1. linkeepsitreal:



    Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made

    Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.

    He proceeded to show it to us in class.

    The thing is, when I was in my first year of an English undergrad, my professor showed us three versions of the opening scene of Romeo and Juliet. The first two were more traditional versions, probably the Coppola film and some filmed stage production, and during the first two scenes, we all stoically watched, observed, and took notes. Then he put this on, and things got a whole less academic. We giggled and snorted and laughed.

    So then my professor turned of the TV and said with a knowing smile, “you all laughed at the third one, but not at the first two. Why is that?”

    And there wasn’t really an answer except that the third one had just been FUNNY. I don’t think any of us at that age had ever really considered that Shakespeare COULD be funny, that he COULD be laughed at. In school, we learn that Shakespeare is this untouchable literary giant responsible for the most beautiful language and the most affecting drama in the English language canon. But we are so disconnected from the fact that the Bard was also writing for the common folk, and damn if he didn’t like to make them laugh.

    I’m an English PhD candidate now, and I do find Shakespeare in his original incarnation funny, now that I’ve had time to understand the proper context and theatrical tradition and have spent time with this mode of theatre. But I think that what Luhrman’s movie does, for better or worse, is he removes the intimidating prestige from Shakespeare and focuses entirely on making an enjoyable movie, illustrating the difficult language with relatable and animated action in such a way that it’s much easier for a mass-modern audience unfamiliar with Shakespearian tradition to engage with.

    Whether or not this works for you is a matter of taste. I can’t say it’s a perfect movie, but I do think it has its merits.

  2. I don’t have perfect teeth, I’m not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn’t want to change anything.

  3. romaea:

    Victorian Houses

  4. littlecatlady:

    Two little Faun Princesses left the forest today. I think they like each other a little.

    These are cuter if you click em~~~

    real talk though sidney and i are cute together huh

  5. pipesandrage:



    Back when I was in school for graphic design and I tutored people, a lot of people complained about not being able to afford software (because it is ridic expensive). Autodesk offers free software (with a 36 month license key), to ANY students. Want to learn how to animate? Go grab Maya and learn! Wanna learn how to model characters or just general objects? Go grab 3DS Max! Or maybe sculpting is your thing? Go grab Mudbox and have fun! Or grab Sculptris. There’s a fuckton of programs to mess with and learn things, and no need to go waste time on a torrent. 

    The only downside to the license is it’s not for commercial use. Technically you don’t have to be a student either and really who’s gonna know but it’s a great way to practice and learn something new! You are still allowed to showoff your stuff and throw it in your portfolio, so maybe one day you can get that animating job and not have to waste 3k on one program.

    All those icons in that third photo? Those are all free programs/apps you can get. They’re all full versions, and come with tutorials from basic to advanced stuff. For both Windows and Mac too. 

    So go sign up and, go grab some stuff. There’s really no reason not to.

    important reminder that autodesk is awesome and wants you to use their awesome programs so you can get good and buy them for realsies later.

  6. charlotteiq:



"The Favorite" by Omar Rayyan

Favorite what? Demon?!

Loving the fact that whatever it is is wearing a matching flower.




    "The Favorite" by Omar Rayyan

    Favorite what? Demon?!

    Loving the fact that whatever it is is wearing a matching flower.

  7. fuck-benedict-cumberbatch:




32, 613 people understand this. Please explain


nobody say a word





    32, 613 people understand this. Please explain


    nobody say a word

  8. nicolenamias-inspirationboard:

    Alexander McQueen - Savage Beauty Collection

  9. slavocracy:

    A Song of Ice and Fire women & Pre-Raphaelite Art (+ associated artists): 

    Joan of Arc (1865), John Everett Millais
    - Night (1880-85), Edward Robert Hughes
    Ophelia (1894), John William Waterhouse
    Vanity (1907), Frank Cadogan Cowper
    Mary Magdalene (1858-60), Frederick Sandys
    The Soul of the Rose (1908), John William Waterhouse
    Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses (1891), John William Waterhouse
    - Priestess of Delphi (1891), John Collier
    The Beloved (1865), Dante Gabriel Rossetti
    The Valykrie’s Vigil (1906), Edward Robert Hughes

  10. sanatkaravani:

Leonardo DiCaprio


    Leonardo DiCaprio

  11. burntcandycorn:








    Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.

    Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes.

    If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
    • Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
    • Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
    • If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
    • See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.
    If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions

    Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.

    Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.

    Do not burn it, because the smoke will give you the same reaction.

    If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [this guide] for how to deal with it yourself.


    Fucking invasives. Signal boost.

    Re-reblogging because I checked Snopes, and not only is this shit true, but the text on this is pretty much the same as it is there! Stay safe, kiddos.

    According to the US Department of Agriculture, these are currently the states and provinces in North America where Giant Hogweed is present. Even if your state/province is “clear” that doesn’t mean that it is not there. If you see Giant Hogweed in your yard or anywhere please call your DOA! This stuff is mad deadly!

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