currently:
[captain america 1 & 2]
[steve/bucky]
[marvel]
[natasha romanov]
[the avengers]
[harrypotter--meta]
[feminism]
[mythology]
[prose]
[witchy/gothy things]
[trenchcoat angel castiel]
[game of thrones]

vice-of-virtue:

doctormemelordmd:

fangirling-so-hard-rn:

nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

Crows are scary
They

  • use tools
  • Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
  • Have huge brains for birds
  • like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
  • They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
  • they are scary smart at solving puzzles
  • some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
  • they can remember faces
  • SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT.  They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows.  Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag.  But the nice guys with masks they left alone.  THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight.  THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
  • They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.

Guys I’m really scared of crows now.
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Yeah but have you seen this 

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YEAH! THEY ALSO PLAY FOR NO EVIDENT REASON OTHER THAN FUN AND THEY LOVE THE SNOW!
Crows are seriously the coolest birbs ever.

heathened:privatebarb:amenpenis:

A threshold moment in human evolution

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#hey itunes instead of making all of us get the u2 album how about make a skip to nicki’s verse button  

To fight monsters, we created monsters of our own.

Pacific Rim, 2013


One of the greatest things about this quote (and this movie) is that it had all the potential in the world to spread the dark and terrible (and often truthful) idea that in order to fight the darkness, one must absorb some of that darkness. It was very prominent in The Dark Knight trilogy, especially as articulated by Harvey Dent: “You die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” 

Pacific Rim doesn’t do this. Mankind bands together for a true world war. There are already enough monsters coming for them; they do not need to become monstrous themselves. The monsters they create are not beasts but guards and armor to protect, not universally destroy. The jaegers rarely deliberately destroy massive structures (remember Gipsy Danger carefully stepping over a large walkway and nimbly navigating between buildings during the fight in Hong Kong). The pilots in the jaegers are very human and imperfect but are still heroes. They may have created monsters, but they did not become them.

Everyone and their mother has lauded this, but it bears repeating: in Pacific Rim, mankind’s power is not in its capacity for destruction or power or control or harnessing its deepest instincts but instead in its humanity—its ability to rebuild, to persevere, to empathize and to understand. 

(via mymarysunshine)

some buckynat and general team america fic recs

theladymonsters:

because i’ve been promising to do this for a while.

bolded are my personal favorites

buckynat

mcu

some of the colors have to fade by impertinence

tabula rasa / the thrice-tenth kingdom by dance_at_bouvigal

son i loved you at your darkest by…

gettingahealthybody:

Nature!

janesyre:

i went to the notre dame cathedral

130186:

Valentin Yudashkin Fall 2013

unhistorical:

Jeanne d’Arc [and the archangel Michael] (1876), Eugene Thirion

And together we shall dig graves for all that die in us,
and we shall stand in the sun with a will
and we shall be dangerous.

— Khalil Gibran (via prewars)

In Remembrance of Lost Time by Charles Amable Lenoir

If I was bound for hell let it be hell. No more false heavens. No more damned magic. You hate me and I hate you. We’ll see who hates best.

The Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys (via kassapti)

Zeus put mortals on the road to wisdom
when he laid down this law:
By suffering we learn.
Yet there drips in sleep before my heart
a griefremembering pain.
Good sense comes the hard way.
And the grace of the gods
(I’m pretty sure)
is a grace that comes by violence.

Agamemnon, Aeschylus (trans. Anne Carson)
RF