2 hours ago   •   289,985 notes   •   VIA empress-of-awesomeness   •   SOURCE jonnovstheinternet

jonnovstheinternet:

nothing says hope quite like flowers growing through the cracks in concrete

3 hours ago   •   1 note
Look at the pretty I found in the garden!!

Look at the pretty I found in the garden!!

5 hours ago   •   27 notes   •   VIA thepurplemoyashi   •   SOURCE thepurplemoyashi
thepurplemoyashi:

Hetalia Doujinshi Giveaway
I have recently been putting my room into storage for when I move to University and have found these gathering dust on top of my bookcase. I have no idea where they have come from, the pairing isn’t exactly my cup of tea. I have asked my friends if these belong to them and they also never seen them before. It’s a bit of a mystery where they’ve come from, but I just want them gone. 
So up for grabs are a couple of PruAus R18 doujinshi. As you can see they still have their prices on and still in the plastic film, I’ve not had a look at them and frankly have no desire to.
Rules 
You don’t have to be following me 
You can reblog and like as many times as you like, just be considerate of your followers. 
No give away blog
You must be comfortable with giving me your shipping address - It will be deleted afterwards. 
I will ship worldwide
The winner will be contacted via ask, so please have that open 
The winner will be selected using random.org
The give away will end Wednesday 20th August 2014 - 12:00 GMT 
I think that’s it, so good luck! 

thepurplemoyashi:

Hetalia Doujinshi Giveaway

I have recently been putting my room into storage for when I move to University and have found these gathering dust on top of my bookcase. I have no idea where they have come from, the pairing isn’t exactly my cup of tea. I have asked my friends if these belong to them and they also never seen them before. It’s a bit of a mystery where they’ve come from, but I just want them gone. 

So up for grabs are a couple of PruAus R18 doujinshi. As you can see they still have their prices on and still in the plastic film, I’ve not had a look at them and frankly have no desire to.

Rules 

  • You don’t have to be following me 
  • You can reblog and like as many times as you like, just be considerate of your followers. 
  • No give away blog
  • You must be comfortable with giving me your shipping address - It will be deleted afterwards. 
  • I will ship worldwide
  • The winner will be contacted via ask, so please have that open 
  • The winner will be selected using random.org
  • The give away will end Wednesday 20th August 2014 - 12:00 GMT 

I think that’s it, so good luck! 

5 hours ago   •   497 notes   •   VIA atonguewithbutsixwords   •   SOURCE atonguewithbutsixwords

six word poem 7/31/13

atonguewithbutsixwords:

Uphill
battles
are
the
only
kind.

I keep forgetting that I bought a new ballpoint pen that I wanna try for drawing, but I…

It just doesn’t feel the same as my New School pen. ;;*;; /wallows

Also today is computer clean-out day. For some reason I used to think that when working digitally I needed to save practically EVERY step along the way in different files. So I have a lot of .PSD files that are basically useless. See you on the other side, friends. :X

7 hours ago   •   51 notes   •   VIA kejupuffs   •   SOURCE butt-zombie-butt

butt-zombie-butt:

butt-zombie-butt:

Please commission me!

please, it would help out a lot. I’m not getting financial aid my last semester at school and most of my money in savings I was going to use to help me move after college is now going to rent and I’m going job searching in the morning, but would really appreciate the extra income from art commissions!

8 hours ago   •   1,900 notes   •   VIA empress-of-awesomeness   •   SOURCE simpleandpositive
joachimmurat:

simpleandpositive:

Hungarian cavalrymen lieutenant Jeno Kovacs on his horse “Rozmaring” demonstrates the “sliding”. 1908, Austro-Hungarian army.

Fucks given: Cavalry level.

joachimmurat:

simpleandpositive:

Hungarian cavalrymen lieutenant Jeno Kovacs on his horse “Rozmaring” demonstrates the “sliding”. 1908, Austro-Hungarian army.

Fucks given: Cavalry level.

8 hours ago   •   3,070 notes   •   VIA humansofnewyork   •   SOURCE humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

“Four years until retirement, then I’m going to teach railroad engineering at community college. I’ve already got my lesson plans mapped out.”

humansofnewyork:

“Four years until retirement, then I’m going to teach railroad engineering at community college. I’ve already got my lesson plans mapped out.”

17 hours ago   •   7 notes

I bet Roderich would be a beast at chubby bunny just because he’s trained his mouth to open wider over the years in order to accommodate the number of sweets he ingests per minute.

