On Tumblr, #poetry is the most popular writing tag, with 10% more overall engagements than the next most popular writing tag, #prose. To top that off, #poetry was in the top 5% of all of the tags used on Tumblr in 2016.
From classic #haiku to transformative #visual poetry, #all caps poetry images and #spoken word videos, poetry on Tumblr has a variety of formats for you to tell your friend that you’ve eaten the plums out of their icebox.
Where the writers go
Since many people share curated works using the #poetry tag, a few other tags for mostly original work have popped up. The first is #poets on tumblr, which was the fourth largest community tag on Tumblr last year. Writers began using the tag to share their original work in the early 2010s and between 2013 and 2014, overall engagements (searches, original posts, reblogs and likes) grew 1366%. Over the next two years, that growth continued at an average of 214% per year.
#Spilled Ink started in 2011 after a pair of friends wanted a create a tag for poets on Tumblr to find each other’s work. Since 2013, The tag has averaged 41% year over year growth and has expanded to also include prose and other writing. It’s now one of the largest writing communities on Tumblr. For some sense of scale, in 2016, there were 32% more posts tagged #spilled ink than #poets on tumblr.
Finally, #Excerpt From A Book I’ll Never Write started appearing three years ago for short snippets of poetry—pieces of work shared with no pressure to be complete or finished. In 2014, only a handful of original posts were made with the tag, but were reblogged extensively throughout the year. Between 2014 and 2016, overall engagements in the tag increased 10,407%.
No matter what your favorite kind of poetry is, there are dozens of tags to find your next favorite writer on Tumblr. In addition to those mentioned above, there’s also:
#slam poetry, for those who see poetry as a competitive sport
10 People You Wish You Met from 100 Years of NASA’s Langley
Something happened 100 years ago that changed forever the way we fly. And then the way we explore space. And then how we study our home planet. That something was the establishment of what is now NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Founded just three months after America’s entry into World War I, Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory was established as the nation’s first civilian facility focused on aeronautical research. The goal was, simply, to “solve the fundamental problems of flight.”
From the beginning, Langley engineers devised technologies for safer, higher, farther and faster air travel. Top-tier talent was hired. State-of-the-art wind tunnels and supporting infrastructure was built. Unique solutions were found.
Langley researchers developed the wing shapes still used today in airplane design. Better propellers, engine cowlings, all-metal airplanes, new kinds of rotorcraft and helicopters, faster-than-sound flight - these were among Langley’s many groundbreaking aeronautical advances spanning its first decades.
By 1958, Langley’s governing organization, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, or NACA, would become NASA, and Langley’s accomplishments would soar from air into space.
Here are 10 people you wish you met from the storied history of Langley:
“Bob” Gilruth (1913–2000)
Considered the father of the U.S. manned space program.
He helped organize the Manned Spacecraft Center – now the Johnson Space Center – in Houston, Texas.
Gilruth managed 25 crewed spaceflights, including Alan Shepard’s first Mercury flight in May 1961, the first lunar landing by Apollo 11 in July 1969, the dramatic rescue of Apollo 13 in 1970, and the Apollo 15 mission in July 1971.
“Chris” Kraft, Jr. (1924-)
Created the concept and developed the
organization, operational procedures and culture of NASA’s Mission Control.
Played a vital role in the success of the final Apollo missions, the first
manned space station (Skylab), the first international space docking
(Apollo-Soyuz Test Project), and the first space shuttle flights.
Maxime “Max” A. Faget (1921–2004)
Devised many of the design
concepts incorporated into all U.S. manned spacecraft.
The author of papers
and books that laid the engineering foundations for methods, procedures and
approaches to spaceflight.
An expert in safe atmospheric reentry, he developed the capsule design and operational plan for Project Mercury, and made
major contributions to the Apollo Program’s basic command module configuration.
Caldwell Johnson (1919–2013)
Worked for decades with Max Faget helping to design the earliest experimental
spacecraft, addressing issues such as bodily restraint and mobility, personal
hygiene, weight limits, and food and water supply.
A key member of NASA’s
spacecraft design team, Johnson established the basic layout and physical contours
of America’s space capsules.
