around the world in 80 ways

She was the first woman to...

…travel around the world in a damned Zeppelin.

Originally posted by lego-stories

Lady Hay Drummond-Hay (September 12, 1895—February 12, 1946) was a star journalist who became the first woman to circumnavigate the globe, and she did it in a damned Zeppelin. She went on to report from war zones like Abyssinia (now Ethiopia) and Manchuria (now part of China), fell into a tumultuous romance with a fellow reporter, and was eventually captured by the Japanese during WWII.

…swim the English Channel.

Originally posted by hero-generator

Gertrude Ederle (October 23, 1905 – November 30, 2003) was a competitive swimmer, Olympic champion, and at one time held five world records. If there was a world record for coolest nickname she would’ve held six, because hers was “Queen of the Waves.” When Ederle set out to become the first woman to swim the English channel, she used motorcycle goggles and sealed the edges with wax to keep the salt water out of her eyes. Due to unfavorable and violent wind conditions twelve hours into her 14 hour and 34 minute journey, her trainer shouted at her to get out of the water and into his boat. She reportedly popped her head up from the water to simply ask “what for?” 

travel around the world in less than 80 days.

Originally posted by meedean

Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864—January 27, 1922) asked her editor at the New York World if she could take a stab at turning the story Around the World in 80 Days from fiction to fact. Using railways and steamships, Bly chuggah-chuggahed and toot-tooted the nearly 25,000 mile trip in just 72 days, meeting Jules Verne and buying a monkey along the way. If her name sounds familiar but these stories don’t, it’s probably because you’ve heard about how she once faked a mental illness so she could write an exposé on psychiatric asylums. Or maybe it’s because of her famed coverage of the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913. Or maybe it’s because you’re a big fan of farming and industrialist patents and heard she invented a novel milk can and a stacking garbage can. Nellie Bly did a lot in her short 57 years. 

Follow these Tumblrs for more Women’s History:

  • Stuff You Missed in History Class (@missedinhistory) is not exclusively about women, but hoo boy, it turns out most history classes aren’t great at teaching us about women’s history. You’ll learn a lot here. 
  • The New-York Historical Society (@nyhistory) has been pulling articles, artifacts, and documents deep from the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library this Women’s History Month. 
How to tame your hedgehog

African pygmy hedgehogs are becoming more popular as pets and with this rises the question on how to handle them. A quick glance at hedgehog fora and Facebook groups shows threads and posts titled “my hedgehog doesn’t like me” or “my hedgehog hates me”, “anti-social hedgehog”, “very angry hedgehog” and so on.

In order to understand the behaviour of our pets we have to look at the animal itself. What kind of animal is the hedgehog?

First off, hedgehogs do not “hate” people, nor are they “angry”. They are physically incapable of feeling such a human emotion. When handling hedgehogs we need to be careful not to project our own emotions and feelings onto the animal; this does not help us understand the needs of our pets. Instead, we need to go back to the root of it all: the natural instincts and behaviour of the hedgehog.

African pygmy hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris) became more widely available to the exotic pet trade around the late 80′s/early 90′s in the US (and a decade or more later to other parts of the world). This isn’t that long ago. We need to realize our pet hedgehogs are not fully domesticated yet - in fact, they’re basically still the same (behaviour-wise, at least) as their wild cousins. I have seen wild caught animals which were more “social” than captive bred ones, and the other way around. This is also why I chose the word tame for the title of this post. While they might be captive born, our pets are still quite wild.
We cannot compare hedgehogs to animals we share an extensive, sometimes thousands of years old relationship with. But besides that, hedgehogs will most likely never become like a dog or a guinea pig simply because certain behavioural treats are not in their nature.
Learning how to handle your hedgehog starts with having the right expectations of its behaviour.

Hedgehog behaviour

Hedgehogs are relatively small prey animals. They are nocturnal, spend the nights foraging for food and sleep in their burrows during the day.
They are solitary animals and only come together to mate.
They are not aggressive by nature but have a marvellous defence instead: thousands of sharp quills. When threatened, they roll into a tight ball and wait until the predator has left (or in rare cases, fight, but only if they’re forced to).

So what does this mean for someone who has a pet hedgehog? 

1. Do not expect a similar bond as with e.g. a dog. Dogs are social animals that were bred from an animal that lives in packs. Hedgehogs are solitary. They are not social by nature. They do not need you and while they might get used to you being around, you’re mainly the Food Bringer and the Warm Thing To Sleep On but little more. There will not be much interaction. Your hedgehog will not come up to you when you call its name nor will it “love” you as its owner, simply because it can’t.

2. Being defensive prey animals, you can seem threatening to them. Balling up is an automatic response to a possible threat. This is totally normal hedgehog behaviour.

3. Since they’re nocturnal all they want to do during the day is sleep, not interact with you. And they do not interact or play the way some other mammals do. Most of the time you’re spending together will consist of the hedgehog either running around and doing stuff on its own, or sleeping on your lap.

These things are all very important in helping you understand the behaviour of your hedgehog. There are reasons your hedgehog is displaying these behaviours and if you know those reasons, you can use them to make your hedgehog feel more comfortable around you.
Arguably, other than looking cute hedgehogs don’t really have much going for them when it comes to being what most people think of as a “good pet”. They are definitely not suitable for everyone, but if they’re your type of pet they can be very interesting and wonderful animals to have!

Tips on handling/taming your hedgehog

Before I start I’d like to point out that every hedgehog is different and there’s not just one right way when it comes to handling. This is how I do it, coming from my experience with captive bred and wild caught (as well as actual wild hedgehogs) and from well socialized to not socialized at all. Besides the socialization of hoglets by the breeder, character plays a major part in hedgehog behaviour. Some hedgehogs seem to be naturally social and more open towards interaction (or at least let you interact with them) while others will remain more defensive for their entire lives.
The key with hedgehogs is patience. Do not expect a hedgehog to stop huffing and balling up within a week. If you just got a hedgehog it will need to get used to its new environment and owner, which takes time. How much time varies. Some will get used to you within a few weeks, others take months.
“Used to you” is also relative, as this doesn’t necessarily mean your hedgehog will stop balling up or quit huffing at you entirely - that’s very unlikely, since this is normal hedgehog behaviour.

Hedgehogs have bad eyesight and rely mainly on their excellent noses. You can make use of this by giving your hedgehog an old, worn t-shirt which has your scent on it. Alternatively, if you don’t have an old shirt, you can sleep with a piece of fleece in your bed for a day or two and give that to your hedgehog.
By putting this in the enclosure for the hedgehog to sleep in it will get more used to your scent.

The more you handle your hedgehog, the faster it’ll get used to handling. Don’t be afraid to handle your hedgehog; use your bare hands or a piece of fleece but no (leather) gloves, because then your hedgehog won’t be able to smell you properly. Do not reward unwanted behaviour (such as biting or extensive huffing/clicking) by putting the hedgehog back into its enclosure. Instead, enforce positive behaviour, e.g. by offering treats like live insects (I always use tongs so they do not mistake my hands for food).

