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The musings of a history buff with definite fangirl tendencies.

Aug 20

cognitivedissonance:

Ferguson, Mo. at 12:21 AM CDT, August 20.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)


Aug 19
fratboysegs:

my favorite tweet at the moment

fratboysegs:

my favorite tweet at the moment

(via maggieblueberry)



Aug 18

asammyg:

iwatchforsasha:

Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them

Everyone stop what you’re doing and watch this video.

(via teaandbuttons)


1x03 preview

Smoldering looks, kilts, magic, medicine talk, history talk, history and medicine talk, and a badass lady. This show is gonna be so much fun.


italianoutlanders:

'Sad about losing an hour? Claire lost 200 years…'
#OutlanderSet from @Outlander_Starz

I BEEN THERE. I think. I’m like 90% sure.
(And if I’m right, it’s also where they filmed Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the courtyard for Winterfell. And it’s amazing.)

italianoutlanders:

'Sad about losing an hour? Claire lost 200 years…'

#OutlanderSet from @Outlander_Starz

I BEEN THERE. I think. I’m like 90% sure.

(And if I’m right, it’s also where they filmed Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the courtyard for Winterfell. And it’s amazing.)


Aug 17

“As Arnold points out, there is an otherwise inexplicable shift in direction in the Piccadilly line passing east out of South Kensington. “In fact,” she writes, “the tunnel curves between Knightsbridge and South Kensington stations because it was impossible to drill through the mass of skeletal remains buried in Hyde Park.” I will admit that I think she means “between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner”—although there is apparently a “small plague pit dating from around 1664” beneath Knightsbridge Green—but I will defer to Arnold’s research.

But to put that another way, the ground was so solidly packed with the interlocked skeletons of 17th-century victims of the Great Plague that the Tube’s 19th-century excavation teams couldn’t even hack their way through them all. The Tube thus had to swerve to the side along a subterranean detour in order to avoid this huge congested knot of skulls, ribs, legs, and arms tangled in the soil—an artificial geology made of people, caught in the throat of greater London.”

London and Its Dead

i read shit like this and think what could my imagination possibly have to add

like how do i write something about london that’s weirder than london already is?

(via weunderstandthelights)

(via dreamingofawolf)


Aug 16

mississippi72:

nowinexile:

The last words said by Black youth murdered by policemen. 

This is honestly the most heart breaking thing I’ve seen in a long time

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)


Aug 14
“If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.”

anonymous reader on The Dish

One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.

(via mysweetetc)

My dad is 63 and fighting depression and I am sad about Robin Williams because he was great but also for selfish reasons because I want my dad to stick around as long as he possibly can. And there’s no guarantee and there’s only so much I can do. And it’s terrifying.
I wish that everyone could get at least a little more time.

(via victoriajakes)


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