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Von Steuben next created a model company and drilled the soldiers himself. They could be used to supplement the written word by demonstrating the maneuvers to the rest of the men, and each would in turn instruct his own unit, with careful corrections given by the Baron. The method worked well - except whenever a complicated march-and-wheel maneuver collapsed into confusion and von Steuben’s meager store of English failed him. He would begin to shout in French and then German, and eventually fall back on the one English word he could always remember: “Goddam! Goddam! Goddam!”

It was during one of these fiascos that a handsome young officer stepped forward and, speaking to the Baron in flawless French, offered his services as an interpreter. “If I had seen an angel from Heaven I should not have more rejoiced,” the Baron later recalled. The angel was Captain Benjamin Walker. Walker was born in London in 1753 but had emigrated at an early age to New York City. He was twenty-five years old when he first met von Steuben, strikingly handsome, self-possessed, and intelligent. Within weeks of appearing as the Baron’s “angel” Walker was appointed as his aide-de-camp.

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— William Benemann, Male-Male Intimacy in Early America (via publius-esquire)

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weaver-of-night:

The Soldier - drawn in Photoshop

weaver-of-night:

The Soldier - drawn in Photoshop

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copperbadge:

ellidfics:

Have you ever read anything about Han van Meegeren, the man who forged the Vermeers? He’s fascinating, and there are a couple of decent books about him.

LET ME YELL A LITTLE TO THE INTERNET AT LARGE ABOUT MY LOVE FOR HAN VAN MEEGEREN

HE COMBINES ALL OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS

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cactusrabbit:

Fashion! Put It All On Me ➝  Kristian Aadnevik f/w 2014-2015[2/2]

Yet more Evil Queen clothes!

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Deadpool /Catbug and Deathstroke/ Puppycat by mikegoesgeek
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Julie Dillon

"My name is Julie Dillon and I’m the creator of Imagined Realms: Book 1, which is the first in a series of annual art books that I am illustrating and self-publishing. Each book contains 10 all-new illustrations made exclusively for each book!

I got into art because I love to create, to see the world in new ways, and to stir the imagination of others. I have long wanted to start putting together my own books and work on more personal projects. “Imagined Realms” gives me the opportunity to spend more time creating my own illustrations and projects, and also gives me the chance to create more illustrations that feature positive and diverse representations of women.

Each book will have it’s own theme. The art in Book 1 is all fantasy themed, and Book 2 (which is currently in development) will be science fiction themed.

I am launching this Kickstarter to pay for the cost of getting the books printed. It will also give me the ability to create the content for Book 2. Currently, the print book will be available exclusively through kickstarter.”

- Julie Dillon

Imagined Realms: Book 1 - New Fantasy Art by Julie Dillon

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"I want to tell you, we take you seriously. You don’t understand the power that you have over what we do day in and day out. I work twenty hours a day to make sure that the imagery we bring to film is the best we can bring you. When we do see more Captain Marvels, more Gamoras, more Black Widows, we see that and it matters. The women and the men behind us care about what you love and what you want represented. Take that to heart because we take you to heart!"

— Victoria Alonso, Marvel Studios EVP of Visual Effects (via fuckyeahblackwidow)

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crookedsin replied to your post: Look how far I’ve come.

Oh my gosh! I love knitting! It looks awesome so far! Love the colour c:

Thanks! I’m really excited to be almost done. 

ps the color matches my HAIR

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Look how far I’ve come.

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bakerstreetsdoctor:

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moonblossom:

hyperactivetardis:

thatdudejoey:

foggu:

teatime-brutality:



Has anyone seen my virgini-tea?

man this is all insani-tea

this is absurdit-tea

You guys are all having detrimental effects on my sani-tea

Is this reali-tea?

is this just fantas-tea 

Or is it all just Moriar-tea?


this post is now a threat to national securi-tea.

inquiringcharlie:

bakerstreetsdoctor:

tic-tac-bergerac:

thetasrose:

moonblossom:

hyperactivetardis:

thatdudejoey:

foggu:

teatime-brutality:

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Has anyone seen my virgini-tea?

man this is all insani-tea

this is absurdit-tea

You guys are all having detrimental effects on my sani-tea

Is this reali-tea?

is this just fantas-tea 

Or is it all just Moriar-tea?

this post is now a threat to national securi-tea.

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behindtheplottwist:

They’re more than fiction. They were there for me even if they weren’t real. They were there when you weren’t. They’re more than you think they are.

I think I have reblogged this 3 times today

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damecatoe:

"By far, one of the best scenes in the book is where Kaling writes about the photo shoot she and Office co-star Ellie Kemper did for People’s Most Beautiful issue. When the stylist brought a trailer full of size zero gowns, Kaling found herself crying in the children’s bathroom of the public school where the photo shoot was happening. In the bathroom stall, she discovered a smear of what looked like excrement and a child’s graffiti: “This school is bulls–t!” which made her a) laugh and b) demand that the stylist alter one of the gowns to fit her. In the end photo, she’s smiling in a gorgeous fuchsia dress that the stylist had to rip down the back and alter with canvas. Looking at beautiful Kaling, though, you’d never know. It’s a sweet moment of chubby girl victory.” (via afterellen)

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