The West Wing + text posts

September 30 2014, 11:49 PM   •   1,082 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

We are all books because we have spines and stories to tell.

 - My coworker (because we work in a library)
September 30 2014, 11:38 PM   •   228,664 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

enginesinrepair:

KICKASS WOMEN IN HISTORY : [2/5] HUA MULAN

Hua Mulan was a legendary figure in Chinese history. She lived from 581 to 618 AD during the Sui Dynasty, though other records place her between 386 and 534 AD, during the Northern Wei Dynasty. While the dates may be disputed, her story is unequivocal. Mulan’s father was a soldier and raised her like a boy. She not only learned weaving and embroidery from her mother, but also practiced martial arts, equitation, archery, and fencing with her father. In her spare time she liked to read her father’s manuals on military strategy. When war broke out and the emperor was calling for soldiers, Mulan disguised herself as a man and went in her father’s place. She served for twelve long years, in that time she witnessed traumatic horrors, lost dear friends, and received numerous honours. After the war ended, the emperor wanted to award her an official position, but she declined and asked for a good horse instead as she wished to return home to her family. No other woman in Chinese history has inspired more admiration than Mulan, who is considered an embodiment of loyalty and filial piety.

September 30 2014, 11:27 PM   •   3,631 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

jacket-buttons:

I used to laugh so much about this.  Not once in all the movies does a woman die on screen.  

I hope that Jurassic World doesn’t break the canon.

September 30 2014, 11:16 PM   •   148,849 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE
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"We have to fight on for him, for those we’ve lost. We have to take risks so the sacrifices they made were not in vain. And then … we’ll disappear."  

September 30 2014, 10:55 PM   •   260 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE
pleatedjeans:

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September 30 2014, 10:44 PM   •   6,487 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE
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sansalayned:

I am Cersei of House Lannister, a lion of the Rock.

Preasoiaf meme: 4 preasoiaf versions of asoiaf characters [4/4] → Cersei Lannister

September 30 2014, 10:22 PM   •   1,213 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

tulipnight:

Forest by larsvandegoor.com on Flickr.

September 30 2014, 10:11 PM   •   1,883 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE