Sometimes I think if you didn’t have me, there wouldn’t be a single person in the world who understood you.


alyosha-karamazov:

Every Russian Novel Ever

1. A Philosophical Murder

2. A Washerwoman Is Insulted

3. The Student’s Emotional Isolation Is Complete

4. The Estate Is Sold Off

5. Uuuuuughhhh

6. An Argument That Is Mostly In French

7. It’s Very Cold Out And Love Does Not Exist Also

8. The Nihilist Buffs His Fingernails While Society Crumbles

9. There Is No God

10. 400 Pages Of A Single Aristocratic Family’s Slow, Alcoholic Decline

11. Is This A Dinner Party Or Is This Hell?

12. The Wedding Is Interrupted

13. Friendship Among The Political Prisoners

14. A Lackluster Duel

15. The Countess Attempts Suicide

16. Back From Siberia, Unexpectedly

17. A Fit of Impetuousness

18. Someone Middle-Class Does Something Awful

19. A Prostitute Listens To A Ninety-Page Philosophical Manifesto

20. I Advise You To Display More Emotional Control In The Future

21. The Manservant Dies Alone

22. Is This A Murder Mystery Or An Exploration Of The Nature Of Religious Faith? Turns Out, A Little Bit Of Both

23. The Mayor Tells A Self-Serving Lie

24. The Countess Finds Religion

25. New Political Waves of Liberalism, Radicalism, and Nihilism Wash Over Russia

26. The Time When We Might Have Found Happiness Together Has Passed


“You never need to apologize
for how you chose to survive”

Clementine von Radics (via victtoriaalol)


versaillesadness:

Schloß Augustusburg, Brühl, Germany.


speciesbarocus:

Carolien Coenen - Park Abbey, Heverlee, Leuven (2009). The library.


nevver:

China reconfigured, Ah Xian


regardintemporel:

Werner Bischof - Caryatids, Acropolis, Athens, 1946


“You have my permission not to love me;
I am a cathedral of deadbolts
and I’d rather burn myself down
than change the locks.”

Rachel McKibbens, “Letter From My Brain To My Heart” (via larmoyante)


y’know the best part about being an avenger? having captain america around you all the time. he just — the guy brings out the absolute best in people. you want to be good when he’s around. you really do. ivan, look around you real quick. because right now? captain america ain’t here.

Make me choose between…
Anonymous asked: Augustus or Julius Caesar?

"If I have played my part well, clap your hands, and dismiss me with applause from the stage."


Anonymous asked: what actually happened at dashcon to make it so awful? ive seen lots of stuff making fun of it and complaining, but nothing explaining why

officialunitedstates:

It is one of the biggest errors in world history and here’s why:

  • Although starting in the middle of summer with a few small battles, it eventually dragged on for almost six months into a brutal winter
  • The Russians’ scorched earth policy surprised the French and made the French’s advances much more treacherous and costly
  • Napoleon’s thirst for a full victory was impossible to satisfy because the Russians refused to engage in any prolonged battles, instead wisely choosing to use guerrilla tactics to decimate an already broken, famished, and sickened French Army
  • Over 17,000 French troops lost their lives each month during the disastrous campaign

dr