aedeagus:

the united states of america is fucking horrific and repulsive and people have every right to shit talk it but leave fat people out of it and stop acting like having fat people makes the usa a bad place, when you could focus on idk literally everything else

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#fatphobia #it needs to stop #it needs to stop now 

http://weirdnewjersey.tumblr.com/post/98036482902/henrrywinter-inksplattersandearlyhours-i 

henrrywinter:

inksplattersandearlyhours:

I think one of the reasons the Harry Potter Epilogue was so poorly received was because the audience was primarily made up of the Millennial generation.

We’ve walked with Harry, Ron and Hermione, through a world that we thought was great but…

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#harry potter #epilogue #millennials 

"Sybil sat on the bed and stared at the wall until the shouting started, and when the shouting started she knew Sam was alive and well, because only Sam made people that angry.
She heard the key click in the lock.
Sybil rebelled.
She was large and she was kind. She hadn’t enjoyed school much. A society of girls is not a good one in which to be large and kind, because people are inclined to interpret that as ‘stupid’ and, worse, ‘deaf’.
Lady Sybil looked out of the windows. She was two floors up.
There were bars across it, but they’d been designed to keep something out, from the inside they could be lifted out of their slots. And there were musty but heavy sheets and blankets on the bed. None of this must have suggested very much to the average person, but life in a rather strict school for well brought-up young ladies can give someone a real insight into the tricks of escapology.
Five minutes after the key had turned there was only one bar in the window and it was jerking and creaking in the stonework, suggesting that quite a heavy weight was on the sheet that had been neatly knotted around it."

The Fifth Elephant; Sybil Vimes Appreciation Post (part 1/4)

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@4 hours ago with 60 notes
#sybil vimes #sybil vimes appreciation 

Sept. 20 5:46 pm 

justice4mikebrown:

  • Ferguson protester(s) hit by car (storify)
  • (TW) STL & municipal Police Academy Officer-Involved Shooting course: “Feeding the Animals”, “The training is also highly entertaining You will learn a lot and you’ll have fun doing it!” (1) (2) (3)
  • The…
@4 hours ago with 439 notes
#ferguson #ferguson missouri #links 

re: Tragic Danish Boyfriends

shredsandpatches:

spitzentrauermusik:

Looking at people’s tags it’s become apparent that a lot of people refer to Hamlet and Horatio as “tragic Danish boyfriends”, which I find incredibly sweet, BUT: do we even know for certain that Horatio is actually Danish??

I personally always pictured him as a foreigner. Of course, his status as “outsider” at the Danish court could be solely due to his social rank/class i.e. him being neither royality nor nobility (I assume??); but there are a couple of other things:

  • there’s that part in act 1,II, where Hamlet tells him “We’ll teach you to drink deep ere you depart.” (this could of course refer to the propensity for heavy drink at the court,and not in Denmark as a whole).
  • cf. act 5,II: “I am more an antique Roman than a Dane.”!? (again: this could be solely a matter of temperament, i.e. his leaning towards suicide as the most virtuous option)

I’m sorry if there’s already been a ton of talk about/meta on this that I somehow missed! But if that’s the case, I’d be most grateful if someone could point me towards anything written on the subject, either here on tumblr or in academic articles (!!) –  any thoughts are welcome, really. 

I think “more an antique Roman than a Dane” is pretty good evidence that he IS Danish, since it’s obviously a metaphor — he’s saying he’s more like an ancient (antique) Roman than he is like a Dane, which is the kind of thing that only makes sense if the speaker is actually a Dane.

By comparing himself to an ancient Roman, Horatio is saying that he values the same things that the ancient Romans held dear: virtus, dignitas, pietas.

Virtus is literally translated as “virtue,” but it meant so much more than that to Romans. It was THE quality to have. It carried connotations of courage, strength, honor, valor (especially in war), manliness (it’s no coincidence that the word came from the Latin word for “man”, vir), and overall excellence. 

