lascasartoris:

FREE BOOK! Yeah I said FREE BOOK!!Black London: Life Before Emancipation by Gretchen Gerzina (1995)A glimpse into the lives of the thousands of Africans living in eighteenth century London. 
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lascasartoris:

FREE BOOK! Yeah I said FREE BOOK!!

Black London: Life Before Emancipation by Gretchen Gerzina (1995)

A glimpse into the lives of the thousands of Africans living in eighteenth century London. 

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Read online

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avianeurope:

Smew (Mergellus albellus) »by cal cottrell

The name “smew” comes from “sea-mew,” a folk name that covered all white seabirds including gulls.  The smew, however, is not a gull.  It is a sea-duck, the only member of the genus Mergellus, related to the mergansers of genus mergus but not quite one of them.  Smews nest in tree holes, often making use of old woodpecker nests.

avianeurope:

Smew (Mergellus albellus) »by cal cottrell

The name “smew” comes from “sea-mew,” a folk name that covered all white seabirds including gulls.  The smew, however, is not a gull.  It is a sea-duck, the only member of the genus Mergellus, related to the mergansers of genus mergus but not quite one of them.  Smews nest in tree holes, often making use of old woodpecker nests.

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Anonymous said: What would you say is your most favourite book?

YES SOMEONE ASKED ME A QUESTION

I LOVE YOU ANON

There are a hell of a lot of books that I love.  It’s hard to pick a favourite (in part because all the other books might feel sad).  It’s like trying to pick a favourite cat.

But, I got this facsimile of the First Folio of Shakespeare as a high school graduation gift from my folks, and I’ve been carrying it around to every place I’ve lived ever since.  So of the books that I own, this is probably my favourite.

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sathinfection:

nisiedrawsstuff:

another commission, this one is for lizamezzo, who asked for an 18th century fop being held up by a highwaywoman!
this was an incredibly fun piece to work on!

and an accompanying fic for lizamezzo!
The highwaywoman’s boots thudded against the carriage floor as she pulled out her pistol. Her victim gasped. 
It was the third time in a month that Sir John Thomas Featheringham-Worcesterhaugh IV had been robbed. He was starting to enjoy it. 
“The jewels and your purse, or your life,” the highwaywoman drawled, pointing the weapon at Sir John’s head. 
“Please, spare me,” Sir John said, stretching out against the luxurious seat and spreading his legs. The highwaywoman knelt between them, his fingers closing around Sir John’s full purse. Sir John trembled and took out a scented handkerchief to hold to his face. 
“But, I beg of you, spare my virginity as well,” Sir John said coyly behind his handkerchief. 
The highwaywoman had an abrupt coughing fit which sounded very near laughter. “And what price, your Lordship, is your purity?”
“My signet ring,” he replied. 
The highwaywoman leaned forward and took Sir John’s ring finger into her mouth. When she was done, he was breathless and there was no ring to be seen. 
“Shame you didn’t bring it today,” the highwaywoman said with a wink. “What else’ve you got?” 
Sir John was horribly flushed. “The golden buttons on my breeches.” 
She looked down to see that his buttons were indeed golden, and straining over Sir John’s hardening chastity. Well, if Sir John could replace his purse along with his virginity, who was she to judge?

OMG SATH.  This is amazing!  Thank you for smutty foppish frolics, and as ever, thanks to the glorious nisie for the artistic inspiration!

sathinfection:

nisiedrawsstuff:

another commission, this one is for lizamezzo, who asked for an 18th century fop being held up by a highwaywoman!

this was an incredibly fun piece to work on!

and an accompanying fic for lizamezzo!

The highwaywoman’s boots thudded against the carriage floor as she pulled out her pistol. Her victim gasped. 

It was the third time in a month that Sir John Thomas Featheringham-Worcesterhaugh IV had been robbed. He was starting to enjoy it. 

“The jewels and your purse, or your life,” the highwaywoman drawled, pointing the weapon at Sir John’s head. 

“Please, spare me,” Sir John said, stretching out against the luxurious seat and spreading his legs. The highwaywoman knelt between them, his fingers closing around Sir John’s full purse. Sir John trembled and took out a scented handkerchief to hold to his face. 

