99 red drifloons
13 September 2014 @ 10:49 AM
bunmer:

redhester:

bunmer:


A young Jewish refugee with her Chinese playmates. Shanghai, China (x)

Between 1933 and 1941, it is estimated that 20,000 Jews escaped persecution by fleeing to the Chinese port of Shanghai. Shanghai was one of the few places in the world that would accept Jewish refugees at this time, Japan being another.

i am furious that i am just now learning about this important fact.

Because it has nothing to do with the USA being the superhero and saving all the Jews

bunmer:

redhester:

bunmer:

A young Jewish refugee with her Chinese playmates. Shanghai, China (x)

Between 1933 and 1941, it is estimated that 20,000 Jews escaped persecution by fleeing to the Chinese port of Shanghai. Shanghai was one of the few places in the world that would accept Jewish refugees at this time, Japan being another.

i am furious that i am just now learning about this important fact.

Because it has nothing to do with the USA being the superhero and saving all the Jews

2 days ago via sniimper (originally bunmer)
13 September 2014 @ 10:21 AM
madammonkey:

jade with short hair wow

madammonkey:

jade with short hair wow

2 days ago via piparui (originally madammonkey)
13 September 2014 @ 9:53 AM

nearlybecamehistoric:

deusexignis:

iridium-flames:

vixsubridens:

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: CHINA

Located in deep in the Guilin mountains, shrouded in mist and frequented by dragons that live in the multitude of winding rivers, the students of the Chinese Institute of Magic don their colourful wizarding garbs every September 1st for their return to school whereupon they are treated to spectacular opening festivities involving, but not limited to: choreographed martial arts performances from their combat professors, an assortment of acrobatic wonders, and “Mystery Mooncakes” specially made for the mid-autumn festival.

#BUT WAIT #HOUSES BASED ON THE ORIGINAL FOUR #THE TIGER THE DRAGON THE PHOENIX THE TORTOISE

#just imagine how powerful their magic is though #they’ve been developing it for almost 2000 years longer than western magic imagine how refined and beautiful

#harry potter being eurocentric was such a fuckin’ waste

#my favourite thing is how those of us who have grow up with harry potter are now saying “no that’s not enough” and are expanding the universe #like we’re all critically looking at the books and realizing everything that’s wrong with them and fixing it ourselves #and idk i think that’s amazing

2 days ago via sniimper (originally asheathes)
11 September 2014 @ 2:35 PM
tags:
#q
masterpiecedaily:

Hiroshi Yoshida
Komagatake
1929

masterpiecedaily:

Hiroshi Yoshida

Komagatake

1929

4 days ago via amagoma (originally masterpiecedaily)
11 September 2014 @ 2:07 PM
tags:
#q
silentunicornspeaks:

obviouslybenhughes:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.
They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.
And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.
And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.
Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.
So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.
Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).
This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

THIS is an incredible display of human knowledge and ingenuity.


And jobs not just from planting these, but maintaining them.  I don’t know much about deserts but they can and will erode plant life, and so the fringes will probably have to be taken care of constantly.

silentunicornspeaks:

obviouslybenhughes:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.

They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.

And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.

And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.

Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.

So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.

Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).

This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

THIS is an incredible display of human knowledge and ingenuity.

And jobs not just from planting these, but maintaining them. I don’t know much about deserts but they can and will erode plant life, and so the fringes will probably have to be taken care of constantly.

4 days ago via silentunicornspeaks (originally ultrafacts)
11 September 2014 @ 1:39 PM
monoscribbles:

Lonely bird

monoscribbles:

Lonely bird

4 days ago via vidronoliquidificador (originally monoscribbles)
11 September 2014 @ 1:11 PM
tags:
#themes
#q
themesbyeris:

kerreal:

themesbyeris:

Steampunk Theme: Live Preview | Code
The most complicated theme I have ever made. Based on the Steampunk aesthetic, this theme is full of moving parts and detail galore. The only downside is it may take a while for the page to load the first time you view it, but it’s totally worth it.
Features:
Contains a ‘functional’ cog, pulley and weight system that moves with the page as you scroll.
Custom background colour.
Unlimited links. Your first 6 links display as fancy buttons to the right of your description. If you have more than 6 links, the rest display below your description.
Optional infinite scroll.
Custom sidebar image. Upload any square image and it’ll resize to fit.
Border and link colours are customisable.
Description scrolls when it gets too long.
Special formatting for the new reblogged asks.
Like buttons and reblog buttons on every post.
Works on all major browsers (yes, even IE).
A lot of images have been used to make this theme, from all over the internet. Take time to check out the page where I have credited them all.

