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fire1ord:

Kuvira: The Great Uniter

posted on Oct 20 / 13:58 / 1,259 notes / via kalelees1 / Source
tagged as: #kuvira #lok

the-cinnamon-peelers-wife:

brigwife:

stravaganza:

fawkeshound:

scruffythegodofthunder:

the-merry-rochesterian:

Fangirl Challenge: Favorite Actresses {6/10}

———► Dame Maggie Smith

Dame Maggie Smith is flawless.

christ I saw this post and I thought I was going to scroll down and see RIP

she shall never die

SAME I WAS SO SCARED OF SCROLLING ALL THE WAY DOWN OMG

DON’T SCARE ME LIKE THAT

^FUCK I JUST DID THE SAME THING!

posted on Oct 20 / 13:52 / 290,440 notes / via aurorinthetardis / Source

zacharielaughingalonewithsalad:

cellarspider:

twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

purrsianstuck:

During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. 

A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy. 

Mission fucking accomplished

Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.

It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.

You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.

The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.

The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.

Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.

So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.

Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.

These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!

reblogging for the sweet history lesson

posted on Oct 20 / 13:50 / 348,028 notes / via hottallandginger / Source

problackgirl:

being friendly with a boy you aren’t romantically/physically attracted to and him developing feelings for you isn’t your fault, nor does it mean you were “leading him on”. you are under no obligation to date him.

posted on Oct 20 / 13:37 / 43,884 notes / via genderspooky / Source
tagged as: #this is important

efficientenough:

poopflow:

*oitnb theme song plays* *runs 3 miles* *takes 2 hour nap* *goes out to dinner* *comes back and takes a shower* *episode starts*

you’ve got time

posted on Oct 20 / 13:36 / 136,980 notes / via genderspooky / Source
tagged as: #oitnb

witchyhellbroth:

pinenolanapple:

it takes 237 muscles to fake an orgasm but 15 to say “it’s called a clitoris and it’s right here”

#don’t ever fake an orgasm let them know they disappointed you

posted on Oct 20 / 13:20 / 265,600 notes / via youshallnotcast / Source
posted on Oct 20 / 13:19 / 103,059 notes / via youshallnotcast / Source

welcome-to-the-crying-parade:

because the dRUgS NevER WoRK

[KICKS CHAIR]

thEy’RE GOnNA GivE YOu A SmiRk

[SMASHES TABLE]

CAUSE THEYVE GOT METHODS OF KEEPING YOU CLEAN

[PUNCHES DOOR]

THEY’RE GONNA RIP OFF YOUR HEAD YOUR ASPIRATIONS TO SHRED

[HEADBUTTS A WINDOW]

ANOTHER COG IN THE MURDER MACHINE 

[BOMBS OWN HOUSE]

posted on Oct 20 / 13:11 / 215,933 notes / via captainalbertalexander / Source
tagged as: #mcr

angellundone:

chubbymon:

This little rant described the way I look at religion perfectly.

ESPECIALLY what she said in the last two photos 

posted on Oct 20 / 13:06 / 388,338 notes / via holmesillusion / Source
tagged as: #about me #oitnb

sassy-spoon:

When friend is clearly upset but they don’t wanna talk about it but you wanna help but don’t know how and you just kinda

image

posted on Oct 20 / 12:42 / 211,398 notes / via marveluniiverse / Source
tagged as: #erin