essayofthoughts:

indigoumbrella:

essayofthoughts:

indigoumbrella:

huffpostarts:

In The Not So Distant Future, Glow-In-The-Dark Trees Could Replace Street Lights

Is that… is that even healthy?

There are sea organisms and fungi which glow in the dark and there’s fireflies and jellyfish which glow in the dark. It doesn’t do them any harm nor does it do the people around them any harm. I would say its pretty healthy, as well as it would mean more photosynthesis happening in cities which mean cleaner air.

I was just curious about how they were doing it and for some reason I didn’t think to click the link. But thanks! It makes more sense now. I was afraid it was some kind of chemical thing.

nah just genetic modification using existing bioluminescent genes. Genetics is really cool, and so is bioluminescence. I mean they’ve already made pigs glow using jellyfish genes and pigs are waaay more complicated than trees iirc. So they’re actually (i think) less likely to muck it up with trees.

In which case

GLOWY

FORESTS

GLOWY

TREES

GLOWY

EVERYTHING

(I like glowy things)

greglestrades:

martha jones meme: favourite moments

(Source: nosdrinker)

witchchad:

mildlyautisticsuperdetective:

witchchad:

ways to get me into bed 

1. have curly hair

2. wear a crown

thats it after that im so yours

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HO L YSH IT

“All my life men like you have sneered at me. And all my life I’ve been knocking men like you into the dust.” - Brienne of Tarth
pchoop:

Last night’s wild lesbian bird shoujos for bloo
pchoop:

Last night’s wild lesbian bird shoujos for bloo
pchoop:

Last night’s wild lesbian bird shoujos for bloo
pchoop:

Last night’s wild lesbian bird shoujos for bloo
pchoop:

Last night’s wild lesbian bird shoujos for bloo
pchoop:

Last night’s wild lesbian bird shoujos for bloo
pchoop:

Last night’s wild lesbian bird shoujos for bloo

pchoop:

Last night’s wild lesbian bird shoujos for bloo

grey-violet:

thorin-and-twerkteam:

emotional abuse is when someone does something to hurt you, and when you express your feelings, that you’re upset, they turn it around to be something you did to hurt them and they force you to apologize for it, and your feelings, like always, are rendered invalid and silenced, forever damaging the ability to trust others with your feelings because they always are used against you.

this is important because so many people don’t know this

dashbeardconfessional:

LIVIN THAT iPHONE 6 PLUS LYFE BEFORE ERRRRBODY ELSE

urlcarpenter:

long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony

dimisfit:

comicsalliance:

GENE LUEN YANG TO COMIC CREATORS: DON’T LET FEAR STOP YOU FROM WRITING DIVERSE CHARACTERS

By Matt D. Wilson

In a speech at the National Book Festival at the Library of Congress last weekend, The Shadow Hero writer Gene Luen Yang threw down the gauntlet.

Yang challenged comics creators to overcome their fears of bring criticized for inaccurately portraying characters who are different from them — in terms of race, gender, or other identifying factors. In brief, he told writers to do some research and get it right, but first and foremost to step outside themselves.

Here’s a brief excerpt:

We’re afraid of writing characters different from ourselves because we’re afraid of getting it wrong. We’re afraid of what the Internet might say.

This fear can be a good thing if it drives us to do our homework, to be meticulous in our cultural research. But this fear crosses the line when we become so intimidated that we quietly make choices against stepping out of our own identities.

After all, our job as writers is to step out of ourselves, and to encourage our readers to do the same.


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Very rousing and inspiring to read, especially since this is a topic I struggle within my own stories. As much as I want representation and diversity within media, I find myself struggling to add more of it within my own content because of an overwhelming fear of misrepresentation and criticism.

But the first steps are going to be messy. That’s okay. I need to remember that.

Quotations I would like to remember for the future: 

We’re afraid of writing characters different from ourselves because we’re afraid of getting it wrong. We’re afraid of what the Internet might say.”

"… And let’s say you do your best. You put in all the effort you can. But then when your book comes out, the Internet gets angry. You slowly realize that, for once, the Internet might be right. You made a cultural misstep. If this happens, take comfort in the fact that even flawed characters can inspire. Apologize if necessary, resolve do better, and move on.

Let your fear drive you to do your homework. But no matter what, don’t ever let your fear stop you.