Cat Cotsell

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Why people keep watching the worst movie ever made

Stop Being Sh!tty to Teenage Girls

Opinion: Do We Honor Girls’ Stories? The Double Standard of YA Lit

We’ve all read claim after claim about how women “dominate” young adult fiction. But rarely do we reward and celebrate girls’ stories written by …

JCS: Female Gladiators of the Ancient Roman World: Murray

Although most gladiators in the ancient Roman world were slaves, some were volunteers (<i>auctorati</i>) who willingly took the gladiator’s oath "to be …

Vampires: Folklore, fantasy and fact - Michael Molina

If superpowers were real: Immortality - Joy Lin

What caused the French Revolution? - Tom Mullaney

Why is Japan called Japan?

Gladiatrix

This article is about the historical fighters. For the comic book character, see Gladiatrix (comics). For the television episode, see Gladiatrix …

Hunter Gatherers

Golden Age

This article is about a period in Greek mythology. For other uses, see Golden Age (disambiguation).<p>The term <b>Golden Age</b> comes from Greek mythology, …

Chernobyl disaster

This article is about the 1986 nuclear plant accident in Ukraine. For other uses, see Chernobyl (disambiguation).<p>The <b>Chernobyl disaster</b>, also referred …

Armenian Genocide

The <b>Armenian Genocide</b> (Armenian: Հայոց ցեղասպանություն,[note 3] <i>Hayots tseghaspanutyun</i>), also known as the <b>Armenian Holocaust</b>,[9] was the Ottoman …

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erinburr:

soemily:<p>sofriel:<p>logicandgrace:<p>More tidbits I’ve found while researching<p>tumblr has a sad-boner for the burning of the library of alexandria<br>• which was …

Influenza Pandemic

Introduction↑<p>Even though the so-called "Spanish" influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 coincided in part with the final year of World War I, and even …

Writing Better Immortal & Long-Lived Characters

This article is written primarily for immortal and long-lived characters for whom the following is more or less true:<p>They're either modified humans …

Ancient History Encyclopedia

Ancient History

Links

Another Halloween themed post.<p><b>GHOSTS AND SPIRITS</b><p><b>ZOMBIES</b><p><b>SHAPE SHIFTERS AND HOMINIDS</b><p><b>SEA CREATURES</b><p><b>VAMPIRES</b><p><b>AVIAN CREATURES</b><p><b>FAIRIES AND FAE</b><p><b>ANGELS AND DEMONS</b><p>…

carmarthen-the-fan

First, I apologize for the length of this post, and second, I apologize for my frankly lazy mostly Wikipedia-citations, because they’re a lot more …

22 Famous Stories That Left Out The Best Details

What we know about the media and history, in fact, is that the people writing that stuff love to sensationalize both. What's funny is that in their …

5 Historic Acts Of Revenge More Epic Than Django Unchained

There's a reason most movies that feature "turning the other cheek" are porn. Revenge sells better than forgiveness. When a supervillain kills your …

The Dark Ages...How Dark Were They, Really?: Crash Course World History #14

Gregorian calendar

For the calendar of religious holidays and periods, see Liturgical year. For this year's Gregorian calendar, see Common year starting on Monday.<p>The</b> …

Julian calendar

This article is about a calendar used for civil and liturgical purposes. For the day-number calendar used for astronomical and historical …

Stop It, My Brain Hurts!: Yaoi Fantasies vs. Gay Realities.

<i>[Author’s Note: Just look at the warning on my yuri essay. Same author, similar content. If that floats your boat, then go for it, kids. ;)]</i><p><b>Stop It,</b> …

On The Fetishisation Of Gay Men By Women In The Slash Community

About a year ago, I went with friends to see a live reading of <i>Welcome to Night Vale</i> and was shocked by the amount of screaming coming from women in …

Participation

10 Contemporary Novels Based on Classic Lit That Are Actually Worth Your Time – Page 10

<b>A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley (King Lear)</b><p><i>King Lear</i> in a cornfield? Yep, that had us hooked too. This NBCC and Pulitzer Prize-winning retelling of …

Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World

What is fanfiction, and what is it not? Why does fanfiction matter? And what makes it so important to the future of literature?<p><i>Fic</i> is a …