most meaningful impact in getting that locket; he knew it would mean his death; he planned, strategically, to make sure it would be a flawless plan; and he knew the success of his mission would mean that no one could know about what happened.
Regulus is a bamf to the tenth degree. He’s a little lion, little king, and I adore him.

YES. there was no reason, really, to leave that letter other than that he wanted voldemort to know it was him. nobody else. it wasn’t about seeking glory. regulus had voldemort’s death in mind when he wrote the letter so i don’t think he cared if the secret went to voldemort’s grave. but he wanted voldemort to know, all the same, and i think that’s a big part of snake courage. it isn’t showmanship but it is about cold, calculated revenge. his legacy wasn’t as important as voldemort’s downfall and i think that’s so inspirational.

Exactly. He weighed his options very carefully. I was okay doing these charts until I got to the last list when I just imagined his shaking hand as he’s trying to write this letter and he knocks over an inkwell and he berates himself, calms his breath, and writes draft after draft, stroke after stroke, until it’s smooth as fuck so no trace of fear is visible in those tiny letters. And it was a very calculating thing to do; he didn’t rush into death, defending someone else, like his brother, and he had no idea if his mission would be successful in the long or the short run, but he did it anyway.

that’s exactly it. exactly. courage isn’t the absence of fear but the judgment that something is more important than fear, and all that. i think harry’s walk into the forbidden forest at the end of DH is a good example of the different kinds of death - harry envies his parents’ deaths because they acted in the heat of the moment, to protect someone else. he has to walk alone and slowly towards his own death. and i often think about how regulus had to do that very same thing at almost the same age - only he didn’t have the resurrection stone to help him. 

He did have kreacher though. I just wonder how much he was thinking of sirius, then, and his parents, or if he wouldn’t have allowed such thoughts just then.
He was EIGHTEEN, a death eater who absolutely idolized this man, fervently believed it all—never questioned—lost his brother, and then it all comes crashing down when he realizes what kind of monster Voldemort really is.
But yes, their marches to death were so similar—eyes wide open, focusing on the task at hand, measuring their breaths, knowing they were going to die.
snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

regulus black, unappreciated bamf extraordinaire

i will pretty much defend regulus until i die because of how fucking enraged i was by this being removed from the films
people say that gryffindors are the selfless ones but regulus is your shining bloody beacon of NO because his courage is entirely that of his house. it isn’t remotely reckless. it is clever. when harry has to ask kreacher to stalk draco in HBP, he has to make sure to close all the loopholes in kreacher’s thinking, to prevent him from telling draco what he’s up to. to prevent him from serving draco instead of harry. and that’s complicated enough.
regulus’ instructions provide kreacher with absolutely no method of sacrificing himself for regulus - the person he absolutely adores - and regulus never falters in that because it is the right thing to do. he knows, surely, how much this is going to destroy kreacher, but he also knows that it’s his choice to die and he cannot pass it off onto a house elf. that’s slytherin courage. it’s borne out of calculation, knowledge of the emotions of others and being able to put your own aside to protect what is yours.
tl;dr i have a lot of regulus feels OK

He knew he could make the most meaningful impact in getting that locket; he knew it would mean his death; he planned, strategically, to make sure it would be a flawless plan; and he knew the success of his mission would mean that no one could know about what happened.
Regulus is a bamf to the tenth degree. He’s a little lion, little king, and I adore him.

YES. there was no reason, really, to leave that letter other than that he wanted voldemort to know it was him. nobody else. it wasn’t about seeking glory. regulus had voldemort’s death in mind when he wrote the letter so i don’t think he cared if the secret went to voldemort’s grave. but he wanted voldemort to know, all the same, and i think that’s a big part of snake courage. it isn’t showmanship but it is about cold, calculated revenge. his legacy wasn’t as important as voldemort’s downfall and i think that’s so inspirational.

Exactly. He weighed his options very carefully. I was okay doing these charts until I got to the last list when I just imagined his shaking hand as he’s trying to write this letter and he knocks over an inkwell and he berates himself, calms his breath, and writes draft after draft, stroke after stroke, until it’s smooth as fuck so no trace of fear is visible in those tiny letters. And it was a very calculating thing to do; he didn’t rush into death, defending someone else, like his brother, and he had no idea if his mission would be successful in the long or the short run, but he did it anyway.

that’s exactly it. exactly. courage isn’t the absence of fear but the judgment that something is more important than fear, and all that. i think harry’s walk into the forbidden forest at the end of DH is a good example of the different kinds of death - harry envies his parents’ deaths because they acted in the heat of the moment, to protect someone else. he has to walk alone and slowly towards his own death. and i often think about how regulus had to do that very same thing at almost the same age - only he didn’t have the resurrection stone to help him. 

