portraitsofboston:

“Hey man, take my picture!”

“I can’t do it. It’s too dark.”

“Yeah, we need some light. Let’s go over there.”

“Are you homeless?”

“Yes, I am.”

“How long have you been homeless?”

“15 years. I’ve been in Boston 8 months. Before that I was in Washington, Virginia, New York, Philadelphia, Louisiana, Florida…”

“Why didn’t you stay in Florida? It’s so much warmer.”

“I wanted to see my family. But they don’t want to see me. They don’t understand depression. They treat me like dirt. Homeless people treat me better than my family.”

“And what happened 15 years ago? How did you end up on the streets?”

“I tried to burn myself twice. I had 30 surgeries. I was dead two times, but God brought me back. I don’t know why.”

“And why did you do it?”

“I was depressed. Why you crying?”

“Because you are a beautiful person, and my family is really messed up, and I’ve been very depressed. I think I can understand you.”

“Yes, I am a good person. And when you take people’s pictures, don’t disrespect them.”

“No, man, I won’t. I like people. That’s why I take their pictures.”

“And when you make your portfolio, don’t denigrate people. Let the pictures speak for themselves.”

“I will. Are you safe on the streets?”

“Yes, I am…And now I have $8 to buy me some food.”

“That’s all I have. Next time I see you, I will give you more.”

“No, man. It ain’t all about money. Give me a hug. And next time you see me, give me a hug again. And thanks for taking my picture.”

fictionalmyass:

vintagefangirlannie:

fictionalmyass:

vintagefangirlannie:

help science side of tumblr!

my dear friend has asked me to ask you, why can you only fold a piece of A4 paper only 7 times?

it would be awesome if you answered back you smart cookies!

vintagefangirlannie- I’m not exactly an expert, but from what I understand I’ll give it a shot for you…

There are two main problems that make it impossible to fold an A4 piece of paper in half more than 7 times. 

  1. Every time you fold it, the number of layers doubles. 1 fold=2 layers, 2 folds=4 layers, 3 folds=8 layers, and so on until you get to 7 folds which is actually 128 layers. That is a shitload of layers and even though 7 folds doesn’t sound like a lot, whoa.
  2. Once you get to that point, the paper is so so so small compared to the number of layers. Don’t forget, you’ve essentially created a stack of 128 pages, and every time you fold, the base area halves. That’s a big difference! The folds also distort the paper so much and the fibres of the paper itself aren’t flexible enough to make another fold, so even if you applied heaps and heaps of pressure, it wouldn’t do anything for you.

But if you use a bigger and thinner piece of paper, then of course you can fold it more than 7 times. I’m pretty sure Mythbusters did it at one point? But yeah that’s basically the extent of my understanding of that ahaha, hope I helped!!! :) 

Thanks fictionalmyass! You’re awesome and i’ll make sure to tell my friend this :D

No problem! c: How’s the book coming along btw?

The book is coming along okay :D It will obviously take time when i think about the entire thing but im in my drafting stages. im going back and forth from notes, quotes and writing. would you believe i changed the ending 8 times already?! 

Need to know

justadropofraininathunderystorm:

I don’t want to spam other people askboxs but i send two messages to my lovely friends vintagefangirlannie and poetryandoldermen and my tumblr says that i didn’t send anything :/ . Dearies is it true? Or it just me being paranoic? ahahah

hmm… first of all, thanks for calling me lovely. secondly, i did not seem to get a message from you unless you sent me an anon.

fictionalmyass:

vintagefangirlannie:

help science side of tumblr!

my dear friend has asked me to ask you, why can you only fold a piece of A4 paper only 7 times?

it would be awesome if you answered back you smart cookies!

vintagefangirlannie- I’m not exactly an expert, but from what I understand I’ll give it a shot for you…

There are two main problems that make it impossible to fold an A4 piece of paper in half more than 7 times. 

  1. Every time you fold it, the number of layers doubles. 1 fold=2 layers, 2 folds=4 layers, 3 folds=8 layers, and so on until you get to 7 folds which is actually 128 layers. That is a shitload of layers and even though 7 folds doesn’t sound like a lot, whoa.
  2. Once you get to that point, the paper is so so so small compared to the number of layers. Don’t forget, you’ve essentially created a stack of 128 pages, and every time you fold, the base area halves. That’s a big difference! The folds also distort the paper so much and the fibres of the paper itself aren’t flexible enough to make another fold, so even if you applied heaps and heaps of pressure, it wouldn’t do anything for you.

But if you use a bigger and thinner piece of paper, then of course you can fold it more than 7 times. I’m pretty sure Mythbusters did it at one point? But yeah that’s basically the extent of my understanding of that ahaha, hope I helped!!! :) 

Thanks fictionalmyass! You’re awesome and i’ll make sure to tell my friend this :D

hetaliatardmmd:

vintagefangirlannie:

help science side of tumblr!

my dear friend has asked me to ask you, why can you only fold a piece of A4 paper only 7 times?

it would be awesome if you answered back you smart cookies!

Because it doesn’t like to be manipulated like that, you filthy swine.

i’ll be sure to pass that down to my friend.

help science side of tumblr!

my dear friend has asked me to ask you, why can you only fold a piece of A4 paper only 7 times?

it would be awesome if you answered back you smart cookies!

