Anonymous: Why do you hate the john green thing? Just curious.


because fuck john green

  • he’s creepy as fuck. he does this weird thing where he fetishizes nerdy girls and shit. and it’s very fucking creepy to characterize young women when you’re, like, 40. and misogynistic. all the girls in the books are supposed to be these cutesy ass bookworm bitches that are lowkey sexy and probably wanna do shit like ride dick to a white-washed blues song. i’m not with it. and there’s nothing wrong with that, but when you look down on other women, or female-identifying people, you’re a piece of shit.
  • all of his characters are pretentious as fuck. what fucking teenager with cancer takes a cigarette out and walks around with it in between his lips without smoking it? like, if you’re going to go through this whole spiel about metaphors and shit, you can cancel that, because you literally just paid for… nevermind. nawl. fuck it.
  • all his books seem like a damn (500) days of summer, perks of being a wallflower, twilight ass mashup. anyone can predict what the fuck is going to happen by looking at the damn cover. some whiny ass white boy living in a boring world finds a white girl with the Emma Watson haircut reading a book or some shit and she has something unique about her (i don’t know, something that’s wild ableist and insensitive to write in a book, say, cancer), and he falls in love with her, instantly puttin her on a pedestal. they listen to the smiths and scoff at people who play Migos, call themselves misanthropes, run through the city and eat deli sandwiches in the park, then kiss in an alleyway. somewhere in the book, green will trash the girl (maybe she moves, or she dies, or something), and then the boy moves on with wispy eyes and a hard stare with a cigarette tucked behind his ear that he never lights.
  • he’s one of those pseudo-intellectual assholes that thinks that people with a certain kind of smarts are better than those who aren’t seen as conventionally smart (conventionally smart meaning the “white” kind of smart: perfectly enunciated words, coiled up, reading a book while pushing a pair of glasses up their nose, and containing a lot of angst about the world around them because everyone is “devolving into an idiot”)
  • plus, he’s just a ugly nerdass and i don’t care for him or any of his damn work to be on my dashboard. go read something better. fuck that christmas lights in your bedroom ass nigga.

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Style Profile: Jane Birkin

English singer and actress Jane Birkin first appeared on the scene during the Swinging Sixties in London and found stardom after appearing in the 1966 film, Blow-up. Birkin then landed a role in Slogan (1968) opposite Serge Gainsbourg, with whom she fell in love with and recorded the duet “Je T’aime Moi Non Plus.” The song — originally written for and recorded with Gainsbourg’s former lover, Brigitte Bardot — ignited international scandal due to its sexual nature and was banned in several countries.

From there, Birkin’s star only continued to rise and she became a style icon for her bohemian wardrobe. But humble Birkin never considered herself to be influential. “I’ve never been eccentric. It’s just wearing things that are very comfortable, and I like things when they’re particularly old,” Birkin told RUSSH. “Like wearing tennis shoes and taking the laces out. I did that because I gave the shoes to an old tramp lady I looked after. I took the shoelaces out because she had swollen feet and she said that would make her look like a tramp, so I took mine out too. The next thing I knew everyone was wearing tennis shoes with no laces!”

However, Birkin’s impact is undeniable, and her fashion legacy will live on thanks to a chance encounter in 1982 where she met Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas on a plane. Birkin had just placed her straw bag in the overhead compartment of her seat, but the contents fell to the floor, leaving her to scramble to replace them. Birkin explained to Dumas that it had been difficult to find a leather weekend bag she liked. So in 1984, Dumas designed a black supple leather bag for her: the Birkin bag, based on an 1892 design. Since then, the Birkin has become one of the world’s most recognizable and in-demand handbags. At one point demand for a Birkin was so high that  a waiting list of up to six years existed, making it the most coveted bag in history.

Despite all this, Birkin remains unaffected by her impact. “I’ve never considered myself as an icon in any way,” she said. “Not as a fashion icon, not as a cinema icon, not as an anything icon – they’re terms that I don’t really understand. They might have been quite nice once, but they’ve been very flaunted.”

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In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.

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Whistles S/S 2014 by Jamie Hawkesworth

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Scientists Successfully Implant Lungs into Fish

Scientists have successfully created a goldfish that is capable of breathing atmospheric air. Using advanced microsurgery techniques, researchers at the New South Wales Veterinary Institute implanted a pair of frog lungs into the fish, which survived out of water for 2 hours.

The lungs were connected to the respiratory surface that were naturally found in the gills. The fish was able to conduct gas exchange through the lungs instead of the gills, which allowed it to breath in a terrestrial environment. A very humid chamber was constructed for the goldfish so that it did not dehydrate.

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here have a PDF and a docx

Ooh this is perfect, Morgan! Reblogging so I don’t forget to add to my links because it’s fabulous!

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one more for the stars and the eyes of the walls.