The Internet Made Dumbledore Gay

Just imagine the fanfiction now. It’s the kind of thing people write on social media after a tense scene between two heavily “shipped” characters, or when fan-favorite actors get cozy off set. It’s also what Potterverse creator J.K. Rowling said to a shocked Carnegie Hall in 2007, moments after she revealed that she’d “always thought of” Albus Dumbledore, high wizard of Hogwarts, as gay. Slashfic indeed followed. That day, Rowling’s announcement was mostly met with applause. These days, Rowling’s social-justice-flavored extratextual canonical embellishments—not only about Dumbledore’s sexuality, which she elaborated on over the weekend, but also about Hermione’s race, Harry’s…

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30 Ex-Convicts Reminisce On What They Miss Most About Prison

Prison sucks — but according to Ask Reddit, there are some things you’ll miss once you’re out. 1. Free education and learning facilities. 2. A very structured day schedule. I tried to keep it after jail but it didn’t last long before I fell back into my chaotic life of having nothing structured or planned. 3. I liked that I felt secure. I wasn’t gonna starve. I wasn’t gonna freeze or die of exposure. I liked that I had nothing to worry about. But it wasn’t worth owning nothing and having nothing. It was boring as fuck. 4. Pinochle. Endless…

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Scribd has more than 1M paying subscribers

Subscription e-book and audiobook service Scribd says it’s grown to more than 1 million subscribers. It still has a long way to go before reaching the heights of Netflix (nearly 150 million subscribers) or Spotify (87 million paying subscribers), but the announcement should help put any lingering doubts to rest around whether there’s a sizable audience willing to pay an $8.99 subscription fee for books. The company also says it’s been profitable since early in 2017, and that it’s currently bringing in $100 million in annual recurring revenue. Scribd started as a document-sharing service before moving into the subscription e-book…

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50 Times Libraries Surprised Everyone With Their Creativity And Sense Of Humor (New Pics)

#23 This Library Was Built Exactly Over The Canada-USA Border (The Black Line) #24 Display At My Local Library #25 My University Library Took Out Consecutive Sections Of Shelves. Can See From One Wall To The Other #26 At My Library You Can Pick Up Bags Of Books In A Certain Genre Without Knowing What Those Books Are #27 Our Library’s Hurricane Prep #28 Old School Love Letter Station At Library #29 Library Aisle At My University. They Got Two Aisles Full Of Board Games That You Borrow #30 Albena, Bulgaria Beach Library #31 Found At My University’s Library. Gotta…

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Second Amendment supporters rejoice as Supreme Court decides to hear a critical case

The case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. New York City, at a minimum will decide whether or not a New York City law that limits residents’ ability to transport their guns outside of their homes is constitutional. Currently, residents in that city can carry a licensed (if they can get one), locked and unloaded handgun to one of seven shooting ranges within city limits, but nowhere else, including homes or shooting ranges outside of the city. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Keane is worked up because lower courts have been disagreeing with each…

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In defense of screen time

Siri Fiske It’s not the screen itself that’s good or bad — but what’s on it. These studies show that it’s not the screen itself that’s good or bad — but what’s on it. Watching two hours of Cartoon Network is much different than watching a National Geographic documentary. Parents simply need to create straightforward rules for their kids. Regulating non-educational screen time or having a social media curfew are both good options. At school, educators can use tech gadgets and apps to speed up the learning process while tailoring their lessons to support each student. Consider DreamBox, a platform…

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Texas Haunted Forts by Elaine Coleman

Everybody loves a good ghost story, and Texas is full of them. But if you’re looking for a haunting with a truly rough-and-tumble story to match, you need to investigate the numerous forts, bases, and camps that littered the Texas countryside from the 1800s onward. Texas Haunted Forts chronicles the often-bloody history of many historical spots in Texas, detailing not only the military history of each fort but the urban legends, ghost stories, and spooky anecdotes that populate many of them. Whether the base is still standing or simply a bit of rubble on the landscape, there’s usually some interesting…

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Drag act for children sparks outrage

Another, Louise Paine, wrote: “Drag is adult entertainment, an over-sexualised, misogynistic portrayal of women, usually by gay men. “This is not suitable for young children, especially when they are reading them stories which tell them they may have been born in the wrong body, an impossibility.” The tour has been running for two years, performing some 50 shows around the UK and reaching about 8,000 children. “They love it – there’s glitter, feather boas and they think it’s amazing,” said Mr Canham. Related Topics Somerset County Council Drag queens Taunton LGBT Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-46753018

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