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We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers who dream.
-Willy Wonka

Do you go out much on your own- do you need to use disguises with a hat or… There was a moment when I was like 17, at a music festival, and actually, me and Rupert Grint were both there- We hadn’t gone together, but we ended up meeting up there, and somebody in our group had gas masks so we put them on. We were like, 'This is brilliant, nobody is going to recognize us, we've got these masks on' (…) Until we take them off and everybody goes, 'Oh, it's Harry and Ron.'

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"A Sticky Situation" (1960) by Carl Barks

Daisy tells it like it is.

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Stefan finally saying what he really feels

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For your daily dose of dystopia, a visual guide to Shakespeare’s tragedies, where everybody dies, by Caitlin Griffin. Best thing since those pictogram-infographic summaries of famous lives. 
Also see Star Wars reimagined as a Shakespearean tragedy. 
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For your daily dose of dystopia, a visual guide to Shakespeare’s tragedies, where everybody dies, by Caitlin Griffin. Best thing since those pictogram-infographic summaries of famous lives

Also see Star Wars reimagined as a Shakespearean tragedy

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Sophie Turner for Vanidad Magazine (2014)

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You know at times, I forget how much you’ve grown. At times, I still see the small boy from the cupboard.

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i was scrolling and i nearly had a subliminal heart attack when i saw it.

i’ve had this waiting to post since november, i queued it for today, the first day of spring

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"Books are the most wonderful friends in the world. When you meet them and pick them up, they are always ready to give you a few ideas. When you put them down, they never get mad; when you take them up again, they seem to enrich you all the more."
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The problem that needs to be fixed is not kick all the girls out of YA, it’s teach boys that stories featuring female protagonists or written by female authors also apply to them. Boys fall in love. Boys want to be important. Boys have hopes and fears and dreams and ambitions. What boys also have is a sexist society in which they are belittled for “liking girl stuff.” Male is neutral, female is specific.

I heard someone mention that Sarah Rees Brennan’s THE DEMON’S LEXICON would be great for boys, but they’d never read it with that cover. Friends, then the problem is NOT with the book. It’s with the society that’s raising that boy. It’s with the community who inculcated that boy with the idea that he can’t read a book with an attractive guy on the cover.

Here’s how we solve the OMG SO MANY GIRLS IN YA problem: quit treating women like secondary appendages. Quit treating women’s art like it’s a niche, novelty creation only for girls. Quit teaching boys to fear the feminine, quit insisting that it’s a hardship for men to have to relate to anything that doesn’t specifically cater to them.

Because if I can watch Raiders of the Lost Ark and want to grow up to be an archaeologist, there’s no reason at all that a boy shouldn’t be able to read THE DEMON’S LEXICON with its cover on. My friends, sexism doesn’t just hurt women, and our young men’s abysmal rate of attraction to literacy is the proof of it.

If you want to fix the male literary crisis, here’s your solution:

Become a feminist.


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Aw fuck yeah!

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Doctor saves child’s life by practicing heart surgery on 3D-printed model

Heart surgery is an extremely difficult procedure. Even more so when the tiny anatomy of a small child is involved. When 14-month old Roland Lian Cung Bawi’s heart was failing him, his surgeon Erle Austin knew that he had to prepare meticulously for an intricate operation. Initially he consulted other surgeons, but this yielded conflicting advice. So Austin turned to 3D printing for help.

Using the facilities at the University of Louisville’s engineering school, Austin and his medical team produced a three dimensional model of little Ronald’s heart. Pediatric operations are difficult because the interior structures of a child’s organs are small and hard to see clearly. This model allowed the surgical team to come up with a precise plan to limit the amount of exploratory incisions, reduce operating time and prevent the need for follow-up operations.

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Fuck. This is important.

3D printers are turning out to be the biggest medical breakthrough I’ve heard of in a long fucking time

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