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16

Apr

lokilized:

The Grand Budapest Hotel, directed by Wes Anderson

And so my life began, junior lobby boy in training under the strict command of M. Gustave H. Many of the hotel’s most valued and distinguished guests came for him. I became his pupil and he was to be my counselor and guardian. This is also when I met Agatha.”

jumperdog:

Josephine Baker, later known as ‘Bronze Venus’, ‘Black Pearl’ and ‘Créole Goddess’ was born in America in 1906 and later moved to France to become a singer, dancer, and actress. She was the first African-American woman to star in a major motion picture, and became famous worldwide.

Though she grew up as a maid in wealthy white households she eventually became an exotic dancer in France, famously appearing in next to no clothing, and became a French citizen in 1937. 

Ernest Hemingway referred to Baker as ‘the most sensational woman anyone ever saw’ and she received approximately 1500 marriage proposals in her life time. She became a muse for Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, and Christian Dior. She had a variety of exotic pets including a cheetah named Chiquita, a chimpanzee named Ethel, a pig named Albert, a snake named Kiki, a goat, a parrot, parakeets, fish, three cats, and seven dogs. 

When WWII broke out, Baker became a volunteer spy for France, and assisted the French Resistance by smuggling messages written in invisible ink on sheet music. She made great efforts to aid those in danger of enemy attack, sent Christmas presents to French soldiers, and smuggled information she gathered in Spain back to France by pinning notes containing the information on the inside of her underwear. She was awarded the Medal of Resistance with Rosette and later named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. 

Baker also aided many civil rights movements by refusing to perform to segregated audiences and storming out of a club in Manhattan with actress Grace Kelly after she was refused service. She worked with the NAACP and spoke at a Washington march alongside Martin Luther King Jr. as the only official female speaker. Baker was actually asked by Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow to take his place as leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, but Baker declined on the grounds her twelve adopted children ‘were too young to lose their mother’. 

Baker died in 1975, four days after her final show, attended by such names as Mick Jagger, Shirley Bassey, and Liza Minnelli. 

(Source: cmgww.com)

Matti Aalto - Fog, 2010

(Source: pleoros)

15

Apr

cupcakeheartagramseleven:

celestethebest:

thisiswealthyprivilege:

awesomefuckyeahmotherfucker:

allisonrae:

majd3st1ny:

Could you live on $8 or $9 dollars an hour? A computer game made by the Urban Ministries of Durham in North Carolina and an advertising firm called McKinney lets you play out life with a low-wage job as a single mom. The objective is to make it a month, juggling getting a job, rent, a place to live, food and coping with the costs of repairs, things for your child, insurance, etc.. Actually a very hard game to play and full of reminders of the difficulties of life on that kind of salary.
Play the game.

Seriously, if you haven’t played before, play it now. If you have played before, play it again. Especially important during this election season.

just playing this game alone made me really stressed and anxious

THANK YOU
THANK YOU
ALL THE HATER ANONS, PLAY THIS

This game is amazing. Play it, play it, play it! I shared this with a professor who then had her students play it. So real.

Seriously, you guys need to play this

cupcakeheartagramseleven:

celestethebest:

thisiswealthyprivilege:

awesomefuckyeahmotherfucker:

allisonrae:

majd3st1ny:

Could you live on $8 or $9 dollars an hour? A computer game made by the Urban Ministries of Durham in North Carolina and an advertising firm called McKinney lets you play out life with a low-wage job as a single mom. The objective is to make it a month, juggling getting a job, rent, a place to live, food and coping with the costs of repairs, things for your child, insurance, etc.. Actually a very hard game to play and full of reminders of the difficulties of life on that kind of salary.

Play the game.

Seriously, if you haven’t played before, play it now. If you have played before, play it again. Especially important during this election season.

just playing this game alone made me really stressed and anxious

THANK YOU

THANK YOU

ALL THE HATER ANONS, PLAY THIS

This game is amazing. Play it, play it, play it! I shared this with a professor who then had her students play it. So real.

Seriously, you guys need to play this

beersforfears:

a framed picture of legolas in the girl’s bathroom at this sushi place

beersforfears:

a framed picture of legolas in the girl’s bathroom at this sushi place

genderphobia:

sixpenceee:

free-spirit-brightest-smiles:

my-sweet-sansrival:

People of Color


Be proud for your own culture,  be proud for the color of your skin, be proud for who you are.

Protect & respect your own beliefs, culture, traditions, origins, & morality because those are the ones that gives color and meaning to this world.

this is just beautiful. 

i will always reblog this

beautiful!

14

Apr

moheetoe:

Ton

moheetoe:

Ton

feeeeeaaaaaanoooooor:

icedpyro:

There are small dragons like Mushu

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There are medium size dragons like Toothless

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There are big dragons like Smaug

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Then there is Ancalagon the Black from the Silmarillion

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This motherfucker is big enough to FUCKING PALM A MOTHERFUCKING VOLCANO IN ONE HAND. It…

the-outsiders-dishonor:

romy7:

celestialdeth:

misterkevo:

theadventuresofpam:

Harry was the favorite kid and he wasn’t even an official part of the family

Because Molly knows exactly how the Dursleys treat him. There’s no way Ron wouldn’t tell her. And Molly Weasley is a Mother. She gets a capital M because she is goddamn phenomenal at what she does. When she hears Harry Potter is on the train to Hogwarts in Book 1, her reaction isn’t to be starstruck. It’s to say “that poor dear had to come here all on his own.” Molly Weasley loves harder than anyone. She loves like it’s her sole reason for being. And when she hears there’s a poor boy who has never known love his whole life… how could she not?

In Year One Molly Weasley knit Harry a Weasley family sweater and made him homemade chocolate so he would have something to open on Christmas DON’T TOUCH ME

could I also just add that kids from abusive households tend to assume that yelling is directed at them and/or it heralds something bad for them so she’s making extra sure that he knows that this is not his fault and she’s not actually mad at him.

dressthesavage:

going to Vietnam for a week on Monday, and i haven’t got tumblr on my phone

so the queue’ll be on until i get back!

farewell m’dears! 

13

Apr

leaveyourkeyinthemailb0x:

see that girl you just called a lesbian? is she? can you help me get her number?

ramida-r:

I was able to sneak in some time to do these.

Star Crown Thor is back! Along with Spikey Crown Loki.

I seriously have a problem with putting shiny crowns on these two.

Thor and Loki © Marvel

Lilies - Les feluettes (1996)

pathemata:

Les Feluettes (1996) [x]

One of the things that’s attractive to me about the character is that she uses her feminine wiles as part of the job, but she doesn’t rely on sexuality or physical appeal to get the job done. (Johansson)

(Source: odnson)