Douglas Adams

literarystarbucks:

Douglas Adams goes up to the counter and orders an Earl Grey.  The barista turns a handle, and there is a whirring that fills the entire coffee shop, followed by the screech of fingernails on a blackboard and something that sounds suspiciously like the theme from Scooby Doo.  It is the barista’s first day, and she has already been mistaken once for a barrister and once for J.S. Bach, so she (quite bravely) accepts that maybe strange things just happen in this particular Starbucks.  A mucusy batter flows reluctantly from the faucet, which was meant only to supply hot water. She shrugs, and hands it to Adams.  He shrugs, and drinks it.

Notes: 1068  Tags: #douglas adams  

literarystarbucks

spookymabelrose:

fairytales + poetry

little mermaid, swim back home by bernice s. castro (x)

this is what i
didn’t say
when you shut the
door
from without:
i sewed my legs
together to
come back
to sea.

Notes: 367  Tags: #mythology  

spookymabelrose
tallestsilver:

thecallightman:

fuzzykitty01:

nanodash:

This is Alexandrite, it’s also called “emerald by day, ruby by night”
It changes colour based on whether the light source is from the sun or from a candle.
It does this because Alexandrite strongly absorbs yellow light due to chromium ions in its crystal structure, leaving the other colours behind. Light from the Sun emits all colours, but it peaks in the green, and our eyes are most sensitive to green, so in Sunlight Alexandrite is green.
Incandescent lights are things like candles and filament light bulbs. They also emit all colours of light, but they peak far, far into the red, so there’s not nearly as much green or blue, so under those, Alexandrite is red. 
Gemstones are awesome.

Yo forget diamonds, gimmie THIS as a wedding ring. 

This is awesome, this is my birth stone and I never knew it did this! most of the time it just looks kinda grey-purple. Now I want more stuff with my birthstone in it!

GIMMEE

tallestsilver:

thecallightman:

fuzzykitty01:

nanodash:

This is Alexandrite, it’s also called “emerald by day, ruby by night”

It changes colour based on whether the light source is from the sun or from a candle.

It does this because Alexandrite strongly absorbs yellow light due to chromium ions in its crystal structure, leaving the other colours behind. Light from the Sun emits all colours, but it peaks in the green, and our eyes are most sensitive to green, so in Sunlight Alexandrite is green.

Incandescent lights are things like candles and filament light bulbs. They also emit all colours of light, but they peak far, far into the red, so there’s not nearly as much green or blue, so under those, Alexandrite is red. 

Gemstones are awesome.

Yo forget diamonds, gimmie THIS as a wedding ring. 

This is awesome, this is my birth stone and I never knew it did this! most of the time it just looks kinda grey-purple. Now I want more stuff with my birthstone in it!

GIMMEE

Notes: 38267  Tags: #gifs  #alexandrite  #gems  #stones  #crystals  #i looooove alexandrite  

nanodash

rhamphotheca:

The little male African black-footed cat kitten (Felis nigripes), at the EFBC’s Feline Conservation Center,  is now 6 weeks old, and very curious. Mom Gabby enforced a 3 foot separation when he tried to check out the camerawoman.

(via: EFBC’s Feline Conservation Center)

Notes: 3755  Tags: #black footed cat  #animals  #felines  #big cats  #conservation  #baby animals  

rhamphotheca
cryptovolans:

very slowly and carefully easing back into doing a little bit of art without stressing my arms out. here’s a preview of something I’m working on! I’m hoping to make it into a pattern eventually!

cryptovolans:

very slowly and carefully easing back into doing a little bit of art without stressing my arms out. here’s a preview of something I’m working on! I’m hoping to make it into a pattern eventually!

Notes: 16177  Tags: #art  #oh wow gorgeous  

cryptovolans
“You, Beloved, who are all
the gardens I have ever gazed at,
longing. An open window
in a country house-, and you almost
stepped out, pensive, to meet me.
Streets that I chanced upon,—
you had just walked down them and vanished.
And sometimes, in a shop, the mirrors
were still dizzy with your presence and, startled,
gave back my too-sudden image. Who knows?
perhaps the same bird echoed through both of us
yesterday, separate, in the evening…”

—You Who Never Arrived by Rainer Maria Rilke, trans. Stephen Mitchell (via raumdeutered)
raumdeutered
stiilettos:

Misty Upham.
Remember her name and face.
Too many Native women don’t get their stories shared. Too many Native women are forgotten. 
Remember her. Remember them.
Rest in peace, Misty.
July 6, 1982 — October 16, 2014 

stiilettos:

Misty Upham.

Remember her name and face.

Too many Native women don’t get their stories shared. Too many Native women are forgotten. 

Remember her. Remember them.

Rest in peace, Misty.

July 6, 1982 — October 16, 2014 

Notes: 6256  Tags: #RIP  #misty upham  

stiilettos

PENNY DREADFUL | SEASON ONE

Notes: 6346  Tags: #penny dreadful  

eros-turannos