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Welcome to a BONUS Fuzzy Friday post!

Fans of this tumblr know that on Friday mornings we share a Fuzzy Friday post, usually featuring cute animals and books.  So when I happen to see a cute and fuzzy … SOMETHING walking down Broadway near Fort Tryon Park today, I thought this would be a good place to share my discovery.

So the question is, what kind of creature is this???

1. Muskrat

Originally posted by mrflibbers

2. Gopher

Originally posted by theletters2juliet

3. Groundhog

Originally posted by gameraboy

4. Beaver

Originally posted by preciousweb

5. Gigantic hamster

Originally posted by mickeymousemoscow

6. Tiny capybara

Originally posted by animalssittingoncapybaras

7. Other (mystery rodent!)

Originally posted by sashamutch


So, what do you think?  And more importantly … how can you tell?

Le salon de Madame Récamier à l'Abbaye-aux-Bois (1826). François-Louis Dejuinne (French, 1786-1844). Oil on wood. Musée du Louvre.

Juliette Récamier was a woman of letters and held a literary salon in an apartment of the Abbaye-aux-Bois rue de Sèvres in Paris, rented 7 April 1820. She moved into this religious establishment with her niece in October the same year.

Fort Mose was the first sanctioned free African  settlement in what is now the United States. Established in 1738 just outside  of St. Augustine, it was led by Francisco Menendez who had been sold into  slavery and escaped to Spanish Florida. He served as Captain of Fort Mose  until 1763 when Florida fell to the British.

“It’s a cardboard cutout.”
“But why don’t you have the REAL Capitan America?”
“Budget cuts.”

Lieutenant Colonel Warren Adams of Co. H, 1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment In Uniform

Lt. Colonel Warren Adams commanded of the 1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment in defense of Battery Wagner at Charleston. He fended off the attacks of the African American 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry led by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. Attacked twice on July 11 and July 18, 1863, he repelled the Union forces with modest losses. Colonel Robert Gould Shaw was killed in the second assault on the fort. It eventually succumbed to siege when the Confederates abandoned it on the evening of September 6-7, 1863. The Battles of Battery Wagner are the source of the 1989 movie Glory. Adams went on to serve the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry and was shot from his saddle at the Battle of Bentonville in 1865.- He was the son of South Carolina Governor James Hopkins Adams and Jane Margaret Scott Adams.

  • Purchased from: Cowan’s Auctions, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 2015.
  • Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress).

anonymous asked:

You already did headcanons for toddler Percy so, toddler Annabeth headcanons?

  • she would build elaborate landscapes with legos 
  • she would sneak into her dad’s library and build small forts with his books 
  • her curls were always in her face 
  • she could spend hours with a pad of paper and a pack of crayons 
  • Matilda was her favorite movie and she would try for hours to move her books with the powers she was sure she had 

100 Things To Do This Fall

By: Maria

Fall season is officially upon us and with that comes the excitement of all the unique autumn activities we can now engage in. Thus, I compiled list of fun things to do this season with your best buddies, favorite family members and of course all by your gorgeous self-enjoy!

