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anonymous asked:

hey do you know any good kdramas about friendship?

OMG I’m so sorry for not answering this sooner! I’m currently going through my inbox, so please be patient with me.

Hmmm, good kdramas about friendship… I actually have quite a few to recommend! Just to note, this list is not in any order of ranking… just writing as I’m going and thinking of dramas. Hopefully you find drama(s) to your liking!!

1. A Gentleman’s Dignity

If you haven’t seen this drama… then YOU SHOULD!!! If you’re looking for a drama that focuses more on the friends than the romantic relationships, then this drama is the one for you! It’s about a group of guys and their hardships, relationships, challenges, etc. I thought I wouldn’t really enjoy this drama since it was different from the typical kdrama, but I was totally wrong!! At first, I only watched it for Jonghyun from CNBLUE, but then I ended up loving the drama for what it represented and showcased. This drama is very heartwarming and one of the most memorable friendships I’ve ever watched in a kdrama.

Originally posted by thespunkycity

2. Reply 1997 or Answer Me 1997 (The Reply series in general)

Oh man…. I love this drama SOOO MUCH! UGH, so much of my childhood in one drama lol… I don’t want to ruin it for those who haven’t seen it, so all I’ll say is that this is a classic drama about friends growing up together. You get to know each of the characters and how they struggle with growing up, relationships, personal identity, etc. The friendship aspect is just as important as the romantic aspect in Reply 1997. There’s also a very nostalgic and realistic feeling to this drama that will make you feel like you’re growing up with the characters too. I also recommend to watch the other dramas in the Reply series too (1994 and 1988).

Originally posted by doramasamor

3. Shut Up Flower Boy Band

Tbh, I thought this drama was going to be the typical cliche and sickeningly romantic teenage drama… but I was totally wrong, lol. This drama was actually quite deep, despite the funny drama title, that is about a group of boys in a rock band. Likewise, this drama is similar to Reply 1997, in which it’s a coming of age drama that focuses on friendship, relationships, growing up, dreams/passions, and music. I particularly recommend this for those who like Flower Boy Ramyun Shop and Flower Boys Next Door.

Originally posted by umutlardualaraemanet

4. Coffee Prince

How can I not mention Coffee Prince? Lol. Well, even though the main focus of the drama is more of the romance, the friendship quality in this drama shouldn’t be overlooked either. Tbh, the friendship aspect is really important in this drama because it introduces the love aspect. I’m not just recommending this drama because of Gong Yoo, but honestly, Coffee Prince should be watched by EVERYONE. This drama tackled such important topics and ideas that are important in our society today. Yeah, it has the cliche setting of the super rich kid and normal girl, but this drama dives deeper into the main characters’ relationship and how it came to be… how to form friendships and understand each other — also… most importantly… Gong Yoo.

Originally posted by gimme-a-chocolate

5. Dear My Friends

Okay…. so I learned of this drama because it got the “Best Drama” at the Baeksang Arts Awards…. and I was SUPER stingy because I really wanted Goblin to win, lmao. (I still kinda think Goblin should’ve won but that’s another story ahahahaha) Anyways, I HAD to watch this drama to figure out why it won, and omg… it’s such a good heartwarming drama that gives you all the feels. It’s about younger and older people coming together and how they face their challenges, becoming friends, understanding each other, and overcoming their obstacles together. This drama touched on a lot of important topics such as age, abuse, illness, family, and — obviously — friendship. I really liked the realism of this drama, which I believe was the selling point as to why this drama won the “Best Drama” award. The story is very well thought out and propels you to keep watching the next episode. I think this drama was worthy of the award it won and I can kinda understand why it beat Goblin… So give this drama a try :D

Originally posted by jkdramaniac

6. Chicago Typewriter 

Do I need to say anything when I have clearly expressed my love for this drama in my review?? Lol… all I can say is that this drama is the definition of friendship, love, and loyalty. I freaking balled my eyes out, not because of the romance, but because of the friendship!!! PLEASE WATCH THIS DRAMA OMG. This drama is about a writer who experiences a “slump” while writing his book, but two important people come into his life and help him write it… while also a bit of reincarnation and time traveling to the 1930s during the Japanese occupation in Korea. If you’re interested, please read my review on this drama to see whether it’s your cup of tea… but be warned of spoilers… 

Originally posted by letsflytoasiarenata

Special Mentions: (Dramas I’ve watched but not going to give a brief description)

  • The Time that I Loved You, 7000 Days
  • Beethoven Virus (Yo… watch this if you love Classical Music *.*)
  • Man of Equator
  • Cheese in a Trap (Watch it if you love Kim Go Eun!!!) 
  • You’re Beautiful (Honestly watched it for Yonghwa and Hong-gi)
  • She Was Pretty 

Blind Recommendations: (Haven’t watched the drama but other people have recommended it to me lol)

  • Operation Proposal
  • Heirs (Maybe I’ll watch it someday for Minhyuk…) 
  • School 2013 

K dramas that I recommend. (Netflix)

NEVER DIE - an immortal who appears as a 20 year old beauty finds love with a young, mortal man. Their relationship blossoms, but time is not on their side.

(Fave) OH MY GHOST- possessed by the ghost of a lustful virgin, a timid assistant chief becomes confidently libidinous, drawing the attention of a haughty culinary star.

JUMPING GIRL- sang-ah would do anything to shield pop star ah-shin from rabid fans. But after an act of protection gone wrong, it looks like she’s the crazy one.

(Fave) STRONG GIRL BONGSOON- born with supernatural strength, bongsoon fights evil and procures justice while getting tangled in a love triangle with her CEO boss and cop crush.

PLAYFUL KISS- high school senior hani can’t stop fantasizing about the brilliant seungjo, who hardly seems to know she exists, but soon, she has bigger problems.

(Fave) BOYS OVER FLOWERS- unassuming high school girl jandi stands up to..and eventually falls for..a spoiled rich kid who belongs to the school’s most powerful clique.

CLICK YOUR HEART- a charming student catches the eye of an athlete, an intellectual, a brooding loner and a passionate dancer in this choose your own adventure romance.

NOBLE MY LOVE- timid veterinarian yoonseo’s Life is centered on her animal clinic. Then she has a chance a encounter with CEO kanghoon, who’s her polar opposite.

