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"Ordinary people had dreamed it up and put it together, building towers on rafts in swamps and cross frozen spines of mountains. They'd waded through rivers and babbled in trigonometry. They hadn't dreamed in the way people usually used the word, but they'd imagined a different world, and bent metal around it. And out of all the sweat and swearing and mathematics had come this... thing, dropping words across the world as softly as starlight." Terry Pratchett

Ask and ye shall receive (maybe)

valkyrierisen:

This kitten is ridiculously photogenic

Tagged: kitty!

Source: Flickr / bentorode

fastcompany:

"It’s not dead. It’s resting."
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fastcompany:

"It’s not dead. It’s resting."

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Tagged: that is beautifulhacksof the real-world variety

Source: fastcocreate.com

Tagged: I am loving her haircutI don't have the energy to keep up that kind of stylingbut it is glorious(no I'm not cutting my hair any time soon friends who nag me about it)

Source: lisaedelstein

allons-brie:

AU where we’re all well rested and everyone loves their job

Tagged: I wish they didn't tell stories about loving your job in schoolI feel perpetually guilty for *not* loving my jobmy mother's philosophy (if it was enjoyable it wouldn't be work) makes much more sense to mebut I feel like everyone in STEM really really does love their joband likeI enjoy being paidthat is nicebut I so do not love my job and only work overtime because it's kind of expectedand I feel grumpy about that expectationI dunnoI don't hate my jobI just... only want to do it for 4 hours a day?I feel like there's this expectation that I *should* love my joband want to do it alwayswhich just noshrugunexpected!feels-tags

Source: allons-brie

art-of-swords:

Fashion and Kindjal Daggers

Tagged: love affair with clothescoatdressesalso attractive when they're intended for men

cloudberrylady:

This sample pair of Cloudberry Lady The Bat high heels is available at the Lace market!  http://lacemarket.net/the-bat-high-heels/

cloudberrylady:

This sample pair of Cloudberry Lady The Bat high heels is available at the Lace market!  http://lacemarket.net/the-bat-high-heels/

Tagged: I'm not really a bat-heels sort of girlbut I can see how they would appeal to a certain astheticand maybe for halloween...it would be wrong to buy shoes for one day fo the yeartotallythat would be dumb

Source: cloudberrylady

cassiusthebadwolf:

titinius:

dressthesavage:

looking up Catullus’ nasty poems about Julius Caesar

and i find a wiki article about his poems arranged by ‘theme’

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….it’s not quite what i expected?? 

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i’m pissing myself here, his poems are just too real 

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CATULLUS, THE POET WE CAN ALL RELATE TO 

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cassiusthebadwolf
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I love Catullus. So beautiful.

Tagged: catullusmy friend used to do her latin homework while I did my mathit kept me entertainedespecially when she was translating catullus

Source: Wikipedia

Tagged: tom stoppardloving language does NOT mean you have to be pedantic and correct-yI bet he'd like tumblr-ism or at least accept that they were legitwordssaid in a way that is somehow... Welsh

Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”

The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)

Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8

(via theodoradove)

Tagged: historystomp on the patriarchy

Source: bibliothekara

I was bitten by mosquitoes while biking home from work.  Twice.

Tagged: I hate summeri hate mosquitosand red lights have a lot to answer forpersonalwhiny