***Megan J***

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

sorcery-inthetardis:

bblackbirdd:

I brought my little brother Spencer as my date and when I told him I was nominated for this [Hot & Funny] award, he told me that if under any circumstances I won, I had to say the following things.  

being related to a celebrity: YOU’RE DOING IT RIGHT

OMG WHEN HE LOOKS AT THE CAMERA AT THE END I JUST

(via ted-hughes-and-then-there-is-you)

I know who I am and who I may be, if I choose.

—Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote (via evocativesynthesis)

fyeah-history:

Empress Dowager CixiEmpress Dowager Cixi, of the Manchu Yehenara clan, was a powerful and charismatic woman who unofficially but effectively controlled the Manchu Qing Dynasty in China for 47 years from 1861 to her death in 1908.

"I have often thought that i am the most clever woman that ever lived, and others cannot compare with me…. Although I have heard much about Queen Victoria. I don’t think her life was half so interesting and eventful as mine. She had really nothing to say about the policy of the country. Now look at me. I have 400,000,000 people dependent on my judgement."

fyeah-history:

Empress Dowager Cixi
Empress Dowager Cixi, of the Manchu Yehenara clan, was a powerful and charismatic woman who unofficially but effectively controlled the Manchu Qing Dynasty in China for 47 years from 1861 to her death in 1908.

"I have often thought that i am the most clever woman that ever lived, and others cannot compare with me…. Although I have heard much about Queen Victoria. I don’t think her life was half so interesting and eventful as mine. She had really nothing to say about the policy of the country. Now look at me. I have 400,000,000 people dependent on my judgement."

When women scream you wonder what’s wrong with them. When men yell you get afraid about what they’re going to do.

—A girl in my creative writing class said this in response to a story we read about witnessing intimate partner violence and it really fucked with my head because I’ve never, ever, ever, thought of it that way. (via firelorddahlia)

(Source: frantzfandom, via vastdistances)

jarriedisplurnt:

thegreenwolf:


A vertical forest is expected to be completed this year in Milan. There are two tower apartment complexes which contain a total of 400 residential units. The facade of the buildings will be covered with 730 trees, 5,000 shrubs, and 11,000 perennial plants. It is expected to have the same ecological impact as 10,000 square meters of forest.
Aside from fighting smog and producing oxygen, the foliage is expected to provide insulation to the residential units.

Yes. This is how cities should be. Green the cities as one of several steps in making them more habitable, and build up and not out, so that we can free up more lateral space for wildlife again. 

Omg. Having your own little mini forest on your balcony would be perfect.

jarriedisplurnt:

thegreenwolf:

A vertical forest is expected to be completed this year in Milan. There are two tower apartment complexes which contain a total of 400 residential units. The facade of the buildings will be covered with 730 trees, 5,000 shrubs, and 11,000 perennial plants. It is expected to have the same ecological impact as 10,000 square meters of forest.

Aside from fighting smog and producing oxygen, the foliage is expected to provide insulation to the residential units.

Yes. This is how cities should be. Green the cities as one of several steps in making them more habitable, and build up and not out, so that we can free up more lateral space for wildlife again. 

Omg. Having your own little mini forest on your balcony would be perfect.

(Source: curiousbotanicals, via ted-hughes-and-then-there-is-you)