bloodsport [fighting in a love war]: two

you all never stopped asking for a second part of this, and since timeless is officially back from the dead, well, the occasion should be commemorated. tagging @crazykittehcat​, @queenofexplosions​, @extasiswings​, and @prairiepirate​. sorry for any typos, as it is a horrible pain in the ass to post fic on a tablet, but my computer is still dead, so.

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part one/ao3.

Flynn and Lucy do not speak to each other for the next three days. This is noteworthy enough, given that Wyatt and Rufus have generally relied on her to communicate important bulletins to the fourth member of their team (or as Rufus puts it, “translating it into asshole”), that it causes both of them to take notice. It’s kind of hard not to, given that they get caught in the 1863 New York Draft Riots, straight out of Martin Scorsese, and Flynn is shooting on one side, Wyatt is shooting on the other, there is absolutely not a word exchanged between either of them, and they nearly all get killed by the Gangs of New York before they can bail. Once they arrive back at the Lifeboat, sooty and shouting and with bullet holes through several dangerously nearby pieces of their clothing, Wyatt finally explodes, “What the hell was that about, man? Huh?”

“It’s my fault now, Wyatt?” Flynn is sleek and suave and showing his teeth, which means he’s feeling especially dangerous. “Given the fact that I was the one who told you Boss Tweed was Rittenhouse, you should thank me for – ”

“Is that what you call it? You ordered Lucy to tell us that Boss Tweed was Rittenhouse, which I am sure she already knew, and which anyone could guess by looking at the guy for two seconds, and then you went to peace out in Five Points while the rest of us were dodging mobsters, so yeah, Flynn, you were a big help!” Wyatt shoves his gun into the holster as they clamber in and slam the door, not wanting to hang around here any longer than they have to. He goes to help Lucy with her seatbelt as usual, but she shakes her head at him. Flynn looks smug, goes to help instead just to show up Wyatt while briefly forgetting he’s not talking to her, and then smartly decides he does not want to try to touch her in any capacity after the look she just gave him. He sits down, buckles up with a black cloud almost visible over his head, and nobody says a word as Rufus fires up the jump to launch them back to 2017.

Once they land, Lucy angrily undoes her harness, picks up her skirts, and storms out of the Lifeboat without a word, which leaves the men behind for an extremely awkward competition of who can get out the fastest without running into each other. Rufus books it like he’s trying out for the track team, and Flynn starts his usual melodramatic stalk off to brooding solitude, but Wyatt grabs his arm. “Hey. I’m not done with you yet.”

“What a pity, I’m done with you.” Flynn’s eyes smolder back at him like burning coals. “All of you, really.”

“Yeah. We know. You haven’t stopped telling us every day. We get it. You hate us. But you know what? Fight me. I can take it. Don’t you dare hurt Lucy, or – ”

“Is that what you think I did? Hurt her?”

“I think you did something. What the hell happened?”

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July 13th 1863: New York Draft Riots begin

On this day in 1863, riots broke out in New York City in protest of Congress’ passage of a conscription law to enlist all men aged between 20 and 45 to fight in the Union army during the Civil War. Violence began on the second day of military officers randomly selecting names for the draft, when a notoriously aggressive volunteer fire department arrived and began a brawl. The majority of rioters were poor members of the working classes, as they were particularly aggrieved by the law’s $300 commutation clause which allowed richer men to pay their way out of enlistment. Over the following days, the riot became less about the draft and more about general grievances, and many of the initial rioters backed away from the ugly turn the revolt had taken. Anger at the Republican government was expressed though attacks on symbols of their power like railroads and telegraph lines and the headquarters of Republican newspaper the New York Tribune. This led some contemporary observers, like diarist George Templeton Strong, to see the riot as a pro-Confederate plot. Racial tensions also came to the surface as Irish workers, who had long competed with African-Americans for jobs, took out their anger by attacking black citizens and burning a black orphanage. The riot only ended on July 16th when federal troops, many fresh from the fields of Gettysburg, intervened and quashed the riot; the riots remain the largest civilian insurrection in American history, bar the Civil War itself.

