phillanthropist

edens-blog:

beben-eleben:

Jim Dingilian proves that a creative and skillful artist can create works of art with just about anything. By coating the interior of empty glass bottles with black smoke and then carefully brushing it away with tools mounted on dowels, he creates detailed and beautiful but dark works of smoke art that are dripping with a sense of suburban decay (via Bored Panda).

are you shitting me

claudehomonet

thisismyplacetobe:

A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee: the part of its orbit farthest away from the Earth. Because the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. The result is that the moon doesn’t entirely block out our view of the sun, but leaves an “annulus,” or ring of sunlight glowing around it. Hence the term  “annular” eclipse rather than a “total” eclipse.

majestatic

agunfulloftigers:

bronzedragon:

theywerejustkids:

#there it is #the defining moment #everything hermione is #because she KNOWS she’s smart #she knows she’s clever #but harry #she sees that he’s special #because he may not be a genius #he may be #when it comes to most things some people find important #relatively average#but he is brave #and he is strong #he is a hero #and hermione sees that #and she admires it#she strives for that #because she knew #from age fucking eleven #that books weren’t everything #and that she had an awful lot to learn

#also: prime example number 1 of why Hermione is in Gryffindor and not in Ravenclaw #because she VALUES bravery and courage more than intelligence or books or cleverness #and it’s about what you VALUE not just what you have #and in the end it is our choices that matter far more than our abilities #and Hermione has valued courage #and wanted to be in Gryffindor since she first read about the House in Hogwarts, A History #she has a lot of Claw qualities but the Gryff comes out even more #Hermione wants to be brave she wants to be daring she wants to be bold #she wants to be a Gryffindor #and that’s what matters most

#hermione also lacks some Claw things: like open-mindedness #and has the Gryffindor vindictiveness towards enemies - Hermione can be *vicious* when opposed

majestatic
  • 12-year-old girl: I don't want kids when I grow up.
  • Society: You'll change your mind when you get older. You're only 12. You're too young to know what you want.
  • 16-year-old girl: I'm pregnant.
  • Society: How could you be so stupid? Do you know anything about safe sex? You should be ashamed.
  • 20-year-old woman: I'm a single mother with an infant son.
  • Society: You should've gone to college first. You need a stable career before you can support a child.
  • 33-year-old woman: I'm married and my spouse and I both have stable careers. I have two young daughters now.
  • Society: You're not staying home? Who's going to take care of them? You're just going to put them in day care while you work? That's selfish of you. You can't expect to raise decent kids with a full-time job.
  • 45-year-old woman: I just had my first child.
  • Society: Why would you have a child when you're that old? Do you realize the health risks of being pregnant at your age? When your kid is a teenager you'll be a senior citizen. That's inconsiderate of you.
  • 60-year-old woman: I haven't had any children.
  • Society: Your life must be so unfulfilling. Is there something wrong with you? Why didn't you want kids? How strange.