historical-nonfiction:

Welcome to Derinkuyu, an underground city that once housed up to 20,000 people. In the Cappadocia region, famous for its cave dwellings and underground villages, Derinkuyu stands out for sheer size and complexity. Locals began digging in the 500s BCE. The city consists of over 600 doors, each of which can be closed from the inside. Each floor could be closed off as well. And just to make attacking completely impossible, the entire city was deliberately built without any logic. Its maze-like layout makes navigating the city nightmarish for unfamiliar invaders.

Anonymous asked:
Hi I've been a lurker of yours for a long time, (since Stealing Harry) and I'm going off to grad school for art history this fall. Do you have any advice?

copperbadge:

Aw, I wrote Stealing Harry when I was in grad school! Good luck to you. I ended up having a lot of advice so I put it behind a read more.

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dan-and-his-hormones:

Ferguson police are being sued for $40mil, +++ some of the officers are facing individual lawsuits for rights infringement. fucking break those cops. 

ophelies:

    PEOPLE  ARE  S T R A N G E ; a creepy covers mix // listen

001. white rabbit (jefferson airplane)– patti smith 002. sweet dreams [are made of this] (the eurythmics)– emily browning 003. bang bang (nancy sinatra)– 2cellos + sky ferreira 004. bela lugosi’s dead (bauhaus)– nouvelle vague 005. house of the rising sun (traditional + the animals)– lauren o’connell 006. people are strange (the doors)– johnny hollow 007. material girl (madonna)– kmfdm 008. toxic (britney spears)– yael naim 009. back to black (amy winehouse)– beyoncé + andré 3000 010. apologize (onerepublic)– within temptation 011. girls just wanna have fun (cyndi lauper)– chase holfelder 012. crazy in love (beyoncé)– kadebostany 013. raining blood (slayer)– tori amos 014. smells like teen spirit (nirvana)– scala + the kolacny brothers

ophelies:

    PEOPLE  ARE  S T R A N G E ; a creepy covers mix // listen
001. white rabbit (jefferson airplane)– patti smith 002. sweet dreams [are made of this] (the eurythmics)– emily browning 003. bang bang (nancy sinatra)– 2cellos + sky ferreira 004. bela lugosi’s dead (bauhaus)– nouvelle vague 005. house of the rising sun (traditional + the animals)– lauren o’connell 006. people are strange (the doors)– johnny hollow 007. material girl (madonna)– kmfdm 008. toxic (britney spears)– yael naim 009. back to black (amy winehouse)– beyoncé + andré 3000 010. apologize (onerepublic)– within temptation 011. girls just wanna have fun (cyndi lauper)– chase holfelder 012. crazy in love (beyoncé)– kadebostany 013. raining blood (slayer)– tori amos 014. smells like teen spirit (nirvana)– scala + the kolacny brothers
dduane:

princehal9000:

winstons-and-enochs:

the guardian imagines what historical figures might look like today. my personal favourite is shakespeare, reincarnated as a shoreditch hipster.

but can you imagine how’d he’d sound a loft party? 
“I’m going to subvert the whole, like, narrative ideal by telling you upfront that these two, like, teenagers are going to fall in love and die, and then do it. So there’s no more hiding in the words. Stark, yeah? And then, I think I’ll hide a sonnet in their big scene together, right? It’ll be subversive, because only, you know, people who are up on sonnets will get it…..what? No, she’s thirteen—a little edgy but that’s art, man. Art.”


(snicker)

dduane:

princehal9000:

winstons-and-enochs:

the guardian imagines what historical figures might look like today. my personal favourite is shakespeare, reincarnated as a shoreditch hipster.

but can you imagine how’d he’d sound a loft party? 

“I’m going to subvert the whole, like, narrative ideal by telling you upfront that these two, like, teenagers are going to fall in love and die, and then do it. So there’s no more hiding in the words. Stark, yeah? And then, I think I’ll hide a sonnet in their big scene together, right? It’ll be subversive, because only, you know, people who are up on sonnets will get it…..what? No, she’s thirteen—a little edgy but that’s art, man. Art.”

(snicker)

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tags: # *cackling* # shakespeare # history

fabledquill:

disneysnewgroove:

Disney movies in order of historical setting

(Excludes most of the package films. Some films, eg The Lion King, are impossible to pin down exactly and some, like Aladdin and Treasure Planet, are anachronistic, so these are estimations. A few have been split into 2 if there is more than one time period in the movie, and sequels have been put together.)

all good except frozen is definitely late 1830s-40s - their mother is depicted in an empire-waist dress from the ’20s, but the wide bell-shaped skirts and drop-shoulder dresses, as well as the hair throughout the movie is far more indicative of the 40s.

I’m going to Tiwanaku at the end of September, I’m going to stay on Lake Titicaca for two days, you guys

you guys you know what that means

image

MOUNTAINS

sashkash:

Freckle Friday | Angry freckled Cecil.

Can we talk about how Khoschek looks like a pirate deity?

sashkash:

Freckle Friday | Angry freckled Cecil.

