Cloudy Island

Cloudy Island

A dream poem.
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Golden sand matter to my toes.

waves rush in

to rush out.

I dive in,

the clear sparkling

Depths surround.

I see the isle,

So close off the shore.

She’s stuck there,

sitting on the sand smiling.

Front crawling there,

I swim.

I feel the sinking,

pulling.

The blue swells up

rises up,

and thrashes

I wash-up.

She cheers. Piggy-back ride,

To the far off sands, pinching my

neck.

Back to the whipping drink.

we flop on the coastal sands

Lost memory throws

a purple fuzzy towel over

me

on my shoulders

she strolls on the grainy gold

the imprints disappear

Forehead on knees,

I fade.

Cover Image Credit: Petr Kratochvil

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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73 Clutch Halloween Costumes For College Couples, If You Two Waited Until Last-Minute... AGAIN

You're not official until you procrastinate doing a couple Halloween costume together.

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Still don't know what to be for Halloween with your boo? Take a look below at some fun and exciting costume ideas. There's everything from characters from awesome TV shows, to legendary couples or stories. Enjoy and have a Happy Halloween!

1. Danny and Sandy 

2. Salt and Pepper

3. Betty and Jughead

4. Anakin and Padme

5. Shaggy and Scooby

6. Cookies and Milk

7. Ketchup and Mustard

8. Nick and Judy (Zootopia)

9. Milo and Kida

10. Mermaid and Sailor

11. Minnie and Mickey

12. Thing 1 and Thing 2

13. Bonnie and Clyde

14. Netflix and Chill

15. Ken and Barbie

16. Mario and Luigi

17. Wendy and Peter Pan

18. Kim Possible and Ron

19. Boo and Sully

20. Mike and Sully

21. Red Riding Hood and Big Bad Wolf

22. Woody and Buzz Lightyear

23. Woody and Andy

24. Ash and Pikachu

25. Mr. and Mrs. Incredible

26. Arthur and Buster

27. Wanda and Cosmo (Fairly Odd Parents)

28. Soap and Loofah

29. Steve Irwin and Crocodile

30. Lilo and Stitch

31. Leia and Han Solo

32. Leia and Luke Skywalker

33. Koala and Eucalyptus Tree

34. Double Stuf Oreo

35. Eleven and Mike (Stranger Things)

36. Buttercup and Wesley (Princess Bride)

37. Morticia and Gomez (Addams Family)

38. Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

39. Bob Ross and Happy Little Tree

40. Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin

41. Mary Poppins and Burt

42. Bandits/Robbers

43. Popeye and Olive Oyl

44. Mad Scientists

45. Batwoman and Batman

46. Cleopatra and Mark Antony

47. Bob and Linda Belcher

48. Top Gun

49. Dorothy and Scarecrow

50. Pirates

51. Cheese and Crackers

52. Arrow and Felicity

53. Zelda and Link

54. Wenda and Waldo

55. Crayons

56. Peter Pan and Tinker Bell

57. Cacti

58. Starlord and Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy)

59. Nancy and Jonathan (Stranger Things)

60. Dinosaurs

61. Sushi and Chopsticks

62. Chuck and Wilson (Castaway)

63. Superman and Wonder Woman

64. Your favorite emojis

65. Ty babies (dress as your favorite animal)

66. Axl and Slash

67. Rey and Kylo

68. Pizza and Ice cream

69. Mummy and Ghost

70. Wall-E and Eve

71. Pirates

72. Flo from Progressive and Jake from Statefarm

73. Any Disney Princess and Prince

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