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asylum-art:

fuckyeahmineralogy

1. Chalcopyrite
2. Azurite
3. Chalcopyrite with Quartz
4. Spessartine on Smoky Quartz
5. Fluorite stalactite
6. Dioptase
7. Amethyst
8. Rainbow Aura Quartz
9. Dioptase
10.. Burmese Tourmaline 8.15 ct





jhameia:

rapeculturerealities:

cognitivedissonance:

leupagus:

skyline-through-the-window:

goddess-:

leupagus:

This is so beautiful.

what the actual fuck.
are we shitting on this guy because he wanted to go and just talk to a girl. I mean yeah, this is a clear intentional overreaction for the sake of comedy. but are girls really like “ear buds are awesome for defending against asshole guys bugging me.”
I didn’t realize someone walking up to you to say hi made them an asshole or meant they were trying to get into your pants, my apologies.

There’ve been a few of these comments, so I’ll just address this one real quick: nobody’s shitting on anyone (despite the rather graphic claims of the clearly intentionally overreacting dude who posted this). We - as in women - are sharing a profound truth about social interactions while being in public. Namely, that the overwhelming majority of times that men (not “someone,” men) walk up to us to say hi, they are trying to get into our pants. And this is based on experience. This is not based on us being full of ourselves. This is not based on one bad interaction amidst a plethora of good ones. This is us saying, “we’ve had numerous interactions in public with men we do not know, and we’ve decided that the number of times that we have a nice, pleasant conversation does not outweigh the number of times we have had a gross or unpleasant conversation. So we’ve decided to take steps to put up boundaries rather than risk the gross or unpleasant conversations.”

I mean, go and read through the reblogs of this - women talk about men who have literally ripped the earbuds out of these women’s ears in order to ask them their names, or to “just say hi.” Do you really think that men who do this are just being friendly? Then why don’t we hear about this happening to men from women invading their space and bothering them? Why don’t we hear men complaining about other men doing it, or women complaining about other women doing it? Doesn’t the fact that these experiences are all going one way - that they are all women talking about the times that men have done this to them - register with you at all?

And do you really think all the women who are, in your view, shitting on this guy are doing so out of some bizarre desire to be mean? Or is it possible that they are recognizing a type of man that they have had numerous run-ins with and have learned to defend themselves against, and they are happy to hear that their defense is working? Is it just barely possible that women are laughing at this man because they are glad to see a confirmation of what they’ve long suspected, which is that male strangers approach them, it’s rarely out of a genuine friendliness but rather a desire to fuck her?

Because heres’ the thing: you’re pretending that all this guy wanted to do was “just talk to a girl,” but that’s total bullshit based on what the poster actually said - he has a crush on her, he was planning a “cold approach,” he was angry enough at being prevented to write a very badly-written rant about it. He did, in fact, want into her pants. And a woman has every right to shut that down at whatever stage she damn well pleases.

Also, if this guy was going for comedy, he deserves to be made fun of for being such a shitty comedian.

This is so spot on. I had a dude approach me at a burger stand a couple of weeks ago, and actually pull the earbud from my left ear so he could tell me he loved a woman who loves a good burger. I asked him on what universe was that okay, and could he please leave me alone, and he replied, “Sure thing, lesbo.”

When I told my friends this later that night, one of their boyfriends said, “Well, he was probably drunk, cut him some slack.” No. It is not on me to cut anyone slack for that. I don’t owe them conversation or a compliment or gratitude for unwanted attention. Just like the woman this turbodouche was complaining about doesn’t owe him a date, earbuds or not. I don’t know about other people, but I thought earbuds sent a pretty clear signal that I was not interested in being approached by anyone for any reason other than to tell me I’m literally on fire.

Some dude’s desire for my attention does not trump my right to be left alone.  Some dude wanting to talk to me does NOT obligate me to talk to him. No woman is required to give any man ANYTHING. The end.

Knew someone was going to all “but he was being friendly” on this post at some point. Great takedown.



221cbakerstreet:

qwanderer:

thisisevenharderthannamingablog:

girl-farts:

kingcheddarxvii:

notviolet:

Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern’s Hair

SHUT THE HELL U P

this man has gone too far

damn

Where does Marvel FIND these people?

Imagine - Chris Pratt and Jeremy Renner show up to your door the night of prom and your parents are like WHY DO YOU HAVE TWO DATES AND WHY ARE THEY SO BIG AND BEEFY AND INTIMIDATING but Chris is just like “Nah I’m hair” and Jeremy raises his hand and says “And I’m makeup”

surprisingly well done



anneofbluetardis:

I was tagged by crusadermaximus for the five random selfies thing!

The first is my trip to Ireland a couple years ago.

