When Van Gogh was a young man in his early twenties, he was in London studying to be a clergyman. He had no thought of being an artist at all. he sat in his cheap little room writing a letter to his younger brother in Holland, whom he loved very much. He looked out his window at a watery twilight, a thin lampost, a star, and he said in his letter something like this: “it is so beautiful I must show you how it looks.” And then on his cheap ruled note paper, he made the most beautiful, tender, little drawing of it.

When I read this letter of Van Gogh’s it comforted me very much and seemed to throw a clear light on the whole road of Art. Before, I thought that to produce a work of painting or literature, you scowled and thought long and ponderously and weighed everything solemnly and learned everything that all artists had ever done aforetime, and what their influences and schools were, and you were extremely careful about *design* and *balance* and getting *interesting planes* into your painting, and avoided, with the most astringent severity, showing the faintest *acedemical* tendency, and were strictly modern. And so on and so on.

But the moment I read Van Gogh’s letter I knew what art was, and the creative impulse. It is a feeling of love and enthusiasm for something, and in a direct, simple, passionate and true way, you try to show this beauty in things to others, by drawing it.

And Van Gogh’s little drawing on the cheap note paper was a work of art because he loved the sky and the frail lamppost against it so seriously that he made the drawing with the most exquisite conscientiousness and care.

Brenda UelandIf You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit (via nyctaeus)

erisg223:

korratic:

sosungalittleclodofclay:

d-keynote:

thatpunnyguy:

gafsketchbook:

This is why i think Avatar should be R rated 

If you wanted to take it a step further, you could argue that water benders could take out all the fluid from someones body, turning them into a mummified husk 

and a highly skilled metal bender could control the iron in another person’s blood, kinda like what Magneto does in X-Men a lot

What a great time to be anaemic.

earthbender ambushes

waterbenders surfing through the battlefield on a wave of blood.

"on a wave of blood" 

but yes, let us continue with this gore fest!

Is there possibly a way that firebenders or airbenders could raise the body temperature of an individual to the point where your burning/melting from the inside out?

or what about earthbenders being able to break bones since bones are made up of various metals of course along with non-metals but that’s beside the point?

god bless this fandom. we’re all growing up and turning into psychos

i-aint-even-bovvered:

freckledtrekkie:

becausesometimesdreamsdocometrue:

disney-tasthic:

gastalicious-definition:

disney-tasthic:

globalsoftpirka:

disney-tasthic:

thedisneydifference:

Mulan loved my Mulan pen!
She said, “I love things that have my face on it.”

Wow, Mulan, conceited much ;). Seems like you may have been spending some time with Gaston!

NOOOOOO OOOOOONESHOOTS LIKE MULAN

WEARS MEN’S SUITS LIKE MULAN!

THINKS FAST AND KICKS ASS ON A ROOF LIKE MULAN

MULAN: “I USE AVALANCHES IN ALL OF MY BATTLE SCHEMIIIING!”

NOT QUITE A GUY, THAT MULAN!

WHEN I WAS A GIRL I DRANK 3 CUPS OF TEAEVERY MORNING TO HELP ME GROW STRONG

AND NOW THAT I AM I DRINK 5 CUPS OF TEASO NOTHING IN MY FIGHTS WILL GO WRONG!

i-aint-even-bovvered:

freckledtrekkie:

becausesometimesdreamsdocometrue:

disney-tasthic:

gastalicious-definition:

disney-tasthic:

globalsoftpirka:

disney-tasthic:

thedisneydifference:

Mulan loved my Mulan pen!

She said, “I love things that have my face on it.”

Wow, Mulan, conceited much ;). Seems like you may have been spending some time with Gaston!

NOOOOOO OOOOOONE
SHOOTS LIKE MULAN

WEARS MEN’S SUITS LIKE MULAN!

THINKS FAST AND KICKS ASS ON A ROOF LIKE MULAN

MULAN: “I USE AVALANCHES IN ALL OF MY BATTLE SCHEMIIIING!”

NOT QUITE A GUY, THAT MULAN!

WHEN I WAS A GIRL I DRANK 3 CUPS OF TEA
EVERY MORNING TO HELP ME GROW STRONG

AND NOW THAT I AM I DRINK 5 CUPS OF TEA
SO NOTHING IN MY FIGHTS WILL GO WRONG!

