3 notes       September 18, 2014 @ 18:01      

Everyone Your Favorite Author Slept With, in One Extremely Nerdy Chart 

What a time to be alive.

#louring's personal
2 notes       September 18, 2014 @ 17:44      

In my American fiction class, I get to pick whatever books I want from the reading list and write whether I hate it or loved it and why. He’s encouraging us to be honest as possible and I am going to take advantage of that.

Right now, I’m reading the Virgin Suicides. I wonder what I’m going to think of it.

#louring's personal
5 notes       September 18, 2014 @ 16:31       Via

Read 35 Books for 2014 list 

thelouringlady:

  1. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  2. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
  3. An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison 
  4. Drown by Junot Diaz 
  5. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  6. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  7. Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball
  8. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
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#louring's booklist #louring's booklist: 2014
341,602 notes       September 18, 2014 @ 15:11       Via(Source)

I love my skin!

#Lupita Nyong'o
99,259 notes       September 18, 2014 @ 13:54       Via(Source)

clarawebbwillcutoffyourhead:

sephiramy:

ourloveissemperfii:

"One day in the subway, James saw a red cat with a wound to the leg that likely resulted from a fight with another cat. It was obvious that the cat needed help. James could not pass and took the cat to the vet. With a little medical treatment and prescription drugs, the cat quickly recovered. At that point, James found it impossible to say goodbye to Street Cat Bob. Bob followed James everywhere he went. As James played the guitar on the street and Bob sat nearby, revenues increased dramatically. People found it difficult to pass when they looked at the cute kitty. James went on to write a book describing their adventures in the street which was full of life – both dramatic and comedic. In the book, James says that he could not have imagined how meeting Bob would change his life. His friendship with the cat healed him from a life that had been very hard. Most likely, if Bob could speak, he would say the same thing.”

Um, so here is a book I am going to go BUY… NOW.

portlandvalentine weneedtotalkaboutkevinofeternia

#cute #love #animals
36,613 notes       September 18, 2014 @ 13:37       Via(Source)

daphneontherun:

historical-nonfiction:

micdotcom:

Whoa, scientists have finally uncovered the identity of Jack the Ripper 

I don’t normally reblog things, but this is simply too interesting to not make a note of! Read more at the Independent or the Mirror

This is so misleading that it is frankly a lie.

First of all, “Scientists” haven’t solved anything except determined the results of a DNA test—matching a still-living descendent of the sister of a mental patient with a 126-year-old semen stain on the shawl of a single woman thought to be killed by the Ripper.

  • The idea that they could have a “100% match” is highly tenuous at best; siblingship is a tricky thing to discover through DNA to begin with, and vastly more so when you take into account that they’re testing the descendent of a sibling. There’s a reason that whenever possible, geneticists prefer to test a parent as well as a sibling, given how many DNA loci are recombined to form a sibling’s DNA. They also “matched” the shawl’s owner’s bloodstain to her “three-times great-granddaughter,” proving again a “100% match.” 
  • The DNA evidence has not been independently verified by any authorities.
  • The shawl itself, the one and only piece of physical evidence, has not been independently verified. It “is thought” to have been part of the case.
  • The lead detective on the case is not a detective. He is a self-proclaimed “armchair detective” and history nut. 
  • He is selling a book about this. It doesn’t take an “armchair detective” to realize that a book about looking for Jack the Ripper’s identity is not going to turn a profit without showing “conclusive proof” that they’ve found the killer. 
  • His only other proof is the fact that Kosminski was recorded as a suspect in the 1800s by the police, who were notedly anti-Semetic (Kosminski was a Polish Jew). 
  • This “study,” if it can even be called that when the information was clearly biased, was reported in the Daily Mail and the Mirror, not exactly shining bastions of journalism. Look for it to be discredited very soon. I’m betting Cracked’s “B.S. News Stories that Fooled Your Facebook Friends” gets there within a week.
  • The apparently brilliant scientist that has pioneered this new DNA matching technology, Dr. Jari Louhelainen, is hardly a standout in his field. He is not decorated, has received no awards or fellowships that I’ve been able to find, and is a professor at a college that has turned out only one notable alumnus in the scientific field, ever (and she is an astrophysicist). 
  • Even if the shawl and its two spots of purported DNA were not obviously of over-inflated importance (and if they could be verified), that is far from saying the mystery of Jack the Ripper is solved. All that would be in today’s courtroom is a single piece of circumstantial evidence for ONE of five serial murders.

IN SUMMATION.

  1. The newspaper that reported this is a tabloid.
  2. The “detective” is an amateur with a book to sell.
  3. The “scientist” is a lecturer at a new university in England that focuses on sports.
  4. The “evidence” is over-hyped and far from conclusive.
  5. The “evidence” only points to Kosminski for ONE murder out of five.

This is not research. This is sensationalism. The mystery of Jack the Ripper is far from solved.

#history #science
122,717 notes       September 18, 2014 @ 13:37       Via(Source)
#Robin Williams #biggest regrets in my life is knowing I will never get to meet this man #my hero #the sort of person I aspire to be
245 notes       September 18, 2014 @ 13:36       Via(Source)
velvetrunway:

McQ by Alexander McQueen // RTW // FW 2012
Posted by arcaneist

velvetrunway:

McQ by Alexander McQueen // RTW // FW 2012

Posted by arcaneist

#fashion
427 notes       September 18, 2014 @ 13:36       Via(Source)
thebeautymodel:

Edie Campbell by Liz Collins for Elle France September 2014

thebeautymodel:

Edie Campbell by Liz Collins for Elle France September 2014

#art #makeup
324 notes       September 18, 2014 @ 12:38       Via(Source)
hot-tea-and-books-on-a-rainy-day:

Fairy Tale Reform School  by Michael Heath 

hot-tea-and-books-on-a-rainy-day:

Fairy Tale Reform School  by Michael Heath 

#gpoy
2,066 notes       September 18, 2014 @ 11:22       Via(Source)

Anthony Mackie, photographed by Miko Lim.

#Anthony Mackie #Miko Lim #art #photography
1,500 notes       September 18, 2014 @ 10:05       Via(Source)

Don’t do this to me, Nick.

#louring and fandom: Marvel #Black Widow #Natasha Romanoff #Nick Fury