July212014

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9PM

teachytv:

10 years ago today, Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way went back in time to sedouce Volxemort and protect all of us from his evil plans

reblog this post to honor Enoby’s brave sacrifice, ignore if you’re a prep or a poser

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9PM

thewriters-blog:

If you ever feel like you’ve screwed up, just remember that in 1348 the Scots thought it would be a good idea to invade England because the English were weakened by the Plague. They subsequently caught the plague themselves, went back to Scotland, and killed half their own population.

(via otp-is-best-served-gay)

July202014

robocatmouse:

inner—utopia:

scatmancrothers:

*logs out*

I refuse to be attracted to Plankton. This feels wrong. I feel wrong.

(Source: clarkchan1211, via jarofmarbles)

10PM
streeter:

I am a historian and this is how it happened.

streeter:

I am a historian and this is how it happened.

(via grandpanacea)

9AM
necrophilofthefuture:

Meet Pickles, aka “Catosaurus.” He was rescued in Boston and he’s over 3 feet long.

necrophilofthefuture:

Meet Pickles, aka “Catosaurus.” He was rescued in Boston and he’s over 3 feet long.

(via bbanditt)

July192014
9PM

sixpenceee:

If only everything really complicated was explained this way. 

THE AUTHOR & MORE OF HIS BOOKS

(via muffinz-r-life)

8PM
8PM

imnotatvaddict:

makeitworthwatching:

as both a Harmonizer and a Mixer, I now have yet another girlgroup to fangirl over. Welcome Beatz

Girlgroups taking over the world. 

I was NOT expecting that

(via tictacsandpixiestix)

7PM

owlmylove:

the gradual domination of the Welcome to Night Vale fandom, part 2

(via kess121kess)

7PM

majesticaljeff:

rednecktex:

huffy-lemon:

Favorite story posts part 1

That last one

My dad says the ‘making love in a canoe’ about american beer

(via kess121kess)

6PM
eccentricsoul:

aka14kgold:

xxsecretbookxx:

detenebrate:

0xymoronic:

shitarianasays:

theeyesinthenight:

the-sonic-screw:

platinumpixels:

volpesvolpes:

unseilie:

sarahvonkrolock:

gaysexagainstawall:

them-days-was-olden-as-fuck:

The spread of the black death.

Poland

Poland, tell us your secret.

Poland is the old new Madagascar. 

If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there. 
Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there.
Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it. 

I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new.
Damn Italy, you scary.

Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better”
Milan: “Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!”

Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague.
Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world. 

WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL

When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did.

Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!

how come we never learned this is school?

Why would you? First, it would require talking about pre-WWII Jews as people. Second, it would require acknowledging that Judaism =/= Christianity-without-Jesus. Third, it would involve portraying Second Millennium White Christians as the idiots they were, which would then open the door for talking about how the rest of the world with its brown peoples were having fucking golden ages while white Europeans sat around in pig shit. Fourth, it would show the Church and its precepts as bullshit. Fifth, it shows that there’s a big fucking benefit to taking in immigrants who are Other.
You don’t learn about it because it puts Christians and Christianity and the imagined blessed whiteness of medieval Europe in a bad light.

Only reblgging for the last comment

eccentricsoul:

aka14kgold:

xxsecretbookxx:

detenebrate:

0xymoronic:

shitarianasays:

theeyesinthenight:

the-sonic-screw:

platinumpixels:

volpesvolpes:

unseilie:

sarahvonkrolock:

gaysexagainstawall:

them-days-was-olden-as-fuck:

The spread of the black death.

Poland

Poland, tell us your secret.

Poland is the old new Madagascar. 

If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there. 

Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there.

Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it. 

I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new.

Damn Italy, you scary.

Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better”

Milan:Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!”

Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague.

Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world. 

WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL

When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did.

Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!

how come we never learned this is school?

Why would you? First, it would require talking about pre-WWII Jews as people. Second, it would require acknowledging that Judaism =/= Christianity-without-Jesus. Third, it would involve portraying Second Millennium White Christians as the idiots they were, which would then open the door for talking about how the rest of the world with its brown peoples were having fucking golden ages while white Europeans sat around in pig shit. Fourth, it would show the Church and its precepts as bullshit. Fifth, it shows that there’s a big fucking benefit to taking in immigrants who are Other.

You don’t learn about it because it puts Christians and Christianity and the imagined blessed whiteness of medieval Europe in a bad light.

Only reblgging for the last comment

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8AM

House Love

  • How to Love Your Gryffindor: They're idealists. It really is the thought that counts. Make the big gesture. Send flowers to them at work. Write them a poem. Volunteer at their favorite cause. Make them dinner. Sing them a love song, even if - especially if - you suck, at singing, because then your Love is overriding what Everyone Else Says. Do something romantic in public. Go overboard. Tell them they're the kind of love that you read about in storybooks. Tell them they're special. Make them feel Romanced.
  • How to Love Your Hufflepuff: It's all about the togetherness, the commitment, being in the same groove. Spend time with them, even if it's inconvenient. Cuddles and back rubs. Stay in bed together an extra twenty minutes on your day off. Get to know their friends/family. Become at least familiar with their fandoms. Make something together. Try something new together. Tell them your life would be gutted without them in it. Tell them they're beautiful when they're in sloppy clothes. Take care of them. Make them feel accepted.
  • How to Love Your Ravenclaw: They want it concrete. Do a chore for them that they hate. Let them know you deleted your ex off Facebook for them. Memorize their favorite things and important dates. Keep souveniers. Ask them what they want, don't assume. If they are enthusiastic about a subject, make at least an effort to learn about it. Communicate, communicate, communicate. Ravenclaws panic if they have to guess what you're feeling/thinking. Show them they matter, don't just tell them.
  • How to Love Your Slytherin: They want to feel important. Get them something frivolous or a little luxury, even if just whipped cream on their coffee. Send them to a spa for a day, or set up a makeshift one in your room. Leave them little coupons they can redeem for kisses/hugs/time/sex when they want or need it. Ask them what they need. Don't ever attack them for spending too much time on their clothes/appearance. Ask them about themselves. Give them "me time." Pamper them.
July182014
yannosocks:

bree-draws:

theonewhosawitall:

caffenespeaks:

think-progress:

“If babies had guns…”

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i’m crying, imagine the ultra sound of a baby and its got a little helmet and a gun and the doctors all like “congrats, its an american!”




you didn’t

yannosocks:

bree-draws:

theonewhosawitall:

caffenespeaks:

think-progress:

“If babies had guns…”

WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? 

i’m crying, imagine the ultra sound of a baby and its got a little helmet and a gun and the doctors all like “congrats, its an american!”

you didn’t

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