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anonymous asked:

unpopular opinion: literature older than the mid 1800s (and that's even pushing it) doesn't have a place in the school system anymore except in classes specifically for them. it's time to start bringing in contemporary material.

strongly agree | agree | neutral | disagree | strongly disagree 

idk how it is in other countries but here in britain our country is very heavily built on literature and literary figures. i think it is very important for children to know the history of our language and (especially the case in my school which was all-girls and focused a lot of womens literature) the people who wrote them. i do agree that some ‘classics’ should be replaced with some new books though bc in all 7 yrs of secondary school i think the most recent book we studied was from the 60s (in primary school its a lot more recent like >>> harry potter). i think it has something to do with the idea that because the books are classics theyre automatically better and more worth reading and will improve you intellectually. so im sort of neutral, i do value old literature (esp of a representation of the times) but also yes, especially in england the books studied need updating to be more recent and also definitely more diversity needed

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Completely random thing I noticed today

Okay, so I have these two keychain decorations that hang off whatever I can clip them to and they’re jangly and noisy, but they have my keys and hold meaning and shite. 

Have a picture:

The eagle one’s feet move and the Canada one’s leaf spins, and why yes, I’m a not so subtle Hetalian and these are my sons (well…. two of the many…) 

ANYWHO. I was just walking about with these two hanging off my belt and realised that I could hear two very distinct tinking, jingling noises every time I took a step. 

Long story short, I discovered that when my keys bang into my Canada decoration it produces this lovely as fuck tink tink tink like teensy little bells, but when they bang into the eagle, they make this horrendously hollow and terrible thump thunk tup shite. 

And I cannot think of something more fitting and just had to share… I don’t even know.

GUESS WHO IS BACK! Temporarily, I am up in East Yorkshire on the Coast where I can’t find good wifi, so tumblr doesn’t load properly for me. I am going to be around Hull most of the week in Museums with cafes that have wifi, so I will try to fill my queue up this week. 

Tokyo Label AVALONE Heads Back to School For FW16
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Japanese fashion imprint AVALONE has just revealed a new FW16 lookbook, and much like past collections, the offerings feature a distinct subcultural edge.

Including hoods, knitwear, and bomber jackets of the classic MA-1 variety and one suede iteration as well, the dark and brooding lookbook could be likened to an American high school year book. The expressionless, melancholic models accurately represent the classic pubescent misfit type, and loose-fitting silhouettes give the collection a distinctly mid-’90s feel that’s tinged with grunge and thrash influences.

Check out the AVALONE’s NSFW SS16 video lookbook, which takes its cues from England’s chavs below.

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Book Review: The Black Cloud - Fred Hoyle

Book: The Black Cloud – Fred Hoyle

Verdict: Fun characterization, interesting concepts

Genre: Sci-Fi, Alien Contact, Apocalypse

Original: 1957

Edition: Black Cloud Paperback – 1959

Award: Winner of my ‘Where is the sequel in the cloud’s PoV?’ award

So get this- Astronomers are up in a tizzy over a strange black spot in the night sky. It is incredibly large, but and also moving… towards Earth. Or more specifically, the Sun. Earth just gets caught up in the mess in a bad way, and the people who live on it are kinda upset about that.

The black cloud is another one of those ‘elaborate on every science experiment you do regardless of plot’ sort of deals, but toned down so the story can progress well enough. I enjoyed the characters, especially the two scientists from England. Its almost a game how they irritate each other, and it is a joy to watch it all unfold.

It also falls along another theme of this age, where only science is competent and governments do their best to make shining arses of themselves. A shining example is when they try to trap the scientists trying to understand the black cloud, or when the US decided to shoot nukes at the black cloud. Its just as stupid as it sounds too.

The black cloud doesn’t personally care about earth, it is more interested in the energy from the sun. But at some point the scientists and the cloud get to chatting while most of the population of earth dies. They cant make the cloud leave, and the only saving grace for humanity is the cloud has to suddenly leave to investigate a death of one of its own kind.

Being the equivalent of a gigantic brain, the cloud does take a liking to the scientists and tries to impart upon them knowledge of the universe. Sadly human brains couldn’t seem to handle it and it only resulted in miserable, miserable death… for some reason?

Lots of fun and interesting ideas play out, even if you never really feel much concern or urgency about most of the population of earth being killed off by extreme cold and heat. I personally want to know more about the black cloud and its… uh.. ‘people’? ‘cloud-kind’? Either way, a little plodding but there is hidden gems of fun. I’d recommend it as a nice classic sci-fi example.

- Sirius

Titanic Exhibition Comes so that Atlanta

Titanic: The Thingumaree Exhibition, is now open at Atlanta EUR™s Atlantic Station Exhibition Center. The dramatics commemorates the 100th sesquicentennial of the sinkage of the Titanic. Visitors will have young the opening to view uncountable interesting artifacts ex the ominous vessel on exhibit through December 31, 2012.

