warbloggerofzillyhoo:

thesherlockfandomisbroken:

smith-and-noble:

samandpatricks:

today my best friend asked me “why cinderella’s shoe fell off if it fit her perfectly” 

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In the original story the prince ordered one of his servants to put liquid tar on the staircase to stop her from running away. The shoe got stuck on the tar.

That is a liiiiittle bit creepy

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE BROTHERS GRIMM FAIRYTALES HONEY

“Concerning Courfeyrac, we might almost stop here, and merely say: for Courfeyrac, see Thomolyès. Except Courfeyrac wasn’t an asshole.”

Victor Hugo introducing the Friends of the ABC, Book IV
(via incorrectlesmisquotes)

thekingofwinter:

takohai:

glitteringknight:

"Your highness" is gender neutral.

So you know, if you’re ever confused about my pronouns.

That’ll work.

alternatively, “your majesty,” “my liege,” and “supreme overlord”

please note that “your grace” is also acceptable

themouseabides:

Knowledge is knowing that Frankenstein is not the monster.

Wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein is the monster.

Title: Javert's Suicide
Played: 431 times

inspectorstars:

Les Mis Broadway 8-7-14

Adam Monley as Javert


pandoyareblogs:

ellelalee:

writing is hard

I feel this in my soul

The person I reblogged this from has a quality blog and I recommend you all follow them

michelneys:

This is the proof that I had lost my sense of humour

“And so, Ogarëv, hand in hand we moved forward into life! Fearlessly and proudly we advanced, generously we responded to every challenge and single-heartedly we surrendered to every inclination. The path we chose was no easy one; we have never left it for one moment: wounded and broken we have gone forward and no one has outdistanced us. I have reached…not the goal but the spot where the road goes downhill, and involuntarily I seek thy hand that we may go down together, that I may press it and say, smiling mournfully, ‘So this is all!’”

Alexander Herzen, ‘My Past and Thoughts’ (via exterminentary)

  • Me when I started liking Royals: Omg how am I going to learn all the titles and nationalities lmao
  • Me two months later: Okay so do you want the list of every royal family member's grandmother's favorite fruit in chronological order or just alphabetical

historyofromanovs:

Get to Know Me Meme || [1/15] royals in general

Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia

At 14, she was already tall and womanly; her figure was noble and majestic, softened by all graces of her gender and age. Her features were regular, and her complexion fair as alabaster. Innocence, candour, and serenity stamped their divine impressions on her brow; and light flaxen hair…fell in ringlets on her well-turned neck. Her heart, her talents, and her intellect were in unison with her exterior appearance.”

Alexandra saw a miniature of her future husband and convinced herself to be in love with him and that she will be happy ‘forever’. This, of course, never fully came true. The Austrian Empress, her husband’s sister-in-law, rendered Alexandra’s life so intolerable out of pure jealousy that when Emperor Paul learned how his favorite child had been treated, “he flew into a rage, demanded that she should be sent back to St. Petersburg, and even threatened war."

The couple settled in a different castle and was extremely happy. However, this happiness turned out to be temporary as Alexandra died after giving birth at the age of seventeen. Her death was inevitable as the pregnancy and childbirth had greatly weakened her. The baby, a girl, was a stillborn. The young husband was grief-stricken and cried for a very long time. Her death occurred during the same week as her father’s murder. Both were terrible blows for the Romanov family.

For many years, Alexandra’s tomb was carefully maintained by the Orthodox Church in Russia. But after the Revolution, everything changed. Her coffin was exhumed and the jewels on Alexandra’s corpse were robbed. In the end, her remains were reburied to the family vault of the Hapsburgs. [Source]

paul and maria had beautiful daughters! poor alexandra. i always feel deeply sorry for her ;(

King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II & Tsar Nicholas II

DB