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Les Mis Fandom Gothic

You buy you’re own copy of the brick. You read quickly, excited to meet the characters. You reach page 38. You have only met Bishop Myriel. Where are the other characters? You reach page 621. There is only the bishop. Where is Valjean?

You open a fanfiction by a writer you’ve never heard of. Three pages in you realize you’ve read this fanfiction. You’ve only read this fanfiction. There are no other fanfictions.

You see a post by @just-french-me-upand decide to follow her. You’re sure you’ve followed her before. You see a post by @just-french-me-up and decide to follow her. You’re sure you’ve followed her before.

Fanart appears on your dash. The character is one you’ve never heard of. You ask. “She is only in the brick,” they tell you. You cannot find her. “She is only in the 2012 film adaptation,” they repeat. She is not there. “She was added in the musical.” She wasn’t.

There are hundreds of posts about Jehanparnasse. “It is Jehanparnasse week,” they all tell you. It was Jehanparnasse week last week. It is always Jehanparnasse week.

Someone reblogs your post. Their blog is not a les mis blog. The post has 321 reblogs. None of them are for les mis blogs. You do not know why

Everyone loves Enjolras. He is the only one they post about. All the art is him. All the headcannons are for him. All the blogs are named for him. You wonder why you thought there were other characters.

You carry your Brick around to class with you. Your bag gets heavier and heavier. By the end of the day, Victor Hugo has added 200 new pages about the Parisian Sewer System.

(Inspired by a post by @mardisoir that I don’t know how to link.).

has this been done yet

Hey guys! Finally get to post a masterpost of my favourite Tim fanfics, wish I could have added a lot more but it is far from done! So far I have added 136 Tim-ships to this list which have the ships: jaytim, dicktim, damitim, and more! Be sure to leave some love for the writers because without them we wouldn’t have all these great fics!

Masterlist.

Blog Roll Part 2

The next 100 is here! Still more blogs to be added (I’m adding the ones I tend to gravitate towards more, and I’ve added 200 out of the 450 I’ve been through.) I’ve got around 500 blogs left to go through so the blog roll will likely double in size but meh. Anyway, next 100!

@slyherins @hoqwaarts @fresdweasley @hufflepuffpoof @clbuspotter @newtscamandor @moonyinstincts @messieursmoony @drerry @fortunaminor @ginervamollly @katjebell @kneazle @marauderjng @slytherincheerleader @pnsieve @albuspotr @jilyrious @nymphaedoras @siruisblack @xenophilius @slytheringirlsgang @misspansy @peachyscorbus @dorcqs @weasleysquibbler @loona-lovegood @dumbledore @hermionesmenacinglook @flexrdelacour @cavldroncakes @zabiniblaisee @nevilllelongbottom @daphne-grcengrass @ginnyginevra @thunderbjrd @mcgonnagal @nerville @chochanng @weascleys @dailyprophet @pansyzparkinson @ginevraparkinson @whizardwheezes @lvicorpus @goldstelns @monsieurprongsy @immobvlus @oblviqte @fleuvrdelacour @draconismalfoi @quididtch @wittygranger @remuz @brighttestwitch @zonnkos @regulusblackss @preselys @avadaqdavra @grangr @harrypctters @obliviat-e @miones @diggrycedric @hermicnegrvnger @ginnyeweasley @snuffls @prongsno @looonyluna @petercapadi @angelinajohnson @driacomalfoy @blvckevans @albusseveruspxtter @pcrcyweasleys @lilyevcnz @pheonnixx @hermioner @potthr @emmelinevvance @ronesweasley @pctter @lilyevians @lunalocegood @fleurdelaccur @mlafoy @padmaspatil @lilyqvans @remusluvpin @gryffndor @jvmespottxr @gallecns @thcodorcnott @leviohhsa @cho-chang @hermionegrangcr @alrightpotter @dmentor @ginnyweaslly @muqqlestudies

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Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage Special Edition

Automobili Lamborghini presents the Aventador Miura Homage, a special edition of the current Aventador coupe that pays tribute to the Miura, the forerunner of all V12 Lamborghini super sports cars in its 50th anniversary year. Just 50 units of the car will be produced, the majority of which have already been sold, available in selected markets worldwide.

Created by Lamborghini’s Ad Personam studio, the Aventador Miura Homage reflects the colors and specifications of original Miura models. The upper body in one color is complemented by the lower body and sill in a contrasting tone. The original Miura was produced in a plethora of color and trims, often to the particular specification of a client, with six of the most iconic solid and metallic colorways selected for the Aventador Miura Homage including Rosso Arancio Miura (solid color); Verde Scandal (solid); and Blu Tahiti (metallic). 

