James, 19, Taken :) Perth. Civil Engineering student at Curtin University. President of the Western Australian Quidditch Association, yes that's right I play quidditch! #64, Captain and Keeper/Chaser for the Perth Phoenixes (all views expressed are my own and not that of the WAQA). I reblog/post general things that interest me or reflect how I am feeling.
"In 100 words, where do you think Van Gogh rates in the history of art?" "Well, um... big question, but ah, to me Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all, certainly the most beloved, his command of colour, the most magnificent, he transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty, pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstacy and joy and magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before, perhaps no one ever will again, to my mind that strange wild man who roamed the fields of Provence was not only the worlds greatest artist, but also one of the greatest men who ever lived"
Doctor Who - Van Gogh and the Doctor (2010)
Interested in learning a bit more about our World Cup champs, U of Texas? Jay Hubert put together a phenomenal mini-doc featuring the top team during their 2013 Fall season. Check it out and pass it along!
"Texas Quidditch, the (TWO-TIME) world champion varsity quidditch team of the University of Texas, won Quidditch World Cup VI in April 2013. However, they lost almost half of their team to graduation the following month, and faced a number of hurdles in rebuilding their team the following semester. Led by returning co-captain Augustine Monroe, Texas Quidditch reemerged with new faces and a new personality in Fall 2013, but with the same commitment to winning and hitting opponents hard that made them an unstoppable force at the previous World Cup. This film documents the ups and downs of their Fall 2013 season, and lends proof to the argument that quidditch is a real sport for real athletes."
So I dyed my cats pink with leftover beet water. No regrets! <3 :D I had to wash them because of some oil spill they had gotten into, and chose to use the beet water, which is perfectly safe. I had no idea it would really make them this pink.
Today is Copernicus’s 541th birthday. You may remember Copernicus as the man who said “Hey, what if the Earth went around the sun?” To which the Catholic Church replied “Hey, what if we set you on fire?”