Jed Brophy everybody.
And don’t forget
Rohan Jed Brophy as well!!!
wow this dude gets around!!
Do not forget him as a Black Rider that is chasing Arwen
plot twist: all characters in LOTR and the Hobbit are actually played by Jed Brophy
Jed Brophy as Frodo
Jed Brophy as Galadriel
Jed Brophy as everyone
During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.
A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.
Mission fucking accomplished
Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.
It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.
You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.
The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.
The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.
Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.
So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.
Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.
These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!
don’t think about grantaire sitting hunched over at the kitchen table in just his boxers and one of combeferre’s sweaters, thick glasses perched on his nose (that he hates wearing but they were closer and putting in contacts felt like too much effort) sipping at his coffee that’s since gone luke warm
don’t think about grantaire filling in the crossword puzzle in the newspaper combeferre is reading just across the table from him, their ankles crossed together, combeferre nudging them absentmindedly and grantaire occasionally asking for help on a word
don’t think about half awake enjolras with horrible bed hair making real life zombie noises as he shuffles in and straight to the coffee maker, combeferre and grantaire following him with their eyes, amused when enjolras looks like he was just given the best gift in the world in his coffee cup
don’t think about all three of them sitting at that small crowded kitchen table (see this is why they just sit on the couch), legs all tangled, knees bumping, sleepy smiles and kisses exchanged oh god abort mission this is so cute just kill me
Important insight from Mr. Elba.
PACIFIC RIM 2: DUCK PUNT
this is so dramatic sounding
just put it to something in black and white going in slow motion
Hey! So, Coming Out Day is coming up soon (Oct. 11) and I just want to post a very stern reminder to NOT out anyone without their explicit permission.
Do NOT out anyone.
this is also a less important point, but still worth noting: DO NOT “come out” as an ally. don’t you dare.
Also - don’t feel pressured to come out. You don’t have an obligation to put yourself in an unsafe situation for any reason.
I had this sitting in my folder I think it was for barricade day??? oh well…
Enjolras not being mentally prepared enough for his first kiss when Grantaire leans in to give him one, and he panics so it ends up not happening. Grantaire is afraid he’s being too forward and doesn’t try it again. Enjolras is determined to be the one to initiate the kiss this time around and recover from the first disastrous attempt. He waits seemingly forever for a chance (wow where did all these group hangout sessions come from seriously), and when it finally arrives, he practically jumps on Grantaire, straddling him.
And before R can get a proper sentence out, Enj is all, “I’m going to be really bad at this” and kisses him.
Ibeyi, made up of Cuban-born, Paris-based twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz, is an electronic doom soul duo who are forging a new spiritual sound with their debut EP Oya. The 19-year-old musicians are XL Recordings‘ newest signees, and their introductory singles “Oya” and “River” possess a hypnotic blend of hip-hop, electronica, and blues infused with Yoruba prayers and folk songs that will transport you to a higher realm upon first listen.
Singing in French, English, Spanish and Yoruba, Ibeyi count among their primary influences Nina Simone, Meshell Ndegeocello, James Blake and their late father, the celebrated Cuban jazz percussionist Miguel “Anga” Diaz. Ibeyi’s vocal range, which wavers from the raspy and wraith-like to the sonorous and divine, is ideal for their sonic palette which revels in the phantasmagorical groove of liturgical Yoruba songs. Besides singing in Yoruba–which was brought to Cuba by West African slaves–Ibeyi honor their father’s legacy and Afro-Cuban heritage through their percussive production and use of live instruments. Beatsmith Naomi plays both the cajón and the batá while Lisa-Kaindé remains more in tune with the musical mythos of Ibeyi’s sound by weaving Yoruba lore deeply into their lyrics. “River” is dedicated to the goddess Oshun (the mother of the Ibeyi, and their first single and EP are both named for Oya (the benevolent orisha who took the Ibeyi in after Oshun was accused of witchcraft for birthing twins and kicked them out).
Men holding kittens for the first time
what a beautiful person
And to the introverted theatre kids, public speakers with social anxiety, and florists with allergies.
Somewhere in the distance, Beethoven’s ghost is applauding.
my love for this post reaches no limits
I don’t care if you’ve ever seen the show before or not but you need to watch this clip.
This is the best screw up ever.
this kills the wayne