Christine Muraton, New Perception (2014)
"French photographer Christine Muraton has an extraordinary talent for capturing hauntingly stunning photographs that convey intriguing stories. Inspired by literature, classical studies, philosophy, and psychology, the photographer creates highly atmospheric portraits that are often visually and conceptually ambiguous. Figures are blurred, obscured, or have their backs turned to the viewer, concealing identities by never fully revealing their faces. Subjects blend into unreal landscapes, raising further questions of who they are and what they’re doing in such fantastic places." - Jenny Zhang
Sometimes, clouds have two sides, a dark and light, and a silver lining in between. It’s like a silver sandwich. So when life seems hard, take a bite out of the silver sandwich!
Stories of Partition
The Partition of British India into modern day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh marks the largest forced human migration in history. According to estimates nearly 15 million people lost their homes in 1947 and that number stands at over 20 million today. It is also estimated that between 0.5 and 2 million people lost their lives. The Partition also fundamentally changed many South Asian cultures and ways of living. Yet, unlike other major events of the last century, such as the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Holocaust in Europe, the Partition of South Asia in 1947 has hardly been documented and understood.
The 1947 Partition Archive is a non-profit organization that documents, preserves and shares eye witness accounts from all ethnic, religious and economic communities affected by the Partition of British India in 1947. We are proud to note that we support this initiative whole-heartedly!
Should you know anyone that has a story to tell, head here pronto -http://www.1947partitionarchive.org/share
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A first Hufflepuff to win the Triwizard Tournament, an inborn master of disguise, Teddy Lupin avoided being photographed by The Daily Prophet by turning into Rita Skeeter every time she’d get close. He did, however, give an interview, in which he explained how he’d managed to get past the five-headed dog. “Canines love me,” he said mysteriously. Rita Skeeter reports seeing the ghosts of the past glistering in his, now bright purple, eyes.
asoiaf houses meme: [2/3] placesD o r n e had seemed a queer place to him as well when first he came here with his own princess, many years ago. The bearded priests had drilled him on the Common Speech of Westeros before they sent him forth, but the Dornishmen all spoke too quickly for him to understand. Dornish women were lewd, Dornish wine was sour, and Dornish food was full of queer hot spices. And the Dornish sun was hotter than the pale, wan sun of Norvos, glaring down from a blue sky day after day.
↳ The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
“Secrets have power. And that power diminishes when they are shared, so they are best kept and kept well. Sharing secrets, real secrets, important ones, with even one other person, will change them. Writing them down is worse, because who can tell how many eyes might see them inscribed on paper, no matter how careful you might be with it. So it’s really best to keep your secrets when you have them, for their own good, as well as yours.”
Ravenclaws that go through existential crises every other week because of things they’re reading though
- like “WHAT DO YOU MEAN WE HAVE POTIONS HOMEWORK? I’M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHETHER OTHER MEANS OF TORTURE ARE ACTUALLY MORE ETHICAL THAN THE CRUCIATUS AND IF NOT THEN WHY ARE THEY LEGAL”
- or “I AM CALLING OFF QUIDDITCH PRACTICE TODAY BECAUSE I HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WHY QUIDDITCH IS DIVIDED BY HOUSES”
- or “I CAN’T GO TO RUNES BECAUSE I AM TOO UPSET ABOUT WITCH HUNTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES; IMAGINE WHAT THAT WOULD BE LIKE JUST IMAGINE IT”
- or “BUT WHY IS OUR CURRENCY SO ILLOGICAL CAN’T WE FIX IT”
- or “HOW DOES MAGIC GET PASSED DOWN BUT THEN ALSO APPEAR AT RANDOM NOBODY CAN EXPLAIN IT IS IT IN OUR BODIES OR IN OUR MINDS OR WHAT” (just calm down and come to transfiguration okay) “I WILL NOT CALM DOWN AND I WILL NOT COME TO TRANSFIGURATION”
- "IF YOU VANISH A THING AND CONJURE IT AGAIN IS IT THE SAME MATTER" "IS IT THE SAME ESSENCE" (it’s okay. just vanish the pincushion) "IT’S NOT OKAY"
“He was determined to discover the underlying logic behind the universe. Which was going to be hard, because there wasn’t one.” -Terry Pratchett, Mort
THIS, OKAY. THIS FINALLY. THIS IS WHAT WE WOULD BE LIKE. THERE WOULD BE SCREAMING FIGHTS IN OUR COMMON ROOM BETWEEN NOT JUST THE MUGGLEBORNS AND THE WIZARDBORNS BUT ALSO BETWEEN THE LIBERTARIAN MUGGLEBORNS AND THE SOCIALIST MUGGLEBORNS WHILE THE WIZARDBORNS ARE LIKE WILL YOU SHUT UP WHO EVEN CARES, AT WHICH POINT BOTH KINDS OF MUGGLEBORNS TURN ON THE WIZARDBORNS TO SHOUT ABOUT WHY IT’S IMPORTANT.
Do you know how UPSET Ravenclaws would be about the pedagogy of Hogwarts in general but especially of History of Magic? THE GOBLIN WARS ARE FUCKING IMPORTANT THEY INFORM EVERY ASPECT OF OUR CURRENT NON-HUMAN POLICIES AND NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT THEM BECAUSE BINNS IS SO BORING IT’S A TRAVESTY. ;-;
You know why the Beauxbatons liked the Ravenclaws? Because the Ravenclaws were the only House that knew Beauxbatons existed before the Tournament.
Went through a legit existential crisis over the vanishing/conjuring thing, because IF YOU CAN CONJURE KITTENS CAN YOU CONJURE PEOPLE?!
OH GOD BABY RAVENCLAWS HASHING OUT A THEORY OF THE SOUL IN RESPONSE TO CONJURING KITTENS. A BABY RAVENCLAW *TRYING* TO CONJURE A PERSON AND WHEN IT (presumably) FAILED TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY.
New sudden headcanon: in addition to answers to its riddles, their portrait guardian also accepted lamentations about their most recent philosophical puzzle.