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16 Apr 14 at 12 am

justastender:

I don’t think any amount of weight could be lost for me to wear low rise underwear. It makes me hate my thighs. Body appreciation post because of how much I’ve hated my body lately. Comfortable from the front but from the back would make me cringe at myself. I know it’s a direct result of my lack of yoga and super indulgence in cookie company’s chewy chocolate gluten free cookies. Any moment the sun is out I’m out with it but the rainy days I’ve just slept away. I hate being the only thing in between me and my goals. In some fucked up way I guess it makes me feel like one strong motherfucker. I got some cutesy new undergarments today because I don’t really own very many and as like a pick me up you’re hot kinda thing. Freeballer and I only wear bras when I have to go to work or trying to be sexy but I kinda like it. Especially this one blue get up. Ramblings/shaming myself into being more productive towards getting back on track to cleaner living and promoting a more a positive vibe. I need more outdoor buddies. I’m just so use to being alone for a lot of my adventuring that I feel like I either talk to much or hardly enough. I forever love Elvis and Frederic Chopin and can’t believe I’m halfway through April without listening to “little April flowers”! Shame on me.

Your body is sick but I totally get where you’re coming from. I’ve been hating my body for years now and it’s really bumming me out that I’m my only problem. Heh.

justastender:

I don’t think any amount of weight could be lost for me to wear low rise underwear. It makes me hate my thighs. Body appreciation post because of how much I’ve hated my body lately. Comfortable from the front but from the back would make me cringe at myself. I know it’s a direct result of my lack of yoga and super indulgence in cookie company’s chewy chocolate gluten free cookies. Any moment the sun is out I’m out with it but the rainy days I’ve just slept away. I hate being the only thing in between me and my goals. In some fucked up way I guess it makes me feel like one strong motherfucker. I got some cutesy new undergarments today because I don’t  really own very many and as like a pick me up you’re hot kinda thing. Freeballer and I only wear bras when I have to go to work or trying to be sexy but I kinda like it. Especially this one blue get up. Ramblings/shaming myself into being more productive towards getting back on track to cleaner living and promoting a more a positive vibe. I need more outdoor buddies. I’m just so use to being alone for a lot of my adventuring that I feel like I either talk to much or hardly enough. I forever love Elvis and Frederic Chopin and can’t believe I’m halfway through April without listening to “little April flowers”! Shame on me.

Your body is sick but I totally get where you’re coming from. I’ve been hating my body for years now and it’s really bumming me out that I’m my only problem. Heh.

corgiwhisperer:

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12 Apr 14 at 6 pm

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09 Apr 14 at 3 pm
Who don't believe in anything

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09 Apr 14 at 1 pm

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08 Apr 14 at 12 am

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That’s was an amazing episode but why is NO ONE talking about how Drogon was putting like a sweet baby kitten in Dany’s lap?

 298245
02 Apr 14 at 8 pm

savage-henry:

gothiccharmschool:

knivesandglitter:

capecarra:

applecocaine:

myjamflavouredmindtardis:

megan15:

theybuildbuildings:

vintagegal:

Girls pose by a jail that recalls the witch trials of 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Photo taken in 1945.

I recently learned that the water in Salem was contaminated with the fungus from which LSD is derived and a legitimate theory for the whole thing is that everyone in the town was tripping balls 

This might be the greatest thing ive ever seen on the internet

We did a whole massive thing on this in history. I believe the fungus in question is called Ergot and it’s terrifying. It makes your muscles spasm so when they had seizures that was the reason, not because they were possessed. One woman had to be strapped to her bed, she was seizing so bad. And, like ‘theybuildbuildings’ said, it had the same effects as LSD; as soon as you touch it, let alone consume it, it messes with your entire system. The worst thing is, you practically always had a bad trip. Many complained about bugs crawling under their skin or monsters emerging from the shadows to scratch and bite at them until they were screaming. It was a horrendous thing and the worst part is, Ergot is still around. It grows on crops and, if your wheat isn’t properly treated, it can be eaten and you’ll most likely experience the same as the women of Salem. 

