may or may not be the original caption

The Rachel Miner Project

Hey y'all. As you may know, Rachel Miner (Meg 2.0) suffers from MS (multiple sclerosis) which is a debilitating nerve disease. Rachel has been ill for many years, and this is why she asked to be killed off the show.

She hesitates to come to conventions because she thinks no one wants to see her ill, or in her wheelchair. Which I think, we can all agree, is completely wrong. Rachel is very loved amongst the SPN family, and I think it’s about time we show her that.

My goal with this project is for you all to send me messages you want to pass on to her. Just one or two sentences, signed with your name or leaving it anonymous. If you want to draw something, you can submit it to me and I’ll be happy to print it.

I’ll be gathering all your messages to her throughout April. The deadline is May 1st.

How to participate?
Send your message to me through INBOX, like this: “My message to Rachel is: (insert your message) and my name is (insert your name, or simply say anonymous)”

If you want to send an original art piece, submit it to me, with “The Rachel Miner Project - (insert your message if you have one) (your name/anonymous)” as your caption.

Deadline: May 1st 2017

I’ll be mailing all of this on May 3rd to her agency address. Let’s show her some love and support, okay?

French Swimwear, Summer 1965. 🌼
Original Caption) Wigs from famous Parisian hairdresser Madeleine Plaz’s created to wear with original swimsuits, were presented this morning on a Seine River bank here. (Eiffel Tower in background). These wigs, made out of true hair, are on sale for over $350. May 3, 1965

Explained: sometimes things that are expensive are worse
  • This is a meme that ultimately has its origins in The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo, a web series created and produced by Brian Jordan Alvarez.
  • Interest in this web series rose on Tumblr after Tumblr user @hyrude posted a clip from Episode 4 of the web series.
  • In the clip, the character Freckle talks to the titular Caleb about having invited two guys over the previous night. 
  • Freckle then recounts the conversation had with the guys. The guys ask, “Can we sit on the bed?” to which Freckle replies, “Sure, but these are expensive Japanese linen.” They then say, “But they’re not even soft.” Freckle dramatically responds, “Sometimes, things that are expensive are worse.”
  • Many users have found a humorous quality in line spoken by Freckle.
  • A meme has since emerged from this; many various formats exist for this meme.
  • The meme may be text-based, using the line “Sometimes, things that are expensive are worse” or variations thereof in comical ways.
  • The meme may also involve using a screenshot of the scene in which Freckle delivers the line. The screenshot may be captioned with a variation of the original line.
  • Additionally, the captioned screenshot of Freckle may be used as a reaction image, sometimes in response to a comparison of the budget/price of two things (for example, this post that compares the budget of Sky High to that of The Avengers).
  • Thank you to all the users who helped us trace the origin of this meme.
  • Click here to see examples of sometimes things that are expensive are worse.

ryden + polaroids

Only two people in this photo may have survived the war, the boy in the foreground and the SS man holding the MG.

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – Photo from Jürgen Stroop Report to Heinrich Himmler from May 1943. The original German caption reads: “Forcibly pulled out of dug-outs”.
An iconic image of World War II. People identified in the picture:
Identity of the boy in the front was not confirmed, but is possibly Artur Dab Siemiatek, Levi Zelinwarger (next to his mother, Chana Zelinwarger) or Tsvi Nussbaum.
Hanka Lamet – small girl on the left
Matylda Lamet Goldfinger – Hanka’s mother next to her (second from the left)
Leo Kartuziński – teenaged boy in the background with white bag on his shoulder
Golda Stavarowski – in the background, first woman from the right, with one hand raised.

Most were transported to the extermination camp Treblinka.

Tsvi Chaim Nussbaum (August 31, 1935 – July 2, 2012) was the only Holocaust survivor in his family, and is considered by some as being the boy in this photo.

Josef Blösche (12 February 1912 – 29 July 1969) was a member of the Nazi Party who served in the SS and SD during World War II. Blösche became known to the world as a symbol of the Nazi cruelty inflicted on people within the Warsaw ghetto because of a famous photograph taken during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising which portrays a surrendering little boy (possibly Tsvi C. Nussbaum) in the foreground, and Blösche as the SS man who is facing the boy with an sub-machine gun in hand.

He was finally identified (as in August 1946 he suffered a major accident at work, leaving the side of his face severely deformed) and arrested in January 1967.
Blösche was put on trial in Erfurt in April 1969. He was found guilty, including in participating in the shooting of about 1,000 Jews in 1943. He was sentenced to death, and executed in Leipzig on 29 July 1969.

