ok but some of my favorite moments in the episode were the more subtle ones like when they’re at the president’s speech and Alex glances over at Maggie and then subsequently realizes she’s looking at Maggie and quickly looks away, and at the very end not as she’s watching Maggie when she walks away, but after Maggie has left and Alex goes “Hm,” very softly and her lips quirk up into the smallest smile because she’s still thinking about Maggie after she’s left

these moments are just so real especially in the experience of being a girl realizing you like another girl, like, amazing job Chyler for playing it so subtly and so brilliantly

anyway this show is Gay and I love it

things that god has done in gunnerkrigg court:

  • told an eldritch abomination to gtfo because he was being a whiny teenager
  • accidentally flirted with a cute girl causing her to attempt to prove that she’s straight by wearing a headband with a daisy on it
  • fallen asleep in class and subsequently dreamed about being in an episode of the x-files where mulder goes around shirtless
  • ineffectively punched a psychopomp in the abs because he upset her friend
  • used a bunsen burner as a romantic candle for a date
  • been distracted from a major plot development with baking
  • invented anti-gravity to study proteins aged 11
  • been surprised when people were more interested in the anti-gravity than the proteins
  • broken into a controlled habitat to steal cherries
  • put a demon in the washing machine
  • stuck harry potter to a flagpole with duct tape (although that was non-canon)
  • manifested a pigeon that speaks her real thoughts on her head without realising

templemutt  asked:

Begrudgingly Southern American. New to Anarchism. Only texts I have read in full so far are Podegogy of the Oppressed, Guerin's Anarchism: From Theory to Practice, and a good handful of zines. Obviously, aside from refusing to be part of the bourgeoisie Spanish govt., what do you think could have possibly been done to ensure an Anarchist victory in the late 1930's?

we have to be careful of going of down the trotskyist road of seeing the success or failure of revolutions primarily in terms of the actions of a leadership - the best things that happened in Spain happened in isolation from, and sometimes against the expressed wishes of the CNT leadership. 

That said, the Friends of Durruti who I mentioned in a previous post made many valid criticisms and suggestions in an attempt to save the revolution. Among those were: establish complete working class control of the armed forces, get rid of officers sympathetic to the bourgeois republic; they decried not using the gold in the Bank of Spain to buy arms (this was subsequently all taken by Stalin to Russia, as “payment” for their “help”); failure to get guns to the Aragon front in time; no revolutionaries to hold “official’ office of any kind; not collaborating with the reformist wing of the UGT; socialisation of the economy; not reopening churches; stricter controls on rationing to stop people hording; suppression of bureaucracy; workers control of the justice system including abolition of any uniformed police etc etc

Their main suggestions were 1. The establishment of a national defence council or “junta”, 2. Total control of the economy to the revolutionary unions 3. Establishment of decentralised “municipalities” (we would call them communes) organised on a federal basis for all the stuff not covered by the unions.

I think that all sounded like a good plan - whether any course of action would have led to total “victory” is another thing entirely, the isolation of the revolution and the fact that the enemies were being armed by two fascist states means that success was always a very long shot, and would have depended on much more support from workers in other countries, sabotaging production, having uprisings of their own, mass strikes etc… I’m not convinced that this was in the realms of possibility at the time, but you never know I suppose

((So some stuff happened yesterday, and subsequently, I have pet fish now???

Technically, I’ve had these fish for awhile now. My dad passed away three years ago, and they were his. We got them from the pet store years ago when they were TINY little 25 cent goldfish. These guys used to be LITTLE. Like only a couple inches or so. They’re like the size of my hand now.

Anyway, when dad died, my mom was sort of off and on taking care of them, but she was tired of bringing them in and out of the pond every year when the seasons changed, and she’s living in her own apartment out of town now, so this year she was like “Y’know, I think I’m just gonna kill the fish.” and I’m like “THE HELL YOU ARE” and adopted them.

I gave them names since our family didn’t really name our fish. All the ones we named died, so we decided that naming them would curse them, but if my fish are gonna die, I’d rather they die from the named-goldfish curse than at the hands of my mother. XD

I named ‘em after the Oingo Boingo brothers. The orange one is “Zenyatta" and the white one is “Mondatta”.

Their tank is a little small right now, but I’m gonna save up for a larger one soon. Maybe a little cleaner shrimp or something too. We’ll see what my living situation is like in a few years, but most places allow fish, so I’m not too worried.

So yep. That’s what’s new with me today.))


