Shakespeare’s Deaths and Murders infographic, by Caitlin Griffin at Drown My Books.

This was sent to me this afternoon by my former English Lit. tutor. File under: classroom wall displays. 





weirdly it all seems to suit everyone

This is my new favorite thing in the world omg

 #Amazing  #Awwh





even the princesses fangirl over peter

except aurora 

that bitch be faithful

look at phillip though

can you blame her?

Phillip could get the business.

So I went to Disney about a month ago and i got to meet aurora. she asked me and my mom if there were any “princes’” with us today. When I told her that I leaned more toward princesses she looked over at Cinderella sighed and replied with “yeah me too” and I think about that a lot.



I want you to imagine a ten year old version of yourself sitting right there on this couch. Now this is the little girl who first believed that she was fat, and ugly, and an embarrassment.

This is groundbreaking



Shailene Woodley won’t let the media turn her against J Law

The media loves a catfight. 

Now that the highly anticipated film adaptation of Divergent — a Hunger Games-esque dystopian tale — is officially in theaters, comparisons between its star Shailene Woodley and Jennifer Lawrence are rolling in. According to Joanna Robinson of Vanity Fair’s “The Next Jennifer Lawrence?,” “If Woodley’s other adaptation of a popular Y.A. book, The Fault in Our Stars, doesn’t do well then J. Law can breath a sigh of relief that her supremacy is safe. For now.”

Apparently being an “It Girl” is just like being the Lord of the Rings: There can only be one.

Again and again, the media pits successful women against each other, making one’s rise contingent on another’s fall. And this is bullshit. Even when recently goaded to dish about her supposed rival, Woodley wouldn’t bite

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A quote from the Toronto Star:

But if you want to see her get riled up, compare her as The Hollywood Reporter did in a recent article, to The Hunger Games franchise star Jennifer Lawrence. And not for the reasons one would think.

“I found so offensive and incredibly horrendous that the editor allowed something to be published that should have never been written, which … says ‘is Shailene Woodley the next Jennifer Lawrence? Is Divergent going to be the next Hunger Games? Or is Divergent not going to do well, is she going to be the next Lily Collins?’” said Woodley, adding she planned to write to the author and tell her: “That is so f—-ed up.”

“I’m going to write her an email and say that is not OK. How can we as females and citizens of this Earth expect men to start respecting us when … we can’t find sisterhood and can’t find support for one another?

“Putting another woman down and raising another woman up,” Woodley says, “it is disgusting on every level.”


Michelle Pfeiffer and Jennifer Saunders on Graham Norton (getting acquainted with the work of Jennifer’s namesake)






Another valuable life skill that school didn’t teach me but tumblr did!


reblogging for keeps










All-girl barber shop quartet nails it!

Guys. Guys… Did I ever tell you how much I love barbershop quartets and women who can sing? Oh geez. This is too much.


Guys…. I don’t think you understand how unbelievable this is… There was not one intonation problem in this entire performance. That’s…. well it’s …

i’m here for this

Reblogging again just to emphasize: These ladies are singing an extreeeeemely complex arrangement, and their intonation and tempo is so clean it shines. I just. Can’t. Stop. Watching it.


listen to it!!!!!

 #Music  #Amazing
 #Beyoncé  #Hah!







Of course it’s Australian.

You always see list of deadliest toxins, but almost never lists of least fun toxins. I mean, a bite from a taipan snake will kill you dead, but in a brisk and orderly fashion that will unfold from “Ow, bugger, what was that” to “x_x” in about an hour.

The reaction to the gympie gympie stinging tree, however, can last for months, during which time there is precious little they can do for you except pump you full of steroids and strap you down to a table with a brace in your mouth so you don’t do yourself serious injury. In the 1960s, British military scientists studied the tree for its potential as a biological weapon.

The research was apparently abandoned, for reasons which have never been released to the public; but if I had to take a guess, I’d look to the example of civilian research scientist Marina Hurley, who spent three years studying the gympie gympie, and was forced to abandon her research when, despite using every manner of precaution, her exposure to the plant’s neurotoxin nevertheless led to hospitalization. The hairs on the plant which carry the toxin, you see, are regularly shed, and become airborne, at which point they can be inhaled and cause severe nosebleeds, asphyxiation, and anaphylactic shock.

One survivor of a brush with a gympie gympie described the stinging persisting for over two years, made worse whenever he took a cold shower.

Sources: 1 2 3 

Writers, here’s an idea.  A grim one, but we can always use those, too.

i thought it said there’s a singing tree and my hope was shattered

Rant/Essay: the double-standard of playing gay characters


"There might be risks for a gay actor coming out. The politics of that are quite complex, it seems to me.

If you’re known as a straight guy, playing a gay role, you get rewarded for that. If you’re a gay man and you want to play a straight role, you don’t get cast - and if a gay man wants to play a gay role now, you don’t get cast.

I think it needs to be addressed and I feel complicit in the problem. I don’t mean to be. I think we should all be allowed to play whoever - but I think there are still some invisible boundaries which are still uncrossable.”

-Colin Firth

It’s really refreshing to see a straight actor state this outright. (Just how awesome and self-aware is Colin Firth!? If I didn’t think he was a great guy already, he would have won my respect by owning up to that). Chris has said that he’s not afraid of losing opportunities because of his sexuality because he knows how to create opportunities for himself, and because he’s confident in his abilities as an actor. I love and respect that attitude, in part because the above quote from Firth is so true. I look forward to watching Chris smash those boundaries in his career by playing different kinds of roles and challenging people’s expectations. 

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