“But, I beg of you, spare my virginity as well,” Sir John said coyly behind his handkerchief. 

The highwaywoman had an abrupt coughing fit which sounded very near laughter. “And what price, your Lordship, is your purity?”

“My signet ring,” he replied. 

The highwaywoman leaned forward and took Sir John’s ring finger into her mouth. When she was done, he was breathless and there was no ring to be seen. 

“Shame you didn’t bring it today,” the highwaywoman said with a wink. “What else’ve you got?” 

Sir John was horribly flushed. “The golden buttons on my breeches.” 

She looked down to see that his buttons were indeed golden, and straining over Sir John’s hardening chastity. Well, if Sir John could replace his purse along with his virginity, who was she to judge?

OMG SATH.  This is amazing!  Thank you for smutty foppish frolics, and as ever, thanks to the glorious nisie for the artistic inspiration!

titovka-and-skelebergmutzen:

Historical depiction of a skelebro celebrating the Boning of the Bastille, a significant victory during the French Skelevolution.

titovka-and-skelebergmutzen:

Historical depiction of a skelebro celebrating the Boning of the Bastille, a significant victory during the French Skelevolution.

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pilferingapples:

nisiedrawsstuff:

some canon era doodles
grantaire, prouvaire and courfeyrac

Ooh, I like what’s going on with Courfeyrac’s hair!

pilferingapples:

nisiedrawsstuff:

some canon era doodles

grantaire, prouvaire and courfeyrac

Ooh, I like what’s going on with Courfeyrac’s hair!

taejira:

honestly just imagine marius working nonstop to learn TWO LANGUAGES in as many months so that he can get enough money to do things like eat food and courfeyrac is just 

marius

marius

marius come to this play with me. marius what do you do to your hair marius can i curl your hair? marius do you want this old coat. marius have i told you about my new mistress. marius are you paying attention

courfeyrac laying across marius’s desk like an actual giant cat

havent you learned german YET

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fuckyeahvintageillustration:

'The comedies of William Shakespeare' with many drawings by Edwin A. Abbey. Published 1896 by Harper and Brothers, New York.
See the complete book here.

Time for another round of Name That Shakespeare!

1.  Ferdinand and Miranda from The Tempest (guessing by the chessboard and the island setting)

2.  Probably Benedick and Beatrice from Much Ado.  ”Against my will I am sent to bid you come in to dinner.”

3.  Celia, Rosalind, Touchstone on their journey into the Forest of Arden, As You Like It

4.  Beatrice and Benedick after Hero and Claudio’s failed wedding in Much Ado.  ”Kill Claudio.”  

5.  Much Ado again; Hero and her maid Ursula overheard by Beatrice.

6.  The Tempest.  Ariel messing with Ferdinand’s head.  ”Full fathom five thy father lies.”

7.  Ariel, you had ONE JOB and it wasn’t “fail to give a fuck about drowning mariners”.  The Tempest.

Reblog if you will answer LITERALLY ANY anon questions.


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BRING IT ON

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"The bourgeois order, which at the beginning of the century set the state to stand guard over the newly emerged small holdings and fertilized them with laurels, has become a vampire that sucks the blood from their hearts and brains and casts them into the alchemist’s caldron of capital."

The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte—Karl Marx

Marx is one of the great unrecognized must-read authors of Halloween spookiness.

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fullcravings:

Eyeball Cookie Cake

Tags: eye candy

I really want a Hamlet - Big Lebowski crossover called Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dude

broadwayweb:

Sweeney Todd - 2014 Lincoln Center

Featuring: Bryn Terfel, Emma Thompson, Philip Quast, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle, Kyle Brenn, and Erin Mackey

I was fully expecting another stiff concert version of an amazing Sondheim score. Watch to find yourself pleasantly surprised! It’s the perfect interpretation for this musical.

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Raise Your Hand If At Any Point In Your Life…

gailsimone:

…you were a little bit in love with Nightcrawler.

vintagegal:

Metropolis (1927)

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