Some people prefer a more “manhandling” way when handling hedgehogs, I personally don’t really like this for most hedgehogs but it’s a thin line: after all, you’re always forcing your pet to be with you when you get it out. If a hedgehog clearly shows it doesn’t like to be petted on the quills, I don’t go on petting it that way. But I don’t put it back either. Instead, I try to search for a way of handling with which this particular hedgehog is more comfortable right now. And yes, sometimes you have to do something they don’t particularly like, but be sure to reward positive behaviours - you don’t always need to reward with food, but it could also be simply “releasing pressure” (like giving them some space for themselves for a bit instead of continuously petting them, for example).
Handling should be seen in a very broad sense. Some hedgehogs prefer to sleep when out while others are active explorers. Try to adjust your ways of handling accordingly.
Because hedgehogs are nocturnal, some do much better when you take them out in the evening and/or when there’s dim lightning in the room.

When I have a new hedgehog which isn’t well socialized or simply has to get used to me and its new surroundings first I like to start by having it explore the (hedgehog safe) room or play area. I sit down on the ground and let the hedgehog do its own thing. If it likes to explore it can explore, if it likes to sleep it can sleep on my lap (most hedgehogs don’t like to sleep out in the open so a fleece bonding bag works great for this).
In the following days I will start to move around more. First still in a sitting position, then walking around, so the hedgehog gets used to my movements and me simply being there without me really interacting with it directly. You can do this both when the hedgehog is exploring or in its cuddle bag on you lap. For many hedgehogs it’s a combination of the two, some explore time and then back to sleep (especially during the day).
Depending on how much time I feel the hedgehog needs I keep repeating this for the following days or even weeks. With some, the slightest movement causes them to raise their quills. Others don’t react at all and could do fine with skipping these steps.

After that I start doing more “hands on” interaction, touching them more, trying to see if they mind petting on the quills or not, or the face, belly etc. Again rewarding wanted behaviour. It’s a constant search for what they really don’t like, what they tolerate, and what I think is necessary for the process. This is something you can’t just know without experience, it’s something you will have to learn and that’s completely fine! And simply being around them, having them sleep on your lap is bonding too. You might not be really doing much but the hedgehog will get used to your presence.
Even if you bought a hedgehog with the intention of not handling it much (which should be fine, as long as it gets enough enrichment from its habitat) handling should be a part of hedgehog ownership. You need to be able to check for injuries, clip the nails, etc. These “medical checks” are part of my handling routine: I hold the feet, check the hedgehog all over including their teeth (if possible). Your vet will thank you for this as well! Even when I have no intention of clipping their nails I still hold their feet, not only to check them over but also to make them comfortable with me holding them, which makes for easier nail clipping.

So it all boils down to this: have lots of patience, take small steps, and don’t have expectations a hedgehog simply cannot live up to. Accept that some hedgehogs, even with extensive handling, will never be “cuddly” simply because that’s how they are. All those hedgehogs you see on the internet, the ones that are getting belly rubs and petted while looking extremely chill: these are not the majority. This is rare. And even if you see a hedgehog that tame, remember there’s a lot you’re not seeing: possibly many weeks, months or even years working towards that moment, and it still is just a few minutes out of the hedgehog’s life. They don’t show you the times the hedgehog is huffing and clicking and balling up. Don’t feel bad if yours is, be open and willing to learn about hedgehog behaviour and never stop asking questions. And most importantly, listen to your hedgehog by watching its body language, because that’s going to tell you more about your hedgehog than my posts about general hedgehog behaviour ever could!

Full offence but, Damon’s hatred for Katherine is just a violent supernatural manifestation of that guy in real life who is obsessed with a girl spends AGES chasing her and when she rejects him suddenly she’s a hoe bitch tramp scum of the earth.

Like I’m sorry I know Katherine Pierce isn’t perfect but I swear ever since she uttered the words ‘I don’t love you Damon it’s always been Stefan’ there hasn’t been a single word uttered out of Damon’s mouth regarding her that wasn’t violently charged or derogatory.

Before Katherine’s rejection the sun shone out of her ass. Despite what she did to him and Stefan in the 1800s, despite playing a part in ruining their relationship, despite turning him - which he made out to be his eternal burden even though he literally begged her to do it - desperate the fact that Anna and her mom revealed to Damon that Katherine knew exactly where he was in the 80s and gave no shits; still Damon worshipped her, riiiiight up until the point where he discovered that her world didn’t revolve around him the way his did her.

That’s why I am sooooo glad Katherine’s apology was actually ‘sorry not sorry’ because she owes him literally nothing.

22 Common Mistakes by Non-Native Speakers

I’ve compiled a short list of some very common and sometimes embarrassing mistakes made by non-native speakers of Spanish that are almost always a clue that the person doing this is not fluent or wholly proficient in Spanish.

This isn’t a complete list, it’s things that I’ve thought of as very common. So if I’ve missed any of your most embarrassing mistakes or you have some other examples, send them in!

1. Overusing a personal pronoun

In some cases, the use of a personal pronoun (yo, tú, nosotros) is not necessary. In Spanish, most verbs have a specific conjugation that applies to a certain subject that are unique… so there’s less of a reason to add a pronoun. When you do, you sound overly emphatic.

hablo = I speak

yo hablo = the one who is speaking is me

This can be a useful thing to know if you’re answering questions like “Who did ___?” but in everyday speech if you go through a routine like: yo hago la cama, yo me ducho, yo como el desayuno and so on sounds incredibly tiresome to a native speaker because you’re putting unneeded emphasis on it.

Where emphasis is better served is when the subject is doubtful - 3rd person singular and plural.

Because if “he” is conjugated like “she”, and “they” could be anyone, it’s sometimes useful to write the pronoun él or ella or name them to avoid confusion.

This is especially useful in the subjunctive where 3rd person singular looks like yo.

2. Capitalizing nationalities

In English, we write English. We write American as American, and Chinese as Chinese.

In Spanish, it’s not like that. 

inglés / inglesa = English

español / española = Spanish

francés / francesa = French

griego/a = Greek

ruso/a = Russian

italiano/a = Italian

japonés / japonesa = Japanese

chino/a = Chinese

The only reason you would capitalize someone’s nationality or ethnicity would be if it were a tribe like los Iroquois or if it was their nickname/title like la Chinita [a historical woman]

3. Ser and Estar

Always a problem.

Ser is used with description, qualities, telling time, passive voice, what something is made of, what something is used for, set personality traits, and a few others.

Estar is used for location, temporary conditions (sick, tired, cloudy etc.), a person’s mood and NOT their personality, the progressive, and a few others.

The difference is best learned by practice and repeated example.

4. Ser and Haber

While ser is used for “to be”, one of the main functions of haber is “to be present/existing” which is typically hay but may be hubo/había/habrá etc. depending on the tense.

Son sillas = They are chairs

Hay sillas = There are chairs

When it’s a question of, “What is it?” you use ser.

When it’s a question of, “Does it exist?” use haber.

5. Addressing all letters with Querido/a for “dear”

In English, we just have “dear”. In Spanish there are two ways to say it.

Querido/a comes from querer which means “to love”. So querido/a means “dear” as in “person I care about” or sometimes “beloved”.

