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tundrakatiebean:

tundrakatiebean:

mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh:

Female BAMFs Throughout History

I am really, really angry that the majority of these women don’t even get their name attached to their accomplishments.

OK I’m just going to fix it because I can’t stand this.

The first woman is Ching Shih who took over her pirate husband’s role after his death in 1807

The next three women, Nancy Wake, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, and Rukhsana Kauser are already named.

Heres the website for the Gublabi Gang.

The woman who gave her life saving others on the Pan-Am flight in 1986 is Neerja Behnot. She managed to warn the pilots and protect hostages during the incident.

The woman who allegedly cooked and ate her husband (I’m not finding any evidence for the actual eating part) is Zainab Bibi

Susan Kuhnhausen is the woman who fought off her husband, Michael’s, hit man. Michael died in prison.

The transgender kickboxer is known as Nong Tum or Parinya Charoennphol

Juliane Koepcke, now Juliane Diller, survived the plane crash that killed her mother, Maria

If you want to talk about how strong women are how about you include their fucking names

blue-eyed-hanji:

markspants:

notyourexrotic:

HP Goblet of Fire Headcanon: Beauxbatons was primarily a Muslim wizarding school.

(photo from livesandliesofwizards, which was the first thing I thought of when I ran into this passage while rereading the Harry Potter books)

(and yes I know the horses drink whisky, which is not exactly halal, sshhh)

This is actually a really probable and possible headcanon, and not just because of the highlighted lines. For those of you who don’t know - during the ever-lovely age of Imperialism, when Western Europe invaded other countries for shits and giggles, and the sun never set on the British Empire, France invaded Northern Africa. 

Nowadays, it’s called the Maghreb, and it is comprised of Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, and declares French to be an official language. It is an area in which Islam is the official, and most popular religion, and an area from which the majority of France’s immigrant population is drawn. 

While it is entirely likely that the countries of the Maghreb have their own schools, the immense, and growing population of French speaking, Muslim immigrants in from the Maghreb to France drastically increases the likelihood that even an upperclass school such as Beauxbatons would include a portion of students from that demographic. And I think that’s just really cool.

HEADCANON FUCKING ACCEPTED

pythonprincen:

Reason to Live #280: Autumn, and everything about it. It has always been and forever will be my favourite season. I love proper autumn, not the BC rain - when the sky is a chilly shade of blue, like glacier ice, and the sun is bright enough to set fire to the trees in their ochre glory; when the air has that crisp edge to it, the promise of snow, and is filled with the scent of decaying leaves and sap and pine; when leaves dance in the wind and blow across the ground and gather in heaps that I can jump into, and bury myself in. When we go to the pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins to carve them, and hay rides, and apple/pumpkin pies, and hot chocolate by the fire. I love the festivity and natural beauty of autumn, and it’s impossible for me to be unhappy on an autumn day like that.

Autumn in BC is another matter. It’s just grey and rains. I miss the autumns I had in Edmonton like this.

I miss Edmonton autumns too (exempting freak early snow) though NL has some lovely autumn days barring rain.

thatsplicingadventure:

mutisija:

starmander, starmeleon and starizard

texture credits: x x x

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I did a thing.

sonofahurricane:

patrickat:

kaiju3:

The American Hogwarts Houses

Look at your school of witchcraft and wizardry. Now look at mine. Now yours. Now back to mine. Sadly, your school is not mine, but if you all got off your broomsticks and started using a real sorcerer’s deodorant, it could smell like mine. Abracadabra! I’m a horse.

GIVE ME FIC. MAKE THIS A THING. NOW.

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: CANADA

Catering to western students in the vast land of Canada, the Banff Academy of Magical Studies is a sprawling château-style structure nestled comfortably in the snowy peaks beyond Lake Louise. The students have opted for stylish layered knitwear in place of traditional wizard robes, and are often named some of the most fashionable amongst the international wizarding community. Every winter, students would don their warmest clothing and spend hours outside casting adhesive charms on the walls of the academy so falling snow would later stick to the exterior, transforming the school into a frozen palace. 
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wonderlandleighleigh:

Wait.

So.

In Muppets Most Wanted, Kermit was in the Gulag. 

And in Captain America: Prisoner of War, Bucky was in a Gulag, 

They are both owned by Disney.

