i'm-ancient!!!

Whaaat? The Weasleys are part of the Black family?

I just learned about Cedrella Weasley (nee Black), Arthur’s mother, who was blasted off the Black family tree for marrying a blood traitor, Arthur’s father.

Omfg I’m dying right now. I don’t know why this means so much to me but this means so much to me. Ron is related to Sirius? Ron is related to Draco? Omg, this is too much. I love pure blooded family trees

I hope artoo is okay

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Ancient Shipping Wars (Achilles and Patroclus)

I’m working on a paper for a mythology class that’s too good not to share with the internet.

So Achilles and Patroclus in the Iliad are shown having a close relationship, and people for centuries have been interpreting it as sexual and/or romantic.

It’s common for people to assume that it was a case of Athenian pederasty. This is definitely what a lot of Athenians thought. Aescylus is one of the earliest recorded patrochilles shippers; he wrote a (mostly lost) play about Achilles portraying him and Patroclus as lovers.

(Important things to remember about Athenian pederasty- it was a teacher/student dynamic, involving an adolescent boy and an older man who acted as a mentor figure to him. The older one had to top, it was a really important part of the arrangement as far as the Athenians were concerned.

This kind of relationship is actually probably anachronistic in Homeric Greece! A lot of people contend that this kind of social arrangement just didn’t exist at the time. In reality if they were a couple they were probably not following pederastic dynamics.)

In Aescylus‘s play, he put Achilles as the mentor in the relationship, probably because he was the higher-ranked general and Patroclus wasn’t even really known for being a warrior.

However, Plato evidently headcanoned them differently, and he was willing to start shit over it; in his famous Symposium, he said, “the notion that Patroclus was the beloved one is a foolish error into which Aeschylus has fallen, for Achilles was surely the fairer of the two…and, as Homer informs us, he was still beardless, and younger far.”

Of course, even then, not everybody shipped it. Xenophon, a contemporary of Plato’s, insisted that the two of them were platonic friends (’platonic‘ for lack of a better word, obviously, since Plato himself shipped it.) Xenophon was I guess a big fan or bromance.

So if you ever think think that ‘shipping’ as a concept is new or different than it was hundreds of years ago…think again.

ten all “saved some little people” and adelaide smashes him down and then, later, eleven like “in nine hundred years of time and space and I’ve never met anybody who wasn’t important” he’s so aware of his faults he’s so eager to never repeat the same mistakes he’s so respectful of the people who show him his flaws he’s so desperate not to become a monster so desperate so desperate

ok i’m curious. reblog this with the first meme u remember encountering. not the oldest internet meme u know of just the first meme you can remember actually coming in contact with personally

mine was hamsterdance

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I was tagged my the lovely boybandquicksand in the growing up meme ages ago. I have no idea why it took me so long! 

Here’s 3 year old me eating watermelon. 7 year old me (in pink) seeing the ocean for the first time with my cousin/best friend. 28 year old me coloring away the sads because it was march, yknow? 

whimsibee asked:

Have you ever thought of if the class active/passive pairings for a few classes may be different than we think? For example, Witch/Sylph and Maid/Heir. A Maid Serves/Maintains their aspect while an Heir is Served by/Maintained by their aspect (quote Sburbsessionguide). A maid also does things for others while an heir mostly does things themselves. Canon shows a maid, like Aradia for example maintained the time of jack for her session. (Im gonna continue into another ask if thats ok ^_^)

Ok so part 2. I also think witch/sylph works because while a witch is very active, a sylph is very passive. Kanaya also says that a sylph is like a “more magical witch” at one point. The inversions support this. Inverting a Maid/Heir would be a Prince/Bard. Even the names point out a connection in a way. Maids and Bards both serve Heirs and Princes. With Witch/Sylph, both are known for their magic in myths, while a mage/seer are very wise and don’t use magic (argueable for mage) (sorry long ask)

With Maid/Heir inverting to Prince/Bard, a Maid actively maintains their aspect and keeps it from being destroyed, while a Prince actively destroys their aspect till there is nothing left to maintain. Eridan can be linked to an Heir of Rage because he passively is maintained/served by rage, which can be shown when he kills feferi, despite his reluctancy. Though, there is evidence pointing towards Witch/Heir and Maid/Sylph like feferis introduction. Sorry for the multiask thing - Sylph of Space