MISS PANDA AND MR.HEDGEHOG - when gifted patissier with a gloomy past meets a bright and easygoing cafe owner, he begins to shed his thorns and learns to love again.

MY SECRET DIARY (The Miracle) - polar opposites in personality and looks, fraternal twin sisters who live completely different lives wake up one day to find they’ve switched bodies.

(Fave) DREAM KNIGHT- inhyeong, a bullied high schooler who lost everything after her parents death, causes an embarrassing scene for her favorite K pop idol group got7.

(Fave) MY ONLY LOVE STORY- the story of princess pyeonggang is the basis for a historical drama that stars song sujeong, a top celeb with a huge ego and a foul mouth. (Korean guys in traditional clothing is going to be the death of me, so this is why I need to see hwarang. Because let’s face it kim taehyung ❤️)

OPERATION PROPOSAL- kang baekho is heartbroken as he watches his first love, yiseul, marry another man. But then a mysterious stranger gives him a chance for a do over.

Operation TouRING

A Sequel to Operation Pirate Law

Summary: It hadn’t been long after Killian had first met Emma Swan that he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his days with her. Everything about their lives just fit together so naturally, and she and Henry were every bit as much family to him as his younger brother, Liam, was, and he was ready to make it official. There was just one thing he needed to do first. Convince the lads to help him with Operation TouRING.

Notes: A BIG THANK YOU to @looselipswontsinkships being an incredible beta and helping me overcome my dry spell/writer’s block. You’re the best!!

Also on ao3 and ff.net

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Henry didn’t think a day could go by any slower, but there he sat, in the desk next to his best friend anxiously waiting for the last bell of the last school day to ring. What a year it had been! When he thinks back to the beginning of the school year, he’s struck with just how much had changed in his life in the past nine months.

For starters, he has a best friend. He wasn’t too sure about Liam Jones when he’d first arrived in Storybrooke with his older brother. An older brother that is quite literally…older. Older and owns a pirate ship. Older, owns a pirate ship, and was currently dating Henry’s mom, something he and Liam had a hand in making happen.

Liam had seen the potential romance between his brother, Killian, and Henry’s mom, from the get go. He’d gotten into a spot of trouble that had gotten him hauled into the Sheriff station; that’s how Killian and Henry’s mom, the town Deputy, had first met. After the sparks of that initial meeting Liam kept getting into trouble, hoping the forced interaction between guardian and Deputy would lead to something. It wasn’t until Henry had gotten involved, and launched Operation Pirate Law, that’s when things finally started to happen.

He and Liam had worked to get the two together in various social and volunteer situations, and it was obvious that the two adults definitely had a thing for each other. It wasn’t until he and Liam had finally thrown subtlety out the window and conned their guardians into a romantic, candle lit dinner on Killian’s ship, The Jolly Roger, that the two ultimately became an official couple.

Now, nearly seven months later, the four of them were almost like a family. Killian and Liam had celebrated Christmas with Henry and his mom (the first Christmas for Liam without his father, whose passing had caused Liam to come live with Killian in the first place), and they all rang in the New Year together on The Roger. His mom and Killian had been nearly unbearable to be around during Valentine’s. He’d never thought of his mom as a gushy, romantic type, but he guessed when you’re in love all those hearts, flowers, sonnets and glaring public displays of affection seem necessary. (They’re not.)

Spring Break had been awesome, with Killian taking them down the coast on his ship. Killian and Liam had been teaching him the finer points of sailing, and that had been the first time they’d taken him out on the open seas. It was also when the topic of he and his mom joining the Jones brothers on their summer tour had first come up.

Killian was an online History professor, but had a side job of touring his replica 1770’s Brig to various ports during the summer. He’d visit different festivals, educating visitors about maritime life in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, while also teaching the young men and women he’d hire on as crew all about sailing.

This summer Killian wanted Henry and his mom to come with them. It had taken some convincing (and begging, pleading, and possibly bribery), but his mom had agreed and managed to get an old friend to come in and cover for her as Deputy while they were gone.

Now they were just hours away from casting off and starting a grand adventure that would take them from their little town in Maine all the way down to Florida, and possibly even the Caribbean, if time and weather allowed. Tonight they’d all be staying on the ship, ready to set sail at dawn, and Henry was bursting with excitement.

When the bell sounded he and Liam practically sprinted out the door, into the hall, and towards their lockers to grab their things. They said quick goodbyes to their classmates and then they were gone. Off to The Jolly Roger.

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Why I failed to catch Canada's worst serial killer - BBC News
It still haunts Lorimer Shenher that red tape hindered his attempts to question a man who later confessed to nearly 50 murders.

Ten years ago, the trial of Canada’s most prolific serial killer opened in Vancouver. Det Con Lorimer Shenher had long suspected the man in the dock, who eventually admitted to nearly 50 murders, but Shenher’s attempts to question him had been hindered by red tape. He is still haunted by his failure.

Lorimer Shenher had been working in his new job as head of Vancouver’s Missing Persons Unit for only two days when an anonymous caller gave him a name - the name of a man who could be responsible for the disappearance of women from the city’s Downtown Eastside district.

It was July 1998 and Shenher had been tasked with finding out what had happened to 17 women missing from the district, also known as the “low-track”, because it was where people went to buy cheap sex.

All the missing women were sex workers and drug users, and many were from Canada’s indigenous population.

Shenher entered the name he had been given, Willie Pickton - or Robert William Pickton - into the police database.

He saw immediately that his suspect had form. Earlier that year, charges had been dropped against the 49-year-old pig farmer for imprisoning and stabbing a sex worker, almost fatally.

The caller said he had been told women’s handbags, identity cards and bloody clothing could be seen at Pickton’s farm. And he said he had listened himself to Pickton making disturbing jokes.

“Pickton had a meat grinder he would talk about,” says Shenher.

“He would tell his friends, ‘If you ever need to dispose of a body…’”

Working out whether Pickton had anything to do with the disappearances would be a straightforward case of issuing a search warrant and bringing him in for questioning, Shenher thought.

“My mantra was you have to either rule him in or rule him out,” he says.

But in fact it would be another four years before officers finally searched Pickton’s property - on an unrelated charge - and by that time at least another 14 women would have been murdered.

A forensic search of Pickton’s farm eventually revealed the DNA of 33 women in various buildings, freezers and machines.

As he had boasted, the pig farmer had disposed of his victims in his meat grinder. Others he had fed to his pigs.

