Amanda.26. My ideal job would be saving people, hunting things. I suppose I'll settle for Librarian and English Teacher instead.Here you'll see Supernatural, Supernatural, and more Supernatural. Sherlock is also running my life. Also, books, pretty things, Being Human US, A Very Potter Musical/ A Very Potter Sequel, True Blood, Alice in Wonderland, Disney Princesses, All things British, interesting things of history, and wibbley-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff.URL: astrangewildsong

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    those songs that start in one earbud and flow into the next

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  • fabledquill:

    criticizing the catholic church, and particularly the sale of indulgences

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    conxerse:

    all i have is low self esteem and good taste in music

    literally me

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  • partybarackisinthehousetonight:

    uh yeah i’m a pretty big history buff *picks up rock* this has probably been here for a long time. *touches ground* old people once stood on this ground. maybe even dinosaurs

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    starbilly:

    orlandobloomers:

    starbilly:

    what is shreks favorite month

    HE SEEMS LIKE A JANUARY MAN 

    octogre

    HE SEEMS LIKE A JANUARY MAN

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    arthurdarvvill:

    be the person chris traeger knows you can be

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    friendly reminder that if we’re mutuals and you wanna exchange snapchat names or instagram or something you’re more than welcome (encouraged) to shoot me an ask

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  • doodlesanddiscord:

    thommquackenbush:

    jennlyons:

    jadelyn:

    Are you fucking kidding me? Like, no, Shakespeare wouldn’t tweet a sonnet cause 140 characters is a bit short for that. Wrong medium. But you know what he would have? A very active twitter FULL OF DICK PUNS AND YOUR MOM JOKES okay. (And probably also a blog for the sonnets and longer works, that cross-posts links to twitter anyway.)

    Get out of here with that pretentious anti-technology bullshit.

    He’d rock the fuck out of memes. Don’t deny it.

    Exit, pursued by a doge.

    much run wow 

    I don’t understand people who try to make Shakespeare into a pretentious thing cause he was basically an uneducated dick-joke making dude for the common masses. His historical plays are straight up fanfiction. There’s a scene in Macbeth where two guards are having a conversation as a dude pees on a wall. Get out of here with your Shakespeare snobbery.

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    *randomly feels pain on a random part of my body* oh god here we go im gonna die

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    *passionately sings the wrong line to a song*

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    sandandglass:

    CNN actually researched how much it would cost to go to Hogwarts

    #NO WONDER THE WEASLEYS ARE FUCKING BROKE

    How exactly did they “research” this? Looks like they just pulled a bunch of random figures out of their butts.

    It’s stated in the books that tuition to Hogwarts is “free for all children in Britain”. I don’t know why they thought it wouldn’t be - it’s a British high school, not a college. So there, you just saved yourself $42,024.

    In Chamber of Secrets, Mrs. Weasley emptied her entire bank account which contained only two galleons [£10 / US$20] and she managed to buy all five children’s entire set of books and potion ingredients with this, as well as Ginny’s robes, hat, clock, cauldron, and wand!!! And we know she bought all of these as she mentioned having to buy them. The fact that she bought all of these with only £10 pretty much proves how absolutely ridiculous CNNs estimation is.

    If you want more proof, the actual cost of Harry’s want is far over estimated here, and the exact price in both pounds as US dollars can easily be found right within the books! Harry’s wand is bought for seven galleons, a galleon being worth about five pounds [mentioned by JK Rowling in an interview and in FBAWTFT/QTTA] means that his wand was £35, or US$53. So there’s some straight-out-of-the-books-and-word-of-god proof that the figures CNN have given are way off the mark. Not to mention the fact that even if you don’t go to Hogwarts, as a magical human you’re gonna have to buy a wand anyway if you want to do magic.

    As for the school books, I’ve done an approximation based on various prices given through-out the books and on Pottermore. While these prices involve a substantial amount of guess-work, I think you’ll agree that my calculation is far more accurate than CNNs:

    The Standard book of Spells costs one sickle [29p / US59c]. On the back of my comic relief copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them it says it costs fourteen sickles [£4.60 / US$8.26]. One Pottermore, all text books are one galleon [£4.97  / US$10.17] - however Pottermore currency only uses galleons so it’s likely they have rounded off. Lockhart’s books, the most expensive in the series, are five galleons on Pottermore meaning that the exchange rate in the books puts them around two galleons and fourteen sickles [£14.60 / US$20.80]. If we put a high average on this and assume that all textbooks are approximately a galleon [they are likely much less], and that each year has around seven required reading books, the entire price for seven years worth of books would be forty-nine galleons, which equals approximately £243, or US$367 - and remember, this is the maximum estimated price for the textbooks.

    For the minimum, we need to consider that the Weasleys get a lot of things second hand, with Ginny’s copy of A Begginers Guide To Transfiguration being described as “a very old, very battered copy” - likely no more than five sickles. If they got all their books around that price, it would cost them no more than £14 / US$21 for the entire seven years worth! So school books, far from being US$516, fall somewhere between US$14 and US$367 for the entire seven years at Hogwarts.

    Next we have robe, glove, cloak, and hat prices - these are never mentioned in the books or on Pottermore, so I can’t account for that. However I seriously doubt it’s as a high as they’ve got here. Considering books in the wizarding world are generally much cheaper than in the muggle world, I think it’s fairly safe to assume that clothing is as well. Likely a maximum of a galleon for a single set of robes.

    They’ve also forgotten a huge number of things - cauldrons, potion ingredients, scales, and star charts, among others.

    So yeah, I really don’t know where they came up with these figures. It looks like some guy just wanted to make a story about how expensive Hogwarts would be and put a bunch of American college figures together and thought “yeah, this looks good.”

    The Harry Potter fandom doesn’t fuck around

    Get your shit together CNN and stick to current events

    THEY’RE SUCH BULLSHITTERS OMG

    harry potter fandom telling it how it is

    Americans trying to reassure themselves that it’s ok to charge students more for normal education than Britain charges for magical education.

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