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Wed Jul 23, 2014

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Reblogged from historicalagentcarter
historicalagentcarter:

This fantastic little booklet was issued to US troops headed to Britain in 1942. It contains some useful pointers and charming attempts at cultural sensitivity.
On “British Women at War,” the following information is given:

A British woman officer or non-commissioned officer can and often does give orders to a man private. The men obey smartly and know it is no shame. For British women have proven themselves in this war. They have stuck to their posts near burning ammunition dumps, delivered messages afoot after their motorcycles have been blasted from under them. They have pulled aviators from burning planes. They have died at gun posts and as they fell another girl has stepped directly into the position and “carried on.” There is not a single record in this war of any British woman in uniformed service quitting her post or failing in her duty under fire.
Now you understand why British soldiers respect the women in uniform. They have won the right to the utmost respect. When you see a girl in khaki or air-force blue with a bit of ribbon on her tunic - remember she didn’t get it for knitting more socks than anyone else in Ipswich.

The full text can be read here. Here is a story from LIFE magazine outlining the use of the booklet. eatingcroutons has also posted a photo of this excerpt from the booklet, which you can see here.

historicalagentcarter:

This fantastic little booklet was issued to US troops headed to Britain in 1942. It contains some useful pointers and charming attempts at cultural sensitivity.

On “British Women at War,” the following information is given:

A British woman officer or non-commissioned officer can and often does give orders to a man private. The men obey smartly and know it is no shame. For British women have proven themselves in this war. They have stuck to their posts near burning ammunition dumps, delivered messages afoot after their motorcycles have been blasted from under them. They have pulled aviators from burning planes. They have died at gun posts and as they fell another girl has stepped directly into the position and “carried on.” There is not a single record in this war of any British woman in uniformed service quitting her post or failing in her duty under fire.

Now you understand why British soldiers respect the women in uniform. They have won the right to the utmost respect. When you see a girl in khaki or air-force blue with a bit of ribbon on her tunic - remember she didn’t get it for knitting more socks than anyone else in Ipswich.

The full text can be read here. Here is a story from LIFE magazine outlining the use of the booklet. eatingcroutons has also posted a photo of this excerpt from the booklet, which you can see here.

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tagged: #history

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Reblogged from twostriptechnicolor

professorfangirl:

twostriptechnicolor:

Inspired by a conversation with Blondell-gazette, I did this thing.

What can I say, I’m a color geek.

What can I say, YOU’RE AWESOME.

tagged: #film geek #dye my eyes to match my dress

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Reblogged from haleschester

(Source: haleschester, via latxcvi)

tagged: #tyler posey #ink #i owe someone a few of these

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Reblogged from sterekcampaign
sterekcampaign:

Get Those Clicking Fingers Ready, It’s Poll Time!!
There are three polls going on right now that involve Sterek. All of them can be voted for as much as you want, so get ready, get set and go go go! (please please please, no bots!)
The first actually involves yours truly, the Sterek Campaign, as well as all of you who helped make our charity auction events over the past two years such a success! We’re up for Fandom Feat of the Year in the MTVU Fandom Awards! 
The second is also a part of the MTVU Fandom Awards, but this one is just for Sterek, the amazing ship that has brought us all together. Vote Sterek for Ship of the Year!
Both MTVU Fandom Awards Polls end TONIGHT at 9pm EST, so there’s just over 4 hours left!!!
The final poll is one that we as a fandom are very, very familiar with! The BackLot Ultimate Slash Madness Tourney is back and once again Sterek is in the running for the crown. We won this tournament during the heyday of Sterek back in 2012 and came in second to Destiel last year. Remember, this tournament was started because of Sterek. Think we can reclaim our title? We do! Just head on over to the Slash Madness Tourney and vote vote vote!
The first round ends Friday night (July 25th) at midnight EST!


but does voting for sterek in this context do anything but prove to davis et al that they don’t have to actually have stiles and derek do any scenes together even, that their fanbase is secure without them doing anything to encourage it?

sterekcampaign:

Get Those Clicking Fingers Ready, It’s Poll Time!!