He later confessed to an undercover officer that he was one short of hitting his target of 50 kills.

So why did it take so long to catch him?

Shenher began his police career in the early 1990s as Lorraine Shenher - an athletic, hard-working 27-year-old who achieved one of the highest scores ever in the Vancouver Police Department selection process. He has since undergone gender reassignment, changing his name from Lorraine to Lorimer.

For one of his first assignments he worked undercover in the Downtown Eastside. Dressed in a short skirt, he would wait on street corners for men to solicit him for sex so he could arrest them.

The experience gave Shenher an insight into the brutality sex workers routinely experienced. Clients could be violent - one threatened to kill him, another tried to abduct him at gunpoint. He also noticed that police officers who should have been protecting the women often ignored their complaints.

At this time, he had a unique perspective on what he saw happening around him.

“I felt I was a man observing the situation. But also, living as a woman myself, I couldn’t put up with the oppression and sexism the women faced,” he says.

“I had a lot of anger around it.”

A few years later, Downtown Eastside residents began to report that women were going missing.

One, a young drug user and sex worker called Sarah de Vries, described her fears in her diary.

“Am I next?” she wrote in December 1995.

“Is he watching me now? Stalking me like a predator and its prey. Waiting, waiting for some perfect spot, time or my stupid mistake. How does one choose a victim?

"Good question. If I knew that, I would never get snuffed.”

In April 1998, Sarah herself disappeared.

She was the 17th person on Shenher’s list when he was appointed to the Missing Person’s Unit.

Several officers within the Vancouver Police Department had already begun to suspect a serial killer was at work.

One of them was Det Insp Kim Rossmo, who had recently completed doctoral research in criminal profiling.

“I went back 20 years using data and typically we would find either no, or just one or two, unfound people in a year,” he says.

“This number started to grow in 1996, 1997 and 1998. I though the only explanation for this was a serial murder case.”

But when Rossmo took his findings to the officer in charge of the Major Crime Section, he was told that because the women tended to live transient lives, it was more likely they had just drifted away.

In fact, this was wrong. Although the women were drug users and poor, they still maintained strong ties to families, friends and their community.

But because no-one had found the women’s bodies, Rossmo’s boss thought no crime had taken place and that in time the women would show up.

Special Report: On the trail of the murdered and missing

Each year, dozens of indigenous Canadian women are murdered or disappear never to be seen again. Some end up in a river that runs through the heart of Winnipeg.

One of Shenher’s first moves was to get in touch with the officer who had arrested and charged Pickton in 1997 for his attack on a sex worker at his farm.

Despite the severity of the victim’s injuries, prosecutors had dropped the case because she was a heroin addict and it was felt she wouldn’t be a convincing witness.

Shenher found this decision inexplicable, and his views were shared by the arresting officer - from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) - who helpfully opened his files to Shenher.

Because Pickton’s farm was outside the city, it fell under the jurisdiction of the RCMP rather than the Vancouver Police Department.

In Shenher’s view it made sense for the Vancouver police and the Mounties to work together on the case, but at the highest levels of both forces there was resistance to the idea and full co-operation did not begin for several years.

So Shenher returned to his original phone tip-off.

The caller had mentioned parties held on Pickton’s farm in a barn known locally as Piggy’s Palace. These late-night gatherings were popular with biker gangs. Sex and drugs were said to be freely available.

A female friend of the informant had attended these parties, and it was she who had seen personal items and bloody clothing that could have belonged to the missing women.

Shenher quickly identified this woman but she didn’t want to speak to the police. So Shenher proposed an undercover operation to confirm her story, using a female officer who would befriend her and become her confidante. The plan was refused.

Instead, Pickton was put under surveillance for three days. But as he did little to arouse suspicion, this was discontinued.

“If these women were from any other walk of life, there would be total outrage, search parties, volunteers, roadblocks,” says Shenher.

“On a very deep level, a large segment of society and the policing community didn’t feel these women were worth searching for and many people questioned whether they even wanted to be found.”

In May 1999, the Vancouver Police Department established a Missing Persons Review Team with Shenher as the lead investigator. Although this was an improvement from the Missing Persons Unit, it still lacked the resources of a fully-fledged homicide investigation.

Then another source came forward with a gruesome story that appeared to identify Pickton as the man killing and disposing of the missing women.

The source said he had seen handcuffs in Pickton’s bedroom and a special freezer in his barn from which he had been served “strange meat”, which he believed could have been human.

He also spoke of a female friend, whom he named as Lynn Ellingsen, who had gone with Pickton to the Downtown Eastside to help him pick up women.

The source said that Ellingsen had told him that she had walked into Pickton’s slaughterhouse and had seen what she thought was a female body hanging from a meat hook. Pickton was standing beside it cutting strips of flesh off the body’s legs. She said she hadn’t realised that human fat was yellow - a detail that lent credibility to her story.

At this point Shenher felt he had enough evidence to bring both Ellingsen and Pickton in for questioning, but because Pickton’s farm fell under the jurisdiction of the RCMP, it was up to them to take the investigation forward.

The RCMP questioned Ellingsen twice, but both times she refused to talk.

As for Pickton, Shenher later found that an RCMP officer visited his farm but was told by his brother to “come back during the rainy season” because they were too busy working. Four months later, RCMP officers did interview Pickton, who denied killing the women. He consented to a search of his property - but amazingly, this offer was not followed up.

By now the number of missing women had risen to 30 and Shenher was beginning to experience physical symptoms brought on by what he regarded as his failure to solve the crimes.

He suffered from nightmares and mysterious aches in his body, had trouble eating and developed allergies.

“I’ve asked myself so many times could I have just physically gone to the farm and tried to execute a search warrant,” he says.

“The answer, really, is 'No’. It was not my jurisdiction. What failed us was that someone at a very senior level in my force should have approached someone at a very senior level in the RCMP. But it didn’t work that way. We didn’t get that support.”

By the end of 2000, Shenher was exhausted and demoralised. He was beginning to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder so asked to be transferred to a different unit.

Then, in January 2001, nearly three years after Shenher had received his first tip-off about Pickton, the RCMP and Vancouver Police Department finally established a joint operation to re-examine the cases of missing and murdered sex workers in the province of British Columbia.

Shenher should have been cheered by this. Instead he was depressed.

“What they did was to pull in as many sex offenders and predators that they were aware of in the province and put together a list of 100 men, but not rank them in priority,” he says.

