The sad moment when you realize how alone you actually are. No one ever messages you on Facebook first or texts you first or anything. So it gets to the point where you don’t want to put in the effort with people who don’t put in any effort for you, so you end up spending your life at home, never going anywhere.
I love ‘em
Huge metal battleships are cool and all but sailing ships are where it’s at.
I love learning more stuff about things mentioned in passing in books I read (for example, this morning I was flipping through ‘The Mauritius Command’ by Patrick O’Brian and I found a part about this not-cool guy named Edward Edwards and the Pandora and how he went to get the Bounty mutineers from Tahiti and I was like “I know that!” because I learned about it recently in class |D)
I have a really bad weakness for historical fiction on ships.
i need to write my own at some point Basically if it’s as good as the Aubreyad and Hornblower, I’ll love it to pieces
(if you’re into that stuff I recommend Star-Crossed by Linda Collison it’s such a good book aaaaaaah why don’t more people know about it)
My main era with that is the Napoleonic wars because that’s where the most chronicled stuff happened, but anything else (like the Age of Exploration and colonization in Australia/New Zealand/the Pacific) is totes cool.
Moving away from ships…
Comanches in Texas. I learned a lot about them last year because of a contest I did and besides being able to appreciate everything because I know the basics, I really like being able to find references of things less than an hour from me in books and that’s literally the only history here, so…
In that subject, I’ve only read two books (Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne (i got a signed copy holla) and The Captured by Scott Zesch so anything good along that vein would be awesome.) Gotta love how I suddenly like things after I’m not being forced to learn about them anymore |D
Also cool: Mexico! Anything Cristero Wars and earlier is awesome and I really need to find more stuff on that to read. o.o
Things I wanna know more about: American Civil War. My knowledge in this is sadly lacking and I have yet to find the perfect book to fill in the gaps
Oh, and historical fiction set in any of those time periods is cool. I’m an author and a history geek and a general sap for good fiction so you can’t go wrong there :B
Happy December 10th, everybody!
french people are so hardcore they eat pain for breakfast
this pun was wasted on you all
- Click This
- Make A Self Portrait Using The Doll Maker You Got.
- Post It.
didn’t have much to work with on this one but i’m still adorable as fuck
I’M A FUCKING PONY
HELLA RAD PONY GAL
ha hah ha I wish I looked like this
mamafrikkin’ viking everybody
hECK YESS I GOT VIKING
obviously this is a sign
Japanese: hai, aisenai - yes, not love
Finnish: hai, ai se nai - shark, oh it’s fucking
japanese vs polish
Japanese: daisuki - I really like you
Polish: daj suki (you say it the same way) - give me a bitch
japanese vs swedish
Japanese: kissa – drinking tea
Swedish: kissa – peeing
Danielle, drawn in PS.
THE GUY IN THE BACK JUST NODS AT THE KID
like, ‘yeah you can totally sit there’
New Pope is the best Pope. He doesn’t hate on everyone who doesn’t conform to his faith. He lets tiny children sit in his big official chair. He poses for selfies. He is a good Pope and I hope he is with us for a long time.
this is actually significant because that isn’t just “the official chair.”
that’s the Holy See.
The Holy See is considered the sovereign of Vatican City. No, seriously.
Every other pope has used a throne for the Holy See. Francis replaced the ornate object with THE SAME CHAIR THAT EVERY OTHER LEADER WHO VISITS THE VATICAN USES. This was an action that created a considerable stir, as one might imagine. It was a significant remark, metaphorically, putting the pope at the same level as every other world leader. No greater a man than his peers.
And after all of that, he sees a little kid run past him and lets him sit in the freaking Holy See.
And no one stops him.
Good man. Best pope.
That kid is living the dream and the Pope is just like “Okay” and the guy in the back is like “Ye kid”
not even a motherfucker
[merry EXTREMELY LATE christmas everyone 8D]
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
wow, i never even knew this!!
THANKS EVERY BIBLE CLASS I’VE EVER TAKEN FOR THE PAST 13 YEARS.
Three cheers for proper historical context ^_^
why do greek gods have to mess up so much crap god damn just stay on your mountain and eat your effing ambrosia and leave people alone
one day when percy finally snaps these will be his exact words
When someone emotionally hurts you but you have to act like you don’t care.