Hmph

The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

This was the Captain Samuel Vimes ‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness.

Terry Pratchett, “Men At Arms”

This is one of the best breakdowns I’ve ever seen of how expensive it is to be poor. (via sosungalittleclodofclay)

Seriously. Terry Fucking Prachett. Realist author ever.

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My only goal is in the darkness

My only goal is in the darkness

Ever notice…

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

chescaleigh:

When an innocent black person is murdered, the media goes out of their way to dehumanize them and paint them as a criminal.

When a white celebrity dies, the media erases every racist and/or problematic thing they ever said or did and paints them as a hero.

Can we talk about this? Like seriously… We can’t just leave it like this. Give us two pairs to work with.

I unpacked some things and found a book from last semester that made me cry for a week literally the entire week I was reading it only tears fell and the moment I opened it up again I started bawling why did I DO THAT THAT WAS SO STUPID

siberianpine:

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kanapy:

Love!!

Okay people keep laughing about how Harry Potter in The Goblet of Fire needed a haircut, but in the seventh book his hair was down to his shoulders, wasn’t it? And then in the epilogue he continues to have long hair, so it’s not even out of necessity. He keeps having long hair. But in the movies they don’t include that, as film is a much more visual media and they fuckin KNOW what would happen if they presented him like that. Stop teasing men for growing out their hair it’s not cute and is 100% related to associating feminine attributes (such as long hair in western cultures) with repulsion.

I took steps!! I am going back to college tomorrow and I wonder if I just don’t handle change well b/c I’m having a negative reaction again

scienthusiasts:

Codariocalyx motorius, known as the telegraph plant or semaphore plant, is a tropical Asian shrub, one of a few plants capable of rapid movement. This plant is famous for its movement of small, lateral leaflets at speeds rapid enough to be perceivable with the naked eye. This is a strategy to maximise light by tracking the sun. Each leaf is equipped with a hinge that permits it to be moved to receive more sunlight, but the weight of these leaves means the plant must expend a lot of energy in moving it. To optimise its movement, each large leaf has two small leaflets at its base. These move constantly along an elliptical path, sampling the intensity of sunlight, and directing the large leaf to the area of most intensity. (Wikipedia)
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It can dance to music, guys! MUSE

scienthusiasts:

Codariocalyx motorius, known as the telegraph plant or semaphore plant, is a tropical Asian shrub, one of a few plants capable of rapid movementThis plant is famous for its movement of small, lateral leaflets at speeds rapid enough to be perceivable with the naked eye. This is a strategy to maximise light by tracking the sun. Each leaf is equipped with a hinge that permits it to be moved to receive more sunlight, but the weight of these leaves means the plant must expend a lot of energy in moving it. To optimise its movement, each large leaf has two small leaflets at its base. These move constantly along an elliptical path, sampling the intensity of sunlight, and directing the large leaf to the area of most intensity. (Wikipedia)

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It can dance to music, guys! MUSE