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