“So despite having all our information about Pickton, they didn’t put him at number one of the suspect list.”

It was only in February 2002 when a junior RCMP officer visited Pickton’s farm looking for an unlicensed gun and spotted an asthma inhaler bearing the name of one of the missing women, that he was finally arrested.

Within hours, the Pickton property became the site of the largest crime scene search in Canadian history.

Shenher, when he found out, experienced a wave of contradictory emotions.

“Shock, elation, dread, excitement, sorrow, grief, nausea - it was all there, jumbled up together,” he says.

“It was a hollow victory and all I could do was cry.”

In 2007, a court found Pickton guilty of six counts of second-degree murder. There was enough evidence to charge him for a further 20 killings, but prosecutors decided not to proceed because he had already been given the maximum life sentence.

Shenher’s criticism of the police investigations were shared by family and friends of the victims.

In 2010, in response to popular pressure, the government of British Columbia formally announced a Missing Women Commission of Inquiry to look into the police’s conduct.

It ruled that their investigations suffered from a lack of leadership, describing them as a “blatant failure” marked by a deep bias against the poor, often drug-addicted, victims.

At the same time it praised certain officers, like Shenher, for striving valiantly to solve the crisis.

But what could have been an opportunity for genuine soul-searching about the failures of the province’s police and justice systems was wasted, Shenher says.

He even accuses the inquiry of suppressing information that would have shed light on why Pickton’s farm was not searched earlier.

“My sense was there appeared to be a concerted effort by the provincial government to restrict the amount and type of information that came out,” he says, though he admits he has no firm evidence to back this suspicion.

He now hopes a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, announced last year by the new government of Justin Trudeau, will go further towards answering the question why vulnerable women were so badly let down.

“When a missing woman is viewed as inevitable, where the surge of the investigation is not done at the same level as other investigations and women are dying, then we have to do better,” the Canadian Minister for Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, told the BBC.

Racism and sexism were still a problem within the country’s police forces, she added.

Shenher is now on long-term medical leave from the police. In 2015 he published a book that details his frustrations with the Pickton investigation, That Lonely Section of Hell.

“People think there’s police accountability in Canada,” he says.

“But there aren’t a lot of mechanisms that the government has to oversee their work.

"Without that accountability, I do think a killer like Pickton could get away with it again.”

This article was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

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Jikook Soulmate AU

Part 1 | Part 2 

- For as long as everyone can remember, there have been names written on every single human’s left arm. Names that were not their own but of their soulmate’s. 

-It wasn’t until the late 1800s that a child was born without a name. Consequently, this child was dubbed ‘The Nameless’ 

-When more and more children were born without soulmates, societies all over the world called it a ‘disease’. Children and adults alike were mistreated due to this, often being ridiculed in public.

-As years passed, a little less than half of the world’s population was made out of people without a ‘brand’ 

-When rebels and activists began to protest against their mistreatment, they nearly tore the world apart, delving everyone into an all out war. 

- On October 13th, 1995, Park Jimin was born with the name Jeon Jungkook upon his left arm

- On September 1st, 1997, Jeon Jungkook was born with the name Park Jimin

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Moments (Part 8)

Characters: Jensen x Reader; Jared Padalecki; SPN Cast members

Anon Request: Hello, I was wondering if i could request a Jensen x Fan Reader fic were they meet at a con. There they keep running into each other. Thank You.

Summary: Attending a convention has always been a dream - and that dream is now a reality. Little did you know a clumsy run-in would lead to meeting one of your favorite actors. Who knows what the weekend will hold.

A/n: Fluffy feels. So many.

I consider this an AU, as Jensen is single in this fic. This is completely a work of fiction, and I wouldn’t want his reality to be any different, this is purely for entertainment.

Catch up here: Moments Masterlist

Originally posted by deangifsdaily

“I know that the whole point—the only point—is to
find the things that matter, and hold on to them, and fight for them, and refuse to let them go.”  
 ―    Lauren Oliver, Delirium   

“So… you ready for that drink?” Jensen asked.

“Absolutely.” You replied, fully ready and willing to exit from behind the curtain of the ballroom and sneak from the hotel.

Before you could move, Y/f/n’s voice boomed from behind you, “Hold up there, sir. I need a conference with my bestie before you sweep her away.”

“Dude…” you said through gritted teeth. “What are you doing?”

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The CIA’s plan to commit terror attacks in America — Operation Northwoods

In the early 1960’s Fidel Castro was becoming one pain in the butt embarrassment for the Central Intelligence Agency.  Cuba represented an immense failure of US foreign policy, as the once American dominated government fell to Castro’s regime in 1959.  In the upcoming years, the CIA would try numerous times to assassinate, discredit, and remove Castro from power.  This culminated with the Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1961 where the CIA attempted a failed military invasion using Cuban counterrevolutionaries, and the Cuban Missile Crises, a showdown between the US and Soviet Union over Soviet nuclear missiles stationed in Cuba.

In 1962 the CIA proposed Operation Northwoods as a drastic but conclusive solution to the Cuban situation.  Operation Northwoods called for a series of terrorist attacks on American military bases and civilian targets, which were to be conducted by CIA personnel disguised as Cuban agents.  With supposed evidence in hand, the US Government would then have full justification for military operations against Cuba.  Operation Northwoods was to begin with an assault on Guantanamo Bay by “Cuban Forces”.  Then a series of terrorist attacks would be conducted by CIA agents in cities such as Miami and Washington.

 Among the plans was a scheme to hijack an airplane then simulate a crash with an empty airplane that would give the appearance of “killing all passengers”.  In Miami CIA agents were to assassinate a number of Cuban refugees, leaving evidence that the murders were conducted by Cuban assassins. It was also suggested that a boatload of Cuban refugees be destroyed, with evidence planted to blame Pro-Castro saboteurs.  The plan even called for the mass shooting of civilians on the street by “Cuban military forces” as well as the bombings of American ships and buildings. There was even a plan to blow up an American ship, creating a “USS Maine” propaganda moment to galvanize Americans against Cuba.  Finally, Operation Northwoods called for a fleet of American captured MiG fighter jets to fly over American airspace, harassing civil aviation and perhaps even shooting down an American airliner bound for the Caribbean.  