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Mayan History (Part 56): Izamal

Izamal is in northern Yucatán, about 40km east of Mérida (the state’s modern capital), and about 40km north-west of Chichén Itzá.  It is the biggest city of the Northern Yucatán plains.  Its urban area covers at least 53 square km.

(The orange dot is Mérida.)

Izamal and Chichén Itzá (name wouldn’t show).

In Yucatán, Izamal is (currently) known as the Yellow City, because most of its buildings are painted yellow; and the City of Hills, which are the remains of ancient temple pyramids.

Izamal was founded during the Late Formative Period [750-200 BC].  It was occupied continously until the Spanish invaded.

In terms of building construction, it was at its peak between the Protoclassic [200 BC – 200 AD] and the Late Classic [600-800 AD]. When Chichén Itzá’s power began growing in the Terminal Classic [8000-1000 AD], Izamal was partially abandoned.  However, it was still a pilgrimage site, second only to Chichén Itzá.

Izamal was the home of two important Mayan gods – Itzamna (the creator god) and Kinich Ahau (the sun-god).  One of the largest pyramids in Central America is in Izamal, and it is dedicated to Kinich Kakmo (possibly a manifestation of Kinich Ahau).  Its base is over 8,000 square metres, and it has ten levels.

South-east of this pyramid is the pyramid Itzamatul.

Two raised sacbeob link Izamal with the Ruins of Ake (29km to the west) and Kantunil (18km to the south).  These were both important centres.

In 1633, a Spanish writer wrote that Izamal was a place of pilgrimage, accessible by “four roads running out to the four cardinal points which reached to all ends of the land, Tabasco, Guatemala, Chiapas, so that today in many parts may be seen vestiges of these roads.”

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Galen

Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus (Greek: Κλαύδιος Γαληνός; AD 129 – c. 200/c. 216), better known as Galen of Pergamon was a prominent Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher in the Roman empire. Arguably the most accomplished of all medical researchers of antiquity, Galen influenced the development of various scientific disciplines, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, and neurology, as well as philosophy and logic. The son of Aelius Nicon, a wealthy architect with scholarly interests, Galen received a comprehensive education that prepared him for a successful career as a physician and philosopher. He traveled extensively, exposing himself to a wide variety of medical theories and discoveries before settling in Rome, where he served prominent members of Roman society and eventually was given the position of personal physician to several emperors. Galen’s understanding of anatomy and medicine was principally influenced by the then-current theory of humorism, as advanced by ancient Greek physicians such as Hippocrates. His theories dominated and influenced Western medical science for more than 1,300 years. His anatomical reports, based mainly on dissection of monkeys, especially the Barbary Macaque, and pigs, remained uncontested until 1543, when printed descriptions and illustrations of human dissections were published in the seminal work De humani corporis fabrica by Andreas Vesalius where Galen’s physiological theory was accommodated to these new observations. Galen’s theory of the physiology of the circulatory system endured until 1628, when William Harvey published his treatise entitled De motu cordis, in which he established that blood circulates, with the heart acting as a pump. Medical students continued to study Galen’s writings until well into the 19th century. Galen conducted many nerve ligation experiments that supported the theory, which is still accepted today, that the brain controls all the motions of the muscles by means of the cranial and peripheral nervous systems.

“Τῆς ἰατρικῆς ἐστιν εἴδη πέντε· ἡ μὲν φαρμακευτική͵ ἡ δὲ χειρουργική͵ ἡ δέ διαιτητική͵ ἡ δέ νοσογνωμονική͵ ἡ δὲ βοηθητική· ἡ μἐν φαρμακευτική διά φαρμάκων ἰᾶται τὰς ἀρρωστίας, ἡ δὲ χειρουργικὴ διά τοῦ τέμνειν καὶ καίειν ὑγιάζει͵ ἡ δὲ διαιτητικὴ διά τοῦ διαιτᾶν ἀπαλλάττει τῆς ἀρρωστίας͵ ἡ δὲ νοσογνωμονική διὰ τοῦ γνῶναι τὸ ἀρρώστημα͵ ἡ δὲ βοηθητική διά τοῦ βοηθῆσαι εἰς τὸ παραχρῆμα ἀπαλλάττει τῆς ἀλγηδόνος.”

Galen saw himself as both a physician and a philosopher, as he wrote in his treatise entitled That the Best Physician is also a Philosopher. Galen was very interested in the debate between the rationalist and empiricist medical sects and his use of direct observation, dissection and vivisection represents a complex middle ground between the extremes of those two viewpoints. Many of his works have been preserved and/or translated from the original Greek, although many were destroyed and some credited to him are believed to be spurious. Although there is some debate over the date of his death, he was no younger than seventy when he died.

