rainbowrowell: bloodyredcarpet: On this day in 1912, a screen…

Posted by jbc on September 19th, 2014 at 5:07 pm





















rainbowrowell:

bloodyredcarpet:

On this day in 1912, a screen legend was born…celebrating the irresistible charms and mighty talent of Eugene Curran Kelly, known to movie lovers the world over as Mr. Gene Kelly! (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996)

There’s a lot to take in here.

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Reporters: stop asking about my dating life

Posted by jbc on September 19th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

ehmeegee:

We’ve started placing non-monetary bets on the likelihood that I’m asked about my personal life during publicity interviews.

So far I’ve been correct 100% of the time.

I can’t completely understand the fascination with my dating life; maybe I just really do a stellar job of keeping it ambiguous and therefore compellingly mysterious, such that it warrants questioning during professional interviews. But more often there’s this awe-like oscillation between “It must be really hard for you to date because your job is so unique and you do gross things sometime” and “You must get dates all of the time.”

Like today. I mention how I find standing in the dermestid colony room is comforting; it’s an area I wander to when I need to clear my head. It’s quiet, save for the gentle crackling of the busy beetles, hungrily going about their lives while they eat and breed and die among eviscerated fauna. Pretty soothing. Believe me, there is no quieter place in the Museum. But the minute I being this up the response is “oh giiiirrrrlll we’ve got to get you a date.”

I get that I’m this quirky paradox of a woman: how is it possible I’m pretty, articulate, and also smart? and kinda weird? Gosh the solution to those problems must mean I only got this way because I didn’t have a man in my life to keep me boring and level-headed. Ignore the fact they assume I am also straight.

It comes up again: “do you work with any hot, Indiana Jones scientists?” Hey here’s one for you: are you going to ask my male colleagues these same questions? Going to imply they need to get a date instead of publish so many compelling papers about their research? And I’ll have you know that I’m infinitely more attracted to someone’s wit and candor, and the quality of the work they publish in reputable scientific journals and the eagerness they have to explore our world than whatever physical form they ended up taking. I would marry a gorilla if it were so sophisticated.

Sometimes I feel the most sexism occurring in these fields comes in the form of awkward publicity. I’ve also been asked by reporters if I would pose for Playboy if approached – and what I would charge to accept. If you want to ask me about natural history, or museums, or social media, or science literacy – be my guest. But don’t expect a straightforward answer if you derail the conversation to pry into my personal life.

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acehamlet: LITERATURE MEME | 1/2 MOVEMENTS “The mind in…

Posted by jbc on September 19th, 2014 at 12:07 pm


Caspar David Friedrich, Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer


Louis Édouard Fournier, The Funeral of Shelley


William Blake, Albion Rose


Henry Fuseli, The Nightmare


Henry Wallis, The Death of Chatterton

acehamlet:

LITERATURE MEME | 1/2 MOVEMENTS

“The mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness; this power arises from within, like the colour of a flower which fades and changes as it is developed, and the conscious portions of our nature are unprophetic either of its approach or its departure.” 

Percy Bysshe Shelley, A Defence of Poetry.

Romanticism was an attitude or intellectual orientation that characterised many works of literature, painting, music, architecture, criticism, and historiography in Western civilisation over a period from the late 18th to the mid-19th century. Romanticism can be seen as a rejection of the precepts of order, calm, harmony, balance, idealisation, and rationality that typified Classicism in general and late 18th-century Neoclassicism in particular. It was also to some extent a reaction against the Enlightenment and against 18th-century rationalism and physical materialism in general. Romanticism emphasised the individual, the subjective, the irrational, the imaginative, the personal, the spontaneous, the emotional, the visionary, and the transcendental.

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anonsally replied to your post: kuanyinhelpme said:Curiosity: why… Shadow selfie like my…

Posted by jbc on September 19th, 2014 at 8:26 am

anonsally replied to your post: kuanyinhelpme said:Curiosity: why…

Shadow selfie like my icon?

Ooh, I like that one. Excellent. Thanks.

