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I love bookshelves, and stacks of books, spines, typography, and the feel of pages between my fingertips. I love bookmarks, and old bindings, and stars in margins next to beautiful passages. I love exuberant underlinings that recall to me a swoon of language-love from a long-ago reading, something I hoped to remember. I love book plates, and inscriptions in gifts from loved ones, I love author signatures, and I love books sitting around reminding me of them, being present in my life, being. I love books. Not just for what they contain. I love them as objects too, as ever-present reminders of what they contain, and because they are beautiful. They are one of my favorite things in life, really at the tiptop of the list, easily my favorite inanimate things in existence, and … I am just not cottoning on to this idea of making them … not exist anymore. Making them cease to take up space in the world, in my life? No, please do not take away the physical reality of my books.
— Laini Taylor (via littledallilasbookshelf)

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skunkbear:

At 10:02 AM on August 27th, 1883, a volcanic island in modern day Indonesia called Krakatoa erupted. The blast sent shockwaves across the ocean, triggering tsunamis that destroyed the coast of Java and Sumatra. The sound was so loud it was heard 3000 miles away.
As Aatish Bhatia notes in this recent article: “What we’re talking about here is like being in Boston and clearly hearing a noise coming from Dublin, Ireland." 
Barometric readings at the time clocked the sound pressure at 172 decibels ONE HUNDRED MILES AWAY from the island.
Here’s a handy reference:
Using a jackhammer — 100 decibels
Human threshold for pain — 130 dB
Standing next to a jet engine — 150 dB
And the scale is logarithmic - so a 10 dB increase doubles the loudness.

skunkbear:

At 10:02 AM on August 27th, 1883, a volcanic island in modern day Indonesia called Krakatoa erupted. The blast sent shockwaves across the ocean, triggering tsunamis that destroyed the coast of Java and Sumatra. The sound was so loud it was heard 3000 miles away.

As Aatish Bhatia notes in this recent article:What we’re talking about here is like being in Boston and clearly hearing a noise coming from Dublin, Ireland."

Barometric readings at the time clocked the sound pressure at 172 decibels ONE HUNDRED MILES AWAY from the island.

Here’s a handy reference:

  • Using a jackhammer — 100 decibels
  • Human threshold for pain — 130 dB
  • Standing next to a jet engine — 150 dB

And the scale is logarithmic - so a 10 dB increase doubles the loudness.

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If you’ve seen a better picture of a dog dressed as two dogs carrying a present today, I don’t believe you.

If you’ve seen a better picture of a dog dressed as two dogs carrying a present today, I don’t believe you.

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Fashion! Put It All On Me ➝  Zuhair Murad Bridal s/s 2015

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"Do you love me?" The words were pressed against her tongue, waiting. But there never seemed a right time to say them.

"Do you love me?" She hated herself for needing to know. After all, his breath mixed with hers often enough to shut anyone up.

"Do you love me?" She whispered into the wind so he wouldn’t hear.

"Do you love me?" She said, but what she really meant was, "I need to know you love me before I do something stupid, like let you in."

What she really meant was, “you have seen me naked, all skin on skin, but will you stay if I let you see me raw?”

— Excerpt from a book I’ll never write #76 (via blossomfully)

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Christian Stoll

Psychology of Colors

  What color is “the love”? What exactly does the color black stand for? Is black a color? What color combination is reflecting “vanity” ?   I recently came across Eva Heller´s book ” Wie Farben wirken”,which examines the psychological effects and symbolisms of colors. Each color creates it´s own mental connection,and the combination of certain  colors in a specific percentage can reflect a feeling or a symbol. This series is illustrating 10 color combinations out of 200 you can find in the book.  (artist statement)

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foreheadxkisses:

Body comparisons. 

this makes me feel alive

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heytheretylerr:

WHAT KIND OF WIZARD FISH IS THIS

This little fish lives deeeeeeeeeep down in the ocean and spits that little glob of bio luminescent liquid to momentarily distract predators and escape being eaten

It’s a wizard

WHAT

swoleinvelvet:

taylorsplat:

ashieart:

heytheretylerr:

WHAT KIND OF WIZARD FISH IS THIS

This little fish lives deeeeeeeeeep down in the ocean and spits that little glob of bio luminescent liquid to momentarily distract predators and escape being eaten

It’s a wizard

WHAT

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cumberswag:

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Are you a teen? This blog is for you!

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