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Apr 21

Fuck you and your bullshit, bus system. I hate you and look forward to never using you again.


Aug 5

silvysartfulness:

rhamphotheca:

These Beautiful Bridges Are Just For Animals

by Jess Zimmerman

If we’re going to keep putting roads in the middle of their habitats, animals are sometimes going to need to cross the road. But it’s better for everyone involved if they don’t have to push a button and wait for the light to change, because they don’t have thumbs and nine times out of 10 they’ll just careen into the side of your car. Which is why some highways have overpasses built specifically for animals like deer, elk, and grizzly bears.

Nobody teaches moose pedestrian etiquette like “look both ways,” but they figure out pretty quickly that crossing the terrifying asphalt river is safer if you take the beautiful grassy bridge. That’s just my guess at a moose’s internal life, but there’s data too: In Banff National Park in Canada, animals have used the six overpasses and 35 underpasses more than 200,000 times since monitoring began in 1996…

(read more: Grist.org)

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Top - Highway A50, Netherlands (photo: Niels Verheul)

BL - France.     BR - Banff, Alberta, Canada (photo: Joel Sartore)

This is just lovely.

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Aug 4

doomslock:

AU - Fem!lock

└ Eva Green as Sherlock Holmes & Carey Mulligan as Joan Watson.

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emmadelosnardos:

Photo spread for an imaginary Sherlock Holmes of the Harlem Renaissance.

Wentworth Miller as Sherlock Holmes.

Idris Elba as Dr. John Watson.

1925: Harlem, New York City.

Sherlock Holmes is the light-skinned, blue-eyed son of a Black mother and White father, a man who has grown up with a foot in both worlds. By necessity, he is an astute observer of those around him, and frequently ‘passes’ as White. Holmes puts his powers of observation and his chameleonic tendencies to good use as a private detective in New York City, where he moves back and forth between downtown (White) Greenwich village and uptown (Black) Harlem, investigating illegal gambling rings, brothels, and speakeasies, where he is not above sampling the wares himself.

Dr. John Watson is a Black doctor who served in an integrated regiment during the First World War. One of the few commissioned Black officers in the U.S. Army, he occupied a respected position in the Forces, only to return to the harsh reality of a segregated society when the war ends. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Watson moves to Harlem in order to establish a private practice, where he can serve the up-and-coming Black middle class of New York City.

In a divided city, Harlem is where the classes and the races meet:

A major element of Uptown allure was its enormous social fluidity; in this urban free zone …the elite not only frequented public restaurants, but basement speakeasies, where they mingled not only with non-Social Register customers but with people of color.

From Hide/Seek (p. 28):

Prohibition…closed bars and dance clubs in white areas, but permitted them to fluorish in black neighborhoods like Harlem. Many white citizens first came to Harlem during Prohibition, crossing a profound racial divide that made Harlem essentially a black city in the midst of a white one. There, they first encountered Harlem’s personalities, social mores, and artistic culture.

The culture these white tourists found in Harlem was notably more tolerant of sexual difference, giving many whites their first taste of an unashamed, well-integrated queer culture. In venues like the Cotton Club, openly queer performers regularly entertained, and as the evening’s entertainment was already in violation of the law under Prohibition, it encouraged a sexual openness unavailable in other parts of the city.

Harlem thus became the center of many white homosexuals’ existence…For many white queers, Harlem was a ‘sexual playground’, and its poverty, un- and under-employment, and racial tensions were less germane to their experiences of the place than its erotic possibilities

Fresh from the Army, Dr. Watson is thrust into this fervent neighborhood, into a Harlem where black and white, male and female, queer and straight, collide and converge. But his own understanding of himself, his race, and even his sexuality, is challenged when he meets Sherlock Holmes, who is investigating the death of a pair of singers at the Cotton Club. Originally called in to identify the cause of their deaths, the staid and sober Watson is thrown into a world where nothing is as it appears at first glance: a world where black is white and white is black, where the police pay pimps for the right to the street, and where moonshine flows like milk and honey. To make matters worse, the whole investigation is led by Holmes, a brilliant, crazy man who plays the dangerous game of passing as white in the city that never sleeps.

Thanks to AfroGeekGoddess for suggesting Wentworth Miller as a possible Sherlock Holmes in this canon. 

This is an insanely good idea and I want it on my screen NOW. Seriously though, this is an amazing pitch for a movie/book/show/whatever. Someday when I am in charge of the world I am going to get shit like this made, and it is going to be GREAT.

(Suzanne, if you haven’t read this, DO SO IMMEDIATELY.)

HELP

SOMEBODY HELP

THIS IDEA JUST KILLED ME DEAD.

BUT REALLY I WOULD DIE OF HAPPINESS IF THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED. IDRIIIIIIISSSSSSSSS.

THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER READ.

Oh yes please. This looks amazing and I want it.

WANT! 

*grabby hands*

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OOH PEOPLE MADE ADDITIONS <3


May 7

What fictional character(s) do I remind you of?

thegirlinthecastle:

Looks:
Personality:

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Feb 28

I absolutely loathe my printer right now. Stupid freaking piece of crap. Jammed at least three times as I tried printing out one document, and then printed out a repetition of pages I didn’t need it to. UGH.

After I draw an image on the back of one of these extra printed sheets of me shooting the damn thing to oblivion, if anyone has drawing requests so I can put this paper to good use, PLEASE shoot me a message in my ask box or reply to this. Whatever you want. I’ll have them all done by sometime next week.

First six I get have priority, and the next time my computer fucks up (which, knowing it, will be the next time I print something) I’ll work towards the rest.


Feb 27

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