21st c


From Instagram: samanthakangel it almost feels wrong now to not get a video of this transition every show.

Live only intro to “Oceans” at Frank Iero and The Patience at The U Street Music Hall, Washington D.C. - July 21st, 2017

So the square a day blanket is complete! It was meant to be a year’s worth but I stuck to 6 months otherwise it would have been massive.. (at least more massive than it is now)

It’s really heavy and smells lovely so it’s the perfect comforting blanket, giving off cosy and safe vibes.

I’m hoping to back it with some brushed cotton just so it has a nicer finish, but I may have to pay the tailor to do that for me as my sewing skills are pretty dire.

I reckon I’m well on my way to the victorian granny reincarnated as a 21st c girl aesthetic that I aspire to.



Having endured centuries of post offices smelling like dung bombs, witches and wizards in the UK can finally breathe easy.

The national Owl Post Service has undergone a vast and thorough revamp in the past four years, integrating muggle technology with a suite of automation spells to increase cleanliness and efficiency. 

Moving forward, wizards will no longer engage individual owls by themselves; orders are processed at the front desk, which are then scanned, sorted, and assigned by Autospell.

Owls are kept and cared for in an owlery nearby. Specialised owl-keepers make sure each owl has received its correct assignment and complete a series of health and safety checks before sending the avian postmen on their way.

After successfully testing the new system in a handful of post offices, including the high-traffic Hogsmeade branch, the OPS has rolled it out through the whole service. 

While large numbers of the wizarding populace have taken to the system like birds to air, some remain skeptical. Earlier this week, Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch was spotted storming out of the Hogsmeade branch and shouting that he would ‘hang whoever invented this blasted thing by his skinny ankles and disembowel him’.

Cormac McLaggen, who spearheaded the revamp, has not responded to this threat. 

More Hogsmeade here

More 21st century wizarding here

This is for @chickendoodlesandpandas and the anons who requested 21st c. owl post!


From Instagram: samanthakangel frank iero and the patience | u street music hall | 7.21.17

Frank Iero and The Patience at The U Street Music Hall, Washington D.C. - July 21st, 2017


Some pictures of my classroom. Our school’s theme this year is “Gear Up for the Future.” I had the kids write their individual goals on gears to hang up around the room.

One bulletin board I like is the “So…I’m Here” one. In our first staff meeting this year, we talked about our “why.” (This is based on a book by Simon Sinek, I believe.) Why do we teach? What’s our purpose in teaching? If you have a “why,” it’s going to affect your “how.” I tried to translate my “why” into goals for our classroom.

The other bulletin board I like is the one that summarizes the skills and beliefs I want my students to have. (I like it more for the words and not so much the design; I was getting tired when I put that one together. I’ll do better next year.) The professional skills are based on our school’s PBIS behavior expectations. The mathematical skills/beliefs are based on Jo Boaler’s mathematical mindsets. The global skills are based on the 4 C’s/21st century skills.

17th/21st Lancers c. 1922 - 1929 “The Fighting Spirit”

Inscription on the back reads: “A fine mount of the 17th/21st Lancers expressing in no uncertain fashion his dislike of the manoeuvres in which the 1st and 2nd Divisions of the Aldershot Command are taking part in the Thames Valley.“ 

via flickriver.com


From Instagram: samanthakangel frank iero and the patience | u street music hall | 7.21.17

Frank Iero and The Patience at The U Street Music Hall, Washington D.C. - July 21st, 2017

Another classical music masterpost

Inspired by some asks, I decided to make a new, different type of masterpost for people wanting to get into classical music (just google classical music masterpost for others. I think there are 2 main ones and they’re grouped by mood). I would make another one grouped by mood, but because they’re already done, I decided to group by composer and order chronologically. Specifically, what I’ll do is give only two examples per composer. What this allows you to do is listen to get an idea of what kinds of composers and what eras you like. I chose to avoid really long pieces, and where I did include them I specified specific movements to listen to.

Glossary for people not experienced with classical music:
Movement - a part of a larger work. Sometimes these movements could work alone as pieces, sometimes they segue directly into or from other movements.
Symphony - an orchestral work, most commonly 4 movements. The symphony was first created in the Classical period.
Concerto - a work for a soloist (or, more rarely, multiple soloists) and an orchestra. Usually 3 movements.
Suite - A non-specific group of pieces. Some suites are taken from ballets, some are folk song suites, there are tonnes of types of suite.
Sonata - A piece for a solo instrument or a solo instrument with accompaniment (most usually from a piano). Usually 3 movements.
Mass - A piece of religious music for choir and orchestra. At least 5 movements (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei), often more.


Renaissance (c. 1400-1600)

John Taverner (1490-1545)
Western Wind Mass
Psalm 41

Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-1594)
Missa Papae Marcelli
Iubilate Deo

Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612)
Sonata pian’ e forte (not actually a sonata by the previous definition)
Quem vidistis pastores

Thomas Morley (1557 or 1558-1602)
Now is the Month of Maying
April is in my Mistress’ Face (if you like these, search for madrigals)

Baroque (c. 1600-1730)

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Dido and Aeneas: Dido’s Lament
Suite in A minor

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
The Four Seasons (a group of four violin concertos)
Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Viola Concerto

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Brandenburg Concerto no. 5
Cello Suite no. 6

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
The Messiah: Pt. 1: Sinfony, And the Glory of the Lord, For Unto Us a Child is Born, Pifa, Pt. 2: Hallelujah, Pt. 3: Amen
Water Music

Classical (c. 1730-1820)

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony no. 101
Cello Concerto no. 1

Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
Cello Concerto in C
Symphony in F

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Requiem: Introit, Kyrie, Dies Irae, Lacrymosa
Symphony no. 41

Jan Dussek (1760-1812)
Piano Sonata in B-flat
Harp Sonata no. 1

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) (considered to be the bridge from Classical to Romantic music)
Symphony no. 5
Symphony no. 7

Romantic (c. 1820-1900)

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)
Symphony no. 2
Clarinet Concerto no. 4

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Der Freischütz: Overture
Clarinet Concerto no. 2

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Symphony no. 9
Der Erlkönig (if you like this, search for Lieder)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Paulus: Overture
Violin Concerto

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Piano Concerto no. 2
Scherzo in B-flat minor

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Symphony no. 3
Cello Concerto

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Faust Symphony
Piano Concerto no. 1

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod

Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Piano Concerto
Trio in G minor

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Symphony no. 4
Symphony no. 8

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Symphony no. 1

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Carnival of the Animals
Symphony no. 3

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Symphony no. 4
Marche Slave

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Symphony no. 9
String Quartet no. 12

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Peer Gynt Suites
Piano Concerto

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Cello Concerto
Enigma Variations

Late Romantic-20th-21st Century (c. 1900-)

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Symphony no. 2
Symphony no. 3

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
La Mer
Préludes: Book 1: nos. 8, 10

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche
Eine Alpensinfonie

Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936)
Symphony no. 3
String Quartet no. 3

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
Clarinet Concerto
Symphony no. 1

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Violin Concerto
Symphony no. 5

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Preludes: G minor, C# minor, D major
Piano Concerto no. 2

Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
The Planets
First Suite in E-flat

Charles Ives (1874-1954)
The Unanswered Question
Concord Sonata

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
Verklärte Nacht
Five Orchestral Pieces

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956)
Les Sirènes
Horn Concerto

Béla Bartók (1881-1954)
Concerto for Orchestra
Allegro barbaro

Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
Lincolnshire Posy
In Dahomey

Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
Dances of Galánta
Psalmus hungaricus

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
The Rite of Spring
The Firebird

Anton Webern (1883-1945)
Six Pieces for Orchestra

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Romeo and Juliet
Peter and the Wolf

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Symphonic Metamorphosis
Clarinet Sonata

George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Rhapsody in Blue
Piano Concerto

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Flute Sonata
Stabat mater

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Fanfare for the Common Man
Clarinet Concerto

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Symphony no. 7
Festive Overture

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Adagio for Strings
Violin Concerto

and of course

John Cage (1912-1992)
4′33″ :)

have fun

Quelque Chose En Toi Ne Tourne Pas Rond - TheBlackWook - Political RPF - France 21st c. [Archive of Our Own]
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Résumé : Il avait peur de revendiquer ses idées politiques. | Jean-François Copé, jeune étudiant en Sciences Politiques à Paris, se morfond lors d'une soirée étudiante quand l'un de ses camarades attire son attention.

Notes : Alors au cas où, avant toute chose, si jamais Le Monde ou d'autres passe par là. C'EST DE L'HUMOUR. Du second degré et plus encore.
Bien, maintenant que c'est fait.
Cette idée est partie de deux choses : Copé qui explique dans un documentaire qu'il cachait ses orientations politiques quand il était étudiant et qu'il draguait. Et le fait que Montebourg et Copé (et Pujadas) (et Roumanoff) étaient tous dans la même promo à Science Po Paris. Et le délire est parti de là.
Je m'excuse, Lila ( @onestenrepublique ) du temps que j'ai mis à écrire ça, mais j'ai eu quelques difficultés à écrire le milieu, et j'ai pas mal procrastiné aussi, j'avoue. Bref. Cadeau, enjoy !
Remerciement à @temporiservire, qui a bien attendu cette fic aussi et qui m'a soutenu durant le processus d'écriture et qui a supervisé et validé le passage bourguignon, merci !

Not My President - Original Work

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Archive Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Category: F/F
Fandoms: Political RPF, Political RPF - US 21st c., Original Work
Relationship: OFC/OFC
Additional Tags: Lesbian Character, Bisexual Character, Bisexual Female Character of Color, Lesbian Character of Color, Les Mis Song used


That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends,
it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government,
laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form,
as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”
- Declaration of Independence

Read on AO3 here

Based on OTPPrompt Here (does not follow to a T)

Village Autonomy: Elevating the Urban Vernacular of 21st C Guangzhou.Anita Berrizbeitia and Christopher Lee Elaine Yolam Kwong @yolam_ek