1. You want to know why Veronica Mars is one of my idols?

    livingwithlycanthropy:

    Oh, let me count the ways:

    She’s incredibly sarcastic

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    She has a strong friendship with a guy and it never turns sexual or romantic

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    She’s beautiful

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    But it’s largely her mind and intuition, her mental abilities that the show focuses on

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    She’s incredibly strong

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    And not just physically, emotionally too, dealing with rumours and people talking about her everywhere she went.

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    But she does break sometimes because she’s a real person

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    She’s had terrible things happen to her. Her best friend was murdered, her father and her by proxy became pariahs among the community, abandoned by her mum and on top of that date raped at a party and then laughed at by the police who held a grudge regarding her father. 

    But the thing is, though those things happened to her, though they break her, she doesn’t let them stop her. She carries on, perhaps harder and more protected than before, but she carries on nonetheless.

    She takes no crap, helps those in need, and teaches respect. She is fantastic, she is amazing, and she is a role model.

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  3. Look at us — falling right back into our old rhythms.

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  4. Anonymous asked: hey hi just wanted to let you know that I love your writing and your blog and yeah you're cool let's be friends :)

    Hey hi hello! Thanks so much! I know messaging off-anon is the bane of everyone’s existence (or is that just me??), but if you ever feel so inclined just shoot me a non-anon ask! I am beyond down for new friendships. 

    (About my blog, just a little announcement: I’m moving it to a primary account shortly, but it’s taking me a while to recreate and rebuild everything. I’ll post about it when that becomes official, in case anyone is inexplicably interested in continuing to follow me.)

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  6. Kissing in the Rain, Episode 6: Ready or Not

    Things are just a little too real this time.

    It’s not the kiss, or the dialogue, or the way his fingers grip her tightly, the way his hands press her body impossibly closer to his.

    Okay, fine—it is somewhat all of those things, Lily is inclined to admit, but mostly other things, too.

    Like, for example, the rumors of a contract for a huge media franchise with a line for James’s signature at the bottom.

    She doesn’t know if he’s taking the deal—she doesn’t even know if the gossip is true. (Except…there’s something about Pam’s sudden obsession with her phone and weird sympathetic looks that is making her increasingly anxious. She refuses to ask and has drawn the line at stealing her friend’s mobile device, but that line is deteriorating as quickly as sidewalk chalk in the rain.) It’s enough to get her thinking, though: she’s spent so much time dreading the inevitable co-starred productions that Lily hasn’t even thought about the day when that inevitability will become obsolete. What, did she think they’d be working together for the rest of their lives?

    You don’t know what you have until it’s gone, blah, blah, blah—Lily feels like she might puke.

    She doesn’t ask him for the truth, though. She doesn’t ask him, but if her eyes are just a little bit wider, her words just a little more sincere—well, it’s not for nothing. Yeah, okay, so maybe she doesn’t pull away immediately when the cut is called. So what? Neither does he.

    She remembers how Pam once said that James is just himself; she remembers thinking that the only person Lily has ever wanted to be is herself. She doesn’t want to be a character in a 60’s movie, or a 50’s movie, or any other decade for that matter. She doesn’t want to live as Anne or Olivia or Annabel. She wants to live as Lily—just Lily. She wants kisses in the rain and kisses in the sun and kisses indoors, for God’s sake. She wants infuriating arguments and coffee dates on Sundays and to tease him mercilessly every time he takes a bite of food because doesn’t he just hate it? She doesn’t want grand gestures. She doesn’t want a boy with a boom box standing outside her window. She wants something better.

    She wants him.

    So no, she doesn’t ask him about the rumored contract or the likelihood of his departure or an opportunity that would launch him into permanent orbit among the stars. Because the way he’s touching her feels too much like goodbye already, and Lily has learned not to ask questions if she’s not ready for the answers. This answer—Lily’s not sure if she’ll ever be ready for this answer.

     
  7. who-:

    Norways powerful memorial shows a cut within nature

    On July 22, 2011, an island in Norway called Utøya made headlines when right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik opened fire at those at a youth camp there, killing 69 people in an unspeakable act of violence. Coupled with Breivik’s first attack, a car bomb explosion in Oslo that killed eight people, a total of 77 lives were tragically lost in the deadliest attack in Norway since World War II. The act of terrorism created a shock felt throughout the world.

    To commemorate the lives lost, an international competition was held to design official memorial sites. A committee received 300 submissions from creatives including architects and artists from 46 countries. Just last month, the winner was announced. Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg’s design of a symbolic wound, or a cut within nature, was unanimously chosen for being “artistically highly original and interesting.” It is called Memory Wound. As the jury wrote, “The proposal is radical and brave, and evokes the tragic events in a physical and direct manner.”

    The cut is a three-and-a-half-meter wide excavation on the Sørbråten peninsula, which faces the island of Utøya. The gap will now make it impossible to reach the end of the headland. The names of the victims will be engraved onto a wall but visitors will not be able to touch them. This is meant to evoke “the sense of sudden loss combined with the long-term missing and remembrance of those who perished.”

    The landmass, taken out of the rocky landscape, will be transplanted to another memorial site in Oslo where it will be used to create a temporary memorial pathway. The proposal also calls for trees to be taken from the island and moved to Oslo, to maintain the relationship between the two sites. (original post)

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  8. polanskis:

    if we mutually follow each other there is a 350% chance i’ve started to type a really enthusiastic message into your ask box about how awesome you are but deleted it because it sounded creepy when i read it over for the 832nd time

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  10. thespacegoat:

    zacksplosion:

    gimmegrimmy:

    thecityofpawnee:

    nerdmodeactivated:

    tea-in-the-tardis:

    bakuraryou:

    OK SO IN ENGLAND THIS IS WHAT A RUBBER IS

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    AND SOMEONE ON MY DASH JUST MENTIONED PUTTING A ‘RUBBER’ ON YOUR PENIS AND

    I GOT REALLY REALLY CONFUSED

    THIS IS WHAT WE CALL A RUBBER IN AUSTRALIA TOO. WE FEEL YOUR PAIN.

    SAME WITH NEW ZEALAND.

    We don’t have those in America because we don’t make mistakes.

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    THAT WAS ONE TIME

    HE WAS ELECTED TWICE.

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  12. Prince George with Mom & Dad

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  13. Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield cycling around Beijing

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  14. "I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good."
    — 

    Roald Dahl   (via fuckinq)

    Life fricking motto.

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  15. "Life is about doing things that don’t suck with people who don’t suck."
    — John Green (via deliriosity)

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