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Mar 6

Okay well, I suppose this was rather clear already, but I’m taking a Tumblr hiatus for an unspecified amount of time.

I’ve been starting to feel ever more like Tumblr is far too much of a poisonous environment for me in my current state of mind. I’m obviously not talking about the friends I’ve made here, because I am so glad I got to meet you (some of you even in person), but about the high school-like behaviour I see around this site - by which I mean judgmental, exclusive, hateful, (passive-)aggressive, etcetera, etcetera.

Though I have never been on the receiving end of anonymous hate, I’ve often had my words misinterpreted based on an assumption about my ethnicity, sexuality or personal beliefs. I subscribe to the right every single individual has to their own opinion, but the pervading lack of empathy and in most cases even common sense is just not something I want to put up with any longer.

An additional reason is that I’m hoping to graduate in a month, and Tumblr is just a time- and energy sink I can’t afford any longer. (I will still be active on my MtG rp accounts, because that is typically a fun way to waste an hour or so of my time in the evenings, without too much drama.)

Since I don’t know if and when I’ll be back, it’s been great getting to know all you wonderful people, and thanks for all the good times. Most of you I have on Facebook so I’ll see you around there in any case.

And to my fellow AP admins: I am so so sorry for the inactivity; once I finally have my BA I do plan on becoming a hell of a lot more active again on the blog, and in the meanwhile I’ll try and fatten up the queue some.

Love!

I still <3 you regardless!

Woohoo! Now I can sleep easy. <3

I feel so sorry for you. I wouldn’t wish dealing with that on anyone.

Luckily I have over 8 years of practice and an extremely sharp tongue, haha. xD

(On a side note, I think it’s funny that I start losing followers only when I’m inactive for a few days, not when I spout my personal opinions with characteristic Dutch bluntness or douse stupidity in sarcasm or anything, lol.)

It has happened. My 30 y/o single atheist/conspiracy theorist brother-in-law has just said that the sad truth of his existence is that his single status is due to him being “nice to girls”.

Deploy Extreme Sarcasm. All systems set on Crush Nonsense. Engage.

I do not hope for an outcome in my favour; he still remains unconvinced, for example, that I know more about ancient Egypt than he does, because he “reads books”. (And only books, mind, that cater to his already formed personal opinion.)

wnderlst:

Banff, Alberta | Kenneth Huang

wnderlst:

Banff, Alberta | Kenneth Huang

thatlittleegyptologist replied to your post “thatlittleegyptologist replied to your post “That fucking dress has a…”

I’m down with this, as long as I can have a whip. I want one for reasons.

Of course! You take the whip, I’ll get the pistols and together we’ll wreak some havoc in wedding boutiques.

thatlittleegyptologist replied to your post “That fucking dress has a price indication of €2,000-€2,500. Which…”

Now to steal said wedding dress….

I suggest cat suits and the Indiana Jones theme song.

That fucking dress has a price indication of €2,000-€2,500.

Which makes it about €1,750 above budget in worst case scenario.

I am so, so done.

> Get motivated to work on epigraphy
> Open up (note)books
> Get distracted by wedding dresses.

DAMN IT.

victoriousvocabulary:

VOLAGE
[adjective]
flighty; giddy; fickle; capricious; given to being mentally erratic, unstable, or wandering.
Etymology: from Lain volaticus “flying, volatile, fickle”, from volatus, past participle of volare “to fly”.
[Christian Schloe]

victoriousvocabulary:

VOLAGE

[adjective]

flighty; giddy; fickle; capricious; given to being mentally erratic, unstable, or wandering.

Etymology: from Lain volaticus “flying, volatile, fickle”, from volatus, past participle of volare “to fly”.

[Christian Schloe]

I mean LOOK :3 :3

I mean LOOK :3 :3

Ahhhh I&#8217;m in looove I&#8217;m so getting this (kind of) dress for my wedding.

Ahhhh I’m in looove I’m so getting this (kind of) dress for my wedding.

Modern genes yield atlas of ancient inter-ethnic sex

archaeologicalnews:

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From invasions and migrations to slavery and trade, history is embroidered with events that led to interactions between previously separate populations — and, in many cases, hanky-panky. By mining genetic data from living people, researchers have now created a historical atlas of instances of such mixing.

The study, published today in Science, uses statistical methods to make inferences about which populations interbred, and when, over the past 4,000 years. The findings are also presented as an interactive map. The authors sequenced DNA from 1,490 people from 95 genetically distinct populations around the world, and tested almost 500,000 single-letter variations in DNA known as single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs. Read more.

imldris:

Historical valentines 5/?

(Source: cloepatra)