- When I was your age, television was called books. And this is a special book. It was the book my father used to read to me when I was sick… and I used to read it to your father. Today I’m going to read it to you. - Does it got any sports in it? - Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles…
I feel like whenever people say that all the characters who were sorted into Slytherin were evil, they totally forget characters like Horace Slughorn, Narcissa Malfoy, Andromeda Tonks, and Regulus Black.
Hell, Merlin himself was a Slytherin.
On the other hand, Peter Pettigrew was a Gryffindor, and he betrayed two of his friends to Voldemort, and framed another.
Peggy’s Heroines of History 1: Nachthexen (“Nightwitches”). I have heard criticism that Peggy Carter as a character is “unrealistic” given the time period. This is a blog series dedicated to arguing against such criticisms. In fact there were many women who made a difference in WWII despite the sexism and oppression of the time. One of these groups of women were the female Soviet pilots known as the Nightwitches.
These young Russian women in their teens and early 20’s - the same age as many tumblr users - flew unarmed, wooden biplanes on stealth missions into enemy territory. They would plot their course, then cut the engine (!!), glide in silently, drop their bombs, and then high tail it out of there through a wall of enemy fire. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. IN THE FREEZING COLD. IN OPEN COCKPITS. WHILE THE NAZIS WERE SHOOTING AT THEM. No heat, no guns, no radios, no parachutes. Just a map, a compass, and a hell of a set of ovaries.
Really? No women like Peggy existed during WWII? History tells another story. (source: seize the sky)
Not to mention that the most badaass sniper during WWII was a woman from the red army.
Tbh I’m not gonna lie I was a little salty when someone told me that Jewish people apparently use henna as well
Not all Jews do. I believe Yemenite Jews do. Not sure about others.
Oh thank you! My train of thought was actually on the sentiment that “isreali’s use henna” it was ignorant for me to say Jewish people in general p>
Again. Maybe Israelis who came from Arab lands do, as the Arab world expelled a lot if their Jews if not all of them after Israel gained independence. And there are Yemenite Jews who are now Israelis and it’s possible that just like non religious people here do henna some Israelis decided on occasion to do it as well.
There’s nothing wrong with that. Plenty of Israelis don’t practice really so they probably just thought it looked cool.
This was recorded by the Portsmouth Sinfonia in an experiment where all the members of the orchestra would swap instruments with each other and attempt to play them to the best of their ability.
favorite things about this
literally all the brass starts to get the hang of it and then the crescendos happen and everyone is like FUCK FUCK FUCK??? FUCK. JUST. BLOW RLY HARD.
the strings are lazy but also the same. like u can tell a lot of the ppl w/ the stringed instruments may already basically know how to play stringed instruments. like there’s definitely a section at the beginning where you hear a good portion going “oh yeah this is like. a smaller/bigger version of what i do.”
all you hear of any woodwinds is just “pffffttt??? pFFFTTTT???? PFFFFFTTTT I SAID PFFFFTTTT!!!!!” bc woodwinds are fucking HARD and you hear after like the first crescendo half of them just give up. they give up. they’re done. fuck this it tastes weird and my lips hurt.
that trumpet. that person is fucking TRYING man they fucking GOT this. they may not have figured out notes but they figured out LOUD and they GOT this.