Nitroglycerine Tulips

jade-cooper:

Here have a ship…. haven’t uploaded many last days…

It’s the russian Shtandart

via shipsshipships · originally by jade-cooper
brazilwonders:

Rio de Janeiro (by Milan Rohrer)

brazilwonders:

Rio de Janeiro (by Milan Rohrer)

0rient-express:

Sakura Drops | by Masato Mukoyama.

0rient-express:

Sakura Drops | by Masato Mukoyama.

via ode-to-the-world · originally by flickr.com
brazilwonders:

São Joaquim - Santa Catarina (by Lucas Rocha)

brazilwonders:

São Joaquim - Santa Catarina (by Lucas Rocha)

fotojournalismus:

Juba, South Sudan, Camille Lepage

fotojournalismus:

Juba, South SudanCamille Lepage

via fotojournalismus · originally by intamunu
karadin:

 
My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.
Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 
I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

karadin:

 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

via the42towels · originally by lalie
ninewhitebanners:

A Mongolian first-grader with a Mickey Mouse backpack walks home from school, against the backdrop of the Altai mountains. Photo by Andrew Cullen.

ninewhitebanners:

A Mongolian first-grader with a Mickey Mouse backpack walks home from school, against the backdrop of the Altai mountains. Photo by Andrew Cullen.

via rockpapertheodore · originally by un.org
they’ll keep taking till you’re d e a d
via comraderogers · originally by buckynatasha
#mcu

You run for the borders where epistles burn in the arms of man

via bckys · originally by nyiro
#mcu

Will Hanna Rosin lose her corporeal form and dissolve into dust if she doesn’t regularly utter the words “my book, The End of Men”?

posted 12 hours ago with 1 note

clirkstrider:

"I tried to scroll past this"

and now i will succeed where you have failed

via librarianmermaid · originally by sky-high-rayquaza

I’m reading Between Silk and Cyanide (and loving it so far), and one of the higher-ups in the SOE coding division is a Mr* Dansey.  Coming hot on the heels of The Rhesus Chart, my brain went “Wait, the Laundry started as the occult division of the SOE.  I know where Dansey House got its name!”

Perhaps this is something every Brit worth their salt would have spotted right off, but I’m glad to have finally spotted it.

*I can’t remember his rank and don’t have the book to hand, oops.

posted 13 hours ago with 1 note

literaryreference:

crazyress:

buzzfeed:

This photo series of brides seeing their brides for the first time might make you cry in the best possible way.

this made me really happy

Oh no, this is too cute! (Even if it is on Buzzfeed.)

via literaryreference · originally by BuzzFeed

We did definitely see Cherubim and Seraphim when I was somewhere under age nine.  Let me tell you, as a particularly naive and obtuse child, I understood maybe 10 or 15% of what went on in that episode.

(I got to Wikipedia by Googling “inspector morse teenage rave” and from the summary got the gem of a sentence “Morse is somewhat disappointed to see no alcohol being drunk.”  Of course he is, though. Of course).