The guy in front of me when I was getting ice cream tonight was wearing this.

update: i banged him



Evening Dress, 1957

Jacques Fath

via V&A

please reblog this



i am a depression help/ask blog. i want to receive asks from depressed and troubled people. please spread this around so that depressed people will know my blog and be able to send me rants about their problems. 

//please promote. this is something that depressed people NEED to have access to. and remember, depression is not a joke. its not funny. its real. and it destroys lives.



The more I read canon era Les Mis fic, the more I wonder how Enjolras and Les Amis felt about women’s rights. Hugo was a strong supporter of them, and gives focus to the plight of women in his book. However, if we look at his revolutionaries as fully realized human beings instead of extensions of the author, can we believe that they saw women as fully realized human beings instead of extensions of their husbands and fathers?

I admit I haven’t read The Brick, so there may instances in which the opinion of each (or any) Ami on women’s political status is explored, but I have never seen any discussion of it online. The character guides mostly focus on their personalities and interests (Grantaire is a cynic, Jehan a poet, Joly a med student, etc), and do not mention their individual political views.

Some details lead me to believe that no, most of them probably would only consider women important because they are the wives and mothers of men. Their aspirations outside of marriage and family might as well not exist. They are privileged, naive students who seem to idolize revolution without much thought as to what comes after. The only woman I know to be directly involved in the revolution is Eponine, and she has to dress as a boy to actually participate.

And she is only really appreciated when she takes a bullet for Marius.

Everyone’s equal when they’re dead.

would strongly advise you to read brick chapter 5.1.4 “five less, one more” (http://www.classicreader.com/book/268/302/). it’s mostly combeferre’s view, and to an extent, enjolras’s. jehan’s view is already apparent in his introductory chapter, joly’s, bossuet’s and bahorel’s can be extrapolated from their treatment of their partners.

as to “privileged, naive students” and eponine’s importance only by way of her death, those are two very lengthy but different discussions entirely.

I will 100% check this out. Like I said, I haven’t read the book and I’m really only going by the book and the musical. Thank you for the link!






Instead of caramel apples this Halloween, melt jolly ranchers in a 250 degree oven for around 5 minutes, then pour over your apples. Add edible glitter for the sparkling space effect!

this is kind of genius



But Jolly Ranchers have a habit of gluing your fucking teeth together.

I love my skin!





B  E    O  U  R    G  U  E  S  T

these skeletons look legitimately friendly and inviting, i don’t know about you guys but i’m hella stoked to kick it with these skeletons


"Fuck yo ambitions"



the most important thing to me ever is bi kids knowing that it’s ok to be 10% attracted to women and 90% attracted to men or 10% attracted to men and 90% attracted to women and still feeling ok to identify as bi, and still feeling like their identity is valid, and still feeling like they can lead fulfilling lives with both (or other) genders. like that’s just so fricking important.


Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part II)

The St Louis County Council meeting was a fiery afar, as residents from across the county demanded Darren Wilson’s arrest, answers for Mike Brown’s death, and expressed frustration at their own police force being turned on them like they were enemies of the state. #staywoke #farfromover

eamo2747: I'm confused about what Beethoven was doing in the black composers post. He was German.



By golly gee! I keep forgetting that Black people didn’t exist until the Fresh Prince of Bel Air came on television! Or that Black people existed in anywhere else than Africa even with slavery going on :) My apologies.

Anyway, here’s proof that Beethoven was Black:

"… Said directly, Beethoven was a black man. Specifically, his mother was a Moor, that group of Muslim Northern Africans who conquered parts of Europe—making Spain their capital—for some 800 years.

In order to make such a substantial statement, presentation of verifiable evidence is compulsory. Let’s start with what some of Beethoven’s contemporaries and biographers say about his brown complexion:


(Louis Letronne, Beethoven, 1814, pencil drawing.)

"Frederick Hertz, German anthropologist, used these terms to describe him: ‘Negroid traits, dark skin, flat, thick nose.’

Emil Ludwig, in his book ‘Beethoven,’ says: ‘His face reveals no trace of the German. He was so dark that people dubbed him Spagnol [dark-skinned].’

Fanny Giannatasio del Rio, in her book ‘An Unrequited Love: An Episode in the Life of Beethoven,’ wrote ‘His somewhat flat broad nose and rather wide mouth, his small piercing eyes and swarthy [dark] complexion, pockmarked into the bargain, gave him a strong resemblance to a mulatto.’

Beethoven’s death mask: profile and full face

C. Czerny stated, ‘His beard—he had not shaved for several days—made the lower part of his already brown face still darker.’

Following are one word descriptions of Beethoven from various writers: Grillparzer, ‘dark’; Bettina von Armin, ‘brown’; Schindler, ‘red and brown’; Rellstab, ‘brownish’; Gelinek, ‘short, dark.’

In Alexander Thayer’s Life of Beethoven, vol.1, p. 134,  the author states, “there is none of that obscurity which exalts one to write history as he would have it and not as it really was. The facts are too patent.” On this same page, he states that the German composer Franz Josef Haydn was referred to as a “Moor” by Prince Esterhazy, and Beethoven had “even more of the Moor in his looks.’ On p. 72, a Beethoven contemporary, Gottfried Fischer, describes him as round-nosed and of dark complexion. Also, he was called ‘der Spagnol’ (the Spaniard).

Other “patent” sources, of which there are many, include, but are not limited to, Beethoven by Maynard Solomon, p.78. He is described as having “thick, bristly coal-black hair” (in today’s parlance, we proudly call it ‘kinky’) and a ‘ruddy-complexioned face.’ In   Beethoven:  His Life and Times by Artes Orga, p.72, Beethoven’s pupil, Carl Czerny of the ‘School of Velocity’ fame, recalls that Beethoven’s ‘coal-black hair, cut a la Titus, stood up around his head [sounds almost like an Afro].  His black beard…darkened the lower part of his dark-complexioned face.’


Engraving by Blasius Hofel, Beethoven, 1814, color facsimile of engraving after a pencil drawing by Louis Letronne. This engraving was regarded in Beethoven’s circle as particularly lifelike. Beethoven himself thought highly of it, and gave several copies to his friends.

Beethoven, the Black Spaniard

(read more here)

They whitewashed BEETHOVEN?  O_O

Thank you, history/fact-checking Tumblr.

I now feel the need to go burn every white-skinned image of Beethoven I can find.

Just because one person’s problem is less traumatic than another’s doesn’t mean they’re required to hurt less.