Often a fixture at fairs, parties and carnivals, people sat in the crescent of a smiling “paper moon,” as if lifted to the stars. A photographic phenomena primarily of the early half of the 20th century, it captivated the imagination of a world pre-Photoshop and gave many a memorable image of great times.
Aydan is having his “toilet time” where he sits in there with his laptop (the only way he will go) and whatever game he is playing sounds like a Tardis is landing in my bathroom. lol
I had to reblog this, lol.
While doing my daily roaming on Tumblr, I can across this picture. My first thought about this picture was that it looked amazing. While scrolling through the notes, the first few comments I read were about this picture was about how “make up does this to people” or “this is basically how every girl looks like”. Seriously? Has the society and the culture blinded you so much that you’d make a bias comment make up differences? I don’t understand how people can be so shallow that they can’t see the beauty from both sides of the face. Supposedly, because she wears make up, she’s ugly. Or because she doesn’t wear make up, she’s ugly. This world views such things in a black and white perspective. I say both sides of the face is gorgeous. Focusing on the left side, her make up radiates her beauty. In other words, it’s complimenting her facial features. Her skin gives off a warm glowing tone, her brows and lips are full, and her eye make up brings out her blue grey eyes. Focusing on the right side, everything is natural. There is no shame in the uneven skin tone. There is no shame in the bags and lines under her eyes. There is no shame in in her unfilled brows and her natural lip color. The beauty about this is that they are not flaws. We are brainwashed by the media and the culture about how to define beauty that we overlook what beauty really is. If you compared the two sides and said one side looked better than the other side, then I feel sorry for you. You truly don’t understand what makes both sides beautiful.
rebloging for that^
Why can I recognize this about her and not about myself?
Source: Flickr / laurazalenga
Doctor Who, the empowerment of the average woman through the triumph of the every man: Part two; Martha Jones
When Rose Tyler left the Doctor at the end of series 2, a new companion for the Doctor had to be found. Enter: Martha Jones, the woman who saved the world.
It should be noted that Martha Jones did not begin as the woman who saved the world. Like Rose Tyler before her, and Donna Noble after her, (and in contrast to the paradox-riddled-enigma-driven Amy, River, and Clara), Martha began her journey as an everyman. She was a doctor herself. Smart, sure, but a normal person, with a normal family, with normal family drama. She was the most career-accomplished of the 3 Davies era companions, but she remained the relatable emotional core of the show.
Also, along with Micky, Martha is the only Companion of Color we’ve had in New Who. (A list that us upsettingly short.)
Martha is a very different person than Rose, and her relationship with the Doctor was also very different. While the Doctor and Rose had a whirlwind romance, Martha came upon a Doctor who was deeply torn up over Rose’s loss. She had feelings for him, but those feelings did not weaken her as they so often do to love struck female protagonists. She feels the relatable weight of unrequited love, curiosity about the universe, and plenty of perseverance.
Martha ascends from the everyman into a superman, truly, in her final story as the main companion. The Sound of Drums is the story that reintroduced the Master to modern audiences, and allows Martha is kick up her awesomeness to 11.
While the Doctor is captured and helpless, Martha walks the Earth. She spends a YEAR, on her own, in the middle of an apocalypse, building her plan. In the end, it is Martha Jones who saves he world from the Master, undoes the paradox, and rescues the Doctor. Without the Doctor’s help, Martha saves the day.
And then she does the bravest thing of all: she walks away.
While Rose is torn from the Doctor by parallel universes, and Donna is stolen away by amnesia, Martha leaves of her own free will. Tired of nursing a crush that she knows isn’t returned and after her year in hell, Martha walks away from the Doctor and back to her own life, showing a supreme emotional strength and sense of self-worth. She has become stronger thanks to the Doctor, but she does not need him to be great.
Ultimately, we see Martha again many times. She returns as a member of Unit, and even cameos on Torchwood. She returns for The Missing Earth, and proves that she’s still amazing. Losing the Doctor was only a new beginning for her, and not an end.
Like Rose, Martha goes from being an everyman to a superman. She is empowered by her experiences, but never relies on the Doctor for her strength. (In fact, she ends up protecting him more than he protects her.)
Martha Jones, you are a hero.