Muse D'Amour

"I don’t believe in love at first sight but I do believe in seeing someone from across the room and knowing instantly that they’re going to matter to you."
Ryan O’Connell (via wolf-cub)

wailtothethief:

Fuck I’m walking downtown and I pass a group of guys staring at me and I think “great catcall time” but then one guy goes “you look like you could kill a man a million different ways with just your bare hands”. This. This is an acceptable comment to give a girl on the street.

whiskeydrinking-operating:

This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said 
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.

You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.

whiskeydrinking-operating:

This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.

You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.

annmariexrose:

Single and ready to get nervous around anyone I find attractive.

mashable:

Laverne Cox dancing during Beyonce’s VMA performance is everything!

nerdjpg:

perks-of-being-chinese:

why does rainbow road exist

to separate the weak from the strong

maryooh:

Iraqi Christian children gather inside the Church of the Virgin Mary for prayers, amid Iraq crisis, in the town of Bartala, east of the northern city of Mosul.

littlelotte88:

feenybobeany:

sometimes i look at people on my dash and i think

who the fuck are you

when did i follow you

you’re not posting things relative to my interests

but i can’t unfollow you becasue i can’t remember why i did

it might have been important

This is the most accurate post I have ever seen on here.

pineflats:

I would like to present to the world my last critique, the last day of classes. I wouldn’t have changed anything about this experience. I chose to do a very personal recap of my time in Lacoste and an early goodbye to this beautiful place. I created a photographic representation of the memories I’ve had here. Once I leave, Lacoste will only be in my dreams until I return one day. I will think of the Provencal hills often. 

If you are in France or Provence, please come to my art show next weekend, which is Open Studio August 22nd & 23rd in various buildings throughout the Lacoste village! 

Merci and au revoir

zuky:

classicladiesofcolor:

Filmmaker, Esther Eng.
Esther Eng was born on September 24, 1914 in San Francisco, California. She was the first female director to direct Chinese-language films in the United States. The majority of Ms. Eng’s films are lost, unfortunately. 

Every single one of Esther Eng’s movies was about women. She was openly lesbian, which did not affect her film-making career because she came from a Chinese opera background in which this was more or less accepted. In the 1950s, she went into the restaurant business and opened five restaurants in Manhattan. She died of cancer at age 55 in 1970. Some highlights of her film-making career:
She directed a film in 1937 called “National Heroine” about a Chinese woman fighter pilot who goes to war against Japan and gives her life for the greater good of her country. This was in 1937, folks, and this pilot wasn’t a co-protagonist, she was the heroine.
Following up on the success of her war movie, Eng totally changed directions and made two Hong Kong films titled "Ten Thousand Lovers" and "Husband and Wife For One Night". I’m not even sure a woman director in Hollywood today could make movies with those titles.
Next she made a film called "Women’s World" consisting of an all-female cast, showcasing women’s success in a variety of different professions.
In 1939, she began distributing her films in Central and South America.
In 1941, she made "Golden Gate Girl" drawn from her experiences as a Chinese American woman in San Francisco.
She made two films in 1949 about inter-cultural and inter-racial relationships: “Too Late For Springtime” was about a Chinese girl’s relationship with a Chinese American GI; and “Mad Love Mad Fire” was a film shot in Hawaii about a mixed race woman and a Chinese sailor.
In April 2013, a documentary about Esther Eng’s life named “Golden Gate Silver Light” premiered at the Hong Kong Film Festival.
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zuky:

classicladiesofcolor:

Filmmaker, Esther Eng.

Esther Eng was born on September 24, 1914 in San Francisco, California. She was the first female director to direct Chinese-language films in the United States. The majority of Ms. Eng’s films are lost, unfortunately. 

Every single one of Esther Eng’s movies was about women. She was openly lesbian, which did not affect her film-making career because she came from a Chinese opera background in which this was more or less accepted. In the 1950s, she went into the restaurant business and opened five restaurants in Manhattan. She died of cancer at age 55 in 1970. Some highlights of her film-making career:
  • She directed a film in 1937 called “National Heroine” about a Chinese woman fighter pilot who goes to war against Japan and gives her life for the greater good of her country. This was in 1937, folks, and this pilot wasn’t a co-protagonist, she was the heroine.
  • Following up on the success of her war movie, Eng totally changed directions and made two Hong Kong films titled "Ten Thousand Lovers" and "Husband and Wife For One Night". I’m not even sure a woman director in Hollywood today could make movies with those titles.
  • Next she made a film called "Women’s World" consisting of an all-female cast, showcasing women’s success in a variety of different professions.
  • In 1939, she began distributing her films in Central and South America.
  • In 1941, she made "Golden Gate Girl" drawn from her experiences as a Chinese American woman in San Francisco.
  • She made two films in 1949 about inter-cultural and inter-racial relationships: “Too Late For Springtime” was about a Chinese girl’s relationship with a Chinese American GI; and “Mad Love Mad Fire” was a film shot in Hawaii about a mixed race woman and a Chinese sailor.

In April 2013, a documentary about Esther Eng’s life named “Golden Gate Silver Light” premiered at the Hong Kong Film Festival.

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

human:

alternate ending to tfios

breakingnews:

SFGate: Update: 87 people have been injured following the early morning 6.1 earthquake in Napa, Calif., said the Napa Fire Department. Of those, 3 were in critical condition, including a child who was hurt by debris from a chimney.

The quake, the largest in the Bay Area since the Loma…

Trying to watch recent episodes of Glee after stopping for a year makes me feel like freakin’ Captain America waking up after decades.

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