La terre est bleue comme une orange

Ask me anything   Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes? Formerly known as betsyli on LJ.

lavendermintrose:

The backgrounds of Princess Tutu and Attack on Titan are both based on the same real-life town.

Nordlingen is totally on my bucket list.

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— 8 months ago with 13902 notes
#need  #want  #wanderlust  #nordlingen  #how did I not know of your existence 
cleolinda:

unstoppablyplushjuggernaut:

hardforbrandon:

THE FIRST POUNCE WAS ADORABLE, BUT THE SECOND ONE?????? I CAN’T TAKE THIS.

MAYAAAAAA

I’ve blogged this gif before and will probably blog it again.

cleolinda:

unstoppablyplushjuggernaut:

hardforbrandon:

THE FIRST POUNCE WAS ADORABLE, BUT THE SECOND ONE?????? I CAN’T TAKE THIS.

MAYAAAAAA

I’ve blogged this gif before and will probably blog it again.

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— 8 months ago with 493709 notes
#OMG SO ADORABLE  #red pandas 
Tauriel Refuses To Get Into Butt Pose In Hobbit Poster, Makes Legolas Do It Instead →

hellotailor:

bookshop:

MUST REBLOG just look long and hard at this composition, you guys, it’s almost like CREATIVE TEAMS ARE GOING OUT OF THEIR WAY TO RECOGNIZE AND SUBVERT TRADITIONALLY OBJECTIFYING FRAMES OF REFERENCE happy thanksgiving ya’ll

i luv this because i’ve always firmly believed that legolas was given the cliched “girl” role in the LOTR movies. also i loathe butt-pose posters and this cheers me. i would definitely watch The Hobbit if it was about legolas being tauriel’s male girlfriend, instead of being about hobbits and dwarves. (sorry hobbit fans.)

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— 8 months ago with 3460 notes
#dying  #lotr  #hobbit  #legolas  #you pretty elf  #tauriel 
"

1. HORMONES MAKE TEAR PRODUCTION HARDER FOR MEN, EASIER FOR WOMEN.

Think men don’t cry as often because they’re “strong” or lack emotion? Well, you can’t cry if you don’t have the tears to do it. Before puberty, girls and boys cry in equal amounts, and for pretty much the exact same reasons. When puberty hits and we get our hormones on (testosterone for the fellas and prolactin for ladies), our ability to PRODUCE tears changes. Testosterone may inhibit tear production in men, while prolactin actually makes crying easier (and encourages it) for women. Though the experience of feeling emotion may be exactly the same between the sexes, men’s bodies are simply less likely to produce tears as a response (while women’s bodies may produce them automatically, especially in response to stress). This hormonal difference also means that in situations where men & women BEGIN to cry, men may be able to shut down the reflex more easily, whereas women may have a much harder time holding them back. Women with especially high prolactin levels (preggers, post-preggers, hormonally imbalance like me, etc) may find they can cry almost indefinitely when emotions run high. I call it “leaking”, lol. In general, women are QUEENS of the “good, long cry”. Women may produce more tears than normal when depressed/anxious because of higher levels of tear producing stress hormone.

For men trying to understand a female cry response, it’s kind of like a boner for your eyeballs: sometimes it happens for no reason and you can’t shut it off right away EVEN when you desperately wanna. That’s not to say women are emotionally irrational or somehow unable to function when crying: we just have a physical response to emotion that makes us more likely to express it with tears. Tears (or lack of tears) are also NOT an indicator of depth of feeling or lack of emotion: a man can be devastated and simply be unable to produce tears (or will produce just a few). A woman can be mildly upset or stressed and cry whole heartedly.

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— 8 months ago with 12925 notes
#A BONER FOR YOUR EYEBALLS  #AHAHAHA  #accurate  #interesting 
cutlerish:

This is, by far, the best of this type of joke that exists.

cutlerish:

This is, by far, the best of this type of joke that exists.