Gawd I just have to rant about this theme. 
I love it.
I’ve been trying to change my theme for awhile now and I every time I go to my blog i just remember how much I live for this theme. That may sound like an exaggeration but it is not. Okay this theme doesn’t use Java or Flash like it could to add the interactive bits, it uses the same three things that all websites are built off of. Same. Three. And just look at that functionality. 
The thing with programming is it’s actually really simple. Once you’ve go the basics down, everything just goes ontop of that. Anyone who knows HTML, CSS, and Javascript could program this in theory. There are just some issues with that.
Who has the willpower? I visit around fifty websites a day and I’ve never come across one that even comes close to this level of user functionality. All the while, the webpage is not bloated. It takes the same amount of time to load this theme as it does any other theme. Awesome. 
Despite what I said early, this is probably some of the most complex level programming possible with your three basic ingredients and all so someone could see it on their dash and go “Oh, nifty”. The sad part is that that is what it’s like being a programming. If you are doing your job well, people shouldn’t think of you. As a programmer you are suppose to be invisible, it’s not about you, it’s about what you make and share with the world. So as a programer Eris put in an insane amount of time and effort into this theme and they’re not even getting paid for it. 
So lets recap, Eris put an insane amount of time and effort into a theme that they are receiving hardly any renown or monetary payback for. This theme of which whose complexity puts a large amount of fully fledged websites to shame, and Eris is just sharing it with us. 
Okay now I just have to rant about the symbolism here. How much effort went into a steampunk theme. Steampunk, where grand extravagant things are built with little tiny building blocks brass and steam. The concept of this tumblr theme is built and weaved inside of itself. This extravagant, user minded, steampunk theme is completely in line with clockwork cities and horizons made of airships. 
To me this theme is just perfection served up in a simple block of text, and I can not get over how much I love this theme. 

Thank you, Kerreal!

themesbyeris:

kerreal:

themesbyeris:

Steampunk Theme: Live Preview | Code

The most complicated theme I have ever made. Based on the Steampunk aesthetic, this theme is full of moving parts and detail galore. The only downside is it may take a while for the page to load the first time you view it, but it’s totally worth it.

Features:

  • Contains a ‘functional’ cog, pulley and weight system that moves with the page as you scroll.
  • Custom background colour.
  • Unlimited links. Your first 6 links display as fancy buttons to the right of your description. If you have more than 6 links, the rest display below your description.
  • Optional infinite scroll.
  • Custom sidebar image. Upload any square image and it’ll resize to fit.
  • Border and link colours are customisable.
  • Description scrolls when it gets too long.
  • Special formatting for the new reblogged asks.
  • Like buttons and reblog buttons on every post.
  • Works on all major browsers (yes, even IE).

A lot of images have been used to make this theme, from all over the internet. Take time to check out the page where I have credited them all.

Gawd I just have to rant about this theme. 

I love it.

I’ve been trying to change my theme for awhile now and I every time I go to my blog i just remember how much I live for this theme. That may sound like an exaggeration but it is not. Okay this theme doesn’t use Java or Flash like it could to add the interactive bits, it uses the same three things that all websites are built off of. Same. Three. And just look at that functionality. 

The thing with programming is it’s actually really simple. Once you’ve go the basics down, everything just goes ontop of that. Anyone who knows HTML, CSS, and Javascript could program this in theory. There are just some issues with that.

Who has the willpower? I visit around fifty websites a day and I’ve never come across one that even comes close to this level of user functionality. All the while, the webpage is not bloated. It takes the same amount of time to load this theme as it does any other theme. Awesome

Despite what I said early, this is probably some of the most complex level programming possible with your three basic ingredients and all so someone could see it on their dash and go “Oh, nifty”. The sad part is that that is what it’s like being a programming. If you are doing your job well, people shouldn’t think of you. As a programmer you are suppose to be invisible, it’s not about you, it’s about what you make and share with the world. So as a programer Eris put in an insane amount of time and effort into this theme and they’re not even getting paid for it. 

