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Stars, I have seen them fall,
But when they drop and die
No star is lost at all
From all the star-sown sky.
The toil of all that be
Helps not the primal fault;
It rains into the sea,
And still the sea is salt.


A.E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad

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loupblaster:

A witch house

Original drawings


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notcuddles:

lisipuska:

edracon:

terezidactyl:

solsikkepop:

dancing-for-no-reason:

meowrawrpineapple:

hellothisissatan:

maqnificentponds:

rocketman787:

xcgfexspgx775:

kittybummie:

wishyounew:

audiejinks:

handwritingofgod:

steampunktendencies:

What is your Steampunk Name ?

PROFESSOR VIOLET ADDLECHILD.
you know i said that with a fake english pompous accent

Duchess Josephine Addlechild
not bad tbh
i’d go by Duchie Jo 

BaronessViscount Violet Theodore Rumblechild

Captain Ursula Worthingtopper

I have the worst one!
Lady Fanny Wake Child
whatthefuck

Mine is awesome its cornel wilfred wraithhold

Lady Ursula Wraith Topper?

duchess lenore addlechild

lady violet wakestone

Colonel Agatha Wrathhold

Captain Henrietta Worthingstone

Lord Fanny Wakefellow?

Earl Cyril Clankingwaddle

Madam Josephine Knightdale

Lady Adelaide Wraithtopper - I come from a steampunk setting that is mostly porn, apparently.

Countess Violet Withertopper

notcuddles:

lisipuska:

edracon:

terezidactyl:

solsikkepop:

dancing-for-no-reason:

meowrawrpineapple:

hellothisissatan:

maqnificentponds:

rocketman787:

xcgfexspgx775:

kittybummie:

wishyounew:

audiejinks:

handwritingofgod:

steampunktendencies:

What is your Steampunk Name ?

PROFESSOR VIOLET ADDLECHILD.

you know i said that with a fake english pompous accent

Duchess Josephine Addlechild

not bad tbh

i’d go by Duchie Jo 

BaronessViscount Violet Theodore Rumblechild

Captain Ursula Worthingtopper

I have the worst one!

Lady Fanny Wake Child

whatthefuck

Mine is awesome its cornel wilfred wraithhold

Lady Ursula Wraith Topper?

duchess lenore addlechild

lady violet wakestone

Colonel Agatha Wrathhold

Captain Henrietta Worthingstone

Lord Fanny Wakefellow?

Earl Cyril Clankingwaddle

Madam Josephine Knightdale

Lady Adelaide Wraithtopper - I come from a steampunk setting that is mostly porn, apparently.

Countess Violet Withertopper


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charminglyantiquated:

today I learned that in the 1600s the Pasha of Algiers made it a capital offense to remove one’s thumbs from one’s girdle while having an argument, in an attempt to limit brawling. as a result, street fights are reported to have become a combination of shouting vicious insults, headbutting each other, and trying to punch one another with their elbows. i am imagining five or six enraged men furiously trying so hard to kill each other with only their elbows, and i am laughing so hard i am fucking wheezing


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Professionalism is a funny term, because it masquerades as neutral despite being loaded with immense oppression. As a concept, professionalism is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, classist, imperialist and so much more — and yet people act like professionalism is non-political. Bosses across the country constantly tell their employees to ‘act professionally’ without a second thought. Wear a garment that represents your non-Western culture to work? Your boss may tell you it’s unprofessional. Wear your hair in braids or dreadlocks instead of straightened? That’s probably unprofessional too. Wear shoes that are slightly scuffed because you can’t yet afford new ones? People may not think you’re being professional either.
For years, professionalism has been my enemy, because it requires that my gender identity is constantly and unrepentantly erased. In the workplace, the gender binary can be absolute, unfaltering and infallible. If you dare to step out of line, you risk being mistreated by coworkers, losing promotions or even losing your job. And if you are discriminated against for being transgender or genderqueer, you may not even have access to legal recourse, because in many states it is still perfectly legal to discriminate against gender non-conforming employees.


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The Army…I find to be extremely well armed, pretty well clothed, and tolerably disciplined. Much yet remains to be done. Our soldiers have not yet quite the air of soldiers. They don’t step exactly in time. They don’t hold their heads up quite erect, nor turn out their toes exactly as they ought. They don’t all of them cock their hats; and as such do, don’t all wear them the same way.


John Adams, August 25, 1777. Quoted by George C. Daughan, If By Sea.

