Breath, breath in the air. Don’t be afraid to care. Leave but don’t leave me, look around, choose your own ground. For long you live and high you fly, and smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry And all you touch and all you see Is all your life will ever be. Run rabbit run, dig that hole get the sun, when at last the work is done, don’t sit down it’s time to dig another one. For long you live and high you fly, but only if you ride the tide, and balanced on the biggest wave, and race towards an early grave.
—  Pink Floyd - Breath (In the air)

oh my GOD i really can’t believe it’s already july 22. the biggest wave of anxiety just hit me when i realized i start classes in less than a month, and all i’ve done this entire summer is work. i didn’t even have a summer. fuck fuck fuck fuck i am 200% unprepared to dive back into another year of fucking school. oh my god. 

The perfect lens: Bringing back the magic in metamaterials

A single drop of blood is teeming with microorganisms–imagine if we could see them, and even nanometer-sized viruses, with the naked eye. That’s a real possibility with what scientists call a “perfect lens.” The lens hasn’t been created yet but it is a theoretical perfected optical lens made out of metamaterials, which are engineered to change the way the materials interact with light.

While a perfect lens–and the metamaterials it’s made of–is almost perfect, it’s not foolproof. As the field of research expanded in the past 15 years, more and more challenges arose.

Now, researchers at Michigan Technological University have found a way to possibly solve one of the biggest challenges, getting light waves to pass through the lens without getting consumed. The journal Physical Review Letters published their study this July and is a continuation of work done by Durdu Güney, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan Tech.

Güney worked alongside Mehdi Sadatgol, a PhD candidate at Michigan Tech, and Sahin Kaya Özdemir and Lan Yang, both at the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering of Washington University in St. Louis. As the team writes in their paper, “These findings open the possibility of reviving the early dreams of making ‘magical’ metamaterials from scratch.”

Read more.


Breathe in the air…

Don’t be afraid to care…
But don’t leave me…

Look around…
Choose your own ground.

For long you live and high you fly,
And smiles you give and tears you cry…

And all you touch and all you see,
Is all your life will ever be…

Rabbit, run!

Dig that hole,
Forget the sun…

For when at last the work is done…
Don’t sit down, it’s time to dig another one!

For long you live and high you fly,
But only if you ride the tide…

And balanced on the biggest wave,
You race towards an early grave…“
-Pink Floyd ("Breathe”)
Western Interference in Middle East Resulted in EU Migrant Crisis
Milos Zeman is sure the West is to blame for illigal migration crisis in the EU.
By Sputnik

The current migrant crisis in Europe is the result of the Western interference in the regional countries’ internal affairs, Czech President Milos Zeman said Sunday.

In recent months, Europe has faced the biggest wave of undocumented immigration in years, with thousands of people risking a sea jorney to Europe to flee violence in North Africa and the Middle East.

“The current wave of migration [to Europe] is rooted in the crazy [US] idea to invade Iraq, which allegedly had weapons of mass destruction, but nothing was found,” Zeman said in an interview with the Czech Blesk newspaper.

The international community’s desire to “restore order” in Libya and Syria resulted in the escalation of conflicts in both countries, leading to people leaving their homes, Zeman added.

“It is not only the United States who is to blame for this, because some EU member states coordinated the operations against Libya,” Zeman said.

The president added he was planning to speak at the regular session of the UN General Assembly later this year and wanted to suggest the United Nations to create military formations to destroy terrorist training camps.

In 2011, as civil war in Libya began, a multi-state coalition, which mostly included NATO member states, began a military intervention in the country aiming to establish an immediate ceasefire. The intervention ended with a decisive NATO victory, escalation of the conflict in the country and the subsequent murder of the country’s long-standing leader Muammar Gaddafi.

anonymous asked:

It's 10:26 and I'm debating what to read next. It's between The Raven Boys, Cinder and The Fifth Wave and I really should be reading the 5th wave for summer reading but I just cannot get into the book

Personally, I’m not the biggest fan of 5th wave. Fine the first book was pretty good…BUT IT HAD SO MUCH POTENTIAL AND HE JUST WASTED IT ON A REALLY BADLY WRITTEN FEMALE CHARACTER AAAAAARGGGHHHH

Go with the Raven Boys <3

Tell me what time it is and what you’re thinking about

/abc question tag thing\

Tagged by the cool green bean: transbender

Age: 15

Biggest Fear: The waves in the ocean, being totally alone

Current Time: 8:05 PM

Drink you last had: Water

Easiest Person To Talk to: Friends

Favorite Song: uhhhh……Paint You Wings By: ATL?

Grossest Memory: Seeing my cast taken off when I was like 10. (It was gross)

Hometown: Raleigh NC (U.S.)

In love with: Haru from Free <3

Jealous Of: Most people

Killed Someone? Yes

Longest Relationships: 10 years. (Friendship)

Middle Name: Rachel (#hateit)

Number of Siblings: like .5

One Wish: World Peace/ Joy?

