1. submission

    thatenglishmajorquestion:

    “what are you going to do with a degree in english?” (charles dickens descends from above and knocks the haters unconscious with a cleverly constructed compound sentence)

    Four years of college and plenty of knowledge, have earned me this useless degree.

  2. This is how I imagined them looking when they couldn’t find the heartbeat.

  3. queensarrow:

    Team Arrow + Bruised and Battered

    Wait, when did Felicity get hurt? What did I miss?!?

    • Me: *sees 50 Shades of Grey trailer is out*
    • Me: *sighs*
    • Me: *goes and buys erotica by authors more likely to have actually done research on BDSM before they wrote their damn books*
  4. congalineofdurin:

robowolves:

bemusedlybespectacled:

gdfalksen:

Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.

Why can’t we have a movie about him?

He was often called “Sempo”, an alternative reading of the characters of his first name, as that was easier for Westerners to pronounce.
His wife, Yukiko, was also a part of this; she is often credited with suggesting the plan. The Sugihara family was held in a Soviet POW camp for 18 months until the end of the war; within a year of returning home, Sugihara was asked to resign - officially due to downsizing, but most likely because the government disagreed with his actions.
He didn’t simply grant visas - he granted visas against direct orders, after attempting three times to receive permission from the Japanese Foreign Ministry and being turned down each time. He did not “misread” orders; he was in direct violation of them, with the encouragement and support of his wife.
He was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations in 1985, a year before he died in Kamakura; he and his descendants have also been granted permanent Israeli citizenship. He was also posthumously awarded the Life Saving Cross of Lithuania (1993); Commander’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (1996); and the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2007). Though not canonized, some Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize him as a saint.
Sugihara was born in Gifu on the first day of 1900, January 1. He achieved top marks in his schooling; his father wanted him to become a physician, but Sugihara wished to pursue learning English. He deliberately failed the exam by writing only his name and then entered Waseda, where he majored in English. He joined the Foreign Ministry after graduation and worked in the Manchurian Foreign Office in Harbin (where he learned Russian and German; he also converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church during this time). He resigned his post in protest over how the Japanese government treated the local Chinese citizens. He eventually married Yukiko Kikuchi, who would suggest and encourage his acts in Lithuania; they had four sons together. Chiune Sugihara passed away July 31, 1986, at the age of 86. Until her own passing in 2008, Yukiko continued as an ambassador of his legacy.
It is estimated that the Sugiharas saved between 6,000-10,000 Lithuanian and Polish Jewish people.

This is so heartwarming oh my god

    congalineofdurin:

    robowolves:

    bemusedlybespectacled:

    gdfalksen:

    Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.

    Why can’t we have a movie about him?

    He was often called “Sempo”, an alternative reading of the characters of his first name, as that was easier for Westerners to pronounce.

    His wife, Yukiko, was also a part of this; she is often credited with suggesting the plan. The Sugihara family was held in a Soviet POW camp for 18 months until the end of the war; within a year of returning home, Sugihara was asked to resign - officially due to downsizing, but most likely because the government disagreed with his actions.

    He didn’t simply grant visas - he granted visas against direct orders, after attempting three times to receive permission from the Japanese Foreign Ministry and being turned down each time. He did not “misread” orders; he was in direct violation of them, with the encouragement and support of his wife.

    He was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations in 1985, a year before he died in Kamakura; he and his descendants have also been granted permanent Israeli citizenship. He was also posthumously awarded the Life Saving Cross of Lithuania (1993); Commander’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (1996); and the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2007). Though not canonized, some Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize him as a saint.

    Sugihara was born in Gifu on the first day of 1900, January 1. He achieved top marks in his schooling; his father wanted him to become a physician, but Sugihara wished to pursue learning English. He deliberately failed the exam by writing only his name and then entered Waseda, where he majored in English. He joined the Foreign Ministry after graduation and worked in the Manchurian Foreign Office in Harbin (where he learned Russian and German; he also converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church during this time). He resigned his post in protest over how the Japanese government treated the local Chinese citizens. He eventually married Yukiko Kikuchi, who would suggest and encourage his acts in Lithuania; they had four sons together. Chiune Sugihara passed away July 31, 1986, at the age of 86. Until her own passing in 2008, Yukiko continued as an ambassador of his legacy.

    It is estimated that the Sugiharas saved between 6,000-10,000 Lithuanian and Polish Jewish people.

