I am in Germany now, studying.

So today I was THREE times mistaken with a chinese girl by Chinese students.

It was actually like this:

-Hi, my name is Mariam, I am from Russia.

- Wow. WOW. Okay, but where are you really from?

- From Russia, as I have already said.

- Are you SURE you are not from China? I mean you are Asian obviously, how can you be Russian?

For fuck’s sake how should I answer THIS? And this is a common belief that Russians are all blonde and white. It is not only in China, really.

Isn’t it strange that the world can consider that there are several ethnic groups in the UK, but can even think that the Russia, the biggest country in the world has only one? There are like 190 of them, by the way.

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I have seen The Maze Runner yesterday. And before the beginning of the film I had been like wow it would be strange to see Dylan like this, to see Stiles like this, on the big screen and everything.

But during the film I was like wow, this guy Thomas is sort of inspiring and amazing. by the way I think I saw him already somewhe- wait. shit.

So accurate, I can’t even

"Rape culture is telling girls and women to be careful about what you wear, how you wear it, how you carry yourself, where you walk, when you walk there, with whom you walk, whom you trust, what you do, where you do it, with whom you do it, what you drink, how much you drink, whether you make eye contact, if you’re alone, if you’re with a stranger, if you’re in a group, if you’re in a group of strangers, if it’s dark, if the area is unfamiliar, if you’re carrying something, how you carry it, what kind of shoes you’re wearing in case you have to run, what kind of purse you carry, what jewelry you wear, what time it is, what street it is, what environment it is, how many people you sleep with, what kind of people you sleep with, who your friends are, to whom you give your number, who’s around when the delivery guy comes, to get an apartment where you can see who’s at the door before they can see you, to check before you open the door to the delivery guy, to own a dog or a dog-sound-making machine, to get a roommate, to take self-defense, to always be alert always pay attention always watch your back always be aware of your surroundings and never let your guard down for a moment lets you be sexually assaulted and if you are and didn’t follow all the rules it’s your fault."

elqiao:

awkwardsituationist:

thirteen year old ashol pan is part of a nascent movement of girls who are keeping alive the six thousand year old kazakh tradition of golden eagle hunting known as berkutchy.

though long the monopoly of boys — once deemed uniquely strong enough to carry a full grown eagle on their arms and endure harsh winter hunts — fewer are now learning the skill, abandoning their traditional semi nomadic ways for life in the cities.

berkutchy is a life long profession, and is often a hereditary one. but ashol’s brother left for the military, leaving her father, an experienced eagle hunter, to ask if she would take his place and assume training.

asher svidensky — who took these photos during a four month trek in the mountains of western mongolia’s bayan ulgii (or “rich cradle”) province, where only 250 hunters remain — told the bbc that where most boys are at first apprehensive around their eagles, ashol was very much at ease.

ashol, though still in school, will spend much of her time nurturing her eagle, imprinting herself on the fiercely independent bird from birth. after much time and training, her eagle — who is considered a member of the family — will learn to track down rabbits, foxes and wolves, whose furs are needed for the harsh winters.

Also the cuteness here: image

islamandart:

Mahabat Makbara, Junagadh, Junagadh District, Gujarat, India.

O_O

islamandart:

Mahabat Makbara, Junagadh, Junagadh District, Gujarat, India.

O_O

art-of-swords:

Yatagan Sword

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Culture: Ottoman
  • Measurements: overall length 75 cm

The sword features the typical, slightly curved, single-edged blade, this particular one having a double rear groove, blued at the first part, with a round, gold cartouche featuring inscriptions in Arabic on a side, and decorations with inscriptions, in gold, on the other. The gilt copper hilt is decorated with filigree and large cabochon corals and glasses. The walrus ivory grip scales with large ears, while the wooden scabbard comes with leather covering and simple iron mounts.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.

brownriot:

Mean while in Doma, Syria.. 

Creating master pieces from instruments of death 

brownriot:

Mean while in Doma, Syria.. 

Creating master pieces from instruments of death 

karachiite:

Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan. The mosque was built in 1634-1635 A.D and is located in the Inner City of Lahore, Pakistan.

