M. August

“An artist is someone who can hold two opposing viewpoints and still remain fully functional.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

My perfect dinner party would be as follows, PG Wodehouse, Aphra Behn, Douglas Adams, Sylvia Plath, Stephen Fry, Freddie Mercury, Baz Luhrmann, and a couple of friends I've actually met. I graduated with a degree in English. What am I doing with it? Graphic Design.

I'm concerned about the treatment of sexuality and gender in society, our ingrained racism, and the silence concerning a "mother in heaven."

coelasquid:

smalllindsay:

benkling:

Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf

If you’re not already excited about Rob Cantor you will be now.

You know sometimes the way the news is lately leaves me feeling a little hopeless, but then something like this comes along and my wonder and delight in humanity is restored a smidge.

It moves me to tears.

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underthecarolinamoon:

Oh, if I could spend my days at the wheel, throwing pieces of clay into beautiful mugs to send to all my favorite people.

That’s it. I’m going back to school next year to get a ceramics/sculpture degree. I’ll be in Utah a little longer than planned (about a year longer than planned), but it will be totally worth it.

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mickheymilkovich:

bold what applies to you

Appearance:

  • i have blonde hair and blue eyes
  • i have red hair and hazel eyes
  • i’m very tall
  • my hair is really curly
  • i have brown hair and blue or green eyes
  • i have freckles
  • I have black hair and brown eyes
  • i have dimple/s
  • i wear contact lenses
  • i tan easily
  • i have small eyelashes
  • i paint my nails

Clothes / Accessory / Make-up:

  • i hate wearing flip-flops
  • i don’t have converse
  • i wear foundation every day
  • i have stretch marks / tattoos
  • i love wearing head bands
  • i hate wearing mascara
  • i have at least one pair of vans
  • i hate sweaters
  • i love wearing high heels
  • i own brown eyeliner 
  • i love skirts/dresses
  • i own at least 3 pairs of jeans
  • i often wear scarves
  • i never wear necklaces

Family / Country:

  • i’m the oldest child
  • i have an older brother
  • i’m from South America 
  • i know how to swear in more than two languages
  • one (or more) of my parents is from another country
  • i have a younger sister
  • i have siblings that live in Asia
  • i’m an orphan
  • i have family that live in Australia
  • i know two or more languages

School / Job:

  • i’m in high school 
  • i love history
  • i have/had a teacher that is great at explaining and actually teaching
  • i got fired
  • i know what i want to do in the future
  • i don’t do an extracurricular activity
  • i learn more than one language
  • i love math
  • i already have a job
  • my grades are almost never excellent/very good
  • i want to go to college/university
  • i want to be a professional athlete / writer/ artist

I have:

  • broken a bone
  • ridden a motorcycle
  • a favorite song
  • sung in the shower 
  • punched/ slapped somebody
  • told somebody they are pretty
  • my own room
  • a star crush
  • pets
  • kissed a boy/ a girl 
  • online best friends
  • spent the whole night without sleeping
  • girlfriend / boyfriend

I’m afraid of:

  • insects / snakes
  • people disliking me
  • somebody yelling at me
  • somebody finding out a secret about me
  • my favorite character dying
  • stormy weather
  • death
  • having to talk in front of people
  • heights 
  • pain
  • kissing somebody
  • small rooms

I love:

  • sci-fi
  • sleeping until 12pm
  • fluffy blankets
  • animals
  • swimming / diving
  • watching movies
  • channing tatum
  • pizza
  • hot chocolate
  • running 
  • baking / cooking
  • harry potter
  • cold showers
  • my hair
  • my wardrobe

I was sick today. So you get a silly thing about me. Deal with it ;)

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omgthatdress:

Evening Dress

Jacques Doucet, 1895

Whitaker Auctions

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blueandbluer:

yagathai

A good post for 2 AM.

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macrolit:

"Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind."
- Miguel de Cervantes

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tamorapierce:

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mediamattersforamerica:

The issue with Fox’s misogyny toward female pilots is that it reinforces the very thing military women already deal with from male counterparts.

And veterans are speaking out.

Read an open letter to Fox about Eric Bolling’s “boobs on the ground” remark, written by U.S. military veterans from the Truman Nat’l Security project:

Before you jump to the standby excuse that you were “just making a joke” or “having a laugh,” let the men amongst our number preemptively respond: You are not funny. You are not clever. And you are not excused. Perhaps the phrase “boys will be boys”—inevitably uttered wherever misogyny is present—is relevant. Men would never insult and demean a fellow servicemember; boys think saying the word ‘boobs’ is funny.

The less obvious implication of your remarks, however, is that by offending an ally and cheapening her contribution, you are actively hurting the mission. We need to send a clear message that anyone, male or female, who will stand up to ISIS and get the job done is worthy of our respect and gratitude.

We issue an apology on your behalf to Major Al Mansouri knowing that anything your producers force you to say will be contrived and insincere. Major, we’re sincerely sorry for the rudeness; clearly, these boys don’t take your service seriously, but we and the rest of the American public do.

Disclosure: Lisa Reed is a Media Matters employee. 

Remember: To the pigs at Fox (and their masters Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes) - and every man who thinks like them - a woman could find the cure for cancer or be a war hero, and she’d still be the focus of 1960s-era jokes about how women are brainless sex toys.

You know who your allies are—and who your enemies are.  And Fox News is an enemy.

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explore-blog:

In 1947, ten cartoonists drew their most famous characters blindfolded. Best thing since famous authors’ hand-drawn self-portraits, which invariably require a different kind of blindness. 

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thingsonhazelshead:

Charter members of the Corgi News group…

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