Assorted creative output & shares from an important future person
ursulavernon:

wickedgirlssavingourselves:

Brontësaurus

This is the best thing ever.

ursulavernon:

wickedgirlssavingourselves:

Brontësaurus

This is the best thing ever.

(via glukkake)

Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

(via bansheewhale)

(via glukkake)

Inappropriate Beard Fight

About six years ago, a teaching colleague shared his favorite break-time creative drawing prompt for kids—Draw two guys fighting using only their beards—and I’ve used it at least once in every class I’ve taught since then. Students get a kick out of it, and the most creative assignments earn bonus points that go towards class rewards.

The other day, a quiet 10-year-old girl in my class started her version of the Beard Fight exercise, telling me that in her picture, the fighters would have their beards cut into the shape of boxing gloves. 

She delivered.

I really don’t want to teach forever, but goddamn sometimes I love my job.

This South Korean Woman Makes $9000 A Month Eating in Front of Her Webcam

After last night, I decided that my new career path is “camgirl.”

1 week ago - 2

Flip-Flopper

Until I was 20 I wanted to be a doctor—a psychiatrist—and to that end I studied the nuts out of biology, psychology, anatomy, and math (I was even in the upper realm of okay at math! Totes a B student. Sometimes even, like, an A- on occasion). However I always sucked at chemistry, I was terrible at statistics, and I can’t remember if I even took physics because by my 3rd year of university, the lab levels had shown me to be utterly inept at cutting stuff open and/or measuring powder.

I know I’m an art person these days, but every so often I google “developmental psychology PhD programs” and sigh.

I also find myself googlebaited by programs in art history or restoration—something where I could work in a museum touching all the old things. If I can’t be rich, I might as well be elbow deep in historical treasures. 

I want to begin a career track. How do we know what we want to be when we grow up, you guys?

sleepybrowneyes:

seifukucat:

googled “dog swearing” and wasn’t disappointed

His fucking look of determination. Like, “you’re going to fucking jail Greg.”

sleepybrowneyes:

seifukucat:

googled “dog swearing” and wasn’t disappointed

His fucking look of determination. Like, “you’re going to fucking jail Greg.”

(via cracked)

Everything in America is Normal, or: the United States of Narnia

brunchandtits:

As I mentioned, I am insanely excited about this trip to America. In a way, I feel like I have been preparing for it for 26 years.

Flying over Seattle today confirmed it. America is normal - or, rather, it looks like the illustration of ‘normal’ in my mental dictionary. Flying over Seattle is…

Hey, guys! My british boyfriend is in America for the very first time on a tour with his band, Round Eye. He keeps texting me with things like: 

"WAFFLES FOR BREAKFAST" and "I have heard no world news, but about 16 updates about Lebron James and the new presenters of The View."

Now he’s started a tumblr to document the tour/his thoughts of ‘Murica. You should follow it. 

Also, I’m going to have to counter “Bloody Hell in America” with my own tumblr, “Entropy in the UK,” to document my first experiences in Scotland and England next month.

Related question: Should I get facepainter’s insurance and a permit and paint the Fringe? I should, right?

Right?

2 weeks ago - 3

Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night.

Sylvia Plath (via ladyfabulous)
#yesallwomen (via plasticlain)

(Source: raccoonwounds, via plasticlain)

MOVING SALE!

My new apartment will be half the size of my current one, so I’m unloading a bunch of stuff in the interest of not being one of those hoarders you see on Hoarders. 

Message me here or on my cell to pick up anything you’re interested in whenever this week, but if not, swing by on Friday from 7-10 for a final JingAn shindig in which you should buy whatever’s left at low-low prices! (Or maybe just take it.)

I’ll continue to upload stuff here. 

Check it.

MOVING SALE!

My new apartment will be half the size of my current one, so I’m unloading a bunch of stuff in the interest of not being one of those hoarders you see on Hoarders. 

Message me here or on my cell to pick up anything you’re interested in whenever this week, but if not, swing by on Friday from 7-10 for a final JingAn shindig in which you should buy whatever’s left at low-low prices! (Or maybe just take it.)

I’ll continue to upload stuff here. 

Check it.