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Mostly fanfiction, motorcycles, engine porn, motorbike racing, and technobabble. With photos of Kyoto on the side. And a complete lack of consistency strewn throughout.
Apr 23 '14

hehhhhhhhhh heh heh heh!

You have not lived until you have a bunch of school girls leaning out their high school windows to yell hello to you and then have the whole lot screaming excitedly when you blow them a kiss.

I sometimes bitch about Japan, but moments like this are what make it fun, too.

Apr 23 '14
xn—u9j4g4a9az803afbtfskdg9f:

リヴァイ兵長着せ替えハンガー登場!?お気に入りの服を着せてあげる、兵団服を着せる、正装をさせる……どう使うかはあなた次第!
進撃の巨人 リヴァイ兵長 ハンガー - 詳細&購入へ

The Levi hanger.If I had seen this in stores I would have lost it completely.

xn—u9j4g4a9az803afbtfskdg9f:

リヴァイ兵長着せ替えハンガー登場!?
お気に入りの服を着せてあげる、兵団服を着せる、正装をさせる……どう使うかはあなた次第!

進撃の巨人 リヴァイ兵長 ハンガー - 詳細&購入へ

The Levi hanger.

If I had seen this in stores I would have lost it completely.

Apr 22 '14
luminary1412:

You and me we can light up the sky.If you stay by my side.We can rule the world.
Happy tuesday:D

luminary1412:

You and me we can light up the sky.
If you stay by my side.
We can rule the world.

Happy tuesday:D

Apr 22 '14
spicedpiano:

black—betty:

jabletown:

JAMES MCAVOY, SEXY BIKE MODELSHOW ME YOUR BUSINESS SOCKS

WHAT THE HELL.

summoning euphorbic for what I hope are all the obvious reasons

Oh my FUCK. That’s the EXACT model, down to the color, that I picked out when somebody told me he had a Honda Hornet!!! Now I have to find the post where I mentioned that, because there are seven colorways for that bike and I picked the gold as a JOKE.
ETA: Here it is!

spicedpiano:

black—betty:

jabletown:

JAMES MCAVOY, SEXY BIKE MODEL

SHOW ME YOUR BUSINESS SOCKS

WHAT THE HELL.

summoning euphorbic for what I hope are all the obvious reasons

Oh my FUCK. That’s the EXACT model, down to the color, that I picked out when somebody told me he had a Honda Hornet!!! Now I have to find the post where I mentioned that, because there are seven colorways for that bike and I picked the gold as a JOKE.

ETA: Here it is!

(Source: sabrinasays)

Apr 22 '14
"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will"
Unknown (via chorall)

(Source: nuclearharvest)

Apr 22 '14

ellensama:

burntcandycorn:

littlebluecaboose:

cosmictuesdays:

frenchie-fries:

vergess:

boltonsrepairshop:

PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!

IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.

Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes.

If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
  • Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
  • Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
  • If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
  • See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.
If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions
PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!

Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.

Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.

Do not burn it, because the smoke will give you the same reaction.

If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [this guide] for how to deal with it yourself.

OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.

Fucking invasives. Signal boost.

Re-reblogging because I checked Snopes, and not only is this shit true, but the text on this is pretty much the same as it is there! Stay safe, kiddos.

According to the US Department of Agriculture, these are currently the states and provinces in North America where Giant Hogweed is present. Even if your state/province is “clear” that doesn’t mean that it is not there. If you see Giant Hogweed in your yard or anywhere please call your DOA! This stuff is mad deadly!

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Also here is a human for size reference. Since they are huge it should be easy enough to see and spot when fully grown.

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The burns can also be very bad, far worse than any poison ivy. Just Google ‘Giant Hogweed Burns’ and you’ll see. It can cause bad blistering, red painful rashes, and more. Please be careful of this plant!

Apr 21 '14
humansofnewyork:

"I teach fourth grade in Harlem.""What’s your greatest struggle as a teacher?""I worry a lot about the kids.""Why’s that?""Not all the kids. Just the ones that aren’t on the ‘college track.’ Many of them just don’t have a culture of expectation at home, and it’s hard work to lift yourself out of an underprivileged situation. I actually just finished going to a trombone recital for a former student of mine. I used to coach him in hockey on weekends. He’d practice with me from 4 AM to 6 AM. Then he’d go practice trombone from 8 to 10. He did all this just so he could get into a good high school. That’s what it takes, really. Hard to do without a culture of expectation."

humansofnewyork:

"I teach fourth grade in Harlem."
"What’s your greatest struggle as a teacher?"
"I worry a lot about the kids."
"Why’s that?"
"Not all the kids. Just the ones that aren’t on the ‘college track.’ Many of them just don’t have a culture of expectation at home, and it’s hard work to lift yourself out of an underprivileged situation. I actually just finished going to a trombone recital for a former student of mine. I used to coach him in hockey on weekends. He’d practice with me from 4 AM to 6 AM. Then he’d go practice trombone from 8 to 10. He did all this just so he could get into a good high school. That’s what it takes, really. Hard to do without a culture of expectation."

Apr 21 '14

luminary1412:

Did it last year for a mafia setting AU <Right Kind of Wrong> by Chiakilalala (in mandarin). Thought it looks really immature right now ;)

I‘ll just quote something I said to summarize this fiction:

"Charles(16 years old) has to be at the helm of the mafia kingdom since his father was dead. All dangers hidden around while his uncle Shaw schemed to replace him. Charles had no choice but to pick Erik, a total stranger and a well known wanderer to protect him.

Erik was as dangerous as a wild animal at the first time they met each other.Gradually, he became protective instead of aggressive XD.

After Charles’ legs were hurt in an accident (which of course planned by Shaw) and received invitations from university, Erik secretly determined to kill Shaw to end Charles’ problem.”

Apr 21 '14

purpleconfetti replied to your post: The boy with the heart on his sleeve h…

It’s perfect sobbing

Thank you! I wasn’t entirely confident, especially since I had to delete about thirty words after I uploaded it! 

ingrates replied to your post: The boy with the heart on his sleeve h…

yayyy!

Enjoy! ;D

Apr 21 '14

eilidh replied to your photo “Hanging around Kiyomizu-machi today.”

Loved that place! Even with the swarms of people around. I wonder if there are times when there aren’t as many.

Probably at 3am on a school/work night. Kiyomizudera and the surrounding area is totally thronged all the time because Kiyomizudera is the most popular tourist destination in the whole city (for Japanese tourists). I think Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) is the most popular place for foreign tourists.

In a city that attracts 50 million tourists a year, being the most popular destination means insane crowds all the time. It sucks, I know. The best strategy is to always go as early in the morning as possible.

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