CMonster.

Photographer. Adventuress. Bookworm. Daughter. Traveler. Writer. Sister. Lover. Athlete. Dreamer. Future photojournalist.

Growing up I always thought true love was red roses, dates on Saturday nights, little block box that held expensive things, and always knowing what to say. I thought true love was a kiss in the rain, deep explanations, and the perfect story. But now that I’m older I’ve realized it’s not like that at all.

See because true love for me is ugly snapchats, and peeing while you’re on the phone. True love is kissing at 6 AM despite the morning breath and singing at the top of your lungs. It’s saying all the wrong things, at all the wrong moments. It’s sarcasm and being honest even when it hurts. It’s late hours of the night when it’s been a long day and it’s no make up and bad hair. It’s tears from laughter, it’s tears from sadness and it’s nothing like any storybook you’ve ever read. It’s never running out of things to talk about, and it’s being comfortable in the silence of things. True love is watching The Titanic though you swore you never would. It’s getting mad over stupid things. It’s “you’re an idiot,” and “you’re a little shit” and knowing you’re so lucky to hear those every day. It’s spilling your feelings at 4 AM when you should be asleep. It’s that song you hear on the radio that always makes you smile. It’s the worst story you could imagine, but thank God it worked out anyways. True love is never losing the magic. True love is not leaving when things get hard.

I like my definition better anyways.

– Another Piece About You  (via thefourthandfrattiest)

gasoline-station:

Photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus Killed in Afghanistan

Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed today (apr 4 2014), shot to death by an Afghan policeman while covering the upcoming national election. She covered conflicts from Bosnia to Afghanistan for more than 20 years, earning a Pulitzer Prize in 2005, as part of a team of AP photographers covering the Iraq War. Last November I was very happy to be able to feature her amazing work in a photo essay titled “Afghanistan: Seen Through the Lens of Anja Niedringhaus.” What I wrote then remains true: Documenting a decades-long story like the Afghanistan War is a challenge for any photojournalist, from simple logistical issues, to serious safety concerns, to the difficulty of keeping the narrative fresh and compelling. Niedringhaus did a remarkable job, telling people’s stories with a strong, consistent voice, an amazing eye for light and composition, and a level of compassion that clearly shows through her images. A remarkable voice has been lost today

Source: The Telegraph - The Atlantic In Picture

thedrunkenmoogle:

Game of Thrones Drinking Game

It’s finally here! Game of Thrones returns to television tonight on HBO. No doubt there will be many viewing parties, like this one put together last year by Geeky Hostess, and what party is complete without games? The Savory has put together a drinking game for the season. From the looks of it, you won’t need to worry about any of your favorite characters dying because a few minutes in and you’ll probably be completely numb and on your way to forgetting the entire night.

Please drink responsibly.

Source: The Savory
Thanks to @SocialCody for the submission!