25 years old. Irish American. Roman Catholic. Nerd. This Tumblr will be an experiment in writing/commenting on/for all people, places and things that interest me.

Broadway. Harry Potter. Disney. Hugh Jackman. The Hunger Games. Doctor Who. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Starkid. Music. Movies. Books. University of Michigan. Football.

 

Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (via thecozyseason)

ohrobbybaby:

Happy 102nd Birthday Gene Kelly! (Aug 23, 1912 - Feb 2, 1996)

"You dance love, and you dance joy, and you dance dreams. And I know if I can make you smile by jumping over a couple of couches or running through a rainstorm, then I’ll be very glad to be a song and dance man." — Gene Kelly

awkotacoforsoothe:

Shannon, aka twistandturnaway challenged me to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

… I thought she was my friend.

To donate, or to find out more about ALS as a disease and the efforts to fight it, go to alsa.org.

tower-of-terror:

James Monroe Inglehart, who currently plays Genie in Aladdin on Broadway, gave a speech and led the audience in a special sing-along of ‘Friend Like Me’ in honor of Robin Williams after Tuesday’s performance.  I love watching this tribute; it captures exactly the kind of joy and sweetness Robin embodied in life, and it’s great to see that we will not lose these in his death.  RIP Robin Williams, thanks for everything.

You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.

- Marie “Slim” Browning To Have and Have Not (1944)

Goodbye to another legend. Rest in peace, Ms. Bacall

squeakthewritepony:

stickfigurefairytales:


Suicides go up when a famous person dies after losing their battle with mental illness. If you’re thinking of suicide, call 800-283-8255. (x)

Just wanted to add these links for hotlines in countries other than the US, too (taken from this post):
Argentina Suicide Hotlines
Armenia Suicide Hotlines
Australia Suicide Hotlines
Austria Suicide Hotlines
Barbados Suicide Hotlines
Belgium Suicide Hotlines
Botswana Suicide Hotlines
Brazil Suicide Hotlines
Canada Suicide Hotlines
China Suicide Hotlines
Croatia Suicide Hotlines
Cyprus Suicide Hotlines
Denmark Suicide Hotlines
Egypt Suicide Hotlines
Estonia Suicide Hotlines
Fiji Suicide Hotlines
Finland Suicide Hotlines
France Suicide Hotlines
Germany Suicide Hotlines
Ghana Suicide Hotlines
Gibraltar Suicide Hotlines
Hong Kong Suicide Hotlines
Hungary Suicide Hotlines
India Suicide Hotlines
Ireland Suicide Hotlines
Israel Suicide Hotlines 
Italy Suicide Hotlines
Japan Suicide Hotlines
Liberia Suicide Hotlines
Lithuania Suicide Hotlines
Malaysia Suicide Hotlines
Malta Suicide Hotlines
Mauritius Suicide Hotlines
Namibia Suicide Hotlines
Netherlands Suicide Hotlines
New Zealand Suicide Hotlines
Norway Suicide Hotlines
Paupua New Guinea Suicide Hotlines
Philippines Suicide Hotlines
Poland Suicide Hotlines
Portugal Suicide Hotlines
Russian Federation Suicide Hotlines
Somoa Suicide Hotlines
Serbia Suicide Hotlines
Singapore Suicide Hotlines
South Africa Suicide Hotlines
South Korea Suicide Hotlines
Spain Suicide Hotlines
Sri Lanka Suicide Hotlines
St. Vincent Suicide Hotlines
Sudan Suicide Hotlines
Sweden Suicide Hotlines
Switzerland Suicide Hotlines
Taiwan Suicide Hotlines
Thailand Suicide Hotlines
Tobago Suicide Hotlines
Tonga Suicide Hotlines
Trinidad and Tobago Suicide Hotlines
Turkey Suicide Hotlines
Ukraine Suicide Hotlines
United Kingdom Suicide Hotlines
United States Suicide Hotlines
Zimbabwe Suicide Hotlines

