Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My mum found a flower crown whilst walking Mischa. I couldn’t help but make her try it on. And look how adorable she looks!


My mum found a flower crown whilst walking Mischa. I couldn’t help but make her try it on. And look how adorable she looks!

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Look like the innocent flower,
But be the serpent under it.
William Shakespeare, Macbeth (via aieon)

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Searching for Life in Our Solar System


Scientists expect that Europa may have more liquid water than in all of Earth’s oceans. It has all the elements thought to be key for the origin of life: water, energy, and organic chemicals, the carbon-containing building blocks of life. Unlike Earth though, Europa’s vast, salty seas lie beneath roughly 10 miles of ice. Not only is it difficult to get a probe beneath this icy armor, but Europa’s oceans are darker than a cave — which means photosynthesis won’t work. However, something down there may subsist on geothermal heat or complex molecules from the surface. http://bit.ly/1trVzvX

NASA says it’s setting aside $25 million for designing scientific instruments to address questions about the habitability of Europa, an ice-covered moon of Jupiter. A Europa probe that could be launched in the 2020s. http://nbcnews.to/1pU2JJe

Titan is Saturn’s largest moon and the only world in the solar system (besides Earth) known to sport liquid lakes. These are lakes of ethane and methane — liquid natural gas — endlessly topped up by hydrocarbon rain. Despite the odd ingredients and Titan’s extremely cold temperatures (minus 290 Fahrenheit, or minus 179 Celsius), it is a world where chemistry’s a happening enterprise. It’s so cold that water ice is rock-hard—in fact, the rocks littering the moon’s surface are made from water. Water is everywhere on Titan, but it’s locked in a state that’s inaccessible for life-sustaining chemistries. On Titan, scientists would most likely be looking for bizarre life. Life that, instead of being water-based, uses liquid hydrocarbons as a solvent. Yet if life is found, it could demonstrate a different way in which it could begin and populate the cosmos.

Like its more celebrated neighbor Europa, scientists suggest that Callisto’s interior contains a salty ocean separated by ice layers, with a rocky seafloor underlying everything. The likely presence of an ocean within Callisto leaves open the possibility that it could sustain life. Because of its low radiation levels, Callisto has long been considered a suitable place among the Galilean moons for future exploration. http://bit.ly/1pra4Qx

The largest moon in the solar system, Ganymede, may feature liquid oceans layered between vast sheets of ice. Studies suggest that there may be a layer of salty water directly on top of Ganymede’s rocky core. Chemical interactions between rock and water could lead to the formation of life. http://cnn.it/1q8jCj2

Venus, with its scorching surface temperatures (850 F, or 454 C). The planet is generally assumed to be unlivable but some scientists believe that high in the Venusian atmosphere where temperatures are more tolerable atmospheric sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide might serve as food for floating microbes. http://bit.ly/1l3sWVo

Mars remains popular for those hunting for otherworldly life. In 2013, scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon - some of the key chemical ingredients for life - in the powder Curiosity drilled out of a sedimentary rock near an ancient stream bed in Gale Crater. Also, particularly intriguing are the dark stripes that appear in the Martian summertime at Horowitz crater. These are likely to be salty meltwater only inches beneath Mars’ dusty top layer.

In 2005, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft photographed geysers of frozen water spewing from cracks in Enceladus’ southern hemisphere. Scientists think reservoirs of liquid water lie beneath the frozen surface and are warmed by gravitational interactions between Enceladus and other moons around Saturn. http://bit.ly/1pZu0bf

(Credit: List compiled from Space.com “6 Most Likely Places for Alien Life in the Solar System”)



"weaponized femininity" more like "how to cater to the male gaze and Western beauty ideals while acting like it’s Totally Subversive"


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so many parents of Autistic kids talk about how tragic it is that their kids won’t hug them or be affectionate but like

kids are not machines made to give you love and niceness

your kids are not responsible for making you feel loved and good about yourself. they are not supposed to be your parents they’re your kids 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Ibiza Sunset | (by Jose Antonio Hervas)

Meet the blogger! I was tagged by the lovely lorienmizar. :)

Rules: Just insert your answers to the questions below. Tag at least 10 followers.

  • url: lantur
  • real life name: lantur
  • nicknameThe Unburnt, Mother of Dragons, Mhysa, Khaleesi, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Shackles, Queen of Meereen, Princess of Dragonstone, etc., etc. 
  • birthday: November 26
  • gender: Female
  • sexuality: Straight, asexual
  • height: 4’10”
  • time zone: United States Mountain Standard Time
  • local time & date: 8:35 PM, September 1.
  • average hours of sleep a night: Like 7-9 hours plus a 1 to 1.5 hour nap every afternoon. I am slothlike and sleep a lot. 
  • last thing googled: “heat exhaustion symptoms”
  • most used phrases: “Oh…my…god. I was like, oh my god.” “Are you kidding me?” “Hell no.” And, most of all, “I’m hungry.” 
  • first word that comes to mind: Haters - probably because I have that Taylor Swift song “Shake It Off” stuck in my head. 
  • what i last said to family member: “Yeah, I’ll bring you water in a little while.” 
  • one place that makes me happy & why: My internship office because it is a small and very chill, laid-back environment. The walls are painted purple, red, and dark blue, and have home-made quilts hung on them as unique decorations. There are a lot of hand-made signs supporting our congressman and other local Democrats. Also, everyone in the office knows me and likes me, and I appreciate that. I feel comfortable there.
  • how many blankets i sleep under: One in summer, two in winter.
  • favorite beverage: Green tea, jasmine tea, Tazo passion iced tea.
  • the last movie i watched in cinemas: The Fault In Our Stars, I think. And I cried so much. 
  • three things i can’t live without: Aside from food and water, the Internet, books, and dogs. 
  • something i plan on learning: How to cross-stitch. Also, the shell stitch in crochet. 
  • a piece of advice to my followers: I just read this gem: “Ships are safe in harbors, but that’s not what ships were built for.” 
  • you all have to listen to this song: Maps - Maroon 5. Probably the catchiest song I’ve heard all summer. It has a chorus that begs to be sung along to in an emotional manner. 


