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Manifest Destiny--the new frontier

Manifest: readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain.

Destiny:something that is to happen or has happened to a particular person or thing; lot or fortune.

Manifest Destiny: The 19th-century doctrine that the United States had the right and duty to expand throughout the North American continent.

Julia: graduate student, coffee addict, gummy bear lover, endlessly enthusiastic.
Sep 17 '14

theroyaltenenblarghs:

Do you ever feel like you’re wasting your entire life?

Only when I’m awake

Sep 17 '14

historical-nonfiction:

The pilot episode of “I Love Lucy” was lost for decades. In the early 1980s, the Museum of Broadcasting decided to go looking for it. They were unsuccessful until, in 1989, a copy was found under the bed of the late Pepito Perez who played a clown in the pilot episode. Pepito’s widow, Joanne Perez, had read about the long-lost pilot in TV Guide, recalled that her husband had been given a copy, and checked under their bed

Sep 17 '14

that-one-animator:

Making a reference, or quoting Disney, and then waiting for people to get it like,

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I was at a birthday party for a three year old over the weekend and the birthday girl got a set of disney princess dolls and I was the only adult who knew which one was which…

Sep 17 '14

empyreanblaze:

teabq:

socialworkgradstudents:

missknotty:

gameofreferences:

Michele Carragher, the head embroider on Game of Thrones, made this awesome tutorial to show how she created the dragonscale fabric that appears on several of Daenarys’ costumes in S3 and S4.

Ms. Carragher says that the dragonscale fabric was created because “In season 3 the Costume Designer Michele Clapton wanted a Dragonscale like textured embroidery that starts to emerge on three of Daenery’s costumes, which becomes heavier and more pronounced, growing and evolving as the season progresses” (Carragher).

In stages 9-11 of the tutorial we see how the textile evolves from lightly to heavily embellished. This progression is meant to illustrate Daenarys’ personal growth and the growth of her dragons (source).

Here’s a link to Ms. Carragher’s website.

WOW!

Don’t care about Game of Thrones but that shit is cool

I didn’t learn about sewing as much as I learned that, no matter what she currently gets, Ms Carragher isn’t paid enough.

Respect.

Sep 16 '14

(Source: mockingday)

Sep 16 '14
laclefdescoeurs:

Jean-Louis Forain, Backstage - Symphony in Blue, 1900-23.

laclefdescoeurs:

Jean-Louis Forain, Backstage - Symphony in Blue, 1900-23.

Sep 16 '14
witlovesyou:

From “The Battle for Bobbed Hair” | Photoplay Magazine, June 1924

hahah love the “If you must” in the title!

witlovesyou:

From “The Battle for Bobbed Hair” | Photoplay Magazine, June 1924

hahah love the “If you must” in the title!

Sep 15 '14

(Source: coochietoots)

Sep 15 '14
#MicrofilmMonday

#MicrofilmMonday

Sep 15 '14
humansofnewyork:

"I think the great fear of every Tibetan is that our story will die out. It’s been over fifty years now since Tibet lost its independence. Our monasteries have been destroyed. The Chinese language curriculum is being mandated in our schools. More and more Han Chinese are moving into Tibet— building homes, building malls. I think now we are all starting to think that the Chinese are too powerful and that the dream of returning home is fading away. I think our mistake was that we didn’t keep up with the world. We held on to the monastic tradition too tightly. We didn’t embrace modern education, and so we weren’t connected with the outside world. Because of that, we lost our freedom silently. I think our challenge now is to educate our children in a modern way, so hopefully they will be better at sharing our story."
(Dharamshala, India)

humansofnewyork:

"I think the great fear of every Tibetan is that our story will die out. It’s been over fifty years now since Tibet lost its independence. Our monasteries have been destroyed. The Chinese language curriculum is being mandated in our schools. More and more Han Chinese are moving into Tibet— building homes, building malls. I think now we are all starting to think that the Chinese are too powerful and that the dream of returning home is fading away. I think our mistake was that we didn’t keep up with the world. We held on to the monastic tradition too tightly. We didn’t embrace modern education, and so we weren’t connected with the outside world. Because of that, we lost our freedom silently. I think our challenge now is to educate our children in a modern way, so hopefully they will be better at sharing our story."

(Dharamshala, India)