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"Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself most plainly when you need of him. How else could you produce that particular Patronus? Prongs rode again last night... You know, Harry, in a way, you did see your father last night... You found him inside yourself." - Dumbledore

- The Prisoner Of Azkaban. (Book #3)

This magical art is called Ancient Spirit by: Syntetyc on DeviantArt and has nothing to do with Harry Potter. But HP fans will see what I see. :)


#CreditTheArtist #Art #Drawing #Sketch #Painting #Stag #Deer #Animals #Nature #LoveOurPlanet #LoveOurCritters #HarryPotter #HP #Books #Reading #ReadMore #Prongs #JKRowling #HPQuotes #ThePrisonerOfAzkaban #Patronus #Dumbledore #Encouragement #JamesPotter #TheMarauders
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Earlier today, I donated $25 through the +ThirstProject so that someone will have clean water for his or her entire life.

Five minutes ago, I read my horoscope for today, and the last sentence of it says "Do a good deed for someone."

A lot of people don't think astrology is real. Well, it's real to me. Saving a life is real to me, too.

#water   #thirstproject   #astrology  
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My Latest Obsession: BABYMETAL

So, since last summer, I've been obsessed with all things Japanese. I started teaching myself to write the Hiragana, and I taught myself how to say simple phrases in Japanese. (This is all thanks to +J Pod by the way!) Slowly but surely, I started falling in love with the anime. And then the manga. I had listened to random j-pop music before, but I never really caught onto it....

...until one group came into my life.


It's three girls, and they started this group when they were 12-14 years old in 2010. Basically, the group is death metal mixed with j-pop. Babymetal is Kobametal's dream come true, his own vision made real. I've never listened to Kobametal, but Babymetal exists, thanks to him! Praise!

I've been listening to this group nonstop for about a week, since I discovered them last Thursday. But now I want to know what you guys think. Listen to this song and watch the video, and comment telling me your opinion on BABYMETAL.

#babymetal   #jpop   #music   #deathmetal  
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An·ti·he·ro n. pl. -- a protagonist who has little heroic virtues or qualities, blurring the line between hero and villain.

Ok, I love these photosets, but I wish I knew who all the characters are! Can anyone help me?

Here are the ones I can identify, starting at the top left and moving left to right down on both photosets:

First photoset
1) Orson Welles as Kane from Citizen Kane? I'm not sure about this one.
2) Jamie Foxx as Django from Django Unchained
3) Not a clue!
4) This is from A Clockwork Orange. I've never seen it, so I don't know the actor or character.
5) Not a clue.
6) That's Hugh Dancy! Unfortunately I have no idea what movie this is.
7) No idea.
8) Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver

Second photoset
9) Dr. Who. But I couldn't tell you the actor.
10) No idea.
11) Clint Eastwood! Dirty Harry? Not sure which movie.
13) Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden in Fight Club
14) Uma Thurman as The Bride / Black Mamba / Beatrix Kiddo in Kill Bill
15) Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood
16) Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I would love if you could help me out with the ones I'm not sure about, because I really want to see the films! Thanks :)

If you have seen any of these, what do you think of them? Out of the ones I was able to recognize, I love them. They're actually some of my favorite films!

#films   #movies   #entertainment   #actors   #characters   #antihero  
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"You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." --Robin Williams

From my perspective, everyone I know gets into spells of depression from time to time.

However, most people I know also don't realize that depression is a terribly powerful condition. It's only when we hear of someone taking his or her own life that we start to wonder how taxing depression can really be for someone's heart and mind.

After the death of Robin Williams, many fans were shocked and torn apart by the loss of such an inspiring man and actor. I feel their pain because I am one of those fans. I was probably four or five years old when, for the first time, I watched a movie with Williams in it. From then on, I fell in love with his ability to make me laugh, as well as make me cry.

And he certainly made me cry when I heard the tragic news of his passing.

Dale Partridge wrote this eye-opening post about depression. Read his inspiring words here:

The death of Williams prompted me to write about death -- why and how we can accept it as a part of life. Read my post about accepting death here:

When someone dies, we feel like life gets that much more difficult, as if death reminds us that we all have to die at some point. I hope my post can help you realize that death may be the end of someone's life, but it does not end the memories we shared with that person. His or her spirit lives on, in our hearts and through our memories.

"To live... to live would be an awfully big adventure." --Robin Williams as Peter Pan in Hook (1991)

#riprobinwilliams   #death   #depression   #acceptance  
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These are awesome! I want to try creating the electric candle jars :)
26 Cheap And Easy Ways To Have The Best Dorm Room Ever
by: +BuzzFeed 

It's that time of the year - back to school !! Are you ready to move into the dorm? Here are some last minute, totally awesome tips that won't break the bank:

1. Line your bookshelves with washi tape
2. Use floor cushions to add color and additional seating
3. Customize plain storage boxes with paint
4. Place some potted plants around your room to add a bit of nature
5. Make your own wall photo mural

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#CollegeCash   #dormdecor   #backtoschool   #freshman  
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Incredible words.
The world is mourning the passing of a great entertainer, who took his own life today, according to law enforcement officials. Word of Robin Williams' death has left many stunned, and messages of condolence have been pouring in.
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Pogo uses sounds from Hook to create this song which reminds me of the magic Robin Williams brought to the world. #RIPRobinWilliams  
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I love this! My favorite one is about the fonts. It kills me when I go on an awesome website, and there are a million different unnecessary fonts spread all over the homepage. Keep it simple! Stick with ONE font -- two fonts, at most. Don't give your readers/visitors TMFFS (too many fancy fonts syndrome).
10 Strategies to Help You Stand Out Online
Can your audience separate you from the competition?

When you post content to your blog or social networks, are you easily identifiable?

Without a doubt, creating differentiation is tough. While success online has many factors, one thing is for sure. You must create a memorable brand.

I recently had the opportunity to join +Robert Ryan  and +Carolyn Capern on +Blogging Warfare to discuss the art of standing out in a sea of noise.

From our Hangout, +Robert Ryan and his team (the amazing +Elena Montes Casado) put together this beautiful Infographic breaking down each of the 10 Blog, Image, Branding and Social Media Tips we discussed.

Read all of the tips and pin it for later here:

#socialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #socialmediastrategy  
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It's come down to this... I'm weighing the pros and cons of two vehicles that have been around for more than 20 years.

While my Buick has many technical issues, it would be SO hard to let her go. I've been driving her for two years; she's practically grown on me. Francis has so much personality.

On the other hand, this bright blue van is putting up a fight -- mostly because it has AC, heat, a CD player, AND a cassette tape player. I have one of those cassette tape jacks I can plug in to listen to music on my iPod, and I would love being able to do that. 

But I need your help because there's no way I can make this decision on my own. Buick or Voyager? Help me decide!

Read the pros and cons here: 

#cars   #bigdecisions   #vehicles   #buick   #chrysler  
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