pre wwii

anonymous asked:

I'm so excited to hear about your story! Do you yet have any side characters planned? Or like nebulously sketched?✨

Yeah! A few. I’m thinking I want to write a few shorter stand-alone stories that are tied together, rather than one big one. I’ve got a few plots in mind, featuring the Civilian Conservation Corps, a disabled circus performer, a former Klansman, and a series of fraudulent séances. Possibly also Niagra Falls? I know it was a popular vacation destination in the 1950’s and I think it might be funny to write a fake honeymoon murder mystery. I’m still trying to decide if Crane was old enough to have served during WWI and how that might have affected him, if he even got deployed.

Sorry for all this, but since I’ve been blocked I can’t actually directly respond.

It’s great that you think that A became Asexual from Ally when AVEN forced the issue, but… AVEN formed in iike, what, 2000?

I can personally remember A being Asexual in the 90s, before that event.

My partner remembers it from the 80s, and points out that sometimes there were two As (Asexual and Ally) and sometimes two Qs (Queer and Questioning).

I know Marsha P. Johnson and Silvia Rivera were influential in the late 60s and early 70s, but they did not start the community.  They were organizers IN the community that already existed.  And they were in NYC.  The communities in the midwest and California were not entirely identical back in the before times.  Hell, the lesbians and the gays couldn’t always be in the same room with one another and stay polite.

The internet has homogenized this stuff some, but back in the 80s and 90s things weren’t quite as consistent as they have become.

The ‘X’ that Kinsey discussed were absolutely part of the existing queer community, even if they weren’t calling themselves ‘ace’.  Same people.

I can’t remember citations, but I’m pretty sure if you go dig up some of good old Magnus Hirschfeld work that you’ll find that pre-WWII queer community in Berlin (ie, the San Francisco of Europe at the time) included discussions of people we would recognize as Asexual.

History is long and complicated.  It’s a great story that Aces and Aros are cishet and straight and not part of the community, but it’s a story. It’s revisionist history.  It disagrees with my lived experience (I’m old).

The thing that really cheeses me off about this whole conversation is that back in the 80s and 90s you had this exact conversation, except it was about the ‘B’ or the ‘T’.  Not the ‘A’.  Now, the people making these kinds of exclusionary statements are excluding the ‘A’ from the LGBT.  And they use the same kinds of arguments.  B people are either straight (and therefore not part of the community) or confused gay people (in which case they were fine).  T people aren’t ‘really’ women, so they don’t belong in lesbian spaces.  Really they’re just gay men who like dressing up or they’re straight men who don’t belong in the community because they’re some kind of fetishist.

It’s always about peeling off some of these queer identities and reducing them to the ‘actually gay’ part (who are okay, if strange, and part of the community) and the ‘actually straight’ part (who are our oppressors, and don’t belong and are evil and sneaky and trying to horn in on our community and make us unsafe and doing it for attention).

It’s a conversation that makes us poorer every time we have to go through it. 


austria canonically having a string of failed marriages is one of my favorite things. you would think he would have slowed his roll after france wrote a national anthem about watering his fields with austrian blood, but that asshole was planning his next marriage before he even officially divorced hungary.

germany doesn’t know how he got here but he brought it upon himself  


I don’t know what’s not to love about this video:

-The Pre-Hamilton Lin Manuel Miranda singing a song that’s far out of his range.
-The Pre WWII setting of the musical. (Any other situation, I would hate this)
-That orchestra though.
-The singers leading him into the song and their perfect pitch.
-The hum of the VHS camera.
-The idea that simply putting someone in white clothing is the same as them being Jesus.
-Why did they cast him as Jesus and not Judas?

I just love this video, and nothing will convince me not to. Maybe one day I’ll release my full cover of “Agony”, from Into The Woods.