So lets recap, Eris put an insane amount of time and effort into a theme that they are receiving hardly any renown or monetary payback for. This theme of which whose complexity puts a large amount of fully fledged websites to shame, and Eris is just sharing it with us. 

Okay now I just have to rant about the symbolism here. How much effort went into a steampunk theme. Steampunk, where grand extravagant things are built with little tiny building blocks brass and steam. The concept of this tumblr theme is built and weaved inside of itself. This extravagant, user minded, steampunk theme is completely in line with clockwork cities and horizons made of airships. 

To me this theme is just perfection served up in a simple block of text, and I can not get over how much I love this theme. 

Thank you, Kerreal!

4 days ago via silentunicornspeaks (originally themesbyeris)
11 September 2014 @ 12:42 PM
tags:
#q
patrickat:

kaiju3:

The American Hogwarts Houses

Look at your school of witchcraft and wizardry. Now look at mine. Now yours. Now back to mine. Sadly, your school is not mine, but if you all got off your broomsticks and started using a real sorcerer’s deodorant, it could smell like mine. Abracadabra! I’m a horse.

patrickat:

kaiju3:

The American Hogwarts Houses

Look at your school of witchcraft and wizardry. Now look at mine. Now yours. Now back to mine. Sadly, your school is not mine, but if you all got off your broomsticks and started using a real sorcerer’s deodorant, it could smell like mine. Abracadabra! I’m a horse.

4 days ago via silentunicornspeaks (originally kaiju3)
11 September 2014 @ 12:14 PM
tags:
#ref
#budget
#recipes
#q
medinaquirin:

couple-a-hundred-of-em:

As a college student, currently really hungry with nothing to eat, I understand how hard it can be to get food. Sometimes you really just don’t have the money to eat and when you do, you waste it all on fast food instead of stocking up on cheap things because you’re so tired of Ramen Noodes and canned food you could barf. So, I’ve composed a list of recipes and resources that will fit a college kid’s budget and appetite. Don’t go hungry! <3
Ramen Noodle Recipes:
Ramen Noodle Stir Fry
Sirloin-Snap Pea Stir Fry
Chicken Noodle Soup
Chili Cheese Ramen
Egg Drop Ramen
Spinach and Ramen
Ramen Spaghetti
Ramen Alfredo
Cheesy Ramen Noodles
Mug Meals:
Cheesy Eggs Mug
Cheese and Broccoli Mug
Mac and Cheese in a Mug
Meatloaf in a Mug
Nutella Mug Cake
Cheesecake Mug
Coffee Cup Quiche
Coffee Cup Chilaquiles
Mug Egg Scramble
Microwave Recipes:
Potato Chips
Corn on the cob
Scalloped Potatoes
White Rice
Fried Rice
Baked Potato
Chicken Casserole 
Garlic Chicken
Chicken Soup Casserole
Caramelized Onion Baked Potato
Soft Chicken Tacos
Pancakes
Recipe Generators
My Fridge Food
Fire House Chef
Dinner in 15 Minutes
Advanced recipe Generator
Cuisine
Recipe Matcher
Super Cook
Recipe Puppy
Cook Thing
Recipes by Ingredient
Recipe Key
Not Beans Again
Ideas 4 Recipes
Big Oven
Other Resources
Actual College Student Cookbook
Restaurant Coupons [1] [2] [3] [4]
Free Birthday food [1] [2] 

Reblogging because lord knows college kids aren’t the only ones that are broke.

medinaquirin:

couple-a-hundred-of-em:

As a college student, currently really hungry with nothing to eat, I understand how hard it can be to get food. Sometimes you really just don’t have the money to eat and when you do, you waste it all on fast food instead of stocking up on cheap things because you’re so tired of Ramen Noodes and canned food you could barf. So, I’ve composed a list of recipes and resources that will fit a college kid’s budget and appetite. Don’t go hungry! <3

Ramen Noodle Recipes:

Mug Meals:

Microwave Recipes:

Recipe Generators

Other Resources

Reblogging because lord knows college kids aren’t the only ones that are broke.

(Source: i-only-speak-to-sailors)

4 days ago via silentunicornspeaks (originally i-only-speak-to-sailors)
11 September 2014 @ 11:46 AM
tags:
#text
#q

lockedin221b:

candoramity:

You know what I’m grateful for? That they never made movie covers for the Harry Potter books. Can we all just take a moment to appreciate that?

image

4 days ago via fortheunicornchild (originally candoramity)