tarargh:

i only have two speed settings for blogging: “makes you wonder if theyre even still active” or “your entire dash is nothing but me”

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wildwesjames:

Today is September 4th 2014. It has now been 8 years since the death of one of my greatest heroes.Steven Robert Irwin. In that time, and unlike what my comforting mother, and friends assured me, it has not become easier. In the years since his passing I have watched as animal media feed into the hands of the uneducated, sensationalist, and often even cruel TV show hosts only content in showcasing the brutality, and deadly aspects of wildlife. I have seen no one step up to the plate, no one fill that void he left in the world. Consider this an open letter, to all those as tragically in love with the natural world as I. Get out there, be loud, show your self and your love to the world, educate, experience, and just and just freaking live. We are but one species on what may be the most biodiverse planet in the universe. So get up, and make some damn noise, lose the fear, and show them what you love.

       "Because people want to save, the things that they love."

             We all miss you mate. 

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i-am-a-bluestocking:

trans-thing:

momo-deary:

kisumisu:

i-am-a-bluestocking:
PLEASE! Jeffrey Campbell has stolen a design from Finnish lolita brand Cloudberry Lady. The Bat Girl shoes from Jeffrey Campbell are from 2014 (released just a couple of weeks ago) and the original design is from 2013!please signal boost this and help a small brand.”People of tumblr please support a small company! Cloudberry Lady designed Bat Shoes in 2013 and these shoes highly resemble our design. So much it’s almost hard to believe to be just a co-incidence, which I’m not denying it still could be.

But please if you are interested in this kind of shoes I humbly ask you to turn to us first. Thank you! 
Here are links to our tumblr posts of our original designs:
http://cloudberrylady.tumblr.com/post/78322105160/this-sample-pair-of-cloudberry-lady-the-bat-high
http://emmametso.tumblr.com/post/46929322835/the-bat-shoes-made-and-designed-for-cloudberry”


Please don’t promote the wrong pair!!  It’s nearing Halloween season, support the right designer :) <3

But where’s the link to buy them???

http://www.storenvy.com/stores/429768-cloudberry-lady

i-am-a-bluestocking:

trans-thing:

momo-deary:

kisumisu:

i-am-a-bluestocking:

PLEASE! Jeffrey Campbell has stolen a design from Finnish lolita brand Cloudberry Lady. The Bat Girl shoes from Jeffrey Campbell are from 2014 (released just a couple of weeks ago) and the original design is from 2013!
please signal boost this and help a small brand.

People of tumblr please support a small company! Cloudberry Lady designed Bat Shoes in 2013 and these shoes highly resemble our design. So much it’s almost hard to believe to be just a co-incidence, which I’m not denying it still could be.

But please if you are interested in this kind of shoes I humbly ask you to turn to us first. Thank you! 

Here are links to our tumblr posts of our original designs:

http://cloudberrylady.tumblr.com/post/78322105160/this-sample-pair-of-cloudberry-lady-the-bat-high

http://emmametso.tumblr.com/post/46929322835/the-bat-shoes-made-and-designed-for-cloudberry

Please don’t promote the wrong pair!!  It’s nearing Halloween season, support the right designer :) <3

But where’s the link to buy them???

http://www.storenvy.com/stores/429768-cloudberry-lady

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readingandfangirling:

So I decided to do this….

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The truth is, I pretend to be a cynic, but I am really a dreamer who is terrified of wanting something she may never get. — Joanna Hoffman
someone finally said it (via floatingmemories)

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Colin O’Donoghue talks Frozen at SDCC 2014 XX

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winchesterandwinchester:

Dean Winchester, you are obscene.

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obytheby:

applecocaine:

myjamflavouredmindtardis:

megan15:

theybuildbuildings:

vintagegal:

Girls pose by a jail that recalls the witch trials of 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Photo taken in 1945.

I recently learned that the water in Salem was contaminated with the fungus from which LSD is derived and a legitimate theory for the whole thing is that everyone in the town was tripping balls 

This might be the greatest thing ive ever seen on the internet

We did a whole massive thing on this in history. I believe the fungus in question is called Ergot and it’s terrifying. It makes your muscles spasm so when they had seizures that was the reason, not because they were possessed. One woman had to be strapped to her bed, she was seizing so bad. And, like ‘theybuildbuildings’ said, it had the same effects as LSD; as soon as you touch it, let alone consume it, it messes with your entire system. The worst thing is, you practically always had a bad trip. Many complained about bugs crawling under their skin or monsters emerging from the shadows to scratch and bite at them until they were screaming. It was a horrendous thing and the worst part is, Ergot is still around. It grows on crops and, if your wheat isn’t properly treated, it can be eaten and you’ll most likely experience the same as the women of Salem. 

