“For Beatles fans the dream ended in 1970, when Paul McCartney announced the break of the band. In later years John liken the break up to that of a divorce.
JOHN: In a marriage, or a love affair, when the seven year itch or the twelve year or whatever these things that you have to go through, there comes a point where the marriage collapses because they can’t face that reality, and they go seeking what they thought they should be having, still, somewhere else. If I get a new girl it’ll all be like that again. if I get a new boy, but for all marriages all couples, it’ll all be the same again. But what you lose is what you put into that relationship.
John’s partnership with Paul began in 1957 when they were both teenagers and it culminated in 1969 on Abbey Road, the group’s last video record.
JOHN:The early stuff, the Hard Day’s Night period, I call it the early period, was….what I’m equating it to is the sexual equivalent of the beginning of a relationship. Of people in love. And the Sgt. Pepper Abbey Road period was the period of maturity in the relationship. And maybe had we gone on together maybe something more interesting would have come out of it. It would not have been the same. It would have been a different thing. But maybe it wouldn’t either. Maybe it was a marriage that had to end. Some marriages don’t get through that phase. It’s hard to speculate about what would have been.” - John Lennon Interview, September 1980.
Capitalist desire for imperialist expansion, as the expression of its highest maturity in the last period of its life, has the economic tendency to change the whole world into capitalistically producing nations, to sweep away all superannuated, pre-capitalistic methods of production and society, to subjugate all the riches of the earth and all means of production to capital, to turn the laboring masses of all zones into wage slaves. In Africa and in Asia, from the most northern regions to the southernmost point of South America and the South Seas, the remnants of old communistic social groups, of feudal society, of patriarchal systems, and of ancient handicraft production are destroyed and stamped out by capitalism. Whole peoples are destroyed, ancient civilizations are leveled to the ground, and in their place profiteering in its most modern forms is being established.
(…) To capitalist economists and politicians, railroads, matches, sewerage systems, and warehouses are progress and culture. Of themselves such works, grafted upon primitive conditions are neither culture nor progress, for they too dearly paid for with the sudden economic and cultural ruin of the peoples who must drink down the bitter cup of misery and horror of two social orders, of traditional agricultural landlordism, of super-modern, super-refined capitalist exploitation, at one and the same time
I was at my cousin’s bridal shower at a hotel that served tea when my younger cousin started panicking because her period had come and she didn’t have any products with her. I went to ask the male waiter for our room about where I could get a tampon for her. He left the room and came back with this basket which he put in the room’s private bathroom. He was very matter of fact and mature about it. He even asked if we needed any pain killers and offered to go and get them for us. This is how periods should be handled. Tampons and pads are not gross, not taboo, and nothing more than sanitary items like soap or paper towels. If all men could be this mature about it, that would be lovely.
•Y/N is Khalil’s little sister and she’s close with Justin and Za. They end up having a threesome (Mature)
•Talking about wet dreams together (Mature)
•Justin gets embarrassed when he gets a boner in public
•Justin’s on tour and he gets a call saying you’ve hurt yourself
•Bringing their baby home for the first time
•Y/N teases Justin before he goes on stage and he ends up being 30 minutes late for his concert (Mature)
•Justin’s surprised when you ride him for the first time (Mature)
•Spending the day with Jazzy and Jaxon
•Justin makes a sexual joke when he sees you during one of his shows and the crowd reacts
•Y/N and Justin have feelings for each other but won’t admit it to each other. She compliments Justin when she’s drunk, spilling the truth
•Y/N pranks Justin and he gets mad
•Y/N and Justin are good friends but Justin’s in love with her, he shows up at her house drunk and confesses. Things take a turn (Mature)
•Y/N is dating Justin and they go clubbing but she sees him dancing with another girl, so she dances with a random guy. When you get home the night gets rough (Mature)
•Y/N and Justin have passionate, angry hate sex (From both their P.O.V’s) (Mature)
•All Justin wants for his birthday is a baby. He gets excited by the idea of having kids
•Y/N and Justin have a 3 year old boy and Y/N is out with her friends but their son doesn’t feel well and starts crying, so Justin has to beg her to come home
•Y/N is Jazzy and Jaxon’s nanny, when Justin comes home from the holidays, he meets her and finds her attractive. They end up having sex
•“Why do they make this look so easy in all those porn movies?! This hurts like fuck!”