Generally, estimado/a is what you want to use when it’s someone above your station like a boss or a teacher, because “esteemed” is giving them respect and is more formal.

The real difference is if you’re on a first name basis, querido/a is fine.

If you’re not, or if you’re being formal, or it’s a stranger, estimado/a is what you want to use.

If you’re comfortable enough to begin a letter with, “Hey!” or “Yo!” then you can use querido/a but it can be seen as disrespectful or extremely buddy-buddy friendly to use querido/a instead of estimado/a in some contexts.

6. The use of americano/a

While americano/a is very commonly used for “American”, there are places where it’s frowned upon when you mean “from the United States”.

Because, while americano/a means “American” it refers to North AND/OR South America. Canada is “American”, Brazil is “American”, Haiti is “American”, Argentina is “American”.

So you might see: España tuvo colonias americanas / “Spain had American colonies”.

When you mean “from/pertaining to the U.S.”, it’s better to use estadounidense which means “from Los Estados Unidos” just to avoid accidentally being ethnocentric.

7. “I’m hot” =/= estoy caliente & “I’m cold” =/= estoy frío/a

Tengo calor. = I am hot. 

Estoy caliente. = I am aroused.

Tengo frío. = I am cold.

Estoy frío/a. = I am distant, not friendly, frigid, or a cold fish.

[Note: estoy frío/a can also be used in the sense of “my body is colder than average”; generally the estar kind of implies “a body” and not a person… so you could say el muerto está frío which would mean “the dead man is cold” which is “to the touch”. Worse than this would be soy frío/a which is more obviously “I am frigid and dislike people”.]

8. Por and Para

The Differences between por and para

9. Preterite vs. Imperfect

Should I use Preterite or Imperfect?

10. Position and Directionality - debajo vs. abajoatrás vs. detrásante vs. antes etc.

Generally, de- implies that something is in a particular position. And generally, a- implies that there is motion.

The trick to these words is if you are describing something’s static position, versus a state of movement.

debajo = underneath

abajo = downward

detrás = behind

atrás = moving behind [<<¡Atrás!>> as an interjection is, “Stand back!”]

tras = after / pursuing / chasing / following

ante = (to stand) before [e.g. ante la Corte "before the Court"; ante la Corona “before the Crown”]

antes = before (something happens) / just in front

11. Use of excitado/a

excitado/a = aroused sexually

emocionado/a = excited / filled with emotions of anticipation and maybe nervousness

12. Use of capable

capar = to neuter / to castrate

capable = able to be castrated

capaz = capable / having ability

13. Darse cuenta vs. Realizar

Both translate as “to realize” but in different senses.

Using darse cuenta is saying “to realize” as in “to have a revelation” or “to come to understand something” and is usually what you want.

Using realizar is saying “to make a reality” or “to finalize”. This is used primarily with projects or when making dreams a reality. It’s better translated as “to carry out” or “to finish”.

14. Preguntar vs. Pedir

Both mean “to ask” but not in the same way.

To ask a question is usually hacer una pregunta or preguntar. When you use preguntar you’re saying “to question (someone)” or “to ask about something of which you don’t know”. Hacer una pregunta is more often “to ask (someone) a question”.

Pedir on the other hand is “to ask for (something)”. It may be easier to think of it as “to request”. It’s most often associated with asking forgiveness [pedir disculpas], making demands, and especially in the sense of “ordering” at a restaurant.

15. Capitalizing everything in a sequence/title

Spanish typically capitalizes only the first letter of a sentence or sequence or title. English takes after German in the way of capitalizing every noun but not the prepositions or particle. Just be aware that this does not apply for proper names within the title.

So for instance…

Cien años de soledad = One Hundred Years of Solitude

Alicia en el país de las maravillas = Alice in Wonderland

Lo que el viento se llevó = Gone with the Wind

La vuelta al mundo en ochenta días = Around the World in 80 Days

El mago de Oz = The Wizard of Oz

16. Overuse of para with various verbs

Most commonly, this mistake happens with esperar "to wait for" and buscar “to look for”. 

People commonly write buscar para or esperar para, but because the “for” is already implied, there’s no need to add para.

Busco mi libro. = I’m looking for my book.

Busco novio. = I’m looking for a boyfriend.

Busco a ella. - I’m looking for her.

Estoy esperando el autobús. = I’m waiting for the bus.

Estoy esperando a ella. - I’m waiting for her.

17. Moverse vs. Mudarse

moverse = to move physically

mudarse = to move places of residence

*Note: mudar by itself means “to mutate” or “to molt” which is different from both of these meanings

18. Older/Younger vs. Elder/Younger

This is a problem that exists because English, but in Spanish there’s a clear distinction between both sets of words.

viejo/a / joven = old / young as in age

mayor / menor = elder / younger as in sequence of age

Mi hermana es mucho más mayor que yo. - My sister is much older than me. [“My sister is my senior in age because she was born first”]

Mi hermana es mucho más vieja que yo. - My sister is more of an old woman than me. [“My sister is a senior citizen”]

*Note: There’s a bit more leeway with joven and menor… the general distinction is that joven implies “youth”, but menor means “younger than” which implies a sequence.

19. Using en with days of the week / months of the year

Generally, with days of the week or months of the year, people are more likely to say: “On Tuesday” and write en martes

In Spanish, that’s not how it’s done. It’s more common to use el to imply a due date or when something occurs.

La tarea es para el lunes. - The homework is due Monday.

Hagan la tarea para el viernes. - Do the homework by Friday


Mi cumpleaños es en febrero. = My birthday is in February.

Mi cumpleaños es el diez de febrero. = My birthday is February 10th.

20. Historia vs. Cuento

la historia = a long story / history (the subject)

el cuento = a short story [related to contar “to tell”]

21. Words that end in -a that are masculine, words that end in -o that are feminine

This is mastered by repetition. Sometimes it’s because they’re loanwords (especially from Greek)

  • el día [Indo-European and not Greek] = day
  • el poema [Greek] = poem
  • el clima [Greek] = climate
  • el aroma [Greek] = smell / aroma
  • el programa [Greek] = program

Other times they’re abbreviations

  • la radio(grafía) = radio / radiography
  • la moto(cicleta) = motorcycle
  • la bici(cleta) = bicycle
  • la tele(visión) = television

You just have to do your best to learn them as you go.


la radio = radio [the machine or a radio program]

el radio = radius [geometry]

22. Reflexives with me, te and nos

When a reflexive is listed, it’s often in the “unconjugated” infinitive + reflexive se.

So for instance, irse “to leave” is listed as irse in the dictionary. When it’s conjugated however, the reflexive must adhere to the subject.

So when it's yo it turns to me and so on:

Tengo que irme. = I have to leave.

Tienes que irte. = You need to leave.

Ella tiene que irse. = She needs to leave.

Ellos tienen que irse. = They need to leave.

Tenemos que irnos. = We need to leave.

*Note: This applies to all reflexives and in all tenses; me fui, te fuiste, se fueme ibate ibasse iba; me vaya, te vayas, se vaya and so on.

The se is only used for 3rd person, singular or plural.

