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“The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaieties, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it.” 
//F. Scott Fitzgerald

i. black and blue - louis armstrong | ii. button up your overcoat - ruth etting | iii. georgia on my mind - roy foxy & his band | iv. i’ve got a feeling i’m falling - annette hanshaw | v. kitty from kansas city - rudy vallee | vi. my blue eyed jane - jimmie rodgers | vii. puttin’ on the ritz - the clevelanders | viii. the charleston - james  p. johnson | ix. the varsity drag - frank black orchestra | x. west end blues - louise armstrong | xi. "Yes, sir! That’s my baby!“ - lee morse | xii. you oughta be in pictures - rudy vallee  | xiii. ain’t she sweet -  ben bernie orchestra  | xiv. am i blue - ethel waters

THE ROARING TWENTIES [listen[download

“The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaieties, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it.”

//F. Scott Fitzgerald

i. black and blue - louis armstrong | ii. button up your overcoat - ruth etting | iii. georgia on my mind - roy foxy & his band | iv. i’ve got a feeling i’m falling - annette hanshaw | v. kitty from kansas city - rudy vallee | vi. my blue eyed jane - jimmie rodgers | vii. puttin’ on the ritz - the clevelanders | viii. the charleston - james  p. johnson | ix. the varsity drag - frank black orchestra | x. west end blues - louise armstrong | xi. "Yes, sir! That’s my baby!“ - lee morse | xii. you oughta be in pictures - rudy vallee  | xiii. ain’t she sweet -  ben bernie orchestra  | xiv. am i blue - ethel waters

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typette:

chroniclesofamber:

Cyber-Dys-Punk-Topia

“There was a place near an airport, Kowloon, when Hong Kong wasn’t China, but there had been a mistake, a long time ago, and that place, very small, many people, it still belonged to China. So there was no law there. An outlaw place. And more and more people crowded in; they built it up, higher. No rules, just building, just people living. Police wouldn’t go there. Drugs and whores and gambling. But people living, too. Factories, restaurants. A city. No laws.

William Gibson, Idoru

It was the most densely populated place on Earth for most of the 20th century, where a room cost the equivalent of US$6 per month in high rise buildings that belonged to no country. In this urban enclave, “a historical accident”, law had no place. Drug dealers, pimps and prostitutes lived and worked alongside kindergartens, and residents walked the narrow alleys with umbrellas to shield themselves from the endless, constant dripping of makeshift water pipes above….

Kowloon ‘Walled’ City lost its wall during the Second World War when Japan invaded and razed the walls for materials to expand the nearby airport. When Japan surrendered, claims of sovereignty over Kowloon finally came to a head between the Chinese and the British. Perhaps to avoid triggering yet another conflict in the wake of a world war, both countries wiped their hands of the burgeoning territory.

And then came the refugees, the squatters, the outlaws. The uncontrolled building of 300 interconnected towers crammed into a seven-acre plot of land had begun and by 1990, Kowloon was home to more than 50,000 inhabitants….

Despite earning its Cantonese nickname, “City of Darkness”, amazingly, many of Kowloon’s residents liked living there. And even with its lack of basic amenities such as sanitation, safety and even sunlight, it’s reported that many have fond memories of the friendly tight-knit community that was “poor but happy”.

“People who lived there were always loyal to each other. In the Walled City, the sunshine always followed the rain,” a former resident told the South China Morning Post….

Today all that remains of Kowloon is a bronze small-scale model of the labyrinth in the middle a public park where it once stood.

This isn’t to say places like Kowloon Walled City no longer exist in Hong Kong….

— from Anywhere But Here: Kowloon “Anarchy” City

here is a reddit AMA from someone who actually lived in this place. Here’s a list of the questions he got and what he answered. 

Nothing is more fascinating than hearing a first-hand account.

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dotom:

I won’t let you go again.

dotom:

I won’t let you go again.

Jaeger Pilots AU - Scott and Stiles as co-pilots of the Mark-3 Jaeger Alpha Lupus.

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The way Steve looks at Bucky

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dragonfiretwistedwire:

Egyptian Mythology Dreamcast - Djimon Hounsou as Horus 

god of war, sky, and falcons

I am Horus, the great Falcon upon the ramparts of the house of him of the hidden name. My flight has reached the horizon. I have passed by the gods of Nut. I have gone further than the gods of old. Even the most ancient bird could not equal my very first flight. I have removed my place beyond the powers of Set, the foe of my father Osiris. No other god could do what I have done. I have brought the ways of eternity to the twilight of the morning. I am unique in my flight. My wrath will be turned against the enemy of my father Osiris and I will put him beneath my feet in my name of ‘Red Cloak’. (x)

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dragonfiretwistedwire:

Egyptian Mythology Dreamcast - Djimon Hounsou as Horus

god of war, sky, and falcons

I am Horus, the great Falcon upon the ramparts of the house of him of the hidden name. My flight has reached the horizon. I have passed by the gods of Nut. I have gone further than the gods of old. Even the most ancient bird could not equal my very first flight. I have removed my place beyond the powers of Set, the foe of my father Osiris. No other god could do what I have done. I have brought the ways of eternity to the twilight of the morning. I am unique in my flight. My wrath will be turned against the enemy of my father Osiris and I will put him beneath my feet in my name of ‘Red Cloak’. (x)

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Codename: Winter Soldier… it appears his mind is seeking to fill in the holes of his memory, or possibly rebelling against the implanted programming he received originally.

(Source: memoryrecovery)

kaciart:

karaq said: I’d be happy with any Stucky drawing actually, but if I had to choose a specific prompt: Uhm…Pre-serum. Steve is ill once again and Bucky sits by his bed keeping watch while being terriefied Steve might die.

kaciart:

karaq said: I’d be happy with any Stucky drawing actually, but if I had to choose a specific prompt: Uhm…Pre-serum. Steve is ill once again and Bucky sits by his bed keeping watch while being terriefied Steve might die.

iraffiruse:

The happiest dog mermaid

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James Buchanan (Bucky) Barnes

D A M A G E

C H A O S

A R M A G E D D O N

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spkolala:

i think about these two a lot

spkolala:

i think about these two a lot

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your mother told you fairytales, but she didn’t tell you this.

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