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In the Land of Make Believe

College Student, Tolkien Lover, Comic Addict, History Nerd, Feminist
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Aug 29 '14

(Source: ovarytissue)

Aug 29 '14
iowawomensarchives:

Delta Sigma Theta sorority members, Des Moines, Iowa, circa 1924

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding more than 200,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. [source]

Iowa Digital Library: Delta Sigma Theta sorority members, Des Moines, Iowa, circa 1924

iowawomensarchives:

Delta Sigma Theta sorority members, Des Moines, Iowa, circa 1924

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding more than 200,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. [source]

Iowa Digital Library: Delta Sigma Theta sorority members, Des Moines, Iowa, circa 1924

Aug 29 '14

OH MY GOD YOU GUYS I’VE HAD A BRILLIANT THOUGHT

branwyn-says:

sofriel:

sofriel:

Imagine the #overlyhonestmethods posts from Carlos’s team of scientists.

"This paper is shorter than normal due to the primary researcher turning into a tree before she could finish it."

"Test subjects were selected randomly by loitering outside Big Rico’s and offering illicit bread crust for all participants."

"Experiment time intervals were carefully chosen so that Carlos would actually be on time for his date for once."

"Potential errors include time loss from that cancelled Wednesday, the fact that the local government legally forbid us from mentioning the source of the data, and the loss of a substantial amount of recorded notes that were replaced with dead silence and the smell of vanilla."

"Some results were altered to sound more normal so we don’t get our funding revoked."

AAAAH GENIUS

(Source: sofriel-archive)

Aug 29 '14

make me choose → dollydagger87 asked: anthony mackie or sebastian stan?

Aug 29 '14
4gifs:

Puppy growing up, no hesitation on the second jump. [video]

4gifs:

Puppy growing up, no hesitation on the second jump. [video]

(Source: ForGIFs.com)

Aug 29 '14
"Another time, Jack took a call. A voice on the other end said, ‘There are three of us down here in the lobby. We want to see the guy who does this disgusting comic book and show him what real Nazis would do to his Captain America’. To the horror of others in the office, Kirby rolled up his sleeves and headed downstairs. The callers, however, were gone by the time he arrived."

Mark Evanier, Kirby: King of Comics (via nerdhapley)

It’s Jack Kirby’s birthday, so here’s that story of him being bad ass all of the time.

(via nerdhapley)

True fact: during WWII Kirby was assigned as a scout due to his art skills, meaning that he went in alone and unarmed, ahead of Allied attacks so that he could draw enemy fortifications.

Once he was ambushed by three Nazi soldiers, all of them with guns. He killed all three with a knife he stole from one of them.

Dude was verifiably grade-A stone-cold badass.

(via froborr)

And that’s why Jack Kirby was the King.

(via aerialsquid)

Aug 29 '14
cypresstextiles:

japhers:

folwer:

but its important

IM SORRY BUT IM DYING THEY LOOK LIKE A BOY BAND


Okay I’ll reblog it.

cypresstextiles:

japhers:

folwer:

but its important

IM SORRY BUT IM DYING THEY LOOK LIKE A BOY BAND

Okay I’ll reblog it.

Aug 29 '14

anidragon:

John Epler’s twitter, though.

Aug 29 '14

mirkwoodling:

lotr meme → 4/8 quotes

mist and shadow
cloud and shade
all shall fade
all shall fade

(Source: wrathandruin)

Aug 29 '14

make me choose → dollydagger87 asked: anthony mackie or sebastian stan?

Aug 29 '14
humansofnewyork:

"I’m doing a photo project on women who wear the hijab in creative ways. My thought is that challenges and restrictions make us more creative."
You can see the results of her project here: Sara Shamsavari

humansofnewyork:

"I’m doing a photo project on women who wear the hijab in creative ways. My thought is that challenges and restrictions make us more creative."

You can see the results of her project here: Sara Shamsavari

Aug 29 '14

hypatiasclubhouse:

Flossie Wong-Staal (B. August 27, 1947)

A key figure in recognizing the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the cause of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), molecular biologist and virologist Flossie Wong-Staal was born Yee Ching Wong in China. She was the first woman in her family to attend university; she pursued higher education at UCLA, earning her a degree in bacteriology and a doctorate in molecular biology. Her contribution to the areas of bacteriology and retroviruses has been vital to understanding HIV and AIDS, and paved the way for later advancements.

Wong-Staal was the first scientist to clone HIV. After receiving her doctorate, she began to research retroviruses at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In 1983, she and her team identified HIV as the cause of AIDS. Two years later, she cloned and genetically mapped the entire virus, both crucial steps in developing HIV tests that screen donated blood and test people.

Later, she left NCI to become the Florence Riford Chair in AIDS Research at the University of California, San Diego in 1990. There, Wong-Staal continued researching HIV and AIDS. In 1994, she was elected to the convocation of Academia Sinica, a top research institution in Taiwan. As part of the convocation, Wong-Staal helped shape the country’s policies on academic research and conducted public research. That same year, she also became chair of the UCSD Center for AIDS Research and was elected to be a member of the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academies, an influential nonprofit organization that gives unbiased, authoritative advice to the nation’s decision makers and the public. During her time at UCSD, she focused her research on gene therapy and developed a protocol to repress HIV in stem cells, the second such protocol to be funded by the U.S. government.

Wong-Staal retired from UCSD in 2002 with the title professor emerita. She then became vice president and chief scientific officer of Immusol, a drug development company that she co-founded in San Diego. Wong-Staal renamed the company iTherX Pharmaceuticals and switched its focus to improving treatments for hepatitis C. The acclaimed scientist continues to contribute to the areas of bacteriology and retroviruses through her extensive work at iTherX. [x]

Aug 29 '14
Aug 28 '14

Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.

(Source: sandandglass)

Aug 28 '14

(Source: 13allerina)