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thedoctorheretohelp:

Help send Maya to LeakyCon in Florida to see friends & inspirations at the convention that taught her there are things in the world worth falling in love with.
I don’t have an incredibly uplifting message about a long-term artistic goal now within reach or a sob story about a great loss. All I’ve got is Harry Potter, and a lonely little girl who found friendship and safety in a book about a boy wizard.
But anyone who has read Harry Potter will know that this isn’t just a series about a kid and some dragons and some flying brooms. Harry Potter is remarkable because it tells a story of love triumphing over darkness, of the power of friendship and loyalty, but it is truly magical because it also inspires and unites people to do the same. The message of Harry Potter is this- we have the power to make our world better. And the weapon we have to defeat the darkness we face is love. Love for each other, and for our world, and for our stories. Love for ourselves, and for music and chocolate and Doctor Who. We’re not here to save our world. We’re here to fall in love with it. We’re here to see how miraculous human consciousness is, and then use that consciousness to create beautiful and horrible and wonderful things. Harry Potter didn’t save my life- it made me want to save my own. 
LeakyCon is a tangible representation of this sense of community, strength, and love that Harry Potter has provided for people around the world. For just under a week, Harry Potter fans from all over the world get together, go to concerts, attend panels about media and fan-based communities, and connect with each other in a way that we only ever have online for the rest of the year. Going to LeakyCon gives me a chance to see, thank, and hug the friends who have made my life what it is, but most importantly, it gives me a chance to feel at home- safe and comfortable and loved in a community that was there for me at some of the darkest times in my life. 
Support the Indiegogo campaign: Harry, I’m Coming Home

thedoctorheretohelp:

Help send Maya to LeakyCon in Florida to see friends & inspirations at the convention that taught her there are things in the world worth falling in love with.

I don’t have an incredibly uplifting message about a long-term artistic goal now within reach or a sob story about a great loss. All I’ve got is Harry Potter, and a lonely little girl who found friendship and safety in a book about a boy wizard.

But anyone who has read Harry Potter will know that this isn’t just a series about a kid and some dragons and some flying brooms. Harry Potter is remarkable because it tells a story of love triumphing over darkness, of the power of friendship and loyalty, but it is truly magical because it also inspires and unites people to do the same. The message of Harry Potter is this- we have the power to make our world better. And the weapon we have to defeat the darkness we face is love. Love for each other, and for our world, and for our stories. Love for ourselves, and for music and chocolate and Doctor Who. We’re not here to save our world. We’re here to fall in love with it. We’re here to see how miraculous human consciousness is, and then use that consciousness to create beautiful and horrible and wonderful things. Harry Potter didn’t save my life- it made me want to save my own. 

LeakyCon is a tangible representation of this sense of community, strength, and love that Harry Potter has provided for people around the world. For just under a week, Harry Potter fans from all over the world get together, go to concerts, attend panels about media and fan-based communities, and connect with each other in a way that we only ever have online for the rest of the year. Going to LeakyCon gives me a chance to see, thank, and hug the friends who have made my life what it is, but most importantly, it gives me a chance to feel at home- safe and comfortable and loved in a community that was there for me at some of the darkest times in my life. 

Support the Indiegogo campaign: Harry, I’m Coming Home

Help send Maya to LeakyCon in Florida to see friends & inspirations at the convention that taught her there are things in the world worth falling in love with.
I don’t have an incredibly uplifting message about a long-term artistic goal now within reach or a sob story about a great loss. All I’ve got is Harry Potter, and a lonely little girl who found friendship and safety in a book about a boy wizard.
But anyone who has read Harry Potter will know that this isn’t just a series about a kid and some dragons and some flying brooms. Harry Potter is remarkable because it tells a story of love triumphing over darkness, of the power of friendship and loyalty, but it is truly magical because it also inspires and unites people to do the same. The message of Harry Potter is this- we have the power to make our world better. And the weapon we have to defeat the darkness we face is love. Love for each other, and for our world, and for our stories. Love for ourselves, and for music and chocolate and Doctor Who. We’re not here to save our world. We’re here to fall in love with it. We’re here to see how miraculous human consciousness is, and then use that consciousness to create beautiful and horrible and wonderful things. Harry Potter didn’t save my life- it made me want to save my own. 
LeakyCon is a tangible representation of this sense of community, strength, and love that Harry Potter has provided for people around the world. For just under a week, Harry Potter fans from all over the world get together, go to concerts, attend panels about media and fan-based communities, and connect with each other in a way that we only ever have online for the rest of the year. Going to LeakyCon gives me a chance to see, thank, and hug the friends who have made my life what it is, but most importantly, it gives me a chance to feel at home- safe and comfortable and loved in a community that was there for me at some of the darkest times in my life. 
Support the Indiegogo campaign: Harry, I’m Coming Home

