This is how I define myself: Feminist. Biology major at The College of William and Mary. Writer. Literature enthusiast. Virginian. How you will define me depends entirely on your own perceptions and life experiences.
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likeafieldmouse:

Joseba Eskubi - More selections from the ongoing series Insomnia and Hypnosia

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Amy Winehouse

—Valerie

Valerie | Amy Winehouse

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emmahyphenjane:

439-442. Mercury Fastening His Heel-Wings by François Rude - Musée du Louvre, Paris

peremadeleine:

elizabeth-karenina asked: [WESTERN] Eighteenth or Nineteenth Century

Pictured [not in chronological order]:

  • French fashion plate (1700-89)
  • Benjamin Franklin publishes a political cartoon advocating colonial unity (1754)
  • Westover Plantation house constructed in Virginia (c. 1750)
  • François Boucher’s Rococo painting “The Love Letter” (1750)
  • Construction of the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoe Selo [outside St. Petersburg, Russia] completed (1756)
  • A General History of the Pyrates published (1724) —the “Golden Age” of Piracy spanned from 1716-1726
  • Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia (originally planned in 1749)
  • The U.S. Declaration of Independence (1776)
  • The Women’s March to Versailles (1789)

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jeannepompadour:

Costume designed by Adrian for Gladys George in Marie Antoinette (1938)

jeannepompadour:

Costume designed by Adrian for Gladys George in Marie Antoinette (1938)

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As an atheist, I see nothing “wrong” in believing in a God. I don’t think there is a God, but belief in him does no harm. If it helps you in any way, then that’s fine with me. It’s when belief starts infringing on other people’s rights when it worries me. I would never deny your right to believe in a God. I would just rather you didn’t kill people who believe in a different God, say. Or stone someone to death because your rulebook says their sexuality is immoral. It’s strange that anyone who believes that an all-powerful all-knowing, omniscient power responsible for everything that happens would also want to judge and punish people for what they are.

— Ricky Gervaism, Why I’m an Atheist  (via they-howl)

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Orange Is the New Black is a story of…

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— sacred chant of the homosexual  (via offwithurhead)

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mostlyitaly:

Basilica di San Vitale (Ravenna, Emilia Romagna) by helen-butler 

mostlyitaly:

Basilica di San Vitale (Ravenna, Emilia Romagna) by helen-butler 

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nubbsgalore:

photos of sakurajima, the most active volcano in japan, by (click pic) takehito miyatake (previously featured) and martin rietze. volcanic storms can rival the intensity of massive supercell thunderstorms, but the source of the charge responsible for this phenomenon remains hotly debated.

in the kind of storm clouds that generate conventional lightning, ice particles and soft hail collide, building up positive and negative charges, respectively. they separate into layers, and the charge builds up until the electric field is high enough to trigger lightning.

but the specific mechanism by which particles of differing charges are separated in the ash cloud is still unknown. lightning has been observed between the eruption plume and the volcano right at the start of an eruption, suggesting that there are processes that occur inside the volcano to lead to charge separation.  

volcanic lightning could yield clues about the earth’s geological past, and could answer questions about the beginning of life on our planet. volcanic lightning could have been the essential spark that converted water, hydrogen, ammonia, and methane molecules present on a primeval earth into amino acids, the building blocks of life.

(see also: previous volcanology posts)

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fashionsprose:

Chanel Couture F/W 2014

fashionsprose:

Chanel Couture F/W 2014

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crimsong19:

consultingpiskies:

Jessica Williams speaks with Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs about Army regulation AR 670-1

Jessica Williams and Travon (one of the staff writers) do it again!

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foxmouth:

Braveheart's Legacy, 2014 | by Kilian Schönberger

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