Thursday, April 17, 2014

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thailand’s annual poi sang long festival, which occurs in the first week of april, celebrates the ordination of ethnic shan boys to the theravada buddhist order. for three days, these sang long, or “jewelled sons,” are dressed in bright colours and adorned in flowers and make up, and then carried on the shoulders of their fathers to the the wat pa pao temple in chiang mai, where they will adopt the monk’s traditional saffron robes. the ritual is meant to mimic the buddha’s renunciation of his life of material luxury as prince siddhartha.

photos by (click pic) pongmanat tasiri, robert fuller and jack kurtz. (more novice monk photos)

I thought maybe some happier news was much needed on this page.

Congratulations to those who were part of this festivity.

Wishing all the best in life!

I have some outstanding anon asks from now to the past few weeks that I’m going to answer tonight, and then I’m going to disappear for probably around four to five days or so. :(

I, uh…it just kind of hit me that I have a final research paper due a week from now and I haven’t started it yet.


Ok everybody…..I have this great new idea for a blockbuster movie series…..picture this…..dystopian future…….and teenagers…….

Because we don’t speak about sex, there is no socially acceptable language surrounding it. So the language of porn has jumped in to fill that space, and that’s an issue, because in a male-dominated industry the language of porn is all too often male-generated. The person who coined the term “finger blasting” didn’t have a vagina. The person who coined the term, “getting your ass railed” never got their ass railed. Pounding, hammering, banging… And language matters, because when the only language you have available is abusive and one-directional, in terms of having things done to you, it creates a very weird view of how sex works.

Porn Is Dead, Long Live Sex | VICE United States (via sinshine)

"beat the pussy up"

"tear that ass up"

"smashed that shit"

Porn has created a fucked up mindset and you cannot tell me it hasn’t

It’s not okay when you see nothing but



There is no intimacy. There is no sensitivity

Just the vagina as a masturbation toy for the penis to use.

Not two or more human beings coming together and actually ENJOYING themselves.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wisteria: Ashikaga Flower Park, Japan.  Photography by Hiro Ino on 500px


Wisteria: Ashikaga Flower Park, Japan.  Photography by Hiro Ino on 500px

Pharrell on his time working at McDonald’s

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Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshipinng. Hubert Reeves (via cosmofilius)


Ten pictures that will make you love advertising


Breaking down barriers: Russian designers present catwalk collections on disabled models at Moscow Fashion Week

Image description: Three photos of disabled models on a catwalk: a little woman in black and white with a fierce pose, two ambulatory models high-fiving as they cross paths, and a white woman in a manual wheelchair wearing a colorful skirt.

A post-Winter Soldier rec list


There’s been an incredible, overwhelming glut of really great Steve/Bucky stories in the wake of Captain America: The Winter SoldierOf the ones I’ve managed to read so far, here are a few of my favorites. 

  • lost my fear of falling by wistful_joy (Gradual, gorgeous post-Winter Soldier recovery with the best ending anyone could ever have come up with. Pretty and perfectly-paced). 
  • what we find in the telling by faberga (Steve tells people about Bucky Barnes. Poignant and lovely and so beautifully written).
  • To make bright and clear your path by lanyon (Utterly gorgeous scenes from Bucky’s fragmented, but healing, mind. The best characterization in all the land.)
  • Take this pulse with you by honeypuffed (Bucky listens to Steve’s heartbeat. Spans seventy years, from pre-WWII, to post-Winter Soldier. Lovely). 
  • Bed and Breakfast by pizzacakes1234 (Bucky recovers and Steve tries to help. Desperately beautiful imagery).
  • Soft Spot for the Hell Raisin’ Boy by ifeelbetter (Bucky gives Sam tips for the care and feeding of one Steve Rogers. Funny and well-written and fun).
  • there is thunder in our hearts by beardsley (Steve and Sam take Bucky on a trip. Bucky’s re-learning himself and they’re re-learning each other. Melancholy and stunningly-written).
  • you wanted a taste of it by haipollai (Body-swap. Steve’s looking for Bucky and finds him in the most unexpected way. Painful and gorgeous with just the loveliest ending). 
  • It’s Not Home Without You by DaftPunk_DeLorean (Bucky shows up at Steve’s apartment. Perfect, soul-wrenching hurt/comfort).
  • the cold calculus of war by occamstireiron (Bucky, still very much the Winter Soldier, tries to figure out why Steve Rogers is wasting all his time on a broken asset. Gorgeous and sad). 
  • young hearts, out of our minds by junko (The post-Winter Soldier fluff we all need. Steve and Bucky being adorable dorks)


I honestly cannot stress the issue on how vital and important it is to speak to people you can confide in about your personal issues and endeavors in life. Do not shelter yourself because a rotten human being decided to step across your path and do not give your enemies the satisfaction of you cowering in their aftermath.

A shadow is meant to reside beneath your feet, not reign over you.