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At twilight on August the 25th 1999, one week before classes were to begin, Hermione Granger Apparated into Hogsmeade, a wand box clutched under her arm.

Headmistress McGonagall was waiting for her outside the Three Broomsticks. The two women greeted each other warmly, and then set off towards the castle. Or rather, towards the grounds outside the castle.

They chatted amiably as they strolled towards the groundskeeper’s hut.  Hagrid, sitting outside and darning a pair of enormous socks, looked up as they approached.

“Good evenin’ Headmistress, Hermione,” he said with some gruff surprise.

“Good evening, Hagrid,” replied McGonagall. “May we go inside?  I believe Hermione has a proposition to discuss with you.”

If you had stood outside the hut as the evening darkened and the stars rose into the sky, you’d have heard the rumblings of an argument coming from inside the hut. You’d have heard Hagrid’s gruff refusals, Hermione’s calm (and then not so calm) rebuttals, and the very occasional interjection of the Headmistress.

Hermione did not emerge until the moon had fully risen and darkness enveloped the grounds. But in the light of the nearly full moon, you could see a smile on her face.

~

The Shrieking Shack was no longer widely believed to be haunted, now that the story of Remus Lupin was fully known.  Still, the residents of Hogsmeade and Hogwarts avoided it out of a mixture of respect and residual fear.

This suited Hermione perfectly. The interior of the Shack was now stacked with books and bottles of potion ingredients. A cauldron sat in the corner, a telescope pointed out a cracked window, and cushions lined one wall. A table was covered in parchment, broken quills, ink pots and stains. Once a week, Hermione would apparate into the Shack and go over her notes from the previous session while she awaited her student’s arrival.

Sometimes he was late without explanation. Sometimes he would bring a wounded bowtruckle he wasn’t comfortable leaving on its own.  Sometimes Fang would follow him and sit in the corner whining while his master sweated and cursed over a cauldron. Hermione was calm but firm, making adjustments as needed and letting Hagrid’s frustrated words roll off her back like water droplets. 

The Hogsmeade residents may have turned a blind eye to the goings-on in the Shrieking Shack, but that didn’t mean they weren’t relieved as time went on and there were fewer and fewer roars of anger echoing through the village.

~

The OWL testers had been warned in advance that they would have an unusual student that year. That didn’t mean they weren’t taken aback when Rubeus Hagrid appeared on their testing scrolls. They all knew of him of course, knew the role he played in the Second War and of the false accusations leveled against him.

They were worried they would have to be kind.

They needn’t have. No one could have Hermione Granger teach them personally for a year and not improve in all aspects. His potions may not have been textbook perfection, he may not have fully transfigured his toad, but Hagrid had clearly worked hard to master his long dormant abilities.

Rubeus Hagrid may not have followed the traditional path to wisdom.  But he had a new wand, the (sometimes grudging) respect of his peers, classes to teach and 6 OWLs.

Including the highest score ever recorded on Care of Magical Creatures.

(written and submitted by ppyajunebug; please excuse me, because I have something in my eye. Oh yes, it is my joyful tears. ppyajunebug has a way of bringing those out of me, you see. Their submissions tackle some of the saddest moments in canon, turning them around and making something beautiful out of them.)

THIS WAS SO STINKIN CUTE EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND READ THIS

doxiequeen1:

I was feeling a little down the other day so I decided to look back on what i’ve made this year. I realized I had ten “original” projects so I decided to put them into a photoset!
I’m proud of what i’ve made so far but I haven’t accomplished nearly as much as I had hoped!
Luckily I have three months left, hopefully I can get a satisfactory amount of stuff done in that time period. I think I have at least twelve projects I would like to finish up before this year ends, which is kind of crazy.
Most of these were made between April-August,  and this isn’t including Elsa, stays, chemises, headpieces, or incomplete projects. Everything was drafted and sewn by me, and most of them are original designs!
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doxiequeen1:

I was feeling a little down the other day so I decided to look back on what i’ve made this year. I realized I had ten “original” projects so I decided to put them into a photoset!
I’m proud of what i’ve made so far but I haven’t accomplished nearly as much as I had hoped!
Luckily I have three months left, hopefully I can get a satisfactory amount of stuff done in that time period. I think I have at least twelve projects I would like to finish up before this year ends, which is kind of crazy.
Most of these were made between April-August,  and this isn’t including Elsa, stays, chemises, headpieces, or incomplete projects. Everything was drafted and sewn by me, and most of them are original designs!
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doxiequeen1:

I was feeling a little down the other day so I decided to look back on what i’ve made this year. I realized I had ten “original” projects so I decided to put them into a photoset!
I’m proud of what i’ve made so far but I haven’t accomplished nearly as much as I had hoped!
Luckily I have three months left, hopefully I can get a satisfactory amount of stuff done in that time period. I think I have at least twelve projects I would like to finish up before this year ends, which is kind of crazy.
Most of these were made between April-August,  and this isn’t including Elsa, stays, chemises, headpieces, or incomplete projects. Everything was drafted and sewn by me, and most of them are original designs!
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doxiequeen1:

