Assorted nerdery. Also, hockey.

 

pada-viya:

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”
“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”
“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”


from The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) by Margery Williams, 1922

pada-viya:

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”

“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

from The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) by Margery Williams, 1922

(Source: calantheandthenightingale)

Dear God, here’s my fashion prayer: save me from “appropriate”. Save me from such parochial, small-minded neatness; from the quiet, simpering obedience that is everything tedious about being a lady. Spare me the spiritual torture of aspiring to dress like the quietly moneyed. Free me from the desire to earn the approving nod of people I don’t even like.

I’ve told Nick a thousand times, I never wanted to meet Captain America in person! I just wanted a picture! You can’t disappoint a picture! I hate you Nick! I hate you so much!

Phil Coulson, The Avengers. (via incorrectaosquotes)

tourmaline2:

A dress designed to change color in the rain, thanks to dye sewn into the seams. Created by Sean Kelly, Modeled by Angelica Guillen-Jimenez