Accidents will happen

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)

(Source: saxifraga-x-urbium, via beckyh2112)

swan2swan:

Star Wars would like to formally apologize for the horde of whitey-male-protagonist-knockoffs that spawned from its franchise, here are three distinct butt-kicking alien females fighting one another in a ridiculously awesome episode that is pretty much just this for the entire episode. 

No, seriously, there is no plot to this episode except “fight fight fight”. 

swan2swan:

Star Wars would like to formally apologize for the horde of whitey-male-protagonist-knockoffs that spawned from its franchise, here are three distinct butt-kicking alien females fighting one another in a ridiculously awesome episode that is pretty much just this for the entire episode. 


No, seriously, there is no plot to this episode except “fight fight fight”. 

swan2swan:

Someday I am going to make an enormous post about Ahsoka Tano and Korra, because, well…Ahsoka is kind of like the Korra not enough people knew about. She’s got the same love of fighting and reckless attitude that slowly becomes tempered as her character develops—she becomes more open-minded and merciful, more concerned with protecting others and less determined to take down every enemy in her path.

The fact that the “ahsoka tano , korra” search yields almost no results is a sheer sign that not enough people watched The Clone Wars who should have. But I’ll take care of this personally as best I can in the upcoming weeks, and I recommend right now that when the hiatus comes, you should check out TCW on Netflix, because it will probably fill a lot of the void that you miss from Korra. Gorgeous animation, great characters, political issues, character deaths…there’s even a little tiny bit of shipping to be found here and there (but the plot does not get weighted down by love triangles).

But yeah. Here are Ahsoka and Korra, with the battle lust of their early days and the temperance of their development.

nyxtastic:

- He’s the new Avatar? … We are doomed. - Hey! What’s that supposed to mean?!
Thanks to shorelle for dorking and plotting with me about a Star Wars-in-Avatar-AU. First dump of doodles in between work. Everything would take too long to explain, but Obi-Wan looks so irish. My pencil slipped… (But I like him in these colours somehow?) Gosh, this is funny, really XD

nyxtastic:

- He’s the new Avatar? … We are doomed.
- Hey! What’s that supposed to mean?!

Thanks to shorelle for dorking and plotting with me about a Star Wars-in-Avatar-AU. First dump of doodles in between work. Everything would take too long to explain, but Obi-Wan looks so irish. My pencil slipped… (But I like him in these colours somehow?) Gosh, this is funny, really XD

wigglyflippingout:

i actually would quite like to live in wales

there are some places in the world where i just get the same vibe as i do in the southern us, which is to say there are people angry about being trampled on by people coming in from the north and nurse that grudge and develop a kind of solidarity from it. i know it’s weird to say this but i totally felt that vibe, very strongly, in southern india, and wales’s rep as basically the rednecks of the uk makes me think it’d be similar

my mum lives in wales, sure she’s got a spare room too.