I am so here for Tom in all his pyjama clad heroic glory.

I’m set for the series. 

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I thought we were friends, turns out you are just scared of me.

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The school greeted Minerva McGonagall’s return with delight. Minerva threw herself into her work, proving herself a strict but inspirational teacher…. The death of Dougal McGregor, however, although traumatic, seemed to free Minerva. Shortly after Voldemort’s first defeat, Elphinstone, now white-haired, proposed again during a summertime stroll around the lake in the Hogwarts grounds. This time Minerva accepted. The marriage (cut tragically short, though it was destined to be) was a very happy one. The accidental death of Elphinstone from a Venomous Tentacula bite, three years into their marriage, was an enormous sorrow to all who knew the couple. Minerva could not bear to remain alone in their cottage, but packed her things after Elphinstone’s funeral and returned to her sparse stone-floored bedroom in Hogwarts Castle. Always a very brave and private person, she poured all her energy into her work, and few people - excepting perhaps Albus Dumbledore - ever realised how much she suffered. [x]

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What should I watch next?

I just finished season 1 or Mr. Selfridge and I loved it. I know there is more but not on amazon prime right now so I am trying to decide between parades end, call the midwife, or the hour. What do you guys think? Do you have any other suggestions?

We’ve got nothing but each other, after all. —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

Remember that story you wrote where Tom and Sybil were celebrating their 50th anniversary? I would love to hear your answers to that universe for: 33, 42, 43, 48

33. Concept of home and family?
Home to Sybil and Tom has always been where the other one was. When leaving Downton Sybil was worried she would be leaving home for good but soon Dublin, a completely foreign place to her felt more like home because it was her and Tom’s home. Family was much the same, it was first each other, but soon included anybody who needed including. Neighborhood kids tended to be drawn to the Branson’s house because Sybil and Tom always took care of and watched out for them. It was a safe and comforting place. 
42. Hobbies?
For Tom it’s always been writing, not only about politics or current events he would also write little stories for his kids or notes to Sybil, strings of nonsense or words of wisdom. Later his children would come to cherish the scraps of paper which held his words. 
Sybil prefers things that could keep her active. Aside from work which she considered nursing something she did for enjoyment. She takes great pride in baking (she doesn’t cook much, but make treats she can do). Also staying involved in political and community affairs took much of her free time. If anybody needed help with something they knew to go to Sybil. 
Of course they both also read a lot. 
43. How far did they get in their formal education? What are their views on formal education vs self-education?
Tom finished most of his childhood education before he went into service but beyond that was very self taught. If he wanted to know about something he read a book about it. 
Sybil had a governess growing up and completed her nursing training courses during the war, but didn’t have any formal education beyond that. 
Tom grew up satisfied with his education, although he loved to learn and would have enjoyed continuing in school he knew he had been a lucky one for getting as much school as he did and having the opportunities to always be able to read and learn more. Sybil was always a little disappointed she didn’t ever get to go to a real school and even though she enjoyed nursing, her education always seemed lacking to her. Because of this they encouraged all their children to get the most schooling possible. Although not all the boys went to college they made it through high school and all learned how to do something. Their daughter was the first girl from either the Crawley or Branson families to gain a college degree and her parents couldn’t have been more proud. 
48. How do they express love?
Well, Tom is pretty expressive. He writes her little notes but also tells her. Sybil is more reserved but her love is easily seen by the little sacrifices she makes for him, of course there are the big things like leaving her home but also the little things like sending the leftovers in his lunch and settling for bread for her own, cooking his favorite dinners even though the kitchen is hot and stuffy when she gets home from work. 
We are made up of the stuff of eternity. Endings are not our destiny. —Dieter F. Uchtdorf
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allesrogerinkambodscha replied to your post: I get so frustrated by people who do n…

Well …They are from another generation. Don’t be too hard on them. :P

I know, and it isn’t too bad. I was just mad at my mother-in-law. We made a group page for family stuff and after our reunion we asked that people put the pics and videos (specifically of a rather embarrassing lip sync contest) on there and everyone can post their own on their own pages if they were ok with it being public. She didn’t listen. 

cassiemortmain replied to your post: I get so frustrated by people who do n…

*hides* I am one of those people. :)

At least you aren’t afraid of the computer. 

When things come too easy, we’re suspect. Do they have to get complicated before we believe they’re for real? —Carrie Bradshaw (via whatwouldcarriesay)
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Wise words.

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