1. consulting-idjit-of-gallifrey:


    Thank you for a picture of a blank wall DW twitter…but why post it…i’m confused…?


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  2. trashy-prince:






    One of the best moments of my childhood.



    I can’t even tell you how excited I was that they turned this book into a movie and it was good

    I literally have absolutely no complaints with the movie at all. Once, my friend and I did comparisons from the book and the movie, and we found the only major difference was the fact that Stanley wasn’t heavy set when he arrived at the camp in the movie. The majority of the script is raw quotations from the book.
    This is my favorite book to movie adaptation and it did everything Percy Jackson, Inkheart, and The Golden Compass didn’t.

    yesss this was such a good book and film

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  3. lianabrooks:



    "That world wasn’t all just teacups and light social chit chat. There was a real world of mud and poverty and destitution. The Bennets had real risk of destitution. To a modern audience, the Bennets’ house is really conveyed that way, such as in the opening scene when Elizabeth goes through all that walking in her washing clothes.”

    (Deborah Moggach, Screenwriter)

    What’s interesting is, that from the American point of view, is that it’s still hard to conceive the Bennets as being poor because they weren’t working. An impoverished American family would have those girls getting jobs, it’s hard to remember that this wasn’t an option for the Bennets. 

    They had servants. They owned land. But the only way Elizabeth and her sisters could make a living was by selling their bodies into an advantageous marriage. It’s absolutely horrific. 

    A modern audience rarely understands Elizabeth’s strength when she rejects her cousin’s proposal. To a modern viewer this is a complete logical choice that is much applauded. I think Austen’s original audience must have been terrified by what Elizabeth did. Knowing all that stood between her family and starvation was a good marriage, she refused the man who was to inherit her home, and all the money that supported her and her sisters. That took a great deal more bravery than we credit Elizabeth with today.

    This is why Austen survives. It isn’t just a silly book about girls looking for marriage. It’s a book about women abused by the culture and traditions that gave them zero room to maneuver and trapped them into being nothing more than paid whores at every level (that’s not an insult). These women did not inherit titles. They did not inherit land. They could not take jobs and keep their marriage prospects and the respect of those around them. They were trapped into accepting a marriage or giving up everything. 

    Austen gives a window into an era of institutionalized female slavery. Elizabeth Bennet is a hero because she exercised all the autonomy she could in a time and place where women were given almost no choices. She chose to starve rather than enter a loveless marriage. She chose to starve and die alone rather than marry a man who had injured her sister. She is a non-violent revolutionary who fought with words rather than fists. 

    It’s women like Elizabeth Bennet who inspired the Suffragettes. It was Austen’s heroines, so maligned and dismissed, who paved the way for so many freedoms women in Western culture enjoy now. 

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  4. lepreas:

    once a slayer, always a slayer

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  5. durnesque-esque:





    You know, my homie and secret best friend Neil deGrasse Tyson said it best….


    This isn’t an issue of belief or should even be up for discussion. It’s not a debate- like gravity or that the Earth revolves around the Sun isn’t up for debate. It’s a fact, whether or not you like it. Sorry bro.

    And any ‘educated fuck’ knows that vaccines are necessary and everyone who can have them should have them.

    Have a lovely day, sugar. 

    Actually there’s a lot of research and knowledge supporting the fact that vaccines are NOT necessary. It is simply another thing that today’s health system is super big on, just like hospital births and c-sections. And a lot of people actually have long term and short term complications from getting vaccines. Ahem.

    Dang guys, you thought I didn’t check my activity log every now and then? Because I knew shit like this would pop up. And, I just finished my block exam and am feeling fiesty.

    Actually you’re wrong. That ‘research’ is either completely fabricated OR grossly misinterprets the data OR uses shitty research techniques to get the data they want- all which are grossly unethical, in case you’re curious. I’ve got slides from a recent lecture on vaccines (aka why I am so fired up about this nonsense). You can check out the citations on each slide if you don’t believe me… something unsurprisingly missing from literally every anti-vaccine comment I’ve gotten and website that I have visited. Show me your sources, honey, and if you do, I will blow them out of the water because not a single one stands up to current scientific research standards.

    There are however tomes and tomes of research for the safety end efficacy of vaccines. Don’t believe me? Look at a simple google scholar search.

    So! Here we go! 



    Holy shit, it’s almost like vaccines SAVE SOCIETY MONEY. In fact, they give money back to society, along with the other programs indicated by red arrows. Which would be really weird for something that is just a healthcare fad like c-sections and hospital births.

    And most people have no complications for getting vaccines, and if they do, most of them are short term. In fact, it is devilishly hard to prove an adverse effect was because of a vaccine. Why? Because it’s how we’re wired. We falsely see connections and causes where there are none (called a type 1 error; you are rejecting a true null hypothesis). People are more likely to attribute an adverse health event to a shot- even if that shot is the placebo and the numbers are just the background rate for whatever health event in the population.


    And here is a graph showing the sample sizes necessary to prove that an adverse event is caused or related to a vaccine.


    You know what, it was a really good lecture and I’m going to share more more relevant slides in case any one else feels like contradicting me.

    These slides show the public health impact of vaccines. Note the differences between the historical peak and post-vaccine era deaths columns. Because saving literally thousands of lives is totally a conspiracy you should beware of.



    And this is why herd immunity is so important! See how high it has to be for measles? Guess what we’re seeing outbreaks of thanks to anti-vaxxers? Don’t forget that one of the deadly complications of measles is SSPE.


    Look how Hepatitis A infections in older adults when down after kids started getting immunized. Shocking! Could vaccines be… good for …. everyone????



    And in case you’re having trouble reading all that science, you can get it delivered to you in a sound and video format only 1 minute and 43 seconds long by Penn and Teller

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  6. floodxland:


if you’re sad just watch this wolf gif. look at it.

who’s a huge big vicious apex predator?WHO’S A BIG SILLY? :D



    if you’re sad just watch this wolf gif. look at it.

    who’s a huge big vicious apex predator?


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  7. lianabrooks:


    I don’t even care how many times I’ve reblogged this.

    It’s so true though. Reality sucks. Let’s find an alternate universe to live in. 

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  8. epicreads:

    17 Ominous Opening Lines in YA | Epic Reads

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  9. It's actually a bigger problem than you think


    I’m going to say a lot of things. I’m in that rare place where I’ve just been wrung through an exorbitant amount of stress, and that part of my brain that forces me to smile and be pleasant on the internet has been set on fire and run off flailing into the wilderness. So now it’s just me and some…

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  10. BUBBLES!!! #Princess #LittleMan #WRL #DailyDiary

    BUBBLES!!! #Princess #LittleMan #WRL #DailyDiary

  11. Edits, Reading, Crits, and Children

    Since I decided to put my scifi story on hold until I have a much better idea of where I want to go with it, I’ve begun editing another project. It’s not a long project, by any means, but it’s one that I want to flesh out a bit, add some content that will make the story richer, and fix up some inconsistencies I’ve noticed. I’ve also come up with an idea for a series of novellas where the project…

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  12. durnesque-esque:





    …. but there is no screaming lady…. 


    … only my solitary cries of agony and despair

    Did you just cosplay a cosplayer making a cosplay?


    …  maybe

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  13. [x] Gates McFadden on the role of women in Star Trek (1993)

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  14. undeadseanbean:



This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.

Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.

#when will people start giving names to young non-white scientists??#bc that shit is getting old




    This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.

    Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.

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  15. jtotheizzoe:


    Neil’s words from the last episode of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”


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Totally Poignant

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