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tardis-in-221b-baker-street:

A moment of silence for the poor students who were in Harry’s year and only wanted a normal Hogwarts education.


Milky Way over Sverdruphammeren, Svalbard | Norway by JSS-N


Perfectly Beautiful for Christmas

Milky Way over Sverdruphammeren, Svalbard | Norway by JSS-N

Perfectly Beautiful for Christmas

thefrogman:

Buttersafe by Raynato Castro and Alex Culang [website | twitter]


#perspective

thefrogman:

Buttersafe by Raynato Castro and Alex Culang [website | twitter]

#perspective


Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012


A supernal delight

Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

A supernal delight

99 Life Hacks to make your life easier!

shialabeowulf:

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These are pretty awesome! Learn something new every day.


mibamonster:

whatshouldwecallhomer:

fourfeetteninonesock:

“Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.”—Homer, The Iliad 

Citation or it didn’t happen.

The closest you’ll get it Sarpedon’s speech to Glaucus:

.” Ah, friend, if once escaped from this battle we were for ever to be ageless and immortal, neither should I myself fight among the foremost, nor should I send you into battle where men win glory; but now – for in any case fates of death threaten us, fates past counting, which no mortal may escape or avoid – now let us go forward, whether we shall give glory to another, or another to us.’ Il.12.310-28
Il.12.322-8, translation by A.T. Murray

The crux is in that if they were immortal, they wouldn’t bother with winning honour, because why would they bother if they already lived forever? This Troy quotation, however, is not really Homer (:

This quote is from Troy? Ugh. I feel dirty. And used.

(Looked it up, apparently it IS from Troy, and there’s no real analog in the Iliad. Also, apparently Achilles says it to Briseus, which is kind of hilarious because as far we know Achilles literally never talks to Briseus, so the idea of him spouting off existentialist philosophy at her is pretty absurd. I will accept existentialist philosophy from Achilles only if it is directed at Patroclus or Priam.
In summary: Screw Troy.)

Its inaccuracy is all the more infuriating because it is so beautiful. Sigh…

mibamonster:

whatshouldwecallhomer:

fourfeetteninonesock:

Everything is more beautiful 
because we’re doomed. 
You will never be lovelier than you are now. 
We will never be here again.
Homer, The Iliad 

Citation or it didn’t happen.

The closest you’ll get it Sarpedon’s speech to Glaucus:

.” Ah, friend, if once escaped from this battle we were for ever to be ageless and immortal, neither should I myself fight among the foremost, nor should I send you into battle where men win glory; but now – for in any case fates of death threaten us, fates past counting, which no mortal may escape or avoid – now let us go forward, whether we shall give glory to another, or another to us.’ Il.12.310-28

Il.12.322-8, translation by A.T. Murray

The crux is in that if they were immortal, they wouldn’t bother with winning honour, because why would they bother if they already lived forever? This Troy quotation, however, is not really Homer (:

This quote is from Troy? Ugh. I feel dirty. And used.

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(Looked it up, apparently it IS from Troy, and there’s no real analog in the Iliad. Also, apparently Achilles says it to Briseus, which is kind of hilarious because as far we know Achilles literally never talks to Briseus, so the idea of him spouting off existentialist philosophy at her is pretty absurd. I will accept existentialist philosophy from Achilles only if it is directed at Patroclus or Priam.

In summary: Screw Troy.)

Its inaccuracy is all the more infuriating because it is so beautiful. Sigh…

whitewhine:

I wish we weren’t so good at being good. 

My submission made it to White Whine. Nice. 

whitewhine:

I wish we weren’t so good at being good. 

My submission made it to White Whine. Nice. 

theatlantic:

Tonight’s Presidential Debate, in a Single Photo.
[Image: Getty] 

If only it captured Candy Crowley needlessly intruding.

theatlantic:

Tonight’s Presidential Debate, in a Single Photo.

[Image: Getty] 

If only it captured Candy Crowley needlessly intruding.

barackobama:

And that means the first presidential debate is tonight at 9pm ET. We’ll be watching at barackobama.com/debate, featuring a livestream, a live blog, and a few other live things, probably. See you there.

More functional & successful than Obama’s debate performance.

barackobama:

And that means the first presidential debate is tonight at 9pm ET. We’ll be watching at barackobama.com/debate, featuring a livestream, a live blog, and a few other live things, probably. See you there.

More functional & successful than Obama’s debate performance.