Sirius Black high-fiving Lily Evans every time she raises her hand in class.
Sirius asking James to high five her when he is too sick to come to class.
Remus Lupin doing it with a sigh and an immediate apology when neither Sirius or James is available.
Peter being overly enthusiastic about being asked to do it, and slapping Lily in the face by accident.
#lily starts raising her left hand while simulataneously giving each of the boys a high-five with her right to same time #the teachers always know when lily has the answer because of the four rapid-succession slaps over on her side of the room #sirius thinks it’s hilarious#james thinks lily is so fucking smart gosh #remus thinks it’s silly but at least lily doesn’t seem to mind it #peter is just really happy to get high-fived several times per class period#harry potter #gimme all the marauders headcanons (via wallmakerrelict)
where is the harry potter fic where harry has to deal with the fact that ginny weasely is deeply fucked over by childhood insecurities and trust issues from her family and then by her terrible first year at hogwarts and then by her terrible sixth year of hogwarts she was the ringleader of organized guerilla rebellion against a crushing occupationist force when she was sixteen. SIXTEEN.
she is not harry’s happy ending. she was a child in the shadow of her parent’s war and she got her first wounds from it when she was eleven and alone and she carried those scars forward into battle again and again—when she was fourteen, when she was fifteen. she grew up violent and angry under terrible pressure and she’s never going to be anyone’s reward.
i want to see harry fucking realize that. i want to see him wake up at night with her wand at his throat and love her anyway. i want to see him make her sandwiches when her hands are shaking too bad from curse damage to hold utensils. i want to see him get the fuck over himself and earn her.
- sirius is starved for people to touch him, he’s like a fucking dying man
- at first when he shows up at hogwarts he’s standoffish and kind of a prick because he doesn’t really understand that his parents aren’t concrete example of the wizarding world
- that when people touch you it doesn’t have to hurt
- so he snaps at people when they get too close to him and he tenses every time somebody puts a hand on his shoulder
- and eventually james just hauls him off to his parents and is like FIX THIS POOR LAD
- and they dote on him of course they dote on him but sirius is so confused when they both give him hugs (mr prongs gives him very gruff, back-slappy, manly hugs, mrs prongs hugs like she’s afraid sirius will melt if she lets go)
- and eventually they just wear him down and sirius black, scourge of gryffindor, turns into a cuddler
- he’ll throw himself into james’ lap after a quidditch match (YOU’VE QUITE SEDUCED ME WITH YOUR MANLY PROWESS, POTTER, NOW YOU MUST ASK FOR MY HAND), he wrestles good naturedly with peter, he’ll run his fingers through remus’ hair when he feels prickly and irate and sometimes it’s the only thing that can calm remus down
- when sirius black puts an arm around your shoulders it makes you feel triumphant, when he knocks your elbow and grins, you feel like nothing can hurt you
A disturbing poll reveals that many Americans who follow Ebola media coverage closely are more misinformed about the virus than people who don’t:
Measuring the rising anxiety among news consumers, a Rutgers-Eagleton poll of New Jersey residents found that 69 percent are at least somewhat concerned about the deadly disease spreading in the U.S.
The truly strange finding was that people who said they were following the story most closely were the ones with the most inaccurate information about Ebola. The more information they consumed about the dangerous disease, the less they knew about it. How is that even possible?
And a more recent Harrison poll revealed this:
"Three out of four of those polled said they are concerned that people carrying Ebola will infect others before showing symptoms themselves."
Given that this "is a medical impossibility," since the virus can only be passed from a person with symptoms to another, it makes one wonder:
What’s going to be more difficult: Protecting the country from the Ebola virus, or protecting our citizens from false claims about Ebola, which lead to a severe public misunderstanding of the facts and unnecessary fear?