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buffalo-divine-eden-no7: Justin Gaffrey Reblogging because I…

Saturday, August 31st, 2013



buffalo-divine-eden-no7:

Justin Gaffrey

Reblogging because I really liked it, but also to restore the source provided by the OP, and to publicly shame Tumblr user waterisgoodforyou. She was the particular user who removed the source in the particular branch I followed back upstream.

Please don’t remove the source when reblogging. It makes it harder to learn about the creator of the work, and just generally is uncool.

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chantelandbooks: Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes – John…

Saturday, August 31st, 2013



chantelandbooks:

Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes – John Singer Sargent

My favourite piece of art work that I saw at the Met. I immediately felt a kinship with this woman. She is so jaunty. She looks like she was a turn-of-the-century suffragette. Her outfit is sporty, as if she just came back from a ride on her bicycle.

I knew you were Sargent when you walked in.

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catonhottinroof: Warren Sheppard     Waiting for a Breeze

Saturday, August 31st, 2013



catonhottinroof:

Warren Sheppard     Waiting for a Breeze

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‘You will not ask me what is the point of envy. You are…

Saturday, August 31st, 2013














‘You will not ask me what is the point of envy. You are determined, I see, to have no curiosity. You are wise — but I cannot be wise. Emma, I must tell what you will not ask, though I may wish it unsaid the next moment.’

‘Oh! then, don’t speak it, don’t speak it,’ she eagerly cried. ‘Take a little time, consider, do not commit yourself.’

‘Thank you,’ said he, in an accent of deep mortification, and not another syllable followed.

I’m sorry Ian, but they’re both great. They’re just different.

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beesmygod: who the fuck is talking shit about the xkit guy i…

Saturday, August 31st, 2013



beesmygod:

who the fuck is talking shit about the xkit guy i will drive to your house and preform a colonoscopy on you with my boot

Heh. XKit guy is the best. I wish there was a way for the whole user community to bake him cookies.

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cellazar-slytherin: Gay rights activists: known universally…

Saturday, August 31st, 2013





















cellazar-slytherin:

Gay rights activists: known universally for their awesome signs

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The world is such a wacky, mysterious place. Life is more…

Friday, August 30th, 2013



The world is such a wacky, mysterious place. Life is more amazing than anyone could possibly imagine. Case in point: This silken “fence” structure constructed around a central pillar, discovered on a tree trunk in the Peruvian Amazon.

More images and discussion:

I feel bad sometimes for people who get so caught up in TV shows (or YouTube videos) that they forget to go out in the natural world. Then I realize I’m talking about myself. Then I vow to stop whining, get off the damn computer, and be the change I want to see. Then I

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Sarah Horn’s duet with Kristin Chenoweth at the Hollywood…

Friday, August 30th, 2013



Sarah Horn’s duet with Kristin Chenoweth at the Hollywood Bowl

YouTuber rghurst made the video above by combining the best parts of the two most-popular audience videos. If you haven’t seen the performance yet, it’s totally worth six minutes of your time.

A quick roundup of what’s happened to Sarah in the past week:

