Too many people learn about war with no inconvenience to themselves. They read about Verdun or Stalingrad without comprehension, sitting in a comfortable armchair, with their feet beside the fire, preparing to go about their business the next day, as usual.
One should really read such accounts under compulsion, in discomfort, considering oneself fortunate not to be describing the events in a letter home, writing from a hole in the mud. One should read about war in the worst circumstances, when everything is going badly, remembering that the torments of peace are trivial, and not worth any white hairs. Nothing is really serious in the tranquility of peace; only an idiot could be really disturbed by a question of salary.
One should read about war standing up, late at night, when one is tired, as I am writing about it now, at dawn, while my asthma attack wears off. And even now, in my sleepless exhaustion, how gentle and easy peace seems!
“What we intended was to look after our elementary necessities of life, in the same way that England looked after her own interests in order to make one-fifth of the world subject to her, and in the same way that the United States brought an entire continent and Russia brought the largest inland territory of the world under their hegemony. The only difference between the policies of these countries as compared with ours is that we demanded parcels of land such as Danzig and the Corridor which were taken from us against all rights, whereas the other powers are accustomed to thinking only in terms of continents.”—
Joachim von Ribbentrop : Nuremberg Trials - Closing Statement (via reichsmarschall)
Anyone who know the maps of the time, see that germany needed to take it’s territories back in order to have coal and generally run itself as a country. America devoured other territories just because it wanted a bigger land. Not greed, survival, that should be a better common understandment of that.
Something I’ve been reading up on recently in my quest to provide backgrounds for my drawings is Disney’s focus on pools of light in backgrounds, the idea being that backgrounds, while important and containing valuable information, are set pieces. A background on its own isn’t…
people of tumblr, I need some more music. My favourite bands are the wonder years, mychildren mybride, daggermouth, the story so far, have heart, mxpx, a day to remember, trapped under ice, the holly springs disaster, the ghost inside, defeater, terror, harms way, lionheart, old memphis may fire and set your goals. Really just any good pop punk or hardcore would be lovely. and some southern would be awesome too
so much hard core and emocore, well i won’t offer only this type of bands because I’m more of a indie and southern guy. anywho. Have you tried Four year strong (especially ” (…) (on a saturday)” song /can’t quite remember the full title of their best song but, youtube is there and you still got fingers to type and search, and anyway they got a bunch of good songs. also in a more emo-core direction there is “raised by the wolfes” by some band, which i forgot the name also.
"Your sex is on fire" of Kings of Leon show they are friggin’ awesome and should be respected even thou you don’t like, and for a fusion between your "Bite the bullet" and "listen to the south" needs (which are good one’s btw) Try: Maylene and the sons of disaster. and maybe before that wolfmother.
i got other bands but i don’t even know if you’re cheking this reply out or if I’m in the right direction so, yeah.
“It does help, to be a writer, to have the sort of crazed ego that doesn’t allow for failure. The best reaction to a rejection slip is a sort of wild-eyed madness, an evil grin, and sitting yourself in front of the keyboard muttering “Okay, you bastards. Try rejecting this!” and then writing something so unbelievably brilliant that all other writers will disembowel themselves with their pens upon reading it, because there’s nothing left to write.”—Neil Gaiman, On Writing (via neilgaiman)
As I was sitting last night, (procastinating, as usual) I noticed that Mr Gaiman was answering questions on Tumblr and decided to add one of my own just on the off chance that I might get a few words of wisdom from a favourite writer. I asked, and was answered:
Thousands of Americans have gone to Canada over the past few years to get married. As of today, their marriages are nullified, thanks to conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new policy.
Dan Savage is one of the people whose marriage was unceremoniously dissolved last night.
1) That…might be even more of a dick move than not letting people marry in the first place.
2) So are women from Saudi Arabia living in Canada forbidden to drive or required to cover? Forgetting the moral/human rights aspect, the rationale is just bullshit.
3) Well, now all the gay couples will get married in New York. So, there goes a chunk of tourist money, Canada. Well thought out policy there.
4) I never liked your “bacon” anyway.
Fuck you, Canada. I thought you were cool.
My righteous facepunching rage cannot be expressed in gif form.
HAHA great, canada takes shape and push back the hordes of crazed anarchists and bullie faggots of this generation.
wish i could just kiss a country in the lips, would be usefull now. do you hear that you brilliant sexy land, i’m would travel to you just to NOT get married, and just stand there with the hands in my pocket, smilling like i’m the fucking Mr. Abbot during the bèziers revolt in 3º cruzade. (and maybe eating your sweet bacon).