Decisive Moment

i wish people would tell me what to do so that when i get angry and think, “don’t tell me what to do! i’m not doing that!” that’s when i realize that i didn’t want to do that thing in the first place, and when someone tells me what to do and i don’t get mad about it, what’s when i realize that i did want to do that thing in the first place

Meet Archie! He’s a ~1 year old male galah who is still healing from a broken wing. I don’t know much about how his injury occurred or why his owners gave him up, but he’s been living with me for about a week now. I don’t think he’s been handled much before since he doesn’t even know how to step up, so we’ll be working on that! So far, Syd has been totally uninterested in him, but Zoe would like him to know that she’s still the favorite, thank you very much.

PSA: I knew what I was getting myself into when I adopted Archie. I’ve been thinking about adding a new galah to the flock for a while, so this wasn’t a spur of the moment decision. If you’re thinking about getting a bird, please do your research! Look into how much work they are, what food and environment they require, and if possible, I always support adopting rather than buying from a breeder. @pepperandpals has a great post about bird ownership if you’re interested!

Alice and Shaun

        Losing, finding and killing Shaun was the hardest blow of Alice’s life, but she somehow survived again. She took the synth child from the Institute, although she didn’t know if it was the right decision at the moment. She just thought that if this Shaun believed he was her son as firmly as Danse believed he was human, then… well, he was her son. She didn’t tell the truth about the boy to anyone except Danse.

        Alice treats synth Shaun as she would treat any other child put into her care. She is kind to him, protective, but not very affectionate. This upsets Codsworth, who is beyond happy to see young Shaun back. He thinks something must have been broken in Alice’s “maternal programming” due to long separation. Codsworth tries to compensate for her coldness by fussing over Shaun and explaining to him that his mother is just such a heroic woman, always busy saving someone in the Commonwealth. The boy and the robot become great friends eventually.

        Alice is sure she will never want to have another child. It was hard enough even with all the pre-war comforts, and this new world, poisonous and ruthless, is just not suitable for children. 

Who the fuck is Alice?


Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPsplitsecond

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post every week announcing the latest project.

The goal this weekend is to take pictures that capture a candid, fleeting moment. Here’s how to get started:

  • Seek out scenes full of action or people passing through — like a rowdy sports game or busy street corner — and make lots of pictures. The most interesting moments come unexpectedly and happen quickly.
  • Compose a photo with an interesting backdrop and wait for a dynamic moment to pass through your frame.
  • Shoot in a well-lit area to avoid camera blur when photographing motion.

PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPsplitsecond hashtag only to photos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. Any tagged photo taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.

“Postcard from Vienna…With LOVE”

LOVE is a series by Robert Indiana
Taken at the mumok, Vienna (Austria)
August 2012


Thanks a lot for the recent reblogs, especially to @julesfalkhunter, @cbjrebloging, @gehirn-schmier @klavdiola and @isabella-ibis


Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPsplitsecond

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags. For a chance to be featured, follow @instagram and look for a post every week announcing the latest project.

#WHPsplitsecond asked community members to make pictures that capture a candid, fleeting moment in time. Each week, we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.