I normally don’t reblog much, but as someone who suffers from depression, I can vouch that the recent death of Mr.Williams brought up some really dark, really scary thoughts for a minute there. Just a minute mind you, I’m fine, but this is a serious thing. When someone that well know that well loved…takes their own life…in your head…just a tiny bit…if you’re in a dark place, it’s like they give you permission. It whispers insidious things like ‘If they couldn’t bear it what hope do I have?’ or ‘I’m nothing compared to them’. Such terrible, horrible little thoughts that just creep their way in as you grieve. They do this because, if you’ve been to that place, you’ve thought about it. It’s passed your mind every now and again, in the background, or foreground. Now? After something like this? It’s everywhere, it’s on the news, it’s on the net, it’s on the lips of people you know. It’s scary…that someone could buckle under the pressure, it makes it so much easier to let that fear creep into your heart, and block out the light things in life. 
What I can say is, if you are considering something like this…don’t take it that way…when someone buckles, under their own heavy burdens, it is all the more important to stay strong. This loss had made the world a little bit darker, so we need your light, and you are light. Because you are alive, and because you make it through every day with that pain in your chest, and I know that pain, I know it terribly well. You are a point of light in the dark. You are a star forged in the heart of your life, and don’t you begin to doubt that. I know right now it’s easy, because that weight seems greater on your shoulders, but someone, somewhere out there is bearing that same weight, and they need you to help them carry it the same way you need them to help bear yours. 
They say Robin Williams seemed so happy, that it was so strange that he would go this way, and that’s because you don’t know,  you never know truly what goes on behind someone’s eyes, and somewhere there are a pair of eyes that looks on you and is blinded by the light they see. That light is needed, that light is cherished. 
So I will say this, no matter what thoughts occur to you, do not take this loss of light, the loss of this cherished man, and let it feed your own darkness, take it as a reason to look inside, find your light, and make it brighter in his absence. 
We’ll miss you Robin Williams, and we will burn brightly for you to try and fill the dark.
-Squeak

squeakthewritepony:

stickfigurefairytales:

Suicides go up when a famous person dies after losing their battle with mental illness. If you’re thinking of suicide, call 800-283-8255. (x)

Just wanted to add these links for hotlines in countries other than the US, too (taken from this post):