    This is so heartwarming oh my god

  5. mystarsandmyocean:

Life’s a Bitch: A Veronica Mars/Arrow AU
a long time, we used to be friends
but i haven’t thought of you lately at all
—-
Come on, everybody knows this story.  The disappearance of Sara Lance.  It was on People magazine.  It made Entertainment Tonight.  The town flooded with journalists.    
And of course, everyone remembers reading about the arrest and trial of Oliver Queen - the guy she was sleeping with, her sister’s boyfriend.  How Quentin Lance won the election for Police Chief in a landslide, all for finding his daughter’s killer, even if there never was an actual body.
That guy she was sleeping with, her sister’s boyfriend?  That’s my brother.  
After the trial, my mom’s belief in Ollie’s innocence became a moot point.  QC stock prices plummeted.  Dad wanted to officially disown him, move out of town.  
The loss of status was too much for him.  Dad hooked up with his COO - Isabel Rochev - and hightailed it out of town; QC went bankrupt.  The loss of income was too much for her.  Mom hid herself in her room, stares at the walls most days.  
I don’t know what tore my family apart, but I can promise you this.  I will find out what really happened and I will bring my family back together again.  Is that mushy?  Well, you know what they say.  Thea Queen, she’s a marshmallow.  
And thanks to the new girl - Felicity Smoak - I’m one step closer to finding out.  
—-
Want to read more about this AU?
Season 1 Musings, Season 2 Musings, Part 1 Drabble
   
 

    mystarsandmyocean:

    Life’s a Bitch: A Veronica Mars/Arrow AU

    a long time, we used to be friends

    but i haven’t thought of you lately at all

    —-

    Come on, everybody knows this story.  The disappearance of Sara Lance.  It was on People magazine.  It made Entertainment Tonight.  The town flooded with journalists.    

    And of course, everyone remembers reading about the arrest and trial of Oliver Queen - the guy she was sleeping with, her sister’s boyfriend.  How Quentin Lance won the election for Police Chief in a landslide, all for finding his daughter’s killer, even if there never was an actual body.

    That guy she was sleeping with, her sister’s boyfriend?  That’s my brother.  

    After the trial, my mom’s belief in Ollie’s innocence became a moot point.  QC stock prices plummeted.  Dad wanted to officially disown him, move out of town.  

    The loss of status was too much for him.  Dad hooked up with his COO - Isabel Rochev - and hightailed it out of town; QC went bankrupt.  The loss of income was too much for her.  Mom hid herself in her room, stares at the walls most days.  

    I don’t know what tore my family apart, but I can promise you this.  I will find out what really happened and I will bring my family back together again.  Is that mushy?  Well, you know what they say.  Thea Queen, she’s a marshmallow.  

    And thanks to the new girl - Felicity Smoak - I’m one step closer to finding out.  

    —-

    Want to read more about this AU?

    Season 1 Musings, Season 2 Musings, Part 1 Drabble

       

     

  6. lokicolouredglasses:

fandom-universe:

kungfucarrie:

The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”

"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."


(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.

    lokicolouredglasses:

    fandom-universe:

    kungfucarrie:

    The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”

    "Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.

    "B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."

    "That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."

    (taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)

    This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.

  7. 1x12/3x11

  8. badwolfonbakerstreet:

    I love make-up so much because it never makes me feel shitty about myself unlike clothes do

    bad skin? here have something to improve it and make it look smooth and lovely

    gained weight? lipstick don’t care

    look tired? cover up those dark circles under your eyes and look healthier

    wanna look in control at all times and make some bitches jealous? that eyeliner looks sharp enough to stab a man

    I freaking love make-up

  9. adbates15:

officalsailoramerica:

musesandlovelydays:

Guys, please I need your help. I know this isn’t Disneyland or DisneyWorld. It’s my dream college. I want to go to FIlm school, I want to become a director and it’s been my dream to become one. I have so much passion for film making It’s ridiculous. My dream college is over 1,101 miles away from where I live. At first my mother and I were not on the same perspective. She thought I was crazy and would never make it. However, the college called me and found interest in what I can do! I knew that was my chance, so I spoke to my mother again, and unfortunately she hardly agreed this time either. Then I thought of Tumblr, we got a kid to go to DIsneyland, and heck we got a girl a bird! So why not college? If this can get to over 100k notes she says she’ll get one step closer in letting me attend my dream college! I know this might be asking a lot but please help me show my mom that I can make it and chase after my dreams! One reblog can help so much! xx 

Please signal boost this everybody!

It takes two seconds, why wouldn’t I help you?

    adbates15:

    officalsailoramerica:

    musesandlovelydays:

    Guys, please I need your help. I know this isn’t Disneyland or DisneyWorld. It’s my dream college. I want to go to FIlm school, I want to become a director and it’s been my dream to become one. I have so much passion for film making It’s ridiculous. My dream college is over 1,101 miles away from where I live. At first my mother and I were not on the same perspective. She thought I was crazy and would never make it. However, the college called me and found interest in what I can do! I knew that was my chance, so I spoke to my mother again, and unfortunately she hardly agreed this time either. Then I thought of Tumblr, we got a kid to go to DIsneyland, and heck we got a girl a bird! So why not college? If this can get to over 100k notes she says she’ll get one step closer in letting me attend my dream college! I know this might be asking a lot but please help me show my mom that I can make it and chase after my dreams! One reblog can help so much! xx 

    Please signal boost this everybody!

    It takes two seconds, why wouldn’t I help you?

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