The Piper's Daughter

I'm Anna. I like books, Smith Street Band and coffee

circletines:

U EVER THINK ABOUT BOYS IN SUITS AND HOW NICE IT MAKES THEIR SHOULDERS LOOK AND HOW THE SLEEVES MAKE THEIR HANDS LOOK ALL BIG AND HOW THE COLLAR MAKES THEIR JAWLINE LOOK SO SHARP AND HOW THE JACKET FITS THEM TIGHT AT THE WAIST B O Y S

Actual Quotes from my Dad (An English Teacher)

  • Dad: Why the hell did you put a comma there?
  • Dad: Do you even know what a participial phrase is?
  • Dad: Omg. He's like my favorite character of all time.
  • Dad: Who should I dress up as for the movie premier?
  • Dad: Hey are you awak? I know it's late, but you read Animal Farm, right? Yeah. I need you to read this report. I can't tell if I am just super tired or if this is actual bullshit.
  • Dad: Alesha wouldn't be able to spell 'definitely' right if wrote it down for her. She would fucking erase it and then write 'defiantly', because she doesn't care. I hate her.
  • Dad: I need you to bake brownies. I lost a bet.
  • Dad: Omg. You cannot ship me with Gilcher. You know I don't like tattoos and he's like twenty-five. And for Christ's sake, he teaches math.
  • Dad: Omg. Gilcher said the funniest thing today.
  • Dad: Mrs. Ashworth and I have decided to start a band. It'll be called Great Expectations.
  • Dad: It's like you didn't read the fucking book.
  • Dad: Okay. So this week you're reading this book I stole from Mrs. Ashworth's. It's like sixty pages long, but you'll love it.
  • Dad: *puts books on my bed for me to read everyday and demands that I read them*
  • Dad: My son doesn't like reading. I have not only failed him, but society. You aren't my son. Leave.
  • Dad: Okay. So you're getting books for Christmas. All of you. I get discounts on them since I'm a teacher, and since I'm a teacher, it's all I can afford, so...
  • Dad: Fucking standardized testing can go fuck itself in the ass.
  • Dad: I have to teach for the required testing instead of what they really need to know.
  • Dad: Fuck the government.
  • Dad: Fuck the school board.
  • Dad: Close the door.
  • Dad: Charles Dickens was so fucking pretentious, and I hate him, but he also caused change, but he's such a Dick. Ha. DICKens.
  • Dad: I love puns.
  • Dad: People who say sarcasm is the lowest form of humor are assholes.
  • Dad: Please shut up.
  • Dad: Catching Fire was the worst book but the best movie and that feels weird.
  • Dad: I wouldn't get so mad when you call me at school if you didn't change your ringtones to inappropriate rap music.
  • Dad: I fucking hate Alesha. She asked what countries were apart of Austria-Hungary today and I almost told her to get out.
  • Dad: You cannot visit my school in a dress that short. There are boys there.
  • Dad: Barbra Parks is fucking Queen.
  • Dad: I need you to make me a good, relaxing playlist for silent reading. I'm too lazy.
  • Dad: If I have to watch two of my students grind on each other at one more dance, I will kill them both.
  • Dad: They act like I care what they think.
  • Dad: I hate homework.
  • Dad: I have decided to become a politician.
  • Dad: What's the one book with the guys and the one kills the other and the chick without a name who dies and the short angry man? Mouseman? Oh my fucking gosh. Of Mice and Men. I have failed.

This is the most unique one I've seen, please yes.

