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spookychan:

Why Starbucks Spells Your Name Wrong”

Amazing. This is my kind of arch villainy. 

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Sep 4

goldfishandumbrella:

by-grace-of-god:

renton-gg:

pardon-my-tits:

butnobodyknowsme:

Sex workers are human beings…. from cam models to strippers to porn stars. It may not be your cup o’ tea (mmm, tea), but it doesn’t give you the right to disrespect or shame them. 

Reblogging this again because people think that just because someone is a sex worker, means that they are not intelligent, can’t have normal lives, and treat them like complete shit.

I will always reblog this. We get way too much shit for just doing a JOB.

I wouldn’t say that “just because someone is a sex worker that they are not intelligent”. I WOULD say that they are operating either in ignorance of their own true worth and of the beauty of sex, or in willful defiance of God’s will for their lives.

Either way, they need our prayers.

Sex workers don’t need your prayers they need people like you to stay 10000 feet away from them

As long as no one forces them to do this job, they are free to use their body as they wish. Don’t assume every sex worker is a Christian, don’t assume every sex worker believes in God, and don’t assume every sex workers views religion the same way that you do 

They are not ignorant, they are not stupid and they are perfectly capable of living their lives the way they wish without your unwanted comments, bye

amandapalmer:

you don’t see things  as they are
you see things  as you are

amandapalmer:

you don’t see things
as they are

you see things
as you are

amandapalmer:

#ocaptainmycaptain

amandapalmer:

#ocaptainmycaptain

bencumber:

For anyone visiting London: the essential pilgrimage stops 

Aug 7
incidentalcomics:

Conflict in Literature

incidentalcomics:

Conflict in Literature

antique-erotic:

My gratitude to generous reader Julia, who has sent in a far, far clearer copy of a photograph I have featured before, the wonderful Oscar Wilde with Lord Alfred Douglas - I’m happy to include it again as the improvement is so marked, a scan so sharp we can even see the laces in their boots.With the picture came this observation, pointing out something I had never noticed before, and you may find interesting :"I’m intrigued by the bangle Bosie wears on his left wrist, which is also evident in other pictures from the same session, as I’ve never seen any other photos of a man from this era wearing such an item of jewellery."Intriguing indeed!
[edit]Just minutes after I shared this, a dear knowledgeable reader has pointed me towards their own post on the matter of the bangle, which turns out to have a truly touching significance : read it here

antique-erotic:

My gratitude to generous reader Julia, who has sent in a far, far clearer copy of a photograph I have featured before, the wonderful Oscar Wilde with Lord Alfred Douglas - I’m happy to include it again as the improvement is so marked, a scan so sharp we can even see the laces in their boots.
With the picture came this observation, pointing out something I had never noticed before, and you may find interesting :
"I’m intrigued by the bangle Bosie wears on his left wrist, which is also evident in other pictures from the same session, as I’ve never seen any other photos of a man from this era wearing such an item of jewellery."
Intriguing indeed!

[edit]Just minutes after I shared this, a dear knowledgeable reader has pointed me towards their own post on the matter of the bangle, which turns out to have a truly touching significance : read it here

According to Graham Robb’s “Strangers: Homosexual Love in the 19th Century”, “languid” was often used as a code for homosexuality in the Victorian Era.

victoriangentlemeninlove:

cesspoolsinbeauty:

In ACD’s original Sherlock Holmes stories, Watson constantly describes Holmes as languid- hislanguid, dreamy eyes, how he talks “in his languid fashion,” and how he “lean[s] languidly against the mantlepiece.”

I know that reading homosexual subtext into the original Holmes stories is like shooting fish in a barrel and I’m not really a girl for ‘evidence lists’ anymore. I don’t think Doyle meant them to be gay but that said I sincerely think that Doyle wasn’t as consistent in his characterisation of his detective as we give him credit for, nor one to really care.

Anyway, shooting fish in a barrel is extremely enjoyable. 

Now, I must go and see if Hornung used languid at any point in the Raffles stories. That was a man who knew exactly what he was doing when it came to subtext.

(Source: sirlemoncurd.deviantart.com)

andrewscottfr:

London Fashion Week, 2014.