The Asiatic Station - Destroyer USS Edsall

  • Manila
  • China (The Great Wall)
  • Singapore
  • Shanghai
  • Indochina
  • Japan (Fujisan - Mount Fuji)
  • Chefoo (Nowadays Yantai, China)
  • Hong Kong (The Peak)

Vintage Japanese Kimono With Cranes by Vintage Japan-esque

<br /><i>Via Flickr:</i>
<br />A woman standing in a beautiful kimono featuring a design with cranes in flight. Photo embossed with &quot;Aoyama Studio. Aoyama, Tokyo&quot;. This picture is from an old (pre-WWII) Japanese photo album that I am scanning and posting.
My life with Inferior Fe

This is a real difficult post for me to write because I never think about how I live with my emotions. I prefer not to think about my emotions in general, since I tend to make mistakes when I try to define them while I’m still feeling them.

I’ll start with what Inf-Fe is NOT, when it comes to my life.

- I don’t tend to troll or bully people in order to get reactions. There is this common idea that INTPs are natural trolls, but this is simply not true about me. My humor is mostly very innocuous and naive. I kind of like black humor, but the black humor I like is basically the variety you find in pre-WWII movies: fast, clean, no repulsive visuals. I have no idea why this is the case. It may be that my experience with bullies and public humiliation beat the trolling out of me, but I don’t remember any period in my life when I appreciated it.

- I don’t think the majority of people are highly illogical or difficult to understand. I usually understand why people do things, even when I don’t agree with what they do.

- I don’t think emotions are necessarily illogical or unexplainable. They do belong to a different system than logic, but they have causes and consequences like anything else. What is inside people’s heads doesn’t necessarily equate external reality, but it’s true nevertheless. Ditto for the entire “this is due to x and y chemicals inside your brain” argument, since none of us lives as pure spirit there’s no reason to write off something because chemicals are involved.

- I can’t control or manipulate how I feel. Either I find a way to express and relieve the pressure, or I distract myself doing something unrelated. In both cases, the process tends to be slow and annoying, and it fails at least 35% of times, leading to sleepless nights, psychosomatic illness (like skin problems or stomachache), screaming fits and the like.

- I’m not totally unaware of my feelings. I’ve seen inf-Fe depicted as “I’m screaming therefore I must be angry”. This is a gross exaggeration for me. I usually have at least a vague idea of how I feel but tend to get confused about the why or the intensity.

Things that are true about Inf-Fe in my life:

- I’m slow to pick up social mores. Even when I’m sure something is commonly done, I’m slow and insecure when I go about it.

- I’m prone to faux-pas. I bring up the wrong stuff at the wrong time, I say stuff that has offensive implications without realizing until people react badly, I’m often uncertain about the right thing to say or do.

- I’m ambivalent toward people and what I do. I have a hard time motivating myself and I don’t really believe I have any special purpose. My usual state of mind is neutral. I’m only sincerely motivated when I research stuff I’m interested in, and I get really excited then. I can honestly say my strongest emotions depend on a) finding out about stuff b) love c) being right d) finding people who understand me. All the rest is gray-ish, so I have to put active effort to avoid drifting off too far in “I don’t give a fuck”-ness.

- I hate conflict. I see it as pathology, not a normal part of life or relationship. I don’t shy from confrontation on very important matters, but I do the impossible to avoid reaching that situation and frankly I expect the same, which tends to put me at odds with Fi-users. I get angry real fast when I understand people are creating matters of principle or putting their ego center-stage, which is something Fi-users are prone to do. They, in exchange, tend to see me as a doormat without sense of dignity, or as a well-intentioned busybody who won’t leave them alone.

- I can’t comfort people; this is not because I think it’s useless, I simply run out of words or gestures.

- I become conflicted between telling the hard truth and being a friend. Mostly I try to be honest without hurting people, but I often feel like my third way style is not really efficient or useful.

- I usually can’t consult my feelings promptly or decide using exclusively my feelings. The moment I try to access my feelings directly, they elude me and my brain becomes empty.

