20s. Catholic Convert. Dancer. Whovian. Sherlockian. Conservative. Sarcastic as everything. Searching for my Lord.

When Steve Kloves (who wrote the majority of the Potter screenplays) met J.K. Rowling for the first time, he told her straight up that Hermione was his favorite character. Rowling admitted to being relieved, and who could blame her? It was more likely for Hermione to end up disrespected on screen—she wouldn’t be the first female hero to get butchered in the reels.

But this resulted in an undercutting of Ron’s entire character from the first movie. Don’t believe it? When the trio go after the Philosopher’s Stone, they face a series of tests that demand each of their skills in turn. Time likely demanded that this sequence be cut down, and so Hermione’s test—solving Professor Snape’s potion riddle—was removed entirely. To make up for this, she gets them out of the Devil’s Snare, Professor Sprout’s deadly plant. Hermione shouts to Harry and Ron to relax so the foliage will release them—but Ron continues to panic and moan (in campiest fashion possible because he’s played by a child actor and these things are always requested of them), requiring Hermione to blast the thing with a sunlight spell.

In the book, Hermione is the one who panics. She remembers what her lessons taught her—that the Devil’s Snare will recoil at fire—but balks at their lack of matches while they are being strangled to death. Ron immediately shrieks to the rescue YOU ARE A WITCH YOU HAVE A WAND YOU KNOW SPELLS WHAT ARE MATCHES.

It’s a simple change, but it makes such a marked difference in how both characters come off to an audience. Rather than a near-infant, incapable of following the clearest directions, Ron is the even-keeled nitty-gritty one. He’s a tactician, the one who will find the simplest answer to a problem provided that the situation is dire enough to ensure his clear head. Ron is good under pressure and brave to boot. He’s also hilarious.

It is easy to write this off as an actor problem; Emma Watson matured and improved much faster than her costars in terms of talent—and Steve Kloves liked her portrayal so much that he started giving her many of Ron’s important lines. During The Prisoner of Azkaban, Sirius Black is trying to get to Peter Pettigrew (currently disguised as Scabbers the Rat), but Ron and Hermione are convinced he’s after Harry. In the book, Ron stares up defiantly from his mangled, broken leg and tells Sirius Black that if he wants Harry, he’ll have to get through his friends first.

Yeah, my leg hurts way too much, Hermione. You take this one. But say it’s from me. And in the film, it’s Hermione who boldly steps in the line of fire while Ron sobs in pain and babbles incoherently.

These rewrites not only depict Ron as an idiot coward—they also make him an outright jerk. When Professor Snape snaps at Hermione yet again for being an insufferable know-it-all, movie-Ron gives her a look and drawls, “He’s right, you know.” Wait, what?! Harry, why are you friends with this prick? Well, maybe because the Ron Weasley that J.K. Rowling put on paper was in that exact same situation, and immediately leapt to Hermione’s defense when she was being abused by a teacher—“You asked us a question and she knows the answer! Why ask if you don’t want to be told?”

by-grace-of-god:

