university towers

When it’s the week before finals and your teachers are drowning you in semester review packets and you realize that you’ve learned literally nothing in the last five months

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it was the way jeremy’s hands always found jean’s just as they began to shake

it was the notes jeremy left on the fridge, the pillow, the mirror… just to remind jean that he would never be alone

it was the trips they took together, the stars overhead as they camped in the forest, the salty air as jeremy taught him how to surf, the misty mornings when they ran side by side

it was jeremy stringing their apartment with fairy lights, candles when the power went out, and finding any reason to be outside so jean would never be trapped in the dark again

it was the way jeremy stroked his hair, silencing his nightmares until jean remembered where he was, and that he was safe

it was the smell of baked cookies to coax jean out of bed on the days that he couldn’t

it was the sound of jeremy’s laughter, the feel of the sun, the stars above them, the gentle kisses, the late night talks 

it was jeremy, who held jean’s hand every step of the way, whose encouraging smile never faltered, who helped jean heal no matter how badly he wanted to give up

it was happiness jean had never known possible 
it was in these things that jean found love

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                  The Grand Sanctuary Of Knowledge (Joanina Library)

“The Joanina Library (Portuguese: Biblioteca Joanina) is a Baroque library situated in the heights of the historic centre of the University of Coimbra, by the university tower. in the civil parish of Coimbra (Sé Nova, Santa Cruz, Almedina e São Bartolomeu), municipality of Coimbra, district of the same name.Built in the 18th century during the reign of the Portuguese King John V, it is part of the University of Coimbra General Library. It is a National Monument and has a priceless historical value being one of the main tourist attractions among the older monuments belonging to the university”

my problem with “tower of mistakes” is that amethyst literally didn’t do anything wrong, at least enough for her to sing a song about it

“i had to use you to make me feel strong” literally pearl did that, not amethyst. the only one who should feel bad about “using” garnet was the one who actually used her….which is pearl, not amethyst. 

garnet wanted to fuse with amethyst and asked to fuse with her, and they were having a great old time as sugilite trying to impress steven until pearl went and put a stink on their party. pearl was so bitter and rude to sugilite for no reason (being “too much”) and honestly i’m still not over how sugilite was legit demonized by pearl-and the show-for no reason. i’m bitter is what i’m saying

anyways “tower of mistakes” is the kind of song that should have been sung by pearl rather than amethyst-not only in reference to what happened in the episode but also to the other things she’s done in the past-since amethyst is undeserving and pearl is, well, quite the opposite. 

tldr; pearl is far more deserving of a title like “tower of mistakes” than amethyst, seeing as amethyst legit did nothing wrong besides….well, being herself. 

(and pearl used garnet for her own selfish desires, has nearly killed steven many times due to negligence or just plain irresponsibility and carelessness, and that whole teaching-connie-to-think-of-herself-as-less-important-than-steven shit.)

A House Divided- Avengers x Reader(f)

Authors notes: I don’t really know where this came from but here it is haha

Notes/Warnings: Major character deaths (but not really), guns (but not really) violence (okay, yeah its a little tense)

Originally posted by there-and-always-back-again

Captain America paced in the small conference room, pinching the bridge of his nose. “This is going to tear us apart.” He sighed.

 “Maybe,” Natasha said plainly. “But it has to be done.” She pulled back the hammer on her gun and held it in front of her as she headed out of the glass doors cautiously. “They chose their sides and they knew what it meant.”

 Cap picked up his weapon and huffed. He pressed a hand to his ear to use the coms to speak to the rest of the team. “Alright, everyone, keep your eyes out and watch your six.”

 “Cap,” Sam replied from under a desk in Tony’s lab. “I’ve got movement up stairs near the bar. I think someone is in the vents.”

 “That’s gotta be Clint.” Natasha chimed in as she ran towards the common room. “I’ll take him out.”

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‘Tower’ Pays Tribute To A 1966 Campus Shooting That Was 'Pushed Aside’

In August 1966, a student and former Marine ascended to the top of the tower that housed the University of Texas’ main library and began shooting at people below. He killed 14 people on the campus and wounded 31 more. Hours earlier, Whitman had killed his wife and mother in their homes. He was eventually shot to death by police. A 15th victim died in 2001, from injuries sustained in the attack.

Now the new documentary Tower recreates that 96-minute-long massacre in an original way, using archival film and new interviews with an animated portrayal of the events. Keith Maitland, who directed the film, interviewed hundreds of people who were on campus that day to learn more about the incident.

“One of the things they always want to make clear is how unprecedented this was … ” Maitland tells Fresh Air’s Dave Davies. “We live in a world today where you hear a loud sound that sounds like a gunshot in a public space and it doesn’t take long to kind of assume that there’s something happening that you don’t want to be a part of … to run and hide. But in 1966, on this hot Monday morning here in Austin, people were surprised, they were confused, and so it made the sniper’s job a lot easier to catch people unaware.”

Claire Wilson James, a pregnant, 18-year-old incoming freshman, was the first person the gunman shot from the tower. In a separate interview, she tells Davies she believes the shooter was aiming at the baby.

She survived the incident, but lost both her unborn baby and her boyfriend, Tom Eckman, who died instantly after being shot. In the years that followed, she avoiding speaking about the massacre. At the University of Texas, classes were canceled for just one day to allow for clean-up, and then business resumed as usual. There was no mention of the shooting at that year’s graduation, or in the school yearbook.

“It really was pushed aside. … People were encouraged to move forward and not linger in the terrible tragedy of that day,” Maitland says. “Looking back, I think that was a mistake, and I think that cost people, people who were there that day, people who were traumatized by the event, it cost them an opportunity to deal with that trauma.”

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G-TOUR Landmark Spotlight #1 - Tokyo Tower

Quick, Mostly Wikipedia-Sourced Facts:

  • Completed in 1958 to serve as a TV broadcasting tower for the Kanto region. (It has since expanded to include broadcasts digital television, radio and digital radio.)
  • Based off the Eiffel Tower and 13 meters taller (333 meters total). At the time of its construction, it was the tallest freestanding tower in the world.
  • A third of the steel used to build it was taken from damaged U.S. Korean War tanks.
  • It shows up a lot in Japanese genre fiction, not just kaiju movies, to the point that it has its own TV Tropes page.

The gifs here are from Mothra (1961), Giant Monster Gamera (1965), King Kong Escapes (1967), Gamera, Guardian of the Universe (1995), Godzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003), and Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo (2013). Tokyo Tower has also been destroyed in Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), the Godzilla sequence in Always Sunset on Third Street 2 (2007), the first episode of Ultraman Ace (where it’s hilariously undersized), and likely many more occasions that I’m forgetting.