The plan was drafted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signed by Chairman Gen. Lyman Lemnitzer, and forwarded to President John F. Kennedy by Robert Mcnamara.  Horrified by such a corrupt and unethical plan, JFK refused to approve of it.  Fortunately, Operation Northwoods never happened.  Documents of Operation Northwoods were declassified in 1997.  A copy of a Defense Department memo on Northwoods can be found in the link below.

 http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430/northwoods.pdf

January 30, 1917 - President Wilson Vetoes Law that would Require Immigrants to Take Literacy Test

Pictured - “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!“

American President Woodrow Wilson vetoed a law passed by Congress on January 30 that would require immigrants to pass a literacy test before settling in the United States. “It is not a test of character, of quality, or of personal fitness,” he said of the proposed law, “but would operate in most cases merely as penalty for lack of opportunity in the country from which the alien seeking admission came.”

Moreover, he noted, trying to separate immigrants on their literacy or their religion would cause severe diplomatic repurcussions, “and it is not only possible but probable that very serious questions of international justice and comity would arise between this government… and the governments thus officially condemned.” American immigration laws were hardly liberal in the early 20th century, with their racial quotas, but perhaps even Wilson knew very well that for the government to exclude immigrants because of their beliefs or their upbringing would be a blanket betrayal of American values. 

Verizon to acquire Yahoo’s operating business

Today is a big day for Yahoo! This is the email that I sent to Yahoos around the world today. Given the interest around our journey to this point, I wanted to share more about today’s announcement. –Marissa


Dear Yahoos,

Moments ago, we announced an agreement with Verizon to acquire Yahoo’s operating business. This culminates a rigorous, thorough process over many months, and yields a great outcome for the company. Today’s announcement not only brings us an important step toward separating Yahoo’s operating business from our Asian asset equity stakes, it also presents exciting opportunities to accelerate Yahoo’s transformation. Among the many entities that showed interest in Yahoo, Verizon believed most in the immense value we’ve created, and in what a combination could bring our users, our advertisers, and our partners.

This is a good moment to reflect on Yahoo’s journey to date.

Yahoo is a company that changed the world.  Before Yahoo, the Internet was a government research project. Yahoo humanized and popularized the web, email, search, real-time media, and more.

What really sets Yahoo apart is the shared passion to create great products for our 1B+ users, and in doing so, transforming the world for the better. You can clearly see that spirit, that commitment, that fight in the work we’ve done together over the past few years. We set out to transform this company – and we’ve made incredible progress. We counteracted many of the tectonic shifts of declining legacy businesses, and built a Yahoo that is unequivocally stronger, nimbler, and more modern. We tripled our mobile base to over 600 million monthly users, we invested in and built Mavens from basically zero in 2011 into $1.6B of GAAP Revenue in 2015, we streamlined and modernized every aspect of our consumer products, and, with Gemini and BrightRoll, we dramatically improved our advertiser products. This only scratches the surface of what we’ve achieved… and we all know how much hard work it took to get here.

It’s because of that hard work and resilience, that Yahoo will realize amazing opportunities in its next chapter.

This sale is not only an important step in our plan to unlock shareholder value for Yahoo, it is also a great opportunity for Yahoo to build further distribution and accelerate our work in mobile, video, native advertising, and social. As one of the largest wireless and cable companies in the world, Verizon opens the door to extensive distribution opportunities. With more than 100 million wireless customers, a shared view of the importance of mobile and video ad tech, a deep content focus through AOL, Verizon brings clear synergies to the table. And with their aggressive aims to grow global audience to 2B users and $20B in revenue within the mobile-media business by 2020, Yahoo’s products and brand will be central to achieving these goals. Joining forces with AOL and Verizon will help us achieve tremendous scale on mobile. Imagine the distribution challenges we will solve, the scale we will achieve, the products we will build, and the advertisers we will reach now with Mavens – it’s incredibly compelling.  

The strategic process has created a lot of uncertainty, but our incredibly loyal and dedicated employee base has stepped up to every challenge along the way. Through the first half of the year, we met our operational goals and overachieved on plan. But, further, there are things that you cannot measure, like the passion of the people behind the products. The teams here have not only built incredible products and technologies, but have built Yahoo into one of the most iconic, and universally well-liked companies in the world. One that continues to impact the lives of more than a billion people. I’m incredibly proud of everything that we’ve achieved, and I’m incredibly proud of our team. For me personally, I’m planning to stay. I love Yahoo, and I believe in all of you. It’s important to me to see Yahoo into its next chapter.

As we work to close this agreement in Q1 2017, it’s more important than ever that we come together as one global team to continue executing on our strategic plan through the remainder of the year. We have delivered the first half of the year with pride, achieving our goals. Now, it is up to us to make Yahoo’s final quarters as an independent company count.

Yahoo is a company that changed the world.  Now, we will continue to, with even greater scale, in combination with Verizon and AOL.

Thanks,

Marissa

Important Additional Information and Where to Find It.

Yahoo will be filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a proxy statement regarding the proposed sale of Yahoo’s operating business to Verizon Communications Inc., the definitive version of which will be sent or provided to Yahoo stockholders.  BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, YAHOO’S STOCKHOLDERS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO READ YAHOO’S PROXY STATEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION OR INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE THEREIN BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.  Investors and stockholders will be able to obtain (when available) a free copy of Yahoo’s proxy statement, any amendments or supplements to the proxy statement, and other documents filed by Yahoo with the SEC (when available) in connection with the proposed transaction for no charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, on the Investor Relations page of Yahoo’s website investor.yahoo.net or by writing to Investor Relations, Yahoo! Inc., 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

Yahoo and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from its investors and stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction.  Information concerning the ownership of Yahoo securities by Yahoo’s directors and executive officers is included in their SEC filings on Forms 3, 4 and 5, and additional information is also available in Yahoo’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as amended, and Yahoo’s proxy statement for its 2016 annual meeting of stockholders filed with the SEC on May 23, 2016. Information regarding Yahoo’s directors, executive officers and other persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction, including their respective interests by security holdings or otherwise, also will be set forth in the definitive proxy statement relating to the proposed transaction when it is filed with the SEC.  These documents may be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.

