A Very Sensible Place
allaboutmary:

Madonna Assunta
The statue of Our Lady of the Assumption in the shrine of  Santa Maria del Campo in Rapallo, Italy.

allaboutmary:

Madonna Assunta

The statue of Our Lady of the Assumption in the shrine of Santa Maria del Campo in Rapallo, Italy.

When gods die, they die hard. It’s not like they fade away, or grow old, or fall asleep. They die in fire and pain, and when they come out of you, they leave your guts burned. It hurts more than anything you can talk about. And maybe worst of all is, you’re not sure if there will ever be another god to fill their place. Or if you’d ever want another god to fill their place. You don’t want fire to go out inside you twice.
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt (via nerd-chic)
Heteronormativity is heterosexuality raised to the second power: it is heterosexuality not as an erotic orientation or even a compulsory regime that brooks no alternatives, but heterosexuality as the template for all forms of meaningful social organization.
Orgasmology, Annamarie Jagose (via softvulgarities)
For these beings, fall is ever the normal season, the only weather, there be no choice beyond. Where do they come from? The dust. Where do they go? The grave. Does blood stir their veins? No: the night wind. What ticks in their head? The worm. What speaks from their mouth? The toad. What sees from their eye? The snake. What hears with their ear? The abyss between the stars. They sift the human storm for souls, eat flesh of reason, fill tombs with sinners. They frenzy forth….Such are the autumn people.
Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes. (via moonisacircleofghosts)

copperbadge:

Wooden pocketwatch made by Valerii Danevych (xand bone pocketwatch from the Bronnikov family workshop (x)

The only parts not carved from wood or bone are the spring mechanisms used to drive the timepiece. 

thebsdboys:

OK first you’re being a total dick right now,

thebsdboys:

OK first you’re being a total dick right now,

victoriousvocabulary:

NOBLESSE OBLIGE
[phrase]
a French phrase literally meaning “nobility obliges”. It is the concept that nobility extends beyond mere entitlements and requires the person with such status to fulfill social responsibilities, particularly in leadership roles; the obligation of honorable, generous, and responsible behaviour associated with high rank or birth.
Etymology: French, noblesse, “nobility” (ultimately from Latin nobilis, “knowable, known, well-known, famous, celebrated, high-born, of noble birth, excellent”) + oblige, “obliges” (ultimately from Latin ob, “to, against” + ligō, “bind, unite”).
[vtas]

victoriousvocabulary:

NOBLESSE OBLIGE

[phrase]

a French phrase literally meaning “nobility obliges”. It is the concept that nobility extends beyond mere entitlements and requires the person with such status to fulfill social responsibilities, particularly in leadership roles; the obligation of honorable, generous, and responsible behaviour associated with high rank or birth.

Etymology: French, noblesse, “nobility” (ultimately from Latin nobilis, “knowable, known, well-known, famous, celebrated, high-born, of noble birth, excellent”) + oblige, “obliges” (ultimately from Latin ob, “to, against” + ligō, “bind, unite”).

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"We need to recognize that for some people sex is great and for some sex is horrific and for some it’s on par with folding laundry."

deviantfemme:

dotterall:

(~Sex Isn’t Always Good by queenieofaces)

This is a critical part of sex positivity that tends to be overlooked. Let’s celebrate empowering amazing sex and the choice to not have sex, or only have certain kinds of sex. 

Lena Headey always dresses like the head of a vaguely post-apocalyptic punk enclave who has to dress well because the punk enclave demands it but who has clearly barely ground out her cigarette butt on the hand of a willing underling before the picture was taken.
Genevieve Valentine (x)
Toxic masculinity hurts men, but there’s a big difference between women dealing with the constant threat of being raped, beaten, and killed by the men in their lives, and men not being able to cry.
Robert Jensen (via quoilecanard)
The gods can’t give you anything that’s not already in you, and sometimes they flay you to reach it.
(via mothwinged)
No one stays for you.
Everybody stays depending on their need for you.
Ahlam Mosteghanemi (via unconsoled)

notchcomics:

Dragon Girl and Monkey King: The Art of Katsuya Terada

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Foreword by Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro! Dark Horse proudly presents the  first English-lan guage artbook showcasing one of Japan’s most sought-after painters and illustrators, Katsuya Terada.

Dragon Girl and Monkey King collects Terada’s art in every mood: sexy, brutal, bizarre, and humorous, including his distinctive Hellboy figurine work, extensive commentary, and an exclusive interview with the artist!  

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Manga (August 5, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593073798