Tender Vanilla with Willpower

"- Just delusions occupying my time, thank God they are, because a life without meaning, without drive or focus, without dreams or goals, isn't a life worth living."
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maokatsu:

5/7/14— How come nobody’s talking about police rin’s dog

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Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

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soratane:

Crystal Queen : Annie Leonhardt

jingledink:

found two kitties cuddling by the sea

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theworldismytrashbin:

Done last year for Operation-Requiem’s Shingeki No Kyojin Charity Artbook! And of course, my beloved ANNIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE <3 <3 <3 <3

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terra-7:

Fugitive

Escaping her captivity in Wall Sina.

finnishlapphundblog:

My mum found a flower crown whilst walking Mischa. I couldn’t help but make her try it on. And look how adorable she looks!

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de-preciated:

Iceland to Svalbard (by buen viaje)

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"Being the shy, awkward girl who didn’t have a lot of friends – theater was the first time I felt like I could open up and be someone I could only imagine to be.”

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akaneceles:

I could keep posting to this because wow… I love this artist. He has a ton of Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan fanart, plus other fanart from various series. I love the way he combines the lineart + the colored pencil shading. I love traditional media and you so very rarely see it posted on tumblr in this fandom. :D Anyway…

DoreiShounen on deviantART

If you get a chance, check out the whole gallery. The in-progress sketches, I think, are my favorite.

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sweethoneysunflower:

I had a younger looking levi in mind as if he didn’t look young enough already I am gomen

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