♥Sherlock Holmes, Shakespeare, Star Wars, Dylan Moran, Margaret Atwood, Japanese idols, Richard Dawkins, and everything in between♥ There is absolutely no rhyme, reason, or theme to what I post. I try to tag so you can savior my shit but I have been known to forget.

"A truth should exist, it should not be used like this. If I love you is that a fact or a weapon?" Margaret Atwood

 

y0ureviltwin:

ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

That is one impressive leg!

The Northern girl. Winterfell’s daughter. We heard she killed the king with a spell, and afterwards changed into a wolf with the big leather wings of a bat, and flew out the tower window.

lecterings:

when someone finds an old picture of you

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and whoever found it just goes

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shinjiro:

widow’s wail. wow, joffrey. that’s one ironic name you chose for your sword, there.
( an addition to the pool of Extremely Serious mixes dedicated to the purple wedding, because the tyrells are better than everyone, lbr. also, #slurs )

i eat boys like you for breakfast - ida maria /// ni**as in paris - kanye west /// bitches - mindless self indulgence /// still da baddest - trina /// power & control - marina & the diamonds /// beez in the trap - nicki minaj ft. 2 chainz /// i love it - icona pop /// power - kanye west /// clique - kanye west ft. big sean & jay-z /// the rains of castamere - syna vs malukah

shinjiro:

widow’s wail. wow, joffrey. that’s one ironic name you chose for your sword, there.

( an addition to the pool of Extremely Serious mixes dedicated to the purple wedding, because the tyrells are better than everyone, lbr. also, #slurs )

i eat boys like you for breakfast - ida maria /// ni**as in paris - kanye west /// bitches - mindless self indulgence /// still da baddest - trina /// power & control - marina & the diamonds /// beez in the trap - nicki minaj ft. 2 chainz /// i love it - icona pop /// power - kanye west /// clique - kanye west ft. big sean & jay-z /// the rains of castamere - syna vs malukah

buttonpoetry:

Gage Wallace - “How We Have Learned To Love”

"This is how we have learned to love. Texting each other pictures of our bodies. When we share a bed, we only know how to touch ourselves."

No wonder this guy won the Valentine’s Day tournament.

graceyu:

10 Rules of Fiction Writing as Culled by The Guardian | Man Repeller

1. If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. - Elmore Leonard

2. You most likely need a thesaurus, a rudimentary grammar book, and a grip on reality. This latter means: there’s no free lunch. Writing is work. It’s also gambling. You don’t get a pension plan. Other people can help you a bit, but ­essentially you’re on your own. ­Nobody is making you do this: you chose it, so don’t whine. - Margaret Atwood

3. Do be kind to yourself. Fill pages as quickly as possible; double space, or write on every second line. Regard every new page as a small triumph ­–

4. – Until you get to Page 50. Then calm down, and start worrying about the quality. Do feel anxiety – it’s the job. - Roddy Doyle

5. Don’t worry about posterity – as Larkin (no sentimentalist) observed “What will survive of us is love”. – Helen Dunmore

6. Do it every day. Make a habit of putting your observations into words and gradually this will become instinct. This is the most important rule of all and, naturally, I don’t follow it. - Geoff Dyer

7. Write whatever way you like. Fiction is made of words on a page; reality is made of something else. It doesn’t matter how “real” your story is, or how “made up”: what matters is its necessity. - Anne Enright

8. You see more sitting still than chasing after. – Jonathan Franzen

9. Be your own editor/critic. Sympathetic but merciless! - Joyce Carol Oates

10. Read like mad. But try to do it analytically – which can be hard, because the better and more compelling a novel is, the less conscious you will be of its devices. - Sarah Waters

Glenn used to say the reason you can’t really imagine yourself being dead was that as soon as you say, “I’ll be dead,” you’ve said the word I, and so you’re still alive inside the sentence. And that’s how people got the idea of the immortality of the soul—it was a consequence of grammar. And so was God, because as soon as there’s a past tense, there has to be a past before the past, and you keep going back in time until you get to an “I don’t know,” and that’s what God is. It’s what you don’t know—the dark, the hidden, the underside of the visible, and all because we have grammar.

Margaret Atwood, Year of the Flood (via cadney)