we are young and stupid and raised by wolves

(this is not real life. these are not pictures of me. I am 20-something years old and a woman and passionate about politics and fanfiction and, as far as you are concerned, I only exist online.)

 

strawberriesngunpowder:

doctorsdemons:

whitedarryl:

asatira:

elfgrove:

mmemento:

leaper182:

bead-bead:

the-writers-ramblings:

i cant even make it past the table of contents im laughing too hard

WHAT IS THIS BOOK!?!

It’s called “Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology”
By Cory O’Brien, and it looks highly entertaining. :D

Gilgamesh: THE ULTIMATE BROMANCE

Give it here, now.

Sweet Fluffy Gods why is there not an audiobook version?

I need to find this book.

The first time Iv’e wanted to read something since Metro 2033.

guys

guys…look what we did :D (x)

Hey! I had this book for a few months, but then I had to give it back to Nathan. I definitely recommend it, it’s hilarious.

(Source: thewritersramblings)

"I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had."

July 31, 1965.
Happy Birthday, dear Joanne ‘Kathleen’ Rowling!

(Source: bertiesbotts)

Italy. What happens if you ask a “Pepperoni Pizza”

bidonica:

italiansreclaimingitaly:

youneedasoultraveller:

elligranka:

firmine:

enghurrd:

Expectation:

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Reality:

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Pepperoni => Peperoni = Peppers

Stop arguing with the waiter that “THIS IS NOT THE PIZZA THAT I WANTED!” because it’s your fault.

Good post.

And don’t even get me started on “paninis” because I’m going to cry

Fun fact: pepperoni pizza wasn’t invented in Italy. The only pizza flavour invented in Italy was the margherita. Most of the others were invented in the US.

Funnier fact: Italy has actually invented a lot of pizza flavours in addition to the margherita (marinara, quattro formaggi, capricciosa, diavola, contadina, tonno, acciughe, principessa, just to name a very few).

What the US has “invented” is simply not regarded as pizza at all, in Italy.

I’d like to suggest a better title: “What happens when you don’t bother checking the meaning of foreign words”.

What the US calls “pepperoni” is actually salame (“salami” is a wrong spelling, panini is the plural of panino). This is what real peperoni (singular peperone) look like. They come in different shapes and colours and have so many beneficial properties that I’d need more pages than the whole asoiaf saga to describe them. Especially since they change depending on the colour of the pepeone. Salame is seasoned salted meat and fat (usually pork). It can be hot/spicy or not. It can also be spreadable, like the ‘nduja from Calabria (Wikipedia calls it a sausage, but it’s salame). It obviously is not as healthy as peperoni (no double p). The plural of pizza is pizze as much as the plural of neko is neko

Another thing I usually hear a lot about pizza abroad is that they replace mozzarella with cheese, which are two completely different things. A pizza with cheese (formaggio) is not a Margherita anymore, for example. There are a lot of pizza types that involve cheese of different kinds and a lot of pizza types that involve mozzarella of different types (mozzarella di bufala, for example). Mozzarella di bufala is a DOP product: it’s unique because of the place it’s produced in, the raw materials used and the way they are obtained (the bufale are bred in specific ways and fed specific and controlled food), the methods used to produce it and so on. 

We invented pizza bianca, which you can either fill with ingredients on the inside or use as a base to put stuff upon, like the pizza boscaiola (mushrooms, mozzarella and sausage; no tomato). We invented pizza al taglio, which is hard to find even in Italy itself, depending on the city you’re in.

But that’s not the problem. I don’t care about who invented what, I don’t care if Italy invented pizza, pasta, gelato or limoncello. It’s about the process. It’s about using good ingredients. It’s about making a good dough that doesn’t taste like fucking rubber when you chew it. Or pizza that has been drowned in oil (ugh). It’s also about respecting another culture, because you should never feel entitled to say “I know this better than you even though your culture has been making it for hundreds of years”. Especially since this whole attitude towards Italian food damages our economy. And is just generally disrespectful. You can put whatever the hell you want on your pizza (in the limits of decency), just be conscious of what pizza really is. Like, have a taste of regular pizza before you go around yelling that [pizza with weird ingredients whose name is probably misspelled] is the one and only.

This is the place where if you speak a different language than your own it’s “appropriation”, but if you try to talk about Italian food (which, newsflash, is deeply rooted in our culture and history) “the US invented more flavours”. We can be better than this.

now I want pizza D:

alicia-mb:

Just one of those things that I always wondered about. Stags and otters are all very well, but what if you end up with a tiny chameleon or giant blue whale? I mean, it could be a giant tub of nutella…

Anyway, so glad I got around to doing this pic -drawing the less attractive animals was awesome.

