Rachel, 18, Canadian. I love stories. I post art; a wide range of fandoms (Joss Whedon, Aaron Sorkin, Marvel, GoT, LotR, HP...); cute animals; cynical text; beautiful pictures; and random weird shit. Enjoy! =)

 

poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

blackwidowinitiative:

No… No. That’s not right…

#BLACK WIDOW MOVIE!!!!!#JUST MAKE IT ALREADY!!!!!!!#LITEARLLY JUST TAKE ALL OF MY MONEY MARVEL PLEASE MAKE THIS MOVIE!!!!!

(Source: borncareful)

moriahbard:

Important cat facts:

1) Fat kitties is best kitties.

2) When kitties lie on their backs with their tummies showing, it means they feel comfortable. If they show you their tummies, feel honored! It means they feel comfortable around you.

3) THIS IS NOT AN INVITATION TO PET THE TUMMY. I know this is the exact opposite of dog body language and may be confusing. But even comfortable kitties are still tiny warriors and don’t really like people reaching for their vulnerable underbelly. Remember that when a kitty is on their back, ALL of their pointy bits are directly facing you, and they will not hesitate to use said pointy bits.

4) If a kitty loves you very much, and is very sleepy, it may be okay to veeeeery gently touch the tummy (though starting with the chest is the safest approach). If you are blessed by Bastet and all the kitty goddesses, the kitty will let you nuzzle their tummy with your face. This is the greatest sensation known to humankind. It is also an ADVANCED MOVE and should never be attempted by cat novices.

These have been important cat facts. Thank you.

(Source: catsbeaversandducks)

rafi-dangelo:

Michael Brown’s parents held a press conference today and they reiterated their hope that Darren Wilson would be arrested.  I could pretend to be surprised that he’s still free, but it took the police six weeks to arrest George Zimmerman.

They’ve already protested.  Some have already rioted.  The vast majority of the media is in agreement that something is off.  And people around the world are in support of Michael Brown, but Darren Wilson is still at home.

What else can we do?  What else can we do?

“You must see my ballerina in Diamonds. She’s prodigious – 19 years old, just graduated from the Vaganova School in Petersburg, and just recruited for the Bolshoi. She has the most exquisite upper-body, and a magical presence.”

- Merrill Ashley, former NYCB principal dancer.

I think we’ve officially reached that annoying time in the year where it’s sweater weather in the morning, but by midday, if you wear a sweater, you die from heatstroke.

(Source: ididntasktobemade)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Scottish Independence

micdotcom:

For many Muslim Americans, 9/11 was a double punch of tragedy and bigotry

The actions of 19 Islamic extremists on 9/11 left an indelible mark on America. Today, millions pause to commemorate the attacks’ 13th anniversary, to honor the victims and to remember that all life is special and sacred. But there’s an untold story amid the many speeches and moments of silence — one filled with a different kind of pain, grief and strong sense of loss. 

Those stories are now being told on social media

coochieclaws:

youngblackandvegan:

micdotcom:

A university president just gave up a lot of his salary to raise his school’s minimum wage

In some pretty awesome and uplifting news, Kentucky State University’s interim president Raymond Burse has given up more than $90,000 of his nearly $350,000 salary to help raise university workers’ minimum wage to $10.25 an hour.
"This is not a publicity stunt"


Black male excellence

Whoaaaaaa

coochieclaws:

youngblackandvegan:

micdotcom:

A university president just gave up a lot of his salary to raise his school’s minimum wage

In some pretty awesome and uplifting news, Kentucky State University’s interim president Raymond Burse has given up more than $90,000 of his nearly $350,000 salary to help raise university workers’ minimum wage to $10.25 an hour.

"This is not a publicity stunt"

Black male excellence

Whoaaaaaa

ivy-and-twine:

Industrial designer Scott Summit, of Summit ID, creates incredibly beautiful prosthetic pieces. They are created on a 3D printer, with the user’s other limbs as a point of reference, resulting in beautifully symmetric limbs.  

His philosophy of creating personal and elegant rather than mass-produced, functional pieces really shows through the grace of his work.  

Some of the more beautiful things that come out of this philosophy range from recreating a tattoo that was lost to matching a purse to looking like a piece of sport equipment: whatever is important and personal to the wearer’s life become reflected in their new prosthetic limb. 

(Listen to his Ted Talk here)

dulect:

bolton-is-our-king:

lawrencias:

fatoka:

brookeeverdeen:

WHEN A NEW CHARACTER GETS INTRODUCED IN A BOOK

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THEN THEY DIE 2-3 PAGES LATER

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when you think you did well in the exam

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then you know you’ve got a bad grade

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making a new friend

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introducing them to one of your other friends and then eventually becoming the third wheel

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when you like a post
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when you dislike it
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when you like a new TV show

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but then it gets cancelled 

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(Source: brookeelizabeths)