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   Hondo sat at one of the empty table just staring at a pecular pie that was offered to him. It wasn’t too late, a good few hours after dinner service, as he chose to study a bit in the great hall over the library or some of the common rooms. An elf offered him something sweet—a reward of sorts for his hard work but when he returned with a slice of rhubarb pie the poor boy was confused. Not wanting to be rude he poked his fork at it a bit before stopping someone who was passing.

      —”Sorry, could you tell me what this is?” his eyes traced down to his plate. 

anonymous asked:

Alt! (handsomethrowrug, who had imagined it was short for 'alternate‘?)

/I really enjoyed playing Sabor a while back. She’s probably my favourite Disney villain for a number of reasons: batshit crazy design, no speaking role, and the fact that she doesn’t fuck around the way Scar and Shere Khan do: she’s straight to the point and also the jugular

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First Impressions - Patrick

This was inspired by my recent time away but was written on a grey, cold day back home.

If you missed Shelagh’s First Impressions, here’s the link -

https://mg-bsl381.tumblr.com/post/167742924043/first-impressions-shelagh

I hope you like it.

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ID #16546

Name: Sonet
Age: 19
Country: South Africa

I absolutely love reading anything I can get my hands on and probably need music more than oxygen. My music taste includes anything from Blink 182, Nirvana, Fall out Boy, Green Day, MCR, Sleeping with Sirens, Taylor Swift, You Me at Six, 3 Doors Down, and the list just goes on and on and on… I also like to get music/book recs to check out from friends, and would love that from a Pen Pal, although it is not a requirement.

I’m also totally hooked on Grey’s Anatomy, Supergirl, The Bold Type, the big bang theory and a couple of other tv shows, and with the holiday approaching, I’d love to check out some new ones.

I’m from a small town in South Africa, and as with most small towns, it’s not exactly interesting. I would love to hear all about your culture and anything you’d like to share.

I also love to go hiking with my husky, she’s prettier than I am, and probably helps tons in me making friends.

I’m 19, female, currently in my second year in University and totally loving it.

I think that’s about everything…but we don’t exactly have to have something in common to become pen pals

Preferences: I guess anything from 17-22 is fine, and if you’re almost 17, or just turned 22 it’s fine too (this has always been something that’s bothered me, so I thought I would specify). I’m not exactly a fan of ignorant people.
Our snail mail system is really unreliable, I haven’t used it in years, so if you’re up for a challenge we can totally try, although I do recommend online.

If all goes well we can share social media accounts or even numbers.

/There’s a recurring theme with all of my (single-muse) side-blogs

If your joke, comment, or clip isn’t worth interrupting Toto’s “Africa”, The Simple Mind’s “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”, or Next to Normal’s “You Don’t Know” and “My Psychopharmacologist and I”, please, don’t bother me

Zeppelin Resupply Mission to Africa Departs

The L59 just before its departure from Bulgaria.

November 21 1917, Yambol–By the fall of 1917, Lettow-Vorbeck’s forces in German East Africa were running critically low on supplies, having been completely isolated since March 1916.  The German Navy decided to attempt to resupply Lettow-Vorbeck by zeppelin.  After the first zeppelin chosen was destroyed by in a storm in October, the new L59 replaced it, and was lengthened to 743 feet to carry sufficient hydrogen for the journey.  It was to carry 15 tons of supplies, including first aid, ammunition, and machine guns.  L59′s journey was intended to be one-way, so everything on board was designed to be of some use to Lettow-Vorbeck’s forces.  The envelope could be remade into tents and sleeping bags (sowing machines were included to help with this effort), and the zeppelin’s frame could be used to build structures and a wireless transmitter.

L59 left the southernmost zeppelin station, in Yambol, Bulgaria, on November 21, with a crew of 22 volunteers (after two earlier failed attempts in the previous weeks).  It flew south over Turkey, then crossed the Mediterranean, arriving over Sollum before dawn on the 22nd.  The journey over the Sahara was quite difficult due the extreme daily swings in air temperature.  This made the airship quite difficult to control, nearly crashing at one point.  The extreme heat also caused structural damage as the airship expanded, and knocked out the zeppelin’s wireless transmitter.

Just after midnight on November 23, around 50 miles west of Khartoum, they received a faint wireless signal from Germany, ordering them to turn back.  While the exact reasons for this message (and even its authenticity) have been disputed, it seems likely that they had learned that Lettow-Vorbeck had been forced south beyond the intended landing zone into terrain unsuitable for landing (or even further, into Mozambique).  The zeppelin arrived back in Yambol on November 25, after a ninety-five hour flight, still the longest continuous wartime military flight in history.

Today in 1916: HMHS Britannic, Sister to Titanic, Sinks in Aegean and Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary Dies
Today in 1915: British Recon Flight Shot Down Near Ctesiphon After Spotting Turkish Reinforcements
Today in 1914: Turks Beat Back Russians in the Caucasus

Sources include: Arthur Banks, Atlas of the First World War; Byron Farwell, The Great War in Africa.