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wereherewerequeerzine:

WE’RE HERE, WE’RE QUEER, AND
WE PROBABLY LOVE TOO HARD
A ZINE W/ WRITING, ART, TWEETS, EMOJIS (BASICALLY WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT) ABOUT BEING A QUEER CUTIE!
WE’RE HERE, WE’RE QUEER, AND WE PROBABLY LOVE TOO HARD is an online zine (for now) that will feature work of anyone who identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, nonbinary, genderqueer, trans, agender, and any other sexual orientation or gender other than heterosexual or cisgender (and no, that’s not heterophobia or cisphobia, sry)
stuff to submit:
nonfiction - any personal occurrences/thoughts/feelings/etc. short essays, lists of yr favorite queer movies or books or writers, reviews, helpful sites, anything really! preferably up to 500-1000 wrds.
poetry: preferably not over a page in length, but do yo thang <3 feel free to send more than one poem, maybe up to 3 or 4..is a good number? yeah sure do that
art: draw stuff! use photoshop! hell send yr hot selfies! do w/e you want. you get the idea by now. since it’s online you can send us pretty colorful work, or b&w if you fancy.
how to submit:
email us at wereherewerequeerzine@gmail.com 
we can also take subs through our tumblr if you prefer
also, if you could send a short bio with your work just so i could get to know you a little bit, that would be great! i’ll try to put them at the end of the issue, so send some links to yr sites if you’d like.
**note: obviously, you don’t have to submit work that deals w/ gender or sexuality or any of the above, send in what you’d like! i just think it’s important for queer artists to get their work as much attention and publicity as possible, so send your best!
**another note: i don’t think i need to remind everyone to be respectful and keep in mind the feelings of others. if i get work that could potentially offend someone else it will not be used in the zine.
q’s? just shoot us an ask. okay that’s it for now, love u qts <3

wereherewerequeerzine:

WE’RE HERE, WE’RE QUEER, AND

WE PROBABLY LOVE TOO HARD

A ZINE W/ WRITING, ART, TWEETS, EMOJIS (BASICALLY WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT) ABOUT BEING A QUEER CUTIE!

WE’RE HERE, WE’RE QUEER, AND WE PROBABLY LOVE TOO HARD is an online zine (for now) that will feature work of anyone who identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, nonbinary, genderqueer, trans, agender, and any other sexual orientation or gender other than heterosexual or cisgender (and no, that’s not heterophobia or cisphobia, sry)

stuff to submit:

nonfiction - any personal occurrences/thoughts/feelings/etc. short essays, lists of yr favorite queer movies or books or writers, reviews, helpful sites, anything really! preferably up to 500-1000 wrds.

poetry: preferably not over a page in length, but do yo thang <3 feel free to send more than one poem, maybe up to 3 or 4..is a good number? yeah sure do that

art: draw stuff! use photoshop! hell send yr hot selfies! do w/e you want. you get the idea by now. since it’s online you can send us pretty colorful work, or b&w if you fancy.

how to submit:

email us at wereherewerequeerzine@gmail.com 

we can also take subs through our tumblr if you prefer

also, if you could send a short bio with your work just so i could get to know you a little bit, that would be great! i’ll try to put them at the end of the issue, so send some links to yr sites if you’d like.

**note: obviously, you don’t have to submit work that deals w/ gender or sexuality or any of the above, send in what you’d like! i just think it’s important for queer artists to get their work as much attention and publicity as possible, so send your best!

**another note: i don’t think i need to remind everyone to be respectful and keep in mind the feelings of others. if i get work that could potentially offend someone else it will not be used in the zine.

q’s? just shoot us an ask. okay that’s it for now, love u qts <3

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there is something slightly unsavoury about flowers at night

NPR Science: Sorry, Lucy: The Myth Of The Misused Brain Is 100 Percent False

  • ERIC WESTERVELT, HOST:
  • If you went to the movie theater this weekend, you might've caught the latest Scarlett Johansson action movie called "Lucy." It's about a woman who develops superpowers by harnessing the full potential of her brain.
  • (SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "LUCY")
  • SCARLETT JOHANSSON: I'm able to do things I've never done before. I feel everything and I can control the elements around me.
  • UNIDENTIFIED MAN: That's amazing.
  • WESTERVELT: You've probably heard this idea before. Most people only use 10% of their brains. The other 90% of the basically dormant. Well, in the movie "Lucy," Morgan Freeman gives us this what-if scenario?
  • (SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "LUCY")
  • MORGAN FREEMAN: What if there was a way of accessing 100% of our brain? What might we be capable of?
  • DAVID EAGLEMAN: We would be capable of exactly what we're doing now, which is to say, we do use a hundred percent of our brain.
  • WESTERVELT: That is David Eagleman.
  • EAGLEMAN: I'm a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine.
  • WESTERVELT: And he says, basically, all of us are like Lucy. We use all of our brains, all of time.
  • EAGLEMAN: Even when you're just sitting around doing nothing your brain is screaming with activity all the time, around the clock; even when you're asleep it's screaming with activity.
  • WESTERVELT: In other words, this is a total myth. Very wrong, but still very popular. Take this clip from an Ellen DeGeneres stand-up special.
  • (SOUNDBITE OF STAND-UP SPECIAL)
  • ELLEN DEGENERES: It's true, they say we use ten percent of our brain. Ten percent of our brain. And I think, imagine what we could accomplish if we used the other 60 percent? Do you know what I'm saying?
  • AUDIENCE: (LAUGHTER).
  • (SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "TOMMY BOY")
  • DAVID SPADE: Let's say the average person uses ten percent of their brain.
  • WESTERVELT: It's even in the movie "Tommy Boy."
  • (SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "TOMMY BOY")
  • SPADE: How much do you use? One and a half percent. The rest is clogged with malted hops and bong residue.
  • WESTERVELT: Ariana Anderson is a researcher at UCLA. She looks at brain scans all day long. And she says, if someone were actually using just ten percent of their brain capacity...
  • ARIANA ANDERSON: Well, they would probably be declared brain-dead.
  • WESTERVELT: Sorry, "Tommy Boy." No one knows exactly where this myth came from but it's been around since at least the early 1900's. So why is this wrong idea still so popular?
  • ANDERSON: Probably gives us some sort of hope that if we are doing things we shouldn't do, such as watching too much TV, alcohol abuse, well, it might be damaging our brain but it's probably damaging the 90 percent that we don't use. And that's not true. Whenever you're doing something that damages your brain, it's damaging something that's being used, and it's going to leave some sort of deficit behind.
  • EAGLEMAN: For a long time I've wondered, why is this such a sticky myth?
  • WESTERVELT: Again, David Eagleman.
  • EAGLEMAN: And I think it's because it gives us a sense that there's something there to be unlocked, that we could be so much better than we could. And really, this has the same appeal as any fairytale or superhero story. I mean, it's the neural equivalent to Peter Parker becoming Spiderman.
  • WESTERVELT: In other words, it's an idea that belongs in Hollywood.

Edinburgh, night [x]

oh dear I am trying to be restrained and not reblog the entirety of ragamuffin-child ‘s Tumblr because it is so excellent. 

trying, you hear me!

rhamphotheca:

LOOK… LOOK AT THE GLORY THAT IS DEER WITH FANGS!
Tufted Deer (Elaphodus cephalophus), mature male with small tusks
(photo: heush)

rhamphotheca:

LOOK… LOOK AT THE GLORY THAT IS DEER WITH FANGS!

Tufted Deer (Elaphodus cephalophus), mature male with small tusks

(photo: heush)

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