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ladyhistory:

The Fun-Filled Captioned Adventures of George Washington

PART I | PART II | PART III | PART IV | PART V | PART VI | PART VII | PART VIII | PART IX | PART X | PART XI | PART XII | PART XIII | PART XIV

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Tamino and Pamina from Tamino and the Magic Flute, my graphic novel adaptation of Mozart’s fantastical opera The Magic Flute.

Tamino and Pamina from Tamino and the Magic Flute, my graphic novel adaptation of Mozart’s fantastical opera The Magic Flute.

kittyune:

I can’t decide if I should sell or keep this book. The illustrations are drool worthy.

KEEP. KEEP FOREVER. PASS ONTO YOUR CHILDREN.

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staceythinx:

Volume Rendering CT scans by voxel123 

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thehubby:

shitfacedanon:

dat-soldier:

sonnetscrewdriver:

dat-soldier:

did-you-kno:

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back the fuck up

There’s another story that I like about a Chinese general who had to defend a city with only a handful of soldiers from a huge enemy horde that was in all likelihood going to steamroll the place flat within hours of showing up.
So when said horde did arrive, they saw the general sitting outside the city’s open gates, drinking tea. The horde sent a couple of emissaries over to see what was what, and the general greeted them cheerfully and invited them all to come and take tea with him.
The horde decided that this was a scenario that had “MASSIVE FUCKING TRAP” written all over it in beautiful calligraphy and promptly fucked off.
Whoever that general was, he was clearly the Ancient Chinese equivalent of Sam Vimes.


did he just invite us over for tea nah man i’m out

This just keeps getting better

This is actually a relatively well-known military tactic called the Abandoned or Empty Fort Strategy. The most famous usage of it was by Zhuge Liang (Kongming) when he basically frightened off his rival, Sima Yi, who was approaching with a vastly more powerful force. Zhuge Liang gave the orders to make the place look completely deserted except for a few sweeping servants, and he sat in plain view of the enemy army playing a musical instrument. He was so well-known for his tactics and for being so cautious, Sima Yi was certain that an ambush lay in wait, so he left without conflict.
As a side note, this is yet another reason why Three Kingdoms is one of the greatest books of all time, and I heartily recommend it to everyone who can handle juggling a whole bunch of Chinese names. Here’s an online link to a free version, although it can be clunky to navigate.

thehubby:

shitfacedanon:

dat-soldier:

sonnetscrewdriver:

dat-soldier:

did-you-kno:

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back the fuck up

There’s another story that I like about a Chinese general who had to defend a city with only a handful of soldiers from a huge enemy horde that was in all likelihood going to steamroll the place flat within hours of showing up.

So when said horde did arrive, they saw the general sitting outside the city’s open gates, drinking tea. The horde sent a couple of emissaries over to see what was what, and the general greeted them cheerfully and invited them all to come and take tea with him.

The horde decided that this was a scenario that had “MASSIVE FUCKING TRAP” written all over it in beautiful calligraphy and promptly fucked off.

Whoever that general was, he was clearly the Ancient Chinese equivalent of Sam Vimes.

did he just invite us over for tea nah man i’m out

This just keeps getting better

This is actually a relatively well-known military tactic called the Abandoned or Empty Fort Strategy. The most famous usage of it was by Zhuge Liang (Kongming) when he basically frightened off his rival, Sima Yi, who was approaching with a vastly more powerful force. Zhuge Liang gave the orders to make the place look completely deserted except for a few sweeping servants, and he sat in plain view of the enemy army playing a musical instrument. He was so well-known for his tactics and for being so cautious, Sima Yi was certain that an ambush lay in wait, so he left without conflict.

As a side note, this is yet another reason why Three Kingdoms is one of the greatest books of all time, and I heartily recommend it to everyone who can handle juggling a whole bunch of Chinese names. Here’s an online link to a free version, although it can be clunky to navigate.

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Tags: best

reduxist:

ultrafacts:

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This might as well be the ONLY thing a drone is good for: Hella awesome cinematography.

rosengeist:

Some designs for an upcoming comic anthology I am a part of called “Valor”.  The female designs at the top are older, unused ones that just didn’t work (but that I may use as BG characters here and there).

It’s an adaptation, and a very loose one I might add, of the fairy tale “Godfather Death”.  More to come! :D

rosengeist:

Some designs for an upcoming comic anthology I am a part of called “Valor”.  The female designs at the top are older, unused ones that just didn’t work (but that I may use as BG characters here and there).

It’s an adaptation, and a very loose one I might add, of the fairy tale “Godfather Death”.  More to come! :D

daisy-juice:

squonkhunter:

pizzacheetah:

There are some bad places to show your affection for one another. We’ve all seen it before, walking down the hallway and BAM! There’s a couple making out, and completely blocking your way. It’s annoying. Especially if you’re single and self-conscious, or get easily embarrassed, or are in a…

I was reading this and thought it was a hilarious rant from a very uptight virgin, almost a David Mitchell in the making (the British comedian, not the author of Cloud Atlas).

Then I realized it was my brother.

My day got slightly funnier and weirder.

your brother is pretty right

I’m so proud of his writing you have no idea.

parmandil:

step away from Schubert
I’ll just move on to Mahler yOU CAN’T STOP ME
paintdeath:

Japanese stamp from 1937

paintdeath:

Japanese stamp from 1937

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pizzacheetah:

There are some bad places to show your affection for one another. We’ve all seen it before, walking down the hallway and BAM! There’s a couple making out, and completely blocking your way. It’s annoying. Especially if you’re single and self-conscious, or get easily embarrassed, or are in a…

I was reading this and thought it was a hilarious rant from a very upright virgin, almost a David Mitchell in the making (the British comedian, not the author of Cloud Atlas).

Then I realized it was my brother.

My day got slightly funnier and weirder.

mvninn:

Sorry for the absence… I’m freaking busy! Bored? Call me… maybe.

mvninn:

Sorry for the absence… I’m freaking busy!
Bored? Call me… maybe.

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karoline-von-manderscheid:

Circle of Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659-1743):
Portrait of Konstanty Władysław Sobieski (1680-1726). c. 1696. (detail)

karoline-von-manderscheid:

Circle of Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659-1743):

Portrait of Konstanty Władysław Sobieski (1680-1726). c. 1696. (detail)

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