❝Little bit of the universe studying everything, making some attempts at writing, stargazing, brewing tea, reading, listening to sweet music, burning my tongue on coffee, cooking the World's Best Veggie Burgers, and just bein' a jumble of verbs.
"How strange it is to be anything at all."


But I’m down for the night

Wanderer above the sea of fog (1818), Caspar David Friedrich / Lost in the World, Kanye West feat. Bon Iver

Sep 15th (+6482)

(Bringing back the GPOY tag)

Sep 15th (+27448)

Oh hey if anyone is considering taking a trip with me, I’m letting you know that this weekend to Chicago was up there with Louisiana in terms of how things panned out. Less crayfish and more punk music, but similar amounts of mud, old dudes, and trumpets.
All in all a successful trip. I am excited to sleep for a full night. And to daydream about That Time I Was Only 40 Feet from Robert Smith.

Sep 15th (+2)

Just Like Heaven

by The Cure

►played 98 times


Title: Just Like Heaven

Artist: The Cure

Genre: New Wave

Album: Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me

Composers: Robert Smith/The Cure

Label: Fiction Records(UK)/Elektra Records(U.S.)

Year: 1987

Sep 15th (+28)
Sep 14th (+206)


Leonard Shlain on bridging the false divide between science and art

Sep 13th (+647)

zodiac aesthetics


aries: drunk edgy retro adventurer 
taurus: electric pixie retro zombie 
gemini: 70’s lolita wannabe witch 
cancer: plain goth circa hipster 
leo: dirty dubstep bi punk
virgo: apocalyptic steampunk winter disaster
libra: 40’s fantasy stoner ghoul 
scorpio: vintage vodka surrealist royalty  
sagittarius: magical destructive retrofuturist superhero 
capricorn: decadent anarchist sick revolutionary
aquarius: post-apocalyptic anarchist teen monstrosity
pisces: 90’s grunge sick geek

Sep 12th (+45959)


Outer space is right at your fingertips. 

Sep 12th (+646)
"Like an ongoing comprehensive education of men of what healthy, respectful manhood is all about, and it starts with how we view women. Our language is important. For instance, when a guy says ‘you throw the ball like a girl,’ or ‘you’re a little sissy,’ it reflects an attitude that devalues women. And attitudes will eventually manifest in some fashion."

-CBS host James Brown calls on men to change their behavior toward women. (via think-progress)

Sep 12th (+1057)

((i’m glad this is pms because i haven’t cried this much since littlefoot lost his dang mom but this can stop any second now.))

Sep 12th (+1)


“Actually,” said Harry, pocketing his e-cigarette, “Peter’s pursuit of rational self-interest is of a higher moral order than your determination to kill yourself on another person’s behalf, Sirius. Self-sacrifice is never the answer; it ends only in pain and death.”

Sirius blanched. “But Voldemort — we could have stopped Voldemort.”

“It’s a free market,” Harry said, shrugging.

Lupin turned into a wolf.

“Control yourself,” Harry said. “Good lord, man, you’re a being of pure will and drive. Exercise it.”

Lupin turned back into a man with flashing, clear eyes and a jaw that could level a mid-sized office building.

“In the marketplace of ideas,” Harry went on, “Voldemort has the same right to disseminate his philosophy as you do. If his philosophy is sound, it will flourish. If his philosophy is unsound, you have nothing to fear.”


Sep 11th (+19164)


Shattering DNA May Have Let Gibbons Evolve New Species

by Colin Barras

Gibbons have such strange, scrambled DNA, it looks like someone has taken a hammer to it. Their genome has been massively reshuffled, and some biologists say that could be how new gibbon species evolved.

Gibbons are apes, and were the first to break away from the line that led to humans. There are around 16 living gibbon species, in four genera. They all have small bodies, long arms and no tails. But it’s what gibbons don’t share that is most unusual. Each species carries a distinct number of chromosomes in its genome: some species have just 38 pairs, some as many as 52 pairs.

"This ‘genome plasticity’ has always been a mystery," says Wesley Warren of Washington University in St Louis, Missouri. It is almost as if the genome exploded and was then pieced back together in the wrong order.

To understand why, Warren and his colleagues have now produced the first draft of a gibbon genome. It comes from a female northern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) called Asia…

(read more: New Scientist)

image: Heather Angel/Natural Visions

Sep 11th (+352)


Trier, Germany (by ivvy million)

Sep 11th (+3252)

I thought I was incredibly obsessed with dogs until I checked my phone and had two pictures, a video, and a text about my pup from various family members. They win.
(Actually Nori wins.)

Sep 11th (+1)


Mini paintings on cedar by Cathy McMurray on Etsy

Sep 11th (+106588)