Hey, this question means the world to me because as humans we all crave affection and attention. We want people to like us and often times one rude comment, one backstabbing friend, one bad break-up pulls our entire world down.
I know how it feels to think that everyone is against you (especially on an open internet blog) and boy does it suck. Check out the following positivity and uplifting links though, they make me feel better :)
Oh wow, I was having such a shitty day but I just went through the first couple of links. God bless you, you are the person we all need in our lives.
Compiled here are some of my favourite shorts, all of them horror, suspense, or psychologically upsetting in some way - while some are even beautiful.
Repeat Stuff - Bo Burnham
I don’t think I’ll ever come to terms with the unadulterated genius that is Bo
I lost my shit
Bo Burnham has an amazing ability to be hilarious while ridiculously and sometimes painfully on fucking point
Give me a brain like Bo’s. Amen.
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)
OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.
Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.
Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.
Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”
Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).
Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.
Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.
Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.
As part of my own personal attempt to watch more films made by women, I’ve compiled a list of over 200 films directed by women. I’ve put letters after the films to indicate where they’re easily available to stream. Each film is also a link to an entry on the website Can I Stream…