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ultralaser:

Cosmo sex tip #394: Once your man reaches orgasm, awkwardly embrace him and whisper “well done Draco.”

AVADA KEDAVRA.

brillepetiteetoile:

“Harry Potter and the Millennials: Research Methods and the Politics of the Muggle Generation (John Hopkins University Press, 2013) reveals that readers of the seven-book series and viewers of the movie franchise tend be more open to diversity; politically tolerant; less authoritarian; less likely to support the use of deadly force or torture; more politically active; and are more likely to have a negative view of the Bush administration.”

New Book Reveals Political Impact of ‘Harry Potter’ Series on Millennials (via klsekelsey)

Interesting… Haven’t read the article yet, but I am posting to save it for myself, and hey! If you want to read it too, that would be cool too.

i don’t doubt that millenials tend to be more not-romney than romney’s generation, but the idea that this can be traced back in whole or in part to //harry potter// feels ludicrously insular.  an entire generation was not swayed to a particular political or moral mindset bc of a popular book series that vaguely embodied it; harry potter is //part of// the cultural trends that led to the millennial mindset, not the root cause of same.

my old boss was //absolutely convinced// that the mythical ‘silent majority’ of the american people had wholeheartedly supported the vietnam war //exactly until// walter cronkite personally swayed public opinion against it.  except, people aren’t sheep.  cronkite was the last holdout of the pro-war segment (or if not pro then at least not-actively-anti seg), their last bulwark against the massive, obvious, very public and very loud protests of the anti-war crowd.  cronkite didn’t flip a switch that caused the american people to change their minds, cronkite coming out against the war told all the people //who were already on the fence// that the tide was shifting.

cronkite was the turning point, not the cause of an effect, and harry potter is just a symbol of something that already existed and would have taken the same shape anyways.  harry potter blew up //because it was what people were looking for//, it spoke to sentiments and perspectives the millennial generation was already forming independently of hogwarts school for witchcraft and wizardry while jk rowling was still a single mother dreaming of magic wands and owls on a london train.  giving jk rowling singular credit for a cultural shift robs every individual and movement before her of their work and words that influenced the generation that made her such a success.

and if any single individual deserves to be heralded as the primary inspiration for the moral outlook of the millenial generation, it’s //ronald fucking reagan//.  this generation formed in his shadow, and the millenial tendency towards rebellion-by-kindness - embodied by harry potter’s open embrace of basically everybody - is in //direct opposition// to the cultural legacy of reagan’s old testament conservativism.

basically voldemort is reagan and umbridge is thatcher.  harry potter as the literal embodiment of the millennial generation is who he is because of the political culture //they created in the 80s//.  he shaped his personality and his worldview - and so did everyone else in his class except the snotty upper-crust yuppie slytherins like draco - in personal opposition to red dawn fear-based xenophobic nonsense.

which, ironically, casts voldemort as the 1980s conservative hawk opposing ‘communism’ by any means necessary.  OH SHIT HARRY POTTER IS A  CRITIQUE OF THE POLITICAL LEGACY OF THE COLD WAR.

Volemort is out here snatching masks and taking lives yo

thegoddamazon:

geekscoutcookies:

sirwhindleton:

WAIT WAIT WAIT

HOLD THE FUCKING PHONE

HE TOOK A NIGGAS MASK AND WAS LIKE 

“EVEN YOU, LUCIUS”

THATS DRACOS DADDY

DRACOS DADDY WAS IN CAHOOTS WITH HE-WHO-SHALL-NOT-HAVE-A-NOSE THIS WHOLE FUCKING TIME

I KNEW THAT NIGGA WAS SHADY AS FUCK.

HE
WHO
SHALL
NOT
HAVE
A
NOSE.

CRYING

Cosmo sex tip #394: Once your man reaches orgasm, awkwardly embrace him and whisper “well done Draco.”

AVADA KEDAVRA.