Posted 2 days ago

brianmichaelbendis:

Rocket Raccoon & Stitch by Billy Martin

Teamups I would pay to see #13

(Source: bloodzilla-billy.deviantart.com)

Posted 2 days ago
Printer’s ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.
Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop (via observando)
Posted 2 days ago

geekygothgirl:

coolandfroody:

dustedsunshine:

campdracula5eva:

girlinfourcolors:

atomstargazer:

Teen creates bio-plastic from banana peels

Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin of Turkey has developed a way to replace traditional petroleum-based plastic with banana peels.

The Turkish teen took home a US$50,000 prize for her project “Go Bananas!” Thursday after winning the second annual Scientific American Science in Action Award, associated with Google Science Fair.

“My project makes it possible to use banana peels, a waste material which is thrown away almost every day, in the electrical insulation of cables,” Bilgin said in a media statement.

“This is both an extremely nature-friendly and cheap process, which has the potential to decrease the amount of pollution created due to the use of plastics, which contain petroleum derivatives.”

Bilgin spent two years developing the bio-plastic, which does not decay. She said the process is so easy that it is possible to repeat at home, with special care taken for chemicals used in the production process.

In September, the teen will compete at Google’s California headquarters for the overall Google Science Fair prize for 15-to-16 year olds. She will also have access to a one-year mentorship.

Has anyone else noticed how many brilliant breakthroughs in science are coming from the minds of teenage girls the last few years? Between this story, the four girls in Nigeria who invented a generator that runs on urine, the California girl who invented a twenty-second cell phone charger… Who knows where we’d be today without the patriarchal interference of men, stealing or hiding the brilliance of women?

Our future is in the hands of teenage girls, and I for one feel really good about that.

When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.

Don’t forget the girl who invented a torch that’d light up just from the heat of your hands

basically everyone should stop s***ting on teenage girls because they do awesome things when you let them

or that one time a girl found the cure for cancer that we could be using in 15 years

But nah, girls and women just suck at math and science and have never invented anything worthwhile. Sure. Right. 

Reblogging because the future demands we work at fighting the undertow of diminished expectations for our daughters. 

(Source: cosmoswithinandbeyond)

Posted 2 days ago
Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women for the money. And it made her miserable.

As a young writer, Alcott concentrated on lurid pulp stories of revenge, murder, and adultery–“blood and thunder” literature, as she called i–and enjoyed writing very much. She was in her mid 30s when an editor suggested she try writing a book for girls. Alcott wasn’t very interested, but her father was a complete moron with money and had left the family in terrible financial trouble. Alcott wrote Little Women in hopes of some decent sales and a little breathing room and got way more than she asked for. The money in sequels was too good to turn down (and her father didn’t get any smarter with a dime), but Alcott hated writing what she called “moral pap for the young” and longed to return to the smut and violence of her early endeavors.

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Books and Authors You Had to Read in High School (via bookriot)

Knew this and agree—Bronson Alcott was an idiotic tool and LMA’s early work is much more fun than what made her famous. 

Posted 3 days ago

http://love-and-radiation.tumblr.com/post/96087394782/scaredystark-its-hard-for-me-to-get-on-the

scaredystark:

it’s hard for me to get on the current anti-hank pym train because yeah, he’s done a lot of bad shit in the past (but name one superhero who hasn’t oh wait you can’t because they’re all extreme versions of regular real humans)

but like, he is canon bipolar

in an actual…

This. Very much, this. 

Posted 3 days ago
500 posts!

500 posts!

Posted 3 days ago

He’s right, you know. 

(Source: possibilityofmagic)

Posted 3 days ago

shieldshawk:

saucefactory:

avengerssaywhattt:

evil-john-watson:

fwips:

Agent Coulson meeting his younger self 

#I don’t care that I’ve reblogged this already #it will never stop being perfectly precious

Conversations with our younger selves. Great conceit…and a way to re-inspire writers by reminding us that no matter how hard your WIP is, you’re living out a former daydream of imagination. 

Posted 3 days ago

hipsterzombiejoint:

Josie and the Pussycats cosplay

This made me smile today. Thanks, ladies. 

Posted 3 days ago

Once again, humorists say more than alleged journalists. 

(Source: medium.com)

Posted 4 days ago

graycloak:

sunfell:

Reblog if you are a mage, witch, wizard, occultist, shaman or any metaphysical sort of person.

I’m so excited to see one of these that include my areas for once! :D hahaha.. *squee*

Posted 4 days ago
Another time, Jack took a call. A voice on the other end said, ‘There are three of us down here in the lobby. We want to see the guy who does this disgusting comic book and show him what real Nazis would do to his Captain America’. To the horror of others in the office, Kirby rolled up his sleeves and headed downstairs. The callers, however, were gone by the time he arrived.

Mark Evanier, Kirby: King of Comics (via nerdhapley)

It’s Jack Kirby’s birthday, so here’s that story of him being bad ass all of the time.

(via nerdhapley)

Nobody messes with the king.

Posted 4 days ago
You see, books contain the thoughts and dreams of men, their hopes and strivings and all their immortal parts. It’s in books that most of us learn how splendidly worth-while life is.
Christopher Morley from The Haunted Bookshop (via lotusohm)
Posted 4 days ago

thenotsosilentmonk:

deducecanoe:

reservoircat:

Mutant 101 - Professor Xavier Should Put In A Call To Her Parents - 5 Year Old Mia Stares Down marvelentertainment's Cast Of Guardians Of The Galaxy As She Crushes Them In A Game Of GotG Trivia On jimmykimmellive [X

Vin Diesel in the background looking at her like “SHE’S PERFECT.  WANT ONE.”

I thought girls didn’t like Super Heroes.

You thought what? 

Good for her. Before you’re told you have limits, show people why they shouldn’t be there….and beat them with the shards of the glass ceiling. 

(Source: mutant-101)

Posted 4 days ago

themarvelageofcomics:

Cover to MARVEL COLLECTORS’ ITEM CLASSICS #19 by Jack Kirby and Frank Giacoia

Had to share something for Jack Kirby’s birthday!