At Madrid gallery, blind visitors can touch masterpieces

Despite their intriguing surfaces, painted masterpieces are usually consigned to the realm of the visual, excluding blind visitors from experiencing them. However, an unusual exhibition at Madrid’s Museo Nacional Del Prado is currently displaying six 3D replicas of famous paintings by Goya, Velazquez and more, which visually impaired visitors can explore through touch, enabling them to experience the masterpieces directly. READ MORE…


HEY COOL KIDS. Thought I’d show you some of the weird crap I brought back from New Orleans. I feel like this is a perfectly accurate depiction of my life aesthetic. :)

1. $7 for a shitty Tommy Hilfiger sweater from a consignment store. Guess who now has a Weasley sweater for fem!HP cosplays? This lady.

2. Super amazing dress from a different, high end consignment store. This dress is originally from a New Orleans vintage-inspired shop. Retails for over $200. Got this one in perfect condition for $33. HOLLA.

3. All the rings. 

4. Do I even need to explain this one? :) Drunk purchase at an outdoor market at like midnight. Not even a little sorry about it.

5. Meet Allen Ginsbug. He says hey. 

<3 (glad to be back)

anonymous asked:

I only learned what TUSC was because of you. I know voting wont bring revolution but its nice having a party that wont throw under the bus on every other issue. Thank you for all the hard work you do

Thanks so so much, it’s really appreciated :) It’s very frustrating though, there’s such a media blackout for TUSC and it’s really demoralising. Like we’re standing in 137 parliamentary seats and about 600 council, making us the 6th largest party by coverage in the election. But the BBC has us consigned to the ‘other’ parties on their election websites, never invites us on any TV programmes, and it’s no wonder no-one’s heard of us it that’s the case. Like I always hear from Labour and Green supporters that “Oh, well, you’re not going to get any votes are you?” True, and that’s no accident! We know our policies, such as rail renationalisation, defence of the health service, and anti-austerity has huge public support, as confirmed by poll after poll after poll. But I suppose that just means we’ve got to reach out to people on the ground, where it really matters! But yeah, thanks so much.


Epica discography + meanings.

EPIC (ep-ic)

1. a long narrative poem recounting in elevated style the deeds of a legendary hero, especially one originating in oral folk tradition

2. the genre of epic poetry

3. any work of literature, film, etc, having heroic deeds for its subject matter or having other qualities associated with the epic: a Hollywood epic.

4. an episode in the lives of men in which heroic deeds are performed or attempted: the epic of Scott’s expedition to the South Pole.

5. denoting, relating to, or characteristic of an epic or epics

6. of heroic or impressive proportions: an epic voyage.