THIS IS IMPORTANT!
Yesterday, I went to Disneyland. Apparently, at their Innovations building, there is a HUGE Avengers exhibit, complete with appearances by Captain America and Thor. Naturally, I ran screaming into said building, camera at the ready. After falling on the ground in front of the array of Iron Man suits and bursting into tears at the Steve Rogers exhibit (exactly like the Smithsonian one in TWS) I got in line to meet the Star-Spangled Man. (The workers were all awesome, they loved that I was such a nerd and so unbelievably excited to meet the Captain.)
My purse has a large Doctor Who pin on it, (not pictured) and the camera man for Steve pointed at it, looked at Cap, and was like “Look at this, it says something about she’s a Doctor?” and Cap points at it and goes "Oh, that looks like a blue police box!" so I said, (I was speechless guys I literally am such a dweeb) "It is." and he said "When I was in England doing an Op in 1942, I was stuck in a burning building and a man named John Smith pulled me out of the building, and then ran into a blue police box just like that and disappeared. Do you know if this has anything to do with that?"
I DON’T EVEN REMEMBER WHAT I SAID IN RESPONSE. YOU GUYS. THE CAPTAIN AMERICA AT DISNEYLAND WATCHES DOCTOR WHO. HARDCORE REFERENCED DOCTOR WHO. KNEW ABOUT THE WHOLE JOHN SMITH ALIAS THING. CAPTAIN AMERICA WATCHES DOCTOR WHO. I AM IN TEARS REMEMBERING ALL OF THIS.
anyways, we took pictures, i cried when i walked out, thought you all ought to know. the end.
This dude knows his stuff. He’s the same Cap that I saw during my bachelorette party. When I gave him a drawing as a gift for his upcoming July 4th ‘birthday’, I mentioned I thought he would appreciate it because I knew he had gone to art school before the war. He GRINNED so big and said "Wow, no one ever remembers that!"
He also made me punch his shield because I had my Winter Soldier jacket on.
Disney, KEEP HIM, HE’S PERFECT
Disney Doing It Right.
When the casting is perfect.
CNN actually researched how much it would cost to go to Hogwarts
How exactly did they “research” this? Looks like they just pulled a bunch of random figures out of their butts.
It’s stated in the books that tuition to Hogwarts is “free for all children in Britain”. I don’t know why they thought it wouldn’t be - it’s a British high school, not a college. So there, you just saved yourself $42,024.
In Chamber of Secrets, Mrs. Weasley emptied her entire bank account which contained only two galleons [£10 / US$20] and she managed to buy all five children’s entire set of books and potion ingredients with this, as well as Ginny’s robes, hat, clock, cauldron, and wand!!! And we know she bought all of these as she mentioned having to buy them. The fact that she bought all of these with only £10 pretty much proves how absolutely ridiculous CNNs estimation is.
If you want more proof, the actual cost of Harry’s want is far over estimated here, and the exact price in both pounds as US dollars can easily be found right within the books! Harry’s wand is bought for seven galleons, a galleon being worth about five pounds [mentioned by JK Rowling in an interview and in FBAWTFT/QTTA] means that his wand was £35, or US$53. So there’s some straight-out-of-the-books-and-word-of-god proof that the figures CNN have given are way off the mark. Not to mention the fact that even if you don’t go to Hogwarts, as a magical human you’re gonna have to buy a wand anyway if you want to do magic.
As for the school books, I’ve done an approximation based on various prices given through-out the books and on Pottermore. While these prices involve a substantial amount of guess-work, I think you’ll agree that my calculation is far more accurate than CNNs:
The Standard book of Spells costs one sickle [29p / US59c]. On the back of my comic relief copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them it says it costs fourteen sickles [£4.60 / US$8.26]. One Pottermore, all text books are one galleon [£4.97 / US$10.17] - however Pottermore currency only uses galleons so it’s likely they have rounded off. Lockhart’s books, the most expensive in the series, are five galleons on Pottermore meaning that the exchange rate in the books puts them around two galleons and fourteen sickles [£14.60 / US$20.80]. If we put a high average on this and assume that all textbooks are approximately a galleon [they are likely much less], and that each year has around seven required reading books, the entire price for seven years worth of books would be forty-nine galleons, which equals approximately £243, or US$367 - and remember, this is the maximum estimated price for the textbooks.
