the girl who's tired of waiting
Hello sweetie, I blog now. Blogging is cool. Amongst my favourite fandoms is pretty much everything BBC, especially Doctor Who and Sherlock, Harry Potter, Starkid and everything else that is awesomely nerdy
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actresssinger7:

A Masterclass in Acting: A Novel by Tatiana Maslany

3 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 | J | 19,726 notes
Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

(via bansheewhale)

12 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 | J | 134,394 notes

kittyinthestars:

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13 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 | J | 2 notes

radiowesteros:

This was co-written by Westeros.org contributor Milady of York.

As has often been discussed in the Pawn to Player: Rethinking Sansa threads, the cloak is highly significant as a symbol of protection and comfort in Sansa Stark’s arc. In particular: the white Kingsguard…

13 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 | J | 124 notes
I was tagged by nigelbruce
Rules
take a screenshot of your desktop
don’t change anything
don’t delete anything
tag 5 more people
So here you are. There’s my desktop.
I have lots of unread emails (I don’t know why I always get so many) and actually less applications open then usual. The pictures on the right hand side are “Bildschirmfotos” because for some reason people who configured this computer for German-speaking countries didn’t think we’d understand the word screenshot, which is the word we usually use for screenshots?!?!?
Also the background is Kensington Palace in Kensington Gardens, London, from when I was there last September. My background alternates daily between pictures of that journey.
There you go. Now you know more about my desktop then you probably wanted to know.
I’m not tagging anyone because I’m lazy. Whoever wants to do this thing, feel tagged.
Have a nice day.

I was tagged by nigelbruce

Rules

  • take a screenshot of your desktop
  • don’t change anything
  • don’t delete anything
  • tag 5 more people

So here you are. There’s my desktop.

I have lots of unread emails (I don’t know why I always get so many) and actually less applications open then usual. The pictures on the right hand side are “Bildschirmfotos” because for some reason people who configured this computer for German-speaking countries didn’t think we’d understand the word screenshot, which is the word we usually use for screenshots?!?!?

Also the background is Kensington Palace in Kensington Gardens, London, from when I was there last September. My background alternates daily between pictures of that journey.

There you go. Now you know more about my desktop then you probably wanted to know.

I’m not tagging anyone because I’m lazy. Whoever wants to do this thing, feel tagged.

Have a nice day.

13 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 | J | 1 note

veruca-assault:

ms-kawesome:

The next time a man starts yelling at you, cut him off and tell him you just can’t talk to him when he’s being so emotional.

I have done this and can confirm that is a LOT of fun to watch them implode afterward.

13 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 | J | 81,122 notes

cakesandfail:

youwillneverjustbeablipintime:

whoever

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invented

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waistcoats

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seriously

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thank

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you

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It was this guy:

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Charles II, huge royal babe and 17th-century fashion icon.

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1 day ago on July 28th, 2014 | J | 156,643 notes

Richard Armitage on The Hobbit (Interview MTVca - 2012)

1 day ago on July 28th, 2014 | J | 898 notes
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tolkiennaite111:

Neverwhere Cover for an inking assignment. This is for the BBC Radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, featuring:
James MacAvoy as Richard
Natalie Dormer as Door
David Harewood as the Marquis
Sophie Okonedo as Hunter

tolkiennaite111:

Neverwhere Cover for an inking assignment. This is for the BBC Radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, featuring:

James MacAvoy as Richard

Natalie Dormer as Door

David Harewood as the Marquis

Sophie Okonedo as Hunter

1 day ago on July 28th, 2014 | J | 1,727 notes