I compose myself
My self is a thing I must now compose. Like one composes a speech. -Margarett Atwood

Scientist, wanderer, librocubicularist, fangirl, painter, insomniac, aunt, sister, lost sheep, anti-nihilist, information junkie, pun enthusiast, pathological procrastinator, gardener, stargazer, etc.
My self is a thing I must now compose. Like one composes a speech. -Margarett Atwood

Scientist, wanderer, librocubicularist, fangirl, painter, insomniac, aunt, sister, lost sheep, anti-nihilist, information junkie, pun enthusiast, pathological procrastinator, gardener, stargazer, etc.

belovedmuerto:

tomato-greens:

enigmaticrose:

We’re funny, okay?

THIS IS EXCELLENT except I have to disagree with one point: Jane Austen wouldn’t be hella annoying on social media - she’d just be trolling all the time.

I agree about Austen. Troll 4LYF.

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i am angry

The thing you hear adults call teenagers the most after ‘lazy’ is angry.
Why are you so angry?

The other day I was making a scrapbook for a school assignment and I was reading newspaper articles for it. The first thing I find is an article about the water crisis and global warming and hey, if we don’t do anything then in a couple of years a billion more people will lack access to water!
The we is my generation.

A few flicks later the journalist comments on the ‘situation’ in Gaza, links it to Egypt and Libya and Palestine, and I read through the deaths as a crying little girl watches me from the top of the page. ‘The conflict is ongoing, but the UN is hesitant to interfere’, because we all know the situation can only worsen and then ‘we’ can deal with it.

I drop the newspaper and turn to magazines- after a moment, side to side, lie an article informing women on what is too prudish and what is to slutty and a column about what kind of girls to go for during the holidays.
Here, there is no ‘we’, because there is no problem in sight.

On my phone I am assailed by reports from Ferguson, but the shock is not great because I’ve gotten used to the tear gas and images of dead black kids labeled criminals by the people meant to protect them.

Then there is news on the economic crisis.

Why am I angry?

Because if you say wars, women repressed, economic crisis and black people horribly mistreated, I won’t be able to tell if you’re talking about 1930 or 2014, unless you add in pollution and overpopulation.

I am angry because we are called lazy when we are under more pressure than anyone before us.

I am angry because we are called materialistic. We don’t want the Lamborghini, we want a job!
We don’t want a mansion, we want peace- for a day, a week, please!
We don’t want a giant TV, we want someone to patch up the hole in the ozone layer, or maybe give us some equality, but that someone won’t be the ones who created this mess!

I am angry because I am 80% disillusioned, 10% worried and 10% hoping for the bright future we were lead to hope for until we realized we were meant to make it happen!

I am angry because when the world’s problems aren’t ignored, the world is criticized, and no one bothers to think that they have made it this way!

I am angry because I can say sexism, racism, homophobia, war, disease, pollution, and go on for years, but the older generation will prefer to call us the selfie generation than do anything to fix them!

I am angry because #yolo is trending without knowing that it’s true because we don’t know if we’ll even have a chance at a future.

I am angry, yes, because you have messed up this world for us to fix, but I don’t know if we can fix it.

But yeah, ask me again why I’m angry.


~ a few words typed without thinking (via am-artist)

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hiddles-reactions:

celtickaye:

starblaine:

Marvel’s Chris Crisis (Chrisis) do the ice bucket challenge * * *

YES! The Trifecta Perfecta

I could watch this forever.

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jammygummy:

"Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.”

-Douglas Adams

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post-mitotic:

microscopic bone marrow transplant — hematopoietic stem cells (the immortal source of both red and white blood cells) poised in a syringe for transplant

colored SEM composite image

credit: Steve Gschmeissner

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socialjusticekoolaid:

What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity 

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raxacoricofallapatoriusobviously:

castiel-knight-of-hell:

freebatchisthenewjohnlock:

al-grave:

100lb of Magnetic Putty

science side of tumblr, please explain

noot noot

thank u science side of tumblr

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le-revenant:

pathwalker:

rasputin:

This Blood Lamp doesn’t look that bloody, but the way you turn it on can be considered gruesome. It only works once, and you need to add of a drop of your blood to activate it! The idea is to stop and think about how badly you need light before you use it. Designer Mike Thompson created the lamp in order to draw attention to how much energy we waste.

we can finally power the world with periods

there are two kinds of people

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actionables:

look at this picture

image

when you see it, you cannot unsee it

image

it’s a woman

PAINTED TO LOOK LIKE A PARROT

A WOMAN

it took me 5 minutes to find her

I WAS LIKE NO THAT’S NOT A WOMAN, THAT’S A PARROT

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