The Life and Times of Ldyhistory291

rvmanovs:

"τέτλαθι δή, κραδίη: καὶ κύντερον ἄλλο ποτ᾽ ἔτλης."
                                                           —The Odyssey, 20:18


"I’m taking the damn name!"

"I’m taking the damn name!"

pokeybooks13:

sadtrashbuckybarnes:

disneys-always-first:

Never not reblog

One thing that always bothered me about that picture of mulan, more than the obvious artifice which is pretty out of character, is the colour of her outfit. The general consensus seems to be that mulan took place in the Northern Wei dynasty, but during the Tang Dynasty which preceded it, the colour yellow, especially bright yellow, had become the exclusive domain of the Emperor. And in those times disrespect to the Emperor could cost you your head at best and the lives of you and your entire family at worst. So, y know, maybe don’t put her in yellow clothes.

I love the history side if tumblr

stephanie-hans:

I love red. Meet the Scarlett Witch

stephanie-hans:

I love red. Meet the Scarlett Witch

tamorapierce:

sgt-becky-barnes:

I want to point out that Gabe Jones had completed at least three semesters of college (and probably more) before he ended up running around Europe blowing things up with a guy in spangly tights.

Dum Dum: I didn’t know you spoke German.
Gabe: Two semesters at Howards before I switched to French because the girls were cuter.

Gabe Jones is pretty damn awesome.* I dug up some stats so we can appreciate how awesome.
In 1940:
2% of white people age 14 and older in the USA were illiterate. For POC ("Black and other") it was 11.5%
13% of white men age 25 and older had completed high school. For men of color of the same age (“Black and other races”) it was 3.8%.
5.3% percent of white men age 25 and older had completed at least one year of college. For men of color of the same age it was 1.7%.
In other words, Gabe had the deck stacked against him in a serious way, but he is a smartypants and he is tenacious and he slogged through a lot of crap to get to where he wanted to be. He needs more appreciation.
*Of course, we knew that already, but there’s no such thing as too much Gabe Jones love.

He’s pretty.  Makes a girl want to be a sojer.

tamorapierce:

sgt-becky-barnes:

I want to point out that Gabe Jones had completed at least three semesters of college (and probably more) before he ended up running around Europe blowing things up with a guy in spangly tights.

Dum Dum: I didn’t know you spoke German.

Gabe: Two semesters at Howards before I switched to French because the girls were cuter.

Gabe Jones is pretty damn awesome.I dug up some stats so we can appreciate how awesome.

In 1940:

  • 2% of white people age 14 and older in the USA were illiterate. For POC ("Black and other") it was 11.5%
  • 13% of white men age 25 and older had completed high school. For men of color of the same age (“Black and other races”) it was 3.8%.
  • 5.3% percent of white men age 25 and older had completed at least one year of college. For men of color of the same age it was 1.7%.

In other words, Gabe had the deck stacked against him in a serious way, but he is a smartypants and he is tenacious and he slogged through a lot of crap to get to where he wanted to be. He needs more appreciation.

*Of course, we knew that already, but there’s no such thing as too much Gabe Jones love.

He’s pretty.  Makes a girl want to be a sojer.

tamorapierce:

peggylives:

I’m singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feelin’
I’m happy again

fun fact: gene kelly had a 103 degree fever while filming this number

Just singin

and dancing in the rain … .

I love this number.  And Jean Hagen as Lena Lamont will make you laugh till you fall off your couch.  Or chair.  Or floor.

hjsharkey4:

#11 Keladry of Mindelan from Protector of the Small
Only the second Lady Knight of the age and a hero even before becoming a squire, Pierce’s third heroine of the Tortall series is a dedicated force for protection of all.

hjsharkey4:

#11 Keladry of Mindelan from Protector of the Small

Only the second Lady Knight of the age and a hero even before becoming a squire, Pierce’s third heroine of the Tortall series is a dedicated force for protection of all.

tanaquil:

HOGWARTS HOUSE: HUFFLEPUFF
“Said Hufflepuff, ‘I’ll teach the lot, and treat them just the same.’”
(requested by various anons and others)

I have lived most of my life surrounded by my enemies. I would be grateful to die among my friends.