Am I really being a smart ass by replying to “What nationality are you?” with the answer “American.”
I don’t think that’s being a smart aleck though, especially if that’s the simple truth. People ask me sly questions like that all the time. Usually its “where are you from?” and the thing about that is that they’re not asking me about what city I’m from; they’re asking what ethnicity/ where in Africa I’m from/ why do I look the way that I look basically. I always just say “San Diego” because that’s the truth and I’m not about to answer a question they didn’t ask. They always get flustered and state ” no..no I mean… Where are your PARENTS from?” It’s very annoying as well as an example of microaggression. It’s a very distinct alienating feeling as well. I’ve found that people feel entitled to an explanation of your ethnicity like you owe it to them—especially if they consider you a ‘other’. They really act like you’re suppose to jump when they say jump.
I wanna dance like her.
Like nobody’s watching,
but nobody’s watching
there’s something really interesting in this passage that I wanted to point out
Trelawney assumes that Harry was born in midwinter because of his “dark hair” and “mean stature” and “tragic losses so young in life”
Tom Riddle was born in midwinter, is describe in CoS as resembling Harry, and his mother died right after his birth
Harry has a piece of Voldemort’s soul in him
that’s why Trelawney made that assumption
TRELAWNY WAS ACTUALLY A GREAT SEER SHE JUST MESSED UP SOMETIMES AND ACTED A LITTLE GOOFY SO NO ONE TOOK HER SERIOUSLY
BECAUSE CLASSICAL ALLUSIONS
For those of you who don’t know your Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of the King and Queen of Troy. Apollo tried to get in her pants by giving her the gift of prophecy and took nice guy douche-bagging to a godly level by cursing her when she turned him down.
The curse? That she would never be believed.
So all of Cassandra’s warnings to the people of Troy fell on deaf ears.
And in case you don’t remember, Trelawny mentions that her great-great-grandmother’s name was … you guessed it… “Cassandra”
PINK & YELLOW, 2013
With | sharrina
Collections that Leave You Breathless—> Suneet Varma | India Bridal Fashion Week | 2013 The Golden Bracelet
The River Of Sand In Mali by Jean Luc Manaud
It’s officially my birthday! =)