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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag / Freedom Cry + main historical locations

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Historic Diamonds~ War Flag Complete~

‘Do you hear the Diamonds sing? Singing the songs of angry gems!’

The first part of our Historic Diamonds cosplay is complete! Yay! All we need to do is just give the flag pole a lick of paint and make it con-acceptable but that can be done at a much later date!

There has been much Les Mis flag waving and singing since we completed it this afternoon!

Now we’re just spurned on to actually start making Yellow Diamond’s costume with material’s arriving soon! ^^

Artwork belongs to @romans-art
Yellow Diamond belongs to Rebecca Sugar

anonymous asked:

(sorry, but this is a bit negative and mentions ace discourse) Recently, I made a post saying that all aces belong in the LBGT+ community because I saw so many people saying otherwise. Unfortunately, many people commented about it being "one sided" and that there's nothing aces are doing for the community and because of that, we should't be a part of it. Is there anything you know of that I can do to fix this? I'm sorry, I'm just so frustrated and upset about it and I don't know what to do.

Fix the problem? No. Because honestly they don’t care. If they actually showed up at LGBT centers today they’d find aces contributing, aces have also shown historically that we’ve been here for a long time, elder bisexuals have personally stated that aces pre-widely used label used to be under the bi flag because historically bi was anyone who didn’t fit under gay or straight.

It’s is an old and reused argument anytime internal groups attempt to organize. Trans people have to show they helped. Bi people had to prove they helped. And for a while lesbian women had to prove they weren’t “hang oners” because it was said they didn’t suffer or add enough to the cause. It’s all bullshit and people who say that shit don’t actually want to be corrected.

mika-the-pro-procrastinator-27  asked:

May I ask for a random fact about the flag of Lithuania this time? I don't have a random fact to exchange with you though...

The current official Lithuanian flag was created when Lithuania reclaimed Independence in 1918. Yellow symbolizes sun, green symbolizes forests and red symbolizes our blood.

Our historical flag called Vytis was supposed to become the official flag of Lithuania since it was used during the times of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. However, the interwar government decided to keep it as our coat of arms instead since they didn’t want to be associated with communism for the bright red color. Nowadays Vytis stands both as the coat of arms and our historical flag. Therefore, we can say that Lithuania has not one but two flags.

A Historical Make Me Choose/Talk About Master-Meme

(Because there aren’t enough let’s face it)

Make me choose:

1. Between two historical figures

2. Between two historical ‘periods’, reigns or eras

3. Between two conflicts

4. Between two historical objects

5. Between two historical pieces of clothing or fashion trends

6. Between two factions (anything from Lancaster and York to Whig and Tory)

7. Between two concepts (this is flexible)

8. Between two ‘areas’ of history (social, economic, military, et.c.)

9. Between two forms of transport or specific vehicles (the Mary Rose, penny farthing)

10. Between two general objects (cannons, dolls, knives)

11. Between two dishes or foods

12. Between two historians

13. Between two events

14. Between two historical couples

15. Anything you want

Talk About:

1. See the Make Me Choose Section (favourite figure, couple, place, e.t.c.)

2. Something about your own family’s history

3. A historical theory, trope, or misconception you HATE

4. A historical event you wish you’d been a fly on the wall for

5. A historical figure who you think is overrated

6. A historical figure you think is underrated

7. The oldest thing you can see from where you are sitting (can be a person).

8.  A favourite random historical anecdote or fact

9. A historical myth/legend/rumour/story (flexible)

10. Something historical related to where you live

11. Something historical related to where you were born

12. Somewhere historical you’ve been

13. Somewhere historical you’d like to go

14. A historical form of a language or dead language you wish you could speak/hear spoken

15. A historical headcanon you have

16. A piece of heraldry, historical symbol, badge, flag, e.t.c. you like/associate with

17.  A historical figure you would most like to meet in their own time

18. A historical figure you would most like to bring to the modern day

19.  Historical dinner party (who would you invite, who would you seat next to each other, what would you talk about- GO)

20. Free choice

Feel free to add your own!

U.S. paratroopers of the 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division move through Rue Holgate move towards the crossroads with Route #13 in Carentan, Normandy. 12 June 1944.

The Battle of Carentan was an engagement between US airborne forces and the German Wehrmacht during the Battle of Normandy. The battle took place between 10 and 15 June 1944, on the approaches to and within the city of Carentan, France.

Carentan was defended by the 6th Parachute Regiment, two Ost battalions and remnants of other German forces. The 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division, ordered to reinforce Carentan, was delayed by transport shortages and attacks by Allied aircraft.
The 101st Airborne Division, was ordered to seize Carentan.

Carentan captured, 12 June
At 06:00 Carentan was attacked from the north by 1st/401st GIR and the south by 2nd/506th PIR. Both units
encountered machine gun fire from the rear guard, but the 2nd/506th was also sporadically shelled by artillery to
the south of Carentan. Despite this, both units swiftly cleaned out the rear guard in a short fight near the railway
station and met at 07:30 in the centre of town. The 1st/506th PIR engaged in more serious combat south of town
when it had to rescue Col. Sink’s command post, surrounded because it had pushed too far towards the German
lines in the dark.
In the afternoon both the 506th and 501st advanced southwest but after a mile were stopped by heavy contacts with
new German units including a few tanks. The 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division had intended to counterattack to
retake Carentan, but its assault guns were held up in the assembly areas by Allied air attacks. Instead infantry units
dug in on higher ground below the city and battled the paratroopers until dark. (worldwar2-photofinder.com)

(Colourised by Nikos Hatzitsirou from Greece)

It’s Flag Day, so everybody give it up for Old Glory, adopted as the flag of the United States on this day in 1777.

William D. Hassler. American flag flying on a tower of the Sherman Creek power station, W. 201st Street, Inwood, New York City. circa July 1916. New-York Historical Society.

Storm Flag Raised At Fort Sumter

The Fort Sumter Flag is a historic United States flag with a distinctive, diamond shaped-shaped pattern of 33 stars. The flag was lowered by Major Robert Anderson  on April 14, 1861 when he surrendered Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, at the outset of the American Civil War. 

WIKI source


Colorful Cottage by Brian Logan