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100 Years of Beauty: India [x]

Here for all of this

I love how the models for this series just keep getting sassier and more fun

Serving face like no other

sooo gorgeous 

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Pride and Prejudice 2005 + Onion Headlines, part 1/3

Other Austen + Onion Headlines

How to get Sai working on Windows 10


Ok, so initially, Paint Tool Sai doesn’t work on Windows 10 for some people. So here’s how you fix that. 

First of all, go to the folder where your program is installed. This is either in your C: drive in the “Program Files” folder, or, it’s running from a separate location, either way, you can use the Windows Search option with “Sai” to find it if you’re having difficulty.

Open the folder and right click on the Sai icon that’s marked “Application”. Not the green square one, the actual application with the Sai logo. 

Click “Properties” and then “Compatibility” 

And click “Run Compatibility Troubleshooter”. 

Allow the program to detect problems. It shouldn’t take too long, so be patient! 

Click “Try recommended settings”

This pop up will tell you what mode you will need to run it in, luckily, Windows will set it for you and allow you to test it. So click the test!

Cool! It works! 

If everything is fine (and it should be); click to close the troubleshooter and allow it to run one final check. If not, click explore additional options to open Windows Help, or, go back to Properties as seen in images 3 and 4, and test the different compatibility modes manually. 

You may need to back into the Properties box anyway to turn on the Compatibility Mode as this may not be checked, however, the compatibility you need should already be selected still.

You could also need to check “Run this program as administrator” too.
 Make sure you click “Apply” afterwards.

And that’s it! Enjoy drawing with Windows 10! 
Don’t forget you might need to set up your tablet settings again too and change your Maximum Canvas size in Others > Options > Workspace Usage

I should also say that this method would work with other programs too, including Manga Studio and Clip Studio Paint.

I hope this helped! 
Please reblog this to help others! 


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Happy Birthday, Warsan Shire, born 1 August 1988

Nine Quotes

  1. I have my mother’s mouth and my father’s eyes; on my face they are still together.
  2. Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself - what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.
  3. At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.
  4. My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.
  5. His eyes were the same colour as the sea in a postcard someone sends you when they love you, but not enough to stay.
  6. Don’t assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don’t say anything you can’t stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel.
  7. You are terrifying and strange and beautiful, someone not everyone knows how to love.
  8. Perhaps, the problem is not the intensity of your love, but the quality of the people you are loving.
  9. But sometimes your light attracts moths and your warmth attracts parasites. Protect your space and energy.

Shire is a Kenyan-born Somali poet and writer. In 2014 she was appointed the first Young Poet Laureate for London.


by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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The background here: my girlfriend had a 1944 dollhouse that she grew up with, and acquired bits of ‘furniture’ to make the experience more real. We were just down at her mom’s place for the holidays and, feeling nostalgic, she set up the bedroom. Her cat, Sunny, being the quirky thing that she is, finds new things interesting and manifests this curiosity by lying on them. These pics capture that moment: a small doll house bedroom with a gigantic Maine Coon, head resting on the pillow and everything. The first pic caught her getting comfortable, with her tongue just sticking out of her mouth.


This is the kind of thing I should focus on reblogging.



Okay I know we always go on about Marvel’s uncanny casting ability. 

But if you thought they were the only ones, let me draw your attention to this man:

Viggo Mortensen, aka Aragorn son of Arathorn, aka Sexiest Ranger in Middle Earth

  • would hike, often for more than a day, to remote filming locations, in costume, for the sake of authenticity
  • was the best swordsman Bob Anderson (swordsmaster/instructor for LotR, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc) says he has ever trained
  • occasionally writes poetry (more book!canon than film!canon but um hello)
  • does all his own stunts
  • lived all over and speaks about 23940209384 languages
  • you know that scene at the end of Fellowship when he’s fighting the Uruk-hai? And one throws a dagger at him and he hits it away with his sword? Yeah, the guy who threw it was supposed to miss, but accidentally threw it directly at Viggo. Who just casually Aragorned and hit it away. 

