SurferOfDreams

I could be that, but soon you'll see that I will never do anything - BNL

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Anonymous asked: Bellatrix Lestrange; Xeno Lovegood.

tozettewrites:

asexualsteverogers:

(20 bucks says this is Tozette)

Bella/Voldy but I think that’s a given. Bella and Sev would be interesting too. Like, especially during their years at school. (I always assumed they were relatively close in age.)

My first thought for Xeno is Lucius, mostly so they can be the ship with the best hair in the series. My next immediate thought, for whatever reason, is Narcissa. They’d both to anything for their kids?

Send me a character and I’ll tell you at least 2 people I ship them with

"No," said Lucius in chill fury. His expression was unreadable.

He was standing all rigid and tense, and Narcissa sat perched on the settee of their summer parlour. The elves had fled the room quickly after bringing her tea - they could taste the tension in the air like an encroaching thunderstorm.

"Lucius," sighed Narcissa in a voice no louder than a gentle breeze, but he whirled from her, pacing the length of the room. 

 ”Absolutely not. No. No.”

Narcissa sipped her tea and waited for him to wind down. She had no particular fear of his anger, but it took him quite some time to even contemplate the matter rationally. 

"Why Xeno?” he demanded suddenly, turning on his heel and facing her. He’d planted his feet and his eyes were hard.

She did wish he wasn’t treating this unpleasant business as a personal offence. It was hardly her fault, after all. 

"You like Xeno," she pointed out in an even, calm voice. "I thought it best —"

Lines appeared around his eyes, a kind of unflattering squinty disgust. “I like Severus,” he pointed out acidly. “Are you going to bed him, too?”

Narcissa’s spine stiffened. She lifted her chin and gave him a level look. “That comment is beneath you,” she said icily.

His jaw clenched. After a second, he released a sigh. He came to her, easy and surprising in his vulnerability, standing so close it would have been more natural to touch. She could feel the heat of him.

"It was unkind of me," he said, which was as close to an apology as Narcissa was likely to get.

Narcissa inclined her head. She took his hand in hers, felt it large and warm and solid against her skin, and sighed gently. “Lucius,” she said, looking at his hand rather than his face, “I have chosen Xenophilius because you get on with him as well as you get on with anybody, and because he’s a pureblood, and also because he is blond.”

"And I am going to sleep with him," she said, cutting him off halfway through an indrawn breath, "because nine centuries of inbreeding has rendered you infertile, and if our child had dark hair it would raise some uncomfortable questions."

When she finally looked up, Lucius was clutching her hand tightly - not quite tightly enough to hurt, but on his way - and his expression was one of faint but obscure pain. 

She squeezed his hand in response, and knew he would relent. 

[An AU, in which Draco and Luna have three parents, and there is a sprawling manor house in Wiltshire full of blonds with fabulous hair, and also full of explosions. The Quibbler has a much better reputation in this universe.]

This is so cool! But like, Luna’s mom? (I have this weird thing where I don’t like to break up canon ships that I like if I can help it) This started me off on a thought train where the Malfoy’s look after Xeno and Luna after her mom dies in the horrible accident, and it’s like 8-10 years after the whole thing to make Draco where they’d been treating each other like not-quite-friends, not-quite-family for all that time. And now they move in with the Malfoys instead of visiting for a month every summer or winter or whatever, and Lucius and Xeno still have some lingering awkwardness that they haven’t dealt with and Narcissa just wants to lock them in an office or something so they deal with the years of unresolved shit.

Um, I was not intending to think up an AU plotline to your AU ficlet, but here it is.

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wuglife:

From: Grammaticalization – Theory and Data
I’d try to translate what all these technical terms mean, but.
Basically, language is so cool that it changes in ways that actually can be pretty similar across languages. And basically, sometimes when we end a sentence with “but” or “and” (or maybe, as I suggest “or”), we’re actually very specifically ending the sentence, even though these words typically indicate the middle of a conjunction. I only have access to the limited google books version, but if you’re interested in getting the whole story, it was published by John Benjamins Publishing this year. There are some other really cool looking chapters, too!

wuglife:

From: Grammaticalization – Theory and Data

I’d try to translate what all these technical terms mean, but.

Basically, language is so cool that it changes in ways that actually can be pretty similar across languages. And basically, sometimes when we end a sentence with “but” or “and” (or maybe, as I suggest “or”), we’re actually very specifically ending the sentence, even though these words typically indicate the middle of a conjunction. I only have access to the limited google books version, but if you’re interested in getting the whole story, it was published by John Benjamins Publishing this year. There are some other really cool looking chapters, too!

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surferofdreams asked: I would totally buy an electric kettle if I had anything kind of spendable cash. As it is, I'm slowly burning through my tea stash and crying manly tears whenever I run out of another of my favorites. :( I live in North Carolina, and I own a tiny stove top kettle because my roommate drinks k-cup coffee and I will drink the small (two cups worth) pot of tea by myself.

tozettewrites:

I’m afraid I had to look up where North Carolina was when I read your ask. I was always a pretty indifferent geography student, so my response was like: “That’s probably north of South Carolina.” *nods to self*

I got my “Oh god I don’t own anything, I need tea,” first out-of-home kettle for what is right now about $7 US, but I just looked up electric kettles at Walmart and apparently they sell them for almost double that at cheapest. How weird. Electric kettles must be like the one thing that’s more expensive in America than in Australia. (Electric kettles and Vegemite, presumably.)

But, hey, stove top kettles definitely bring water to a rolling boil so, you know: hooray! Although, do you not hate the noise they make?

Also I’d be at a bit of a loss because I think a stove top kettle would wake my housemates up if I used it at two in the morning. :(

I usually watch the kettle while it boils, because I’ve learned about how much steam needs to come out of it for it to get loud, and I can usually time it pretty well. It also helps that I work at 4am most days (at a donut/coffee shop, ironically enough) and I’m useless when I first wake up. This means I’m usually drinking tea in early afternoons when everyone else is in classes.

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proserpine-in-phases:

idk why people pretend theres such a hardline distinction between hardcore gamers and casual gamers like yo sometimes i wanna fuckin shoot aliens in the head for a few hours and sometimes i want to mindlessly swap jewels around like. just because i play the $60 games doesnt mean i also wont play the free shit you know

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commanderabutt:

missyay:

nazerine:

excessivecompulsive:

nazerine:

the anti vaccination movement basically consists of random people with no knowledge of medicine going “I can medicine better than doctors” and it would be hilarious if it wasn’t literally killing people

you dont need vaccines, I havent had any and Im still doing great

wow, what a compelling argument. you’ve got me

in other news, i am still alive therefore death must be a myth

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