Wednesdays that sound like Sundays

I'm Mhairi, 19, Scottish.
There's not much of a running theme going on here, just stuff I like.

Jul 24

gorrgon:

for a person who isn’t exclusively attracted to people of the same gender I sure do say im gay a lot

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pathopharmacology:

Like, I can see why people would describe Welcome to Night Vale in terms of Lovecraft, because for better or worse it’s pretty hard to draw on themes of cosmic horror these days and not invoke Lovecraft in some way, shape or form. The guy’s worldview was totally steeped in godawful racism and his prose just plain sucks, but his descriptions of a cold, uncaring universe in which humanity is utterly insignificant taps into a fear that’s very deep and very real: what if we really don’t matter? On an individual level, or a cultural one, or…hell, even a species-wide one? What if we really and truly don’t matter at all.

To be perfectly honest, I don’t think that’s what Lovecraft was attempting to explore; I think he was writing out his (RACIST) boogeymen and accidentally stumbled upon something that’s resonated deeply with a lot of people in the years since, and it’s also why I think WtNV is more a reaction against Lovecraftian philosophies than anything. It’s transformative, in the very best of ways.

Because when you drill down far enough, most of Lovecraft’s work comes back to the idea of, “The universe is vast and terrible and we’re right to be afraid of it. We’re small and our minds are fragile, and to look upon the unknown is to realize how truly alone we really are. It’s better that we don’t look.

Whereas Welcome to Night Vale takes a different course. It freely acknowledges that the universe is vast and terrible, and that we’re right to be afraid of it…because fear is one of the many things that makes us human. We’re small…but we’re resilient. To look upon the unknown is to confront the chasms of our knowledge, and to realize there are things we may never, ever know.

More importantly, Welcome to Night Vale reminds us that when we look upon the unknown, we are not the first to do so, nor the last. It’s simply part of the shared human condition, this fear of all things dark and mysterious and strange, and our insatiable desire to look at them anyway.

I mean, sure, yeah, conspiracies and cosmic horror, all very Lovecraftian things. But what it ultimately comes back to is the resilience of the human mind, and what it means to face the things we fear. Lovecraft thought we should never look.

Welcome to Night Vale thinks we should.

(via fluffixation)


Jul 23
maikevierkant:

Space Foxes (because space animals are fun).

maikevierkant:

Space Foxes (because space animals are fun).

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strangeland:

20th Commonwealth Games17 Sports11 Days of Competition1 Host City

strangeland:

20th Commonwealth Games
17 Sports
11 Days of Competition
1 Host City

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aboutmidi:

I found this picture collection of brass instruments modeled with copper wire. Very impressive!

Image Credits:

Artist: doganie from Deviant Art

Image sources: Wire Trumpet, Wire French Horn , Wire Trombone and Wire Tuba

Part of a collection of brass instruments pictures

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ianmckellens:

Fitness Tip: When working out, don’t measure your success by how much weight you lose. Measure your success by whether or not you would survive being a member of the Fellowship.

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beesmygod:

lets all come together and make the world a terrifying place for men who abuse women

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maya-contreras-ddd:

Words to live by…
“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There’s almost no such thing as ready. There’s only now. And you may as well do it now. I mean, I say that confidently as if I’m about to go bungee jumping or something - I’m not. I’m not a crazed risk taker. But I do think that, generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” - Hugh Laurie. xo Maya

maya-contreras-ddd:

Words to live by…

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There’s almost no such thing as ready. There’s only now. And you may as well do it now. I mean, I say that confidently as if I’m about to go bungee jumping or something - I’m not. I’m not a crazed risk taker. But I do think that, generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” - Hugh Laurie. xo Maya

(via thinkinggivesyouwrinkles)


Jul 22

I think my favorite thing about Pac Rim is that it gave us the term Drift Compatible

almualimbeatbox:

because in English there is no good way to explain a very deep, often, platonic, love and understanding between two people of the same or opposite sex. The closest thing we have is best friend and that doesn’t dig deep enough for some people or explain the absolute love between people that has nothing to do with sexual or romantic desires.

I don’t want to fuck you or romance you, I want to love and understand you on such a deep level that sometimes its like we share the same mind. We’re drift compatible.

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littlewadoo:

Can someone put Simon in a blanket fort please thank you.

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the-ben-drowned:

The Backwater Gospel (HD) DISTURBINGLY AWESOME Animated Movie

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pleatedjeans:

Seal with a data-logger on it’s head. [x]
"LOOK! LOOK! I’M A NARWAL!"

pleatedjeans:

Seal with a data-logger on it’s head. [x]

"LOOK! LOOK! I’M A NARWAL!"


Jul 21

bureaucraticdeath:

I love girly girls that wear bright colors and floral patterns and have long hair

I love androgynous girls with spiky hair that wear baggy jeans and sweaters

I love sweet innocent girls in sundresses with wide eyes and soft voices

I love hardcore girls with tattoos and piercings with attitude

I just love girls  (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧*:・゚✧

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siirih:

In The Flesh is a great show with cute undead people, Keaton Henson songs in every episode and a guarantee to crush your soul.

siirih:

In The Flesh is a great show with cute undead people, Keaton Henson songs in every episode and a guarantee to crush your soul.

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