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Would you trade this war to make it so? It is some kind of hell to be forced to choose one irreplaceable thing over another.

17 Luglio 1984

<< Se dalla melma dei Fossi reali verrà alla luce “la testa con il naso lungo scolpita nella pietra”, che Modigliani, preso dall’ ira, vi avrebbe gettato nell’ estate del 1909, sarà un avvenimento clamoroso. Se invece dal fondo limaccioso non verranno in superficie che detriti e rottami, la “leggenda” che da 70 anni tiene avvinta la Livorno dei pittori e dei cultori delle memorie cittadine sarà sfatata. In ogni caso la città nel centenario della nascita avrà saldato il suo debito nei confronti del grande pittore “maledetto” dai livornesi, non capito per la sua modernità dirompente in contrasto con la tradizione macchiaiola. Con questi auspici, e per il modico costo di 40 milioni, ha preso il via ieri pomeriggio l’ operazione di ricerca. Un potente chiattone ha risalito, tra la curiosità di decine di persone i Fossi rea- >>

“Ja’opo ti fo un caffeino?”

“A me sembrava fosse novembre…”

“…Eh? Ma caa dici?”

Poso il giornale sul tavolino dietro di me. Sbuffo.

“Lascia sta. Fammi ir caffè vai.”

E così la leggenda del mio incontro era arrivata fino alle orecchie dei Durbé. Vera dirigeva il Museo Progressivo di Arte Moderna, a Villa Maria. Il su fratello Dario addirittura era alla Galleria di Arte Moderna, a Roma. Erano i più fissati di tutti, loro due. Erano così tanto fissati che quell’anno decisero di festeggià il 100esimo compleanno di Amedeo Modigliani, cittadino illustrissimo, con una mostra, che più che una mostra a me mi pareva ‘na presa per ir culo: non avevano opere da far vedé, non avevano gente che le volesse vedé… una caata, insomma. 

Mi sembrava quasi di sentirlo bestemmiare da lassù. La brezza marina, tra una tanfata di pesce e una di benzina, insieme alle grida de’ gabbiani mi faceva planà nell’orecchie dei flebili
“livornesi di merda…”
“un m’avete mai apprezzato…”
“ridi’oli…ipocriti…”
“…come dici Pietro? Avete finito l’assenzio?”

Ah. Quindi Dedo sei in paradiso? E hanno pure ir barre?

Tornando al punto. La mostra. “Modigliani, gli anni della scultura”: peccato che di sculture ce ne fossero solo vattro… Ma la Vera lo sapeva, della mi leggenda. Aveva basato apposta la sua mostra sulla scultura per poi sfruttare il fattore D se fosse andata male; la D sta per Dio me Draghiamo il fondo del Fosso reale.

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Some interesting First Order facts from the TFA Visual Dictionary

I haven’t seen these around so thought they might be useful, especially for fic writers etc. Some things people will know, but I decided to include everything interesting, just in case. Those in speech marks & italics are quoted directly. 

  • Stormtrooper troop transporters are called Atmospheric Assault Landers (AALs). They carry up to 20 stormtroopers (2 squads).
  • To avoid the treaty restrictions that prevented major galactic corporations from selling arms to the First Order, BlasTech Industries and Merr-Sonn Munitions cynically spun off a subsidiary called Sonn-Blas Corporation, which operates within First Order space.”
  • Standard ten-soldier stormtrooper squads contain a slot for a single weapons specialist. Depending on mission profiles, that specialist may be a megablaster heavy assault trooper, a riot control trooper or a flamethrower.”
  • Common Resistance nicknames for flametroopers include “roasters”, “hotheads” and “burnouts”.”
  • Kylo’s lightsaber design is ancient, “dating back thousands of years to the Great Scourge of Malachor.” The crossguard blades emerge just after the main blade is turned on. 
  • His nickname within First Order ranks (whispered behind his back) is ‘Jedi Killer.’
  • Phasma is in charge of ALL First Order stormtroopers. 
  • Phasma disagrees with General Hux over what it takes to make a soldier. The methodical Hux has developed automated training regimes that simulate battle situations. Phasma believes such programmes don’t test the true heart of a soldier: courage and tenacity.”
  • Phasma’s armour is coated in salvaged chromium from a Naboo yacht once owned by Emperor Palpatine. Its polished finish helps reflect harmful radiation, but it serves primarily as a symbol of past power.” [How cool is this?]
  • A perfectionist, Phasma routinely patrols the areas under her command as a means of keeping her senses keen and her soldiers in line. Even in such an expansive operation such as Starkiller Base, Phasma makes most of the inspection rounds on foot, walking dozens of kilometres in a typical day.” 
  • Hux continues to use the stormtrooper training regimen pioneered by his father, based on ideas the elder Hux hatched as an Academy commandant. Hux has total confidence in his father’s idea that stormtroopers trained through vivid simulations make the most loyal soldiers.”
  • The weird pen-like things attached to the breast of a First Order officer’s uniform are rank cylinders. “Access to command systems and certain areas of FO vessels and installations are governed by coded rank cylinders worn by officers.”
  • The Resistance has limited intelligence of the FO fleet, and many fear that the Resurgent-class is not the largest of the new Star Destroyer designs.” 
  • Each standard day on board a Star Destroyer “is divided into six four-hour-long shifts, divided among three crew sections. Each section fosters a strong sense of unity and team identity.” 
  • The Galactic Concordance prevented the FO from accessing the scattered Academies that had filled out the ranks of the Imperial Navy. Instead, the surviving Imperials created new Academies far from the prying eyes of the New Republic, situating them aboard Star Destroyers built in hidden shipyards on the far side of the galaxy. The young fleet officers produced by these shipboard schools often spend their entire lives aboard Star Destroyers, and many think of these giant warships as their homes.”
  • THE PILOT CORPS: The new generation of TIE fighter pilots undergo rigorous training not unlike the constant and dehumanising drilling faced by stormtrooper cadets. The pilots begin training at childhood, and most grow up within the corridors of Star Destroyers, becoming intimately familiar with starship operations. The FO maintains strict standards of reflexes, visual acuity and hand-eye coordination. Those pilots who fail to measure up are transferred to other roles within the fleet.”
  • Aboard FO Star Destroyers, TIEs are deployed from hangar conveyor mechanisms that carry them up from deeper storage decks.”
  • SPECIAL FORCES: The distinctive flashes of red that stand out from the all-black armour of some TIE fighters and their pilots are the mark of the Special Forces - elite starfighter pilots answerable directly to the upper command levels of the Starkiller operation. The markings date back to the decorated flight barons of the Old Empire.”

