Sunday, August 31, 2014

bolkonskys:

RED SNOW; RED SKIES:an imperial russia les miserables au

saint-petersburg, 1824: as the tsarist regime continues to suppress the lower classes and the institution of serfdom continues to choke the empire, tightly-knit groups of young students, nobles, and officers begin to gather together to voice their discontent. one of these clandestine societies is “les amis de l’abaisse” or in russian simply “druzya”: the friends. they belong to history, and consist of…

count konstantin pavlovich enzholrayev / граф константин павпович энжолраев: the chief. comes from a noble family, but lacks any pretension. when his lineage is mentioned, brushes it off with an air of indifference. chooses to live in a humble garrett rather than his family’s estate. detests his father for keeping serfs, and for this reason maintains a lofty marble distance from his family. finds comfort in progress and his friends. emulates the french revolution and has for his aim the liberation of all peoples.

kirill maximovich komfyerin / кирилл максимович комферин: the guide. friend of knowledge and emitter of warmth. originally from a poor family, but after intolerable circumstances in the home, was brought up on the estate of the enzholrayevs. consequently, kirill and konstantin have been practically inseparable for the majority of their lives despite societal differences. they share accommodations near the center of petersburg.

ivan alexandrovich pruverin / иван александрович пруверин: the poet. most often called jehan, sometimes vanya, and vanyechka when one wants to get a rise out of him. whimsical, romantic, yet perceptive sometimes to the point of sharpness. melancholy. brave. maintains infrequent correspondence with alexander pushkin. lives alone, but even in solitude, he is never really alone. 

viktor lvovich feuilly / виктор львович фуй: the artist. originally from a poor merchant family of french and polish extraction. an orphan. extremely nationalistic, and abhors the russian empire’s treatment of poland. poor, yet completely self-sufficient. often called either “the foreigner” or “the french pole.” lover of the common folk.

prince nikolai mikhailovich kufyerov / князь николай михайлович куферов: the center. charming and sociable. makes no attempts to hide his title, but doesn’t quite flaunt it either (except to win the attentions of a pretty face, perhaps). makes frequent appearances at balls, to the delight of young ladies and their mothers and to the chagrin of their fathers. many nights when he informs his family and valet that he is “going to his club”, he is actually paying long visits to pruverin’s rooms.

boris andreyevich bahorel / борис андреевич бахорель: the flame. no one (including himself) knows his true nationality, though he’s probably just french. a son of peasants. lives in no one place exclusively, but puts himself up at a different friend’s house every night. tried being a hussar, but found he did not like taking orders. has fought a number of duels, and been shot only in one. he prizes the scar.

grigory alexeyevich legletsky / григорий алексеевич леглецский: the unlucky. most often called bossuet. laughs at everything. like most of his friends is a student in the university, but his performance is rarely satisfactory. like bahorel, has no real home, and no money, but is never unhappy. would perhaps be at his happiest and most comfortable sleeping under a bridge among his fellow men and creatures. 

sergei vasilyevich zholin / сергей васильевич жолин: the hypochondriac. student of medicine. a son of poor simple parents who can’t imagine what good will come of their son’s education, but they remain proud of him anyway. he visits them often, bringing them presents and any money he manages to save. the happiest of the bunch. most often plays host to legletsky and is all too glad to do so. 

roman romanovich grantyerev / роман романович грантьерев: the cynic. son of a family of military officials. estranged from his family, and therefore destitute (although one kind aunt sends a few rubles a month, which is promptly spent on vodka). a half-hearted art student. shares a top floor garrett with feuilly, whose hard-working nature sometimes serves to counteract his apathetic tendencies. spends a great deal of time with a revolutionary group for someone who has no faith in revolution. 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

gentlemanbones:

claudiaboleyn:

burntlikethesun:

loremipsumfandom:

fauxkaren:

quantumblog:

trying-to-resonate-concrete:

Dear STFU-Moffat and associates,

From now on, I insist you describe Steven Moffat as “Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat.” Just to make sure you’re being fair.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat is a queerbaiting hack

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat’s writing features sexism and overly complicated plots that don’t really make any sense.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat has characters needlessly tell the viewer information that he should be showing them.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat is incapable of creating real emotional stakes in his stories.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat calls teenage mother a ‘slut’ in DVD commentary

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat says bisexuals are too busy having sex to watch television, and therefore don’t need representing.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat thinks asexuals are too boring to write about. 

This all reflects rather poorly on the Emmy award.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

you-wish-you-had-this-url:

i guess the real question is how can you not like tesla

he thought women would eventually rule the world because we’re the dominant sex

he liked pigeons

he was a vegetarian 

he was a babe

he was shy

he hated edison 

he’s perfect 

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Yup, as long as you’re ok with that time he went bonkers and tried to build a death ray.

Are you serious the death ray was the best part

I’ll just leave this here

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Welcome to the new age.

