"Anne Bonny and Mary Read were pirates, as renowned for their ruthlessness as for their gender, and during their short careers challenged the sailors’ adage that a woman’s presence on shipboard invites bad luck."

Sculpture by Erik Christianson.

I’m not entirely sure that the statue really needed to have a tit out.

How dare women try to have nipples.

Actually I’ve seen this before and I can tell you— it’s because these women were bad ass pirates and when they killed someone they’d expose one or both breasts so that when their victim died, (s)he knew that they were killed by a woman.

ACTUALLY Anne Bonny purposely wore loose fitting clothes and displayed her breasts openly at all times during battle - mainly because men were distracted by them, and she took pleasure in killing said men while they were too busy staring at her breasts. Mary Read dressed mainly as a man (after posing as her deceased brother, Mark, for the entirety of her childhood) and both ladies cross-dressed from time to time, hopping between ships. They were known as the ‘fierce hell cats’ due to their ferocious tempers, and were key elements to Captain ‘Calico Jack’ Rackham’s crew - they were the only two known female pirates in the Golden Age of Caribbean piracy. IN FACT, when the ship was captured by the British Navy, Anne and Mary were the ONLY TWO pirates who fought while the males of the crew hid - they were all tried to be hung as pirates but Bonny and Read were both pregnant and were pardoned.

Calico Jack was a lover to Bonny, and as he was to be hung, Bonny’s final words to him were, “Had you fought like a man, you need not be hung like a dog.” Bonny and Read were possibly two of the most badass fucking pirates and they were FEMALE. The more you know. 





best goddamn cover I’ve heard so far

Fuck goddamn I love this so much I just want to have been the person who came up with the idea I LOVE IT JESUS FUCK COVERS OF MUSIC THAT GO IN OTHER DIRECTIONS ARE THE WHOLE REASON TO GET UP IN THE MORNING


In the game of Prohibition, you win or you die.



@louis_press: @GameOfThrones Natalie Dormer stands w/ #Malala & girls who are #StrongerThan fear. Join her .

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Amazing Kitten Helps Artist Girl With Autism

Looking at little Iris Halmshaw’s photographs, you wouldn’t think that she was any different than any other 4-year-old little girl. And yet, she is. Iris is on the autism spectrum. The four-year-old girl rarely speaks and has great trouble with interacting with others, but expresses herself through movement and art.
Iris loves to paint. She does so with intense focus and concentration.
Since her diagnosis in 2012, witht he help of many experts, her parents were able to learn about how to help their daughter. Iris changed dramatically in just a short period of time. Although they still have a long way to go with her, they’re having more good days than bad ones. Aside from painting, spending time with her adorable guardian, Thula, a Maine Coon kitten helps her live life more fully.
Thula joins in with every activity, helping keep Iris interested and engaged. Iris’ mom, Arabella, describes Thula as a constant source of amusement and joy even on a grey day.

Check out Iris’ website to see more of her artwork or Follow the Little Miss Masterpiece and her best friend, Thula on Facebook.

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A while back, my creative arts teacher and I were discussing what I should do for my final year 12 art piece. I told her about my fascination with the human mind, form and origins and how I was intrigued by the link between dream and reality.

We talked about possible projects I could do and how I could explore the unique link we share with our subconscious and we wondered if I could capture the point where the two bridges of reality and dream meet.

We discussed surrealism and semi-abstract styles and although both artistic forms stemmed from this link, I wanted my works to be raw and express something real.

I decided that photography would be my point of call and before long, I was inspired to showcase the link between my own dreams and reality, taking on the roll of a seeming self portrait.

For a week, I had a camera displayed in my room and it was set to take a photo of my sleeping position every two hours. Every morning after I woke up, I would record my dreams and see if they correlated with the photographs taken. Unsurprisingly, there was a profound link with the dreams and the position of my body as I slept.

Upon the analysis of my work, I associated certain emotions with my body language, and above are photographs that show an embodiment of love, lust, fear, anger and frustration.

I then sketched these photographs and added elements of my dreams. When I showed my teacher she was intrigued by the vulnerability of my body shape and without even mentioning my dreams, she was able to pick out the exact emotion that laced my dream and reality together.

I find it incredible how something so beyond touchable reach, can translate into our reality and have such a profound effect on our lives. How something that’s nothing other than chemicals coursing through our brain can cause such vivid expressions on the surface and erupt into this three-dimensional form.

"Scraping the surface" 


fire alarm just went off at two in the morning because someone was fucking COOKING and not just cooking COOKING BADLY

most people were still partying anyway and the other half were asleep and i was in the middle partying in my own way which is the great british bake off followed by funny moments from family fued

someone once set off our fire alarms off at 3:30am bc they were straightening their hair. how do u fuck that up so badly it sets off a whole building’s fire alarms?????????

the fuck??????? this is also the 3rd time it’s gone off in the early hours since we started and we only started two weeks ago