I wasn't born with this hole in my heart, it grew.


I decided I couldn’t ruin that happy queer-headcanon post with my angstfest but while we’re on the subject of Teddy Lupin headcanons I have A Lot of Feelings about Teddy’s relationship with Professor Longbottom. 

Because Neville knows all the complicated emotions that come with being raised by your grandmother. 

Professor Longbottom telling Teddy that it’s okay to grieve. It’s not ungrateful. He’s allowed to love the family that he has and still miss the on that he lost. Grieving for that loss is important, and to a certain extent you’re never going to stop grieving for it. 

Teddy Lupin spending every Mothers Day in the greenhouse, helping Professor Longbottom water the flowers or doing his homework at one of the tables while Professor Longbottom does some experiments or makes notes about certain plants. Teddy Lupin, glad to have a refuge where he won’t have to hear the word ‘mother’ unless he brings it up; a place where he knows that if he does bring it up, no one’s going to react as though his pain is an annoyance or a burden or as if he’s ruining the mood just to be spiteful. 

Teddy confiding to Professor Longbottom that some days he just doesn’t feel like he’ll ever be good enough, because he constantly hears about how his mother was this amazing Auror but he is barely going to pass Transfigurations this year. Professor Longbottom telling Teddy that passing one’s classes is important, but Teddy is already good enough, and that no good will come of measuring himself against his parents and trying to become them when he ought to be figuring out who he wants to be. 

 (Harry reminding Teddy that people tend to romanticize the dead and assuring Teddy that his parents were just as human as he is, and they’d be very proud of the person he was growing into. His grandmother is proud too, even if she doesn’t always show it.) 

Professor Longbottom telling Teddy what Neville had so often needed someone to tell him: "It isn’t your job to replace the child your grandmother lost."

Teddy Lupin finds out from a history book during his sixth year that Bellatrix Lestrange, Voldemort’s top general and the woman who murdered his mother, had previously been to Azkaban for Death Eater activity and for torturing Aurors Frank and Alice Longbottom to the point of insanity. Teddy rushes to Professor Longbottom’s office, feeling upset and betrayed and not entirely sure if those feelings were justified, and demands to know why Professor Longbottom never told him. (It’s a horrible sort of bond, but Teddy can’t help but think that it isn’t every day you meet someone you share that kind of bond with.) 

Professor Longbottom stares at his student for a very long time, then sighs and admits that he never really knew how to say it, and he’d never really been able to think of any good that would come of it anyway. 

Neither of them say anything more on the subject for eighteen months, then Teddy comes into Neville’s office one day and sits down and struggles to speak for about five minutes before saying “I wrote my grandmother about her. My grandmother told me…” And Neville is confused for a moment, because ‘her’ couldn’t possibly be Teddy’s mother. He’d said it like it was some disgusting creature that had crawled out of an outhouse and through a swamp to get to him. “Her,” Teddy repeats, almost spitting. “Don’t make me say her name.” And then Neville realizes. “Oh,” Neville says quietly. Because he doesn’t know what else to say, he says “I met her—if you could call it that—I met her twice.” “Grandma grew up with her,” Teddy says, and Neville can see that he’s shaking, so he gets up and goes over to him. “I don’t know what I wanted, but…” Teddy said quietly, and Neville can’t imagine what Teddy had hoped to get out of talking about her either, but it doesn’t seem helpful to say so just then, and before he’s got a chance to say anything else, he’s got his arms full of a sobbing punk rock Hufflepuff. 

Professor Longbottom seeing Andromeda Tonks once or twice a year, at Platform 9-and-3/4 and/or at other Hogwarts events, and thinking that she looks like her sister. Professor Longbottom hating her, just for a second, before taking a deep breath and remembering that she’s just as much of a victim as he is, and he only has to be reminded of Bellatrix Lestrange when he looks at Andromeda for a few minutes—maybe a few hours, if it’s a big Hogwarts even—while Andromeda probably remembers that she looks like Bellatrix Lestrange every time she looks in a mirror. Neville Longbottom, hoping that Teddy never sees a picture of Bellatrix Lestrange and realizes how much she looks like his grandmother. 

Professor Longbottom telling Teddy that Teddy’s father was one of Professor Longbottom’s favorite teachers. 

Just… I want all of the student/teacher bonding there. 

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“Pooh and his friends were given as gifts by author A. A. Milne to his son Christopher Robin Milne between 1920 and 1922. Pooh was purchased in London at Harrods for Christopher’s first birthday. Christopher later gave them to publisher E. P. Dutton, who in turn donated them to the New York Public Library.”

Oh my god. Oh my god.

This is them, guys. This is them. Got chills.

this makes me want to cry

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You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first…

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A Scottish sailor recently found the oldest message in a bottle ever. He plucked a bottle from the sea and was surprised to discover it was in fact 98 years old.

Yeah, but what did the message say?!

It was a postcard, written in June of 1914 by Captain CH Brown, of the Glasgow School of Navigation. He promised a reward of 6 pence if the finder returned the bottle. It had been part of a scientific experiment in which 1,890 such bottles were released; they wanted to chart currents around Scotland with the help of some friendly beachcombers.

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Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 


Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.

Learned about this in Anthropology 😍

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Samuel L. Jackson reads “Go The Fuck To Sleep”

Bedtime will never be the same again. 



holy shit i need this. 

This is the best thing ever happened with earth.






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