This post contains forward-looking statements concerning the proposed sale of Yahoo’s operating business. Risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from the results predicted. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others: (i) the inability to consummate the transaction in a timely manner or at all, due to the inability to obtain or delays in obtaining the stockholder approval, necessary regulatory approvals for the transaction or satisfaction of other conditions to the closing of the transaction; (ii) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the purchase agreement; (iii) the potential adverse effect on Yahoo’s partner, advertiser, vendor and customer relationships, operating results and business generally resulting from the announcement of the transaction; (iv) the implementation of the transaction which will require significant time, attention and resources of Yahoo’s senior management and others within Yahoo, potentially diverting their attention from other aspects of Yahoo’s business; (v) risks related to Yahoo’s ability to retain or recruit key talent; (vi) the costs, fees, expenses and charges related to or triggered by the transaction; (vii) potential adverse effects on Yahoo’s business, properties or operations caused by Yahoo implementing the transaction; (viii) the anticipated benefits of transaction to Yahoo’s stockholders may not be realized; and (ix) the initiation or outcome of any legal proceedings or regulatory proceedings that may be instituted against Yahoo relating to the transaction.  More information about other potential factors that could affect Yahoo’s business and financial results is included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Yahoo’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as amended, and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, which are on file with the SEC and available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. All information set forth in this communication is as of July 25, 2016. Yahoo does not intend, and undertakes no duty, to update this information to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.




Verizon to acquire Yahoo’s operating business

Transaction will create a new rival in mobile media technology reaching over 1B users* with a roster of the world’s most beloved brands

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SUNNYVALE, Calif. – July 25, 2016 – Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) today announce they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo’s operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments.

Yahoo informs, connects and entertains a global audience of more than 1 billion monthly active users** – including 600 million monthly active mobile users*** – through its search, communications and digital content products. Yahoo also connects advertisers with target audiences through a streamlined advertising technology stack that combines the power of their data, content and technology.

Lowell McAdam, Verizon Chairman and CEO, said: “Just over a year ago we acquired AOL to enhance our strategy of providing a cross-screen connection for consumers, creators and advertisers. The acquisition of Yahoo will put Verizon in a highly competitive position as a top global mobile media company, and help accelerate our revenue stream in digital advertising.”

Yahoo will be integrated with AOL under Marni Walden, EVP and President of the Product Innovation and New Businesses organization at Verizon.

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, said: “Yahoo is a company that has changed the world, and will continue to do so through this combination with Verizon and AOL. The sale of our operating business, which effectively separates our Asian asset equity stakes, is an important step in our plan to unlock shareholder value for Yahoo. This transaction also sets up a great opportunity for Yahoo to build further distribution and accelerate our work in mobile, video, native advertising and social.”

Mayer added, “Yahoo and AOL popularized the Internet, email, search and real-time media. It’s poetic to be joining forces with AOL and Verizon as we enter our next chapter focused on achieving scale on mobile. We have a terrific, loyal, experienced and quality team, and I couldn’t be prouder of our achievements to date, including building our new lines of business to $1.6 billion in GAAP revenue in 2015. I’m excited to extend our momentum through this transaction.”

Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL, said: “Our mission at AOL is to build brands people love, and we will continue to invest in and grow them. Yahoo has been a long-time investor in premium content and created some of the most beloved consumer brands in key categories like sports, news and finance.”

Under Armstrong, AOL has invested in and grown global premium brands, including The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Engadget, MAKERS and AOL.com, and market-leading programmatic platforms – including ONE by AOL for both advertisers and publishers.

Armstrong added, “We have enormous respect for what Yahoo has accomplished: this transaction is about unleashing Yahoo’s full potential, building upon our collective synergies, and strengthening and accelerating that growth. Combining Verizon, AOL and Yahoo will create a new powerful competitive rival in mobile media, and an open, scaled alternative offering for advertisers and publishers.”

The addition of Yahoo to Verizon and AOL will create one of the largest portfolios of owned and partnered global brands with extensive distribution capabilities. Combined, AOL and Yahoo will have more than 25 brands in its portfolio for continued investment and growth. Yahoo’s key assets include market-leading premium content brands in major categories including finance, news and sports, as well as one of the most popular email services globally with approximately 225 million monthly active users****. Additional technology assets in the advertising space include Brightroll, a programmatic demand-side platform; Flurry, an independent mobile apps analytics service; and Gemini, a native and search advertising solution.

The deal is subject to customary closing conditions, approval by Yahoo’s shareholders, and regulatory approvals, and is expected to close in Q1 of 2017. Until the closing, Yahoo will continue to operate independently, offering and improving its own products and services for users, advertisers, developers and partners.

Verizon will generally issue cash-settled Verizon RSUs for Yahoo RSUs that are outstanding at the close.

The sale does not include Yahoo’s cash, its shares in Alibaba Group Holdings, its shares in Yahoo Japan, Yahoo’s convertible notes, certain minority investments, and Yahoo’s non-core patents (called the Excalibur portfolio). These assets will continue to be held by Yahoo, which will change its name at closing and become a registered, publicly traded investment company. Yahoo will provide additional information about the investment company at a future date.

Yahoo intends to return substantially all of its net cash to shareholders and will determine and communicate a specific capital return strategy at an appropriate time.

LionTree Advisors, LLC, Allen & Company LLC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Guggenheim Securities, LLC are acting as financial advisors to Verizon. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Covington & Burling LLP and Winston & Strawn LLP are acting as legal advisors to Verizon.

Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and PJT Partners are acting as financial advisors to the Yahoo Board and its Strategic Review Committee. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP are acting as legal advisors to Yahoo. Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP is independent legal advisor to Yahoo’s Strategic Review Committee.

Yahoo will hold an investor call at 5:30 a.m. Pacific/8:30 a.m. Eastern today. Investors can dial in at (866) 593-9949 and investors outside the U.S. can dial in at (973) 935-8154, using the conference ID 55971720. The call will be hosted by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman. Yahoo will also make the Chair of the Strategic Review Committee, Tom McInerney, and Yahoo Chairman of the Board Maynard Webb available for questions.

Verizon will announce second-quarter 2016 results tomorrow, July 26. To provide further context for investors about this transaction and other strategic initiatives, McAdam will participate in Verizon’s earnings webcast beginning 8:30 a.m. Eastern tomorrow. Access instructions and presentation materials, including Verizon’s earnings release, will be available at 7 a.m. on Verizon’s Investor Relations website, www.verizon.com/about/investors/.

