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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)

I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is… the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives.

My family are some of the greatest water men on earth. I’m not, but I’m going to go train with them. But it’s really an honor just being a Polynesian. And water is the most important thing in this world and we all know it. It’s cool be a part of DC’s universe.

— Jason Momoa on getting to play Aquaman (via racialicious)

Tagged: I'm going to need to go see aquaman now aren't Ic'est la vie

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pennyofthewild:

stirringwind:

actuallytroybolton:

banshelydia:

perfectly-modest:

Islamic headscarf 101.

this is really important because I didn’t realize there was a difference and other people should know this 

This is so cool

this is a great post because it shows the diversity in how women dress across the Islamic world, but I want to point out the limitations of this chart is that NOT all women in all these countries wear the head covering depicted. You often see a variety of different head coverings in every country, and it’s inaccurate to think that’s the only style worn. Even amongst Muslim women, how much hair or their face they cover is VARIED within each country and even Islamic sect. While this graphic is a great resource to give you an idea of popular ways for many women in each country cover their hair/face for religious reasons, it’s not as though the variety of Islamic headcoverings is country-specific, as some people might interpret this chart to mean.
For example, the picture of “Afghanistan”- that’s a burqa. While it’s true a lot of Afghan women wear burqas, not all do. 
These are ALL photos of Aghan women voting:



(x)(x)(x)
 Or in Iran- the graphic shows a hijab. While indeed it’s quite fashionable for many women to wear the headscarf in a manner that shows some of their hair peeking out in the front like this, others ensure they don’t let a single strand show. as this photo shows: 

Others wear a chador too, which is a the long black robe you see a number of women in this photo wearing while queuing to vote- I like this picture because it shows the diversity of how Iranian women dress. 

(x)(x)
This is just so that when you see a woman wearing a headscarf that shows her face and some hair, it doesn’t mean she couldn’t be from Afghanistan. Or if you see a woman wearing a long, black chador that hides her figure, she could very well be from Iran. This goes for the other countries featured here- I’ve seen Syrian and Egyptian women wear a huge variety of head coverings for example. I’ve seen Indonesian Muslim women who don’t wear a headscarf at all. So while some head coverings are more common in each country, it’s not very uniform even within a country, and it usually comes down to each woman’s personal preference.

Bold-italic emphasis mine.

pennyofthewild:

stirringwind:

actuallytroybolton:

banshelydia:

perfectly-modest:

Islamic headscarf 101.

this is really important because I didn’t realize there was a difference and other people should know this 

This is so cool

this is a great post because it shows the diversity in how women dress across the Islamic world, but I want to point out the limitations of this chart is that NOT all women in all these countries wear the head covering depicted. You often see a variety of different head coverings in every country, and it’s inaccurate to think that’s the only style worn. Even amongst Muslim women, how much hair or their face they cover is VARIED within each country and even Islamic sect. While this graphic is a great resource to give you an idea of popular ways for many women in each country cover their hair/face for religious reasons, it’s not as though the variety of Islamic headcoverings is country-specific, as some people might interpret this chart to mean.

For example, the picture of “Afghanistan”- that’s a burqa. While it’s true a lot of Afghan women wear burqas, not all do. 

These are ALL photos of Aghan women voting:

(x)(x)(x)

Or in Iran- the graphic shows a hijab. While indeed it’s quite fashionable for many women to wear the headscarf in a manner that shows some of their hair peeking out in the front like this, others ensure they don’t let a single strand show. as this photo shows: 

Others wear a chador too, which is a the long black robe you see a number of women in this photo wearing while queuing to vote- I like this picture because it shows the diversity of how Iranian women dress. 

(x)(x)

This is just so that when you see a woman wearing a headscarf that shows her face and some hair, it doesn’t mean she couldn’t be from Afghanistan. Or if you see a woman wearing a long, black chador that hides her figure, she could very well be from Iran. This goes for the other countries featured here- I’ve seen Syrian and Egyptian women wear a huge variety of head coverings for example. I’ve seen Indonesian Muslim women who don’t wear a headscarf at all. So while some head coverings are more common in each country, it’s not very uniform even within a country, and it usually comes down to each woman’s personal preference.

Bold-italic emphasis mine.

Source: perfectly-modest

doctornerdington:

paperswallow:

i want more girl byronic figures, i want more reckless self-important girl libertines leaving a string of broken men in their wake while dashing off poems and getting into obscene wagers. i want girl characters that are just on the charming mercurial side of unlikeable arseholes and definitely morally questionable but always game for a revolution

Oh god. YES PLEASE.

Tagged: yeswould read

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Language will evolve, irregardless of your attempt to literally lock it away in a secluded tower; obvs.
— proverb, Welcome to Night Vale (ep55: “The University of What it Is”)

Tagged: night valeone of my favourite proverbs

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Tagged: today I am codingyeahabout that

fuckyeahhockeyladies:

2014 IIHF World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend Roundup

After 2 days of events worldwide, another year’s IIHF Girls’ Hockey Weekend has come to a successful close. Events were held in over 300 locations in 32 countries across the globe, including Romania, who participated for the very first time. You can find summaries of the events at the event tracker hereNext year’s World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend is scheduled to take place on October 10/11, 2015.

Photo gallery: x

Event summaries: x

Featured stories:

Tagged: hockeyadorbs

Source: iihf.com

I have chosen to consider myself tagged by apictureofagull

So here we go, the accent meme:

  • What is your name and/or username?
  • Where are you from?
  • Pronounce the following words: theatre, iron, salmon, caramel, fire, water, new orleans, furniture, both, again, probably, alabama, lawyer, coupon, mayonnaise, caught, naturally, envelope, twitter, new york, crayon, tumblr
  • How would you address a group of two or more people?
  • What would you call a sale of unwanted items on your porch, in your yard, etc?
  • What do you call a sweetened carbonated beverage?
  • What do you call your grandparents?
  • What do you call gym shoes?
  • Choose a book and read a paragraph from it.
  • Do you speak a second language? Say something in it.
  • End the post by saying any 3 words you want

Tagged: memevoice memeyou should cosider yourselves taggedif you so desireapictureofagull sounds so much prettier speaking German than I do speaking Japanesegpoygroy?

Tagged: love affair with clothesand shoesmostly shoes

Source: visualvixen

devoutfashion:

Model: Adhiel

Photography. Emmanuel Giraud

Tagged: love affair with clothes

Source: devoutfashion

sassy-spoon:

When friend is clearly upset but they don’t wanna talk about it but you wanna help but don’t know how and you just kinda

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Tagged: gpoyexcept with more cookiesbecause yesI will compulsively feed you if you have problems I can't fix

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