Argentina Suicide Hotlines

Armenia Suicide Hotlines

Australia Suicide Hotlines

Austria Suicide Hotlines

Barbados Suicide Hotlines

Belgium Suicide Hotlines

Botswana Suicide Hotlines

Brazil Suicide Hotlines

Canada Suicide Hotlines

China Suicide Hotlines

Croatia Suicide Hotlines

Cyprus Suicide Hotlines

Denmark Suicide Hotlines

Egypt Suicide Hotlines

Estonia Suicide Hotlines

Fiji Suicide Hotlines

Finland Suicide Hotlines

France Suicide Hotlines

Germany Suicide Hotlines

Ghana Suicide Hotlines

Gibraltar Suicide Hotlines

Hong Kong Suicide Hotlines

Hungary Suicide Hotlines

India Suicide Hotlines

Ireland Suicide Hotlines

Israel Suicide Hotlines

Italy Suicide Hotlines

Japan Suicide Hotlines

Liberia Suicide Hotlines

Lithuania Suicide Hotlines

Malaysia Suicide Hotlines

Malta Suicide Hotlines

Mauritius Suicide Hotlines

Namibia Suicide Hotlines

Netherlands Suicide Hotlines

New Zealand Suicide Hotlines

Norway Suicide Hotlines

Paupua New Guinea Suicide Hotlines

Philippines Suicide Hotlines

Poland Suicide Hotlines

Portugal Suicide Hotlines

Russian Federation Suicide Hotlines

Somoa Suicide Hotlines

Serbia Suicide Hotlines

Singapore Suicide Hotlines

South Africa Suicide Hotlines

South Korea Suicide Hotlines

Spain Suicide Hotlines

Sri Lanka Suicide Hotlines

St. Vincent Suicide Hotlines

Sudan Suicide Hotlines

Sweden Suicide Hotlines

Switzerland Suicide Hotlines

Taiwan Suicide Hotlines

Thailand Suicide Hotlines

Tobago Suicide Hotlines

Tonga Suicide Hotlines

Trinidad and Tobago Suicide Hotlines

Turkey Suicide Hotlines

Ukraine Suicide Hotlines

United Kingdom Suicide Hotlines

United States Suicide Hotlines

Zimbabwe Suicide Hotlines

I normally don’t reblog much, but as someone who suffers from depression, I can vouch that the recent death of Mr.Williams brought up some really dark, really scary thoughts for a minute there. Just a minute mind you, I’m fine, but this is a serious thing. When someone that well know that well loved…takes their own life…in your head…just a tiny bit…if you’re in a dark place, it’s like they give you permission. It whispers insidious things like ‘If they couldn’t bear it what hope do I have?’ or ‘I’m nothing compared to them’. Such terrible, horrible little thoughts that just creep their way in as you grieve. They do this because, if you’ve been to that place, you’ve thought about it. It’s passed your mind every now and again, in the background, or foreground. Now? After something like this? It’s everywhere, it’s on the news, it’s on the net, it’s on the lips of people you know. It’s scary…that someone could buckle under the pressure, it makes it so much easier to let that fear creep into your heart, and block out the light things in life. 

What I can say is, if you are considering something like this…don’t take it that way…when someone buckles, under their own heavy burdens, it is all the more important to stay strong. This loss had made the world a little bit darker, so we need your light, and you are light. Because you are alive, and because you make it through every day with that pain in your chest, and I know that pain, I know it terribly well. You are a point of light in the dark. You are a star forged in the heart of your life, and don’t you begin to doubt that. I know right now it’s easy, because that weight seems greater on your shoulders, but someone, somewhere out there is bearing that same weight, and they need you to help them carry it the same way you need them to help bear yours. 

They say Robin Williams seemed so happy, that it was so strange that he would go this way, and that’s because you don’t know,  you never know truly what goes on behind someone’s eyes, and somewhere there are a pair of eyes that looks on you and is blinded by the light they see. That light is needed, that light is cherished. 

So I will say this, no matter what thoughts occur to you, do not take this loss of light, the loss of this cherished man, and let it feed your own darkness, take it as a reason to look inside, find your light, and make it brighter in his absence. 

We’ll miss you Robin Williams, and we will burn brightly for you to try and fill the dark.

-Squeak

(Source: autumnblitz)

onehealthyveggie:

rnrmurden:

angelsofmanhattan:

lumos5000:

weasleyandpotter:

SEVENS IN HARRY POTTER. SEVEN BOOKS IN THE SERIES. SEVEN HORCRUXES. SEVENS ON HIS FOREHEAD
Other sevens in Harry Potter:
7 years at Hogwarts
7 floors of Hogwarts
7 galleons for a wand
7 positions in quidditch
7 tasks in the Sorceror’s Stone
7 potions in task 6
7 Weasley children
Ginny is the 1st Weasley girl in 7 generations.
Gryffindor beats Slytherin for the house cup for the first time in 7 years in the Sorceror’s Stone
7 books Gilderoy Lockhart requires for DADA (CoS)
7 muggles see Harry and Ron fly the car (CoS)
7 days of Aunt Marge (PoA)
Arthur Weasley wins 700 galleons (PoA).
7 tear drops on Hagrid’s letter to Hermione (PoA).
7 people in the Shrieking Shack (PoA): Harry, Hermione, Ron, Sirius, Lupin, Snape, and Pettigrew.
Voldemort killed Frank Bryce who was 77 to make the 7th horcrux.
7 locks on Moody’s trunk (GoF)
Dobby has 7 socks (GoF)
Unicorns don’t turn pure white until they’re 7 years old. (GoF)
Harry was “born as the 7th month dies…” (OotP)
7 memories of Tom Riddle (HBP)
Harry and Ron get 7 O.W.L.s each (HBP)
7DADA teachers
7 questions Bellatrix asks Severus in Spinner’s End
7 Harry Potters with 7 Order members
7 races in the wizarding world: Human, Giant, Goblin, Centaur, Elf, Werewolf, Veela
There are 142 stairs at Hogwarts which adds to 7 (1+4+2=7)
Cleansweep 7
Gryffindor Tower is located on the 7th floor
Nicholas Flamel and his wife have 7 years age difference
7 hidden passageways out of Hogwarts on the Marauders’ Map
Flitwick’s office (where Sirius is locked in PoA) is on the 7th floor
700 ways to commit a foul in Quidditch.
The Tri-Wizard Tournament was first established 700 years before it’s appearance in the GoF.
Fred and George charge 7 sickles for a canary cream
Clause Seven of the Decree states that magic may be used before Muggles in exceptional circumstances
The Room of Requirement, used for DA meetings, is on the 7th floor. (OotP)
Cormac McLaggen’s mother was married 7 times. (HBP)
7 death eaters at the tower in HBP: Draco, Fenrir, Amycus, Alecto, tall blond, Snape, Gibbon as well as 7 members of the Order and the DA: McGonagall, Tonks, Lupin, Neville, Ginny, Hermione, Ron
Lily began going out with James in their 7th year at Hogwarts
The prophecy is in row 97 in the Department of Mysteries
There are 7 Animagi registered with the Improper Use of Magic Office
7 people locked in the Malfoy’s cellar (DH): Ollivander, Luna, Dean, Harry, Dean, Ron, and Griphook

