"Messieurs, my father detested me because I could not understand mathematics. I only understand love and liberty."- Grantaire• questions for brooke-chan.
“Behind every great man is a woman with blood on her hands.”
This apartment tour makes me so positive & peaceful!
Just when you thought 4Chan had grown up, one of its members pulls a stunt like this.
Emma Watson’s well-received speech at the UN calling for gender equality around the world may not seem controversial to most viewers. But it apparently was for many users on the anarchic, fast-deleted website that first hosted the nude photos stolen from the iCloud accounts of famous actors, all of whom happened to be women.
On the 4Chan board /b, where jaded male users try to get a rise with shocking pictures and statements, Watson was the target of a stream of vilification and threats, according to Death and Taxes, which preserved some of the messages.
"She makes stupid feminist speeches at UN, and now her nudes will be online," one anonymous member wrote.
I was trying to find a way out of the subway station and I followed the exit signs to some doors and when I went through them I was in this enormous echoing hallway made of grimy cement. the bottom, where I was…
— a passionate eye doctor as he throws glasses into a screaming crowd (via richarcl)
"Now buy a house!" (smbc-comics)
To fans of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” series: I visited Oxford today and just *had* to make sure I found the bench that Will and Lyra sit at from the end of the third book. To my delight, I found a faint “Lyra + Will” carving on the bench and this beautiful little note on a scrap of paper:
"Written, as no one came and I was too nervous to strike up a literary conversation with strangers. To whomever finds this: Today I traveled four hours by train to sit on this bench for 1 hour, 12-1 PM, midsummer day. You may wonder why. Well, I fulfilled at 14-year-old wish. Did you ever read "His Dark Materials"? It was the only book(s) to make me cry. Actual tears. This is the bench where at this moment I am as close to those characters as one can be. So Happy Anniversary I say to Will and Lyra. — A Citizen of the Republic of Heaven."
I only read the books for the first time about seven months ago, but I fell in love with the series. I just found this note so incredibly sweet, and it’s a lovely reminder of how much the books of one’s childhood can affect your life.These books have made my childhood. I read them first when I was 10. Now I’m 20 & have been rereading the trilogy these days: today I finished reading The Amber Spyglass. The intense and beautiful love between Lyra and Will… I read many books in my life but nothing ever affected me like their love, their great love, the hurt of their loss, their split, their promise, their effort to go on, their effort to build a future, their courage, again their love. This all is so perfect. This series will always have a place in my heart, and I hope someday I’ll really manage to go to Oxford and visit the place where Lyra and Will partly developed their existence. Who cares if they aren’t real, if they are just fictional characters; maybe this is also the cause of the feelings I actually feel for them. Philip Pullman managed to describe such great emotions in a way that it doesn’t seem it could ever take place in the everyday world, in the everyday reality. Maybe this is why I love this series so much: in the hope that someday the feelings I felt while I read could be felt in the reality, in my everyday life. As another author said in another series, “it would be a beautiful lie to believe.”
Keizersgracht - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I really fucking hate it when guys act like marriage is literally the end of their lives like if it’s so fucking bad, and you hate it so much, don’t get fucking married and put your spouse through hell because you’re shit. If you feel trapped you’re doing it wrong.
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