active swiftie follow trains !!! :)))))) *made by urls i have not seen in 3 years
any type of post that starts with “IMPORTANT please reblog this and tag taylor!!!!one!!!11!!!!!” and shows up five times on my dash (you know the ones)
any post with fifty reblog comments that are variations of the same damn thing
any post that has fifty reblog comments of “@taylorswift YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS LOL”
reposted edits/gifs/graphics. make your own goddamn content you cowards
and while we’re at it don’t send me asks or messages asking me to reblog your posts when i don’t even know you either. (this is exactly why i took out “taylor follows” from my description in the first place)
Full translation is available in my Translations Box! To find out how to access it please read the translations page on my tumblr, fourth tab at the top of my blog!
If anybody gets error messages such as “this blog doesn’t exists” and whatnot, send me a PM and I’ll send you a direct link to the chapter, or check the chapter masterlist (left hand corner) Apparently if you use Safari, swapping to chrome solves the problem. If you’re on your phone, don’t use the tumblr app! Open your browser and tell it to view the page on desktop mode.
I’m absolutely knackered so I’ll post my comment on the chapter tomorrow, promise! I’ll get it done and catch up already with my KiraKira comments. I’ll leave a cut in the post for the link.
As an AroAce, I have two silicone rings, one black one white. As a cosplayer and performer, I have two matching pairs of gloves, one black, one white. So I wear a black glove and white ring on my left hand and a white glove and black ring on my right hand when I want to dress up for a performance.
It was most likely in 1779 through his journalist connections that Robert Townsend first made the acquaintance of a young woman of whom he informed Abraham Woodhull of. In a letter dated August 15th, 1779, Woodhull recorded that there was a specific “[lady] of my acquaintance” so situated as to “out with them all.” Her sudden appearance in his letters hints she made of been introduced to the ring by Townsend himself. That she was already familiar with Woodhull indicates she or her family were originally from Long Island. Her apparent presence in Manhattan of late meant she was somehow uniquely positions to collect important secretary in a cunning and charming manner that would leave those she had duped completely unaware that they had just been “outwitted” by a secret agent.
Whoever she was is unknown, Woodhull and Townsend were barely not to record her name only coining her to a number–355.
in the case of 355, her code indicates she was an individual of some degree of social prominence. There are some suggestions what she was Anna Strong, wife of Judge Selah Strong who was detained on a prison ship and fled to Connecticut after his release. Legend has it that Anna remained behind to manage the house and family while her husband remained in exile, used to hand laundry in specific patterns on her clothing line.
The Strong estate lay on a hill and could be viewed by anyone crossing Devil’s belt on a portion of the Long Island Sound. Wet clothes drying in the sun looked to the courier, Caleb Brewster, as signals indicating counts of ships and troops or which coves it was safe to dock his boat. Anna was known to Abraham Woodhull, Austin Roe and Caleb Brewster. She was also in reach of loyalist officers.
However, a more likely candidate for Agent 355 is was a young woman living in New York City. She certainly would have been attached to prominent Loyalist families. It is possible, Agent 355 was one of women who flocked around Major John Andre. Culper Jr and Agent 355 both established their roles in New York and 355 passed the intelligence she gathered onto Robert Townsend. At some point, she almost became a camp follower who traveled with officers on the move but due to her social standing she was deemed “unfit.” This put her into a hiatus before she could revive her stage and gather any further information. Agent 355 would charm strategic details out of high-ranking officers. What exactly was occurring was unclear, but the lady whose job it was to “out wit them all” would have reported what she had observed.
When it came to the ordeal with John Andre, Agent 355 with Woodhull and Townsend took place in giving hints to Benjamin Tallmadge about Andre which Tallmadge did not catch onto.
November 12th, 1780, Woodhull wrote to Tallmadge news that “several of our dear friends were imprisoned, in particular one that hath been ever serviceable to this correspondence. This step so dejected C. June that he resolved to leave New York for a time.” Augustin Roe had returned from New York and that Brewster had been pursued and narrowly escaped capture while crossing the Sound. The person imprisoned was someone who was known to Townsend and enjoyed very close tied to him–the friend taken was none other than Agent 355. Wether she was traced by Benedict Arnold or caught because of general suspicion what unknown. Her capture shattered morale of the other spies.
But it is unknown exactly how her prison time was done. There were no separate women’s prison. Agent 355 would have been held in the primary confinement facility at the time–HMS Jersey, anchored in Wallabout Bay, near Brooklyn. Prison ships were considered worse than death, with contaminated water, scares rations of food or meals, disease and dead bodies. Robert Townsend sunk deeper into a depression at this information, shutting down his store in Manhattan temporarily and taking several weeks to regain his health out of harms way. There is not much known after her capture but Robert Townsend never recovered fully from her capture and imprisonment.
Agent 355′s name is unknown and her fate has been lost to time and history. She may have escaped imprisonment and gone on to live a long life. Or, she may have passed away somewhere in the hull of the Jersey. When the British left New York in November 1783, they abandoned the Jersey in the harbor, with several thousand starving prisoners still on board. Thought quite rare, women’s name did appear on some of these lists, though none of them have been proved to be that of Agent 355.
andrew and i went to the mall today and there was a store called boxlunch that neither of us had ever heard of but when we went in i was like “this seems like a less goth teen hot topic” so i looked it up and it’s literally owned by hot topic but marketed toward people who no longer feel comfortable navigating around hot topic teens but still wanna pay too much for nerd shit
Teaming up with the ridiculously talented artistJohanna The Mad, Fence follows Nicholas Cox as he joins the world of fencing at an elite boys school and becomes embroiled in the drama of competitive sports, team romance and rivalries, and good old self-discovery.
On finding inspiration for Fence, C.S. Pacat says, “I got really into sports comics in Japan, where I lived for about five years. I love the intense rivalries, the striving, the way you can take characters to their breaking point. Haikyuu!! and Hikaru no Go are easily some of my favourite comics of all time. Fence is like my love letter to the genre.
At the same time, I’m interested in female gaze and queer gaze art. I wanted to make something that had all the drama and intensity of a sports comic, while also being joyously and unabashedly queer. I was really inspired by Ngozi Ukazu’s fantastic hockey web comic Check, Please!, and the recent Japanese animation Yuri!!! on Ice. I started to wonder, what happens when those energies come out in a combat sport—when you add in the danger and stakes of fencing?”
“Fence means the world to me,” says Johanna The Mad. “It has always been one of my biggest dreams to draw comics, but I never thought I’d be able to work on one that I’d end up fangirling about!”
“Johanna’s artwork captures everything that is hot, dangerous, and exciting about fencing,” adds Pacat.
Fence #1 hits comic shops in November, and it’ll have covers from Johanna The Mad and Kevin Wada (and maybe someone else we’ll seeee~) and colors from Rebecca Nalty.