thalassarche:Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera) – photo by…

Friday, September 29th, 2017

thalassarche:

Cinnamon Teal

(Spatula cyanoptera) – photo by Matthew Studebaker

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halfagony-halfhope: Favorite Moments from: The Lydia Bennet

Friday, August 4th, 2017

halfagony-halfhope:

Favorite Moments from: The Lydia Bennet

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juliagraham: the lizzie bennet diaries meme:seven costume…

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

juliagraham:

the lizzie bennet diaries meme:

seven costume theater moments; lydia!mr. bennet/lizzie/jane and ricky!mrs. bennet/darcy/bing – episode 37
“Rule number one about Lizzie’s diaries, they’re Lizzie’s diaries. She sees what she wants to see, now stay in character!”

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“The OMB outline for the Commerce Department for fiscal 2018 proposed sharp reductions in specific…”

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

“The OMB outline for the Commerce Department for fiscal 2018 proposed sharp reductions in specific areas within NOAA such as spending on education, grants and research. NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research would lose $126 million, or 26 percent, of the funds it has under the current budget. Its satellite data division would lose $513 million, or 22 percent, of its current funding under the proposal. The National Marine Fisheries Service and National Weather Service would be fortunate by comparison, facing only 5 percent cuts…. The biggest single cut proposed by the passback document comes from NOAA’s satellite division, known as the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, which includes a key repository of climate and environmental information, the National Centers for Environmental Information. Researchers there were behind a study suggesting that there has been no recent slowdown in the rate of climate change — research that drew the ire of Republicans in Congress. Another proposed cut would eliminate a $73 million program called Sea Grant, which supports coastal research conducted through 33 university programs across the country. That includes institutions in many swing states that went for President Trump, such as the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, the University of Florida and North Carolina State University.”

White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency – The Washington Post
(via dendroica)

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welovewebseries: “Sweetie, I’m not waiting around for Agatha…

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

welovewebseries:

Sweetie, I’m not waiting around for Agatha while the rest of us keep dying off

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“I’m about to be more sexually explicit than I normally am on Twitter … This NYT story about girls…”

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

I’m about to be more sexually explicit than I normally am on Twitter …
This NYT story about girls and sex made me wish I’d put masturbation scenes into all my YA books. Normally my authorial lens doesn’t focus on sex, and I don’t think it HAS to or SHOULD – but girls need women to talk about sex more.

In a review for Eleanor & Park, some guy wrote that Park wasn’t a convincing 16-year-old boy because he doesn’t think about his penis enough. And I thought, one: I’m pretty sure male authors aren’t required to make male characters talk constantly about the D just to prove something. And two: It didn’t bother this guy (or the guys in the comments) AT ALL that Eleanor never thinks/talks about her CLITORIS. (Like, maybe these guys don’t know about the clitoris?) (It’s possible.) I mean, also, I think 16-year-old boys do lots of thinking/feeling above the belt. But the assumption that girls do NOTHING below theirs …

People frequently ask me whether Eleanor and Park, or Cath and Levi, or Simon and Baz have sex within their books – and the answer is no. I really want all three of those couples to be mature and ready and emotionally safe with each other before they have sex. (My headcanon.) But I also want all of those characters to feel great about sex and themselves, and to masturbate and know their own bodies … I’m really not sure how much of that I’ll ever get into a book, or what my responsibility is.

Rainbow Rowell, twitter: March 27th 2016

Link to the NYT article mentioned

(via fanbows)

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yohunny-art: Ok but you know the Keeper of Seeds probably…

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

yohunny-art:

Ok but you know the Keeper of Seeds probably carried some extra seeds with her.

Congrats Mad Max: Fury Road and the team behind it on six(!) Oscars!

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Speed: Unknown.Size: Unknown.The unholy offspring of lightning…

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Speed: Unknown.

Size: Unknown.

The unholy offspring of lightning and death itself. Never engage this dragon. Your only chance: Hide and pray it does not find you.

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“#feelings are shit I’m turning into a robot”

Monday, December 21st, 2015

“#feelings are shit I’m turning into a robot”

someone on tumblr who might see this

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mostlythemarsh: Caterpillar Arse

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

mostlythemarsh:

Caterpillar Arse

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Lawrence Alma-Tadema: Ask Me No More (1906), Expectations…

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Lawrence Alma-Tadema: Ask Me No More (1906), Expectations (1885), and A Kiss (1891).

