Fire Stone - Dragon’s Breath Opal
Leaf Stone - Moss Agate
Water Stone - Ocean Opal
Moon Stone - Opal
Sun Stone - Fire Opal
Dusk Stone - Fluorite
Dawn Stone - Opal
I kept seeing these around Tumblr and my mind kept going one place.
The Last Japanese Mermaids
For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.
In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence
there’s a fantastic Matthew Barney (Bjork’s husband) film that has some of these women in discovering a piece of ambergris
It’s even cooler when you stand back and squint your eyes.
Or take your glasses off
or take your glasses off
The only pic that’s ever made me exercise
This is mind boggling.
I took my glasses off.
i have a friend who has been taking birth control since she was 12 because she’s anemic and if she didn’t take it she would bleed out excessively during her period and end up in the hospital
dont fucking tell me that birth control isn’t crucial to people
A Seeing Eye Dog on his first day
he knows he’s gonna do such a good job
“Master glassblower and stained glass artist Loren Stump in California has wowed the internet with an extraordinary display of virtuosity. He created a “loaf” of glass, called murrine, out of carefully layered glass rods that, when sliced, reveal a painstakingly detailed work of art in cross-section.
"The most impressive thing about his work is that the resulting image can only be seen in its entirety after the murrini is cut…"
"I don’t understand why sex is more shocking than violence."
Lea Seydoux talking about American films. (via ramengirl48)
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson