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Richard Dadd was a painter of the Victorian era and most known for his intricate paintings of supernatural beings and fairies. He was born Chatham, Kent. As a youngster he showed quite an aptitude for painting and this got him in to the Royal Academy of Arts at the age of 20. He was awarded the Medal for life drawing in 1840. Quite a distinguished career followed where he illustrated books. In 1842, Sir Thomas Phillips invited Dadd on a trip through Europe to Greece, Turkey, southern Syria and Egypt. It was a long journey and towards the end of December, traveling up the Nile, Dadd underwent a dramatic personality change. He became delusional, violent and he believed himself to be under the influence of the Egyptian god Osiris. It was thought to only be sunstroke. He was finally diagnosed in 1843 as being of unsound mind and was taken by his family to recuperate in the village of Cobham, Kent. Unfortunately though, in August of that year Dadd killed his father with a knife because he was convinced the man was the devil in disguise. He then tried to run to Paris but instead was arrested when he tried to kill another tourist with a razor. He confessed to killing his father and was returned to England and sent to the Bethlhem Psychiactric Hospital a.k.a Bedlam. It was here where, under the encouragement of doctors, Dadd came out with some of his most beautiful paintings. Dadd probably suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, it seems to have run in his family, all though there really wasn’t much information about his siblings. After 20 years Dadd was moved to Broadmoor Hospital, a psychiatric facility outside of London. And there he stayed, painting constantly until January 7th 1886 when he died from an extensive disease of the lungs. Source Wikipedia

impossiblyqualitymilkshake-deac  asked:

I just googled it but I'm still kind of confused about it, so what is a chav?

Oh gosh, it is awfully hard to explain to people outside of the UK. Most Americans think they’ve nailed it and are like “Oh so they’re like “wiggas”!” but thats really not at all the same thing, we have those too. Lemme try to find a few Urban Dictionary posts and pictures such that I think could help. The closest American equivalent I could compare it to would be the especially nasty white trash rednecks, and even that wouldn’t be completely accurate.

“The Oxford English Dictionary defines “chav” as an informal British derogatory, meaning “a young lower-class person who displays brash and loutish behaviour”

Chav (/ˈæv/ chav) is a pejorative epithet used in Britain to describe a particular stereotype.[1][2] The word was popularised in the first decade of the 21st century by the British mass media to refer to an anti-social youth subculture in the United Kingdom ” - Despite what wikipedia may say, chavs really should not ever be considered a subculture as far as I’m concerned.

Now for some slightly more Urban Dictionary “definitions”

“Picture this a young lad about 12 years of age and 4 ½ feet high baseball cap at ninety degrees in a imitation addidas tracksuit, with trouser legs tucked into his socks (of course, is definitely the height of fashion). This lad is strutting around, fag in one hand jewellery al over the over, outside McDonalds acting as if he is 8 foot tall and built like a rugby player, when some poor unsuspecting adult (about 17/18) walks round the corner wanting to go to mcdonalds for his dinner glances at the young lad, the young lad jumps up in complete disgust and says “Whats your problem? Wanna make sommin of it? Bling Bling” when the adult starts to walk towards the young lad, the young lad pisses himself and runs off to either his pregnant 14-year-old girlfriend or his brother in the army crying his eyes out.

My mate has become a chav what can i do? answer is shoot him before it is too late” "Derived from Chatham in Kent, this term can be applied loosely to every culture with a nasty, thieving element. There are many variants of this creature but all are subject to the following commonalities: 

Chavs are completely Amoral, having never been subjected to right and wrong by their inattentive, uncaring and often absent parents. Chavs are for the most part, extremely stupid. However, some of them render a form of low cunning, which can be misinterpreted as intelligence. However this is false. A Chav has no desire to better themself through honest means nor learn anything outside of car modification. The irony being that a Chav owns mainly sportswear, yet will only break a sweat if running from the police. 

Chavs are incredibly fertile beasts, and are highly successful breeders. Where they come unstuck is having to look after the offspring which their 13 yr old drunken fumble produces. More often that not the child will crow to be a Chav, having received no more guidance on life than the parent. “
^ Bolded because LOL literally so fucking accurate, seriously.

So yeah, thats about the best I can manage right now. Oh, bonus picture:

^ Know who they are? Yes, they are also chavs. More specifically, they are the chavs responsible for the death of Sophie Lancaster, a lovely young goth woman who was killed while cradling her unconscious and severely wounded boyfriend’s body, begging these little pieces of shit to leave them alone. They were attacked simply for being goth. You can read more in the wikipedia article here:


the experience that changed my life.