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imperator-kraken: were-not-to-blame: moomieart: kukkiisart: b…

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

imperator-kraken:

were-not-to-blame:

moomieart:

kukkiisart:

blutrippe:

OH MY GOD GUYS!!!!!

image

prettiestcaptain kamikrazywarboys kukkiisart moomieart rouge-warboy all-doofed-out nuxtreme were-not-to-blame i-heart-war-boys blatteburystreet
(Sorry if I forgot people! ADD THEM!)

Oh my god XD

Please watch this it’s amazing!

holy shits. I wanna do it!!

AAAAHHHHHH

Tiny INTERCEPTOR!!!!!!!!! WAR BOYS!! YELLINGH!!!!!

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immortanjoan: warboyheadcanons: xenowhore: kotteri000: One…

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

immortanjoan:

warboyheadcanons:

xenowhore:

kotteri000:

One War Boy

Oh my god whaT THE FUCK ;__: 

STOP THAT

This kills the Joan ;n;

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Reblogging to add a photographer credit: That’s by Roberto Sysa…

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Reblogging to add a photographer credit: That’s by Roberto Sysa Moiola.

And yeah, it’s Namibia. More here.

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The world is cursed. But still, you find reasons to keep living.

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The world is cursed. But still, you find reasons to keep living.

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sylvia-morris: Are you ready? Are they ready?I like to imagine…

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

sylvia-morris:

Are you ready? Are they ready?

I like to imagine the conversations Furiosa and Angharad had in the lead up to the escape. 

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Giant prehistoric krakens may have sculpted self-portraits using ichthyosaur bones

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Giant prehistoric krakens may have sculpted self-portraits using ichthyosaur bones:

theheadlesshashasheen:

IA! IA!

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seanpersaud: Before getting married, Ryan Bailey had to survive…

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

seanpersaud:

Before getting married, Ryan Bailey had to survive the wild west world of dating. In this week’s Talking Marriage, he shows Sean and Mary Kate Wiles (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Squaresville, Kissing in the Rain) how to get the girl by being a great talk show host.

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windandwater: OH GOD THIS IS NOT A DRILL BILL WATTERSON DREW…

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

windandwater:

OH GOD THIS IS NOT A DRILL BILL WATTERSON DREW PEARLS BEFORE SWINE FOR THREE DAYS AND I’M NOT OKAY RIGHT NOW

He had a comic strip idea he wanted to run by me.

Now if you had asked me the odds of Bill Watterson ever saying that line to me, I’d say it had about the same likelihood as Jimi Hendrix telling me he had a new guitar riff. And yes, I’m aware Hendrix is dead.

So I wrote back to Bill.

“Dear Bill,

I will do whatever you want, including setting my hair on fire.”

SAME, Stephan Pastis. SAME.

Also: “I could do better if I had more space.” HA. I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE.

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How would a wizard deal with arachnophobia? I never have the heart to squish spiders but still have a panic-response when I see them!

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

The wizardly way to deal with this is to chat with spiders until they no longer frighten you. :)

They are not the world’s most voluble conversationalists. Mostly what they have to say is “Hungry”, “gotta make a web”, “gotta hang out in the web”, “OH WOW I CAUGHT SOMETHING YAY!”, “Sorry, can’t talk, gotta wrap up what I caught”, “Mmmmm” (at dinnertime), “gotta take the web down and conserve my resources”, and (seasonally) “HEY PRETTY LADY / PRETTY GUY, LET’S DANCE / FUCK”.

But if you can get them past that — usually by persistence: wizards who specialize in insects learn persistence pretty early on — you will also hear “Whoops, sorry, didn’t mean to scare you, you looked kinda like a tree from that angle”, “Oh come on, the wind blew me into your hair, do you think I wanted to be here? You are not remotely edible”, “You wouldn’t have a caterpillar on you, would you? I missed lunch”, “How do you get by with so few legs? I am so sorry for you”, “I am so not ready for sex yet”, and “Would you turn off that damn light?”, or alternately “Thank you for leaving the porch light on last night, best meal I’ve had in ages, I asked all my mates round and everybody made out like bandits.”

…Wizards aside, I once had a conversation rather like this with a driveway full of tarantulas (they would come out and bask on cool mornings because the driveway would store the sun’s heat overnight). The brown tarantula, early in the morning before things warm up enough for them to get active, is the most docile and sociable of creatures. They sit there and look at you with all their little eyes. You look at them with your two. Peaceful coexistence, until they start quietly creeping away to hide in the bushes.

(I also had a long talk some years ago with the giant Malaysian hissing cockroach up at the Museum of Natural History in NY, but I can’t discuss that because it was mostly about sex.)

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