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The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix
Earlier this week, Oxford's Bodleian Library announced that it had digitized a 550 year old copy of the Gutenberg Bible along with a number of other ancient bibles, some of them quite beautiful. Not to be outdone, the British Library came out with its own announcement on Thursday:

We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain. The images themselves cover a startling mix of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that even we are not aware of…

anonymous asked:

Headcanon about Jacin & Winter's ambassadorial adventures on Earth?

  • For the first few weeks, “adventure” really isn’t the right word. After all that’s happened between Earth and Luna, there’s a lot of hard work in store for the ambassadorial team.
  • They spend a ridiculous amount of time aboard the hover that shuttles them between stops on the ambassadorial tour. It’s a nice hover—the royal fleet has every luxury, of course—but it still gets tiresome after a while.
    • Winter embroiders a lot to pass the time and eventually completes a full set of cheery, colorful curtains and soft, comfortable cushions to make the hover more homey.
  • Giving press releases and interviews about Luna and its new political climate is one of the most important parts of the job because changing the public image of Lunars from raging wolfmen to potential friends is vital.
    • Winter is very, very good at it because she’s charming, charasmatic, and the cameras love her.
    • Jacin is not.
      • Not that he’s asked for interviews the way Winter is, but the journalists who lurk outside the hotels will take what they can get…even when it means pestering harried guards.
        • “Can you comment on the rumor about Queen Selene’s induction into the Earthen Union?” “No.”
        • “Mr. Clay, what can you tell us about—” “Nothing.”
        • Tell us what—” “No.”
  • They do a lot of meetings with various dignitaries, as well, which Winter finds as dull as dishwater because most dignitaries are themselves as dull as dishwater.
  • Embassy balls and benefit galas (usually for revolution relief funds) are a nice break from the rigors of travel and meetings, and even though they’re still very much political events, Winter and Jacin can still enjoy the dances and the dinners and the time with the various friends (reporters who have actual ethics, politicians who care about their people, etc.) they’ve made over their travels.

I just replied to an ask about it, but I might as well put it in a clean list. This is what they did to closet them, aside from halting the interactions (the whole public aspect of their relationship, really) and ‘moving Harry out’ of their shared flat:

  • Louis sleeps in the bus
  • Harry sleeps in hotels

  • Louis travels by bus between venues
  • Harry travels by plane

  • Louis has his laddy friends from back home
  • Harry has celebrity friends

  • Louis brings back girls from clubs
  • Harry dates models

  • Louis wears Vans and Adidas
  • Harry wears YSL and Burberry

  • Louis knows nothing about fashion, can’t even name the designer he’s wearing
  • Harry knows fashion well, even goes to fashion shows

  • Louis hates healthy food. Cereal, In-N-Out, burgers
  • Harry’s healthy and super into vegetables

  • Louis hates exercising, doesn’t go to the gym ever
  • Harry has a strict routine
  • Louis is friends with the band and the roadies
  • Harry is friends with the crew, never hangs out wit OT3

  • Louis is irresponsible and loud. He does drugs and doesn’t give a fuck.
  • Harry is responsible and calm. He hates that his bandmates are so childish.

  • Louis is all about the band
  • Harry wants to go solo
  • Louis is approachable and down to earth
  • Harry is an idol and a superstar
  • Louis hates gay rumours, Larries and doesn’t support the gay community
  • Harry is an ally and a friend of the LGBTQ+ community
the natural houses of each sign
  • I-aries:house of self (identity)
  • II-taurus:house of material possessions
  • III-gemini:house of communications
  • IV-cancer:house of domestic affairs
  • V-leo:house of pleasure
  • VI-virgo:house of health & services
  • VII-libra:house of partnerships
  • VIII-scorpio:house of others possessions
  • IX-sagittarius:house of higher mind
  • X-capricorn:house of carrer and public image
  • XI-aquarius:house of social activities
  • XII-pisces:house of illusion

youcantfightdestiny  asked:

The thing that's always got me about Louis is that 1DHQ want us to believe that he's this laddy lad who's supposed to eat nothing but junk food, is up all night boozing, partying and smoking weed with his friends and never sets foot in a gym. But have u seen him! his arm muscles rival Liam's sometimes! I've watched him play football, that boy can move and keep up with players that play week in week out. There's no way he'd b able to do that if he wasn't in shape!!