He did have kreacher though. I just wonder how much he was thinking of sirius, then, and his parents, or if he wouldn’t have allowed such thoughts just then.
He was EIGHTEEN, a death eater who absolutely idolized this man, fervently believed it all—never questioned—lost his brother, and then it all comes crashing down when he realizes what kind of monster Voldemort really is.
But yes, their marches to death were so similar—eyes wide open, focusing on the task at hand, measuring their breaths, knowing they were going to die.
snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

regulus black, unappreciated bamf extraordinaire

i will pretty much defend regulus until i die because of how fucking enraged i was by this being removed from the films
people say that gryffindors are the selfless ones but regulus is your shining bloody beacon of NO because his courage is entirely that of his house. it isn’t remotely reckless. it is clever. when harry has to ask kreacher to stalk draco in HBP, he has to make sure to close all the loopholes in kreacher’s thinking, to prevent him from telling draco what he’s up to. to prevent him from serving draco instead of harry. and that’s complicated enough.
regulus’ instructions provide kreacher with absolutely no method of sacrificing himself for regulus - the person he absolutely adores - and regulus never falters in that because it is the right thing to do. he knows, surely, how much this is going to destroy kreacher, but he also knows that it’s his choice to die and he cannot pass it off onto a house elf. that’s slytherin courage. it’s borne out of calculation, knowledge of the emotions of others and being able to put your own aside to protect what is yours.
tl;dr i have a lot of regulus feels OK

He knew he could make the most meaningful impact in getting that locket; he knew it would mean his death; he planned, strategically, to make sure it would be a flawless plan; and he knew the success of his mission would mean that no one could know about what happened.
Regulus is a bamf to the tenth degree. He’s a little lion, little king, and I adore him.

YES. there was no reason, really, to leave that letter other than that he wanted voldemort to know it was him. nobody else. it wasn’t about seeking glory. regulus had voldemort’s death in mind when he wrote the letter so i don’t think he cared if the secret went to voldemort’s grave. but he wanted voldemort to know, all the same, and i think that’s a big part of snake courage. it isn’t showmanship but it is about cold, calculated revenge. his legacy wasn’t as important as voldemort’s downfall and i think that’s so inspirational.

Exactly. He weighed his options very carefully. I was okay doing these charts until I got to the last list when I just imagined his shaking hand as he’s trying to write this letter and he knocks over an inkwell and he berates himself, calms his breath, and writes draft after draft, stroke after stroke, until it’s smooth as fuck so no trace of fear is visible in those tiny letters. And it was a very calculating thing to do; he didn’t rush into death, defending someone else, like his brother, and he had no idea if his mission would be successful in the long or the short run, but he did it anyway.

that’s exactly it. exactly. courage isn’t the absence of fear but the judgment that something is more important than fear, and all that. i think harry’s walk into the forbidden forest at the end of DH is a good example of the different kinds of death - harry envies his parents’ deaths because they acted in the heat of the moment, to protect someone else. he has to walk alone and slowly towards his own death. and i often think about how regulus had to do that very same thing at almost the same age - only he didn’t have the resurrection stone to help him. 

He did have kreacher though. I just wonder how much he was thinking of sirius, then, and his parents, or if he wouldn’t have allowed such thoughts just then.
He was EIGHTEEN, a death eater who absolutely idolized this man, fervently believed it all—never questioned—lost his brother, and then it all comes crashing down when he realizes what kind of monster Voldemort really is.
But yes, their marches to death were so similar—eyes wide open, focusing on the task at hand, measuring their breaths, knowing they were going to die.
snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

regulus black, unappreciated bamf extraordinaire

i will pretty much defend regulus until i die because of how fucking enraged i was by this being removed from the films
people say that gryffindors are the selfless ones but regulus is your shining bloody beacon of NO because his courage is entirely that of his house. it isn’t remotely reckless. it is clever. when harry has to ask kreacher to stalk draco in HBP, he has to make sure to close all the loopholes in kreacher’s thinking, to prevent him from telling draco what he’s up to. to prevent him from serving draco instead of harry. and that’s complicated enough.
regulus’ instructions provide kreacher with absolutely no method of sacrificing himself for regulus - the person he absolutely adores - and regulus never falters in that because it is the right thing to do. he knows, surely, how much this is going to destroy kreacher, but he also knows that it’s his choice to die and he cannot pass it off onto a house elf. that’s slytherin courage. it’s borne out of calculation, knowledge of the emotions of others and being able to put your own aside to protect what is yours.
tl;dr i have a lot of regulus feels OK

He knew he could make the most meaningful impact in getting that locket; he knew it would mean his death; he planned, strategically, to make sure it would be a flawless plan; and he knew the success of his mission would mean that no one could know about what happened.
Regulus is a bamf to the tenth degree. He’s a little lion, little king, and I adore him.

