DreamAlive

Hello there! So what's with the Arabic symbol on my blog? The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has been using this symbol, the Arabic letter Nun, to mark the homes of Nasrani ("Nazarenes"; Christians), singling out Christian households for abuse, exile, and execution. It is meant as a mark of fear and shame. But just as we transformed an instrument of torture and oppression against people into our most recognized symbol, Christian brothers and sisters around the world, as well as brave Muslim neighbors, are willingly taking it up in solidarity with Arab Christians. I will stand marked with my siblings. I am N.

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Finally got up the courage to open the email from my professor (more accurately: accidentally opened it while deleting spam). And…well, my grade is not an F, and the professor was understandably terribly disappointed in my work and in me.

And, well, it’s done.

The mix of extreme relief and regret is weird, and mostly translates into weird sobbing.

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

gazzymouse:

beckpoppins:

meganhilty:

Anastasia

Favorite Characters - Vladimir & Sophie

god Sophia had a double chin and bingo wings and a booty like a shelf and she was still hot as fuck. and Anastasia was hot. and the empress was hot. All the ladies were pretty but totally different sizes and ages and things were wonderful.

Sophie wasn’t just on screen to be fat and funny. She was depicted as actually DESIRABLE. I was a little stick of a child when this movie came out and that definitely effected my views of beauty. As a much thicker adult it still means a lot to me now.

^ SO MUCH THIS

It made me SO happy to see a lady who wasn’t super skinny still being portrayed as being sexy and desirable…

We need more movies like this…with characters like this, who aren’t just treated like walking punchlines because of their bodies…

*nods* Let’s talk about Vladimir too! He’s a portly, jowly guy with a beard —and he’s not treated as gross for obviously flirting with a lady who’s probably much wealthier than he is.

And Dimitri (sp?) counts in the physical diversity of the movie too —skinny, all angles, lined face…

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houndstar:

Houndstar Graphics Challenge | [4/10] Male Characters | - Zack Fair.

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One of the things that I love about Clara is that she is a liar —it’s a flaw usually reserved for villains.

But I also know it’s going to bite her in the behind like nothing else and I’m wincing in deep sympathy and…doing the emotional equivalent of hiding behind the couch.

mauveshadow:

little Makalaurë and Maitimo on their day out

so, i heard it’s inktober? 8D

« part 2

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protectfili:

But, if thou be a king, where is thy crown?

Fili Friday

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satsukisexual:

HAVE YOU EVER JUST REALLY WANTED TO BE FRIENDS WITH SOMEONE AND YOURE IN A MUTUAL FOLLOW WITH THEM AND YOU JUST KIND OF STARE AT THEIR URL LONGINGLY BEFORE JUST SLOWLY SCROLLING PAST BECAUSE YOU DONT WANT TO SEEM WEIRD

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skeleteen-official:

fearinthewind:

ksci-labs:

pacificrimmovie makes a single tweet to a Facebook photo and I nearly throw my laptop.

UMMM IS THIS REAL?????

YES YES IT IS

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I just received the pre-bill bill for my student loans.

Oi.

sineadrivka:

So I’m making this. And I will be selling this once I’ve completed it, complete with Autobot insignias and possibly Hot Rod’s name on there. Let me know what you think. Stay tuned for updates and an ETA on when it’ll be sold.

Also, if anyone’s on Ravelry, friend me up and stuff.

Ahem, greyliliy