study like a hero
a small group of wonderful movie/tv scores to study to
speaking unto nations (beethoven symphony no. 7-II) - the king’s speech | in motion - the social network | the arrival of baby harry - john williams | iron man 3 - iron man 3 | the game is on - sherlock | the avengers - the avengers | logos/pranking the natives - star trek into darkness | statues - harry potter and the dh pt. 2 | SHERlocked - sherlock | the story begins - harry potter and the hbp| discombobulate - sherlock holmes | enterprising young men - star trek | hand covers bruise - the social network | dream is collapsing - inception | main title - spider-man | snape to malfoy manor - harry potter and the dh pt. 1 | can’t repeat the past - the great gatsby (2013)
My watercolour done by Russell van Shaick at Hart & Huntington Orlando, Florida. Words cannot express how happy it makes me every day to look down and see a painting i’ve adored for so long, now adorns my skin.
My new Harry Potter paperback set came in the mail! These have the cover illustrations by Kazu Kibuishi. Together, the set spines make Hogwarts castle and the illustrations around the set case are the students and staff around Honeydukes. My favorite part is that the back covers all have a quote from each book.
"I’ve written a song for my wife."
Fred was married 72 years to his wife. He wrote a song for her when he saw a songwriting contest advertised in the paper, and he couldn’t resist writing one for her. She had just passed a month earlier.
They had been together since the 30′s.
96 years old, Fred couldn’t play an instrument or sing, so he simply mailed in his lyrics, attaching his story in the letter. When the studio holding the contest saw his song and read his letter, they decided to record it for him and play the song for him to hear.
Grab some tissues before you watch this.
Now that’s real love… cried
some people love so hard, man this was sad.
jesus fucking christ I want my dog ;_;
Pit Bull Saves Two Women From Deadly Cobra, Dies Wagging His Tail
The children in the Fronteras household referred to their dog as Kuya (“big brother”), and he certainly proved it on the day he sacrificed his life to protect the family.
At around 2 p.m., “Chief”, an American Pit Bull Terrier, rescued Liberata la Victoria, 87, and her granddaughter Maria Victoria Fronteras from a deadly cobra which had entered their house through an opening in the kitchen.
Liberata la Victoria and Chief had been watching TV on the sofa when suddenly Chief jumped up and alerted her to the presence of a cobra less than 10 feet away. Maria Victoria rushed in and pulled her grandmother into a separate room, hoping the snake would leave.
But when Maria Victoria later emerged from the room, she was terrified to find the cobra poised about two feet away. Equally startled, the cobra expanded its hood and appeared to be spitting venom as it prepared to strike.
"The snake was in front of us, maneuvering a deadly attack," says Maria Victoria. "I screamed out loud to ask for help."
That’s when from “out of nowhere”, Chief dashed between the cobra and the two women, using himself as a shield against the cobra’s attacks. Chief then seized the cobra by the neck and slammed it into the floor, killing it.
But for Chief it was a Pyrrhic victory. In the struggle, he sustained a fatal bite to the jaw, and moments later he began gasping for breath and collapsed.
The family sought the help of a veterinarian, but they were told that nothing could be done. According to the vet, the bite was too close to Chief’s brain, and the venom had already spread. Maria Victoria called her husband Marlone who, stunned by the news, rushed home immediately.
Ian de la Rama, a friend of the family, says it was less than 30 minutes from the time Chief had been bitten that he “went wobbly and lost control of his organs,” urinating and defecating uncontrollably. Yet he still kept clinging to life.
It wasn’t until Marlone arrived that Chief finally let go. Ian de la Rama describes, “Chief gave his two deep breaths and died. He was fighting and saving his last ounces of breath to see a glimpse of his master for the last two seconds of his life.”
Ian adds that the last thing Chief did as he gazed up at Marlone was wag his tail.
I don’t think you guys understand, I am actually crying right now.
Excuse me while I go HUG THE SHIT OUT OF GUS oh my fucking god
every day I want more, my dogs, and this only confirms that they are better than us
Not sure who this lovely model is, but this is a great example for all the curvy dancers out there. Girls with curves can certainly rock bodysuits!
For more body positivity, check out my blog :)
Two People Never See The Same Rainbow—And 6 More Amazing Facts About The Optical Phenomenon | Huffington Post | Click images to enlarge & read descriptions.
Think you learned everything there is to know about rainbows back in grade school? Think again.
Yes, a rainbow occurs when light passes through water droplets in the atmosphere, and the bending of light results in the familiar arc-shaped spectrum. But there’s a lot more to know — keep reading for a list of seven fascinating facts about rainbows.
- FACT: Rainbows are rarely seen at noon.
Rainbows are more common in mornings and evenings. To form a rainbow, sunlight needs to strike a raindrop at around 42 degrees. That’s unlikely to happen if the sun is higher than 42 degrees in the sky, according to the website of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
- FACT: Rainbows can appear at night.
But rainbows that do appear after dark are called moonbows. That makes sense, because the light rays being bent come from reflections off the moon instead of directly from the sun.
- FACT: Two people never see the same rainbow.
The light bouncing off certain raindrops for your rainbow is bouncing off other raindrops from a completely different angle for someone else, according to LiveScience. And so it’s creating a different image — basically, no two people can stand in the same exact spot at the same time to view the same rainbow.
- FACT: You can never reach the end of a rainbow.
Rainbows appear to move as you move, because the light that forms the rainbow does so at a specific distance and angle from the observer — so that distance will always remain between you and your rainbow.
- FACT: You can’t see all the colors of a rainbow.
Beyond those classic 7 colors (ROYGBIV), a rainbow is actually made up of a larger continuum of more than 1 million colors — including colors the human eye cannot see.
- FACT: Double, triple and even quadruple rainbows sometimes occur.
More than one rainbow can be viewed at once when light bounces around inside a water droplet, and is split into its constituent colors, according to National Geographic. Double rainbows are produced when this happens inside a droplet twice, triple when it happens three times, and (see where this is going) quadruple when it happens four times.
- FACT: You can make a rainbow disappear.
As Discover magazine points out, polarized sunglasses can block a rainbow. That’s because they are coated with a layer of vertically aligned molecules, and light reflecting off water is polarized horizontally. Watch the peculiar phenomenon in the video below.
Hayao Miyazaki’s Retirement Announced
[AFP] - Japanese animation and manga master Hayao Miyazaki is retiring, the head of his production company said on Sunday at the Venice film festival, where his last work Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) was being shown. "Miyazaki has decided that Kaze Tachinu will be his last film, and he will now retire," said Mr Koji Hoshino, head of Studio Ghibli co-founded by Mr Miyazaki.
The 72-year-old Mr Miyazaki has won hearts and accolades around the world in a career that began in the 1960s. His Body of work includes; Spirited Away, Ponyo, Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke & My Neighbor Totoro.