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just realized Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia season 2 are gonna be airing very soon

suddenly very HYPED

jeff22003  asked:

I saw your Alexander question and it got me wondering, How do you make an empire that will last at least a few generations? I've studied the Mongols long enough to know how to make it BIG but not old.

That’s one of the big questions of history, isn’t it? A couple of empires lasted a long time. Japan has had an emperor for well over a millenium, though it hasn’t been an empire continually. The Byzantine and Holy Roman Empires lasted a long time, over eight hundred years. Ethiopia and the Zhou Dynasty were no slouches either.

From what it appears, the most enduring empires are the flexible ones. They adapt to the problems of the age, adopt new technology as much as they are able, and building a solid administrative system while working to eliminate decadence and corruption of said administration that engenders the rot of an empire. They also invested heavily in their military to be able to secure themselves from foreign threats and incursions, though part of this is inevitably that warfare was more common back then.

Thanks for the question, Jeff.

SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
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Milky Way and Mt. Fuji. Yeah.

For those who don’t know what Samurai Jack is and why we should be stoked that it’s coming back:

There’s a loner with a man-bun

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Who was pulled out of his timeline

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And sees modern things through the lens of 17th century Japanese prince.

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There are awesome fight scenes

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And dramatic narrative moments

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And best of all, the show fluctuates between being awesome and freaking ridiculous at the drop of a hat, often in the same narrative breath.

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It’s a really good show to watch if you want to learn about the use of color and shapes in storytelling, as well as exaggerated perspective, use of negative space, timing, and narrative arcs. I recommend it to all comic artists, storyboarders, illustrators, cinematographers, writers… heck, ANYONE. GET HYPE.

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