the sinking of titanic

anonymous asked:

What is your advice for viewers who see their favorite ships canonically sink 100x faster than the Titanic? This happened on a show that I watch, and the fandom is in total rage/grief mode.

I’m sorry about your ship! But I’m of the belief that canon is whatever you want it to be. You don’t have to consider anything canon if you don’t want to. What happened on the show is just as real as what’s in your fanfic/fanart/head. Sounds like it’s time for a fix-it fic!

An iceberg may have taken down the titanic, but heteronormativity sinks all of my ships


Saturday marks the 105th anniversary of one of the most iconic tragedies in history: the sinking of the Titanic.

The “unsinkable” ship’s fateful end has since taken on legendary status. In 2012, Smithsonian reported the word Titanic is said to be the third-most recognized word in the world — just after God and Coca-Cola.

Here are 17 things you may not have known about the famed tragedy — including how the Nazis used it for propaganda. Read more

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I’m tired of being sad and having no clue as to why I am this way, so I’ll write about the happy bits of me and why I smile. I dance when I’m alone, when the music gets just right and I’m sure that no one is watching, it’s okay to feel lonely, I used to not like the idea of it, but once you’re comfortable in your own skin even depression starts to feel like a breeze. I’m reading a book that says we are the beliefs and thoughts that we think and believe in. So if I say that I’m happy a thousand times, one of those will come back as true. So if I say I’ll find the love of my life some day, some day she’ll appear in front of me while I’m writing another poem. It’s good to have goals, the only goal I’ve ever had up until recently was to keep myself happy with someone else, that’s not a goal, but an illusion. You can’t live your life for someone else, it’s called your life for a reason. Happiness must happen when I say so, so I’m saying so. We bring into this world the kind of kindness that we’ve been dealt, so when I fake a smile, my mother is omnipresent. Although it’s not real, fake it until you make it, right? The book also says, spend more time doing things that make you lose track of time, so I decided to write again and more often than not, to not compare myself to others because once you start doing that, there’s no going back. I don’t write like someone else, I write like myself. I don’t think like anyone that I know, there’s just you and the beautifully twisted world, we’re all trying to find redemption inside of coral skies and trustworthy friends. I would break my own hand to contain my anger, it is contained. Happiness is what we make it, so if I say that it exists, then it will be so. Listening to your guidance, that makes me happy. You know who you are. Breathless to the words, you paint the sunrise with your pinky and promise that as long as I’m here today, tomorrow will not be filled with sorrow. I keep writing letters to the future person that I will be, I wonder if I’ll change. I probably will, we all do in one way or another. I’m the kind of person that snaps a picture of the sky while I’m driving, I’m reckless, but we’re still alive. Life’s too short and I need to be more careful, I’m certain that death has given up a few passes for me. Do you ever feel like you’re running out of time? Like there’s something trying to make a statement, a lost word that even google couldn’t even get its hands on. Do you ever feel like no one’s really listening? We’re all selfish in the end, but the ones that truly listen– they are the ones that I live for. I maintain online friendships better than I do with my siblings, I guess our thinking is just on different frequencies. On the topic of frequencies– the you that you would like to be is out there, you just need to listen. Hear the right words said by the right person and you’ll be in the right spot to be the you that you’d want to be in this life. Do you ever feel like you’re not good enough? Remember that thing I said about thoughts? Sometimes we just need to let go a little bit, embrace the art of it. To be left to the wind, the unknown will bring us to more adventures and you may not be loved by many, but there’s a chance that you will be– why not take it? I would like to break out of this, I want to smile more and to laugh a little louder, I just want to make myself proud of who I will be versus who I used to be. And you can’t turn back the hands of time, you cannot change your mistakes– they are permanent, but you are not. There is a fire inside of your chest and if you keep suffocating yourself with an indescribable pain then you’ll only suffer in a incomprehensible way. I just want to fill this world with more love and less pain, I see a butterfly and I’m easily distracted– how beauty will fly past you if you’re not even paying attention because you’re so damn sad all of the time. So I drop all signs of negativity and lean towards the positive, I am the only vibe that’ll alter my moods, so I must feel more wealthy than a million silver spoons even if I don’t have any, so I must create the art that likes to spill from my fingertips, we live such short lives– why not be the best version of yourself? Who will you be if tomorrow was your last day on this planet? Will you cry because it’s over? Or will you search the ends of the earth until you’ve found the fountain of youth? I’ve got a secret to share with you. You can be a 100 years old and still have the sweetest smile, you can be in your 20s and have a soul heavy enough to sink the titanic, life is strange, life is strange. We live our youth to buy pretty things, but live our oak days trying to make up more time– it waits for no one, the wrong turn will break you, a simple kiss will turn your thoughts into poetry and a life of self-hate is a road that needs constant validation– why not be your own way out? Be your own lover, be your own brand of music, be your own kind of poem, be your own story of kindness, and if you’re not perfect just look around– nobody is. I’m tired of dreaming, I want to build it instead. You can’t be who you want to be if you’re still having the same thoughts from last year– you can’t change or heal in the right way if you’re not willing to break a few pieces of your heart because the clutter inside of our minds often match the attitude that we give off. So like a quote, so like a poem, so like a bedtime story. If I repeat it enough times, I’ll be happy. I just want to be happy. I just want to let go of the bad feelings. I just want to love myself enough to see a brighter day. You can’t change the world if you can’t even change yourself, right? If I repeat it enough times, then it must be real. I will be happy. Sadness is a crucial emotion because without it, being delighted and euphoric wouldn’t be so dense, but that’s the beauty of the intensity to which we should love ourselves. I want to be so fucking glad to wake up today that it’ll just drown my depression into the white noise. I want to glow in the dark and live like the jellyfishes, give my poetry the immortality to always bring a smile onto the faces of those that love who I am even if I’m a bit flawed because at the end of the day– you’re the only one sleeping on your bed, you’re the only one who’s going to determine if you’ve got enough room to breathe, you’re the only one to have the last say if you’re art or not.
—  I wanted to write something happy for you–
yes, you. The person that’s reading this.