Dignitas—well, “dignified” and “dignity” are derived from that. But to the Romans, dignitas was more than simply appearing noble or influential. A man who valued dignitas valued morality, ethical behavior, a good reputation and an unbesmirched name.

Pietas…this one gets misunderstood a LOT, because “piety” in English does not have positive connotations. But to an ancient Roman, pietas meant devotion to and the deepest respect for things of supreme value: the gods, one’s parents, one’s ancestors, the dead.

Shakespeare’s audience would have understood the metaphor, because for hundreds of years—up through the nineteenth century, in fact—comparing a man to an ancient Roman (either in general or a specific one known for being honorable) meant that this was a man of sterling character. By saying that he is more like an antique Roman than a modern Dane, Horatio is saying that his values are strong, old-fashioned ones rather than those of Claudius’s intrigue-filled court. And by saying this, he is telling the audience that he can be trusted, despite being a courtier.

It is, effectively, shorthand. And it is on point; it says quite clearly why Hamlet is willing to trust him throughout the play. It has nothing to do with being Italian.

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#hamlet #horatio #shakespeare fandom #shakespeare! #roman values #tragic danish boyfriends #emphasis on DANISH 

thunduros:

fashionablecrocs:

so lately ive been really obsessed with political cartoons for some reason

BUT LOOK AT THESEimage

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IT IS AMAZING HOW SOMETHING SO SIMPLE CAN HOLD SO MUCH MEANING AND TRUTH

wow

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angel-with-a-flower-crown:

scarlettmortis:

ohyesteamrocket:

make it double

Everyone needs the classic motto on their dashboard.

this is one of those gifsets you can hear

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#never gave a damn about the trainers #but i loved team rocket 

dontsleepsharks:

raincityruckus:

thescarletwoman:

rookiemag:

feministsofthe90s:

justzippy

<3 roseanne

xxlaia.

YAAAAAAASSSSS

This show did gender roles so right in both directions. You remember when Dan told his son he was “damn beautiful” with a bow n his hair?

These are girls’ things as long as a girl uses them.

As a note, this episode, “Nightmare on Oak Street,” first aired on ABC-TV on February 14, 1989. Twenty-five years ago.

It’s awesome advice. But I’m sorry that people still have to be told this.

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@11 hours ago with 67046 notes
#roseanne #darlene #nightmare on oak street #these are girls' things #as long as a girl uses them 
spacetimecontinumm:

Terraformation of Mars: A New Look
We look at Mars now as a forgotten Red Planet that almost seems barren and life-less judging from our available images and study of it. But study shows Mars was once as ecologically prosperous as our own Earth. But what happened to all of its waters? Better yet why is it so dry and lacking any plants? Once the abundance of oxygen left and the waters froze over or dried off the planet became what it is today. But what if we can in a way reactivate’ Mars? Welcome to Mars, Terraformed’.
About Terraforming
Transforming Mars will be a long and complicated process. But this is exactly the type of subject that interests space researchers like Christopher McKay of NASA Ames Research Center. First, greenhouse gases, like chlorofluorocarbons that contribute to the growing ozone layer on Earth, will be released into the atmosphere. This traps the heat from the Sun and raises the surface temperature by an average of 4 degrees Celsius. In order to achieve this, factories would manufacture chlorofluorocarbons derived from the air and soil. A single factory would require the power equivalent of a large nuclear power plant.
The increasing temperature would vaporize some of the carbon dioxide in the south polar cap. Introducing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere would produce additional warming, melting more of the polar cap until it has been vaporized completely. This would produce an average temperature rise of 70 degrees Celsius.
With the temperature this high, ice will start melting, providing the water needed to sustain life. This water would raise the atmospheric pressure to the equivalent of some mountaintops. While this would be a survivable level, it may still require the use of an oxygen mask. The next step, which may take up to several centuries, would be to plant trees that thrive on carbon dioxide and produce oxygen.