I did actually recently talk about what I think the classes main powers are and what they broadly do, I never really believed in the smaller verbs like maintain or serve or fix for various classes because they are far too limited in scope, the broader verbs that i believe apply to the classes are in this post here: http://dahniwitchoflight.tumblr.com/post/116136400217 and also the reasons why I think the broader definitions are important

but for Maid and Sylph specifically, it is because we have canon confirmation that Prince and Bard are destruction aligned classes, and that they are specifically male aligned classes also. (now Hussie has said its not like you cant make a female prince or whatever, but those classes are associated with both maleness and destruction)

so if Prince/Bard were to have opposing counterparts, those classes would have be aligned specifically with Creation and Femaleness, in order to be proper opposites. If they were anything else they would be misaligned and unbalanced. 

and i know the whole creation/female and destruction/male things seems pretty sexist, but thats because it is, because its based on millennia of myths surrounding creation goddesses and war gods, and ancient times werent exactly pro equality, so when homestuck uses these themes in the story, it has that residual sexism lying around.

Space and Time and the cherubs themselves are the stronger examples, Space is feminine and associated with Motherhood and femininity and is the ultimate creation aspect, Time is associated with masculinity and is the ultimate destruction aspect. 

and this is why Maid/Heir or Maid/Page just doesn’t work, because of all the classes besides Prince and Bard, the two most closely associated with Creation and Femininity are Maid and Sylph. So they are the top contenders for the empty spots of the Feminine Creation classes that we know must exist to oppose the Masculine Destruction classes. 

We know at least the Maid is the active Creation one, and out of the passives left, nothing but Sylph actually works (besides the fact that Sylphs are already known creative/healers, just like Maids are. People always forget Healing is a Creation associated skill). Rogue can’t be it because its a stealing class, not creation, even though its female associated. Seer isn’t particularly female enough and its heavily knowledge based, no one would believe Seer was a creation class. and neither Page or Heir work because no one would for a second think they are female aligned. 

and the whole masculine feminine thing is important because you can’t mark a pair of classes as particularly masculine and destructive, like Prince and Bard, without also marking two other classes as particularly feminine and creative. It would be uneven and unfair overall. 

This is really my main argument for maid/Sylph, besides all the actual evidence.

there is a spot for a pair of Female Creation classes clearly marked that we know must be filled somehow, because you can’t have one without the other, you can’t have a pair of male only classes without a pair of female only classes, and you cant have clear destruction classes without also having clear creation classes. And If any pair of classes were meant to have opposite coinciding with the already heavily established themes of the story, it’s Prince and Bard. 

Detail from the Mosaic Floor of Beth Alpha Synagogue

100-500 BCE, Galilee Israel

the way the gintama fandom interprets relationships and characters is so laughable i’ve never seen such weak opinions??? they aren’t even necessarily that bad on some occasions but the thought process that the fandom has for them is so misguided and shows how little people understand characters or try to understand them. 

and the fandoms unwillingness for change/character death/serious elements is dull to say the least and i see it over and over again ??? dont u ppl want plot progression … bye 

anonymous asked:

I don't want to get into the argument over who is the rightful owner of the Falklands or anything, but I'm kind of lost here as to Thatcher's waning popularity (and being re-elected twice?) contributing to the war. The UK has had a “tussle” with who owns the Falklands since long before Thatcher was even born. Not to mention that no matter if it was "right" for Thatcher to retaliate or to sink the Belgrano, didn't Argentina make the first move of the war itself when they invaded the islands?

They did. As for the Falklands, I think self-determination has to be respected. They voted to stay British.

Anon said: Thatcher removed troops from the Falkands because no one expected Argentina to attack Britain. It’s just not a move many weak countries try to make

That’s also true.

Anon said: I hate how some people condemn the UK’s involvement in the Falklands War purely because they are anti-Conservative/Thatcher. Do they not take into consideration the lives and wellbeing of the Islanders?

I agree Nonnie, I’m anti-Thatcher, and I don’t like the Tories… but as said above. The islanders think of themselves as British. Therefore we should treat them like any other British island.

Bluemoon, using his skills to mock some poor soul. And by getting them too flustered to do anything about their stolen coins. He’s been raised by a band of criminals, so he has a few tricks up his sleeves, besides his shapeshifting!