Hah cool, thats me :3
My English isn’t perfect but nearly everybody I speak to makes four major mistakes, constantly, while speaking, texting etc.
1) ” I done that.”
It is either “I have done that.” or “I did that.”
2) “I seen that.”
It is either “I have seen that.” or “I saw that.”
3) “I should have went.”
It is “I should have gone.”
4) “There is only two left.”
It is “There are only two left.”
|—||Jessica Valenti, Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters (via thomasbarrows)|
Whoever posted this to you annoys me. People should like each other FOR their flaws, not in spite of them. Flaws, differences etc are what give people character and what make people beautiful. You are not flawless, but you are beautiful.
The fashion world was forever changed by Britney Spears in 2004 when she invented goth fashion. Before 2004, fashion provided nothing for subcultures and the counter culture had no way of outwardly expressing their rebellious identity. After this invention, a music genre was inspired; popular gothic musicians include Evanescence, The Cure, and Ashlee Simpson.
Whoever wrote this caption is an idiot.
This sculpture is called Miscarriage
Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.
So that’s cool and everything, but maybe some of you would be interested to know why this is a significant find? Beyond just its record-setting bigness.
Since Einstein, physicists have accepted something called the Cosmological Principle, which states that the universe looks the same everywhere if you view it on a large enough scale. You might find some weird shit over here, and some other freaky shit over there, but if you pull back the camera far enough, you’ll find that same weird and/or freaky shit cropping up over and over again in a fairly regular distribution. This is because the universe is (probably) infinite in size and (we are pretty darn sure) has, and has always had, the same forces acting on it everywhere.
So why is this new LQG so radical? (It stands for ‘Large Quasar Group,’ btw, not ‘Light Quasar Group.’)
Well, let’s try to comprehend the scale we’re dealing with. A ‘megaparsec,’ written Mpc, is about 3.2 million light years long. The Milky Way is about 0.03 Mpc across (or 100,000 light years). The distance between our galaxy and Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbor, is 0.75 Mpc, or 2.5 million light years. LQGs are usually about 200 Mpc across. Assuming a logarithmic distribution of weird shit outliers (if you don’t know how logarithmic distribution curves work, don’t worry about it), cosmologists predicted that nothing in the universe should be more than 370 Mpc across.
This new LQG is 1200 Mpc long. That’s four billion light years. Four BILLION LIGHT YEARS. Just to travel from one side to the other of this one thing. I mean for fuck’s sake, the universe is only about 14 billion years old! How many of these things could there be?
Right now it looks like the Cosmological Principle might be out the window, unless physicists can find some way to make the existence of this new LQG work with the math (and boy, are they trying). And that’s totally baffling. It would mean—well, we don’t have any idea what it would mean. That the universe isn’t essentially uniform? That some ‘special’ physics apply/applied in some places but not in others? That Something Happened that is totally outside our current ability to understand or quantify stuff happening?
By the way, no one lives there. The radiation from so many quasars would sterilize rock.
are you telling us astronomers have discovered something which is literally fucktuple the size of anything else previously estimated to exist
Anything that fucking rewrites all of what we know about the universe needs to get its ass on my blog. It’s giant, glowy, black hole filled ass.
Ohuhh what the hell are we actually part of? What IS this?!
From Tavi’s rookie yearbook one
I put these together because I am sick of reading girls putting themselves down on tumblr because they don’t look like any of these women. There are things called high end cosmetics and photoshop that make these women look perfect by hiding their blemishes and wrinkles. The truth is they can afford far better makeup than you. The stuff they use is almost magic. And we all know the things they can do with photographs these days. Strip all that away and they’re just like you. You also have to figure how many of these women had cosmetic surgery. There is no so such thing as a perfect and flawless looking person.
You know what’s worse about this though? We see these pictures under captions like ‘SHOCKING pictures of celebrities without makeup’, and ‘Ten HORRIFYING photos of celebs’. And you know what that teaches us? That teaches us that a woman who isn’t immaculately made up is something to be feared and reviled.
Frankly, I’m not sure which is more more worrying: the idea that we should all strive to achieve unattainable aesthetic perfection, or the idea that we are unacceptable in our natural state.
(And as an endnote, you can be sure as hell that nobody’s kicking up this kind of fuss about male celebrities looking normal)
For the commentary. Celebs are fucking humans. A decaying matter just like you. With “flaws” just like you. With insecurities just like you. They are a person just like you. They are beautiful just like you. And just like you, shouldn’t be afraid and condemned for their natural appearance. If they wear make-up, who cares? If they don’t wear make-up, who cares? If they’ve had cosmetic surgery, who cares? If they haven’t, who fucking cares?!
I hate the mainstream media that surrounds celebrity culture, feeds off insecurity in the favour of consumerism.