Randomness Reloaded

Tough and pretty. Merciless and romantic. Extremely unique.

Someone once said, go too far from home and you will lose your roots. Kill too many people and you will forget yourself. If you die in battle, your life will sink into the ground like rain and vanish without a trace. If at that time, you fall in love with someone, hope will blossom again from the earth and embrace life with passion. 
Wentai, thank you.

Someone once said, go too far from home and you will lose your roots. Kill too many people and you will forget yourself. If you die in battle, your life will sink into the ground like rain and vanish without a trace. If at that time, you fall in love with someone, hope will blossom again from the earth and embrace life with passion.

Wentai, thank you.

(Source: poisonsleep, via iwishmylifewereanasiandrama)

dreadpiratekhan:

A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  
(freakin’ immaculate)
Source with more wonderful photos

dreadpiratekhan:


A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  

(freakin’ immaculate)

Source with more wonderful photos

(via 10000steps)

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

This is Hermes Pan, best-known as Fred Astaire’s co-choreographer, and also a major babe. He was born in 1910 in Tennessee, although his family was, quite obviously, Greek. (So this means he had all the Greek-god looks with a Southern accent, quite a strange combination, but delicious nonetheless.) He was very interested in dancing from an early age, and his family moved to New York soon afterwards, because they had basically no money. When he grew up, they moved out West, and he became an assistant choreographer in Hollywood. He met Fred on the set of Flying Down to Rio, the first Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers movie, and they became the best of friends.
Did I mention that Hermes won an Oscar in 1937? Heck yeah! And here he is on the set of Top Hat, showing off his moves and impressing the girls. (The girls are all me in a previous life, probably.) Just look at that clothing style - polo shirt with a necktie and those pants! And that smile! Hermes choreographed a lot of dances for Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth, and he danced with them both on film sometimes, too. (I love it when he dances because his hair gets all mussed up and in his face and ugh my heart. <3)
I love his tendency to wear hats and short-sleeved shirts, and chew gum while tap-dancing. He’s incredibly cute and I love him so much, I would’ve married him if I had been born earlier. :) (He died in 1990, about 9 years before I was born. Oh, well.)

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

This is Hermes Pan, best-known as Fred Astaire’s co-choreographer, and also a major babe. He was born in 1910 in Tennessee, although his family was, quite obviously, Greek. (So this means he had all the Greek-god looks with a Southern accent, quite a strange combination, but delicious nonetheless.) He was very interested in dancing from an early age, and his family moved to New York soon afterwards, because they had basically no money. When he grew up, they moved out West, and he became an assistant choreographer in Hollywood. He met Fred on the set of Flying Down to Rio, the first Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers movie, and they became the best of friends.

Did I mention that Hermes won an Oscar in 1937? Heck yeah! And here he is on the set of Top Hat, showing off his moves and impressing the girls. (The girls are all me in a previous life, probably.) Just look at that clothing style - polo shirt with a necktie and those pants! And that smile! Hermes choreographed a lot of dances for Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth, and he danced with them both on film sometimes, too. (I love it when he dances because his hair gets all mussed up and in his face and ugh my heart. <3)

I love his tendency to wear hats and short-sleeved shirts, and chew gum while tap-dancing. He’s incredibly cute and I love him so much, I would’ve married him if I had been born earlier. :) (He died in 1990, about 9 years before I was born. Oh, well.)

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“You fool. No man can kill me.”

How many times am I allowed to reblog this before it gets weird?

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Fun facts: Tolkien constructed this scene because he came out of Macbeth thinking that Shakespeare had missed a golden opportunity with the ”Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” prophecy

Being letdown by Macbeth is apparently a significant factor in Tolkien’s writing because the Ent/Huorn attack on Isengard was the result of his disappointment that the whole “til Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane” thing was just some dudes holding sticks and not actual ambulatory trees.

so he basically took his favorite shakespeare headcanons and put them into his AU fic

This revelation just knocked me over.

LET ME TELL YOU A THING ABOUT JOHN RONALD REUEL TOLKIEN. BACK THE FUCK UP SIT THE FUCK DOWN YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING YOU’RE FUCKING JON SNOW HERE. LET ME TELL U A THING

JONNY T WAS LITERALLY THE BIGGEST FANBOY TO EVER WALK THE EARTH. LITERALLY THIS FUCKIN NERD WENT INTO WORLD WAR ONE AND WROTE NORSEFIC EDDA FANFIC IN THE TRENCHES AND SENT IT TO ALL HIS FRIENDS WHO WERE PRESUMABLY LIKE “JOHN WHAT THE FUCK”

BUT IT DOESN’T END THERE

HIS WIFE? MADE HER AND HIMSELF INTO SELF-INSERT OCS IN SAID FIC. ALSO MADE HIMSELF A TOTAL TYR SELF INSERT CHARACTER. ALL VERY DRAMATIC. KEPT WRITING THIS FIC UNTIL IT WAS HUGE. AFTER HE DIED HIS SON PUBLISHED IT AND CALLED IT THE SILMARILLION. JRR YOU FUCKIN NERD

WAIT I’M NOT FUCKING DONE YET. TREEBEARD? BASED THE WAY HE TALKED OF HIS OLD FRIEND JACK WHO YOU ALL MIGHT KNOW AS CS LEWIS. THAT’S RIGHT. THAT NARNIA MOTHERFUCKER. WROTE HIM INTO LORD OF THE RINGS AKA THE SEQUEL TO THE SEQUEL OF HIS ORIGINAL FANFIC MASTERPIECE. CS LEWIS FUCKING HATED LORD OF THE RINGS. TOLKIEN FUCKING HATED NARNIA. BASICALLY THEY STARTED THE OXFORD PROFESSOR LIVEJOURNAL CLUB AND THEY FLAMED EACH OTHER’S SHIT RELENTLESSLY YET REMAINED BFFS

SHELOB? FUCKING TARANTULA BIT J-TIDDY ON THE FOOT WHEN HE WAS LIKE 3. WROTE IT INTO LORD OF THE RINGS.

HIS AUNT’S HOUSE? NAMED BAG END. YEAH YOU GUESSED IT WROTE IT INTO LORD OF THE RINGS

THIS FUCKING DORKUS SUPREME MADE UP HIS OWN LANGUAGE. WAIT NO IM WRONG. HE MADE UP LIKE 80 LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS AND ALPHABETS AND SHIT 

BEST PART OF ALL?? HIS OWN LAST NAME, TOLKIEN, WAS DERIVED FROM THE GERMAN “TOLKHUN” MEANING “FOOLHARDY”. DOES THAT RING A BELL TO ANYONE FAMILIAR TO LORD OF THE RINGS??? BECAUSE YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT PEREGRIN “PIPPIN” TOOK’S LIKE FUCKING CATCHPHRASE WAS “FOOL OF A TOOK”. TOLKIEN FIC’D HIS OWN FAMILIAL LINGUISTIC HISTORY INTO HIS WORK WHAT A DWEEB

IN 2008 HE RANKED 6TH ON A LIST OF THE TOP 50 BRITISH WRITERS SINCE 1945. HE WAS A PROFESSOR OF LANGUAGES AND OTHER IMPORTANT STUFFY SHIT AT OXFORD

AND JRR TOLKIEN WAS THE BIGGEST DWEEB EVER TO LIVE

THE END

(Source: , via liciapocalypse)