While I was digging up that picture of my grandpa, I also found my grandparents’ wedding photo. I would like to direct your attention to A) my grandma’s glasses, which are amazing, and B) the bridesmaids’ little veils and muffs.
It’s so wild when you see a photo of a person from history who looks so much like a Hollywood archetype of whatever they did that you’re like “this must be made up.” “This must be an actor.” NO! This is actually what World War II Flying Ace Urban L. “Ben” Drew actually literally looked like in life. Went around looking like this, shooting down jet-powered Luftwaffe aircraft from his lil Snoopy-looking propellor-nosed Mustang. Hopped triumphantly down from the plane wing, pulled off his flying cap, ran a hand boyishly through his sweat-darkened hair, face lookin like that the whole time. Can you imagine???
Pilot Officer John Henry Smythe, an RAF navigator, actually looked like this EVERY DAY. Undertook 27 bombing missions looking like this. Parachuted out of his shot-down plane in Germany, looked like this when he landed, except all disheveled and defiant and wearing a shearling-lined leather jacket. WHAT A WORLD!!!!
Evelyn Ablon, a volunteer with the Women’s Army Corps, kept Air Force flights running smoothly while looking like an old-Hollywood Chelsea Peretti and maintaining an on point manicure. (National Museum of American Jewish Military History)
Ensign Jane Kendeigh, the first flight nurse to arrive at Okinawa and Iwo Jima, and a major curator of bomb-ass eyebrows. (Navy Medicine flickr)
It’s a from little later than the others, but this is my grandfather in 1953. I always liked this picture.
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Imagine your OTP as counselors at a summer camp who sneak off when all the kids are asleep to go make out.
aren’t there a bunch of horror movies explaining why this is a bad idea
Imagine your OTP fleeing in terror from a chainsaw-wielding maniac at summer camp
something we agreed we like about uncle vernon is that despite like, personally suffering at the hands of wizards pretty significantly (dudley’s tail, marge), vernon is like, always ready to fuck with wizards? like he is SO SCARED of them but he’s always ready to fight? please take this moment to imagine uncle vernon meeting voldemort
get to know me meme: [14/15] male characters
From president of the colonies to this. King of fools. Probably best to be hated by everyone than loved by this lot. Doomed to live out the rest of my life in this loony bin. I don’t know, that might have something to do with my rather savage mood swings.
— Gaius Baltar
Canon: this character’s dead!
Me: oh no they’re not, uh, they’re just resting
Canon: they’re stone dead!
Me: n-no – they’re just stunned, that’s it!
Me: they’re – they’re probably just pinin’ for the fjords
Canon: PINING for the FJORDS? Now see here! They’re bleeding demised! Look, they’re lying on their back!
Me: that character prefers sleeping on their back, you know
Canon: this character has ceased to be! They’ve expired and gone to meet their maker! They’re stiff! Bereft of life, they rest in peace! They’re pushin’ up daisies! Their metabolic processes are history! They’re off the twig! They’ve kicked the bucket! They’ve shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleeding CHOIR INVISIBLE!
Me: remarkable character, that one
Canon: THIS IS AN EX-CHARACTER!
Me: lovely backstory