September 20, 2014

stitcherywitchery:

Fileuse, a free pattern for a knit pullover — with little spinning wheels! — by Valerie Miller.

attention fatbottompurls

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September 20, 2014

I made it to payday with 2$ in my account. This week can go fuck itself.        (And all those reports saying the economy is recovering can go screw themselves too)

September 18, 2014

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September 18, 2014

propaedeuticist:

'carved stone balls' - neolithic Scottish artifacts, with no consensus as to their purpose

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September 18, 2014

Anonymous said: So if we wanted to watch some French animation, what films would you suggest?

disneyforprincesses:

pumpkinspiceaddiction:

the Triplets of Belleville is about an elderly woman searching for her son who was kidnapped in the middle of a Tour de France race. It’s largely free of dialogue, but the sound effects and such are wonderful. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature—it lost to Finding Nemo.

A Cat in Paris is about a young girl and her cat who discover mysteries in the course of one night. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Rango.

Persepolis is based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her early life in Iran. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Ratatouille.

the Illusionist is about an aging magician and an imaginative young girl who form a father/daughter relationship. It was also nominated for a Best Animation Oscar, but lost to Toy Story 3.

The Rabbi’s Cat is a story about a cat who swallows a parrot and gains the ability to speak like a human. It is set in 1920’s Algeria.

Ernest & Celestine is the adorable story about a big bear and a little mouse who forge an unlikely friendship. It was also nominated for an Oscar in Best Animated Picture, but lost to Frozen.

Kirikou and the Sorceress is a story inspired by West African folklore that tells the story of Kirikou, a boy who was born with the ability to walk and talk, who saves his people from an evil witch. The film was popular enough to spawn sequels and a stage adaptation.

A Monster in Paris is a 3D animated musical film that is reaaaaalllly loosely based on the Phantom of the Opera. It’s set in 1910 and is about, surprisingly, a monster that lives in Paris, and his love for a young singer.

The King and the Mockingbird is an 80’s film about a cruel king titled Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI, who is obsessed with a young shepherdess, and whose attempts to capture the young girl are thwarted by a mockingbird whose wife the King had previously killed.  

Those are probably the most famous of the feature length animated films.

But the animated short films are just as glorious. Here’s a compilation of a bunch of short films and I can link you to others as well. 

Sorry for the long answer but I just really love French animation.

Reblogging over here. French animation tends to do better with diversity than Disney does, hahaha.

September 18, 2014
micdotcom:

Brazilian boys wear skirts to school in support of transgender classmate 

A transgender student at the O Colégio Pedro II in Brazil found an entire class of allies this month, proving that the LGBT movement is alive and well in South America.
The incident began when 17-year-old transgener student Maria Muniz was fined for wearing a skirt to school; the skirt conforms with the school’s student code of ethics mandating girls wear skirts and boys wear trousers. 
Refusing to acknowledge her gender identity, a teacher fined Maria, claiming that she must wear pants. Maria’s classmates then rose to defend their peer — students, both male and female, came to school wearing skirts. 
And it worked! | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

Brazilian boys wear skirts to school in support of transgender classmate 

A transgender student at the O Colégio Pedro II in Brazil found an entire class of allies this month, proving that the LGBT movement is alive and well in South America.

The incident began when 17-year-old transgener student Maria Muniz was fined for wearing a skirt to school; the skirt conforms with the school’s student code of ethics mandating girls wear skirts and boys wear trousers. 

Refusing to acknowledge her gender identity, a teacher fined Maria, claiming that she must wear pants. Maria’s classmates then rose to defend their peer — students, both male and female, came to school wearing skirts. 

And it worked! | Follow micdotcom

September 18, 2014

Today in Solidarity: DC turns up and turns out again in support of #JusticeforMikeBrown

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September 18, 2014
scienceyoucanlove:

Tony Hansberry II was a ninth-grader. The new sewing technique he has developed helps to to reduce the risk of complications and simplifies the hysterectomy procedure for less seasoned surgeons.His goal is to attend medical school and become a neurosurgeon. For Tony, it all began in school. He attends Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts, a medical magnet school for middle and high schoolstudents. As part of its integrated medical curriculum, students receive medical instruction, but are also exposed to medical professionals who demonstrate advanced surgical techniques with specialized equipment. His lead medical teacher, Angela TenBroeck, told the Florida Times-Union that Hansberry is a typical student, but is way ahead of his classmates when it comes to surgical skills “I would put him up against a first year medical student. He is an outstanding young man,” she said.During his summer break, Tony volunteered at the University of Florida’s Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research (CSESaR) at Shands Jacksonville Hospital. He was supervised by Dr. Brent Siebel, a urogynecologist, and Bruce Nappi, the administrative director. Together they worked with Tony exploring the mannequins and simulation equipment that physicians and nurses use in training. He became quite interested in invasive surgery and using laparoscopic instruments. As the story goes, one day an obstetrics and gynecology professor asked the group to help him figure out why no one was using a particular surgical device, called an endostitch for hysterectomy suturing procedures. This long medical device has clamps on the end, but Tony used the instrument in a new way allowing for vertical suturing, instead of the traditional horizontal method. After two days, Tony had perfected and tested his new technique. He soon developed a science fair project comparing the suturing times of the vertical endostitch closures vs the horizontal closures using a conventional needle driver instrument.His results showed he was able to stitch three times faster using this new method. Use of this inventive technique may lead to shorter surgical times and improved patient treatment. Found on http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/

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scienceyoucanlove:

Tony Hansberry II was a ninth-grader. The new sewing technique he has developed helps to to reduce the risk of complications and simplifies the hysterectomy procedure for less seasoned surgeons.

His goal is to attend medical school and become a neurosurgeon. For Tony, it all began in school. He attends Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts, a medical magnet school for middle and high schoolstudents. As part of its integrated medical curriculum, students receive medical instruction, but are also exposed to medical professionals who demonstrate advanced surgical techniques with specialized equipment. His lead medical teacher, Angela TenBroeck, told the Florida Times-Union that Hansberry is a typical student, but is way ahead of his classmates when it comes to surgical skills “I would put him up against a first year medical student. He is an outstanding young man,” she said.

During his summer break, Tony volunteered at the University of Florida’s Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research (CSESaR) at Shands Jacksonville Hospital. He was supervised by Dr. Brent Siebel, a urogynecologist, and Bruce Nappi, the administrative director. Together they worked with Tony exploring the mannequins and simulation equipment that physicians and nurses use in training. He became quite interested in invasive surgery and using laparoscopic instruments. As the story goes, one day an obstetrics and gynecology professor asked the group to help him figure out why no one was using a particular surgical device, called an endostitch for hysterectomy suturing procedures. This long medical device has clamps on the end, but Tony used the instrument in a new way allowing for vertical suturing, instead of the traditional horizontal method. After two days, Tony had perfected and tested his new technique. He soon developed a science fair project comparing the suturing times of the vertical endostitch closures vs the horizontal closures using a conventional needle driver instrument.

His results showed he was able to stitch three times faster using this new method. Use of this inventive technique may lead to shorter surgical times and improved patient treatment. 

Found on http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/
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September 18, 2014

asylum-art:

 danverkys

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September 18, 2014
arsarteetlabore:

Knot design - Leonardo da vinci

arsarteetlabore:

Knot design - Leonardo da vinci

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September 18, 2014
allesandersen:

Alois Kalvoda (1875 - 1934): Skupina olší / A Group of Alders.
Oil, 1897.

allesandersen:

Alois Kalvoda (1875 - 1934): Skupina olší / A Group of Alders.

Oil, 1897.

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September 18, 2014
kgthreads:

And here is an another #knit #shawl I finished yesterday in a yummy vine color 😊. It is so big that it was impossible to fit it in a photo, so that’s the best I could do. Hope Jenny will like it 😉| А вот и “винная” #шаль 😊. Большая и полукруглая 😄. Еле-еле хватило иголочек, чтобы ее заблокировать! И сфотографировать нормально оказалось сложно, в кадр ну никак не помещается. Вот, всё что могу! 😄#knit #knits #knitting #kgthreads #вяжу #вязание #вязаниеспицами

kgthreads:

And here is an another #knit #shawl I finished yesterday in a yummy vine color 😊. It is so big that it was impossible to fit it in a photo, so that’s the best I could do. Hope Jenny will like it 😉| А вот и “винная” #шаль 😊. Большая и полукруглая 😄. Еле-еле хватило иголочек, чтобы ее заблокировать! И сфотографировать нормально оказалось сложно, в кадр ну никак не помещается. Вот, всё что могу! 😄#knit #knits #knitting #kgthreads #вяжу #вязание #вязаниеспицами

September 18, 2014
simply-divine-creation:

Photo by » At Home With Red

simply-divine-creation:

Photo by » At Home With Red

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September 18, 2014

burningconstellation:

Some more Night Vale tweets

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September 18, 2014

ghostrightsactivist:

cakeandrevolution:

I want to see a reality tv show where straight dudes have to read the shitty messages they send to women to their mothers.

to catch a redditor

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