Person who you last called: My Mother

Question you’re always asked: umm.. Usually something about my age

Reason to smile: Friends, Cats/Dogs, 

Song you last sang: lol no

Time you woke up: Like 11 am

Underwear Color: White

Vacation Destination: France or the UK/Britain/England

Worst Habit: Procrastination!! I’ll put off something for like weeks. *cough* literally any and all art-y things i do *cough*

X-rays you’ve had: my right leg

Your favorite food: I do enjoy Salad and Fudge Rounds. 

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

I tag animefreako01 (<3 you bae) codybae (cool bean) steeve314 equinealchemist thnkyoufrthevnm futureharts troyler-with-no-e and whoever else (if y’all did this already, don’t feel pressured to do it again!)

Crystal Reed is a beautiful person

Sometimes when I’m sad and feel insignificant I like to remember how two years ago I was walking around San Diego with my sister during comic con and I literally saw the Teen Wolf cast go into a restaurant and then to this party next door. And seeing them all was lovely and they waved to the crowd that had grown, but what I remember most is after the other girls had left, after the boys went inside, and Crystal and Holland showed up later. I was off to the side, by myself, extremely shy and nervous and Crystal looked at me from across the street and I smiled and waved shyly and she gave me the biggest smile and waved and I’ve never felt happier in my life because, even if it was just for a second, a woman that I greatly admire and adore saw me and that’s a wonderful feeling. She could have ignored me or whatever, but she gave me one of those gorgeous, blinding smiles where she kinda looks nervous too and I felt like maybe we weren’t so different after all.
The world's notorious surf gangs

“Known as the defenders of Oahu’s north shore, the Wolfpak reputedly use fear and their fists to police an 11km stretch of some of the world’s best and biggest waves. At the Banzai Pipeline, Wolfpak determine which waves go to whom, and punish those who breach their code of respect.
Wolfpak represents tribalism and localism, often in a gang-like manner, and have picked up where Da Hui left off in the 1970s and 1980s”.

anonymous asked:


  • 10: Want any piercings?

I’d love to get my cartilage pierced again ;u; 

  • 11: Best friend?

swag-ne-mite779 this nerd 

  • 12: Relationship status

engaged to my lovely 0ne-with-the-waves

  • 13: Biggest turn ons

honesty, humour, and pretty eyes

  • 14: Biggest turn offs

liars cheats smoking. deffo smoker as a bad asthmatic 

thank you!

Confess My ABCs

Tagged by kit-replica

A-Age: 17

B-Biggest fear: Tsunamis/waves in general

C-Current time: 11:20am

D-Drink you had last: Coke

E- Easiest Person To Talk to: Probably Kit.

F-Favourite song: Dont have one at the moment.

G-Grossest memory: My baby brother peeing on me

H-Hometown: Newcastle
I-In love with: Food

J-Jealous of: A lot of people, I guess xD

K-Killed someone: Killed Kit’s sanity a few hundred times.

L-Longest relationship: Half a year

M-Middle Name: Jayde

N-Number of siblings: 2, one older and one younger brother.

O-One wish: To not have to worry about my future.

P-Person I last called: Mum

Q-Question you’re always asked: How are you?

R-Reason to smile: Men in thigh highs and heals, the Squad

S-Song you last sang: Be A Man - Mulan

T-Time you woke up: 9am

U-Underwear colour: white with pink polka dots and pink lace :3

V-Vacation destination: Japan or Disneyland

W-Worst Habit: Biting my nails

X-Xrays you’ve had: Idk man, too many.

Y-Your favourite food: Any

Z-Zodiac sign: Aries

I tag:

choose-your-muse scalebratayla shibeme

Typical Work Day

Today at work some guys were chatting me up whilst I was ringing them up at the register and they randomly asked “Were you running late this morning?” 

And I was like “Oh no I rushed in because I just came from a delivery.”

Them: “…Because you missed a belt loop…”

Me: Looks. “…… oh.” 

Them: “We won’t look. It’s okay you can fix it.”

Me: Turns red. 

And Later I’m getting in the car and some bikers were passing by and one of them gave me the biggest smile, waved and honked. 

I hadn’t a clue who he was. 


It can be an interesting dynamic because no one I work with knows I’m gay so when they have assumed I had a boyfriend, I would laugh just kind of like “uh no”. I’m also not a wimp when It comes to lifting heavy parts but I bruise like a summer peach so I get these bruises all over my arms and I’m not going to say they’re not “badly placed”, and I think they were genuinely concerned because I came in one day and they legit asked if someone was hurting my arms. I have this wrist tattoo and a customer I was dropping off a delivery for asked what It said while I was filling out paperwork. He thought it was a boyfriend’s name. I don’t know if it was how I reacted but I just stuttered “oh no I don’t have a boyfriend.” He then asked “girlfriend?” I was caught off guard. I hadn’t been out but a couple months. No one really knew and I just smiled and responded “I’m working on it.” His chill reaction honestly made my day.