praxid:

atoizzard:

rhinozilla:

Daryl’s bruised eye in that sneak peak though…

I wonder if Beth socks him.

She wanted to go look for their missing loved ones, but Daryl was too busy finding shiny stones on the ground…

Him being all floppy and catatonic-y in that scene struck me initially as out of character.  Then I remembered a comment from Norman Reedus in the ‘behind the scenes’ video for the episode Chupacabra, something about the anger at Merle helping Daryl get over his tendency to give up. 

And I think Daryl does have that ingrained tendency to give up - or to just not try - that a crappy life can sometimes breed (I’m definitely only speaking from my own experiences here, haha).  And during this time with the group, we have seen Daryl become a person who doesn’t give up: someone who looks for Sophia, who volunteers to look for Andrea, Michonne, Glenn and Maggie, who goes to get formula because they are going to keep a baby alive (and brings back a doll), who sets off to talk to Tyreese as the apparent first step in his determination to get Carol back.  But suddenly all of that, all of the people who have made up this environment where it’s possible to hope, have been taken away.

I think it’s really interesting that after the comments Kirkman and others made about Daryl struggling not to go back to who he was before (and us fans kind of theorising that he’ll be back to being angry, and maybe reveal some violently criminal past), the scene we have been shown is of a Daryl who is (back to being?) hopeless and inactive.

Cripes.

Cripes.

(Source: bigbaldhead)

girljanitor:

yellowfeathersfall:

girljanitor:

theeisforevelyn:

stuckonyouandinsectpins:

girljanitor:

A photograph of the Crow two-spirit Osh-Tisch (on the left), also named Finds-Them-And-Kills-Them, also called Woman Jim, with a woman who is probably the one named in the story, The-Other-Magpie.
Excerpt from an interview with Pretty Shield, who tells the story of the battle of the Rosebud, 1876.
“Did the men ever tell you anything about a woman who fought with Three-Stars on the Rosebud?”
“No”, I replied, wondering.
“Ahh, they do not like to tell of it, “she chuckled. “But I will tell you about it. We Crows all know about it. I shall not be stealing anything from the men by telling the truth.
“Yes, a Crow woman fought with Three-Stars on the Rosebud, two of them did for that matter; but one of them was neither a man or a woman. She looked like a man, and yet she wore women’s clothing; and she had the heart of a woman. Besides, she did a woman’s work. Her name was Finds-Them-And-Kills-Them. She was not a man, and yet not a woman,” Pretty Shield repeated. “She was not as strong as a man, and yet she was wiser than a woman,” she said musingly, her voice scarcely audible.
“The other woman,” she went on, “was a wild one who had no man of her own. She was both brave and bad, this one. Her name was The-Other-Magpie, and she was pretty.
“Both these women expected death that day. Finds-Them-And-Kills-Them, afraid to have the Lacota [sic] find her dead with woman-clothing on her, changed them to a man’s before fighting commenced, so that if killed the Lacota would not laugh at her, lying there with a woman’s clothing on her. She did not want the Lacota to believe that she was a Crow man hiding in a woman’s dress, you see.
“The return of the Crow wolves [warriors] and these two women to our village was one of the finest sights I have ever seen…I felt proud of the two women, even of the wild one (The-Other-Magpie), because she was brave. And I saw that they were the ones taking care of Bull-Snake, the wounded one, when they rode in.”
Ahhh, there was great rejoicing.”
-Changing Ones: Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America (Will Roscoe)

oh wow

…History rules.

Especially when you dig out the voices of the truth from the people who were actually there.
For posterity: Osh-Tisch died at age 75, wealthy and surrounded by loved ones and a respected member of the community.

i read Pretty Shield’s Book last fall, then her granddaughter, Alma Snell’s. thr Osh-Tisch story is onr of my favourites, for obvious reasons.

Awesome. I plan to read Pretty-Shield’s book soon, myself.

girljanitor:

yellowfeathersfall:

girljanitor:

theeisforevelyn:

stuckonyouandinsectpins:

girljanitor:

A photograph of the Crow two-spirit Osh-Tisch (on the left), also named Finds-Them-And-Kills-Them, also called Woman Jim, with a woman who is probably the one named in the story, The-Other-Magpie.

Excerpt from an interview with Pretty Shield, who tells the story of the battle of the Rosebud, 1876.

“Did the men ever tell you anything about a woman who fought with Three-Stars on the Rosebud?”

