Now, his ideas on romantic surprises stemmed from the Witch Weekly-sponsored Wireless plays his mum listened to; the half-brained lies about girls his brothers had fed him growing up; and the strange, wistful fantasies his father sometimes concocted, and so the first idea that flashed in his mind was, “Terribly exciting picnic in which you invite her out to a werewolf-laden forest, heroically defeat the dreadful beasts, tear off your robes, reveal yourself to be far more tanned and tone than genetics would suggest, and then passionately reward yourself by ravishing her for nineteen hours straight.” Swiftly followed by, “Picnic in which you are impossibly cool and collected, appearing older than she is and so worldly-wise, impressing her with your knowledge of Quidditch and Defense, and also all the clever put-downs you can come up with about Slytherins.” Swiftly followed by, “Wow her with how you understand basic Muggle technology.”
But he settled for picnic. Just a normal picnic.
He was not a wowing sort of person, nor was he ever likely to impress her with his wisdom (their track record suggesting that she was, in fact, frequently wiser than he was), and he probably couldn’t keep it up for nineteen hours.
"This is where they proposed the new werewolf sanctuary and rehabilitative retreat, which is a very nice idea, of course," she said, as they unrolled the blanket, "What do you think?"
"I’m fully opposed, naturally. The World Through Lupine Eyes outlines the full history of movements like this — have you read it? No, of course you haven’t. But essentially from the time something similar occurred in China fourteen hundred years ago, until the terrible uprisings of the Brazilian wolf packs just last year, it’s never worked. In practice, it’s separatist and cruel.”
Something rustled in the bushes. She shot off, impossibly-quick, first a spell to detect what it was, and then a Defensive spell to neutralize it should it be a threat. This display was rather impressive.
"That’s from the new drills Daphne Greengrass suggested for Auror recruits. You won’t have heard of it yet. Strictly secretarial business until they’re approved. I think they’re rather clever, which means she had help coming up with them. Oh, but look. It’s only a fawn. Quick, the camera. Didn’t you bring the magical one?"
He hadn’t. They only had hers, which was a gift from her parents and therefore rather ordinary. He didn’t know how to work it. She did.
They settled to eat.
"This is lovely," she said, after some time spent companionably in silence, "Thank you. I’m impressed, Ron."
Ron raised an eyebrow. “Hang on,” he said, “That’s not how it goes. I’m not trying to impress you.”
This was why her birthday had to be perfect, you see. Because Hermione was extraordinary, and liked being that way. She would not have enjoyed being rescued from werewolves. She was herself a rescuer. She would not have liked to sit in wide-eyed silence as he put down Slytherins and displayed his vast reserves of knowledge. Knowledge was something she made her own business, and needed no help with.
And she knew how to work Muggle gadgets better than he did.
"You’re the impressive one," Ron continued, "I’m the impressed."
Hermione threw her arms around him and kissed him then, which was tremendously nice. Because he wasn’t lying. She was very impressive, and to be the one to kiss her made him a very lucky wizard indeed.
"Oh, this is how it goes. Now you try to ravish me," Ron said, "After saving my neck from that fawn. Collecting your reward, I see. I’m on to you, Miss Hero."
A lion and a miniature sausage dog have formed an unlikely friendship after the little dog took the king of the jungle under his wing as a cub.
Bonedigger, a five-year old male lion, and Milo, a seven-year old Dachshund, are so close that Milo helps the lion clean his teeth after dinner.
The 500lbs lion dwarfs little Milo, yet after the dog took the disabled lion into his protection as a cub, Bonedigger has rarely left his side.
The two have been inseparable over the past five years at G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.
Bonedigger was born with a metabolic bone disease that left him mildly crippled.
He said: ‘This friendship between an 11 pound wiener dog and a 500 pound lion is the only of it’s kind in the world ever seen.’
Mr Reinke, who lost both his legs after a bungee jumping accident, added that the friendship between Bonedigger and his pack is unique.
‘He wouldn’t be so friendly with other dogs - it’s all down to them being pals since he was a cub. ‘
Milo often gives his best lion impression, copying Bonedigger’s ‘puffing’ - a deafening lion growl that can be heard over a mile away.
Wild lions use it to communicate with other prides in their natural environment.
‘Milo does his best to copy Bonedigger when the lion tries puffing to communicate with other lions in the park ,’ added John.
G.W. Exotic Animal Park has recently been affected by the deadly tornado that swept through Oklahoma on May 20th.
The park was damaged and flooded, but is still managing to provide shelter for domestic and wild creatures that are homeless because of the storm.
A punk stops during a gay pride parade to allow a mesmerized child to touch his jacket spikes.
I lost control about reblogging this picture.
and this is the perfect “fuck you” to people who stereotype people like this.
You guys. I think I was there for this. I think I saw this picture taken. This is really exciting.
this is the cutest thing ever, omg uwu
Oh so adorable, look at the smile on his face.
wow ily both
“Am I krumping now?”
Okay so this is totally Helen’s fault. She was telling me about the idea of “My pet the alien scarab” where it’s like a show about Jaime and Khaji Da (obviously) and we could have Ted and Micheal be the crazy uncles, Guy as a neighbor who boasts all the time but gives precious life advice in private and who has feelings for the other neighbor Tora, and of course Jaime’s already kick ass family/friends. And it was perf
AND I’LL JUST HAVE TO MAKE MORE BECAUSE I GOT CARRIED AWAY WITH BABY JAIME AND MILAGRO. AND I NEED TO DRAW MICHEAL, TED, GUY, AND TORA, AS WELL AS PACO, BRENDA, AND TRACI. I JUST HAVE THIS MIGHTY NEED.
OH GOD ADORABLE
Baby polar bear being taken care of as it is taught how to walk.
#they have the best kisses in any disney thing ever#EVER #because it’s always rapunzel grabbing him and pulling him close #which is GREAT #because her entire character arc is about her seizing the life she deserves#and reveling in every tiny magical moment #and she’s met this boy that she loves#and she’ll be DAMNED if she ever lets him go #SHE EVEN DIPS HIM #SHE DIPS HIM AND KISSES HIM #my daaaaaaarling girl #and the wedding kiss killed me DEAD because eugene’s face is so priceless #he’s still not used to it #he’s still not used to her at all #and he probably never will be
What really kills me is, in the third gif, her little hops towards him because she is SO EXCITED to marry him and kiss him and share her life with him, she’s just going to grab onto that and hold on forever. GET IT, RAPUNZEL.
this is my otp of otps you guys and if you disagree i don’t know if we can be friends.
CRYING BECAUSE SOCUTE