A message from Аноним
I really love the meta you and the others of the metagroup write! It makes re-watching the episodes so much more entertaining (even though I suddenly see numbers everywhere...) So, I don't know if any of you noticed this, but when the Stilinskis arrive at the loft and Derek turns around, the functioning lightbulbs look like music notes on a sheet (at least to me). And since the (supposedly) romantic scenes often have music, I wonder if this is some sort of parallel and the music is muted because
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 And since the (supposedly) romantic scenes often have music, I wonder if this is some parallel and the music is muted because Stiles in denial and/or Derek is maybe probably notDerek?

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ooh, we didn’t notice that at all

i wonder if it does play music, but it’s entirely possible it does, and something tells me it won’t be ode to joy

alexfry01:

Although it’s a far fetched idea of music in the bulbs I though I would give it a look and bash out what notes I see on the piano, I mean we’ve had weirder and more far fetched things in canon so why not? (I never thought being a diploma standard pianist would work its way into Teen Wolf but here we are)

I’ve just taken a good look at a few of the gifs and screencaps of that scene to get the best idea of what the notes might be. Looking at it as best as I can there are a few ways it could be if it were music.

One way it could be is if it were a graphic score which uses shapes and their relative heights to represent notes and how long they’re played for. Going with this and playing some notes out on my piano based on the heights gave something interesting. If we take the lowest of the lights as the tonic (first note) of any given scale and the next one as the dominant (5th note) it produces an interesting motif that sounds almost lyrical. What I got with using the key of C is C G C G C^ D^ E G C G E B (C^ and D^ just mean that note an octave above the starting C) which sounds very lyrical, I would say almost romantic, but ends on the B. Musically this is ending on what’s called the leading note of the scale, which is the final note before the first note, called the tonic, is repeated an octave above the start. The leading note should always resolve to the tonic before the song ends if it is a nice piece of music. Ending on the leading note without the tonic resolution leaves the piece sounding mysterious, unfinished as if there is more to it. Sounds a bit like sterek, no?

The other way of looking at is it seeing each row of bulbs as a different note in the chromatic scale (all notes, naturals and accidentals so the black and white keys on a piano). If we take it like this you get, again in the key of C, C Eb C Eb F F# D Eb C Eb D F. This sounds less harmonious but is still more or less in C minor key and sounds very ominous and a little mysterious. Now a minor key is often used to represent sadness or anxiety in a piece of music. Looking at it this way it could be said that it is a reference to the current state of the gang, uneasy and anxious. It would make sense seeing as they just found out the Scott and Kira have been taken. With shipper goggles on it could also represent sterek in how they are not quite there yet, still have a way to go and it just isn’t matching up for them yet. The former is more likely if this interpretation of the bulb notes is taken, but I think that the other one is simply because the other way of thinking of it as a graphic score sounds more musical and fits directly to the scale of C major rather than skimming the edges so to speak of C minor like the interval based view.

Either way there are links to sterek in the interpretation of the music as well as tension and unresolved somethings. No matter how odd it seems, the notes line up too perfectly, from a musical sense, for it to seem co-incidental so it might have some relevance. There are other ways to interpret it beside this, music can always be interpreted a number of ways, and I might be a little skewed by sterek because I ship it so much, but it seems to add up.

It’s all vey speculative, but it does seem a little too co-incidental. Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but if it is a thing you’re quite right athenadark that it’s definitely not ode to joy. Whatever way you look at it there is some way of it being a little bit anxious or unresolved.

And for your listening pleasure (or further meta) the two short motifs I could work out from the bulbs:

Bulbs as graphic score (more romantic and unresolved - More likely interpretation in my opinion)

Bulbs as chromatic intervals (more mysterious and anxious)

(links open to soundcloud)

knot-all-men:

hogwarts portraits! 

i did these to get the hang of my new tablet. it was fun! i might do beauxbatons derek and some other characters at some point.

p.s. i also like slytherin for lydia.

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sparkafterdark:

The good news:

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 I found my favorite old jacket while sorting through my old stuff

The bad news:imageThe last time I wore it I was nine years old

The best news:

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I am the anime now