•[Y/N] wins Best Actress at the Oscars and you take Justin as your date
•Y/N is afraid to be comfortable with Justin because of her past boyfriend
•Y/N is famous and goes on the Ellen show for an interview and is asked about the dating rumours involving her and Justin
•Y/N has had a child before her and Justin got together and she goes to take the child to his father’s house but the kid wants to stay with Justin instead
•Justin is jealous because you’re out and men keep staring at you but he can’t do anything because you’re only dating on the down low and when you both get home he fucks his jealousy away (Mature)
•Justin is having a hard time without Y/N on tour and he’s really sad, so she goes to surprise him but he has an anxiety attack on stage and she has to help him and he doesn’t connect that she’s there until he calms down
•Y/N and Justin are having sex, Hailey and Kendall walk in and they end up having a foursome (Mature)
•Y/N and Justin split up. They sabotage each other’s dates and argue constantly. They can’t accept that they’re not over each other
•Y/N owns a Ferrari, one day Justin wants to race and if she wins she get a head and vice versa
•Doctor Bieber (Mature)
•Justin is Y/N’s gym instructor/trainer. One day he can’t control
himself at the sight of her and they end up fucking (Mature)
•Justin uses sex toys (Mature)
•Justin Bieber/Jason McCann (Part Two) (Mature)
•Periods and Inconsiderations (Part Two)
•Bounce On My lap (Part Two) (Mature)
•Y/N takes Justin’s virginity (Mature)
•Y/N let’s Justin draw a nude painting of her
•Justin’s fantasy comes true thanks to Y/N (Mature)
•Fantasising and Late Night Calls (Part Two) (Mature)
•Y/N is having dinner out with her family when Justin won’t stop constantly calling her. She later finds out he wants her to go to the bathroom and touch herself (Mature)
•Y/N wears sexy lingerie & garter straps, causing Justin’s mind to wander (Mature)
•Y/N is getting married to someone but right before they get married, Justin stands up and confesses his love to her, making her doubt everything
•Justin is going to visit a school to pick one person to go on tour with him and he picks Y/N, it gets heated.
•"I can be sobbing in front of you with a broken heart and I’d still crack a joke.“
•Y/N makes herself squirt, she tells Justin and he asks her to show him (Mature)
•First Time Foreplay (Mature)
•Y/N and Justin go skinny dipping
•Y/N teases Justin when they’re having dinner and he ends up fucking her (Mature)
•Y/N and Justin get caught by the squad (Mature)
•Y/N and Justin have sex in the bathroom at a club (Mature)
•Y/N is on her period but Justin is horny
•Y/N goes on tour with Justin and they get into a fight. Y/N leaves, causing Justin to take time from the tour to go after her
•Y/N and Justin are best friends, they are both virgins and make a deal to be each other’s first time (Mature)
•Y/N is a dancer and dances for Justin to ‘Dance For You’ by Beyoncé and they end up fucking (Mature)
•Explicit Imagination (Part Two) (Mature)
•'Let Me Love You’ imagine
•Y/N and Justin are getting married but before it starts Justin begins to get the nerves, causing him to run away
On this day in music history: May 23, 1972 - “Lookin’ Through The Windows”, the fifth studio album by The Jackson 5 is released. Produced by The Corporation and Hal Davis, it is recorded at The Sound Factory in Hollywood, CA in February 1970, and Motown/Hitsville USA West in Hollywood, CA from October 1971 - April 1972. The groups fifth release sees them beginning to move away from the trademark “bubblegum soul” feel of their earlier Motown hits toward a more mature sound. This period also marks the beginning of the groups dissatisfaction with Motown’s control over their career, in which they are not allowed to have any say or creative input in their music. It spins off two singles (three in the UK) including “Little Bitty Pretty One” (#8 R&B, #15 Pop) “Doctor My Eyes” (#9 UK), and the title track (#5 R&B, #16 Pop, #9 UK). The album is remastered and reissued on CD in 2001, as a two-fer disc with the “Goin’ Back To Indiana” TV soundtrack. It is also reissued as a 180 gram vinyl LP in Europe in 2009, with a second stand alone CD release in 2010. “Lookin’ Through The Windows” peaks at number three on the Billboard R&B album chart and number seven on the Top 200.
