thefandomofmadness:

I regret nothing.

reblog for a drawing (please read though)

slvq:

For art I’ve been assigned a task to draw 25 bodies in different angles/perspectives/poses and 25 faces with different expressions so I thought I’d do this in a fun way.

Reblog for a drawing, I’ll draw 50 people each one person/face based on their blog or a char from an anime/fandom they mostly reblog from.

(Idk if this will get notes, but if it gets fewer then 50 the people who did reblog this will most likely get more than one. - on the other hand if this post gets significantly more than 50 I’ll randomly generate people. If this post gets like 55-60 notes I’ll just draw something random for the extra people) 

florafaunamerryweather:

have you accepted natasha romanoff as your lord and saviour

feministbatwoman:

detenebrate:

0xymoronic:

shitarianasays:

theeyesinthenight:

the-sonic-screw:

platinumpixels:

volpesvolpes:

unseilie:

sarahvonkrolock:

gaysexagainstawall:

them-days-was-olden-as-fuck:

The spread of the black death.

Poland

Poland, tell us your secret.

Poland is the old new Madagascar. 

If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there. 
Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there.
Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it. 

I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new.
Damn Italy, you scary.

Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better”
Milan: “Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!”

Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague.
Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world. 

WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL

When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did.

Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!



Also, rats.
The fleas of the black rat transfer to humans and it was one of the reasons the disease spread so much - bigger cities equals more rats (as someone above mentioned, Poland was less densely populated than other countries and even its biggest cities were smaller than in the west) The black rat was present in the Western countries, in Poland however, it was mostly replaced by the brown rat, except in the port cities in which the plauge did appear (Poland wasn’t completely spared from it, there were still many casualties and later on in the 18th century it actually appeared again in Toruń)
It might also be worth noting that Poland was one of the countries that didn’t really go overboard with witch burning, meaning there weren’t as many superstitions connected with cats. Cats were considered the avatars of devil during the witch hunt period and killed in mass as the witches’ accomplices. Less cats = more rats = more plauge.

feministbatwoman:

detenebrate:

0xymoronic:

shitarianasays:

theeyesinthenight:

the-sonic-screw:

platinumpixels:

volpesvolpes:

unseilie:

sarahvonkrolock:

gaysexagainstawall:

them-days-was-olden-as-fuck:

The spread of the black death.

Poland

Poland, tell us your secret.

Poland is the old new Madagascar. 

If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there. 

Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there.

Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it. 

I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new.

Damn Italy, you scary.

Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better”

Milan:Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!”

Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague.

Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world. 

WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL

When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did.

Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!



Also, rats.

The fleas of the black rat transfer to humans and it was one of the reasons the disease spread so much - bigger cities equals more rats (as someone above mentioned, Poland was less densely populated than other countries and even its biggest cities were smaller than in the west) The black rat was present in the Western countries, in Poland however, it was mostly replaced by the brown rat, except in the port cities in which the plauge did appear (Poland wasn’t completely spared from it, there were still many casualties and later on in the 18th century it actually appeared again in Toruń)

It might also be worth noting that Poland was one of the countries that didn’t really go overboard with witch burning, meaning there weren’t as many superstitions connected with cats. Cats were considered the avatars of devil during the witch hunt period and killed in mass as the witches’ accomplices. Less cats = more rats = more plauge.

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maptitude1:

This map of the central London tube labels stations with common stereotypes. 

maptitude1:

This map of the central London tube labels stations with common stereotypes. 

nicatine:

nicatine:

nicatine:

i’m about to buy a 120 eyeshadow palette for the equivalent of one chinese food order i think i might cry

the shipping’s 21 quid never the fuck mind

i’m having a mental battle help me

i bought it.

i am weak and will survive on ramen for the next few weeks.

victoriousvocabulary:

FACILE
[adjective]
Music: easily, without fuss.
Alternative definitions of facile.
Etymology: ultimately from Latin facilis, “that can be done, easy”, equivalent to facere, “to do, make”.
[Nikki Marie Smith]

victoriousvocabulary:

FACILE

[adjective]

Music: easily, without fuss.

Alternative definitions of facile.

Etymology: ultimately from Latin facilis, “that can be done, easy”, equivalent to facere, “to do, make”.

[Nikki Marie Smith]

my favourite thing about cap 2 was that this super-awesome weapon of ultimate doom that was supposed to wipe out milions of people everywhere was only shown targeting the us

like what i gathered from that was that someone could be hiding a laser cannon in a basement in poland and nobody would give a fuck

nicatine:

nicatine:

i’m about to buy a 120 eyeshadow palette for the equivalent of one chinese food order i think i might cry

the shipping’s 21 quid never the fuck mind

i’m having a mental battle help me