HOW HAVE WE NEVER NOTICED THIS BEFORE!?!?!?

Guys there’s no notes on this post. We broke another post on tumblr…

JK Rowling is the greatest writer ever

I got chills all over, after reading that

onehealthyveggie:

rnrmurden:

angelsofmanhattan:

lumos5000:

weasleyandpotter:

SEVENS IN HARRY POTTER. SEVEN BOOKS IN THE SERIES. SEVEN HORCRUXES. SEVENS ON HIS FOREHEAD

Other sevens in Harry Potter:

  • 7 years at Hogwarts
  • 7 floors of Hogwarts
  • 7 galleons for a wand
  • 7 positions in quidditch
  • 7 tasks in the Sorceror’s Stone
  • 7 potions in task 6
  • 7 Weasley children
  • Ginny is the 1st Weasley girl in 7 generations.
  • Gryffindor beats Slytherin for the house cup for the first time in 7 years in the Sorceror’s Stone
  • 7 books Gilderoy Lockhart requires for DADA (CoS)
  • 7 muggles see Harry and Ron fly the car (CoS)
  • 7 days of Aunt Marge (PoA)
  • Arthur Weasley wins 700 galleons (PoA).
  • 7 tear drops on Hagrid’s letter to Hermione (PoA).
  • 7 people in the Shrieking Shack (PoA): Harry, Hermione, Ron, Sirius, Lupin, Snape, and Pettigrew.
  • Voldemort killed Frank Bryce who was 77 to make the 7th horcrux.
  • 7 locks on Moody’s trunk (GoF)
  • Dobby has 7 socks (GoF)
  • Unicorns don’t turn pure white until they’re 7 years old. (GoF)
  • Harry was “born as the 7th month dies…” (OotP)
  • 7 memories of Tom Riddle (HBP)
  • Harry and Ron get 7 O.W.L.s each (HBP)
  • 7DADA teachers
  • 7 questions Bellatrix asks Severus in Spinner’s End
  • 7 Harry Potters with 7 Order members
  • 7 races in the wizarding world: Human, Giant, Goblin, Centaur, Elf, Werewolf, Veela
  • There are 142 stairs at Hogwarts which adds to 7 (1+4+2=7)
  • Cleansweep 7
  • Gryffindor Tower is located on the 7th floor
  • Nicholas Flamel and his wife have 7 years age difference
  • 7 hidden passageways out of Hogwarts on the Marauders’ Map
  • Flitwick’s office (where Sirius is locked in PoA) is on the 7th floor
  • 700 ways to commit a foul in Quidditch.
  • The Tri-Wizard Tournament was first established 700 years before it’s appearance in the GoF.
  • Fred and George charge 7 sickles for a canary cream
  • Clause Seven of the Decree states that magic may be used before Muggles in exceptional circumstances
  • The Room of Requirement, used for DA meetings, is on the 7th floor. (OotP)
  • Cormac McLaggen’s mother was married 7 times. (HBP)
  • 7 death eaters at the tower in HBP: Draco, Fenrir, Amycus, Alecto, tall blond, Snape, Gibbon as well as 7 members of the Order and the DA: McGonagall, Tonks, Lupin, Neville, Ginny, Hermione, Ron
  • Lily began going out with James in their 7th year at Hogwarts
  • The prophecy is in row 97 in the Department of Mysteries
  • There are 7 Animagi registered with the Improper Use of Magic Office
  • 7 people locked in the Malfoy’s cellar (DH): Ollivander, Luna, Dean, Harry, Dean, Ron, and Griphook

HOW HAVE WE NEVER NOTICED THIS BEFORE!?!?!?

Guys there’s no notes on this post. We broke another post on tumblr…

JK Rowling is the greatest writer ever

I got chills all over, after reading that