thekingofcavaliers:

The seven servant classes and the extra class “the avenger”

andiamburdenedwithgloriousfeels:

thisisevesblog:

ultrafacts:

More facts on the Ultrafacts Blog

SOMEONE  GET ME THAT BEATLES TAPE

Watch that Beatles tape be a RickRoll.

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izzehperkele:

Finnish language was originally a game where you take a word and then you try to add as much conjugations as possible. The game was born when  the winter was too fucking cold to do anything and people sat around a fire trying to stay warm and not die. Since Finnish winter is 8 months long people eventually got bored, and came up with this game.

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» Durarara!! meme: favorite relationships/friendships

↳ Celty Sturluson and Shizuo Heiwajima

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you-baroque-my-heart:

Sven Nordqvist is a Swedish illustrator whose best known books are Pettson och Findus (Pettson and Findus), the first which was published in 1985. The stories tell the adventures of an old farmer and his cat (What’s not to like?)

It’s clear why these charming illustrations became so popular. Over 6 million copies have been sold and the books have been translated into 44 different languages.

Nordqvist himself always wanted to be an illustrator but was not accepted by any art schools. Instead he studied architecture. He appears to have dove into an illustration career without any school training. Eventually, in 1983, he won an award for a children’s book and worked exclusively on chilren’s books after that. 

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blue-pickle-69:

ginggee23:

officialbunghole:

hi:

20 Reasons Fat Cats Are Undeniably The Best Cats 
SEE ALL THE PICTURES: HERE

NUMBER 15 OH MY FUCKING GOD

Number 12 ;)

So freakin cute!!!!!

bonesmakenoise:

theweepingtimelord:

Lembas Bread (Lord of the Rings “authentic” Elvish bread)

Ingredients: 

 2 ½ cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of salt
½ cup of butter
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon honey
2/3 cup of heavy whipping cream
½ teaspoon of vanilla

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425F. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Add the butter and mix with a well till fine granules (easiest way is with an electric mixer). Then add the sugar and cinnamon, and mix them thoroughly.

Finally add the cream, honey, and vanilla and stir them in with a fork until a nice, thick dough forms.

Roll the dough out about 1/2 in thickness. Cut out 3-inch squares and transfer the dough to a cookie sheet.Criss-cross each square from corner-to-corner with a knife, lightly (not cutting through the dough).

Bake for about 12 minutes or more (depending on the thickness of the bread) until it is set and lightly golden.

***Let cool completely before eating, this bread tastes better room temperature and dry. Also for more flavor you can add more cinnamon or other spices***

as someone who has baked these A LOT

They are REALLY GOOD

and I am reblogging this because I KEEP LOSING MY RECIPE 

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moonybooksniffer:

Tumblr Harry Potter Posts

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ISTJ Traits - “The Duty Fulfillers”

myersbriggspersonalitytypes:

Positive Traits:

  • Dependable, trustworthy
  • Typically highly intelligent
  • Mentally organized
  • Loyal
  • People tend to confide in them
  • Responsible
  • Highly principled, very strong convictions - hold themselves and others to very high standards
  • Good with money
  • Take relationship roles seriously
  • Good listeners
  • Typically able to concisely communicate what they are thinking
  • Typically able to remain emotionally calm in tense situations
  • Generally rational, logical and practical
  • Able to succeed at anything they put their mind to
  • Feel a strong internal sense of duty to their families and communities
  • “Good citizens”
  • Tend to be rule-followers – believers in laws and traditions
  • Very hard workers
  • Tend to have strong minds and excellent memories
  • Lovers of factual knowledge, they are naturally able to store a tremendous amount of facts within their minds
  • Tendency to be perfectionists
  • Caring and protective over those they love
  • Gifted at planning and carrying tasks through to completion
  • Tend to have offbeat senses of humor and can be lots of fun
  • Appreciative of constructive criticism and able to take it well

Negative Traits:

  • Can be know-it-alls
  • Tendency to be extremely judgmental
  • Can be cheap/stingy
  • Not naturally in tune with other peoples’ feelings
  • Can seem overly rigid to others
  • May not give enough praise and affirmation to loved ones
  • May feel uncomfortable verbally expressing affection and emotion to others – prefer to do so through actions rather than words
  • Tend to not give themselves or others enough credit for achievements

bobcatmoran:

chauvinistsushi:

tastefullyoffensive:

If It Fits, I Sits [via]

Previously: Cats Stuck in Things

THE MERCAT

Or is it a catfish? :D

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Feels About Western Portrayals of Mulan Post-Disney

lovesansa:

So I really enjoyed the Disney movie, don’t get me wrong. I loved the songs and how bizarrely sexy Chang’s pixels were, and everything. But I hate what it did to the story of Mulan and how it is now viewed in the Western imagination (triggered by seeing a tumblr photo showing that Mulan was included in OUAT).