Help send Maya to LeakyCon in Florida to see friends & inspirations at the convention that taught her there are things in the world worth falling in love with.

I don’t have an incredibly uplifting message about a long-term artistic goal now within reach or a sob story about a great loss. All I’ve got is Harry Potter, and a lonely little girl who found friendship and safety in a book about a boy wizard.

But anyone who has read Harry Potter will know that this isn’t just a series about a kid and some dragons and some flying brooms. Harry Potter is remarkable because it tells a story of love triumphing over darkness, of the power of friendship and loyalty, but it is truly magical because it also inspires and unites people to do the same. The message of Harry Potter is this- we have the power to make our world better. And the weapon we have to defeat the darkness we face is love. Love for each other, and for our world, and for our stories. Love for ourselves, and for music and chocolate and Doctor Who. We’re not here to save our world. We’re here to fall in love with it. We’re here to see how miraculous human consciousness is, and then use that consciousness to create beautiful and horrible and wonderful things. Harry Potter didn’t save my life- it made me want to save my own. 

LeakyCon is a tangible representation of this sense of community, strength, and love that Harry Potter has provided for people around the world. For just under a week, Harry Potter fans from all over the world get together, go to concerts, attend panels about media and fan-based communities, and connect with each other in a way that we only ever have online for the rest of the year. Going to LeakyCon gives me a chance to see, thank, and hug the friends who have made my life what it is, but most importantly, it gives me a chance to feel at home- safe and comfortable and loved in a community that was there for me at some of the darkest times in my life. 

Support the Indiegogo campaign: Harry, I’m Coming Home

when are you putting up the page to donate to get you to leakycon?
Anonymous

vivisec:

okay, but those queer/poc/neurodivergent headcanon lists that people make for characters in certain things aren’t akin to tokenism? I’m not really sure why I’m seeing more and more people hating on them. 

tokenism is when you add a minority character just for the sake of ‘diversity’, and give them little to no other personality traits or interests other than the label you use to make your cast more ‘diverse’. this, of course, is a pretty big problem. 

but the things with lists of headcanons is… we already know these characters. we already know their interests and their personalities and a whole lot of other stuff about them. saying “aromantic asexual eighth doctor” or “nonbinary autistic luna lovegood” makes sense. we don’t need to write a big essay about that character’s personality, and how those headcanons relate to them if we don’t want to. we don’t need to provide evidence or anything of the sort if we do not want to. we know these characters are more than just their labels.

and that’s kind of why we have these headcanons and share them with people? because the most ‘representation’ we’ll get, if we’re lucky, is some white cis gay dude who has no other personality than “he’s gay”. so we take characters who are well-developed already and project these kind of headcanons onto them. there’s nothing wrong with that. it’s a good thing.

My self image issues always get so wiggy around holidays. Like I'm happy to have candy but I punish myself for every piece I eat and it just stresses me out. I feel way too big already and it doesn't feel like I can do anything about it. :-/
Anonymous

Aw, sweetheart, I’m sorry. I’m much the same- I love holidays, and I love the food and the friends and the family and all of that, but it always makes me feel a lot worse about my body and just myself in general. But it shouldn’t be something that we beat ourselves up over, lovely. It’s a treat, and something nice, not something worth self-punishment.

Do the best that you can to eat healthy and exercise when you can, but remember that your size and your weight are not the same thing as your health- you can be healthy and bigger, or unhealthy and smaller. And your health isn’t everything, either- you’re still a good person, an important person, a wonderful and complicated human being, whether you’re large or small or fat or skinny or healthy or unhealthy or whatever. And you deserve to be happy, to do right by yourself, even if you weigh something different than what you wished you did. 

Take care of yourself, sweetheart! 

I went to tell someone why their statements were problematic and I think I ended up hurting their feelings... Which is the opposite of what I wanted to do. And now (even though they were the ones hurting me) I feel shitty and like I said something out of line. Like I feel bad about hurting them but they are also playing up a victim complex to make me look like I'm being mean because I called them on their transphobia, homophobia, and sexism
Anonymous

Darling, I’m so sorry you feel this way! I’ve been on both sides of this situation and I know how hard it can be. It’s really hard to be told that you’ve said or done something problematic, and have to come to terms with the fact that you’ve done something wrong- but it’s also really important, and it’s really important that you tell people what they’ve done so that they can get better at those things and you can feel comfortable too. Don’t feel bad or guilty for doing that- it’s a good thing, and an important thing, even when it’s difficult or you don’t get the response that you want or expected. 

I guess I would recommend talking to them some more? Let them know that you really didn’t mean to hurt their feelings, but that what they were saying was really hurtful and upsetting to you, You were calling out certain elements of their behavior or what they said, not something inherent about them- if you remind them of that, they might be less personally offended or hurt. But don’t apologize for calling them out, or for acting to make yourself feel more comfortable! You weren’t out of line if you called them out politely and without resorting to personal insults. 

Take care, lovely!

woke up from a two hour long nap and my eyeliner game was still perfectly on point 

woke up from a two hour long nap and my eyeliner game was still perfectly on point 

Ok. I'm gay and I want to get a girlfriend but I have no idea how to flirt. How do???
Anonymous

dude, you are asking the wrong gay girl

showmethe-monet:


Vincent van Gogh, “Branches Of An Almond Tree In Blossom (Artist Interpretation in Red)” (1890)

showmethe-monet:

Vincent van Gogh, “Branches Of An Almond Tree In Blossom (Artist Interpretation in Red)” (1890)

hey internet why is my calendar doing this and how do i get it to not? nothing is wrong with the actual calendar itself, like, all my events and stuff are up there, but it won’t stop pulling up this pop up?

hey internet why is my calendar doing this and how do i get it to not? nothing is wrong with the actual calendar itself, like, all my events and stuff are up there, but it won’t stop pulling up this pop up?

I just go finished watching Broadchurch and now I'm really creeped out...
Anonymous

dude, that show is wonderful. i want to talk about broadchurch all the time forever. what an insidiously excellent and vaguely terrifying story

So I self harmed for the first time in about a year, and I am so dissapointed with myself, after I did so I had a panic attack and a break down. I'm BETER today (this was yesterday) but I just have a useless feeling Im me
Anonymous

Hey, lovely. I’m so sorry you’re feeling this way. I know how hard it can be to relapse, and how totally terrible and disappointing it feels afterwards, like you’ve lost all the progress you’ve made and just generally been terrible. But you have to remember that making it a year is a huge accomplishment! You’ve done wonderful, darling, and relapsing doesn’t put you back where you were at all- you have moved so far past that. You’re not taking backwards steps- you’re just taking some more difficult forwards ones. Like, maybe you’re walking through molasses. But you’re still walking, and that’s what’s important. 

Please don’t beat yourself up for this, darling. You’ve already beat yourself up enough, so try to remember all of the wonderful things that you’ve done, and all of the brilliant things that you are. You are so important and dear to so many people, regardless of when you last self-harmed. That value doesn’t change at all if you relapse- which, by the way, is something that happens to pretty much everyone. It sucks, and it’s terrible, but it happens; it’s a part of recovery. You are still recovering, and that’s super incredible, and so are you. 

Best wishes, lovely. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help, or if you ever need anything at all. 

maya I need a hug can you give me an internet hug thank you
Anonymous

Darling, I always have a hug for you. And I wish I could give it to you in person, but an internet one will have to do for now. Take care of yourself, okay? You’re so important and I love you very much.

Do you watch orphan black?
Anonymous

I do! And I did watch the newest episode, and I really enjoyed it.