nivalingreenhow:

when McGonagall finds out that Ginny is pregnant, and that the Weasley and Potter bloodlines will converge, she marks on her calender the day the child will turn 11 and that is the day she retires 

kryptaria:

infinitefandoms:

strangerinsidethetardis:

fairgroundsoldier:

i love how tumblr is like personally offended by 50 shades of grey

#we all read better fanfiction

#we all WRITE better fanfiction

We know the meaning of words like “consent” and “abuse” — not to mention the ins and outs of BDSM etiquette.

mid0nz:

mamalaz:

BBC Sherlock in the original Victorian era

BRILLIANT!

the-great-earl:

seashellsandshamrocks:

Princess Fawzia Fuad of Egypt and Iran (5 November 1921 – 2 July 2013) was an Egyptian princess who became Queen of Iran as the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ( His Imperial Majesty The Shah of Iran).

She is also known as Fawzia Chirine (or Shirin), having remarried in 1949. 

 

She really was just something else.

arctic-pacific:

Day and night in Reykjavik

"Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on."
Louis L’Amour (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

fapoleon-bonerparte:

Idk if anyone cares or not but I found this great website that lists over 5000 historical novels by time and place 

jeannepompadour:

"Das Ballsouper" by Adolph von Menzel, 1878

The Royal Family

oupacademic:


On 14 July 1789, the prison of Bastille was stormed by revolutionaries. With the fall of the Bastille, the French Revolution had begun, which would eventually culminate in the bloody toppling of a regime which had existed for nearly 800 years. This day is celebrated across France as “le quatorze juillet,” the first milestone along the road to the French Republic. In English-speaking countries, it is called “Bastille Day.”

In honor of Bastille Day, we’ve put together a reading list of chapters and extracts on topics, such as the Reign of Terror, Marie-Antoinette, the Marquis de Sade, and the reasons behind the French Revolution, from University Press Scholarship Online and Very Short Introductions.
Image: The Storming of the Bastille by Jean-Pierre Houël (1735-1813). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

oupacademic:

On 14 July 1789, the prison of Bastille was stormed by revolutionaries. With the fall of the Bastille, the French Revolution had begun, which would eventually culminate in the bloody toppling of a regime which had existed for nearly 800 years. This day is celebrated across France as “le quatorze juillet,” the first milestone along the road to the French Republic. In English-speaking countries, it is called “Bastille Day.”

In honor of Bastille Day, we’ve put together a reading list of chapters and extracts on topics, such as the Reign of Terror, Marie-Antoinette, the Marquis de Sade, and the reasons behind the French Revolution, from University Press Scholarship Online and Very Short Introductions.

Image: The Storming of the Bastille by Jean-Pierre Houël (1735-1813). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

"I am homesick for a place I am not sure even exists. One where my heart is full. My body loved. And my soul understood."
Unknown  (via psych-facts)
thepenguinpress:

Via O Magazine

Zadie Smith: What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading

thepenguinpress:

Via O Magazine

Zadie Smith: What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading