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Friendly reminder that anyone born between 1985-1998 didn’t get their hogwarts letter because Voldemort’s ministry wiped out the record of muggleborns

inkydemondays:

jesus-lizard-journal:

#friendly reminder that Hogwarts isn’t fucking real and it would be the world’s shittiest school anyway

this only counts for fucking british people, Voldemort would not have access to American records

America probably have a better wizard school with higher standards.

BREAKING: Thank God! Someone shut down the GoFundMe pages for Officer Darren Wilson, but not before he is slated to receive close to half a million dollars. It is 22 days since he murdered Michael Brown, and he has still not been arrested.

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Sept. 1 3:42 pm

justice4mikebrown:

Friendly reminder that anyone born between 1985-1998 didn’t get their hogwarts letter because Voldemort’s ministry wiped out the record of muggleborns

#friendly reminder that Hogwarts isn’t fucking real and it would be the world’s shittiest school anyway

What are the musical styles and traditions of Drahan? What culture, if any, would play the Spacedrum?
Anonymous

The musical styles and traditions of Drahan are, in a word, uncomfortable.

The only instance of one I’ve ever really found are the music from this site:

http://www.beksinski.pl/

(find ‘original works’. thats the music you’re looking for.)

Slow. Mournful. Completely not of this earth. Organic, but stringy and windy at once. Impossible to replicate. Wrong. 

Of course its different for every culture, but this is the norm. The Sill tribe of the Nagee use hollow glass instruments tapped to produce tones and chimes, so they might like the spacedrum/hang drum. 

There are a lot of shuddering vocal cues thrown in to provide atmosphere amidst silence and rising notes coming out of silence, but rarely words unless its a poem-song.

There’s a snippet of music that all Drahel know regardless of culture, I’ll have to hum it into an audio post some day…

good question.

frog-and-toad-are-friends:

People are talking about this article like it’s some kind of horrible ridiculous thing and I feel the need to point out that its author is a black person and student of political science and African American studies, and that he compares his fear of spiders to white American reactions to black people by claiming that both are insane overreactions, which seems pretty reasonable to me

Friendly reminder that anyone born between 1985-1998 didn’t get their hogwarts letter because Voldemort’s ministry wiped out the record of muggleborns
unblogger:

red-the-sexy-owl:

unblogger:

nashrek ogreier

How fucking dare you ruin the image of a famous pop culture like him. Just because he made some mistakes you fuse him with this disgusting monster? Honestly, Shrek should never be humiliated

out of all the comments ive seen people making this is my favorite

unblogger:

red-the-sexy-owl:

unblogger:

nashrek ogreier

How fucking dare you ruin the image of a famous pop culture like him. Just because he made some mistakes you fuse him with this disgusting monster? Honestly, Shrek should never be humiliated

out of all the comments ive seen people making this is my favorite

briangefrich:

kaanekii answered your post: Do I have any followers who were born …

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Allow me to tell you a story, child.

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"Stay awhile and listen!"

Back around the time you were born, the Internet was a toddler too, and very little illustrates this like a game called Elf Bowling. This game from NStorm hit the web in 1998. Like many of the whack-a-mole games of that time, it was very simple and involved physical abuse.

In this case, Santa was bored and decided to go bowling, using his elves as pins while a reindeer watched.

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The elves scream in high-pitched synchronized fear every time Santa bowls, and their crushed bodies are swept away into darkness by a giant squeegee.

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Also, the game is really boring, like all bowling games.

Because the internet was still in diapers, of course it went completely viral in 1999.

And it kind of destroyed the Internet.

See, back in those days, most email users were using a program like Outlook Express to download messages to their computer.

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This was before webmail was a thing. A majority of users at this time were still on dial-up (some were lucky enough to get a steady 56k connection, but many would be stuck at 33.6, or even worse, 18.8) and email systems were built to quickly move tiny text messages back and forth. A huge essay-like email to your mom explaining why you need more money? That’s a kilobyte or two in plain text and an email system blasts that out with no issues.

Elf Bowling is 1.1mb.

With a strong 56k connection, 1.1mb takes at least two and half minutes to download.

Outlook Express 5, which came with Windows 98, had a default server timeout of 60 seconds.

In 1999, everybody emailed it to everyone they know.

I was working as an internet tech support rep at the time, and here’s what happened:

  1. Elf Bowling would appear in your inbox on the server.
  2. You would attempt to download new messages.
  3. Everything before Elf Bowling would download fine.
  4. The server would time out trying to download the Elf Bowling file.
  5. The email would not be deleted from the server or marked as downloaded.
  6. Later on you’d try to get new messages and it would start to download Elf Bowling again, preventing new emails from getting through.

Eventually, it might download, or when you called tech support they had you increase the timeout, but then you’d play the stupid game and try to send it to every person you’ve ever met with an email address.

For the entire holiday season that year, email servers were under assault by this stupid game.

And that was only one half of the story. The file that was being sent around was elfbowling.exe.

People were downloading and running an unknown executable file.

Eventually, a chain email started going around, warning that elf bowling was a virus and it was going to delete all the information on your computer on Dec 25th at midnight, but this was determined to be a hoax.

There are two points here:

First off, fuck you, Elf Bowling

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Secondly, kaanekii, marvel at where we have come in just your lifetime. I can watch Doctor Who streaming in HD on my phone, and just 16 years ago, one megabyte of Santa being a jackass almost destroyed the Internet’s email infrastructure.

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