18 hours ago   •   3 notes   •   VIA kingshibuya   •   SOURCE kingshibuya
kingshibuya:

im so sorry this took so long omg i went through a terrible art block…but yeah!! here you go wife uvu art trade with nyhne

Yoooooo!!! No no no don’t apologize he looks fantastic!!

kingshibuya:

im so sorry this took so long omg i went through a terrible art block…but yeah!! here you go wife uvu art trade with nyhne

Yoooooo!!! No no no don’t apologize he looks fantastic!!

19 hours ago   •   4,616 notes   •   VIA kiteworth   •   SOURCE peterandcompany

The “Furry” Problem

peterandcompany:

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Fair warning: there is some slight language in this post.

My name is Jonathan Ponikvar. I’m the creator of Peter & Company and an avid cartoon fan; I have been trying (successfully or not) to draw them since I first discovered the magic of crayons and markers. Like most kids in the 80’s I grew up watching a crazy amount of cartoons. My favorites were the cartoons and films of Warner Brothers, Disney, and Don Bluth, so my earliest and crappiest of doodles always revolved around those characters in some way.

As I grew older and began seriously getting into cartooning, I noticed something odd going on around me: the cartoon animal was quickly becoming an endangered species. The animal designs of the 80’s and 90’s TV cartoons were being seen less and less in modern times within the industries that they helped create.

How could this happen? Are people just no longer interested in funny talking animals?

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1 day ago   •   89 notes   •   VIA historicalfirearms   •   SOURCE historicalfirearms

historicalfirearms:

The Crowds Gather: The Reaction to War

The photographs above depict the crowds which gathered in the major cities of Europe as war was declared across the continent.  With the ink on declarations of war still drying jubilant crowds took to the streets fired by patriotic fervour to celebrate the beginning of what they believed would be a short, sharp war. 

On 1st August 1914, German army officers took to the streets to read out the Kaiser’s mobilisation order, crowds quickly gathered to listen - many of them no doubt members of Germany’s Reserve, Landwehr and Landsturm.  With the declaration of war crowds began to gather across Berlin, one focal point was at the residence of the German heir to the throne Crown Prince Wilhelm and his wife Duchess Cecilie in Unter den Linden.  In the photograph above the crowds can be seen cheering the couple as they wave from a balcony.  Another photograph from Unter den Linden shows jubilant crowds carrying portraits of the Kaiser and Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph.  The fourth photograph shows Kaiser Wilhelm himself addressing crowds from a balcony of the Berliner Schloss.  He did this several times during the first days of the war telling the citizens gathered below that:

"A fateful hour has fallen for Germany.  Envious peoples everywhere are compelling us to our just defence. The sword has been forced into our hands."

The most famous photograph to be taken of crowds gathered in the Austro-Hungarian Empire was taken in Munich and shows a buoyant crowd at the Odeon Platz - the photograph which was later used in Nazi propaganda during the Second World War purportedly features a young Adolf Hitler among the crowd. 

Similarly, large crowds of thousands of people also took to the streets of the capitals and cities of the allied nations.  In Britain the attitude towards possible involvement had initially been mixed with many preferring the country to remain neutral.  When news of the invasion of Belgium reached the British people the enthusiasm for war grew.  While there was significant anti-war demonstrations held in the days preceding the declaration of war they were vastly outnumbered by the crowds who took to the streets to celebrate.  In the next photograph crowds of boater hat waving men congregated in Trafalgar Square.

In the seventh photograph we see a thick crowd gathered outside Buckingham Palace cheering King George, Queen Mary and the Prince of Wales who, like the Kaiser in Berlin, greeted the crowds from a balcony following the Declaration of War on 4th August.

In St Petersburg many people gathered expectantly outside the Winter Palace in the days leading up to the declaration of war, the photograph above shows the crowd gathered on 28th July when the Tsar ordered a partial mobilisation against Austria-Hungary.  In France Parisians gathered with tricolours flying to wave off reservists leaving for their muster depots from the Gare de Paris-Est train station. 

Interestingly what is a clear common thread between all of photographs from across europe is the constant presence of the boater hat.  At the time it was the fashion across Europe for boaters to replace the ubiquitous bowler hat in the summer months. 

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1 day ago   •   3 notes

Characters in nothing but an oversized hoodie are my weakness.