“nuthin’ to be ashamed of, only natural” Cassidy (Preacher) + Reader Insert
Ok, so this is a topic I haven’t seen anyone yet, who dared to write about it. Therefore, I challenged myself. I hope you bear with me and don’t flee in disgust. (I’m actually very nervous to post it and if you want me to delete you from the tags, I will - sorry for the bother)
The Holodomor is just an invention of Ukrainian reactionaries, which then was echoed by Nazis and their ilk back in the day, and later on by Ukrainian reactionaries that exiled themselves in Western countries. The claim that Stalin ‘engineered’ a famine is ridiculous as it is disingenuous, given the connotations of the word itself (Holodomor as a term came later as an attempt of Ukrainian nationalists to compare it to the Holocaust)
That said first piece of evidence is to note that the 1930′s famine was a product of a combination of several factors, first off was a drought that affected the region in the 1930′s. Specifically, in summer of 1931 drought and hot winds affected the regions of the Southern Urals, Western Siberia, the Volga Region, Bashkiria, and both the south and center of Ukraine.Rain precipitations on the areas affected was between 10 to 50% than on normal periods. This couple with the fact that the regions that were affected by the drought normally didn’t expect much rainfall, made the situation all the more severe.
“In the main spring maturation period of mid April to mid June, precipitation in the southern Urals and Western Siberia was one fourth of the amount that agronomists there considered necessary for normal plant growth”
Of the Western Siberia agricultural districts nearly one third of them had total crop failures in 1931, for the reasons pointed above. In other regions the average grain yields per hectare dropped between 70-90%.
By 1932 precipitations increased substantially on several regions and while normally this is a good thing on some districts the rainfall was so severe that it was two or three times higher than their historical averages, and this led to a reduction in crop yields in 1932.
> you’re 3 minutes older and don’t ever let him forget > as little kids you literally talked to nobody else at school, you were born with a best friend and you had a secret language and made up games and all the cliche twin stuff > your teachers and parents worried about you and Pony not developing enough socially, so you branched out more and more the older you both got > your mom was literally your hero, whatever you couldn’t talk to Pony about you went to your mom with (especially as you started to mature and got your period and boobs and stuff) > (your mom had to explain to Pony why you couldn’t share a room anymore after that. he was heartbroken but you still watched the sunset together every night before bed) > your dad taught you how to read and write, and when it came time, to play football, baseball, and basketball. he made sure you were great at all of them because you came home from school once and asked him why girls weren’t allowed to be on the school teams. > when you were little you would always try to wrestle with Darry, and he’d be afraid of hurting you because you were sort of a scrawny little kid. but you could hold your own with him for the most part until he started working out and building muscle (you kicked his ass in a football game once, but he was never mopey or pissed about it, just really proud) > Darry helped you with homework a lot and whenever he learned something new in class, he taught it to you. > you used to copy Soda a lot when you were little, follow him around, repeat what he said, etc. because you thought he was the most tuff person in the world, and it annoyed him at first, but after he talked to Mom about it he started to use it to make sure he was a good influence on you — he sobbed and sobbed when he dropped out of school because he was so afraid you’d do it too, or that he wasn’t a good example to you anymore > you always found it harder to relate to other girls because you grew up surrounded by your brothers and the gang, but your mom made sure you and them all knew that girls are tuff enough and god help all of you if she ever caught anyone saying anything sexist or objectifying > the boys would instinctively come to your aid whenever you got slapped on the ass or cat-called by any other greaser or any soc, but they learned pretty quick that they didn’t have to because you could handle it > also, your mom secretly took them all aside and scolded them — she didn’t want you to think you needed a man to defend your honor for you > the only thing she would not budge on was rumbles, but it wasn’t because you were a girl. she didn’t want any of her kids (whether biological or the “adopted” sons from the gang) fighting like that. of course they all still did, but you were a terrible liar, so they never brought you along. > (Dallas still gave you fighting lessons on the regular so you would know how to throw a right hook without breaking your thumb on the next guy who wolf whistled at you) > you didn’t smoke — you just had no desire to. > after you and Pony did a unit on space in science class one time, you checked out all the astronomy books from the library and learned every single constellation by heart. you watched the stars whenever you were out at night, and the only reason the boys didn’t tease you or Pony too much about it is because they knew you weren’t afraid to beat them up and you had a quick tongue. > you had a gigantic crush on Johnny Cade and everyone but Johnny knew it until the day you kissed him in the lot — you went steady for about three weeks until your parents’ accident, and you ended it: you still had feelings for each other but it just wasn’t the right time to be in a relationship. he was very kind and understanding about it. > when your parents died, you locked yourself in your room for two days. Ponyboy slept outside the door until you came out the day of the funeral. when he had his nightmares, you returned the favor. > in addition to sports, you took ballet classes from when you were 5 to when your parents died — you just couldn’t afford them anymore, and you couldn’t bear to see Darry work another job to pay for them (you know he would have if you didn’t lie and tell him you were quitting to focus on school) > Darry was just as hard on you as he was on Ponyboy, but for different reasons: he didn’t use his head enough, and you used yours too often to sass your teachers, principal, and the Socs. you still brought home good grades though and were pretty respectful to Darry, so there wasn’t much he could realistically say about it. > you didn’t doubt Darry’s love as much as Pony did, but sometimes you still found yourself asking where your big brother went and who replaced him. > the night Darry hit Pony and he ran away, Soda clammed up; you screamed at the top of your lungs and asked why in the world Darry would do that, Mom and Dad would be so ashamed, how could he, you didn’t even know who he was — basically everything your mom would have said if she were there > (you cried the whole time though — every time you got mad you cried and the gang knew not to press that button) > you snuck out to look for Pony and Johnny later that night after Darry and Soda fell asleep — when you ran into Dallas, you bullied everything out of him. when he told you Johnny killed a Soc and why, you passed out cold on the ground and he had to carry you back home. he was careful not to wake anyone, and you could never thank him enough. > Darry tried to apologize to you a million times but you didn’t speak to him for the five days Pony and Johnny were gone. you blamed him for everything and he knew it. Soda tried to bridge a gap, but it didn’t work. you weren’t mad at him for it though, and talked to him like normal, and even cried to him every night > you made Dallas bring you along to Windrixville to see Pony and Johnny. when you saw your brother again it was like a missing piece of you clicked back into the right place. > (you wanted to kiss Johnny more than anything right then, but didn’t want to frighten him because of all he had been through) > when the church was on fire, you ran inside right on Ponyboy’s heels to save the kids in the building. you broke your arm when you landed too hard on the ground after jumping out the window (actually Pony pushed you out), but weren’t burned, and you refused treatment until you knew the others were taken care of first. > when you saw Darry and Soda at the hospital, you almost knocked them over; you held on to Darry the longest and kept apologizing to him until you were out of breath. you kept thinking how he smelled and felt just like Dad holding you there. > during the rumble, you didn’t fight because of your arm, but even if it wasn’t broken you still probably wouldn’t have fought. you stayed with Johnny instead, and you made sure his mother stayed away, and you made sure the nurses were kind, and you made sure that he wasn’t alone or afraid for a second. you knew he was getting weaker and weaker, and it was breaking your heart, but you stayed. you wrote down his letter for Pony and put it inside “Gone with the Wind.” > (years later, after working to put yourself through college, you would become a nurse yourself) > when Johnny died, he told Ponyboy to stay gold, and he squeezed your hand; you knew he was saying, “thank you.” > you followed Dallas out of the hospital, running after him and demanding he tell you where he was going because you knew he was about to do something crazy. he told you to get lost and pulled out his heater, and you were so scared and overwhelmed that you turned and ran home. when he was killed that night, you blamed yourself. > you stayed by Pony’s side night and day in the few days he was sick; Soda and Darry took shifts and tried to get you to do the same, but like hell were you going to leave him. > eventually, you got married and had kids of your own: all boys.
