1. Here’s the thing: sometimes, you just want to read a good love story. Or at least, something with a little sex, a little passion, a few dramatic swoons. But a romance novel, per se? Nothing so gaudy or slapdash for you! You need real literature. Well, person who I’ve just made up (though I know you’re out there), here’s the answer: a selection of romantic books that will rev your motor (emotional or otherwise) but don’t fall into that taboo category of cheap paper and cheaper storylines. After the jump, 50 romantic novels for people who hate romance novels — a list that could be mightily expanded, if you care to offer your own choices in the comments.

    (Source: justchien, via karmindy)


  2. "I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’"
  3. rosafulgarden:

    Today, I’m going to show how to make a linocut-print art. I barely do this kind of thing but making a demo was one of an assignment for Visual Narrative program at School of Visual Art. I thought that sharing a linocut demo would be a good idea as an artist who runs a Rosaful Garden :)

    I used document photos of my the Woof card as an example. The woof card was one of custom orders for holiday season last year. I printed 50 pieces of Woof cards for my friend David, working at American Kennel Club as a graphic designer.

    Handy tutorial by my friend, Rosa!

  4. fattydingdongs:



    Aoi Honoo is Too Real

    Every update I’m like “I should just put a colour behind them, yeah, comics!” and then I draw a stupidly complex bg

    literally me right now

    Obviously I have to watch this show. 

  5. Me painting le Galeon Andalucia, one of the tall ships visiting Baltimore for the #starspangledsummer anniversary of the national anthem.

  6. charlottetrounce:

    Creatures of the Wind SS15

    #newyorkfashionweek #lookoftheday #charlottetrounce #illustration

    (via illustratedladies)


  7. "Meanwhile, the presumed stockpile of penis photos taken by Hollywood actors remains curiously untouched"
    — A line from an EW article questioning why it’s only women in Hollywood who have their privacy violated x (via pansycakeofwesteros)

    (via satans-handmaiden)

  8. vinnieneuberg:

    Trelawney for #HPaday

    The Trelawney is the bee’s knees! So much love!


  9. juliedillon:


    "Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”

    Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.

    (Bolding mine)

    "We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it."

    (via grimzah)

  10. grimzah:


    Me and bae

    Oh my, what a weird, pretty owl!

    Guy is also kinds pretty. 

    (Source: animal-diversity)

  11. #hpaday Day 5 is poor little Colin Creepy… I mean Creevey. RIP, bro :-(

  12. #hpaday 4 is late. It’s Lee Jordan as we first meet him at Platform 9 3/4 in book 1

  13. Detail of a piece I made for a “stupid mermaid”-themed zine.

  14. Oh no! I forgot to bring my scanner with me this weekend so I had to take a photo of today’s #hpaday It’s Pomona Sprout, professor of Herbology at Hogwarts and head of Hufflepuff house. I spent too much time on this one but I couldn’t help myself because plants!