I See Stars in Your Eyes (Must be Painful)

This is for the amazing @ackerchou who has graced us with Season 2 Voltron Actor!AU headcannons and I LOVED THEM ALL. I’m writing dancing Lance and kiddie Coran and Allura next. Watch me. Pls check them out because I wanna write a fic for all of them. And because she is awesome and made me feel better on a day I felt bad. There’s aren’t many spoilers for season 2 in this fic but just in case it is tagged. I hope you enjoy it!


              Keith was slightly ashamed to admit that he hadn’t watched the original Voltron before trying out for a part in the new series. In fact, he sort of, kinda, had never even heard of Voltron before until his first day on set as a Galra stunt double. That is until there was a surprise visit from the original cast from the 80’s Voltron series.

              Keith was only slightly mortified that he was the only one who didn’t know who they were.

              Especially since he had thought that Akira was an older stunt double and he had nearly flipped Akira on his shoulder when the man surprised him.

              Even after all this, Lance still wouldn’t stop laughing.

              And of course he had a video of Keith nearly flipping over the original leader of Voltron who was at least twice Keith’s age (but damn did he still look good) and very well known in the world of Voltron. The video even had Keith apologizing over and over to an amused Akira, while everyone stood around staring.

              Keith would remember this next time Lance wanted something.

              Currently he was hanging back in the background while the old cast of Voltron took a tour of the new set to see how far Voltron had come. There was awe and admiration thrown left and right from both the cast of the 80s and the cast of the 2010s. It was a strange sight to see the different cast members who played the paladins together, each very different in their own way and yet so perfect for each character they played.

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anonymous asked:

i'm feeling quiet down at the moment due to friendships dying and so, so could you tell me something happy or nice so i can take my mind off it for a bit?? xx

Of course! 

  • In Japan, there is an island called Okunoshima filled with tame bunnies.
  • Ducks shake their tails when they are happy.
  • In Liechtenstein’s last military engagement, none of the 80 soldiers sent were injured, and in fact returned with an Austrian officer friend.
  • A baby puffin is called a puffling.
  • Norway once knighted a brave little penguin because he was “in every way qualified to receive the honor and dignity of knighthood”.
  • The national animal of Scotland is an unicorn.
  • During 1914 Christmas, WW1 British and German forces had an unofficial ceasefire where soldiers from both sides walked out into ‘no man’s land’ to sit around christmas trees, sing carols, exchange stories and gifts.
  • There are more public libraries in the USA than McDonalds in the whole world, approximately with a ratio of 4:1.
  • Blind people smile, even if they haven’t seen a smile before.
  • JM Barrie donated all copywriter royalties of Peter Pan to a children’s hospital (GOSH) to fund healthcare and research for sick children.
  • Otters hold hands while sleeping so they don’t float away from each other.
  • Humans and animals that trust each other secrete oxytocin in each other’s presences, much like how a mother and child would do so, or any other two people that love each other deeply.
  • An island covered in landmines is used as a penguin wildlife preserve, because the birds are too small to set off the mines, and has a 100% success rate in keeping poachers out.
  • Somewhere in the world, someone is having the best day of their life…
How to Read Aloud to Children

Don’t infantilize. “Talk to a child as you would a friend,” says Jim Dale, 81, an actor and Grammy Award-winning audiobook narrator of more than two dozen children’s books, including “Peter Pan,” “Around the World in 80 Days” and the Harry Potter series. If a passage contains a tricky or antiquated word, encourage your listener to figure out its meaning. Allow for questions and tangents. “A story that should only last five minutes can take an hour, which is wonderful,” Dale says. Researchers call these story-time interruptions “nonimmediate talk,” and studies have found it benefits children’s language development. Think of the interaction between reader and listener as a collaboration more than a one-way transaction.


A Book of Headcanons!

Ok, I have never really gotten a chance to make headcannons for Jacob so here goes nothing. These are all original so if you see something that you have written about, do let me know so I can remove it. These are all based on our 1800s Jacob, nothing modern, and purely out of spontaneous scenarios in my head so I could probably be wrong in around 80% of them. Either way, hope you like this!

Originally posted by smolprompto

- Yes, Jacob has no patience. He can give you like 5 seconds of his patience, even if you mean the world to him, but nothing more. The man doesn’t have time to wait yet you better wait for him. Oh, yes.
- Beware if you try and sneak up to him playfully.
- Don’t lose your head over his way of talking to you. 
- You either love him or hate him. No in between.
- Loyalty should be like his middle name. Though perhaps never learning the whole “Don’t trust anyone” way of living, Jacob is unconditional to a person he deems good for him or that their cause if worthy of his time and his view of justice. The man means no harm when trusting even a rock, but half the time he has no idea what’s in store for him thanks to this small little flaw of his.
- Of course he’s self conscious of his good looks but he uses them only to get what he wants. Jacob, as usual, has no time to be thinking why do the ladies fall for his charm because he’s into business. And don’t confuse that seductive look on his eyes as flirting, though he surely is an expert.
- No, he can careless of your looks if you’re a person that represents something important to him. The last thing on his mind is finding perfection when he is so misunderstood and all he seeks is someone that can accept him as he is and love him dearly.
- Yes, he’s lazy.
- Scars? Well, as much as he could pretend he doesn’t mind the probable scars on him, it does bother him that he finds them everywhere and some will be permanent. 
- He was born to be understood, not to understand.
- Jacob loves a good laugh.
- He drinks, but not because he enjoys alcohol, but because it helps numb the pain in his poor little heart. The man has issues, y’all.
- The only reason why he doesn’t sleep on the ground is because he doesn’t have time to stop running all over the place.
- Jacob only desires good for the world, despite how terrible his attempts are at making it better.

Originally posted by victoriandamefrye

- His hobbies? Having a good time with his gang or sleeping.
- Give him hugs often, he loves those.
- Yes, he’s sensible to smells and he will let you know if something either will make him vomit or will drive him nuts with euphoria.
- The words ‘quiet’, ‘discreet’, ‘plan’, ‘logic’, and, ‘lose’ are among many out of his vocabulary.
- He can knock you out with a slap, if he feels like it.
- Yes, he eats like there’s no tomorrow.
- Ezio Auditore da Firenze? More like Ezio Aduditore da LA LA LA.
- Don’t annoy him with silly talk. He’s got better things to do.
- No, he isn’t intentionally funny but everyone is so blinded by him that anything he says could be turned funny but he won’t understand why. 
- He’s a devil, and he knows it!
- Play with him because he loves to compete and win! Hide-and-seek, tag, fishing, soccer, anything! He won’t say no!
- Yes, he could be crowned the best daddy in the whole universe. Like, actually dad. But…though he doesn’t know it, he’s also a daddy.