Popped it up on Redbubble because they have tote bags and cushions now which is just wow - can grab it also on cards or posters - check it out here!

pemsylvania:

the reason you find little cuts and bruises you don’t remember getting is because at night bats fly in your room and beat you up in your sleep

humansofnewyork:

“My younger brother killed himself when he was sixteen. He found my Dad’s old gun in the ceiling panels of the office. The strange thing is, when he came home from school that day, my grandmother was cooking in the kitchen, and he asked her to make him a plate. Then before she could finish, he was dead. So we wonder, maybe he was just playing with the gun and it accidentally went off. There wasn’t a note or anything. My biggest regret is that he’d recently asked me for money to sign up for Tae Kwon Do lessons. And I always gave him money when he asked. But this time I didn’t, because I was newly married and we were pinching pennies. I always wonder if he’d have learned something in those lessons that would have changed his view of life.”

humansofnewyork:

“My younger brother killed himself when he was sixteen. He found my Dad’s old gun in the ceiling panels of the office. The strange thing is, when he came home from school that day, my grandmother was cooking in the kitchen, and he asked her to make him a plate. Then before she could finish, he was dead. So we wonder, maybe he was just playing with the gun and it accidentally went off. There wasn’t a note or anything. My biggest regret is that he’d recently asked me for money to sign up for Tae Kwon Do lessons. And I always gave him money when he asked. But this time I didn’t, because I was newly married and we were pinching pennies. I always wonder if he’d have learned something in those lessons that would have changed his view of life.”

garden-hoe21:

dinosaurryuzaki:

lasupremadictadura:

truebluemeandyou:

DIY How to Dress Your Shape Infographic from IGIGI.

this is so awesome because usually the model for the type is super skinny but this I can actually use God bless.

This is also super great because the three main body types focused on in stuff like this are triangle, hourglass, and figure 8. It’s nice to see examples of my body type for a change.

reblogging for the type of language they use

bidonica:

onionjulius:

ourlightsinvain:

romulanholiday:

quozzel:

basileus:

tearitar:

Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then tag ten of your favorite followers. Thinking good thoughts about yourself is hard, but it will make you feel better. So it give it a go for the sake of spreading positivity!

  1. I take responsibility for my actions.
  2. I’m generally conscientious and I try very hard to be fair.
  3. I’m analytical and I have good pattern recognition.
  4. I’m curious and contemplative.
  5. I’m not particularly demanding of others.

I tag:

bidonica, christinedaaefauxkaren, onetrueharem, suziedowninthequiet, dr-erland, fuck-yeah-tennis, pardonmypen, sailorsofthemoon, mywarringheart.

This was hard, as I think my self esteem lately has fallen into a hole and keeps digging so maybe I actually needed this meme. Who knows.

1. I will listen to your woes
2. Gonna copy Onion’s #2 and say that being fair is very important to me, too.
3. In spite of the resting bitchface, people seem to like my sense of humor.
4. I draw well. Ish.
5. I always try to exert critical thinking.

I tag metalshell, adh, mysweetetc, electricalice, ooh-mrdancy, heresiae, zuppaiaia, forgottenbones, rockedinashell, adessolei and anyone else who feels like doing this.

Heheh, this is the third time I’ve been tagged for this meme (sorry perpetuallybemused and sealegs), and I’ve never felt up to it, BUT I feel encouraged by actual examples of other people’s responses, so I’m going to make myself do it too.

  1. I absolutely hate generalizations about any group of people; I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. (sort of a remix of your guys’ #2, I know)
  2. I believe in being honest as possible (without being unnecessarily hurtful), including resisting exaggeration of sentiment.
  3. I respect people’s privacy and don’t trash-talk them to mutual friends (probably one of the things I’m most proud of, honestly, as I’ve been tested).
  4. I’m a reliable employee/member of my communities who takes pride in her work.
  5. I know good writing when I see it, and I have a hell of a lot of potential, and I’ve succeeded in writing some things that deserve to stick around.

Tagging: knownasbelen, artemisandherdragons, ofpolyhymnia, offbeatorbit, mimblexwimble, quickreaver, emilysidhe, therfm, livestockmenace, @thewomanwhobloggedlikeaman, anyone else who wants to do it

(Source: angrybrownbabe)

nestingcas:

me: i’m gonna write

me: [reads another person’s writing]

me: i’m never writing again

(Source: mishcollin)

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nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

cancerously:

sauntering-vaguely-downwards:

dickmaster666:

Thats it.

Thats the show.

If you don’t know if you want to get into Welcome To Night Vale, listen to this clip, it does a perfect job of summing up the entire experience.

this is quite legitimately one of my favorite things that’s happened in the entire show.

If you haven’t listened to Night Vale yet, take 50 seconds to consider it. Please.

ahahahahaha yes good choice. That stole my heart the first time I heard it, too — I think it was the first time Cecil broadened his vocal range in that direction, and it’s such a winner.

(Source: haughtyhottie666)