No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)Me
I AM CRYING
I JUST STARTED LAUGHING AND CLAPPING LIKE A SEAL
IN CASE YOU NEED TO **** ME BUT YOU CANT, I KNOW, I’VE TRIED.
HE ****’D 80 PEOPLE IN 2 DAYS.
HOW WILL YOUR FRIENDS HAVE TIME ME WHEN THEY’RE SO BUSY ****ING YOU?
“That is not my natural physique. Boy, would I love it to be. I did have to get into shape. The play asks very specifically for - it’s gotta be physical. This is how I saw it and so did the director. At the same time, it became a great challenge to want to get into shape. But, it coincides with another little project where I have to be in shape, so why not kill two birds with one stone?” - Sebastian Stan
Paris Opera dancers warm up in the foyer de la danse [source]
Yes. All the yes.
I may have to print this out sometime…
ummm.. new house rules??
Ok let’s play right now.
With the right group of people I would play this way…
I think it needs the right group and alcohol.
Wait, what do you barter with?
Snacks, cash, sexual favors?
Or bartered with like performing a truth or dare. This has been printed out and placed with my deck. Because this is the best set of rules I’ve ever seen.
"Self" Magazine Mocks a Cancer Survivor:
When a cancer survivor was contacted by Self magazine asking to use her photo, she never expected to be mocked.
Monika Allen was wearing a tutu when she ran last year’s LA Marathon — she was dressed as Wonder Woman — for her first marathon running with brain cancer. The race fell in the middle of chemotherapy and she says the outfit gave her motivation.
Allen makes these tutus for her company, Glam Runners, which donates money to charity. So when Self contacted her about the photo she was thrilled about the publicity opportunity.
But then she saw how they used the photo — in their “BS Meter” to make fun of women in tutus — she was shocked and appalled.
The article puts the photo on the lame side of the “BS meter” and says “people think these froufrou skirts make you run faster. Now, if you told us they made people run away from you faster, maybe we would believe it.”
Honestly, the editor’s response to this problem is one of the worst parts of the article: "I am personally mortified," Self Editor in Chief Lucy Danziger told USA TODAY. “I had no idea that Monika had been through cancer. It was an error. It was a stupid mistake. We shouldn’t have run the item.”
Yes, it’s in (horrifically) bad taste to mock a cancer survivor’s appearance. But it should already have been in bad taste to insult runners for wearing whatever makes them happiest. Tutus aren’t hurting anyone, they don’t impact anyone but the runner wearing it. What does it matter? Why would Self care? It’s a fun trend that pumps up runners and allows many women to feel girly, whimsical and fun on their big race day. What could be wrong about that? Could the problem really be that, oh I don’t know, women athletes aren’t catering to the male gaze for once?
Don’t forget that women’s magazines are still here to sell you the ideal image of beauty and health. Just because a magazine is about fitness doesn’t mean that they have your best interest in mind - It’s in their best interest to keep you feeling insecure, unsure, and ugly. Otherwise, why would you ever need their advice?
Shame on Self magazine.
Ksenia Tolmacheva's fairy tale photography
It’s no secret that Russia is home to some of the world’s most beautiful women, and photographer Ksenia Tolmacheva wanted to stand out among the many photographers in Moscow who take photos of models and brides at weddings, so this year she took on an ambitious photo project to portray a world of magic and fairy tales in order to promote her work. Her web site is: http://www.muza.pro
I WANNA DO A SHOOT LIKE THIS
Nina Ananiashvili (rehearsing with Raisa Struchkova in some of the shots). Photos (c) Derek Hart, 1988.
the older doctors being grumpy about all the kissing in new who is my new favourite thing
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