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Oct 01
lookatmeimkikid:

Luckily we now have the iphone 6

lookatmeimkikid:

Luckily we now have the iphone 6

Oct 01

ATTENTION SARCASM USERS

buttlass:

tweeckos:

we’re being faced with a serious issue.

there is only 1 sarcasm left

now we’ve got to use it wisely. please, for the love of god, think before you speak. it’s gotta be good.

yeah okay, i’ll be sure to do that

Oct 01
n3rdyg0ggles:

mournthewicked:

watchtheskytonight:

playthebells-monalisa:

serahfarron:

awklicious:


Did you know that this scene was entirely unscripted? Johnny Depp just kinda went with this and no one stopped him, so the reactions’ on the other actors’ faces are their actual reactions to Depp’s shenanigans.

makes the scene 100000 times better omfg

you can even see orlando glancing at the people behind the camera as if asking what is going on 

thus why we all love Johnny Depp.

everybody loves Johnny Depp

Kierra Knightly’s face though. "What is Depp on now? Is this real life?"

Elizabeth, your Kiera is showing.
Shows a bit of how the actors are a lot like their characters tho, the fact that their genuine reactions barely (if at all) look any different to how the characters would probably react.

n3rdyg0ggles:

mournthewicked:

watchtheskytonight:

playthebells-monalisa:

serahfarron:

awklicious:

Did you know that this scene was entirely unscripted? Johnny Depp just kinda went with this and no one stopped him, so the reactions’ on the other actors’ faces are their actual reactions to Depp’s shenanigans.

makes the scene 100000 times better omfg

you can even see orlando glancing at the people behind the camera as if asking what is going on 

thus why we all love Johnny Depp.

everybody loves Johnny Depp

Kierra Knightly’s face though.
"What is Depp on now? Is this real life?"

Elizabeth, your Kiera is showing.

Shows a bit of how the actors are a lot like their characters tho, the fact that their genuine reactions barely (if at all) look any different to how the characters would probably react.

Oct 01
Oct 01

holmesfan:

weregoingtojackson:

i will always reblog this because its my most favorite thing ever.

lol his face is like ‘i have just been given a gift’

Sep 29

altonym:

Beer honestly just tastes how I imagine urine to taste it is so rank and people are always like nah try this because this is special Beer and then it’s like oh ok urine with cinnamon in it great

Sep 29

loubes:

it was a simpler time

Sep 28

mresundance:

vivalaglamourpuss:

an important factual presentation by me

All the facts.

Nope. 

How about half the facts. 

Cleopatra was of Hellenistic Greek descent, not Egyptian. 

Cleopatra was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, a family of Greek [4] origin that ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great's death during the Hellenistic period. The Ptolemies, throughout their dynasty, spoke Greek[5] and refused to speak Egyptian, which is the reason that Greek as well as Egyptian languages were used on official court documents such as the Rosetta Stone.[6] By contrast, Cleopatra did learn to speak Egyptian[7] and represented herself as the reincarnation of an Egyptian goddess, Isis.

Cleopatra originally ruled jointly with her father, Ptolemy XII Auletes, and later with her brothers, Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV, whom she married as per Egyptian custom, but eventually she became sole ruler. As pharaoh, she consummated a liaison with Julius Caesar that solidified her grip on the throne. She later elevated her son with Caesar, Caesarion, to co-ruler in name.

She probably would have been darker than Elizabeth Taylor, but no, she would not have been African or Egyptian in complexion.

Here is a bust which was made of her during her lifetime:

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Compare to a bust of Nefertiti:

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Akhenaten:

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Ramses I:

Stone head carving of Paramessu (Ramesses I), originally part of a statue depicting him as a scribe. On display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Ramses the Great:

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And the last, native Egyptian Pharaoh before Egypt was first taken over by Persia, and then Alexander the Great (Greece):

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Cleopatra clearly bears little resemblance to any pharaohs who descended from “native Egyptian” stock, prior to the Persian and Greek conquests. She is not Egyptian like the people you have shown in the book of the dead (bottom slide) or the depiction of Isis at the top, both of which come from classical Egypt, well before the time of conquest and invasion (and by “well before” I mean hundreds and even thousands of years). She is Hellenistic Egyptian, she spoke Egyptian, she declared herself the reincarnation of Isis (who was, when all is said and done, one of the most powerful, popular, and well known deities of the ancient world, so it wouldn’t have been unusual even for some Greek women who did  not live in Egypt to associate with Isis)  … but Cleopatra traced her lineage to the ancient Greeks. 

