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"My thoughts are stars
I can't fathom into
constellations."
Augustus Waters
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Definitely my favorite bit from this movie.  So hilarious.

3 weeks ago on July 6th, 2014 |4,885 notes

unamusedsloth:

Cats can be bros sometimes.

Um.  This is adorable.

1 month ago on June 24th, 2014 |174,390 notes
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fishingboatproceeds:

A beautiful, brilliant video from Vi Hart about infinity, and whether some infinities really are bigger than others.

The last minute or so of this video is absolutely beautiful, and makes a point that I had never considered before.

Let us now pause to be grateful that we live in a world that contains a Vi Hart.

As a self-proclaimed math nerd, I knew that the math part of Hazel’s speech at the end of The Fault In Our Stars was mathematically flawed.  The infinite set of numbers between 0 and 1 is not smaller than the infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2.  I didn’t care much because the sentiment was beautiful, and it is true that some infinities are bigger than others, just not in the way she described it.

I’ve always loved ViHart’s videos, but this one is especially good.  If you’re not super into math, I implore you to keep watching throughout the middle part, because John’s right when he says the last minute or so is really really beautiful.  It applies so well to life, and honestly just further strengthens the point Hazel was trying to make with her speech at the end of the book/movie.  And it won’t mean as much if you don’t watch it all.

1 month ago on June 20th, 2014 |11,928 notes
The fact that someone sat down and cross-stitched this is the absolute best.
Good job, person.  I genuinely admire you.

The fact that someone sat down and cross-stitched this is the absolute best.

Good job, person.  I genuinely admire you.

1 month ago on June 15th, 2014 |44,800 notes
No.  No no no no no.  
(Rant coming…) ((Disclaimer: these are my personal opinions, obviously, so feel free to adamantly disagree with me lol.)
Firstly, I get so tired of this idea that having a family is somehow a lesser life.  It’s so not.  Life is what you make of it - no matter what comes in to it.
Just because Lane has kids, that doesn’t mean she lost her freedom.  She may have missed out on ONE opportunity in her music career in the time period DIRECTLY following the pushing of 2 human beings out of her body, but that doesn’t mean her music career was over forever.  I don’t believe that it was. (Need an example?  Eisley & their families are amazing examples of having a successful music career, including writing and recording and shows and tours, while raising small children.)  
But even if her music career was over after that, being a “stay at home mom” and having a family is a freaking huge and amazing opportunity that so many people don’t ever get the chance to have.  
Secondly… Gilmore Girls, to me, was about motherhood.  I always kind of loved the background story of Lane and her mother learning to know and understand and appreciate each other.  In a lot of ways, Lane’s changing relationship with her mom was just as important a story as Lorelai and Rory’s relationship, or Lorelai and Emily’s.  And Lane having her own kids and becoming a mother was a really good way for the show to continue the cycle of motherhood.
I love Lane.  I think she’s awesome, and I love the story that was written for her.  Heck, if there’s ever a GG movie, I’d kinda like it to be mainly about Lane and Zach and their family, with Rory in the background.
(Rant over.)

No.  No no no no no.  

(Rant coming…) ((Disclaimer: these are my personal opinions, obviously, so feel free to adamantly disagree with me lol.)

Firstly, I get so tired of this idea that having a family is somehow a lesser life.  It’s so not.  Life is what you make of it - no matter what comes in to it.

Just because Lane has kids, that doesn’t mean she lost her freedom.  She may have missed out on ONE opportunity in her music career in the time period DIRECTLY following the pushing of 2 human beings out of her body, but that doesn’t mean her music career was over forever.  I don’t believe that it was. (Need an example?  Eisley & their families are amazing examples of having a successful music career, including writing and recording and shows and tours, while raising small children.)  

But even if her music career was over after that, being a “stay at home mom” and having a family is a freaking huge and amazing opportunity that so many people don’t ever get the chance to have.  

Secondly… Gilmore Girls, to me, was about motherhood.  I always kind of loved the background story of Lane and her mother learning to know and understand and appreciate each other.  In a lot of ways, Lane’s changing relationship with her mom was just as important a story as Lorelai and Rory’s relationship, or Lorelai and Emily’s.  And Lane having her own kids and becoming a mother was a really good way for the show to continue the cycle of motherhood.

I love Lane.  I think she’s awesome, and I love the story that was written for her.  Heck, if there’s ever a GG movie, I’d kinda like it to be mainly about Lane and Zach and their family, with Rory in the background.

(Rant over.)

1 month ago on June 14th, 2014 |197 notes
cartel:

puddlejumpingchampion:

lutefisktacoandbeer:

funnywildlife:

cognitivedissonance:

clubpunk:

kittymudface:

It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing

Best thing I have ever seen I love cats so much omg

Your cute cat of the day

Blimey! Speechless!

Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.

What a smart, sweet kitty!

this is the cutest thing ever omg

cartel:

puddlejumpingchampion:

lutefisktacoandbeer:

funnywildlife:

cognitivedissonance:

clubpunk:

kittymudface:

It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing

Best thing I have ever seen I love cats so much omg

Your cute cat of the day

Blimey! Speechless!

Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). 
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.

What a smart, sweet kitty!

this is the cutest thing ever omg

1 month ago on June 14th, 2014 |519,048 notes
fishingboatproceeds:

faultinourstarsmovie:

normal—sucks:

💏


I just want to point out one thing here: When was the last time the girl kissed the boy in a teen romance? Ever? Has it happened ever? I seriously think it might not have happened ever.

That’s one of the things I loved about the book (and now the movie).  Augustus clearly likes Hazel and is not at all shy about that, but even when she’s going through her whole “I’m a grenade we can’t be together” phase, he never tries to forcibly convince her otherwise.  He’s never like, “Well maybe a kiss will change your mind.”  He respects that it’s her choice even if he doesn’t agree.  And he waits, until she’s ready to make the first move.  Nicely done, Augustus.

fishingboatproceeds:

faultinourstarsmovie:

normal—sucks:

💏

I just want to point out one thing here: When was the last time the girl kissed the boy in a teen romance? Ever? Has it happened ever? I seriously think it might not have happened ever.

That’s one of the things I loved about the book (and now the movie).  Augustus clearly likes Hazel and is not at all shy about that, but even when she’s going through her whole “I’m a grenade we can’t be together” phase, he never tries to forcibly convince her otherwise.  He’s never like, “Well maybe a kiss will change your mind.”  He respects that it’s her choice even if he doesn’t agree.  And he waits, until she’s ready to make the first move.  Nicely done, Augustus.

1 month ago on June 8th, 2014 |246,449 notes
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divergentofficial:

Initiates, how many of you have had the exact same book nerd problem?

Okay maybe not this PARTICULAR reference - but in general, this type of situation happens to me a lot.

And also, I really want to run through the streets yelling, “Out of my way - YA Emergency!!”

1 month ago on June 1st, 2014 |378 notes
It was like Hazel falling in love with Augustus; slowly and then all at once.
- My boyfriend talking about his Chipotle poop. (via candidlycara)
2 months ago on May 31st, 2014 |22,973 notes

This.  For real.

2 months ago on May 30th, 2014 |13 notes