We are the poor rabble, and the rich rabble is our enemy by this law. Therefore we will give our enemy battle right here, and ask no quarter. Although we got hard fists, and are dirty without, we have soft hearts, and have clean consciences within”
- a letter from one of the rioters, published in the New York Times

DBQ/FRQ First Aid (Precolonial to Imperialism)

Tomorrow, you will be taking the APUSH Advanced Placement Exam. Determining on what college you want to go to, at least a three is commonplace. I don’t know about you guys, but my biggest problem is going the length of an entire essay (for example if they want me to talk about Colonial Times through the Revolution, but they just write “1763-1781” I wouldn’t know what to write about). Furthermore, I’m going to list eras, what happening during them in chronological order and a very brief description of what they did. Keep in mind that many eras (such as the 1960’s) are important both in foreign policy and domestic affairs. I will divide them accordingly. The DBQ will not ask for specific years, but it’s better to have a general understanding of the era they are asking you about so you can throw in some “specific evidence” to get that 7-9 essay. This chart is also particularly helpful with the FRQ. Anyway, let’s begin.

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Lemme hear one more white person say that White people don’t start nor participate in Race riots.

1824: October 18          Providence, R.I.             Hardscrabble Riots

1829: June- August:       Cincinnati, OH            Cincinnati Riots of 1829

1831:                                Providence, R.I.              Snow Town Riots

1834: July 7                       New York City, N, Y     Farren Riots

1834: August 12                 Philadelphia, PA            Flying Horse Riot

1836: April and July      Cincinnati, OH                Cincinnati riots of 1836

1841: September              Cincinnati, OH                Cincinnati riots of 1841

1855:                                 Cincinnati, OH

1863: March 6                   Detroit, MI                  Detroit Race Riot of 1863

1863: July 13-16.              NYC City, NY            New York City Draft Riots

1866: May 1-3                    Memphis, Tennessee   Memphis Riots of 1866

1866: June                          Charleston, SC

1866: July 30.                 New Orleans, LA        New Orleans Riot of 1866

1867:                              Pulaski, Tennessee       Pulaski Riot

1868: September 28     Opelousas, LA                   Opelousas Massacre

1868: September 19       Camilla, Georgia              Camilla Riot of 1868

1870:                                 Eutaw, Alabama             Eutaw Riot of 1870

1870: June                          Alamance, N.C.                 Kirk-Holden War

1870: October 20             Laurens, SC                       Laurens County Riot

1871: March                        Meridian, MS         Meridian Race Riot of 1871

1872:                                  Louisiana

1873: April 13                     Colfax, LA                             Colfax Massacre

1874: July 29                  Vicksburg, MS                  Vicksburg Riot of 1874

1874: September 14      New Orleans, LA               Liberty Place Riot

1874: August                 Coushatta, Louisiana     Coushatta Massacre

1874: November 3          Eufaula, Alabama            Election Riot of 1874

1875: September 1          Yazoo City, MS        Yazoo City Race Riot of 1875

1875: September 4         Clinton, Mississippi         The Clinton Riot

1876: July 4                        Hamburg, SC                       Hamburg Massacre

1884:                                Cincinnati, OH

1891: October 18           Omaha, NE                         Omaha riot of 1891.

1898: October 12             Virden, IL                            Virden Massacre

1898:  November       Wilmington, NC   Wilmington Insurrection of 1898

1898: February 22         Lake City, South Carolina   Lake City Mob

1898: November 9-14    Greenwood County, S.C.    Phoenix Election Riot

1899: April 23                    Coweta, GA                   Lynching of Sam Hose

1899: September 19          Carterville, IL

1919: July 19-23.                      Washington, D.C.

1919: September 25-28. Omaha, Nebraska

1919: May 10                             Charleston, South Carolina

1919: May 25                             Milan, Georgia

1919: July 10                              Longview, Texas

1919: August 30                      Knoxville, Tennessee

1919: August 21, September 16. New York City, New York

1919: August 27-28.               Laurens County, Georgia

1919: October 1                        Elaine,  Arkansas

1919: June 13                             New London, Connecticut

1919: July 3                                Bisbee, Arizona

1919: April 13                             Millen, Georgia

1919: July 7. July 31.               Philadelphia, Penn

1919: July 15                                Port Arthur, Texas

1919: July 21                                Norfolk, Virginia

1919:                                               Argo, Illinois

1919: July 31                               Syracuse, New York

1919:                                              Ocmulgee, Georgia

1919: Mid Aug/Sep.                Baltimore, Maryland

1919: November 13-1.           Wilmington, Delaware

1919:                                          Waukegan, Illinois

1919: August 5                        Lexington, Nebraska

1919: August 18                       Mulberry, Florida

1919: July 27- August 3      Chicago, Illinois

1919: October 4-5                   Gary Indiana.