This is a painting from the tomb of Seti I, and depicts how Egyptians saw themselves and others:

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From left to right: Berber/Libyan, a Nubian, a guy from the Middle East, and an Egyptian. 

You can see the Egyptian is brown. There are other paintings and sculptures which suggest Egyptians could also be darker, and even black such as the Nubian Pharaohs of the 25th Dynasty. 

As for what the Greeks looked like …

Finding artwork of ancient Greece where the colors haven’t been washed off (ie, in the statues) or that are not replicas can be tricky. The best approximation I can find of ancient Greek skin tones is through Minoan art, which predates Cleopatra by many thousands of years. But here are some frescoes from that time and place:

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You can see these Cretan women are pale with dark curly hair.

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This is a Minoan fisherman. He is fairly dark red-brown, perhaps because he was outside much of the time. 

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This is a prince/noble. He is paler. 

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These boxing children are fairly tan in complexion. 

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In this fresco the bull jumper is darker than both of his companions, perhaps for dramatic effect, but we’ve already seen both men and women painted with lighter complexions in other frescos. 

Here are some busts of women during the Hellenistic period, the same time as Cleopatra:

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As you can see … they bear a lot more similarity to Cleopatra:

File:Kleopatra-VII.-Altes-Museum-Berlin1.jpg

Curly hair, intricately styled (very in fashion for Greek women at that time!), plus the facial features are a closer fit. 

Cleopatra was not native Egyptian. She was a Greek Egyptian. She would probably not be as dark as some of the Egyptians, though, I am guessing she would still not be milky, creamy, pale white as Elizabeth Taylor.

But nope. Not native Egyptian, and not Nubian Egyptian by any stretch of the imagination. 

If you want to dispute racism and ethnocentrism in history, that’s really cool, but get your facts right please. 

PS. You guys know that race isn’t a binary from white to black, right? That humans, since migrating out of Africa, have been pretty racially diverse, right? I mean, you can SEE that the Greeks weren’t, de facto,  ”white” and that there were different shades all over the place, right?

Good. 

Because these binary (black/white) discussions about race in the ancient world are insultingly simplistic. 

Sep 28

quote Work until your idols become your rivals.

— unknown (via r-eg)
Sep 28

not-john-watson:

suicidalsouls:

thisneverendingwar:

I absolutely HATE feeling like this. I get so down, sad, empty, lonely and upset. It makes me feel worthless and my mind’s a mess.
No one needs me. They’re all having fun without me. And if I’d disappear, no one would even bother to notice it.

I had a therapist once who called it “The lenor woman”, referring to a textil softener ad (called Lenor) in the 90s.

There is this woman who has finished all her house chores, including the washing, but a shadow comes out of her, frowning and looking at the freshly washed clothing. “That could be so much softener, nicer, do it again.” So the woman washes the clothing again - this time with Lenor. The point of the ad is reached, lenor makes everything fresher blabla, and in the end the shadow crosses its arms in front of its chest and says “Why didn’t you do that before?”

As silly as the analogy seems, it’s pretty much how I feel most of the time. My inner Lenor woman tells me I could do better, more, that I fail at everything, that everyone is better off without me, that I should improve myself, that nothing is good enough.

And when I try, and do something good, it/she discredits it by saying “Why not do it like that in the first place?!”

Sep 28

actuallywatson:

If you want to lift someone up, don’t settle for calling them beautiful. Tell them they are kind, tell them you notice the heart they have for people, and you admire them for it. Tell them they are capable and strong, fierce and brave. People need to be told these things, be the one to tell them.

Sep 28

jaclcfrost:

"who do you pair that character with?"

happiness. life. being happy. not being dead. i want them to be alive and safe. and happy. that’s what i’m getting at. that is the direction this is going in. that’s my only wish

Sep 28

books-and-cookies:

Days like this, I wish I could actually earn money just by reading all day. That’s it. Just sit in bed and read all day. Imagine that. Just imagine it. 

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Sep 28

sixballjones:

alixhasthebox:

dyinganew:

lokihorcruxes:

letmelarryyou:

theonlygrizzlybear:

theevergreenpark:

vchrisi:

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I only reblogged this for the bing dress

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it got better

oh my god

Someone make a MySpace one

4chan?

Sep 28
mitlas:

the entrance of winter.. (by Zino2009 (bob van den berg))

mitlas:

the entrance of winter.. (by Zino2009 (bob van den berg))