- Expressing my feelings is generally easier with people with Feeling preference, rather than with other Thinkers. This is partly because I feel uneasy emoting in front of inexpressive people, partly because I feel judged (even when it’s not true), partly because many Thinkers (but not all of them) tend to try dictating how I should feel, which I find nonsensical.

- I tend to enter weird loops where I don’t understand why I feel a certain emotion or I try to judge the appropriateness of what I feel. This was much more frequent when I was a teenager and caused a great deal of stress, especially since other people tended to consider my reactions weird, too.

- There’s a very small number of people I don’t feel embarassed being emotional with, and I have no idea why. It is not how much I know people or even how much I like them. The usual barrier simply isn’t there.

- Touch is a function of intimacy. As a rule, thus, I prefer not to touch or be touched. Hugging me without warning is the equivalent of breaking into a dance in an office (not your office afterhours obv).

- I don’t like being emotionally involved when it comes to controversial topics or socially relevant matters, because I think it clouds my judgement. I hate getting angry on the internet. When I’m uncertain about a topic, I will silently research it or expose myself to different opinions until I reach a solution or I’m not emotional anymore (these two things tend to go together).

Hope it is useful.

beta request

Title: Colder Weather
Genre: Ghost!AU, pre-war, WWII
Pairings, or other characters: Steve/Bucky
Type of beta you would like: PLOT
Length/Word Count: 20k+ (It’s my Stucky Big Bang fic)
Language (if not English): 
Short Summary: 

Bucky died in Azzano and Steve never became Captain America. Steve’s life is pretty shit without Bucky, and everything seems to be going wrong. Bucky, however, takes it upon himself to start haunting Steve, his purpose for being here, after all, is keeping Steve alive. Steve thinks he’s going crazy because he 


 Bucky is there, but of course that can’t be, Bucky’s dead. Meanwhile, in another time, two boys fall in love and learn to live with each other. Written in two parallel parts, beginning and ending with a death. (I'mma come right out and say it, Bucky’s dead at the beginning and Steve is going to die at the end, but they’ll both be happy together in the afterlife.)

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anonymous asked:

I was wondering if you had advice for small words that Steve or Bucky would use. I know I get thrown out of a fic when they go "Awesome" or "No way", but I don't fully understand authentic alternatives when I sit down to write. On one hand, I know "here's mud in your eye" sounds right, on the other hand, I have no clue how to use "cool". To narrow it down, are there knee-jerk strongly positive and strongly negative terms?

Hello, friend!  First off, let me introduce you to a few resources, because I love resources.  I’m a big fan of Google’s Ngram Viewer, which searches through books in a specified time frame to chart use and popularity of phrases or ideas.  Type in the phrase you think may be anachronistic, and Google will give you the deets.

I’m a big fan of using video as resource also, to get an image of how people spoke during certain periods, so you might want to hop on Netflix or your country’s alternative, to hit up a few of the most popular films of the 1930s.  If you have the time, books are even better.  I’d also recommend scoping out some film noir, because it tended to be particularly slangy and vernacular (and also just awesome).  Have also a massive list of resources about World War II, including a whole section on art & entertainment.  Have also a list of military specific phrases dated pre and post WWII.  

To be honest, though?  I really wouldn’t hunt for authentic alternatives to modern slang.  I’m not sure whether you found me through my fanfic or through the How to Brooklyn posts, but if you’ve read my historical fics, you may note that I stay very, very far away from slang.  This is because I use shitloads of it in real life and so am hyperaware of how contextual it is.

I grew up in a well known surf town in California and I’ve been in New York City for a while.  These are both places that are famous for having a very specific way of speaking.  I say things like rad and gnar with a complete lack of irony, and I also wait on line (not in line) and get my coffee at a bodega rather than a corner store.  The way we speak is hugely informed by how we grew up, who we’re speaking to, and dozens of other identifiers.  Awesome is a regionalism, and it sounds like one.  Not even bodega is a universal term in New York City.