1919: October 9                       Donora, Pennsylvania

1919: October 10                     Hubbard, Ohio

1919: October 30                   Corbin, Kentucky

1919: November 22              Bogalusa, Louisiana.

1919: May 10                             Sylvester, Georgia.

1919: May 29                            Putnam, Georgia

1919: 31 May                              Monticello, Mississippi

1919: 13 June                             Memphis, Tennessee

1919: June 27                            Macon, Mississippi.

1919: June 27                            Annapolis, Maryland.

1919: July 5                                Scranton, Pennsylvania

1919: July 6                                Dublin, Georgia

1919: July 8                                Coatesville, Pennsylvania

1919: July 9                                Tuscaloosa, Alabama

1919: July 11                             Baltimore, Maryland

1919: July 23                              New Orleans, Louisiana

1919: July 23                              Darby, Pennsylvania

1919: July 26                              Hobson City, Alabama

1919: July 28                             Newberry, South Carolina

1919: July 31                               Bloomington, Illinois

1919: August 4                         Hattiesburg, Mississippi

1919. August 6                         Texarkana, Texas

1919: August 29                      Ocgulmee, Georgia

1920:                                  Chicago, Illinois

1921: May 30- June 1.         Tulsa, OK              Black Wall Street Massacre

1922. May 6, June 9            Kirven, Texas

1923: January 1.                    Rosewood, FL                 Rosewood Massacre

1930: October 12-15             Sainte Genevieve, MO

1931: March                            Scottsboro, AL

1935: March 19                      Harlem, NY                     Harlem Riot of 1935

1943: May                               Mobile, AL

1943: June                            Los Angeles, CA                 Zoot Suit Riot

1943: June 15-16                    Beaumont, TX     Beaumont Race Riot of 1943

1943: June 20                        Detroit, MI                           Detroit Race Riot

1943: August 1                       Harlem, NY                     Harlem Riot of 1943

1949: August-September Peekskill, NY

1951: July 11-12                        Cicero County, IL            Cicero Race Riot

1958:                                           Maxton, NC             Battle of Hayes Pond

1959: February                    Pearl River County, MS

1960: April                             Biloxi Beach, MS

1962: October                        Oxford, MS                     Uni of Mississippi

1963: September 30.         Oxford, MS                             Ole Miss Riot

1963: July 11                             Cambridge, MD              Cambridge riot of 1963 1963: May 13               Birmingham, AL                         Bombings

1964: July                                Brooklyn, NY

1964: July 18                           Harlem, NY                   Harlem Riot of 1964

1964: July 24-26                  Rochester, NY                           Rochester riot

1964: August                         Jersey City, NJ

1964: August                          Paterson, NJ

1964: August                          Elizabeth, NJ

1964: August                          Chicago, IL

1964: August 28                   Philadelphia, PA     Philadelphia race riot

1965: March 7                       Selma, AL                               Bloody Sunday

1965: July                               Springfield, MA

1965: August 11-17                Los Angeles, CA                      Watts Riot

1966: July 18                           Cleveland, Ohio                      Hough Riots

1966: July 4                             Omaha, NE

1966: September                  Dayton, OH

1966: September                  San Francisco, CA           Hunter’s Point

1967: June                               Atlanta, GA

1967: June 6                            Boston, MA                            

1967: June 11                             Tampa, FL                                                Tampa Riot

1967: May 22                    Houston, TX      Texas Southern University Riot 1967: July 22                           Detroit, MI                                                Detroit riot

1967: June 26- July 1            Buffalo, NY                                             Buffalo Riot

1967: July 30                          Milwaukee, WI                   Milwaukee Riot

1967: July 21                   Minneapolis, MN    Minneapolis North Side Riots

1967: July 12-17                      Newark, NJ                                          Newark riots

1967: July 16                   Plainfield, NJ                                   Plainfield riots

1967: July 24                   Cambridge, MD      Second Cambridge Race Riot

1967: June 11-16               Cincinnati, OH                           Avondale Riot

1967: July                                Newark, NJ

1967: July                                 Detroit, MI

1967:                                        Birmingham, AL

1967:                                         Chicago, IL

1967:                                         New Britain, CT

1967                                          Rochester, NY

1968: February 8                Orangeburg, SC            Orangeburg massacre

1968: April                   Nationwide riots Assassination of MLK

1969: June 24                         Omaha, Nebraska

1969:                                      Camden, NJ

1969: July 17                            York, PA                             York Race Riot

