We were talking about Shakespeare in English class and the tradition of throwing tomatoes when the actors are bad. Well it turns out, back then people thought tomatoes were poisonous, and so people would aim at the actors mouth and try to kILL THEM WHEN THEY WERE BAD AT ACTING OMG
tomatoes actually absorb toxins, and people used lead plates, so they actually did get lead poisoning.
the sneaky slytherins that go into Hogsmeade on weekdays just to get a present for someone’s birthday.
the cunning slytherins who plan surprise parties that are amazing, stunning, and truly surprising.
the ambitious slytherins who push their housemates to do their best. the ones who study with those younger than themselves, benefiting all parties.
the slytherins who donate to charities, just in case they end up in a similar situation some day.
the nice, caring slytherins who help out other houses because they know that friendship and good memories is the best way to gain favors later in life.
the slytherins who know that power is great, but no power is complete without supportive friends to back you up and applaud you once you achieve your dreams.
""When I was that age, I listened to my elders," Onua muttered, conveniently forgetting she had done no such thing."
— Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce (via kissmylit)
"You hit like a girl," the strong female character says
"Stop being such a girl," the strong female character says
"Man up," the strong female character says
"Shut the fuck up," I whisper
#they’re not strong female characters if they’re saying being feminine or being a woman is bad or weak or inept
#stop using my gender as an insult