Most people say that it’s ridiculous to say that the Harry Potter books saved lives, but read this and you’ll change your perspective. Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter, once wrote to J.K. Rowling begging for at least a tiny role in one of the films. At the time she was young and was dying due to her anorexia. She mentioned it to J.K. and begged to have one part in the film before it was too late. J.K. Rowling responded with a deal: she’d give her a part if she got better. Evanna got better and never returned to her anorexia.
Reblog every time because 1. It’s fucking awesome. 2. She’s fucking gorgeous. and 3. Books save lives.
NO NO NO NO NO NO WRONG.
I always see this post and it always irritates the shit out of me.
JK Rowling did not offer Evanna the part if she got better. And Evanna CERTAINLY didn’t beg for it.That’s not what happened at all. While Evanna was doing inpatient therapy for her disorder she wrote to JK Rowling expressing her admiration for the author. She continued to write back and forth with JK Rowling from the age of eleven onward. That much is true. And JK Rowling did encourage and help her to fight the disease.
But Evanna stood in line with all of the REST of those FIFTEEN THOUSAND hopeful girls and won the part based on her TALENT ALONE. JK Rowling wasn’t even aware that Evanna was the girl she’d been exchanging letters with until AFTER she was already cast! Here’s a quote from a Q&A with Evanna about this very subject
I wrote to her when I was 11, and I was sick at the time. I had an eating disorder. I wrote to her because Harry Potter was the only other thing I really cared about and that helped me take my mind off it, and I just wanted to thank her for that and say how much it helped me. Especially how much Luna helped me. It was basically just a big fat, “thank you, I love you” letter.
I kept expecting her not to write back, but she’s just such a caring person that she really wants to help with whatever wisdom she has. We wrote for years, and she helped me through recovery and everything.
I was still writing to her when I got the part of Luna. But it happened in such a short space of time that I didn’t get to tell her. The producers told her because they just mentioned the names of people. She was really shocked. We still keep in touch.
So please for the love of god, stop reducing this fantastic actress and woman and human being to her disease. She didn’t get better so she could play Luna. She got better just to get better. To have a wonderful life. And she probably worked incredibly fucking hard to do so. It was because she got better that she got the opportunity to play Luna and played her so beautifully, that JK Rowling wrote the character to be more like Evanna. Not the other way around.
Evanna Lynch’s story holds an incredible message for those fighting their respective eating disorders: 1. You don’t have to starve yourself to be successful or even considered beautiful and 2. The only way to discover your potential, to fully live your life, is if you’re healthy and around to live it.
JK Rowling is a wonderful woman and she supported Evanna with her words and her stories. She’s done much the same for many of us. But Evanna Lynch’s recovery is not about JK Rowling.
Evanna is strong and capable and talented on her own. Everybody needs support now and again. But please, please, please DON’T praise JK Rowling for Evanna Lynch’s recovery. That’s not how it works. And the idea that you need someone else to come and fix you, to bribe you into recovering is dangerous and wrong. Recovery comes from within. It’s about changing the way you think about yourself and food. The only way to recover is to make those difficult choices inside your own head, your own body. Nothing can change that.
This woman is proof that all of us, nerdy or bullied or odd like Luna, have the power to take control of our lives and conquer our demons. This woman is proof that hope is not silly. Finding solace in fiction is not frivolous.
Evanna Lynch is the hero of this story.
Not Harry Potter.
Not JK Rowling.
aka the I’M NOT OKAY GIVEAWAY in which one of you lucky bastards is gonna get a survival pack for when the end comes
what you get:
(2) homestuck t-shirts, from whatpumpkin or topatco
(1) homestuck hoodie from whatpumpkin
(1) drawing of your homestuck OTP by indigonite
(3) albums from the homestuck bandcamp
(1) sbahj magnet pack OR a captchalogue board
assorted brazilian candy
(1) vial of my homestuck-loving tears
if you are following me you also get:
(1) large pizza. i will order you a pizza.
(1) homestuck official poster
50 dollars worth of merchandise from ANOTHER FANDOM (cause we’ve gotta move on, kids)
it ends when homestuck ends. the last upd8. the final animation.
likes count, reblog as much as you want, i don’t care
giveaway blogs count too i don’t care
i will ship anywhere in the world i don’t care
you have to have your ask box open so i can get your shipping info. if you don’t reply in three days i will pick someone else. sorry!
you can choose the t-shirt prints, pizza flavor, etc
also, hussie said new homestuck stuff is going to be added soon, so i might throw in a few more items later. don’t worry, you will get the updated bonanza bundle no matter which version you reblogged
good luck yall
whatpumpkin updated! new tees, hoodies and prints to choose from and i’m also throwing in a set of 4 god tier pins OR charms for my followers
and again, good luck!
i realize in full i might be going a bit crazy here but i’m so EXCITED
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your apology is accepted
I understand, but I also feel really bad about it
I really dont hate you
this is really cute, even cuter because I am sick right now hhhh
This is a summary of college only using two pictures; expensive as hell.
