I took the liberty of looking up the definitions of a couple words from an essay I was reading on Shakespeare’s play Timon of Athens;


Misanthropy- Hatred or distrust of mankind
Revile- To attack with abusive language
Dramaturgy- The art of theater, especially play writing
Invective- Abusive language
Benign- Gentle disposition (kind)
Malign- To speak evil of, to make evil
Ambiguity- Vagueness or uncertainty of meaning
Overtures- Intro to a song, act/proposal that shows readiness to take action
Scurrilous- The use of foul language
Vituperation- Talking shit
Squandering- To scatter, to waste
Intrinsic- Part of the essential nature of a thing
Votary- Devout of a cult or religion

eachothersthroats:

Tucson kids, check this shit out! From march 11 2008, route 16~

eachothersthroats:

Tucson kids, check this shit out! From march 11 2008, route 16~

agoldthatactuallystays:

Shot by: bigrube  April 2014 
Www.erynamel.com

lingonveckan:

I sent this to Stephen yesterday and he replied “Ursula it’s too early to send me your home videos”. Shots fired.

(Source: lolgifs.net)

Praise Audhumla:~)

Praise Audhumla:~)

A Japanese dwarf flying squirrel with her babies

(Source: thecutestofthecute)

I just need to publicly admit that I am a bad person and that I have made some really fucked up decisions in my life, and also that I am really, really, really, seriously sorry, and I think about it a lot….

(I don’t expect an forgiveness)

proofmathisbeautiful:




Lego to launch female scientists series after online campaign

Science-themed project was submitted to Lego Ideas by Dr Ellen Kooijman, who recognized a gender gap in toy sets
(Via the guardian)





Women in science are taking one tiny, plastic step forward after Lego announced on Tuesday it will launch a series of female scientists and their lab tools.
The science-themed project was selected as the latest Lego Ideas winner, and is set to hit shelves in August 2014.
The series – notably devoid of pink – includes an astronomer with a telescope, a paleontologist with a dinosaur skeleton and a chemist in a lab.
The project idea was submitted by Dr Ellen Kooijman, a geochemist in Stockholm.
In her project proposal, Kooijman wrote: “The motto of these [s]cientists is clear: explore the world and beyond!”
The toy company has been criticised in the past for its gender-based marketing tactics, and in particular, over a line of building blocks geared for girls called Lego Friends, featuring slim female figurines that lock into pastel-painted settings such as a beauty salon and bakery.
The debate even prompted a seven-year-old girl to write a letter to Lego asking why there are “more Lego boy people and barely any Lego girls”.
In her letter, Charlotte Benjamin lamented how “all the girls did was sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and had no jobs,” while the boy figures went “on adventures, worked, saved people and had jobs”.
On her blog, Kooijman, an avid Lego builder, said she recognized a gender gap among the figurines.
"As a female scientist I had noticed two things about the available Lego sets: a skewed male/female minifigure ratio and a rather stereotypical representation of the available female figures," she wrote. "It seemed logical that I would suggest a small set of female minifigures in interesting professions to make our Lego city communities more diverse."
Lego Ideas is a site where enthusiasts can submit and vote on ideas for sets they want to see available in toy stores. When an project receives 10,000 votes, it then enters a review phase to be evaluated by a board made up of set designers and marketing representatives, according to its website.
After testing the concepts for stability, playability, safety, market fit and more, the board selects one idea to become the next Lego Ideas product. The creator is recognized for inspiring the product and receives a cut of the product’s sales.
“We’re very excited to release Ellen Kooijman’s Female Minifigure set, featuring three scientists, now entitled ‘Research Institute’ as our next Lego Ideas set,” Lego said in a statement on its site. “This awesome model is an inspiring set that offers a lot for kids as well as adults. The final design, pricing and availability are still being worked out, but it’s on track to be released August 2014, so keep an eye out!”
Lego had not returned a request for comment at the time of publication.
Kooijman’s scientists beat out six other potential projects, among them a Sherlock set and a Legend of Zelda set.

proofmathisbeautiful:

Lego to launch female scientists series after online campaign

Science-themed project was submitted to Lego Ideas by Dr Ellen Kooijman, who recognized a gender gap in toy sets

(Via the guardian)

Women in science are taking one tiny, plastic step forward after Lego announced on Tuesday it will launch a series of female scientists and their lab tools.

The science-themed project was selected as the latest Lego Ideas winner, and is set to hit shelves in August 2014.

