So a boyband walked onto the Britain’s Got Talent stage and everyone thought they were going to sing One Direction or something typical…and then they sung Stars from Les Miserables.
This is the best thing ever. Just listen to those harmonies <3
Simon’s face says “I like it against my will.”
IT’S EVERYTHING I EVER DREAMED
YES TO MORE ACTUAL TALENT IN SINGING COMPETITIONS.
When school gets hard, just remember this….
This is really inspiring to me.
Mary Bowser, former slave of the Van Lew family, infiltrated the Confederacy by working as a servant in the household of Jefferson Davis. Bowser was assumed to be illiterate, and as a black woman was below suspicion. Practically invisible, she was able to listen to conversations between Confederate officials and read sensitive documents, gathering information that she handed over to the Union.
This needs to be a movie. Like, now.
I’d watch this movie.
How is this not a movie?
She is also the classiest lady. Look at that hat. Look at that dress.
can’t stop drawing rude foxes
stickers and shirts on [redbubble]
Made this in an exercise of ‘Actually start something and then finish it, God dammit’.
reblogging for the 15 people who followed me based solely on this
LOOK GUYS HER COMIC HAS 1000+ NOTES :D ITS SO GOOD.
Imogen Heap helps invent gloves that will “change the way we make music”
I don’t think anyone could possibly imagine what having these would mean to me
theres too much you could do with this i wouldnt know what to do oh god
this is so fucking COOL
The Mi.Mu Glove is on Kickstarter, the campaign ends May 3.
”It’s really exciting to see what people might do with hacking them. So, the software is gonna be open-source, and so is the hardware.”
Considering how much data the gloves are able to process (right down to specific gestural input), and the fact that the gloves are wireless, this could go far beyond music. Mix these gloves with the Oculus Rift, and they might just become the solution for controller-free VR Input.
I really, really hope the campaign is funded.
According to the laws of physics, a planet in the shape of a doughnut (toroid) could exist. Physicist Anders Sandberg says that such planets would have very short nights and days, an arid outer equator, twilight polar regions, moons in strange orbits and regions with very different gravity and seasons.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1kPLXGT via io9
petition to turn the earth into a fucking doughnut
THE STORY POTENTIAL FOR THIS IS AMAZING YOU COULD HAVE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CIVILIZATIONS SEPARATED BY DESERT ON THE OUTSIDE AND AN PERMANENT NIGHT-WINTER ON THE INSIDE
YOU COULD (WITH A LITTLE FUDGING ON TIDES OR SOME STABILIZATION FORCE) HAVE MOONS THAT GO THROUGH THE FUCKING HOLE, WITH LUNAR-POWERED SORCERERS LIVING ON THE INNER EQUATOR IN GIANT ICE CASTLES WAITING FOR THE TIME OF THE MONTH WHEN THE MOON ILLUMINATES THE ETERNAL NIGHTTIME AND THEIR SPELLS HAVE THE MOST POWER
YOU COULD HAVE ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SPECIES THAT EVOLVED ON OPPOSITE SIDES WHO ARE BASICALLY ALIENS ON THE SAME PLANET AND WHOEVER CROSSES THE GIANT DESERT OR ARCTIC CIRCLE (HEH) MAKES FIRST CONTACT
THIS IS SO COOL
THIS IS SO COOL
I WANT TO RUN FIFTY THOUSAND GAMES ON WORLDS LIKE THIS HOLY FUCK
THIS JUST IN IF I’M UNDERSTANDING THE MAGNETIC FIELDS CORRECTLY I THINK THE ETERNAL NIGHT ICE REALM WILL HAVE NEAR-CONSTANT ELECTRICAL STORMS
Re-reblogging for the additional stuff.
this is the coolest article oh wow
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objectification and dehumanization of lesbians: the comedy. catch it tuesdays 10:30/9:30 central on mtv
oh my godddddd there is a new swedish reality tv show where they are tracking down internet trolls and confronting them about the death threats they’ve sent to people, since it’s actually illegal.
watching them try to explain how it’s not them is the best entertainment i’ve ever seen.
this episode ended with them fining him 5000 SEK to be paid to the victim!
guess what America should do
it annoys me so much when hermione and ginny and mrs weasley all shit talk about fleur like what did she ever do to them and hermione calls her stupid when fleur got picked out of her whole school to be in the triwizard tournament????
And even though she was clever enough to become a champion she was still portrayed as a scared little girl who came last in every task. Why???? The whole treatment and portrayal of Fleur Delacour was just wrong wrong wrong and something I’m very bitter about
yeah i’ve noticed this throughout the hp series? like jo gives a lot of shit to more “girly” girls, like cho and lavender and fleur and you can make the argument for pansy, too, though we don’t know that much about her, especially since pansy is an extension of the whole “all slytherins are mean and ugly and bullies” thing.
cho gets a lot of shit bc in book 5 she cries all the time bc of cedric and bc she’s mean to harry after she mistakenly thinks that he’s meeting hermione for a date on valentine’s day (not that harry ever did much to clear up that situation bc he’s tactless).
lavender gets very involved with ron and really likes him a lot and is pretty devastated when she thinks he’s cheating on her with hermione (she never states this specifically but she’s always pissed that he’s spending more time with her), and people hate her for that. it’s not like movie lavender is painted any different — in fact, it’s sort of exaggerated, really, to the point where the audience is supposed to hate her.
then, of course, there’s fleur who gets shit from the women in the books and the writer herself — fleur doesn’t do as well in the tournament, doesn’t even make it through the second task, and has the least amount of points by the time the four students get to the final task.
jo writes a lot of the women her series as complex and 3 dimensional, but somehow, when re-reading the series now, i feel like the more feminine characters of the books are written with a kind of bias, like we aren’t supposed to like them because they’re described as “girly” or more “feminine,” which is pretty suckish when you consider all the positive feminist critique that the books get for hermione and ginny’s characters, especially.