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Seething Brains

my flying machine, up she goes
Jul 26 '14

upsettingshorts:

camharr:

deducingtheworldaroundme:

i-am-the—dragons-daughter:

brienneofthrace:

BEST THING EVER

TYWIN LANNISTER READING 50 SHADES OF GRAY IS WHAT THE UNIVERSE NEEDS MOST

Whenever I feel a little down, I go watch this video.

We live in an age of wonders.

video

Jul 26 '14
Jul 23 '14
ursulavernon:

missmonstermel:

robotsandfrippary:

dollsahoy:

mythosidhe:

erstwhilegirl:

natellite:

ladyofthelog:

clawfoottub:

theacheofmodernism:

GUYS I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING

That is so adorable.

TOO SOON

lole

oh no

*CACKLES*  Should we tell them?  Or just be indulgent and let the fantasy live on…?

Oh, this is just…sad.  So, so many kinds of…sad.

I’m DYING.
And I miss the tartan skirts too. 

You know how some people try to replicate past eras, wearing the fashion, collecting the old technology, etc? I just picture this one collecting mint condition Delia’s catalogs and “vintage” Snapple bottles and beepers.. ugh, the 90’s.

Pardon, but my head seems to be embedded in this desk…

ursulavernon:

missmonstermel:

robotsandfrippary:

dollsahoy:

mythosidhe:

erstwhilegirl:

natellite:

ladyofthelog:

clawfoottub:

theacheofmodernism:

GUYS I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING

That is so adorable.

TOO SOON

lole

oh no

*CACKLES*  Should we tell them?  Or just be indulgent and let the fantasy live on…?

Oh, this is just…sad.  So, so many kinds of…sad.

I’m DYING.

And I miss the tartan skirts too. 

You know how some people try to replicate past eras, wearing the fashion, collecting the old technology, etc? I just picture this one collecting mint condition Delia’s catalogs and “vintage” Snapple bottles and beepers..
ugh, the 90’s.

Pardon, but my head seems to be embedded in this desk…

Jul 23 '14
Jul 23 '14

(Source: buckybalrnes)

Jul 23 '14

Kittehs!!!

(Source: catsbeaversandducks)

Jul 23 '14

medievalpoc:

distant-relatives-blog:

 The University of Sankoré, or Sankore Masjid is one of three ancient centers of learning located in TimbuktuMaliWest Africa. The three mosques of Sankoré, Djinguereber Mosque and Sidi Yahya compose the famous University of Timbuktu. During the 14th -16th century, Sankore University enrolled more foreigen students than New York University today. 

The Mali Empire gained direct control over the city of Timbuktu in 1324 during the reign of Mansa Kankou Musa also known as Musa I “King of Kings”. He designed and saw the construction of one of Sankore’s first great mosques and the Jingeray Ber Masjid in 1327.The foundations of the previous structure were laid around 988 A.D. on the orders of the city’s chief judge Al-Qadi Aqib ibn Mahmud ibn Umar. A local mandinka lady, esteemed for her wealth, financed his plans to turn Sankoré into a world class learning institution. 

By the end of Mansa Musa’s reign (early 14th century CE), the Sankoré Masjid had been converted into a fully staffed Madrassa (Islamic school or in this case university) with the largest collections of books in Africa since the Library of Alexandria. The level of learning at Timbuktu’s Sankoré University was superior to that of all other Islamic centers in the world. The Sankoré Masjid was capable of housing 25,000 students and had one of the largest libraries in the world with between 400,000 to 700,000 manuscripts.

Today, the intellectual legacy of Timbuktu is neglected in historical discourse. These pages of WORLD history tend to get ripped out.   

Learn more about the surviving manuscripts of the library of Timbuktu and its fate here.

Jul 23 '14
"Why is femslash the smallest genre in the world of fanfiction? Why is femslash the most underrepresented relationship type by a sizeable margin? More importantly, why is it that almost all femslash writers are queer women? Male slash pairings are written by straight women, queer women, and even some men (I say “even” because men are rarer than a two dollar bill in the world of fanfiction) and they’re read by a mostly female audience. Femslash has a completely different ideology, because it’s almost exclusively written and consumed by the community it portrays. Unlike a straight girl writing about two boys having sex (and I guarantee that they’re two conventionally attractive white boys whose female love interests have been deemed either worthy of death or asexual by the fandom), femslash is written by those whose identities and personal narratives are reflected in the stories themselves. Maybe the writer of that erotic scene hasn’t had sex with a girl yet, but damn, she has thought about it a lot. That queer author writes two girls falling in love even if they’re straight in the original work because two girls falling in love means something to her and to so many people like her, and it’s important that she sees herself in a piece of media whose canon forgets she exists. One of the great frustrations of LGBTQ media is the fact that so little of our representations end up coming from LGBTQ-identified creators, and thus we see inaccurate portrayals with limited diversity. Femslash exists because we were sick of being told we didn’t exist, so we wrote ourselves into their stories."
excerpt from a very long piece I’ve been working on for autostraddle about femslash and why there’s so little of it (and why we need to make more of it NOW)

(Source: teenboypopstar)

Jul 23 '14

thefrogman:

iguanamouth:

WHERE are they getting this stuff !!

By Lauren [tumblr]

(Source: mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh)

Jul 15 '14

asylum-art:

Edward Sheriff Curtis:"The North American Indian"

  1. Two Whistles, Apsaroke

  2. Klamath Indian at Crater Lake

  3. Dancing to Restore an Eclipsed Moon

 4. Tobadzischini

 5. Haschogan  

 6. Haschezhini  

 7. Bear Bull - Blackfoot  

 8. Red Cloud  

 9. Apache Gaun  

10. Offering to the Sun - San Ildefonso

FYI, Curtis would run around with a trunk full of “Real Ind’n” costumes, looking for Native Americans to DRESS UP and photograph. “And all of the Indians will be ghosts.” Because as ghosts they will be less threatening and the white settlers will feel less guilty. 

Jul 15 '14

Reactions from people whose language I was trying to learn:

fatnajl:

linguisticsyall:

Germans: Oh you’re learning German? Hey, you’re not so bad at it. Don’t fuck it up though. 

French: About time you learned French. 

Russians, Koreans, Spanish-speakers: WOW YOU’RE LEARNING MY LANGUAGE? LET ME HELP YOU I CAN GET SOME MATERIALS FOR YOU AND RECOMMEND SOME SITES AND VIDEOS, DID YOU JUST SAY “HELLO” IN MY LANGUAGE? YOU ARE SO GREAT WOW I AM SO IMPRESSED

Dutch: but why would you do this

why would you do this

Jul 15 '14

(Source: religiousenpai)

Jul 15 '14

iguanamouth:

he who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not start playing dnd as one - friedrice nicesheep

Jul 15 '14
Jul 12 '14

kawaiiasspizza:

superaunaturelle:

It’s over

I KNEW IT

(Source: heroinesaddiction)