William H. “Hewitt”
Provided solutions to critical issues and problems
associated with control of aircraft and spacecraft.
Under his leadership, NASA Langley
developed piloted astronaut simulators, ensuring the success of the Gemini and
Apollo missions. Phillips personally conceived and successfully advocated for
the 240-foot-high Langley Lunar Landing Facility used for moon-landing
training, and later contributed to space shuttle development, Orion spacecraft
splashdown capabilities and commercial crew programs.
Was one of NASA Langley’s most notable “human computers,” calculating
the trajectory analysis for Alan Shepard’s May 1961 mission, Freedom 7,
America’s first human spaceflight.
She verified the orbital equations
controlling the capsule trajectory of John Glenn’s Friendship 7 mission from
blastoff to splashdown, calculations that would help to sync Project Apollo’s lunar
lander with the moon-orbiting command and service module.
Johnson also worked
on the space shuttle and the Earth Resources Satellite, and authored or
coauthored 26 research reports.
Was both a respected mathematician and NASA’s first
African-American manager, head of NASA Langley’s segregated West Area Computing
Unit from 1949 until 1958.
Once segregated facilities were abolished, she
joined a racially and gender-integrated group on the frontier of electronic
Vaughan became an expert FORTRAN programmer, and contributed to the
Scout Launch Vehicle Program.
William E. Stoney Jr.
Oversaw the development of early rockets, and was manager of a NASA Langley-based
project that created the Scout solid-propellant rocket.
One of the most
successful boosters in NASA history, Scout and its payloads led to critical
advancements in atmospheric and space science.
Stoney became chief of advanced
space vehicle concepts at NASA headquarters in Washington, headed the advanced
spacecraft technology division at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, and
was engineering director of the Apollo Program Office.
Was chief engineer for NASA’s Lunar Orbiter program. Five Lunar
Orbiters circled the moon, three taking photographs of potential Apollo landing
sites and two mapping 99 percent of the lunar surface.
Taback later became
deputy project manager for the Mars Viking project. Seven years to the day of
the first moon landing, on July 20, 1976, Viking 1 became NASA’s first Martian
lander, touching down without incident in western Chryse Planitia in the planet’s northern equatorial region.
John C Houbolt
Forcefully advocated for the lunar-orbit-rendezvous concept that
proved the vital link in the nation’s successful Apollo moon landing.
after the lunar-orbit-rendezvous technique was adopted, Houbolt left NASA for
the private sector as an aeronautics, astronautics and advanced-technology
He returned to Langley in 1976 to become its chief aeronautical
scientist. During a decades-long career, Houbolt was the author of more than
120 technical publications.
If you’re a person who needs that extra motivation to start doing your work, or to work just a tad bit harder, this might be the post for you! I’ve made a special list with beautiful movies with mixed genres that will surely give you that motivation you need to get where you want to. I hope you’ll have fun watching them!
1. Legally Blonde (2001)
A classic. Most of you have probably already watched this, but for those who haven’t, you won’t regret it! The movie tells the story of Elle Woods, who after being dumped by her boyfriend for not being “serious enough” decides to follow him to law school - to Harvard Law School! There she discovers she’s much more than her looks, and that she doesn’t really need a boyfriend to be the best version of herself.
Even though I consider the film very inspirational, it is also very light and funny, so you won’t even notice the time passing by as you watch it. Really worth watching it if you’ve recently been through the end of a relationship. Watch this, get your head up, and get back to work!
2. Monsters University (2013)
This one might be originally made for children, but who doesn’t love Pixar movies? Monsters University is the prequel to Monsters, Inc., which let us know how the loved characters Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan became best friends, and their experience at Monsters University. There, we follow Mike as he follows his dream of becoming a professional Scarer, despite of what everyone thinks of him.
If you’re the kind of person who enjoys animation, it will be very fun to watch and, at the same time, make you think about what you’re doing. Will you really care about other people’s opinions about you or work hard for what you want to become?
3. The Pursuit of Happiness (2006)
This highly emotional biographical movie, based on Chris Gardner’s struggles while being homeless, will certainly tell you a lesson about not giving up on what you believe in, and work hard. Like mentioned, we follow Chris Gardner as he tries in whatever way he can to build a better future for him and his son, while having no place to live and a position as a intern that pays no money.