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— 8 months ago with 15943 notes
#absolute best  #intellectual jokes  #BEST I SAY 
"The Capitol are the enemy: its citizens are vapid, selfish, exploitative, narcissistic and worst of all apathetic; they don’t care about where their new dress comes from or who is making their dinner or how many children died making their new emerald necklace; they live in such excess that they purge between meals at parties while the people who sourced that food are starving in the fields; they literally place bets on the deaths of children! We really feel like we can’t drive that one home enough. Like, they just make kids kill each other on live TV and then the kids who survive grow up to be sold into sex slavery or to abuse alcohol as a coping mechanism or to be so PTSD-stricken that they can’t even talk anymore. We know what you’re thinking right now: “damn, that sounds sweet, I want to be just like the people in the Captiol.” Right? No? Yeah, us either. But that’s what CoverGirl and Lionsgate seem to think.

At its core, The Hunger Games is a book about the trauma of hyper-consumption–but when it comes to traumatizer vs. traumatized, CoverGirl’s Capitol Collection falls squarely on the side of “traumatizer.” The makeup line comes with a lookbook that will help you “get the looks of the Districts” and is so unaware and self-absorbed that it kind of feels like it has to be a joke. The only time anyone from the Districts looks anything like something in that lookbook is when children are brought to the Capitol and dolled up to be paraded around on live TV as though they were props instead of humans (because of course, to the Capitol, they are props). Then two days later they take the makeup off and kill each other and probably die themselves while their families look on, horrified and defeated. FASHION!!!

But of course, the reason that this line even exists is because we, as a culture, are actually pretty close (metaphorically anyway) to the Capitol. Consumption at any expense is pretty par for the course here, and the people who grow our food and make our clothes aren’t really in much better shape than the people of the Districts. Our culture really, really values outward appearance and it insists that girls about Katniss’s age should be less into leading a revolution and more into getting the right look. The Capitol Collection encourages girls to identify not with rebellion and justice, but with superficiality and self-interest. We think that is not only ridiculous, but scary and super dangerous."

You’ll Have to Kill a Child, but at Least You’ll Look Good Doing It

our new project, Capitol Cuties, is a response to CoverGirl’s Capitol Collection line and we are really, really excited about it. 

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Seconded. Of the many whackadoo merchandising tie-ins associated with Catching Fire (Subway comes to mind), the CoverGirl campaign may be the worst. There were plenty of ways to create cosmetic tie-ins that didn’t fetishize poverty or so thoroughly embrace and sanitize the barbarity of the Capitol.

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— 9 months ago with 9763 notes
#this is ironic on so many levels  #hunger games  #advertisement 

typographybooks:

Type Matters! by Jim Williams.

Once upon a time, only typesetters needed to know about kerning, leading, ligatures, and hanging punctuation. Today, however, most of us work on computers, with access to hundreds of fonts, and we’d all like our letters, reports and other documents to look as good - and as readable - as possible. But what does all the confusing terminology about ink traps, letter spacing, and visual centring mean, and what are the rules for good typography? Type Matters! is a book of tips for everyday use, for all users of typography, from students and professionals to anyone who does any layout design on a computer. The book is arranged into three chapters: an introduction to the basics of typography; headline and display type; and setting text. Within each chapter there are sections devoted to particular principles or problems, such as selecting the right typeface, leading, and the treatment of numbers. Examples throughout show precisely what makes good typography and, crucially, what doesn’t. Authoritatively written and designed by a practitioner and teacher of typography, Type Matters! has a beautifully clear layout that reinforces the principles discussed throughout.

Type Matters is unpretentious, unassuming, and reductive. Explanations rely heavily on elegant typographic diagrams that dominate most pages. Quotes from older typesetting manuals provide the text for the diagrams, set in a variety of classic types. Combined with the black and red printing and cream paper the book takes on the feel of a vintage type specimen. Readers are expected to study the diagrams, and some concepts, like x-height, are only introduced via a diagram. Once the book has been read it will make a great reference tool for students and designers alike, especially those less inclined to read lengthier, more comprehensive texts.

Get it here

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— 9 months ago with 4388 notes
#so pretty  #typography  #books  #want