(Colorised by Mikolaj Kalzmarek from Poland)

Amsterdam, Balistraat

You see these urban microcars everywhere here. The “Canta” is a two-seat 45kmh microcar from the Netherlands specifically created for disabled drivers, but everybody who is 16 years or older may drive one.

No drivers licence is needed, you may park anywhere and you may drive on the road, the bicycle lane and even on the pavement.

All rights reserved, please only reblog if you leave all captions, information and credits intact, no reblog to NSFW blogs.

CREDIT THE FREAKING ARTIST: a psa

This is going to be my second rant in the span of about a week but you know what, I honestly couldn’t give less of a crap at this point.

I know a lot of people who use this site also have Instagram accounts, particularly members of certain fandoms. I know for a fact most Hamilton, Heathers, Dear Evan Hansen, Be More Chill, etc. fans on this site also have Instagram accounts on which they share other people’s fanart of the fandom which they’re involved in. And that’s fine. What isn’t fine is sharing other people’s fanart and not giving proper credit.

God, I see this happening all over the place and it just irritates me so much. All over my Explore feed, I’m constantly seeing pieces of otherwise great fanart with half-assed captions slapped on them and no credit given. In no sense of the word is this an appropriate way to promote someone’s art. I don’t know what helped to stick it in people’s heads that it’s perfectly okay to blatantly steal others’ work. Because here’s a little hint - it’s not.

Saying “no art is mine” in your bio or in your descriptions isn’t helping. Like, Christ, how long does it take to click on a link or zoom in on a signature? Come on. We’re better than that. We should be appreciating each other’s work, not degrading and discrediting it. And the worst part is, there are far too many accounts that already do this and don’t seem to intend to stop. And it’s not okay.

Since a lot of you seem to still be stuck in a second-grade mindset when posting other people’s work, here’s the main idea; freaking credit the original artist, NOT the website or fan account you may have found it on. And I’m sorry if I sound harsh but that’s just the thing - if it stopped happening altogether, I wouldn’t need to rant about it anymore. Apparently there’s no other way to get the message across.

OKAY: 

- make sure to give credit when posting someone’s work that is not yours

- if you really can’t find the artist, PLEASE for the love of god put it in the caption that anyone who may know the direct source let you know.

NOT OKAY: 

- claiming others’ work is yours (no shit)

- not crediting the artist and not mentioning that the work is not yours anywhere in the caption

The PWS Sunday special in May is themed…

“Playful”

… and we want to see all your … guess what… yes… playful photos.

If one of your photos fits the subject, and want us to consider it to feature it on a Sunday in May, you can either post it to your blog and use “pws special” as one of the first five tags, or submit it to our blog and check the “pws special” checkbox. When submitting please don’t forget to add your Tumblr URL in the caption field

PWS - Photos Worth Seein

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I was curious, and decided to make Samson’s face look a bit healthier! Fixed his eye color as best I could, he had hazel looking eyes in DA2, and I added some color to his skin and lessened the red around his eyes and nose. 

Original screencap (on the left) is from Rannah-Evae on flickr!
Do not remove caption

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Capturing Fleeting Moments in Iowa with @hgrdrgz

For more in-the-moment photos from Hugo, follow @hgrdrgz on Instagram.

“#Hellomynameis Hugo Rodriguez (@hgrdrgz). I’m a 19-year-old aspiring photographer living in Iowa, but originally from the small town of Villachuato in the Mexican state of Michoacán. I always try to show something I may never see again, something someone else may never see. I mostly find this in nature and portraits. I upload the one that stands out the most to me, or that can tell a story and evoke an emotion just by looking at it.

I began taking photos when I was around 12 years old, and ever since have fallen in love with the art form, the creative process and being able to share stories through imagery. In my captions, I like to find a word or a phrase that fits the image perfectly. I’m always taking photos with my iPhone or DSLR camera — it’s honestly what I enjoy doing the most and seem to never get enough of it.

When I am struggling, I listen to music and pull out words directly from a song, or I turn to friends and ask them for advice. Our perspectives are very similar and we can spend hours talking about photography. I’m inspired by my friends and all young artists who dare to make a difference by being different. We, as young creators, are not the future of this world, we are the present.”

anonymous asked:

Why do you document the oats meme it was originated last year

Thank you for your message. It’s a good question you present. The important distinction to make is that when a meme originated is not the same thing as when a meme was popularised. We address this in the explanation post for brother, may I have some oats.

We have reproduced below the relevant portions of the explanation post for your convenience:

On a side note, it is often a good idea to consult the explanation posts for the memes we document. The memes we document this year can be found on the “Memes Documented (2017)” page

Hope this helps!