redlikeroses16  asked:

HEY, YOU'RE BACK FRIEND!!! I MISSED YOU SO MUCH!!! <3

sCREECHES FROM THE ROOFTOPS AND DIVEBOMBS FROM THE ROOFTOPS TO H U G AN D S M O O CH  U ! !! ! !  A   AA  A A A A A A A A  AS SDHKLHVBXCNVMVKXNVKCXBVLKCXNVLKXC

Volerti dimenticare! E i discorsi che ti fo! E i miei sorrisi, e la voglia di venirmi a inginocchiare, e la luce dei tuoi occhi! E il tempo con il quale riempio la distanza tra me e te! E qualche tua parola che par viva e sola! E il pensiero che, se t'amassi, sarei felice! E tu che non mi hai rimproverato mai! E i nostri ricordi! E il tempo che siamo stati insieme, così dolce, così bello! E il mio ostinato silenzio! E le mie strette di mano, quando le nostre mani sapevano tutto della mia anima! Sei ancora bella, o forse di più? Mi piaceresti lo stesso? Potrei tacere ancora, se ti rivedessi? Ti accorgeresti di niente?
E questa rondine che corre dinanzi al suono della campana, per non farsi raggiungere!
—  Federigo Tozzi, La rondine da Bestie
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He Shou Wu and Boosting Dopamine Naturally


He Shou Wu has been classically regarded as one of the greatest anti-aging, rejuvenation, and longevity herbs in Chinese Medicine. He Shou Wu is classified as a tonic to the Kidney Yin Jing as well as to the Blood. It’s also said to have a stabilizing and grounding effect to the heart and nervous system and its for these reasons that many experience a calm sense of upliftedness after consuming this revered tonic herb.

The good news is that modern science has revealed some mechanisms why which this effect may be occurring. One top candidate is he shou wu’s ability to inhibit monoamine oxidase or MAO-B.

Researchers have found that of all herbs studied, he shou wu is the greatest inhibitor of MAO activity.

There was an herbal formula I used that gave me super mental powers. I didnt even feel tired, and I got straight As on my tests for the first time ever after not sleeping all night.

Rhodiola Rosea (1 capsule Gaia Herbs)
Green Tea
Gingko Biloba.
Fo Ti

Thats it. Caffeine constricts arteries in the brain forcing blood to the extremists for fight or flight. Gingko reverses this.

Rhodiola is proven to enhance cognitive function and oxygen efficiency to the brain and muscles.

Caffeine is a nervous system stimulant. Large amounts of strong and quality green tea dont create as much stress as coffee. There are different xanthines besides caffeine, like theobromide, and green tea gives you more mental alertness with less muscular tension, also because of the magnesium….You need more of it to function though. Coffee can be an acceptable substitute.

Fo Ti is an adrenal tonic. It helps your adrenals which are keeping you awake past your deadline.

Also, some idodine rich foods like table salt or seaweed can help your thyroid do its things.

I just…really love animals and cute insects and flowers and fjerwiofjosd;fo T^T

I was tagged a while ago by the lovely ems-uitwaaien but I kept forgetting to finish it OTL Uh tagging i taaaaaag vectober, superthird, columnnotes, lisaveeee, kallielef, netmors BUT ONLY IF YOU GUYS WANT TO HA ;w;

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