Posted 23 minutes ago

gazzymouse:

It happened. It finally happened. I was at a very crowded Broadway lottery today wearing a small SHIELD button and when the people started to disperse the most innocent, average looking middle aged man holding hands with his wife walked past me, leaned in, and he whispered “hail hydra.”

Posted 23 minutes ago
xxsecretbookxx:

detenebrate:

0xymoronic:

shitarianasays:

theeyesinthenight:

the-sonic-screw:

platinumpixels:

volpesvolpes:

unseilie:

sarahvonkrolock:

gaysexagainstawall:

them-days-was-olden-as-fuck:

The spread of the black death.

Poland

Poland, tell us your secret.

Poland is the old new Madagascar. 

If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there. 
Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there.
Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it. 

I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new.
Damn Italy, you scary.

Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better”
Milan: “Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!”

Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague.
Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world. 

WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL

When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did.

Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!

how come we never learned this is school?

xxsecretbookxx:

detenebrate:

0xymoronic:

shitarianasays:

theeyesinthenight:

the-sonic-screw:

platinumpixels:

volpesvolpes:

unseilie:

sarahvonkrolock:

gaysexagainstawall:

them-days-was-olden-as-fuck:

The spread of the black death.

Poland

Poland, tell us your secret.

Poland is the old new Madagascar. 

If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there. 

Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there.

Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it. 

I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new.

Damn Italy, you scary.

Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better”

Milan:Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!”

Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague.

Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world. 

WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL

When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did.

Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!

how come we never learned this is school?

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What are your headcanons about me?

scoutregimentkarkat:

secretlymartinfreeman:

askboxmemes:

Just curious. 

This sounds really fucking awesome.

Guys make headcanons about me.

IF SOMEONE DOES THIS I WILL BE SO HAPPY

Posted 1 hour ago

a promo (and a hug) for anyone who can guess one of my top 10 characters!

(Source: ughdean)

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thediluteddreams:

flagrantnonsense:

Hey kids wanna buy some drugs

Welcome to Florida

(Source: toastedaz)

Posted 2 hours ago

dromeianindistress:

making up your own fictional universe

creating an entire history for it

creating characters who have complex back stories

RESEARCHING NAMES WITH MEANINGS THAT CORRESPOND TO THE HISTORY AND UNIVERSE AND BACK STORIES YOU’VE COME UP WITH

then never writing or doing anything with it at all ever

me

(Source: nico-diangelcakes)

Posted 2 hours ago
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thegodsofcarnage asked

20: Where do you go when you’re sad?

Typically off to my room.

21: How long does it take you to shower?

Anywhere between 7 minutes to 40 minutes.

22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

If I’m pressed for time, 6 minutes, but usually, 1 hour 15 minutes.

23: Ever been in a physical fight?

…yes BuT for good cause.

24: Turn on?

*i don’t know noise*

25: Turn off?

Misogyny *Even louder I don’t know noise*

26: The reason I joined Tumblr?

Literally was forced into this hell. My friend made the account for me.

27: Fears?

Heights, spiders, abandonment, being alone.

28: Last thing that made you cry?


Calling it quits to my last relationship

29: Last time you cried?


Three days ago

30: Meaning behind your url:

In a darker time, I was going to my councillor and she told me I was a sociopath (both wrong but a little right) and I’m pretty friendly???? That and I was going off of your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man but sociopath.

31: Last book you read?

Pride and Prejudice.

32: Last song you listened to?

Time - Hans Zimmer

33: Last show you watched?

Community

34: Last person you talked to?

Stepmom

35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?

Amigos

Posted 2 hours ago
6. 18. & 19. :)
queen-of-anarchy asked

6: Any tattoos do you want?

Hell yeah, amigo. I know I want a few tattoos, but I’m still planning on what I want.

18: Favorite color?

I do like warm, fall colours but my favourite colour is blue.

19: Loud music or soft?

Soft

Posted 2 hours ago

Please, Charles… We need you to hope again.

(Lyrics from The Killers - Battle Born)

(Source: sapphireclover)

Posted 3 hours ago

TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI

  1. 1: What are you wearing?
  2. 2: Ever been in love?
  3. 3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
  4. 4: How tall are you?
  5. 5: How much do you weigh?
  6. 6: Any tattoos do you want?
  7. 7: Any piercings that you want?
  8. 8: OTP?
  9. 9: Favorite Show?
  10. 10: Favorite bands?
  11. 11: Something you miss?
  12. 12: Favorite song?
  13. 13: How old are you?
  14. 14: Zodiac sign?
  15. 15: Hair Color?
  16. 16: Favorite Quote?
  17. 17: Favorite singer?
  18. 18: Favorite color?
  19. 19: Loud music or soft?
  20. 20: Where do you go when you're sad?
  21. 21: How long does it take you to shower?
  22. 22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
  23. 23: Ever been in a physical fight?
  24. 24: Turn on?
  25. 25: Turn off?
  26. 26: The reason I joined Tumblr?
  27. 27: Fears?
  28. 28: Last thing that made you cry?
  29. 29: Last time you cried?
  30. 30: Meaning behind your url
  31. 31: Last book you read?
  32. 32: Last song you listened to?
  33. 33: Last show you watched?
  34. 34: Last person you talked to?
  35. 35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
  36. 36: Favorite food?
  37. 37: Place you want to visit?
  38. 38: Last place you were?
  39. 39: Do you have a crush?
  40. 40: Last time you kissed someone?
  41. 41: Last time you were insulted and what was it?
  42. 42: What color underwear are you wearing?
  43. 43: What color shirt are you wearing?
  44. 44: What color bottoms are you wearing?
  45. 45: Wearing any bracelets?
  46. 46: Last sport you played?
  47. 47: Last song you sang?
  48. 48: Last prank call you remember doing?
  49. 49: Last time you hung out with anyone?
  50. 50: Favorite movie?
Posted 3 hours ago

I cry a lot about people thinking I’m cute holy crap