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He sent me a good morning text. He sent me a good morning text! He sent mE A GOOD MORNING TEXT! HE SENT ME A GOOD MORNING TEXT! 

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The Armour-Stiner (Octagon) House, Irvington, NY, is one of the most visually unique homes in the world. It is the only known residence constructed in the eight-sided, domed colonnaded shape of a classic Roman Temple.

The Octagon House was originally built in the 1860s following the publication of The Octagon House, a Home for All by Orson Squire Fowler, a phrenologist, sexologist and amateur architect. Fowler advocated octagonal instead of four-sided houses on the supposition that the shape enclosed more space, created rooms which received twice as much sunlight and had greater accessibility to each other.

In 1872, the house was purchased by Joseph Stiner, a prominent New York City tea merchant. His alterations created the present lyrical structure. The exterior embellishments are extraordinarily festive with floral detailing in the cast iron cresting and railings and elaborately carved wood scrollwork and capitals – all painted in shades of rose, blue, violet and red. The interiors are equally decorative with painted and stenciled ceilings, trim with gold, silver and bronze leaf and unique 8-sided motifs in the plasterwork, woodwork and etched glass.

Credits : Joseph Pell Lombardi

They’re always brave.




What if Marvel owned all the rights to their characters?



ok but think about all the good things the mcu has given us. like. anthony mackie. anthony mackie as the falcon. anthony mackie making screechy falcon noises. anthony mackie saying cut the check even though no one knows what that means???? anthony mackie throwing pieces of paper at sebastian stan during their mandatory press appearances. god bless anthony mackie.

He’s down and it’s ugly! Dragons and Vikings, enemies again!



“… he will be our friend for always and always and always.” - Rudyard Kipling

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Track Title: Young Volcanoes

Artist: Fall Out Boy

Album: Save Rock and Roll
When Rome’s in ruins, we are the lions free of the coliseums

black widow vol.1, 3-5; deadly origin and widowmaker covers.




out of all the aspects of millennial-bashing, i think the one that most confuses me is the “millennials all got trophies as a kid, so now they’re all self-centered narcissists” theory

like— kids are pretty smart, y’all. they can see that every kid on the team gets a trophy and is told they did a good job; they can also see that not every kid on the team deserves a trophy, and not everyone did do a good job

the logical conclusion to draw from this is not “i’m great and i deserve praise”— it’s “no matter how mediocre i am, people will still praise me to make me feel better, so i can’t trust any compliments or accolades i receive”

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

where did this whole “ugh millennials think their so-so work is super great” thing even come from it is a goddamn mystery

what fucking kills me is, yeah, maybe we got the trophies, but who gave them out

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

Which is pretty much what mental health practitioners observe happening.

It’s also what I observed happening as a singing teacher: the older kids literally would not believe a positive word I said until I had proved I would tell them they screwed up/had done badly/etc. I did so in as useful a way as possible (“So this passage. We really need to work on this passage. A lot. This passage is not good yet.”), but with almost every adolescent I taught I had to prove I would give them straight-up criticism before they would parse my praise as anything other than meaningless “the grownups always do this” noise.