On This Day in History May 22, 1859: Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (May 22, 1859 - July 7, 1930), the Scottish writer best known for his creation of the detective Sherlock Holmes, was born in Edinburgh.

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On This Day in History May 25, 1977: The science-fiction movie “Star Wars” was released. How was George Lucas’ sci-fi movie epic initially received? According to Robert Ebert’s review of Star Wars:

“Star Wars” is a fairy tale, a fantasy, a legend, finding its roots in some of our most popular fictions. The golden robot, lion-faced space pilot, and insecure little computer on wheels must have been suggested by the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow in “The Wizard of Oz.” The journey from one end of the galaxy to another is out of countless thousands of space operas. The hardware is from “Flash Gordon” out of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the chivalry is from Robin Hood, the heroes are from Westerns and the villains are a cross between Nazis and sorcerers. “Star Wars” taps the pulp fantasies buried in our memories, and because it’s done so brilliantly, it reactivates old thrills, fears, and exhilarations we thought we’d abandoned when we read our last copy of Amazing Stories.

The movie works so well for several reasons, and they don’t all have to do with the spectacular special effects. The effects are good, yes, but great effects have been used in such movies as “Silent Running” and “Logan’s Run” without setting all-time box-office records. No, I think the key to “Star Wars” is more basic than that.

The movie relies on the strength of pure narrative, in the most basic storytelling form known to man, the Journey. All of the best tales we remember from our childhoods had to do with heroes setting out to travel down roads filled with danger, and hoping to find treasure or heroism at the journey’s end. In “Star Wars,” George Lucas takes this simple and powerful framework into outer space, and that is an inspired thing to do, because we no longer have maps on Earth that warn, “Here there be dragons.” We can’t fall off the edge of the map, as Columbus could, and we can’t hope to find new continents of prehistoric monsters or lost tribes ruled by immortal goddesses. Not on Earth, anyway, but anything is possible in space, and Lucas goes right ahead and shows us very nearly everything. We get involved quickly, because the characters in “Star Wars” are so strongly and simply drawn and have so many small foibles and large, futile hopes for us to identify with. And then Lucas does an interesting thing. As he sends his heroes off to cross the universe and do battle with the Forces of Darth Vader, the evil Empire, and the awesome Death Star, he gives us lots of special effects, yes – ships passing into hyperspace, alien planets, an infinity of stars – but we also get a wealth of strange living creatures, and Lucas correctly guesses that they’ll be more interesting for us than all the intergalactic hardware.

The most fascinating single scene, for me, was the one set in the bizarre saloon on the planet Tatooine. As that incredible collection of extraterrestrial alcoholics and bug-eyed martini drinkers lined up at the bar, and as Lucas so slyly let them exhibit characteristics that were universally human, I found myself feeling a combination of admiration and delight. “Star Wars” had placed me in the presence of really magical movie invention: Here, all mixed together, were whimsy and fantasy, simple wonderment and quietly sophisticated storytelling.

What was a labor of love for George Lucas, has now become a global cash cow which will only become more profitable when Episode VII is released in December 2015.

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Fave Characters Meme!


1. Evelyn Carnahan-O'Connell (The Mummy)

2. Laura Holt (Remington Steele)

3. Ellen Ripley (Aliens)

4. Dorothy ‘Dot’ Williams (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries)

5. Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park)

6. Dr. Leonard H. McCoy 'Bones’ (Star Trek)

7. Fran (Strictly Ballroom)

8. Harriet Vane (Lord Peter Wimsey)

9. Karen Sisco (Out of Sight)

10. Selena (28 Days Later)

This was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.

Tagging: bitchwhoyoukiddin jal80 chickletgirl eros-turannos valoscope jennifercarolyn hasitsclaws redbrunja kattahj drst

anonymous asked:

what kind of music are you into at the moment? What's something good that's happened to you this week? :)

i really like the playlist called “sunshine indie pop” on songza, and my two favourite bands are san sisco and vampire weekend. you can also look in my ‘tunez’ tag to listen to some cool stuff. also my week has been kinda weird and i’ve been feeling off, but i did get to go on a field trip with my friends to an amusement park which was fun!!

