My dad would tell me that when we were little and people would say to him “wow, four daughters, that’s a lot of weddings to pay for” (because traditionally the bride’s family would pay for the wedding), my dad would respond with “well, we’re hoping at least one of them will be gay so we can split the cost with the other bride’s family”
He said people never knew how to respond
- He spoke at least three languages. French, the old language of the aristocracy and Black family heritage; German, from his mother’s side; and at least a smattering of others, both from formal lessons by childhood tutors, and tidbits picked up by his precocious young mind via travels though Europe / nursemaids / books.
- He played the piano, a product of his blue-blood upbringing.
- He had probably learned the basics of a formal sword duel for the same reasons, though nothing remotely practical.
- The members of the House of Black never used the front door. It was both uncouth and forbidden. Worse, it could lead to contact with Muggles.
- Sirius hated being trapped in that house.
- The motorbike started as a Muggle Studies project. The professor, who’d had one too many brushes with his family and their ilk, hated the sight of him at first. He graduated as her favorite student. The day he was arrested, she resigned.
- Animals loved him.
- He was already unhappy with his family when he left for Hogwarts; James Potter may have played an important part in the trajectory of his life and beliefs, but the wheels were already turning when he stepped onto that train.
- This probably had something to do with Andromeda, who could have been already married to Ted and blasted off the tapestry at this point.
- Muggle punk rock.
- He was good at Divination, and it was his fourth favorite class. (After Muggle Studies, DADA, and Care of Magical Creatures.
- He tended to be fairly dismissive of anyone he deemed stupid.
- He was completely aware of how good-looking he was.
- When he wasn’t being an arrogant snot about it, he rather despised the fact that he was so fawned-over for something that was the direct product of hundreds of years of prejudiced pureblood inbreeding.
- He didn’t believe in keeping children ignorant of the war. He was a child when his great-aunt told him Muggles were good hunting for sport; his brother was a child when he joined the Death Eater ranks and learned how to torture; the Hogwarts Express was emptier from murdered children every year; his best friends were children when Voldemort marked them for death. Ignorance kept people scared, the government fumbling, and his friend robbed of basic human rights.
- He believed, like a lot of teenagers who grew up angry and disillusioned in the 1970’s, that the revolution was theirs and their place was at the front of the battle lines.
- There were two things he’d have died for -
- The cause was one of them.
- His friends were the other.
- - and he did.
It could happen to anyone. People bury a person alive to scare them or to get rid of them. In this situation, rely only on yourself.
- Do not waste oxygen. In a classic coffin there’s only enough oxygen for about an hour, maybe two. Inhale deeply, exhale very slowly. Once inhaled - do not swallow, or you will start to hyperventilate. Do not light up lighters or matches, they will waste oxygen. Using a flashlight is allowed. Screaming increases anxiety, which causes increased heartbeat and therefore - waste of oxygen. So don’t scream.
- Shake up the lid with your hands. In some cheap low-quality coffins you will be able to even make a hole (with an engagement ring or a belt buckle.)
- Cross your arms over your chest, holding onto your shoulders with your hands, and pull the shirt off upward. Tie it in a knot above your head, like so: This will prevent you from suffocating when the dirt falls on your face.
- Kick the lid with your legs. In some cheap coffins the lid is broken or damaged already after being buried, due to the weight of the ground above it.
- As soon as the lid breaks, throw and move the dirt that falls through in the direction of your feet. When it takes up a lot of space, try pressing the ground to the sides of the coffin with your legs and feet. Move around a bit.
- Whatever you do - your main goal is to sit up: dirt will fill up the empty space and move to your advantage, so no matter what - do not stop and try breathing steadily and calmly.
- Get up. Remember: the dirt in the grave is very loose, so battling your way up will be easier than it seems. It’s the other way around during a rainy weather however, since water makes dirt heavy and sticky.
JUST TO PROVE TUMBLR HAS A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR FUCKING EVERYTHING.
just in case guys
Is this how Dean Winchester escaped his coffin guys?
Probably. I always believed that John would test Dean on knowing shit like that
Look y’all, I’m not in Teen Wolf fandom anymore, I cop to that. BUT THIS is a total shit show.
Fandom belongs to FANS and should not EVER be on a website that the powers that be create for their own purposes or in the control of a corporate sponsor (.mtv is not cute). Placing work on the website, ADMITTING to the desire to move fandom into an area where they have more control and removing the interaction fans have with each other to a space in which 1. you don’t hold the rights to your work and standards are set not by the community but the powers that be and 2. you’re removed from the traditions of fanspace is totally gross and inappropriate on their part. They aren’t the first ones to try this bullshit either, they’re just cloaking it in different words.
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