pipwasreal
If you’re a woman and you don’t wear enough make-up, there’s about an 85% chance that the first person you see when you leave the house will ask if you’re tired or sick…
Conversely, if some dude’s inbuilt conceal-o-meter scans your eyeliner as a millimetre thicker than the Department of Warpaint’s cat eye regulations, you’re likely to be charged with five counts of Offences Against Natural Beauty…
Part of this phenomenon is that a lot of people, and almost all men, don’t understand how make-up works. Make-up was, and still is to a large extent, one of those private self-maintenance tasks ladies perform out of male view, because putting it on openly fucks with the illusion it’s supposed to create. Traditional make-up - and especially ‘no make-up make-up’ - is supposed to make your face look ‘naturally beautiful’…
Sponging on the foundation where dudes can see messes with men’s suspension of disbelief and can even cause anger, confusion or disgust. You tricked me!, he thinks. I thought you were a natural beauty! Now I see [it was] an illusion… “If I know she wears make-up,” muses the dude, “maybe she burps and farts as well. That’s not hot at all, and women are supposed to be hot…”
Wearing ‘too much’ make-up also renders the make-up itself visible, rather than contributing to the impression of a woman’s inbuilt, effortless fuckability. It’s often connected to unbecoming displays of overt sexuality: … ‘that heavy eye shadow makes you look like a whore’…
This does open up the enticing possibility of using make-up in rebellious ways, though - playing with colour and glitter or doing a hot pink lip can make you look fantastic and repel men who expect more subtlety in make-up practice. Or you could take a more direct approach, like writing IT’S NOT FOR YOU across your cheek in green shimmer eyeliner. You go girl.
Eleanor Robertson, "All Made Up" for FRANKIE magazine. (via ollymurmaid)
I Believe in Sherlock Holmes

thedeerstalkers:

Read the paper yesterday,

Saw your picture and your name.

Said you died, but they lied

You only paid the price of fame.

Because I have hope that they were wrong,

And I’ll be proven right before too long.

For now I’ll wait to learn your fate-

The world has changed now that you’re gone.

I believe in Sherlock Holmes,

I believe in you.

And now I know I’m not alone,

Others believe you too.

Someday we’ll make them realise

The words you said were true

Oh, we believe in Sherlock Holmes,

We believe in you

Yes, your fan-base

Has found its place

On the walls of every street.

And the words they write

Are ten feet high,

And there’s one phrase they all repeat.

And so the magpie flew the coop,

Told the world his name was Richard Brook

But someone saw the cracks in his disguise.

Now we’re up in arms against the king,

It’s in your name that we are fighting

To uncover Moriarty’s lies.

Your best friend never will forget you,

You want to tell him you’re okay, but fate won’t let you.

You’ll want to break down his door

before this year is through.

But the soldier you left in the war

Won’t feel so alone anymore

Because we believe in Doctor Watson too

(I hope the OP doesn’t mind but I found this a bit inspiring and wanted to write a kind of companion piece, playing the devil’s advocate).

Richard Brook was Innocent

Read the paper yesterday,

Didn’t see your picture or your name

Just Sherlock’s not-quite-unexpected suicide,

But now we know that you were framed.

Kitty Reilly was right all along

To help you share your story and be strong

I hope to hear from you again soon

We’re all wondering where you’ve gone.

Richard Brook was innocent,

Richard Brook was used

And now I know I’m not alone

Others believe it too.

We owe it to you to spread the word:

You only did what he made you do.

Richard Brook was innocent

And Richard Brook was used.

Yes, your fan-base

Has found its place

On message boards across the world

And the words they write

Are about what’s right

And our mantra is often heard.

So Sherlock tried to deceive us,

Told the world he was a genius.

But Donovan saw through his lies

And, ashamed, he committed suicide

Now it’s for you we’re fighting,

To clear the Storyteller’s name.

Your colleagues will never forget you

And the people who believe will wait for you.

He can’t threaten you anymore,

Please come back to us soon.

You thought you knew him

But we really do know you

Because Kitty Reilly told us the truth.

duckhouse:

The Galaxy, a thousand suns, all there ever will be, he said
when you asked him what did he think was his to conquer.
[for my Lioness]

This is fucking beautiful.

annabellioncourt:

plz-no:

Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made

Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.

He proceeded to show it to us in class.


I want to touch the back of your right armI wish you could remind me of who I wasBecause every day I’m a little further off […]And you may be acquainted with the nightBut I’ve seen darkness in the dayAnd you must know it is a terrifying sightBecause you and I are living the same way.

I want to touch the back of your right arm
I wish you could remind me of who I was
Because every day I’m a little further off […]
And you may be acquainted with the night
But I’ve seen darkness in the day
And you must know it is a terrifying sight
Because you and I are living the same way.

weweremadeforeachothersherlock:

mesimulated:

Andrew Scott swaying his hips wearing only black tight jeans and nothing else is a sight to see…

[American fans who will never see Birdland sobbing in the distance]

[Australian fans join in with loud incoherent wailing]

mgodp:

primalheart:

whatsinaday:

A sword family tree. Can I have?

There is nothing about this I do not love. 

I’m choosing to assume that the use of quotation marks around Great Swords is intended to be a sarky indictment of the true quality of the weapons.  

mgodp:

primalheart:

whatsinaday:

A sword family tree. Can I have?

There is nothing about this I do not love. 

I’m choosing to assume that the use of quotation marks around Great Swords is intended to be a sarky indictment of the true quality of the weapons.  

cutebabe:

erinswed:

cutebabe:

superior-grandtheftauto-tune:

cutebabe:

A GUY WAS STARING AT ME THROUGH THE CAR WINDOW MAKING THE MOST DISGUSTED FACE EVER BC HE SAW MY ARMPITS SO I DECIDED TO TAKE THIS SELFIE IN THE MOMENT OF IT

Gross

this is the wikipedia page for the Chihuahua (dog) please cheer yourself up

It’s just seems strange that some one would put so much effort into having nice makeup, which is a long frustrating process, but won’t put in the effort to spare 30 seconds in the shower shaving the pits.

this is a compilation video of puppies learning to walk 

If you like shaving anything/everything, like the way it looks or feels on you, by all means go ahead and do the hair-removal thing. If you don’t find it rewarding, then don’t do it.
Also, if you find putting on makeup a long frustrating process, don’t do it. But if you like the way it looks or feels on you, go nuts!
It’s not lazy to not do something that there is no real reason to do.

cutebabe:

erinswed:

cutebabe:

superior-grandtheftauto-tune:

cutebabe:

A GUY WAS STARING AT ME THROUGH THE CAR WINDOW MAKING THE MOST DISGUSTED FACE EVER BC HE SAW MY ARMPITS SO I DECIDED TO TAKE THIS SELFIE IN THE MOMENT OF IT

Gross

this is the wikipedia page for the Chihuahua (dog) please cheer yourself up

It’s just seems strange that some one would put so much effort into having nice makeup, which is a long frustrating process, but won’t put in the effort to spare 30 seconds in the shower shaving the pits.

this is a compilation video of puppies learning to walk 

If you like shaving anything/everything, like the way it looks or feels on you, by all means go ahead and do the hair-removal thing. If you don’t find it rewarding, then don’t do it.

Also, if you find putting on makeup a long frustrating process, don’t do it. But if you like the way it looks or feels on you, go nuts!

It’s not lazy to not do something that there is no real reason to do.