"In bed at 4PM
I held my pillow
and thought “oh well”
in regards to my entire life."
Tao Lin (via blackbettywhite)
Thoughts on the Word Mudblood
Mudblood is a word created by J.K. Rowling in the Harry Potter universe. It is a slur, a derogatory term for witches and wizards of muggle background. And, though it is a “fake” slur, it’s still a slur, and it still bothers me and I’ll tell you why-
within this fictional universe that word is used to further the “otherness” of Muggleborn witches and wizards. It is used to make people feel less than human. In the story, it has immense power and meaning. For me, that power translates to the real world. We talk about how fiction has incredible power over us but we forget that it can effect us in real world ways. I flinch when I read or hear that word. Because it’s a derogatory racial slur. Even if it’s not “real”. So please, be careful of the context with which you use it.
name: caroline (also occasionally known as bird)
birthday: june 18th
eye color: dark brown (like black coffee with the teeniest dash of cream, which, oddly enough, is how I take my coffee)
hair color: add a tiny bit more cream to that coffee
a random fact about you: I really miss art? I used to be really good.
favorite band: jesus idk. Metric? Bon Iver? Simon and Garfunkel? Daughter?
favorite song: rn it’s Fireproof by The National
favorite food: ravioli
favorite season: autumn
favorite animal: elephants! and whales. and dogs.
favorite movie: pride & prejudice
are you currently in a relationship?: no
if so, are you happy with them?: …
anything you need to work on?: hahahahaaaa oh dear
who ended your last relationship?: me ‘cos I’m a heartless bitch and all that
are you friends with your ex?: be tried. he texts me sometimes but it’s always awkward and with each brief exchange I realize more and more that we had almost nothing in common.
do you prefer someone shorter or taller?: tall tall tall tall
dark hair or light hair?: i used to think light but it doesn’t seem to matter much anymore.
red hair is nice but rare soooo
smart or attractive?: i want the best of both worlds like Hannah Montana, bitch
is creativity attractive?: swoon-worthy
do you care how much money they have?: no. I mean, the only reason I would care is if I thought they needed help feeding themselves or staying warm in winter or something.
your last phone call: my brother. he sent me a text at work saying “call when you get a chance” and a missed call. he never calls me so i assumed someone was dead. nope. he just wanted to ask if i’d bought his christmas present yet and if not he had a suggestion. bitch don’t scare me also I wasted 5min of my 15min break.
your last text: sent: “tomorrow night sounds good. I’ll need a drink after this damn week”
the last thing you ate: goldfish
the last thing you drank: jack daniels oops I had a bad day shut up
the last song you listened to: bright future by bowerbirds
the last book you read: The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw
the last movie you watched: catching fire
what is your heritage?: irish, italian, norwegian, scottish, english
do you play any instruments?: no. I can sing, though.
what are you pets’ names?: maya. she’s my parent’s dog but w/e I lived with them for a year so Maya is mine too I love the weirdo.
your favorite board game: riiiiisk.
a random childhood memory: my brother and would ask our mom almost every day if we could make “puppy house” where we would take off all the couch cushions and make a fort and pretend to be puppies. My brother and I became master fort builders.
your favorite color to wear: black. Or grey.
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