Originally posted by britishfryes

- No! Not the hair!
- He doesn’t mind the stares on his facial scars but don’t stare for too long. There’s too much beauty around to be staring at only that.
- Definitely has a sweet tooth.
- Yes, he loves to smile.
- And he cannot do the ice treatment. He has no practice in that nor will he ever.
- Don’t even bother test his limits. He will prove you wrong even if that means losing half of London in the process.
- Fear? Um, yes he actually does feel it a lot but does a good job at getting over it and turning it to courage in seconds.
- No time to ask questions! 
- He will forever love you if you manage to somehow get him a bed big enough that fits in the train just for him.
- He knows he can sweet-talk you into anything he wants and you will leave him in awe if you somehow manage to not fall under his spell. Still, he won’t give up. He always has it his way.
- He can observe your for a minute and know your strengths and weaknesses.
- Yes, he loves to be intimidating.
- He’s bad at jokes and he doesn’t get them anyways.
- He’s not as romantic as many imagine him. He’s too much of a kid and expects you to pamper him, not the other way around but if you do your job well, the reward will be delicious.
- Keep your distance. Jacob likes his space even if he invades yours.

Originally posted by assassinscreedstuff

- He’s smart, but just street smart.
- Don’t be surprised to see him getting chased. What’s work without a little fun?
- He won’t laugh at dark humor; that’s not up his alley.
- Politics? Could we get some ice-cream instead?
- Tell him you love him; the way he will tell you the same will send shivers down your spine.
- He’s eager for an adventure even if he’s beat and is dying to sleep.
- He hates complaining but it doesn’t mean he doesn’t think it.
- Good luck trying to catch him.
- He doesn’t do hand-holding. He’s more of a side hugger.
- He loves originality. Surprise him!
- Don’t pull a prank on him, though.
- No Jake, Jay, or Joseph. It’s Jacob!
- He rolls his eyes often. It’s his way of showing you how much he cares.
- He always pays. Always.
- Watch your words with him because he won’t forget any conversation he has with you.
- Don’t try and get sarcastic with him. That makes him mad.
- Jacob will not listen to anyone that put boundaries to him. He will rub it in your face he does what he wants…LIKE A BOSS.
- He will likely reborn a parrot.
- And lastly,
Jacob Frye, no matter what, will be a person that you will never, ever, be able to forget once you had the delight to lie your eyes on him.

If you liked these and want some more, let me know in your replies! I was trying to stay as real as possible but I mean, we all got different perspectives on him. Either way, leave a comment if you want another book! I had fun making this one! If you want to use an exact headcannon of mine, please give credit! It wasn’t easy coming up with these many so do me a favor and tag or mention me! Thank you all!

do you ever think about robert doing the arm snuggle and how much he does it after that first time?

coming home after a bad meeting and dropping down onto the sofa next to aaron. aaron wants to ask what’s wrong but doesn’t need to, because robert just curls up next to him, clings to his arm and burrows in. aaron lets him, rests his cheek against roberts hair, content that he’ll talk when he needs to.

or the time robert confesses to diane and vic about jack, and he can’t take it, grabs aarons arm and aaron lets him, dares vic and diane to say anything as robert presses his face into aarons arm, letting himself be weak for just that moment, lets himself seek comfort from the one person he can always count on.

when robert’s counselling is especially bad and he comes home on edge, heart pounding, running through a million different emotions. aaron pulls him down onto their bed, roberts arms immediately wrapping around aaron’s arm, head pillowed on his shoulder. they breathe and robert cries, aarons shirt wet beneath roberts face, but aaron just kisses his head, whispers nonsensical stuff on roberts ear until robert can breathe.

and when it’s the anniversary of sarah’s death and roberts whole body is tight with grief, aaron’ll find him at her grave, will pull him up into a hug. they’ll sit on the damp grass, roberts arm around aarons, cheek resting on aarons shoulder. he’ll talk till he’s hoarse, tell aaron things he knows, others he doesn’t, secrets robert and sarah shared. they’ll sit there as it grows damp and cold, until robert presses a kiss to aarons shoulder, says, “i love you,” and wonders how he got this lucky.

or that time ….

or then…

or when they’re on their fiftieth anniversary and roberts eighty, grey and with aches he can’t shake. he wakes to aaron’s kisses, the low-key want that never goes away, and he’ll know how lucky he is, thinking about aaron saying “till you’re like eighty or sommat” and his heart will throb painfully with how in love he is, still. he’ll wrap himself around aaron, that all too familiar way he can’t shake, and he’ll shake with how desperate he is never to lose aaron, however inevitable it is, and he’ll hate himself because this is their anniversary. but aaron, his husband, his world, will understand and kiss him slowly, pry him off and whisper, “i’ll love you even then,” and roberts heart skips, everything he is has been aarons since the moment they met.

robert never shakes off the arm snuggle, not even at 80.


Around The World In 80 Days: Taiwan

The Hard Path…
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Mountain Dream
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Daan Park MRT Station In Taipei Taiwan
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Back in the 80s, there was this anime called Slayers which was a Quest comedy. It’s about Lina Inverse, a sorceress and Gourry Gabriev, an idiot swordsman whom she meets along the way, traveling around on various quests to save the world from whatever magical disaster occurs along the way.

Just recently, the series Mighty Magisword popped up. It’s about a brother-sister team that collects ridiculous magical swords and are “warriors for hire”?

Based on character design alone, I am like….99.99% sure that it’s a parody and nobody knows about it. 


Around The World In 80 Days: Finland

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Somebody’s Home
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Storm Rising
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Why do people act like Somalis aren’t liberators? Why do they choose to ignore our work in liberation and decolonizing our lands and minds? We were one of the first African Nations to not only be liberated, but to wage open War with Britain. We went to war with Italy, and Britain. And won.
We fought for our liberation, won, and turned around and fought for the liberation of other Africans.
We helped liberate Kenya, don’t act that didn’t happen without Somalis. We were one of the few nations vocal from the beginning of the liberation of South Africa, sad to know they still have their colonizers on their lands.
We fought for the liberation of Nigeria, and Algeria.
Even during the European slave trade we fought them on enslaving and shipping Africans off our port. We put our bodies and lives on the line for African liberation fronts.
We help protect our neighbors from European Colonizers.
During the Civil Rights movement and Liberation movements in American we were vocal about Black Americans Liberation. In fact we sent Somalis to America to learn and help Black Americans on their Liberation fronts. Somali Women held rallies and protest and did ground work on the campaign of freeing Angela Davis.
We also helped Liberate djibouti from France. We campaigned for them. Once they were liberated, we didn’t force them to rejoin Somalia, but let them chose their own fate for independence.

But majority of them are ethnically Somali tho…. Ayyy.

We were for heritage and culture preservations. We even Fought African Imperialists like Ethiopia. Fought for our peoples Liberation in Ogadenia. We have been vocal about the Liberation of Ogadenia and Oromiya.

We were one of the first African, and one First Nations to have Women Fighter pilots in the 70s. We had women in the military. We made equatable laws for women’s civil rights. We had equal pay for all genders. This is Somalia in the 70s, and 80s.

We fought American Imperialism in 90s while were going through a Civil War. And won. Think about that. We were fighting each other, going through a ravaging war, stopped to turn around and deal with America. Beat their ass, recorded it for the media to play around the world so these American Imperialists couldn’t pretend like it didn’t happen and went about our way without breaking a sweat. We did that it days, not weeks or months. But in days. Americans love to make us out to be savage Africans. But they were on our sovereign lands, and we had every right to treat them like an unwelcome enemy. Were we Brutal, sure. But brutality is served when brutality is received. Especially with an enemy that has no morals. They went home cry because they met a real adversary, and they weren’t gonna do us like they did to Iran, and later Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen.

