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anonymous asked:

signs favourite subject at school??

aries- business

taurus- sleeping through class

gemini- gym

cancer- art

leo- english

virgo- maths

libra- talking to people in the hallways

scorpio- sciences

sag- lunch

cap- literally anything they can get an A in

aquarius- philosophy 

pisces- history

Partner requirements.
•show me new music
•take baths with me, bath bombs a must.
•okay, w the fact I’m not affectionate and don’t take it as an invitation to try to make me.
•cooks me vegan fooods.
•touches my butt constantly
•appreciates the word and meaning of SPACE& personal time.
•romance flicks a must always.
•if you can’t eat my ass stop reading this.

THE BOURBON BUCKET LIST: 15 BOURBONS YOU NEED TO TRY AT LEAST ONCE

No other drink is as American as bourbon. Eastern Europeans can carry the vodka flag, the Scottish can bring their peaty single malts, we’ll take a bottle of bourbon and a pigskin-loving bald eagle. And when you’re stocking your home bar with some Kentucky classics (though not always from Kentucky), there are bottles that deserve a spot on a shelf. Not all of these are hard to find (though many are), but they’re all extremely tasty, interesting, and worthy of a sip once in your life.

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Top Music Videos of February 2015

Here’s our top 5 videos + honorable mentions from the month of February. Follow our music video tumblelog, Seen Your Video for more!

5. Flight Facilities “Down To Earth” (dir. Uncle Friendly)

4. Joywave “Somebody New” (dir. Keith Schofield)

3. U2 “Every Breaking Wave” (dir. Aoife McArdle)

2. Royal Blood “Out of the Black” (dir. David Wilson)

1. Unconditional Rebel “Siska” (dir. Guillaume Panariello)

HM:

Clipping “Summertime” (dir. Carlos Lopez Estrada)
Taylor Swift “Style” (dir. Kyle Newman)
Alt-J “Pusher” (dir. Thomas Razi)
Brodinski “Us” (dir. Jérémie Rozan)

When I'm Normal-Me again ...

Life since I started my MSc studies has been very full. It’s been filled to bursting with difficult things like trying to squeeze meaningful information out of academic papers that span too many disciplines at times; like trying to write in an academic style that is convincing even though I’m a novice; and the attempts to write concisely whilst also trying to demonstrate how much I’ve researched! It has been filled with fabulous things - the path of learning branches off into myriad possibilities, all saved away for exploration at some later point whilst I concentrate on soil-health, food-security and urban rivers, and the most fabulous of all, making friends with many lovely people, dancing, chatting, singing and learning. 

BUT it has left me with very little time to pursue my other interests. So, when I have finally completed this modules’ assignments and handed them in, I’m going to have TWO WHOLE MONTHS of being me. I’m going to learn to crochet. I’m going to concentrate on my fingerstyle guitar and sing more. I’m going to make an art-commission for a couple of friends, and I’m going to produce a large felted “Ophelia in the Lake”. I’m going to get on with writing Moonwort & the Giant. I’m going to take more photographs and travel a little further afield for walks, stay out later, watch the sun sink. I might even sort some rooms out in the house. :-) 

I love my course, but I also love being just me, and spending time with Matt, just doing normal things; just getting on with life. 

15 Things

A list of the fifteen things I love. I assume we do not include people, but I might have. If so, disregard number eight and pretend this is the list of fourteen things I love that are not people.  This is a long post and will be tagged as such. It will not have a read more link but head’s up: the longest point is number eight.
I was tagged by the wonderful writer quaintobsessions. Check out her work, her flow and imagery are enchanting. All right, let’s do this.


15 Things I Love (excluding people):

15. Animal expressions. It’s weird seeing a dog’s forehead wrinkle when it’s thinking, or the way their eyes catch your attention and expressively try to convey a message to you. Maybe it’s just me being near animals too long.

14. Signs that signify a new season. The first flower buds that welcome spring; dragonflies and southwesterly winds announcing summer; the first leaves falling off the trees (hello autumn!); and northeastern winds and yellow grass nudging life into winter. 

13. Discovering something new when you go on a walk. I live by a forest and a river so when I can, I take walks. It’s even more eye opening when those areas change; a hurricane taking out some of the shore for instance, or foresters clearing out vegetation in the annual brush fire. What turns up is anyone’s guess.

12. Looking up at the night’s sky. It doesn’t matter what time of year as long as there are stars in the sky and time to enjoy their company.  [Ooh, bonus if it’s during a meteor shower.]

11. Taking a walk right after a downpour. I know it’s soggy, but I find it calming. The smell of soaked earth and the feel of mist and light sprinkles are nice.

10. A song, soundtrack, or playlist that resonates with me. One that will never dull and I’ll never get tired of. I love it when the music is in harmony with my workspace and work vibe.

9. Paper textures. I love the feel of paper. Sometimes when I go to the store and buy new supplies, I buy a sketchbook or notebook because of the paper’s texture. Felt, Laid, and Linen are my favorites. It’s why I buy composition notebooks for my notes and writing, and why I have so many sketchbooks.

8. When I see a performer or artist’s passions and strengths shine through in their work. This might be counted as a separate listing (if so, oh dear), but I also love when an actor or performer’s personality breaks through into their performance, minimizing or enhancing the character they’re portraying. It’s like that weird candid break in the universe showing the man or woman behind the curtain; if you’re lucky, you catch those little moments and realize how invested they are in their character and the world they’re bringing to life. It makes me love their character even more. Sometimes, it’s comforting. Other times, it’s intense or tragic (great example: watch the ending of Nirvana’s unplugged version of “Where Did You Sleep Last Night,” and take note of the breath Kurt takes). This fascination doesn’t apply to comedy, but I do enjoy the laugh comedians and the audience shares when they break character.

