25. april


Anna Sewell (30 March 1820 – 25 April 1878)

English novelist, best known as the author of the classic 1877 novel Black Beauty. (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: 1. Cover from Black Beauty The Autobiography of a Horse By Anna Sewell. With Fifty Illustrations. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1897. 2. Cover from Black Beauty; The Autobiography of a Horse By Anna Sewell. Illustrated. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, n.d. 3.-4. Cover and frontispiece from Black Beauty; The Autobiography of a Horse By Anna Sewell. With Forty Illustrations. Chicago: W. B. Conkey Company, n.d. 5. Frontispiece “’I fell heavily to the ground on my side’” from Black Beauty The Autobiography of a Horse By Anna Sewell. With Fifty Illustrations. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1897. 6. Title page from Black Beauty; The Autobiography of a Horse By Anna Sewell. Illustrated. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, n.d.

anonymous asked:

I bought a ticket for EXOrDIUM in NJ April 25 but my parents say if I go I have to start paying rent, water, light, and food bill as a student and waitress I cannot afford I'm going to give it away even though it GA floor do you have any advice how to convince my parents i really want to go I cried already... tons but I'll give it away to an EXO-L only if I must Help me pls

uhh okay first of all wtf?? how does that even make sense?? why would you need to start paying rent for going to an exo concert? like theres literally no logic behind that thats so ugly,,,,,? Im sorry but I rlly dont know what advice I should give because this is literally just %)$U)/%??????:( like,,whats up with your parents why are they like this?? I dont understand this im actually getting angry…

  • I fiori gialli
  • Ho messo il maglione anziché il cappotto
  • I compleanni delle persone alle quali voglio bene
  • Ho perso un po’ di peso
  • Quando parlo con Elisa
  • Rue che non giudica nulla
  • Aspettare di andare a casa, e ritrovarmi almeno una volta al giorno ad immaginare come sarà
  • Quando mi sveglio accanto all’uomo, appoggio la fronte al suo braccio, e mi riaddormento
  • Mi ritaglio il tempo per leggere
  • Le bolle di sapone che mi ha regalato Ornella, sulla scrivania
  • I piani per il 25 aprile
Support women in STEM

Because they’ve advanced the success and growth of those fields for just as long as men, even when they weren’t afforded the opportunity, the recognition, or the grants. Onward:

Rosalind Franklin (July 25, 1920—April 16, 1958)

Originally posted by bhagatkapil

Rosalind Franklin was a chemist and, get this, X-ray crystallographer. As far as titles go, you can’t do much better than crystallographer. Her work in understanding the molecular structure of DNA laid the foundation for the discovery of the double helix. She also made significant contributions to understanding the structures of RNAs. And viruses. And coal. And graphite. Her work was not fully appreciated until after she passed away. Two teams of all-male scientists who used her work to discover great things later went on to win Nobel Prizes.

Rebecca Lee Crumpler (February 8, 1831—March 9, 1895)

Originally posted by pylonss

Rebecca Lee Crumpler spent most of her professional life being the first at things. She was the very first Black woman to become a physician in the United States. The first (and only) Black woman to graduate from New England Female Medical College. She authored Book of Medical Discourses, one of the very first medical books written by a Black person. Every obstacle she powered through was done in an effort to provide care for other people. Hero. 

Mary Anning (May 21, 1799—March 9, 1847)

Originally posted by rejectedprincesses

Mary Anning discovered the first full Ichthyosaur skeleton at 11,  the very first Plesiosaur at 22, and then opened up her own fossil store front a few years later. We repeat: She opened up her own fossil store. We could go on and on, but Rejected Princesses (@rejectedprincesses​) already did it best in this biographical comic. While you’re over there, check out their whole archive and the dozens and dozens of women’s life stories within.

