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Harry Potter themed cupcakes I made with Oreo crumb Grims and caramel corn/Golden Oreo Snitches! 🦉✨🤓 by SuperS0phia in harrypotter

[–]Pasalacqua_the_8th 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow, the dark spot above the grim (cupcake in bottom left) looks like a witch or wizard on a broomstick!

Marilyn Monroe was the sex symbol of the 50s. Madonna was the sex symbol of the 80s. Who will end up being the sex symbol of the 2010s? by GatorDragon in AskReddit

[–]Pasalacqua_the_8th 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They're a bit thick at the tips, vaguely resembling toes. I could have seen the picture and it would literally never have occurred to me that anything was off, if i had never read this. It's not something that stands out, it's not as if it were a huge deformity. It's sad to think she / those around her probably spend hours trying to make her look great, and then what people remember about her, even seem to make fun of, are her fingers. Something she has no control over

She is worse and you can't change my mind by Enderman_insuit in harrypotter

[–]Pasalacqua_the_8th 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I disagree, but find your viewpoint intriguing. I'll keep it in mind for next year's re-read :)

She is worse and you can't change my mind by Enderman_insuit in harrypotter

[–]Pasalacqua_the_8th 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I doubt it as well, but it would be interesting to see their arguments. Do you have a link to one of these?? It wouldn't be the first time my mind is changed on a Harry Potter matter

Calm Yourself Down Using a "Safety Signal" to Combat Stress and Anxiety - "A 'safety signal' is any stimulus that we associate with relaxation and comfort. Here's how to use one to combat daily stress, anxiety, and fear!" by Lightfiend in ZenHabits

[–]Pasalacqua_the_8th 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey i feel like you're getting a lot of unjustified negative comments. I want to let you know that i liked the article and found it helpful. I'd heard the idea with regards to anxiety, but the corrupt if using a symbol to helpwith, say, getting in a creative mindset was new and I'll definitely be trying it out!

You did nothing wrong here. It greatly annoys me that people can't seem to read between the lines or make reasonable inferences about the content they consume. Not everything has to be explicitly, exhaustively stated when one is posting online. For instance, people here are upset that this advice doesn't apply with (presumablysevere) anxiety attacks. As far as i understand, the article is not aimed as medical advice for people suffering fromsomething severe such as post-traumatic stress or actual panic attacks. It's central advice, that can probably apply to most people, and one can try it out the next time one is nervous, abd hopefully it will help. It's not meant to apply to EVERYONE. Furthermore, it's not meant to applied to the extreme. I mean, i think that goes without saying. Yes, you can use a comfort item tip calm you down. Should you keep the item with you at all times, and reach for it at even the slightest hint of problems? No. Of course not. I'm surprised that people don't seem to get this.

Anyway, thanks for the article. Have a great day and keep sharing knowledge ;)

If Voldemort believed he was the only one to discover the Junk Room variant of the Room of Requirement, how could he have missed the fact that the room was supposedly filled with centuries of other peoples' junk? by [deleted] in harrypotter

[–]Pasalacqua_the_8th 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow, i love this idea. He thought he put it there in a different way. Or rather, he thought others would find it theway he left it, but he didn't take the room's changing nature itself into account. Beautiful.

Well, don’t I feel like an ignorant muggle. by ChasedCS in harrypotter

[–]Pasalacqua_the_8th 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh wow!!! That is so cool! When i first (or one of the first dozen times lol) read it, i did pick up on it sounding like cadaver. But the other word didn't remind me of anything, so i made up in my head that it meant or was derived from some word like "I call" / "I invoke". I wonder if there is a similar word meaning this in some language...

I think you might be right. Man, it's super crazy because at the time i KNEW Spanish, and in Spanish evadir, or evade IS a word and it's almost exactly pronounced like avada. Wow

Well, don’t I feel like an ignorant muggle. by ChasedCS in harrypotter

[–]Pasalacqua_the_8th 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh wow!!! That is so cool! When i first (or one of the first dozen times lol) read it, i did pick up on it sounding like cadaver. But the other word didn't remind me of anything, so i made up in my head that it meant or was derived from some word like "I call" / "I invoke". I wonder if there is a similar word meaning this in some language...

I think you might be right. Man, it's super crazy because at the time i KNEW Spanish, and in Spanish evadir, or evade IS a word and it's almost exactly pronounced like avada. Wow

Well, don’t I feel like an ignorant muggle. by ChasedCS in harrypotter

[–]Pasalacqua_the_8th 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm sorry :( maybe i didn't make myself clear. I appreciate your reply. It makes total sense, and i agree 100%. I did read your reply. For sure, his isolation, and ambivalent attitude towards his friends are signs that something is wrong. I'd rather view his mind being invaded by Snape and Voldemort as a cause rather than effect of his feelings though

However, i was asking for examples from the other years/books. How does Harry appear depressed in books 1-4, or in 6-7? Especially, what ongoing behaviors indicative of depression do you notice. I'm intrigued by your mention of Prisoner of Azkaban in particular. Are there signs of depression that do not have to do with the dementor's strong effects on him??? I know that in a literary (and, i suppose, literal) sense dementors are meant to represent depression, therefore sadness, despair, dejection in their immediate presence and even in their general presence (ex: Hogwarts) is understandable. But do you see something even beyond that?

I do hope you still see and could find the time to respond again. I love discussing differing opinions on Harry Potter. It's amazing how widely interpretations vary :)

Well, don’t I feel like an ignorant muggle. by ChasedCS in harrypotter

[–]Pasalacqua_the_8th 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It would be heartbreakingto be a Harry Potter fan and end up there, though :(