cannon river


The Old Bridge by Maureen Bracewell
Via Flickr:
The old pack horse bridge found on the road to Braemar through Glen Clunie, the old road goes over the bridge to the ancient military road and still carries a small amount of traffic.


2 May 1816 – Wedding of Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

In the evening, while Leopold held a dinner for few gentlemen at Clarence House, Charlotte went down to Buckingham House, dined with the Queen and then went upstairs to change into her wedding dress. Outside the escort of Lifeguards assembled, and the band of the Coldstream Gards and a guard of honour from the Grenadier Guards marched down to the courtyard of Carlton House. Inside Carlton House, guests were assembling beneath huge, hot, low-hanging chandeliers in the heavily gilded Crimson Drawing Room, where the ceremony was to be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Just before nine o’clock, Charlotte came out of Buckingham House, climbed into an open carriage and drove the short distance down the Mall with the Queen sitting beside her and her aunts Augusta and Elizabeth sitting opposite. “Bless me, what a crowd”, she said. Charlotte’s dress cost over £10,000. It was a white and silver slip, covered with transparent silk net embroidered in silver lamé with shells and flowers. The sleeves were trimmed with Brussels lace, and the train, which was six feet long, was made of the same material as the slip and fastened like a cloack with a diamond clasp. She wore a wreath of diamond leaves and roses, a diamond necklace and diamond earrings, both of which had been given to her by her father, and a diamond bracelet that had been given by Leopold. 

The ceremony was short and dignified - except for Charlotte’s slight giggle when Leopold promised to endow her with all his worldly goods. When it was over, Charlotte and Leopold stayed only long enough for the guests to drink their health. Then they left to change. Church bells pealed. Bonfires were lit. Field guns cracked their salute in St James’s Park, and far down river the cannons at the Tower of London boomed. 

Charlotte & Leopold: the true romance of the Prince Regent’s daughter by James Chambers.


The Story So Far by Randi

Okay, fans of River Song.

She can be your favorite character, and you can have all the amazing headcannons for her that you want.

But you really need to remember that those are headcannons. Not actual cannon.

As far as cannon goes, River Song does not have a life outside the Doctor.

But if you want to give her one, then by all means, go ahead, break a leg.

But don’t get pissy when people complain about how she is written and treated canonically.

Canonically, River Song is in an abusive relationship with the Doctor.

Canonically, all of her choices and agency have been removed.

Canonically, her entre life revolves around the Doctor.

Canonically, she was framed for a murder that she did not commit.

Canonically, she is still being imprisoned for that murder that she did not commit.

Canonically, the man that she supposedly murdered has done literally nothing to free her from this wrongful sentence.

These are facts.

Learn to separate them from your fanfictions.

We are not insulting your character when we talk about how River Song is a completely flat character.

We are talking about canon her.

Not your character.


“Black Lives Matter arriving at the Standing Rock resistance in North Dakota yesterday.

Warriors on horseback are on treaty land, yet could be charged with trespassing every time they enter due to pipeline construction.

Construction is halted at Cannon Ball River but can start again at any time. We fighting big oil.

This is our fight, these are our people.”

– Janaya Khan

River/Twelve head cannon

DOCTOR: River, you know my name.
DOCTOR: There’s only one reason I would ever tell anyone my name. There’s only one time I could.
RIVER: Hush, now.
COMPUTER Four, three…
RIVER: Spoilers.
COMPUTER two, one…

Ok I’m not a timebaby enthusiast, really I’m not…. but something about these two, specifically THIS lovely River/Twelve grown-up combo, has brought me around to the idea. Also the fact that River Song has been written as considering the idea, wanting a child and assuming that it’s possible somehow, opens the door.  So it occurred to me that the One Reason, One Time  this Time Lord tells his name to his Wife, would have to be when their child is born.  I can’t think of anything more requisite of a naming ritual than a birth.  A Name must be passed on to a child, no? This explains Ten’s *so shocked* face, to hear his name is to realize that he would have another child in the future. 

  • Also— River saying, “Hush now” Reminds me of the song, “…Hush little baby don’t you cry…”  
  • Also— The Doctor’s future child would be a target, it couldn’t be known to the Universe when he has so many enemies…
  • Also— That child would be a kind of Hybrid, no? 

Located just west of the Sacred Stone Camp is the Sicangu Lakota Wicoti (Burnt Thigh Camp) in Standing Rock. Across the river are camps of the Oceti Sakowin and tribes from throughout the continent.

On the morning of August 20th, people of Sicangu Lakota Wicoti and other camps placed their canoes onto the water for the Mni Wiconi Canoe Journey. Paddling from Inyan Ki Wakagapi to Mnisose, Missouri, they would face the Dakota Access Pipeline in order to protect water for future generations. Upon return, women of Sicangu Lakota Wicoti sang the canoes in.

Below, standing at the bank of Inyan Ki Wakagapi, Cannon Ball River, members of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe held the flag high in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in putting an end to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Students of Sinte Gleska University, grandfathers, grandmothers, sons, and daughters are continuously traveling back and forth to this peaceful setting in support of their relatives.

Black Lives Matter just arrived at the Standing Rock resistance in North Dakota.


Warriors on horseback are on treaty land, yet could be charged with trespassing every time they enter due to pipeline construction.

Construction is halted at Cannon Ball River but can start again at any time. We fighting big oil.

This is our fight, these are our people.