So, when did Yuna Kim start to become inter­ested in the Catholic faith? 
"Appar­ently it was a slow process, but mainly due to the influ­ence of her long­time physi­cian, Dr. Cho, who is a fer­vent Catholic. Doc­tor Cho runs a med­ical sports clinic, and he has many Catholic vis­i­tors at his clin­ics, includ­ing Catholic nuns. From what we could gather, Yuna and her mom were very impressed by the kind­ness and love that the nuns showed to every­one. They began to ask ques­tions about the Catholic faith.
Yuna’s trips to the doc­tor were pretty fre­quent, because high level skat­ing is very tax­ing on the body. Kim had begun to suf­fer injuries to her knees and feet since 2005.
Dur­ing the 2006-​​2007 sea­son, Yuna’s pain increased and she was forced to with­draw from the South Korean Cham­pi­onships. She was diag­nosed with a her­ni­ated disc in her lower back in Jan­u­ary 2007.
Yet, in spite of her injury Yuna decided to com­pete in the 2007 World Fig­ure Skat­ing Cham­pi­onships, and appar­ently this was where her inter­est in the Catholic faith also took a step for­ward. The nuns had given her mother a small holy medal to pin on Yuna’s skat­ing out­fit. Because of the back injury and all the pain asso­ci­ated with it, Kim was not expected to do well, but she did much bet­ter than expected. She placed third over­all and even broke a world record for the most amount of points ever awarded in one aspect of the com­pe­ti­tion, the short program.
Kim and her mother were amazed at the results, but some­thing else was hap­pen­ing.
They were becom­ing fas­ci­nated by the per­sonal love of Jesus, and the spir­i­tual beauty of Mary, Jesus’s mother.
The lone­li­ness of train­ing and com­pe­ti­tion had made Kim long for a close friend. And the pres­sure of hav­ing to always per­form at her best had begun to make her see the uncon­di­tional love of Christ and Mary as some­thing very beau­ti­ful. She didn’t have to be a world cham­pion to be loved by Christ and Mary. She didn’t have to be any­thing at all. She sim­ply had to allow her­self to be loved.
She and her mother asked to receive instruc­tions on the Catholic faith. They were both bap­tized in May 2008. The priest who gave them instruc­tions said he was very impressed by Yuna’s hunger for the faith and the joy she found in it. He said she absorbed every aspect of the Catholic faith that he taught her with an enthu­si­asm and purity that deeply impressed him.
Yuna was already a super­star in South Korea, so the news of her becom­ing
Catholic made head­lines. In Korea, Catholics often choose a new name when they are bap­tized. Yuna chose “Stella,” which means, “star.” Not because she wants to be a Hol­ly­wood star, but because “Stella Matutina” and “Stella Maris” are names for Mary. They mean Mary, the morn­ing star, and Mary, the star of the sea. “Morn­ing star” refers to Mary as the star in morn­ing sky of human his­tory who shows us the beauty of the com­ing dawn. The dawn is her son, Jesus, who brought God’s love to the world. Mary is called “star of the sea” because Mary’s love can help guide us to Jesus and to heaven in the midst of the trou­bled seas of this life.
Yuna, or Stella, has a very strong devo­tion to Mary. She loves her purity and good­ness. Since her bap­tism she wears a rosary ring, which many peo­ple con­fuse with an engage­ment ring. It is not an engage­ment ring. It is just a reminder that helps her pray with Mary. In fact this month, Octo­ber 2010, Yuna par­tic­i­pated with the bish­ops of Korea in a cam­paign to explain the rosary to peo­ple in Korea, since so many peo­ple were fas­ci­nated by her ring.
Stella has explained that her Catholic faith has given her a new­found peace. She said that at her bap­tism she felt great con­so­la­tion and relief, know­ing that she had God’s love, and she promised that from then on she would pray before enter­ing the rink.”

by-grace-of-god:

So, when did Yuna Kim start to become inter­ested in the Catholic faith? 

"Appar­ently it was a slow process, but mainly due to the influ­ence of her long­time physi­cian, Dr. Cho, who is a fer­vent Catholic. Doc­tor Cho runs a med­ical sports clinic, and he has many Catholic vis­i­tors at his clin­ics, includ­ing Catholic nuns. From what we could gather, Yuna and her mom were very impressed by the kind­ness and love that the nuns showed to every­one. They began to ask ques­tions about the Catholic faith.

Yuna’s trips to the doc­tor were pretty fre­quent, because high level skat­ing is very tax­ing on the body. Kim had begun to suf­fer injuries to her knees and feet since 2005.

Dur­ing the 2006-​​2007 sea­son, Yuna’s pain increased and she was forced to with­draw from the South Korean Cham­pi­onships. She was diag­nosed with a her­ni­ated disc in her lower back in Jan­u­ary 2007.

Yet, in spite of her injury Yuna decided to com­pete in the 2007 World Fig­ure Skat­ing Cham­pi­onships, and appar­ently this was where her inter­est in the Catholic faith also took a step for­ward. The nuns had given her mother a small holy medal to pin on Yuna’s skat­ing out­fit. Because of the back injury and all the pain asso­ci­ated with it, Kim was not expected to do well, but she did much bet­ter than expected. She placed third over­all and even broke a world record for the most amount of points ever awarded in one aspect of the com­pe­ti­tion, the short program.

