strong in reason

The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 to representing how close we are to a global catastrophe. It’s maintained by the members of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board.

The group of scientists, including 16 Nobel Laureates, announced this morning that we have moved dangerously close to all-out disaster. The Clock’s recent advance to two and a half minutes means that scientists and experts agree that we are teetering on the brink of societal collapse or an apocalyptic scale nuclear war, which symbolically occurs at midnight exactly.

In the years since the Clock was created we have only been this close to midnight once, in 1953 when the Hydrogen Bomb was first tested. Further, the minute hand has only changed nineteen times since the Clocks creation.

This is not an announcement to take lightly or brush off – these scientists are all renowned geniuses in their respective fields and they have never been known to change the Time casually or without very strong reasoning.

To those that are sick of politics and don’t see the point in discussing the current state of the world: THIS is the point. THIS is the result of widespread apathy, lack of education, and disinterest in current events.

Once upon a time Rome was a magnificent and powerful empire, but it still crumbled to the ground at the peak of its glory. As an Archaeology student I can tell you that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

The final sentence in the Doomsday report this morning gave a warning, “Wise public officials should act immediately, guiding humanity away from the brink. If they do not, wise citizens must step forward and lead the way.”

Even more reasons to smile

Someone could’ve just gotten an amazing haircut

A woman could’ve just found out she was pregnant after multiple miscarriages

Someone could’ve just gotten their first pet

A child could be reciting the entire alphabet for the first time

Someone could’ve just realized how hurtful their behavior is and genuinely apologized

An struggling actor could’ve just gotten their first role

Someone could’ve just found the strength to pull themselves out of an anxiety attack

Someone could’ve just decided to not go through with suicide, and decided to seek professional help instead

Someone could’ve just taken their first college class and felt a sense of belonging

Someone could’ve just stood up to a bully and made a new friend

A grandmother could have made the best pie to share with her grandkids

A teenager could’ve just gotten their license

It’s someone’s birthday

Someone could be having the best moment of their lives right this second

Someone could’ve just decided to live a life free of negativity

Someone could’ve just gotten complimented at the grocery store

Someone could’ve just received their first paycheck

A poor family could be having their first warm meal

A stray animal could’ve been saved from starvation

A child could be learning their times tables

Someone could’ve just gotten a clean bill of health

Long distance relationships are hard, but they’re also incredible. If you can love, trust, respect, and support each other from a distance, then you’ll be unstoppable once you’re physically together.
—  Anonymous
Reasons to smile

A couple could be reuniting at this very moment and hugging one another ever so tightly
A baby could be smiling a gummy smile to its parents for the first time
Someone could be taking the first bite of their grandmother’s homemade cookies
A child could have just successfully came out to their family and received nothing but support
A person could be walking away from a toxic relationship and starting their life anew
A struggling author could have just gotten their book published for the first time
A student could have just received their report card and saw nothing but good grades
A child could be getting pushed on the swing set
A college student could have just made it safely home to visit for Thanksgiving
A child could have finally gotten adopted by loving parents

i feel like a lot of us rly Needed just hold on in our lives rn

More reasons to smile

A kid could’ve just gotten their braces off

A family could’ve just bought their first official house

A hijabi could’ve gotten complimented on the way they tie their hijab

An older sister could’ve just helped her recently openly gay brother perfect his winged liner

A kid could’ve just stood up to their bully

Someone could’ve just gotten asked to a dance by their crush

A student could’ve just gotten accepted into the college of their choice

A family in need could’ve been given their own Christmas tree

Someone who recently lost weight could’ve just noticed their new muscles

Someone could’ve just gotten their first paycheck

A kid could’ve just finished their letter to Santa

A healthy baby could’ve just been born despite multiple health scares

An addict could’ve just admitted themselves into rehab

A person in the military could’ve just made it home for Christmas

Someone could’ve just made the basketball team

A college student could’ve just finished the project that’s been stressing them out for weeks

A couple could’ve just said their first I love you

A woman could’ve just said yes to getting married

A gay married couple could be celebrating their one year wedding anniversary

i am beyond sick of looking at this so im just gonna….. leave it here….

idk i thought it’d be fun to do a sort of redraw, but use ellie’s new design instead of her old one (spoiler: it wasn’t. it was torture)

The Best

pairing: platonic hamilsquad x depressed!reader

genre: angst! modern au

word count: 1700

warning: mentions of depression, death/suicide

summary: you haven’t been at school all week, you haven’t been answering texts. eventually, the boys decided that they’re not going to wait for you to reply anymore, and take matters into their own hands.

a/n: yoo so sorry for the angsty thing, i was planning on putting up some starboy laurens fluff but ive been having a pretty bad day meself so. wrote some angst cuz it made me feel better. if you’re having a bad day i hope it helps and i hope u feel good tomorrow!

