an honorable german

“I have been called…I must answer. Always.”

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Word of the Week: Geheimratsecke

Are you worried about your receding hairline around the temples? Have no fear - the Germans have a beautiful word for it!

As men (and sometimes women) get older, they may notice that they are losing some of their hair. But this natural aging process is no reason to worry. Germans have a special name for receding hairlines around the temples: Geheimratsecke.

Geheimratsecke alludes to the honor and wisdom of the Geheimrat (Privy Council) - a title given to the highest advisory officials of the monarch. Thus, having your very own Geheimratsecke sounds like something to be proud of! A receding hairline may come with age - but so does honor and wisdom.

Originally posted by fiolans

So next time you speak of receding hairlines in German, use the term Geheimratsecke to boost your own (or someone else’s confidence)!

triforce06  asked:

Do you have any good recommendations for old comics? I would love to get into them but honestly I have no idea where to start.

The Stan Lee/Jack Kirby Fantastic Four was the towering achievement of the 1960s and my favorite comic of all time. Their current shabby treatment by their parent company is inexcusable; Marvel was built by Fantastic Four. FF is my favorite comic ever because it is “hot” and “cold” at the same time, a balancing act that is hard to do in science fiction. It has far out scifi adventures like shrinking to explore a world inside an atom or fighting Galactus the World Devourer, or a villain as melodramatic as Doctor Doom…but we believe in it because of how grounded it is in a real world, with wisecracking, warm characters we like. Every FF story ends in some far out way, but we believe it because of how it starts with something everyday, like the Thing buying hot dogs in Central Park while walking with his girlfriend. It’s like Stan discovered the formula for Coca-Cola; it’s very, very, very hard to tell a bad Fantastic Four story. Sure, FF is great, but it gets ultra-great starting around issue 43, and has an unbroken string of the greatest stories ever for 40 issues: the Coming of Galactus, the introduction of the Black Panther, the introduction of the Inhumans, Doctor Doom stealing the Silver Surfer’s powers (what a shocker that was).

Joe Kubert’s Enemy Ace comic is maybe the best war book ever written, about an honorable German flying ace in World War I. Hans von Hammer had noble and chivalrous instincts: he saluted enemies even after he killed them, and refused to shootan unarmed foe. He once befriended a wolf in the Black Forest, because the both of them were killers, and that wolf was his only real friend. He was the ultimate example of how war shapes even decent men into killers.

Russ Manning’s Magnus Robot Fighter is a crackerjack action-scifi comic that has aged better, not worse since the 1960s, because it’s all about the terror of a society that is overmechanized and under surveillance, where you hate machines but also need them and can’t get rid of them. The fully detailed, realized science fiction world of North Am is what makes it so interesting. Magnus is the Defiant Man in a screwy world; I wonder why John Carpenter never took an interest in making Magnus Robot Fighter as a movie, it would so fit his sensibilities.

If you ask guys who were around for it what they like about Jim Starlin’s Dreadstar, you get the same answer if you asked a wired little kid why they like sugar and caffeine. It was one of the first and best of the “creator owned, adult scifi comics” to come around in the early 1980s, with Vance Dreadstar leading rebels against an Empire. There’s also some bizarre Moorcock inspired mysticism at work. Best of all, Dreadstar is now widely available and reprinted; you owe it to yourself to check it out.

Speaking of adult oriented scifi comics, check out Alan Zelenetz’s Alien Legion. It’s about a futuristic French Foreign Legion made up of convicts, drifters, cutthroats, and criminals from across the known planets. The Legionnaires are expendable and are often sent on suicide missions, political objectives are often at odds with military ones, and a lot of them talk about desertion at times.

Star Brand by Jim Shooter is maybe the only comic that ever did anything interesting with the dead end idea, what would a superhero look like in the real world? It’s a comedy about how we never live up to our potential. When the hero comes back to earth from space, he finds he gets incredibly lost and can’t find his hometown. When he tries to stop a hostage crisis, he realizes that even with powers, he wonders what he could really do that wouldn’t make things worse or escalate the situation. It’s the people that make it worth it: our hero has conflicted feelings about two women, one a single mom, and the other is a girl that loves him, but so much that it doesn’t feel healthy.