Steve and Bucky may not even use the same terms, due to their relative economic differences.  I head canon Chris Evans trying to tame his hilarious Boston accent as lower class Steve trying to sound more respectable, and I also head canon Jewish Bucky Barnes, both of which would change the way each spoke and the general slang terms they use.  Slang is personal.

I think it’s really, really easy to sound awkward when trying to use slang that isn’t native to you.  We end up sounding like Bertie Wooster and Lord Peter, both of whom are greeted in-universe with baffled rage over the way they speak.  We lack a lot of the context that would let us get that specific about slang.  To explain that more broadly, any New Yorker reading this could give me a vivid mental image of who says dead ass and who schleps and who has never said bodega in all their life, and probably knows what neighborhoods they live in and where they go to drink.  But if you’ve never been to New York, how are you gonna know?  

It’s the same thing with historical accuracy.  The goal is to paint that aching, beautifully complete image of how things were - but I’ve found it’s a lot easier to do that by drawing the similarities, rather than the differences.  Get too granular with it and the dialogue starts feeling self-conscious, the way that too many adjectives can throw your reader’s attention away from what the character said because we were busy thinking about how they shouted, growled, interjected, ejaculated, mumbled it instead.  The universal strongly-negative and strongly-positive terms are probably just the ones that don’t sound special enough to use, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with simplicity.

The best advice I can give you is read the dialogue to yourself in the character’s voice.  We’re helped a long way in this by the virtue of writing fan fiction, since we know exactly what they sound like.  Chris Evans-as-Steve-Rogers has a pretty specific way of speaking, so try it out in his mental voice.  Does the term/slang/dialogue sound natural in his voice, or does it sound silly?  You’ll figure out the difference.

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[image: ten book covers arranged in two rows. a turquoise banner in the center bears the text: “epic reads: queer books > 400 pages”]

Recently, I wrote about queer novels under two hundred pages - those satisfying short reads that you might be able to finish in an afternoon or two. Today, I bring you a list of looong queer books which provide an entirely different kind of satisfaction.

Lengthier narratives allow writers to carefully construct a tapestry of details, to spin a web of complex characters, and to create a rich sense of a time and place. Lingering over a long novel can give you the opportunity to immerse yourself, to explore broadly or to dive deep, and to build a relationship with a character or a world.

Here are ten queer novels over 400 pages:

  • She Rises by Kate Worsley (432 pages): In this historical novel, romance and the open ocean beckon two protagonists towards the unknown. A young maid named Louise finds herself falling for her upper-class mistress while a young man named Luke tries to survive a new life aboard a warship and make his way back to his lost love.
  • Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany (801 pages): By far the longest on this list, some editions of Delany’s seminal 1970s spec-fic epic stretch over 900 pages. Within these dense pages, a protagonist who cannot remember his own name wanders through the landscape of Bellona, an isolated city in the center of the United States, where he has a series of unsettling and erotic encounters.
  • The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon (639 pages): This Pulitzer Prize winner set in New York during the pre-WWII “Golden Age” of comics stars two Jewish teenagers who together create a hero called The Escapist. But like their real-life counterparts of the era, their ideas are exploited, and the runaway success of their character can’t offer relief from their personal struggles.
  • At Swim Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill (562 pages): Another thick historical novel - this one set in Ireland in 1915, the year preceding the Easter Uprising. Doyler Doyle, a tough and outspoken son of a soldier, promises to teach Jim Mack, a shy intellectual, how to swim. As their relationship deepens, they find themselves swept into the revolution and rocked by the tides of history.
  • Valmiki’s Daughter by Shani Mootoo (408 pages): Rich with sensory details that place the reader in Trinidad, this novel tells the story of a wealthy but troubled family. Valmiki and his eldest daughter Viveka, both stifled by heteronormative expectations, must decide to conform or struggle towards an authentic life.
  • Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (582 pages): A con man called The Gentleman arrives at a household of petty thieves - fingersmiths - to offer an orphan named Sue the chance to make a fortune by inserting herself into the life of a noblewoman. In the pages of this tome, Waters weaves a Dickensian tale of intrigue, seduction, and deception.
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth (470 pages): This mature and captivating young adult novel follows the life of a small-town girl named Cameron Post. Cam is shocked to feel relief when her parents die in a car accident - because at least they’ll never know she kissed a girl. Instead, she must contend with her conservative aunt and God’s Promise, a camp that intends to “fix” her.
  • Hild by Nicola Griffith (560 pages): The king’s niece has an intelligence and intuition that borders on supernatural. With war and conflict looming, Hild takes on the role of a seer and becomes a valuable adviser to the crown. Drawing from the life of the real St. Hild of Whitby, Griffith evokes the seventh century world that Hild must navigate as well as her burgeoning sexuality.
  • The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson (416 pages): An African goddess connects the stories of Mer, a slave in Haiti, Jeanne, a biracial artist in Paris, and Thais, a prostitute in Egypt. History, sex, magic, and the divine spill from the pages of Nalo Hopkinson’s immersive novel about these women of different eras who all seek freedom.
  • Hero by Perry Moore (428 pages): Thom Creed is keeping two big secrets: One is that he’s gay. The other is that he has superpowers. Superhero stories often serve as metaphors for feeling like a misfit, but this young adult novel explores the stress of growing up without being able to be yourself through both the explicit pain of homophobia and the lens of capes and masks.

