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seafoamchild:

places i wish i was

  • on a spring picnic in a quaint english village
  • eating macaroons in a parisian boulangerie
  • sipping a pumpkin latte in a warm coffee shop on a rainy october day
  • picking blackberries on an august morning
  • at a summer evening garden party, wearing a white dress and drinking champagne
  • exploring a very old cemetery
  • in a rowboat, watching the sun rise on a misty morning
  • watching the ocean waves from a high stony ledge

I’m going fictional here:

I wish I was:

  • Drinking butterbeer with Harry, Ron and Hermione at the Three Broomsticks
  • Exploring Narnia with Lucy
  • Hanging out with Percy and Annabeth on Mount Olympus
  • In a Parisian cafe with the Doctor during the 1920’s
  • Reading books in the library with Belle
  • Exploring the Avarian forest with Merry and Pippin.

(via ethelreds)

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mountaindewftw:

ishouldbeallowedtothink:

cannibalcoalition:

 
DO. NOT. DO. THIS. 
Seriously, do not do this. In no manner of speaking should you do this. 
That is a photo of a glow stick in a Mountain Dew bottle. 
Baking soda and peroxide creates a corrosive, and adding it to a carbonated drink will cause it to explode. It eats through solid concrete. 
DO NOT DO THIS.

left out all the annoying happy responses to give you this PSA

I might reblog this everyday for a month if it kills this horrible circulating image.

I’m glad somebody on Tumblr knows chemistry- I was thinking this was cool until I saw the comments. Do not under any circumstance try this at home!

mountaindewftw:

ishouldbeallowedtothink:

cannibalcoalition:

 

DO. NOT. DO. THIS.

Seriously, do not do this. In no manner of speaking should you do this.

That is a photo of a glow stick in a Mountain Dew bottle.

Baking soda and peroxide creates a corrosive, and adding it to a carbonated drink will cause it to explode. It eats through solid concrete.

DO NOT DO THIS.

left out all the annoying happy responses to give you this PSA

I might reblog this everyday for a month if it kills this horrible circulating image.

I’m glad somebody on Tumblr knows chemistry- I was thinking this was cool until I saw the comments. Do not under any circumstance try this at home!

(via fangirlingoverdemigods)

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smartgirlsattheparty:

sixpenceee:

sixpenceee:

Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China. 

For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment. 

Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles. 

From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.

She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.

SOURCE

I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics. 

Inspirational Smart Girl!

All she needed was one chance, some way to be able to move again on her own. Everything after that was hard work and dedication. We should all aspire to be like Qian.

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jennexd:

gigantic-slut:

feministbatwoman:

huffingtonpost:

Columbia University Student Will Drag Her Mattress Around Campus Until Her Rapist Is Gone

"I think the act of carrying something that is normally found in our bedroom out into the light is supposed to mirror the way I’ve talked to the media and talked to different news channels, etc," Emma continues in the full video which you can watch here. 

So, I just want to go into HOW MUCH Columbia and the NYPD has failed, and revictimized, Emma Sulkowitz.

In her school hearing, Sulkowitz ” had to explain to the three administrators on the panel how anal rape worked. She told them she had been hit across the face, choked and pinned down, but, she said, one still seemed confused about how it was possible for someone to penetrate her there without lubricant. Sulkowicz said she had to draw them a diagram.”

"Her best friend was meant to be at the hearing; Sulkowicz had chosen her as her one “supporter.” But her friend was kicked out of that role for talking about the case, according to Sulkowicz, in violation of the university’s confidentiality policy. As punishment, her friend was also put on probation and made to write two reflection papers: one from the perspective of Sulkowicz and another from the accused."

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE
OF HER FRIEND’S RAPIST

- Two other women at Columbia have accused this guy of sexual assault/rape. But he’s been found not responsible in all instances, and is still on campus

- When she went to the police, one officer said: “”You invited him into your room. That’s not the legal definition of rape.”

- Another officer told her friends, who came with her: ““For every single rape I’ve had, I’ve had 20 that are total bull——,” he added. “It’s also my type of job to get to the truth. If that means being harsh about it, that’s what I do.”

And that’s.
Why.
People.
Don’t.
REPORT.

I want to set literally everything on fire.

Also, it’s so so so so so important that people know that this happens ALL THE FUCKING TIME. This isn’t some rare singular or extreme case of injustice. We live in rape culture. This is considered acceptable in the system we live in. People make jokes about it. How could someone think this is funny?

I want to help set things on fire too.

Things like this, rape and how rapists are not being prosecuted for their crimes, they make me so made. But people like Emma Sulkowitz, she is so brave by not only making it well known what has happened to her, but finding her own way to fight against the system to remind people every day, this is happening this country every day and we need to do something about it.

(via jumpersahoy)