“No”, I replied, wondering.

“Ahh, they do not like to tell of it, “she chuckled. “But I will tell you about it. We Crows all know about it. I shall not be stealing anything from the men by telling the truth.

“Yes, a Crow woman fought with Three-Stars on the Rosebud, two of them did for that matter; but one of them was neither a man or a woman. She looked like a man, and yet she wore women’s clothing; and she had the heart of a woman. Besides, she did a woman’s work. Her name was Finds-Them-And-Kills-Them. She was not a man, and yet not a woman,” Pretty Shield repeated. “She was not as strong as a man, and yet she was wiser than a woman,” she said musingly, her voice scarcely audible.

“The other woman,” she went on, “was a wild one who had no man of her own. She was both brave and bad, this one. Her name was The-Other-Magpie, and she was pretty.

“Both these women expected death that day. Finds-Them-And-Kills-Them, afraid to have the Lacota [sic] find her dead with woman-clothing on her, changed them to a man’s before fighting commenced, so that if killed the Lacota would not laugh at her, lying there with a woman’s clothing on her. She did not want the Lacota to believe that she was a Crow man hiding in a woman’s dress, you see.

“The return of the Crow wolves [warriors] and these two women to our village was one of the finest sights I have ever seen…I felt proud of the two women, even of the wild one (The-Other-Magpie), because she was brave. And I saw that they were the ones taking care of Bull-Snake, the wounded one, when they rode in.”

Ahhh, there was great rejoicing.”

-Changing Ones: Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America (Will Roscoe)

oh wow

…History rules.

Especially when you dig out the voices of the truth from the people who were actually there.

For posterity: Osh-Tisch died at age 75, wealthy and surrounded by loved ones and a respected member of the community.

i read Pretty Shield’s Book last fall, then her granddaughter, Alma Snell’s. thr Osh-Tisch story is onr of my favourites, for obvious reasons.

Awesome. I plan to read Pretty-Shield’s book soon, myself.

Melissa Mcbride looking incredibly hot.

(Source: whatzaisays)

christiannightmares:

Methodist jury convicts pastor Frank Schaefer for officiating his gay son’s wedding (To read the story, click image or here; For a related video, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/33969618553/not-a-nightmare-missouri-pastors-anti-gay-rights)

christiannightmares:

Methodist jury convicts pastor Frank Schaefer for officiating his gay son’s wedding (To read the story, click image or here; For a related video, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/33969618553/not-a-nightmare-missouri-pastors-anti-gay-rights)

blackhistoryalbum:

FLY GIRL | 1920sVirginia Historical Society, Courtesy of Celia Estes, via Kicha on Flickr
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blackhistoryalbum:

FLY GIRL | 1920s
Virginia Historical Society, Courtesy of Celia Estes, via Kicha on Flickr

Black History Album, The Way We Were
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beatonna:

She’s adorable!  

"Meet Hilda, the creation of illustrator Duane Bryers and pin-up art’s best kept secret. Voluptuous in all the right places, a little clumsy but not at all shy about her figure, Hilda was one of the only atypical plus-sized pin-up queens to grace the pages of American calendars from the 1950s up until the early 1980s, and achieved moderate notoriety in the 1960s."

You can follow these links to Hilda

here (info and pictures)

and

here (gallery)

discovered via facebook friends who are more in the know than I.

dichotomization:

Wedding rings from WWII concentration camps. Each pair of rings represents a family, a marriage, a couple.

dichotomization:

Wedding rings from WWII concentration camps. Each pair of rings represents a family, a marriage, a couple.

usagov:

Image description: Afghan Air Force 2nd Lt. Niloofar Rhmani walks the flightline at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan prior to her graduation from undergraduate pilot training May 13, 2013. Rhmani made history May 14, 2013 when she became the first female to successfully complete undergraduate pilot training and earn the status of pilot in more than 30 years. She will continue her service as she joins the Kabul Air Wing as a Cessna 208 pilot.
Learn more about Rhmani from the U.S. Air Force.

usagov:

Image description: Afghan Air Force 2nd Lt. Niloofar Rhmani walks the flightline at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan prior to her graduation from undergraduate pilot training May 13, 2013. Rhmani made history May 14, 2013 when she became the first female to successfully complete undergraduate pilot training and earn the status of pilot in more than 30 years. She will continue her service as she joins the Kabul Air Wing as a Cessna 208 pilot.

Learn more about Rhmani from the U.S. Air Force.