anyway, gotta love that double standard in this fandom, ey?

vilde is constantly, constantly, being racist, ignorant, islamophobic to sana. in fact she’s been this ignorant since season 1. she’s been so rude at certain times. she’s stepped out of line so many times, and not just with sana, but with isak too. but, hey, she can still get all the chances in the world, right? bc she’s a “uwu soft pastel pink princess”. yeah, sure, give her all the chances, right???? despite being told by sana time and time again when she’s corrected her in the past, vilde STILL remains ignorant. but noooo, she gets all the chances.

last week, lol, more than 75% of this fandom were villainising, dehumanising, belittling, reducing even, when we found out he knew sana. y'all were calling him a manipulative liar, using isak as a rebound, a serial cheater, being ableist and biphobic as hell, even after y'all did the same thing to him in s3 and y'all found out he had bipolar. his struggles were already somewhat known, yet y'all still demonized him. don’t you dare deny that you weren’t. but what happened after friday’s clip? we got to know the full story and now everyone’s back on the “we love even!!!1111!!! never hated him ever!!!!” bandwagon again.

y'all literally slaughter sana at every chance you get. whether it be in 4:10 from last season, despite her apologising to isak and learning in 8:10. y'all called her a sly manipulative distrusting friend to isak when even and sana’s past came out. y'all slaughtered her for unfriending yousef bc your precious little romance was looking to be sinking like the fucking titanic, instead of understanding her struggle. but oh nooo, now y'all are back onto loving her once again, hey????? bc she’s googling “why can’t muslims marry non muslims?” and now that your precious little romance looks to be back on track, hmmmm????? lol i’m just waiting for y'all to turn on her once again tbh bc i know its gonna happen.

so, mikael reacts in the wrong manner. he freaked out when his best friend just all of a sudden made a pass at him bc he wasn’t expecting that. he was 17. he too had religion as a conflict for him. he stepped back. that was his mistake. he fucked up. yes you can say that he did wrong. call him out on his mistake. but y'all are slaughtering him?? y'all are calling him a rat and telling him to choke and die?? y'all are forgetting every other thing we learnt about mikael, that he and even were best friends, still has his number, doesn’t want the world to know about what happened bc its only gonna hurt everyone if the past is rehashed once again. y'all are out here calling muslims “extremists and vile homophobes”. and we haven’t even heard the guy give his side of the story yet!!!!???? but ya sure forgive magnus for spouting homophobic bullshit. its okay when he does it.

the double standard in this fandom is …. disgusting. and we all know exactly why that double standard exists.


The Merry Widow, the English translation of the operetta Die Lustige Witwe, was staged in London and on Broadway in 1907 and was an immediate success. One of the most noticeable features of the costumes, designed by Lucille (Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, who would survive the sinking of the Titanic roughly 5 years later), were the over sized plumed hats, which came to be known as Merry Widow Hats. They were extremely popular but also seen as a bit of a public nuisance - they could reach widths as large as 18 inches and were hard to see around in public places like the theater or church and even had a habit of hitting bystanders on the street. While brim sizes fluctuated, large hats of the Merry Widow style stayed in vogue in some shape and form until the beginning of the great war.


Did the Titanic really sink?

Peashooter has heard of a lot of weird conspiracy theories when it comes to history, but this one is quite outlandish. Not neccessarily as crazy as the phantom time hypothesis, but certainly a doosie.

