how strange, innocence

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Introversion — along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness, and shyness — is now a second- class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living under the Extrovert Ideal are like women in a man’s world, discounted because of a trait that goes to the core of who they are. Extroversion is an enormously appealing personality style, but we’ve turned it into an oppressive standard to which most of us feel we must conform.
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (via misswallflower)

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As a child I never heard one woman say to me, “I love my body.” Not my mother, my elder sister, my best friend. No one woman has ever said, “I am so proud of my body.” So I make sure to say it to Mia, because a positive physical outlook has to start at an early age.
Kate Winslet, speaking about her daughter.  (via thatkindofwoman)

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breakfast-at-elysian-fields:

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lawvatos:

endless list of incredible scenes
» Buffy, BtVS (The Gift)

In hindisight, you can trace Buffy’s depression in season 6 back to this moment (and even to earlier episodes: definitely to Joyce’s death, and even in Spiral when she shuts down and decides she has already lost against Glory). Buffy’s depression was about much more than being torn out of heaven, and you can see why in this scene. A lot of people criticize season 6 for being too dark, but I feel that Buffy’s depression was one of best written arcs in the show. 

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#i actually think buffy’s depression was something she struggled with throughout the series #you can trace it all the way back to when she was killed by the master #but it probably started even earlier than that (via mindycollette)

#Also SMG’s physical performance in The Gift shows how relieved she was to be ending it. She doesn’t look overly frightened for someone who’s about to kill themselves she just looks like “I’ve got to do this. This is all I have left to do and then I’m done.” as though she’s relieved it’s over. She accepts her death pretty readily. It’s foreshadowed with the line “every slayer has a death wish”. Season 5 really felt like it was building up to her death in it’s entirety and there was closure on all fronts and then it was like “Oh no… you have to carry on now. There’s more. You’re not getting out of this.” and it reflects life in that way that it just carries on going even when you’re tired of it.

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motherof-kittens:

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lady-fett:

please enjoy this video of an action packed, high speed fight between two cats.

I fucking love cats

Cats are so fucking weird I love it

motherof-kittens video still making the rounds from other people that I follow. Amazing.

this video has ruined my life I’m kicking my cats out and it’s all your fault. every single one of you.

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amazingcinematography:

The Place Beyond the Pines

Directed by: Derek Cianfrance
Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt BSC
Cameras: Arricam LT/ST/235, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Format: 35mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Mode: Techniscope (2-perf)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Images: Blu-Ray release (uncompressed)

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mustbekarma:

So far adulthood is just going grocery shopping, realizing you didn’t plan well or logically, going grocery shopping again, repeat ad infinitum. 0/10 stars, would not recommend

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