Sunday, April 13, 2014

princelesscomic:

lostthehat:

shuraiya:

beatonna:

lecinematheque:

Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya

In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII  has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.

The main character is a museum curator in the future and also yes I would like see this now please

THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT THIS I DON’T LIKE

The complete short film is on youtube and it’s really good and the end kind of took my breath away. 

I must see this

Monday, April 7, 2014
It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.

You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.

Procrastination Is Not Laziness | Thought Catalog

I’ve posted this before but I’m posting it again because it’s just so important and really gets at the heart of why so much advice about procrastination, much of it targeted at people who have ADHD but are just considered “lazy,” fails. Before you can tell someone to “just do it already,” you need to think about the reasons they’re NOT doing it, like all the meanings they’ve attached to vague terms like “success” and “failure.”

(via brutereason)

okayophelia:

a superficial detail about winter soldier led to a thought that is really sad (as if anything about winter soldier is not really fucking sad)

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YOU MADE ME SAD

Sunday, April 6, 2014

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briecheesie:

nathanielfick:

anthony mackie is a gift to this world and i will hear nothing against it

#this is the best interview i’ve ever seen in my entire life

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Saturday, April 5, 2014
rufftoon:

isaia:

terribaeddel-magpie:

ladymargo:

Dear Tumblr,
I just got around to seeing this movie, despite the fact that it did not get a wide-release.
Find it and watch it.
Believe me when I say, this film is in the same league of sci-fi/speculative film classics as Bladerunner and Children of Men.
This.
Movie.
Should have a HUGE fandom.
It deals with issues like class, caste-systems, oppression, and the nature of humanity in a way mainstream films like The Hunger Games never could.
Let me tell you a story about the film-maker Joon-Ho Bong. Some years back, I had the privilege of attending a screening of one his films and the man happened to be there. At that time, he’d already gotten some notice for making The Host, another awesome film that allegorizes heavy issues in humanity.
So, he does the q&a at the end and someone asks him why he’s never produced a Hollywood movie.
…And he says, paraphrasing; that Hollywood would never let him make the kind of movies he’d like.  He’d have to hire an all-white cast and the actors would have to fit a certain aesthetic. They couldn’t be non-white, older than twenty-five, or non-thin…especially actresses.
He said, it’s not worth selling out, when he can make the kinds of movies he wants in South Korea.
…And then he makes this.
I’d love to spoil it for you, but suffice it say it was, as all good speculative sci-fi is, very effecting for me.
Again, I beg you PLEASE SEE THIS MOVIE.
And if you need more convincing??
Your faves are in it:  Octavia Spencer aka the above flawless actress in the poster, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Ed Harris and the father/daughter pair from The Host, Kang-So Hung and Ah-Sung Ko (which had me thinking AU!).
Now, I shall commence spamming my tumblr with Snowpiercer reblogs…
Apologies ahead of time.

mmm the host was great i’d love to see this.

OHMY GOD!!?

Snowpiercer has been on my radar for a little while now, and I do hope to catch it when it comes out, limited release or not. The Host (NOT the Stephenie Meyer book adaptation) was a really fun film.
Here’s to adding Snowpiercer on other people’s radar.
http://youtu.be/r6UmqNuMdY4
(trivia: the movie is based on a french graphic novel called “Transperceneige”)

rufftoon:

isaia:

terribaeddel-magpie:

ladymargo:

Dear Tumblr,

I just got around to seeing this movie, despite the fact that it did not get a wide-release.

Find it and watch it.

Believe me when I say, this film is in the same league of sci-fi/speculative film classics as Bladerunner and Children of Men.

This.

Movie.

Should have a HUGE fandom.

It deals with issues like class, caste-systems, oppression, and the nature of humanity in a way mainstream films like The Hunger Games never could.