Indus Valley Polychrome Jar, Mehrgarh, c. 3300-1700 BC
A bulbous terracotta vessel with painted polychrome design of geometric panels, two flying birds and two feeding birds
The Indus Valley Civilization (map) was a vast Bronze Age civilization lasting from 3300 to 1300 BC, with its mature period from 2600 to 1900 BC. It extended from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India. The civilization disappeared mysteriously by 1800 BC and was replaced by the Vedic culture in parts of India. The actual origin of the Indus Valley people is still being debated by historians. Along with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia it was one of three early civilizations of the Old World.
Mehrgarh is one of the most important Neolithic (7000 BC to c. 2500 BC) sites in archaeology. It lies on the Kacchi Plain of Balochistan, Pakistan. It is one of the earliest sites with evidence of farming and herding in South Asia. It is located near the Bolan Pass, to the west of the Indus River valley and between the Pakistani cities of Quetta, Kalat and Sibi.
Finally, I mustered the courage to watch oji on Another Sky (yes, it took me a lil more than a week to do so). But I’m glad I decided to watch it now instead of watching it right after it was aired and uploaded. The feeling would be too raw then. Reading the tweets of those Japanese Hyphens who watched the show real time on twitter was kinda overwhelming. Everyone had their own thoughts and interpretations on the show, but I was relieved to know that majority of them were positive towards the future of the group. While oji shared his personal thoughts on the hardships he went through with the members throughout the years, some things he said had definitely put some fans at ease. In particular, this, “Everything we do now is for the return of the group.” Just this is enough to convince me that no matter how long it might take for them to come back, the time we spend waiting would be worthwhile. Whenever I start wondering and worrying about the future of KAT-TUN, I recall what Ueda said on 1st May in Tokyo Dome, “I’ll deliver on my promise! We will definitely come back!” And now with oji’s words, I’m 120% assured that we’ll def see a bigger and stronger KAT-TUN in the near future to come. Let’s all wait and see how far the boys have gone and matured during this period o(≧∇≦o)
I don’t know if this is a question you can answer (with it being more of a biology-related one), but maybe a follower can help! In my fantasy world, a (humanoid) species migrated to a different continent about ten to five thousand years ago. They came from a continent where skin colour varied greatly, resulting in diversity, and the group I’m asking about settled down in a desert. They each live for about 400-500 years. Would their skin colour adapt over twenty-two generations (max.) or not?
I’m pretty sure my dad is wondering why I didn’t go into hard sciences right now, for all I end up researching biology. Anyway! This is a topic I know a little about, so I will attempt to at least give you factors to consider.
Your question actually has a lot of layers in it, to the point I can’t really give a solid answer. My instinct is “maybe to no”, but my answer depends, based on how your species actually works.
