Alley Bangarang
#wcw. These two beauties. Gorgeous, with amazing souls. So glad I got to spend time with them over the weekend! Can’t wait to do it again. 💕💞💕 @missmaryleigh @geenafknrusso

#wcw. These two beauties. Gorgeous, with amazing souls. So glad I got to spend time with them over the weekend! Can’t wait to do it again. 💕💞💕 @missmaryleigh @geenafknrusso

This weekend has already been so much fun! I finally got to hang out with (the artist formally known as) my ginger twin, @missmaryleigh, at the NEPA tattoo fest, and meet her awesome pup, Lulu! The internets head will explode once I get my red hair back and Lulu meets Edgar 😹💕💞💕👯🙌

This weekend has already been so much fun! I finally got to hang out with (the artist formally known as) my ginger twin, @missmaryleigh, at the NEPA tattoo fest, and meet her awesome pup, Lulu! The internets head will explode once I get my red hair back and Lulu meets Edgar 😹💕💞💕👯🙌

I often get asked if Bangarang is my real name, or where it came from. Here’s a little about me: 
The movie Hook came out when I was 4 years old and the very first time I saw it, you could say I was hooked. I still have the VHS, which no longer plays. Bangarang was a normal way of reminding myself never to grow up, encouraging my Peter Pan Syndrome. I entered high school at a time when the internet exploded with what we referred to as “scene names” or “stage names” which are incredibly common now. Though the spelling of “Alley” has changed several times since middle school, from 9th grade on, I was Alley Bangarang. 
I held Robin Williams dear because he has ALWAYS reminded me of my amazing, hilarious, kind hearted and honest father. I’m not going to pretend this hit me harder than anyone else, because he was absolutely a part of all of our lives and childhoods. The greatest of entertainers, in my eyes. The internet is flooded with well deserved honor and memories. He is honored daily in my name, and now you know why. 
I’m sorry you lost your marbles… your happy thought. Though there isn’t enough clapping in the world that could bring you back, Neverland has you forever. 
Bangarang, Peter.

I often get asked if Bangarang is my real name, or where it came from. Here’s a little about me:
The movie Hook came out when I was 4 years old and the very first time I saw it, you could say I was hooked. I still have the VHS, which no longer plays. Bangarang was a normal way of reminding myself never to grow up, encouraging my Peter Pan Syndrome. I entered high school at a time when the internet exploded with what we referred to as “scene names” or “stage names” which are incredibly common now. Though the spelling of “Alley” has changed several times since middle school, from 9th grade on, I was Alley Bangarang.
I held Robin Williams dear because he has ALWAYS reminded me of my amazing, hilarious, kind hearted and honest father. I’m not going to pretend this hit me harder than anyone else, because he was absolutely a part of all of our lives and childhoods. The greatest of entertainers, in my eyes. The internet is flooded with well deserved honor and memories. He is honored daily in my name, and now you know why.
I’m sorry you lost your marbles… your happy thought. Though there isn’t enough clapping in the world that could bring you back, Neverland has you forever.
Bangarang, Peter.

vicemag:

Meet Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, the Real-Life Dumbledore Behind the World’s Only Wizarding Academy
To anyone who grew up in the Harry Potter era, trawling the internet for DIY Patronus instructions and haphazard “magic” scams, an online wizarding school might sound dubious, at best. But there is, in fact, a place where that pesky line between reality and fantasy doesn’t exist—it’s a school, mostly online but with real-life components, where students can realize their wizarding potential. And it’s totally serious. The Grey School of Wizardry, run by headmaster, founder, and pointy-crushed-velvet-hat-wearer Oberon “Otter” Zell-Ravenheart, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Sonoma County, California, and the world’s only registered wizarding academy.
The Grey School isn’t a piddling gimmick. It’s an establishment with a ten-year history, 650 students across the world, and 450 classes taught by several dozen teachers in 16 departments: Alchemy & Magickal Sciences, Beast Mastery, Dark Arts, Psychic Arts, Divination, Wizardry, Wortcunning, and “Mathemagicks,” to name a few. Students between the ages of 11 and 17 are sorted into four houses—Gnomes, Salamanders, Sylphs, and Undines—while adults are sorted into lodges, each with its own faculty head and student prefects. Beyond classes, the Grey School has clubs, merit systems, a student newspaper (Grey Matters), and hosts IRL summer camps called “conclaves” around the US.
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TAKE ME HERE! TAKE ME HERE! I knew I missed my letter to Hogwarts!

vicemag:

Meet Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, the Real-Life Dumbledore Behind the World’s Only Wizarding Academy

To anyone who grew up in the Harry Potter era, trawling the internet for DIY Patronus instructions and haphazard “magic” scams, an online wizarding school might sound dubious, at best. But there is, in fact, a place where that pesky line between reality and fantasy doesn’t exist—it’s a school, mostly online but with real-life components, where students can realize their wizarding potential. And it’s totally serious. The Grey School of Wizardry, run by headmaster, founder, and pointy-crushed-velvet-hat-wearer Oberon “Otter” Zell-Ravenheart, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Sonoma County, California, and the world’s only registered wizarding academy.

The Grey School isn’t a piddling gimmick. It’s an establishment with a ten-year history, 650 students across the world, and 450 classes taught by several dozen teachers in 16 departments: Alchemy & Magickal Sciences, Beast Mastery, Dark Arts, Psychic Arts, Divination, Wizardry, Wortcunning, and “Mathemagicks,” to name a few. Students between the ages of 11 and 17 are sorted into four houses—Gnomes, Salamanders, Sylphs, and Undines—while adults are sorted into lodges, each with its own faculty head and student prefects. Beyond classes, the Grey School has clubs, merit systems, a student newspaper (Grey Matters), and hosts IRL summer camps called “conclaves” around the US.

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TAKE ME HERE! TAKE ME HERE! I knew I missed my letter to Hogwarts!

mcdamnright:

So I was at a thrift store and I see this little cat lamp.

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I was like “Aye yo, no homo, but ya’ll are fuckin’ adorable.”
So I bought the lil’ guy and took him home to plug him in.

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Then I was like “No.”