  • 1) Put your iTunes on shuffle. Give me the first 6 songs that pop up.
  • 2) If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?
  • 3) Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17.
  • 4) What do you think about most?
  • 5) Ever had a poem or song written about you?
  • 6) Do you have any strange phobias?
  • 7) What's your religion?
  • 8) If you are outside, what are you most likely doing?
  • 9) Simple but extremely complex. Favorite band?
  • 10) What was the last lie you told?
  • 11) Do you believe in karma?
  • 12) What does your URL mean?
  • 13) What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength?
  • 14) Who is your celebrity crush?
  • 15) How do you vent your anger?
  • 16) Do you have a collection of anything?
  • 17) Are you happy with the person you've become?
  • 18) What's a sound you hate; sound you love?
  • 19) What's your biggest "what if"?
  • 20) Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens?
  • 21) Stick your right arm out; what do you touch first? Do the same with your left arm.
  • 22) Smell the air. What do you smell?
  • 23) What's the worst place you have ever been to?
  • 24) Most attractive singer/s of your opposite gender?
  • 25) To you, what is the meaning of life?
  • 26) Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed?
  • 27) What was the last movie you saw?
  • 28) What's the worst injury you've ever had?
  • 29) Do you have any obsessions right now?
  • 30) Ever had a rumor spread about you?
  • 31) Do you tend to hold grudges against people who have done you wrong?
  • 32) What is your astrological sign?
  • 33) What's the last thing you purchased?
  • 34) Love or lust?
  • 35) In a relationship?
  • 36) How many relationships have you had?
  • 37) What is your secret weapon to get someone to like you?
  • 38) Where is your best friend?
  • 39) What were you doing last night at 12 AM?
  • 40) Are you the kind of friend you would want to have as a friend?
  • 41) You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time you get fired. What do you do?
  • 42) You are at the doctor’s office and she has just informed you that you have approximately one month to live. a) Do you tell anyone/everyone you are going to die? b) What do you do with your remaining days? c) Would you be afraid?
  • 43) What's a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
  • 44) In your opinion, what makes a great relationship?
  • 45) How can I win your heart?
  • 46) Can insanity bring on more creativity?
  • 47) What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far?
  • 48) What would you want to be written on your tombstone?
  • 49) Give me the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "heart."
  • 50) Basic question; what's your favorite color/colors?
  • 51) What is your current desktop picture?
  • 52) If you could press a button and make anyone in the world instantaneously explode, who would it be?
  • 53) What would be a question you'd be afraid to tell the truth on?
  • 54) You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what's even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What is that power?
  • 55) You can re-live any point of time in your life. The time-span can only be a half-hour, though. What half-hour of your past would you like to experience again?
  • 56) You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be?
  • 57) You have the opportunity to sleep with the music-celebrity of your choice. Who would it be?
  • 58) You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go?
  • 59) Ever been on a plane?
  • 60) Give me your top 5 hottest celebrities.

maedhrys:

Harry disappears from the wizarding world for a little while after the fall of Voldemort and only like Ron Hermione and Ginny know where he’s gone

but he’s traveling. he considered backpacking Europe, but then he realized he’d had enough of camping for at least twenty years, so he teaches himself to drive and pulls enough strings to get himself an American drivers’ license and and then he’s off on a roadtrip in a beat-up car that’s still fast as anything. he doesn’t use magic if he can help it because it feels tainted, feels like it belongs to the war, feels like it marks him out again as someone with power and responsibility and the weight of a world on his shoulders. and for now he wants to find out what it is not to be a world-saving wizard, but just to be Harry.

and he meets a lot of strangers (he figures it’s safe enough picking up hitchhikers when they’re more than likely muggles and he’s got his wand if anything bad happens) and he learns what it’s like to be just another face, another car on the road and he learns all sorts of stuff on the radio, tries every genre out there. and it’s nice to listen to stuff that isn’t specifically designed to remind him of the wizarding world, but he finds so much of it surprisingly relatable and sometimes he just breaks down sobbing at the wheel and has to pull over.

and one of the hitchhikers he picks up is a veteran, and Harry doesn’t tell him much but he does say that he’s been a soldier, too, and it’s hard adjusting to a life that you never thought would exist because things were so hard that you could not imagine yourself after. hard to think about settling down and marrying the girl you thought you’d die loving. hard to think that not everyone around you is an enemy. were you a prisoner of war? the veteran asks. or undercover? both, says Harry. and lost, not knowing whether I was on the run or on a mission that was taking a year. I got back alive in the end but something—something’s definitely dead, you know?

how old are you, says the veteran. I’m eighteen, says Harry. the veteran raises his eyebrows. but they both know that some armies, some wars, don’t care about your age.

I think the dead thing is me, Harry says one day, when he’s going seventy in a fifty-five mile zone and the sun is setting in their eyes. when I killed the enemy, I killed myself.

and the veteran looks at him for a very long moment and Harry slows down and looks back at him and at last the man says, no. no, you lived. and you’re going to keep living, son, and one day you’ll be ready to marry that girl, if you love her, and now that you’ve got out of the war, it’s time to get the war out of you.

(they almost have a wreck when Harry pulls over to the side of the road, gets out, sits in the grass and laughs through his tears. flowers start to spring up around him and he feels the magic in his core, but this time it’s peaceful and pure and fun. unspoiled. and he knows it won’t always feel this way but for now things are leaking out of him, joyful things, because he is the boy who lived again, the boy who lived after the war.)