strange songs.
"still, she was not sorry. if the world is divided into seeing and not seeing, marya thought, i shall always choose to see."

moon-ridden:
lady / queer / white / neuroatypical / twentysomething / canadian.

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malformalady:

The golden tiger also known as the strawberry tiger or the golden tabby tiger. The golden tiger is an extremely rare color variation caused by a recessive gene and now found only in captive tigers. Like the white tiger it is a color form and not a separate species. Their striping is much paler than usual and may fade into spots or large prominent patches. Golden tabby tigers also tend to be larger and, due to the effect of the gene on the hair shaft, have softer fur than their orange relatives.

malformalady:

The golden tiger also known as the strawberry tiger or the golden tabby tiger. The golden tiger is an extremely rare color variation caused by a recessive gene and now found only in captive tigers. Like the white tiger it is a color form and not a separate species. Their striping is much paler than usual and may fade into spots or large prominent patches. Golden tabby tigers also tend to be larger and, due to the effect of the gene on the hair shaft, have softer fur than their orange relatives.



(Source: kazuos)



tirairgid:

Cover design of Lord of the Rings by breathing2004 for WenJing Publishing. 



popcrimes:


"The queen of rap, slayin’ with Queen Bey"

Nicki and Beyonce off to conquer Rome or something.

popcrimes:

"The queen of rap, slayin’ with Queen Bey"

Nicki and Beyonce off to conquer Rome or something.



tamikaflynned:

This scene and the previous one with the boy she’s trying to avoid now hurts my heart so much.

How many years has she had to live through this unwanted attention from men who didn’t know their limits?

The knights and her brothers would only have been able to be around to keep an eye on them for so long, and they were probably the only beings the human men respected/feared enough to respect HER boundaries. Oh, she could make them respect hers, yes— Lucy is not the only one of the sisters who knows what it means to fight. But even then, there were probably men she couldn’t offend for Narnia’s sake and had to accept their ‘compliments’ and leering with grace, never letting them know just how badly her skin was crawling under their hand on her arm.

(“Gentle,” they called her, as if somehow it was a blessing. She would rather be Lucy: Valiant and beautiful and unrelenting. Her younger sister is the real sun of Narnia— no man but the bravest and the best dare approach her for fear of getting burned. Susan is the moon by contrast— even dark souls love the moon, because her light is so much softer. She knows this because she’s met plenty.)

And then in our world, there are no knights to defend her from boys whose gazes linger too long on the woman’s body that’s beginning to take shape.

Her older brother is too busy throwing himself into fighting over his own wounded pride to protect hers. (Oh, Peter, you used to defend her to the point of chasing some of the ones she liked away, once. Oh, Peter, where is that beloved protective magnificent king now?) Her younger brother is too busy keeping Peter out of trouble to help her with her own. (Edmund would, she knows, but the High King has always been first priority in this. At least some things never change.) Her sister does not understand. (Lucy has never understood; Susan thanks every god she’s ever known for this.)

So she smiles and bears it alone, lies and maneuvers her way out of encounters that make her uncomfortable.

(“I prefer to be left alone,” she hints. “My name is Phyllis,” she lies.

"Leave me alone," she means, but this is something she will never be permitted to say here.)

If this is anything like the situation she was faced with after being banished from the land where she had more control over her own self, more say in who was permitted to do what with her, been more respected beyond the fact that she was woman— (She is no queen in this world; no sister to kings. What do these boys have to fear?) — how could she do anything less but try to own it? To throw herself into nylons and lipsticks and invitations because it’s easier to lie to yourself that you want and deserve this than to lie to others and say ‘yes’ or tell the truth and say ‘no.’ Of course she’s going to learn to take charge of the world she’s given as best she can. It’s the only power she has left to her.

Oh, Lewis, you created such a beautiful world, but you misunderstood the most beautiful person in it when you deprived her of heaven at the same time as her siblings and said she had turned her back on Narnia because she wanted this one more.

(Remember: Narnia turned its back on her, first. She just did what she could to salvage the autonomy she had there, in this world.)

(Source: minhothleader)



chickwithmonkey:

potootagath:

wingleader:

wakeupslaves:

the-goddamazon:

LOL man.

never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,

Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?

because white people have made sure that everything is about race
as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.
Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)
Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.
And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers
Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.

i have heard of precisely zero non-european explorers ever in my life, and that fucking sucks. this exhibit is amazing and i need to learn more.

chickwithmonkey:

potootagath:

wingleader:

wakeupslaves:

the-goddamazon:

LOL man.

never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,

Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?

because white people have made sure that everything is about race

as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.

Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)

Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.

And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers

Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.

i have heard of precisely zero non-european explorers ever in my life, and that fucking sucks. this exhibit is amazing and i need to learn more.

(Source: romancingalbion)



healthyinfinities:

the-more-u-know:

A good chart to show hold long your vegetables, fruit and… other stuff would stay fresh for. Brought to you by visual.ly, a place with a TON of infographics, maybe the biggest on the web. 

[More Health Infographics Here]

Good to know!!



lookdifferentmtv:

buzzfeed:

14 Times Laverne Cox Dropped Her Vast Wisdom On The World

She is everything. 



escapekit:

 Chromatic Typewriter Prints

Tyree Callahan has recycled (or upcycled, perhaps) a classic 1937 Underwood typewriter by replacing letters with sponges soaked across the spectrum with bright yellows, reds, blues and combinations thereof.



theremina:

sethturin:

The LittleDog Robot

This is the more advanced version of this robot, created by the University of Southern California. The robot is completely autonomous and trained by machine learning algorithms. 


SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE

theremina:

sethturin:

The LittleDog Robot

This is the more advanced version of this robot, created by the University of Southern California. The robot is completely autonomous and trained by machine learning algorithms. 

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE



idyllspace:


Interestingly, when cash welfare had first been created back in the 1930s (and when access had been restricted to white women), allowing mothers to stay home and raise kids, and not have to work in the labor force, had been articulated as the very purpose of the program. Only when women of color began to gain access to the same benefits did the nation suddenly decide that welfare was bad for you, made you lazy, and needed to be replaced with compulsory employment.

the citation was lost along the way, so here, from the original post: Tim Wise, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
See also: Categorically Unequal: The American Stratification System by Douglas S. Massey, which also discusses this.

idyllspace:

Interestingly, when cash welfare had first been created back in the 1930s (and when access had been restricted to white women), allowing mothers to stay home and raise kids, and not have to work in the labor force, had been articulated as the very purpose of the program. Only when women of color began to gain access to the same benefits did the nation suddenly decide that welfare was bad for you, made you lazy, and needed to be replaced with compulsory employment.

the citation was lost along the way, so here, from the original post: Tim Wise, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

See also: Categorically Unequal: The American Stratification System by Douglas S. Massey, which also discusses this.

(Source: mississippistreet)



gentledom:

A wonderful analogy.

(Source: bbseamonster)