1. 07:38 22nd Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from indigoisbetter

    I wouldn’t necessarily mind people not knowing I’m gay, but I don’t like being thought of as straight — in the same way that I don’t mind people not knowing I’m a writer, but it would be awkward if they assumed I was an extreme skateboarder, because that’s so far removed from the reality of my life. But there is no blank slate where orientation is concerned; we are straight until proven otherwise. And if you’ve never seen how dramatically a conversation can be derailed by a casual admission of homosexuality, let me tell you, it gets awkward.
     
  2. 10:20 21st Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from astronomy-to-zoology

    astronomy-to-zoology:

    Long-tailed Pangolin (Manis tetradactyla)

    Also known as the black-bellied pangolin or ipi, the long-tailed pangolin is a species of tree-pangolin native to the rain forests of Sub-Saharan Africa. Noted for its extremely long prehensile tail the long-tailed pangolin is primarily arboreal and spends most of its life in the trees, surprisingly it has been also been observed descending from the trees to rivers where they become quite competent swimmers. The long-tailed pangolin’s tail can grow up to twice the pangolin’s body at 30 in and has an astounding 46-7 vertebrae, it is also very strong and can hold the pangolins weight when it is dangling. Unlike other pangolins which are nocturnal the long-tailed pangolin is diurnal and hunts during the day for ant nests located in trees, using its long tongue to flick them into its mouth.

    Phylogeny

    Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Pholidata-Manidae-Manis-tetradactyla

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  3. 07:28 20th Apr 2014

    Notes: 2638

    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)
     
  4. 11:03 19th Apr 2014

    Notes: 216

    Reblogged from 70sscifiart

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    70sscifiart:

One of Bruce Pennington’s most epic.

    70sscifiart:

    One of Bruce Pennington’s most epic.

     
  5. 10:23

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    Reblogged from fierceandunordinarydiva

    fierceandunordinarydiva:

    corpsepose:

    happy easter

    These are worse than the worst horror movies ever

    (Source: gingerdeer)

     
  6. 07:19 18th Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from vintagepaperbacks

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    happyrockisabook:

h/t to matthew revert
     
  7. 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

     
  8. 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…

     
  9. 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.)

     
  10. 08:49 12th Apr 2014

    Notes: 14844

    Reblogged from reneenault

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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.