Soo….. I just finished AC IV
After roughly 100 hours of gameplay
I am utterly devastated this is a game about pirates and killing people hOW DID THIS GET SO VERY SAD SO VERY FAST
MY H E A R T NG H
this will always be my favorite interaction from okcupid
Mom: when I was your age….
the story of two men and their frankly ridiculous adventures …
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So I was thinking about Parseltongue, and the weird fact that it seems to be an inherited skill instead of, you know, learned like any other language.
Imagine a Slytherin who can speak Parseltongue. When it gets out, they expect everyone to be freaked out, and a lot of people are, but most of the Slytherins just want to know how it’s done. Soon, Slytherins start sneaking snakes into the common room and the parseltongue speaker talks to the snakes while people observe. They start picking up on certain sounds and their corresponding phrases. Within a month, they’re all hissing at each other across the table in the Great Hall (mostly saying hello over and over, back and forth, because that’s the easiest phrase to learn, but no one else needs to know that). The first time one of them accidentally speaks Parseltongue at someone from another house, the Ravenclaw in question backs away like they’ve been threatened, but then another Slytherin quietly informs them that the other Slytherin was only saying hello, that in fact that’s all most of them know how to say. The Ravenclaw is appalled that they haven’t pursued this opportunity further, and soon, they’re working with the Slytherins to develop a working lexicon. Hufflepuffs are happy to join in, seeing an opportunity for interhouse unity, and even the Gryffindors decide to get in on it eventually.
Parseltongue becomes the student language. Parseltongue brings the houses together as students whisper back and forth to each other during class, and then feign ignorance when asked about the mysterious hissing sounds (there must be a problem with the pipes, Professor!). Parseltongue helps transform Slytherin’s legacy into acceptance and unity instead of elitism.
do you have those memories that are really cringey and you never speak of and something triggers the memory and you want to fucking wash your brain out with bleach
"good luck in the real world" says the 16 year old white middle class boy still living with his parents and never paid a bill in his life
Sometimes I get really excited about the idea of a Heroes/Harry Potter AU like
- the sorting hat not knowing where to put Sylar and it takes a good ten minutes before it finally settles on either Syltherin or Ravenclaw.
- The entire Company being made up of dark wizards
- characters with synthetic abilities being born squibs and then dark magic is used to give them power of some type.
- Angela and Arthur pretending to be muggles in front of their children even though they are pure blood. They just like to confuse their kids.
only 90s kids will remember
"Maybe you’re not [heterosexual/homosexual/some kind of allosexual], maybe you’re just [insert love interests name]-sexual"
NO, NO THERE IS AN ACTUAL LEGITIMATE NAME FOR THAT
THERE IS A NAME FOR ONLY BE SEXUALLY ATTRACTED TO THOSE YOU HAVE A DEEP EMOTIONAL BOND WITH
leaving your room when people are over