*Based on Yahoo internal metrics, Jan. 2016 and AOL Internal, June 2016

**Yahoo internal user metrics, Jan. 2016

***Yahoo internal user metrics, Jan 2016

****Yahoo internal user metrics, Jan. 2016.  Mail monthly active users includes 58M IMAP/POP only users – ie. Yahoo monthly users that access their mail using other companies mail application

About Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with 112.6 million retail connections nationwide. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.

About AOL

AOL is a media technology company with a mission to connect consumers and creators through open marketplaces. AOL uses data to disrupt content production, distribution and monetization. The company connects publishers with advertisers across its global, programmatic platforms, tapping into Microsoft inventory and original content brands like TechCrunch, The Huffington Post and MAKERS, which reach over 500 million monthly global consumers. Within its mobile advertising network alone, AOL has a reach of roughly 600 million users. A subsidiary of Verizon, AOL is shaping the digital future.

About Yahoo

Yahoo is a guide to digital information discovery, focused on informing, connecting, and entertaining users through its search, communications, and digital content products. By creating highly personalized experiences, Yahoo helps users discover the information that matters most to them around the world – on mobile or desktop. Yahoo connects advertisers with target audiences through a streamlined advertising technology stack that combines the power of Yahoo’s data, content, and technology. Yahoo is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.net) or the Company’s blog (yahoo.tumblr.com).

Yahoo!, the Yahoo family of marks, and the associated logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc. Other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Important Additional Information and Where to Find It.

Yahoo will be filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a proxy statement regarding the proposed sale of Yahoo’s operating business to Verizon Communications Inc., the definitive version of which will be sent or provided to Yahoo stockholders.  BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, YAHOO’S STOCKHOLDERS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO READ YAHOO’S PROXY STATEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION OR INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE THEREIN BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.  Investors and stockholders will be able to obtain (when available) a free copy of Yahoo’s proxy statement, any amendments or supplements to the proxy statement, and other documents filed by Yahoo with the SEC (when available) in connection with the proposed transaction for no charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, on the Investor Relations page of Yahoo’s website investor.yahoo.net or by writing to Investor Relations, Yahoo! Inc., 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

Yahoo and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from its investors and stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction.  Information concerning the ownership of Yahoo securities by Yahoo’s directors and executive officers is included in their SEC filings on Forms 3, 4 and 5, and additional information is also available in Yahoo’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as amended, and Yahoo’s proxy statement for its 2016 annual meeting of stockholders filed with the SEC on May 23, 2016. Information regarding Yahoo’s directors, executive officers and other persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction, including their respective interests by security holdings or otherwise, also will be set forth in the definitive proxy statement relating to the proposed transaction when it is filed with the SEC.  These documents may be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.

Verizon Forward-Looking Statements

In this communication Verizon has made forward-looking statements. These statements are based on our estimates and assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include the information concerning our possible or assumed future results of operations. Forward-looking statements also include those preceded or followed by the words “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “hopes” or similar expressions. For those statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The following important factors, along with those discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), could affect future results and could cause those results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements: adverse conditions in the U.S. and international economies; the effects of competition in the markets in which we operate; material changes in technology or technology substitution; disruption of our key suppliers’ provisioning of products or services; changes in the regulatory environment in which we operate, including any increase in restrictions on our ability to operate our networks; breaches of network or information technology security, natural disasters, terrorist attacks or acts of war or significant litigation and any resulting financial impact not covered by insurance; our high level of indebtedness; an adverse change in the ratings afforded our debt securities by nationally accredited ratings organizations or adverse conditions in the credit markets affecting the cost, including interest rates, and/or availability of further financing; material adverse changes in labor matters, including labor negotiations, and any resulting financial and/or operational impact; significant increases in benefit plan costs or lower investment returns on plan assets; changes in tax laws or treaties, or in their interpretation; changes in accounting assumptions that regulatory agencies, including the SEC, may require or that result from changes in the accounting rules or their application, which could result in an impact on earnings; and the inability to implement our business strategies.

Yahoo’s Forward Looking Statements

This press release (including, without limitation, the quotations from management) contains forward-looking statements concerning the proposed sale of Yahoo’s operating business. Risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from the results predicted. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others: (i) the inability to consummate the transaction in a timely manner or at all, due to the inability to obtain or delays in obtaining the stockholder approval, necessary regulatory approvals for the transaction or satisfaction of other conditions to the closing of the transaction; (ii) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the purchase agreement; (iii) the potential adverse effect on Yahoo’s partner, advertiser, vendor and customer relationships, operating results and business generally resulting from the announcement of the transaction; (iv) the implementation of the transaction which will require significant time, attention and resources of Yahoo’s senior management and others within Yahoo, potentially diverting their attention from other aspects of Yahoo’s business; (v) risks related to Yahoo’s ability to retain or recruit key talent; (vi) the costs, fees, expenses and charges related to or triggered by the transaction; (vii) potential adverse effects on Yahoo’s business, properties or operations caused by Yahoo implementing the transaction; (viii) the anticipated benefits of transaction to Yahoo’s stockholders may not be realized; and (ix) the initiation or outcome of any legal proceedings or regulatory proceedings that may be instituted against Yahoo relating to the transaction. More information about other potential factors that could affect Yahoo’s business and financial results is included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Yahoo’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as amended, and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, which are on file with the SEC and available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. All information set forth in this communication is as of July 25, 2016. Yahoo does not intend, and undertakes no duty, to update this information to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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MISS FISHER TIMELINE S2

Unlike the straightforward S1, the timeline of S2 has long been a source of controversy. The consensus is that E2 (Death Comes Knocking) is out of order and should be somewhere after Murder a la Mode (E5) and before The Blood of Juana the Mad (E8). The theory is supported by the screen caps.

Again, aljwritesphryne did a great piece on her take of the timeline; don’t miss it!

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S2E1 (Murder Most Scandalous): Around 20-Jan-1929. George Sanderson’s Toxicology Report was dated 19-Jan-1929. By the way, this proved how fast Rosie had moved on to be engaged to Sidney after her divorce with Jack merely a month before in mid-December 1928; however, it didn’t stop her from reaching out to Jack when she and her father needed his help. The dynamic between the exes sure was a bit awkard for everyone.

S2E2 (Death Comes Knocking): March 1929!!! The calendar in Miss Fisher’s kitchen clearly showed March, but the next episode went back to January. Based on the dates in the next few episodes, this one apparently was intended to be at least after Murder a la Mode. It is intriguing that they moved it up earlier; I’d like to know the reasons behind the decision.

