2. (Source: kurtsies, via brightcolors27)

  4. humansofnewyork:

    "I’m bringing leaves to my friend!"

    (via englishistheartofbullshit)

  5. deathbeforediet:


    I wear this outfit far too often because I feel like this is what I was born to look like/wear and I can’t imagine being in anything else - the end.

    (also I keep getting asked about the tube top arm band combo and it will be up on 000sportwear.us next week ;*)

    in love

    (via frenchtugboat)

  6. micdotcom:

    Powerful portraits of the Liberians who beat Ebola 

    To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.

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    (via mezzoromantic)


  7. chrom-o-ween:

    My favorite story is that one time Tolkien was with some writer friends and he was like “oh I’ve got a new story to show you guys” and one of them was like “as long as it’s not more fucking elves”

    and it was

    it was more fucking elves

    (via frenchtugboat)

  8. dingdingy:


    I’m sorry… What did you say?


    (Source: youtube.com, via givetheimperiuscurseatry)

  9. offendedfunyarinpa:




    You’ve all just like, completely skipped over the possibility that this crow has seen people using pens in this room, found one, and is trying to return it. There’s been videos of crows picking up sweet wrappers and stuff and placing them in bins after seeing humans put their litter in bins. I really do believe that this crow is trying to return the pen and that is ADORABLE AS HELL. 

    Another cool crow deal: Once, when trying to assess if crows could reason and use tools, scientists had two crows who didn’t know each other each take a wire from a table (one was hooked, one was straight) and try to grab meat from a bottle with it. The crows could see each other, though they had separate bottles. Only the straight wire worked for this, so they hypothesized that if crows could reason, the second trial would have the two crows fighting over the straight wire. The second trial started and, to the surprise of the scientists, the two crows both went for the bent wire, one held it down and the other unbent it. They both got meat out of their bottles. They came to a peaceful solution without verbal communication. Crows are probably smarter than we are.

    (Source: sickpage, via rachelbearenson)


  12. goldenheartedrose:




    THIS IS HOW THE BRITISH PRESS RESPONDS TO THE KILLINGS OF DISABLED CHILDREN. All of these extracts were taken from UK news websites. the final tweet is in response to a now-deleted tweet from politician Sandy Kaylan, who praised a mother for ‘euthanising’ her infant children

    tania Clarence, 43, admitted to smothering three of her children, all of whom suffered from physical disabilities. Regardless of the circumstances that led to their tragic deaths, these methods of reporting are unethical and go against the British editors code of practice - which states that, once proceedings are active, the press cannot publish any material that could create substantial risk of prejudice in court. The language used in these articles (“tragic mum”, “the unbearable burden of care”, putting the word murder in scare quotes, etc) does exactly that. Reading these articles, it is clear who we are meant to “side” with.

    that these rules on court proceedings are apparently not applicable to cases involving the killing of disabled children shows how little the British press (and by extension, the public) cares about the welfare of disabled people in this country. Calling these children burdens and implying they deserved to die reinforces ableism and makes the world a more dangerous place for disabled people. Yet the press does not count it as encouraging prejudice. maybe it’s because we believe the unlawful killing of disabled infants does not “count” as a real crime

    This is abhorrent.

    5,000 notes. Tumblr really that’s it?

    People are surprised that this only had 5000 notes? That’s pretty much a standard problem. Tumblr as a whole tends to not really give a shit about ableism. I mean this might not be the case for smaller communities like the autistic community or the mentally ill communities etc, but yeah, I’m very much unsurprised at the lack of notes. That’s pretty standard.

    After all, tumblr circulated a petition to make a death star but didn’t really circulate one that advocated for it to be illegal to prevent a disabled person from receiving an organ transplant.

    But you know. What do I know?

    (via frenchtugboat)

  13. spoopystationmanagement:




    Plate Etiquette 

    I did not know this.  

    The fuck is wrong with rich people ‘hey do you want a second plate’ no i want to make up a secret passive aggressive fork language so we can titter mockingly at that rube from the country who says he enjoyed the meal with his fucking mouth

    a secret passive aggressive fork language i can’t breathe

    (via jordanjoze)


  15. "

    'Which person,' she said, her voice shaking, 'which abysmally foolish person wrote down this week's passwords and left them lying around?'

    There was utter silence, broken by the smallest of terrified squeaks. Neville Longbottom, trembling from head to fluffy-slippered toes, raised his hand slowly into the air.


    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    The book frames this as a moment of disgrace for Neville, but I think it’s one of his most shining moments. 

    Owning up to such a catastrophic mistake in front of his entire House while Professor McGonagall stood there quivering with rage and practically breathing fire at him, when he could have just as easily remained silent without anyone ever being the wiser?

    That took courage. And integrity.

    (via themiddleliddle)

    (via fenchurch-dent)