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Babyslime (Babs). Photographer. Blogger. Activist. Mother of four. Wife, ten years. Disabled. Queer. Moderately interesting.

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This is some human centipede-esque shit right here.

This is some human centipede-esque shit right here.

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A little messy now, but I cut Z’s hair earlier to get the scraggles off.  It was a near impossible task to get her to sit still. Thankfully it looks mostly even.

A little messy now, but I cut Z’s hair earlier to get the scraggles off. It was a near impossible task to get her to sit still. Thankfully it looks mostly even.

She gets so proud of herself when she scales the climbing wall.

Z is having an early morning at the  park to take her mind off missing daddy.

Z is having an early morning at the park to take her mind off missing daddy.

memeguy-com:

Why Google will always be better than bing

memeguy-com:

Why Google will always be better than bing

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This painting by Canadian artist, Heidi Taillefer, offers the viewer a sumptuous depiction of the pregnant body’s internal world.  Rich images of fruit and flowers fill the woman’s form, while her baby is nourished within a floating sac of clear water.  Her full breasts are glorious machines that produce and pump milk through an intricate system of faucets and tubing.  Like a cross between a Duch still life painting and a Surrealist masterwork, Taillefer’s composition is lavish, detailed and luxuriant, reminding the viewer of the fertile bounty and reproductive powers intrinsic to the female body.
Taillefer describes the various meanings of this complex painting on her own website:
    The painting “Venus Envy” is a work emphasizing the beauty and potency of women and motherhood.  The name “Venus Envy” is a play on words of the Freudian “Penis Envy”, and implies the enviable female advantage of being the carrier of new life.  With the predominance of taboos and limitations against women in so many cultures throughout the world, the piece exposes with pride and irreverence, female charaacteristics, whether beautiful or unsettling.  It is an attempt to absolve women of their generally complex nature, and free them from harsh social standards foisted upon their physical, social, and spiritual selves.  It also explores the sensuality of pregnancy, and the mystical and intimidating power with which it was once regarded.
Heidi Taillefer has produced prolifically over the past two decades.  While symbolism, surrealism, the sublime and the sacred are integral to her work, she also explores the absurd and maintains a strong sense of humor in her creative process.


I’ve had a version of this piece in my picture folders for years. I think my favourite part of this piece is the apple on her shoulder with a bite taken out of it.

This painting by Canadian artist, Heidi Taillefer, offers the viewer a sumptuous depiction of the pregnant body’s internal world.  Rich images of fruit and flowers fill the woman’s form, while her baby is nourished within a floating sac of clear water.  Her full breasts are glorious machines that produce and pump milk through an intricate system of faucets and tubing.  Like a cross between a Duch still life painting and a Surrealist masterwork, Taillefer’s composition is lavish, detailed and luxuriant, reminding the viewer of the fertile bounty and reproductive powers intrinsic to the female body.



Taillefer describes the various meanings of this complex painting on her own website:



    The painting “Venus Envy” is a work emphasizing the beauty and potency of women and motherhood.  The name “Venus Envy” is a play on words of the Freudian “Penis Envy”, and implies the enviable female advantage of being the carrier of new life.  With the predominance of taboos and limitations against women in so many cultures throughout the world, the piece exposes with pride and irreverence, female charaacteristics, whether beautiful or unsettling.  It is an attempt to absolve women of their generally complex nature, and free them from harsh social standards foisted upon their physical, social, and spiritual selves.  It also explores the sensuality of pregnancy, and the mystical and intimidating power with which it was once regarded.



Heidi Taillefer has produced prolifically over the past two decades.  While symbolism, surrealism, the sublime and the sacred are integral to her work, she also explores the absurd and maintains a strong sense of humor in her creative process.

I’ve had a version of this piece in my picture folders for years.
I think my favourite part of this piece is the apple on her shoulder with a bite taken out of it.

Source: midwife-in-the-making

Please, please, please don't drive while intoxicated. →

wilwheaton:

The Los Angeles County coroner has identified a Palmdale teen who authorities said was killed when a suspected drunk driver crashed into her home and hit her while she slept.

Giselle Mendoza, 16, was pronounced dead at her home early Sunday after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies said Roberto Rodriguez, 20, crashed his SUV into a Palmdale apartment building.

Mendoza was sleeping in her first-floor bedroom when a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder slammed into the complex in the 1000 block of East Avenue R before 4 a.m. Sunday, officials said.

I know a lot of younger people use Tumblr, so please let me be your dad for a quick moment: at some point in your life (maybe at several points in your life) you will be confronted with the decision to drive after drinking or using recreational drugs. You may think, “it’s only a mile” or “I’ll be very careful” or “I probably shouldn’t drive, but I think I’ll be okay” or “I don’t have money for a cab”.

But here’s the thing about that: you may convince yourself that it’s okay to drive, and you may even get where you’re going safely. You may do that more than once, and start to think that you’re never going to have a problem if you drive while intoxicated (even a little bit).

But what if you don’t? What if you lose your focus or judgement for one second, and you end up hitting a person who’s crossing a dark street in front of you? What if you end up missing a light, and crashing into another car?

What will you do when you, an otherwise good person who would never intentionally hurt another person, make the decision to get behind the wheel when you shouldn’t, and you end up killing someone?

Just think about that for a moment, okay? If this kid, Robert Rodriguez, is found guilty, he’s likely going to spend most of his life in prison. He’s 20 years-old. He’s probably not a criminal, and he’s probably going to spend what should be the best years of his life in a prison, because he made the decision to drive while intoxicated.

Now think about the family of Giselle Mendoza. She was sixteen years-old. SIXTEEN. Her life hadn’t even started yet, and now she’s gone. Forever. Because a suspected drunk driver — just four years older than her — decided that he’d get behind the wheel of a car when he shouldn’t have.

Look, I get it: figuring out how to get home can be a hassle. Taxis and Uber are expensive, and public transit can be inconvenient.

But take a moment and think about Giselle Mendoza’s friends and family, and Robert Rodriguez’s friends and family, and ask yourself how much cab fare would have been too much.

Okay, thanks for listening and letting me be your Internet dad for a minute.

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dinosaurssonaspaceship:

alecpingol:

I’m literally dying of laughter 

THE FUCKING LAST ONE I SWEAR TO GOD

"Well why didn’t you say that?"

Source: ashleysuxx

misandry-mermaid:

thedragonflywarrior:

The head-turning Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie is a towering 6ft 3in tall and admits she often felt she couldn’t relate to women on the big screen because of her Amazonian frame, but is now relishing the opportunity to play a tough, fierce warrior in the medieval fantasy drama.

She said: “It’s really vitally important to me the way women are portrayed. As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity, and what it is to be a woman.”

The towering actress reveals that she had numerous setbacks in her career before landing a prized role as Brienne of Tarth in the hit show, adding: “I found it so frustrating, particularly at the beginning, because I would be told, ‘Sorry love, you’re too tall.’ At one stage I was like, ‘I’ll give this another six months and if this persists, ‘I’ll become a nun.’ “

For her role as warrior Brienne, Gwendoline trained how to fight with swords and ride horses and says it’s “empowering” to know she can “break a man’s nose with my elbow.”

"I do all my own stunts and come away with bruises and scratches. After one scene I was absolutely covered in bruises all down one leg and up one arm. But it’s worth it. It’s quite fun. I enjoy knocking around with the boys."

I cannot get enough of this woman. She deserves all the awards.

<3_<3

Source: thedragonflywarrior