Subtle Skies

and Gray Analogies

baumbydahm:

"It is kind of you to like a Scarecrow," he replied.  "But surely you will think more of me when you hear the splendid thoughts my new brain is going to turn out."  Then he said good-bye to them all in a cheerful voice and went to the Throne Room, where he rapped upon the door."Come in," said Oz.The Scarecrow went in and found the little man sitting down by the window, engaged in deep thought.
Chapter 16. This is the first time we see the Throne Room in full, and I thought it would be nice to have little Oz on a tiny folding chair as a counterpoint to the throne.

baumbydahm:

"It is kind of you to like a Scarecrow," he replied.  "But surely you will think more of me when you hear the splendid thoughts my new brain is going to turn out."  Then he said good-bye to them all in a cheerful voice and went to the Throne Room, where he rapped upon the door.
"Come in," said Oz.
The Scarecrow went in and found the little man sitting down by the window, engaged in deep thought.

Chapter 16. This is the first time we see the Throne Room in full, and I thought it would be nice to have little Oz on a tiny folding chair as a counterpoint to the throne.

motiya:

Please take a minute to generally know what’s going on in Pakistan right now.

On August 14th, Pakistan’s Independence Day, peaceful demonstrators started a march for the capital in opposition to the current prime minister. Now 17 days in to their peaceful sit in at the prime minister’s house civilians are being attacked and brutalized by the military.

They are being shot with rubber bullets, tear gas, and shells. Women and children are on the frontline, joined by lower and middle class citizens. It’s not rebels or bad people, its teachers, craftsmen, doctors.

It is hardly being reported on international media, but a peaceful protest in a democratic country is being met with such hard violence sanctioned by its military, and that’s a very very scary thing. 

Headlines are making it sound like it is an equal clash, but these are UNARMED CIVILIANS, who are exercising their human right to oppose injustice. They want the current president Nawaz Sharif to resign, and are being attacked for it. Tensions in Pakistan are the direct result of the upper class elite and misuse of power by the military declaring a state of emergency to bypass laws and impose curfew on its citizens, by any force necessary.

Anti-government protesters begin march on Pakistani capital

Teargas fired as Pakistan protesters clash with Islamabad police

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Named As Murder Suspect

parzival221:

shak1ra:

redevoted:

bowserfucker:

oknope:

imagine reading a book of all the lies you’ve told 

IDK what kind of lives you all are leading, but this sounds like the boringest shit. “Yes I sent that email.” “Yeah, I like your outfit.” “I was sick.” “My mom said no” “No I wasn’t crying.” “Yes I read the Terms of Service”

what about a book of all the lies people have told you

Oh how the tables have tabled

Tables have tabled

The education of the Filipino must be a Filipino education. It must be based on the needs and goals of the nation. The objective is not merely to produce men and women who can read and write or who can add and subtract. The primary objective is to produce a citizenry that appreciates and is conscious of its nationhood and has national goals for the betterment of the community.

Renato Constantino, The Miseducation of the Filipino

jessicachastains:

twofishies:

lightspeedsound:

all-the-fangirl-feels:

#remember how this movie took female stereotypes and crushed them into a million pieces

casual reminder that Elle Woods scored a 179 on the LSAT, which is one point shy of a perfect score.

Casual reminder that Whatshisface here had family connections and was a legacy and shit, whereas Elle Woods came out of nowhere.

casual reminder that Elle Woods actually had an amazing background in real life issues that people dismissed as unimportant but managed to not only learn the law, but learned how to apply the law.

Casual reminder that Elle Woods used her lawyer skills to save a woman from an abusive relationship and also save another woman from trumped up murder charges and basically what I’m saying is you go, girl, go get ‘em Elle Woods, thank you for this movie.

what’s fantastic about this movie is that it’s not that fucked up brand of feminism where the girls who arent like other girls and sip tea and read hemingway look down on the blonde party sluts. the message of the movie is like, you can be blonde and attractive AND enjoy stuff like shopping and partying and you can still be smart and kick ass!!!

(Source: fifthharmony)

indiohistorian:

It was said that when Apolinario Mabini, the former Prime Minister of the Philippines’ defeated first Republic, was exiled by the Americans to Guam for refusing to swear allegiance to the American flag, he was taunted by one American warden that there were no great literature of the Philippines that Filipinos could be proud of. In answer to this taunting, the Filipino paralytic began to write the entire awit epic of “Florante at Laura" composed by Francisco Balagtas. And Mabini wrote it simply from memory!
Talk about being a genius. 
*Photo: Mabini’s handwriting from one of the introductory verses of the Florante at Laura he wrote for the warden.

Kay Celia 
Kung pagsaulan kong basahin sa isip 
ang nakaraang araw ng pag-ibig,
may mahahagilap kayang natititik
liban na kay Celiang namugad sa dibdib?

indiohistorian:

It was said that when Apolinario Mabini, the former Prime Minister of the Philippines’ defeated first Republic, was exiled by the Americans to Guam for refusing to swear allegiance to the American flag, he was taunted by one American warden that there were no great literature of the Philippines that Filipinos could be proud of. In answer to this taunting, the Filipino paralytic began to write the entire awit epic of “Florante at Laura" composed by Francisco Balagtas. And Mabini wrote it simply from memory!

Talk about being a genius. 

*Photo: Mabini’s handwriting from one of the introductory verses of the Florante at Laura he wrote for the warden.

Kay Celia

Kung pagsaulan kong basahin sa isip 

ang nakaraang araw ng pag-ibig,

may mahahagilap kayang natititik

liban na kay Celiang namugad sa dibdib?