(via fayettish)


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mortisreptus:

666throck:

sickbat:

These are variations of bobtail squid. These tiny creatures live in the pacific and indian oceans within shallow water. They generally measure between 1 and 8cm long. They are usually recognized by their eight short tentacles and rounded shape.


Bobtail squid have a symbiotic relationship with bioluminescent bacteria which inhabit a special light organ in the squid’s mantle. The bacteria are fed a sugar and amino acid solution by the squid and in return hide the squid’s silhouette when viewed from below by matching the amount of light hitting the top of the mantle.

What a wonderful thing nature is.

OH MY GOD

TINY SQUIDDIES

LOOK AT THEM THEY LOOK LIKE LITTLE PSYCHEDELIC JELLYBEANS AAH THE ONE ON THE BOTTOM MIDDLE ALL CURLED UP LIKE A SLEEPY KITTY.

THIS IS THE CUTEST THING I’VE SEEN ON MY DASH ALL WEEK

OH GOD, SOMETHING THAT MAY BE CUTER THAN CUTTLEFISH. /DEAD


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wocinsolidarity:

Understand the Israeli – Palestinian Apartheid


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ellenkushner:

amadansmound:

via bookporn:

Threats and Warnings on Bookplates
It was traditional, particularly before the invention of the printing press when books were all hand written manuscripts, to letter a curse into the book to prevent theft. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to have worked very well, as the books also had to be chained into place. Even chains had limited effect. Witness the many ancient libraries where there are still chains in place… but no books.
Here are a few examples:
Thys boke is one
And God’s curse another;
They that take the one
God geve them the other.
He who steals this book
may he die the death
may he be frizzled in a pan…
This present book legible in scripture
Here in this place thus tacched with a cheyn
Purposed of entent for to endure
And here perpetuelli stylle to remeyne
Fro eyre to eyre wherfore appone peyn
Of cryst is curs of faders and of moderes
Non of hem hens atempt it to dereyne
Whille ani leef may goodeli hange with oder.
Steal not this Book my honest Friend
For fear the Galows should be your hend,
And when you die the Lord will say
And wares the Book you stole away?
A variation on the same theme:
Steal not this book, my worthy friend
For fear the gallows will be your end;
Up the ladder, and down the rope,
There you’ll hang until you choke;
Then I’ll come along and say -
"Where’s that book you stole away?"
From the Monastery of San Pedro, Barcelona, a blanket curse for the entire library…(I really wish this one existed, but unfortunately, it appears that it is apocryphal — there is no monastery in San Pedro. It’s so nasty though that I include it anyway.)
For him that Stealeth a Book from this Library,
Let it change into a Serpent in his hand & rend him.
Let him be struck with Palsy, & all his Members blasted.
Let him languish in Pain crying aloud for Mercy,
Let there be no Surcease to his Agony till he sink to Dissolution.
Let Bookworms gnaw his Entrails in token of the Worm that dieth not,
When at last he goeth to his final Punishment,
Let the flames of hell consume him for ever & aye.”

(source: Littera Scripta).

Lew Jaffe, from Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie, shared his collection of bookplate threats and warnings done by different artists.

1. Lloyd Douglas. 2. Marion Nutt. 3.  Stanley Dressler Lovegrove. 4. Malcolm M. Ferguson. 5. Philip Reed. 6. Artist unknown.

"I should warn you, however, that I have several volumes devoted to curses for people who don’t return books.” “I’d like to borrow those, too.” ― Steven Brust (Morrolan e’Drien, Vlad Taltos; Dragon)

Mmmm hmmmm


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No single Greek god even approaches Dionysus in the horror of his epithets, which near witness to a savagery that is absolutely without mercy… He is called the ‘render of men’, ‘the eater of raw flesh’, ‘who delights in the sword and bloodshed’. We hear not only of human sacrifice in his cult, but also of the ghastly ritual in which a man is torn to pieces. Where does this put us? Surely there can be no further doubt that this puts us into death’s sphere. The terrors of destruction, which make all if life tremble, belong also, as horrible desire, to the kingdom of Dionysus. The monster whose supernatural duality speaks to us from the mask has one side of his nature turned toward eternal night.


Walter F. Otto, Dionysus: Myth and Cult (via kassapti)

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portablemiah:

American History textbooks more like

Chapter 1: Introduction to White People
Chapter 2: White Settlers and The Indian Savages
Chapter 3: Whitey Makes A Country
Chapter 4: The Blacks
Chapter 5: Wars, Wars, Wars
Chapter 6: No More Racism!: Martin Luther King Jr. Gives a Speech
Chapter 7: The Modern Whites