Multi-awarded actress Maggie Smith was halfway through her cancer treatment when she made Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince, starring as Professor Minerva McGonagall.
“I was hairless. I had no problem getting the wig on. I was like a boiled egg,” she said.
The chemotherapy was, she said, “something that makes you feel much worse than the cancer itself”. “You feel horribly sick. I was holding on to railings, thinking ‘I can’t do this’,” she said.
But she insisted she will “stagger through” the final Harry Potter film, The Deathly Hallows. Let’s just pause and ponder on how awesome this woman is, a true Gryffindor.
I will never not reblog this. This woman is my hero. I’ve seen what my mom went through with chemo. To go through it and still put on such a moving performance is something she should be very proud of.
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“When girl’s grow up, everyone of them can become a beautiful princess…there are a lot of princess….but I am sorry mom, I have some bad news…I wasn’t able to become a princess, but instead…I don’t know where I went wrong, I became a fujoshi.”
Tsukimi is a character that’s incredibly close to my heart, because I see so much of the parts of myself that I don’t really share in her. It was a real treat to be able to hang out with some friends and shoot at the Florida Aquarium at Metrocon this year, even if they only had one jellyfish tank…someday I will be able to spend all my days with jellyfish, but until then, I was able to get some great photos thanks to Madison!
Dancing Baby Groot!
"We are sleepy"
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Anecdotes by medical practitioners"A woman came in for a baby check with her 6-month-old and she had what looked like chocolate milk in the baby’s bottle. So he started explaining to her as kindly as he could that she shouldn’t be giving her baby chocolate milk. At which point she interrupts him and says, ‘Oh that isn’t chocolate milk. It’s coffee! He just loves it!”
"I had a patient come in for an STD check. She was very upset and continued to tell me that she only had one partner. Progressing through my assessment, she further divulged that even if he was sleeping with other people it shouldn’t matter ‘because he uses a condom every time and he makes sure to wash it thoroughly after every use’.”
"Had a lady who measured her baby’s temperature by pre-heating the oven and putting one hand in front of it while the other hand was on the baby’s forehead. She told the nurse her baby’s fever was about 250 degrees.”
"Lady has to have foot amputated and is given waiver forms to sign pre-op. Buddy asks if she needs time to think about it. She’s very nonchalant and doesn’t seem to care much what they do. He gets suspicious and probes a bit as to why she’s not more concerned. She says she gets that they have to operate and it’s OK because the foot will grow back.”
"I had a couple who had been trying to conceive for over two years. I asked all the usual questions, how often do you have sex, any previous pregnancy, etc etc. Something seemed off to me during the consult, so I continued to ask questions. Finally I asked if he ejaculated while inserted into the vagina. Both parties looked confused.Turns out the couple was not having insertional sex at all. I had to awkwardly explain to them how insertional sex works. Diagrams were required.”
"Patient comes in, she’s upset. She’s pregnant, and she doesn’t understand why. She’s on the pill. Upon talking to her at great length, I find out that she only takes the pills on the days that she is sexually active – no other time.”
"Patient comes in with her bf. They are indignant, as if somehow I could’ve prevented [the pregnancy]. The problem? Well, the pills were bothering the girl’s stomach, so, being a gallant bf, he decided to start taking them instead.”
“I was explaining the treatment to the husband of a patient about to be discharged. He kept nodding and agreeing with me, but I knew it was flying over his head. Turned out a fundamental problem was that I was describing the drugs as ‘tablets’ and he had no clue what those were.”
these people are alive
Remember this. It is important.
Also remember he doesn’t have an issue with putting weapons of war on the streets of other countries.
While we were sleeping, the police state came to America and made itself comfortable
Hi. Excuse me.
While I’m sure this has already been corrected in other posts, I’d like to say a few words.
These pictures are from when the Boston Marathon bomber was in a Watertown neighborhood. Specifically, mine. I took pictures identical to it out my bedroom window while this was happening. SWAT was there protecting us because there was a literal mass-murdered hiding in our neighborhood, equipped with bombs and other weapons. It was the most terrifying 24 hours of my life so far and while I don’t like to relive it, I did feel safer knowing the police and SWAT was doing everything they could to protect my neighbors, my friends and I.
The officers I spoke to were polite and unobtrusive. They even got groceries for some families who had small children while we were in lockdown. They were organized and professional. I am extremely grateful for their service.
These are NOT pictures of a police state.
Please do a little research before making a post like this.
Research is important
Groceries are important, too.
when did telling someone to kill themselves become an okay thing to do? I see a ton of people on this website telling others to commit suicide, and it’s absolutely disgusting. telling someone to kill themselves can be punishable by a fee of 25,000 dollars and 10 or more years in prison, and if they actually do it, you can be charged with manslaughter. think before you speak, because those two words could be the last ones the other person hears.
I’m so excited because I found out today that this little guy exists
He’s a Western Blind Snake and he looks like a very shiny earthworm
HE LOOKS SO HAPPY
thats just a lively noodle
the only ship i ship isnt even an actual ship………………..smh