“I’ve scoured for mourning jewelry, put pieces together that have matched from around the world; I’ve given lost lockets as gifts. I’ve written immense love letters that are supposed to be opened over days at a time. I used to always make art for girls. That was the thing I did for girls to like me. I did portraits, drawings, letters that formed outlines of significant things in our relationship. Art. I just used art in general. It usually worked.” — Cary Joji Fukunaga

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"why is it always the woman who has to see past the beast in the man? why does she always have to clean his wounds, even after he has damaged her beyond repair? why is it always the man who is worthy of forgiveness for being a monster?
I want to see the beast in the beauty.
the half smile, half snarl. the unapologetic anger. I would like to see the man forgive the monster. to see her, blood and all, and love her anyway."

— beauty and the beast | Caitlyn S. (via jaimelannister)

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Cat paws in medieval book - again

This great image was brought to my attention by the archivist at Balliol College, Oxford (here is the tweet). In a similar case, an image I tweeted some time ago showed a trail of inky cat paws, which was sent to me by @EmirOFilipovic (here is that tweet). The Balliol manuscript again provides evidence of cats walking over books, in this case in a manuscript from the 15th-century. It’s lovely to see that cats walking over books is a universal practice, with currently two medieval cases identified. In the image above the cat appears to merely have had dirt on his feet, not ink. It’s hard to say when this intrusion happened, but it will likely have been before modern times. Cats are, after all, refused entry to library reading rooms.

Pic: Oxford, Balliol College, MS 192 (England, 15th century).

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Orange is The New Black cast at the Emmy Awards 2014.

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When #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Happens in Print: 

Section from the Rolling Stone profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two brothers who committed the Boston Marathon bombings vs section from the New York Times profile of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. 

H/T to @daviddtss 

Oh my god

Are you fucking kidding me?!

When white men commit acts of violence against other men, you never hear about the victims. It’s just a bunch of news coverage trying to find where such fine young men went wrong. But when white men commit acts of violence against POC you get to hear all about the victims. Just a bunch of news coverage trying to explain where such troubled young men went wrong, and therefore deserved to die. I want to know who Darren Wilson is, and where the hell he went wrong. Enough with this shit already.

I’m trying to track down an HP fanfic that’s Ginny’s perspective of Chamber of Secrets. It was by Arabella. Can anyone help me out?