Can we talk about how Khoschek looks like a pirate deity?

Let’s play a game! 

flatbear:

sconesforjustice:

blackestglass:

boneycircus:

foxberryblue:

Stand where you are, look around, and list whatever liquidy thing is closest to you. This is now your fanfic lube.

XD

Actual lube. WINNING. (Possibly TMI?? OOPS)

Dog dish full of water. That’s not good.

spicy noodle soup, pepsi and ketchup. OH GOD NO.

2% milk. I pity the fools.

fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:
- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.
- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 
- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.
- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.
- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 
- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.
White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

Reblogging (a) because I want to have the receipts on hand next time someone is Wrong On the Internet, and (b) because the smug white guy “explaining” while his two black co-anchors look extremely unimpressed is damn appropriate

fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:

- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.

- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 

- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.

- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.

- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 

- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.

White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

Reblogging (a) because I want to have the receipts on hand next time someone is Wrong On the Internet, and (b) because the smug white guy “explaining” while his two black co-anchors look extremely unimpressed is damn appropriate

Until I started taking my antidepressants, though, I didn’t actually know that I was depressed. I thought the dark staticky corners were part of who I was. It was the same way I felt before I put on my first pair of glasses at age 14 and suddenly realized that trees weren’t green blobs but intricate filigrees of thousands of individual leaves; I hadn’t known, before, that I couldn’t see the leaves, because I didn’t realize that seeing leaves was a possibility at all. And it wasn’t until I started using tools to counterbalance my depression that I even realized there was depression there to need counterbalancing. I had no idea that not everyone felt the gravitational pull of nothingness, the ongoing, slow-as-molasses feeling of melting down into a lump of clay. I had no way of knowing that what I thought were just my ingrained bad habits — not being able to deposit checks on time, not replying to totally pleasant emails for long enough that friendships were ruined, having silent meltdowns over getting dressed in the morning, even not going to the bathroom despite really, really, really having to pee — weren’t actually my habits at all. They were the habits of depression, which whoa, holy shit, it turns out I had a raging case of.
- Not Everyone Feels This Way — The Archipelago — Medium (via brutereason)

My parents made me go to a therapist for a year when I was in ninth grade, once a week. When we sat down for the first session, they said that they were concerned because I seemed unhappy.
I didn’t think of myself as unhappy then because I had no frame of reference for what it meant to not be soul-crushingly miserable. The day I realized that I wasn’t mired down by chronic anxiety and depression was a revelation.

I think one thing you can do to help your friends who are depressed is to reach out to them not in the spirit of helping, but in the spirit of liking them and wanting their company. “I’m here to help if you ever need me” is good to know, but hard to act on, especially when you’re in a dark place. Specific, ongoing, pleasure-based invitations are much easier to absorb. “I’m here. Let’s go to the movies. Or stay in and order takeout and watch some dumb TV.” “I’m having a party, it would be really great if you could come for a little while.” Ask them for help with things you know they are good at and like doing, so there is reciprocity and a way for them to contribute. “Will you come over Sunday and help me clear my closet of unfashionable and unflattering items? I trust your eye.” “Will you read this story I wrote and help me fix the dialogue?” “Want to make dinner together? You chop, I’ll assemble.” “I am going glasses shopping and I need another set of eyes.” Remind yourself why you like this person, and in the process, remind them that they are likable and worth your time and interest.

Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; “Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?” > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.” “I miss you and I want to see you” > “I’m worried about you.” A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep asking. “I want to see you” “Let’s do this thing.” “If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.” “Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?”
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#613: How do I reach out to my friends who have depression? | Captain Awkward

P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”

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samlikesboys:

Sorry that you guys have to click to read through it but this thing is like. ridiculous long. annoyingly long. I am not gonna make anybody else deal with that ok. Anyways! I’ve been working on this for about 9 years and I never wanna look at it ever against I’m sorry I’m way too lazy to polish it just. here. take it. take my headcanon that even after Carlos comes back, Cecil gets fucked up any time he sees that “voicemail” notification.

eyesonthestar:


Maureen wanted to go visit Richard but Dana and Vithya/Erika refused to let her without their company. Svee just tagged along.

late post for PoC Night Vale Week: Intern Day
The only ones alive are: Mayor Dana Cardinal, (possibly) Intern Maureen, Intern Richard (now part of The Whispering Forest), Intern Svee (the crow), and Intern Vithya/Erika (who no longer exists).
Warning: fire, body horror (give or take)I’d rather you not reblog my art than remove the warning, thank you.

eyesonthestar:

Maureen wanted to go visit Richard but Dana and Vithya/Erika refused to let her without their company. Svee just tagged along.

late post for PoC Night Vale Week: Intern Day

The only ones alive are: Mayor Dana Cardinal, (possibly) Intern Maureen, Intern Richard (now part of The Whispering Forest), Intern Svee (the crow), and Intern Vithya/Erika (who no longer exists).

Warning: fire, body horror (give or take)
I’d rather you not reblog my art than remove the warning, thank you.