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I'm Anna. A paracosm is an imaginary world, and here's a window to mine.

This is my personal blog... so it's anything and everything. Always feel free to send me a message -- seriously.
rabidwerewolfie:

My Crazy Cat Lady starter kit just arrived!!

rabidwerewolfie:

My Crazy Cat Lady starter kit just arrived!!

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isolated-roots:

Beez in the trap

isolated-roots:

Beez in the trap

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Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

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Always reblog.

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Gee. I wonder what’s stopping us from learning about women like these. … I wonder just how many discoveries women have actually been responsible for instead of men, and why, for generations upon generations, it has been so easy for men to overshadow and even steal the work of women, all why spreading the idea that women “don’t contribute to science and invention”. I actually was told by a man once, that women didn’t deserve equality and that feminism was ridiculous, and his whole argument was based on the fact that men are the inventors, entrepreneurs, and scientists, while women do nothing but get taken care of by men… and I was like um. You DO realize that not only have there been female scientists, entrepreneurs, and inventors… but that in order for women to even succeed in any of those endeavors back then (and at times still even today) they had to defy the odds and work extra hard, and at the end of they day they’d be lucky if they were acknowledged for their work for even a second! THIS IS WHY THEY NEED TO TEACH MORE ABOUT FEMALE SCIENTISTS IN SCHOOL. Because misogynist assholes think that because he hasn’t heard of a lot of female scientists… that that is because women DON’T want to do science, instead of the real issue being that women have a hard time being WELCOMED in the Scientific Community, or even having their hard effort and discoveries ACKNOWLEDGED, often times having their work credited to a man instead. Hell, there’s even evidence that Einstein worked WITH HIS WIFE and that the law of relativity was written by BOTH of them. Yet she is never ever mentioned. Because he took all the credit later on. Einstein was a raging misogynist. But no. Glory to Einstein. Rock on and fuck the patriarchy.

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Older person in Family: This world is getting worse, more crime, more death, more rape... what the hell is wrong with this new generation.
Me: Nothing changed, it just got harder for you to ignore. When you can tap your I-phone you now get to see exactly what happens when Ebola breaks out in a village in Africa, or what a child blown to pieces in Gaza looks like. The world didn't get worse because of us, you just are loosing excuses to turn a blind eye, and even now you are wanting to blame us for this messed up world when what -- a bunch of 20 year-olds have caused world wide chaos? With what money and time?
Family member: ....
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onceuponymous:

I’m laughing so hard because Artemis is a Greek goddess of, among other things, maidenhood and archery.  She is literally an aro/ace arrow ace.

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bootyghost:

brengmedehorizon:

scumbeg:

A self-portrait made by an artist with alzheimer.
This is really sad.

And really interesting

and a bit creepy

bootyghost:

brengmedehorizon:

scumbeg:

A self-portrait made by an artist with alzheimer.

This is really sad.

And really interesting

and a bit creepy

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huffingtonpost:

HERE’S JUST HOW MUCH IT PAYS TO BE CONVENTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE

We’ve come to expect impossible, even improbable standards of beauty to populate our magazines and our television shows. It’s another thing entirely to find they’ve invaded our workplace.

Watch Vox’s full video to see the many other ways these unrealistic beauty standards effect where we work.

(Source: vox.com)

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hotsuburbandad:

bamyasi:

cooldudebro:

petition for the tumblr mods to ban all the tumblr famous with over 200 followers. they are full of themselves and are all assholes and they are impossible to avoid. let me blog in peace -_-

destroy the tumblr famous bourgeoise

Distribute followers/notes equally amongst the proletarians

4 hours ago | 261,663 notes | Reblog

satanicmingledotcum:

thewalkingdelrey:

i will always find a way out

ohmygod

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airspaniel:

drunkwario:

Anon hate from the late 1800’s.

What I love most about this is that this person was SO INCENSED at the recipient that they couldn’t even wait the days/weeks it would take for the mail to go through. No, they had to say “FUCK YOU” as soon as fucking possible and, AND, let the recipient that they were not done with the fuck you, nay, this was merely the first volley in what would undoubtably be a dressing down of Biblical proportions.

airspaniel:

drunkwario:

Anon hate from the late 1800’s.

What I love most about this is that this person was SO INCENSED at the recipient that they couldn’t even wait the days/weeks it would take for the mail to go through. No, they had to say “FUCK YOU” as soon as fucking possible and, AND, let the recipient that they were not done with the fuck you, nay, this was merely the first volley in what would undoubtably be a dressing down of Biblical proportions.

6 hours ago | 518,281 notes | Reblog
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I have a zit that I named Stan

sebthemagicdragon:

takanye:

echat:

all you girls out there had that stage where you played online dress up games dont even lie

what do you mean had

what do you mean girls

6 hours ago | 252 notes | Reblog
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http://sciencesoup.tumblr.com/post/92678735701/dna-replication-the-enzyme-party-now-lets-take

sciencesoup:

DNA Replication: The Enzyme Party

Now let’s take a look at the movers and the shakers of DNA replication, the enzymes.

Enzymes and their functions:

Helicases:

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diancie:

ugly:

fuck her right in the

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captcreate:

The leg up at the end tho.

captcreate:

The leg up at the end tho.

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sexaulity:

This scene satisfied me in a way no man ever could.

sexaulity:

This scene satisfied me in a way no man ever could.