I was feeling a little down the other day so I decided to look back on what i’ve made this year. I realized I had ten “original” projects so I decided to put them into a photoset!
I’m proud of what i’ve made so far but I haven’t accomplished nearly as much as I had hoped!
Luckily I have three months left, hopefully I can get a satisfactory amount of stuff done in that time period. I think I have at least twelve projects I would like to finish up before this year ends, which is kind of crazy.
Most of these were made between April-August,  and this isn’t including Elsa, stays, chemises, headpieces, or incomplete projects. Everything was drafted and sewn by me, and most of them are original designs!
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doxiequeen1:

I was feeling a little down the other day so I decided to look back on what i’ve made this year. I realized I had ten “original” projects so I decided to put them into a photoset!
I’m proud of what i’ve made so far but I haven’t accomplished nearly as much as I had hoped!
Luckily I have three months left, hopefully I can get a satisfactory amount of stuff done in that time period. I think I have at least twelve projects I would like to finish up before this year ends, which is kind of crazy.
Most of these were made between April-August,  and this isn’t including Elsa, stays, chemises, headpieces, or incomplete projects. Everything was drafted and sewn by me, and most of them are original designs!
Zoom Info
doxiequeen1:

I was feeling a little down the other day so I decided to look back on what i’ve made this year. I realized I had ten “original” projects so I decided to put them into a photoset!
I’m proud of what i’ve made so far but I haven’t accomplished nearly as much as I had hoped!
Luckily I have three months left, hopefully I can get a satisfactory amount of stuff done in that time period. I think I have at least twelve projects I would like to finish up before this year ends, which is kind of crazy.
Most of these were made between April-August,  and this isn’t including Elsa, stays, chemises, headpieces, or incomplete projects. Everything was drafted and sewn by me, and most of them are original designs!
Zoom Info
doxiequeen1:

I was feeling a little down the other day so I decided to look back on what i’ve made this year. I realized I had ten “original” projects so I decided to put them into a photoset!
I’m proud of what i’ve made so far but I haven’t accomplished nearly as much as I had hoped!
Luckily I have three months left, hopefully I can get a satisfactory amount of stuff done in that time period. I think I have at least twelve projects I would like to finish up before this year ends, which is kind of crazy.
Most of these were made between April-August,  and this isn’t including Elsa, stays, chemises, headpieces, or incomplete projects. Everything was drafted and sewn by me, and most of them are original designs!
Zoom Info
doxiequeen1:

I was feeling a little down the other day so I decided to look back on what i’ve made this year. I realized I had ten “original” projects so I decided to put them into a photoset!
I’m proud of what i’ve made so far but I haven’t accomplished nearly as much as I had hoped!
Luckily I have three months left, hopefully I can get a satisfactory amount of stuff done in that time period. I think I have at least twelve projects I would like to finish up before this year ends, which is kind of crazy.
Most of these were made between April-August,  and this isn’t including Elsa, stays, chemises, headpieces, or incomplete projects. Everything was drafted and sewn by me, and most of them are original designs!
Zoom Info
doxiequeen1:

I was feeling a little down the other day so I decided to look back on what i’ve made this year. I realized I had ten “original” projects so I decided to put them into a photoset!
I’m proud of what i’ve made so far but I haven’t accomplished nearly as much as I had hoped!
Luckily I have three months left, hopefully I can get a satisfactory amount of stuff done in that time period. I think I have at least twelve projects I would like to finish up before this year ends, which is kind of crazy.
Most of these were made between April-August,  and this isn’t including Elsa, stays, chemises, headpieces, or incomplete projects. Everything was drafted and sewn by me, and most of them are original designs!
Zoom Info
doxiequeen1:

I was feeling a little down the other day so I decided to look back on what i’ve made this year. I realized I had ten “original” projects so I decided to put them into a photoset!
I’m proud of what i’ve made so far but I haven’t accomplished nearly as much as I had hoped!
Luckily I have three months left, hopefully I can get a satisfactory amount of stuff done in that time period. I think I have at least twelve projects I would like to finish up before this year ends, which is kind of crazy.
Most of these were made between April-August,  and this isn’t including Elsa, stays, chemises, headpieces, or incomplete projects. Everything was drafted and sewn by me, and most of them are original designs!
Zoom Info

doxiequeen1:

I was feeling a little down the other day so I decided to look back on what i’ve made this year. I realized I had ten “original” projects so I decided to put them into a photoset!

I’m proud of what i’ve made so far but I haven’t accomplished nearly as much as I had hoped!

