75 more years!

Тhe calendar page for November of Les Trés Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

Unlike most of the landscapes, the image for November does not depict a specific place related in some way to the Duc de Berry. The scene was painted completely by Jean Colombe, although the tympanum at the top was done by the Limbourg Brothers. The terrain appears to be directly from Colombe’s imagination, although it may have been inspired by the countryside in Savoie, where Colombe completed Les Trés Riches Heures for the Duke of Savoie more than 75 years after it had been begun by the Limbourgs.

Labor of the month: The autumn harvest of acorns, on which pigs are feeding.

No Place Like Hohm (1/5)

Maybe she wasn’t the most important woman in France, but she wasn’t bloody expendable, like so much cheap luggage or a forgotten pet.

The Doctor wouldn’t desert them again. Rose wouldn’t give him the chance.

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(Aka the obligatory post-GitF fic, for anyone else who ever wondered might have taken place between a trip to France and an adventure in a parallel universe. Ten/Rose, all ages, full of angst, fluff, a pinch of romantic bickering, a dash of mutual pining, and a dollop of swashbuckling adventure!)

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Chapter 1

Just hours after an encounter with homicidal robots on a 51st-century spaceship, Rose Tyler lay in her bed, staring at the ceiling, fidgeting and sleepless as she battled demons of an entirely different sort.

One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel.

Ugh. Even steeped in misery, Rose managed to muster the energy for rolling her eyes at that syrupy-sweet sentiment. The Doctor was no angel, not by a long shot, not unless one’s definition of “angel” was “someone who thinks that re-using dead bodies is the same thing as recycling” or “someone who neglects to mention that occasionally the artificial gravity goes out on the TARDIS during repairs but don’t worry, Rose, the nausea will fade after a few minutes—a couple hours—a day or so, tops.” Reinette would have discovered that on her own soon enough, had she come with them.

Rose grimaced. She didn’t want to think about that, about Reinette left waiting and wanting. Something about it made her feel sick and a little guilty, and she didn’t want to know why.

But you and I both know, don’t we, Rose, that the Doctor is worth the monsters.

Of course, she was right. The Doctor was worth the monsters, and the demons, and the paradoxes and the danger and the homesickness and the fear, not to mention the sleeplessly late nights and far-too-early mornings, the days spent in odd prison cells and dank caves and dark, twisty space stations, and the outrageous amounts of running resulting in even more outrageous amounts of bruises and blisters. Of course the Doctor was worth all of that. Even Mickey—who would never, ever, absolutely-not-in-million-years ever say it—even he knew this was true. But surely it wasn’t acceptable for Reinette to say those things if she hadn’t experienced any of it for herself. Surely she hadn’t earned the right, the privilege.

(How could you fall in love with someone you’d only known for a day?)

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While the daughters and sons of Jewish immigrants reject the travel ban, Cap’s only tool, that shield, is popping up in memes, on protest posters and on T-shirts. Created to defend America’s indestructible values, it is again serving as a tool to fight all that threatens our Constitution and our national decency. More than 75 years after his inception, Captain America, born to fight fascism and hatred, is being called into action once more, this time to defend American principles on our own soil. We need him. And I finally feel ready to share him.
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I used to think of Cap as all mine. Now I want to share him with the world.

“Created to defend America’s indestructible values, it is again serving as a tool to fight all that threatens our Constitution and our national decency. More than 75 years after his inception, Captain America, born to fight fascism and hatred, is being called into action once more, this time to defend American principles on our own soil. We need him. ” 

Joe Simon’s granddaughter, Megan Margulies @meganmargulies

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We don’t come to this decision easily. This newspaper has not recommended a Democrat for the nation’s highest office since before World War II — if you’re counting, that’s more than 75 years and nearly 20 elections. The party’s over-reliance on government and regulation to remedy the country’s ills is at odds with our belief in private-sector ingenuity and innovation. Our values are more about individual liberty, free markets and a strong national defense. We’ve been critical of Clinton’s handling of certain issues in the past. But unlike Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has experience in actual governance, a record of service and a willingness to delve into real policy.
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Aww, it was a role of a lifetime. Really, it was an incredible honor to be asked to play the part. Look, there have been so many incredible performances of the Joker over the years. Then there’s the wonderful artists that have drawn this character and the writers that have written the Joker for 75 years and more through television and film and animated projects. I found it a real honor to be asked to continue the tradition. I’m so grateful that I had the chance, that’s my honest answer and my thoughts on it. - Jared Leto

Тhe calendar page for November of Les Trés Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

Unlike most of the landscapes, the image for November does not depict a specific place related in some way to the Duc de Berry. The scene was painted completely by Jean Colombe, although the tympanum at the top was done by the Limbourg Brothers. The terrain appears to be directly from Colombe’s imagination, although it may have been inspired by the countryside in Savoie, where Colombe completed Les Trés Riches Heures for the Duke of Savoie more than 75 years after it had been begun by the Limbourgs.

Labor of the month: The autumn harvest of acorns, on which pigs are feeding.

Aww, it was a role of a lifetime. Really, it was an incredible honor to be asked to play the part. Look, there have been so many incredible performances of the Joker over the years. Then there’s the wonderful artists that have drawn this character and the writers that have written the Joker for 75 years and more through television and film and animated projects. I found it a real honor to be asked to continue the tradition. I’m so grateful that I had the chance, that’s my honest answer and my thoughts on it.
—  Jared Leto on being asked to play The Joker (x)

Most of us are between 13-25ish. We’re in the midst of one of the hardest periods of our life, especially in this society, in this day and age.

They say the life expectancy of our generation will be 90. 90!!! Just imagine, life is offering you the gift of 75 more years on earth. Not everyone will make it but statistically, odds are, you will.

Think of all you’ll miss. We are in the midst of social revolution. Don’t you want to see the world change for the better? And the entertainment, think of all the movies, and games, and tumblr memes you’ll miss. All those new fictional characters to love, all those dumb new jokes to laugh at and share with friends, friends you haven’t even met yet.

Accept life’s gift. 2015 could be the best of your life, and maybe not, but maybe 2016 will be. Maybe the next 10 years will be hell, but after that, you’re living the life of your dreams. Life is random, unpredictable, but so beautiful, and you have been given the opportunity so many are denied, to keep living and pushing forward.

Whatever higher power you do or don’t believe in, something gave you the gift of life, and therefore, you deserve it.

Aww, it was a role of a lifetime. Really, it was an incredible honor to be asked to play the part. Look, there have been so many incredible performances of the Joker over the years. Then there’s the wonderful artists that have drawn this character and the writers that have written the Joker for 75 years and more through television and film and animated projects. I found it a real honor to be asked to continue the tradition. I’m so grateful that I had the chance, that’s my honest answer and my thoughts on it - Jared Leto