First is why humans evolved diverse skin tones in the first place: sun protection. Dark skin means less vitamin D and ultraviolet light gets into the skin, which in turn lowers the risk of cancer and vitamin D poisoning (among others, but those are off the top of my head) when you get a lot of sun; this is why you find darker skin in populations in hot regions with minimal tree cover. Meanwhile, light skin lets in a lot of vitamin D, which is an advantage in northern regions that have weaker sun; they have a lower risk of cancer and don’t receive as much vitamin D because of their environment. If your humanoid group doesn’t need sun protection and/or doesn’t rely on vitamin D, then asking if they’ll evolve lighter or darker skin is completely moot.
Second is how evolution works. The basic principle is “evolution favours those who can pass on their genes more easily and more often.” As a result, people who hit age of maturity are favoured, and those who live in their age of maturity for an extended period of time and reproduce frequently are really favoured. You have a very long lived species, here, and we don’t know anything about how long it takes for them to be able to reach maturity and have a second generation (or how many kids they can produce), so ask yourself questions along those lines. Is there anything about their skin tone that would make it they struggle (or thrive) in their environment? Do they blend in better/worse so predators do/don’t find them, feel better/worse so they have/don’t have many children, don’t/do develop cancer so they die young or after a small amount of kids? All of those are valid reasons.
Third, you have to consider how quickly their genes mutate. As a general rule, long lived species are either really adaptable, really simple, or have a lot of advantages against shorter lived species from the gate, just because if they’re not one of the three then they struggle to survive if a major change hits. Really adaptable opens up the possibility they will mutate to fit their environment more quickly, which can either mean “body changes while alive” or “body has ways of making sure offspring get everything good I have,” so evolution happens faster. And having a lot of advantages means there just plain old isn’t much that kills them naturally, but it also means they don’t need to evolve much if at all.
Fourth, desert environments actually favour those who cover up. Take a look at those who live in the Sahara, and you’ll find they are a lot paler than you’d expect for being in the sun all day because their cultural clothing is billowy to trap cool air and make it they don’t get sandblasted in wind.
All that said, five to ten thousand years is actually the blink of an eye in evolutionary standards. The Inuit traveled to Canada’s North from Asia about that long ago, and their skin hasn’t changed at all. However, it is very important to note that their diet is extremely heavy in fish— which means they’re getting all the vitamin D they need through diet instead of their skin, so have had no genetic incentive to get naturally paler.
So, really, it depends! If they don’t need dark skin as a species because they don’t rely on vitamin D and/or are immune to cancer (long lived species usually are, or at least have quite the resistance— cancer comes from a mutation of a cell’s replicators, and the older you get the more your cells replicate, so the more likely it is they will scramble; cancer is basically another name for ‘broken cell replication that causes them to duplicate way too fast’. Certain lives-over-100 species of whales don’t get cancer, for example, so it’s more than plausible your species doesn’t), then they end up not having any incentive to change their skin tone. Also, if they end up with environmental factors that allow them to sustain whatever skin tone they had previous, such as diet or clothing, then it’s also moot.
But in general, 22 generations really is not that long. We’ve seen some level of extreme change in the past 3 generations, where we are getting significantly taller, but that is mostly medicinal and diet factors (both “we are eating better quality food thanks to genetic modification of food, and we are using growth hormones in food that in turn impact us”). I would say they’re more likely to have changed body shape and height based on environmental factors, but, it’s still really not a long time for anything to happen. There might be some beginnings of noticeable change in the newer generation, but nothing super drastic.
Of course, if any more biologically inclined followers have input, please feel free to chime in!
Request: Uhh is this how you send in a request sorry first time uhh yeah idk but I just wanted to know if you could do one where the reader is like really good at modern dance and she’s in her room dancing and dean is just there watching and after she’s done he just applauds and fluff and such cx yeah uhh idk if you can’t do it I understand but yeah lahhv chu <:
Request: Can you do one where reader is on a dance troop or whatever it’s called and is really good, but the boys don’t know and then there is a big dance competition that she sneaks out to go to but the boys find out and show up? Thanks!