My 5-year-old insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl.

The first time she made this claim, I protested. Part of the fun of reading to your kids, after all, is in sharing the stories you loved as a child. And in the story I knew, Bilbo was a boy. A boy hobbit. (Whatever that entails.)

But my daughter was determined. She liked the story pretty well so far, but Bilbo was definitely a girl. So would I please start reading the book the right way? I hesitated. I imagined Tolkien spinning in his grave. I imagined mean letters from his testy estate. I imagined the story getting as lost in gender distinctions as dwarves in the Mirkwood.

Then I thought: What the hell, it’s just a pronoun. My daughter wants Bilbo to be a girl, so a girl she will be. And you know what? The switch was easy. Bilbo, it turns out, makes a terrific heroine. She’s tough, resourceful, humble, funny, and uses her wits to make off with a spectacular piece of jewelry. Perhaps most importantly, she never makes an issue of her gender—and neither does anyone else.

Bilbo Baggins is a girl: Until children’s books catch up to our daughters, rewrite them. (via daxsymbiont)

I’ll reblog this for forever

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always ~ the golden snitch

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I came out here tonight to run the Roman empire and I am honestly feeling so attacked right now…
Julius Caesar probably (via my-tardis-sense-is-tingling)

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legolokiismighty:

smithtocapaldi:

do you ever think that oliver wood was created for the sole purpose of innuendo

yes

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xenopheles:

Reblog if you support Maggie Smith becoming immortal.

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love me bitches!

fleurdilys:

whats-good-young-hoe:

Hold on, let me put away fucking Henry VIII’s milk

i swear i tried not to reblog this.

fleurdilys:

whats-good-young-hoe:

Hold on, let me put away fucking Henry VIII’s milk

i swear i tried not to reblog this.

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oniongentleman:

kahtiihma:

bless-the-child:

scaredpotter:

Oh, know the perils, read the signs,
the warning history shows,
for our Hogwarts is in danger
from external, deadly foes

And we must unite inside her
or we’ll crumble from within
I have told you, I have warned you…
let the Sorting now begin.

I’ve been waiting for this gifset <3 look how great is is that the houses are interacting and not everything is so black-and-white-and-we-all-hate-slytherin. I love it. 

INTER-HOUSE FRIENDSHIPS
SLYTHERINS HOLDING HANDS WITH GRYFFINDORS
HUFFLEPUFFS DANCING WITH SLYTHERINS
RAVENCLAWS DRINKING AND STUDYING WITH GRYFFINDORS AND HUFFPUFFS
AHHHH

How much do you want to bet that the Gryffindors and Slytherin just get together to complain about how hard the homework is.

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canyoudancelikeahippogriff7:

my little headcanon is that it was Marlene who first said ‘What’s life without a little risk?’ and Sirius never forgot it.

No one can take this head-canon away, I don’t care what you say!

I believe in the Loch Ness Monster, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Sherlock, and Supernatural. (But Harry Potter and the Marauders are my ultimate)
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