Ajdukiewicz, Tadeusz (1852-1916) - 1874 Horses in Pasture (Lviv Art Gallery, Poland) by Milton Sonn

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<br />Oil on canvas;    25.5 x 40.5 cm.

He was born in Wieliczka. From 1868 to 1873, he studied under Władysław Luszczkiewicz in the Fine art school of Krakow. Later, he travelled to Vienna and Munich, and studied in Józef Brandt’s atelier. In 1877, Ajdukiewicz travelled to Paris and the Near East. In 1882, he lived in Vienna, where he worked for the aristocracy. He painted a portrait of the Prince of Wales in 1883 while staying in London. He travelled to Constantinople in 1884, and was sultan Abdhulhamid II’s guest. Subsequently, he worked in Sofia, Saint Petersburg and Bucharest. He joined the Polish Legions in 1914, during World War I, and he died in battle in Kraków on January 9, 1916. He is mainly known for his portraits, such as The portrait of Helena Modrzejewska, and for his paintings of battle scenes. He was also noted for his genre paintings.


Les-tah’s very own

Kasabian are one of the few remaining “UK Rock Supergroups” and Leicester City’s most loyal fans. As such no show, as they say, “would be complete without Punch” an interview from them describing the exceptional rise of their team was essential. Originated and undertaken by The Black Arts Company for transmission initially at the PFA Awards it subsequently was shown on BBC1s “Football Focus” as well as the Deocumentary “Leicester’s Impossible Dream” made by Gary Lineker for transmission on BBC1 and player. 

Watch the entire interview and the “Vardy 11 Goal Record Film” here.

Hey science side of Tumblr, I need some input.

I’ve always been very strongly pro-vaccination and have been raised in a pro-vax household. However, I’ve also never gotten the flu shot in my entire life, and it was never pushed on us. I never really saw it as the same issue as standard vaccination, for whatever reason.

I don’t pretend to come from a science background, so when I see terms like “herd immunity” with regards to childhood vaccinations I generally have a very broad, top-down understanding of it.

I’m wondering if someone can explain to me if the same concept applies to the influenza vaccine.

I’ve never had the flu in my life, but from what I understand, getting the flu shot does not protect you that much from getting the flu (and I’ve know dozens of people who have gotten the flu shot and have gotten the flu subsequently), however is vital for very old, very young and potentially immuno-compromised people.

My major question is: does me getting the flu shot protect those around me from the flu the same way me getting a measles shot would protect an immuno-compromised child from getting the measels? What if I get a shot and then end up getting sick? Are others still protected?

Inktober challenge day 26: Favourite Character + Candy

desmond pretends that he is too refined for sweets BUT in actual fact he has an awful sweet tooth and subsequently finds it hard to stay refined with sweets in the vicinity

Bugle, 17th Light Dragoons (Lancers), 1854.

This bugle was used by Trumpet-Major Henry Joy of the 17th Light Dragoons (Lancers) during the Crimean War (1854-1856). As Orderly Trumpeter to Lord Lucan at the Battle of Balaklava on 25 October 1854, Joy used this bugle to sound the Charge for the Heavy Brigade, in which he rode. Five years after his death his bugle was sold at auction and achieved the considerable price of 750 guineas, largely because it was believed that it was also used to sound the Charge of the Light Brigade. It was sold again in 1898 and subsequently donated to the Royal United Service Institution.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1963-10-190-1


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

anonymous asked:

consider: to contrast and oppose Ouma's SHSL Dictator talent, Amami's talent is SHSL Revolutionary/SDHL Freedom Fighter. back before the two of them ended up in the school together and subsequently had their memories wiped, amami was a major leader of a group working to overthrow ouma's dictatorship, and while they no longer remember meeting each other, the way the two would have inevitably run into each other pre-arrest could have had a MAJOR impact on their relationship.

for some reason this is making my brain start to make hamilton references
but yeah this would be,,, something,,, definitely upsetting, kinda
this would make an amazing motive, though; just imagine how ouma would react to hearing that there was a rebel in the school and his horror upon finding out it’s amami

i am forced to watch while wearing a shirt that says “LIL PEENY” on it as people make better and funnier content than me and subsequently share completely fraudulent but believable nonetheless details about me that ruin my blogging reputation

*“” Subsequently, Paige got promoted to hostess at Renards and when Rick Savage, who at that stage was long out of his first marriage, came into the VIP room one night, professing his undying love for her, she dismissed his declarations as a drunken episode.