Dave Stevens’ Rocketeer is a great retro comic, but the selling point is something that never entirely made it into the film adaptation: it’s all about the sex appeal of good looking girls. I once asked an art teacher of mine what it would take to make a living as an artist, and he told me, “draw good looking girls. If you can, you will never be out of work.” Well, Dave Stevens could, and he’d still be doing it today if not for his tragic passing.

If you’re the kind of person who likes to cry a lot (”sad is happy for deep people”), check out Strikeforce: Morituri, an early 80s comic with a fascinating premise. In order to fight off an alien invasion, a means of giving people superpeople is created, but it has a horrible cost: it gives you only a year to live. It’s all about mortality, nobility, and sacrifice and is really melancholic. Essentially, every single character has a terminal illness. 

Intro to studyblr

I decided to start a studyblr to get more motivated in school, learn to bullet journal and be part of an amazing and supportive community. I’m also going to start 100 days of productivity so stay tuned for that!

The basics:

  • I’m in high school
  • I’m a Ravenclaw (also my wand is a phoenix core so that's cool I guess)
  • My native language is English

Stuff I like/ random facts:

  • Books!!! I love reading so let me know if you have any recommendations or are looking for recommendations
  • I’m an Equestrian 
  • Neat handwriting is amazing and a skill I do not possess
  • I love music, especially musicals
    • Some of my favorites are Hamilton, Come from Away, In the Heights, Wicked…. the list goes on!
  • I want to visit Bulgaria, Germany, and Ghana at some point in my life
  • My favourite colours are deep reds and blues
  • I only watch two TV shows consistently and both of them are cop shows (oh well)
  • When I’m older I either want to be a nurse, join the military, or teach English as a second language

Languages:

  • I’m fluent in English because it’s my first language
  • I’m learning German
  • I’m starting to learn Danish (kinda)
  • I want to learn
    • Spanish
    • Norwegian
    • Russian (or really anything with the Cyrillic alphabet)
    • Korean
  • Let me know if you have any language learning tips!

Classes:

  • Biology
  • Algebra
  • English Interdisciplinary Honors
  • Global History and Geography Interdisciplinary Honors
  • German II Honors
  • Electives
    • Creative Writing
    • Theatre

Goals:

  • Become more motivated in school
  • Increase study skills
  • Decrease wasted time
  • Improve self-discipline
  • Get more organized
  • Better handwriting

Studyblrs that inspire me:

@citrusstudy @lovelybluepanda @emmastudies @optomstudies @studytako

@moonshinestudies @i-actually-study-a-lot @likeimstudying

Die Gorch Fock is a tall ship of the German Navy (Deutsche Marine). She is the second ship of that name as a sister ship of the Gorch Fock built in 1933. Both are named in honor of the German writer Johann Kinau who wrote under the pseudonym “Gorch Fock” and died in the battle of Jutland/Skagerrak in 1916. The modern-day Gorch Fock was built in 1958 and had undertaken 146 cruises by 2006, including a tour around the world in 1988. She is under the command of the Naval Academy in Flensburg-Mürwik.

Hello everyone I’m Amanda and I’ve had this account for a little while, but I decided in the new year to be more active (also I recently got a computer so will be easier for me to make posts). 

About Me

- I’m a freshman in high school

- I’m a ravenclaw and horned serpent

Classes

- Band

- English 9 Honors

- Honors Chemistry

- Honors Geometry

- Honors Algebra II

- German II

- Honors US History

Interests

- Wolves

- Reading (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Throne of Glass…)

- Languages (Currently German and French but I have commitment issues when it comes to deciding which language I should start)

- Science (especially biology)

- Math (to an extent)

- Stationery (Love midliner highlighters, but I have frixion pens and highlighters cause I make a lot of mistakes)

What Will I be Posting?

- There’ll probably be a lot of variety until exams are over

- After exams I’ll probably focus on algebra II, German, French, and chemistry

Studyblr Inspiration 

@athenastudying @emmastudies @hogwartsstudiess @mathematicals @omgclairestudies @solving-equations @studyelement @study-matters @studymonday @vivianastudies

Langblr Inspiration

@emilialearnslanguages @foxlanguages @gayforlangs @historyandlanguages @jeparletoutesleslangues @jesaisjamais @language4life @languagesandshootingstars @lernen-sie-deutsch-mit-mir @lemonadeandlanguages @lovelybluepanda @lucylangblr @multilingual-musings @ukrainianstruggles

Okay so this is my first real post on this blog, so here goes!