YES. there was no reason, really, to leave that letter other than that he wanted voldemort to know it was him. nobody else. it wasn’t about seeking glory. regulus had voldemort’s death in mind when he wrote the letter so i don’t think he cared if the secret went to voldemort’s grave. but he wanted voldemort to know, all the same, and i think that’s a big part of snake courage. it isn’t showmanship but it is about cold, calculated revenge. his legacy wasn’t as important as voldemort’s downfall and i think that’s so inspirational.

Exactly. He weighed his options very carefully. I was okay doing these charts until I got to the last list when I just imagined his shaking hand as he’s trying to write this letter and he knocks over an inkwell and he berates himself, calms his breath, and writes draft after draft, stroke after stroke, until it’s smooth as fuck so no trace of fear is visible in those tiny letters. And it was a very calculating thing to do; he didn’t rush into death, defending someone else, like his brother, and he had no idea if his mission would be successful in the long or the short run, but he did it anyway.

that’s exactly it. exactly. courage isn’t the absence of fear but the judgment that something is more important than fear, and all that. i think harry’s walk into the forbidden forest at the end of DH is a good example of the different kinds of death - harry envies his parents’ deaths because they acted in the heat of the moment, to protect someone else. he has to walk alone and slowly towards his own death. and i often think about how regulus had to do that very same thing at almost the same age - only he didn’t have the resurrection stone to help him. 

He did have kreacher though. I just wonder how much he was thinking of sirius, then, and his parents, or if he wouldn’t have allowed such thoughts just then.
He was EIGHTEEN, a death eater who absolutely idolized this man, fervently believed it all—never questioned—lost his brother, and then it all comes crashing down when he realizes what kind of monster Voldemort really is.
But yes, their marches to death were so similar—eyes wide open, focusing on the task at hand, measuring their breaths, knowing they were going to die.
snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

regulus black, unappreciated bamf extraordinaire

i will pretty much defend regulus until i die because of how fucking enraged i was by this being removed from the films
people say that gryffindors are the selfless ones but regulus is your shining bloody beacon of NO because his courage is entirely that of his house. it isn’t remotely reckless. it is clever. when harry has to ask kreacher to stalk draco in HBP, he has to make sure to close all the loopholes in kreacher’s thinking, to prevent him from telling draco what he’s up to. to prevent him from serving draco instead of harry. and that’s complicated enough.
regulus’ instructions provide kreacher with absolutely no method of sacrificing himself for regulus - the person he absolutely adores - and regulus never falters in that because it is the right thing to do. he knows, surely, how much this is going to destroy kreacher, but he also knows that it’s his choice to die and he cannot pass it off onto a house elf. that’s slytherin courage. it’s borne out of calculation, knowledge of the emotions of others and being able to put your own aside to protect what is yours.
tl;dr i have a lot of regulus feels OK

He knew he could make the most meaningful impact in getting that locket; he knew it would mean his death; he planned, strategically, to make sure it would be a flawless plan; and he knew the success of his mission would mean that no one could know about what happened.
Regulus is a bamf to the tenth degree. He’s a little lion, little king, and I adore him.

YES. there was no reason, really, to leave that letter other than that he wanted voldemort to know it was him. nobody else. it wasn’t about seeking glory. regulus had voldemort’s death in mind when he wrote the letter so i don’t think he cared if the secret went to voldemort’s grave. but he wanted voldemort to know, all the same, and i think that’s a big part of snake courage. it isn’t showmanship but it is about cold, calculated revenge. his legacy wasn’t as important as voldemort’s downfall and i think that’s so inspirational.

