The Beauty of the Last Agni Kai
The final showdown between Zuko and Azula remains one of the most beautiful scenes in Avatar: The Last Airbender and maybe even the follow up series The Legend of Korra.
I just love how the colours of their destructive firebending clash against one another and spiral across the air.
DECK THE HALLS - a mix of broadway stars singing christmas tunes [listen]
i. have yourself a merry little christmas - alexandra socha // ii. baby it’s cold outside - kyle riabko & steffi d // iii. christmas (baby please come home) - sherie rene scott, lindsay mendez, and betsy wolfe // iv. being in love with you - laura osnes // v. christmas around the world - jason tam, nick blaemire, and krysta rodriguez // vi. christmas lullaby - charlotte wakefield // vii. jingle bells - stephanie j. block // viii. i’ll be home for christmas - jonathan groff and lea michele // ix. what child is this - kristin chenoweth // x. the christmas song - megan hilty // xi. o come all ye faithful - the cast of spring awakening // xii. o, holy night - raul esparza // xiii. still, still, still / the first noel - sierra boggess and lindsay mendez // xiv. the night before christmas song - gavin creel, capathia jenkins, and michael mcelroy // xv. the twelve days after christmas - julia murney
French medical students and their mistresses.
Gavarni, “Oeuvres choisies de Gavarni : études de moeurs contemporaines” (1847), translated by and screencapped from F. Pallualt’s “Medical Students in England and France 1815-1858”
I don’t know what to point out.
Is it the hint of periodical cadaver shopping, the casual introduction of a family stillborn, or the geekery in identifying a skeleton’s sex?
Seeing how a bunch of reblogs have crossed my dash about medical students and specimens (and Pilferingapples invoking my name), I thought that I’d add to the er, fun. This was painted around June 2011; I don’t think anyone outside of Abaisse has ever seen it, so hey, nothing wrong with airing the corpse a bit. ;)
Eeeeee! The light shafts!! Can you imagine this place in the summer though? (oh wait they don’t have dissections in the summer because eww but still…) the smell, the humidity, the general presence of death. Must be mental torture.
laura osnes singing craig carnelia’s “flight”
okay last mis hols related post for a while I promise
but I remember at some point someone posted general information about what your average student’s apartment would be like in terms of…layout and furniture and stuff? I in my infinite wisdom cannot seem to find it but I’m sure it exists somewhere, and I know I have lots of well-informed and clever people who follow me for some reason, so if any of you know where it is/can show me somewhere else that information might be found, I would be super grateful ;;
Oooh I’d also like to know about this!
There’s a good description of typical student housing on pages 191-192 here!
this may help, though it’s centered on medical students.
Most student accommodations were dark and unappealing, with only one tiny window. Shephard Taylor described his new apartment as rather dull and gloomy, but admitted that it was ‘free from the noise and turmoil of the main thoroughfare, is an advantage not to be despised by one engaged in studious occupation. A student apartment of one or two rooms often comprised no more than a hard low bed, a table, a writing desk with locks, a chest of drawers, two armchairs, two chairs, a small clock over the fireplace and a wash-stand. The decor was often limited to the medical student’s essential items: pieces of a skeleton, jars of pathological and anatomical specimens, and textbooks.
from “medical students in england and france 1815-1858” by f. pallualt.
Eenjolras’ advent calender:
24 days of exquisite theatre performances
Bring Him Home (Les Misérables)
You are probably the only person who wants that! (Other people are like: shut up and post fandom things.)
Two hours ago I started this reply by explaining why I couldn’t write friendfic, and then in attempt to demonstrate what such a failure would look like, I ended up writing this, which is longer than I expected, and also: I don’t even know what it is. In brief, it is:
891 strangely serious words about Jehan being a serial killer of houseplants. Featuring Combeferre.