ABOUT ME: My name is Kiran. I am entering my sophmore year in high school, I really like history (especially theology aspects), I like English (that’s probably my best subject), I am an artist (traditional), I’m not that good at math but I’d like to be, and I am fairly good at science (best at biology). I am taking French 3 honors in school, and will be pursuing Spanish, German, and Korean by myself.

1ST SEMESTER:

  • AP US History
  • Early British Lit
  • Bio (1)
  • French 3 (Honors)
  • Algebra 2
  • Painting 1
  • (I don’t know what wellness class I’m going to have, but I’ll update once I choose it!)

2ND SEMESTER:

  • AP US History (Only up until May, which is when the AP test is)
  • Biblical and Classical Lit (Stuff like the Illiad, the Odyssey, and certain sections of the Bible)
  • Bio (1)
  • French 3 (Honors)
  • Algebra 2
  • Drawing and Painting 2
  • (Again, unsure on what wellness class)

EXTRA:

  • I like to listen to music when I study, so there will probably some music posts on here, or on my other blog, @icarusisinthesea
  • A lot of the studying materials on here will be about Biology, History, or Math, as those are the subjects I struggle with
  • Math is hard for me, but I don’t want to give up, so this blog will be some of my motivation to keep trying!
  • My dream is to be a doctor or a nurse, but I love art, so I’m not exactly sure what path I’ll take
  • I’d like to try to post once a week after school starts, but this is my first time trying to stick to a schedule with a blog, so we’ll see!

INSPIRATIONS/COOL STUDYBLRS:

(basically these are just cool people that I look up to!)

@jiyeonstudies, @b0nie-studies, @diamondlifestudies, @studyingchan, @ohlookimstudying, @inqueerie

Alright! So I’m compiling a list of hidden terms Nazis/White Supremacists use for positivity on tumblr

(I’ve checked and each tag has predominantly hate groups in it.)

Ones with definitions/reasons for why that I know of:

  • Aryan
    • Self explanatory
  • Aryan Knights
    • I don’t really have to explain this one, the meaning seems obvious but its a lot of KKK stuff.
  • Blut and Ehre
    • It means Blood and Honor in German. It was a nazi saying.
  • Fourteen words (also 14)
    • It is usually used in reference for two slogans. “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.“ It can be used to refer to a different 14-word slogan: "Because the beauty of the White Aryan woman must not perish from the earth.”
  • ROHOWA
    • Short for "Racial Holy War,” a slogan that originally came out of the neo-Nazi Church of the Creator; also the name of a defunct band.
  • ZOG
    • Shorthand for “Zionist Occupation [or Occupied] Government,” reflecting the neo-Nazi conspiracy theory that the American government is secretly controlled by a powerful Jewish cabal.
  • NatSoc
    • Short for National socialism
  • 1488
    • I’ve previously explained the 14 part. 88 stands for HH or Heil Hitler
  • FGRN
    • FGRN is a Ku Klux Klan acronym for “For God, Race and Nation,” a common Klan slogan.
  • ITSUB
    • ITSUB is a Ku Klux Klan acronym for “In The Sacred Unfailing Being,” a reference to God. It is one of many Klan acronyms created by the Second Ku Klux Klan that emerged in 1915.
  • KLASP
    • ”Klansman I salute you”
  • Meine Ehre Heisst Treue
    • “Meine Ehre Heisst Treue” is a German phrase that translates roughly to “My Honor Is Loyalty.” This phrase was used as a motto of the Waffen SS in Nazi Germany; as a result, many neo-Nazis and other white supremacists around the world use this German phrase, or English equivalent.
  • Sieg Heil
    • Nazi slogan
  • Sonnenrad
    • The sonnenrad or sunwheel is an ancient Indo-European symbol appropriated by Nazi Germany, which has led modern day white supremacists to use it as a hate symbol.
  • Sturmabteilung
    • The Sturmabteilung (or SA) emblem was used by Hitler’s so-called “Brownshirts,” paramilitary formations utilized by Hitler to intimidate political opponents before and after his rise to power in Germany. Now it is used by neo-Nazis and other modern-day white supremacists.
  • Totenkopf
    • The Totenkopf, or Death’s Head, is a symbol used by Hitler’s SS that has been adopted by neo-Nazis and white supremacists since World War II.
  • Wolfsangel
    • The Wolfsangel is an ancient runic symbols that was believed to be able to ward off wolves. Today, thanks to its appropriation by Nazi Germany, the Wolfsangel is one of the more popular white supremacist symbols.
  • WPWW
    • “White Pride World Wide”
  • White Pride
    • Explains itself
  • Sskins
    • Seems to be a combination of skinhead and SS

Ones I am unsure of the meaning behind:

  • Mosh36
    • I am unsure of the origin of this one, but it’s full of nazis.

