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Oh yeah, now I remember why I didnt want to write this story.  Its not the plot or the characters, both of which I find fascinating, its the time.  I think I’m writing about Europe in the 1500s but I’m that good with the geography but better with the history. 

I have to figure out where I want this to take place, somewhere near what was then Saxony, mostly because I have some German characters.  I know transportation was mostly horseback then, and walking for the extremely poor.  The area is mostly forest with large palaces and smaller villages surrounding it.  The good guys kinda live like Robin Hood, in the forest.  The bad guys too but the big, bad guys live in palaces. 

How far can people legitimately get on horseback in day?  Where are the waterways and other obstacles that would obstruct their course.  I can make some of this stuff up and let the reader know I’m doing that, but in the end accuracy (to a point) is quite important to me and I dont want it to be a bunch of made up stuff that turns out rather senseless. 

This is going to take a lot of research and a lot of time.  And now I have to decide if the story I want to tell, which is kinda awesome, is worth the extra time.

Super Badass Female TV Characters: Erin Strauss and Alex Blake.

Super Badass Female TV Characters: Erin Strauss and Alex Blake.

Dec 7

heathyr:

ursamajor:

"Mildred Reed is his first-great-grandmother on George Washington, and on Obama, Mildred Reed is his tenth-great-grandmother."
- BridgeAnne d’Avignon, 12-year-old genealogist

I know, six months late to the party, my mind is still blown. All US presidents except Martin van Buren are descended from John Lackland Plantagenet. Yes, that John Lackland Plantaganet. Yes, all US presidents as of 2013.

12-Year-Old Discovers All U.S. Presidents Are Direct Descendants of King John Of England (by CONTAGIONNEWSdotcom)

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Poor Martin van Buren…..

Dec 1

Just watched Bloods and Crips: Made in America on Netflix.  Damn, that shit made my heart hurt and it made me think and it made me see how the American made systems are put in place to keep black people down and how some of us are like ‘fuck that’ and we make our own. 

If you check it out, make sure to pay close attention to the WWII era and the “Black Power” era of the late 1960s…you’ll see how the power structure doesnt want us to get out of the hood and make it.  It was sickening but something that needed to be said, needed to be heard, and needed to be shown.  Educate yourself, no matter your color, and watch this documentary.

Sep 3

operationkino:

The lights are going out all across Europe.

Always.

Sep 1

sagginpants-singlemamas:

sancophaleague:

Society loves to portray the Black Panthers as the villains in America. They’ll only tell you that they held guns and were “militant”. The Black Panthers did many positive things for the Black Community; the Free Breakfast Program is one of them. It was designed to feed Black Children a good breakfast each morning so they could retain information at school. Too many Black Children, to this very day, go to school hungry because they cannot afford food in the morning. It has been proven that students do not learn as well when they are hungry. The Panthers were aware of this and wanted to ensure they had the opportunity to receive an adequate meal. As Huey said, “The Children always inherit the Revolution” so obviously they needed and still need to be invested in. They’ll never tell you about this but I’m not surprised. “I Do Not Expect The White Media to Show Positive Black Images.” Written By @KingKwajo

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Jan 5
May 6, 1937.

May 6, 1937.

I’ve always had a slight obsession with Anne Boleyn.  She lived in such interesting times and had a hell of a life, right until her bloody end.  History is so skewed when it comes to her, she is often given a bad name though her child when on to be one of England’s longest reigning monarchs.  But everything I’ve read about her reads as the kind of woman who would be both revered and reviled even if she lived in the 21st century.  The truth is that bitches get shit done.  Its difficult for the patriarchy to handle now, it was impossible then.

I’ve always had a slight obsession with Anne Boleyn. She lived in such interesting times and had a hell of a life, right until her bloody end. History is so skewed when it comes to her, she is often given a bad name though her child when on to be one of England’s longest reigning monarchs. But everything I’ve read about her reads as the kind of woman who would be both revered and reviled even if she lived in the 21st century. The truth is that bitches get shit done. Its difficult for the patriarchy to handle now, it was impossible then.