the stories coming out of the media hotels at the sochi olympics are just 100% ridiculous
Sotchi stories remind me so much of Montreal’s OG in1976.
- The olympic stadium was finished in 1987. That’s 11 years after the OGs. It was because of a construction workers strike, and the roof broke twice. Twice. Not to mention that the grass was put the eve of the opening ceremony.
- 28 countries boycotted the OGs because we didn’t ban New Zealand after the New Zeland national rugby union team toured South Africa earlier in 1976 (It was believed they were giving tactic support to the apartheid regime in SA).
- The city of Montreal was in depth for 30 years after the OG. 2006. This is because the actual cost was three times the planed cost
On the list of OG to follow and not to follow, Beijing is surely on the to follow side and Montreal is definitly on the not to follow side. Oh god it was a sham.
So my friend’s roommate dressed up as Dobby and scared the shit out of her.
MASTER HAS GIVEN DOBBY A SOCK
I CANT BREATHE
DOBBY HAS GIVEN MASTER A HEART ATTACK, HOLY FUCK.
Remus, so often melancholy and lonely, was first amused, then impressed, then seriously smitten by the young witch. He had never fallen in love before. If it had happened in peacetime, Remus would have simply taken himself off to a new place and a new job, so that he did not have to endure the pain of watching Tonks fall in love with a handsome, young wizard in the Auror office, which was what he expected to happen. However, this was war; they were both needed in the Order of the Phoenix, and nobody knew what the next day would bring. Remus felt justified in remaining exactly where he was, keeping his feelings to himself but secretly rejoicing every time somebody paired him with Tonks on some overnight mission.
When people turn to fictional characters, it’s often because they want an escape. The stories of these people shelter us from the storm of our daily lives; they save us, if only for a little while. But when we really give in, become invested, let ourselves be vulnerable, something changes. We begin to feel that we know them. It’s no longer just an escape, but part of us, something that makes us who we are.
These characters teach us that incredible adversity can be overcome. That people can love each other forever. That life can be an adventure. That magic can be real. And even if these miracles have never happened to us, we begin to go through life believing that, someday, they could.