Anonymous asked
any back to school advice for us high schoolers?

officialunitedstates:

When I lived in Montana, I heard about a man who was one of those “prep for the end of the world” folks.  He had some money from working on an oil refinery in Alberta (apparently it’s pretty lucrative), and he was able to retire early and start prepping.  The ironic thing about guys like him is that they all think the end of the world will somehow affect them, when in reality no one lives in or cares about Montana.  If you want to prepare for the end of the world in order to have an advantage, maybe pick a nice spot in Florida where you can hang out with the alligators and ride the Disney roller coasters after everyone else is gone.

Anyway, this guy starts building a huge fort in the middle of the forest.  There weren’t any pictures of it, but according to the man’s press release, it’s the size of a couple football fields put together, at least three stories high, and had some basement levels, too.  This thing was huge, with farms, solar panels, a pool, basically anything you would ever need or want after civilization disappears. 

After fifteen years of construction, the complex is finally done, and the guy decides to move in to his new fort.  Five days later, he gets pneumonia and dies.

starlit-notes:

I would like to thank my arms, for always being by side. My legs, for always supporting me, and my fingers…because I can always count on them.

(Source: ohrendelle)

eridonkidonk:

officialdaddyegbert:

blobeggs:

boxlunches:

blobeggs:

Every single friday this kid just shows up dressed as link I love this school

Does he talk

he does but whenever someone calls his name for roll call he just goes “HEUH” 

what happened in this young man’s life that made him think “damn, every friday i’m gonna go to school dressed as link”

perhaps it was something in his past
perhaps
a link to his past

eridonkidonk:

officialdaddyegbert:

blobeggs:

boxlunches:

blobeggs:

Every single friday this kid just shows up dressed as link I love this school

Does he talk

he does but whenever someone calls his name for roll call he just goes “HEUH” 

what happened in this young man’s life that made him think “damn, every friday i’m gonna go to school dressed as link”

perhaps it was something in his past

perhaps

a link to his past

(Source: giritina)

shouldnt:

How in the fuck…

baroquen-sol:

seerofsarcasm:

confusedtree:

dspazdoesntcare:

What the hell did I just watch? 

It’s me pretending to be a video game character what is wrong with you it’s pretty straight-forward

Wow this is really accurate right down to the breathing.

I’ve never hit reblog so fast in my life.

mcvomit:

snailsocks:

I sent this to at least 12 people with 0 context

(Source: fuks)

sarawildish:

glampora:

leanonstephen:

cat-pictures-blog:

The face your kitten makes after you rescue him from an alley downtown.

#I HAVE WAy MORE FEELINGS ABOUT THIS CAT THAN I DO THE TITANIC OR THE NOTEBOOK OR THAT BULLSHIT

I’m gonna cry now
cuz his face
it’s like ‘thank you i was so scared’
i just
; ^ ;

he has CAT TEARS.

sarawildish:

glampora:

leanonstephen:

cat-pictures-blog:

The face your kitten makes after you rescue him from an alley downtown.

#I HAVE WAy MORE FEELINGS ABOUT THIS CAT THAN I DO THE TITANIC OR THE NOTEBOOK OR THAT BULLSHIT

I’m gonna cry now

cuz his face

it’s like ‘thank you i was so scared’

i just

; ^ ;

he has CAT TEARS.

D&D Stats Explained with Tomatoes

optimysticals:

twistedviper:

raktajino-hot:

corruptionpoints:

mindchildofmadness submits:

Strength is being able to crush a tomato.

Dexterity is being able to dodge a tomato.

Constitution is being able to eat a bad tomato.

Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.

Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.

Charisma is being able to sell a tomato based fruit salad.

(Source)

image

If I stop reblogging this assume I’m dead

Every time I see this I get tears down my face from laughing.

jazzman8675309:

jazzman8675309:

prince-of-insanity:

psychoteentitan:

The US version of Harry Potter is surprisingly short. 

I’ve been laughing at this for like half an hour cause when Harry fires the gun it looks like he’s saying “BAM!”

Bam! Omg I’m dying

Someone reblogged this from me after I forgot about it and then I laughed for ten minutes and actually LEFT MY BED TO SHOW MY FAMILY

jazzman8675309:

jazzman8675309:

prince-of-insanity:

psychoteentitan:

The US version of Harry Potter is surprisingly short. 

I’ve been laughing at this for like half an hour cause when Harry fires the gun it looks like he’s saying “BAM!”

Bam! Omg I’m dying

Someone reblogged this from me after I forgot about it and then I laughed for ten minutes and actually LEFT MY BED TO SHOW MY FAMILY