"If you repeatedly criticize someone for liking something you don’t, they won’t stop liking it. They’ll stop liking you."

(via aliwallacee)

This is a truth I’ve lived more times that I’d like to admit. Which is sad, cos I’m okay if my people and I don’t have 100% the same likes. It doesn’t make any of us bad, but there’s this deep-rooted human thing where we are so in need of belonging to the same group that anything that suggests we are different appears to be a threat. I have a tiny list of things I need us to agree on, but we can handle all the others :)



Cecil Ehn’s spring wizards’ collection features roses and ruffles, using traditionally feminine elements to emphasize the sensuality of men and magic.

(photo found by the fantastic essayofthoughts!)

I haven’t looked at the rest the collection yet, but the description makes me drool a bit…


The band can be as done with the song as they want, but I will never be done. NEVER. (The video doesn’t hurt….)




Apparently this is "The clearest photo of Mercury ever taken."

why isnt everyone getting so excited about this, it is literally another planet look at how beautiful it is stop what your doing and look at how alien like this planet is what is living there oh my god mercury

Overwhelmed once again by the beauty of things not on this planet <3

"In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.

In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request.

In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.

Again, in Chicago, a man grabbed a 19-year-old walking on a public thoroughfare, pulled her onto a gangway and assaulted her.

In Savannah, Georgia, a woman was walking alone at night and three men approached her. She ignored them, but they pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.

In Manhattan, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed when men catcalling from a van drove onto the sidewalk and hit her and her friend.

Last week, a runner in California — a woman — was stopped and asked, by a strange man in a car, if she wanted a ride. When she declined he ran her over twice.

FUCK YOU if you think that street harassment is a “compliment” or “no big deal” or that it’s “irrational” of us to be afraid because “what’s actually gonna happen.” Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you some more."

Street Harassment: Is a Man Running Over a 14-Year Old Girl for Refusing Sex Serious Enough? | Soraya Chemaly  (via mooncrumbs)

I haaaate linking HuffPo, but this is a useful post. The original has links for every crime mentioned. 

(via sweetwinter)



Benedict you giant dork






Friendly reminder that the Duckbill Platypus is not beaver sized but the tiniest most cutest patootie being in existence 


i thought these things were the size of like, large cats or something. ITS FUCKING TINY JESUS

"sleeping by myself
curled up like a question mark
come and answer me"

— Haiku, Eliza Kane (via sidebraids)

"We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken."

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment (via namelessin314)


That’s one of my life drives….Find the others….



but i’ll be there for you
as the world falls down

Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.

At one point, I watched this film daily and could recite it from memory. Was a nice way to kill time when I didn’t have a book and had to wait for something. (The reciting, not the watching.)



Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »


Turns out that /r/mensrights survey I posted yesterday was rigged, and the person who set it up has withdrawn the whole thing. So … now you know.

Given I reblogged the survey in question…this is me responsibly reblogging that it was broken :)



Survey of /r/mensrights turns up pretty much exactly what you’d expect.

White, male, 17-20 years-old, and disconnected from reality.

I can’t even conceive of what most the responders must consider “reality”