Wallpaper Pin-ups by Malika Favre.
“A comfortable chair is no use to anyone without a good book.” (via minga2glo)
My boyfriend drove up yesterday.
My family is arriving today. This is going to be fun. My very religious grandmother has never met my boyfriend…
But my bestest friend is leaving today :(
I’m going to miss her a lot.
I LOVE YOU, NESSA!!!!
Real-life Grave of the Fireflies: (Photo) Stoic Japanese orphan, standing at attention having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, by Joe O’Donnell 1945
This photograph was taken by an American photojournalist, Joe O’Donnell, in Nagasaki in 1945.
He recently spoke to a Japanese interviewer about this picture:
“I saw a boy about ten years old walking by. He was carrying a baby on his back. In those days in Japan, we often saw children playing with their little brothers or sisters on their backs, but this boy was clearly different. I could see that he had come to this place for a serious reason. He was wearing no shoes. His face was hard. The little head was tipped back as if the baby were fast asleep.
“The boy stood there for five or ten minutes. The men in white masks walked over to him and quietly began to take off the rope that was holding the baby. That is when I saw that the baby was already dead. The men held the body by the hands and feet and placed it on the fire.
“The boy stood there straight without moving, watching the flames. He was biting his lower lip so hard that it shone with blood. The flame burned low like the sun going down. The boy turned around and walked silently away.
Here’s a test:
I’m holding a baby in one hand and a petri dish holding a fetus in the other.
I’m going to drop one. You chose which.
If you really truly believe a fetus is the same thing as a baby, it should be impossible for you to decide. You should have to flip a coin, that’s how impossible the decision should be.
Shot in the dark, you saved the baby.
Because you’re aware there’s a difference.
Now admit it
“I think, that the pairing [of Mulder and Scully] works is probably because they’re two interesting characters in their own right. People like to see a man treating a woman as an equal, not as a sexual equal but as an equal and that a man and a woman working together with that kind of respect and with that kind of reliance on each other isn’t necessarily emotional because of sexual reliance.”