Friendly reminder that Discworld is a lot more important than people give it credit.
That weird 10 seconds of good animation in an episode always weirds me out.
i want someone who’s never seen b99 to explain this screencap
is this live action cowboy bebop
Jay Smooth in his TED speech “how I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race” (via tropicanastasia)
Jay Smooth almost always a reblog
Dude nailed it. We all need to work at being good. Even if we think we are.
This applies to so much
This is my tattoo I got on September 9th, 2014, by the ever so talented Victor Modafferi, the owner of Bullseye Tattoo Shop, Staten Island, NY.
Shop instagram: @bullseyetattooshop
Credit for the above comic goes to the ever talented Kate Beaton.
In lieu of one of Franklin’s ships being found, have this quick history recap:
Franklin’s lost expedition was an ill-fated British voyage undertaken by two ships in an attempt to find the Northern Passage, (a faster trade route to link Europe and Asia through the Arctic).
The flagship of the expedition, the Erebus, was led by Sir John Franklin. He was a 59 year old former polar explorer known by the moniker “the man who ate his boots”, a nickname he received after being forced to eat his shoe leather to avoid starvation on a previous 1819 Arctic voyage.
The second ship, The Terror, was under the command of Francis Crozier, an Irishman who had already been on multiple voyages to the Arctic.
The expedition set out on the 19th of May, 1845. Many of the details of the expedition are shrouded in mystery and speculation, but we know that from 1845-1846 the expedition stays the winter on Beechey Island. During this time three crew members died and were buried in makeshift graves. Later forensic study of these three men revealed levels of lead 3-6 times higher than normal, attributed to the lead lining of their food tins or the distilled water systems fitted to the ships.
In 1846 both ships head out towards King William Island but by the 12th of September both shipped are trapped in the ice. The company now winters on King William Island from 1846 to 1847. During this time they leave behind a note in a metal case. Dated May 28th 1847, the note reads, “All well.”
On June 11th, 1847 further disaster strikes in the form of Franklin’s death, an event which must have been a major blow to morale. Command of the expedition now falls to Francis Crozier. During this time the ice refuses to relinquish either vessel and the expedition again winters on King William Island from 1847 to 1848. Finally after one year and seven months trapped in the ice, both the Erebus and the Terror are abandoned on April 22nd, 1848.
Another note has been found dated April 25th, 1848. This note reads that 24 men have died and the survivors plan to start marching south on 26 April to the Back River, 250 miles south from their current position. 105 men abandon ship to make for the river. They take with them small boats filled with supplies.
One of these smaller boats was later found abandoned and pointing back towards the ship, and thus it is assumed that the men were attempting to retreat. Later an abandoned camp is found on King William Island, barely 80 miles south of the ships.
By their fourth year trapped in the ice, there is evidence another party tried to walk to safety. About 30 men again attempted to brave the ice to Back River. Inuit eyewitnesses accounts seem to corroborate this event. A trail of bodies along the island coast is later found. At first in shallow graves, later simply left where they fell.
There is another Inuit account which sheds light on the events occurring back at the Erebus and Terror. According to his account there were a few survivors left on the ship and another group which appeared to have been exiled and set up camp on the ice nearby. In 1994 bone fragments found were found in this camp, suggesting these men were exiled because they had resorted to cannibalism.
The last recorded sighting of survivors occurred sometime in 1851 when Inuit hunters see four men still trying to head south. These men are shelted through the winter and as thanks give the Inuits an officer’s sword as a gesture of thanks. This sword is thought to have belonged to James FitzJames, the man who took over command of the Terror after the passing of Franklin.
By this point, these men would have been in the Arctic for over 6 years. They were last seen heading south.
↳ 11 September 1297 AD - Battle of Stirling Bridge: A Scottish army led by Andrew de Moray and William Wallace defeats the combined English forces of John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey, and Hugh de Cressingham near Stirling, on the River Forth.
The huge amount of pressure on young girls to let their boyfriends get away with everything and not to stand up for themselves, lest they stop being a ‘chill girlfriend’ and instead become a horrible, controlling harpy is such bullshit.
Stop teaching young girls that demanding to be treated with respect and courtesy makes them shrill, over-emotional, or unworthy of listening to.
long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony
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