captainhooker:

thats nOT WHAT I MEANT

captainhooker:

thats nOT WHAT I MEANT

#mcu

Natalie Dormer visits Barnardo’s Redbridge Leaving Care in London (4.02)

Natalie Dormer visits Barnardo’s Redbridge Leaving Care in London (4.02)

"After my last audition for Game of Thrones, they said, "Congratulations, princess. I was like, "Bye-bye, call centre."— Emilia Clarke for Flare Magazine (April 2014)

laserelectric:

can you imagine how fucking relieved the french must have been when we reached the year 2000? 

they went from having to say “mille neuf cents quatre-vingt-dix-neuf” to just having to say “deux mille” to say the year

This is real, this is happening.
delectabledelight:

Champagne Macarons | Annie’s Eats (by annieseats)

delectabledelight:

Champagne Macarons | Annie’s Eats (by annieseats)

"

Contrary to how it’s usually depicted in Western media, Taiwan is not just a “city” or “small island”. By population Taiwan is larger than Australia. Consider what that means. Imagine that two-hundred student activists seized Australia’s Parliament House in Canberra and refused to leave, the standoff continuing for weeks. And that Australians in support of the students flooded the capital in protest of the prime minister. Would CNN be able to afford a camera on the ground? Would other networks send someone?

More important than population, however, or at least what should be important from a Western perspective: Taiwan is a vibrant multiparty democracy built by a culture that is largely Chinese. This is unique in the world. And this democracy is now under siege.

"
— “Why the American media blackout on Taiwan?” (x)
SHOW ME A HERO AND I’LL WRITE YOU A TRAGEDY
f. scott. fitzgerald

oh-deir:

ACTUAL MESSAGE OF (500) DAYS OF SUMMER THAT NO ONE ACTUALLY REALIZES


One of the most troublesome things in life is that what you do or do not want has very little to do with what does or does not happen. You might want to become the sort of author who works calmly at home, for example, but something could happen that would lead you to become the sort of author who works frantically in the homes of other people, often without their knowledge. You might want to marry someone you love very much, but something could happen that would prevent the two of you from ever seeing one another again.

One of the most troublesome things in life is that what you do or do not want has very little to do with what does or does not happen. You might want to become the sort of author who works calmly at home, for example, but something could happen that would lead you to become the sort of author who works frantically in the homes of other people, often without their knowledge. You might want to marry someone you love very much, but something could happen that would prevent the two of you from ever seeing one another again.

garrulus:

Happy Easter!

spaceysquid:

whos planning on getting high tomorrow?? not me because im not a DISAPPOINTMENT TO JESUS

Are you alive? Here’s my advice:

loppett:

  1. Do not settle for substandard relationships out of your fear of being alone. 
  2. If you want to unsettle a man while he’s blathering to you, don’t look him in the eye. Stare right at his hairline. 
  3. Don’t push yourself down a hole because you made a mistake. Recognize what was in your control and what was not and if you know how you’d do it differently, don’t let these scenarios loop in your head for nights on end. Shed your mistakes when you’ve outgrown them. Forgive yourself as often as necessary. 
  4. Don’t tell people how to live their life. Only tell them what’s necessary if they expect to be in yours. 
  5. Your 20’s are about pulling the edges of yourself closer. Iron out the seams so it lays flat. You’ve been constructing this garment your whole goddamn life so you can finally wrap your bones in the warmth of who you really are. 
  6. You don’t have to dilute yourself to suit someone else’s palate. Let your emotions move through you freely. The cost of keeping sadness captive is it’ll take up residence behind your eyes and you’ll see everything through the distorted lens of the feelings you keep hidden.
  7. Let a joyful memory settle softly somewhere inside your fingertips. Please remember that happiness, even when it feels so distant and impossible, is always within reach. It is part of you, even when you can’t find it. 
  8. Don’t give in to the fear of looking stupid or let it keep you from believing in magic. No honest experience is inauthentic. It’s okay to still carry your sincere expression of wonder through the world. 
  9. You are a miracle. There is no duplicate of you. It is your ongoing responsibility to be kind to yourself, and take care of yourself.
  10. All we really know is that we are here right now. We have a space in the world, and we maybe only get to occupy it once. Any good you can do, any mark you can make, any goal you can obtain- now’s your chance. Why settle for being the beach flea when you could be the surrounding sea?
  11. Pick a point on the horizon that appeals to you most and just fly towards it, baby. You were born with the wings. Some people don’t know this yet and while they’re still stuck on the ground they might try and shoot you down, hoping to catch sight of you spiraling straight out of the sky like a warplane mayday. Don’t let them convince you that you shouldn’t be flying. Keep rising. The more distance you put between you and them, the smaller they get. Angry ants crawling over a patchwork quilt- that’s all your enemy will be. 
"Let me tell you what I do know: I am more than one thing, and not all of those things are good. The truth is complicated. It’s two-toned, multi-vocal, bittersweet. I used to think that if I dug deep enough to discover something sad and ugly, I’d know it was something true. Now I’m trying to dig deeper. I didn’t want to write these pages until there were no hard feelings, no sharp ones. I do not have that luxury. I am sad and angry and I want everyone to be alive again. I want more landmarks, less landmines. I want to be grateful but I’m having a hard time with it."
— Richard Silken (via aplethoraofquotations)