section 49

The Aftermath of the Battle of Austerlitz

Napoléon just bitch-slapped two other emperors with yet another one watching. What happened next ? Two things mostly.

After the battle, the captured artillery of the defeated armies, more than ten dozens cannons, went right into a foundry and came out as monument of Napoleonic glory, the Colonne Vendôme, still standing in Paris to this day. The 44m tall column was made of 49 stone sections covered in the bronze Russia and the Holy Roman Empire generously contributed.

It’s like Napoléon ripped out the penis of these armies to erect a giant one for himself.

Speaking of the Holy Roman Empire, after the capture of Vienna and the fabulous beatdown it got served with, it simply ceased to exist. Holy Roman emperor Francis II became Francis I, emperor of Austria and king of Hungary, and the whole slew of duchies and principalities and whatnot where reorganized into the German Confederation. Which was renamed the Northern German Confederation when Prussia took it over in 1866. Which became Germany in 1871.

Bet you didn’t know Napoléon made both modern Germany and a huge metal dick in one battle.

Hiroki Morishita and Rei Kondoh

Let’s talk music.

You may or may not recall that, some time ago, I did a research project and academic paper on the music of Fire Emblem: Awakening. Now, I’d considered uploading excerpts of my paper, but three things stopped me.

  1. it was an official academic paper, and I honestly have no idea what the protocol for sharing those online is;
  2. it was an official academic paper, so a considerable amount of its length was explaining what exactly Fire Emblem was and hedging about the definition of art; and
  3. it was an official academic paper, so the writing style was boring.

I’ve decided to make amends for that, because analyzing the music was eye-opening and probably would mean a lot more to people who love the game than it would to academia.

With all that said, let’s take a look at Id~Hope, the boss battle music for the first two chapters of The Future Past DLC. Give it a listen and read on!

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Under the cut you will find #311 LOOKALIKE PHOTOS of RACHEL BERRY during CHRISTMAS. This hunt is split into three sections listed below, and while the first two are primarily useful for Rachel or other brunette characters, the final section could be used by all. Please bear in mind that I have focused primarily on the commercial and secular side of Christmas as Rachel is Jewish and, although she does celebrate the holiday in canon, she also makes it clear that she does not hold Christian beliefs. 

  • #86 SOLO LOOKALIKES of Rachel doing everything from decorating the tree, to opening presents, to showing off her christmas wardrobe, and more.
  • #49 LOOKALIKES for RACHEL WITH OTHERS, including F/F and M/F couple photos (platonic & romantic), group shots and with children.
  • #176 MISC. CHRISTMAS PHOTOS  that Rachel might post on her instagram during the Christmas period. These include Christmas decorations, presents, sheet music, babies, pets, food and drink.

All the photographs have been re-sized by me so they are 500x500, as fitting with Instagram posts, but I can provide the original version upon request. Many thanks, and all credit, to stjamesrps for making this beautiful graphic for me. While none of the photos are my own, I did spend quite a bit of time finding and editing them, and so please LIKE AND/OR REBLOG if you use this hunt in any way.  

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Ok so today is April 1st which means I have about a month left before I need to wrap up Raising Home for posting.

On March 14th I had 96,280 words written, today I have 107,528 words written. Which is frankly a disappointing chunk of progress, but there are 49 “sections” the fic is split into and I’m starting to finish a good number of them. The finished product will be an estimated 140k words.



I enjoy the different methods happening here.

Haruka stuck in explanation mode, like an insecure park ranger challenging Ron Swanson about anything at all. “Uh, well, you know … space stuff … and that’s kind our deal … Look, it’s in our charter that I painstakingly wrote by hand. If you look at page 49, section 102.d, you’ll see where it clearly states …”

Meanwhile Michiru: “I know you did not possibly just ask for help. Confer with your Starlights for our stance is on this matter. I believe you will find I have explained in exhaustive detail how this will not be happening. Please return to your air freshener immediately.”