1. (Source: fixyourwritinghabits, via callistana)


  2. sunvapor said: What the fucks happening in Ferguson?


    Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

    Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

    There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

    According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

    According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

    Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

    The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

    Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

    It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

    And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

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  6. Cats

    My friend recently lost a bet, so he has to perform the song “Magical Mr. Mistoffelees” from Cats (the musical) tonight in a public forum. I’ve been grinning and manically laughing all day in anticipation.

  8. artofthedarkages:

    Gospels, MS 58, Trinity College Dublin

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  10. hismarmorealcalm:

    Statue of Sekhmet  Temple of Mut  Luxor  Egypt  Unknown photographer


  11. "While toy libraries target younger children, libraries that offer video games draw teens. A librarian at the Houston Public Library tells NPR that offering game consoles and iPads “results in a 15% to 20% increase in the circulation of books.” The games themselves also seem to help struggling readers, with some reading text in video game format “that was up to eight grades above their reading level,” says Constance Steinkuehler, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin.
    Having gaming available at libraries has other advantages as well. It gives lower-income youth the chance to play games they may not be able to afford; offers teenagers a safe place; and helps teens understand that the library is a place where they can belong."
  12. virtual-artifacts:

    Scythian Gold Double Dragon Torc Necklace from Central Asia (200 BC - 0)


    (via post-impressionisms)

  13. darksilenceinsuburbia:

    Beautiful Doors

    1. Burano, Italy

    2. Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

    3. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

    4. Pollença, Balearic Islands, Spain

    5. Garden Door by Kazuyuki Ishihara, Japan

    6. Montmartre, Paris, France

    7. Bali, Indonesia

    8. Copenhagen, Denmark

    9. Rabat, Morocco

    10. Sesimbra, Portugal

    (via fuckyeahpainting)

  14. newyorker:

    Shortly after her mother died, Annie Marie Musselman started photographing injured animals. Here’s a look at her series “Finding Trust”: http://nyr.kr/1tCZNDa

    Top: A barred owl rests in a cage during rehabilitation after being hit by a car, which injured its eye.

    Bottom: A fawn is held by the clinic’s director before being examined for injuries.

  15. La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
    St Nicolaaskerk Church, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    'Glory Window,' Chapel of Thanksgiving, Dallas, Texas
    Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran
    Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


    When stepping into a holy place, our eyes seek the light. If we’re lucky, the light will be shining through a stained glass window, adding illumination and beauty at once. Stained glass windows tell stories, educate and inspire.

    And these are the most beautiful in the world. 

    My love for stained glass shall never die. Vaulted ceilings + stained glass? I’m a total goner, and I just stand there with my head titled up, slack-jawed.

    (via post-impressionisms)