Not for the first time, I find myself wishing that J.K. Rowling would go all “Tolkien” on us and write a book or three about wizarding culture. 

For example religion. Religion is never mentioned in the books (probably for the best) yet the practice of godparents seems to be very widely spread. For many people, godparents is now just an act of guardianship, but it has a fundamentally Christian base. Does the wizarding world still carry that religious background in having a godfather/godmother? 

I’d love to know what marriage laws are for gay, trans and queer people. Do they have a potion or some sort of spell for gender reassignment surgery? What about the open-ness towards LGBTQ people? I’ve always read into Albus Dumbledore’s character as never being ‘out’ (This could be because J.K. just sort of threw in a gay character after the books were out. Mhmmgh.) perhaps because the wizarding world (or Dumbledore’s family?) were and are very close-minded. Werewolves, which seem to be the closest thing that we were given to LGBTQ matters, are treated extremely poorly in the UK, but how about in France or Russia? Do social matters differ at all or is the structure of Earth’s wizarding world fairly flat? 

Do all magical governments follow their muggle counterparts in organization and hierarchy? The Ministry of Magic seems to follow the government of Great Britian, but what about countries in Africa? China? Mexico? How much do muggle crises (like WWII, the Arab Spring, 9/11) affect wizarding life? 

Do international wizarding governments get along with each other? America was touched upon once in Goblet of Fire, and barely anything was given. I’d give anything to read about Middle Eastern or Japanese wizards. Imagine the fashion! Wizard robes + traditional wear. Ah, it’d be fantastic!

Are some parts of the world more parallel with muggle pop culture? Something that always sort of bothered me about the HP books is how many wizards and witches treated muggles. They acted like non-magical folk were odd and stupid, when really, muggles are so ignorant about wizarding-matters because the Ministry made it that way, and really, juggles think wizards are weird for walking around in full cloaks in the middle of the summer.  

When did house-elves become widely used in slavery? (House-elves are enslaved. I don’t care if they “like it” or not. It’s slavery.) Goblins being treated as outcasts, yet given power over most of Great Britain’s money? So many questions. .. 

Of course, the HP fans could all just come together and write our own HP lexicon. *massive winky face* But until then… We could have had it all. 

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Zuhair Murad - Fall Winter 2013 2014

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Genderbent Winter Soldier cos-progress. Mask in this is a stand-in ski-mask and will not be the one I use. Make-up was done in five seconds, hence the messiness. It will be perfected day of con :3 

Bionic arm will be done later this week.  Just have to urethane’ it, paint and detail. And then mask and clothing details/accessories. Gimme all the guns. 

charliezardrps:

not all character development exists to make someone a better person

people turn into assholes, too. They become more  manipulative, arrogant, clingy, irritated… complex.

and that’s okay, that’s important.

explore that.

✧・゚:*✧・゚:* \(◕‿◕✿)/ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

people who can sew should run the world and foodstuffs should be sacrificed to them

enigmashow:

"Life is full of questions, isn’t it?  I prefer to think of them as riddles, of course.  And as with all puzzles, predicaments, and challenges, the key is variety in both form and difficulty.  Let me pose a particularly perplexing little query: What is Batman? -Heh-, I know, I know.  The far more common form is who…but that would be as simple as plucking a thread.  Something I’ve found I’m exceptionally good at over the years.  So I’ll ask again…”

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Photo courtesy of Brian Holm (www.photopersuasion.net)

Modeled by myself, costume by Amazon Mandy (www.amazonmandy.com)

You’re both my best friends, never forget, that’s the truth

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temariart:

I can’t wait to watch it again next weeeeeek Buckyyyyyyyy

sarahreesbrennan:

geek-ramblings:

When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett [Johansson] does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that. There’s so many of these little people out here doing awful things for money in the world of being famous. And little girls see that. They should have the opposite spectrum of that to look up to.

Dreamboat, check, awesome human being, check. 

thedoctorknows:

sebastillestans:

i was watching the first avenger and wondering how Bucky knew Steve was getting his ass kicked in the back of some random alley behind a movie theatre

like does he just check alleyways whenever he’s walking down a street to see if Steve’s started another fight he can’t finish

the answer is probably yes

headcanon that, even when brainwashed, Bucky still stops at alleyways and looks down them to find nothing

and he never knows what he’s looking for

petitepasserine:

white women of hollywood, reducing japan and japanese culture to cupcakes, sexy ”costumes” and submissive sex-kittens since god knows when

the-wolfbats:

Can we have another “Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.” post with the words

  • their 
  • okay
  • but
  • though
  • say
  • no
  • and
  • left
  • around
  • me

siriuus:

i love harry but he should have used that COMMUNICATION MIRROR that sirius gave him to COMMUNICATE it frustrates me so much

alicexz:

They call him the Winter Soldier. He reminds me more of fire, though.