Mulan is not a fairy tale.

I repeat.

The story of Hua Mulan, a female war-hero, is NOT a fairy tale.

Unlike Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty and Belle, Mulan is a woman who actually existed and lived her story (not the Disney version). Hua Mulan is a young woman who lived in China during the Wei dynasty. This was a period of relative unrest and the bordering tribes of Loulan were again raiding the borders of China and massing for an invasion. In response, the emperor issued a draft, requiring one male from each family to report for military service. Unlike the popular Western characterization, Mulan was not a tomboy, but an extremely filial daughter. In fact, the traditional Chinese depiction of her (out of armor) is one of a young woman weaving before a window and sighing out of worry for her father. Because Mulan’s father was advanced in years and her brother was still a child, Mulan decides to take her father’s place in the draft. 

Mulan spends over a decade fighting to protect her country along the borders of China. When she returns as a victorious soldier, the emperor is so moved by her filial piety and her patriotism that he pardons her crime of “deceiving the emperor” (the most severe crime possible in ancient China - since the emperor asked for men to serve in the army and Mulan pretends to be a man, she is guilty of this crime, which is punishable by the execution of nine generations). Mulan refuses the emperor’s offer of a position as a court official (women serving as court officials was not completely unheard of in ancient China, contrary to popular belief), and instead asks that the emperor provide her with a strong horse to bring her home, so she can care for her aging parents. 

The story of Mulan is so enduring and beloved in Chinese culture because it is a story of the two most important values in Chinese culture: “忠”/”patriotic loyalty” and “孝”/”filial piety” (I could ramble on about the significance of how these two kanji are constructed, but I won’t~) There is, in fact, no “I” or “me” or “want” in the story of Mulan - “Reflections,” a beautiful song, is a gross misinterpretation of what the story is about - it is a story about “family” and “duty” and “must.” The traditional story of Mulan tells us that soldiers do notwant to go to war, but that, when the country has need, they must go to war. Mulan, like every other soldier she fights alongside, goes to war to serve her nation and protect her family - not because she was “nonconformist” or looking for an opportunity for self-discovery/adventure. 

So my issue with Mulan being relegated to a Disney “princess” in Western media is two-fold: Mulan is a very real, historical heroine unlike the other “princesses” (except Pocahontas) and Mulan’s story is not a story about a woman (like Snow White or Cinderella), but the story of a nation and the soldiers who give up everything to serve it. When we write or think about Mulan, we should be writing and thinking about her in the context of George Washington or Lafayette, historical symbols of patriotism, rather than in the context of Cinderella or Rapunzel or “Once upon a time, in a kingdom far far away …”

~

(Aside: Mulan’s also hardly the only woman to be celebrated for taking up arms to defend her nation. There is the equally celebrated story of the Yang family’s wives who were martially trained continued to fight to repel the invasion even after all of their husbands had fallen in battle. Princess Pingyang who not only led an army to her husband’s defense, but also mustered the entire army she led. In fact, Mulan has so many historical compatriots in Chinese history that there is even a title for these women: 巾帼英雄)

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liquid-lightning:

librarienne:

rose-verres:

“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.”

I’ve reblogged this before and I will reblog it again.

This is so great

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Tags: history

sexydavestrider:

leradny:

videohall:

Astronaut readjusts to life back on Earth

> Don’t give him a baby for a while.

HE GRABS THE CUP BUT THEN HE DROPS THE PEN 0.0003 SECONDS LATER

AND HE LOOKS UP AT THE CEILING INSTEAD OF AT THE GROUND WHEN HE CAN’T FIND THEM

"Ah, stupid gravity"

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carojararo:

avferreira:

kessierage:

IS THIS A FUCKING RAINBOW CHEESECAKE?????

I AM FUCKING MAKING THIS.

Original Video: How to Make Rainbow Cheesecake

Reblogging for future reference.

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