EMILY. 21. CA, USA.
FANDOM, ROLEPLAY, HORSES, ETC.

history meme | three/ten moments | the trial and execution of jeanne d’arc

joan of arc, nicknamed “the maid of orléans”, is a folk heroine of france and a roman catholic saint. she was born a peasant girl in what is now eastern france. claiming divine guidance, she led the french army to several important victories during the hundred years’ war, which paved the way for the coronation of charles vii of france. she was captured by the burgundians, transferred to the english in exchange for money, put on trial by the pro-english bishop of beauvais pierre cauchon for charges of “insubordination and heterodoxy”, and was burned at the stake for heresy when she was 19 years old. [read more]

history meme | three/three inventions | the skyscraper

the world’s first skyscraper was the the ten-storey home insurance building in chicago, built in 1884. while its height is not considered very impressive today, it was at that time. the architect, major william le baron jenney, created a load-bearing structural frame. in this building, a steel frame supported the entire weight of the walls, instead of load-bearing walls carrying the weight of the building. this development led to the “chicago skeleton” form of construction. in addition to the steel frame, the home insurance building also utilized fireproofing, elevators, and electrical wiring, key elements in most skyscrapers today. [read more]

history meme | two/three inventions | morse code

beginning in 1836, the american artist samuel f. b. morse, the american physicist joseph henry, and alfred vail developed an electrical telegraph system. this system sent pulses of electric current along wires which controlled an electromagnet that was located at the receiving end of the telegraph system. a code was needed to transmit natural language using only these pulses, and the silence between them. morse therefore developed the forerunner to modern international morse code. [read more]

history meme | one/three inventions | the atomic bomb

on august 2, 1939, just before the beginning of world war ii, albert einstein wrote to then-president franklin d. roosevelt. einstein and several other scientists told roosevelt of efforts in nazi germany to purify uranium-235, which could be used to build an atomic bomb. it was shortly thereafter that the united states government began the serious undertaking known then only as “the manhattan project”, which ultimately resluted in the creation of atomic bombs. [read more]

history meme | two/two natural disasters | eruption of krakatoa, 1883

krakatoa is a volcanic island situated in the sunda strait between the islands of java and sumatra in indonesia. the krakatoa volcanoes erupted and exploded in 1883, causing massive tsunamis and killing at least 36,417 people, while simultaneously destroying over two-thirds of krakatoa island. the explosion is considered to be the loudest sound ever heard in modern history, with reports of it being heard up to 3,000 miles (4,800 km) from its point of origin. the shock waves from the explosion were recorded on barographs around the globe. [read more]

history meme | one/two natural disasters | the spanish flu pandemic, 1918

the 1918 flu pandemic was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic. it infected 500 million people across the world, including remote pacific islands and the arctic, and killed 50 to 100 million of them — 3 to 5 percent of the world’s population at the time — making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. to maintain morale, wartime censors minimized early reports of illness and mortality in germany, britain, france, and the united states; but papers were free to report the epidemic’s effects in neutral spain, creating a false impression of spain as especially hard hit - thus the pandemic’s nickname ‘spanish flu’. [read more]

history meme | 'one' war | the wars of the roses

the wars of the roses were a series of dynastic wars fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal house of plantagenet: the houses of lancaster and york (whose heraldic symbols were the red and the white rose, respectively) for the throne of england. they were fought in several sporadic episodes between 1455 and 1485, although there was related fighting both before and after this period. they resulted from the social and financial troubles following the hundred years’ war. the final victory went to a relatively remote lancastrian claimant, henry tudor, who defeated the last yorkist king richard iii and married edward iv’s daughter elizabeth of york to unite the two houses. the house of tudor subsequently ruled england and wales for 117 years. [read more]


the philosopher’s stone harry potter rolled over inside his blankets without waking up. one small hand closed on the letter beside him and he slept on, not knowing he was special, not knowing that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: “to harry potter - the boy who lived!”

the philosopher’s stone harry potter rolled over inside his blankets without waking up. one small hand closed on the letter beside him and he slept on, not knowing he was special, not knowing that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: “to harry potter - the boy who lived!”



WANDERLUST for the intrepid explorer robbed of her riches, cheated out of her discoveries, and plagued by a thirst for adventure.
the games (instrumental), patrick doyle. late night, foals. wasteland, woodkid. beat the devil’s tattoo, brmc. insects, the xx.fake empire, the national. hammock, howls. i love you, woodkid. the homecoming (instrumental), john williams.

WANDERLUST for the intrepid explorer robbed of her riches, cheated out of her discoveries, and plagued by a thirst for adventure.

the games (instrumental), patrick doyle. late night, foals. wasteland, woodkid. beat the devil’s tattoo, brmc. insects, the xx.fake empire, the national. hammock, howls. i love youwoodkid. the homecoming (instrumental), john williams.



number four, privet drive.

number four, privet drive.

#my edit   #hp   #harry potter  

you brought a meth lab to the airport?

you brought a meth lab to the airport?





times like these, dark times, they do funny things to people.

times like these, dark times, they do funny things to people.



it’s smaller on the outside

it’s smaller on the outside


game of thrones + yellow

game of thrones + yellow


take my body back, will you? take my body back to my father.

take my body back, will you? take my body back to my father.

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