nomad 7

mizurda  asked:

what are your top ten pants facts?

1. When eurasian nomads first started making pants in the first millenium BC, they didn’t cut the cloth to shape, they wove the shapes they needed on the loom. Mostly rectangles, but still interesting.

2. Pants were a very elaborate garment at the time! When humans first started weaving and wearing cloth, clothes were pretty much “giant rectangle that you wrap around your body and sometimes a belt”. Then, people started making tunics and tunic derivatives, which is basically another rectangle, but this time with a hole for your head and sometimes sewn up the side. Now you have TWO pieces of clothes: the rectangle with a hole, and the bigger wrappy rectangle. This covers like 90% of ancient clothes, including the Roman toga and tunica. So pants, which covered your legs individually, were very ???? to ancient mediterranean people.

3. Otzi, an austrian guy who lived ~3300 BC, was found frozen in the Alps, wearing “pants”, consisting of two individual leg-sleeves made of animal skins with the fur inwards, and a loincloth. The legs of the “pants” tied on to a belt.

4. This is a similar setup to European medieval hose, except that hose didn’t have fur, and also had footies. Also, the whole separate-legged pants things is why our modern word ‘pants’ is plural, even though today it’s one garment.

5. Pants enabled a big leap in military technology- chariots to cavalry. Pants means you can ride a horse and still have your genitals intact afterwards. Turns out, sticking people on top of horses is much more effective than having the horses drag the people around behind them.

6. In like ~300 BC, the Chinese were having massive amounts of trouble with the pants-wearing, cavalry-having Eurasian nomads. Then, some guy had the brilliant idea of making everyone wear pants instead of robes, and proceeded to drive back the nomads and unite China.

7. The Romans and Greeks considered pants to be barbaric and feminine. But having muscular legs was very masculine. Some men were known for wearing ridiculously short tunics to show off their thighs. Marc Antony once mooned everyone by accident because he was wearing a miniskirt and no pants. Very manly.

8. Peter the Great decided that Russia had to be more like the rest of Europe, so he implemented some really strict policies, including a beard tax and mandatory pants. Yes, you could be punished if you didn’t wear pants.

9. The fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent was a major factor in making it acceptable for women to wear pants in public, which wasn’t really a culturally accepted thing until almost the end of the 60′s. In 1966, he debuted on the runway the first women’s tuxedo, which was met with a very ‘meh’ critical reception at the time, but is now considered one of fashion’s most influential works.

10. In the UK, ‘pants’ specifically refers to underpants. 

bonus fact: it’s really not that hard to put pockets on pants, but so many designers seem incapable of figuring it out.

Cap IM Tiny RB Round 7: NOMAD

Artist: Ranoutofrun
Link to Tumblr: http://ranoutofrun.tumblr.com / @ranoutofrun
Rating: Teen
Warnings: Blood
Link to art: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11743869

Cap-IM Tiny Reverse Bang Round 7: NOMAD 12th August - 18th August

Rules and information for writers who want to create fic (minimum 100 words!)for this round is here

VAGABOND

[adjective]

1. wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic.

2. leading an unsettled or carefree life.

3. disreputable; worthless; shiftless.

4. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a vagabond.

5. having an uncertain or irregular course or direction.

[noun]

6. a person, usually without a permanent home, who wanders from place to place; nomad.

7. an idle wanderer without a permanent home or visible means of support; tramp; vagrant.

8. a carefree, worthless, or irresponsible person; rogue.

Etymology: late Middle English vagabound (< Old French vagabond) < Late Latin vagābundus - wandering, vagrant, equivalent to Latin vagā(rī) - to wander.

[Tianhua Xu]

fake ah crew gta au aesthetics/inspo for a dumb fanfic [7/?] >> the nomads

“Got something you wanted done? Need extra bodies for a crew heist? Call in a nomad, and they’ve got you covered. Matt, Lindsay, Kerry, Jeremy and Mica were all nomads for hire. They didn’t belong to any one single crew, and they liked it that way. No real big commitments, but a ton of cash flow. They were helpful to any crew that paid well enough, and Geoff of the Fake AH Crew always paid well enough. Michael was grateful to him, honestly. Because if it weren’t for his boss paying so well, he never would have met his wife Lindsay who kept on coming back for the heists (and partly for the big crush she developed on him).”

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Nano Cast || Novel: Tadpole

Synopsis:  Years after a terrorist organization takes control through the release of a deadly airborne virus, a smuggler must take precious cargo west to cure humanity.

Characters In order of appearance (Right to left)

1] Nomad: Our protagonist,The smuggler, Know for traveling the furthest west than any man and being the leader of a major smuggling operation in and out of the city.

2] Atlas: Nomad’s brother and second in command. Nomad’s oldest brother.Know for his strength and lack of words. 

3 Exo: Nomad’s brother. The linguist. The second brother. Known for his ways with words even in a tough situation.

4] Snout: Nomad’s brother. The troublemaker. The youngest brother known for quick actions with plenty  room to learn.

5] Tadpole: The precious cargo. Humanity’s last hope and Nomad’s main objective.

6] Noc: Member of a group called The Purge. An old smuggling friend of Nomad. The Task giver.

7] Thatcher: Member of The Purge. Noc right hand man. Overly cautious and full of rage.

8] Nova: A Hunter sent from Host. Her beauty is only matched by her killer instincts.

9] Leech: A hunter sent by Host. His accuracy makes up for his poor humor.

@fixyourwritinghabits Hope you enjoy my first attempt at  Nanowrimo 

-Eli

Today in Feels: Vuvalini Melita Jurisic

It’s already been mentioned that she visibly reacts to Nux’s sacrifice back when the Vuvalini attitude towards men was being discussed, but have some other screencaps.

She’s the one who asks “Furiosa, what happened to your mother?”

Watch her response to Furiosa’s reply. Everyone else has started to make the gesture of remembrance but she’s still too stricken to even begin it.

Then after the moment for everyone else has passed, and Joy Smithers asks “From where did you come?” Melita is still distraught at what she’s heard and clutching her hand to her heart.

What were these two women to each other? Mary Jo Bassa has been gone for over 20 years and during that time Melita has lost her home, most of her people, and watched her society dwindle to 7 nomads. But this one death hits her (and her in particular) especially hard.

Send headcanons please.

VAGABOND
— 

[adjective]

1. wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic.

2. leading an unsettled or carefree life.

[noun]

6. a person, usually without a permanent home, who wanders from place to place; nomad.

7. an idle wanderer without a permanent home or visible means of support; tramp; vagrant.

8. a carefree, worthless, or irresponsible person; rogue.

SAGITTARIUS

♐ Sagittarius

VAGABOND

[adjective]

1. wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic.

2. leading an unsettled or carefree life.

[noun]

6. a person, usually without a permanent home, who wanders from place to place; nomad.

7. an idle wanderer without a permanent home or visible means of support; tramp; vagrant.

8. a carefree, worthless, or irresponsible person; rogue.