That’s my Sociology “book”. In fact what it is is a piece of paper with codes written on it to allow me to access an electronic version of a book. I was told by my professor that I could not buy any other paperback version, or use another code, so I was left with no option other than buying a piece of paper for over $200. Best part about all this is my professor wrote the books; there’s something hilariously sadistic about that. So I pretty much doled out $200 for a current edition of an online textbook that is no different than an older, paperback edition of the same book for $5; yeah, I checked. My mistake for listening to my professor.
This is why we download.
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Spreading this shit like nutella because goddamn textbooks are so expensive.
not necessarily art related but as someone who couldn’t afford their textbooks this semester this is a godsend
REBLOGGING because after a little digging, I found my $200 textbook for free in PDF form.
friendly reminder that this exists since I know we’re all going back to college soon
Will reblog every time I see it.
So I don’t think those free condoms universities hand out suck as much as guys say they do.
Okay, but seriously. If you’re ever considering sexy times with a guy and he tells you that he can’t wear a condom there is a 100.3% chance that he is a liar, and you should definitely not have sex with him. Don’t have sex with liars. Have sex with a cute honest people that bring you ice cream the next morning. Liars do not bring you ice cream. And if they do it’s ice cream made of lies. Ice cream made of lies is very emotionally unfulfilling. Don’t trust liars or their disease-ridden ice cream.
that was the best safe-sex talk ever.
Why I am suspicious of those who say they got pregnant because a condom “broke”…
HAVE ANY OF YOU EVER USED A CONDOM. HAVE ANY OF YOU HAD SEX YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT CONDOMS. SHUT THE FUCK UP. I’m sick of this shit. Just because a condom has a tensile force high enough to withstand inflation does not mean it can comfortably fit any penis. No one wants latex literally stretched against a boner like it is in this pic. A condom that is too small causes added friction which can lead to the condom tearing. If someone tells you it is too small, you LISTEN. YOU DO NOT HAVE RAW SEX WITH THEM. THAT IS NOT WHAT I AM SAYING. YOU GO BUY A MAGNUM. There are even sizes above that. SO NO THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO SAY THAT A PERSON CANNOT WEAR ANY CONDOMS BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF PEOPLE WHO DO NOT FIT IN CERTAIN SIZES. And whoever the fuck said they don’t believe condoms break is literally fucking stupid as hell. You didn’t even try to think you slut shaming ignorant ass. Condoms do not break from things not fitting in them. They break due to frictional forces without sufficient lubricant and air bubbles trapped in the reservoir tip that push through the latex upon ejaculation. Proper application requires that the tip be pinched to remove this air while it is rolled down the shaft. Very few people know this due to the rampant lack of appropriate sex ed. Proper condom application technique and education is crucial to effective birth control and STI protection. So before you go spouting your ignorant crap, how bout you think about your penised partner and the overall function of a condom and try to spread real education rather than shaming people.
Ace, look, I’m just so stressed lately and with me being sick it’s even worse. I don’t hate you, I hated the way you were acting, but I don’t hate you, I’m sorry for yelling at you, I shouldnt have done that….
I WANNA TELL YOU A THING
YOU SEE THIS CUTE LIL BITCH RIGHT HERE?
THIS IS MY WONDERFUL MOIRAIL WHO MEANS THE WORLD TO ME AND WHO HAS SAVED MY LIFE MORE THAN ONCE!
SHE DOESN’T THINK SHE’S CUTE
BEG TO FUCKING DIFFER
PLEASE REBOOP THIS SO I CAN SHOW HER THAT SHE IS CUTE
REBLOGS AGGRESSIVLY ON PERSONAL BLOG BECAUSE GOD DAMN IT I WANT MY MOIRAIL TO KNOW JUST HOW FUCKIN PERF SHE IS
I have the utmost respect for this man
most embarassing video ever im just gonna go and dig a hole and hide inside it for centuries
OMG IMD YING
OHMY G. HO. D
FOR THE PEOPLE ASKING, NO I DID NOT MEAN TO RECORD THIS IT WAS MEANT TO BE PRIVATE SENORPACMAN TIME
YOU ARE THE MR. BEAN OF OUR GENERATION.