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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 18th 2014 63,111 notes


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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
September 17th 2014 1,678 notes

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September 17th 2014 4,285 notes

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September 17th 2014 85 notes


Dark beauty

September 17th 2014 24,102 notes




Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you’re interested in the details! 

If you’ve ever heard my rants about vaccination, you know it’s a major topic with me. Because hey, I’m one of these immunosuppressed people this comic talks about, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject. (“Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t like getting vaccinated? I don’t like having three month long respiratory infections because you gave me the freaking flu, but I guess you don’t care about that”)

Essentially, Ellen and her wonderful character Katherine have just said it better than I ever could—and using Shaun of the Dead references, too!!! It’s all about herd immunity—getting vaccinated isn’t just about your own health, it’s about the health—and non-zombification—of the entire human race.

Awesome explanation.

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September 17th 2014 555 notes


My Deathly Hallows tattoo with added filigree. I wanted something that would remind me of Luna, she was my favorite character in the entire series.

September 17th 2014 42,896 notes


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September 16th 2014 1,409 notes
“1. The criminal must be someone mentioned in the early part of the story, but must not be anyone whose thoughts the reader has been allowed to follow.
2. All supernaural or preternatural agencies are ruled out as a matter of course.
3. Not more than one secret room or passage is allowable.
4. No hitherto undiscovered poisons may be used, nor any appliance which will need a long scientific explanation at the end.
6. No accident must ever help the detective, nor must he ever have an unaccountable intuition which proves to be right.
7. The detective must not himself commit the crime.
8. The detective must not light on any clues which are not instantly produced for the inspection of the reader.
9. The stupid friend of the detective, the Watson, must not conceal any thoughts which pass through his mind; his intelligence must be slightly, but very slightly, below that of the average reader.
10. Twin brothers, and doubles generally, must not appear unless we have been duly prepared for them.” — Father Knox’s ten rules for writing a mystery, 1929. (The racist one is taken out)

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September 16th 2014 1,433 notes


A literary map of London – the best thing since this "Booklover’s Map" of America from 1933.

Pair with an illustrated tour of literary geography.

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September 16th 2014 254,164 notes



i don’t understand why people don’t instantly respond to “what would your dream superpower be” with the ability to manipulate probability.
think about it. what’s the chance someone will drop 1mil in front of me? 0%? let’s make that 100%. what’s the probability i’ll wake up tomorrow and be X gender? 100%. what’s the probability my bathtub is filled with mac and cheese? 100%.

as a casino employee I can confirm this would be terrifying as fuck

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September 16th 2014 575 notes
“In case you’re unfamiliar with his music, Tom Waits is what you’d get if Bruce Springsteen spent the first 20 years of his life locked in an attic with a pack of wolves.” — Jack O’Brien

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September 16th 2014 59,268 notes


twit light, the dark and mysterious story of Lord Byron

yo charlesmmacaulay

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September 16th 2014 315 notes


I know I’m kinda punchy from being tired, but I keep reading that “Mary Shelley and the Romantics!” pop-punk post, and I start having incoherent thoughts about what the fandom wank would be. There would absolutely be a mad-bad-dangerous2know-secrets.tumblr, Claire Clairmont would be a BNF who drives half the fandom into a rage because she TOTALLY STALKED BYRON, HOW COULD HE HAVE DATED HER?.

The behind the scenes bickering about photo shoots! "George, do we HAVE to have skulls in these ones? Really?”

I think I should walk away from the computer and make some coffee.

Someone design me a t-shirt for this fictional band. I need one. 

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