Did anybody notice the sign that reads “Beware pickpockets”?
It is like pure gold <3
Fun fact: pickpockets used to put up signs like that in tourist areas, so that tourists would pat places on themselves where their valuables were kept, to check that they were still there. Then the pickpockets would know exactly where to retrieve them from.
I love learning
So yeah I can see how many fingers you’re holding up
THIS IS VERY ACCURATE
THIS IS VERY BEAUTIFUL
Is this accurate? Is this what it’s actually like to not be able to see clearly?
Aang deals with cultural appropriation - (x)
People need to stop reblogging this without the rest of the comic :^)
Part 1: Aang has a negative reaction to people who mistakenly hurt his feelings but had good intentions.
Part 2: Aang calms down and acknowledges that those people’s intentions were good and instead of being upset offers to educate and inform those people and SHARES his culture.
Good message there.
Includes such gems as:
I went to a famous artist colony after I had sold my novel IMAGINARY GIRLS but before it had come out. When I arrived on my first night, I introduced myself in the common room before dinner as a YA writer. A male novelist said with disdain, “Vampires or werewolves?” and a bunch of other artists laughed. I blushed. (No one laughed, though, weeks later, when I did a reading from IMAGINARY GIRLS.)
— Nova Ren Suma, Imaginary Girls, 17 & Gone
After doing a workshop with other writers, one of them said to me, “it must be so freeing to write YA.” I gave her a look. She added, “Because, you know, your characters don’t have to deal with the emotional issues that come with adult fiction.”
— Lydia Kang, Control
A few years ago, I’d just gotten a call that CBS Films had signed on to make THE DUFF. My friend was like “Tell my mom your news!” So I did. She goes, “Ugh. I mean, that’s great for you, but I hated that book.” (By that book she meant MY book). She proceeded to tell me how she wouldn’t be seeing a movie based on it. To top it off, she follows this up by saying, “By the way, I want to write a cookbook. Does your agent represent those? Could you ask her?’”
— Kody Keplinger, The DUFF, The Swift Boys & Me, etc
The worst thing a person said to me was “You know you should really change all the oriental names in your book. They are way too difficult to deal with.” To which I responded “And yet you are a Lord of the rings fan, strange how you have no problem with that made up language shit.”
— Ellen Oh, Prophecy, Warrior, King
The day after my second book deal was announced my well meaning mother in law sent me a congratulatory email along with a list of local job openings.
— Julie Murphy, Side Effects May Vary
and many more! unfortunately.
The Great Carrot Deception of World War II.
During the Battle of Britain, a battle in which the German Luftwaffe (air force) expected to simply sweep the RAF (Royal Air Force) out of the skies, the Germans were baffled as to how the British were able to put up such a staunch defense. What was most confusing of all was that the British seemed to know where all their attack were coming from. British pilots were even able to intercept and shoot down German bombers in the pitch black of night.
What the Germans didn’t know was that the British had an ace up their sleeve. British radar technology had advanced to the point that British fighter pilots could find and shoot down enemy bombers directed by an onboard radar interception unit. Knowledge of Britain’s radar technology was top secret, and the Brits certainly didn’t want the Germans to find out. The British War Ministry quickly cooked up a cartoonish and bizarre cover story for their success.
The Ministry single out a successful pilot named John Cunningham for a unique propaganda campaign. John Cunningham, nicknamed “Cat Eyes” had shot down 19 German bombers at night using the new onboard radar system. Cunningham was also a man loved to eat carrots, sometimes eating dozens at a time in one sitting. Thus the British War Ministry cooked up an ridiculous carrot of their own; the reason for the RAF’s night fighting success was because British pilots ate carrots. Chalk full of Vitamin A, the carrots gave British pilots almost superhuman night vision. To cement their story, a propaganda campaign was started to convince the British people that carrots were good for eyesight. They printed posters claiming carrots gave people nightvision, necessary for survival in blackouts and bombing raids. They advertised on the radio, they printed leaflets, they even introduced a special carrot pop for children.
While today scientific studies prove that carrots, at best, might improve vision a little bit, the propaganda campaign was certainly pumping out a steady stream of over-exaggerated BS. However, the British public certainly bought it. More importantly to some degree the Germans bought it as well. While it is unknown if German High Command accepted the “carrot theory”, there are recorded instanced of German Luftwaffe pilots eating an excess of carrots to improve their vision.
After the Battle of Britain the carrot campaign continued to the point that even other Allied Powers were printing their own carrot propaganda. Today the myth is still alive and well, and millions of children around the world are forced to eat their carrots due to World War II propaganda.
Laverne Cox (via thatkindofwoman)