Prefer short reads? Check out these queer books under 200 pages!

Weeping turned to Swooning Part One. Bucky x Reader.

word count: 1,022

A/N the request came in with a partial crossover with Doctor Who, so there may be references that some may not understand at first. And yes, there is going to be a part two, just because I got this far and realized that there was still so much that I needed to write.

“Doctor! I need you!”
“Don’t blink, Y/N! Do not look away.” You could hear him, but you didn’t dare turn to see him. You had managed to end up in a staring contest with a Weeping Angel. If you blinked, they’d catch you and send you into God only knows what time period. They grew stronger from each person they did that too. The twisting of time was a gain for them. Twisting time was not in the Doctor’s favor.
“Doctor! The sun hurts my eyes. I can’t keep them open. I can’t…”
“Don’t!” And with that, there was a bright streak of light and you were pulled away.


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Connection between Noctis and the Goddess of FFXV

In my previous post here ( I made some theories concerning the Goddess of FFXV , to summarize these are the essential points from the previous post for this new post:

1.  The kings of Lucis are either a. descendants or b. blessed by her as she is the patron goddess of Lucis.

2. She is the source of sunlight

3. The Plague of the Stars lengthens the night.

I had assumed that Noctis is somehow physically connected to the nighttime, but now I have come to believe it is the Goddess herself he is connected to. 

In other words, Noctis sleeps when the Goddess sleeps, hence the logo of the game. This conclusion would help support my point of Noctis falling into perpetual sleep should the Plague of the Stars force the nighttime to reach 24 hours of the day; in which case could be done by Fenrir (as seen on the WRM’s shoulder and possibly on the left side of the logo) harming/forcing the Goddess into sleep. 

I also previously made a point of Luna trying to bring light into the world during The Plague. This could be done by her making the moon brighter; however that would mean that the longer the moon is out, the less she herself can sleep. Without sleep you go crazy, the world ‘Lunatic’ comes from ‘Luna’ meaning moon. Luna can go insane. 

One final point I would like to make is concerning something Noctis says in Episode Duscae. 

This really puzzles me. IF Noctis can still see the ‘lights of expiring souls’ (which has not been mentioned since 2013), this quote suggests that he may see this in his dreams; in which case a state of perpetual sleep could become living hell (as the lyrics to Omnis Lacrima (Kyrie Eleison= Rest in peace) also suggest. But he also seems to like napping? Could it be to make up for the lack of sleep in situations like Prompto talked about above?

