medievalpoc:

miloucomehome:

medievalpoc:

beggars-opera:

I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.

Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)

And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.

Oh, and by the way…

Tudor:

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Elizabethan:

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Stuart:

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Georgian:

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Regency:

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Victorian:

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Edwardian:

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Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.

Holy shi—the middle lady in the Victorian pic looks like my godmum! And the lady, on the right, in the Edwardian one looks almost like she could pass as one of my relatives!

…this is so eerie…but cool.

^^And that’s a big part of the reason why I do this. Everyone should be able to see images like these and feel like they, too, are a part of history.

People can quibble about minutiae as much as they’d like, and I honestly don’t mind the discussion, but when it comes down to it, medievalpoc is really about making an immediate visual impact that has changed how I view history, and I hope the same can be said for people who read these posts.

(Reblogged from a-spoon-is-born)

floozys:

floozys:

my feminist goal is not to convince men that girls are of value, my feminist goal is to achieve a future where the judgement of our value isn’t in the hands of men. 

and this goes for, especially goes for, trans girls, girls of colour, disabled girls and LGBTQA+ girls. 

girls, all girls, and if you believe otherwise don’t reblog this.   

(Source: floozys)

(Reblogged from crocky-wock)
pyrrhiccomedy:

phoenixtrinity:

phobias:

knocking down dominos made of dominos 

this is more satisfying than it should be

According to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, entropy in a closed system can only stay the same or increase.
When applied to the entire universe, this means that any time you destroy something organized, that is organization you can never get back.
Think of the energy spent to make those walls of dominoes. When the first wall was tapped, that energy was released. It’s now gone forever. ‘Work’ energy - the energy it took to organize that system, work that the system stored as potential energy - was released as movement, force, sound, and a small amount of heat, all of which dispersed almost instantly and became something we can never recapture.
And while it probably took hours to harness that energy into organization, it only took a second to disperse it into entropy. This is a gif of how the universe ends.

pyrrhiccomedy:

phoenixtrinity:

phobias:

knocking down dominos made of dominos 

this is more satisfying than it should be

According to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, entropy in a closed system can only stay the same or increase.

When applied to the entire universe, this means that any time you destroy something organized, that is organization you can never get back.

Think of the energy spent to make those walls of dominoes. When the first wall was tapped, that energy was released. It’s now gone forever. ‘Work’ energy - the energy it took to organize that system, work that the system stored as potential energy - was released as movement, force, sound, and a small amount of heat, all of which dispersed almost instantly and became something we can never recapture.

And while it probably took hours to harness that energy into organization, it only took a second to disperse it into entropy. This is a gif of how the universe ends.

(Reblogged from lisaquestions)

iamfire-i-am-death:

dirae3:

imjakestimpson:

burnshit—fuckschool:

a-cumberbatch-of-cookies:

sadiehd:

unlockaflockofwords:

Always reblog The Princess Bride

mawwiage

MOST QUOTABLE MOVIE EVER

this film though ffs

"Have fun storming the castle, boys!"

Twue wuvve

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(Reblogged from gryffindor-chick)

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(Reblogged from lisaquestions)

halfhardtorock:

lokisgift:

particularscarf:

bacon-radio:

historicaltimes:

Normandy landing that you didnt see. 1944

Red Cross workers.

That is seriously the most badass thing I’ve ever seen.

… i hate to feel like asking: this is for real right?

From the Red Cross page.

(Reblogged from toughtink)

mindblowingscience:

Half of Germany Is Now Powered by Solar Energy

Continuing its unrelenting march toward a renewable-powered future, Germany now can produce more than half of its energy from solar. The official word of this milestone comes from the Fraunhofer ISE research institute, which showed that the country produced a record 24.24 GW of solar energy during the first week of June. Thanks to better weather in Germany compared to last year, the production of solar power has increased 34 percent in the first part of 2014. 

Germany’s expansion of solar energy hasn’t come from enormous farms of solar panels, but rather citizens installing photovoltaics onto their own homes. More than 90 percent of solar panels installed in Germany are on homeowner’s roofs. 

It’s not all sunshine, though. Despite this record, Bloomberg reports that the world’s biggest solar market might install the least new capacity that it has since 2008, partially because of shrinking solar subsidies. So growth continues, but slowly. 

