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thehpalliance:

"It was with Esther that the Nerdfighter community came together and helped the Harry Potter Alliance win 250,000 dollars. And Hank, it was because of Esther that on Esther Day I told you that I love you (which I do, although I don’t want to talk about it). And even though Esther has died we will continue to do projects with her. Because it will be when we work to decrease World Suck and when we show our love for others that Esther will be with us most."

Esther Day is around the corner! Don’t forget to let us know what you’re planning by using the #estherday tag.

You can learn more about the Esther Day project here.

(Source: ripharryjamespotter, via effyeahnerdfighters)

— 21 hours ago with 12962 notes

hauriret:

star trek captain shaming.

(via kirknspock)

— 21 hours ago with 1653 notes
"The library was circular, with a ceiling that tapered to a point, as if it had been built inside a tower. The walls were lined
with books, the shelves so high that tall ladders set on casters were placed along them at intervals. These were no ordinary books
either—these were books bound in leather and velvet, clasped with sturdy-looking locks and hinges made of brass and silver. Their
spines were studded with dully glowing jewels and illuminated with gold script. They looked worn in a way that made it clear that
these books were not just old but were well-used, and had been loved."
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones (via chaos-in-wonderland)

(via bookporn)

— 2 days ago with 163 notes
handsomedogs:

Helen, my gorgeous girl going for her first swim ever. She is blind and deaf and I was so nervous I could hear my heart pound in my ears but she loved it. She laid in my arms and walked around the shallows happily. (She is attached to a safety line as well.)

handsomedogs:

Helen, my gorgeous girl going for her first swim ever. She is blind and deaf and I was so nervous I could hear my heart pound in my ears but she loved it. She laid in my arms and walked around the shallows happily. (She is attached to a safety line as well.)

— 4 days ago with 662 notes
penguinteen:

thehpalliance:

Esther Day is a holiday, but it is not about metaphors. It is not about gestures. Instead of mass produced greeting cards and baked goods, it calls for an uncommon honesty and bravery.
As the story goes, John and Hank Green asked Nerdfighter Esther Earl (now a published author) to decide how the community would celebrate her birthday every year. Given the opportunity to create a holiday, Esther chose to make it about love, family, and friends. When John uploaded the first annual video in August of 2010, he said “The words we use to describe the things we feel matter. […] So maybe Esther Day is the day where we think, ‘who do I love who I have trouble saying I love you to?’”
Esther passed away from thyroid cancer later that month; she was sixteen.
Since then, Nerdfighters have participated in Esther Day, celebrating the power and importance of love. Videos are uploaded, songs are sung, and we tell the people we love that we love them in no uncertain terms.
It sounds simple enough. In truth, it often comes as a challenge – being honest and unapologetic about love almost feels counterintuitive sometimes. We flee vulnerability.
This campaign – like Esther Day – is about changing that.
On Esther Day, we act for love: to uplift each other and create a more positive fandom; to empower and inspire our community; and to increase empathy. Our goal is nothing less than to make Esther Day a globally recognized, baggage-free holiday about love and gratitude.
In the months leading up to Esther Day, we want to make this community an everyday celebration of our favorite holiday. We want you to join in.
Before Esther Day:
Plan your projects and share your plans to inspire others.
Attend a Nerdfighter or HPA Chapter meetup celebrating Esther Day. 
Watch this space for more ways to get involved. When you post, make sure to use #EstherDay!
On Esther Day (August 3rd)
Tell a friend or family member that you love them: pick up the phone, make a YouTube video, send them a text, an email, an owl, or some treacle tart.
Post your final #EstherDay projects online to share them with the world.
You can check out the Esther Day Project page to see some past projects.
This is what it comes down to: love is awesome. Love is important. Love is what saved the wizarding world and, long before that, its residents. Fandoms become communities when we celebrate loving not just a book or a movie, but each other.
Whether it’s via owl post, social media (#EstherDay) or at LeakyCon in Orlando, please join us in celebrating love and celebrating each other during this year’s Esther Day.

Don’t forget, Esther Day is August 3rd! Find out how you can participate here, and submit a message of love. 

penguinteen:

thehpalliance:

Esther Day is a holiday, but it is not about metaphors. It is not about gestures. Instead of mass produced greeting cards and baked goods, it calls for an uncommon honesty and bravery.

As the story goes, John and Hank Green asked Nerdfighter Esther Earl (now a published author) to decide how the community would celebrate her birthday every year. Given the opportunity to create a holiday, Esther chose to make it about love, family, and friends. When John uploaded the first annual video in August of 2010, he said “The words we use to describe the things we feel matter. […] So maybe Esther Day is the day where we think, ‘who do I love who I have trouble saying I love you to?’”

Esther passed away from thyroid cancer later that month; she was sixteen.

Since then, Nerdfighters have participated in Esther Day, celebrating the power and importance of love. Videos are uploaded, songs are sung, and we tell the people we love that we love them in no uncertain terms.

It sounds simple enough. In truth, it often comes as a challenge – being honest and unapologetic about love almost feels counterintuitive sometimes. We flee vulnerability.

This campaign – like Esther Day – is about changing that.

On Esther Day, we act for love: to uplift each other and create a more positive fandom; to empower and inspire our community; and to increase empathy. Our goal is nothing less than to make Esther Day a globally recognized, baggage-free holiday about love and gratitude.

In the months leading up to Esther Day, we want to make this community an everyday celebration of our favorite holiday. We want you to join in.

Before Esther Day:

  • Plan your projects and share your plans to inspire others.
  • Attend a Nerdfighter or HPA Chapter meetup celebrating Esther Day.
  • Watch this space for more ways to get involved. When you post, make sure to use #EstherDay!

On Esther Day (August 3rd)

  • Tell a friend or family member that you love them: pick up the phone, make a YouTube video, send them a text, an email, an owl, or some treacle tart.
  • Post your final #EstherDay projects online to share them with the world.

You can check out the Esther Day Project page to see some past projects.

This is what it comes down to: love is awesome. Love is important. Love is what saved the wizarding world and, long before that, its residents. Fandoms become communities when we celebrate loving not just a book or a movie, but each other.

Whether it’s via owl post, social media (#EstherDay) or at LeakyCon in Orlando, please join us in celebrating love and celebrating each other during this year’s Esther Day.

Don’t forget, Esther Day is August 3rd! Find out how you can participate here, and submit a message of love

— 4 days ago with 993 notes

browningtons:

lagsy:

i can’t believe that portal, a game about two women angrily flirting, managed to become another fandom about a skinny white british man. shit was so disappointing..

Except its not two women angrily flirting its a puzzle game where a computer tries to kill you 

(via ursablindness)

— 5 days ago with 8440 notes