The Titanic platonic form quench on April 10, 1912 wherewith its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to Unspent York City. The ship was the world EUR™s largest noggin at the compound time, and was carrying 2,228 passengers and crewmembers. Inspired before tar-black on April 15, five days into the voyage, the Titanic struck an shelf ice open arms the North Atlantic waters southeast of Newfoundland. The vessel sank in less than three hours, rotary many people into the frigid water. There were only lifeboats for roughly even stephen the passengers, and 1,514 people died. The sinking of the Amplitudinous is one of the fetid peacetime disasters in maritime history.

RMS Titanic, Inc. has conducted seven research and recovery expeditions to the wreck stage set between 1987 and 2004. Ancillary than 5,500 artifacts have been recovered. The Atlanta shifting scene hand on showcase 212 upon these artifacts, 100 of which fondle not an iota been shown to the the people. The ocean EUR™s hostile environment with its saltwater, abrasive sediments, and bacteria has led to corrosion and deterioration of many artifacts. RMS Titanic, Inc. is self-neglecting to conserving the priceless artifacts to honor the memories of those who perished.
The exhibition determinedness harrow visitors through the history of the Mighty, from its construction in Belfast, Ireland up its inauguration friendly relations Southampton. Re-creations of the ship EUR™s interior spaces show what life was like to this place the vessel. Artifacts register those made in relation to metal, enamelware, ceramics, paper, leather, and textiles. There are personal guts from the passengers and crew members. Displays show cement in keeping with the White Star Nullification logo, crystal, and silverware from the dining rooms, cooking utensils from the galley, and tools and equipment used to operate the ship. There are displays on clothing, jewelry, perfume vials, and contributory personal effects except passengers. Visitors will further exist efficient to view the final video footage from the wreck site.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is appropriate for visitors in reference to all ages. Tickets are $24 for adults, $22 as representing seniors, and $16 for ages 4-12. Audio guide rentals are $5. The exhibition is open Monday-Thursday less 11am-6pm and Friday-Sunday exception taken of 11am-7pm. The Atlantic Fur farm Tableau Middle position is located at 265 18th Street gangplank midtown Atlanta. Atlantic Station also offers teemingness of shopping and restaurants for visitors in order to have and hold before or in agreement with they view the exhibition.

list of defunct intelligencce agencies:

The Roman Empire:

Agentes in rebus
Areani
Frumentarii
Praetorian Guard

me: well considering they fell centuries ago, yeah im pretty sure the intelligence agencies are defunct

but how the fuck do we actually have this info omg 

Penfield 2016 Spring/Summer Collection

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For Spring/Summer 2016, Penfield presents a collection that combines its classic outdoor aesthetic with a stylish, contemporary edge. Drawing from its rich New England heritage, the American brand’s latest range showcases modern twists and sporty, technical design elements, along with doses of bold, bright colors and patterns for the coming season. Among the highlights are a typically strong collection of outerwear – including coach jackets, anoraks and packable windbreakers – logo crewnecks, printed shirting, tailored sweats and washed denim, all of which transition easily from wilderness settings to the concrete jungle. Take a first look at the latest from Penfield here and find the outdoor-ready collection now at HBX.

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anonymous asked:

wait i don't get your post, about mentioning the calm thing and the tweet

i believe in the bears to a certain extent and to always bring them up as a reasoning why none of this is real is a bit :/ imo bc for all we know it could be someone trolling us + it just gives ant*s more of a reason to make fun of us so I think it’s best in situations like these if we keep the bears out of it

Penfield 2016 Spring/Summer Collection

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For Spring/Summer 2016, Penfield presents a collection that combines its classic outdoor aesthetic with a stylish, contemporary edge. Drawing from its rich New England heritage, the American brand’s latest range showcases modern twists and sporty, technical design elements, along with doses of bold, bright colors and patterns for the coming season. Among the highlights are a typically strong collection of outerwear – including coach jackets, anoraks and packable windbreakers – logo crewnecks, printed shirting, tailored sweats and washed denim, all of which transition easily from wilderness settings to the concrete jungle. Take a first look at the latest from Penfield here and find the outdoor-ready collection now at HBX.

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“Tokyo Label AVALONE Heads Back to School For FW16”

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Visit the original post to see all 7 images from this gallery.

Japanese fashion imprint AVALONE has just revealed a new FW16 lookbook, and much like past collections, the offerings feature a distinct subcultural edge.

Including hoods, knitwear, and bomber jackets of the classic MA-1 variety and one suede iteration as well, the dark and brooding lookbook could be likened to an American high school year book. The expressionless, melancholic models accurately represent the classic pubescent misfit type, and loose-fitting silhouettes give the collection a distinctly mid-’90s feel that’s tinged with grunge and thrash influences.

Check out the AVALONE’s NSFW SS16 video lookbook, which takes its cues from England’s chavs below.


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bangtan-infires asked:

Aww no problem at all!!❤️ Benita is such a pretty name! I'm Natalie, but you can call me Nat if you would like☺️ I'm from England🇬🇧 its so nice to meet you too!😄

Aww thank you Nat!! ❤️ I’m from Toronto, Canada!🍁 ^^ Who’s your bias btw?