About: Kep, F, 19, college student/nursing major. Multifandom/Humor blog/whatever interests me.
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I am biased against this because I used to be the smart kid but I do not find this to be funny at all. When I “finally” failed a test, all of my classmates except for my one best friend were making a huge deal out of it. They acted as though it was something unthinkable. They were looking at me as if I had grown another head. It made me feel like I wasn’t allowed to get a bad grade. I had to be perfect, or else I was weird. In the end, I was so stressed because of the pressure I even considered commiting suicide. It wasn’t pressure from my parents, they were okay with it. It was from my classmates who couldn’t grasp the fact I was only human.
So please, I’m begging you, if you have this smart classmate and they fail a test, do NOT laugh at them, do NOT insult them, do NOT make a big deal out of it. We’re all humans, we all make mistakes—don’t take this entitlement away from us.
lucius malfoy literally doesn’t have a job
his only position is as a member of the Hogwarts Board of Governors, and the only things we see him doing there are banning books and trying to get dumbledore fired
he hangs out at the ministry but doesn’t have active employment
where does the malfoy wealth come from? it is said that they have accumulated land over centuries by annexing surrounding muggle lands, and okay, but how do they make money from this land? do they have tenants? in the movies (DH part 1) it is said that the malfoys own an apothecary, but that’s not in the books.
do they invest? what wizarding industries do they invest in? the manufacture of cauldrons is given as an industry so that might be part of it, but it isn’t really mentioned in the series. do they dabble in muggle currency?
If you don’t mind my two cents, I have a headcanon about this as well, most of which actually agrees on your post. It deals with Malfoy wealth over the years, and not just the Lucius and his immediate income.
So, as was the case with nobility, theirs (that is to say medieval aristocracy in general as well as Armand Malfoy) was gifted alongside their land as a gift of loyalty and being held in close esteem with William of Normandy.
That land would naturally equate to wealth provided the land was used in exchange for upkeep, and there, I like the idea of tenants, as well as continuing to smooch with royalty. Perhaps Malfoy wealth was acquired by keeping tenants, which, is very possible considering Pottermore states the Malfoys were not above engaging with Muggles until the Statute of Secrecy was imposed (and even then that’s dubious until maybe Abraxas Malfoy comes into the picture).
If I could go into a tangent about that, Pottermore also suggests the Malfoys did acquire some wealth from Muggle money. What the conversion rate is between the two is above me (though I’m 99% sure such exchanges were under a black market or something so there probably isn’t an official conversion between Muggle and Wizarding currencies). Still, though the Malfoys may have engaged in Muggle money matters, I doubt Lucius or even Abraxas continued those practices given their apparent disdain for all things Muggle-related
I digress, as time passed and the Malfoys could no longer keep the presence of Muggles, especially after the Statute of Secrecy, they noticed a gradual decline in their wealth, and I think that’s when the Malfoys began to dabble in business matters. Business matters because, well, the Malfoys hold on to their title as aristocrats and a job in the common workforce would place them alongside the working class, and the Malfoys are far too proud to join those ranks, of course. Personally, I like the idea of a Malfoy-owned apothecary, but not necessarily run by the Malfoys, and similarly, I like to think they are stockholders in many industries - the production and research of cauldrons, brooms, wands, and the like. Perhaps they have shares in Bulgaria, France, and other countries to add to their income.
Also, in the CoS movie, I’m sure Lucius says something along the lines of “See you at work” to Arthur Weasley, suggesting Lucius does maybe hold a position there. It’s possible, but I don’t see that happening. If anything, he may act as a third-party financial advisor or privately funds Fudge’s political regime (as a smooch), and uses this position to exploit other politicians and get them to propose anti-Muggle legislation using his wealth. This could explain why he hangs around the Ministry so much but isn’t actually given a title.
But, yeah, that’s how I see it in my head. Hope that makes sense without seeming like I pretty much agreed with what you said earlier.
"we are the walking dead."
THE MAGIC BEGINS: Favourite Wizarding Family → The Malfoys“Sanctimonia Vincet Semper”
I had to pick my career when I was 16.
What bothers me is that people aren’t actually expected to worry about it until sometimes it’s too late. We teach kids to be kids, but we teach legal adults to be the same, also. “Have fun when you’re young” translates to “don’t worry about responsibility, it’ll matter when you’re older.” And then those who didn’t think about it as much as others who did earlier in their lives are stuck later on trying to find jobs in an industry that doesn’t want them.
I’m willing to bet this is pointing out how young adults aren’t as prepared as they should be, that maybe high schools around the country are “college prep” but not “career prep” institutions.
Still, if you look at certain countries such as where I’m from in South Asia, that sense of responsibility many Westerners don’t have is pushed onto them at a young age. Many of them work towards careers that are far more rewarding from early on. It’s not about fun now, work later - it’s about work now and reap the rewards of your hard work later.
From personal experience, that’s what brings about success, but maybe I’m just biased. Hell, I’ll be financially sound in only a few years and I’m 23, and that’s because my family and I planned from even before high school what I’d be doing, and I won’t complain because I know I’ll be comfortable and my concerns will be fewer. I’ll be stuck in a career, but it won’t be a dead-end career.
This tweet reminds me of the excuses that are made for children and adults alike. It’s kind of ridiculous. But again, I won’t exclude that high schools don’t prepare students for college/career development as well as they should. It’s a complicated issue, as are most of the education-related issues in America in particular.
Look, it’s finals week, we know. That sucks. But listen, your mind is a tool that can be used however you want it to be used and, fortunately for you, it can also easily be tricked. And what should you be tricking it to do? You should trick it into thinking that it loves cramming. How do you do that? By making it associate cramming knowledge with cramming delicious breakfast foods into your mouth 24/7 while guzzling unlimited coffee and using free wi-fi at Denny’s.
Now go save those grades.
» 20 Biggest High Schools In Texas
The UIL announced that in the coming years we’ll be moving to a new division system that bumps some schools up to a new 6A class. All of these schools are in that new ranking because, well, they’re huge and as big as they get in Texas.
What happens when you scream out of your window in Sweden at night
I’m swedish and you probably think this is a joke, but its true
This mostly happens in areas where a lot of students live.
The scream usually happens in the evening from what I know but I might be wrong. People do this to relieve stress since a lot of people have tests and assignments at the same time, it is a tradition that dates back to at least the 1970’s.
Swedes are the biggest fucking circlejerkers in the world I swear to god if you do something wacky everyone will tag along and it’s great
Serious Signal Boost for Holly -Please Reblog
Holly has two fractures hip joints. One is dislocated with slight breakage and the other is completely missing the ball.
The price estimate for everything she needs comes out to around $1,000. I’m heart broken because I know I’m failing her. We don’t have that kind of money. Especially when I have a $500 procedure on my teeth this Thursday. I’m really sick right now. It’s a real possibility we might have to put her to sleep because of money.
The vet wants to try and relocate the one joint and then polish off the other one. If the relocation doesn’t take (because it might be a week old.. plus the longer we wait on surgery the more scar tissue forms) they want to preform a second femoral head ostectomy. The problem is money we don’t have/ plus we are debating on quality of life if we have to do a double ostectomy. The surgeon is confident she’ll eventually walk again or even jump when it fully heals and forms a joint similar to a human shoulder… She said she’s done it on dogs before and they have walked again - even being heavier than a cat. I’m worried about the possibility that she won’t be able to. There is always a chance.
The bill today was almost three hundred just for the exam and x-rays…
I just need to keep breathing. I have a massive headache from trying to think and of course sobbing ridiculously.
I know some of you have contacted me about donation art and I have put you on a waiting list. If you still want to donate, I’ll be more than happy to take your orders. I feel like I can’t give up on her.
She was kneading my hand at the vet office. Instead of being more scared and defensive, she trusts me. I can’t abandon her. :(
If you are interested, please contact me here or at: Shiblue@hotmail.com
edit: I set up a donation page for Holly at YouCaring if you would like to directly donate. Thank you.