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anberlinlyrics:

I feel lost

Conflicting thoughts course through

Clarity she’s gone took everything I thought I knew

Everyone wants to see heaven but no one wants to say goodbye

Everyone wants to see heaven but no one wants to die

Can’t explain this feeling there’s a void inside

Can’t…

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theuppitynegras:

highfashionandmakeup:

Lupita Nyong’o for Vogue US  July 2014

LOOK AT THE GLORY

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"Hold my fucking hand, loser. We’re using the buddy system for the rest of our lives."

— How I’m going to propose  (via jovitaramos)

Gods I love this

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mothensidhe:

fatfury:

omgxchrissy:

cumleak:

deux-zero-deux:

demands-with-menace:

Queen Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt. She has a lovely smile for someone who’s been dead for thousands of years.

she wasn’t a queen. she was a pharaoh and wanted to be referred to as such. she even had her statues modeled after the male pharaoh’s statues to state her dominance and authority. she was actually one of the most successful pharaohs in all of ancient egyptian history and she reigned longer than any other woman in power in egypt.

damn no wonder she died and smiled for a trillion years afterwards

The fact that we know about her is marvelous.
the next Pharaoh after her Tuthmosis III  tried to erase Hatshepsut out of history ,chiseled her name off her monuments ,covered the text on her obelisks with stone,knocked down and defaced her statues .
she was even left off the list of pharaohs ..talk about some patriarchy bullshit
her name was lost for a couple of millennia, her body was found in a unmarked grave  in early twentieth century
sad part is in Egyptian belief is  if your are forgotten in the living world you don’t exist in the afterlife,so he was trying to kill her even in death 

My best friend throwing down some herstory. A+ commentary

She wore a fake beard, you guys.She was the fucking boss.

If we remember her now does that save her from an awful afterlife?

I’m just picturing the Kemetic afterlife. All the Pharaohs are hanging out in some kind of swanky club, drinking and congratulating each other on being bros. 
The doors slam open and Hatshepsut strides in, glorious, robes swirling, rocking the fake beard and the insane amounts of wealth and power. “Miss me, bitches?” 

this post was amazing from start to finish

I am not going to deny for a moment that this woman was awesome BUT let me tell you a bit about why Tuthmosis III tried to erase her from history.
The pharoah before Hatshepsut was Tuthmosis’ dad. Tuthmosis was supposed to be the next pharoah but was a kid when his dad died. Hatshepsut, his stepmom, told Tuthmosis that he could still be ‘pharoah’ as long as he married her daughter and let Hatshepsut rule until he was old enough. However, after the wedding she went ‘LOL J/K’ and tossed him in prison instead. He wasn’t released until 22 years later, after Hatshepsut had died. I’d have been pissed off, too.
Because Pharoahs were typically depicted as gods in their statues, Tuthmosis III couldn’t do any damage to them without possibly raining down holy hellfire. So instead, he built new statues around her own, encasing them intact but completely hidden. It wasn’t until the statues around them crumbled that people found intact information and representation of her and were able to piece together what had happened.

ichablog:

teacupnosaucer:

awenyddogamulosx:

ruthlesswoodcarver:

mothensidhe:

fatfury:

omgxchrissy:

cumleak:

deux-zero-deux:

demands-with-menace:

Queen Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt. She has a lovely smile for someone who’s been dead for thousands of years.

she wasn’t a queen. she was a pharaoh and wanted to be referred to as such. she even had her statues modeled after the male pharaoh’s statues to state her dominance and authority. she was actually one of the most successful pharaohs in all of ancient egyptian history and she reigned longer than any other woman in power in egypt.

damn no wonder she died and smiled for a trillion years afterwards

The fact that we know about her is marvelous.

the next Pharaoh after her Tuthmosis III  tried to erase Hatshepsut out of history ,chiseled her name off her monuments ,covered the text on her obelisks with stone,knocked down and defaced her statues .

she was even left off the list of pharaohs ..talk about some patriarchy bullshit

her name was lost for a couple of millennia, her body was found in a unmarked grave  in early twentieth century

sad part is in Egyptian belief is  if your are forgotten in the living world you don’t exist in the afterlife,so he was trying to kill her even in death 

My best friend throwing down some herstory. A+ commentary

She wore a fake beard, you guys.
She was the fucking boss.

If we remember her now does that save her from an awful afterlife?

I’m just picturing the Kemetic afterlife. All the Pharaohs are hanging out in some kind of swanky club, drinking and congratulating each other on being bros. 

The doors slam open and Hatshepsut strides in, glorious, robes swirling, rocking the fake beard and the insane amounts of wealth and power. “Miss me, bitches?” 

this post was amazing from start to finish

I am not going to deny for a moment that this woman was awesome BUT let me tell you a bit about why Tuthmosis III tried to erase her from history.

The pharoah before Hatshepsut was Tuthmosis’ dad. Tuthmosis was supposed to be the next pharoah but was a kid when his dad died. Hatshepsut, his stepmom, told Tuthmosis that he could still be ‘pharoah’ as long as he married her daughter and let Hatshepsut rule until he was old enough. However, after the wedding she went ‘LOL J/K’ and tossed him in prison instead. He wasn’t released until 22 years later, after Hatshepsut had died. I’d have been pissed off, too.

Because Pharoahs were typically depicted as gods in their statues, Tuthmosis III couldn’t do any damage to them without possibly raining down holy hellfire. So instead, he built new statues around her own, encasing them intact but completely hidden. It wasn’t until the statues around them crumbled that people found intact information and representation of her and were able to piece together what had happened.