7. Storytelling. Especially in low light (candlelight, flashlight, lamplight).

6. When I’m reading and the world around me falls away to focus on the story or poem. It always feels like I slipped through to another dimension. Well, only until the story or poem is over.

5. Smiling to myself because I thought of something funny. I could be working, cleaning, doing anything, and all of sudden I think of something nice or funny. To someone else it probably looks like I’m smiling like a goofball to nothing in particular.

4. The first stroke done using any art medium—pen, brush, marker, pencil—on a project. I always hear a cello play a note; low, soulful, even. It’s probably fringes of madness, but I guess that’s how my mind works.

3. Being awake late in the night or in the early morning when everyone is still asleep and most of the world is silent (I live in the country). I find the time magical and alive. If I stay up long enough, I can hear the waves of the river outside. Longer still and I can hear the sound of the ferry horn preparing it’s first shift. I guess the question is will I still relish it when I’m older? Maybe. I’ll never forget it though.

2. The process that leads to solving puzzles and brain teasers.  Figuring things out, and the challenge it brings, keeps me content. 

1. Surrendering to a zone; being in the zone. When I work on a project, regardless if it’s something I’m writing, drawing, playing, or listening to, and I become engrossed in it, something clicks into place and I get lost in it. Everything falls away except for the task I’m working on.


Ah, now the tagging. You don’t have to do this; it’s all good fun. I’m pretty sure the people I would like to tag has already done this, so if you see this and would like to create a list, please do. So, I’m tagging anyone who sees this and wants to do the list. I also want to tag beachacker too; hi, beachacker! Thank you for tagging me in past tag lists. :)

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Celebrate black history month by watching the works of these 10 history-making directors

1 to 5:

Amma Asante 

Best Known For: Winning a BAFTA award for Best Debut Feature for A Way of Life, directing indie hit Belle 10 years later. 

Notable Works: Belle (2014)

Forthcoming: Unforgettable, Where Hands Touch

Ava DuVernay 

Best Known For: Being the first black woman to win Best Director at Sundance, the first black woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Director and being the first black woman to direct a movie nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. 

Notable Works: Middle of Nowhere (2012), Selma (2014)

Forthcoming: Untitled Hurricane Katrina Movie

Julie Dash 

Best Known For: Being the first black American woman to have a feature length film be theatrically distributed in the U.S.

Notable Works: Daughters of the Dust (1991)

Forthcoming: Tupelo 77

Safi Faye 

Best Known For: This Senagalese woman became the first Sub-Saharan woman to have a film be commercially distributed in 1976. 

Notable Works: Letter From My Village (1976), Mossane (1996)

Forthcoming: N/A.

Kasi Lemmons 

Best Known For: With all four of her feature films released theatrically in the U.S. she currently holds the record as the black woman director with the most commercially distributed films. 

Notable Works: Eve’s Bayou (1997) 

Forthcoming: Agaat, On Beauty

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTORS 6-10

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25 Most Brutal Torture Techniques Ever Devised

sixpenceee you might find this interesting. I’ve seen a few of these on her blog, but others I had never heard of. This is one of the only videos I’ve ever watched that made me totally shudder.

why the signs got arrested

aries - it was originally supposed to be a speeding ticket until the cop found the body in the backseat

taurus - set off the alarm attempting to rob a bank

gemini - forgot the suitcase of illegal marijuana on the plane and was tracked down three days later 

cancer - main suspect for a crime they did not commit nor they had any idea of

leo - arson

virgo - the one time their friends convince them to go out and let loose for once, they get arrested for indecent exposure

libra - excessive shoplifting

scorpio - violated the restraining order

sagittarius - “they just … they did everything”

capricorn - no one knows, but they got three life sentences for it

aquarius - they didn’t get arrested, escaped unharmed, and someone else took the blame for it

pisces - dealing drugs on school property

why the signs should smile

aries - you’re always in control and you know it

taurus - spices exist! sauces exist! so many flavors in the world and you can try them all!

gemini - no one hates you as much as you think they do, probably not at all

cancer - you can cry all you want and people can just blame it on your sign

leo - you’re so hot it’s unreal

virgo - the human race is relying on you to stay organized and in line and you’re dang proud of it aren’t you

libra - there’s no limit to the people you can kiss

scorpio - your secrets are safe, don’t worry

sagittarius - there literally is no limit to the places you can go people have been on the mOON

capricorn - as stress builds up it can dissipate just as easily and all you need is the power of your mind to do that

aquarius - it’s okay, we all know you have feelings too, we’re just teasing

pisces - you’re just as human as everyone else and if you ever feel pushed away remember that there are billions of people in the world

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Dressing the Darkness: Oscar Nominee Colleen Atwood on Costuming 10 Iconic Villains

  • Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) in Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Martian Girl (Lisa Marie) in Mars Attacks! (1996)
  • Headless Horseman (Christopher Walken) in Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) in Chicago (2002)
  • Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
  • Hatsumomo (Gong Li) in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
  • Mrs Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter) in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • The Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) in Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  • Ravenna (Charlize Theron) in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
  • The Witch (Meryl Streep) in Into the Woods (2014)
WOMEN IN COMICS

Hey, kids. So I’ve got a special Sunday Edition of SHE HAS NO HEAD up today and it’s a massive effort to create a comprehensive list of women in comics (all women, past and present - working as artists, writers, and colorists in all kinds of comics including books, web, mini, mainstream, indie, and in all countries, etc.)

So PLEASE. Share this post and if you see women missing from this evolving list, please put a comment ON THE ORIGINAL POST at CSBG so that we can add the names you leave and make it the most comprehensive list for women in comics anywhere on the web. 

I’ve gotten a good start with more than 800 women…but obviously there are SO MANY more and it’s going to take a village to get it right.