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Shelterwood by Fuji Foto Fotography (Daniel Feivor)Flickr Tumblr Redbubble

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Shelterwood by Fuji Foto Fotography (Daniel Feivor)
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I may have done a jig around my apartment singing a song I made up on the spot called “Peter Pettigrew is a Big Deal.”

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jackpines:

pigfartsstudent:

Peter was their friend

He was a Marauder

They trusted him

He wasn’t stupid

STOP DESTROYING THE TRAGEDY OF IT ALL BY MAKING PETER SOME STUPID IDIOT THAT THEY DIDN’T WANT AROUND BECAUSE JAMES AND LILY WOULD NEVER PUT THEIR LIVES AND THE LIFE OF THEIR SON IN THE HANDS OF A BUMBLING IDIOT THAT THEY DIDN’T LIKE AND CONSIDER A DEAR FRIEND

Now that I actually have / hang out with rats I’ve been thinking a lot more about Peter Pettigrew & about how chill of a dude he probably was, and how necessary that would have been to that high-fucking-strung group of (lovable) assholes. 

Like, I’ve seen Peter portrayed as a real nervous type, & while that may be somewhat true, the thing about rats is - once they’re comfortable with you, they’re such fucking BRO animals. They just hang out and look for things to eat or sleep in lol. Reading the behavioural literature on rats, they get compared really often to dogs. And it’s true, they act almost like mini dogs - they want to be near you constantly, they want to sleep on you, they want to ride around on your shoulder, they want play games, etc. & They will literally die of loneliness if kept alone/without other rats.  

& then I thought - what a funny dynamic it would be to have Sirius & Peter in the same small social group w. James Potter. They both are obviously such submissive social animals, in their own way - but Sirius acts like he isn’t. No wonder he got pissed at Peter for openly adoring James: you dislike in others what you dislike in yourself etc etc. 

Sirius, James, Remus - they’re all such lofty assholes. What grounds them? Who is going to be the one to make an actual big deal out of their dumb group & give them a real sort of identity? Wouldn’t it be the member who feels maybe the least secure on his own? Whose identity, acceptance, even safety relies on the group exclusively? I think Pettigrew kept them all very close even if one (probably Lupin let’s be honest, but also possibly Sirius if he was in a mood) started to drift off or disengage. 

People think Sirius would come up with a name like The Marauders? He’s too busy flipping his hair around & trying to act like he doesn’t give a shit. I think they all liked the idea but at this point I’m certain that Peter was the hard-liner on implementing the ~brand. 

Anyway, this is my saga of How My Pet Rats Gave Me Greater Insight into a Minor Literary Character. 

I think you just solidified a lot of thoughts I’ve been having about Peter as not a huge push-over. Oh god, all of this is actually A+ yes, thank you to you and to your rats!

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This is way important. When I tell people that a PhD is going to be another five years I get a lot of, “No way, you’re crazy, I need to start my life!” and it’s hard for me to communicate that while school isn’t my life in the sense that it doesn’t totally define who I am, school is in my life, because I am here and I’m doing it and for the most part I enjoy it. It’s the path I’m taking to get to the opportunities I would like to have, and that doesn’t make it lost time. I’m definitely not a person suspended in limbo. 

This is way important. When I tell people that a PhD is going to be another five years I get a lot of, “No way, you’re crazy, I need to start my life!” and it’s hard for me to communicate that while school isn’t my life in the sense that it doesn’t totally define who I am, school is in my life, because I am here and I’m doing it and for the most part I enjoy it. It’s the path I’m taking to get to the opportunities I would like to have, and that doesn’t make it lost time. I’m definitely not a person suspended in limbo. 

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TO DO LIST:

1. Finish conference paper (10 pages)

2. Write Canadian Lit. Celebrity essay (20 pages)

3. Submit responses for White Civility (2 pages)

4. Write Louis Riel essay (10 pages)

5. Thesis, forever (100 pages)

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THE BOX IS EMPTY. SAD DAY. Posting for the artwork tho, by Ritchie Sinclair, who was an apprentice to Norval Morisseau.

THE BOX IS EMPTY. SAD DAY. Posting for the artwork tho, by Ritchie Sinclair, who was an apprentice to Norval Morisseau.

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N is for Night (ABC Project)
We have a lot of night in Tulit’a at this time of year. Sunrise is at 10:49 am and sunset is at 3:32 pm (and we lose about 6 minutes of light each day). This picture was taken at 8:16 am as I walked to the office in the morning. It becomes increasingly important to find some time during the middle of the day to take a walk outside and soak in the bit of light available. But on the other hand, there is an almost magical quality to the long and lingering nights. I find myself a lot more comfortable in the dark and I think we notice the moon, stars and northern lights a lot more. I really wanted to get a picture of the northern lights for the ABC Project, but unfortunately I haven’t seen any since I started the challenge.

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N is for Night (ABC Project)

We have a lot of night in Tulit’a at this time of year. Sunrise is at 10:49 am and sunset is at 3:32 pm (and we lose about 6 minutes of light each day). This picture was taken at 8:16 am as I walked to the office in the morning. It becomes increasingly important to find some time during the middle of the day to take a walk outside and soak in the bit of light available. But on the other hand, there is an almost magical quality to the long and lingering nights. I find myself a lot more comfortable in the dark and I think we notice the moon, stars and northern lights a lot more. I really wanted to get a picture of the northern lights for the ABC Project, but unfortunately I haven’t seen any since I started the challenge.

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Woodpile at Tets’ehxe (Drum Lake) in the Shúhtagot’ı̨nę Nę́nę́ (Mackenzie Mountains) of the Northwest Territories, Canada.

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Woodpile at Tets’ehxe (Drum Lake) in the Shúhtagot’ı̨nę Nę́nę́ (Mackenzie Mountains) of the Northwest Territories, Canada.

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jeanpolfus:

I made a video in response to “The Art Assignment" : Quietest Place. The assignment was to:

  1. Go outside and take a walk from where you live or are staying at the moment.
  2. Continue until you’ve found the quietest place possible.
  3. Take a moment to absorb it. Then document the place through photography or video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxxpTYV2FIk

I appreciate the quietness of the north every day. I think it is important to practice being still and listening. Thanks to The Art Assignment for the opportunity to share my quiet place.

I really like the idea of this assignment, and this one is perfect, and the puppy is extra adorable. The one thing about living in the city that gets to me every now and then is the fact that it’s never completely, one hundred percent silent outside. I have a basement apartment, so sometimes there are moments when indoors it is total silence, but yeah. Stepping outside, and it being so quiet that you could lose your hearing and not notice, is something I don’t think a lot of people get to experience.

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terresauvage:

William Kurelek
Children Dancing in the Manitoba Rain, n.d.

terresauvage:

William Kurelek

Children Dancing in the Manitoba Rain, n.d.

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parks and rec meme ★ five friendships [5/5]
ron & april

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