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Multi-fandom blog of doooooom.
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dicksihavestudied:

iconuk01:

e-l-s-a-b-a:

stalinistqueens:

wingedbyday:

//Absurdly helpful for people writing royal characters and/or characters who interact with royalty and members of the nobility.
[x]

Citizen is simpler and more beautiful~ but just in case anyone needs this.

DUDE BUT THIS IS WHAT I’VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE
in medieval times you ONLY addressed a king/queen with “Your Majesty”, NEVER “Your Highness”.  To address a king/queen with “Your Highness” was considered an insult.

It bugs the hell out of me, and I’m not even THAT much of a monarchist, but when I see books/TV having a monarch refered to as “Your Highness”, or a prince/princess as “Your Majesty” it’s like nails down a blackboard.

Actually, that’s not strictly true that you ONLY addressed a king or queen as “your majesty” in medieval times. For much of the medieval period, “your grace” was perfectly acceptable. England’s Richard II pushed for people to call him “your majesty” and it pissed off a fair few nobles. There’s a decent amount of scholarship on Richard II and the language of kingship.
I believe, also, that Henry IV scaled back the fancy language and stuck with “your grace.” I believe most of the kings of England did actually, but I would have to check the scholarship.
I cannot speak beyond England, but “your majesty” was probably mainly reserved for emperors. “Your Grace” was perfectly fine for medieval kings since they were supposed to be not much different from their nobles.

dicksihavestudied:

iconuk01:

e-l-s-a-b-a:

stalinistqueens:

wingedbyday:

//Absurdly helpful for people writing royal characters and/or characters who interact with royalty and members of the nobility.

[x]

Citizen is simpler and more beautiful~ but just in case anyone needs this.

DUDE BUT THIS IS WHAT I’VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE

in medieval times you ONLY addressed a king/queen with “Your Majesty”, NEVER “Your Highness”.  To address a king/queen with “Your Highness” was considered an insult.

It bugs the hell out of me, and I’m not even THAT much of a monarchist, but when I see books/TV having a monarch refered to as “Your Highness”, or a prince/princess as “Your Majesty” it’s like nails down a blackboard.

Actually, that’s not strictly true that you ONLY addressed a king or queen as “your majesty” in medieval times. For much of the medieval period, “your grace” was perfectly acceptable. England’s Richard II pushed for people to call him “your majesty” and it pissed off a fair few nobles. There’s a decent amount of scholarship on Richard II and the language of kingship.

I believe, also, that Henry IV scaled back the fancy language and stuck with “your grace.” I believe most of the kings of England did actually, but I would have to check the scholarship.

I cannot speak beyond England, but “your majesty” was probably mainly reserved for emperors. “Your Grace” was perfectly fine for medieval kings since they were supposed to be not much different from their nobles.

4 hours ago on October 20th | J | 135,416 notes

iguanamouth:

one of my favorite episodes from atla was where this whole village hated avatars because they thought that kyoshi murdered this guy a long time ago and the whole gang spends the entire episode finding all this evidence that she never did it but the village doesnt believe them and it looks like aangs going to be found guilty but finally near the end her spirit appears to everyone and shes like yeah i killed that guy he was a dick

5 hours ago on October 20th | J | 27,951 notes

katiemyladyy:

clashing-oceans:

Why aren’t we talking about Dylan sprouse have you SEEN his tweets?

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GUYS SERIOUSLY 
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G U Y S
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we could have had a singing career.

5 hours ago on October 20th | J | 160,562 notes

m7angela:

and later:

why doesn’t anyone talk about this show, like, seriously

5 hours ago on October 20th | J | 13,096 notes
lifehackable:

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lifehackable:

Let’s all help college students get knowledge they deserve for free:)

http://gen.lib.rus.ec

http://textbooknova.com

http://en.bookfi.org/

http://www.gutenberg.org

http://ebookee.org

http://www.manybooks.net

http://www.giuciao.com

http://www.feedurbrain.com

http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=380

http://www.alleng.ru/ 

http://www.eknigu.com/ 

http://ishare.iask.sina.com.cn/

http://2020ok.com/

http://www.freebookspot.es/Default.aspx

http://www.freeetextbooks.com/

http://onebigtorrent.org/

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http://forums.mvgroup.org

http://theaudiobookbay.com/

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5 hours ago on October 20th | J | 180,047 notes
racism-sexist-ableism-ohmy:

gehayi:

springwise:

This ring lets blind people read non-Braille books
One of the problems with Braille is that it’s typically printed in specialist books aside from the copies created for sighted people, meaning that those with sight difficulties can’t borrow their friends’ books and need to seek out the bookstores and libraries that cater for them. In the past, we’ve seen projects such as Thailand’sMr. Light and Mr. Dark — which uses special typography to enable the blind and non-blind to read the same book. Now the FingerReader initiative from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that can scan written text and read it out loud. READ MORE…

Guys. Science has developed a talking ring that allows the blind to read books.
This is not only amazing, it is the stuff of fairy tales.

This is fucking awesome and it makes me hella happy.

racism-sexist-ableism-ohmy:

gehayi:

springwise:

This ring lets blind people read non-Braille books

One of the problems with Braille is that it’s typically printed in specialist books aside from the copies created for sighted people, meaning that those with sight difficulties can’t borrow their friends’ books and need to seek out the bookstores and libraries that cater for them. In the past, we’ve seen projects such as Thailand’sMr. Light and Mr. Dark — which uses special typography to enable the blind and non-blind to read the same book. Now the FingerReader initiative from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that can scan written text and read it out loud. READ MORE…

Guys. Science has developed a talking ring that allows the blind to read books.

This is not only amazing, it is the stuff of fairy tales.

This is fucking awesome and it makes me hella happy.

5 hours ago on October 20th | J | 64,255 notes

Has anyone else noticed that February 2015 is the perfect month?

muirin007:

themaskednegro:

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I actually let out a pleased little squeak when I saw this because ohhh man, that is beautiful.

5 hours ago on October 20th | J | 204,938 notes

Edmund + sass, making faces, and being a shit (part 2/?)

5 hours ago on October 20th | J | 1,016 notes

typhonatemybaby:

Legendary Wolf.

i dont think teen wolf has actualy ever topped this moment.

5 hours ago on October 20th | J | 233,407 notes

briannathestrange:

… and TADAAAAAAAA! (x)

5 hours ago on October 20th | J | 4,850 notes