I was tagged by just-tumblin-around! XD

Put your music on shuffle and answer these questions! Once you’re done tag 10 followers!

Title of the first song describes how you die:
King for a Day by Pierce the Veil (that is exactly how i picture it!)

Second song describes your love life:
Immortals by Fall Out Boy (yeah, immortally alone…)

Third song will be played at your wedding:
Opposite by Biffy Clyro (beautiful song but not the most accurate thing to play at a wedding…)

Add ‘in my pants’ to the title of this song:
This is Gospel ‘in my pants’ by Panic! at the Disco (wow. just wow.)

Fifth song will be playing at your funeral:
Lazy Bones by Green Day 

Sixth song is your theme song:
Arabella by Arctic Monkeys (HELL YEAH!!!)

Seventh song will play when you think of someone you love:
Quit playing games by the Backstreet Boys (don’t ask)

Add “with a shovel and a screwdriver” to the title of the eighth song:
Problem ‘with a shovel and a screwdriver’ by Airspoken {Punk goes Pop rock cover} 

Ninth song describes your week:
Radioactive by Kindoms of Ravens {Punk goes Pop} (pretty much)

Tenth song will play when you miss someone:
R U Mine by Arctic Monkeys (it all worked out :)

I tag (oh and you dont have to do it if you dont want to):

opal-love

dinosaursonmymind

luxseriesofficial

lolzimonfire

twistedpov

mychemicalromancefanfiction-com

cheese-ghostie

wholockednatural-13

little-tin-dog

leighaseastone

loviris

her—-majesty

I was tagged by fictionalmyass! XD

Put your music on shuffle and answer these questions! Once you’re done tag 10 followers!

Title of the first song describes how you die:
Crying Lightning by Arctic Monkeys

Second song describes your love life:
Somewhere in Neverland by All Time Low (never seen a more accurate occurrence)

Third song will be played at your wedding:
Asleep by The Smiths (yay!)

Add ‘in my pants’ to the title of this song:
Mountains ‘in my pants’ by Biffy Clyro (ouch)

Fifth song will be playing at your funeral:
The Best There Ever Was by Sleeping with Sirens

Sixth song is your theme song:
I wanna be yours by Arctic Monkeys

Seventh song will play when you think of someone you love:
Stay Together for the kids by Blink-182

Add “with a shovel and a screwdriver” to the title of the eighth song:
Feeling This ‘with a shovel and a screwdriver’ by Blink-182

Ninth song describes your week:
Immortals by Fall Out Boy

Tenth song will play when you miss someone:
Make Out Party by Green Day

I tag (oh and you dont have to do it if you dont want to):

cheese-ghostie

dishonourbeforedeath

team-free-will-ftw

livelovemerlin

youlittletealeaf

cosima-geekmonkey-niehaus

circus-of-dreams-and-dragons

amaya-chieri

foodpoints

ugly-patronus

fangirlingshouldbeasport

Immortals by Fall Out Boy

hobgoblinhero:

hanari-502:

wastelandbanditorion:

This guy’s vines give me life

Thomas Sanders is a gift to this world

I have a theory on Thomas Sanders that he can control minds and rather than using this gift for evil, he uses it to make funny vines. Like, a classroom full of kids? mind control. The teacher of the class? mind control. Cop pulls him over? you better believe that dude is gonna sing Don’t Stop Believing with him, mind control. 

calm-your-cloaca:

babyletyourfantasiesunwind:

yersinia—pestis:

merlinsbearditsthedoctor:

No but I can just imagine a person bursting through the door screaming “I NEED YOUR HELP. IT’S A NINE” and everyone in the shop stops and all collectively goes “Oh shit” and the florists start working frantically while the man/woman just stands there looking scared as fuck while the other customers are trying to figure out what they did. 

that must be bad if it’s a 9 on an alphabetical scale.

IM FUCKGIN CRYING

“When you go into the ER, one of the first things they ask you to do is rate your pain on a scale of one to ten, and from there they decide which drugs to use and how quickly to use them. I’d been asked this question hundreds of times over the years, and I remember once early on when I couldn’t get my breath and it felt like my chest was on fire, flames licking the inside of my ribs fighting for a way to burn out of my body, my parents took me to the ER. nurse asked me about the pain, and I couldn’t even speak, so I held up nine fingers.

Later, after they’d given me something, the nurse came in and she was kind of stroking my head while she took my blood pressure and said, “You know how I know you’re a fighter? You called a ten a nine.”

~John Green (The Fault in Our Stars)

calm-your-cloaca:

babyletyourfantasiesunwind:

yersinia—pestis:

merlinsbearditsthedoctor:

No but I can just imagine a person bursting through the door screaming “I NEED YOUR HELP. IT’S A NINE” and everyone in the shop stops and all collectively goes “Oh shit” and the florists start working frantically while the man/woman just stands there looking scared as fuck while the other customers are trying to figure out what they did. 

that must be bad if it’s a 9 on an alphabetical scale.

IM FUCKGIN CRYING

a little bird died in my backyard and my parents won’t let me bury it because i am “young and naive”! the poor thing is near dying, you either kill it now or let it suffer and i dont know about you but id rather kill it with my own hands than let it feel pain!