god i love history

This is hella cool and almost correct… 
The effects on the people of Salem were probably from consuming bread with the fungus in it, not from contaminated water. And apparently rye is way more commonly affected than wheat. In fact, often the members of the clergy were able to afford nicer bread made from wheat and thus were not as commonly affected.
You don’t go on a spasm-y trip just by touching it. You have to consume it for weeks, which results in chronic poisoning. ( If you stop eating it early enough, you may recover. So when people suffering from these “demonic possessions” took refuge in churches and stopped eating low-grade rye bread they were sometimes miraculously healed. 
More interesting facts:
Ergot poisoning can result in convulsions &amp; hallucinations, or it can cause gangrene, depending on which group of active alkaloids are present. (Horrifying, either way.) It killed a lot of people in Europe in the Middle Ages. 
In Europe, often there was a strong correlation between wet summers (which provide ideal conditions for ergot) and reports of witchcraft/ possession. And in Norway and Scotland, records of witch persecution are only found in areas where rye was grown and used to make bread.
And I just learned right now that one author dude translated the word “Beowulf” as “barley-wolf” which could indicate a connection to ergot. The LSD-like effects could be a valid explanation for stories of Old Norse warriors going into the a sort of trancelike battle rage.
(this is exactly the kind of stuff my herbology medicinal plants class is about, it’s so cool omfg. we had a lecture on ergot last week.)

obytheby:

applecocaine:

myjamflavouredmindtardis:

megan15:

theybuildbuildings:

vintagegal:

Girls pose by a jail that recalls the witch trials of 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Photo taken in 1945.

I recently learned that the water in Salem was contaminated with the fungus from which LSD is derived and a legitimate theory for the whole thing is that everyone in the town was tripping balls 

This might be the greatest thing ive ever seen on the internet

We did a whole massive thing on this in history. I believe the fungus in question is called Ergot and it’s terrifying. It makes your muscles spasm so when they had seizures that was the reason, not because they were possessed. One woman had to be strapped to her bed, she was seizing so bad. And, like ‘theybuildbuildings’ said, it had the same effects as LSD; as soon as you touch it, let alone consume it, it messes with your entire system. The worst thing is, you practically always had a bad trip. Many complained about bugs crawling under their skin or monsters emerging from the shadows to scratch and bite at them until they were screaming. It was a horrendous thing and the worst part is, Ergot is still around. It grows on crops and, if your wheat isn’t properly treated, it can be eaten and you’ll most likely experience the same as the women of Salem. 

god i love history

This is hella cool and almost correct… 

The effects on the people of Salem were probably from consuming bread with the fungus in it, not from contaminated water. And apparently rye is way more commonly affected than wheat. In fact, often the members of the clergy were able to afford nicer bread made from wheat and thus were not as commonly affected.

You don’t go on a spasm-y trip just by touching it. You have to consume it for weeks, which results in chronic poisoning. ( If you stop eating it early enough, you may recover. So when people suffering from these “demonic possessions” took refuge in churches and stopped eating low-grade rye bread they were sometimes miraculously healed. 

More interesting facts:

Ergot poisoning can result in convulsions & hallucinations, or it can cause gangrene, depending on which group of active alkaloids are present. (Horrifying, either way.) It killed a lot of people in Europe in the Middle Ages. 

In Europe, often there was a strong correlation between wet summers (which provide ideal conditions for ergot) and reports of witchcraft/ possession. And in Norway and Scotland, records of witch persecution are only found in areas where rye was grown and used to make bread.

And I just learned right now that one author dude translated the word “Beowulf” as “barley-wolf” which could indicate a connection to ergot. The LSD-like effects could be a valid explanation for stories of Old Norse warriors going into the a sort of trancelike battle rage.

(this is exactly the kind of stuff my herbology medicinal plants class is about, it’s so cool omfg. we had a lecture on ergot last week.)

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themightyglamazon:

steviepsyclone:

jerkbent:

 

I still kinda geek a lil when she stops the rain

Katara is so important, you guys.

I see a lot of criticism going around about how Katara was Aang’s “prize” at the end of the series, that she lost importance in Korra once she popped out an Airbender baby and just generally didn’t have agency but I don’t gel with that.

How about we look for a moment at what Katara is, who Katara is, what she’s done.

This flawless queen:

- Lost deeply at a young age in the war that was all she had ever known, and turned that loss into an abiding empathy and determination to care for those who were losing around her.

- Found and praticed her own power with a brother telling her she was strange for doing it, and no prospect of anyone to ever teach her how to do it well.

- Captured the heart of an ancient spirit who had been born and loved a thousand times and a thousand mortals with the blue of her eyes and the strength of her spirit.

- Left her own home, desecrated by the army that had dominated her life, her people, determined to chase that evil down and steal her brand-new friend back from it with nothing but a canoe and her untrained power.

- Fought The Man and earned his respect for her spirit and her potential by being that good even without formal training.

- RESURRECTED THE GOD OF HER WORLD.

- Found within herself a great and terrible power, and even though power was something she had sought all her life, put it aside not to be used because it was not a power that brought peace.

- Looked the mother’s murderer in the eye, put him at the knife’s edge of death, and judged him not worth the stain on her soul or her mothers’ memory.

- Faced the Fire Nation princess, she who would be kinslayer, the only Fire Nation soldier ever to breach the walls of Ba Sing Se, and defeated her on her own ground.

- Returned to her home, restored her home, and ensured no children of her culture would ever again find themselves with a great and beautiful power, and no hope of ever learning to wield it.

- Played one of the most essential roles in ending the war that was all she had ever known since the day she was born.

- The wandering god of her world, the nomad from a culture of detachment, pledged himself to her and gave HER strong, good children. For fuck’s sake, why do so many people try to turn motherhood into an abdication of agency? As if having a child is something a woman does for the man who fathers the child, never a want a man assists a woman in achieving? And Katara secured a mortal god for the father of her children. Girl. Girl. GEDDIT.

Conclusion: Katara is better than us all. Let us kneel and give praise.

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