miljathefailcat:

"Luckily I have an ace up my sleeve!" I smirk and roll my sleeve up. A confused asexual rolls out, blinking in the sudden light.

(via chauvesouris-effrayant)

mcgani:

Never have I ever seen someone look so awkward on a couch

mcgani:

Never have I ever seen someone look so awkward on a couch

(via insidiousmisandry)

princessloon:

if you tHINK im gonna rewatch this 50 episode anime with you just because you havent seen it then you are absolutely right sit down we are marathoning this.

(via optimisticduelist)

cybugs:

castorochiaro:

thesylverlining:

doktorgirlfriend:

So wait, Laika used same-sex couples in their trailers but not in the actual movie?

That’s… not cool.

And almost like they were using the the progressive rep they’d earned from a single joke in ParaNorman to…

ahjareyn:

branaivanovic:

Harry Potter: Re-imagined 

-Harry Potter

-Ron Weasley

-Hermione Granger

I am legitimately okay with this and suddenly wish there were no movies in the first place so that more posts like this could exist. So that more people would look at the basic context clues IN the books and imagine things like this.

(via duckindolans)

x09:

emotional sensitivity is not weakness

(via see-reverse-side)

medievalpoc:

peashooter85:

The Jews of Ancient China —- The Kaifeng Jews

The destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of the Romans in 70 AD would create a wave of Jewish diaspora as Jewish rebels were sold into slavery or exiled to locations all over the Roman Empire.  However the spread of Jewish peoples would expand beyond the borders of the Roman world, as Jewish genes can be found all over Europe, Africa, and Asia.  One far flung Jewish community can be found in China, one of the most extreme examples of Jewish immigration in the ancient world.

After the Jewish revolt against Rome many thousands of Jews headed east to enjoy the wealth and riches of the Silk Road to Asia.  Jewish merchant communities sprang up all over Persia, Afghanistan, and Northern India.  One Jewish group traveled as far as Henan Province (Eastern China) and settled in the cosmopolitan city of Kaifeng between 600 – 900 AD.  By the year 1100 the Jews of Kaifeng had established a large and healthy community with a synagogue, communal kitchen, kosher slaughterhouse, ritual bath, and Sukkah (special building used to celebrate the festival of Sukkot).  During the Ming Dynasty the Kaifeng Jews took Chinese surnames which corresponded with the meanings of their original Jewish names.  One Kaifeng Jew, Zhao Yingcheng (Moshe Ben Abram) made his mark in Chinese history by being named the Director of the Ministry of Justice by the Emperor in the mid 1600’s. The religious traditions of the Kaifeng Jews remained the same through most of their history, corresponding exactly to the religious practices of Jews in the west.  However, in the 1860’s the community would be uprooted due to the chaos caused by the Taiping Rebellion.  The synagogue was destroyed and much of the ancient practices of the Kaifeng Jews were lost or forgotten.  The war caused a mini-diaspora of Chinese Jews as they sought refuge all over China.  After the war many Jews returned to Kaifeng to rebuild their community.  Today the Kaifeng Jews still maintain a small community with a rebuilt synagogue.  Today 1,000 Jews still maintain a prosperous community in Kaifeng.

Further Reading:

The Jews of Kaifeng, China: History, Culture, and Religion By Xin Xu

The Haggadah of the Kaifeng Jews of China By Fook-Kong Wong, Dalia Yasharpour

Legends of the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng By Xin Xu

The Kaifeng Stone Inscriptions: The Legacy of the Jewish Community in China By Tiberiu Weisz

The Jews of China: Historical and Comparative Perspectives edited by Jonathan Goldstein

(Source: sino-judaic.org, via oshkeet)

Anonymous said: Are you heterophobic?

gohomebiphobia:

No I love straight people! They are so cute! Love is love!

And actually my parents are straight people and so is my sister and also I have a good friend who is straight and like I have another good friend who though she was straight once and I dated a straight guy in high school this one time.

catherineaddington:

I had kind of a nerd-out this morning. But I felt like everyone needed to know about this.

(via chauvesouris-effrayant)

ultimatescammer:

nonhero:

good representation is not synonymous with “never mention that the person is the thing they’re supposed to be representing”

"it’s such a good depiction of [x] because they don’t even make it a *thing*"

(via wobbuffette)

aureliansaura:

insp (x

I would read that. 

(Source: alrightevans, via upafterthesunisbackfromthedead)

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

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pleatedjeans:

via

holdthebones:

whatwouldyoudoifthedoctor:

deathpup:

what happens if u put a werewolf on the moon is a great question probably the best question ever asked

he’ll explode and die because there’s no oxygen on the moon

We never said we’d send him up without a suit you absolute monster

(via flamingzebra)

snatchedweaves:

room with a view

snatchedweaves:

room with a view

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