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Barcelona, Facts, and Family: 1346 Moscow Stockholm openhagen Kiey London ologne Cracow Vienna Paris Milan Constantinople Marsailles Rome Barcelona detenebrate: 0xymoronic: shitarianasays: theeyesinthenight: the-sonic-screw: platinumpixels: volpesvolpes: unseilie: sarahvonkrolock: gaysexagainstawall: them-days-was-olden-as-fuck: The spread of the black death. Poland Poland, tell us your secret. Poland is the old new Madagascar.  If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there.  Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there. Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it.  I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new. Damn Italy, you scary. Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better” Milan: “Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!” Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague. Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world.  WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did. Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!
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Bailey Jay, Children, and Dumb: Jesuswhat's she weign in at buck 90, 200? Renaissance women weren't forced to starve themselves into an anorexic fashion na uStry marketing version of female sexuality celticpyro: fandomsandfeminism: sofiama: cr1mson5thestranger: rosietheamazon: deadhoneybadger: Yeah that’s why they all died at 30 because they were so unhealthy but cool Pretty sure it was the plague not heart disease. Pretty sure it was the Plague, childbirth, food spoiling, maltreated infections, smallpox, pneumonia, and/or generally unsanitary living conditions (such as dumping sewage and waste in the streets) and not health conditions caused by excess body fat. Not to mention that the Renaissance standard of female beauty being plumpness and full-figured forms came from the fact that it was a status symbol. Plump, pale, full-figured women were wealthy women who didn’t have to spend their days in hard labor or raising children (or both) and stood a better chance of bearing healthy babies than commoner women did. Cultural “Oh Snap” I hate it so much when people pull out the “unhealthy” excuse for having a reason to body shame a person. “Women died young in the 1700s because they were fat” is an amazingly ignorant statement Okay that one response was dumb but first of all there’s absolutely no way the woman in that painting is 190-200 lbs unless she’s on the taller side. Yeah Renaissance women were full-figured but they weren’t obese.Secondly, it was a beauty standard because it was a sign you were rich enough to eat a lot and not have to work off the extra calories. So it wasn’t that women typically looked like that, it was an equally unrealistic standard back then as it is today because most women didn’t have the means to put on extra weight unless they were filthy rich. But hey let’s glorify beauty standards when it personally benefits you, right?Third, you’re really gonna put someone down for body-shaming when the woman painting is also body-shaming? Anorexia is a mental disorder not a body type and if you conflate the two you’re body-shaming. Using “anorexic” as a synonym for “skinny” is basically the same as using “diabetic” as a synonym for “fat.”So in conclusion, this whole post is garbage. It’s like when they try to label Marilyn Monroe and other of her contemporaries as “plus size”. Just stop. She was curvy yes, but she was absolutely not anything approaching the modern concept of “plus sized“ or obese.One of these things is not like the other

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Europe, Plague, and Continental: The plague spreads around continental Europe (1300s colourized)

The plague spreads around continental Europe (1300s colourized)

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Meme, Target, and Tumblr: heahisant theartisserie:the-plague-doctors and anon asked Hetalia for the favourite character meme thing, so here’s Austria! :D

theartisserie:the-plague-doctors and anon asked Hetalia for the favourite character meme thing, so here’s Austria! :D

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Meme, Target, and Tumblr: heahisant theartisserie:the-plague-doctors and anon asked Hetalia for the favourite character meme thing, so here’s Austria! :D

theartisserie:the-plague-doctors and anon asked Hetalia for the favourite character meme thing, so here’s Austria! :D