The second is my group of friends who were done with their sorority/fraternity nonsense and decided we would have our own group(slash still be in our individual ones) and our mascot was a unicorn.

The third is when byjoveimbeinghumble and two others dressed in Hogwarts house colors for a wedding.

The fourth is from my first DragonCon and I dressed as a 90’sesque Rogue.

And the fifth is from Germany with my beautiful Sister who was pregnant with my goddaughter!

I invite anyone to do this, because it’s fun! (Also, it took me too long to remember the urls for the two listed above because I’m awful with names!)





whereareyouravengers:

fav movie





"

You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.

If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”

On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.

The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.

There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?

Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.

This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.

"





sashayed:

sashayed:

ok i’ve had tinder for .5 seconds and i’m already sorry 

"tell us the story again, grandma!" the children clamor. they cluster around my old rocking chair, their sweet childish faces bright with anticipation. "tell us the story of how you met grandpa!" i heave a sigh, but i cannot help the smile that curves my withered lips. "oh, you’ve heard that old story a hundred times," I tell them. "we want to hear it again!" they cry.

i close my eyes. i transport myself back years and years, to when i was only a girl and he — gone now, the only man I ever loved, the scent of him long faded from the lining of his old coat, though i wear it still to keep the cold out, to imagine his arms around me — he was only a boy. It’s as clear as if he were speaking right into my ear: I remember exactly what he said. When everything else is forgotten, those words will remain. The words that opened a door in my heart, a door I thought would remain forever locked.

image

I will never forget.



loki-of-sassgaard:

shitifindon:

sealpremacy:

abendlichter:

kittensaysfuckyou:

White privilege is never having to spell your last name.

you… you’ve never met a polish person have you

american privilege is not realizing the world does not in fact consist of only america

i live in canada and have a moderately uncommon french last name

you would not believe the spellings my family has encountered and gently corrected over the years

frequently, but not always, while visiting the States

having to spell your last name is a problem for lots of people

I live in America, and don’t even bother saying my last name when asked. I go straight to spelling that shit.





irreducibilitas:

Grimm and Other Folk Tales

by Cory Godbey



The budget for these movies may have been a combined total of $4, but at LEAST Susan and Caspian didn’t kiss. #stillbitter #movienight

The budget for these movies may have been a combined total of $4, but at LEAST Susan and Caspian didn’t kiss. #stillbitter #movienight



favorite office bloopers



#remember when they tossed in this unnecessary scene instead of the gaunt backstory bc i sure fucking do (tags via reuglusblack)



badwolfcomplex:

purpleandprolife:

cultureshift:

misandry-mermaid:

lolatprolife:

personhoodusa:

Human life begins at the moment of fertilization. http://ift.tt/1xeARBj

Some days you don’t even need to make fun of them, they do it all themselves. - Rachel








The pictures above demonstrate, yet again, the ignorance that permeates the ‘pro-choice’ community. Let me explain…
The yarn, essay, canvas, and cake ingredients represent the equivelent of a sperm and egg yet to be united. In other words, they represent a man and a woman BEFORE they have sex and BEFORE the sperm and egg unite, CREATING a new and unique LIVING HUMAN BEING.
I’m going to be generous and assume the chicken egg is fertilized and that it is male. If so, YES, there is a rooster LIVING inside that egg. If the egg was unfertilized, then it would fall into the same category as the other items listed.
The acorn IS fertilized and IS AN OAK. If you carefully peel back the seed casing, you will find an embryonic oak tree inside, just like this…

If you peer inside the womb of a pregnant mother, you will discover something very similar to the oak above…

And if you cracked open the egg, you would find a tiny rooster living inside.
The misinformation spread by ignorant pro-abortion activists like misandry-mermaid demonstrates why we continue to slaughter our unborn children. I assure you that you were the EXACT same human being while unborn that you are today. Everything about you - your eye color, hair color, voice, personality, skin tone, and thousands of other traits where decided at the instant of your fertilization. The human being shown in the original image above already had all of their traits locked in. Just like you did when you looked like them.
Some days you don’t even need to make fun of them, they do it all themselves. - Cultureshift
Learn more.

Perfect response.

Like the picture says… 

badwolfcomplex:

purpleandprolife:

cultureshift:

misandry-mermaid:

lolatprolife:

personhoodusa:

Human life begins at the moment of fertilization. http://ift.tt/1xeARBj

Some days you don’t even need to make fun of them, they do it all themselves. - Rachel

The pictures above demonstrate, yet again, the ignorance that permeates the ‘pro-choice’ community. Let me explain…

The yarn, essay, canvas, and cake ingredients represent the equivelent of a sperm and egg yet to be united. In other words, they represent a man and a woman BEFORE they have sex and BEFORE the sperm and egg unite, CREATING a new and unique LIVING HUMAN BEING.

