singelisilverslippers asked: (1/2) I read in a fic or meta somewhere years ago (can't remember the name sorry!!) that there only seemed to be an increase in Muggleborns and Squibs in the 20th century, because before that point, pureblood families with Squib babies would secretly kidnap and adopt a Muggleborn baby and leave the Squib baby in its place (which is where Changelings come from in our world!). And by the 20th century,

tathrin:

thepostmodernpottercompendium:

rockabillyscumbag:

thepostmodernpottercompendium:

(2/2) Muggle civilization was too advanced, with censuses and photographs etc., for that to be a viable option. So pureblood families were forced to keep their Squibs instead of kidnapping Muggleborn infants and pretending the magical babies were theirs all along. This lead to a *seemingly* huge increase in Squibs and Muggleborns in the 20th century, which pureblood elitists who supported Voldemort used to their advantage to sow seeds of fear and panic about the ‘disappearing’ magical society.

Oh wow this is a fascinating theory. Putting this out there for those who might be interested and thank you for telling me this! It’s an interesting perspective for approaching the muggleborn/pureblood population question in the wizarding world.

Okay, but when you take this theory in conjunction with the one about magic being a recessive genetic trait or mutation, the existence of muggleborns makes even more sense. Since we know for a fact that squibs would carry the gene and were unknowingly seeded into the muggle population, it all kinda clicks.

Or with the replications of particular sections thing Klenotiz talks about. Yep.

Now imagine a Neville-like case, where the parents thought their kid was a Squib and got rid of it, and then one day their (stolen) son or daughter brings a Muggle-born friend home from Hogwarts who looks so much like you guys, isn’t it crazy mum, we could practically be siblings—well, except I don’t really look much like either of you, but you get my point… And the parents just nod and force smiles and think that is my child whom I gave up for no reason, and can’t do a damn thing about it because it’s too late, they made their bed already and now all they can do is feel guilty and squirm.

marthur:

ravenmaw:

I forget that old cameras don’t always have to take formal pictures

oh wow this is amazing/hilarious. i especially love the two arseholes standing on a weird tree stump and MANPLANE

if you thought it couldn’t get funnier btw the man in the white suit is Tsar Nicholas II

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neurotoxin-from-glados:

do you ever see an art style and just go

 oh my go d

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it’s so beaut iful

Body cells replace themselves every month. Even at this very moment. Most everything you think you know about me is nothing more than memories.

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bombsfall:

So, my friend is stage managing Macbeth and made this status today…

the-enochian-starchild-earendil:

fuckingmultiverse:

letsgivethesekidsashow:

honeychildplease:

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I’m quite pleased with this.

Rapping this out loud in my empty classroom like swag.

WALK INTO THE CLUB LIKE WADDUP I AM A BIG SCOT

I’M SO PUMPED ABOUT SOME VISION THAT THE WITCHES GOT

I WILL BE THANE, SO SAYS THE PROPHECY

THAT PEOPLE LIKE “DAMN, MACBETH DESERVES GLORY”

I reblogged this so fast guys

kyssthis16:

annuhbobanna:

avengersonna:

dancys:

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There are two kinds of people

All of them could get the business tho.

Exactly, Ann

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altrutix:

thismissatomicbomb:

I love how Harry just genuinely likes Luna. Not in a romantic way, but in a “I don’t know how or why but I get you and you get me and I’d be honored to call you a friend and if anyone messes with you I’ll wallop them” kind of a way. I think he just marvels at her level of don’t give a fuck and her absolute sense of self. And then he and Ginny partially name their daughter after her (Lily Luna) and that to me is just fucking precious.

You have to at least ship their friendship.

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witchpriest:

will my dash please join me in praying to the marvel gods that we get anthony mackie doing commentary on the winter solider dvd

northfalls:

”Do I have an intimidating face? Not many men come up to me and give me one-liners.” — Natalie Dormer for GQ Magazine (x)

a-big-furry-rat:


I want to see the distraught look on their faces. I would pay to see that.

a-big-furry-rat:

I want to see the distraught look on their faces. I would pay to see that.

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