A classical woman living the moderne dream.

  1. balfies:

    Portrait of a Young Woman, Jean-Etienne Liotard 

    Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer 

    #they look like theyve been having a chat about u and u just walked in

    (Source: fleurdemeth, via displaced-angel)

  2. roachpatrol:

    megaansje:

    Rocket

    Cutest Guardian of the Galaxy

    still completely blown away by how amazingly well done this little guy is—they gave him an incredibly expressive face without anthropomorphicising it one bit. he doesn’t have a shorter snout or bigger eyes or a more rounded forehead or anything, he looks exactly like a raccoon. but you can see every little irritated or devious or sad thought he has.

    just… amazing. i want that animation team to win some fucking awards. 

    (via displaced-angel)

  3. unexplained-events:

    Poveglia Island

    Also known as the most haunted island in the world was recently purchased for 704k by Luigi Brugnaro.

    The island has a very eerie past. A major aspect of its past is that it was a dumping ground for plague victims.

    There are buildings on the island that are built over plague burial grounds. Thats pretty much asking to be haunted.

    "Work crews on nearby Lazaretto Vecchio were digging the foundation for a new museum when they came across one such grave pit, filled with the remains of more than 1,500 plague victims."

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    When graves were dug up to add more bodies to them, they would often find bodies that were bloated and had a mouth full of blood. Their immediate conclusion was that the body was a vampire and was feasting on the blood of the dead. So, a stone or a brick would be placed in their mouth to stop them from eating. Of course, modern forensics has found that a build up of gases is the cause for the bloated body and the blood seeping mouth.

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    It was also used as a mental hospital and there are also rumors that a doctor engaged in inhumane experiments with his patients. Along with plague deaths and medical related deaths, there are also many suicide related deaths.

    There is no doubt about this island’s haunting past, but now this island has a future. Brugnaro has bought (technically leased) the island for 99 years and plans to spend a small fortune to renovate it. Building stuff on a burial ground is always a good idea.

    SOURCE

    (via arse-moriendi)

  4. evmlove:

    damecatoe:

    "By far, one of the best scenes in the book is where Kaling writes about the photo shoot she and Office co-star Ellie Kemper did for People’s Most Beautiful issue. When the stylist brought a trailer full of size zero gowns, Kaling found herself crying in the children’s bathroom of the public school where the photo shoot was happening. In the bathroom stall, she discovered a smear of what looked like excrement and a child’s graffiti: “This school is bulls–t!” which made her a) laugh and b) demand that the stylist alter one of the gowns to fit her. In the end photo, she’s smiling in a gorgeous fuchsia dress that the stylist had to rip down the back and alter with canvas. Looking at beautiful Kaling, though, you’d never know. It’s a sweet moment of chubby girl victory.” (via afterellen)

    This is the story that truly made her my hero.

    (via kahtiihma)

  5. nashloves5sos:

xanatenshi:

Dear Ballet Dancers, I need some help with something for a short story I am writing. At what age would a gifted female ballet dancer be able to master and perform a grand jeté? Thank you so much for your time! 

well, as a dancer, you don’t necessarily ‘master’ a step by a certain age. You learn how to do various steps as you progress, but you’re constantly trying to improve it. You may get the gist of the step right away, or for some it may take lots and lots of practice to get the proper technique, timing, flexibility, strength, and the overall look you want. Anyway, I began ballet at age 4, and I probably started learning legit grand jeté’s (not just leaping across the floor like a little kid would do) when I was oh, 11/12ish. Level wise, intermediate. At that age/level, you start really focusing on polishing your technique, and learning more complicated steps and combinations. And now at 19 and an advanced dancer, I’ve been able to do a grand jetés for a long time, but as I progress in my training, I (hopefully) will get better and better at them. Maybe my grand jetés will look like Svetlana Zakharova’s!! (probably not cuz she’s the queen of ballet. Look her up) (and Sylvie Guilliem) I know that was a pretty long answer (and not a very good one…), but I hope I helped a bit! Good luck on you’re short story!!!
btw, another dancer to look up is Juliet Doherty. She’s young (like 16) and has become very popular. And just dancers who’ve competed in the Youth America Grand Prix.



Thank you so much for your help. And also thank you for correcting me on my use of the word “master.” I am also a dancer, though not ballet, and just like you I am always striving to improve no matter what experience I have or how long I practice.  I will definitely look up Juliet Doherty. :)

    nashloves5sos:

    xanatenshi:

    Dear Ballet Dancers, I need some help with something for a short story I am writing. At what age would a gifted female ballet dancer be able to master and perform a grand jeté? Thank you so much for your time! 

    well, as a dancer, you don’t necessarily ‘master’ a step by a certain age. You learn how to do various steps as you progress, but you’re constantly trying to improve it. You may get the gist of the step right away, or for some it may take lots and lots of practice to get the proper technique, timing, flexibility, strength, and the overall look you want. Anyway, I began ballet at age 4, and I probably started learning legit grand jeté’s (not just leaping across the floor like a little kid would do) when I was oh, 11/12ish. Level wise, intermediate. At that age/level, you start really focusing on polishing your technique, and learning more complicated steps and combinations. And now at 19 and an advanced dancer, I’ve been able to do a grand jetés for a long time, but as I progress in my training, I (hopefully) will get better and better at them. Maybe my grand jetés will look like Svetlana Zakharova’s!! (probably not cuz she’s the queen of ballet. Look her up) (and Sylvie Guilliem) I know that was a pretty long answer (and not a very good one…), but I hope I helped a bit! Good luck on you’re short story!!!

    btw, another dancer to look up is Juliet Doherty. She’s young (like 16) and has become very popular. And just dancers who’ve competed in the Youth America Grand Prix.

    Thank you so much for your help. And also thank you for correcting me on my use of the word “master.” I am also a dancer, though not ballet, and just like you I am always striving to improve no matter what experience I have or how long I practice. I will definitely look up Juliet Doherty. :)
  6. When white people say “I’m not racist.”

    When white people say “I’m not racist.”

  7. Oh honey, do I know how you feel Sam.

    (Source: joelbyeman, via flaverne)

  8. Hello, meet Jensen (x)

    (Source: itsajensenthing, via morejensenackles)

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