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fuckyeahexistentialism:

If I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.

          -Hayao Miyazaki (x)

(Source: spellthief)

Apr 5
gehayi:

queenofeden:

perplexingly:

Daughter of a gun (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧ No idea if such a thing existed but surely there had to be girls born on board in the Age of Sail?

*puts on obnoxious historian hat*
*clears throat*
there were actually tons of women and girls on board ships during the age of sail and it’s really cool history that no one!!! ever!!! talks about!!! 
like captains of merchant ships used to bring their wives and children on board for long voyages all the time (and of course there were plenty of well known female pirate ship captains, and women cross-dressing as men, and prostitutes that more people seem to know of)
there’s actually a really amazing story of one woman, Mary Ann Patten who was the wife of the captain of this ship called Neptune’s Car. Captain Patten decided that he wanted her onboard with him and she was super about this and learned all about navigation and sailing and everything. so this one voyage they’re going around the tip of south america when her husband gets sick and is bed ridden with a fever right as the ship sails into one of the worst storms any of the crew had ever seen and it looks like they might lose the ship or have to stop
so you know who takes over??? the first mate??? 
no.
MARY
she took over the whole crew and sailed that ship through freezing water and pack ice and had it coasting smoothly into the san francisco harbour like it was nothing. and she did this all at age 19. while pregnant.
at one point the first mate tried to get the crew to mutiny against her but they all rallied with her and told him to shut the heck up because she obv knew what she was doing.
there’s a great book about women in the age of sail called ‘female tars’ by suzanne stark that i cannot recommend enough and has way more amazing stories and insights about the myriad roles women and girls played aboard ship during that time period.
(sorry i totally didn’t mean to hijack your post i love all of your art and this is gorgeous i just got over excited sorry sorry sorry)

We need links!
Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail by Suzanne Stark
Hen Frigates: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea by Joan Druett
Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail by Joan Druett
Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920 edited by Margaret S. Creighton and Lisa Norling
Petticoat Whalers: Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920 by Joan Druett
Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World by Jane Yolen
Seafaring Women: Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways and Sailors’ Wives by David Cordingly
The Captain’s Best Mate: The Journal of Mary Chipman Lawrence on the Whaler Addison, 1856-1860 by Mary Chipman Lawrence
Women Sailors and Sailors’ Women: An Untold Maritime History by David Cordingly

gehayi:

queenofeden:

perplexingly:

Daughter of a gun (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧ No idea if such a thing existed but surely there had to be girls born on board in the Age of Sail?

*puts on obnoxious historian hat*

*clears throat*

there were actually tons of women and girls on board ships during the age of sail and it’s really cool history that no one!!! ever!!! talks about!!! 

like captains of merchant ships used to bring their wives and children on board for long voyages all the time (and of course there were plenty of well known female pirate ship captains, and women cross-dressing as men, and prostitutes that more people seem to know of)

there’s actually a really amazing story of one woman, Mary Ann Patten who was the wife of the captain of this ship called Neptune’s Car. Captain Patten decided that he wanted her onboard with him and she was super about this and learned all about navigation and sailing and everything. so this one voyage they’re going around the tip of south america when her husband gets sick and is bed ridden with a fever right as the ship sails into one of the worst storms any of the crew had ever seen and it looks like they might lose the ship or have to stop

so you know who takes over??? the first mate??? 

no.

MARY

she took over the whole crew and sailed that ship through freezing water and pack ice and had it coasting smoothly into the san francisco harbour like it was nothing. and she did this all at age 19. while pregnant.

at one point the first mate tried to get the crew to mutiny against her but they all rallied with her and told him to shut the heck up because she obv knew what she was doing.

there’s a great book about women in the age of sail called ‘female tars’ by suzanne stark that i cannot recommend enough and has way more amazing stories and insights about the myriad roles women and girls played aboard ship during that time period.

(sorry i totally didn’t mean to hijack your post i love all of your art and this is gorgeous i just got over excited sorry sorry sorry)

We need links!

Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail by Suzanne Stark

Hen Frigates: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea by Joan Druett

Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail by Joan Druett

Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920 edited by Margaret S. Creighton and Lisa Norling

Petticoat Whalers: Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920 by Joan Druett

Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World by Jane Yolen

Seafaring Women: Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways and Sailors’ Wives by David Cordingly

The Captain’s Best Mate: The Journal of Mary Chipman Lawrence on the Whaler Addison, 1856-1860 by Mary Chipman Lawrence

Women Sailors and Sailors’ Women: An Untold Maritime History by David Cordingly

Apr 4

ollymoss:

Prints in the shop tomorrow.

Apr 3

shannonmayillustration:

seeyouspacecowboyzine:

Pre-Orders for See You Space Cowboy zine are now available!!