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Friday, August 22, 2014
clocked-in-punched-out:

mugenstyle:

eccecorinna:

wrathofprawn:

for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.
their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever



I wanna see a movie bout the “Nachthexen”

there is a movie about them and it’s very famous in russia. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0232882/

clocked-in-punched-out:

mugenstyle:

eccecorinna:

wrathofprawn:

for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.

their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever

I wanna see a movie bout the “Nachthexen”

there is a movie about them and it’s very famous in russia. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0232882/

freedominwickedness:

101st-analborne:

fallbeil:

mugenstyle:

eccecorinna:

wrathofprawn:

for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.
their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever



pilots (◡‿◡✿) 
girl pilots (◕‿◕✿)
girl pilots killing nazis ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* \(◕ヮ◕✿)/ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

But, remember, women never did anything in history.

This is laughably incorrect.
Fact 1: Although technologically obsolete as of WWII, the Polikarpov Po-2 “Kukuruznik” biplanes flown by the 588th Night Bomber Regiment were in no way ” the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world.” The Po-2 was first flown in 1929 and remained in production until 1953 due to its low cost and extreme reliability. It is, in fact, the second most produced aircraft in history, and the most produced biplane in history. The night bombers flew brand new, specially modified Po-2s fitted with bomb racks and machine guns.
Fact 2: The Po-2 was extremely quiet; Germans nicknamed it the Nähmaschine (“sewing machine”) due to the muted rattling sound its tiny little 99-horsepower radial engine made. The night bombers would fly these quiet little planes just a few meters off the ground, then climb to higher altitude, cut the engine, and glide to the attack point so that the Germans would have no warning of an incoming attack other than wind whistling through the wing bracing-wires. It wasn’t because the engines were unreliable, it was a planned attack pattern.
Fact 3: Saying “their leader flew over 200 missions” is both inaccurate and damning with faint praise. Whereas most combat pilots fly only one or two sorties per day, all of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment pilots flew multiple missions every night, with the record being eighteen missions flown back-to-back-to-back-to-back in a single night. By the end of the war, most of the “Night Witches” had around a thousand combat sorties under their belts.
The Night Witches were THAT fucking badass, and it pisses me off when people get it all wrong because they’re too damn lazy to do their homework.

freedominwickedness:

101st-analborne:

fallbeil:

mugenstyle:

eccecorinna:

wrathofprawn:

for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.

their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever

pilots (◡‿◡✿) 

girl pilots (◕◕✿)

girl pilots killing nazis ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* \(◕◕✿)/ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

But, remember, women never did anything in history.

This is laughably incorrect.

Fact 1: Although technologically obsolete as of WWII, the Polikarpov Po-2 “Kukuruznik” biplanes flown by the 588th Night Bomber Regiment were in no way ” the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world.” The Po-2 was first flown in 1929 and remained in production until 1953 due to its low cost and extreme reliability. It is, in fact, the second most produced aircraft in history, and the most produced biplane in history. The night bombers flew brand new, specially modified Po-2s fitted with bomb racks and machine guns.

Fact 2: The Po-2 was extremely quiet; Germans nicknamed it the Nähmaschine (“sewing machine”) due to the muted rattling sound its tiny little 99-horsepower radial engine made. The night bombers would fly these quiet little planes just a few meters off the ground, then climb to higher altitude, cut the engine, and glide to the attack point so that the Germans would have no warning of an incoming attack other than wind whistling through the wing bracing-wires. It wasn’t because the engines were unreliable, it was a planned attack pattern.

Fact 3: Saying “their leader flew over 200 missions” is both inaccurate and damning with faint praise. Whereas most combat pilots fly only one or two sorties per day, all of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment pilots flew multiple missions every night, with the record being eighteen missions flown back-to-back-to-back-to-back in a single night. By the end of the war, most of the “Night Witches” had around a thousand combat sorties under their belts.

The Night Witches were THAT fucking badass, and it pisses me off when people get it all wrong because they’re too damn lazy to do their homework.

Monday, August 18, 2014

(Source: roartonings)

He believes, truly, that he will walk down the path, with the light, hand in hand, with Will, and Abigail in the middle. That’s his dream. That’s what he wants. And I think it does surprise him….It does break his heart, when he smells Freddie Lounds….He got blinded by love. Mads Mikkelsen when asked about how Hannibal felt when he smelled Freddie Lounds on Will (Monster Mania 2014)

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

green-satan:

milkybabie:

I was in love with this boy once so I started to beat him up everyday but people thought we were rough housing bc boys can’t like each other and one day I was like “dude I like you a lot but I can’t cope with my feelings so I beat you up im sorry” and he was like “dude that’s really chill we can hold hands if you want??? Btw you have really good punches.” And that’s the story of how I had my first boyfriend

that was wild from start to finish