Thanks to the recent addition of their own 21x41ft pool, dogs at Lucky Puppy in Maybee, Michigan got to have their very own doggy pool party.

After a weekend of triple-digit high temperatures and 105 degrees today - not to mention wearing a wig through it all - I had the lovely experience of symptoms of heat exhaustion (despite staying hydrated). I just threw up and I’ve been headachey and fatigued all day. 

This place is truly Satan’s domain and I have to get out of here. We’ve had sixty days of temperatures over 100 degrees this summer and it was 105 today and it’s the first of September.


*likes your post* a great interaction, we are truly bonding

When you are 13 years old,
the heat will be turned up too high
and the stars will not be in your favor.
You will hide behind a bookcase
with your family and everything left behind.
You will pour an ocean into a diary.
When they find you, you will be nothing
but a spark above a burning bush,
still, tell them
Despite everything, I really believe people are good at heart.

When you are 14,
a voice will call you to greatness.
When the doubters call you crazy, do not listen.
They don’t know the sound
of their own God’s whisper. Use your armor,
use your sword, use your two good hands.
Do not let their doubting
drown out the sound of your own heartbeat.
You are the Maid of Untamed Patriotism.
Born to lead armies into victory and unite a nation
like a broken heart.

When you are 15, you will be punished
for learning too proudly. A man
will climb onto your school bus and insist
your sisters name you enemy.
When you do not hide,
he will point his gun at your temple
and fire three times. Three years later,
in an ocean of words, with no apologies,
you will stand before the leaders of the world
and tell them your country is burning.

When you are 16 years old,
you will invent science fiction.
The story of a man named Frankenstein
and his creation. Soon after you will learn
that little girls with big ideas are more terrifying
than monsters, but don’t worry.
You will be remembered long after
they have put down their torches.

When you are 17 years old,
you will strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
one right after the other.
Men will be afraid of the lightening
in your fingertips. A few days later
you will be fired from the major leagues
because “Girls are too delicate to play baseball”

You will turn 18 with a baby on your back
leading Lewis and Clark
across North America.

You will turn 18 
and become queen of the Nile.

You will turn 18 
and bring justice to journalism.

You are now 18, standing on the precipice,
trembling before your own greatness.

This is your call to leap.

There will always being those
who say you are too young and delicate
to make anything happen for yourself.
They don’t see the part of you that smolders.
Don’t let their doubting drown out the sound
of your own heartbeat.

You are the first drop of a hurricane.
Your bravery builds beyond you. You are needed
by all the little girls still living in secret,
writing oceans made of monsters and
throwing like lightening.

You don’t need to grow up to find greatness.
You are stronger than the world has ever believed you to be.
The world laid out before you to set on fire.
All you have to do
is burn.

For Teenage Girls With Wild Ambition and Trembling Hearts, Clementine von Radics (via clementinevonradics)






Best lesson from a Disney movie

This is an underrated movie

This is a grossly underrated movie.

Can I take a minute to rant? Good. Cuz I’m gonna.

I FLOVE this movie. And I HATE all the stupid hatred it gets. For a long time the buzz was “finally a black princess yay!” and now everyone is like “Fuck this movie, first black princess and she spends the whole movie a frog.”

You know what? Fuck that. Because Ariel spent a good majority of the movie not talking. Mulan spent the majority of the move pretending to be a man. Aurora and Snow White? Asleep (Hardly in the movie at all). They’re all just plot devices, not designed to take away from the traits of the women. 

And you know what else? Unlike some of the other princesses, Tiana is in control of her destiny every step of the way. When she turns into the frog does she lose hope and need rescuing? Hell naw. She busts Naveen over the head and gets the job done. She is consistently responsible and capable even after having her dreams crushed and turning into a freaking frog. 

So don’t tell me that Tiana is “less than” just because she gets turned into a frog. She’s still one of the most hardworking, badass, and capable chicks in animated history and I love her like crazy cakes. 

the end. 

Also? She’s based on a real person. A real woman who is 91 and is still cooking in her kitchen. She’s still widely respected in the culinary community, she’s fed presidents, she’s had songs written about her and her restaurants. She’s 91, and she still wakes up every morning to run things, because she still believes in hard work and good food. And if you don’t think that’s truly fantastic, then you can just fuck right off.

I made a post about how I didn’t like Anaconda (the Nicki Minaj song, not the movie about man-eating anacondas - I’ve always liked that movie), and I’m eating my words. I still think there’s too much of a sample from Sir Mix-A-Lot’s song, and I would have preferred more verses from Nicki in its place, but the song grew on me.

The only thing I don’t like about it now is the references to dating “dope dealers” and guys who “sling cocaine” because of how much $$$$ they bring in. There’s nothing wrong with looking for guys with $$$$ to date, but I just can’t get behind the whole drug dealer thing because of the effect of the drug trafficking industry (and the war on drugs) on women and girls - especially low-income women and girls - in Mexico and other parts of Central America.

It’s still a hell of a catchy song, though I wish the references to dating drug dealers had been eliminated. I dislike the framing of male drug dealers as desirable. These guys are literal trash. Don’t date guys who sling cocaine.