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The song of the Costa’s hummingbird.

Posted by jbc on September 19th, 2014 at 7:11 am



The song of the Costa’s hummingbird.

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becausebirds: An amethyst in bird-form, meet the Costa’s…

Posted by jbc on September 19th, 2014 at 7:11 am



becausebirds:

An amethyst in bird-form, meet the Costa’s Hummingbird. A desert hummingbird, Costa’s Hummingbird breeds in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts of California and Arizona.

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drxgonfly: Sunflower (by Wolfhorn)

Posted by jbc on September 19th, 2014 at 7:11 am



drxgonfly:

Sunflower (by Wolfhorn)

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Let it go

Posted by jbc on September 18th, 2014 at 11:13 pm

isolatedextrovert:

I drive faster when I think of you.

I still feel my innocence break when I think of you

I still roll my eyes and want to scrub my body cleaner when I think of you

I still wish you’ve gone blind when I think of you

I still wish someone threatened your life and made you feel helpless when I think of you

I still wonder why I wasn’t enough

I still wish you could let it go and be just be nice to me

I wish to love you for ever, the way you deserve.

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Digital Detox: Reboot or Die Trying

Posted by jbc on September 18th, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Digital Detox: Reboot or Die Trying:

Dave Roberts is back online. This makes me happy. And he seems to be less of a tweet factory, which apparently will make him happy. It’s a win-win!

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Franz Xaver Winterhalter. Born in a small village in Germany’s…

Posted by jbc on September 18th, 2014 at 5:06 pm






















Franz Xaver Winterhalter.

Born in a small village in Germany’s Black Forest, Franz Xaver Winterhalter left his home to study painting at the academy in Munich. Before becoming court painter to Louis-Philippe, the king of France, he joined a circle of French artists in Rome. In 1835, after he painted the German Grand Duke and Duchess of Baden, Winterhalter’s international career as a court portrait painter was launched. Although he never received high praise for his work in his native Germany, the royal families of England, France, and Belgium all commissioned him to paint portraits. His monumental canvases established a substantial popular reputation, and lithographic copies of the portraits helped to spread his fame. Winterhalter’s portraits were prized for their subtle intimacy, but his popularity among patrons came from his ability to create the image his sitters wished or needed to project to their subjects. He was able to capture the moral and political climate of each court, adapting his style to each client until it seemed as if his paintings acted as press releases, issued by a master of public relations.

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tortellinigirl: IM AT CHURCH CAMP AND THEY ACCIDENTALLY JUST STARTED PLAYING SHOTS OVER THE LOUD…

Posted by jbc on September 18th, 2014 at 12:19 pm

tortellinigirl:

IM AT CHURCH CAMP AND THEY ACCIDENTALLY JUST STARTED PLAYING SHOTS OVER THE LOUD SPEAKERS .
THE FIRST LYRICS ARE LITERALLY “ARE YALL READY TO GET FUCKED UP” .
YOU CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO IMAGINE THE FACES OF HUNDREDS OF HOMESCHOOLED CHRISTIAN TEENS UPON HEARING A SWEAR
U DONT EVEN KNOW THE PASTORS JUST CASUALLY KEPT DANCING WHILE THEY STRUGGLED TO TURN IT OFF AHHHHAHAHHA

There are no accidents. This too was part of the Almighty’s plan.

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stormbornvalkyrie: “Some roses have steel thorns.”…

Posted by jbc on September 18th, 2014 at 12:19 pm





stormbornvalkyrie:

“Some roses have steel thorns.” For ofvalkyries

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Im not from america, whats the pledge of allegiance? Is it like the national anthem or something?

Posted by jbc on September 18th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

lol no. Every single morning, in every school across the country, we are made to stand up and place our hand over our heart, stare at the US flag and in unison, recite the following pledge:

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.”

Depending on what school you go to or how seriously your school, state, or country takes it, you can get in trouble for refusing to do the pledge. I even knew of kids getting in trouble for skipping the “one nation under God” part. It’s all very ridiculous to me and it’s meant to instill a sense of patriotism I guess? It’s just a bit creepy and traditionalist and built upon instilling this great American pride in children of the US.  

