Character name meanings & languages of origin - The Great Comet

Observations: Most of the names are Greek, by either French or Russian variation, which likely comes from the fact that Russia adopted the Greek church. Natasha “not like other girls” Rostova is the only one with a name of Latin origin while Mary and Marya both have variants of Miriam, a Hebrew name. Some of the characters in War and Peace have names of more Slavic origin, but many of them are not aristocrats. Balaga is probably one of them but the meaning of the name continues to elude the internet.


*laughing* No one just sees the Aristocrats. The Aristocrats would have told us about any important arrivals.

Here Heart:

Oh, yeah, because they would have told a peon like you. But, if you want to tell them that you turned away a stable dweller from STABLE 74 no less… Well that’s your problem. The ambassador here just wanted to see if he was even interested in what the District had to offer but…

Guard: Hold up… Stable 74? That place has been under attack by Raiders for almost a month now. How do I know this guy is from there?

Here Heart:

Oh yeah, like the suit shouldn’t tip ya off. If you MUST know, this stallion killed off every raider that attacked his Stable except for me. He’s such a bad ass that he made me his underling just so I do all the talking. Hell, after he was done cleaning out the Stable, he was promoted to Overmar- er- stallion, and decided he wanted to see what the big deal was about this place. But if the Aristocrats don’t have time to set up trade with potentially the BIGGEST place of prewar loot… Ya know… just turn him down… Just let the big wigs know it was you who did it.


… Alright, I get it. If he’s that capable maybe the Aristocrats may want to actually see him… Go on inside but I got my eyes on you…

“white leftists”

yep, all you gotta do is point out how incestuous maoism and anarchism is in the united states and they all come crawling out of the woodwork, call you a labor aristocrat/bougie, etc., then scuttle off pretending to superior because they’re maoist/third-worldist

tankies actually believe we can’t have revolution in the “first world” because we’re all just too bougie (yea, even PoC) and not prole enough

i have no interest in entertaining maoist/third-worldist non-sense

anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on the whole "Shakespeare was written by someone else" idea?

If we’re discussing authorship in the context that collaboration was the norm among playwrights in Shakespeare’s time and that we should try to step away from this idea that Shakespeare was a Lone Genius Artist (I blame Romanticism for that) so we can find out who his co-authors were + give due credit, good. For example, if memory serves me correctly, I think the fly-killing scene in Titus Andronicus was written by Kyd, and John Fletcher was one of his protégés in later life, etc. Playwriting was a business and Shakespeare was a shrewd businessman as well as an amazing writer. He worked with other people a lot and copied successful plays and stories.

If you’re asking me to comment on those people who say Shakespeare Never Existed and it’s all the work of an ARISTOCRAT because a glovemaker’s son (even if he was classically educated) could NEVER write such works, then my opinion is those folks need to pick up their tinfoil hats and return to the high horses they rode in on because they don’t know dick about shit

Here Heart:

We’ll figure out something once the time comes… for now… Act like… well not you in anyway. Act important. Act bigger than what you are. You’ll fit in fine eventually. Now… we should probably get some Bills in your pockets… That suit even have pockets? How do you…. I don’t want to know. Let’s just think of getting geared up at some point and getting you in the Aristocrats favor.

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“One should defend virtue against the preachers of virtue, for they are its worst enemies and teach virtue as an ideal for everyone. They take from virtue the charm of its rareness, inimitableness, and the aristocratic magic of its exceptionalness.”

—F. Nietzsche, The Will to Power, §317 (edited excerpt).