"Consciousness is, in effect, the key to a life examined, for better and for worse, our beginner's permit into knowing all about the hunger, the thirst, the sex, the tears, the laughter, the kicks, the punches, the flow of images we call thought, the feelings, the words, the stories, the beliefs, the music and the poetry, the happiness and the ecstasy. At its simplest and most basic level, consciousness lets us recognize an irresistible urge to stay alive and develop a concern for the self. At its most complex and elaborate level, consciousness helps us develop a concern for other selves and improve the art of life." - Antonio Damasio

My name is Graham (it used to be Avery. I changed it). FtM. 19. I'm half deaf. I am pursuing a dual degree (Deaf Studies/Neuroscience) while on the pre-med track at Boston University. Photos are black and white until you hover. Don't Blink.



a person complaining about puns basically invites every pun enthusiast in the vicinity to come snapping rhythmically from the shadows 


this is absolutely illegal and i will not stand for this amount of law breaking


In honor of back-to-school.


In honor of back-to-school.





Moss Graffiti: A How To Guide

are you fucking for real

Oh man, i was actually looking for this the other day.

Yay it’s back to remind me of something awesome I haven’t gotten done yet

this is fucking sick




Zippo lighters from Vietnam

Jesus christ.

I love these god damn things so much.



Great moments in tv history

The best part is how the hand giving the cigarette doesn’t belong to anyone in the room—no one is wearing that shirt.


My parents aren’t home

You know what that means

*sits in the living room instead of sealing myself away in my room*


When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?

Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.

I think people really need to think harder and realize. Ginny is a SPORTS journalist. How many sports journalists do you know that are female? Oh yeah next to none. I adore Ginny in this role because, as shown in Pottermore, women in media and broadcasting are fighting every day against sexism in the workplace and just because a woman is an anchor doesn't mean she isn't told sexist comments every day so before hating ginny just realize she fights sexism everywhere she goes in her workplace




I wish more people looked up to Ginny the way they look up to Hermione.

There’s loads of other ways Ginny fought sexism:

- She didn’t let her family tell her she couldn’t do things because she was a girl. She secretly learned to fly when her brothers wouldn’t let her use their brooms. And she fought as much as they did, she wouldn’t stand aside when they tried to keep her out of things.

- She wouldn’t let her brothers slut-shame her for acting like a normal teen. Especially when they had been done the same or wanted to the same.

- She grew up as the only girl in the Weasley clan and she was the most magically powerful of the siblings. She impressed her brothers with her hexes. Which outdid theirs.

- She stood up to boys at Hogwarts. She showed she wasn’t willing to cower to them.

- She didn’t let her boyfriends treat her like an inferior. She dumped Michael and Dean for not treating her as an equal.

- She was attractive and popular but she didn’t use that to get her own way with boys.

- She was the only one who could match (or exceed) Harry on the Quidditch pitch. I’d be shocked if she didn’t become Captain of the Gryffindor team.

- She was the best flyer at the Quidditch try-outs. Beating all the boys there. She was also the best chaser at Hogwarts. Outdoing any boys on the school teams.

- Four of her brothers also played Quidditch, but she was the only one who had a professional career in the sport.

- She was one of the leaders of Dumbledore’s Army (which she named). Proving she was as capable of leadership as Harry or Neville. She was respected by the boys in the D.A.

- She stood up against Snape and Amycus Carrow.

- She fought male Deatheaters.

- She was underage when she fought in the Battle of Hogwarts but she survived it when older wizards didn’t. She was one of the people awarded a medal.

- After leaving Hogwarts she joined the Holyhead Harpies. The only all-female team in UK Quidditch league. She was a “celebrated player”, so she routinely beat her male counterparts on other teams.

- She juggles a successful career, a happy marriage, and three children. And she does it well.

Ginny gave the finger to sexism while showing girls are equal to boys. She should be an inspiration to every HP fan. It’s ironic that sexism is a big part of why she gets insulted by some of the fandom.

I’d also like to point out that she had lots of female friends!  Just because she liked sports and the more violent of the magical arts didn’t mean she was friends with only boys, or only cared about them.  She went out of her way to befriend Luna, showing both compassion and a will to stand up for someone who was bullied, she and Hermione had a bond that was only hinted at in the books because it was entirely outside of Harry’s experience, and she consistently stood up for Cho Chang, Lavender, Parvati, etc. when she thought the boys were being too harsh on them, even when she didn’t like or agree with their behaviour.  

She was invited to join the Slug Club on her intellectual merit alone - because Slughorn saw her perform the best Bat-Bogey hex he’d ever seen.

When she was possessed by the diary Horcrux she fought against it enough that she managed to throw it away, and when that didn’t work and she became re-possessed she still retained enough knowledge of what was happening to her that she tried to tell someone so that something could be done to protect the school.  She was eleven, and she resisted Voldemort for MONTHS successfully.

When Harry feared that he was being possessed she sat him down and explained what that felt like, despite having some obvious trauma associated with her memories of the diary.  COMPASSION, plus cool thinking and logic, and a remarkable comfort in her own skin.

TL;DR: GINNY WEASLEY IS A HUGE FEMINIST BADASS, one of my favourite HP characters, and if you don’t like her you probably only saw the movies.

"All the hardest, coldest people you meet,
were once as soft as water.
And that’s the tragedy of living."
—Iain S. Thomas (via girlanus)