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Curiosity: why are you so fascinated with selfies right now? do you own the selfie museum tumblr? what are you going to do with it, just reblog selfies? are you going to include self portraits in other mediums, or just photography? I probably have more questions/thoughts, but this is sufficient for now.

Posted by jbc on September 18th, 2014 at 11:27 am

why are you so fascinated with selfies right now?

Honesty, I have no idea. It seems to have started with erinwert‘s decision to post a selfie a day for a year. When she said she was planning to do that I thought, omg, erin, no way, that’s too narcissistic. But as they were coming through my dash I was looking at them, and thinking about what they meant, and the next thing you know I was working out meta, and, well, here we are.

do you own the selfie museum tumblr?

Indeed yes, that is me. I was thinking that I probably shouldn’t make enduring my selfie obsession a condition of following the main blog, and other people do post-a-day type sideblogs, and they seem to sometimes be popular. So I thought, why not?

what are you going to do with it, just reblog selfies?

That’s my plan, yeah. But I’m open to suggestions.

are you going to include self portraits in other mediums, or just photography?

Excellent question, and one that I hadn’t really thought of. But now that I do, I think I’m inclined to cast the net widely in the interest of variety. If you have a submission, feel free to submit to theselfiemuseum (I think I have submissions enabled? if not, please let me know).

Painted self-portraits are obviously a thing that pre-date photography, and I could see including the occasional one of those. I mean, that’s selfie-ish, right? And I’m including some photographs of people taken by people not themselves. I’ll probably work out some kind of tag taxonomy. So far I’ve got:

  • #true selfie – photo of someone, taken by that someone
  • #fake selfie – photo of someone, taken by someone else, but posted on the first someone’s blog in self-referential fashion
  • #non-selfie – something other than a selfie, but that is conceptually selfie-related in some way

Other things I’ve been coming across, and have been tagging as sub-genres:

  • #mirror selfie
  • #reflection selfie – reflections in things other than mirrors
  • #child selfie – of, by, or both
  • #dad selfie – same
  • #sibling selfie – same
  • #mom selfie – same
  • #group selfie
  • #animal selfie
  • #tricky selfie – some selfies take extra effort
  • #cosplay selfie
  • #bathroom selfie
  • #museum selfie

 I probably have more questions/thoughts, but this is sufficient for now.

I look forward to hearing them.

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oneirograms: Selfies and kaleidoscope

Posted by jbc on September 18th, 2014 at 8:48 am











oneirograms:

Selfies and kaleidoscope

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oneirograms: Hi

Posted by jbc on September 18th, 2014 at 8:48 am





oneirograms:

Hi

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A few weeks ago you had posted some cool selfies. I queued them to run on the lies tumblr, but then when I went to move them to my new theselfiemuseum tumblr I saw that you had deleted them. Would you prefer that I not reblog a post you’ve made if you have deleted it since I queued it? Thanks.

Posted by jbc on September 18th, 2014 at 8:48 am

Ah no I don’t mind at all! I’m honored to be a part of the selfie museum haha. Thank ya!

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Flower Garden (1905-1907) Gustav Klimt

Posted by jbc on September 18th, 2014 at 7:13 am




Flower Garden (1905-1907)

Gustav Klimt

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bobak: heythereuniverse: Ophiuchus Rho with Antares and M4 |…

Posted by jbc on September 18th, 2014 at 7:13 am



bobak:

heythereuniverse:

Ophiuchus Rho with Antares and M4 | VisualUniverse

I have a crush on Rho Ophiuchi.

Was just checking it out (naked eye) the other night while walking Rory. I’m behind on celestial events; I had to consult my phone to see what those two big-ass planets were that were hanging around in there.

Spoiler: Mars and Saturn.

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I could listen to Stars of the Lid all day. Some days I do just…

Posted by jbc on September 17th, 2014 at 11:05 pm



I could listen to Stars of the Lid all day. Some days I do just that.

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