When I used to think about Voldemort’s horcruxes I imagined a soul divided in equal portions residing in the different horcruxes and Voldemort himself. I realised that this can’t be true in The Half-Blood Prince Slughorn describes making a horcrux as splitting ones soul in two. This means that when Riddle made his Diary into a horcrux he split his soul in half and physically removed one half from his body and placed it in the diary. This means that he only had half of his soul left when he made his next horcrux, Marvolo’s ring. This half would have been split in half leaving only a quarter in Voldemort’s body. This goes on and on the amount of soul remaining in Voldemort halving each time he makes a horcrux until he had only 1/128 or 0.78125% left in his body.As shown in the graph above.So next time you wonder why Voldemort could have done some of things he did, remember how little human he had left in him. I don’t know about you but I think that this is crazy.
I call myself a Republican because I am one. I believe in market solutions and common sense realities and the necessity to defend ourselves against a dangerous world. The problem is now I have to be homophobic. I have to count the number of times people go to church. I have to deny facts and think scientific research is a long con. I have to think poor people are getting a sweet ride and I have to have such a stunning inferiority complex that I fear education and intellect… in the 21st century. But most of all the biggest new requirement, really the only requirement, is that I have to hate democrats.
I’m a registered Republican* and I’m ashamed of that sometimes but I really shouldn’t have to be? like I am allowed to have political opinions? except a minority bunch of assholes ruin it for everyone else and every time their dumb mouths open it gets worse and everyone hates everyone else more and then all of a sudden it’s like I’ve joined the dark side and started strangling kittens.
this is such an important thing and if we could somehow make it better maybe we’d be able to make a lot of things better for a lot of people
Every now and then you run across radiantly attractive people and you’re delighted to find they adore you, till you realize that they adore just about everybody- and that’s what’s made them radiantly attractive.
Mignon McLaughlin, The Complete Neurotic’s Notebook (via liamdryden)