i see the stars

Ask me anything   my name is jacqueline and i'm a twenty-three year old from california who loves learning, writing, and fandom. i post somewhat obnoxiously and i enjoy interacting with other tumblr users. i'm already pretty meticulous in my tags, and this is not necessarily a spoiler-free blog, but if something that you endeavor to block comes up, please don't hesitate to let me know so i can add tags appropriately. the things i express in my blog are not necessarily indicative of the views of any organizations with which i have been affiliated. enjoy!

freersackler:

Chiharu Shiota’s monumental installation in the Sackler will be her only work in the United States before she represents Japan at the Venice Biennale in 2015. Watch this internationally renowned artist at work starting August 18.

— 4 hours ago with 290 notes
#art  #installation  #chiharu shiota  #reblog 

allons-brie:

AU where we’re all well rested and everyone loves their job

(via analisedanielle)

— 5 hours ago with 34609 notes
#i ship me/happiness  #reblog 

mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

(via analisedanielle)

— 18 hours ago with 74150 notes
#UGH 
"To get a gun in Japan, first, you have to attend an all-day class and pass a written test, which are held only once per month. You also must take and pass a shooting range class. Then, head over to a hospital for a mental test and drug test (Japan is unusual in that potential gun owners must affirmatively prove their mental fitness), which you’ll file with the police. Finally, pass a rigorous background check for any criminal record or association with criminal or extremist groups, and you will be the proud new owner of your shotgun or air rifle. Just don’t forget to provide police with documentation on the specific location of the gun in your home, as well as the ammo, both of which must be locked and stored separately. And remember to have the police inspect the gun once per year and to re-take the class and exam every three years."

A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths (via buttension)

see, that’s gun control
you don’t take away a person’s right to bear arms
you take away a person’s ability to abuse their arms
i mean it’s high maintenance but i really think it’d be worth it if it saves lives  

(via vintagedressesandavocados)

(Source: lauraolin, via screamandxiaot)

— 1 day ago with 117973 notes
#is it just me or is it easier to get a gun than a driver's lisence?  #like  #um  #reblog 
mosaicheartt:

Taylor Swift is now cheer captain and no longer on the bleachers.

mosaicheartt:

Taylor Swift is now cheer captain and no longer on the bleachers.

(via pajoverall)

— 1 day ago with 38987 notes
#important  #reblog  #taylor swift 

playingjax:

want to temporarily decorate a big white wall? consider a tape mural! here’s a map of the dc metro system that i made out of electrical tape, painter’s tape, and paint chips on the wall of my dorm room last year.

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— 1 day ago with 165 notes
#reblogging myself because it's that time of year  #and i'm frickin proud of this project 

officialunitedstates:

was looking around for new urls and apparently pizza.tumblr.com wasn’t taken??? idk im sure I just got lucky because 1 word food urls are usually taken but I decided to nab it while I had the chance.  anyway I think I might use it, Im still making up my mind just wanted to let you all know about my good fortune

— 1 day ago with 830 notes
#omg  #reblog 
oupacademic:

We’re delighted for Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first female recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics. In this long overdue landmark, Professor Mirzakhani has been commended for her work in complex geometry.
The mathematics community is hopeful that this will encourage more girls and young women to pursue careers in the field.
The following articles by Maryam Mirzakhani, published in International Mathematics Research Notices, are free for a limited time:
Ergodic Theory of the Earthquake Flow
Ergodic Theory of the Space of Measured Laminations
Image: Maryam Mirzakhani by International Mathematical Union (IMU). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

oupacademic:

We’re delighted for Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first female recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics. In this long overdue landmark, Professor Mirzakhani has been commended for her work in complex geometry.

The mathematics community is hopeful that this will encourage more girls and young women to pursue careers in the field.

The following articles by Maryam Mirzakhani, published in International Mathematics Research Notices, are free for a limited time:

Image: Maryam Mirzakhani by International Mathematical Union (IMU). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

(via ceeissquared)

— 1 day ago with 181 notes
#marayam mirzakhani  #math  #psa  #reblog 
"If you memorize it, it will make you a better person. Your morality will improve."
Probability professor on the probability density function with gamma distribution (via mathprofessorquotes)
— 2 days ago with 123 notes
#yo the gamma distribution messed me up  #stats  #my morality did not improve  #reblog 

bartonsnethers:

DC won’t put out a female solo film and meanwhile Marvel won’t put out a female solo film

(via funkes)

— 2 days ago with 21448 notes
#ugh  #reblog  #(like... catws was kind of a black widow movie but NOT ENOUGH) 

wallflowerbloom:

No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

(Dead Poets Society, 1989)

(via lifeofawannabehobbit)

— 3 days ago with 468050 notes
#this movie changed my life  #dead poets society  #reblog  #poetry