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through the looking glass

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” tumblr hit counter Flag Counter

little sister - blue-eyed-blur

I'm 27 and I curse like a sailor. American and I'm sorry about that. I like to look at beautiful things. I collect small paintings and objects that attract my eye, but what I think is most beautiful thing in the world is an apple. I do not own 99% of the GIFs I post. Serious gamer, Serious fangirl, Seriously crazy. I like: Disney, Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Hunger Games, Supernatural, Sherlock, Torchwood, The Tudors, The Borgias, Arrested Development, Pride and Prejudice, Young Victoria, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Fable, Fallout, Lego, Silent Hill, FEAR, Downton Abbey, Deadwood, SUITS, ANTITwilight, Moonlighting, Angel, Bones, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Weeds, Nip/Tuck, Archer. I ship Dramione, Drapple, and Destiel (but Castiel is still mine, I just share with Dean)
Apr 17 '14

I just peed a little.

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Apr 16 '14

A few weeks ago, a lady called the store and asked if I would be able to donate 40 straws to their schools 1st grade science project. Tonight, she brought me these! My heart grew three sizes today.

6 notes Tags: kids science science project children lungs

Apr 16 '14

So when asked what the date is today, does everyone overseas say ” it is the 16th of April, 2014”? 16/4/14, is disorienting.

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Apr 16 '14

Want to help someone go to college? I don’t know how much longer is left, I forget about my tumblr from time to time and just checked my messages.
Please go to:
http://www.signazon.com/contest/grad2014/entry.aspx?C=TPQTLUVM
And help crossingfields get their scholarship! Seriously, it’s super easy, just do the cache and vote for the banner! You can even let crossingfields know you did it if you want!
http://crossingfields.tumblr.com
Sorry for the actual links, on my phone.

Apr 16 '14
death-limes:

venipede:

osteophagy:

endcetaceanexploitation:

Washoe was a chimp who was taught sign language.
One of Washoe’s caretakers was pregnant and missed work for many weeks after she miscarried. Roger Fouts recounts the following situation:
"People who should be there for her and aren’t are often given the cold shoulder—her way of informing them that she’s miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED." Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat’s eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don’t shed tears). Kat later remarked that one sign told her more about Washoe and her mental capabilities than all her longer, grammatically perfect sentences." [23]
Washoe herself lost two children; one baby died shortly after birth of a heart defect, the other baby, Sequoyah, died of a staph infection at two months of age.

more about Washoe:
after the death of her children, researchers were determined to have Washoe raise a baby and brought in a ten month chimpanzee named Loulis. one of the caretakers went to Washoe’s enclosure and signed “i have a baby for you.” Washoe became incredibly excited, yelling and swaying from side to side, signing “baby” over and over again. then she signed “my baby.”
the caretaker came back with Loulis, and Washoe’s excitement disappeared entirely. she refused to pick Loulis up, instead signing “baby” apathetically; it was clear that the baby she thought she was getting was going to be Sequoyah. eventually Washoe did approach Loulis, and by the next day the two had bonded and from then on she was utterly devoted to him.
*information shamelessly paraphrased from When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson.

Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language the same way that human parents teach their children language. It only took Loulis eight days to learn his first sign from Washoe, and aside from the seven that his human handlers learned around him, he learned to speak in ASL just as fluently as Washoe and was able to communicate with humans in the same way she could.

now if y’all don’t think this is the tightest shit you can get outta my face

death-limes:

venipede:

osteophagy:

endcetaceanexploitation:

Washoe was a chimp who was taught sign language.

One of Washoe’s caretakers was pregnant and missed work for many weeks after she miscarried. Roger Fouts recounts the following situation:

"People who should be there for her and aren’t are often given the cold shoulder—her way of informing them that she’s miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED." Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat’s eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don’t shed tears). Kat later remarked that one sign told her more about Washoe and her mental capabilities than all her longer, grammatically perfect sentences." [23]

Washoe herself lost two children; one baby died shortly after birth of a heart defect, the other baby, Sequoyah, died of a staph infection at two months of age.

more about Washoe:

after the death of her children, researchers were determined to have Washoe raise a baby and brought in a ten month chimpanzee named Loulis. one of the caretakers went to Washoe’s enclosure and signed “i have a baby for you.” Washoe became incredibly excited, yelling and swaying from side to side, signing “baby” over and over again. then she signed “my baby.”

the caretaker came back with Loulis, and Washoe’s excitement disappeared entirely. she refused to pick Loulis up, instead signing “baby” apathetically; it was clear that the baby she thought she was getting was going to be Sequoyah. eventually Washoe did approach Loulis, and by the next day the two had bonded and from then on she was utterly devoted to him.

*information shamelessly paraphrased from When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson.

Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language the same way that human parents teach their children language. It only took Loulis eight days to learn his first sign from Washoe, and aside from the seven that his human handlers learned around him, he learned to speak in ASL just as fluently as Washoe and was able to communicate with humans in the same way she could.

now if y’all don’t think this is the tightest shit you can get outta my face

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Apr 16 '14

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Apr 16 '14

Can we stop making totally awesome TV shows? I’m already way behind on Supernatural, don’t even know what’s going on with Doctor Who, ONCE upon a Time, and The Hart of Dixie. I’ve only watched the recent seasons of Downton Abbey and Sherlock because Sunday is my only day off. Now I’ve drowned myself in The Walking Dead and trying to finish The Borgias. Not to mention the fact that I still haven’t watched Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, or Hannibal. I’m going to be watching TV until the day I die.

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Apr 16 '14

So, my friend is stage managing Macbeth and made this status today…

sonically-gallifreyan:

nottoooldfordisney:

fuckingmultiverse:

letsgivethesekidsashow:

honeychildplease:

image

I’m quite pleased with this.

Rapping this out loud in my empty classroom like swag.

WALK INTO THE CLUB LIKE WADDUP I AM A BIG SCOT

I’M SO PUMPED ABOUT SOME VISION THAT THE WITCHES GOT

I WILL BE THANE, SO SAYS THE PROPHECY

THAT PEOPLE LIKE “DAMN, MACBETH DESERVES GLORY”

macklebeth

Fuck yes

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Apr 11 '14

the-riversong:

I’m not running away from things, I am running to them. Before they flare and fade forever. 

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Apr 11 '14
Am I the only person who thinks Taco Bell’s new Waffle Taco is incredibly vulgar?

Am I the only person who thinks Taco Bell’s new Waffle Taco is incredibly vulgar?

12 notes Tags: Taco bell breakfast tb waffle taco taco bell breakfast pretty sure that waffle has an std you're making my waffle all syrupy

Apr 11 '14

kirschteinvevo:

anon hate is like the weakest thing ever. imagine anon hate in real life. imagine a stranger running up to you with a bag over their head and screaming at you. imagine that. thats anon hate.

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Mar 31 '14

I keep forgetting I have a tumblr

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Mar 12 '14

bobbyhoying:

giantspacefetus:

My math binders are always red every year I feel like math is just a red subject

Math is a blue subject and I’m prepared to fight you over this

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Mar 12 '14

justicenotjustwater:

reblog pictures of cute animals all you want

but because 300,000 people in michigan are misogynistic douchebags, you now have to buy insurance to get an abortion, even in cases of incest and rape

you have to buy rape insurance if you’re a female

you have to plan just in case you might get raped

if you don’t think that’s messed up, you need to get yourself checked 

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Mar 6 '14

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