THIS WAS PRIME CROSSOVER MATERIAL, DISNEY! YOU FAILED! 

I’m still waiting for the sword fight between Captain Abraham Smollett and Captain Jack Sparrow.

fanculturesfancreativity:

ofhouseadama:

A brief history of fandom, for the teenagers on here who somehow think tumblr invented fandom:

  • 1960s: with the advent of Star Trek, fandom moves into the public sphere for the first time with a television in almost every home, creating a large…

makos-lightningrod:

i love that kai partakes in this.

pit-brony:

acidrainin:

fuzzykitty01:

agrabahprincess:

"Made ya look!"

I have never hit ‘reblog’ so fast in my life.

Got me everytime!]

Everyone needs this on their blog

We (librarians) are very afraid to confront it. It smacks of bitterness. Privatizing information and knowledge management work makes such information infinitely vulnerable to exploitation. If the public is pissed about library weeding projects now, wait until the public realizes that corporations are actively preventing the ability to find certain information in the first place. Colbert just shone a small light in the corner with Lepucki’s California and Amazon. It’s bigger and meaner than we ever imagined, and that’s coming from a person who pffffts at conspiracy theories.
—When a librarian sits and learns at the feet of her mentor, upon discussing the idea that Amazon is monopolizing the distribution of information (via whenalibrarian)

dan-spiegel:

jekoh:

girlwithalessonplan:

philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

womp womp

Touts…as “Netflix For Books!”

…you mean…A LIBRARY?

This makes me sick.

Signal boosting this in the hopes that someone decides to join their local library instead of supporting selfish, money-grubbing companies with no regard for a community. Please join me, this is important for our future.

Imagine if we had no libraries, and this $150 a month was your only choice.

That’s where we’re headed. Support your local library, not greedy corporate monsters.

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carterson-the-mortal:

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ignoramusintensive:

thelilnan:

paper mario and sharknado 2????????

dragon age: origins and sharknado 2
fucking kill me

Pokemon X and Guardians of the Galaxy … god, I’m not even sure. Does Groot count as a Trevenant?

Infamous Second Son and Guardians of the Galaxy. I think I’m pretty good.

Mario Kart and GotG … I dunno, sounds like a blast to me.

Hercules and Injustice: Gods Among Us. F me.

(Source: firesoulblade123)

weloveinterracial:

A Georgia family is in a “race against time” to find a kidney donor for a father of two and 24-year police veteran who faces fatal renal failure.

Raleigh Callaway, a 49-year-old father of two and long-time investigator with the Greensboro Police Department in Georgia, recently learned that he has “Stage 5” kidney failure, his wife told FoxNews.com.

"It’s the end stage," Kristi Callaway said. "We’re in desperate need for a match."

The Callaways, who have two daughters, ages 2 and 4, went public with their plea on Wednesday, launching a Facebook page called, “Our Daddy Needs a Kidney.” The social media page has garnered nearly 4,000 followers since it was created less than 48 hours ago.

Callaway, who has had chronic kidney disease for about 10 years, is being treated at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. As of 10:30 a.m. Friday, the transplant center received 300 phone calls from prospective donors wanting to be tested, Callaway’s wife said.

Since learning of her husband’s grave condition this week, Kristi Callaway said, “We are just going full speed ahead hoping and praying that he is going to get a match sooner rather than later.”

Callaway explained the complexity involving kidney donations, saying, “It only takes one donor, but it takes a lot of people to be tested to find that match.”

Our girls adore their Daddy as if he hung the sun, moon and stars. Our girls deserve to have their father walk them down the aisle, and he can’t bear the thought of not seeing them on their wedding day. A new kidney would give him the life and time needed to witness the birth of our grandchildren. One person, just one person, could change our entire family’s lives forever.

Please, if you’re willing to find out if you’re the one who could be a match, reach out to me. God bless each person who took the time to read this. The number to call Emory Transplant is 855-366-7989. Let them know you’d like to be tested as a donor match for Raleigh Callaway. His dob is 3/5/65. They prefer the donor call them so they know the donor isn’t being pressured. Thank you so very much! Please share with your friends, so we can reach as many potential donors as possible!” ~Kristi Callaway

(Source: weloveinterracial)

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