There are three polls going on right now that involve Sterek. All of them can be voted for as much as you want, so get ready, get set and go go go! (please please please, no bots!)

The first actually involves yours truly, the Sterek Campaign, as well as all of you who helped make our charity auction events over the past two years such a success! We’re up for Fandom Feat of the Year in the MTVU Fandom Awards! 

The second is also a part of the MTVU Fandom Awards, but this one is just for Sterek, the amazing ship that has brought us all together. Vote Sterek for Ship of the Year!

Both MTVU Fandom Awards Polls end TONIGHT at 9pm EST, so there’s just over 4 hours left!!!

The final poll is one that we as a fandom are very, very familiar with! The BackLot Ultimate Slash Madness Tourney is back and once again Sterek is in the running for the crown. We won this tournament during the heyday of Sterek back in 2012 and came in second to Destiel last year. Remember, this tournament was started because of Sterek. Think we can reclaim our title? We do! Just head on over to the Slash Madness Tourney and vote vote vote!

The first round ends Friday night (July 25th) at midnight EST!

but does voting for sterek in this context do anything but prove to davis et al that they don’t have to actually have stiles and derek do any scenes together even, that their fanbase is secure without them doing anything to encourage it?

(via theofficialstereklibrary)

tagged: #fandom #sterek

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

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Reblogged from strangeturnip
In the Eighties, when I was in college in 1988. That was almost the end of the military dictatorship. I was a student protester. I was part of a lot of demonstrations against the government and I would have to run away from riot police. In one particular instance, I ran away and opened a random door and ended up in a very classy, high-end hotel. I found myself in this lobby where there was piano music and just two seconds ago they were shooting tear gas at me. There I was listening to Mozart and guests were dressed up in nice clothes drinking coffee as if nothing was going on. I was just in a daze, thinking ‘where am I’? That feeling is definitely a part of the sushi bar scene. Bong Joon-ho (x)

(Source: strangeturnip, via laughingacademy)

tagged: #snowpiercer #bong joon-ho #film geek

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Reblogged from therecipepantry

lettersfromtitan:

popspanda:

therecipepantry:

33 Cupcake Recipes

I love these because I always bake for people when I’m happy

I need a gluten-free cupcake 23 immediately.

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tagged: #food porn #recipes #cupcakes

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

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Reblogged from narcomanic

wolvensnothere:

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narcomanic:

narcomanic:

i’m pretty sure this twitter account is how sexting works in night vale

i mean really

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what is going on here

this is officially my new favourite thing

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thank you for sharing it with us

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SEXTS FROM THE VOID

(via laughingacademy)

tagged: #sexts from the void #welcome to night vale #clearly #twitter

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

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Reblogged from shopwardrobelust
tagged: #everyone needs to wear this shirt around derek hale

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Reblogged from julstorres

sourr-dispossition:

drunktuesdaze:

helenish:

drunktuesdaze:

julstorres:

dude i want there to be knotting etiquette in werewolf culture

like, I want consent to be a huge thing, because if you knot someone without them okaying it first a) you’re a bad person b) you clearly lack control over…

If someone doesn’t turn this into a FUCKING FIC I swear I will

i’m in favor of everyone writing one *G*


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Thu Jul 17, 2014

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Reblogged from koalatea

retroactiveeurydices:

oxheadandhorsefacearedead:

retroactiveeurydices:

koalatea:

i dont need a boyfriend i need 12 million dollars and a donut 

12 million dollars can be used to obtain many donuts.