So I’ve been thinking about Kevin...

- this boy has spent his entire life shaping every aspect of his being into the most proficient and capable exy player he can be
- he only eats healthy foods, he exercises according to specific plans designed to maximise his strength and agility and keep him fit and lithe
- he spends all his free time watching exy re-runs and designing game plans
- he keeps his hair short and manageable to ensure he doesn’t have to worry about it during a game or practice
- every aspect of this boys’ life is exy related
- his only vice is alcohol, that’s the only thing he can let himself have, and that’s only because he probably wouldn’t be alive without it
- but, imagine this:
- after Riko is dead- the number one who dictated the course of so much of his life, who nearly destroyed him for daring to be better
- and after he removes that horrible 2 from his face, replacing it with the queen piece and taking back some god damned control
- Kevin is the freest he’s ever been in his entire life
- he doesn’t have to answer to anyone but maybe his captain and coach anymore, he is his own man and no one can change that
- it takes him the longest time to realise that, even after the events of the books
- because, in his own fucked up way, he mourns Riko, despite how much he hated him in the end, despite how much bad blood was between them
- Riko had been the cornerstone of his entire life
- there’s an ache in him where the Riko he loved and misses will always be, no matter what he became in the end
- but, one day (no doubt also with andrew and neil and the foxes help) he realises he can be more than this
- if he can change the tattoo he’s had on his cheek since he was a child, if he can put Riko to rest and move on with his life
- what else can he do to regain some control, to be his own person, to live his own life?
- he starts experimenting with whatever takes his fancy
- watching historical documentaries on the history channel instead of exy reruns in the middle of a season?
- you betcha
- adding ice cream to his smoothies because andrew leaves punnets of it lying around and he’s kinda tempted by adding a little bit of wholesome sweetness to his bland health shakes?
- why the fuck not
- going to Eden’s with the monsters and experimenting with different drinks on the menu, regardless of calorie or alcoholic content, instead of his typical get-drunk-asap shots?
- yes, my man
- trying to learn German with Nicky, and occasionally Neil and Aaron’s, help, because all his languages (french, japanese) are products of the nest and he wants to be able to have some form of expression free of that, a product of his new home (family) with whom he wants to be able to communicate privately, even in public, with ease?
- of course
- deciding, one day, as he’s staring at himself in the mirror, that he’s not going to be bothered to cut his hair- because he is more than exy now. He’s a real human being with a life ahead of him that includes more than just being a player, more than just making court and the olympics and being the best. So is he going to grow it out, maybe even to shoulder length, adding about 200% to his overall hotness and feeling fucking good about it?
- you bet your ass he is
- Neil and Andrew are almost shocked by this change that comes over him
- this guy who has been stuck in this exy-obsessed mindset all his life
- breaking free and finding himself, enjoying his life and discovering who he is
- it’s kinda incredible
- Andrew’s mostly just impressed he managed to grow a spine
- Neil’s a little proud, because he understands Kevin a little better than the rest, and he knew that stuff like this wouldn’t be easy for him
- hell, Wymack is proud too
- his long lost, new found son who was always such a mess, actually learning to enjoy himself
- of course he’s proud
- and the rest of the foxes, who’ve never really understood kevin even though he’ll always be a part of their family- hell, he’s the reason their family exists at all, the reason Neil came to PSU and united them- they’re proud of him too
- Dan and Matt who’ve never gone out of their way to talk to him or get to know him, now making an effort to include kevin on things
- Matt introducing him to video games, Dan going on runs with him and making sure he participates in the foxes movie nights and activities (ever the captain and mother)
- Allison sensing the need to expand his shopping horizons, and personally dragging him out to clothing stores to help him find his own personal style (which she approves of) because Kevin’s never had the opportunity to express his individuality through materialistic means before
- Renee, sweet and beautiful Renee, including him in her and Andrew’s apocalypse discussions- for which he has surprisingly imaginative ideas
- Nicky introducing him to non-exy books, getting him interested in the romance genre (kevin finds a soft spot for historical romance fiction- gay & straight cos he’s bi lol fight me) and movies and just generally injecting sappiness into his life (which requires a lot of prodding and dedication which nicky has in abundance)
- Aaron doesn’t really do all that much, and he and kevin never get close, but he’s far more inclined to dance with him at the club or drag him over to the best spots because it’s less embarrassing to be seen with him now
- i’m sorry i just have a lot of feelings about Kevin
- i want him to be so happy