We are ruthless with our enemies. Especially with western imperialists, and every time y'all are surprised by that.

Captain Phillips was bullshit. These so called, “Somali Pirates” fought against Imperialism, and against Capitalism. Those fisherman were fighting for their communities.
Westerns, Asian, and Arab nations were stealing from our Ocean, then dumping toxic materials into it, using our Ocean for military positions etc. All without our permission. They stole from our fishermen, and communities whose only sources of food was coming from the Somali sea. They starved those communities. Several towns Economy was tied to that Sea. When they dumped toxins and waste into our sea, our people got sick. People were being Poisoned, similar to what is STILL happening in Flint, Michigan. Many Somalis got cancer because of the toxins dumped in our sea. No one was doing anything about this.

So we took up arms against our enemies who refused our calls to cease what they were doing. They mad because we “pirated ships”, aka we took what was ours. They were making billions from our ocean, and we weren’t seeing any of that money. Of course, Western countries got mad as if we weren’t doing the same to them thieving Arabs and Asians. Like how dare we fight for ourselves.

That’s the thing about us we are willing to die for our people and lands. If we are defeated, a thousand more Somalis will take our place. We just about that life.

We’ve been saying Black Lives Matter for centuries. So y'all need to stop sleeping on Somalis, and many of y'all like to erase our blackness.

Learn the History in Africa, and the diaspora, then asks yourself this,
Where would African Liberation Movements be without Somalia in the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s?
A lot of the movements in ending institutional racism in Europe, Canada, and Australia is done by a majority Somali community. Think on that.

However, we are also not free from anti blackness and colorism. For example the treatment and abuse Somali Bantus have endured for centuries is a cloud over Somalia’s history in fighting anti blackness.
Sadly, aside from white supremacy, a far greater supremacy affects us the most. Arab Supremacy, which is the root of modern Somalis anti blackness, and internalized racism.

Our Moto is:
We Somali first
African/Black second
Somali again
And then Muslim

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Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru


“All the pretty girls on a Saturday night.
Let it be, you’ll come with me with the look in your eyes.
Will you break and take all the words from my mouth?
I wish all the pretty girls were shaking me down.

But not you,
I feel your faith is destroying the world
And then this one never really understood
The 80s is over and done
Oh c'mon, what’s a boy to do
When all the pretty girls can’t measure to you?”

-All the Pretty Girls by FUN. 

Hajime should be used to this. He’s known Oikawa since they were kids, has been around him almost constantly for all those years. The groups of fawning fans have never dwindled, have always been on the outskirts of Hajime’s perception, lingering, waiting. It’s the same here, where Oikawa dominates in a different, though no less captivating, way than he does on the court. Even from halfway across the room Oikawa stands out, tall and gorgeous.

The bartender gets busy making their drinks, so Hajime turns and looks out over the club’s dance floor, where Oikawa commands attention like he’s born for it. It’s not that he’s a good dancer (though he is), but just something about him that draws other people in. He’s surrounded, as he always is, heads taller than everyone around him. Hajime watches him smile and flip his hair with a giggle, clearly enjoying the attention he’s getting.

He looks around some more as he turns to check on their drinks, and even all the glitter in the world can’t make the girls shine more than Oikawa already does. He sighs, and just for a moment wishes he was remotely interested in any of them instead. The bartender finally finishes and slides the drinks across the counter with a grin and a question about how his night is going.


Tooru laughs and tosses his head at something one of the girls around him has said, though he’s not quite sure which of them it was. He barely listens as he wonders where Iwaizumi has gone for so long, and yet again he’s grateful for being blessed with his height. It’s easy enough to look over the people surrounding him, though it takes a little subtle shifting until he’s able to finally find Iwaizumi, still at the bar.

It looks like he’s having fun, joking with the bartender as he leans on the countertop, arms on full, glorious display even from across the room. His laugh gets the attention of a few of the people around him, and they join in on his conversation easily. Iwaizumi has never been one to not include people if they wanted to be, and Tooru thinks that he should be used to it by now. Instead he watches, humming distractedly at the girl telling her story, as a small crowd gathers around the bar.

And even with all the lights, Iwaizumi is still brighter than anyone in the room. His heart pounds in his chest and he wishes he could convince himself it’s from the music, but he knows better. He smiles at his own crowd and makes a vague excuse about needing some air before slipping away towards the bar.


Hajime thanks the bartender again for the drinks and turns to weave his way out of the crowd to find Oikawa. When he looks, Oikawa’s alone, though he still has his people charming face on. As he catches Hajime’s gaze that face melts into a real, true smile, one that Hajime is almost sure he’s the only person to really be on the receiving end of. His chest warms at the thought that out of all these people, Oikawa would rather have him.


Tooru drops the casual facade as soon as he locks eyes with Iwaizumi, and in return for his smile gets a grin. It’s his very favorite of Iwaizumi’s grins, the one that he usually gives him when they’re sharing a secret, and he can’t help feeling a surge of fondness knowing that he’s the person that gets to see it. His heart thumps heavily again, and he’s glad that of everyone here, the one Iwaizumi is interested in is him.

the zodiac based on ppl I know
  • aries: they just want to be liked but also to be right. have a habit of coming off as 'bragging', self entitled but will feel so anxious about it they'll either apologize or ignore it and hope you'll forget. they want someone to notice them but not be the center of attention. the anxious bean who just want to fix everything.
  • taurus: they'll clean your house, cook you food for the next week and will not ask anything for it, but if you don't thank them, or look grateful they'll burn your house down - no regrets. they're so scared no one will put them first so they put themselves first. they'll try new things but have a habit of falling back into routine. but routine is good sometimes for a Taurus and if a Taurus is happy so is everyone else.
  • gemini: God damn god damn, if you don't like a gemini 9 times out of 10 they've already erased you from their contacts list. honestly zero fucks; but the problem is they actually have too many fucks, they can't hold onto how many fucks they have. So they'll freezer burn you with a cold shoulder but be nervous about it the entire time. they're deathly loyal though but only to a hand full lucky few.
  • Cancer: they're chameleons; they just want everyone to be so happy/comfortable that they'll change their own emotion to fit yours. and damn good at it too. their dog could of died and you wouldn't know unless they told you, and if they do think of it as lucky -they trust you. cancers don't want to burden others with their problems out of trust. they're intuitive, and the people who notice EVERYTHING.
  • Leo: the smooth rollers. honestly Leo's don't remember the difference between Friday and Thursday but know that every other day is so anxiety provoking that they'd rather sleep or make out for 30mins. they're gentle, quiet sometimes but are really damn funny once in a while. they can take up an entire room or you'll forget they came by, but that's how they like it.
  • virgo: if it's not perfect, it isn't worth it. my Virgo friend said that to me and it summed them up perfectly. they get stressed in high pressure situations but look cool and reserved while doing it. they are unconsciously introspective and pull out shit like, "do you ever think about thinking?" so you just hope they nap, or calm down for a second. but they're full of sunshine and without them we'd forget everything.
  • Libra: etherial, you'll remember one forever. they're genuine when it's good for them, kind, funny and charming. they'll leave footprints in your life forever with their beauty and interest. anxious about the lack of confidence they have but only ooze confidence with each breathe. however nothing can be ever wrong with a libra, they're never at fault even for their own mistakes.
  • Scorpio: the smartest people I've ever met. genuine and kind, they can seem spacey so when intelligent and introspective thoughts come from them, it can turn a few heads. they're tough on the outside but warm and fuzzy on the inside. full of only love and puns.
  • Sagittarius: filled with so much energy you have to ask if they ever sleep, which is.. no not often enough. they just want to be your best friend and tell you about everything they know. they can be overwhelming sometimes but they know that so they dial it down alittle until they burst with love and 80 texts of, "HAVE YOU SEEN THIS THING?" are always thinking about the world around them and how much they're living in it.
  • Capricorn: is that person who is always taken when you're single. it's a rough life but their calm and cool exterior makes up for their tiny trash mess inside. not in a bad way though - capricorns will straight up tell you they're a mess on the DL. they're not serious at all but completely serious about memes. you'll crush on their charm and Cheshire smile but they have a bad attitude when pushed the wrong way.
  • Aquarius: they're so smart but never in the way that counts towards them. they can read situations, give great advice but never follow it themselves. the best at political rally's because they always know what's best to fight for, know every side of the argument and every counter argument. could probably teach it to a rock if need be. have trouble sitting with themselves and their mistakes. but if you need a jeopardy partner pick a Aquarius.
  • Pisces: they just want a good time. they're simple and happy if they want to be. they can make everyone miserable really quick but know that about themselves. more introspective than they come off as (which is ADHD, head everywhere, excited for life and nature). but they know what they like, wants to live simple and happy, so I aspire to their ideals.