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Bad, Books, and Children: Christian Day 6:15pm LOL! I hope your stalker has some fun with you bye bye now Trust me. "pudgy" hovers around the upper surface of how deep my words can cut. You couldn't curse me if you tried. LOL All of you and your keyboard warrior friends together wouldn't be able to make a dent in what I do. Oh, and by the way, if he rapes you, please call out my name while he does Cheerio <p><a href="https://magickinmundane.tumblr.com/post/169763653301/madamehearthwitch" class="tumblr_blog">magickinmundane</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://madamehearthwitch.tumblr.com/post/167512785246/althoughiknowitsstrictlytaboo" class="tumblr_blog">madamehearthwitch</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://althoughiknowitsstrictlytaboo.tumblr.com/post/167509574380/queer-witchery-poppy-finch" class="tumblr_blog">althoughiknowitsstrictlytaboo</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://queer-witchery.tumblr.com/post/143943748987/poppy-finch-decayfeedsthebloom" class="tumblr_blog">queer-witchery</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://poppy-finch.tumblr.com/post/143941146925/decayfeedsthebloom-eclecticwitcheryafoot" class="tumblr_blog">poppy-finch</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://decayfeedsthebloom.tumblr.com/post/143940342377">decayfeedsthebloom</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://eclecticwitcheryafoot.tumblr.com/post/143924171285">eclecticwitcheryafoot</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://eclecticwitcheryafoot.tumblr.com/post/97728817460">eclecticwitcheryafoot</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://the-beauty-of-the-moon.tumblr.com/post/97725600883">the-beauty-of-the-moon</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bodaciousbanshee.tumblr.com/post/96665360747">bodaciousbanshee</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://amorellamoon.tumblr.com/post/96578428283">amorellamoon</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>So this is a thing that happened…</p> <p>Christian Day, a pagan writer and store owner, sent me this love letter after outing my account name on Facebook. Like many people who have an alias on facebook,<span></span><span> I have a rather good reason for doing so. (I have a Meatspace stalker, who use to mail me bits of dead things, and threaten my children, because he wanted me to bear only HIS </span>children<span>. It was a living nightmare that I lived for over six months.) Alas… I was not very happy with Mr. Day for this, and told him so.</span></p> <p><span>This screenshot shows his </span>response<span>. </span></p> <p>You are not misreading that. He actually said “…if he rapes you, please call out my name while he does.”</p> <p>Facebook has been less than helpful during all this… As a matter of fact, they have sided with HIM, yanking my post with this screenshot on it, and putting my account on a 24 hour hold for “Harassment.” of Mr. Day.</p> <p>I have… No real game plan at this point, other than not allowing this to go unseen by the many Pagans on the web. I have had such an outpouring of support from my friends and the general pagan community on facebook that it honestly made me cry. On another note, I have had to un-relax, knowing my stalker is still out there and can find me now. But, I will not back down. This shit IS NOT OK for our so called “Pagan Leaders” to do.</p> <p>Rock on my Beauties… Pass this along if you wish, repost it everywhere, and let us not allow this “Man” to have a moment peace until he answers for what he has done. </p> </blockquote> <p>Dear followers, please reblog this. I want it to spread like wildfire. This guy is a real “Big Name Pagan” a famous published author, and he spent months bullying, harassing and threatening my godmother and her daughter over facebook. He owns a franchise shop here in New Orleans, and has systematically been trying to sow seeds of distention among local witches and their shops in order to cripple competition. He’s blatantly (racistly) disrespected our local Voodoo community on the radio saying that you shouldn’t have to go to Haiti to get initiated because it’s a “dirty place”. If you see his so-called “apology” don’t buy the hype. <span>He is openly sexist, racist and classicist. </span><span>This is not the first time he’s done something like this, he is not sorry. He needs to be held responsible for his actions. </span></p> </blockquote> <p>This is fucking sick.</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://foresthoney.tumblr.com/post/97727078907/the-beauty-of-the-moon-bodaciousbanshee">foresthoney</a>:</p> <div>He owns two shops, Hex and Omen. HEX is in both Salem, MA and New Orleans, LA and Omen is just in Salem, MA. Avoid him like the plague he is and don’t let him or the people he associates with profit off you (they, Laurie Cabot groupies, own shops in Salem too).</div> </blockquote> <p>Christian’s at it again.</p> <p>He threatened to kill a nearby shop owner’s dog (Pumpkin from New England Magic who is ADORABLE) a few years ago out of a nasty feud with the owner, who is SO SWEET!  Of course he denied it.</p> <p>His boyfriend Brian is just as sick when it comes to people who support Lori Bruno (that fucking feud…oh my GOD.  Don’t even get me STARTED on that).</p> <p>Now…this.</p> <p>He’s a media whore…He actually said this to me. He has no problem admitting this to me.  He knows how to cause controversy because “Well, bad publicity is still publicity…The Wicked Witch will still fly!”</p> <p>This is why I can’t stand Salem now.  This sick bullshit.</p> <p>Seriously, avoid Crow Haven Corner (my experience with this place written about <a href="http://eclecticwitcheryafoot.tumblr.com/post/92356759535/for-those-who-wish-to-travel-to-salem-ma-and-visit-the">here</a>), Hex, Omen, and Enchanted (my experience written about <a href="http://eclecticwitcheryafoot.tumblr.com/post/92396544385/my-personal-rant-about-enchanted-a-magickal-shop">here</a>)  They’re all closely linked with one another because of their relationships with Laurie Cabot.</p> </blockquote> <p>Bringing this back as a reminder</p> </blockquote> <p>Yuck. What a vile creature.</p> </blockquote> <p>Signal boost like hell!<br/><br/>We need to hold dangerous and shitty members of our community accountable for their actions. This asshole is actively putting people and their loved ones in danger for no other reason than he can.<br/><br/>Spread the word if you can stand to have this on your blog (no judgment). Speak out against people buying his books or patronizing his shops. Don’t let him get away with this kind of behavior.</p> </blockquote> <p>this is disgusting holy shit</p> </blockquote> <p>So disgusting.</p> </blockquote> <p>The fuuuuuuck?</p> </blockquote> <p>Signal boost!</p> </blockquote>
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Sailor Moon, Target, and Tumblr: the-plague-doctors: GAYBIES IN SPACEaustria as sailor neptune, prussia as sailor uranus, ofc inspired by this TOO GOOD, TOO PURE post by @auspru(based on this pic)

the-plague-doctors: GAYBIES IN SPACEaustria as sailor neptune, prussia as sailor uranus, ofc inspired by this TOO GOOD, TOO PURE post by @a...

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Target, Tumblr, and Blog: he pore dosts the-plague-doctors: canon.pngaustria is a spoiled cat pass it onbased on this post

the-plague-doctors: canon.pngaustria is a spoiled cat pass it onbased on this post

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