“I'm so sorry that you have such a terrible mother. Is there anything that the people who have seen the post about it could do?”

kosmological:

Firstly thanks, and YES YOU CAN! I have been wanting to set this up for a while and I guess theres not really gonna be a better time to do so buy I started a paypal account that you can all donate to here. I’m currently in the middle of writing an update as to what happened since those photo’s were taken, but long story short is that my mother kicked me out. The money that is donated will go towards helping me pay for some basics (i.e I currently don’t have any clothes and other necessities), and everything that is donated over that will go towards a charity that helps victims of domestic abuse. I will be writing a more detailed version of this and explaining everything, but in the meantime if you could all get the word out that would be great! 

Update on @kosmological, who has escaped her abusive mother. 

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sagansense:

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sagansense:

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sagansense:

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sagansense:

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sagansense:

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sagansense:

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sagansense:

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sagansense:

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grapeyguts:

sursumursa:

madmaudlingoes:

jethroq:

pterobat:

naamahdarling:

did-you-kno:

Source

Wolves fighting for dominance as a “thing” came from observation of captive packs.  Observation of genuinely wild packs has revealed that it is not, in fact, a “thing.”

Y’hear that, ya shitty modern werewolf writers?

hear that, self-styled “alpha males”?

They weren’t even captive packs, they were a bunch of unrelated wolves shoved together in too-small a space.

So if you’re an ‘alpha wolf’ then you are, in point of fact, not the noble, fierce and imposing leader of a group who respects you, but a scared wild creature with no social support frantically lashing out at strangers to try and gain some semblance of control over a fundamentally uncontrollable environment?
Huh.
That would explain a few things.

(points) (points) (points)

grapeyguts:

sursumursa:

madmaudlingoes:

jethroq:

pterobat:

naamahdarling:

did-you-kno:

Source

Wolves fighting for dominance as a “thing” came from observation of captive packs.  Observation of genuinely wild packs has revealed that it is not, in fact, a “thing.”

Y’hear that, ya shitty modern werewolf writers?

hear that, self-styled “alpha males”?

They weren’t even captive packs, they were a bunch of unrelated wolves shoved together in too-small a space.

So if you’re an ‘alpha wolf’ then you are, in point of fact, not the noble, fierce and imposing leader of a group who respects you, but a scared wild creature with no social support frantically lashing out at strangers to try and gain some semblance of control over a fundamentally uncontrollable environment?

Huh.

That would explain a few things.

(points) (points) (points)

ROCK 'N ROLL ANSWERS

  • 66:Mod or Teddy Boy?
  • Me:Mod. Always mod.
  • 67:Are you very picky with your music taste, or are you very open?
  • Me:Fairly open except I cannot stand twee ukelele folky things.
  • 68:Hippie or Punk?
  • Me:New wave?
  • 69:Views on record companies?
  • Me:They can be alright if they're focused on long-term artist development. I think that's coming back now.
  • 70:I know this might be long, but list what rock stars you're in love with please.
  • Me:In teens: had a massive crush on Kate Bush. Now: no idea.
  • 71:Thoughts on MTV?
  • Me:It was nice when it was about music videos. (similarly: MuchMusic)
  • 72:Popular band that you cannot stand?
  • Me:I'll listen to anything on its own merits, but I think a lot of bands are a bit overrated as they have one song template they use over and over again, never experiment with different sounds (Arcade Fire particularly, who spawned a zillion imitation music tracks for car ads).
  • 73:Who do you gravitate to most? Guitarists? Drummers? Bassists? Singers? That one guy on keyboard?
  • Me:Producers. Trevor Horn 4 Life.
  • 74:Top 5 bands. List 'em.
  • Me:In terms of quality of output, originality and variety over several albums/years: The Beatles, The Jam, The Go-Betweens, Split Enz, XTC. (if I could have 7: add Blur and New Order)
  • 75:Top 5 solo artists. Tell us.
  • Me:Elvis Costello, Kate Bush, David Bowie, Joe Jackson, Peter Gabriel
  • 76:Which rock star(s) do you think is(are) rightfully rock gods?
  • Me:I don't believe in gods.
  • 77:Which rock star do you think you have the best chance with?
  • Me:Chance of what?
  • 78:Vinyl, cassette, CD, radio or iPod?
  • Me:all of the above
  • 79:Which band was your gateway band (introduced you to rock n' roll)?
  • Me:The Beatles
  • 80:What decade do you think had the best music?
  • Me:Probably between 1974-1984.
  • 81:If you could be one rock star, which one and why?
  • Me:Bowie, as he constantly reinvented and experimented with new sounds and has a career spanning 5 decades. Also, Prince.
  • 82:Are there any bands you REALLY wanna get into?
  • Me:I.e. I feel I "should" get into? No. It has to hit me.
  • 83:What band are you currently in love with? Do you know why?
  • Me:The English Beat. You can't not listen to them and feel good and dancey.
  • 84:Is there a rock star you honestly can't stand? Mind tellin' us who? And why?
  • Me:I can't pin it down to just one, but anyone who starts living in a bubble, believing their own hype, becomes a bit too comfortable with their status in life and turns into a libertarian douchebag...
  • 88:Do you think rock n' roll went downhill? If so, what year did it fall or what do you think caused it?
  • Me:Well, when the roll (aka the R&B) went out of rock, and it divorced itself of its black American blues roots to become something else. By those standards (admittedly, those of an aging hipster purist) there really hasn't been any "rock and roll" since the late 60s... or whenever Billboard split up the charts along racial lines. I mean, come on - Parliament/Funkadelic and KISS are not that different are they? Crazy costumes, crazy instruments, glitter, and a giant UFO...
  • 89:Which guitarists are the best? List your top 8.
  • Me:Andy Summers (Police), Dave Gregory (XTC), Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Nile Rodgers (Chic), Graham Coxon (Blur), Adrian Belew (solo, Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson, King Crimson), The Edge (U2), Robert Fripp (Bowie, King Crimson)
  • 91:What band do you think is overrated?
  • Me:Jimi Hendrix Experience. I mean, the guy's been dead for 42 years and they keep putting him on the cover of guitar magazines. Punk happened, you know?
  • 92:What band do you think is underrated?
  • Me:The Go-Betweens, and probably Doves.
  • 98:Who's an artist or band that you DON'T like, but still respect?
  • Me:Sting as a solo artist. Dream of the Blue Turtles had some alright bits but he hasn't been relevant to me since then. Uh, Kenny Loggins?
  • 99:What's rock n' roll all about?
  • Me:It's about hedonism, the pleasure of dancing, of having a body, being out and flirting, catharsis, and (like all music) expressing that which fails in words alone.

The Expanding Airport, an Eames Office film for a proposed hub-and-mobile-lounge airport configuration for Washington National Airport (aka Reagan). Aspects of this are used today in some airports, such as those “scissor-lift buses” and cross-terminal transports, but I don’t think it was ever adopted exactly like this with utilitarian “service hubs” for planes, eliminating the jetways altogther.

Formally / Formerly

  • Formally means “in a formal manner, i.e. according to form or custom.” So, formal dress = formally dressed, formal invitations = formally invited, formal protocol, observing things with formality, etc. 
  • Formerly means “at an earlier time,” i.e. before. "Mr. Jones, the former encyclopedia salesman-turned-President…" "Mrs. Potter was formerly known as Ms. Ginevra Weasley," etc.