I Step Out of the Ordinary

I can feel my soul ascending

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As Arnold points out, there is an otherwise inexplicable shift in direction in the Piccadilly line passing east out of South Kensington. “In fact,” she writes, “the tunnel curves between Knightsbridge and South Kensington stations because it was impossible to drill through the mass of skeletal remains buried in Hyde Park.” I will admit that I think she means “between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner”—although there is apparently a “small plague pit dating from around 1664” beneath Knightsbridge Green—but I will defer to Arnold’s research.

But to put that another way, the ground was so solidly packed with the interlocked skeletons of 17th-century victims of the Great Plague that the Tube’s 19th-century excavation teams couldn’t even hack their way through them all. The Tube thus had to swerve to the side along a subterranean detour in order to avoid this huge congested knot of skulls, ribs, legs, and arms tangled in the soil—an artificial geology made of people, caught in the throat of greater London.

London and Its Dead

i read shit like this and think what could my imagination possibly have to add

like how do i write something about london that’s weirder than london already is?

(via weunderstandthelights)

What a city. WHAT a city. (hugs it)

(Source: saxifraga-x-urbium, via alessandriana)

Filed under woah. london

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chrysanthemumskies:

remember that both wanda maximoff and billy kaplan are essentially the most powerful beings in the marvel universe.

a jewish romani woman and a gay jewish boy are the most powerful beings in the marvel universe.

don’t forget that.

(via mtface)

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funkyfine:

 (belligerentandnumerous)

car
Origin
late Middle English (in the general sense ‘wheeled vehicle’): from Old Northern Frenchcarre, based on Latin carrumcarrus, of Celtic origin.

The word “car” has been in use since the middle ages, and has meant the same basic thing for the entire time. Ichabod might not know where her wagon is, but he does get the general idea. 

/pedant

(Source: witwereckstein, via annathecrow)

Filed under sleepy hollow history moment

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The Colors Beneath His Skin (37806 words) by Ardatli [AO3]

ardatli:

Chapters: 5/10
Fandom: Young Avengers, Hawkeye - Fandom
Rating: Explicit

Relationships: Teddy Altman/Billy Kaplan, Kate Bishop/Tommy Shepherd, Billy Kaplan & Tommy Shepherd

Summary:

The tattoo shop AU you never knew you wanted. Years ago, Nate, Eli, America and Tommy opened ‘Patriots’ together. Now Nate’s moved on and a new piercer - tall, blond, perfect - has taken his place. Billy’s nowhere near as cool as his twin brother, and there’s no way this new guy, this god among men, this Teddy Altman, would ever be interested in plain old Billy Kaplan.

Would he?

A collaboration with Cris-Art.

In this chapter: Crime is committed. Twice. Also, surprise assaults, sibling bonding, and lip contact. Not all among the same people. 

Evening reblob

Filed under young avengers Ardatli writes Tattoo!AU

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The Colors Beneath His Skin (37806 words) by Ardatli [AO3]

Chapters: 5/10
Fandom: Young Avengers, Hawkeye - Fandom
Rating: Explicit

Relationships: Teddy Altman/Billy Kaplan, Kate Bishop/Tommy Shepherd, Billy Kaplan & Tommy Shepherd

Summary:

The tattoo shop AU you never knew you wanted. Years ago, Nate, Eli, America and Tommy opened ‘Patriots’ together. Now Nate’s moved on and a new piercer - tall, blond, perfect - has taken his place. Billy’s nowhere near as cool as his twin brother, and there’s no way this new guy, this god among men, this Teddy Altman, would ever be interested in plain old Billy Kaplan.

Would he?

A collaboration with Cris-Art.

In this chapter: Crime is committed. Twice. Also, surprise assaults, sibling bonding, and lip contact. Not all among the same people. 

Filed under young avengers teddy altman billy kaplan tommy shepherd teddy x billy ardatli writes tattoo au