They actually cast Aragorn to play Aragorn

Aragorned is a thing

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draw the squad like this

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Seriously, it kills me when I see people hold scientists up as pinnacles of logic and reason.

Because one time the professor I was interning for got punched in the face by another professor, because mine got the funding, and told the other professor his theory was stupid.

This same professor told me to throw rocks to scare the “stupid fucking crabs” into moving so we could count them properly.


thank you

this is one of the best comments this post has recieved

I have witnessed:

Two professors hiding around a corner and snickering, “Shhh, here she comes!” While a female professor approached and, when she finally found them, she proceeded to scream while pointing from one to the other, “You! I called your office but you weren’t there! So I tried to call YOUR office to figure out where HE was but YOU weren’t there!”

Two grad students standing outside a closed and locked door yelling, “Come out of the damn office. You haven’t left for days. If you didn’t have a couch in there I’d be concerned as to where you were sleeping!”

A religious studies professor apologizing for being late to class because, “security stopped me because I’m dressed like a hobbit”

Watched a professor snort the results of my experiment to determine if I had the right final compound.

Two archeology professors toss priceless fossilized teeth back and forth in an attempt to figure out who is smarter by “guessing the type of tooth and species of animal before it lands”

Multiple fully degreed individuals throw dry ice at one another in an attempt to be first to use the lab/get that piece of equipment/or change the iPod song.

A genetics professor build furniture out of stacks of paper and planks of wood because she is that far behind in grading papers/responding. One of the impromptu furniture pieces housed a fish tank.

I could go on but I think that covers the larger portion of the insanity…

Every time it comes around on my dash, it gets better.

- I have had a professor buy a huge fuckoff bottle of rum during fieldwork in Costa Rica and let the undergrads get wasted because “you’re not underage in Costa Rica and we’ll be up all night with the bats anyway!”

- Same professor hung a bat from her headlamp and wore it as a decoration for an entire night. 

- A whole swarm of older women - and these are women with PhDs and world-renown bat experts, the bigwigs - all, to a woman, go to the formal charity dinner at an international research symposium in Toronto in late October dressed in skimpy Batgirl costumes. Because Halloween was that weekend, you see.

- At a different conference, a professor get blackout drunk and pass out on the side of the road. 

- “Yeah, we have to say we did it properly for the grant but to be really honest, Miracle-gro works better.”

- Teaching lab: we had liquid nitrogen for a demo, and after class the professor, the other TA, and I spent a good two hours freezing and breaking things in it. 

a chemistry class begins with 30 students nine months later just six of us left sitting on tables dipping paper into contaminated chemicals to see what happens when we burn it teacher making idle suggestions while he marks our work

“go to the fume hood thing, yeah now put some potassium in chlorine” can i burn the results sir? “fuck it sure whatever its tainted anyway”

The prof I’m working for just asked me if I knew how to pick a lock, and when I responded “yes” she replied, “see, this is why I hire the former delinquents instead of the suck-ups. You’re actually useful.”

I then let her into her office.

I had this psychology professor (he was pretty young for his profession and pretty chill too) and I was walking my way to class when I found him walking towards me. I was about to say hi but stopped when I realized he was preoccupied with something. When he started to crouch around the corner, I paused to see just what the hell he was doing.

A few seconds later, another psych professor turned the corner and MY professor whiPPED OUT A SNICKERS BAR FROM THIS POCKET AND PROCEEDED TO THROW IT AT THE FACE OF THE OTHER PROFESSOR.

And then he said,


I later found out when he was explaining to us the situation in class that he had had an argument over whether his goldfish knows if he’s its owner or not. When things had gotten heated, the other professor called him an idiot, and needless to say my professor did not take well to that.

All is well though. They’re best buddies.

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(via Beyond Sochi: Photos Of Russia By Russians)

The gap between how foreigners view Russia and how Russians view themselves is wide and as old as the country itself.

