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The archaeologist is a free-spirited woman, thriving on the notion that everything she spies buried deep in the ground has been strategically placed by a culture of antiquity. She relishes in the scent of earth, just like children relish in building sandcastles. Every artifact unearthed is the inspiration of a new and untold tale of the days of yore. This soothes her. Only a person truly confident that a life lived with passion and intrigue will be enough to make them happy has the proper disposition to excavate.

Read the Printed Word!

GRYFFINDOR
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SHERLOCK'S SCARF
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I'm a HFB
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❝If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.❞
(—— Oscar Wilde (via observando))

❝I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.❞
(—— Charlotte Bronte (via observando))

Herati women’s solo dance known as ghamzagi or qandegi is a Afghan style of dance in which all naz or eshwa that a dancer knows is drawn upon to be presented in a free format. Naz is the Persian equivalent of coyness, it is the use of femininity to it’s utmost and is a very important feature of the female psyche in the East. Movements can describe aspects of daily activities such as facial beautification, combing the hair, sewing, sowing, picking fruit or flowers etc.

Dancer: Mariam Gaibova (Actress and dancer of Tajik origin.)
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I used to do dances like this twice a year when I was younger.

Naz and ‘eshveh’ - as we say in Persian - is kind of the cornerstone of our dancing. [We have different music, though.]

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I get why people are angry Moffat didn’t cast a POC or a Woman

stuffertystuffstuff:

But let us be honest.

How many OSCAR WINNING ACTORS do you think besides Peter Capaldi auditioned for the role?

Really? Be honest?

Sometimes “the right actor for a role” line is a blow off.

Sometimes it’s legit.

Yes, except they didn’t really audition anyone this time around. Moffat said it in the special, today — they all knew who they wanted, they invited him ‘round to Moffat’s house, made a tape, and showed it to all the people who needed to see it. But there wasn’t really a casting call, was there.

The issue here isn’t really anything other than if the narrative says anything is possible (which Moffat said “we know the Doctor can regenerate into another gender”), and we’ve already seen them cast an unknown (Matt Smith)—why not? Why not a woman, why not a POC? I can hardly believe that there aren’t women or POCs or both who couldn’t do just as well, or even better. We’ve got a companion, now, who is sharper and more en pointe than Matt Smith and she’s a she. 

The “right actor for the role” is always a line. It’s laziness, that’s all. 

That being said, I’m sure Peter Capaldi will be brilliant. He’s hilarious, witty, and adorable in his own way. 


❝[Wilde] was never bitter; he was brought low, humiliated to the point of virtually begging on the street. But he retained his dignity; his letter to Bosie from prison, De Profundis, is an extraordinary piece of writing—its understanding, its imaginative penetration of Bosie’s life. Although he’s tough on Bosie, he understands him. He tells Bosie what his trouble is—its not that he’s cruel or stupid. He’s just not imaginative, he does not have the ability to penetrate the minds of others, to see what it’s like to be someone else, which is the first quality of art that you need. That’s why Bosie wasn’t a great poet, that’s why he brought such tragedy. All he had was hate and, as Wilde observes, hate is unique among human emotions in that it destroys everything around it except itself.❞
(—— [x] (via fuckyeahstephenfry))


laroux74:

danfaust:

tiffanyb:

suitep:

mathcat345:

aimee-b-loved:

parisldn:

I… I think I need to lie down for a bit. 

I’ll be in my bunk.

I’ll be in *his* bunk.

I want to freeze this version in carbonite.

An entire generation of girls with a thing for scruffy dudes carrying whips.

Not just girls. 

what everyone else said

Exactly.

(via wedigthedirt)



❝You read about people falling suddenly in love, about romantic thunderbolts that go with clashing cymbals, high quivering strings and resounding chords and you read about eyes that meet across the room to the thudding twang of Cupid’s bow, but it is less often that you read about collaborative love at first sight, about people who instantly discover that they were born to work together or born to be natural and perfect friends.❞
(—— The Fry Chronicles (via fuckyeahstephenfry)

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❝Once, in my father’s bookshop, I heard a regular customer say that few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our memory to which, sooner or later—no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget—we will return.❞
(—— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind (via itsfromabook)

(via bookporn)

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redscharlach:

I thought I’d commemorate my enjoyment of Skyfall with a tribute to Judi Dench’s eternally classy M. Why? Because she rocks.

redscharlach:

I thought I’d commemorate my enjoyment of Skyfall with a tribute to Judi Dench’s eternally classy M. Why? Because she rocks.

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chrisnolansscarf:

bidenette:

This man is SNARKING FROM GAZA IN THE MIDDLE OF A FUCKING AIR STRIKE.

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chrisnolansscarf:

bidenette:

This man is SNARKING FROM GAZA IN THE MIDDLE OF A FUCKING AIR STRIKE.

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jumorita:

Judi Dench’s congratulation to Daniel Craig - Britannia Awards 2012 

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