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February 08 2018

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@failbettergames I’M YELLIN


This is the most excited I’ve been about a Fallen London storylet in ages omfg

Var is gonna marry that revolutionary RIGHT NOW



oh u haven’t heard?? it’s all gonna be ok

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the setup in my room is so high romantic… ❤



it’s okay to sit with sad feelings, to sit with stress and anxiety and anger, it’s all okay. just know that with time, your sadness will fade and scars will heal. everything will be okay, it just takes some time.

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This is 18 month old Lucas Warren. He is the first Gerber baby to have down syndrome via /r/aww



Why in the sixteen blue hells are there people doing Sexy Pennywise RP in the notes on one of my posts?



How the signs are feeling

Jaded as fuck and probably just wants to sleep: Sagittarius, Leo, Gemini, Libra

Amazing, only screamed into the void twice today: Virgo, Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio

Hasn’t felt feelings in months but if you had to choose, tired: Aries, Capricorn, Aquarius, Taurus

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Progress of the Exceptional Rose




I find it interesting that so many people were critical of the Black Lives Matter protests when a few of them got out of hand. On several occasions it was due to the police instigating conflict in otherwise peaceful crowds. Even so, many conservatives lost their shit and made a gigantic stink.  

Today I’m reading news about people in Philadelphia wreaking absolute havoc on the city because a sports team won a game. Things have been set on fire. People are climbing on top of awnings and jumping off. They actually had to put grease on light poles so people would not try to climb them. Someone got run over by a 4-wheeler. And I’m pretty sure a police horse was taken for a joy ride. 

The majority of the reaction I’m seeing is not that of outrage. It’s just sports fans having a little fun. They’re just excited! Boys will be boys, amirite? No big deal.  

Yeah, i n t e r e s t i n g



One of the most powerful moments I experienced as an ancient history student was when I was teaching cuneiform to visitors at a fair. A father and his two little children came up to the table where I was working. I recognised them from an interfaith ceremony I’d attended several months before: the father had said a prayer for his homeland, Syria, and for his hometown, Aleppo.

All three of them were soft-spoken, kind and curious. I taught the little girl how to press wedges into the clay, and I taught the little boy that his name meant “sun” and that there was an ancient Mesopotamian God with the same name. I told them they were about the same age as scribes were when they started their training. As they worked, their father said to them gently: “See, this is how your ancestors used to write.”

And I thought of how the Ancient City of Aleppo is almost entirely destroyed now, and how the Citadel was shelled and used as a military base, and how Palmyran temples were blown up and such a wealth of culture and history has been lost forever. And there I was with these children, two small pieces of the future of a broken country, and I was teaching them cuneiform. They were smiling and chatting to each other about Mesopotamia and “can you imagine, our great-great-great-grandparents used to write like this four thousand years ago!” For them and their father, it was more than a fun weekend activity. It was a way of connecting, despite everything and thousands of kilometres away from home, with their own history.

This moment showed me, in a concrete way, why ancient studies matter. They may not seem important now, not to many people at least. But history represents so much of our cultural identity: it teaches us where we come from, explains who we are, and guides us as we go forward. Lose it, and we lose a part of ourselves. As historians, our role is to preserve this knowledge as best we can and pass it on to future generations who will need it. I helped pass it on to two little Syrian children that day. They learnt that their country isn’t just blood and bombs, it’s also scribes and powerful kings and Sun-Gods and stories about immortality and tablets that make your hands sticky. And that matters.




Sometimes u meet someone & talking 2 them is so effortless u forget they weren’t always there and it’s like oh, I didn’t know I was missing u


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Would it be possible to buy one or two of these devils a one way ticket on the 12:15 to hell and pass it off as a kindness? “You look really homesick, here.” (Or you know be actually invited to their feast party? Some judgemental people might misconstrue repeatedly gatecrashing a party at your own lodgings as a little desperate.)




natalie portman radiates such a terrifying energy i can’t describe it….. it’s not exactly evil but it’s not warm either…. i feel like she could unhinge her jaw and drag me into the ocean like a kraken but she wouldn’t bc it’s undignified 

Wanna know why?

“Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman told the crowd at Saturday’s Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles that she experienced what she calls “sexual terrorism” as a 13-year-old after the release of the film The Professional.

Portman described her pride and excitement in releasing the film, only to encounter sexually explicit messages both directed toward her and made about her.

”I excitedly opened my first fan mail to read a rape fantasy that a man had written me,” she recalled. “A countdown was started on my local radio show to my 18th birthday, euphemistically the date that I would be legal to sleep with. Movie reviewers talked about my budding breasts in reviews.”

The experience, she said, changed the way she expressed herself publicly, in order to limit the ways she could be objectified by others.

”I understood very quickly, even as a 13-year-old, that if I were to express myself sexually, I would feel unsafe,” she said. “And that men would feel entitled to discuss and objectify my body to my great discomfort. So I quickly adjusted my behavior. I rejected any role that even had a kissing scene and talked about that choice deliberately in interviews. I emphasized how bookish I was and how serious I was. And I cultivated an elegant way of dressing. I built a reputation for basically being prudish, conservative, nerdy, serious, in an attempt to feel that my body was safe and that my voice would be listened to.”

Video of the speech here:



the crab rolled a fucking nat 20 against my cantrip



Bard: I use vicious mockery against the crab

DM: well I have to go look up his stats cause I didn’t think I would have to do a wisdom check for a crab


Hey, stop scrolling.


Everyone who is reading this: I’m so glad you’re alive. I’m so proud of you. You are loved. I’m here. Don’t give up, we’re almost there.

Pass it on.


Send me a 👕 and let's swap clothes for our OCs.



When Rihanna said “none of my ex’s are married or in happy relationships so it’s safe to say I wasn’t the problem” LMAOOOO I FELT THAT

February 07 2018









I love animals that are, like, the opposite of cryptids: we know for a fact they exist and have a clear idea of what they look like because we have photographs and individual specimens, but we haven’t the faintest idea where they’re coming from - they just keep showing up out of nowhere, and the locations of their actual population centres are a complete mystery.

I so want examples. anyone who knows of any should post them in notes

You know, like giant squid and such. We know the bastards exist, we have credible first-hand accounts stretching back thousands of years and dead specimens washed up on shore and such, but in centuries of searching we’ve managed exactly one well-documented encounter with a giant squid in its natural habitat. We have no idea what their native range is or what their life-cycle looks like, let alone how many of them are out there.

Are there any reverse-cryptids that /aren’t/ at the bottom of the ocean?

The red-crested tree rat, for one. There have been only three well-documented encounters since 1898, and they just plain disappeared from the zoological record for over a century. The only reason we know they’re not extinct is that one walked right up to a couple of wildlife research interns at a Columbian nature reserve back in 2011, apparently out of pure curiosity, and allowed itself to be photographed and observed for several minutes before disappearing again.

That’s genuinely pretty cool and all, but I absolutely need to talk about how the picture in that Wikipedia article looks like a tiny eldritch horror disguising itself as a peach.

To be fair, based on the actual photos from the 2011 encounter, they really do look like that:

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