belleillumina:


"I have more blood on my hands than my brothers and sister, and I haven’t even raised a sword or my bow and arrows." Susan waved a dismissive hand, smile on her red lips. "They seem to always see me as nothing but Gentle."
"You are crowned Gentle, people will surely say." She scoffed. "Before anything I am nothing but human, and oh how flawed humans are."

An AU of which the whole Calormen incident was Susan’s ploy in pulling out the invasion plans of Calormen and making it happen earlier and less prepared. All by using Rabadash and manipulating emotions.

belleillumina:

"I have more blood on my hands than my brothers and sister, and I haven’t even raised a sword or my bow and arrows." Susan waved a dismissive hand, smile on her red lips. "They seem to always see me as nothing but Gentle."

"You are crowned Gentle, people will surely say." She scoffed. "Before anything I am nothing but human, and oh how flawed humans are."

An AU of which the whole Calormen incident was Susan’s ploy in pulling out the invasion plans of Calormen and making it happen earlier and less prepared. All by using Rabadash and manipulating emotions.

lonelilys:

we feel young and wild | "they had opened the door of a magic wardrobe and found themselves in a quite different world from ours, and in that different world they had become Kings and Queens in a country called Narnia." | a mix for the Pevensie children (listen)

i. wild - royal teeth | ii. heartlines - florence + the machine | iii. wait - m83 | iv. fake empire (macklemore & ryan lewis remix) - the national | v. laughter lines - bastille | vi. brightest hour - the submarines | vii. the time to run (finale) - dexter britain | viii. three white horses - andrew bird | ix. night of the crickets - mr. gnome

lonelilys:

we feel young and wild "they had opened the door of a magic wardrobe and found themselves in a quite different world from ours, and in that different world they had become Kings and Queens in a country called Narnia." | a mix for the Pevensie children (listen)

i. wild - royal teeth | ii. heartlines - florence + the machine | iii. wait - m83 | iv. fake empire (macklemore & ryan lewis remix) - the national | v. laughter lines - bastille | vi. brightest hour - the submarines | vii. the time to run (finale) - dexter britain | viii. three white horses - andrew bird | ix. night of the crickets - mr. gnome

"The Princess is everything Luke wants to be. She is socially conscious, whereas he is thrown into things; intellectually, she is a strong leader, and he is just a kid."

- George Lucas

People often talk about how Han influenced Luke, but we should also look at how Leia influenced Luke.

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I’ve always really liked this idea—that they’re the exact same age, but their different lives have given them very different levels of maturity, and Luke is envious, but fascinated, and idolizes her a bit.

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asylum-art:

 Dolce & Gabbana’s jewelled catwalk hair 2013-2014

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found two kitties cuddling by the sea

lucian metaphors 101

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"Her idea of what a hero should be—and probably no small portion of her bravery—comes from being a fan. She’s already invested in this world. There is no question in her mind that when you see something going wrong, and you have the means to help, you must help. And that comes from having these other characters in her life, if only on her computer screen and the posters on her walls. Kamala is really the next logical step in the Marvel U—she’s a superhero who grew up with superhero culture; she’s an American growing up in a changing America. I think that’s why so many different people love her. I know it’s why I do."

G. Willow Wilson, on Kamala Khan’s status as a superhero fan-turned-superhero (via ucarim)

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knitmeapony:


Rebel With a Cause


Keen to continue her studies abroad, Hayat Sindi told her father some good news: She had been accepted at a prestigious university in London. Her traditional Muslim father said it would tarnish the family name for a young woman to live overseas alone. “He told me, ‘Over my dead body,’” Sindi recalls. Still, she persuaded him, and off she went to England.


The truth is, she hadn’t been accepted at any university. When she landed in London as a teenager in 1991, she says, she spoke only Arabic, no English. “My first night there, I went to a youth hostel,” she says. “I was in an attic room. I panicked. I looked at my plane tickets—my father had bought a return ticket. I thought, I’ll go home tomorrow.” Instead she went to an Islamic cultural center and got a translator to help her meet with college officials. “They told me, ‘You’re crazy,’” she says. “I was naive. I thought they would just let me in.”


After a year spent cramming on English and studying to pass the “A-levels,” the U.K.’s college-admission courses, she got herself in to King’s College, where she graduated in 1995 with a degree in pharmacology. She went on to get a Ph.D. in biotechnology from Cambridge in 2001. She says her family didn’t learn about her lie until years later, when they were surprised to hear her mention it in a speech.
“My father was worried that, when I lived abroad alone, I would ruin the family honor,” she says. But in time he boasted to the neighbors, like any proud father. “When he died,” she says, “I found newspaper clippings about me under his pillow.” 
Sindi is known in scientific circles for her “social innovation,” as she calls it, such as co-founding a group at Harvard to develop a new technique for using tiny, cheap slips of paper and a drop of blood or saliva to diagnose liver disease, and perhaps eventually AIDS—potentially replacing costly lab tests. The technology, while still being tested, has the potential to save lives across the developing world.



amazing. simply inspiring.


Boss.

Wow.

Womanpride.

tamorapierce:

kateelliottsff:

knitmeapony:

Rebel With a Cause

Keen to continue her studies abroad, Hayat Sindi told her father some good news: She had been accepted at a prestigious university in London. Her traditional Muslim father said it would tarnish the family name for a young woman to live overseas alone. “He told me, ‘Over my dead body,’” Sindi recalls. Still, she persuaded him, and off she went to England.

