“You should be nicer to him,’ a schoolmate had once said to me of some awfully ill-favored boy. ‘He has no friends.’ This, I realized with a pang of pity that I can still remember, was only true as long as everybody agreed to it.”
― Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir
How come every other organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy, except your brain?
Ruby Wax (via fleurlungs)
i accidentally gave myself A HEART ATTACK because when i was messing with the settings
all of a sudden he went from this
TO THIS THING
I FELL OUT OF MY CHAIR AND SCREAMED OMFG IT LOOKS REALLY COOL BUT JFC I WASN’T EXPECTING THAT I GAVE MYSELF A FREAKING JUMPSCARE WHAT THE HELL
NOW PICTURE THIS THING POPPING UP AND SHRIEKING AT YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WHEN YOU’RE ALL ALONE
I am afraid to show you who I really am, because if I show you who I really am, you might not like it – and that’s all I’ve got.
Sabrina Ward Harrison (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
I really like this gif because Stitch does that little squinty thing that animals do when they’re really happy and relaxed and you can tell that he’s having such a superb time playing that little ukulele
"At least you love me." I say to my pet as I hold them against my chest as they try to get away
Tim Walker’s Pastel Cats
"A lot of people get confused when they see this image. They think it was done by computer, but we actually took pigment powder, mixed it with talc to get the right ice-cream pastel colours, and brushed it into the cats.
The owners were two proud members of the Persian cat club. I can’t remember how I found them, but they turned up in a van, covered in cat fur, and stood breathing down my neck as I took the picture. We were worried about putting all that powder into the animals’ fur, but they said, ‘Oh no, they absolutely love it.’ The cats were such vain creatures - they adored being touched and pampered.
We didn’t really think about which cats, or how many, should be done in which colours. We just did each one, and then they had to go back into their cat beds in the owners’ van. I think I lost count of how many were pink and how many were blue, but when we were finished they all came out and looked great together. There wasn’t enough light to do the picture indoors - but, by a fluke, all the cats seemed to gravitate to this clematis at the bottom of some steps. I didn’t arrange them. This is just what the cats did, and they all pretty much stayed where they were throughout. So it’s actually quite a naturalistic portrait - apart from the colour.
At the time, in May 1998, I had no idea how the picture would resonate with people. But it has been the image I’ve been asked about the most. For some reason, people are just fascinated with it - more than any model, house or celebrity I’ve ever shot. Everyone wants to know about the pastel cats.” -Tim Walker
Interview by Leo Benedictus
Reblogging again for the explanation!
YES SAURON, LORD OF MORDOR, WILL HAVE THE HERB CRUSTED SALMON FILET PLEASE.
AND THIS IS SAURON’S CHEAT DAY SO SAURON WILL TREAT HIMSELF TO THE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY TRUFFLE CHEESECAKE.
SAURON DESERVES IT.