“He told me, I love you, I love, you and I said, ‘Well I don’t believe you!’ And then he told me, 'Look, I will stand on my head right here in the VIP room, to prove it to you’,” she says of that fateful night 15 years ago. He did it and the rest, as they say, is history. “”*

OMG! This is the first time I’ve actually read about how Rick and Paige met! He’s such a romantic! ❤️

Deep in the vast emptiness lies a being.
An insurmountable power, a deity of strength unimaginable.
Talons that pierce flesh deeper than any spear.
Incisors that cut superior to any blade.
Visions that radiate and pulse with polychromatic magnificence.
The emerald epidermal rind that throbs with the erupting brawn beneath.
Monopodial twofold, both vicious claw and resplendent peg.
He incites his sandman from within his catafalque, his torpor but a dormancy, awaiting subsequent ascension.

Here we stand, watching him lie in wait.
From his power we inspire fate.
Rise up, rise up, seize your blade.
Await the day he raises kane.
And until that day, waste we lay.
In his name we sink our teeth
Into the sweet breast of life.
Consume what you wish my children.
We are entitled to the world.
Grasp the tendrils and sever the scalp.
Bend the bone and rend the jaw.
Dehorn the blighters who dare defy
And tear out their throat of those who deny.
Clodhoppers we are, fools and jesters.
The only joke we tell, is of intricate set.
Hook, through the skin.
Line, to bring to we.
Sinker, down through our gullets.
Gorge yourselves on desire,
For our our Messiahs love it dire.

Messiahs be with you my child.

i’m writing a set of BIG posts about misora’s clan, specifically their roots & how the clan fits into her life. it’ll have information about the coup d'etat her uncle carried out to usurp misora’s father, daichi, & hikari’s (miso’s mom) subsequent self-exile from the clan with her daughter (obviously miso) due to it. it has information about all the members of misora’s clan that she KNOWS PERSONALLY, but there will also be some vague information about a branch of the chikyuu that remains in iwagakure, that misora has little to no connection to (because i don’t know yet how much i’d like to flesh them out??? they are hardly important to misora at all but ??? maybe can contribute to the back story of the chikyuu clan??? ?? ?)

If you ever feel bad about taking a longer time than someone else to accomplish the same things, just remember that during the 1912 Stockholm Olympics Japanese marathon runner Shizo Kanakuri passed out in a garden party along the marathon route and, instead of notifying race officials of his inability to finish the race, he went back to Japan without telling anyone and was considered a missing person by the Swedish authorities for 50 years.

He didn’t finish the race until 1967 when a Swedish television station offered to help him complete the run, and he finished with a final time of 54 years, 8 months, 6 days, 5 hours, 32 minutes and 20.379 seconds.

I went to see a talk by Colin Gibson, the production designer of Mad Max: Fury Road, and one of the most mind-blowing tidbits I learned was that when the Green Place turned sour, the matriarchal Vuvalini took their girls and fled, but they left all the boys behind. Those boys, left to die in the poisoned bog, became the Crow People we see walking on stilts:

Gibson also said they chose white paint for Immortan Joe’s war boys because (and I quote) “fat white bastards killed the world.” The Vuvalini were conceived as the opposite extreme to this, the opposite of the “fat white bastards” - but their way and their culture is still a dead end, and their callous disregard for male children is no better than Joe’s callous disregard for female children.

This makes the ending of the film, where the wives and Furiosa take the Citadel in order to build a new society, even more important. Neither Immortan Joe nor the Vuvalini had the correct ideology, but the wives and Furiosa do. Thanks to their long journey in the Wasteland, they are placed in a position to fashion and rule a more idealised, peaceful society, one based on equality across race, class and gender.

Dag, the pregnant pacifist, took the seeds from the older, violent generation so she could build a new, peaceful one. Capable showed empathy and kindness towards Nux even though she had been abused by men her whole life, and will surely show the same empathy to the war boys and war pups left behind. Toast the Knowing, observant and intelligent and ready to lead, took the wheel from the dead tyrant at the end and eagerly helped raise up the oppressed classes at the Citadel. Cheedo the Fragile turned her fragility into her greatest strength, proving that gentleness is not weakness in this barbaric world.

Furiosa forged a relationship of complete respect and equality with Max that helped her overcome the trauma she suffered at the hands of men. She achieves catharsis by killing Joe and loving Max and the wives, emerging from it all ready to begin again, ready to leave the past behind and step into the future.

We see many different tribes and cultures in this film and are presented with many different methods for survival, but only one that is really worth fighting for. The love, trust, respect and equality that exists between a ragged band of strangers in a War Rig thus becomes the prototype for the new society that will rise from the ashes when the Citadel falls.