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benny-the-jet-55:

When Miley Cyrus is naked & licks a hammer it’s “art” and “music”.. but when I do it, I’m “wasted” and “have to leave Home Depot”

16 hours ago on September 20th | J | 292,259 notes

thetowerofpimps:

2009 me would think that 2014 me was hot and thats all that matters

16 hours ago on September 20th | J | 285,969 notes

aflockofseagulls:

let’s play a game called “how much of this homework can i do in school tomorrow”

16 hours ago on September 20th | J | 314,576 notes
vampishly:

bioluminescent-seadwellers:

takethedamncash:

Kind of like lava lamps but better! These jellyfish are real. They have died of natural causes, been harvested by these lamp makers, frozen in liquid nitrogen and encased in crystalline epoxy. They glow in the dark, due to the jellyfishes’ natural bioluminescence.
- messynessychic

it is my duty to reblog everything involving bioluminescence

finally, my room can look like blackreach

vampishly:

bioluminescent-seadwellers:

takethedamncash:

Kind of like lava lamps but better! These jellyfish are real. They have died of natural causes, been harvested by these lamp makers, frozen in liquid nitrogen and encased in crystalline epoxy. They glow in the dark, due to the jellyfishes’ natural bioluminescence.

- messynessychic

it is my duty to reblog everything involving bioluminescence

finally, my room can look like blackreach

16 hours ago on September 20th | J | 229,060 notes

sabrielshipping-charliebartlett:

"We’re preparing you for the real world"

I don’t meant to alarm you but

the real world has calculators

16 hours ago on September 20th | J | 73,922 notes

africant:

me eating in public:

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me eating at home:

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16 hours ago on September 20th | J | 40,488 notes

chelsdamelsp:

snorlaxatives:

when people don’t realize that i’m being sarcastic 

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What on earth where do these gifs even come from

16 hours ago on September 20th | J | 499,266 notes
I really have to take issue with this: “the Western portion of the world, Westeros - the rich and civilized portion.” This isn’t true.

1. Westeros is poorer and less economically developed than Essos. It’s far less urbanized than Essos. It’s an exporter primarily of natural resources and can’t produce the advanced manufactured goods it imports from the Free Cities. Its financial system is really quite crude, especially in comparison to the large banks and insurance companies of Braavos. It has very few roads and none of them Valyrian; main thoroughfares like the Kingsroad don’t have bridges over major rivers but use fords instead; it lacks internal canals to connect major river systems.

2. Westeros is less politically developed. It’s only been politically unified for 300 years, and even that weak feudal state is extremely shaky and may not survive. Essos has had continent-spanning empires that lasted for thousands of years. It has much more diversity of political systems - republics with separation of powers and political parties, merchant oligarchies, elected tyrants, etc.

3. Westeros is considered less culturally developed. Essosi call Westerosi unwashed barbarians, referring to them by the inaccurate title of “Andals.” (reminds me of the way Americans and Europeans labeled various nationalities by incorrect names because they didn’t speak the language) The Essosi of the Free Cities are the blood of Old Valyria; the Ghiscari have their empire, the Dothraki have their prophecies of manifest destiny, and the Qartheen are the pureblooded descendants of the greatest city that ever was or ever will be. Westerosi nobles are sent to the Free Cities to get culturally enriched, not the other way around. In terms of cultural production, most mummers are imported from Essos, as Westeros has no tradition of theater.

When engaging with ASOIAF, you have to analyze the world of Planetos as it is, rather than automatically applying heuristics based on our own world. Assuming that west = rich, civilized, and east = the Other (because that’s how it’s been presented in the past) is falling into the same essentialist trap that Edward Said and others are critiquing.

racefortheironthrone, discussing how Westeros is not culturally superior to Essos (via racefortheironthrone)

to add onto this - the world in ASoIaF actually does roughly mirror our own world - BUT IN THE MEDIEVAL AGES. once we place Westeros in that context, it’s a no-brainer that the most sophisticated and cosmopolitan part of the world would be “near” Essos, which is roughly equivalent to certain areas of Africa and the near-East/Middle East. And then the stories and rumors about the mystical Far East (Yi Ti, Asshai) correspond quite neatly to the over exaggerated and dream-like stories told by travelers like Marco Polo about their contemporaneous China, India, and Japan.

ETA:

Also the Free Cities probably roughly correspond to the Italian city states which were the most economically and culturally advanced European civilization of that time (and more broadly, the Mediterranean part of Europe)

16 hours ago on September 20th | J | 1,243 notes

milkasa:

some people make gifs so fast did u even watch the episode

16 hours ago on September 20th | J | 256,141 notes

colourlssgreenideas:

riots are breaking out in glasgow right now, scottish flags are being burned, people are making nazi salutes, there is racism and sectarianism and god knows what else, there are supposed stabbings, people are being beaten up purely for voting Yes, but the bbc has decided that a news story more worthy of being reported is the first iphone 6 owner dropping his new phone. the anti-scottish bias from the bbc is reaching new levels of absurdity

16 hours ago on September 20th | J | 18,955 notes
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Song: Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf
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thesmuggledplum:

heart-snatchers:

YOU KNOW WHAT TIME OF YEAR IT IS AGAIN MOTHER FUCKERS

17 hours ago on September 20th | J | 183,134 notes
improbablenormality:

the actual science vs. how the news reports it

improbablenormality:

the actual science vs. how the news reports it

17 hours ago on September 20th | J | 37,795 notes

wiseyoungravenclaw:

Remus Arthur Potter, you were named after two men who looked out for my safety and cared about my well-being out of altruism and decency rather than because I was a tool for them to use or because I was someone’s son.

17 hours ago on September 20th | J | 41,792 notes

sassenachlassie:

lipstickstainedlove:

THIS SHOW

runciblespoons

17 hours ago on September 20th | J | 127,608 notes
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biscuity-boyle:

there’s unionist no thugs on the way to dundee. we’re having to takedown all our pro-independence stuff.

please please PLEASE spread this information. it is terrifying to live in scotland right now.

17 hours ago on September 20th | J | 625 notes