god i love history

Except that:

  • Ergotism was well known by the time of the trials, the symptoms probably would have been identified. It was considered a terrifying disease for over a thousand years, known as “holy fire” or “St. Andrew’s Fire”. The most telling sign of ergotism, gangrene, wasn’t even present. It is uncommon for ergotism to be marked solely by convulsions.
  • Ergotism didn’t poison the water supply. If it had been a threat to the town it would have been through consumption of rye.
  • You’re underestimating the importance of William Griggs, the town doctor who diagnosed the so-called witchcraft. It wasn’t until after he diagnosed Betty that the accusations and claims from the girls started.
  • The girls were described as “hale and hearthy” outside of court. Ergotism wasn’t called “the holy fire” because it was mild. It was awful, with rates of fatality between 10-40%. Little was mentioned of vomiting, gastrointestinal issues, skin color change, chills, headaches…. The basic symptoms.

To disregard the unbelievable affect of class and gender on the Puritans is shocking. A wild fungus may seem more interesting, but it disregards prejudice, religion bases psychosis, misogyny, and hate for outsiders that permeated Salem. 

Everyone accused was a social pariah. The only exceptions to this are the people who questioned the trials. This is not by accident. Sarah Good was a beggar, Giles Corey was generally distrusted and had previously been accused of murder, Tituba was a black woman who spoke of omens and evil, Martha Carrier had been accused of witchcraft only two years prior and had inherited wealth despite patriarchal norms, Sarah Osbourne was challenging property laws and social norms, Margaret Scott was a poor widow who had been disliked for as long as 20 years, and so on and so on. They struck out against people their families were suspicious of.

These little girls were under tremendous stress. They could celebrate no holidays, express no strong emotions, no dancing or music, no toys, suffered rampant abuse espoused as discipline, and lived under the constant overwhelming fear of Hell. The older generation at that time was bemoaning the youths’ lack of piety and dedication to Christ. In other words, the girls were miserable and well aware that according to their parents only Hell awaited their misbehavior. They were trying to survive in an adult world not meant, or willing to, support the needs of children. To display anger, fear, or sorrow was a personal weakness. But to do so when coerced by the devil was perfectly acceptable. So they acted out, became hysterical. And claimed the devil was behind it all.

That may not be as exciting as the, “but they ate this spore, right? and it was like a bad trip on LSD!” but it’s almost certainly correct. 

THIS COMMENTARY I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE THIS FOR YEARS.

THIS COMMENTARY. Yes. Yessssss.

Meh. This is all interesting and what not but Dr. Shelby, my botany lab professor, told us during lecture that Ergot of Rye very well could have been linked to the witch trials.
Yeah, it causes gangrene, sometimes, because of the effect it has on the vascular system. But the lysergic acid is important to remember. It’s also important to remember that the idea that the witch trials were linked with ergot of rye wasn’t even an idea until after 1960, if I remember correctly? I could be wrong. Whatever is right or wrong about this, just know that it’s super important to spray your crops with herbicides and pesticides. Ergot is just one reason.

savage-henry:

gothiccharmschool:

knivesandglitter:

capecarra:

applecocaine:

myjamflavouredmindtardis:

megan15:

theybuildbuildings:

vintagegal:

Girls pose by a jail that recalls the witch trials of 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Photo taken in 1945.

I recently learned that the water in Salem was contaminated with the fungus from which LSD is derived and a legitimate theory for the whole thing is that everyone in the town was tripping balls 

This might be the greatest thing ive ever seen on the internet

We did a whole massive thing on this in history. I believe the fungus in question is called Ergot and it’s terrifying. It makes your muscles spasm so when they had seizures that was the reason, not because they were possessed. One woman had to be strapped to her bed, she was seizing so bad. And, like ‘theybuildbuildings’ said, it had the same effects as LSD; as soon as you touch it, let alone consume it, it messes with your entire system. The worst thing is, you practically always had a bad trip. Many complained about bugs crawling under their skin or monsters emerging from the shadows to scratch and bite at them until they were screaming. It was a horrendous thing and the worst part is, Ergot is still around. It grows on crops and, if your wheat isn’t properly treated, it can be eaten and you’ll most likely experience the same as the women of Salem. 

