Photograph of King penguin chicks on South Georgia island near Antarctica. #penguins #photography #nikon #wildlife #natue #antarctica
Aptenodytes patagonicus (Spheniscidae)
Dear diary, today I am sad birb. I wear tuxedos instead of fur coat today and all other birb laugh.
I watched Man of Steel a while back with the family and tbh wasn’t very impressed and don’t remember much but what I DO remember is General Zod insisting that he was created to protect Krypton and was essentially incapable of pursuing any goal other than keep Krypton safe and I ALSO remember wondering why that basic drive hadn’t translated into keep Kal-El safe the red hot second Kal-El was all that was left of Krypton. I mean really. I would have enjoyed watching that. I would enjoy reading fanfiction of that too but I looked and it doesn’t seem like anyone’s written it yet.
(Yes this is me at 11.45 p.m. complaining that no one else has written my idea for fanfiction.)
Easy and Hard Challenge Day 13 - Love / Hate. Hard mode? (Basically “two or more figures, interacting” is automatically hard mode.)
Silence for a few moments. Harriet felt that Wimsey ought to be saying, “How well you dance.” Since he did not say it, she became convinced that she was dancing like a wax doll with sawdust legs. Wimsey had never danced with her, never held her in his arms before. It should have been an epoch-making moment for him. But his mind appeared to be concentrated upon the dull personality of an East Anglian farmer. She fell a victim to an inferiority complex, and tripped over her partner’s feet.
”Sorry,” said Wimsey, accepting responsibility like a gentleman.
"It’s my fault," said Harriet. "I’m a rotten dancer. Don’t bother about me. Let’s stop. You haven’t got to be polite to me, you know."
Worse and worse. She was being peevish and egotistical. Wimsey glanced down at her in surprise and then suddenly smiled.
"Darling, if you danced like an elderly elephant with arthritis, I would dance the sun and moon into the sea with you. I have waited a thousand years to see you dance in that frock."
"Idiot" said Harriet.
- Have His Carcase, Dorothy Sayers
(Pose more than a little influenced by J. C. Leyendecker)
Spring Never forget
Three weeks ago, my friend Joe lost his father to a long battle with cancer. Earlier this week, Joe’s mother got in a fatal car accident which resulted in her death. Joe is a senior in high school and most of his money was already going towards paying bills for his family. Unfortunately, now he has no more close family and has the responsibility of paying for the funerals for both of his parents.
I know most of you probably won’t be able to help, but I knew it couldn’t hurt to spread the word. My school and community are trying to come together to raise money to help him out with the funeral expenses.
If there is any chance you are able to make any sort of financial donation to helping him out, please contact me on my personal blog for more information. Something like a $10-20 donation could help tremendously, but please remember that even the smallest amounts (even $1 if that’s all you can do) will be greatly appreciated.
Even if you can’t donate money, it would be wonderful if you could spread the word. Prayers and positive vibes sent his way could also be a great help. This is a tragic thing for someone at his age to be going through. Please do anything you can to help whether it’s donations, spreading the word, or prayers for him.
i havent read homestuck in a b illion years but. my girls
Pretty boss art
Update for 16/4/2014:
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A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.
The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.
Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.
The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.
"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."
That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.
"ooh! a poor person in need of help! i better make sure they get arrested!" to me, that’s the issue that’s most troubling. Apart from that, the statue, and the idea behind it, is one of the parts of Christianity that even a grouchy atheist like me has to admire…
To be fair, I have at least once called the police on a creature in dire need of help. Because they’re the people who can go help. It was a dog that someone had left out during our first spike to -20. That dog used to bark all day every day in the summer. I called when it was getting ridiculously cold becuase the barking took on a panicked tone. Within a bit, the barking stopped, and I haven’t heard the dog since. I hope that means it got to a good home…
That is a really brilliant bit of art, I have to say.
One a the only times i can remember feelings actively included in my home church was when the then-vicar had a rant about how one time he saw a bunch of dirty, ill dressed punks outside a store hanging out and smoking and said he had a vision of them as jesus and his disciples, as they would appear today, so I like this, being as ive felt strongly about jesus being a homeless vagrant since
That is a pretty good vision.
One of my friends had a story, which I have about third-hand, so I’ll probably mangle it. Anyway, the preacher at the church he was at was talking about a time back in the 60s, when most Christians were pretty hostile to hippies, and this guy comes into church long after the service has started, and he’s obviously a hippie, and he’s not dressed for church at all (people used to do this, mind; they’d dress up extra nice). And he’s obviously trying to find a place to sit, but it’s pretty full, and he walks about halfway down the aisle before just giving up and sitting down on the floor. And people are staring, and it’s pretty disruptive, so one of the church elders gets up, and walks over to the guy, and sits down with him. Because that way, it’s not some stranger being disruptive, it’s just some guy and some other guy who are sitting on the floor because that’s where there’s space.
Insofar as there’s a punchline, it’s that the preacher telling the story was that hippie.
This must be the most beautiful DIY tutorial I have ever seen. And it so happens to be in style of this weekend. Found on Ulicam, a very nice blog by Ulrika Kestere, photographer and illustrator. For the whole tutorial and lot’s of inspiration, click here.
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This cannot be allowed to happen. Private and internal investigations have clearly failed, so the public must hold ASU and Barrett accountable for their unacceptable actions. Reblog on tumblr and spread bit.ly/fireasupredators on all your social media.
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alternate universe where auto-responder is a robot who falls in forbidden robolove with roxy, a beautiful, heroic, and sassy scientist, and they run from the government together wow
(Source: animesports, via cloudhime)