Originally designed as a cheap ad hoc alternative to conventional artillery, the truck-mounted 132-mm Katyusha launcher could fire as many as four-dozen warheads distances of more than six miles (9 km) in a single ten-second burst. While woefully inaccurate when compared to ordinary howitzers, concentrations of Katyushas could shower vast areas with a dense hail of high explosives and then speed to safety before enemy guns could even get a fix on them – a practice known as “shoot and scoot”.
Not surprisingly, German soldiers soon learned to respect and fear the Katyusha. And because of the unmistakable (almost musical) wailing sound the rockets made when they were fired, the Wehrmacht ruefully dubbed the weapon “Stalin’s Organ”.
I noticed the parallels as well. I think maybe the difference is that Norman takes care of her whereas Caleb’s motivation was more selfish (controlling Norma’s body to soothe his own anxiety). But I stand by that part of why Norma is so upset by Norman wanting a girlfriend or expressing interest in sex is because of what Caleb did when she tried to leave him and what Sam did to her, probably what every man has done at some point. She doesn’t want Norman to be like those men, even if it would
(2) take much more more than an interest in sex to do that. And Norman’s inappropriate sexual behavior can be explained somewhat by a reaction to the repression Norma encourages and as a symptom of D.I.D and trauma (inappropriate sexual behavior is a symptom of both). But anyway the ‘something bad’ made me laugh because I had to think about it too even though it was right there. I wonder what Vera would say about this.
huh, honestly i never thought about that - that norma could have feared that norman could become abusive like sam or caleb. it makes sense, too. i thought she simply don’t want him to leave her. like, now she’s in the position like sam and caleb but without the physical abuse. she does manipulate him and blackmail him emotionally. norman pointed it out when he said ‘i see, the anger didn’t work, now the tears.’ because she has no one else and no one will ever be good enough for norman…except her. but maybe it’s both! people often have more than one reason for their behavior. oh, and he does have blackouts where he literally murders people (a fact i tend to, eh, forget), so norma’s concern about him becoming somewhat abusive is totally legit! ah! it took me a while but i got there! :D
REPOST. DON’T REBLOG. post TEN characters you’d like to roleplay as, have roleplayed as and might bring back, then tag ten people to do the same. ( If you can’t think of ten characters, just write down however many you can. Feel free to go over ten, too. )
1944. Of the Ukrainian SSR. German property and armored vehicles abandoned in the environment under Korsun-Shevchenko. In the photo field kitchen carts and medium tank Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. F2 later series.
1944. Of the Ukrainian SSR. Soviet soldiers inspect the German equipment broken under Korsun-Shevchenko. In the foreground, the Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. F2 later series and a field kitchen, then to the right and half-track Transporter Sd.Kfz. 10, followed by 150-mm heavy field howitzer 15 cm sFH 18 buksirovka half-track truck Sd Kfz 7. In the background you can see a silhouette of a Soviet rocket launcher BM-13 “Katyusha”.
У меня эта интерпретация вызывает смешанные чувства, но вдруг кому-то понравится
“Katyusha” (Russian: Катю́ша - diminutive of Catherine) is a Russian wartime song composed in 1938 by Matvei Blanter with lyrics from Mikhail Isakovsky. It gained fame during World War II as an inspiration to defend one’s land from the enemy.
The song depicts a girl, Katyusha, longing for her absent love. Standing on a steep riverbank, she sings of her beloved (compared to “a gray eagle of the steppes”), who is a soldier serving on the border far away. The theme of the song is that the soldier will protect the Motherland and its people while his girl will preserve their love.
“Katyusha” was first sung by female students from a Russian industrial school in Moscow to bid farewell to Russian soldiers going on the battle front against Nazi Germany in July 1941. It quickly became popular throughout the USSR.
Katyusha is a diminutive form of the female name Ekaterina. The song is the probable source of the nickname of the BM-8, BM-13, and BM-31 “Katyusha” rocket launchers that were used by the Red Army in World War II.