Follow these too:

  • She Thought It: Crossing Bodies in Sciences and Arts (@shethoughtit​​) is a database dedicated to shedding light on women making strides in both science and the arts. A whole bunch of great things.
  • Lady Scientists of Tumblr (@scientific-women​​) promises everything you could ever want from a feminist science round-up blog: intersectionality and equal representation of all scientists who identify as female. Hell yeah.
  • Math Brain (@ihaveamathbrain​​) backs the novel idea that women are indeed capable of understanding math. Shocking. With the perfect amount of sarcasm, they tackle the idea some bozos have that women just don’t have the mind for mathematics.

because acowar is a little more than a month away and because we’ve been graced by so many acowar sneak peeks lately, here’s a little countdown challenge to keep us all pumped up for acowar!

  • march 19 - march 25: favorite court
  • march 26 - april 1: favorite male character
  • april 2 - april 8: favorite female character
  • april 9 - april 15: favorite antagonist
  • april 16 - april 22: favorite otp
  • april 23 - april 29: favorite quote
  • april 30: favorite scene from acotar
  • may 1: favorite scene from acomaf

please use #acowarcountdown for your edits, posts, headcanons, etc.

feel free to also tag me and bianca–#fcyre and #highfaerys–because we’d love to see all of your amazing works!

and that’s all! looking forward to see all your edits and to enduring the acowar wait with you all!

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Authors write a fanfic and pitch the summary to artists who will make art for the fic. The minimum word count expected is 20 000 words. We’ll require a 5000 word draft by 12 Midnight MST May 20, This is ¼ of the expected minimum word count. Authors may either: start writing after you sign up or continue working on something they are already writing provided it isn’t published. After the sign up close, Authors will have three and a half months to complete their fic. We’ll also require each over 20 000 word fic submitted to us by 12 Midnight MST August 12. Authors can do some minor editing if needed between then and the posting date, but the fic must be ready to publish on August 18. 

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Updated/Detailed Book list for Cassandra Clare

PLEASE NOTE: Silver Mask release date on Amazon & the TLH order on Goodreads is incorrect.

TMI Coloring book: April 25, 2017

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices Book One): March 8, 2016

Lord of Shadows: (The Dark Artifices Book Two): May 23, 2017

The Silver Mask (Magisterium Book Four): October 2017

The Lost Book of the White (The Eldest Curses Book One, aka “the Malec books”): Late 2017/early 2018

Chain of Gold (The Last Hours Book One): Late 2018

The Enemy of Death (Magisterium Book 5):  2018

Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices Book Three) 2019

The Black Book of the Dead (The Eldest Curses Book Two, aka “the Malec books”): 2019

Chain of Iron (The Last Hours Book Two): 2020

The Red Scrolls of Magic: (The Eldest Curses Book Three, aka “the Malec books”): Late 2020

Chain of Thorns (The Last Hours Book Three): 2021

The Wicked Powers (Last trilogy of Shadowhunter Chronicles): TBA

Spring Anime 2017

Shows that I will review will have a “*" 

Boku no Hero Academia Season 2 April 1, 2017*

Fukumenkei Noise April 2017*

Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine April 2017*

High School Star Musical Season 2 April 3, 2017*

Shows that I will watch:

Kenka Banchou Otome April 2017

Atom: The Beginning April 2017

Thanks, Obama

Originally posted by imstilljulie

When President Obama was inaugurated (the first time), Twitter wasn’t quite three years old. Facebook had only been open to the general public for two and a half years, and Tumblr had just celebrated its second birthday.

In a self-described effort to become “the most open and accessible administration in history,” the @whitehouse started to use these platforms to talk directly to their constituents. And Tumblr got to be a big part of that. Over the last eight years, the Obama administration launched more than 20 different Tumblrs for different departments, agencies, and outreach programs. Here are some heavy hitters:

Official Government Tumblrs

The White House (@whitehouse)

Originally posted by whitehouse

Most notably, The White House’s official Tumblr, which launched on April 25, 2013. For almost 4 years, it has been their informational hub for current political events and activations. In keeping with the Tumblr tone, their very first post promised that “yes, of course there will be GIFs.” And yes, there were. We could not have been more excited or proud.

NASA (@nasa)

Originally posted by nasa

NASA launched nearly two years later. They’ve spent 59 years exploring the universe and dropped the most amazing information and visuals right to your dashboard. They also knew how to use GIFs. It’s not rocket science.