The truth is, she hadn’t been accepted at any university. When she landed in London as a teenager in 1991, she says, she spoke only Arabic, no English. “My first night there, I went to a youth hostel,” she says. “I was in an attic room. I panicked. I looked at my plane tickets—my father had bought a return ticket. I thought, I’ll go home tomorrow.” Instead she went to an Islamic cultural center and got a translator to help her meet with college officials. “They told me, ‘You’re crazy,’” she says. “I was naive. I thought they would just let me in.”

After a year spent cramming on English and studying to pass the “A-levels,” the U.K.’s college-admission courses, she got herself in to King’s College, where she graduated in 1995 with a degree in pharmacology. She went on to get a Ph.D. in biotechnology from Cambridge in 2001. She says her family didn’t learn about her lie until years later, when they were surprised to hear her mention it in a speech.

“My father was worried that, when I lived abroad alone, I would ruin the family honor,” she says. But in time he boasted to the neighbors, like any proud father. “When he died,” she says, “I found newspaper clippings about me under his pillow.” 

Sindi is known in scientific circles for her “social innovation,” as she calls it, such as co-founding a group at Harvard to develop a new technique for using tiny, cheap slips of paper and a drop of blood or saliva to diagnose liver disease, and perhaps eventually AIDS—potentially replacing costly lab tests. The technology, while still being tested, has the potential to save lives across the developing world.

amazing. simply inspiring.

Boss.

Wow.

Womanpride.

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yasboogie:

James C. LewisIcons Of The Bible

The series, which will be fully released in October, features 70 models who identify as either Asian, Native American, Hispanic, African, Middle Eastern, Black American and West Indian.

"I think it is very important to see one’s self in the Scripture so that it may become real in their eyes," Lewis told The Huffington Post. "The whitewashing of the Bible has always bothered me. However I’m happy to now have the opportunity to give a different point of view."

"I wish to exhibit a splash of color onto the biblical pages of history with my creative embellishments. By doing so I hope to open the minds and eyes of the ignorant and create open conversations of how we can learn to see the world through colorful lenses. After all, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is intended for everyone."

For those who’d like to see the entire collection, “Icons Of The Bible” will on display from November 2014 to February 2015 in Atlanta, GA.

-waits for white people to flip shit-

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princess-slay-ya:

My most popular post has received a lot of arguments lately, so I figured I’d respond to the most common points people bring up.

Sources:

Carrie Fisher on her costumes 

what supermodels wear in hell

 on Padme’s wardrobe 

to get a general gist of Queen Jamillia’s and Oola’s screen time, here are the scripts for Attack of the Clones (Jamillia is in 359 word scene) and Return of the Jedi (Oola is in scenes that add up to 275 words)

Star Wars Bechedel Test results  here

We are old enough to know we deserve more.

I’ve been watching Star Wars my whole life. I am someone who genuinely likes the prequels and can spout off random trivia just as well, if not better, than the next guy. I love the hell out of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and am psyched for Star Wars: Rebels. To date, there’s only two real Star Wars game franchises that I hate (The Force Unleashed series and The Old Republic series) but other than that games like Jedi Academy, Rogue Squadron, Shadows of the Empire, Galactic Battleground, Force Commander, Empire at War, Episode 1 Racer,  freakin Star Wars Battlefront  have pretty much influenced my life decision to make games and write stories that take place in detailed worlds. My dream was to work at Lucasarts before deciding to go independent. I cried seeing Star Wars Battlefront 3 last E3 stuff and pray that DICE doesn’t mess it up because the first two Battlefronts hold a solid chunk of my middle school and high school life. I think it’s safe to say that I’m a pretty big Star Wars fan.

This is the first time the issues of Leia’s costume have ever come up for me. This is the first time that I’ve ever been confronted with the fact that the two most prominent women of color are Oola and Queen Jamillia and the fact that you can’t even tell. This is really the first time I thought about George Lucas’ writing and directing in relations to women. It’s fucked up. I now take a real issue with how six of my favorite movies of all time have portrayed a certain (okay many) groups of people such as this. I literally had no idea nor really thought about it. I want this to be fixed. I want the next movies and all subsequent expanded universe material to get the Star Wars universe right and inclusive for all people because Star Wars is a magical experience that should be shared by everyone.

This is why argument 4 pisses me off so much, especially since I know this argument gets used and in more things than just Star Wars. I know of so many people that are like me too, who really love this franchise and want to see it made better. Anyone who ever used argument 4 to justify problematic elements in any franchise, should please do us all a favor and go away.

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coronaking:

"Star Wars" triptych by Marko Manev.

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"Nobody wanted your dance,
Nobody wanted your strange glitter, your floundering
drowning life and your effort to save yourself,
treading water, dancing the dark turmoil,
looking for something to give."

Ted Hughes, Birthday Letters (via splitterherzen)

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okayophelia:


Emma Stone for Vanity Fair, August 2011

#marilyn feat. monet  (hymnandher)

okayophelia:

Emma Stone for Vanity Fair, August 2011

#marilyn feat. monet  (hymnandher)

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roane72:

Reacting to the news about Captain America. <3

roane72:

Reacting to the news about Captain America. <3

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ideal-fatalist:

ice-sandwiches:

It looks like a cat version of Toothless.

Clawless

ideal-fatalist:

ice-sandwiches:

It looks like a cat version of Toothless.

Clawless

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Watching the prince of Egypt, having feels, and baking = successful Saturday

Watching the prince of Egypt, having feels, and baking = successful Saturday

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