On the topic of lyrics, Somnus and Omnis Lacrima use the terms “God” and “Master” as the pronoun of the subject. In Pre-WWII Japan, the emperors were believed to be gods themselves ( and the Humanity Declaration aka Ningen Sengen after WWII required the emperor to renounce his god status). As I have pointed out in my previous posts I believe the royal line of Lucis is parallel to Japan’s emperial line. 

Please let me know your thoughts and comments. 

This is part 3 of my series. 

Part 1 & Part 2

Theory about Bucky in CACW (aka bucky’s hair pt 2)

ok so i noticed people talking about how if Bucky had changed his appearance to not “scruffy [sexy] hobo,” he would have never been found. But like that shit costs money, and things like razers and haircuts are already kind of a luxury expense if you’ve ever lived below the poverty line, and if that wasn’t hard enough, imagine trying to make money to afford haircuts and razers if you’ve been “dead” for 70 years and have no means of legitimate identification or credit in order to attain a job, or have any means of wellfare to help you get by from the state. Like Bucky is probably thanking his lucky stars for being able to find a place to live (which for all we know it could have been an abandoned apartment and he’s been living as a sqautter

 And ya he could probably forge shit, being a highly trained super-assasin does have its perks, but doing so would leave a trail. He’s also probably terrified of anyone [especially Hydra] getting any hints that he’s still lurking around. In the modern day its extremely easy to track credit/debit, checks, any transaction really, unless whatever is bought is paid with cold hard cash and no identifation or signing needed; which doesn’t make for easy shopping in Bucky’s case. 

However, that doesn’t mean that Bucky is wanting to live in a trashcan like Oscar on Sesame Street. Like Bucky has been legitimately doing his best to lead some form of a descent life.Like you can tell he actually tried to give himself a haircut. I give the Russo brothers so much credit because they really pay attention to even the smallest details. I had made a post previously about Bucky’s hair in CA:WS which can indicate the accumulated amount of time Bucky has been unfrozen over the past 70 years.  Between this and coming from a family hairdressers and cosmetologists, one of the things i noticed right off the bat in CACW was Bucky’s hair again. First lets take a look at Bucky in CAWS:

Aside from his hair being naturally wavy,  from a hair dressers perspective we can also easily see the uneven outgrowth from the former layering of the hair, a bit of bulk in the back, a couple of split ends, yatta-yatta-yatta, basically dude could use a spa/hair day with a 30-minute deep conditioning treatment. Now lets take a look at CACW:

Now i would post that lovely l’oreal like commercial vine here if I knew how, but for now this will have to do. Notice that his hair is significantly shorter in the front, aside from letting his bangs grow. Also his hair is very choppy and the ends aren’t feathered which make the trim appear so straight, something typically seen with people novice to haircutting. 

A side note: Bucky seems to not be a fan of his wavy hair since we can tell that this poor precious pouty-puff has tried cutting it [in an albeit amateur] way that counters the curl, given the angle of the cut.There’s a certain texture to his hair as well, which may allude to the fact that Bucky has gone so far as to even find styling creme to keep his poof from getting too wild and in the way(*as what happened frequently in CAWS*cough cough*)

Granted sexy asf, its hard to be “combat-ready” with your hair always smacking you in the face.

But if you want some headcanons just imagine Bucky going into like a drugstore, trying to figure out which is the cheapest-yet-best hair products to keep his hair from flying everywhere. Or imagine him with whoever you ship him with commenting about how he/she thinks his hair is beautiful, or catching him in the bathroom with like a million hair products and tools, looking up how-to-tips in those “womens” magazines from the supermarket check-out. Or maybe some pre-WWII Bucky headcanons about him waking up at 5 am just to comb down and style his hair with enough mousse to stop a car in its tracks, or steve breaking down laughing cause Bucky wakes up with the worse bedhead known to man.