mmkayn:

vastderp:

lalaland1212:

theatre-whovian:

vastderp:

Meet the Mona Lisa of the Prado, the earliest known copy of Da Vinci’s best portrait. Similarity in the undersketch of the painting indicates that this was very likely painted concurrently with the original Mona Lisa, by a student of Da Vinci.

There is much controversy in the art world over the question of whether or not to clean the fragile Mona Lisa, but her sister has been restored and some fairly odd later alterations removed to show the original vibrant colors and lighting. Some details, such as the sheerness of her shawl and the pattern on the neckline of her dress, have become utterly obscured in the original, but in the restored copy they’re perfectly clear.

It blows my mind a little bit to look at these two sisters side-by-side and imagine how much vivid detail could be hiding in the Mona Lisa under 500 years of rotten varnish. 

THE COPY HAS EYEBROWS

Your response to a beautiful piece of artwork done by Leonardo Da Vinci himself is “SHES GOT EYEBROWS”. Alright. All intelligent life has been lost.

Yo Snooty McSnotwhine, the Mona Lisa’s vanished eyebrows have been the subject of debate and analysis in the art expert community for hundreds of years, long before your parents squirted water at each other from across the clown car and then honked their bicycle horns to indicate they really wanted to make a smug, insufferable little clown baby together. 

this continues to be the best reply to a criticizing comment on this site

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City of Ashes

I think it’s almost time to start a petition for the sequel…hope it doesn’t have to come to such desperation.

CITY OF ASHES IS NOT GUARANTEED! IT DEPENDS ON MOVIE PROFITS! MOVIES CAN BE STUCK IN PRE PRODUCTION FOREVER! STUDIOS WILL NOT GAMBLE AWAY A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS! THE ONLY WAY WE ARE GETTING CITY OF ASHES IS IF CITY OF BONES IS SUCCESSFUL! DO NOT LISTEN TO OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT! JUST BECAUSE A MOVIE IS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN DOES NOT MEAN IT WILL. UNTIL WE RECEIVE A LEGITIMATE “OKAY” FROM THE CAST OR CREW, WE CANNOT ASSUME ANYTHING. IN INTERVIEWS ABOUT THE SEQUEL WHEN CITY OF ASHES WAS CONFIRMED TO START SHOOTING NEXT MONTH, CITY OF BONES HAD YET TO BE RELEASED. THEY DID NOT KNOW IT WOULD UNDERPERFORM. THAT’S NOT SAYING IT WILL BOMB BUT IF IT DOES, WE. WILL. NOT. GET. CITY. OF. ASHES. I DON’T KNOW WHAT WORLD YOU ARE LIVING IN WHERE A FLOP MOVIE WILL GET A HIGH BUDGETED SEQUEL BUT IT MUST NOT BE THE SAME ON US REALISTIC PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN. SO DO NOT SAY “EVEN IF THE MOVIE FLOPS, WE GET CITY OF ASHES SO I ONLY NEED TO SEE IT ONCE” BECAUSE YOU. ARE. WRONG. CITY OF BONES SUCCESS = CITY OF ASHES MOVIE. CITY OF BONES FAILURE = NO CITY OF ASHES MOVIE. IT’S NOT THAT HARD OF A CONCEPT TO GRASP. I’M NOT TRYING TO BE RUDE OR A BITCH TO YOU GUYS BUT YOU ALL NEED TO HEAR THIS. DO YOU THINK LILY WOULD SAY “SEE IT FIVE TIMES” IF THAT WASN’T IMPORTANT?! IF THEY WERE GOING TO MAKE CITY OF ASHES REGARDLESS, SHE WOULD HAVE SAID “GO SEE IT. WE’LL SEE YOU GUYS IN SEPTEMBER”.. COME ON NOW. YOU GUYS ARE TOO SMART FOR THIS. YOU CAN COMPREHEND SOMETHING AS COMPLICATED AS A CASSANDRA CLARE SERIES BUT NOT BASIC FILM ECONOMICS THAT’S IS JUST ACTUALLY COMMON SENSE? LIKE I SAID, I’M NOT TRYING TO BE MEAN, I LOVE YOU GUYS! YOU’RE MY FANDOM AND I FEEL ACCEPTED HERE BUT WE NEED TO GET OUR SHIT TOGETHER.

itsleightaylor:

Right now.

11 months ago with 383 notes / via: bravestlightwood source: itsleightaylor

magnus-bane:

aegisdea:

infernalrunes:

Alright Shadowhunters and Downworlders, now we all know we can do much better than this.

We all know that they changed a lot of shit from the book’s sequencing, that doesn’t mean we won’t support Harald’s shit. Come one, we’re better than this Shadowhunters and Downworlders. 

OH FOR THE RECORD. GODFREY GAO’S VOICE WASN’T DUBBED.

Check this page: http://cityofclockworkk.tumblr.com/post/59073072679 

OK FANDOM. This needs more notes!  We need to get all of our friends and family to see this movie ASAP!!!  I WILL EVEN START DONATING MONEY TO GET CITY OF ASHES!!! SIGNAL BOOST!!! GO GO GO!!!

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shadowhuntersunite:

clockworkpain:

oh goodness

I feel uncomfortable with this suit but his face makes it ok

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, THIS IS A SUIT THAT ONLY A GOD WOULD WEAR. AND OBVIOUSLY A GOD IS WEARING IT. 

Sorry…all I can think is seventies porn star…

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Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I’m trying not to think about you
Can’t you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
I should’ve known you’d bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do

We walked along a crowded street
You took my hand and danced with me
Images

And when you left you kissed my lips
You told me you’d never ever forget these images, no

-"Almost Lover"- A Fine Frenzy

Images Chapter One

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Description:  When Simon experiences the loss of a loved one after returning from Idris he begins to comes to terms with Clary’s mortality and the impending eternity without her.  After breaking up with Jace, Clary begins to truly see the person who has always been there for her, she vows to be a better friend to him and struggles with the reality the true pain her best friend is going to be experiencing for the rest of his existence. Can she save him from the damnation she blames herself for?  AU for City of Glass, Clary x Simon.  Multi-chaptered, in progress. Chapter soundtrack at bottom.

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Apparently it’s official, Kate is in labor!  I don’t care if I’m American…I’m filled with excitement.  This is what happens when the leader of your country is an older man who is already married with children.  I’m going to get this gif party started with my favorite Will/Kate gif!

@cassandraclare: On the plane on the way back from Comicon. My perfect Simon, Alec Jace and Clary!

This photo fills me with so much happiness…you don’t even know.