The series – notably devoid of pink – includes an astronomer with a telescope, a paleontologist with a dinosaur skeleton and a chemist in a lab.

The project idea was submitted by Dr Ellen Kooijman, a geochemist in Stockholm.

In her project proposal, Kooijman wrote: “The motto of these [s]cientists is clear: explore the world and beyond!”

The toy company has been criticised in the past for its gender-based marketing tactics, and in particular, over a line of building blocks geared for girls called Lego Friends, featuring slim female figurines that lock into pastel-painted settings such as a beauty salon and bakery.

The debate even prompted a seven-year-old girl to write a letter to Lego asking why there are “more Lego boy people and barely any Lego girls”.

In her letter, Charlotte Benjamin lamented how “all the girls did was sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and had no jobs,” while the boy figures went “on adventures, worked, saved people and had jobs”.

On her blog, Kooijman, an avid Lego builder, said she recognized a gender gap among the figurines.

"As a female scientist I had noticed two things about the available Lego sets: a skewed male/female minifigure ratio and a rather stereotypical representation of the available female figures," she wrote. "It seemed logical that I would suggest a small set of female minifigures in interesting professions to make our Lego city communities more diverse."

Lego Ideas is a site where enthusiasts can submit and vote on ideas for sets they want to see available in toy stores. When an project receives 10,000 votes, it then enters a review phase to be evaluated by a board made up of set designers and marketing representatives, according to its website.

After testing the concepts for stability, playability, safety, market fit and more, the board selects one idea to become the next Lego Ideas product. The creator is recognized for inspiring the product and receives a cut of the product’s sales.

“We’re very excited to release Ellen Kooijman’s Female Minifigure set, featuring three scientists, now entitled ‘Research Institute’ as our next Lego Ideas set,” Lego said in a statement on its site. “This awesome model is an inspiring set that offers a lot for kids as well as adults. The final design, pricing and availability are still being worked out, but it’s on track to be released August 2014, so keep an eye out!”

Lego had not returned a request for comment at the time of publication.

Kooijman’s scientists beat out six other potential projects, among them a Sherlock set and a Legend of Zelda set.


The Great Pyramids of Giza, as you’ve never seen them before — at the edge of a sprawling metropolis and the vast desert.

The Great Pyramids of Giza, as you’ve never seen them before — at the edge of a sprawling metropolis and the vast desert.

(Source: historical-nonfiction)

humansofnewyork:

"I taught English in Thailand for a year, and I tried to continue in education when I returned to the United States, but it wasn’t nearly as fulfilling for me. In Thailand, teachers are really revered. In the hierarchy of prestige, it goes: kings, then monks, then teachers. Parents would always be asking for advice. My students would come up and hug me in the streets. It was almost like I was being welcomed into the families of my students, and we were working together toward education. Back in America, it felt like Home and School were two different zones. It felt more isolating. In Thailand, I definitely felt like I was making a difference. In America, it felt like ‘maybe’ I was making a difference.”

humansofnewyork:

"I taught English in Thailand for a year, and I tried to continue in education when I returned to the United States, but it wasn’t nearly as fulfilling for me. In Thailand, teachers are really revered. In the hierarchy of prestige, it goes: kings, then monks, then teachers. Parents would always be asking for advice. My students would come up and hug me in the streets. It was almost like I was being welcomed into the families of my students, and we were working together toward education. Back in America, it felt like Home and School were two different zones. It felt more isolating. In Thailand, I definitely felt like I was making a difference. In America, it felt like ‘maybe’ I was making a difference.”

(Source: iamnevertheone)

starrquake:

the-uncensored-she:

Women should NOT be forced to fucking feed their babies in a goddamn bathroom, all because we live in a misogynistic, porn-warped society that’s been brainwashed to believe that female breasts used for anything other than male pleasure is “indecent”. Support public breast feeding and end the porn culture.

This x1000. At work awhile ago a woman was feeding her baby and my co-worker made a comment about how she should have gone to the bathroom to do it. I looked her dead in the face and said “well maybe you should have your lunch in the bathroom too” and she shut the fuck up real quick.

(Source: nomali-still-from-soweto)

Gifts from the gem shop from my one and only<3

(Jade & Amethyst necklaces, Jade dragon chillum)

((not sure what the heart is, if ya happen to know feel free to drop me a line))

vintae:

Cookies for Valentine’s Day (by SweetAmbsCookies)