For the minimum, we need to consider that the Weasleys get a lot of things second hand, with Ginny’s copy of A Begginers Guide To Transfiguration being described as “a very old, very battered copy” - likely no more than five sickles. If they got all their books around that price, it would cost them no more than £14 / US$21 for the entire seven years worth! So school books, far from being US$516, fall somewhere between US$14 and US$367 for the entire seven years at Hogwarts.
Next we have robe, glove, cloak, and hat prices - these are never mentioned in the books or on Pottermore, so I can’t account for that. However I seriously doubt it’s as a high as they’ve got here. Considering books in the wizarding world are generally much cheaper than in the muggle world, I think it’s fairly safe to assume that clothing is as well. Likely a maximum of a galleon for a single set of robes.
They’ve also forgotten a huge number of things - cauldrons, potion ingredients, scales, and star charts, among others.
So yeah, I really don’t know where they came up with these figures. It looks like some guy just wanted to make a story about how expensive Hogwarts would be and put a bunch of American college figures together and thought “yeah, this looks good.”
The Harry Potter fandom doesn’t fuck around
Get your shit together CNN and stick to current events
THEY’RE SUCH BULLSHITTERS OMG
harry potter fandom telling it how it is
Americans trying to reassure themselves that it’s ok to charge students more for normal education than Britain charges for magical education.
Even Bryan Cranston laughs at you.
So I haven’t seen any posts about it, but that doesn’t mean a whole lot because I’ve been a bit absent from tumblr, but I know toys in general mean a lot to you guys. I mean, afterall, I would imagine none of you would follow me. What I am about to get into gets a bit more political than I tend to… like, at all, but it’s really relevant I think.
So a Florida “mom” is outraged over Breaking Bad toys at Toys R Us.
In 2014. A person is upset. That toys are being sold in a toy store. That are clearly marketed to adults, in an aisle of the store that is the “collectibles” aisle, and those toys are from a show that is for adults as well.
She’s about twenty-two years too late to be upset that adult media is receiving toys, isn’t she? Afterall, Kenner made not one, not two, but THREE whole lines dedicated to adult movies in their Alien, Terminator and Predator toys. And these were marketed not to adults, but very much so to kids. Unlike BrBa toys, they were put right alongside the Ninja Turtles, Jurassic Park, Transformers and GI Joes!
NECA even makes horror movie action figures, and so did Mezco for a time. Even “worse” than horror movie toys in Toys R Us, is the fact that Game of Thrones has toys not only at TRU, but at Barnes & Noble AND Target! That’s totally worse, right?
No, not according to these jackasses.
You see, Alien, Predator, Terminator, horror movies, Game of Thrones, they all have one thing in common, and very different than Breaking Bad.
Violence vs. Drugs.
Alien, etc. are all violent media. People die, get dismembered, get eaten by beds, impregnated with suggestive face things, have their heads chopped off by a nutjob kid king, all sorts of violent things. But they don’t make meth. Sure, BrBa is violent too, but it has drugs and violence. And it’s that “little bag full of meth that he carries around”! that is front and center.
For some reason, in America, drugs are worse than violence. For years there have been adult-themed toys on the market, from violent adult-themed media. But as soon as it’s a guy who cooks meth? That’s terrible. But why? Why is what I do to myself worse than mass murderers (even if they are strange alien species and cyborgs, and nightmare boogeymen) getting toys?
I’ve heard stories about TRU actually doing this, and the idiot mother actually appeared on the Today Show apparently, and one of her main sticking points is the drugs. There has been no mention of even considering pulling the NECA horror movie figures, or the GoT figures from B&N, TRU and Target, the violent toys are okay, but the drug (and violence, mind you) toys gotta go.
And that’s fucked up.
Its called the Death Waltz, and was written as a joke but people have attempted it on piano.
Saxes move downstage.
SWEET JESUS CLICK THAT
About 2 and a half minutes in, that becomes a boss level. With no save points.
Hoooooly crap. And it even sounds good.
This IS a boss theme (though wait - isn’t this a Touhou song?)