Russian photographer Valeriy Klamm felt that foreign photojournalists who came to work in his country arrive with the pictures they want to send back home already in their head: Bleak images of a cold and desolate place where autocrats lord over drunks.

“They already know how to take pictures of Russia, and that’s how they arrive,” Klamm said. “It’s always a wild country that’s in some kind of difficult transition period.”

Klamm, himself, had never photographed much outside of his home city of Novosibirsk, where nearly 2 million people live on the banks of the Ob River in the middle of Siberia. 

But in 2000, he started to visit these small towns, camera in hand. And in 2009, Klamm started “Birthmarks on the Map,” a collective photo project and website that collects these images in one place. He began to ask his photographer friends, both foreign and local, to share images of simple life in the rural Russian villages and small towns that dot the vast expanse from Europe to the Pacific Ocean. More than 60 photographers, both award-winning professionals and hobbyists, have contributed. 

Klamm wanted to fill his site with images of real Russia life, and the result is something closer to ethnography or anthropology than journalism. Klamm actually works with ethnographers who study these small communities to find untold stories.

“Life in the middle of nowhere has always been difficult,” he said. “But I see dignity in the difficulties of these people on the outskirts of our geography. Their patience and simple wisdom gives strength and hope. And this stuff is always necessary to mankind.”



Handwriting is so cool cause it’s like the written equivalent of the sound of someone’s voice.

I will forever think of handwriting this way now.

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Le renard tournant et le pigeon rebondissant

The spinning fox and the bouncing pigeon =)


guilt over white privilege is self-serving. 

nobody needs our guilt.

that’s making it about you. again. your privileges make you feel guilty. racism is a negative experience for you because it makes you feel bad.

oh poor me, i’m part of a race that benefits in every single social aspect. 

that’s useless and selfish and oozing with irony. 



DON’T go chasing waterfalls!!!!

PLEASE stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to!!!!

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She’s perfection.

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Today Google celebrates Shakuntala Devi’s 84th birthday.  She was popularly known as the “Human Computer”, was a child prodigy, and mental calculator. She passed away on April 21 2013, she was 83 years old. Her achievements include:

  • In 1977 in the USA she competed with a computer to see who could calculate the cube root of 188,132,517 faster (she won). That same year, at the Southern Methodist University she was asked to give the 23rd root of a 201-digit number; she answered in 50 seconds. Her answer—546,372,891—was confirmed by calculations done at the U.S. Bureau of Standards by the Univac 1101 computer, for which a special program had to be written to perform such a large calculation.
  • On June 18, 1980, she demonstrated the multiplication of two 13-digit numbers 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 picked at random by the Computer Department of Imperial College, London. She correctly answered 18,947,668,177,995,426,462,773,730 in 28 seconds. This event is mentioned in the 1982 Guinness Book of Records.

Happy birthday Shakuntala!

As if that wasn’t awesome enough, she also (in 1977) wrote The World of Homosexuals, the first study of homosexuality in India.  The book, considered “pioneering”, features interviews with two young Indian homosexual men, a male couple in Canada seeking legal marriage, a temple priest who explains his views on homosexuality, and a review of the existing literature on homosexuality.  It ends with a call for decriminalising homosexuality, and “full and complete acceptance — not tolerance and not sympathy.”

The book was largely ignored because she was famous for her mathematical wizardry, so nothing of substantial import in the field of homosexuality was expected from her. Also the cultural situation in India was inhospitable for an open and elaborate discussion on this issue.

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what is: white privilege 

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zhouumi thepsychoticfuckingbiotic no there’s this game called Touken Ranbu and the creator is a raging Japanese imperialist who does that “well maybe the wording needs to be more specific” crap and the game btw is filled with allusions to Japanese imperialism and how Japan’s wrongs never really happened soooo

He referred to his non-Japanese fan base as the “Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere“ which was what Japan used as an excuse to keep us under colonial control like there are propaganda posters with this written on it


so yeah

adding also the link where he justifies japanese imperialism

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