  1. Go for a long walk

  2. Collect leaves

  3. Have a bonfire

  4. Roast chestnuts

  5. Dance in the rain

  6. Go for a bike ride at dusk

  7. Jump in a puddle

  8. Knit something

  9. Buy a sweater

  10. Bake cinnamon cookies

  11. Make a pumpkin pie

  12. Make hot chocolate

  13. Go to a homecoming game

  14. Have a scary movie marathon

  15. Make a fall playlist

  16. Spent evening at a cafe

  17. Have a Halloween party

  18. Read a new book

  19. Go to a fair

  20. Stargaze wrapped in a blanket

  21. Have a sleepover

  22. Write a fall-themed poem

  23. Buy nice-smelling candles

  24. Hang paper lights

  25. Museum

  26. Watch a movie at the cinema

  27. Volunteer

  28. Go for a picnic

  29. Go to the library

  30. Built a blanket fort

  31. Have a fall-themed photoshoot

  32. Visit grandparents

  33. Dress up for Halloween

  34. Go to the park

  35. Take care of a plant

  36. Paint

  37. Go to the zoo

  38. Drink warm wine

  39. Go bowling

  40. Drink a new kind of tea

  41. Watch the sun set and rise

  42. Girls night in

  43. Go to a haunted house

  44. DIY

  45. Eat caramel-apples

  46. Fall asleep to the sound of rain

  47. Make a fall photo album

  48. Decorate a mug

  49. Kiss

  50. Go to a concert

  51. Buy a beanie

  52. Starbucks date

  53. Make leaf lanterns

  54. Go to the woods

  55. Make s’mores

  56. Start a new series

  57. Have a Chai tea latte

  58. Fall nail art

  59. Disney movie marathon

  60. Make soup

  61. Crafts night with friends

  62. Make a time capsule

  63. Have roasted corn

  64. Curl up around fireplace

  65. Fall shopping spree

  66. Layer

  67. Stroll in the foggy crisp morning

  68. Decorate front door

  69. Cook-out with family

  70. Trick or treat

  71. Country-side road trip

  72. Harry Potter movie marathon

  73. Get a pen-pal

  74. Go antique-hunting

  75. Have a table-games night

  76. Bake a cake in a mug

  77. Vlog

  78. Learn to make origami

  79. Pull off a prank

  80. People watch

  81. Keep a journal

  82. Spa night

  83. Create a dance routine

  84. Wreck this journal

  85. Make a throw pillow

  86. Go record-shopping

  87. Feed the ducks

  88. Write fan-fiction

  89. Scrapbook

  90. Write a song

  91. Blog

  92. Fondue

  93. Adopt a stray animal

  94. Collect and decorate room with pines

  95. Have a Sunday brunch

  96. Join a club

  97. Sneak out

  98. Wear dark lips

  99. Ride a bus to nowhere

  100. Go to amusement park

Photographer: Emily Keenan

Study Session: w/Arc-and-Sphyrr

“Remember, first day of Port’s class. The Battle of White Castle. What was the deciding factor of the battle?" 

Blake was sitting across from Jaune, her book open in front of her, eyes scanning the pages as she absently asked the question, letting him think over the answer from within his vertiable fort of library texts. 

03/20/2015

So you knew you were getting libraries, right? I mean, there are all these books being carried around by traveling artists with no easy way to read them, and we can’t have that. Also, it was a little odd to imagine a library packed with art books and the occasional rambling necromantic tract – we’re in the process of solving that problem in the usual way: I just got through with engineering and chemistry, such as they are. The outlines are ready for mathematicians, philosophers, historians, geographers, doctors, naturalists, and astronomers. I’m using the same master-student framework for them as they work on research projects, and they’ll also consult existing books at their home libraries, of course – a good thing, since the early tests without books led to the expected and repeated tragic loss of knowledge and the constant rediscovery of previously known facts without much progress toward advanced techniques. It has been entertaining building up the different knowledge branches, interacting with our year 1400 cut-off, and no doubt screwing up various simple ideas and so forth.

As it stands, the state of your civilization’s collected knowledge does not impact what buildings, jobs, etc. you can use in your fort – that’s a tricky issue I don’t want to get sucked into at this point. Figuring that out for a later release is certainly on the table. It’s an interesting problem – smaller worlds with fewer scholars don’t advance as fast, and the future myth generation stuff will doubtless shake up the progression. We’re not worrying about any of that now! All we want are wholesome libraries.
Dwarves practice all forms of scholarship (while still preferring craftsdwarfship to books), elves do elfy stuff, and humans are variable (human values are randomized for each instance of civilization now, and there’s a raw tag that sets scholar types based on the particular civ’s values and jobs).
This shouldn’t be too lengthy a side-track, given that we aren’t tackling any of the difficult questions where game and knowledge intersect. Festivals soon! Then we can move to fortress mode. Though the focus with your dwarves this time is on taverns and leisure, there is a possibility of a fort library being a minor topic (as temples are currently).

03/16/2015

While toying around with the art book code and poem/etc. composition, I thought I’d see what happens to an entire form created by an artist mid-world-generation when the only way the form can be passed around is between teachers, students and troupe members. Most of these non-civ forms tend to stay within a single troupe, but sometimes they break out. For instance, in a 200 year small world, we had a human from a hamlet named Usmen decide to run away from home and study goblin poetry. I guess he was troubled by their society, because it wasn’t too many years before he introduced a new form of poetry in the year 106: a poetic narrative intended to teach a moral lesson. He and his master Zom Frothhate joined up with a few more goblins and founded the Tan Flies, and Usmen taught the whole group the new poetic form. A hundred years later, forty years after Usmen died of old age, the eight current members of the Tan Flies are still teaching moral lessons to their goblin buddies.

They aren’t the only ones though – back in 113, not long after moral poetry was introduced, one of the founding Tan Flies named Stasost Tongsdemons left the group to go study elven poetry under Narena Packedman, a renowned poet who had over twenty-five students and several major works over a century of activity. After a brief apprenticeship, Stasost went on to have five students of her own before becoming a noble ruling over some goblin pits in 131. Two of these students, Aslot Hatedtangle and Stasost Profaneace, were taught the moral lesson poetic form around the year 120. Stasost Profaneace is still alive, now traveling with the venerable Blockaded Horns troupe (founded in 35), though she has not yet successfully passed on the moral lesson form (her only apprentice to date was murdered).
The other student of Tongsdemons, Aslot, was a one-armed murderous goblin farmer in the pits before becoming a poet at age one hundred eleven, studying under the future Lady for twelve years until she assumed rulership. Aslot was murdered in 162, but he had many students of his own and one of them, a human named Atek Housetactics was deemed worthy of the moral lesson form. Atek was born in 130, 24 years after the invention of moral lesson poetry, and learned the form in the year 150. After losing several apprentices to the perils of goblin living, Atek managed to keep the goblin Osta Wererock alive long enough to pass along the knowledge. They founded a troupe together called the Holy Points and are still performing. Several new members have joined up, so there’s hope that moral lesson poetry will continue to spread.

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