doodled a satsuki in the computer lab
Strongest eyebrows in the universe? EXCUSE ME
yeah excuse u
THOSE WEAK ASS EYEBROWS ARE NOT WELCOME IN A SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT!
i run this school not you
but i admire your loyalty to order
Look how happy Ishimaru is.
petition to make this the new loading symbol
IT’S SO FUCKING MESMERIZING
The spread of the black death.
Poland, tell us your secret.
Poland is the
If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there.
Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there.
Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it.
I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new.
Damn Italy, you scary.
Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better”
Milan: “Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!”
Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague.
Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world.
WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL
When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did.
Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!
(Source: , via princejakers)
Did i kind of see it coming? yes.
Did i still scream? yes.
Hmmmmmm. First and foremost:
May you be having all of the tumblr hugs and fandom love out there.
As for lovely tumblr folks, some essential cloneclubbers off the top of my head for specific things include:
Happyjacq: queen of analysis, lover of story and warm host of the infamous fireside chats. Also an all around swell person in so many ways and I feel lucky to have been able to learn from her and watch her work her magic. The world needs more of Jacq’s wit, sass, warmth and greatness.
Thewetcloud: more analysis, more sass, more art, more Haf. I’m still getting over her “life lessons from minor OB characters in 2x01” post. It was pure gold. Pure, effin, gold.
Exhumana: even more analysis (can you tell I like analysis?) and also my coconspirator on the grand scheme of villain!beth. Ask her about Orphan Blade Runner and prepare for some mindblowing.
Valentinemichaelsmith: the illustrator of all of our wildest dreams. Her art is orgasmic and will make you feel all sorts of feels you never thought possible.
I-effed-it-all-up and krazyhippo66: if you’re new to the cloneclub, part of your orientation includes reading all 50 chapters of these lovely ladies’ fic Smells Like Teen Spirit and then continuing onward to the lovely sequel Coming of Age. Seriously, these fics are like our bible. Start reading now and prepare your tissues. They’re both just all around swell bloggers on top of that.
Novelconcepts: also writes insane fics. Like, insane insane wonderful fics that will melt your heart and soul into a puddle of awe.
Thingsdrawnonorphanblack: one of the funniest blogs you’ll ever see. I’m sure that as we delve deeper into hiatus we are only going to get better and better things out of this gal.
Orphan-plaque: similarly, the funniest OB edits this side of season 2. Prepare for some quality laughs.
Poorlydrawnorphanblack: also insanely funny stuff. Somehow manages to make even stick figure tatianas different.
Cons1racy: quality blog, quality blogger. The queen of spoilers and whatnot when the time comes (I really don’t know how she gets some of the stuff she does…magic I guess) Definitely a go-to source of anything OB.
Glassesanddreads: Steve is just such a friendly and welcoming dude and an all around great person. So essential to follow.
Sanetwin: Likewise, Sam is just all around great and of the utmost following importance.
Sharkodactyl: queen of the minifics. Seriously, think of any type of OB minific, and Natalie’s probably written it. Also devote worshipper of Helena in the best possible way.
Ah, this is getting really long. Some more folks off the top of my head include: cophinescockerspaniels, a-nice-little-cigarette, soccercopping (though he’s on hiatus right now, but will be back!), puppymalia, jennfitzsimmons, accio-cosima, tinyhendrix, hellacophine, lickathicket…..
And again, welcome to the cloneclub! :)