"More girls have been killed in the last FIFTY years, precisely because they were girls, than men were killed in ALL the battles of the 20th century.

More girls are killed in this routine gendercide in any ONE decade, than people were slaughtered in ALL the genocides of the 20th century."

Nicholas KristofHalf the Sky

Read that AGAIN.

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Industrial designer Scott Summit, of Summit ID, creates incredibly beautiful prosthetic pieces. They are created on a 3D printer, with the user’s other limbs as a point of reference, resulting in beautifully symmetric limbs.  

His philosophy of creating personal and elegant rather than mass-produced, functional pieces really shows through the grace of his work.  

Some of the more beautiful things that come out of this philosophy range from recreating a tattoo that was lost to matching a purse to looking like a piece of sport equipment: whatever is important and personal to the wearer’s life become reflected in their new prosthetic limb. 

(Listen to his Ted Talk here)

reblogged for cameoamalthea,

I’ll show my one-legged uncle Bobby 

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girls, who were bullied most of their life and gain confidence at one point, should be feared most because they dont take anyone’s shit no longer and they will destroy you if you think otherwise

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cubebreaker: In his series, The Good Badlands, photographer Guy Tal seeks to show us that though it is often hidden, and may only appear briefly, there is delicate and subtle beauty in abundance for any viewer with patience and desire.

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Recently finished this adorable crack/fluff/smut fic where John and Sherlock go undercover as a married couple to investigate the host of a Newlyweds-style gameshow.  Oh yeah, you read that right.  The answers are so well done, the right mix of funny and fluffy.  Go forth and read the thing. <3

The Newlywed Game by patternofdefiance

Thank you so much for the kind words and lovely rec!


Answer all the questions and then pass it on to 10 of your followers. I was tagged by: tenthcorner

The next ten:

consultingsmartarse, conductoroftardislight, tiltedsyllogism, otterondeck, otterystmarymorstan, shayvaalski, wearitcounts, cylin-aka-ankamo, natka-natka-natka, aconissa

Naturally feel free to pass. =)

Nickname: Pattern

Birthday: April 12

Gender: cis female (short answer because bed time)

Sexuality: Bi (very short answer because see above)

Height: 5’9”

Time Zone: GMT - 5

Time and Date where you are: 02:32 August 30

Average hours you sleep: 4 (insomnia woooo)

OTP’s: johnlock (secondaries: mystrade, cecilos, 00Q)

Last thing I googled: earl grey ice cream

First word that comes to mind: obfusticate

My most used phrase(s): “pfft no”, “your face!”, and random puns

Last thing you said to a family member: “Lief jou”

A place that makes you happy and why: the beach, the woods, my bed…because I like water, I like nature, and I love sleep

How many blankets do you sleep under: one blanket, one sheet

Favorite beverage (drink): non alcoholic: tea, alcoholic: if it has st. germain in it I will be happy

Last movie seen in the cinemas: Guardians of the Galaxy

Something I plan on learning: languages, all of them

Advice to my followers: keep trying new things (my motto is: when’s the last time you did something for the first time?)


Anonymous said: There are so many moments where you are awesome and I always remember why I am following you. Then I get a notification that says you like something I posted, and I remember you are following me and I just have a moment to look at my blog and go: "Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?" It's very articulate, I know.

Oh my goodness, you are too lovely! You just made me smile so wide - I wish I knew who you are so I could give you big squishy cuddles :3

(PS if I’m following you, it means I think you’re awesome, too!)




Title: Bond, Ionic Bond

Fandom: BBC Sherlock

Paring: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson

Rating: Explicit

Tags: Wet Dream, Fantasizing, Alternate Universe - James Bond Fusion

Summary: After one of Sherlock’s experiments accidentally knocks him out, he finds himself in a dream world inspired by a recent (forced) viewing of the Bond series.


For reynard-muldrak’s summerlock exchange prompt – “John/lock based around this: Everything around me became suddenly as if in a dream…unreal.”

Please note that patternofdefiance is basically the best ever. This was a complete train wreck before she took a look and anything worthwhile you find in this is due to her patient, thorough betaing (TWICE).

Well-written crack fic that is also hot and delightfully smutty.

I mean, why aren’t you reading this right now?



the way to my heart is through well-written fanfiction

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Anime Sharks are my favorite fucking thing in the world.

These photographs were all taken off the coast of Kawaii…

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Dance like you’re on fire.

Sing like you’re on fire.

Live like you’re on fire.




just gonna say this: if someone has social anxiety and they ask you something akin to ‘are you mad at me’ or ‘do you hate me’, it isn’t because they don’t trust you, it’s because their brain literally tells them that all the time

it’s not a personal slight, it’s insecurity caused by mental illness



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