11 hours ago with 1,393 notes
originally martinlydias

compasswaters:

lavender brown gets more hate for how she handles unrequited romantic feelings than snape does and i find that incredibly disturbing


13 hours ago with 41,856 notes
originally compasswaters

sherlockocity:

Muggleborn students at Hogwarts (part 1/?)


13 hours ago with 31,160 notes
originally sherlockocity

- Rossi: You do that in pen?
- Blake: Is there any other way?


deniablesmiles:

the-ballad-of-peter-pettigrew:

(Sirius Black at 2am in the Gryffindor dormitory)

That description.


15 hours ago with 1,039,083 notes
originally adrianivashkov

jesuisperdu:

Dear White People

official trailer HD; in theaters oct. 17


15 hours ago with 4,029 notes
originally jesuisperdu

Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

(via bansheewhale)

always reblog because you know women

(via alternageek)


15 hours ago with 130,547 notes
originally alliterate-deactivated20120901

make me choose
steve rogers or loki (asked by anonymous)

16 hours ago with 7,813 notes
originally trashybooksforladies

shewhohangsoutincemeteries:

winifred burkle appreciation month | 1/6 quotes

1It’s what he does. Angel’s the champion, and Wesley’s the brains of the operation, and Gunn’s the muscle and Cordy’s the heart, and I’m…”


fanbingblink:

DC & Marvel Ladies of Color in 2014

When we talk about people of color, the default tends to be men, and when we talk about women, the default tends to be white. It takes more effort to improve visibility and representation for anyone at the intersection of two marginal groups.

We want more women of color.  [x]


6 days ago with 722 notes
originally fanbingblink

burntlikethesun:

aka “Elitism is my middle name”

lol the doctor literally fled his home planet because his people were ‘ridiculously civilised’ asshats

this is the man who scraped through his final exams in the academy with just 51% on his second attempt, i doubt education is his top priority


6 days ago with 2,893 notes
originally badwollf


1 week ago with 6,555 notes
originally maliallisons

loveyourchaos:

punishandenslavesuckers:

odairaremysugarcubes:

this broke my heart

like he looks at her like she’s his little sister

and they’re playing some game

Can I have the AU where the two that survived were Rue and Thresh? Imagine Rue finds Thresh right away and they team up and Thresh makes a pact with her — he promises if he can get them both to the end that he will make sure she is the one who goes home. Where he says, “Fuck them and their games. I’m going to protect you, little bird. I’m going to get you home.”

Watch the gamekeepers try to kill them right away because of what Thresh says. Because he’s fighting, not to win, but to protect Rue from the games. But the sponsors keep sending her and Thresh food and medicine and the Districts too because watching Thresh carry Rue through fire and get injured protecting her is too much to bear. 

Can I have the AU where it’s Thresh and Rue with the nightlock, after the mutts attack and Cato is dead and it’s Thresh about to take the poison and send her home? But it’s Rue who won’t let her ‘big brother’ go alone after so many already died protecting her (imagine Katniss dies protecting her) and they decide, okay, together and…

Rue has always been the Mockingjay, but imagine that she lived.

^^^ “RUE has always been the Mockingjay, but imagine that she lived.”


2 weeks ago with 245,981 notes
originally taylortownsend

http://kissmywonderwoman.tumblr.com/post/91006927540/antoinetriplett-so-in-iron-man-2-a-little-boy

antoinetriplett:

so in iron man 2

a little boy in an iron man helmet tries to shoot one of the rampaging suits with his lil toy flight stabilizers

in spider-man 2

a little boy puts on his spiderman suit and stands up against the rhino

that’s great for all the little boys in the theater,…


2 weeks ago with 41,783 notes
originally antoinetriplett

bespectacledtitan:

marylikesroses:

manyfandomsandcounting:

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SO I DISCOVERED THESE SCARVES

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AND THEY MAKE IT LOOK LIKE

imageYOU HAVE

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FREAKING

imageWINGS

WHERE CAN I GET THESE

You can buy them from this store on Etsy!


3 weeks ago with 134,646 notes
originally manyfandomsandcounting

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