Exactly. He weighed his options very carefully. I was okay doing these charts until I got to the last list when I just imagined his shaking hand as he’s trying to write this letter and he knocks over an inkwell and he berates himself, calms his breath, and writes draft after draft, stroke after stroke, until it’s smooth as fuck so no trace of fear is visible in those tiny letters. And it was a very calculating thing to do; he didn’t rush into death, defending someone else, like his brother, and he had no idea if his mission would be successful in the long or the short run, but he did it anyway.

that’s exactly it. exactly. courage isn’t the absence of fear but the judgment that something is more important than fear, and all that. i think harry’s walk into the forbidden forest at the end of DH is a good example of the different kinds of death - harry envies his parents’ deaths because they acted in the heat of the moment, to protect someone else. he has to walk alone and slowly towards his own death. and i often think about how regulus had to do that very same thing at almost the same age - only he didn’t have the resurrection stone to help him. 

He did have kreacher though. I just wonder how much he was thinking of sirius, then, and his parents, or if he wouldn’t have allowed such thoughts just then.
He was EIGHTEEN, a death eater who absolutely idolized this man, fervently believed it all—never questioned—lost his brother, and then it all comes crashing down when he realizes what kind of monster Voldemort really is.
But yes, their marches to death were so similar—eyes wide open, focusing on the task at hand, measuring their breaths, knowing they were going to die.
snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

regulus black, unappreciated bamf extraordinaire

i will pretty much defend regulus until i die because of how fucking enraged i was by this being removed from the films
people say that gryffindors are the selfless ones but regulus is your shining bloody beacon of NO because his courage is entirely that of his house. it isn’t remotely reckless. it is clever. when harry has to ask kreacher to stalk draco in HBP, he has to make sure to close all the loopholes in kreacher’s thinking, to prevent him from telling draco what he’s up to. to prevent him from serving draco instead of harry. and that’s complicated enough.
regulus’ instructions provide kreacher with absolutely no method of sacrificing himself for regulus - the person he absolutely adores - and regulus never falters in that because it is the right thing to do. he knows, surely, how much this is going to destroy kreacher, but he also knows that it’s his choice to die and he cannot pass it off onto a house elf. that’s slytherin courage. it’s borne out of calculation, knowledge of the emotions of others and being able to put your own aside to protect what is yours.
tl;dr i have a lot of regulus feels OK

He knew he could make the most meaningful impact in getting that locket; he knew it would mean his death; he planned, strategically, to make sure it would be a flawless plan; and he knew the success of his mission would mean that no one could know about what happened.
Regulus is a bamf to the tenth degree. He’s a little lion, little king, and I adore him.

YES. there was no reason, really, to leave that letter other than that he wanted voldemort to know it was him. nobody else. it wasn’t about seeking glory. regulus had voldemort’s death in mind when he wrote the letter so i don’t think he cared if the secret went to voldemort’s grave. but he wanted voldemort to know, all the same, and i think that’s a big part of snake courage. it isn’t showmanship but it is about cold, calculated revenge. his legacy wasn’t as important as voldemort’s downfall and i think that’s so inspirational.

Exactly. He weighed his options very carefully. I was okay doing these charts until I got to the last list when I just imagined his shaking hand as he’s trying to write this letter and he knocks over an inkwell and he berates himself, calms his breath, and writes draft after draft, stroke after stroke, until it’s smooth as fuck so no trace of fear is visible in those tiny letters. And it was a very calculating thing to do; he didn’t rush into death, defending someone else, like his brother, and he had no idea if his mission would be successful in the long or the short run, but he did it anyway.

that’s exactly it. exactly. courage isn’t the absence of fear but the judgment that something is more important than fear, and all that. i think harry’s walk into the forbidden forest at the end of DH is a good example of the different kinds of death - harry envies his parents’ deaths because they acted in the heat of the moment, to protect someone else. he has to walk alone and slowly towards his own death. and i often think about how regulus had to do that very same thing at almost the same age - only he didn’t have the resurrection stone to help him. 

He did have kreacher though. I just wonder how much he was thinking of sirius, then, and his parents, or if he wouldn’t have allowed such thoughts just then.
He was EIGHTEEN, a death eater who absolutely idolized this man, fervently believed it all—never questioned—lost his brother, and then it all comes crashing down when he realizes what kind of monster Voldemort really is.
But yes, their marches to death were so similar—eyes wide open, focusing on the task at hand, measuring their breaths, knowing they were going to die.
snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

regulus black, unappreciated bamf extraordinaire

i will pretty much defend regulus until i die because of how fucking enraged i was by this being removed from the films
people say that gryffindors are the selfless ones but regulus is your shining bloody beacon of NO because his courage is entirely that of his house. it isn’t remotely reckless. it is clever. when harry has to ask kreacher to stalk draco in HBP, he has to make sure to close all the loopholes in kreacher’s thinking, to prevent him from telling draco what he’s up to. to prevent him from serving draco instead of harry. and that’s complicated enough.
regulus’ instructions provide kreacher with absolutely no method of sacrificing himself for regulus - the person he absolutely adores - and regulus never falters in that because it is the right thing to do. he knows, surely, how much this is going to destroy kreacher, but he also knows that it’s his choice to die and he cannot pass it off onto a house elf. that’s slytherin courage. it’s borne out of calculation, knowledge of the emotions of others and being able to put your own aside to protect what is yours.
tl;dr i have a lot of regulus feels OK