Around The World In 80 Days: United States Of America, New Jersey

Delaware Water Gap Pano
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Milky Way Dream World
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Sunset Over Barnegat Lighthouse
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Spanish Vocabulary - Libros y títulos

This is a list of some book-related vocabulary… and some very famous books with their titles translated into Spanish.

Please note that some titles are different depending on translations or country… for instance “Sense and Sensibility” is translated a few different ways - Sensatez y sentimientos [“Common sense and Feelings”], Juicio y sentimiento [“Common sense / Judgement and Feelings”]… etc.

Also some books that are very famous works in Spanish I’m leaving out… just because the titles are already in Spanish.

(Useful for finding Spanish versions of books, I’m just saying)

  • el libro = book
  • la biblioteca = library
  • prestar un libro = to borrow a book
  • devolver un libro = to return a book
  • el lector, la lectora = reader
  • leer = to read
  • la lectura = a reading / a passage in a book / a reading task or assignment
  • la página = page
  • la cubierta = a book’s cover
  • el lomo = the spine of a book [in people or animals el lomo is “lower back” or “lumbar”… or “loin” if it’s pork/veal]
  • el forro / la chaqueta = a dust jacket
  • el cuento = short story
  • la historia = long story / epic [or “history” if that’s applicable]
  • el poema = poem
  • el periódico = newspaper
  • el diario = newspaper (daily)
  • la prensa, la Prensa = a press, the Press
  • el medio / los medios = a medium / the media
  • el / la poeta = poet
  • el escritor, la escritora = writer
  • el autor, la autora = author
  • el / la protagonista = protagonist
  • el / la antagonista = antagonist
  • el personaje = character (in a story)
  • el papel = role (in a story / play) [but also “paper”]
  • el arquetipo = archetype / stock-character
  • el argumento = plot (of a story)
  • la acción = action
  • el horror = horror
  • la novela = novel / romance novel
  • la novela romántico = romance novel
  • la novela rosa = sappy or tawdry romance novel [lit. “pink novel”]
  • la ciencia ficción = science fiction
  • la fantasía = fantasy
  • la ficción histórica = historical fiction
  • el drama = drama
  • la comedia = comedy
  • la biografía = biography
  • la autobiografía = autobiography
  • los clásicos = the classics
  • la filosofía = philosophy
  • no ficción = non-fiction
  • la poesía = poetry
  • los cuentos de hadas = fairy tales
  • la canción de cuna = nursery rhyme [lit. “cradle song”]
  • la nana = nursery rhyme [probably nana comes from cuna meaning “cradle”]
  • el título = title