  • Mike Kestler’s videoHolly Choe’s videorghurst’s mashup video. Funny story: I had the same idea of combining the videos, and went as far as creating one and uploading it to YouTube, before I saw rghurst’s. Both of us made the exact same choices at every step, except he included one brief cut back to the Kestler video that I didn’t. Great minds! :-)
  • In Her Own Words: Sarah Horn Shares Inspirational Story of Singing with Kristin Chenoweth at the Hollywood Bowl and Going Viral! - Horn’s own account. “I was not singing for the crowd as a performer usually does but was singing FOR them, in place of them. I was them and they were me. I was up there doing what every single person in that audience wished they could do. I cannot remember another time where I felt more connected to a body of people and at peace with where I was and what I was doing in a single moment.”
  • A local news story from KTLA 5. “Wicked was my favorite musical in high school, and I must have sang ‘For Good’ a hundred times.”
  • Sarah Horn on Inside Edition – Recaps the event, including a brief interview.
  • Sarah Horn will return to Hollywood Bowl stage (without Chenoweth) - L.A. Times article, including an extended video interview. Mentions that Horn has been invited to be a judge and sing at “Abba-Cappella”, a sing-off event at the Hollywood Bowl on September 8.
  • Sarah Horn: Part of a Bowl-ful of talent - Megan Daum’s op-ed piece about the event, including discussion of the rumor that Sarah might have been a plant. “Sure, real spontaneity is rare. But the truth is, there are lots of talented people in the world, most of whom will never be famous and some of whom are probably more talented than the artists who sell out arenas and, ahem, appear on the Video Music Awards.”
  • Vocal instructor sings at the Hollywood Bowl and Teacher’s duet heard ’round the world – A couple of articles from Sarah’s local paper, The Press-Enterprise.
  • YouTube Singing Sensation Sarah Horn on Fame, Fans and Those Stubborn Skeptics (Q&A) - An interview from The Hollywood Reporter. “Horn: A man Facebooked me this morning, saying his young son would have been 7 recently but he passed away in infancy. The song he played at his funeral was ‘For Good’, and he said that he would never be able to listen to that again. But someone sent him this video and for some reason he played it and he said he had tears of joy in his eyes and said that for the first time in years, he felt his son. In reading that I just had to get the tissue box out. I’m tearing up right now just thinking about it.”
  • Sarah Horn’s Facebook page – Includes Sarah’s call for people to email Ellen DeGeneres to have her on the show. My prediction: It will totally happen, and it will happen like this: Ellen will talk with Sarah about the experience, then will invite her to sing. “But wait; we should get someone from the audience to help you. Is there anyone here who knows ‘For Good’? How about  you — yes, you, the short blonde woman in the back. Come on down.” And then Kristin Chenoweth will appear, the audience will go nuts, and when they’re done there won’t be a dry eye in the house. You heard it hear first.

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fairy-wren: American Kestrel. Photo by Jen Cute little dude.

Friday, August 30th, 2013



fairy-wren:

American Kestrel. Photo by Jen

Cute little dude.

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Those are some sweet headsails. But the racer in me wants to try…

Friday, August 30th, 2013



Those are some sweet headsails. But the racer in me wants to try moving the genoa lead about six inches aft to see what it would do to that hook in the leech. Or maybe check to see if there’s a leech cord that could be loosened a tad.

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fyeahcutemoths: Moth of the Week: White Witch & Black Witch…

Thursday, August 29th, 2013





















fyeahcutemoths:

Moth of the Week: White Witch & Black Witch Moth, Thysania agrippina & Ascalapha odorata


This week is a double feature (mostly because I couldn’t find much information on the White Witch Moth for some reason). These closely-related Noctuidae moths have quite the interesting mythos behind them!


First up is Thysania agrippina, the White Witch Moth! Found in Mexico to South America, these moths have the honor of being known as having the longest insect wingspan in the world—they can get up to thirteen inches long! As a rare and elusive species, not much is known about their life cycles, although some scientists project that caterpillars may prefer wooly legumes as their host plants. Another loose assumption that can be made is that, like most moths, they live for only about a week or two after emerging as imagoes, and may feed, although this is unknown. Their brilliant patterns and white to gold-ish coloring helps them blend in marvelously with their surroundings! They are also known as the Birdwing Moth, Gavilana, Ghost Moth, Giant Agrippina, Great Grey Witch, Great Owlet Moth, Moon Moth or Strix Moth. Should you ever find one, consider yourself very lucky!

Next up is its considerably smaller cousin (its wingspan is about seven inches), Ascalapha odorata, although it holds its own; it is considered the largest moth north of Mexico. It is found all over North America, although it mainly prefers the South. They regularly make frequent trips to Florida to finish their life cycle. Like most moths, they prefer to fly at night, although they can be found during the day for easy photography. Caterpillars can grow up to seven inches long and eat a variety of foodstuffs. They are not considered pests. Adult moths are attracted to bright lights, alcohol, fruits, and puddles. They have several generations per year.

There is interesting mythology behind Black Witch Moths. In Mexico, they are a symbol of death. If a moth enters a sick person’s house, it is said by the Mayans that this person will die. In other versions of the legend, this happens only if the moth visits all four corners of the house. There’s also a joke that if a moth flies over a person’s head, he will lose his hair! Another one yet—seeing one means that you have a curse! In Hawaii, Black Witch Moths are the souls of the departed coming back to visit their loved ones. In the Bahamas and Texas, if one stays at a house for a while, that means the owners are about to come into a lot of money. They are also known as “Mariposa de la muerte” (Mexico & Costa Rica)[1], “Pirpinto de la Yeta” (Argentina), “Tara Bruja” (Venezuela) or simply “Mariposa negra” (Colombia); in Nahuatl (Mexico) it is “Miquipapalotl” or “Tepanpapalotl” (miqui = death, black + papalotl = moth); in Quechua (Peru) it is “Taparaco”; in Mayan (Yucatán) it is “X-mahan-nail” (mahan = to borrow + nail = house)[2]; in Jamaica and the Caribbean, the moth is known as the “Duppy Bat” or “Money moth”[3]. Other names for the moth include the Papillion-devil, La Sorcière Noire, or the Mourning or Sorrow moth [Wikipedia].