He knew he could make the most meaningful impact in getting that locket; he knew it would mean his death; he planned, strategically, to make sure it would be a flawless plan; and he knew the success of his mission would mean that no one could know about what happened.
Regulus is a bamf to the tenth degree. He’s a little lion, little king, and I adore him.

YES. there was no reason, really, to leave that letter other than that he wanted voldemort to know it was him. nobody else. it wasn’t about seeking glory. regulus had voldemort’s death in mind when he wrote the letter so i don’t think he cared if the secret went to voldemort’s grave. but he wanted voldemort to know, all the same, and i think that’s a big part of snake courage. it isn’t showmanship but it is about cold, calculated revenge. his legacy wasn’t as important as voldemort’s downfall and i think that’s so inspirational.

Exactly. He weighed his options very carefully. I was okay doing these charts until I got to the last list when I just imagined his shaking hand as he’s trying to write this letter and he knocks over an inkwell and he berates himself, calms his breath, and writes draft after draft, stroke after stroke, until it’s smooth as fuck so no trace of fear is visible in those tiny letters. And it was a very calculating thing to do; he didn’t rush into death, defending someone else, like his brother, and he had no idea if his mission would be successful in the long or the short run, but he did it anyway.

that’s exactly it. exactly. courage isn’t the absence of fear but the judgment that something is more important than fear, and all that. i think harry’s walk into the forbidden forest at the end of DH is a good example of the different kinds of death - harry envies his parents’ deaths because they acted in the heat of the moment, to protect someone else. he has to walk alone and slowly towards his own death. and i often think about how regulus had to do that very same thing at almost the same age - only he didn’t have the resurrection stone to help him. 

He did have kreacher though. I just wonder how much he was thinking of sirius, then, and his parents, or if he wouldn’t have allowed such thoughts just then.
He was EIGHTEEN, a death eater who absolutely idolized this man, fervently believed it all—never questioned—lost his brother, and then it all comes crashing down when he realizes what kind of monster Voldemort really is.
But yes, their marches to death were so similar—eyes wide open, focusing on the task at hand, measuring their breaths, knowing they were going to die.
snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

regulus black, unappreciated bamf extraordinaire

i will pretty much defend regulus until i die because of how fucking enraged i was by this being removed from the films
people say that gryffindors are the selfless ones but regulus is your shining bloody beacon of NO because his courage is entirely that of his house. it isn’t remotely reckless. it is clever. when harry has to ask kreacher to stalk draco in HBP, he has to make sure to close all the loopholes in kreacher’s thinking, to prevent him from telling draco what he’s up to. to prevent him from serving draco instead of harry. and that’s complicated enough.
regulus’ instructions provide kreacher with absolutely no method of sacrificing himself for regulus - the person he absolutely adores - and regulus never falters in that because it is the right thing to do. he knows, surely, how much this is going to destroy kreacher, but he also knows that it’s his choice to die and he cannot pass it off onto a house elf. that’s slytherin courage. it’s borne out of calculation, knowledge of the emotions of others and being able to put your own aside to protect what is yours.
tl;dr i have a lot of regulus feels OK

He knew he could make the most meaningful impact in getting that locket; he knew it would mean his death; he planned, strategically, to make sure it would be a flawless plan; and he knew the success of his mission would mean that no one could know about what happened.
Regulus is a bamf to the tenth degree. He’s a little lion, little king, and I adore him.

YES. there was no reason, really, to leave that letter other than that he wanted voldemort to know it was him. nobody else. it wasn’t about seeking glory. regulus had voldemort’s death in mind when he wrote the letter so i don’t think he cared if the secret went to voldemort’s grave. but he wanted voldemort to know, all the same, and i think that’s a big part of snake courage. it isn’t showmanship but it is about cold, calculated revenge. his legacy wasn’t as important as voldemort’s downfall and i think that’s so inspirational.

