Story of my life.
I take great care of myself by carefully shutting myself away.
Vincent Van Gogh, a letter to his brother, Theo.  (via dystrale)
Because lying to your kids about sex helps nobody. Telling them that sex is “only between mommies and daddies” is a lie that leads to confused, hormone charged teenagers. Telling them that sex is “only something that happens when two people love each other very much” is a lie that causes hormone charged teenagers to confuse “love” with “lust,” or “obsession.” It leads to leaps of logic like, “If I have sex with them, we must be in love.” Or worse- “If I love them, I have to have sex with them.” And how many teenage tragedies are based on that misconception?

inspector-carson:

nowyoukno:

lonewolfpawprints:

coelasquid:

nowyoukno:

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I always thought the “but satisfaction brought him back” part was a joke from the Munsters.

Here’s another one: “Jack of all trades, master of none,” is just one half of the saying. The other half reads “but better than a master of one.”

Okay one more: “Ignorance is bliss” is also only half of the saying. It’s “When ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise.”

"Great minds think alike… but fools seldom differ."

mechanicusdeus:

nogoodpainting:

deepredroom:

A reminder that “male” armour usually works just as well with female bodies. If you’re trying to design something practical, useful and historical looking (or even just something the follows the laws of physics), never ever put in boob cups. Aside from the fact they give the armour a sort of “focus point” for swords, falling down on them would send the shock right into the sternum. Regular plate armour leaves enough space between the chest for small to medium sized boobs anyway. But say the girl underneath is a buxom lass, you can still avoid that cleavage, boob cup shape while leaving enough space for her melons.

But aside from plate, things like the top picture, chainmail and all sorts of leather armour are unisex. I know you might be thinking that the feminine thing to do when designing a female warrior is to show off a bit of thigh or neck or cleavage or something, but really, understand that if the goal of that armour is to protect completely, putting an obvious gap in it is a terrible idea and she’ll surely get stabbed very quickly.

And don’t feed me the “it’s magic, I don’t got to explain shit” line. Bollox. Magic armour and forcefields need to make some sense too. Show me something that LOOKS like it’s generating a barrier over the character instead of just saying “Oh the G-string of Invulnerability is just as good as wearing full plate anyway”. If that’s the case, everyone would wear it. And why can’t they just tie it around their belt? Make me believe that your magic armour and spells have logic to them. If not, please don’t play your world straight. I’m all for super stylised designs as long as they’re sold as such, but if you’re trying to make a world that feels real enough for people to believe and get immersed in, think this stuff out. If you’ve designed someone with sparse, gapped armour that shows skin, give your character a reason to wear it.

There was one mention of how very buxom Viking shieldmaidens solved the issue of having too small chainmail, which was that they simply wrapped some cloth around their chest under the armour to compress their boobs a bit on a runestone (I think, at least. I was like 13 when we got to see that runestone at a museeum)

Also, boob cups have the problem that, if you’re hit with something like a mace, it’s going to be way easier to cave it in, as their form stops the energy from transferring fully to the entire breastplate, which is the point of the breastplate’s form: To take the energy of a blow and distribute it across it’s entire form. And if you think not having boob cups would be uncomfortable, try having split metal poking at your boobs. I’d bet you’d wish for a more flat armor then!

The smooth surface of a medieval breastplate (with a central ridge running down the centre) is to ‘encourage’ blows to skitter off to one side, not to better absorb impact. Were ‘boob cups’ in place, a blow coming from the front would be redirected towards the sternum rather than away to the sides of the body - something which would most likely be fatal.

That said, if ‘shaped’ armour was so terrible at absorbing impact, the Ancient Greeks and Romans would’ve never bothered with muscle cuirasses.

invisiblelad:

perpetual reblogging

quicksparrows:

internetsgreatesthits:

onlylolgifs:

Computer simulations that teach themselves to walk.

watch the whole thing it’s great

my dad and i are fucking losing it

the 1 kg box killed us

heartbreakmakesyouwiser:

To whoever made this you are a fucking genius my friend

heartbreakmakesyouwiser:

To whoever made this you are a fucking genius my friend

inspector-carson:

nowyoukno:

lonewolfpawprints:

coelasquid:

nowyoukno:

(Sources: 1, 2, 3) Follow Nowyoukno for more.

I always thought the “but satisfaction brought him back” part was a joke from the Munsters.

Here’s another one: “Jack of all trades, master of none,” is just one half of the saying. The other half reads “but better than a master of one.”

Okay one more: “Ignorance is bliss” is also only half of the saying. It’s “When ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise.”

"Great minds think alike… but fools seldom differ."

drwholvr:

101st-analborne:

fallbeil:

mugenstyle:

eccecorinna:

wrathofprawn:

for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.
their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever



pilots (◡‿◡✿) 
girl pilots (◕‿◕✿)
girl pilots killing nazis ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* \(◕ヮ◕✿)/ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

But, remember, women never did anything in history.

I’m reblogging this again. Always reblogging. Always

drwholvr:

101st-analborne:

fallbeil:

mugenstyle:

eccecorinna:

wrathofprawn:

for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.

their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever

pilots (◡‿◡✿) 

girl pilots (◕◕✿)

girl pilots killing nazis ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* \(◕◕✿)/ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

But, remember, women never did anything in history.

I’m reblogging this again. Always reblogging. Always

lifting-ink:

sharltonspensiter:

When the word ‘selfie’ became an actual word, my grandpa had me explain to him what it meant. When I finished, he found this picture and asked “is this a selfie?” I told him it was and he simply said “I was taking selfies before it was cool.” So here’s my grandpa taking a selfie in his Coast Guard uniform. (Circa 1959) Can we make my grandpa internet famous? I’d love to explain to him what Tumblr is. ;P

Haha this rules

lifting-ink:

sharltonspensiter:

When the word ‘selfie’ became an actual word, my grandpa had me explain to him what it meant. When I finished, he found this picture and asked “is this a selfie?” I told him it was and he simply said “I was taking selfies before it was cool.”
So here’s my grandpa taking a selfie in his Coast Guard uniform. (Circa 1959)
Can we make my grandpa internet famous? I’d love to explain to him what Tumblr is. ;P

Haha this rules

spring-of-mathematics:

Geometrical Constructions [part 1] - [part 2] - [part 3]

I think “Geometrical Constructions” is a handy reference about geometry.

In Figure 25: Draw a circle that will tangent two lines and go through a given point C on the line F C, which bisects the angle of the lines.Through C draw AB at right angles to C F; bisect the angles D A B and E B A, and the crossing on C F is the center of the required circle.

Or In figure 28: To plot out a circle arc without recourse to its center, but its chord A B and height h being given.
With the chord as radius, and A and B as centers, draw the dotted circle ares A C and B D. Through the point 0 draw the lines A O o and B O o, Make the arcs C o = A o and D o = B o. Divide these arcs into any desired number of equal parts, and number them as shown on the illustration. Join A and B with the divisions, and the crossings of equal numbers are points in the circle arc.

See more at Geometrical Constructions [part 1] - [part 2] - [part 3] Source: Scientific American Reference Book on chestofbooks.com.

wantering-blog:

To get you in the Halloween mood….What are you dressing up as this year? Share your ideas with us!

wantering-blog:

To get you in the Halloween mood….What are you dressing up as this year? Share your ideas with us!