burdge:

victims of the 90’s

burdge:

victims of the 90’s

"Your eyebrows are sisters, not twins."

The most comforting beauty advice I’ve ever been given. (via statexalchemist)

I said this to one of the girls at makeup college when she was complaining about them always being different and she looked at me as if I had changed her life

(via meetyourinnerstrength)

make me choose:
∟hilarious-sarcasm asked: peter pan or jefferson?

marthajefferson:

history meme: 01/06 woman | MATA-HARI

Mata Hari (1876-1917) was the stage name of the Dutch exotic dancer and prostitute Gertrud Margarete Zelle, who was shot by the French as a spy on 15 October 1917.
Born on 7 August 1876 in the Netherlands, daughter of a well-to-do hatter, Mata Hari attended a teachers’ college in Leiden before, in 1895, marrying Captain Campbell MacLeod (of Scottish antecedents but serving in the Dutch army). They lived together from 1897-1902 in Java and Sumatra.
Returning to Europe together they thereafter separated, and she took to dancing upon the Paris stage from 1905 under the name ‘Mata Hari’. Highly successful in Paris, Mata Hari’s attractiveness, as well as her apparent willingness to appear almost nude on the stage, made her a huge hit.  She cultivated numerous lovers, including many military officers.
Still unclear today are the circumstances around her alleged spying activities.  It was said that while in The Hague in 1916 she was offered cash by a German consul for information obtained on her next visit to France.  Mata Hari admitted she had passed old, outdated information to a German intelligence officer when later interrogated by the French intelligence service. Mata Hari herself claimed she had been paid to act as a French spy in Belgium (then occupied by German forces), although she had neglected to inform her French spymasters of her prior arrangement with the German consul.  She was, it seemed, a double agent. It appears that British intelligence picked up details of Mata Hari’s arrangements with the German consul and passed these to their French counterparts. She was consequently arrested by the French on 13 February 1917 in Paris.  Following imprisonment she was tried by a military court on 24-25 July 1917 and sentenced to death by a firing squad.  The sentence was carried out on 15 October 1917 in Vincennes near Paris.  She was 41.
To many she remains the unfortunate victim of a hysterical section of the French press and public determined to root out evidence of a non-existent enemy within, a scapegoat attractive as much for her curious profession as for her crimes. [x]

tomippen:

gabzilla-z:

Did Ridley Scott’s “Exodus” movie give the Sphinx a white/European makeover?

The backlash against Ridley Scott’s Exodus is gathering momentum. After Noah’s mixed reception earlier this year, more and more people are sick of seeing movies with “whitewashed” casts: White actors representing historical figures who almost certainly were not white.

The latest accusation of Exodus whitewashing relates to someone who technically isn’t even a character: the Sphinx.

The likeliest explanation is that the sculpture in this picture is not the Sphinx, but is in fact a statue of Ramses. This means that it would have been based on actor Joel Edgerton’s face. 

Unfortunately, this just makes the whitewashed casting even more blatant, because real statues of Ramses II simply do not look like that. So while Exodus may not have made a “white version” of the Sphinx, Egyptian culture is still being erased and rewritten to fit in with the film’s predominantly white cast of actors.

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maybe we don’t need these movies at all!

Thank you for posting this. I figured the “European Sphinx” thing was pretty far-fetched, even for a film that is adding their white-washing nonsense in a history that did not in any shape or form have people of Europe involved. 

It’s too easy in this society to look and see what a wonderful thing relationships are, it’s easy to be seduced into thinking its all cotton candy and unicorns. It’s damaging and unrealistic, relationships are simply what they are, relationships. And how you make them is entirely up to you and the parties involved.

Disney Princess and their original concept art, part 1

thegreenwolf:

mori-no-ookami:

beben-eleben:

Enchanting Forests In The World

This just goes to show that everywhere is beautiful except the United States and I don’t belong here

Are you KIDDING me?

Alabama:

Alaska:

Arizona:

Arkansas:

And that’s just the A’s! That’s not including gems from North Dakota:

Florida:

Kansas:

Oregon:

Pennsylvania:

And even New Jersey:

And that’s just ONE picture of ONE place in each of ten out of fifty states. Don’t tell me those aren’t just as beautiful even if the photography used in some of them might not be as detailed or professional.

You really want to appreciate what we have here? Watch Ken Burns’ The National Parks: America’s Best Idea—it’s streaming on netflix right now.. Not only will you get to see just how much wilderness we’ve protected, but you’ll discover that the US was the country that came up with the national park system in the first place, preserving wilderness areas for the people and for their own preservation. I’m not much of a “‘murica! RAH RAH!” kind of person, but I damned well WILL defend our wilderness places and the fact that we have as many as we do. 

Now get out there and explore some of them before you go whinging about how we don’t have any beautiful places.

If this gets 120,000 notes I will try out for American Idol singing The Krusty Krab Pizza

sandboxalchemy:

The Faerie Queene - 2013 - PhotoshopSee it on Deviant Art!
…Unlike some fairy folk, she is not young and lithe, a wisp of a spirit passing through the ether… but, on the contrary, she is shrewd, powerful, and kind, possessing a grace and elegance that never fades… and she has far more interesting stories to tell, if you care to listen.
I’ve been working on this digital painting for the past couple of weeks. I thought it might be time to share it with the world. I hope you like! 
Edit: Thank you for all the faves and reblogs! When I originally posted this image, I had no idea how popular it would become. (Most of my blogs do not receive much attention.) This image was something of a personal exercise, and there were still details I was hammering out. My apologies! For the most recent iteration: See it on Deviant Art!

sandboxalchemy:

The Faerie Queene - 2013 - Photoshop
See it on Deviant Art!

…Unlike some fairy folk, she is not young and lithe, a wisp of a spirit passing through the ether… but, on the contrary, she is shrewd, powerful, and kind, possessing a grace and elegance that never fades… and she has far more interesting stories to tell, if you care to listen.

I’ve been working on this digital painting for the past couple of weeks. I thought it might be time to share it with the world. I hope you like! 

Edit: Thank you for all the faves and reblogs! When I originally posted this image, I had no idea how popular it would become. (Most of my blogs do not receive much attention.) This image was something of a personal exercise, and there were still details I was hammering out. My apologies! For the most recent iteration: See it on Deviant Art!

girls-will-be-boys:

Binx
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poppypicklesticks:

ultrafacts:

What Cat Behaviors Actually Mean

More facts on Ultrafacts

I find that rolling around and showing their belly is very often, a cat’s way of saying “touch my belly and I’ll take a chunk out of your hand mother fucker” 

Anonymous asked:
Vlad knitting

sapphireswimming:

Knitting was a wonderful hobby, Vlad discovered, one that kept him from blasting many a stupid or irritating person throughout his work day, but as he completed the red beanie, he realized that he’d made yet another thing that was useless to him and tossed it beside his armchair as he set aside his needles to brood toward the fireplace for the rest of the night—he was rather glad when it had disappeared the next time he thought to look.

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