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A student who wishes she had time on her hands, instead she steals it in the dead of night.
Asker Anonymous Asks:
Imagine Bucky using Steve's shield as a sled in the winter
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imaginebucky:

he wasn’t counting on how little traction it would have, and they picked a big hill to try it out -

"fuck fuck FUCK i FUCKED UP—"

luckily for the world, sam was recording; a vine consisting of just bucky whizzing through the screen yelling obscenities goes viral within hours. it’s tagged #hecallshimselfthewintersoldier, and steve doesn’t stop laughing about it for days.

foxyplaydate:

"Minerva McGonagall Potter I named you after the bravest person at Hogwarts. "

"Dad you named me after a girl."

“Listen son you talk like that around McGonagall you’ll get your ass handed to you turned into a goblet and be forced to drink from it.”

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  • mercutio: i can see what's happening
  • benvolio: what?
  • mercutio: and they don't have a clue!
  • benvolio: stop
  • mercutio: they'll fall in love and here's the bottom line -- our trio's down to two
  • benvolio: people are dying

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Heat Map of Bicycle Trips in Buffalo, NY and Fort Erie, ON.

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  • 1) If you could travel to one place you’ve read about in a book, what place would you visit and what book was it from?
  • 2) If you could be best friends with an author, who would you choose and why?
  • 3) Is there a quote from a book that has inspired you/changed the way you view things? If so, what is the quote?
  • 4) If you could marry a fictional character, which would it be?
  • 5) If you could take out a character from a book, who would you want to get rid of? Keep in mind getting rid of a character could change the story completely.
  • 6) Have you ever read a book where you needed more answers and wanted to kill the author for leaving it so open ended? Or do you like that kind of book? What book was it?
  • 7) If you could make sweet sweet love to a fictional character, with who would it be? Okay, that sounds really messed up, but whatever.
  • 8) What’s the coolest name you have ever seen in a book? Would you name your offspring after said fictional character?
  • 9) Who would you cast as the main characters of a movie adaptation of your favourite book?
  • 10) What’s your favourite classic novel?
  • 11) Can you anagram your favourite author’s name/the title of your favourite book?
  • 12) What was your favorite picture book as a kid?
  • 13) Do you buy your own books, borrow books from your friends or get them from the library?
  • 14) Have you ever stolen insults from books and used them in real life situations? If so, how did that work out for you?
  • 15) What’s your favourite insult from a book?
  • 16) Have you ever tried writing a letter/ emailing an author? Did they reply?
  • 17) Do you have a stack of books you need to read? How many are there?
  • 18) How many books (approximately) do you own?
  • 19) Are there any songs that make you think of certain books or scenes from books? If so, which songs/books?
  • 20) Can you name 5 characters whose names start with the letter H off the top of your head? If so, prove it.
  • 21) Do you like the idea of e-readers/kobos/whatever they’re called or would you rather have the physical book in your hand?
  • 22) Do you like new book smell? Old book smell? All book smell?
  • 23) Do you sticky note passages/quotes?
  • 24) Have you ever accidentally destroyed a book (Example: Ran over it with your car) How about purposefully?
  • 25) Which would you rather live without? Books or chocolate. Just kidding, that’s an impossible question.
  • 26) Do you use actual bookmarks to mark your place? Receipts? Sticky notes? Or do you, heaven forbid, dog ear the pages?
  • 27) What was the worst thing you’ve ever done to someone who lost/destroyed/got spaghetti on the pages of one of your books?
  • 28) Have you ever used a book as a coster? How do you even spell that? You guys probably know what I’m talking about anyway.
  • 29) What's your favourite book turned movie?
  • 30) Have you ever finished a book that rendered you so emotionally unstable you couldn’t start another one for a few days?

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purrsianstuck:

During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. 

A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy. 

Mission fucking accomplished

Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.

It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.

You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.

The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.

The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.

Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.

So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.

Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.

These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!

For the commentary.

Oh my god, I knew it made sense by their understanding, but I never knew it made sense by modern scientific standards, too.

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Impasto Oil Paintings by Jan Ironside.

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