tricking history

You know the greatest lesson of history? It’s that history is whatever the victors say it is. That’s the lesson. Whoever wins, that’s who decides the history. We act in our own self-interest. Of course we do. Name me a person or a nation who does not. The trick is figuring out where your interests are.
—  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

SO THIS IS VINCENT. He accidentally? Became a magician… He doesn’t know anything about magic though, not even the simplest magic trick .justlikeme. and he’s a slow learner. He is introvert… he enjoys his time alone and really doesn’t care about entertaining people with his abilities. He is a little bit insecure of himself, however these insecurities have never stopped him from taking risks and protect the ones he love. (My son…)

Sonny, oh Sonny… he is Vincent’s loyal assistant. After all, every magician needs an assistant! Compared to Vincent, HE KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT MAGIC. He has read every magic book, he studied the history, tricks and techniques. Yes, he is a nerd. He is going to teach everything he knows to Vincent…but he usually gets frustrated because remember that Vincent is a slow learner lol. He loves entertaining people with his magic tricks, mostly kids. He is narcissistic, yes, he loves himself very much. He is the only one that calls Vincent, “Vinnie”. OH AND one more thing: He’s allergic to the sun, that’s why he loves nights.

I am planning on making this web comic/series named Tricks and Illusions, with more characters and of course plot! These are my two characters.They hated each other… well, Sonny did not like Vincent at the beginning but eventually Vincent gains his respect by being cute and awesome uvu/

What do you guys think?

History Tip

From a former, although short lived, history major.

ID TERMS ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND.

Alright, so ID terms are basically flash card friendly ways of learning history. It is so much more than just memorizing dates, which is the biggest complaint I see/hear about learning history.

Breakdown of an ID term:
Who - if it involves a person (it almost always does)
When - still need to know dates or general time period
Where - where did all of this go down
What - what is this whole thing really about
Significance - what did this lead to, cause, and all that jazz.

ID terms are written as paragraphs, not bullet points. You should be able to summarize the above info into a paragraph easily, try and aim for 4-5 sentences.

EX: Bayonet Constitution

In the late 1800s the Bayonet Constitution was signed by King David of Hawaii. Sanford Dole held King David at gun point and forced him to sign that constitution. A result of the signing was that it gave a lot of power to native whites, including Dole, and stripped poor natives of their rights and privileges. The significance of this document was the beginning of the shift of power from Hawaiians to Americans, which would eventually lead to the US annexation of Hawaii.

I’m not all that eloquent, but that is an ID term from one of my tests and I got full points on it.

I do not have a specific date, as my teacher did not require it. If we knew it great, but if not he wanted the time period, which was late 1800s. Each teacher will let you know what they want. And learning the specific time period gets you closer to the exact date.

The significance is the most important part of the ID term. If you can’t understand history conceptually, all you are doing is memorizing. Knowing the significance also helps you to remember the information better because it does give you a general concept. These things aren’t part of history for nothing!

My last three history classes all required ID terms and I killed it. We never had multiple choice or true/false tests. EVERYTHING WAS WRITTEN. I had to learn 25 ID terms for every test and also apply those to essay questions. If you learn enough ID terms for a specific period in history, it is easier to put them all together for an essay question.

I made 100+ on all tests.

This method is amazing. If you have not been introduced to this method yet, I guarantee in your later years of school, something like this will pop up. Go ahead and be prepared.

It is one thing to know that corporations have been using queer baiting to pull queer people into theaters, it is another thing to learn how not to blame queer people for this phenomenon.

And this reaction is understandable, it can be so frustrating. To watch time after time as people are tricked by these films and television shows, but it is always important to remember to blame the person tricking, not the person being tricked.

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This is where tricking came from. This is an important part of tricking history.

I quick drawing of Lia and Azali I found in my art folder (been super inactive, I know bleh)

this couple is extra cute to me bc when I was working on the comic it was never intended for them to end up together. I just slowly began to ship these two subconsciously lol

The Orange Thing

Relationship: Dean x Reader
Rating: Mature-ish. 
Warnings: attempted crack [emphasis on attempted!]
A/N: This is for @trexrambling and @wheresthekillswitch #crackitbaby challenge! Special thank you to Jess for answering all of my questions and being an overall delight! 

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You’ve been living in the bunker long enough to have made a plethora of discoveries (actual magical beans, shrink ray (defective), home videos (exactly what it sounds like)). Not one captured your attention, your fascination, quite as much as the Orange Phenomenon.

If you’re honest with yourself, you might have gone a tad bit overboard. A smidge, really. But you couldn’t help your mind from straying from whatever task you had at hand, at any given time, to fantasize about the orange thing.

When you first come across it, it’s mostly an accident. Or at the very least a coincidence. Or maybe the Gods orchestrated the whole thing as a gift for all you’ve done for humanity. You don’t know. You don’t care. You’re too busy thinking about it.

It happens as you’re sitting at the table adjacent to the kitchen. You’ve got a sour expression on your face when Dean walks in with an empty mug.

“Have I told you recently how beautiful you are?” Dean snickers and your frown deepens. “What’s going on?”

You nod to the plated orange in front of you. “I started to peel it and I already have the stench sticking to my skin like it’s not planning on going anywhere this decade.”

“It’s twenty seventeen. Decade’s almost over at least.” Dean chuckles, because he thinks he’s funny- which he definitely is not-, and places his mug in the sink. “You hate it that bad?”

“Yes. Won’t go away no matter how many times I wash my hands. It distracts me during hunts!”

“Oh well, if it’s a safety hazard,” He intones dramatically with an easy smile on his face as he settles in front of you and drags the plate across the table top towards himself.

He foregoes the knife you’d started to use and digs into the slit you’d already made, tearing the skin of the fruit right off.

You watch his capable hands work the orange, flexing minutely as they remove the peel. You watch his ridiculously long fingers pluck the white string off and find your mouth watering. He pushes his thumbs between two wedges and splits the fruit open.

Immediately, juice oozes, coating his fingers. A drop runs down his palm and past his wrist. He catches it with his tongue somewhere on his forearm, licking all the way back up to erase the rivulet made by the errant dribble.

You swallow thickly, your eyes trained on the way Dean distractedly licks his lips to taste the traces of nectar and, in the foreground, on the way a large hand cups one half of the orange to free up his nimble fingers so they can remove the core stuck at the center of the other half. Then he’s separating a segment and extending his, still sticky with juice, hand to you in offering.

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