Wondering how the U.S. compares? We currently get 0.2 percent of our energy from solar. Italy is in second place behind the Germans. 

Via The Local. 

Bzuh? We can? This is news to me. Happy news, news that I don’tr eally believe, but… ok.

Gosh.

(Reblogged from nerdymouse)

thoughtsofablackgirl:

micdotcom:

7 dangerous myths about women who wear hijabs

The hijab is not the most important part of being a Muslim woman, but it is certainly the most visible. In a time when Islamophobia only seems to be on the rise in the West, a practice that is so personal and diverse has become a warped and misunderstood part of a flat and monolithic picture of Muslim women.

Read more

omg the one playing soccer

(Reblogged from sleepybriar)

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wicked-beautiful:

lastchanceavalanche:

Starting to learn this

I need to remember this. I always forget it.

wicked-beautiful:

lastchanceavalanche:

Starting to learn this

I need to remember this. I always forget it.

(Reblogged from blue-author)

phangirllnd:

englishistheartofbullshit:

sweetassfoodstuffs:

handletheheat.com

WHAT THE FUCK IS THE CONTROL

Apparently bread flour just makes everything it touches look prettier

(Reblogged from nerdymouse)

sherokutakari:

"but women have sex organs on their chests! I don’t walk around with my pants off!"

I think what you mean to say is “women have secondary sex characteristics on their chests”, not sex organs

in which case let me remind you that your facial hair and enlarged adam’s apple are also secondary sex characteristics

if secondary sex characteristics bother you and you feel they should be covered up in public, please feel free to shove your entire head in a bag at any time

(Reblogged from sleepybriar)

lauramain-sherlolly:

dudeufugly:

wivalamine:

shahlalalalala:

earthlyscum:

can someone bring capes back into fashion

when the fuck did they even go out of fashion

Why the fuck did they even go out of fashion

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The first time the Incredibles took over a post and I am so happy about it

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(Reblogged from blue-author)

a little something about homosexuality

fangirlforce:

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about homosexuality and equality (is something going on I’m never up to date on news) so I thought id offer a little insight from my point of view, as a Christian.

Let me offer you my point of view, straight Christian, as a gay Christian. 

Christians just don’t approve homosexuality

I’m a Christian. I approve of my homosexuality. I also approve of my wife and her homosexuality, because it means nothing about the state of her soul. Our straight pastor approves of the both of us.

Your in the wrong section of my religion. Stop using my label. 

Homosexuality is just listed as one sin out of many in a certain passage of the Bible that I am a bit too lazy to research (pretty sure it is in Leviticus doe). It is listed among eating meat, which is confusing. Because eating meat isn’t banned.

Love is never a sin.

Some more things to think about: we were all born sinners. Adam and Eve screwed up when they ate the fruit. I’m not saying that everyone is homo or all homos are born with it, but I’m saying that people are born with sinful nature and they are drawn to sin, and that sin may eventually be homosexuality. BUT THAT DOESNT MAKE A HOMOSEXUAL ANY LESS OF A PERSON.

Wow, thank you, internet person. I’m glad you approve of my personhood.  

What you’re saying about the original sin doesn’t make any coherent sense. Especially to gay Christians. 

And if someone ever tells you that homos can’t be Christian? Yeah THATS SO STUPID. God invites everyone into his kingdom, even criminals and rapists and other people whose sins may APPEAR worse.

You realise that that reads as though you’re comparing me being in love with my wife to what sins rapists and criminals commit, don’t you? It’s in your sentence structure. I’m not sure if that was your intention or if you’re just really, really bad at syntax. 

God is so forgiving. So you might be wondering how your homosexuality can coincide with your path with God. I had a counselor tell me about her homosexual Christian friend, and apparently she just doesn’t act on it, and doesn’t plan on getting married. I’m sure there are other things that you can do, but I’m not sure. But if you have to just not act on it, it’s worth it. To have a God so forgiving and so kind, to have the hope of heaven in the future? Yeah.

I am a Christian, and you know what, I’ve never wondered how my homosexuality coincides with my path with God because my god, my Christian god, is a god of love who died for our sins and taught us to love and respect others. 

I am, however, worried about Christians like you. Worried that you are letting your cultural feelings of ick blind you to god’s love. 

And I’m also immensely angry, because you take my religion, the religion of a loving god, and turn it into sanctimonious prattle about feeling good about yourself while judging others. 