Luckily I have three months left, hopefully I can get a satisfactory amount of stuff done in that time period. I think I have at least twelve projects I would like to finish up before this year ends, which is kind of crazy.

Most of these were made between April-August,  and this isn’t including Elsa, stays, chemises, headpieces, or incomplete projects. Everything was drafted and sewn by me, and most of them are original designs!

cosmoranger:

georgiaduncs:

rosefire:

gaywitch-practisingabortion:

situationalstudent:

purplespacecats:

professorbutterscotch:

kiskolee:

THIS.

I have never thought about it in this context

that’s actually really, really creepy.

I… fuck.

Yeah, basically.

I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 

There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.

I said this when
cosmoranger
and I were chatting to some morons on Facebook and the boys replies were “is that a joke? Because that’s funny” and “that’s ridiculous. Rape prevention tactics are the same a burglary prevention tactics. You lock your door if you don’t want your house to be robbed” It was the most painful conversation of my life and very very sad considering this was coming from guys who are degree educated and who I assumed were fairly intelligent.

YUP. And who we were really close with at one point. That shit fucking sucks. Ass holes.

(Source: bigfatphallusy)

thequietmaniacinthecorner:

teabq:

socialworkgradstudents:

missknotty:

gameofreferences:

Michele Carragher, the head embroider on Game of Thrones, made this awesome tutorial to show how she created the dragonscale fabric that appears on several of Daenarys’ costumes in S3 and S4.

Ms. Carragher says that the dragonscale fabric was created because “In season 3 the Costume Designer Michele Clapton wanted a Dragonscale like textured embroidery that starts to emerge on three of Daenery’s costumes, which becomes heavier and more pronounced, growing and evolving as the season progresses” (Carragher).

In stages 9-11 of the tutorial we see how the textile evolves from lightly to heavily embellished. This progression is meant to illustrate Daenarys’ personal growth and the growth of her dragons (source).

Here’s a link to Ms. Carragher’s website.

WOW!

Don’t care about Game of Thrones but that shit is cool

I didn’t learn about sewing as much as I learned that, no matter what she currently gets, Ms Carragher isn’t paid enough.

Fuck

doxiequeen1:

Yup I’m doing another one of these…but this time with even more flowers! I have to even things out a little but so far I like it. I wanted to make something fun and fall themed and this project was a perfect fit.
It’s made from chiffon and mirror organza with horsehair in the hem and piles of ashland flowers glued on. Took a little more then four hours to make.
I may or may not have burned a huge hole when ironing it, then covered it up with flowers. 
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doxiequeen1:

Yup I’m doing another one of these…but this time with even more flowers! I have to even things out a little but so far I like it. I wanted to make something fun and fall themed and this project was a perfect fit.
It’s made from chiffon and mirror organza with horsehair in the hem and piles of ashland flowers glued on. Took a little more then four hours to make.
I may or may not have burned a huge hole when ironing it, then covered it up with flowers. 
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doxiequeen1:

Yup I’m doing another one of these…but this time with even more flowers! I have to even things out a little but so far I like it. I wanted to make something fun and fall themed and this project was a perfect fit.
It’s made from chiffon and mirror organza with horsehair in the hem and piles of ashland flowers glued on. Took a little more then four hours to make.
I may or may not have burned a huge hole when ironing it, then covered it up with flowers. 
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doxiequeen1:

Yup I’m doing another one of these…but this time with even more flowers! I have to even things out a little but so far I like it. I wanted to make something fun and fall themed and this project was a perfect fit.
It’s made from chiffon and mirror organza with horsehair in the hem and piles of ashland flowers glued on. Took a little more then four hours to make.
I may or may not have burned a huge hole when ironing it, then covered it up with flowers. 
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doxiequeen1:

Yup I’m doing another one of these…but this time with even more flowers! I have to even things out a little but so far I like it. I wanted to make something fun and fall themed and this project was a perfect fit.
It’s made from chiffon and mirror organza with horsehair in the hem and piles of ashland flowers glued on. Took a little more then four hours to make.
I may or may not have burned a huge hole when ironing it, then covered it up with flowers. 
Zoom Info
doxiequeen1:

Yup I’m doing another one of these…but this time with even more flowers! I have to even things out a little but so far I like it. I wanted to make something fun and fall themed and this project was a perfect fit.
It’s made from chiffon and mirror organza with horsehair in the hem and piles of ashland flowers glued on. Took a little more then four hours to make.
I may or may not have burned a huge hole when ironing it, then covered it up with flowers. 
Zoom Info

doxiequeen1:

Yup I’m doing another one of these…but this time with even more flowers! I have to even things out a little but so far I like it. I wanted to make something fun and fall themed and this project was a perfect fit.

It’s made from chiffon and mirror organza with horsehair in the hem and piles of ashland flowers glued on. Took a little more then four hours to make.

I may or may not have burned a huge hole when ironing it, then covered it up with flowers. 

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