god i love history

Except that:
Ergotism was well known by the time of the trials, the symptoms probably would have been identified. It was considered a terrifying disease for over a thousand years, known as “holy fire” or “St. Andrew’s Fire”. The most telling sign of ergotism, gangrene, wasn’t even present. It is uncommon for ergotism to be marked solely by convulsions.
Ergotism didn’t poison the water supply. If it had been a threat to the town it would have been through consumption of rye.
You’re underestimating the importance of William Griggs, the town doctor who diagnosed the so-called witchcraft. It wasn’t until after he diagnosed Betty that the accusations and claims from the girls started.
The girls were described as “hale and hearthy” outside of court. Ergotism wasn’t called “the holy fire” because it was mild. It was awful, with rates of fatality between 10-40%. Little was mentioned of vomiting, gastrointestinal issues, skin color change, chills, headaches…. The basic symptoms.
To disregard the unbelievable affect of class and gender on the Puritans is shocking. A wild fungus may seem more interesting, but it disregards prejudice, religion bases psychosis, misogyny, and hate for outsiders that permeated Salem. 
Everyone accused was a social pariah. The only exceptions to this are the people who questioned the trials. This is not by accident. Sarah Good was a beggar, Giles Corey was generally distrusted and had previously been accused of murder, Tituba was a black woman who spoke of omens and evil, Martha Carrier had been accused of witchcraft only two years prior and had inherited wealth despite patriarchal norms, Sarah Osbourne was challenging property laws and social norms, Margaret Scott was a poor widow who had been disliked for as long as 20 years, and so on and so on. They struck out against people their families were suspicious of.
These little girls were under tremendous stress. They could celebrate no holidays, express no strong emotions, no dancing or music, no toys, suffered rampant abuse espoused as discipline, and lived under the constant overwhelming fear of Hell. The older generation at that time was bemoaning the youths’ lack of piety and dedication to Christ. In other words, the girls were miserable and well aware that according to their parents only Hell awaited their misbehavior. They were trying to survive in an adult world not meant, or willing to, support the needs of children. To display anger, fear, or sorrow was a personal weakness. But to do so when coerced by the devil was perfectly acceptable. So they acted out, became hysterical. And claimed the devil was behind it all.
That may not be as exciting as the, “but they ate this spore, right? and it was like a bad trip on LSD!” but it’s almost certainly correct. 

THIS COMMENTARY I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE THIS FOR YEARS.

THIS COMMENTARY. Yes. Yessssss.


Meh. This is all interesting and what not but Dr. Shelby, my botany lab professor, told us during lecture that Ergot of Rye very well could have been linked to the witch trials. 
Yeah, it causes gangrene, sometimes, because of the effect it has on the vascular system. But the lysergic acid is important to remember. 

It’s also important to remember that the idea that the witch trials were linked with ergot of rye wasn’t even an idea until after 1960, if I remember correctly? I could be wrong. 

Whatever is right or wrong about this, just know that it’s super important to spray your crops with herbicides and pesticides. Ergot is just one reason.
 220
01 Apr 14 at 8 am

A storm! I can be a storm too!

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01 Apr 14 at 8 am

trilliansthoughts:

This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.

The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.

As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.

Dude looks real proud of his plant bottle.

(via justastender)

trilliansthoughts:

This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.
As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.

Dude looks real proud of his plant bottle.
 85950
01 Apr 14 at 8 am

This is in Nashville and it sucks.

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This is in Nashville and it sucks.
 27814
29 Mar 14 at 10 pm

yurialchemist:

really cute animal crossing themed birthday!
(please don’t remove source!!!)

I’ve always wanted to beat the shit out of tom nook

Lauren would shit her pants

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 577110
28 Mar 14 at 11 am

besound:

Sometime’s the world is a tough place, the days get to you and the nights drag on, so here’s a story of a pet penguin who goes shopping.

The world is an okay place

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