I was looking around for a history meme but couldn’t find one so I decided to make my own. I would love to see a lot of peoples different takes on these. If you do it be sure to tag it history meme so that I can see it!!
fixed version! Thanks to tiny-librarian for pointing out my typo!
Let me explain you a thing.
When I say I adore Misha Collins, I don’t mean because he’s attractive or funny (though that comes into it), I mean because he is a genuinely nice person.
I was at Asylum 10 this weekend, and for Misha’s autographs he wasn’t allowed to personalise things because of time constraints which is fair enough. However, when I was getting mine, I managed to blurt out (I mean it I was shaking really hard) how important it was to meet him, as Asylum 10 was a goal for me not to kill myself.
The second I said that he stopped writing and looked up at me, and his response was:
“You need better goals.” I almost laughed but I was really trying not to cry, so I responded with:
“No. I don’t.” At this point, he reached across the table and grabbed my hand, pen still off the paper. He looked up at me, shaking and almost crying and smiled and said the simplest thing. At this point he let my hand go.
“See you next year?” I nodded, I was shaking really hard and I picked up the picture and went to leave, but he grabbed my hand again and pulled me back a little. He asked for my name and then wrote what it says on the top left hand corner. He squeezed my hand and smiled and then let me go.
Interviewer: I don’t want to burst your bubble, but you do know about Santa. You know the secret about Santa?
history meme ∙ (2/6) women ∙ jane austen
Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.(+more)
Madhubala (1933 - 1969)
James Burke for Life Magazine, 1951
you two have the most unhealthy, tangled up, crazy thing that I’ve ever seen
[SOLVING MURDERS YEAHHHH]
bless the elementary writers (◡‿◡✿)
VK Krishna Menon, Nehru’s close friend and ally, was India’s representative to the United Nations from 1952 - 1960. Known for his outspokenness and unapologetic championing of India all through the world, Krishna Menon was referred to by various names by the media in the west.
Among his many epithets were: - Mephistopheles in a Savile Row suit, India’s Rasputin and Nehru’s Evil Genius.
I had wondered why this was, given that in all of Menon’s interviews, I’d judged him for a surefooted, but softspoken man.
I had my questions regarding this, wondering if the portrayal was accurate or if it were a deliberate attempt to delegitimize Indian ambassadors during the time of the Non-Aligned Movement.
Fifteen minutes into searching for answers, an old Hindu article told the following story, of an old Krishna Menon interview:
(Interviewer begins the interview by elaborating Menon’s background and education, in a very derisive tone)
Meet the Media Interviewer to Krishna Menon: ”That is wonderful, Mr. Menon; from log cabin to White House in a manner of speaking. But tell me Mr.Menon - is it true that you are a communist?”
VK Krishna Menon to Interviewer: ”Thank you Mr.Stormwell, I would like to return the compliment; you too, sir, have risen from humble beginnings, from selling newspapers in the streets to leading this distinguished panel. I believe that you draw a salary higher than that of the President of the United States. Now that is wonderful, Mr. Stormwell, but tell me is it true that you are a bastard?”
Currently, I have no more questions.