Exactly. He weighed his options very carefully. I was okay doing these charts until I got to the last list when I just imagined his shaking hand as he’s trying to write this letter and he knocks over an inkwell and he berates himself, calms his breath, and writes draft after draft, stroke after stroke, until it’s smooth as fuck so no trace of fear is visible in those tiny letters. And it was a very calculating thing to do; he didn’t rush into death, defending someone else, like his brother, and he had no idea if his mission would be successful in the long or the short run, but he did it anyway.

that’s exactly it. exactly. courage isn’t the absence of fear but the judgment that something is more important than fear, and all that. i think harry’s walk into the forbidden forest at the end of DH is a good example of the different kinds of death - harry envies his parents’ deaths because they acted in the heat of the moment, to protect someone else. he has to walk alone and slowly towards his own death. and i often think about how regulus had to do that very same thing at almost the same age - only he didn’t have the resurrection stone to help him. 

He did have kreacher though. I just wonder how much he was thinking of sirius, then, and his parents, or if he wouldn’t have allowed such thoughts just then.
He was EIGHTEEN, a death eater who absolutely idolized this man, fervently believed it all—never questioned—lost his brother, and then it all comes crashing down when he realizes what kind of monster Voldemort really is.
But yes, their marches to death were so similar—eyes wide open, focusing on the task at hand, measuring their breaths, knowing they were going to die.

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

pettigrew:

snapslikethis:

regulus black, unappreciated bamf extraordinaire

i will pretty much defend regulus until i die because of how fucking enraged i was by this being removed from the films

people say that gryffindors are the selfless ones but regulus is your shining bloody beacon of NO because his courage is entirely that of his house. it isn’t remotely reckless. it is clever. when harry has to ask kreacher to stalk draco in HBP, he has to make sure to close all the loopholes in kreacher’s thinking, to prevent him from telling draco what he’s up to. to prevent him from serving draco instead of harry. and that’s complicated enough.

regulus’ instructions provide kreacher with absolutely no method of sacrificing himself for regulus - the person he absolutely adores - and regulus never falters in that because it is the right thing to do. he knows, surely, how much this is going to destroy kreacher, but he also knows that it’s his choice to die and he cannot pass it off onto a house elf. that’s slytherin courage. it’s borne out of calculation, knowledge of the emotions of others and being able to put your own aside to protect what is yours.

tl;dr i have a lot of regulus feels OK

He knew he could make the most meaningful impact in getting that locket; he knew it would mean his death; he planned, strategically, to make sure it would be a flawless plan; and he knew the success of his mission would mean that no one could know about what happened.

Regulus is a bamf to the tenth degree. He’s a little lion, little king, and I adore him.

YES. there was no reason, really, to leave that letter other than that he wanted voldemort to know it was him. nobody else. it wasn’t about seeking glory. regulus had voldemort’s death in mind when he wrote the letter so i don’t think he cared if the secret went to voldemort’s grave. but he wanted voldemort to know, all the same, and i think that’s a big part of snake courage. it isn’t showmanship but it is about cold, calculated revenge. his legacy wasn’t as important as voldemort’s downfall and i think that’s so inspirational.

Exactly. He weighed his options very carefully. I was okay doing these charts until I got to the last list when I just imagined his shaking hand as he’s trying to write this letter and he knocks over an inkwell and he berates himself, calms his breath, and writes draft after draft, stroke after stroke, until it’s smooth as fuck so no trace of fear is visible in those tiny letters. And it was a very calculating thing to do; he didn’t rush into death, defending someone else, like his brother, and he had no idea if his mission would be successful in the long or the short run, but he did it anyway.

that’s exactly it. exactly. courage isn’t the absence of fear but the judgment that something is more important than fear, and all that. i think harry’s walk into the forbidden forest at the end of DH is a good example of the different kinds of death - harry envies his parents’ deaths because they acted in the heat of the moment, to protect someone else. he has to walk alone and slowly towards his own death. and i often think about how regulus had to do that very same thing at almost the same age - only he didn’t have the resurrection stone to help him. 

He did have kreacher though. I just wonder how much he was thinking of sirius, then, and his parents, or if he wouldn’t have allowed such thoughts just then.

He was EIGHTEEN, a death eater who absolutely idolized this man, fervently believed it all—never questioned—lost his brother, and then it all comes crashing down when he realizes what kind of monster Voldemort really is.

But yes, their marches to death were so similar—eyes wide open, focusing on the task at hand, measuring their breaths, knowing they were going to die.

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