kids books, reimagined for 20-somethings
are you there god? its me the crushing doubt that you exist
This is utterly genius
my brain during school
i think its funny how there are some actors who played a role for so long that its almost impossible for me to see them as anything else
and then there are some actors who’ve done so many roles i dont even see them as actors anymore it’s just them as themselves in another movie
and then there are actors who you’re not quite sure what they really look like
What the fuck even is Johnny depp
Your shadow is a confirmation that light has traveled nearly 93 million miles unobstructed, only to be deprived of reaching the ground in the final few feet thanks to you.
boys unbuckling their belts is the hottest thing in the world tbh
i read this as “seat belts” and i was like “no stay safe”
Sherlock set details
Behold the most disgustingly aggressive display of Americanness
I’m just picturing some dude sitting at the dinner table, his assault rifles propped up in the other chairs
"Can you pass the salad, Mom?" he asks the AK-47, but she doesn’t pass the salad
She never passes the salad
"Hey Mom, can you pass the salad?"
"You always do this to me, Mom."
OH VAMPIRE LAKE
TEACH ME EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW
You are blind for 40 minutes everyday
We are blind for 40 minutes everyday due to saccadic masking. A saccade is the term used to describe the quick movement of our eyeballs every time we shift them from one object to another. During the fraction of a second that it takes for our eyes to go between these objects there is a blur, a blur that is so fast it is incomprehensible to our brain.
This blur needs to be removed else we would quickly become disorientated. We remove the blur by simply erasing it from our memory. We fill in the space of time where the blur occurred with an image of the first object. In this sense the blur has been “masked” by the brain, hence the term saccadic masking.
This happens all the time since we’re moving our eyes all the time. It takes a fraction of a second to move our eyes from one object to another. This may seem small but over the course of a day we lose around 40 minutes. This means that at the age of 80, saccadic masking will have caused us to lose 2.1 years of our life! (Source & More Information) (You may also like: Blind Spot)
well thnx for this
when yo friend is considering watchin yo favorite show
IF UR READING THIS U LOOK VERY CUTE TODAY AND ALSO ILY
Page from “Taking The Cake” zine by Maisha
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I really like these posts because honestly I’m still very confused about what being asexual is, and things like this help me to better understand :)
"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti
When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become.
Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy.
"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."
Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet.
"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."
Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.
One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.
It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.
"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."”
From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.
This is so beautiful.