Títulos de libros y obras famosos

  • Cenicienta = Cinderella [lit. ceniciento/a = “covered in ashes”]
  • Blancanieves = Snow White [lit. blanca “white” + nieves “snows”]
  • La Bella Durmiente = Sleeping Beauty
  • La bella y la bestia = Beauty and the Beast
  • Los tres cerditos = The Three Little Pigs
  • Ricitos de Oro y los tres osos = Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Juan y la mata de habas | Juan y la mata de frijoles | Juan y la mata de habichuelas = Jack and the Beanstalk [lit. “John and the beans”; also sometimes seen as Juan y las habichuelas mágicas “John and the magic beans”… it depends on the country]
  • La Caperucita Roja = Little Red Riding Hood
  • La Mamá Oca = Mother Goose
  • La Biblia = The Bible
  • El Corán = The Koran
  • La Torá = The Torah
  • El sutra del corazón = The Heart Sutra | El sutra del loto = The Lotus Sutra
  • El arte de la guerra = The Art of War
  • La letra escarlata = The Scarlet Letter
  • La casa de los siete tejados = The House of the Seven Gables
  • Mujercitas = Little Women
  • Lo que el viento se llevó = Gone with the Wind [lit. “what the wind took away”]
  • James y el melocotón gigante | James y el durazno gigante = James and the Giant Peach [Spain’s version, and Latin America’s version, respectively]
  • El viejo y el mar = The Old Man and the Sea
  • Fiesta = The Sun Also Rises [lit. “party / festival”]
  • Por quién doblan las campanas = For Whom the Bell Tolls [lit. “for whom the bells peal”… where doblar means “to fold” or “incline” literally]
  • Matadero cinco = Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Cuna de gato = Cat’s Cradle
  • ¿Sueñan los androides con las ovejas eléctricas? = Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  • El hombre en el castillo = The Man in the High Castle [lit. “the man in the castle”]
  • El libro de la selva | El libro de las tierras vírgenes = The Jungle Book [lit. “the jungle book”, and “the book of virgin lands”]
  • El zoo(lógico) de cristal = The Glass Menagerie [lit. “the zoo of glass”]
  • Un tranvía llamado deseo = A Streetcar Named Desire
  • La telaraña de Charlotte | La telaraña de Carlota = Charlotte’s Web
  • La máquina del tiempo = The Time Machine
  • Alguien voló sobre el nido del cuco | Atrapados sin salida = One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest [lit. “Someone flew over the cuckoo’s nest”; and “Trapped with no exit”]
  • Guerra y paz = War and Peace
  • Los cuentos de Canterbury = The Canterbury Tales
  • La campana de cristal = The Bell Jar [lit. “the glass/crystal bell”]
  • El crisol = The Crucible
  • La cabaña del tío Tom = Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • El fantasma de la ópera = The Phantom of the Opera
  • El corazón de las tinieblas = Heart of Darkness
  • Adiós a las armas = A Farewell to Arms
  • El rojo emblema del valor = The Red Badge of Courage
  • Sangre negra = Native Son [“black blood”; where los negros are “black people”, so it’s a double meaning in Spanish]
  • El color púrpura = The Color Purple
  • La feria de las vanidades = Vanity Fair [lit. “the fair of the vanities”]
  • El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha / Don Quijote = “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of la Mancha” / Don Quixote
  • Cien años de soledad = 100 Years of Solitude
  • El amor en los tiempos del cólera = Love in the Time of Cholera
  • La casa de los espíritus = The House of the Spirits
  • Como agua para chocolate = Like Water for Chocolate
  • La casa de Bernarda Alba = The House of Bernarda Alba
  • Orgullo y prejuicio = Pride and Prejudice
  • Historia de dos ciudades = Tale of Two Cities
  • Grandes esperanzas = Great Expectations
  • Canción de Navidad | Un cuento de Navidad | El cántico de Navidad = A Christmas Carol [lit. “Christmas song”, “Christmas story”, “The Christmas canticle / carol”]
  • Regalo de Reyes = Gift of the Magi [lit. “gift of the kings”; where los reyes magos are “the three magi” or… “mage kings” since they were astronomers]
  • El árbol que da | El árbol generoso = The Giving Tree [lit. “the tree that gives”, and “the generous tree”]
  • Matar un ruiseñor = To Kill a Mockingbird [lit. “to kill a nightingale”]
  • Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn = The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • El extraño caso del doctor Jekyll y el señor Hyde = The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • (Las aventuras de) Alicia en el país de maravillas = (The Adventures of) Alice in Wonderland [lit. “Alice in the land of marvels”]
  • A través del espejo y lo que Alicia encontró allí = Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
  • Cumbres Borrascosas = Wuthering Heights
  • Tarzán de los monos = Tarzan of the Apes [lit. “Tarzan of the monkeys”]
  • El jardín secreto = The Secret Garden
  • El guardián entre el centeno = Catcher in the Rye [lit. “the (goal)keeper among the rye”]
  • Los miserables = Les miserables [lit. “the miserable ones”; translated from French]
  • Nuestra Señora de París = The Hunchback of Notre Dame [lit. “Our Lady of Paris”; sometimes known as El jorobado de Notre Dame “the hunchback of Notre Dame”]
  • Las uvas de la ira = The Grapes of Wrath | Las viñas de la ira = The Grapes of Wrath [lit. “the grape vines / vineyards of wrath”]
  • Al este del Edén = East of Eden
  • La perla = The Pearl
  • De ratones y hombres = Of Mice and Men
  • Despertar de primavera = Spring Awakening
  • El amante de Lady Chatterley = Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  • El príncipe y el mendigo = The Prince and the Pauper [lit. “the prince and the beggar”]
  • El príncipe = The Prince
  • El alquimista = The Alchemist
  • Al faro = To the Lighthouse
  • Asesinato en el Orient Express = Murder on the Orient Express
  • Sé por qué el pájaro enjaulado canta = I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Forastero en tierra extraña = Stranger in a Strange Land
  • El halcón maltés = The Maltese Falcon
  • La leyenda de Sleepy Hollow / La leyenda del jinete sin cabeza = Legend of Sleepy Hollow / Legend of the Headless Horseman
  • Almas muertas = Dead Souls
  • La muerte de Arturo = Le Morte d'Arthur (The Death of [King] Arthur])
  • El profeta = The Prophet
  • La tempestad = The Tempest
  • Noche de Reyes | La duodécima noche = Twelfth Night [lit. “night of kings”, and “twelfth night”]
  • Otelo = Othello
  • Las alegres comadres de Windsor = The Merry Wives of Windsor [lit. “the happy close female friends of Windsor”]
  • Mucho ruido y pocas nueces = Much Ado About Nothing [lit. “a lot of noise and few nuts”]
  • La comedia de las equivocaciones = Comedy of Errors
  • Como gustéis = As You Like It
  • Julio César = Julius Caesar
  • A buen fin no hay mal principio = All’s Well that Ends Well [lit. “(when talking about) a good ending there is no bad beginning”]
  • El mercader de Venecia = The Merchant of Venice
  • El sueño de una noche de verano = A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Romeo y Julieta = Romeo and Juliet
  • La Odisea = The Odyssey
  • La Ilíada = The Iliad
  • La Eneida = The Aeneid
  • ¿La Dama o el Tigre? = The Lady, or the Tiger?
  • El último mohicano = The Last of the Mohicans
  • El conde de Montecristo = The Count of Monte Cristo
  • El hombre en la máscara de hierro = The Man in the Iron Mask
  • Los tres mosqueteros = The Three Musketeers
  • Belleza Negra | Azabache = Black Beauty [lit. “black beauty”, and “jet-black”]
  • La isla del tesoro = Treasure Island
  • Parque Jurásico = Jurassic Park
  • El retrato de Dorian Gray = The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Veinte mil leguas de viaje submarino = 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea [lit. “20,000 leagues of an underwater voyage”]
  • La vuelta al mundo en ochenta días = Around the World in 80 Days
  • Viaje al centro de la Tierra = Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  • Flores para Algernon = Flowers for Algernon
  • El maravilloso mago de Oz = The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Los hermanos Karamazov = The Brothers Karamazov
  • El proceso = The Trial
  • La metamorfosis = Metamorphosis
  • Crimen y castigo = Crime and Punishment
  • El sabueso de los Baskerville = The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • La naranja mecánica = A Clockwork Orange
  • El resplandor = The Shining
  • Eso = It
  • La feria de las tinieblas = Something Wicked This Way Comes [lit. “the fair / carnival of darkness”]
  • El cuervo = The Raven
  • El barril de amontillado = The Cask of Amontillado
  • El corazón delator = The Tell-Tale Heart [lit. “the snitch heart” / “the informant heart”]
  • La Máscara de la Muerte Roja = The Mask of the Red Death
  • Rebelión en la granja = Animal Farm [lit. “Rebellion on the farm(land)”]
  • El señor de las moscas = Lord of the Flies
  • Frankenstein o el moderno Prometeo = Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus
  • Persuasión = Persuasion
  • Casa de muñecas = A Doll’s House
  • Un mundo feliz = Brave New World [lit. “a happy world”]
  • Ana de las Tejas Verdes | Anne, de las Tejas Verdes = Anne of Green Gables
  • El empapelado amarillo = The Yellow Wallpaper
  • Las mil y una noches = 1001 Nights

Around The World In 80 Days: United States Of America, Arizona

Lost Time
Photo Credit: (Josh Wallace)
The Power And Beauty Of Nature
Photo Credit: (Saija Lehtonen)
Mooney Falls Vertigo
Photo Credit: (Mark Gvazdinskas)

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The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide

The art of getting food when surrounded by weird half-dead creatures running (or walking in a creepy way) around your town – and the world – may be a much harder thing to learn than you think. Thankfully, someone thought of it in time and provided a book with over 80 recipes, as well as instructions on how to scavenge, forage, and improvise with what is available at the moment – or for the rest of eternity.