1. insanity-and-vanity:

    Pulp Fiction (1994)

    (Source: smalldutchboy, via miniblondinie)

  2. 20aliens:

    Three friends look down from a balcony in New Orleans, 1960
    by Ernst Haas

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  3. brokenponycutiemark:









    When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis’ way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as “Paragraph 175” which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn’t repealed until 1969.

    This should be required learning, internationally. 

    You need to know this. You need to remember this. This is not something to swept under the carpet nor be forgotten. 

    Never. Too many have died for the way they have loved. That needs stop now. 

    Make it stop

    I did a report on this in my World History class my sophomore year of high school. It was incredibly unsettling.

    My teacher shown the class this. Mostly everyone in the class felt uncomfortable. 

    I have reblogged this in the past, but it is so ironic that it comes across my dash right now. I a currently working as a docent at my city’s Holocaust Education Center (( I say currently because I’ve also done research and translation for them )) and our current exhibit is one on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ((USHMM)). This is a little known historical fact that Paragraph 175 was not repealed after the war and those convicted under Nazi laws as a danger to society because they were gay were not released because they had be convicted in a court of law. There was no liberation or justice for them as they weren’t considered criminals, or even victims for that matter. They were criminals who remained persecuted and ostracized and kept on the fringes of society for decades after the war had been won. Paragraph 175 wasn’t actually repealed until 1994. And it was only in May 2002, that the German parliament completed legislation to pardon all homosexuals convicted under Paragraph 175 during the Nazi era. History has forgotten about these men and women — please educate yourselves so this does not happen again. Remember this history. Remember them.

    You must remember this!!!

    Our History.

    Go watch the documentary “Paragraph 175”, where 5 of the survivors who were still alive in 2000 were interviewed.

    (via plurguardian)


  4. House stories

    I lie in bed swirling as K passes the joint to F one floor above me. I can hear their feet stomping against the floorboards, furniture being knocked around. Stuck in some kind of auditory hell, my ears pick up everything. Brazilian portuguese being slung around like flowers in this pot filled air, it rolls off their tongue, slurring. The next day, 6ft K trots around our house carrying a chilli plant. As demure as he looks, his voice is scratchy like the sound of a crow excitedly showing me the purple fruits of his labour. He tells me how he got into gardening as a small child of 15 in Rio trying to grow weed on his friend’s rooftop. 

    J is dirty blonde with thick grandmother’s glasses framing her face. She shares a bed and a tiny apartment with F who used to ride show horses back in sweden. “My father is a hunter, he hunts moose and we have bear meatballs for dinner” She tells me as we smoke cigarettes outside a spanish bar in Shoreditch but its midnight and we have to get to a party. The conversation ends with the cigarettes and we don’t see each other until a week later. My physical conversations with J has always been interesting. I hate looking into people’s eyes as they speak (something people in the western world are accustom to) but with J I stare intently as she drawls on about her life back in Scandinavia. This is not my first interaction with the people from the pole. A few weeks before random girl comes up to me and R (who I will introduce after this) and tells us she’s seen us before. Apparently she’s been to some party we were snogging at and thought we were the cutest thing. She asks us if we were a couple which unfortunately we stopped being one a few days after. 

    R sits at the corner of a pub in Hoxton alone. I am two hours late to meet her but we’ve been planning this collision for weeks. Collision because like comets we were hot and heavy and then nothing. She says she drinks constantly because I’m too pretty and it makes her nervous. This is our first date and later that night we would collide into what we become nothing four months later. 

  6. wowthing:


    (Source: euo)

  7. poyzn:

    Animals that are patiently awesome.

    (via cheeselets)

  8. 20aliens:

    Thomas Rousset

    (via duyisk)

  9. wildwesjames:

    Today is September 4th 2014. It has now been 8 years since the death of one of my greatest heroes.Steven Robert Irwin. In that time, and unlike what my comforting mother, and friends assured me, it has not become easier. In the years since his passing I have watched as animal media feed into the hands of the uneducated, sensationalist, and often even cruel TV show hosts only content in showcasing the brutality, and deadly aspects of wildlife. I have seen no one step up to the plate, no one fill that void he left in the world. Consider this an open letter, to all those as tragically in love with the natural world as I. Get out there, be loud, show your self and your love to the world, educate, experience, and just and just freaking live. We are but one species on what may be the most biodiverse planet in the universe. So get up, and make some damn noise, lose the fear, and show them what you love.

           "Because people want to save, the things that they love."

                 We all miss you mate. 

    (via plurguardian)