I’m going to be generous and assume the chicken egg is fertilized and that it is male. If so, YES, there is a rooster LIVING inside that egg. If the egg was unfertilized, then it would fall into the same category as the other items listed.

The acorn IS fertilized and IS AN OAK. If you carefully peel back the seed casing, you will find an embryonic oak tree inside, just like this…

If you peer inside the womb of a pregnant mother, you will discover something very similar to the oak above…

And if you cracked open the egg, you would find a tiny rooster living inside.

The misinformation spread by ignorant pro-abortion activists like misandry-mermaid demonstrates why we continue to slaughter our unborn children. I assure you that you were the EXACT same human being while unborn that you are today. Everything about you - your eye color, hair color, voice, personality, skin tone, and thousands of other traits where decided at the instant of your fertilization. The human being shown in the original image above already had all of their traits locked in. Just like you did when you looked like them.

Some days you don’t even need to make fun of them, they do it all themselves. - Cultureshift

Learn more.

Perfect response.

Like the picture says… 





from-root-to-root:

Maria Kochetkova

from-root-to-root:

Maria Kochetkova



badwolfcomplex:

dor-mouse:

lulabo:

twofishies:

lightspeedsound:

all-the-fangirl-feels:

#remember how this movie took female stereotypes and crushed them into a million pieces

casual reminder that Elle Woods scored a 179 on the LSAT, which is one point shy of a perfect score.

Casual reminder that Whatshisface here had family connections and was a legacy and shit, whereas Elle Woods came out of nowhere.

casual reminder that Elle Woods actually had an amazing background in real life issues that people dismissed as unimportant but managed to not only learn the law, but learned how to apply the law.

Casual reminder that Elle Woods used her lawyer skills to save a woman from an abusive relationship and also save another woman from trumped up murder charges and basically what I’m saying is you go, girl, go get ‘em Elle Woods, thank you for this movie.

what’s fantastic about this movie is that it’s not that fucked up brand of feminism where the girls who arent like other girls and sip tea and read hemingway look down on the blonde party sluts. the message of the movie is like, you can be blonde and attractive AND enjoy stuff like shopping and partying and you can still be smart and kick ass!!!

I LOVE EVERYTHING IN THIS POST

Let’s also note that in this movie, when Elle Woods gets to Harvard and everyone is either excluding her or judging her for her apparent lack of intelligence, she does the same damned thing she did to get there: she works her ass off to show them that no matter what the fuck they think, she earned her spot in class and she’ll keep earning it. “I’ll show you how valuable Elle Woods can be,” and then she fucking does. Every time she’s humiliated or made to feel less than, Elle puts her head down and barrels forward, and the one time it seems insurmountable, the time a man she respected, who she thought valued her brain beforetits and ass, tells her that her brain is not enough, she’s reminded (BY A BADASS LADY LAW PROFESSOR, LET’S NOT FORGET) that she’s Elle Fucking Woods and she’s not one to let one stupid prick ruin her life, which is like the manifesto of the entire movie: no matter what men think Elle Woods is, she is not just that one thing. 

AND LET’S NOT FORGET that the stereotypical movie thing where the-evil-new-girlfriend-that’s-jealous-of-the-ex-and-tries-to-ruin-things-for-her doesn’t exist here! vivian (whatshisface’s new gf that he dumped elle for) starts off resenting elle, but once she gets to know her they become best friends (it even says so at the end of the movie!) and she ends up dumping this guy because she realizes he’s an actual fuckin jerk off!

AND we can’t leave out her friendship with Paulette. Elle is rich and beautiful, and after a terrible day she ends up in a dinky little salon looking for some manicure comfort, and she doesn’t look down on the place or the people in it; in some ways I think she looks up to Paulette. And each has something to offer the other and they help each other out and it’s beautiful.

Actually Elle’s friendship is arguably her strongest trait. Her best sorority friends were complete ditzes, and Elle is (clearly) very intelligent, and even though they drift apart later, they stay good friends.

And it’s because Elle VALUES people. She thinks people great for who they are and she wants to encourage everyone to be as great as they can be. She actually listens to what you have to say and wants you to succeed.

AND she’s not unaware. She realizes the shop girl at the beginning is trying to take advantage of her; she realizes that many people are judging and interacting with her on the basis of her looks alone; and, in the general course of things, she doesn’t let it get to her. She doesn’t get angry and bitter. She just goes on being her awesome self and treating other people with the respect they deserve because they’re also awesome and let’s it all work out.

I want to be friends with Elle Woods.