On This Day in History May 10, 1994: After the April 27, 1994 South African election that led to the African National Congress (ANC) winning 252 of the 400 seats in the first democratic elections of South Africa’s history, the nomination for President of South Africa was next. In choosing their candidate for President, Nelson Mandela was nominated, without any objections. 

The inauguration took place in front of dignitaries from more than 140 countries around the world in the city of Pretoria. 

Here is footage of Nelson Mandela’s Inauguration, May 10, 1994

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First time I did this shit scared out my mind. You here @codak418 @la_tay_aa @sisco_bird @thekid4u2nv laughing me

I got tagged by the lovely burgerdreamgrrrl​ to answer some questions so here we go

Spell your name with song titles. 

Evil Mothergrabber - DeWolff
Lover - San Sisco
I Couldn’t Want You Anyway - Jack Garratt
Empty Corridors - Ben Howard

What is the reason for your username?
It’s like a combination of wander and wonder, it’s also super shit and I need a new one.

What is your middle name?

If you could own a fairy tale/fictional pet what would it be? 
A tiny dragon (but without the fire)

Favourite colour?
I have never been able to answer this question.

Favourite song?
I don’t really have a favourite song at the moment but Diamonds by The Boxer Rebellion will always be one of my favourites.

Name your top three fandoms.
I’m not like a diehard fan of something but I guess Game of Thrones, Bertie Gilbert and Arctic Monkeys?

Why do you enjoy Tumblr?
I have met some lovely people on here! Also, I’m obsessed with beautiful stuff (this is kinda weird to explain??) 

(and I can complain about a lot of things without anyone noticing)

Tag other people. 
yo amorevincitomnia famaest seriouslysatan gudagava slshrr you’ve got some work to do


On This Day in History May 11, 1956: The British African colony of the Gold Coast has the distinction of being the first British African colony to be granted independence from Great Britain. The article 1956: Gold Coast to get independence from the BBC On This Day 1950-2005 website states:

In a statement to the House of Commons, Colonial Secretary Alan Lennox-Boyd said the Gold Coast will be allowed to govern itself within the Commonwealth provided a general election is held in the country.

The new West African state will incorporate the Gold Coast, Ashanti, the Northern Territories and Togoland, which recently voted to integrate with the Gold Coast.

He set the target date for independence at 6 March, 1957.

The fledgling state will be named Ghana after an ancient West African kingdom which flourished from 300AD to 1100AD.

The Gold Coast had been a British colony since 1901 and the British government allowed the colony to draft a new constitution in 1951 with the election of Kwame Nkrumah of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) as Prime Minister. Nkrumah would remain as Prime Minister through the transfer of power from the hands of the British to the Ghanaians. 

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Abrid los oídos. Eddy Baker vuelve, y por partida doble.

El  de  Healthy Boyz  acaba de soltar  2  trabajos,  ni más ni menos, y ambos suenan tremendos.

El  primero  es   “Most  Hated”,   un  trabajo  de  10  tracks  producidos  por Mr.Sisco, Digital Nas, Prohibeo, Pentagrvm y CashMoney AP.

En cuanto  a  featurings  encontramos  a  Chilly Sosa,  Ak Epic  y  una bestia como es Xavier Wulf.

El  segundo  se  llama  “Street Love”  y son otros  11  tracks  que producen Digital Nas, Nedarb Nagrom, Drip-133, Misogi o PurpDogg entre otros.

Y acompañándole en las barras Elliot O´Connor,  AK Epic una vez más y los bombazos de Chris Travis y Bones. Es decir, SesHolloWaterBoyz.

Podéis descargar ambos abajo. Healthy Boyz.

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Street Love: