Ukrainian artistic photographer from Kiev Oleg Oprisco creates portraits that I consider truly exceptional – each image has its own atmosphere, and calls on each sense to awaken and become a part of his work. Tones, composition, subject, and emotion all come together in a harmonious way thanks to Oleg’s ingenious mind – he has a true signature style that you instantly recognize as being an Oprisco. You can see more of his most recent work on:
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#two sentence horror stories
10 Terrifying two-sentence horror stories
The one about the cat staring past you? I had a cat who used to do that. It’s the most unsettling thing I’ve ever experienced in my life. But it was my first cat, so I thought they all did it.
I’ve had four cats since. None of them did that.
In all of the time that I’ve lived alone in this house, I swear to God I’ve closed more doors than I’ve opened.
Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya
In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.
The main character is a museum curator in the future and also yes I would like see this now please
This looks beautiful. When/where can I see this…?
#500 days of summer
And let’s talk about the fact that Joseph Gordon Levitt himself said the point of the movie is not so you’d feel bad for him and fall in love with him, it’s so you’d realize how selfish some people are.
Actual quote from him from an interview:
The (500) Days of Summer attitude of ‘He wants you so bad’ seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is.”
"He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.”
I haven’t seen this movie yet, but I would like to now.
(Source: nickmillers, via tangledaxon)
give yourself over to the wolf. let it eat the parts of you that are sick, that are damaged beyond salvage. let the wolf in and let it clean house, and let it leave again. the wolf knows which parts must be swallowed. you do not need what it takes, and where it bites you the wounds will heal. let the wolf in and let it eat you, and let it leave again.
Kind of needed this today.
"People want to believe gender is something that’s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. ‘Oh, women do that’ and ‘Oh, men do that’ and the reality is that all women don’t anything. We as individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes that’s informed by gender and sometimes it’s just who we are. And I think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they don’t want to think about who they are."
"Photographer Angie Keiser and her 4-year-old daughter "Mayhem" made a splash with their paper dresses duplicating the best in red carpet fashion." This is so cute.
I love this kid. (and her mom)
#morning after pill
Signal boosting in case anyone needed to know this.
This is informative as heck. Show this to everyone!
This is actually some great info! Why can’t they teach this kind of thing in school??
Wow, I’ve taken health and sex ed three times during my educational process and never learned any of this. Thanks.
Definitely some important information here!
this is supa awesome. i do think it should be noted that side effects of EC *really* vary. when I took EC I didn’t have any symptoms whatsoever.
Very informative! My sex ed classes never covered morning after options, so I didn’t know most of this. Signal boost to educate!
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Hi, this might sound strange, but I was hoping you could explain what gender IS! how does one identify with a gender and how would I know how to identify?I hope this doesn't come across as ignorant.
Hi, thanks for the question!
Gender is a very complicated concept, but to try to explain it in simple terms, someone’s gender is their sense of who they are as a person, whether that be a man, a woman, both, neither, a mix of the two, or something else entirely. Gender isn’t black and white as most people see it, it isn’t just check here for man and here for woman like society would like it to be. Take for example Facebook’s new gender options, the “choose your own” has approximately fifty different gender identities, from things like cisgender woman, to neutrois, to genderfluid, ect.
People identify with whatever gender feels right, and sometimes multiple labels feel okay but other, similar words do not. I, for example, identify as transmasculine. I identify with a bit of a nonbinary gender, but mostly leaning towards male. Sort of an 85% boy 15% whatever sort of deal. That’s just me, other people’s identities are as varied as the way we all look and speak and dress. Your gender is your own, no one can tell you how to express it or describe it, it’s just who you are.
Thank you for the question, it really made me think about what gender means, and I hope my answer was sufficient.
The more gender talk I see on my dash the more I’m starting to think I don’t actually identify with any gender at all. Hmm. Who knew?
National Geographic: Indonesia
Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous nation, is 86 percent Muslim—and the largest Islamic country, though it is a secular state. Indonesians are separated by seas and clustered on islands. The largest cluster is on Java, with some 130 million inhabitants (60 percent of the country’s population) on an island the size of New York State. Sumatra, much larger than Java, has less than a third of its people. Ethnically the country is highly diverse, with over 580 languages and dialects—but only 13 have more than one million speakers.
After independence from the Netherlands in 1945, the new republic confronted a high birthrate, low productivity, and illiteracy—areas in which progress has since been made. The government used a “transmigration” policy to address uneven population distribution by relocating millions of people from Java to other islands. Unity and stability are improving, although outer areas of the archipelago resent domination by Java. The Asian financial crisis hit Indonesia extremely hard. Public unrest, including violent rioting, forced President Suharto—in office since 1967—to resign in May 1998. One year later Indonesia conducted its first democratic elections since 1955.
The democratic government faces many problems after years of military dictatorship. Secessionists in the regions of Papua and Aceh (northwest tip of Sumatra) had been encouraged by East Timor’s (now Timor-Leste) 1999 success in breaking away after 25 years of Indonesian military occupation. A 2005 peace agreement with Aceh separatists led to 2006 elections and a cooling of the tension. Militants on Papua still engage in a low-level insurgency. Militant Islamic groups have become active in recent years, and religious conflict between Muslims and Christians recently flared in Sulawesi and the Moluccas. The island of Bali, a center of Hindu culture, suffered a terrorist bomb blast in 2002 that killed more than 200 people—mostly tourists. Three years later, in 2005, the country was hit by the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, which killed more than 220,000 Indonesians.
Export earnings from oil and natural gas help the economy, and Indonesia is a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Tourists come to see the rich diversity of plants and wildlife—some, like the giant Komodo dragon and the Javan rhinoceros, exist nowhere else.
—Text From National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eighth Edition
Lonely Planet: Indonesia
The world’s fourth most populace country – 245 million and counting – is a sultry kaleidoscope that runs along the equator for 5000km. It may well be the last great adventure on earth. From the western tip of Sumatra to the eastern edge of Papua, this nation defies homogenisation. It is a land of so many cultures, peoples, animals, customs, plants, features, artworks and foods that it is like 100 (or is it 200?) countries melded into one.
And we’re talking differences that aren’t just about an accent or a preference for goat over pork; we are talking about people who are as radically different from each other as if they came from different continents. No man may be an island but here every island is a unique blend of the men, women and children who live upon it. Over time deep and rich cultures have evolved, from the mysteries of the spiritual Balinese to the utterly non-Western belief system of the Asmat people of Papua.
Dying to go to Indonesia. Would commit unspeakable acts to be there right now.
I’m so done with winter.
I taught myself to knit about 4 months ago. I’d never knitted before but having a million chest infections in a row means you need to find something to keep you occupied while you’re stuck in bed feeling miserable.
Knitted Bowie is my first wee project and I plan on making more little characters. He’s naked for now…I’m in the middle of making a miniature jumpsuit that would make Kansai Yamamoto proud.
I’m hoping my next lot will be a bit more defined and tidy but he’s pretty cool, despite the dodgy neck and strange arm/leg thickness.
Need more knitted Bowie plz