1. spellcaster-queen-selene:

    Remember that movie in which Jack Black was a teacher and building a rock band and when a little black chubby girl asked to be a singer he only said “sure! let me hear you” and the moment she started using her beautiful voice his lit up like all of his dreams came true, PLUS the same little girl was scared that people would make fun of her because she was fat and he started listing awesome singers with some weight on and included himself and told her that people wouldn’t laugh because she is awesome at what she does and that is all that matters PLUS that it’s ok to enjoy food?

    Also, when a little boy asked to be the band’s stylist he just said “sure, go ahead fancy pants” like, there wasn’t a single second of questioning it, he went into “ok, that will be your position then” right away

    That fucking movie is an hour and a half of Jack Black teaching kids to love themselves disregarding all of the stereotypes

  2. panicatthedisco:

    If you came out to The Gospel Tour, you saw us cover “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. If you didn’t, here’s a live video of it!

  3. queeringfeministreality:

    thecutestofthecute:

    This has been a baby Ocelittle appreciation post. You’re welcome.

    YESSSSSS

  4. teenauthorcarnival:

    paperlanternlit:

    I love seeing “Like, Try, Why” graphics with books I’ve never heard of before! Definitely keep this one handy for summer. 

    These are amazing! 

  5. afleshjackforblainecharitydrive:

speutschlish:

ultralinguisticsnerd:

polyglotproblems:

Like saying “make attention” instead of “pay attention” or “more big” instead of “bigger”…
[submitted by helpimtrappedontheinternet] 

I’ve started to say is it that at the start of questions even in English

*sadface* I phrase sentences like this way too much: “I don’t know what is the problem”, “He didn’t tell me where is the venue”

I wouldn’t call it degenerating though.

    afleshjackforblainecharitydrive:

    speutschlish:

    ultralinguisticsnerd:

    polyglotproblems:

    Like saying “make attention” instead of “pay attention” or “more big” instead of “bigger”…

    [submitted by helpimtrappedontheinternet

    I’ve started to say is it that at the start of questions even in English

    *sadface* I phrase sentences like this way too much: “I don’t know what is the problem”, “He didn’t tell me where is the venue”

    I wouldn’t call it degenerating though.

  6. asheathes:

    WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: SOUTH AFRICA

    Clinging haphazardly to the jagged sides of the Drakensberg escarpment, the South African Institute for Witches and Wizards is an impressive conglomeration of architectural wonder and eccentric contraptions that keep the sprawling institute welded to the steep slopes of the mountains. Many say roaming the institute is an arduous test of one’s stamina as the primarily vertical layout of the institute relies on a plethora of stairs to navigate (luckily it has gotten better after the restriction on the indoor use of broomsticks was lifted). Over centuries, many pockets of shallow caves have been dug out and furnished by students who like to spend their free time observing the vast landscape before them from high up in the mountainside. The student population supplies much of the profits for Mava’s Zoomtastic Glasses, which is a popular accessory for observing the abundance of wildlife that roam the lands.
  7. Petition for the next x-men writer to be Seanan McGuire​

    tamorapierce:

    seananmcguire:

    tanuki-green:

    vagabondviolet:

    seananmcguire:

    medusasstory:

    Seriously. Please. Enough with the terrible. I want someone who can write ensemble casts, and make me care in a page and a half, and be FUNNY. And I’m tired of female characters being written by guys. Let’s see it from the other side.

    Co-signed.

    Yes please.

    Add my voice to the “Yes please” contingent. 

    *leaves for the day*
    *comes back*
    *at least 180 people want me to write the X-Men*

    …well.  Things are about to get…exciting.

    What I wouldn’t do to see an X-Men written by Seanan.  We need a petition.  A one-page ad in the New York Times.  Something.

  8. English Pronunciation

    kanrose:

    If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.

    After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.

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    [source]

  9. sushinfood:

justamerplwithabox:

vivelafat:

prokopetz:

officialdeadparrot:

grellholmes:

elsajeni:

gunslingerannie:

justtkeepcalmm:

dean-and-his-pie:

fororchestra:

musicalmelody:

Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 
Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.
On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.
The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”
And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:
[stifled giggling]
[reeeeeeally deep breath]
[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]
The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.
In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”
FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 
Everyone else go home

Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit


Pyrozod's tags for this were too hilarious not to share

    sushinfood:

    justamerplwithabox:

    vivelafat:

    prokopetz:

    officialdeadparrot:

    grellholmes:

    elsajeni:

    gunslingerannie:

    justtkeepcalmm:

    dean-and-his-pie:

    fororchestra:

    musicalmelody:

    Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 

    Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

    To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.

    On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

    I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

    Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.

    The lengths we go for music.

    Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

    One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”

    And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:

    [stifled giggling]

    [reeeeeeally deep breath]

    [COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]

    The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.

    In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”

    FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

    This is the best band post 

    Everyone else go home

    Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

    image

    which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

    image

    that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

    Who does that?

    This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

    Julius IdontgivaFucik

    More like Julius Fuckit

    Pyrozod's tags for this were too hilarious not to share

  10. .

    A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO HOGWARTS.

    A handy guide I wrote and illustrated for writers doing fic set at Hogwarts who want to know where everything is in relation to everything else. Inspired by the sad dearth of decent official maps from JK, it’s a first-person walk-through of Hogwarts imagined as if I was a Prefect handing out pamphlets to all the poor ickle firsties. ^_^’

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This is a blog about Chris Colfer, Kurt Hummel, Harry Potter, music, feminism, and sometime soon, my fanfic drabbles .

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