Ruan Lingyu 阮玲玉 in The Goddess 神女 (1934 Chinese silent film)

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Bashar Shglila captures life in the Libyan deserts.

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Well, I can only hope you all are watching the excellent Ken Burns documentary, The Roosevelts, which began airing last night. In honor of that, and not at all because I’m on vacation and feeling lazy, this week I’m going to reblog some of my favorite Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt posts.

Seriously, though, the documentary is great so far. Check it out if you can!


Meet … America’s New President, Franklin Roosevelt.

Some great shots in this British Pathé short film from 1932, introducing FDR to the British public.

Courtesy of British Pathé Ltd. Check them out on Tumblr, too.

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While people used to look into the future and see technology as making fantasies come true — flying cars! teleporters! — the truth of technology in the 21st century is that it doesn’t deal in fantasy. It heightens reality — racism, misogyny, etc. — in all its grotesqueness.

Anyone else sick of feminists squawking about misogyny on Grindr?

It’s an app for GAY MEN looking to have sex with OTHER MEN.


Also you think someone not having sex with someone else is discrimination?  And yet you lot screech about the friendzone and sexual entitlement? Puh-leez. 

"Just as the 1 percent of America’s economy has unlimited access to the services and privileges they need, Grindr’s 1 percent has the privilege of determining who has access to them and when and where they will get serviced."

It is absurd to conflate the idea of socio-economic privilege with the “privilege" of choosing who you have sex with, and the way he describes conventionally attractive gay men as “sexual gatekeepers” and lambastes them for exercising their right not to have sex is down right creepy

It sucks when someone you find attractive doesn’t find you attractive but not everything that sucks is oppression. Like the heterosexual men who whine about being “friendzoned” the author doesn’t seem to get that people can legitimately have preferences that exclude you, and that consent means, yes, being able to discriminate in who you have sex with.

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giniethepiratequeen said: I know what you mean about not feeling prepared for your job - but I think with something like being OT feeling prepared will only come with time and experience. I'm glad your placement went well - final year already! Good luck with that - I'm sure you'll do great. Uni is indeed over and I am now out in the real world, working a real job and all. I don't feel like i'm 100% ready for my job, but then I think there's way less at stake in my role really, and learning is what makes it interesting

Yeah, I think it’ll probably take a while in practice before I feel like a “real” OT. And thanks, I hope you’re right. I don’t think many people feel 100% ready when taking on a new role but I’m certain you’ll be a success and if you’re finding it interesting that’s the most important thing. What kind of role is it? 

Shield of Henry II of France, France, ca. 1555.

The battle scene at the center is thought to depict the victory of Hannibal and the Carthaginians over the Romans in Cannae in 216 B.C., which here could be interpreted as an allusion to the struggle of France against the Holy Roman Empire during the sixteenth century. In the strapwork borders are the intertwined letters: H for Henry II (reigned 1547–59); C for Catherine de Médicis, his queen; and possibly also D for Diane de Poitiers, his mistress. Interspersed with the initials are crescents, the king’s personal badge and a reference to the moon goddess Diana and her namesake Diane de Poitiers.

(Source: martyr-eater)

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Skull in a salt lake

Wow that is the highest quality gif I have ever seen!

It looks like I’m actually there



Skull in a salt lake

Wow that is the highest quality gif I have ever seen!

It looks like I’m actually there

(Source: osteo-princess)

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A horror fan decorated his room in the following way. He calls it the fear room. (Source)

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One of my favorite things to see is random people trying to interact with unfamiliar outdoor cats. Just standing there with a hand out, making kissy noises, maybe meowing at the cat while it ignores them. Mankind at its best and least dignified

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Famous Books Closing Lines by Luminous Particular

1. 1984,  2. Moby Dick, 3. Crime and Punishment, 4. Lord of the Rings, 5. Jane Eyre, 6. The Metamorphosis, 7. To Kill a Mockingbird, 8. To the Lighthouse

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