6 minutes ago   •   26,188 notes   •   VIA dealanexmachina   •   SOURCE: kleinecharlotte

marthajefferson:

kleinecharlotte:

The Sao Francisco Church, Brazil (x)

46 minutes ago   •   13,226 notes   •   VIA beenworkingonacocktail   •   SOURCE: pikestaff

pyrrhiccomedy:

pikestaff:

This town in Russia is called Zheleznogorsk.

Their flag and coat of arms is a bear splitting the atom.

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That is all.

*kicks down door, knocks over end table, vase crashes to the floor*

No that is NOT all, because Zheleznogorsk is really interesting.

It was a secret city, established in 1950 in the middle of Nowhere, Siberia for the purpose of researching nuclear weaponry and producing massive quantities of plutonium, the facilities for which were hidden inside a hollowed-out mountain. It appeared on no maps, and had no census data. Although more than 100,000 people lived there at one point, satellite imagery would have shown only a fairly small mining town. The mountain complex contained 3,500 rooms and three plutonium reactors, which were kept cool by one of the mightiest river in Siberia. The space had been excavated by tens of thousands of gulag slave laborers, who removed more rock from inside the mountain than was used to build the Great Pyramids. Protected under the granite peak of the mountain, these facilities would survive a direct nuclear attack.

'Zheleznogorsk' was not its official name until after the collapse of the USSR. Before that, it was known on official paperwork as “Krasnoyarsk-26,” which is something like naming a city 'Arizona-17.' Residents traveling outside the city colloquially called it Iron Town, if they had to refer to it at all. They were under strict instructions never to reveal to anyone the actual business of Krasnoyarsk-26. 

And life there was fantastic. People living and working in the secret city received some of the best wages in the Soviet Union. There were sports stadiums, public gardens, a movie theater, and the shortages notorious in the rest of the USSR were unknown. The best nuclear scientists in Russia lived in a sealed-off utopia. 

A third of all the nuclear weapons produced in Russia during the Cold War were powered by fuel from Zheleznogorsk. At the time, the image of the great Russian bear ripping an atom apart wouldn’t have seemed very funny at all.

1 hour ago   •   2,979 notes   •   VIA beenworkingonacocktail   •   SOURCE: kitoky

zombres:

kitoky:

I need you to protect me. Can you do that?

Fine, fandom. You don’t want to gif Mako and Stacker? I’ll fucking gif Mako and Stacker, because if there was ever a relationship that carried the emotional impact of a film, it’s fucking this one. Without a doubt, we saw their relationship from start to finish and it was complete with a role reversal. Stacker protected Mako in Tokyo, and now she’s protecting him on Operation Pitfall. And this scene is just my absolute favorite because Stacker’s a soldier from top to bottom, but here we genuinely see the father that he’s become to Mako and the person she looks up to and the one she gets her strength and drive from. And without words, although the words hurt just as much, they managed to destroy me emotionally with this small gesture, a you-blink-and-you-miss-it moment: Stacker saying to Mako, “Hey. [We’ve got a job to do, let’s go do it.]” A subtle tipping of her chin; a quick, inconsequential shrug of his shoulders, and immediately Mako straightens, squares her shoulders, taking his strength as hers and they’re ready. They’re ready to save the world together. In Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero, Stacker comments that young Mako reminded him of himself; “Quiet, serious.” Based on this, I feel like their relationship is significantly based on their body language, and how they conduct themselves around each other. There were just volumes that were spoken about their relationship in this one scene and this one moment that it made seeing it in theaters 8 times in theaters worth it.

#oh god #the way they have their own quiet physical language because neither of them use words unless necessary #she’ll gesture to her nose to warn him his is bleeding #and he can square his shoulders and immediately she switches back from private/emotional mode to lady sword soldier mode #private little reminders and ways of speaking to each other #i just #asdfghj

2 hours ago   •   1,391 notes   •   VIA samsteves   •   SOURCE: digivolvin

digivolvin:

i’m sorry but steve rogers and his rehearsed as hell “on your left” in the hospital bed like i swear this asshole has had MERE SECONDS to process his surroundings and company and it’s still the FIRST THING out of his mouth as if he’s practiced it in the mirror a dozen times while trying to get the quirk of his eyebrow and dimple just right, to the point that it’s now a reflex. gotta be well rehearsed and appropriately casual, steve. maximize your flirting potential. never know when you might bump into sam on the street. never know when he might walk into your favorite cafe. never know when you might wake up in a hospital bed and realize he’s been right beside you playing music for your unconscious body for lord knows how long. 

4 hours ago   •   2,507 notes   •   VIA cearbhal   •   SOURCE: queerknitter

rhube:

thefrogman:

Bat’leth by Kimberly Gintar [ravelry]

[h/t: queerknitter]

OMGOMGOMGOMG.

4 hours ago   •   3,893 notes   •   VIA chujo-hime   •   SOURCE: notahammer

notahammer:

black widow + quotes
5 hours ago   •   3,208 notes   •   VIA snickfic   •   SOURCE: marvelwomenkickingass

marvelwomenkickingass:

Mahmud A. Asrar’s Women of Marvel series

6 hours ago   •   85,977 notes   •   VIA barkpretty   •   SOURCE: ruineshumaines

ruineshumaines:

Medusa by Guido Mocafico.

6 hours ago   •   15,573 notes   •   VIA kehinki   •   SOURCE: baawri

baawri:

clothes I wish I had.

Sabyasachi Couture

7 hours ago   •   47 notes   •   VIA dealanexmachina   •   SOURCE: maggiemerc

maggiemerc:

Maybe this is my Robin Hood fancast. You don’t know.

  • Sam Heughan as Robin Hood
  • Naomie Harris as Maid Marian
  • Howard Charles as Little John
  • Natalie Dormer as Will Scarlet
8 hours ago   •   19,876 notes   •   VIA knightoftaurus   •   SOURCE: spiritleaf
spiritleaf:

A deer that catches stars in its antlers

spiritleaf:

A deer that catches stars in its antlers

8 hours ago   •   56 notes   •   VIA frednought   •   SOURCE: frednought

frednought:

Another commission done for TenshiNoTsukiakari on dA (I previously drew her Inquisitor, here).  This is her lovely Warden, Sorcha Amell.

The detail shots are taken with the glow layer turned off.

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9 hours ago   •   6,261 notes   •   VIA erstwhiletexan   •   SOURCE: daily-asgardian-news

ghetto-raccoon:

wildfangirlappeared:

rangerhanna-56:

daily-asgardian-news:

Unnecessary Censorship for Captain America!

"LAST TIME I **** SOMEONE I LOST AN EYE"

THAT WAS AMAZING

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10 hours ago   •   344,717 notes   •   VIA artandsquee   •   SOURCE: folwer
japhers:

folwer:

but its important

IM SORRY BUT IM DYING THEY LOOK LIKE A BOY BAND

japhers:

folwer:

but its important

IM SORRY BUT IM DYING THEY LOOK LIKE A BOY BAND