The U.S. Department of State (@statedept)

Originally posted by statedept

The DOS was actually one of the first official government Tumblrs, quietly launching in April of 2011. With a more serious tone, they kept their followers up to date with the world of foreign policy. And yes, they even had GIFs for that. We cannot stress just how good this administration was with GIFs, Tumblr. Much better than Taft’s.

Letters to President Obama (@letterstopresidentobama)

Originally posted by letterstopresidentobama

Typed and handwritten letters to POTUS scanned, uploaded, and answered by the President himself. There are thank yous to and from President Obama, there are people disclosing their fear for the future and hope for their community, there are tears in your eyes within the first five minutes of visiting this Tumblr.

The Department of Interior (@americasgreatoutdoors)

Originally posted by americasgreatoutdoors

Maybe not the most well-known department, but the DOI has the most beautiful photos of any official government blog on Tumblr. This will remain true unless Joe Biden releases a Tumblr full of selfies within the next three days.

There was also the US Fish and Wildlife Service-Pacific Region (@usfwspacific), the National Archives (@usnatarchives) , the IRS (@internalrevenueservice), the Peace Corps (@peacecorps), and so, so much more.

Top Posts from the Community

This scientific trinity received over half a million notes. Say hello to these buddies:

Originally posted by u-gotta-kik

And these uh, unverified photos of President Obama making the new $100 bill in MS Paint garnered over 650k likes, reblogs, and replies.

Originally posted by antiocial

You want to click through to see the rest. 

This one is particularly timely. With over 300,000 notes, user @cognitivedissonance thanked Obama for ACA. Without it, they would not have been able to receive treatment for bronchitis.

Originally posted by cognitivedissonance

Mic (@micdotcom) posted a GIF set of a girl who sort of represented all of our feelings about President Obama not being able to run for a third term. 

Originally posted by micdotcom

Neither are we, kiddo.

One more time, while we still can: Thanks, Obama.

Black history month day 16: Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald.

Ella Fitzgerald was born April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia. She moved to New York with her mother in the early 1920s, and lived in a poor predominately Italian neighborhood. She was a gifted student and had a passion for performance, most especially singing and dancing. She got some of her first musical training at her church. She grew up listening to jazz music recordings of Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, and the Boswell Sisters. She especially idolized the lead singer of the Boswell Sisters, Connee.

After losing her mother to a car accident at the age of 15, and moving away from her possibly abusive stepfather, Fitzgerald lived with her aunt and skipped school, sometimes working as a lookout for a mafia affiliate. She was caught by the law and sent to a reform school in Hudson. Eventually she escaped and was homeless for time.

Fitzgerald survived for a few years singing on the streets of Harlem, and her first major debut was singing during amateur night at the Apollo theater. She got a major break when she met bandleader Chick Webb, and began performing with his band. After Webb died, Ella took over the band and toured with them for some time.

Fitzgerald started her solo career in 1942 and performed with artists such as Bill Kenny & the Ink Spots, Louis Jordan, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and the Delta Rhythm Boys. On March 15, 1955, she performed at the Mocambo nightclub in Hollywood at the behest of her friend Marylyn Monroe.

Critics came to know Ella as sort of a reverse Elvis, a black woman popularizing songs written by immigrant Jews for a largely white Christian audience. She was prolific in her career of solo hits and collaborations, and had many well respected live performances and friendships with jazz stars white and black, including Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, Dizzy Gillespie, Dike Ellington, and Frank Sinatra.


Star Wars Atlas (2009)
→ Alderaan, Corellia, Coruscant, Dathomir, Felucia, Geonosis, Mandalore, Mustafar, Naboo, Tatooine
→ Interesting notes: Population, % of species, length of day/year, languages, size of planet

→ I found it helpful to note the populations especially–many planets only had a few million (or less! Tatooine only has 200,000 people living on it!), others have a few billion, Coruscant has a trillion.
→ While no longer strictly canon (as of April 25, 2014) it still gives a solid idea of how big a given planet is, how sparsely or densely populated it is, and what kind of species live there.  Especially helpful if you’re trying to figure out the background of a world when writing fic!