“I think Nicole is one of the most incandescent presences on the screen. Ever. I really think she’s an alien. She can do anything. The woman is just… there’s something about her that’s otherworldly.” - Shirley MacLaine
Happy 46th Birthday, Nicole Kidman! (June 20th, 1967)
if you don’t miss the spice girls then I’m afraid you’re fucking wrong
“I have two children. Dickens had ten — I think Tolstoy did, too. Did anyone for one moment worry that those men were becoming too father-ish to be writer-esque? … The idea that motherhood is inherently somehow a threat to creativity is just absurd.” (Zadie Smith)
“The key is not having one child, it is living in a place where there is excellent daycare and a social world that allows fathers to have the time and the motivation to fully share in raising kids.” (Jane Smiley)
“I think I have become a better writer since having children. It improves creativity, particularly because once you have children it makes you realise the story isn’t about you.” (Louise Doughty)”
favourite faces for favourite mythic ladies: Terpsichore with Summer Glau
Then tell me not of the music
That is held in the reveling hall,
When the feet of the light-hearted dancers
Glide gaily at Terpsichore’s call.
uggggggh my mother mother having facebook means I have to see when she likes Tea Party crap and the like.
Notes: 0 Tags: #she went off the deep end when I went to college #now when i try to point out that something she thinks is FACTUALLY incorrect #she goes well it is just my opinion #NO NO STOP PEOPLE DO NOT GET TO HAVE AN OPINION ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT SOMETHING IS A FACT #gah i should get a break from wanting to rip my hair out when i'm away from home #aggressively reports as spam #get off my feed
HISTORY MEME - nine rulers: cleopatra vii [8/9]
Cleopatra VII Philopator was the last queen of Egypt and a member of the Greek Ptolemaic Dynasty. Although she originally was co-ruler with her father, and later with her two younger brothers, she eventually became sole ruler of Egypt. She was the first member of her family to learn to speak Egyptian, and she spoke several other languages as well. She became queen at age 18, but was forced to flee Alexandria after relations between her and her brother, Ptolemy XIII, broke down. Famously, she smuggled herself back to Alexandria in order to meet Julius Caesar, who had seized the Egyptian capital. Caesar and Cleopatra became lovers during the time of his stay in Egypt, and she bore him a son, Caesarion. Eventually Ptolemy was defeated and Cleopatra was restored to the throne as co-ruler with her other brother, Ptolemy XIV. Cleopatra visited Rome, where she stayed with Caesar, and after Caesar’s assassination she returned to Egypt with Caesarion. She was summoned to meet Mark Antony in Tarsus, and she so charmed him that he spent the winter with her in Alexandria. Four years later, Antony returned to Alexandria, this time for good. It is suggested that the couple were married in the Egyptian rite, and they had three children together. Relations between Antony and Octavian eventually broke down, and the ensuing war with Rome culminated in the Battle of Actium, where Cleopatra and Antony’s forces were defeated. Antony committed suicide, and Cleopatra did likewise, reportedly by having a poisonous snake bite her. Caesarion was killed by Octavian, though her children with Antony were taken back to Rome and raised by Antony’s wife, and Egypt became a Roman province. (x)
Before I forget, a fanart interlude. Because I LOVE this.
I love it for all the details. For Ami getting dragged along and Mako stumbling under the enthusiasm, and Minako stealing a bite of Rei’s crepe, and Rei being wtf, and Usagi glomping Rei, and Chibi-Usa demanding not to be forgotten.
But I really love the contact chain. Everyone’s holding on to everyone else, and wherever they’re going and whatever fun things they’re doing next, they’re all in it together.
Precious adorable fanart is precious and adorable.
Notes: 184 Tags: #Sailor Moon #Ami Mizuno #Makoto Kino #Minako Aino #Rei Hino #usagi tsukino #chibi usa #sailor mercury #sailor jupiter #sailor venus #sailor mars #sailor chibi moon #luna #artemis #luna and artemis #fanart #cute