These beautiful moths and butterflies look like they’re ready to flutter up and away, but they won’t be doing so because they’re wonderful textile sculptures painstakingly created by North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita. She sews, embroiders and stitches all sorts of multi-colored fabrics to create these oversized insects, which measure nearly a foot wide. She also adds painted details along with feathers and artificial fur. With great care Okita has achieved an awesome balance between astonishing realism and fanciful invention.
when ur parents say something really racist/sexist/misogynistic/ableist/queerphobic and you just laugh like “h a ha h aa yeahhh” cuz u don’t wanna start drama but it makes ur skin crawl for the rest of the week
am i the only person who calls them out when they do that
yeah because some kids get their ass whooped for speaking out of turn
Why are you saying “oh no” there’s a reason the condom was there. Would you rather whoever took it to go have unsafe sex?
How can a sovereign fail to be popular, who thus mixes with his people, and wins towards his own person that affectionate regard which secures a dutiful obedience to his high office? In uniting dignity with hilarity in his meetings with his subjects, no monarch ever possessed the art of George IV. ; and his example shows forcibly that the personal qualifications of the sovereign are of great importance to the welfare and happiness of the nation.
I saw like 5 black butterflies today, It made my heart so happy c:
cute lil fuck
Sir Horatio Nelson Wounded at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
24 July 1797
Upon hearing reports that Spanish treasure conveys frequently stopped at the port city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, in July 1797, Admiral John Jervis dispatched a small squadron under recently promoted Rear Admiral Horatio Nelson with the aim of seizing Santa Cruz by means of an amphibious attack. When the expedition arrived in the vicinity of Santa Cruz on 17 July, it numbered 400 guns and nearly 4,000 men.
After the initial landing plans failed on 23 July, Nelson Nelson called his captains on board Theseus and explained how he himself would lead the next move ahead of a boat group followed by five more boats. On the night of 24 July 1797, Nelson led what they hoped would be a surprise amphibious landing. However, the Spanish lookout sounded the alarm when the British troops drew close to land, and the disembarking soldiers were met by a heavy barrage of cannon fire. British forces led by Captain Bowen rushed the battery covering the harbour, captured it and spiked its guns. They began to pursue the fleeing Spanish into the town, but were swept by a hail of grapeshot. Bowen, his first lieutenant and several of his men were killed, while Nelson, who was just landing from his boat, was hit in the right arm.
Nelson was bleeding copiously and his stepson, Lieutenant Nisbet, cut a piece of his own neck handkerchief and tied it tightly around Nelson’s arm to stop the bleeding. The admiral refused to use the frigate Seahorse that was stationed close by, to be taken back to his flagship, as it would imply that Captain Fremantle would have to hoist a flag of distress and thereby demoralise the crews. Instead, the sailors of his boat rowed hard back to the Theseus. The surgeon had been warned of the contingency and got his instruments ready. Nelson was cited as saying, as he pointed to his right arm “Doctor, I want to get rid of this useless piece of flesh here”. Nelson’s operation was quick and aseptic. The limb was thrown over board, despite the admiral’s wish to keep it.
In the end, having sustained heavy losses, Nelson was forced to withdraw from Tenerife and sail back to England with a demoralised force.
The limb was thrown over board, despite the admiral’s wish to keep it.
What the hell were you planning to do with it, Nelson?!
Did not just imagine him keeping it in a jar a la Jack Harkness.
Can’t prove anything.
I genuinely worry that this was exactly what he was planning to do…
Hardy wouldn’t approve of a severed arm as mantlepiece decor, Horatio. You’d frighten guests with it.
some helpful reminders about sex workers ♥
If sex workers aren’t selling their bodies, what are they selling?
their time, the sexual experience that they’re having/creating, and the products that they create.
Stannis Baratheon, A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones
#FreeTheNipple: Facebook Changes Breast-feeding Mothers Photo Policy | Soraya Chemaly http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soraya-chemaly/freethenipple-facebook-changes_b_5473467.html
Photo credit: Paala Secor, 2014
Another look at one of my most popular posts of the past few months…