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascalapha_odorata

http://www.texasento.net/witch.htm

http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabast/witch.html

http://www.eversostrange.com/2011/12/21/the-white-witch-moth/

http://www.texasento.net/agrippina.htm

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2009/07/10/white-witch-from-trinidad/

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camille-andre-book: Mille bras

Thursday, August 29th, 2013









camille-andre-book:

Mille bras

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My tank was overdue for some maintenance, so I did some last…

Thursday, August 29th, 2013



My tank was overdue for some maintenance, so I did some last night. I’ve got a bit of an algae issue, but I cleaned the glass and did a gentle rub on the larger leaves, which helped a lot.

The nitrate level was getting up there, but the water change helped bring that back down. The pH was a little low, too, so I nudged that up a bit by not treating the incoming water (which is always really alkaline around here) as much as I normally would.

The fishies seem to approve.

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herenya: A Thing

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

herenya: A Thing:

boobiesmcfeels:

ladyherenya:

boobiesmcfeels:

I would say that it’s a mistake to assume that Book!Jane’s feelings mirror those of our Jane in regards to a gentleman.

… for what it’s worth, I don’t like the use of the word ‘mistake’ here. AoJE adopts an elliptical approach to storytelling, which means we’re left to…

I just thought it was an amusing way to bring up the idea and allow for further discussion. 

It was never meant to actually imply that any interpretations are ‘mistakes’.

Though, I feel compelled to point out that the word ‘mistake’ is often seen as a negative word – but is, in fact, not one. Penicillin was a ‘mistake’, as was Rubber, Plastic, and Coca-Cola. For the most part, all artists work by first making ‘mistakes’ and finding solutions to them. 

I think it would be a mistake to avoid the word. 

Help! My fannish space is being invaded!

Heh.

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note-a-bear: bearlywriting: nimfeo: afeastforkings: In which…

Thursday, August 29th, 2013













note-a-bear:

bearlywriting:

nimfeo:

afeastforkings:

In which the bear is tumblr

SHIPPER BEAR IS A THING NOW

Shipper bear? Bitch please, I was a shipper bear before it was a thing

Omg….

I’ve reblogged this before, but it deserves another. Mostly for the last one.

I SHIP YOU GUYS SO HARD!

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ornamentedbeing: Metropolitan Museum of Art c. 1872-74 Black…

Thursday, August 29th, 2013





ornamentedbeing:

Metropolitan Museum of Art

c. 1872-74

Black mourning dress reached its peak during the reign of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) of the United Kingdom in the second half of the 19th century. Queen Victoria wore mourning from the death of her husband, Prince Albert (1819-1861), until her own death. With these standards in place, it was considered a social requisite to don black from anywhere between three months to two and a half years while grieving for a loved one or monarch. The stringent social custom existed for all classes and was available at all price points. Those who could not afford the change of dress often altered and dyed their regular garments black. The amount of black to be worn was dictated by several different phases of mourning; full mourning ensembles were solid black while half mourning allowed the wearer to add a small amount of white or purple. This half mourning dress shows the care with which additional colors were implemented in mourning attire with the white accents carefully placed to not overwhelm the black and create a visually appealing transitional garment.

Reblogging for history.

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Thursday, August 29th, 2013



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ornamentedbeing: A Victorian Mourning doll from a private…

Thursday, August 29th, 2013



ornamentedbeing:

A Victorian Mourning doll from a private collector. The coverlet is also an antique. The doll was made using the deceased woman’s hair and possibly her clothing for the dress.

Unfortunately I can’t find the actual link other than pinterest. It appears the facebook group this was on has been deleted so take the caption with a grain of salt. 

…in which a proper degree of Tumblr skepticism is employed right from the outset.

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Count and Countess László Széchenyi, circa 1908. In my…

Thursday, August 29th, 2013



Count and Countess László Széchenyi, circa 1908.

In my headcanon, they’re staring down an early papparazzo.

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