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georgianaspencer:

A Veiled Vestal Virgin (1846-1847) - Raffaelle Monti (1818-1881)

awwww-cute:

Ready for Halloween

awwww-cute:

Ready for Halloween

am-i-sherlock-yet:

iamburdenedwithgloriousbatman:

johnlockisreal:

pernillo:

some-atoms:

jaymeeboh:

Guys, seriously: as a fandom, we need to come together and agree not to leak things like this. I mean, home video of Martin Freeman taking a bath? That’s fucking sick, you guys. Respect his privacy. I expect better of you, Sherlockians.

Yeah I hate to be the killjoy here, but the man is just trying to have a bath in peace. It’s obviously already a struggle for him as it is, seeing as he’s too short to reach the taps, so please stop reblogging this. His BAFTA doesn’t give him this shit. 

I know I should respect his privacy, but LOOK at him. Martin Freeman in the tub. If he didn’t want it to get out, he shouldn’t have made it. Sorry, but that’s my opinion and I stand by it. 

I’m sorry fandom, this is taking things to the next level. Celebrities are people too. We should respect his privacy. Whoever posted this makes me sick

Guys… that’s a hedgehog.

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lucianawestenra:


HISTORY MEME | 1/10 moments: Jadwiga is Crowned King of Poland.

The coronation ceremony that took place in the Wawel Cathedral in Krakow on 16 October 1384 was truly a splendid event: Polish nobles spared no expenses and the grandeur of the coronation impressed everyone present. But the historical significance was even greater. For one thing, the young girl who was being crowned (only 11 years old at the time) was to go down in history as one of Poland’s greatest and most beloved Monarchs. And for another, the aforementioned lady was crowned not as Queen of Poland (as would be expected considering her gender) but as King.
There is no humorous tale of a mix-up: the decision was made for quite practical reasons. Polish law was very specific that the ruler had to be King – but it did not state the King had to be a male. And so instead of re-writing the law and to emphasise the fact Jadwiga was a ruler in her own right, it was decided she should be crowned as Hedvig Rex Poloniæ (Hedwig, King of Poland) and not Hedvig Regina Poloniæ (Hedwig, Queen of Poland).

lucianawestenra:

HISTORY MEME | 1/10 moments: Jadwiga is Crowned King of Poland.

The coronation ceremony that took place in the Wawel Cathedral in Krakow on 16 October 1384 was truly a splendid event: Polish nobles spared no expenses and the grandeur of the coronation impressed everyone present. But the historical significance was even greater. For one thing, the young girl who was being crowned (only 11 years old at the time) was to go down in history as one of Poland’s greatest and most beloved Monarchs. And for another, the aforementioned lady was crowned not as Queen of Poland (as would be expected considering her gender) but as King.

There is no humorous tale of a mix-up: the decision was made for quite practical reasons. Polish law was very specific that the ruler had to be King – but it did not state the King had to be a male. And so instead of re-writing the law and to emphasise the fact Jadwiga was a ruler in her own right, it was decided she should be crowned as Hedvig Rex Poloniæ (Hedwig, King of Poland) and not Hedvig Regina Poloniæ (Hedwig, Queen of Poland).

nankliang:


An animated scene pulled out from a short story I am working on.

nankliang:

An animated scene pulled out from a short story I am working on.

thecutestofthecute:

So apparently there is a type of animal called the Japanese Raccoon Dog. They’re basically just giant raccoon’s with serious amounts of floof.

Look how majestic they are. It’s incredible

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Suspicious Raccoon Dog knows wat u been doin’

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AHHH THE FLOOF

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OH and they are freaking adorable as babies JUST LOOK

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People also call them puppies 

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HOW CAN ANYONE NOT THINK THEY ARE ADORABLE

THIS HAS A TINY POLICE OFFICER UNIFORM  I’M GOING TO CRY

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WHAT

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HELLL

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Ah yes, the majestic tanuki.  There’s a Ghibli film about them called Pompko:  

But… before you watch that, you should know something else about the place of tanuki in Japanese folklore. 

There are statues of tanuki all over Japan:

…and if you look closely at them, you might wonder, “Is that a nutsack?  I mean, does that thing have giant balls?  Is that what’s going on there?”

The answer is yes.  Yes it is.