#Olenna Tyrell #at the Purple Wedding

The poison. The poison for Joffrey, the poison specifically chosen to kill Joffrey, Joffrey’s poison. That poison. — Olenna Tyrell at some point, probably. (via hedlunds)

watching Kings for the first time


Only on episode four and I need more world-building stat. More about the Reverend and his powers/background, especially.

….and more about the Reverend bending Jack over a ten-thousand dollar desk just as a final ‘fuck you’ to Silas

….and more about King David fucking Jack like a lover, taking disgraced former royalty into his sheets; even though Jack was supposedly a price his whole life, it’s only now, as a king’s whore, that he truly feels like one


I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.

(via magnius159)



Za’atar Manakish or Zaatar Bread (Arabic: مناقيش) is a simple Arabic recipe – which is basically a kind of flat bread baked with Zaatar (spice mixture made out of mostly dried thyme, oregano and sumac) and olive oil spread over it.
Labneh (Arabic: لبنة‎) is a yogurt dip made with mint, garlic and olive oil.

It’s so fun hearing white people talk about middle eastern food.

nothing to do with white people but i gotta vent. few months ago i taught these ladies in my town to make my aunt’s 7ummus for ~cultural exchange~ as per my hated job. one owns a restaurant and told me she hosted a party where she made ハマス (japanese for “ha-ma-su”) for an enkai (drinking party of japanese businesspeople). she didn’t have any tahini, but don’t worry, cause it tasted really good and everyone at her restaurant loves ハマス now! why do you even use tahini? it makes the hummus taste kind of bad. btw how do your people get the perfect valley of bean spread for the olive oil to settle in? show me with this spoon!

wanted to slap her so badly. still do.






Small attack of nostalgia. Lovely Harry <3

People don’t like her because it’s the making of her, right now. When she, sometime soon in the future, becomes this person that she’s been kind of building up to, for the past three seasons, now four, then people will really begin to root for her. I think even the audience doesn’t realize she’s such a dark horse. If she acted badass and tried to kill everyone there, she would be dead by now! She’s so intelligent, and I can’t stress that enough. Courtesy is a lady’s armor. She’s using her courtesy to deceive people, and she’s using her former self as a facade, and it works so much to her advantage, because people still think she’s this naive, vulnerable, little girl, and she’s really not. She knows exactly what she’s doing. She knows what game she’s playing! And no one else does. And she’s learned from the best — Cersei, Margaery, Tyrion, Littlefinger, even Joffrey. She’s learned so much from these people, and they don’t even realize it. They’re unwittingly feeding her to become this great kind of manipulator. King’s Landing can either make or break a person, and in Sansa’s case, it’s making her. —Sophie Turner, in response to Sansa hate (x)