(Reblogged from fangirlforce)

a little something about homosexuality

fandomsandfeminism:

fangirlforce:

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about homosexuality and equality (is something going on I’m never up to date on news) so I thought id offer a little insight from my point of view, as a Christian.

Let me offer you my point of view, straight Christian, as a gay Christian. 

Let me get this out: Christians aren’t supposed to hate gays and bis and lesbians etc. They’re not supposed to hate ANYONE. Christians just don’t approve homosexuality, but that doesn’t make a person any less loved by God. So if someone ever tells you that God hates homos then tell them they’re full of bs.

I’m a Christian. I approve of my homosexuality. I also approve of my wife and her homosexuality, because it means nothing about the state of her soul. Our straight pastor approves of the both of us.

Your in the wrong section of my religion. Stop using my label. 

Homosexuality is just listed as one sin out of many in a certain passage of the Bible that I am a bit too lazy to research (pretty sure it is in Leviticus doe). It is listed among eating meat, which is confusing. Because eating meat isn’t banned.

Continuing on, homosexuality is never mentioned as the worst sin or being more sinful than others. The only sin specified as being worse than others is blasphemy. Yet, God continues to forgive even blasphemy.

Love is never a sin.And Leviticus - Read the passage closely. Look how much that has in common with what homosexuality is. Look what context its in. Look which of the other passages are still even considered sinful. None? Yeah, that’s because of what that passage is

Some more things to think about: we were all born sinners. Adam and Eve screwed up when they ate the fruit. I’m not saying that everyone is homo or all homos are born with it, but I’m saying that people are born with sinful nature and they are drawn to sin, and that sin may eventually be homosexuality. BUT THAT DOESNT MAKE A HOMOSEXUAL ANY LESS OF A PERSON.

Wow, thank you, internet person. I’m glad you approve of my personhood.  

What you’re saying about the original sin doesn’t make any coherent sense. Especially to gay Christians. 

And if someone ever tells you that homos can’t be Christian? Yeah THATS SO STUPID. God invites everyone into his kingdom, even criminals and rapists and other people whose sins may APPEAR worse.

You realise that that reads as though you’re comparing me being in love with my wife to what sins rapists and criminals commit, don’t you? It’s in your sentence structure. I’m not sure if that was your intention or if you’re just really, really bad at syntax. 

God is so forgiving. So you might be wondering how your homosexuality can coincide with your path with God. I had a counselor tell me about her homosexual Christian friend, and apparently she just doesn’t act on it, and doesn’t plan on getting married. I’m sure there are other things that you can do, but I’m not sure. But if you have to just not act on it, it’s worth it. To have a God so forgiving and so kind, to have the hope of heaven in the future? Yeah.

I hope you enjoyed my insights on homosexuality and the Christian walk. Feel free to leave me questions or requests for more spiritual stuff.

I am a Christian, and you know what, I’ve never wondered how my homosexuality coincides with my path with God because my god, my Christian god, is a god of love who died for our sins and taught us to love and respect others. 

I am, however, worried about Christians like you. Worried that you are letting your cultural feelings of ick blind you to god’s love. 

And I’m also immensely angry, because you take my religion, the religion of a loving god, and turn it into sanctimonious prattle about feeling good about yourself while judging others. 

(I apologize I’m a humor blog but this is necessary)

Please stop saying “homos.” “LGBTQIAP+ people” or even just “gay people” will do fine.

Now, I’m not here to argue religious dogma. I’m an atheist. I honestly don’t care what the Bible says.

What I do have a problem with, though, is this notion that homosexuality is inherently a sin. You can say all you want that everyone is born a sinner, but my understanding is that sins tend to be actions, especially actions that harm others, right? (Like, I dunno, murder, or lying, shit like that right?)

And homosexuality doesn’t hurt other people. It isn’t an action. It’s an identity.

There is so much negative cultural capital around sin, and I find it profoundly emotionally abuse to tell LGBTQIAP+ christians that they have to ask God or anyone else for redemption because they exist.

It is this predominant narrative that LGBTQIAP+ people are inherently sinful or more sinful than cis heterosexuals that is he backbone for a LOT (though certainly not all) of the really awful oppression in our culture.

THANK YOU. 

(Reblogged from fandomsandfeminism)