NASA: Terraforming Mars
Terraforming is the process of transforming a hostile environment into one suitable for human life. Being that Mars is the most Earth-like planet, it is the best candidate for terraforming. Once just the subject of science fiction novels, it is now becoming a viable research area. The famed astronomer and Pulitzer prize winner, Carl Sagan, says that there is enormous promise in the search for ancient life on Mars. If life was once sustainable on Mars, it is important to know what caused Mars to evolve into the cold and lifeless planet it is today. With this knowledge, we can terraform Mars by reversing the process.
NASA scientists believe that it is technologically possible at the present time to create considerable global climate changes, allowing humans to live on Mars. But this will not be by any means an easy task. Raising the atmospheric pressure and surface temperature alone could be achieved in a few decades.
This research has strong environmental implications for Earth. What researchers are trying to do involves global warming, a sort of greenhouse effect on the cold planet Mars. Scientists may be able to test their hypotheses about global warming in their attempts to elevate Mars’ surface temperature. Likewise, once theories, they may be applied to our own planet in an attempt to reverse environmental damage done by pollution and deforestation.

spacetimecontinumm:

Terraformation of Mars: A New Look

We look at Mars now as a forgotten Red Planet that almost seems barren and life-less judging from our available images and study of it. But study shows Mars was once as ecologically prosperous as our own Earth. But what happened to all of its waters? Better yet why is it so dry and lacking any plants? Once the abundance of oxygen left and the waters froze over or dried off the planet became what it is today. But what if we can in a way reactivate’ Mars? Welcome to Mars, Terraformed’.

About Terraforming

Transforming Mars will be a long and complicated process. But this is exactly the type of subject that interests space researchers like Christopher McKay of NASA Ames Research Center. First, greenhouse gases, like chlorofluorocarbons that contribute to the growing ozone layer on Earth, will be released into the atmosphere. This traps the heat from the Sun and raises the surface temperature by an average of 4 degrees Celsius. In order to achieve this, factories would manufacture chlorofluorocarbons derived from the air and soil. A single factory would require the power equivalent of a large nuclear power plant.

The increasing temperature would vaporize some of the carbon dioxide in the south polar cap. Introducing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere would produce additional warming, melting more of the polar cap until it has been vaporized completely. This would produce an average temperature rise of 70 degrees Celsius.

With the temperature this high, ice will start melting, providing the water needed to sustain life. This water would raise the atmospheric pressure to the equivalent of some mountaintops. While this would be a survivable level, it may still require the use of an oxygen mask. The next step, which may take up to several centuries, would be to plant trees that thrive on carbon dioxide and produce oxygen.

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NASA: Terraforming Mars

Terraforming is the process of transforming a hostile environment into one suitable for human life. Being that Mars is the most Earth-like planet, it is the best candidate for terraforming. Once just the subject of science fiction novels, it is now becoming a viable research area. The famed astronomer and Pulitzer prize winner, Carl Sagan, says that there is enormous promise in the search for ancient life on Mars. If life was once sustainable on Mars, it is important to know what caused Mars to evolve into the cold and lifeless planet it is today. With this knowledge, we can terraform Mars by reversing the process.

NASA scientists believe that it is technologically possible at the present time to create considerable global climate changes, allowing humans to live on Mars. But this will not be by any means an easy task. Raising the atmospheric pressure and surface temperature alone could be achieved in a few decades.

This research has strong environmental implications for Earth. What researchers are trying to do involves global warming, a sort of greenhouse effect on the cold planet Mars. Scientists may be able to test their hypotheses about global warming in their attempts to elevate Mars’ surface temperature. Likewise, once theories, they may be applied to our own planet in an attempt to reverse environmental damage done by pollution and deforestation.

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@4 hours ago with 8645 notes
#mars #terraformation 

"Sybil got on with people. Practically from the moment she’d been able to talk she’d been taught how to listen. And when Sybil listened to people she made them feel good about themselves. It was probably something to do with being a… a big girl. She tried to make herself seem small, and by default that made those around her feel bigger."

