1. 07:28 20th Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from fatmanatee

    I don’t like this expression “First World problems.” It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All the silly stuff of life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are.

    One event that illustrated the gap between the Africa of conjecture and the real Africa was the BlackBerry outage of a few weeks ago. Who would have thought Research In Motion’s technical issues would cause so much annoyance and inconvenience in a place like Lagos? But of course it did, because people don’t wake up with “poor African” pasted on their foreheads. They live as citizens of the modern world. None of this is to deny the existence of social stratification and elite structures here. There are lifestyles of the rich and famous, sure. But the interesting thing about modern technology is how socially mobile it is—quite literally. Everyone in Lagos has a phone.

    — Teju Cole (via fatmanatee)
     
  2. 11:03 19th Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from 70sscifiart

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    70sscifiart:

One of Bruce Pennington’s most epic.

    70sscifiart:

    One of Bruce Pennington’s most epic.

     
  3. 10:23

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    Reblogged from fierceandunordinarydiva

    fierceandunordinarydiva:

    corpsepose:

    happy easter

    These are worse than the worst horror movies ever

    (Source: gingerdeer)

     
  4. 07:19 18th Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from vintagepaperbacks

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    happyrockisabook:

h/t to matthew revert
     
  5. 14:13 16th Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from quarkmaster

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    quarkmaster:


Burnt woods by mieshB

    quarkmaster:

    Burnt woods by mieshB

     
  6. 14:06

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    Reblogged from bidyke

    bidyke:

    If you praise the show or the book for having strong women characters, it’s because you realize that it could have been different - that most of the time, it is different. You realize that the author made a conscious choice to break the genre rules and write these characters in that way, and that…

     
  7. 09:25

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    Reblogged from cuteosphere

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    cuteosphere:

unicorns are notorious for their hatred of posturing bro culture
(I’m debating making this girl available as a sticker and a shirt.)

    cuteosphere:

    unicorns are notorious for their hatred of posturing bro culture

    (I’m debating making this girl available as a sticker and a shirt.)

     
  8. 08:49 12th Apr 2014

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    reneenault:

This Friday’s mermaid! 
You can get prints of all my Friday mermaids, and pre-order the mermaid calendar in my shop or my Etsy shop.

    reneenault:

    This Friday’s mermaid! 

    You can get prints of all my Friday mermaids, and pre-order the mermaid calendar in my shop or my Etsy shop.

     
  9. 08:43

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    Reblogged from unboxup

    kristinkemper:

    I am SO, SO EXCITED to share my SVA thesis film at long last!!!!! This is what I spent most of the past year working on. It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever made, and I still couldn’t have done it without the help and support of a bunch of really awesome people. I strongly recommend watching it in HD and I hope you like it a lot! :)

     
  10. 08:30

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    Reblogged from 1901-a-space-odyssey

    littlefindsforgot:

A young Olenna, newly wed to Luthor Tyrell

Violets by Sir James Dromgole Linton

    littlefindsforgot:

    A young Olenna, newly wed to Luthor Tyrell

    Violets by Sir James Dromgole Linton