“We use novels, not old newspapers, to get a sense of what life was like 100 years ago. I believe 100 years from now, future generations will still use novels the same way. They’ll use novels, not tweets or posts like this. And they’ll use the rich ones — the ones that have things to say things about culture and politics, the ones that absorb and synthesize.”—Robin Sloan, writing for The New York Times, on the future of fiction. (via jarrettfuller)
“You know when sometimes you meet someone so beautiful and then you actually talk to them and five minutes later they’re as dull as a brick? Then there’s other people, when you meet them you think, “Not bad. They’re okay.” And then you get to know them and… and their face just sort of becomes them. Like their personality’s written all over it. And they just turn into something so beautiful.”—Amelia Pond. (via paperbagromance)
Actually it’s because you are more used to seeing your face in the mirror (reflected). As all faces are slightly asymmetrical it looks different when you see yourself in a photo because your face is unreflected.
Other people always see your face as you see it in photos, so they’re used to it looking that way. This explains why your friends think you look better in photos than you think you do.
This seems so obvious now, but it never really clicked before.
“It’s very lucky he picked tonight, you know,” said Hermione as they climbed fully dressed into their sleeping bags and propped themselves on their elbows to talk. “The one night we weren’t in the tower…”
“I reckon he’s lost track of time, being on the run,” said Ron. “Didn’t realize it was Halloween. Otherwise he’d have come bursting in here.”
OF COURSE HE REALIZED IT WAS HALLOWEEN
OF COURSE SIRIUS WENT AFTER PETER ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF JAMES AND LILY’S DEATH
I always thought he wanted an empty tower, so he picked a day he knew the students had something going on, but NO IT WAS HALLOWEEN AND SIRIUS IS ANGRY AND STILL GRIEVING AND HE NEEDS REVENGE ON PETER, AND HE NEEDS IT THEN.
Aries:They are friendly and I like how I get included when they hang out with other friends... but they can never really just relax and do nothing like I want to.
Taurus:They are one of my better friends and I enjoy their company since we both pretty much see eye to eye... but when they get angry, their temper can really be explosive.
Gemini:They are fun and exciting, and I love how easy it is to talk to them... but they can seriously be fickle and that's just exasperating.
Cancer:They are such good friends, they're always there for me, and I'll admit I like the laid back friendship we have ... but sometimes I feel like I have to watch the things I say to them.
Leo:They are so gregarious and kind ... but they can be a little bit self-centered.
Libra:For some reason, I like them, they are cool. They are funny, genial, and accommodating... but they can be too social in that I'm always fighting for some time to hang out.
Scorpio:Our conversations are deep and exciting, they understand me and I like the fact they are okay just hanging out with just the two of us. We're like best friends.... but sometimes I feel like I have no other good friends around.
Sagittarius:I love how optimistic they are, it's refreshing to me, and I enjoy our long conversations, they are definitely fun... but sometimes I just don't understand and their weird, off-the-wall logic.
Capricorn:Many people think they are boring, but they are actually hilarious and down right entertaining to be around... but their pessimism can get the better of me and their jokes can be a bit scary.
Aquarius:I think they are great with a good head on their shoulder, and they are definitely an interesting bunch... but can become a bit too mischievous when we get together.
Pisces:Our friendship seems like one long party, they completely get me emotionally and that's crazy but it's awesome since I don't have to explain myself to them all the time... but their unsteadiness can really annoy the heck out of me.