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Calvin looking at the paps and being all serious and stoic like he won’t give them anything vs Calvin looking at Taylor and having no walls up and laughing at whatever she was saying like they’re in their own little bubble and the rest of the world doesn’t exist.

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Aerial views of Hiroshima, before and after the Atomic Bomb

Series: Photographs Used In The Report Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, 1947 - 1947.  Record Group 243: Records of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey, 1928 - 1947

More posts on the 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

AUGUST 11. 2015

So tomorrow is a huge day for the Pretty Little Liars family. Many of us have stayed up days and nights trying to figure out who A is and developed theories and videos about it. Many of us started watching the show when we were in high school and are now in college. Many, sadly, have passed without ever knowing who A is. Others have had emotional breakdowns and an existential crisis throughout the path of this show. The ships, the mystery, the intrigue that this show has caused. It all comes down to this day. We are at the climax of this show and I would just like to take this moment to say that whatever happens tomorrow, I still love you all. And may the odds be ever in your favor.

For all of you who hate the idea of Wren being Charles/A:

Just remember this… Marlene King has been saying for a long time that it is more about the WHY than the WHO.

And even more recently, like over the last couple of months, she has been claiming that we have all the pieces to the puzzle, and we just have to put them together ourselves. She WANTED us ALL to figure out WHO it was before the finale. And she said it’d be very easy to do. 

Now look at us…. Half of us are convinced that it is in fact Wren, and the other half are so upset by the idea of it being Wren, and hate that it makes so much sense.

That right there should tell you that it is most likely Wren. BUT, don’t be upset yet. PLEASE don’t get angry at the writers, or the other PLL Blogs writing the theories. Because I truly believe we have not ruined the WHY by guessing the WHO.

We are supposed to feel bad for Charles. I know there are a large part of us that feel like that would be nearly impossible… but the fact that they seem to think that we could possibly feel bad for him, makes me believe that there is so much to the story that we don’t know yet. 

I truly believe there is more to it than just Charles being put in Radley when he was younger. Remember, he hasn’t been targeting his parents. At least not until recently. Before that, he was targeting the girls. ALL of them. Aria, Spencer, Hanna, Emily, Alison… and even Mona. There is a reason for this. There is something that ties them all together, and to Charles, that we don’t know about yet. I believe that THIS is the WHY of the story that Marlene claims to be so important.

And if you watched the sneak peek of the first two minutes of the finale like I did… then you might believe this too. Because even the girls themselves are telling him that they understand. Why do you think that is?? It’s because they themselves have heard a side of the story that they never knew or understood. And now that they know it, they want to save him. 

THINK ABOUT IT! THINK ABOUT WHAT THAT MEANS! I don’t think we’re just getting the story about the night Ali disappeared. I think we’re getting the WHOLE story… about EVERYONE and EVERYTHING that has been happening in Rosewood, since before anything ever even started. 

So if you are one of the people who are extremely upset about the fact that all these Wren theories make sense, and you don’t want it to be him, or you’re just worried about not being surprised… don’t be upset! There is still A LOT of hope for this episode, for the story, and for a shock factor! I really believe that!

There’s my PLL motivational speech for the day, hahaha 

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Welcome to “The Rock” 

On August 11, 1934, the first civilian prisoners arrived at the new federal penitentiary, which would infamously become known as “The Rock.”  

The high-security prison on Alcatraz Island, a short ferry ride from San Francisco, was meant to show the American public that the federal government was serious about fighting the swell in crime that the nation saw in the 1920s and 1930s. 

 U.S. Penitentiary Alcatraz continued to house criminals for nearly 30 years, before ultimately closing its doors in 1963. 

 The now notorious prison was designed to hold the most dangerous elements of the federal prison system, in particular prisoners who had shown violent behavior at other federal prisons or those who were likely to attempt escape.

Warden’s notebook page, with mug shot of Robert Stroud, aka “The Birdman of Alcatraz,” ca. 1942. (National Archives Identifier 296722)

One famous Alcatraz inmate Robert Stroud, the “Birdman of Alcatraz,” for example, had murdered a guard while serving time at another federal prison in Leavenworth, Kansas. His violent record consequently earned himself a spot at The Rock. 

Though the prison was built to hold 336 inmates, it never reached capacity during its 29 years of operation. 

Of the more than 1,500 men who served time on Alcatraz, 36 attempted to escape the cell house in 14 unique escape attempts. None of these escape attempts was ever officially declared a success. Thirty-one men were either caught and returned to the prison or died in the midst of their escape. The remaining men were never captured, and their bodies were never found in San Francisco Bay, leaving them listed as “missing and presumed drowned.”

Originally posted by todaysdocument

Keep reading at: Welcome to “The Rock” | Prologue: Pieces of History

anonymous asked:

Did you see the video of them tonight? Calvin forgot to unlock the car, Taylor was trying to open the door but she couldnt because it was still locked then she looked at Calvin and he pressed the car keys on his hand and Taylor finally got in. And as they both got in the car they were all laughing and smiling and fuckkkkkkk asdfklhaoihgiohwhsr

And how they hold hands for the two steps from the door to the car? And how he waits to make sure she gets in alright? It’s like they’re in their own little world and everybody else we can watch (when they let us) but we can’t get in because that’s their bubble and no amount of flashing lights or people shouting or ridiculous rumors is gonna burst it… Yes, fuckkkkkkk asdfklhaoihgiohwhsr indeed.