explain how

money can be exchanged for goods and services

(via dsudis)

tagged: #laughed way too long so it gets a reblog

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Reblogged from perfectlytense

a thing about knotting

perfectlytense:

when i was a younger i used to go on this site where women would post stories about how they masturbated. the site was for science~ or whatever, but basically i was a gross 15 year old perving on other people. anyway, there was something on my dash about someone wanting a thing where derek needed to knot stuff? and like, now i want the thing where he’s creeping around online looking at alternative knotting methods. a lot of these other wolf dudes are into some weird shit, too. derek’s only ever used his hands before. and like he guesses things in the melon category make sense, but there’s also a few series of involved posts about this dude rigging some kind of thing with plastic wrap, tape, some pillows, and a jar of marshmallow fluff.

and yet…. there’s still something kind of hot about it.

is there a secret line of sex toys you can buy? like - some wolfdudes talk about using the regular human-made sleeves, and boast about popping them. until someone links to you know, the baddragon of fleshlights and everyone is like ooooooooooooh.

tagged: #knotting #plot bunnies #derek hale #teen wolf #what is my life

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Reblogged from eeames
eeames:

In which the Sheriff and Derek have to pretend to date at the next North American Werewolf Symposium, and Stiles is going to loSE HIS MIND. [ prompt ]
Scott:  It could be worse.Stiles:  How. How, Scott, could this be worse?Scott:  They’re not sharing one milkshake?

eeames:

In which the Sheriff and Derek have to pretend to date at the next North American Werewolf Symposium, and Stiles is going to loSE HIS MIND. [ prompt ]

Scott:  It could be worse.
Stiles:  How. How, Scott, could this be worse?
Scott:  They’re not sharing one milkshake?

tagged: #sherek #yes give it to me #teen wolf

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Reblogged from bleep0bleep

five stars

bleep0bleep:

[This is for drunktuesdaze, who was talking bout knot cozies, and then I sent her a link to an actual cozy I found on Etsy and then she asked me to write her a thing, so.]

Stiles meant it as a joke, really, the first time he made one. The scarves and hats in his Etsy store were doing pretty well, but his little online shop had always been a more of a side-hobby and less of a business, until, well. 

So Scott complained once that his knot got cold when he was waiting for Allison to get out of the shower that one time, so Stiles knitted up a funny little garment for him as a present. He didn’t really expect the next day for Scott to clap him on the back and say, “Wow, dude, that was a great idea! You should make more, like in colors and stuff, I bet you could definitely sell ‘em.” 

So here Stiles is at age twenty-three, successful entrepreneur all because of a crafting whim he had at one time, with a booming online business, three patented patterns, and five different employees to help him with the knitting. The cozies handmade by him sell out the quickest, though.

Stiles can pinpoint the exact day his Etsy store started spiraling into success with this one review: 

fUCK YEAH FIVE STARS recomend the omega cent on hte yarn makes my knot feel feel sOO0oo good U shud knit some more and get sum of ur slick on there

Stiles had rolled his eyes at whatever Alpha wrote that, and then laughs when immediately after all of the available cozies had sold out in his shop and he started receiving frantic messages requesting more.

The comment that really put his product in the market, though was this review after that first comment:

As a fellow Alpha, I would like to apologize for the previous comment and remind everyone that selling Omega bodily fluids is highly illegal and suggesting that the inventor of this “knot cozy” prostitute themselves for your enjoyment is incredibly degrading. You should be thanking them for creating this marvelous creation; without a partner, knotting alone can be extremely uncomfortable, exposing your sensitive knot to the air can result in some health problems as well. Knotting with the “knot cozy” was extremely pleasant. You should patent this design, I bet you’ll make a fortune.

Your scent is also very nice. 

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tagged: #still dying #knotting #knitting #so sorry to everyone who's hitting my knitting tag for pictures of things i have knit #so so sorry

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Reblogged from nikkilipstick
nikkilipstick:

Monday morning always cums …be prepared ;)

nikkilipstick:

Monday morning always cums …be prepared ;)

tagged: #i just submitted this image in homework for my fashion class #it's excellent

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Reblogged from dorkly
tagged: #dorkface #wow #music #technology #mr theremin you can wear

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