This is my current list! feel free to add on and I’ll add them to the masterpost!

How to honor Odin Regularly

- Regularly keep sage and sandalwood incense in your house

- When drinking something offer a little bit of alcohol in a bowl

- When traveling greet his world and stay humble, he is a grey wanderer as well.

- When you see a raven or black bird, greet him and smile. He is watching you :)

- When traveling somewhere new, smile and thank him for your safe journey and greet him for your safe return when you go home.

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Queens of England + Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818)

Charlotte was born in 1744, the youngest daughter of Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Prince of Marow and Princess Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen. According to diplomatic reports at the time of her engagement to George III, she received “a very mediocre education.”

George III was unmarried when he succeeded to the throne in 1760 and his family and advisors were anxious for him to marry. The seventeen-year-old Princess Charlotte appealed to him because she had been brought up in an insignificant German duchy and wouldn’t have experience of power politics of party intrigues. He instructed to Charlotte on her arrival in London “not to meddle” and she easily acquiesced.

Charlotte and George were married in September 1761 in the Chapel Royal by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Charlotte spoke no English on her arrival but quickly learned the language. She gave birth to her first child, the future George IV, in August 1762. She and her husband would eventually have 15 children, 13 of which survived into adulthood.

Along with her husband, Charlotte was a music connoisseur and specially honored German artists and composers to whom they were partial. Together they patronized a variety of craftsman including silversmiths, landscape designers, and painters. Charlotte herself was an amateur botanist and the explorers Captain James Cook and Sir Joseph Banks constantly brought her new species and varieties of plants which she ensured would be enriched and expanded. Her interest in botany led to the South African flower, the Bird of Paradise, being named Strelitzia reginae in her honor.

Besides her interest in patronizing the arts, Charlotte also founded orphanages and in 1809 patronized the General Lying-in Hospital for expectant mothers. It was later renamed the Queen’s Hospital and today is the Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital. The education of women was also important to her and her daughters were educated better than was usual for women of the time.

In 1788, her husband fell ill with what is thought to be porphyria and grew to be mentally unstable. His behavior was erratic and violent and though Charlotte’s visits to him were limited, he remained in her care. While her son George wielded the royal power as Prince Regent, Charlotte was her husband’s legal guardian from 1811 until her death in 1818. His illness became so severe that he could not know or understand when she died. He died a little over a year later.

After her death in 1818, Charlotte was buried at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. She is the second longest-serving consort in British history after the present Duke of Edinburgh. Today, there are places named after her in Canada, New Zealand, and the United States of America. (x)

Uncredited Photographer     Funeral Demonstration Honoring Murdered German Radicals Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, Berlin     1919


Liebknecht and Luxemburg were revolutionaries who had long been active on the German left.  In 1919, they were leaders of the revolutionary Spartacist Uprising in Berlin, which was an attempt to establish a socialist society in the chaos of Germany following World War I and the collapse of the Kaiser’s kingdom.    Both Liebknecht and Luxemburg were kidnapped by the Freikorps, a paramilitary made up largely of demobilized and unemployed soldiers who had returned home from WW I battlefields and had no jobs to go back to.  The Freikorps were one of the streams that fed directly into Nazism but then were responding to Weimar Social Democratic leadership.  They kidnapped, tortured and murdered Liebknecht and Luxemburg on Jan. 15, 1919.


“To the socialist no nation is free whose national existence is based upon the enslavement of another people, for to him colonial peoples, too, are peoples…”Karl Liebknecht, “Self-Determination of Nations and Self-Defense“ 1918


“Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters. The essence of political freedom depends not on the fanatics of ‘justice’, but rather on all the invigorating, beneficial, and detergent effects of dissenters. If 'freedom’ becomes 'privilege’, the workings of political freedom are broken.“ Rosa Luxemburg, “The Russian Revolution”  1918