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'I think the wolves all died when the great forests were cut down. That howling you hear is only the Londoners.' - Hilary Mantel
September 24th 2014

That Sam Pepper ‘explanation’ video…

I haven’t heard the ~*’it was a social experiment’*~ excuse since my days on LJ when I used to read sf_drama. And that was circa 2007. I’m getting all nostalgic.

But seriously though, fuck that guy. Co-opting anti-abuse language in an attempt to cover up the fact that you’re a creep is super shitty. 

#sam pepper #sampepper #youtube #social experiment
September 20th 2014 1 note

This is a 139 year-old Bible. It was given to my great-great-great-great grandfather on Christmas, 1878, in recognition of his services to the family of Lady Emily Williams. It was given to my mother today by a lady related to us through marriage, who’d been given the task of making sure it went to a blood relative by its previous owner (the original recipient’s great-great-great grandson, who is 93 now).

It is a very lovely thing. I’m going to ask the conservation team at work for advice on how to best look after it.

#bible #heirloom #old books #family #book
September 19th 2014 7,010 notes


Seth Casteel, the photographer behind Underwater Dogs, is back with the adorable series Underwater Puppies (available at Barnes & Noble). Casteel, who taught over 1500 puppies how to swim, hopes to raise awareness of rescue and adoption as well as water safety for pets with these playful photos.

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September 19th 2014 91,834 notes






The poor models at Louis Vuitton.


yo, fuck marc jacobs, he treats models like complete shit all of the time and never gets called out on it

Oh my god this is real

if this doesnt get people pissed i dont know what will

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September 19th 2014 255,995 notes




This photo was taken over 20 years ago by Todd Robertson during a KKK rally in northeast Georgia. One of the boys approached a black state trooper, who was holding his riot shield on the ground. Seeing his reflection, the boy reached for the shield, and Robertson snapped the photo.

I think the officer’s expression says it all. This child standing before him is being taught how to hate even though he doesn’t understand it. He probably doesn’t understand the difference between this and Halloween.

If any post on my blog gets really big, I hope it’s this one.

this is really fucking sad

i think of everything we learn without even noticing

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September 18th 2014 50,146 notes

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Infamous 3rd year “My father will hear about this” Draco refusing to participate in Lupin’s class on boggarts because the whole thing is ridiculous but when it’s his turn he walks up to the wardrobe and Lucius Malfoy steps out



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September 18th 2014 378,539 notes


this would make everyone shut up 

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September 18th 2014 85,366 notes


can y’all shut the fuck up about snape when we had LITERALLY THE SWEETEST MAN EVER

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September 18th 2014 1,338 notes


George Orwell: 1984

Reader Submission: Title and Redesign by Alex Watson.

September 18th 2014 68,461 notes


glow blog

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September 17th 2014

LA School District Gives Back Its Grenade Launchers But Keeps Its MRAP »

… Are you actually joking. 

They’re also keeping their 61 M-16 semi automatic rifles.


#good grief #stop the world i want to get off #american school system #los angeles
September 17th 2014

Someone I know is posting anti-vaccination stuff on FB.

I’ve known she’s an anti-vaxxer for a good while now, but I’ve never called her on it. We don’t talk very often, aside from a few words on FB now and then. I’m so tempted to respond this time though. She’s posted about the measles vaccine contamination in Syria with the question “Do you still trust vaccines?” Unsure whether it’s worth the potential argument.

#vaccines #vaccinations #anti vaxxer
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