1. "I swear to every heaven ever imagined,
    if I hear one more dead-eyed hipster
    tell me that art is dead, I will personally summon Shakespeare
    from the grave so he can tell them every reason
    why he wishes he were born in a time where
    he could have a damn Gmail account.
    The day after I taught my mother
    how to send pictures over Iphone she texted
    me a blurry image of our cocker spaniel ten times in a row.
    Don’t you dare try to tell me that that is not beautiful.
    But whatever, go ahead and choose to stay in
    your backwards-hoping-all-inclusive club
    while the rest of us fall in love over Skype.
    Send angry letters to state representatives,
    as we record the years first sunrise so
    we can remember what beginning feels like when
    we are inches away from the trigger.
    Lock yourself away in your Antoinette castle
    while we eat cake and tweet to the whole universe that we did.
    Hashtag you’re a pretentious ass hole.
    Van Gogh would have taken 20 selflies a day.
    Sylvia Plath would have texted her lovers
    nothing but heart eyed emojis when she ran out of words.
    Andy Warhol would have had the worlds weirdest Vine account,
    and we all would have checked it every morning while we
    Snap Chat our coffee orders to the people
    we wish were pressed against our lips instead of lattes.
    This life is spilling over with 85 year olds
    rewatching JFK’s assassination and
    7 year olds teaching themselves guitar over Youtube videos.
    Never again do I have to be afraid of forgetting
    what my fathers voice sounds like.
    No longer must we sneak into our families phonebook
    to look up an eating disorder hotline for our best friend.
    No more must I wonder what people in Australia sound like
    or how grasshoppers procreate.
    I will gleefully continue to take pictures of tulips
    in public parks on my cellphone
    and you will continue to scoff and that is okay.
    But I hope, I pray, that one day you will realize how blessed
    you are to be alive in a moment where you can google search
    how to say I love you in 164 different languages."
     
  2. merchantshipss:

    A Fin whale carcass the bears have been feeding on for the past year lies beneath the surface of the water, Svalbard, Norway.

    I’ve been looking for this for such a long time

    (Source: malformalady, via packsofthree)

     
  3. I never think about putting my sexuality just out on the table. Sexy  is something that’s quiet and private and shy. And I think every person who is comfortable with who they are is – in some way – sexy.

    (Source: buckyibarnes, via extremesportscalendarmodel)

     
  4. mcrsquad:

    everyone needs to see this picture asap

    (please credit me if u use it ty)

    (via happilyappled)

     
  5. Tagged #embra #VOTE YES
     

  6. punanomasia:

    There’s something so cringey about Alistair Darling accusing the Yes campaign of using “fear tactics” in the referendum debate.

    YOUR CAMPAIGN IS KNOWN AS #PROJECTFEAR ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

     
  7. lawless523:

    lindentreeisle:

    jazzumon:

    fifty-shadesofgay:

    castielsunderpants:

    straighttohelvetica:

    Easily the most horrifying line of dialogue I’ve ever heard in an animated movie.

    NO BUT THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD GODDAMN MOVIE LIKE THE MUSIC IS FUN AND SUPERB THE CHARACTERS WERE REAL PEOPLE EVEN THE ANTAGONISTS THE WOMEN WERE GREAT IT WAS ALL GREAT. IT DOESNT MATTER IF YOURE JEWISH, CHRISTIAN, MUSLIM, ATHEIST, WHATEVER ELSE IT DOESNT MATTER ITS SUCH A GOOD MOVIE AND ITS LITERALLY ONLY 90 MINUTES OF YOUR DAY AND EXPERIENCE THIS HERE JUST CLICK IT LITERALLY IT WILL OPEN IN A NEW TAB GO WATCH. 

    also can we point out that none of the characters were white? like damn accurate depictions of Biblical characters

    whispers this is one of my all time favourite movies

    I adore this movie.  ADORE IT.  And the above scene is a perfect example of one of the main distinctions this movie has amongst all movies, but particularly amongst animated movies: the bad guys are not mustachio-twirling villains who do evil shit because they love being evil or generically want power.  They actually bothered to develop each of the major characters and explore their motivations and how their actions evolved out of their personalities and their experiences.  It would have been super easy to take the narrative from Exodus and make the pharoah Generic Evil Dude, but they went beyond that and explored the relationship between the father and his sons, Ramses and Moses, and how those intersecting family relationships impacted both men’s actions as adults.  Pharaoh’s dialogue there is terrifying not just because he did a bad thing; but because it’s clear from his words and his face that he genuinely believes that he was acting out of what he thought was the best interest of his family and his kingdom.  That’s how you build a human villain- they have motivations that are complicated but sympathetic, and then they take it to a place where you’re like, “Wow, that is super not okay.” 

    Plus this scene resonates because it recognizes that it’s not even the infanticide which is the ultimate source of the evil here (although infanticide is pretty bad), but rather the dehumanization of an entire race of people that allowed Pharoah and his soldiers to justify the infanticide to themselves so they could perform it.  Like, congratulations Dreamworks, you totally boiled down genocide for the under-twelves.

    Then you have Ramses, who is just a hot mess of daddy issues, and they do a great job of showing the way he and Moses are torn up about how they’re being forced into these opposing roles.  It’s not that they don’t have agency, because they do, but you get the sense of how circumstances are shaping them into men who are representative of two diametrically opposed cultures and agendas.  Ramses is a villain, but more because he feels he is standing in his father’s sandals and has to take up the villainy that his father worked his way into than because he has any particularly villainous motivations. 

    Then, in addition to the character development and general craft, the animation and music are absolutely stunning.  The plagues are given impressive weight not by 5-star special effects (as would have been tried if this was a live action film) but by the way they are set up and reacted to by the characters.  The slaying of the firstborn is not graphic at all but it is legitimately terrifying. 

    Bottom line, everything about this film is amazing and if you haven’t seen it sometime over the past 15 years, you are missing out.

    ITA about this movie, its ethnically accurate character design, and its music.

    (via infinityonfiyah)

     
  8. (Source: bribooth, via gothic-culture)

     

  9. monk3yslutz:

    if you’re voting no because you think alex salmond is a idiot you need to reevaluate your life

    (via ayeforscotland)

     

  10. sapphrikah:

    atrapforfools:

    next time you hear a white person say “well if black people can say the n-word why can’t i???” you should ask them “why do you want to?” and listen as they try not to say “black people have something of their own that I am not entitled to and that hurts my feelings and makes me feel inferior”

    omgoodness.

    (via punanomasia)

     
  11. empty-venus:

    Breaking news: White fuckboys on twitter bitching how funny it is that Beyoncé is a feminist when she and her dancers were provocative and half naked. Despite feminism being about empowerment and a woman’s right to do whatever the hell she pleases with it, they just don’t seem to be able to grasp this concept.

    In other news, men still don’t know what feminism is, still bitter that they aren’t Beyoncé and still making themselves look like asses on the internet.

    And now the weather.

    (via infinityonfiyah)

    Tagged #yes
     
  12. the-foxandthe-bodhi:

    vraieronique:

    Body Art by Gesine Marwedel, Germain artist.

    This is one of the most incredible works I’ve seen!

    (via scarletplanetmoon)

     
  13. Cape May, the hippest place in NJ

    (Source: no-artificialpreservatives, via lotms)

     
  14. butismileanyway:

    Can we talk about that jaw line, please?

    (via patrickthestump)

    Tagged #cryan
     
  15. magicbuffet:

    angelica-aswald:

    mtvstyle:

    want this moment burned on my eyelids

    So many girls saw this. Bless.

    first time any televised performance made me cry???

    (via misandry-mermaid)