Let me tell you a story about the film-maker Joon-Ho Bong. Some years back, I had the privilege of attending a screening of one his films and the man happened to be there. At that time, he’d already gotten some notice for making The Host, another awesome film that allegorizes heavy issues in humanity.

So, he does the q&a at the end and someone asks him why he’s never produced a Hollywood movie.

…And he says, paraphrasing; that Hollywood would never let him make the kind of movies he’d like.  He’d have to hire an all-white cast and the actors would have to fit a certain aesthetic. They couldn’t be non-white, older than twenty-five, or non-thin…especially actresses.

He said, it’s not worth selling out, when he can make the kinds of movies he wants in South Korea.

…And then he makes this.

I’d love to spoil it for you, but suffice it say it was, as all good speculative sci-fi is, very effecting for me.

Again, I beg you PLEASE SEE THIS MOVIE.

And if you need more convincing??

Your faves are in it:  Octavia Spencer aka the above flawless actress in the poster, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Ed Harris and the father/daughter pair from The Host, Kang-So Hung and Ah-Sung Ko (which had me thinking AU!).

Now, I shall commence spamming my tumblr with Snowpiercer reblogs…

Apologies ahead of time.

mmm the host was great i’d love to see this.

OH
MY GOD!!?

Snowpiercer has been on my radar for a little while now, and I do hope to catch it when it comes out, limited release or not. The Host (NOT the Stephenie Meyer book adaptation) was a really fun film.

Here’s to adding Snowpiercer on other people’s radar.

http://youtu.be/r6UmqNuMdY4

(trivia: the movie is based on a french graphic novel called “Transperceneige”)

indefenseofplants:


Time-lapse of river changing course over 28 years.

Rivers are not static entities!

The oldest unchanged river system on Earth is the Finke River in Australia. It has managed this buy not having water in it too frequently, but often enough to remain a river.

Ta-da!! The Finke River, in it’s usual state.

indefenseofplants:

Time-lapse of river changing course over 28 years.

Rivers are not static entities!

The oldest unchanged river system on Earth is the Finke River in Australia. It has managed this buy not having water in it too frequently, but often enough to remain a river.

Ta-da!! The Finke River, in it’s usual state.

(Source: reddit.com)

Friday, March 28, 2014
reshipped:

america…. perth isn’t…… nevermind.

Fun Fact! Australia has two Perths (both named for Perth in Scotland) and there IS a Perth, TAS, but … yeah, still not the right Perth. Someone did their research on an iPhone.

reshipped:

america…. perth isn’t…… nevermind.

Fun Fact! Australia has two Perths (both named for Perth in Scotland) and there IS a Perth, TAS, but … yeah, still not the right Perth. Someone did their research on an iPhone.

statelibrarynsw:

Caroline Chisholm, philanthropist and social activist, remembered as the “emigrant’s friend”, died on 25 March 1877.
She travelled to Australia with her husband in 1838 and settled in Sydney, where she tirelessly assisted young women to find employment and subsequently established the Female Immigrant’s Home. 
Caroline Chisholm also founded the Family Colonization Loan Society a scheme which assisted free migration of families, helping them find a living in country areas, and she worked toward establishing a policy of migration for Australia. More details of her life and work are available in the Australian Dictionary of Biography
This painting of Caroline Chisholm by A. C. Hayter from 1852 is held by the State Library of New South Wales. 

statelibrarynsw:

Caroline Chisholm, philanthropist and social activist, remembered as the “emigrant’s friend”, died on 25 March 1877.

She travelled to Australia with her husband in 1838 and settled in Sydney, where she tirelessly assisted young women to find employment and subsequently established the Female Immigrant’s Home. 

Caroline Chisholm also founded the Family Colonization Loan Society a scheme which assisted free migration of families, helping them find a living in country areas, and she worked toward establishing a policy of migration for Australia. More details of her life and work are available in the Australian Dictionary of Biography

This painting of Caroline Chisholm by A. C. Hayter from 1852 is held by the State Library of New South Wales.