“Love is a verb, not a noun. It is active. Love is not just feelings of passion and romance. It is behavior. If a man lies to you, he is behaving badly and unlovingly toward you. He is disrespecting you and your relationship. The words “I love you” are not enough to make up for that. Don’t kid yourself that they are.”
— Susan Forward (via quotes-shape-us)

somewheremeantforme:

youarethegreenwonderofjune:

Satan: [appears]
Satan: You can have anything you wan—
Me: LANGUAGE.
Satan: What?
Me: GIVE ME EVERY LANGUAGE.
Satan: What the—?
Me: YOU SAID ANYTHING. GIVE ME EVERY LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD.
Satan: Wouldn’t you rather have love or money?
Me: EVERY. LANGUAGE. MASTERY OF EVERY LANGUAGE. NOW.

Now, since this is Satan I’m cutting a deal with, I’m going to specify…when you say every language, do you mean just spoken, living languages, or every language? Because think of the possibilities. Mastery of every computer language: boom, all technology is laid open to you. Mastery of dead languages, the ones wiped out by imperialists: you could bring them back, resurrect that piece of cultural and linguistic heritage. Mastery of body language: it’d be nearly impossible to lie or conceal things from you, and you yourself would never give anything away. Mastery of animal body language: figure out if that bear is eyeing you out of curiosity or hunger, and then intimidate it into backing off. Mastery of the language of nature itself: look at the sky and know when storms approach, look at the ocean and feel the shift in the tides as some oil company delves too deep, look at a swarm of bees, a flight of geese, the hunting patterns of wolves, and know how the air shivers as the earth rolls over in its sleep.

Basically, when you ask for mastery of every language, you could have just said, “Satan, give me your throne,” and have done with it.

stickfiguregods:

itsstillthesameoldface:

can any of you help me out in choosing a mobile Latin dictionary? I’m really just looking for something that means I don’t have to lug my dictionary around everywhere with me, and some sort of parsing (like Pocket Oxford Latin) would be great too.

I’m currently tossing up between the SPQR one and the Collins - thoughts?

Spqr is my fav. I love that you can read texts in it and add words you look up to flashcards easily.

I use Lexidium on my iPad. It’s the free dictionary app my college professors recommended to me, and I find it very helpful. Granted, it doesn’t make flashcards, but I already know Latin and don’t use flashcards anymore, so that’s not a big deal to me.

thotiemusprime:

janell1632mills:

thesufferereatsass:

mollymimieux:

Imagine that one day the whole world would look like this.

THE LAST OF US

Life after Humans…dun dun dunnnnnn

Earth’s Repossession.

europeanarchitecture:

Cádiz Cathedral / Catedral de Santa Cruz de Cádiz - architect Vicente Acero, Cádiz, Spain (by J.S.C.)

“..rape is not aggressive sexuality, it is sexualized aggression.”
— Audre Lorde; Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference (via iggyazazel)
“We never say that all men deserve to feel beautiful. We never say that each man is beautiful in his own way. We don’t have huge campaigns aimed at young boys trying to convince them that they’re attractive, probably because we very rarely correlate a man’s worth with his appearance. The problem is that a woman’s value in this world is still very much attached to her appearance, and telling her that she should or deserves to feel beautiful does more to promote that than negate it. Telling women that they “deserve” to feel pretty plays right in to the idea that prettiness should be important to them. And having books and movies aimed at young women where every female protagonist turns out to be beautiful (whereas many of the antagonists are described in much less flattering terms) reinforces the message that beauty has some kind of morality attached to it, and that all heroines are somehow pretty.”
LLMNS