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Robin Williams

I had a post that I’d typed out last night, but I didn’t post it. I was too in the moment, too sad. Think I’m ready now to say my piece.

I grew up watching Robin Williams. His stand up routines, everything from The Fisher King to Good Will Hunting, from Aladdin to Dead Poets Society, from Flubber to Mrs. Doubtfire. When I read the news yesterday, I sat down and cried. I’d never been so sad hearing about the death of a celebrity. This was a keenly felt loss for many. How someone so talented, bright and brilliant could be so sad as to take his own life.
But that’s what depression does to you. Surrounded by friends and loved ones, you are utterly alone.

It’s a voice in your head you cannot shut out. It points out your faults, your insecurities. Everything that makes you sad on constant replay. You think it’ll never get better. You’ll always feel like this. And you fight every day, every moment, to shut those voices out. Sometimes it’s all you can do to get out of bed. It’s hard, very hard. And for many, it is a lifelong fight. But sometimes, the fight goes on too long. Not everyone wins.

I’ve lived with depression for 13 years. It comes and goes, and it is something I will deal with the rest of my life. Various members of my family have been touched by depression and mental illness. My father has spent most of his life as an alcoholic and drug user. I haven’t seen him in over ten years. My uncle, whom I never met, took his own life in his early twenties. No one truly knows why. It is an event that has affected everyone in my family, something none of them has been able to fully recover from.

Depression and mental illness in general is not talked about. It is an evil thing to keep hidden, a stigma in society. It should not be this way. The world lost a great light yesterday, and as is always the case when this happens, it will be talked about for a while, then forgotten. The issue remains. Many live with this and other mental illnesses. Not everyone wins their fight.

Robin Williams, you will now never know just how many lives you have touched in your amazing career, and how many are saddened by this final act. Or maybe you did. That’s the thing about depression. It’s so much bigger than everything else. I can only imagine it was a long, hard fight. I hope you found the peace you were looking for.

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Grief is like the ocean: it’s deep and dark and bigger than all of us. And pain is like a thief in the night. Quiet. Persistent. Unfair. Diminished by time and faith and love. (x)

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h0odrich:

her skin is so clear

h0odrich:

her skin is so clear

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wilwheaton:

adventuresinblunderland:

schindermania:

dollymacabre:

funkvibe:

ok do you see this Legendary Epic woman right here? this is wendy fucking carlos and i’m going to describe to you why wendy carlos is 30 thousand times better than you
she is a 74 year old trans fucking woman. she remembers having dysphoria at age five and started hrt in 1968. you think transitioning is difficult now? try doing it in 1968. the thought scares the shit out of me.
her first album, switched on bach, is a literal hour of her playing bach’s music on synthesizers. that’s classical edm. edm wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t brought synthesizers to prominence. the catch? synthesizers in 1968 were monophonic. that means you can only play one note at a time. wendy carlos sat there and played each instrument’s piece of bachs music at least 6 times per symphony, painstakingly overdubbing and rerecording each line, one at a time.
oh yeah, switched on bach was the first classical album to sell more than 500k copies and she won 3 grammies and stayed on the billboard #1 pop charts for 17 weeks.
you know tron? that really awesome movie whose sequel daft punk made the ost for? wendy is the original daft punk. tron’s soundtrack was all her; not only that, but so was a clockwork orange and the shining. 
in 1998 this piece of shit momus (aka nick currie on wired) made a song mocking wendy’s sexual orientation. $50k of currie’ money later, she forced him to remove that song from his entire collection, have the master destroyed, and his music career fucking died after that.
figured i’d post this since daft punk keep getting a lot of love. i love daft punk, but they owe their lives to this fucking badass.

HOLY. CRAP. I did not know this.

work work work work work!

Wendy Carlos also scored Kubrick’s ‘Clockwork Orange’ and ‘The Shining.’ She’s a big deal, people.

Holy shit.

wilwheaton:

adventuresinblunderland:

schindermania:

dollymacabre:

funkvibe:

ok do you see this Legendary Epic woman right here? this is wendy fucking carlos and i’m going to describe to you why wendy carlos is 30 thousand times better than you

  1. she is a 74 year old trans fucking woman. she remembers having dysphoria at age five and started hrt in 1968. you think transitioning is difficult now? try doing it in 1968. the thought scares the shit out of me.
  2. her first album, switched on bach, is a literal hour of her playing bach’s music on synthesizers. that’s classical edm. edm wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t brought synthesizers to prominence. the catch? synthesizers in 1968 were monophonic. that means you can only play one note at a time. wendy carlos sat there and played each instrument’s piece of bachs music at least 6 times per symphony, painstakingly overdubbing and rerecording each line, one at a time.
  3. oh yeah, switched on bach was the first classical album to sell more than 500k copies and she won 3 grammies and stayed on the billboard #1 pop charts for 17 weeks.
  4. you know tron? that really awesome movie whose sequel daft punk made the ost for? wendy is the original daft punk. tron’s soundtrack was all her; not only that, but so was a clockwork orange and the shining. 
  5. in 1998 this piece of shit momus (aka nick currie on wired) made a song mocking wendy’s sexual orientation. $50k of currie’ money later, she forced him to remove that song from his entire collection, have the master destroyed, and his music career fucking died after that.

figured i’d post this since daft punk keep getting a lot of love. i love daft punk, but they owe their lives to this fucking badass.

HOLY. CRAP. I did not know this.

work work work work work!

Wendy Carlos also scored Kubrick’s ‘Clockwork Orange’ and ‘The Shining.’ She’s a big deal, people.

Holy shit.