- fandom please I implore you all to talk about Dean Thomas more
- literally yelling for a red card during a Quidditch match
- painting a potter for president banner for his friend HOW CUTE
- offering to forge a signature so that same friend could go to the village with the rest of them
- actually he paints banners supporting Harry on two separate occasions four years apart
- is it weirder that he keeps doing that or that Harry keeps getting himself into situations where he requires banners
- good with a quill be still my beating heart the boy is an artist
- literally not giving a single fuck that their teacher was a “dangerous half-breed” because he respected the hell out of him as a person and educator
- IF YOU MEAN PROFESSOR LUPIN, HE WAS THE BEST WE EVER -
- and he grew up as a muggle so he had already been exposed to werewolf folklore and he had every excuse to be afraid or prejudiced and instead decided to judge him on a human level, even without the familiarity the trio etc. had to him
- standing up for that same teacher time and time again
- including to a ministry official who he just generally gave the sass to anyway
- never losing his faith in Harry even when his very best friend in the whole world and approximately 89% of the wizarding community basically thought the bloke was a nutjob
- convincing his best mate to join DA
there was a fair bit of an anti-dean sentiment in HBP best to ignore that then
- never having any animosity towards his friend for getting together with his ex-girlfriend so soon
- completely supporting and defending Harry while on the run because OBVIOUSLY why stop now after seven years of doing literally that at every single opportunity
- being completely bemused by but always kind towards Luna
- helping to dig the grave on the beach
- running out into the final battle without a fucking wand
- evidently winning one at some point
- everything to do with him and Seamus however you want to view their relationship but frankly I could do a whole other post on that
also I met Alfie once and he was so pretty
- dEAN THOMAS
That first time when you get recognized as exactly who you are :)
black villains that arent drug dealing “thugs”
black villians with henchmen
black villains with hidden lairs
black villains who arent “bad black”
black villains who are complex
black villains who use magic
black villains who are scientists
Black villains who get redemption arcs instead of being killed off mercilessly.
Black villains who aren’t the only sorcerer who had turned away from the ‘light’ in the whole book.
Black villains who are divine but lost their way.
Black villains who are fallen angels.
Black villains who get to be tridimensional and fall in love.
Black villains who ride dragons, rule kingdoms and aren’t the only POC in their fantasy setting.
Black villains who are scholars.
Black villains who own slaves.
Black villains who are pirates.
Black villains who are captains of their space ships.
Black villains whose sole purpose in the book isn’t to show the white men’s faults. Black villains whose characterization doesn’t depend on white men.
Black villains who are women.
Black villains who aren’t token characters.
i waant to get into spinning pretty soon. any advice on how to start/get my feet wet?????
So much advice!
1. Start with a spindle. There are lots of guides online on how to make a super cheap DYI drop spindle, but I would recommend starting with a Turkish Drop Spindle, since this will make a center pull ball for you, which simplifies the plying process considerably. You can get a relatively cheap one on knitpicks or etsy!
2. Start with combed top or roving (either undyed or dyed by a professional dyer). Don’t try to dye anything yourself when you start, because even a small amount of felting when you first start can be extremely difficult to deal with. You can also start with a batt (a slightly different preparation of wool) - this is fine, though I wouldn’t start with any art or chunky batts that have many different textures/fibers. The idea is to start with the most even and easy fiber to spin possible so you can focus on learning the actual motions.
3. Park and draft! This involves putting your spindle down, drafting the wool, and then twirling the spindle to add twist, then putting the spindle down again, etc. Don’t try to do too much in the beginning, since this will result in your spindle dropping a LOT.
4. Ply your first yarn. Experienced spinners can make low-twist singles that operate as balanced yarns and are appropriate for knitting or crocheting. You won’t be able to do this on your first yarns. So set out with the idea of plying and you will get a nicer finished product.
5. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t like your first yarn! People improve a LOT on their first 5 yarns, it’s kind of insane. Here are my first 5 in order:
I obviously didn’t write a guide on HOW to spin, but those are all over the web. Let me know if you have any questions when you actually embark on the mission!
This lovely lady walked me through spinning when I first started! She knows what’s up. :D