THANK THE LORD JESUS.
its like fucking christmas up in here
kisses tumblr on the cheek
OH MY GOD I’VE NEEDED THIS FOR YEARS ;A; THANK YOU
for anyone who is good enough at art to actually draw people, here u go
now imma go back to drawing SHITTY BEARS OR WHATEVER
Reblogging for Art Bros
hi yes I need this
Iceland grieves after police kill a man for the first time in its history
December 5, 2013
It was an unprecedented headline in Iceland this week — a man shot to death by police.
"The nation was in shock. This does not happen in our country," said Thora Arnorsdottir, news editor at RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.
She was referring to a 59-year old man who was shot by police on Monday. The man, who started shooting at police when they entered his building, had a history of mental illness.
It’s the first time someone has been killed by armed police in Iceland since it became an independent republic in 1944. Police don’t even carry weapons, usually. Violent crime in Iceland is almost non-existent.
"The nation does not want its police force to carry weapons because it’s dangerous, it’s threatening," Arnorsdottir says. "It’s a part of the culture. Guns are used to go hunting as a sport, but you never see a gun."
In fact, Iceland isn’t anti-gun. In terms of per-capita gun ownership, Iceland ranks 15th in the world. Still, this incident was so rare that neighbors of the man shot were comparing the shooting to a scene from an American film.
The Icelandic police department said officers involved will go through grief counseling. And the police department has already apologized to the family of the man who died — though not necessarily because they did anything wrong.
"I think it’s respectful," Arnorsdottir says, “because no one wants to take another person’s life. “
There are still a number of questions to be answered, including why police didn’t first try to negotiate with man before entering his building.
"A part of the great thing of living in this country is that you can enter parliament and the only thing they ask you to do is to turn off your cellphone, so you don’t disturb the parliamentarians while they’re talking. We do not have armed guards following our prime minister or president. That’s a part of the great thing of living in a peaceful society. We do not want to change that. "
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John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925)
Absolutely exquisite portraits! He just makes drawing look so effortless…
Iron Man (2008): Deleted Scenes
Tony Comes Home
can you imagine though, jarvis all alone in tony’s malibu house? jarvis who of course doesn’t have any physical form at all, jarvis who at this point occupies just the house and tony’s phone—jarvis, who is dependent on tony for everything, who lives essentially in tony’s pocket, suddenly being completely alone for the first time in his silicon life.
and every ten minutes on the dot for days and days and days he accesses the latest news reports, re-calculating and re-calculating tony’s chances at survival, endlessly running the numbers. and nobody told him to do that. tony’s house was empty and dark and nobody told jarvis to keep an eye on the news but he did. jarvis could have just spun down his hard drives and gone into hibernate mode, but he didn’t.
no, he watched the news. he stood vigil. he waited and he hoped that his calculations were wrong. that one day he would be able to say welcome home, sir once more.
THAT JACKET! 😱
LOVE IT! my favorite female fit this month
- Arcade – a row of arches supported by columns or free-standing
- Arrow slit – a vertical window, narrow on the outside and expanding on the inside so one could shoot arrows out with relative ease, but shooting in was much more difficult
- Bailey – the area of ground enclosed by the main defensive walls of a castle, especially in the earliest mott-and-bailey castles. In later stone castles, the bailey was often called the ward
- Barbican/hornwork – A defensive outerwork, consisting of walls and towers, which surround a castle gate and were designed to protect it
- Barrel vault – cylindrical roof
- Bartizan – an overhanging corner turret
- Bastion fort – A low, thick-walled fort designed to withstand cannon fire. Such structures proliferated in the late Middle Ages, following the advent of gunpowder and cannon. In place of the towers of earlier castles, these fortifications incorporated low, projecting structures known as bastions
- Bastle house – small tower house with a living room over a byre
- Batter/talus/plinth – the sharp angle at the base of all walls and towers along their exterior surface
- Battlements – narrow wall build along the outer edge of the ramparts to protect soldiers from attack
- Berm – flat ground between the curtain wall and the inner edge of the moat
- Bivalate – a hillfort defended by two concentric ditches
- Breastwork – heavy parapet between two gate towers; wall defense over the portcullis
- Cap-house – small chamber at the top of a spiral staircase in a tower or turret, leading to the open wall-walk on the roof
- Castellan – the lord of the castle. In some cases, the castellan (or his ancestor) built the castle himself; in others he (or his ancestors) was given it to hold by a count or duke.
- Cesspit – an area in the ground where waste from garderobes was collected
- Citadel – heavily fortified, independent defensive structure within city walls; the strongest part of a fort
- Corbiestepped/crowstepped – square stones forming steps on the gable
- Counterscarp – outer slope of a ditch
- Crenelation – a notched battlement made of alternating crenels (openings) and merlons (square teeth)
- Crownwork – freestanding bastioned fortification in front of the main defenses
- Curtain wall – the outer wall of a castle, which by the late 12th century usually incorporated multiple towers, and into which were built, on the inner side, stables, storehouses, and sleeping quarters
today’s date is 11/12/13 and that is very satisfying to me
Wow I’m American and I just realized how ridiculous and flip flopped the system is because of the size of unit of measurement wtf
It should be day month year because month day year makes no sense I’m moving to another country
Why do we Americans even use the system we do?
Because it’s easier to sort columns or blocks of information visually at a glance.If 12/15/2013 and 11/16/2013 occur in the same list, you can more quickly parse which one happened before the other, and if you only care about November you can find those dates quickly.
How often do you need to organize a block of dates by which one happened on the 17th day of a month versus which ones happened in November? Honestly, we could say it’s ridiculous and flip-flopped to not have them in order of the lowest range to greatest range (1 to 12, 1 to 31, 1 to 2013 and counting).
Even when records are already organized in order by dates, it’s easier to read and cleaner-looking if the first part of the date isn’t the one that changes every single day.
Also, think about how you look up dates in a paper calendar. Today’s the 15th. Do you flip through a 31 page book until you get to page 15, then find November?
No. You start at November then go to the 15th. You might be saying “But you don’t then go to 2013, so this is nonsense.” But look at how we actually write out the date:
November 15th, 2013.
The comma there is meaningful. This isn’t Medium Thing Little Thing Big Thing. It’s Thing, Clarifying Information. Thing takes the format of (Category Of Thing) (Identifier Of Thing), because when you’re finding something you go by category first.
Also, as with most ^English things that are considered “American”, this format started in the U.K. It was apparently popularized by newspapers. I’m going to go out on a limb and hypothesize that it was because if the date comes first, you’d have to un-set the text for the month potentially every single day, whereas if the month comes first, you’re only changing the day when you change the day. Basically, the same logic for why calendars are organized by month first. Having the thing that changes most often first is inefficient. Having the thing that changes least often (the year) first front-loads the least significant piece of information. So they put the month first as a balanced approach.
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