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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

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!


White Tower by Mark McIntosh
Via Flickr:
The White Tower is a keep (also known as a donjon), which was often the strongest structure in a medieval castle, and contained lodgings suitable for the lord

James Monroe: Crossing the Delaware.

`One of the most famous paintings of the American Revolution is George Washington Crossing the Delaware River by the German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze.

The artist, Leutze, born in 1816 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Württemberg, Germany. As a child, he was brought to the United States and his parents settled first in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and then in Philadelphia. His early education was good, though not especially in the direction of art which he would later pursue. The first development of his artistic talent occurred while he was attending the sickbed of his father, and to occupy the long hours of waiting, he attempted drawing. At fourteen, he was painting portraits for $5 apiece and soon became skilled under the teachings of John Rubens Smith, a portrait painting in Philadelphia. He returned to his home country of Germany in 1842. Finished in 1850, seventy four years after the event, it is 149 inches by 255 on a large oil on canvas. It was a commemoration as well as an attempt to encourage Europe’s liberal reformers through the example of the American Revolution. He used art students and tourists as assistants and models for the individuals. It was finished in 1850 before being damaged in a studio fire and then being restored. During World War II, this original version was destroyed on September 5th, 1942 during a bombing raid. The second painting was a replica of the first, completed and put on exhibition in October of 1851 with more than 50,000 people viewing it.

The painting is notable for its artistic composition. General Washington is emphasized by an unnaturally glowing sky, while his face catches the upcoming sun along with the crystal glow of the icy waters. The colors consist of mostly dark tones at the center and edges, it is supposed to be dawn, but there are red highlights repeated throughout the art piece. Foreshortening, perspective and the distant boats all aid to lend depth and highlight the boat carrying Washington, making it stand out. 

The others represent the wide diversity of the American colonies with frost of the winter night sprinkling their cloaks; a man in a Scottish bonnet; a man of African descent facing backward next to each other in the front; 

western riflemen at the bow and stern, two farmers in broad-brimmed hats near the back (one with bandaged head); 

a rower in a red shirt, speculated to possibly mean to be a woman in man’s clothing; 

and a man at the rear of the boat wearing what seemed to be Native American clothing. 

The man leaning over the side is General Nathanael Greene and General Edward Hand is shown seated and holding his hat. 

According to the 1853 exhibition cataloger, the man standing just behind General Washington, holding the stars and stripes is Lieutenant James Monroe.

Here, Monroe is pictured as an illustrious soldier. His black tricorn hat resting above his wavy brown hair, brushed back and cutting off mid air, extends down his back. The colors of the sky reflect across the shoulders of his red and blue uniform and buff gold tinted buttons. There is a certain set of determination in his eyes, nestled between tightly set brows. Eyes follow off into the distance, traveling down his nose and looking into almost in a face of pure determination. A small hue of pink is on his cheeks from the cold and his mouth is firm, unmoving in emotion. Through the serious facial posture there is a sense of youth and vigor, and a handsome young still teenager, ready to face the outcome of that night with unwavering loyalty. He seems almost in his command, holding the stars and stripes like he will one day direct the nation. Emanuel Leutze even added Monroe’s signature dimple that lies at the center of his chin and red lips.

Though beautiful and proves talent, almost everything about this painting is incorrect. The river in it resembles the Rhine more than the Delaware; in the Rhine, ice tends to form in jagged chunks as pictured, but in the Delaware it is more common to more in broad sheets and the river itself was far more narrow. The boat (of the wrong model) looks too small to carry all occupants and stay afloat, but this was perhaps to out stand the struggle of the rowing soldiers. The sky, is producing much too much light in the sky for what was a night crossing. During the crossing, Washington did not cross standing up either (it would of posed risk of capsizing the boat) and it was snowing–not clear. The men did not bring horses or field guns across the river in the boats, but instead had them transported by ferries. The flag in Monroe’s hands is of design that did not exist at the time of Washington’s crossing. The flag’s design was specified in the June 14, 1777, Flag Resolution of the Second Continental Congress, and flew for the first time on September 3, 1777—well after Washington’s crossing in 1776. The historically accurate flag would have been the Grand Union Flag, officially hoisted by Washington himself on January 1, 1776, at Somerville, Massachusetts, as the standard of the Continental Army and the first national flag. Finally, James Monroe was not holding the flag, nor was he not even in the boat with George Washington–he crossed the icy river hours earlier and was extremely busy.

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.