Home   •   Inbox   •   Archive   •   Theme Credit
September 2014
03
Via   •   Source

Anonymous asked

I just can't help but wonder if anything has ever happened to you to make you question your faith in humanity. I know people who have had to work their way back to loving people again, and that feels more honest than blind faith. No offense, but it's easy to romanticize people when you've never been genuinely, horribly, and traumatically hurt.

notbecauseofvictories:

Ha, you know what? I almost started listing the tragedies I’ve been through. I really did. I put my fingers on the keys and everything. But then I realized: I am bored by this. I’m bored by you, anon, who thinks that you have to bleed to earn belief, as though—as though humanity beating you black and blue somehow makes your love for them more valid. As though it’s requisite. As though you have to deserve it, or they have to deserve it. As though there is any way to bridge the gap between what we are and what we should be but a terrifying leap, and hoping that there is grace in this universe.

The idea of perfection exists despite the physical reality of entropy and I don’t actually care, whether you think my personal tragedies have won me the right to believe humanity is good. I believe anyway. We are deserving of more than we are given, than we make. We deserve perfect justice, and perfect kindness, and perfect love. Else, on what grounds will we ever make ourselves better? How will we eradicate violence and hate and perversion and oppression from this world, unless we say to any and all who will listen, there is something about us that makes such actions unworthy. There is something about humanity that demands better than this; that asks us to lift our gaze to the horizon and strive.

The world is cruel enough on its own to know that. Whether I have undergone personal trials in order to lay claim to such an ideology is, quite frankly, none of your business.

You’re boring, I’m bored. New balls.

September 2014
03
Via   •   Source

nabootheenigma:

oswaldandlestrade:

notsomolly:

whathappensnextmylove:

vintageanchorbooks:

Minimalist Necklaces Inspired By Famous Authors

oh my goodness… if there’s a Jane Eyre one I’m done.

There is a Jane Eyre one, and Austen, and Tolkien, and C.S. Lewis…

nabootheenigma

OH MY GOD IM CRYING

September 2014
03
Via   •   Source

kleinecharlotte:

Details of the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2014/15 Haute Couture Collection (x)

September 2014
03
Via   •   Source

milokerrigan:

how-do-i-spell-your-url:

ilovecoffeeandcats:

if you think you are unattractive just remember you look like your ancestors and hey all of them got laid

but what if you were adopted

I’m not up on the whole genetics thing

but

if you’re adopted you still have to have biological ancestors right

September 2014
03
Via   •   Source

A Soldier and a Marine just testing out their camo.

pettyofficerdongers:

captainkristine:

this-is-my-life-lacy:

imageimage

lololololol

I’m reblogging this again cause it’s that awesome.

Then there’s the Navy

image

September 2014
02
Via   •   Source

Anonymous asked

why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

Also, keep in mind that some languages don’t even use the verb ‘to be’ in the present tense. Like in Russian, you’d say ‘You - bitch’ (Russian doesn’t even have a specific a or the, so there’s that). Or instead of “I am a journalist,” it becomes Я (I) журналист (journalist). aka don’t shit on other language’s or dialects etc way of doing things :3

September 2014
02
Via   •   Source

A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.

 - Coco Chanel (via eiffeled)
September 2014
02
Via   •   Source
faineemae:

eggplantlit:

carnivaloftherandom:

mresundance:

reckonedrightly:

indypendenthistory:

On Sep 13, 1944, a princess from India lay dead at Dachau concentration camp. She had been tortured by the Nazis, then shot in the head. Her name was Noor Inayat Khan. The Germans knew her only as Nora Baker, a British spy who had gone into occupied France using the code name Madeline. She carried her transmitter from safe house to safe house with the Gestapo trailing her, providing communications for her Resistance unit.

Oh my God, yes. Let’s talk about Noor Inayat Khan.
Wireless operators in France had a life expectancy of six weeks. Noor was actively transmitting for over three times as long.
While she was in France, every other wireless operator in her network was slowly picked off until she was the last radio link between London and Paris. It was “the most dangerous and important post in France”.  
She was offered a way back to Britain and refused.
In fact, in her transmissions to London, she once said that she was having the time of her life, and thanked them for giving her the opportunity to do this.
She was captured by the Gestapo, but never gave up: she made three attempt escapes. One involved asking to take a bath, insisting on being allowed to close the door to preserve her modesty, and then clambering onto the roof of the Gestapo HQ in Paris.
Her last word before being shot was, “Liberté!”

