windandwater: listen I started temping around age 20 and…

Posted by jbc on July 24th, 2017 at 8:58 pm

windandwater:

listen I started temping around age 20 and stopped around 25 only to transition to permanent for 3 years at the weirdest office I’d ever worked in and I can tell you with full confidence that this whole story is exactly what temping is like

My first real job (well, second real job but the first one I earned any money at) after college was substitute teaching for L.A. Unified on an emergency credential. Which left my summers open, so I temped for Kelly two summers running. And yes; what Ang says is dead true.

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the-eldest-woman-on: Word on the street

Posted by jbc on July 24th, 2017 at 8:58 pm

the-eldest-woman-on:

Word on the street

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tail-feathers: CLYDE ASPEVIG (b. 1951) The Evening Still, oil…

Posted by jbc on July 24th, 2017 at 5:03 pm

tail-feathers:

CLYDE ASPEVIG (b. 1951) 

The Evening Still,
oil on canvas, 30 × 40 inches

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whereness:©wнereneѕѕ17

Posted by jbc on July 24th, 2017 at 12:03 pm

whereness:

©wнereneѕѕ17

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end0skeletal: by Eddie Takahashi

Posted by jbc on July 24th, 2017 at 7:03 am

end0skeletal:

by

Eddie Takahashi

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crimsonclad: The thing about Persuasion that just kills me is…

Posted by jbc on July 23rd, 2017 at 9:53 pm

crimsonclad:

The thing about Persuasion that just kills me is that the central premise— “I hope the person who broke my heart has a miserable life and I get to watch them be humiliated while I get everything I ever wanted” is so universal.

But Wentworth is only able to fully enjoy it for like A DAY before he starts realizing how terrible it is. He watches Anne suffer in silence and he hates it. He watches her being treated like an inconvenience and a joke and a piece of furniture and he hates it. He hears sneering comments at her expense and he hates it. He spends evening after evening in her company, where he is celebrated as a handsome, dashing hero while she is shoved to the side and ignored and he hates it.

He probably spent a lot of heartbroken hours out on the sea wishing revenge on her (like ten years’ worth), but then he gets to see it happening and revenge turns out not to be that sweet after all. He probably thought “I hope she never gets married to anyone else and she has to spend the rest of her miserable life with her miserable family, listening to them talk about nothing and regretting ever letting me go.” But then he has to watch her live through it, and it is just excruciating. Watching her bite her tongue. Watching her keep her eyes down on her clasped hands. Watching her silently accept everything as if she deserves it.

He’s like, “YES, it’s all HAPPENING! She’s all ALONE and PALE and OLD and…sad. And her family treats her terribly, and she’s— no one is talking to her. No one even knows that she’s funny and smart, they just— they just make her sit in the corner. She’s hardly eating anything. And she really isn’t that old, but they are acting like she’s dead? Her family is even worse than they used to be, how is that even possible? Why isn’t anyone helping her? Why is she the only person taking care of anyone? Why isn’t anyone taking care of her?”

And his nasty “she’s so altered I should not have known her again” comment that he KNOWS got back to her starts ringing in his ears. And his cocky “yeah I’m just here to find a YOUNG, HOT girl to marry now that I’m SUCH A CATCH, whatevs” approach starts to make him feel queasy, because she’s HELPING, she’s trying to stay out of his way and help him pick a young wife, and she hardly ever smiles anymore, not really. He watches her slip out of rooms when he enters them and he hears her laughing with her nephew sometimes but then go quiet when anyone else approaches, and he doesn’t know what to do.

Anyway, every fandom has a bunch of Pride and Prejudice AUs, but I WANT PERSUASION AUS. I NEED THEM. I NEED THEM. 

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Video

Posted by jbc on July 23rd, 2017 at 5:03 pm

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etes-vous-mine: “Because I’m little”

Posted by jbc on July 23rd, 2017 at 12:00 pm

etes-vous-mine:

“Because I’m little”

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mostlythemarsh: On the Dyke Femme sans l’ombrelle tournée vers…

Posted by jbc on July 23rd, 2017 at 8:03 am

mostlythemarsh:

On the Dyke

Femme sans l’ombrelle tournée vers la gauche

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artofrestraint: Franz Xaver WinterhalterBarbara Dmitrievna…

Posted by jbc on July 23rd, 2017 at 7:08 am

artofrestraint:

Franz Xaver Winterhalter
Barbara Dmitrievna Mergassov Rimsky-Korsakova, 1864

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hiimlesphotos:The Rock

Posted by jbc on July 22nd, 2017 at 11:14 pm

hiimlesphotos:

The Rock

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hullocupcake: shellyjohnsons: Tessa Thompson in Thor: Ragnarok…

Posted by jbc on July 22nd, 2017 at 10:59 pm

hullocupcake:

shellyjohnsons:

Tessa Thompson in Thor: Ragnarok (2017) dir. Taika Waititi.

AHHHHH

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rizsahmed:The Iron Giant in Ready Player One (2018) dir. Steven…

Posted by jbc on July 22nd, 2017 at 10:59 pm

rizsahmed:

The Iron Giant in Ready Player One (2018) dir. Steven Spielberg

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Photo

Posted by jbc on July 22nd, 2017 at 5:09 pm

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“It was Sam’s first view of a battle of Men against Men, and he did not like it much. He was glad…”

Posted by jbc on July 22nd, 2017 at 12:09 pm

“It was Sam’s first view of a battle of Men against Men, and he did not like it much. He was glad that he could not see the dead face. He wondered what the man’s name was and where he came from; and if he was really evil of heart, or what lies or threats had led him on the long march from his home; and if he would rather have stayed there in peace.”

The Two Towers (via one-small-garden)

If you dig Tolkien quotes, send @one-small-garden a follow.

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dappermouth: take care to walk in silence.

Posted by jbc on July 22nd, 2017 at 7:04 am

dappermouth:

take care to walk in silence.

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animations-daily:I don’t feel safe. That’s because we’re not.

Posted by jbc on July 21st, 2017 at 5:09 pm

animations-daily:

I don’t feel safe. That’s because we’re not.

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astronomyblog: Conjunction Full Moon, Venus and Jupiter Image…

Posted by jbc on July 21st, 2017 at 12:04 pm

astronomyblog:

Conjunction Full Moon, Venus and Jupiter

Image credit:  Wang Letian

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daughterofchaos: Detail of Portrait of Anne, Countess of…

Posted by jbc on July 21st, 2017 at 7:09 am

daughterofchaos:

Detail of Portrait of Anne, Countess of Chesterfield by Thomas Gainsborough, ca. 1777-78

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k-m-anthony: brain.jpg(s)

Posted by jbc on July 20th, 2017 at 11:14 pm

k-m-anthony:

brain.jpg(s)

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