This is a reminder that someone loves you! <3
Anonymous

Thanks! It was my birthday last week and I am glad to know people like having me around. C:

medievalpoc:

distant-relatives-blog:

 The University of Sankoré, or Sankore Masjid is one of three ancient centers of learning located in TimbuktuMaliWest Africa. The three mosques of Sankoré, Djinguereber Mosque and Sidi Yahya compose the famous University of Timbuktu. During the 14th -16th century, Sankore University enrolled more foreigen students than New York University today. 

The Mali Empire gained direct control over the city of Timbuktu in 1324 during the reign of Mansa Kankou Musa also known as Musa I “King of Kings”. He designed and saw the construction of one of Sankore’s first great mosques and the Jingeray Ber Masjid in 1327.The foundations of the previous structure were laid around 988 A.D. on the orders of the city’s chief judge Al-Qadi Aqib ibn Mahmud ibn Umar. A local mandinka lady, esteemed for her wealth, financed his plans to turn Sankoré into a world class learning institution. 

By the end of Mansa Musa’s reign (early 14th century CE), the Sankoré Masjid had been converted into a fully staffed Madrassa (Islamic school or in this case university) with the largest collections of books in Africa since the Library of Alexandria. The level of learning at Timbuktu’s Sankoré University was superior to that of all other Islamic centers in the world. The Sankoré Masjid was capable of housing 25,000 students and had one of the largest libraries in the world with between 400,000 to 700,000 manuscripts.

Today, the intellectual legacy of Timbuktu is neglected in historical discourse. These pages of WORLD history tend to get ripped out.   

Learn more about the surviving manuscripts of the library of Timbuktu and its fate here.

Serious wisdom…

I would draw ditto the pokemon.
Anonymous

Ditto is the most imaginative pokemon. I love Ditto, just like I love you anon.

brasspistol:

every time I see this it gets reblogged

The megaphone though.

anukii:

My favorite Crystal Gem. :D
The cosplay is almost complete! (Only wig and glasses are left to get!)

Suit made by the lovely and talented anaaesthetic!

Cosplay page: Anukii

Garnet, you look swell.

emmazingemma:

actually me

Actually thinking of butts~

thejimmypageexperience:

life-luxuries:

styleofdress:

because i hate it when people post these without recipes, here are all of them. some of these aren’t EXACTLY the same, but they’re close enough to still be delicious.

triple layer brownie cake / cherry bliss brownie / chocolate truffle layer cake / snickers peanut butter brownie ice cream cake / surprise inside ice cream balls / chocolate filled cream puffs / brownie cookies / chocolate snickers cake / chocolate lasagna / double chocolate brownies

Give me now pls

i’m sorry 

Cherry Bliss Brownie? Oh yes…

#bottom

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I find many adults are put off when young children pose scientific questions. Why is the Moon round? the children ask. Why is grass green? What is a dream? How deep can you dig a hole? When is the world’s birthday? Why do we have toes? Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else: ‘What did you expect the Moon to be, square?’ Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys the grown-ups. A few more experiences like it, and another child has been lost to science. Why adults should pretend to omniscience before 6-year-olds, I can’t for the life of me understand. What’s wrong with admitting that we don’t know something? Is our self-esteem so fragile?
Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (via thedragoninmygarage)

We miss you, Carl.

maybe instead of homestuck they should call it GROANSTUCK, because i GROAN every time i hear about it and i’ve been STUCK in this storm drain for about 18 hours

I have been waiting for Godot for what feels to be about fifteen minutes and I am starting to get impatient.