wiggly toes and happy giggles

I'm a second year history major who loves reading and watching a variety of genres. I'm Dutch, but I've always felt adrift here and I do not yet know if I actually want to settle for my country of origin. I love puns, sarcasm, British detective series, and owls, among other things. I have zero patience for drama and idiots and neither will be tolerated here. Wife to professor-maia.



Any salad can be a Caesar salad if you stab it enough

Too soon

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pierce’s death was too good for him.

How hard he hits him though. He nearly knocks him off the chair he hits him so hard and Bucky’s head bounces on rebound. And Bucky isn’t even being defiant here, just stuck. He’s caught in his own thinking and isn’t really resisting, just not reacting. He’s still Winter Soldier here, but Winter Soldier trying to figure out what just happened with his day and we know he could stop Pierce mid swing if he really wanted. But he doesn’t, just sort of pulls himself back upright still clinging to the fact that SOMEHOW the Soldier knew him and can’t figure out why. The little bit of Bucky that’s left frantically trying to organize fragments of memory.

Pierce died too quick.

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snapchats from agent maria hill

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Anyone else excited about San Diego Comic Con? (x)


Anyone else excited about San Diego Comic Con? (x)

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I love how women will tell guys “no uterus, no opinion” but only when the guy disagrees with them. Men are allowed to have an opinion when they agree. So much for equality.

it’s almost like we don’t want other people dictating what happens to our bodies but appreciate people who support our right to autonomy

sO wEiRd

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professor-maia replied to your post “mintley8 replied to your photoset “Let us pray for the successful…”

i just imagined you with itty-bitty green thumbs and i can’t stop laughing

thanks for nOTHING


according to my calculations image

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mintley8 replied to your photoset “Let us pray for the successful continued growth of the cuttings from…”

Good luck with them

thank you! 

my green thumb is tiny or nonexistent, so I’m probably going to need it.. I like plants though, might delve into this stuff a little bit more since it’s a pretty easy-going hobby. Unfortunately I don’t have much room for plants. 


The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

 …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.

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Let us pray for the successful continued growth of the cuttings from these motherplants.

I’ve always liked both plants (they’re my parents’). My mother has a bit of a green thumb and she said that these two are pretty low maintenance and will grow successfully from cuttings/shoots.


Dutch national day of mourning for MH17 victims Wednesday

The Netherlands has declared Wednesday a national day of mourning for the 193 Dutch victims of the flight MH17 crash, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a statement. 

The first bodies recovered from last week’s disaster over rebel-held Ukraine, in which 298 people died, are due to arrive in the Netherlands at 1400 GMT on Wednesday, where they will be met by relatives.

King Willem Alexander, Queen Maxima and Mr Rutte will also be present at Eindhoven airport for the arrival of the bodies, which will be marked by a minute’s silence, the statement from the justice ministry on Tuesday said.

Flags on public buildings around the country will fly at half mast, Mr Rutte said. Representatives of some of the 10 other nations whose citizens were killed in the crash will also be present.

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What if prisons let prisoners take their own mug shots?


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How many daleks does it take to change a lightbulb?



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70% of editing is just looking at ur work for a few hours with this face


true story

true for drawing

true for video editing

true for writing

just true

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am i the only one that feels 2014 doesn’t even sound real

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