I’ve said this before, during one of his charity matches. Louis plays right full back… that’s……………….. I can’t explain how much you’ve got to run to play that position. His job on the pitch is not only do defend, mostly by marking the rival forwards closely, but he also has to run THE WHOLE LENGTH of the pitch to pass the ball forward. I’m not going to get into this too much because most people don’t care, but here, read this if you’re interested on Louis’s position for football matches.

His arms are so defined??

This guy doesn’t go to the gym… seriously?

Must be great having that kind of genetics

I’m sure he doesn’t eat that much junk food either. It’s impossible to have a skin SO CLEAR with no blemishes at all, ever, if your diet is based on burgers and chips. Nah… sorry, he probably prefers junk food, but I can’t even pretend to believe he doesn’t take care of his body.

If he was all about partying, drinking, drugs and junk food, all the time, with no care whatsoever about his health (as we’re meant to believe). He wouldn’t be able to hold one note or run ten metres, his skin would be horribly spotted and his body would definitely not be that toned.

Next lie, please.

This was in a Lord and Taylor’s print catalog in the 80’s that featured a “symphony”. Yep kids, you have on a suit and a contra, and play in an orchestra, you must be highfalutin & irresistible.

I can’t help but think that this type of use of the symphony & symphonic music is one of the reasons that people are scared to listen to Classical music before they’ve even heard a note. Folks obviously flock to soundtrack concerts. Is the image issue that makes for good product selling make for bad ticket sales?  

Pair with the most recent Lexus commercial where the “stuffy” musicians have to get out of the car.

ah well.

Additional things to ponder…

1. Is there such a thing as a contra bassoonist who looks this good?

2. Does the instrument even play? I mean look at the cracks in the bow!

3. Uhm, where’s your bocal and reed, buddy?

3. Is the woman thinking. “My what a BIG instrument!”? Will she be disappointed?

Your PG-rated thoughts?

amamiana  asked:

I'm soooo glad we're finally destroying the "louis only eats junk food and harry is a pagan god" trope, I think that Louis probably does eat a bit more junk than Harry does, but ultimately to have the physique they both do they need to be eating relatively healthy balanced diets

That’s what I said in my tags about the different images, I didn’t add it to te post because it was too long. It’s like, this is the spectrum right?

And Harry and Louis are located in different places, depending on what we’re talking about. Interested in fashion, healthy eating, exercising, you name it. I’d say that with healthy food they’re about:

But 1DHQ wants you to think:

And that’s the problem. They’re people, not caricatures.

anonymous asked:

Idk if this is just me, but I've noticed lately that Harry has kind of been taken out of the spotlight. I mean like in the way where he used to be like the face of one direction, whenever someone thought of 1d, they thought Harry. And people still do but I've noticed that he's not in the center of every picture, every performance, every video, etc. whenever they perform or take a picture he's on the edge and the order they're in changes a lot. Just something I picked up. Rebranding? Who knows

It’s funny you brought that up actually. This was a hot topic back in August/September. Compared to 2013 I definitely agree that there has been a notable change in Harry’s spotlight image. This year has been less intense. Yes he still gets papped the most frequently, yes they still pull the separation/solo card once in a while, yes he is still the most well known “face” of the band, but I have seen an improvement since last year. They switch the order around for pictures. All the boys do a fair amount of talking in interviews now and Harry even takes a backseat sometimes and just observes. Video footage has been doing a good job of showing equal shots of all the boys. Less lothario headlines. It’s nice. Even on one of the commercials for SNL a few weeks ago, Amy Adams was “fangirling” over Louis, there was a brief mention of Niall, but nothing about Harry. It was a small thing, but I picked up on it. I think the intense focus on Harry last year really took a toll on him. I don’t know what spurred the slight change, but I’m thankful for it and I hope it alleviates at least a little bit of pressure for him.