1969: June 28                         New York City, NY             Stonewall Riots

1970: May 11                            Augusta, GA                    

1970: May 5                            Jackson, MS                Jackson State killings

1970: July 4                      Ashbury Park, NJ             Ashbury Park Riots

1970: July                             New Bedford, MA

1971:                                       Camden, NJ                         Camden Riots

1972-1977:                              Pensacola, FL     Escambia High School Riots

1975-76:                                  Boston, MA                     Anti-Busing Riots

1980: May 18                            Miami, Florida                        Miami Riots

1980: July 24                          Chattanooga, TN                Chattanooga Riot

1984: August 8                      Lawrence, MA             Lawrence Race Riot

1986: December                  Howard Beach, NY

1987: February 20               Tampa, FL                              Tampa Riot

1989: February 1                   Tampa, FL                                Tampa Riot

1989: August                        Bensonhurst, NY

1991: August 19                       Brooklyn, NY                Crown Heights riot

1992: April 29                          Los Angeles, CA             Los Angeles Riots

1996: October 24-26            Petersburg, FA                 St. Petersburg Riots

1998: June                              Jasper, TX                              Lynching

2001:                                         Cincinnati, OH                Police Riots


Jay Lynwood This is being made for all the assholes who are trying to claim white Americans have never had riots out of anger. So here’s a list of my favorite American made riots. Enjoy! Black wall street, Chicago Race Riots, Greenwood, Knoxville, New York City Draft Riot, red summer, Rosewood Massacre, Tennessee Race Riots , The East St. Louis Massacre, Tulsa Oklahoma bombing, Washington D.C. Race Riots GREENWOOD, OKLA.: THE BLACK WALL STREET: In the early 1900s, African Americans settled in Oklahoma, seeking employment and other opportunities in the rich oil fields. Greenwood, part of Tulsa, became home to thriving black businesses – decades later earning it the moniker “Black Wall Street.” But in May 1921, Greenwood faced escalating racial unrest after a young white woman accused a black man of rape. The man wasn’t charged, but that didn’t stop a white mob from burning down Greenwood, the site of the worst race riot in U.S. history. ROSEWOOD, FLA.: A MASSACRE THAT WON’T BE FORGOTTEN: Rosewood, established in 1870, was the site of what could be considered one of the worst race riots in U.S. history. By 1915 it was a small, predominantly black town – with a population of just slightly more than 300. On New Year’s Day in 1923, a young white woman claimed that a black man sexually assaulted her; Rosewood was destroyed by a band of white men searching for the alleged suspect. The number of those killed is still unknown. THE East St. LOUIS MASSACRE: In 1917, Roving mobs rampaged through the city for a day and a night, burning the homes and businesses of African Americans, stopping street cars to pull their victims into the street, and assaulting and murdering men, women, and children who they happened to encounter. A memorial petition to the U.S. Congress, sent by a citizen committee from East St. Louis described it as “a very orgy of inhuman butchery during which more than fifty colored men, women and children were beaten with bludgeons, stoned, shot, drowned, hanged or burned to death—all without any effective interference on the part of the police, sheriff or military authorities.” In fact, estimates of the number of people killed ranged from 40 to more than 150. Six thousand people fled from their homes in the city, either out of fear for their lives or because mobs had burned their houses


“…the news from New York City indicates that both mail & telegraphic communications are interrupted with Washington…”

Letter to Captain John Godfrey Calling for the Postponement New Hampshire Draft because of Draft Riots in New York, 07/14/1863

July 13th marks the 150th anniversary of the New York City Draft Riots, violent protests against the Civil War draft that lasted four days and resulted in over 1,000 casualties and millions of dollars of property destruction.  This letter from New Hampshire on July 14th indicates the widespread effects and alarm raised by the riots.


$300 Man. Live, in a laundry mat…

The next person who claims only Black people riot is going to make me scream. Ferguson is not even close to the worst race related riots we have seen in this country. Before you start spouting bullshit claims, educate yourself on the following two events: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 and the New York City Draft Riots of 1863, not to mention the White people who flood into the streets after football and Hockey games and set the streets on fire. Ignorance may be bliss, but there is no excuse for it. Instead of using your time to post satire articles you think are real about President Obama being from Kenya, maybe you should do some actual research and learn some things. Seriously… Google those two riots right now and compare it to Ferguson.