I admit I teared up several times while watching this one, but it gave me a totally different mindset. If I’m a person who has everything to follow my dreams and work hard, why am I not doing it?
4. The Great Debaters (2007)
This movie shows us the story of how a black debate team, led by professor Melvin B. Tolson managed to become the first black debate team to go against Harvard’s own debate champions in the national championship. It’s based on a real article written about the Wiley College debate, which makes everything even greater!
My opinion is that everyone should watch this movie, and understand the wonders you can do if you believe that all the things you want to achieve are possible if you work hard enough!
5. The Internship (2013)
This is the story of two old-school salesmen Billy and Nick that, after being downsized because of the digital age, decide to work for Google. Then, during the internship, they must work together with a group of young college kids to complete a series of tasks to finally be officially employed.
Other than the fact it’s a hilarious movie (well, at least that’s my personal opinion), I find this movie highly motivational because we see the two main characters managing to contribute to their group with what they can even though they know nothing about technology. They still manage to do well, so I think it has a really amazing message!
6. Good Will Hunting (1997)
This is movie is about Will Hunting, who has a really high IQ, but works as a janitor at MIT. Professor Gerald Lambeau finds out about Will when he manages to solve a very difficult graduate-level math problem, but he doesn’t only help Will with his academic life, but also with psychological problems he faces as he thinks about his relationships and his future.
This movie is really redirected at thinking about your academic life, but also about what could be holding us back - sometimes we might need the help of others to overcome our problems, and see the better way out.
7. The Social Network (2010)
Here we find out the roots of Facebook and the story behind it - who was Mark Zuckenberg and how he managed to create such a huge network? This is his story, and how exactly he managed to go from a college student to a multi-millionaire. Even though being rich isn’t and shouldn’t be everyone’s ultimate goal, this movie might be the right thing to really inspire you to turn the ideas in your head into concrete things.
As of now these are my favorite movies I go to when I really need that extra motivation. I really think it’s a great idea to try and watch them before your exam season, before the start of a new term, or at any time of the year really!
Thank you for being EXO and EXO-L’s leader all these years. You have persevered through the hardest times and have celebrated the happiest times with all of us. You have remained our strength and the force that unifies us no matter what obstacles we may face. You watch over us as EXO’s guardian, keeping us safe and making sure we are always happy and healthy. On this day of all special days, we can only hope to give you as much love and support that you have given us over all these years. You are the most wonderful bunny leader and we are so blessed to have a soul like yours accompany us through life.
A Young Doctor’s Notebook & Other Stories [inspired by writings of Mikhail Bulgakov]
“All unpleasant sensations stop completely. Man’s inner powers are manifested at their absolute peak. And if I had not been spoiled by my medical training, I would say that a man can only work normally after an injection of morphine.” - A Country Doctor’s Notebook
“Who wouldn’t be infatuated by Gillian Anderson?! Gillian Anderson could play a rabbit and I would be totally be infatuated by her.”
Sir Ben Kingsley — InterviewSTUFF “Sir Ben Kingsley: Robot Overlords Interview” (March 19, 2015)
“You are our most censored guest ever… But it was my fault; I asked you what was your favourite curse word and you continued to use it like 48 times.”
Jay Leno, during The Tonight Show — “Gillian Anderson on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - (July 22, 2013)
“Working with her has been such a joy: A, I love her as a human being and find her to be such a bright spark of light, and B, it’s a ball to throw some absolutely ridiculous dialogue her way and see how it spins off the edge of her bat.”
Variety“'Hannibal’ Showrunner Bryan Fuller Says Season 3 (June 4, 2015)
“Whatever age she is, and whatever stage she is at, Gillian Anderson is defiantly in the prime of her life.”
Harper’s Bazaar UK, Oct 2016
“One of the more unnerving things about Gillian Anderson is that no photographer has ever done her justice; in the flesh, she is 10 times more exquisite than on the page.”
The Guardian, 2016
“I appreciate her more than ever, all the time.”
Happy 49th Birthday to Gillian Anderson! @gillianaofficial