A huge thanks to everyone that contributed work! I was seriously floored/humbled by how many pieces were submitted. The talent and variety was amazing, and I was introduced to so many awesome artists through this project!
It was reallyyyy tough picking the pieces, but I’m really proud of the final collection in the book, which features 35 artists over 44 full-color pages!

Here’s the official list of contributors that made it to the printed book:

Abby IlyaevAnabel ColazoAngelica AnkawiBabs TarrBeau Q.Boya SunChris ChangChris KindredCJ RasmussenDaniel ShafferDavid ZissouEllen WangEnduroErik LyEvan MunroGene D’cruzeJanet SungJasmine MonterrosoJoan VaritekJohn MiscKelli MooreKelly KaoKevin RoqueKristen DavisMagnus AtomMark A. Fionda Jr.Max TemescuMorgan Kendric SawyerNatalie PhillipsOMOCATRichie PopeSebastian von BuchwaldShannon May , Valeria VieroYssa Badiola

Teaser art by (in order): Anabel ColazoBoya SunAbby Ilyaev, and Gene D’cruze

Edited and curated by Janet Sung
Cover Illustration by Shannon May

Yay!

The problems of writing

  • Having a Beginning
  • Having an Ending
  • But WHERE’S THE MIDDLE?!?
  • HOW DO I GET TO THE ENDING
  • WHAT IS A PLOT
  • WHAT ARE PLOT DETAILS
  • WHAT IS WRITING

And most importantly:

  • HOW DO I TITLE

(Source: pitchblack-the-nightmare-king)

stunt-muppet:

theolduvaigorge:

the-fisher-queen:

emir-dynamite:

rabadons-deathcap:

lymphonodge:

bearpigman:

sushiandpie:

if youre down or sad tonight, watch this seal complain about going into the water and in general be a big baby

I legit don’t think I’ve laughed out loud in over a week, and now I can’t stop

"BLEBS BLEBS BLEBS PTPPTTT AAAAA"

literally me going to work

When my mother started doing physical therapy after her operation (several months ago) I sent her this video.  Her exercises usually make her cry, so I sit in the room and make the reluctant Weddell seal noises for her.  She says this helps.

This is literally me, as I procrastinate writing this damn memo.

Me getting out of bed in the morning. Bleeeeeerch…meehbleerp blerp.

if i ever fail to reblog this it’s because i’m dead

(Source: pissyeti)

bazaardvark:

theremina:

I’m just gonna go ahead and start responding to any and all pleas for advice with that line. I’m gonna make that a thing.

I support this

bazaardvark:

theremina:

I’m just gonna go ahead and start responding to any and all pleas for advice with that line. I’m gonna make that a thing.

I support this

Eleven percent.

Eleven percent, or a ‘blog about health and stuff. Also horse vaginas.

groundhog-day-bill-murray-smashes-alarm-clock

It’s been a long week.

Let’s kick off with a genuine conversation that I have had with a student this week. An A*-target student.

Student: “Sir, do horses lay eggs?”

Me: “No. Horses do not lay eggs.”

Student: “So how do they breed? It’s not like they give birth to little tiny horses.”

Me: “That’s exactly what they do.”

Student: “They’d need a uterus for that. And a vagina.”

Me: “That’s exactly…

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rhube:

captainamerica-in-middle-earth:

spectacularuniverse:

I’ve seen this photograph very frequently on tumblr and Facebook, always with the simple caption, “Ghost Heart”. What exactly is a ghost heart?
More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won’t survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this— first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts - for years.The process is called decellularization and it is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place. This scaffold of connective tissue - called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.This ghost heart is ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart - one that won’t be rejected - can be grown.(Source)

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

So, given that they are now using a very similar method to 3D print ‘scaffolds’ that are then reseeded with the patient’s own cells… prediction that soon they won’t even need to use pig hearts?
*fingers crossed*

Sooo…if we could have this but with kidneys by…August? That’d be a load off. Thanks, Science.

rhube:

captainamerica-in-middle-earth:

spectacularuniverse:

I’ve seen this photograph very frequently on tumblr and Facebook, always with the simple caption, “Ghost Heart”. What exactly is a ghost heart?

More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won’t survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.

The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.

Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.

Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this— first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts - for years.

The process is called decellularization and it is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place. 

This scaffold of connective tissue - called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.

This ghost heart is ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart - one that won’t be rejected - can be grown.


(Source)

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

So, given that they are now using a very similar method to 3D print ‘scaffolds’ that are then reseeded with the patient’s own cells… prediction that soon they won’t even need to use pig hearts?

*fingers crossed*

Sooo…if we could have this but with kidneys by…August? That’d be a load off. Thanks, Science.

nickdrake:

George Lucas, David Prowse and Irvin Kershner.

Is it just me that instantly wondered, “why is George cupping himself?”

nickdrake:

George Lucas, David Prowse and Irvin Kershner.

Is it just me that instantly wondered, “why is George cupping himself?”