Did the Titanic really sink? Was the “sinking” of the Titanic an elaborate scheme by J.P. Morgan to collect a handsome insurance payout? According to an investigator named Robin Gardiner, all of this is true, and is detailed in his book, “Titanic; The Ship That Never Sank”.  The story of the Titanics non-sinking begins with the Olympic, the Titanic’s older sister ship which made its maiden voyage in October of 1910.  In 1911 the Olympic was involved in an accident with a British Navy warship. The collision resulted in no deaths or injuries, but the Olympic sustained heavy damage.  At the time the White Star Line was owned by J.P. Morgan through the International Mercantile Marine Group.  According to Gardiner, Morgan concocted a grand scheme to switch the Olympic with the Titantic on her maiden voyage, superficially patching the hull and disguising the ship as the Titanic.  Then, in the middle of the voyage, the ship would be purposely sunk so that Morgan could collect a nice insurance payment. Others have taken this theory further, claiming that Morgan had the ship purposely sunk in order to kill John Jacob Aster, Benjamin Guggenheim, Isador Strauss, and George Duntan Widener, all rich American financiers and businessmen who opposed Morgan’s idea to create the Federal Reserve. As for the Titanic, Gardiner claims it took the place of the Olympic, serving until it was decomissioned and scrapped in 1935. Gardiner cites as evidence the following;

-Minute differences in the spacing of windows and number of portholes between the Olympic and Titanic.
-The Olympic was left with a 2 degree list to port.  Supposely the Titanic listed on its doomed voyage.
-The cancelation of  tickets of several prominant figures, such as Henry Frick and G.W. Vanderbilt, supposedly they were tipped off as to what was going to happen.
-Supposedly the letters “MP” can be seen on the wreck of the Titanic under a section of faded paint, part of the name “OLYMPIC”.
-Supposedly there is exposed grey paint on the wreck, the Olympic had grey paint, the Titanic had an undercoating of black paint.

While Gardiner’s ideas and evidence might seem compelling, his conspiracy theory runs into several major problems;

-Critics say that the differences in portholes between the Titanic and Olympic are overexaggerated by Gardiner and his supporters.
-There are permanant structural differences between the Olympic and Titanic that could not have been changed and are apparent in photographs of the Titanic at the time it embarked from Liverpool.
-What money Morgan recieved from the insurance payout would have surely been lost with White Star Line’s tarnished reputation due to the sinking.
-The loss of Olympic would have been a mere drop in the bucket for Morgan, who was the equivlant of a billionaire at the time.
-Titanic’s ID number 401 is marked all over the wreckage of the ship, including parts of the hull, the turbine propeller, parts of the engines.  In addition, all White Star Line property is marked with 401, including silverware, china, plates, tools, lifejackets, and thousands of other common objects.
-The Olympic’s ID number can be found nowhere on or in the wreck.
-The Olympic continued to serve as a passenger liner, and during World War I, a troop ship.  No one ever noticed that it was a “disguised Titanc”.

Regardless of the evidence or lack thereof, Gardiner’s theory is interesting and brings up some important questions. What if it’s all true? What if the Olympic was really switched with the Titanic? What if J.P. Morgan was secretly plotting for a nice cash payout and to kill off his enemies? What if Peashooter could shove an entire grapefruit up his bum?

Ahh– I’m sorry for not posting much lately (my follower count is sinking faster than the titanic lmao) and now all i can give you is some random sketch of some even more random fan-gems i made on dolldivine 

That being said, there’s a project i would really like to work on (a SU-related dress up game) but i really don’t know what program to use?? Is Adobe Animate (?) the only program i can use to make a dress up game? Does anyone know any cheaper alternatives (20 bucks a month for a program i might not even use in the month(s) i paid for it is a bit much). Help is appreciated!!


An open letter to Chat Noir

(The companion piece to “An open letter to Ladybug”)

I’m onto you, Chat Noir.  You know what I’m talking about…

  • First of all
  • What the hell are you supposed to be doing?
  • I mean, I don’t wanna tell you how to handle your rod…
  • …*snerk* hehehe…
  • …but this lackluster performance isn’t like you
  • plus, the civilian had to give you the obvious solution
  • you know what I think?
  • when you first met her as Chat Noir
  • you were…not subtle…
  • that’s a lot of flexing, my guy
  • see, here’s what I think The Plan was
  • you’re alone in a romantic setting
  • the Titanic is sinking and there you are, stalling until the last possible minute
  • and then just in time, Chat Noir saves the day with a crowning moment of awesome and becomes the big damn hero!
  • (by doing exactly what Mari ended up suggesting…eventually)
  • and, therefore, the damsel in distress would swoon into your arms
  • unfortunately, the target stole your thunder before The Plan could come to fruition
  • …not that it stopped you…
  • didn’t quite work out the way you planned, did it?
  • lemme tell you what you did wrong
  • first, that’s a badass in distress, not a damsel
  • second, did you see all of those links up there?
  • stop getting your dating advice from anime and superhero movies
  • you may think it helps you get the girl
  • but you’re about as slick as a Slip ‘N Slide during a drought
  • Also, being trapped in a clear akuma-created 3D shape-o-doom is not the time to unveil this plan
  • just sayin’

You, my friend, are a very cute, overly romantic pop-culture NERD.


The Day Book, Chicago, April 15, 1912

..the great White Star liner Titanic slowly is crawling toward this harbor.

They make thank a calm sea and the wireless that they are alive today.

The White Star office in New York issued an official statement that it would be impossible for the Titanic to sink, no matter how badly she might have been injured. 

Noooot quite… (it took until April 18th, the day the Carpathia - with the 705 survivors - docked in New York, before the full extent of loss of life was reported).