funny as heck. especially the background music

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Looks like my dog likes it too (‘w’) (at Nanesmond Pointe)

Looks like my dog likes it too (‘w’) (at Nanesmond Pointe)

It already snowed two inches….still going. (at Nansemond River)

It already snowed two inches….still going. (at Nansemond River)

oohjoly:

Sappho; Greek Poet

 One of the great Greek lyrists and few known female poets of the ancient world, Sappho. Sappho was called a lyrist because she wrote her poems to be performed with the accompaniment of a lyre, she even composed her own music and refined the prevailing lyric meter to a point that it is now known as sapphic meter. She innovated lyric poetry both in technique and style, becoming part of a new wave of Greek lyrists who moved from writing poetry from the point of view of gods and muses to the personal vantage point of the individual. She was one of the first poets to write from the first person, describing love and loss as it affected her personally. Her style was sensual and melodic; primarily songs of love, yearning, and reflection. Most commonly the target of her affections was female, often one of the many women sent to her for education in the arts. In the 1920s, 30s and 40s, bisexual and lesbian women would give violets to the woman they were wooing, symbolizing their “Sapphic” desire. People believe that it was because Sappho described herself and a lover in a poem, wearing garlands of violets. In the last century, Sappho has become so synonymous with woman-love that two of the most popular words to describe female homosexuality, lesbian and Sapphic, have derived from her, the word lesbian developing from the Isle of Lesbos which Sappho lived on.

oohjoly:

Sappho; Greek Poet

One of the great Greek lyrists and few known female poets of the ancient world, Sappho.
Sappho was called a lyrist because she wrote her poems to be performed with the accompaniment of a lyre, she even composed her own music and refined the prevailing lyric meter to a point that it is now known as sapphic meter. She innovated lyric poetry both in technique and style, becoming part of a new wave of Greek lyrists who moved from writing poetry from the point of view of gods and muses to the personal vantage point of the individual. She was one of the first poets to write from the first person, describing love and loss as it affected her personally.
Her style was sensual and melodic; primarily songs of love, yearning, and reflection. Most commonly the target of her affections was female, often one of the many women sent to her for education in the arts. 
In the 1920s, 30s and 40s, bisexual and lesbian women would give violets to the woman they were wooing, symbolizing their “Sapphic” desire. People believe that it was because Sappho described herself and a lover in a poem, wearing garlands of violets.
In the last century, Sappho has become so synonymous with woman-love that two of the most popular words to describe female homosexuality, lesbian and Sapphic, have derived from her, the word lesbian developing from the Isle of Lesbos which Sappho lived on.

Scholars Discover New Poems from Ancient Greek Poetess Sappho

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OH MY GOD

“The new Sappho is absolutely breath-taking,” said Albert Henrichs, a Harvard classics professor who examined the papyrus with Dr. Obbink. “It is the best preserved Sappho papyrus in existence, with just a few letters that had to be restored in the first poem, and not a single word that is in doubt.

Jensen ankles hilarious scream

supernatural bloopers season8

supernatural bloopers

artchipel:

Tumblr Artist

Steve McCurry | on Tumblr (b.1950, USA) - Eloquence of the Eye

American photojournalist Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

Born in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; McCurry studied film at Pennsylvania State University, before going on to work for a local newspaper. After several years of freelance work, McCurry made his first of what would become many trips to India. Traveling with little more than a bag of clothes and another of film, he made his way across the subcontinent, exploring the country with his camera. It was after several months of travel that he found himself crossing the border into Pakistan. There, he met a group of refugees from Afghanistan, who smuggled him across the border into their country, just as the Russian Invasion was closing the country to all western journalists. Emerging in traditional dress, with full beard and weather-worn features after weeks embedded with the Mujahideen, McCurry brought the world the first images of the conflict in Afghanistan, putting a human face to the issue on every masthead.

Since then, McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents and countless countries. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image.

[more Steve McCurry | artist found at ruineshumaines]

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Paint Bucket Resources: Tutorial: plastic keychains

kaiami:

I know a ton of you have been waiting for this one. Teaching you to make your own plastic keychains!

To start off, I think the biggest question everyone has is what I use to make them. I work with…

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