Amanda | 20 something | Female | Australia | INFP | Slytherin

The Songs of Gold Diggers of 1933

What’s the show about? It’s all about the Depression. 


Harry Potter spells [Game edition 1]

Boards don’t hit back.

"Too much introspection can be a big mistake, finally boring, to me and to everyone else. Life is to be lived, not analyzed. Time is to be used, not wasted.” -LAUREN BACALL, 1994. 

"Too much introspection can be a big mistake, finally boring, to me and to everyone else. Life is to be lived, not analyzed. Time is to be used, not wasted.” 

tags → #Lauren Bacall 

Sam Cooke, circa 1960.

(Source: gregorypecks)

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True magic is neither black, nor white - it’s both because nature is both. Loving and cruel, all at the same time.

The Craft (1996, dir. Andrew Fleming)

(Source: filmchrist)

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Don’t come back. Don’t think about us. Don’t look back. Don’t write. Don’t give in to nostalgia. Forget us all. If you do and you come back, don’t come see me. I won’t let you in my house. Understand? Whatever you end up doing, love it. The way you loved the projection booth when you were a little squirt.

Cinema Paradiso (1988), Giuseppe Tornatore

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Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)


Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

(via bansheewhale)

The Nicholas Brothers in The Black Network (1936)

(Source: haroldlloyds)

I hope you didn’t take offense. It only means Englishman, or at worst, outlander.

Ruthless People (1986)


Her hair was a mane of jet-black ringlets that fell to the small of her back, and around her brow was a band of copper suns. Where the Sand Snakes were tall, Arianne took after her mother, who stood but five foot two. She is still a little thing, the captain thought. Yet beneath her jewelled girdle and loose layers of flowing purple silk and yellow samite she had a woman’s body, lush and roundly curved.

*happy birthday m

//Dark and Magical beings//

Medusa -

In Greek mythology Medusa (“guardian, protectress”) was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazing directly into her eyes would turn onlookers to stone.

Gene Tierney c. 1940s

Gene Tierney c. 1940s

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But I’m a Cheerleader, 1999