The term BAMF was coined for such persons. 

Her entire life, and her mother’s life as well, are FASCINATING. A Royal, Muslim, Anglo-Indian woman in WWII… Could we have a sweeping FACTUAL movie please. Like now?

Yet another story I would like to read.

You guys! There IS A MOVIE!
Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2nM12xbAUM

faineemae:

eggplantlit:

carnivaloftherandom:

mresundance:

reckonedrightly:

indypendenthistory:

On Sep 13, 1944, a princess from India lay dead at Dachau concentration camp. She had been tortured by the Nazis, then shot in the head. Her name was Noor Inayat Khan. The Germans knew her only as Nora Baker, a British spy who had gone into occupied France using the code name Madeline. She carried her transmitter from safe house to safe house with the Gestapo trailing her, providing communications for her Resistance unit.

Oh my God, yes. Let’s talk about Noor Inayat Khan.

  • Wireless operators in France had a life expectancy of six weeks. Noor was actively transmitting for over three times as long.
  • While she was in France, every other wireless operator in her network was slowly picked off until she was the last radio link between London and Paris. It was “the most dangerous and important post in France”.  
  • She was offered a way back to Britain and refused.
  • In fact, in her transmissions to London, she once said that she was having the time of her life, and thanked them for giving her the opportunity to do this.
  • She was captured by the Gestapo, but never gave up: she made three attempt escapes. One involved asking to take a bath, insisting on being allowed to close the door to preserve her modesty, and then clambering onto the roof of the Gestapo HQ in Paris.
  • Her last word before being shot was, “Liberté!”

The term BAMF was coined for such persons. 

Her entire life, and her mother’s life as well, are FASCINATING. A Royal, Muslim, Anglo-Indian woman in WWII… Could we have a sweeping FACTUAL movie please. Like now?

Yet another story I would like to read.

You guys! There IS A MOVIE!

Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2nM12xbAUM

September 2014
02
Via   •   Source

meowgon:

kinginthewest:

it’s just like, why are there cat emojis for loads of emotions as well as normal humans emojis

image

like, when do i need to express these emotions… but as a cat

they’re not for you… they’re for ME

image

September 2014
02
Via   •   Source
iamprincessash:


I don’t even care how this happened

iamprincessash:

I don’t even care how this happened

September 2014
02
Via   •   Source

Anonymous asked

Why is John Lennon bad

brujabby:

Master Post on Why John Lennon is Shit

So here’s a master post of John Lennon’s shittiness. I added much more info about cultural appropriation in his music. I also submitted this to Your Fave is Problematic

Sexism/abuse

Homophobia and antisemitism

Racism

Ableism

Harassment/bullying/acts of violence

  • Committed various humiliating/violent actstoward strangers and friends: threw knives at people in the audience at concerts, being a violent drunk and getting in fights with friends, etc.; also dubbed Germans at a concert “Nazis” and “Hitlerites”
  • he may have beenresponsible for the death of former bandmate Stuart Sutcliffe, on top of more heinous behavior, including urinating on nuns
  • Edit:there are tons of conflicting accounts of Stuart Sutcliffe’s
    death. There’sthis accountfrom Sutfliffe’s sister that Lennon beat Sutcliffe savagely after learning he was leaving the group—which may or may not have lead to death by complications later (but she alsoclaimsthe beating didn’t lead to his death, but it still did damage). There are other accounts whichclaim that thugs attacked Sutcliffe and gave him the injury or thatSutcliffe fell down a flight of stairs— there were even rumors of it being caused by amphetamine use or a tumor (those seem to be bogus)— we can’t know for sure what the true story is (but it’s not unthinkable that someone with Lennon’s history of abuse would do this)

(via theroguefeminist)

September 2014
02
Via   •   Source

Frozen Venice | Robert Jahns | Via

September 2014
02
Via   •   Source
unamusedsloth:

Cats.

unamusedsloth:

Cats.

September 2014
02
Via   •   Source
sunknowingly:

suparlak:

"I put my heart and soul into my work, and I have lost my mind in the process." — Vincent van Gogh


LOVE THIS

sunknowingly:

suparlak:

"I put my heart and soul into my work, and I have lost my mind in the process." 
— Vincent van Gogh

LOVE THIS

September 2014
01
Via   •   Source
awwww-cute:

A box of baby bengals

awwww-cute:

A box of baby bengals