The Fifth Elephant; Sybil Vimes Appreciation Post (part 2/4)
@4 hours ago with 39 notes
#sybil vimes 

femtoxic:

-imaginarythoughts-:

land-of-propaganda:

Shaun King exposes Ferguson PD lie about distance from SUV

Click here to watch the video

This needs to be brought to attention IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

I don’t even understand what they’re expecting anymore. if they can lie to us to our face and us KNOW the truth, what power do we have , then?

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@4 hours ago with 47633 notes
#ferguson #ferguson missouri #lies #damn lies #racism 

socialjusticekoolaid:

Can’t stop, won’t stop: Protesters in Ferguson rally again, seeking justice for Mike Brown. More than a month and a half after his death, his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. (Pt 2) 

Because it wouldn’t be a protest in Ferguson without fuckery from the police. A driver plowed his car through protesters, grazing several and running over a young boys foot. Beyond taking several hours to transport the boy to the hospital, they took even longer to arrest the motorist. Who did they not wait long to arrest? Two of the protesters who had been documenting the altercation for the world to see. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. #staywoke #farfromover #nojusticenopeace

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@4 hours ago with 13178 notes
#ferguson #ferguson missouri #criminals with badges 

So you like chemistry puns…

aceinnatailsuit:

captainriz:

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HOW HAVE I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE

IT’S LIKE THE WHO’S ON FIRST OF SCIENCE JOKES

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@10 hours ago with 74629 notes
#that's what it is #who's on first #with chemistry 

patrickat:

bakafox:

akireyta:

intrikate88:

shardsofblu:

agentrromanoff:

favorite action sequences
↳ captain america: the winter soldier - nick fury is attacked

Look at this. JUST LOOK AT HOW FUCKING BADASS THIS IS.

But you still truly fear for him, because this shit happens right in the middle of a city in broad daylight, where they’re gonna riddle him with bullets and tear him into pieces. And how most people would then regard him simply as a common criminal rightfully pursued by the police, who deserved the very public execution he’s about to get.

There’s a lot to be said about how they chose the “police” machinery to take down Fury, while Steve and company was pursued by nondescript Hydra thugs and the presumably private STRIKE team. They would have absolutely no problem to murder Fury then and there, but with Steve they know they simply cannot do it when there are witnesses around.

Not here, they say for Steve Rogers. But right here and right now for Nick Fury.

And also? Before the attack, Fury sees the white cops eyeballing him in his nice SUV and says “you wanna see my lease?” This man has decades of experience in intelligence operations. He’s been lead developer on an international security-based predictive analysis program. He’s an operations mastermind. 

AND NICK FURY DOESN’T SEE THIS ATTACK COMING BECAUSE THE WARNING SIGNS LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THE AVERAGE INSTITUTIONAL RACISM HE SEES ON A REGULAR BASIS. 

i am showing my privilege, i never quite made it through to the bolded pointed when thinking about this scene before. which makes it exponentially more horrifying.

And that really was POLICE machinery- at least to anyone who isn’t a serious hardcore gun geek, who knows exactly what makes and models police have and where, and can ID on sight- there’s no reason for witnesses to go “But cops don’t use that kind of weapon or force this doesn’t seem legit”

That whole sequence is terrifyingly legit-feeling.

The only red flags their attack really would raise would be of the “Don’t get involved, hide, try to not get killed too, oh my god the fucking cops in this country are terrifying” kind of red flag.

And the police weaponry we saw here isn’t even half as militarized as the stuff the actual police just rolled out in real life in Missouri.

From Scrollgirl:

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@11 hours ago with 4677 notes
#winter soldier #nick fury #racist police #police militarization #mcu 

"It is because society tells us that women are objects, not subjects, that Stephen Hawkings can declare women to be “a complete mystery”, and have newspapers gleefully latch on to this, declaring women “the greatest mystery known to man”. It is a common refrain for men to bleat about not understanding women, but this is because they have simply never tried, because society has trained them to never look at life through the eyes of a woman."

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