You had spent the week in bed. Your work was beginning to pile up – in both a metaphorical and literal sense, you thought as you looked at the pile of papers on your desk – and you probably got more texts in the past five days than you’ve gotten in the past year. Everyone was worried about you. Just today, Alexander had left you 3 voicemails and he sent you 51 messages in the span of 6 minutes; John sent you 2 pictures of Lafayette and Hercules playing checkers, and then one of himself pouting because, as he put it, he ‘wanted to see you’; Lafayette sent you a video of himself singing some French song that was supposed to be a lullaby but it didn’t really help; Hercules sent you a picture of himself in a ridiculous hat. 

Nothing cheered you up. You hadn’t had this bad of a spell in years, but lately things had gotten worse and couldn’t bring yourself to do anything. You just couldn’t.

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[ things I noticed here ]

1• Mo has He Tian’s number saved

2• he has his number saved as “He” *crying* <<I don’t know why I find this so extremely adorable and it hurts me>>

3• he has He Tian’s chat open, so he either was
-waiting for him to send a message to him
- about to send him a message but didn’t

4• His butt

5• how he is hugging his pillow with his face facing it, gives me a strong reason to support my past idea of him thinking over sending him a message or not

• why in the chicken dick they not fucking yet•

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This is probably awful of me but my favorite thing about that TFA Rey and Obi ficlet was the fact that probably Vader was carrying around his old master like some snow white or sleeping beauty bullshit lmao

@soulffles Oh, Im glad to answer it! (Just needed some time to prepare, hah). Part 1 just in case 

Time for dumb headcanons:

Firstly, I think he would be pure-blood, but, of course, its not a strong reason. Agreste family surely wasnt the Death Eaters, hah, but also wasnt supporters of their ideas, even being the most of them in the Slytherin House (maybe his mom would be in the Ravenclaw, for example).

Secondly, yeah, I guess, the most of us think than Adrien is more perfect for Hufflepuff house because of being the biggest cutie pie. But, whats funny, maybe because of this he also could be in Slytherin. How?

Too simple, huh? Well, Im not a big psychologist.
Actually, some mages and witches were strangely chosen in the Houses in canon (the best example is Peter Pettigrew)

That was the most normal reasons

Thirdly…. Well, green color suits him, lmao. (not sorry)
Fourthly, for me, it just makes interesting plot and also interactions with other characters

With Nino, for example

((Sometimes they make stupid jokes about it))

Okay, i can talk about Hogwarts AU really long time, so i need to stop. I hope, theres enough for explaining about Adrien being in the Slytherin (i know, theres not enought and my explanation is stupid) OKAY HE IS JUST LIKE SCORPIUS AND THATS ALL

There is very little else about men and women that I don’t understand fairly well, but I confess that sex is beyond me. It missed me, or perhaps I dodged it.

May Hawthorne, Where There’s A Will by Rex Stout, Ch. 6

I’ve been updating my Nero Wolfe quotes file – I draw quotes from every Rex Stout story I read, as a way of keeping track of which ones I’ve read – and I decided I should share one from every book. 

I just finished Where There’s A Will, which randomly features an asexual character who isn’t the murderer or murderee or even particularly vilified for her behavior, which is impressive in a book from 1940. The case for Wolfe being asexual is a reasonably strong one but not without its entanglements, whereas May Hawthorne, the president of a women’s university in the book, obviously isn’t a man-hater or mentally ill or a bad person. She’s just not interested in sex, and it’s a random background trait that everyone basically accepts.

As with most genre work from the early 20th century there are a lot of issues with the Wolfe novels (they grow lesser as time passes, which I think is because Rex Stout was trying to write to his audience and then just stopped giving any fucks) but once in a while there’s a random pop of "Well, this is weirdly enlightened.”