The Dutch Angle

Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France.

Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.

Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.”

"Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis," The Independent. (via madelinecoleman)

SHE WAS THE GESTAPO’S MOST WANTED AND SHE KILLED A NAZI WITH HER BARE HANDS.

(via commander2spooky)

The axe forgets; the tree remembers.
African proverb (via istruggleandemerge)

kittenesque:

fuckyeahdisneyland:

jinglebelljade:

"This is Halloween"

So fucking perfect.

always reblog Dapper Dans when they’re on my dash ;w;

bendyrae:

nivueniconnue:

Yoga for back flexibility !

From beginner poses to more advanced ones.

  • Cobra pose -  upward facing dog
  • Cat cow pose - I don’t know the name of the second pose
  • Camel pose and its variation
  • Bridge pose and wild thing 
  • Backbend and wheel pose
  • Bow pose and cobra variation

This lady is great <3

zemael:

I don’t really think I’m that good at anatomy (or females) but this is quite a popular request so… I’m making a tutorial, and this is the part to show you what NOT to do with your fellow humans. More coming… eventually.

I suck at breast variations, but I try; see this page for awesome references: x

lovelydomination:

ladyknucklesinshape:

mybodyismydiary:

domobird:

takingbackhyrule:

bengalqueen:

minisporgiti:

please can this spread like wildfire?

"EVERYBODY KNOWS I’M A MUTHAFUCKIN MONSTERRR"

fucking unbelievable. I am blown away. 

WOAAAHWOWOWOWOWO

This is AMAZING!

this

YASSSSSSSSSSS

archaicwonder:

The Vampire of Alnwick Castle
Evidence of the Alnwick vampire was collected by William of Newburgh who collected a variety of accounts of vampires in England. One incident that occurred during his own lifetime concerned a man who served the Lord of Alnwick Castle in the 12th century. The servant, who was known for his wicked ways, was plagued by an unfaithful wife. Having hidden on the roof above his bed to see her actions for himself, he fell to the ground and died the next day from his injuries.
Following his burial, the man was seen wandering through the town. People became afraid of encountering him and locked themselves in their houses after dark each day. During this time an epidemic broke out and a number of people died. The sickness was blamed on the “vampire.”
Finally, on Palm Sunday, the local priest assembled a group of the more devout residents and some of the leading citizens who proceeded to the cemetery. They dug up the body, which appeared gorged with blood that gushed when struck with a spade. Having decided that the body had fed off the blood of its many victims, it was dragged out of town and burned. Soon after, the epidemic ended, and the town returned to normal.
Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England, and has been the home of the Percys, Earls and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309. The castle has been most recently used for the filming of Harry Potter. It is located in the town of the same name in the English county of Northumberland.

archaicwonder:

The Vampire of Alnwick Castle

Evidence of the Alnwick vampire was collected by William of Newburgh who collected a variety of accounts of vampires in England. One incident that occurred during his own lifetime concerned a man who served the Lord of Alnwick Castle in the 12th century. The servant, who was known for his wicked ways, was plagued by an unfaithful wife. Having hidden on the roof above his bed to see her actions for himself, he fell to the ground and died the next day from his injuries.

Following his burial, the man was seen wandering through the town. People became afraid of encountering him and locked themselves in their houses after dark each day. During this time an epidemic broke out and a number of people died. The sickness was blamed on the “vampire.”

Finally, on Palm Sunday, the local priest assembled a group of the more devout residents and some of the leading citizens who proceeded to the cemetery. They dug up the body, which appeared gorged with blood that gushed when struck with a spade. Having decided that the body had fed off the blood of its many victims, it was dragged out of town and burned. Soon after, the epidemic ended, and the town returned to normal.

Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England, and has been the home of the Percys, Earls and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309. The castle has been most recently used for the filming of Harry Potter. It is located in the town of the same name in the English county of Northumberland.