S2E3 (Dead Man’s Chest): End of January 1929. The newspaper Jack was reading about the doubloon was dated 26-Jan-1929. The Phrack in this episode was one of the most Phabulous as Seaside Jack proved to be so much more fun than City South Jack.

S2E4 (Dead Weight): Early February 1929. The newspaper reporting Constable Fry’s death was dated 07-Feb-1929.

S2E5 (Murder a la Mode): February 1929. The calendar in the kitchen showed February.

S2E6 (Marked for Murder): No images found.

S2E7 (Blood at the Wheel): Mid to late March 1929. It is a bit blurry, but the coroner’s report of Gerty appeared to be dated 20-Mar-1929. Based on the cozy atmosphere during the palm reading scene, Death Coes Knocking has to be before Blood at the Wheel. Assuming Marked for Murder rightly occurred before Blood at the Wheel (which I think it did), I would place Death Comes Knocking between Murder a la Mode and Marked for Murder.

S2E8 (The Blood of Juana the Mad): This is an odd one. The toe tag of the corps at the beginning of the episode was dated 18-Apr-1929, but when Mr. Butler was drugged by Beatrice’s jam, the calendar in the kitchen showed March. In one of Nathan Page’s interviews, he mentioned that they were filming out of sequence, so they must have forgotten to flip the calendar.

S2E9 (Framed for Murder): Likely early April 1929. When Miss Fisher was questioning Clara in her kitchen, the calendar showed April.

S2E10 (Death on the Vine): Mid to late April 1929. Oskar Voigt’s letter to the Bendigo newspaper was dated 16-Apr-1929, which was several days before he was murdered.

S2E11 (Dead Air): Mid-May 1929. When Dot was showing Miss Fisher the clue she found in the newspaper, the calendar in the kitchen showed May. Also, the newspaper reporting the radio stations being sabotaged was dated 15-May-1929. This means that Hugh proposed to Dot about 9 months after they started courting. The Operation Marriage Proposal may have gotten a rocky start, but it turned out to be “Just perfect". Nicely done, Hugh!

S2E12 (Unnatural Habits): June 1929. When Hugh and Jack gathered in Miss Fisher’s kitchen (aka the City South satellite office) to discuss Operation Pandarus with her and the team (Dot, Bert, Cec, and Mr. B), the calendar showed June.

S2E13 (Murder Under the Mistletoe): July 1929. No images is need as it was to celebrate Christmas in July. The most talked about topic of this episode, of course, is Jack and his sweater, which in some people’s opinion is as criminal as the crazy murderer Nicholas Mortimer.

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To be continued with S3…

(Posted 27-Aug-2015)

This is a quick diagram of how the proposed method of operation in my post about the light-globes would work (as per theory #1).

Upon shaking the globe, the suspended cover would move out of it’s stationary position, exposing the dispersal opening, allowing the sodium percarbonate or hydrogen peroxide to enter the phenyl oxalate.

Edit : here’s a link to the post mentioned :
http://telosrandom.tumblr.com/post/110897251623/alchemical-light-globes-gentleman-bastard-series

Edit 2 : just a quick update based off two anons I got wondering about the color scheme I used. That’s just to help show the different bits in a way they’re readily able to be seen independently. In all actuality, I’m assuming the outer shell is what ever can be afforded (cheap glass in lower class neighborhoods, high quality glass or even fancy alchemical resin spheres in the upper classes) and the color would vary depending on setting, intended use, and the owner’s preference. The same goes for the phenyl oxalate inside; it would be tinted with the color the owner preferred, or, a color for it’s intended use. Where a whorehouse may go for a soft red light, a banquet hall might opt for golden, meanwhile an alchemist using chemicals sensitive to certain spectrums of light would choose a tint that would not disrupt their processes. The rod in the middle would most likely be thick glass or a fortified resin, and be clear in nature (or of the same color as the outer shell) to not change the light coming out of the globe. While the mechanism would be the color of what ever material it was made from (assuming metallic silver spring and cover, with a metallic dispersal opening in higher class devices that could afford to go with good quality metal, but possibly cheap pig-iron spring and a glass cover in cheaper ones)

“The Heirs” Star Kang Ha Neul Is Considering A New Role

“The Heirs” and “Monstar” actor Kang Ha Neul is considering a new drama role. According to his agency Sam Entertainment, he is currently reading the script for a weekend drama titled “Angel Eyes.”

“Angel Eyes” is a melodrama about two lovers who reunite after being separated for 12 years. Difficult family circumstances forced the young lovers to break up but they have never forgotten each other. When they reunite as adults, the feelings that they have struggled to ignore will resurface and reshape their adult lives.

Twenty-three-year-old Kang Na Heul is considering playing the younger version of the lead character Dong Joo. He will play Dong Joo as a high school student. The actor has had plenty of practice playing high school students. In the hit drama “The Heirs,” he played Lee Hyo Shin, the pressured son of the attorney general. The Jeguk High School student had a crush on his older tutor and was one of the few Jeguk students who befriended Park Shin Hye’s character Cha Eun Sang.

When he was asked about the atmosphere on the set of “The Heirs,” Kang Na Heul said, “When we were all together, we had a lot of fun. Sometimes it felt like we really were in school.”

In “Monstar” Kang Na Heul also played a high school student. He was the musically talented class president Jung Sun Woo.

“Angel Eyes” will not only offer the actor another chance to play a student. He will get a second chance to work with actress Nam Ji Hyeon. The 18-year-old actress will play the younger version of Dong Joo’s love Soo Wan. Both actors appeared in the teen drama “To The Beautiful You.” Kang Ha Neul played Min Hyun Jae, a track star who was friends with the lead character Kang Tae Joon, who played by Minho. Nam Ji Hyeon played Hong Da Hae, an old friend of another lead character Cha Eun Gyeol.

Nam Ji Hyeon has also worked with the drama’s director Choi Moon Seok before. She appeared in “Will It Snow For Christmas,” a drama directed by Choi Moon Seok.

Screenwriter Yoon Ji Ryeon, who wrote the scripts for “Boys Over Flowers” and “Operation Proposal,” has written the script for “Angel Eyes.” The weekend drama will air in March, following “She Married Thrice.”

No casting decisions have yet been made on the actors who will play the adult roles.

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