Kim and her mother were amazed at the results, but some­thing else was hap­pen­ing.

They were becom­ing fas­ci­nated by the per­sonal love of Jesus, and the spir­i­tual beauty of Mary, Jesus’s mother.

The lone­li­ness of train­ing and com­pe­ti­tion had made Kim long for a close friend. And the pres­sure of hav­ing to always per­form at her best had begun to make her see the uncon­di­tional love of Christ and Mary as some­thing very beau­ti­ful. She didn’t have to be a world cham­pion to be loved by Christ and Mary. She didn’t have to be any­thing at all. She sim­ply had to allow her­self to be loved.

She and her mother asked to receive instruc­tions on the Catholic faith. They were both bap­tized in May 2008. The priest who gave them instruc­tions said he was very impressed by Yuna’s hunger for the faith and the joy she found in it. He said she absorbed every aspect of the Catholic faith that he taught her with an enthu­si­asm and purity that deeply impressed him.

Yuna was already a super­star in South Korea, so the news of her becom­ing

Catholic made head­lines. In Korea, Catholics often choose a new name when they are bap­tized. Yuna chose “Stella,” which means, “star.” Not because she wants to be a Hol­ly­wood star, but because “Stella Matutina” and “Stella Maris” are names for Mary. They mean Mary, the morn­ing star, and Mary, the star of the sea. “Morn­ing star” refers to Mary as the star in morn­ing sky of human his­tory who shows us the beauty of the com­ing dawn. The dawn is her son, Jesus, who brought God’s love to the world. Mary is called “star of the sea” because Mary’s love can help guide us to Jesus and to heaven in the midst of the trou­bled seas of this life.

Yuna, or Stella, has a very strong devo­tion to Mary. She loves her purity and good­ness. Since her bap­tism she wears a rosary ring, which many peo­ple con­fuse with an engage­ment ring. It is not an engage­ment ring. It is just a reminder that helps her pray with Mary. In fact this month, Octo­ber 2010, Yuna par­tic­i­pated with the bish­ops of Korea in a cam­paign to explain the rosary to peo­ple in Korea, since so many peo­ple were fas­ci­nated by her ring.

Stella has explained that her Catholic faith has given her a new­found peace. She said that at her bap­tism she felt great con­so­la­tion and relief, know­ing that she had God’s love, and she promised that from then on she would pray before enter­ing the rink.”

bethegoodgirlyoualwayshadtobe:

thejollity:

"Let It Go" from Frozen according to Google Translate

AS IF FROZEN COVERS COULDN’T GET ANY BETTER

lost it at the chorus

ok but what makes it is her dramatic pantomiming

Sent this to my boyfriend who then opened it in his lecture
apparently he was smiling like a goon
what a dork :P

Sent this to my boyfriend who then opened it in his lecture

apparently he was smiling like a goon

what a dork :P

when I go to the movie theatre

(Source: trolling-potato)

delladilly:

my roommate just got her period and came storming into the kitchen shouting THIS IS JUST NOT AN EFFICIENT REWARD SYSTEM FOR NOT GETTING PREGNANT.

wizards-log-stardate-221b:

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I heard the first note and died from laughter.

I HAVE NEVER HIT REBLOG SO FAST IN MY LIFE

(Source: loldemort)

by-grace-of-god:

Early Years of the Saviour - Art by Rose Datoc Dall

hurrdurrwaffle:

Anne Hathaway, ladies and gentlemen.

(Source: little-miss-waffle)

daisyrazor:

the-art-of-fangirling:

tastefullyoffensive:

[via]

all I can think of is

I don’t know what this says about me, but I knew EXACTLY which gif it was going to be before I clicked to open it.

daisyrazor:

the-art-of-fangirling:

tastefullyoffensive:

[via]

all I can think of is
image

I don’t know what this says about me, but I knew EXACTLY which gif it was going to be before I clicked to open it.

earthdad:

when someone really cute calls you cute first

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How dare you think that your sin is greater than the blood of Christ

—Paul Washer  (via withonefootinafairytale)

(Source: claimedbylove)

ging-ler:

WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU DO THAT?

(Source: tangled-much)