September 02 2014, 04:21 PM

As Arnold points out, there is an otherwise inexplicable shift in direction in the Piccadilly line passing east out of South Kensington. “In fact,” she writes, “the tunnel curves between Knightsbridge and South Kensington stations because it was impossible to drill through the mass of skeletal remains buried in Hyde Park.” I will admit that I think she means “between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner”—although there is apparently a “small plague pit dating from around 1664” beneath Knightsbridge Green—but I will defer to Arnold’s research.

But to put that another way, the ground was so solidly packed with the interlocked skeletons of 17th-century victims of the Great Plague that the Tube’s 19th-century excavation teams couldn’t even hack their way through them all. The Tube thus had to swerve to the side along a subterranean detour in order to avoid this huge congested knot of skulls, ribs, legs, and arms tangled in the soil—an artificial geology made of people, caught in the throat of greater London.

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London and Its Dead

i read shit like this and think what could my imagination possibly have to add

like how do i write something about london that’s weirder than london already is?

(via weunderstandthelights)

September 02 2014, 02:30 PM

They are making 7 Arabian nights movies. You know the casting department is already thinking

lightspeedsound:

naamahdarling:

kiki-eternal:

dynastylnoire:

nabokovsshadows:

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I fuckin’ flat-out LOST IT at that last one.  Holy shit.

I’m crying omfg

September 02 2014, 01:19 PM

tracybering:

Eddie: I think it would have been, like, Pete and Myka’s divorce.
Joanne: Trial separation.
Eddie: And then all of a sudden I call her and I’m like, “Who’s that? Who’s over there? Is that HG?!”
Joanne: Yeah, it is.
Eddie: *bad Jaime impression* “Come back to bed, dahling!”

Gif dialogue broadly written by Eddie McClintock. Gifs made before Duckling managed to waste data watching the full video. (x)

IIRC, this was Eddie’s response when the cast was asked what stories they would write if Syfy said they could do more Warehouse 13 if they came back to shoot immediately. (The panel’s first reaction was “…wait, what happened to the writers? Why do we have to write it?” and the one writer on the panel groaned and slumped over with his terrible hangover.)

September 02 2014, 12:39 PM

"Oh, honey. We’re gonna be okay."

September 02 2014, 10:37 AM
silentwalrus1:

I NEED THE WHOLE EIFFEL TOWER IN MY SELFIE, STEVE. STOP WHINING. 

silentwalrus1:

I NEED THE WHOLE EIFFEL TOWER IN MY SELFIE, STEVE. STOP WHINING. 

September 01 2014, 08:25 PM

chaila:

The Sower
Video: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Music: Mumford & Sons, “Thistle & Weeds”

"Whoever has ears, let them hear."

Download or leave feedback (or watch in better quality) at my Dreamwidth.

September 01 2014, 08:11 PM

REBLOG IF YOU WANT YOUR FOLLOWERS TO ANONYMOUSLY TELL YOU WHAT THEY REALLY THINK ABOUT 13TH CENTURY FEUDALISM

September 01 2014, 08:11 PM

ilvalentinos:

the avengers as greek mythological figures: steve rogers as hector, prince of troy

i read a great post a while back about iron man and captain america representing the two faces of america: the dream and the reality. ‘even the war he thought he fought in wasn’t the war he fought in’, in reference to nagasaki and hiroshima after steve had been put on ice.because the fact of steve is that in mcu he is a man who had been lionized into legend in the seventy odd years after he had ceased to exist, he had been made from a brooklyn street rat into literally, a figure of american myth; the cornerstone of heroic american patriotism. he represents america just as hector had represented troy, in all its glory and its inevitable fall, but the tragedy of him is that he gets to wake up and see not only the decay of the dream that he had fought and died for, but realize the truth of what he had championed, all those years ago. he wakes up and he recognized his old friend, howard stark, in the manhattan project which was released on a civilian population, and in howard stark’s son whose catchphrase before ‘his eyes were opened’ was: “the weapon you only have to fire once - that’s how dad did it, that’s how america does it. and it’s worked out pretty well so far.” steve rogers is hector, prince of troy, standing on his father’s unbreakable wars about to face achilles, realizing that troy was doomed by the gods from the start.

September 01 2014, 07:56 PM

#character development

September 01 2014, 07:34 PM

Someone made a 3D model of the infamous Spider-Woman butt cover, and it’s a total nightmare.

A lot of time and energy has been spent debating the artistic merit of Marvel’s infamous Spider-Woman #1 butt cover, but now it’s time for science to weigh in.

Following a brave attempt from some real human women who tried to replicate Spider-Woman’s pose, redditor dinoignacio has actually made a 3D model of her body.

This isn’t a case of unrealistic beauty standardsit’s a picture of something that crawled straight out of Silent Hill.

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