The most famous woman in Roman history was not a Roman. Cleopatra - that was her name - was queen of Egypt. Then was she an Egyptian? No, she was a Greek. Sounds like a muddle. But let’s try to straighten it out by looking at some facts. These facts are not easy to come by. Yet scarcity of information has not stopped people from creating a great many poems, plays, novels, biographies, and movies about Cleopatra.
Ten Queens, Portraits of Women of Power - Milton Meltzer
#magic the gathering
I kinda wanna get back into Magic; The Gathering, (I must embrace the fact I can be a proper geek sometimes…) but I don’t know anyone who plays. I was only kinda into it before, never got into the community and that was like 10 years ago or something.. (I’m ooold…) There’s MTG groups in Cork, at Other Realms and at the Sandbox (which I’ve never been to) but I feel weird just turning up as a kinda newbie and asking to play… Maybe I need to deal with my anxiety a bit more before I attempt something like that. I would like to have a hobby that entails getting out of the house and interacting with people. All my hobbies are kinda solitary pursuits like reading, tv, computer and games (well the ones I like are single player…)
I should just bite the bullet (and other cliches) but it can be so difficult to start… buh…
Nevermind me blathering……….
Once again, Caucasian does not mean white, and using it to mean white is actually racist.
There are real Caucasian people who live in the Caucasus region, and they are not white.
I sometimes laugh because I picture Tatiana Maslany standing up with that fire behind her eyes, delivering a venemous line as she stares ferociously at a tennis ball.
This woman gets paid to talk to a tennis ball. On a stick.
"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."
Apparently it’s not socially acceptable for a man to invite another man out just for coffee or to go out for a meal, in case it’s perceived as a date. Like it’s fine if you wanna go to the pub and drink beer and have a chat but make it non-alcoholic and suddenly you’re not straight anymore? You can go to the cinema together but ONLY if it’s an action movie. You guys can’t even just go shopping with each other. Oh masculinity, so fragile, so strange.
Went kayaking with my girlfriend and we made the cutest friend!
excuse me WHY are his hands up i cant handle this
In Japan you can enjoy your favorite anime, cartoon and video game characters as more than simply visual entertainment. They’re also available as sweet treats. These kawaii confections are a form of wagashi (和菓子) called nerikiri (練り切り). Made from white bean paste and rice-based dough, nerikiri are often tinted and molded similar to how marzipan is prepared in Western desserts.
These pop culture-inspired nerikiri were all made by Japanese Twitter user Otakumi at a wagashi shop called Kuramoto Hinode, which is located in the Tokushima Prefecture of Japan’s Shikoku island.
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You can also try your hand at making your very own nerikiri. Click here for the recipe.