A message from Anonymous
Can you name one functioning sub saharan black country?



As I said in my FAQ, I generally don’t answer questions that take less than five minutes to answer, but I was feeling especially helpful tonight. I’m sure someone else can continue your education in the comments.

Having recently had to school someone on Facebook on exactly this subject, here’s some more stuff:

I hope this helps.








For future reference.

Thank you.

For those who would ever need it. -C

reblogging here because i can see this being relevant to anyone who’s ever tried to get out of an abusive relationship

Reblogging because that last comment made me reread the whole thing in a new light and realize this could be vital information. So, putting it out there for everyone, and hoping no one ever really needs it.

I do the research so that you don’t have to: MCU/Captain America Edition


A history of asthma rescue medicine  (note: those rescue inhalers we all know and love? Only slightly older than Peter Capaldi.) Seriously, guys: assume every fucking medical thing we take for granted did not yet exist, and if you think it might have, Doctors Bing and Google can tell you if you’re on the right track. Just search for “history of [insert medical technology here].” 

The American Consumer Home Front WWII 

Census.gov’s 1940s page

Brooklyn Historical Society

1940s New York

Life in the 1940s in Brooklyn (personal memories of someone)

More personal memories of Brooklyn in the 1940s

Forgotten New York’s Brooklyn tag

Wikipedia on iceboxes (Also, even if there was an electric refrigerator, ever seen an old-school one? Not like what we’ve got now, I tell you what.)

Some basics to get you started. I’ve read too many otherwise lovely stories that throw me out because of anachronisms. Which, you know, happens when you’re Tumblr Old. Especially when you’re Tumblr Old, and your parents were of very mature years when you were born. (Old enough to remember WWII, they are!)

For reasons various and sundry, WWII America is a research gold mine, and friends don’t let friends write without research.

(Also, feel free to reblog. I’ve no idea how to tag this so people can find it, but damn it, I want them to.)


Now You Know useful websites:
pipl.com - a search engine for finding people.
privnote.com - write a note to someone that
will self-destruct after they read it.
recipepuppy.com - search for recipes based
on the ingredients you have.
thefuckingweather.com - a more profane look
at the weather.
wolframalpha.com - a computational knowledge
wikirhymer.com - an online rhyming dictionary.
unlistmy.info - find out which websites store
data about you, and tell them to unlist your info.
thistothat.com - find out the best way to glue
this to that.
and daily facts here!


Now You Know useful websites:



Wrist, Hand & Finger Stretching Routine. For those tired artsy hands! When it already hurts to draw (or write), we should stop for a moment and then stretch + rest our hands.

I’m gonna take a break and do this for a moment.

Very good for artists to do regularly. Doing these exercises regularly helps prevent long term issues like arthritis and carpal tunnel.


Pixars 22 Rules of Story Telling


Pixars 22 Rules of Story Telling





Sport Science S02E11: World’s Toughest Woman (June/21/2009)

"Gina can land all 8 blows in a blistering 3 seconds. And how much does this maelstrom combine to generate? An amazing 4,800 pounds of force. That’s like a North Pacific giant octopus pounding you with all 8 of it’s arms. Translation: In 3 seconds, Gina could brake your ribs, give you a concussion, shatter your nose, rupture your spleen, cause internal bleeding, and put you down for the count."

but women can’t be superheroes

Hey it’s Gina Carano.

Art reference. Ooooh


I made these as a way to compile all the geographical vocabulary that I thought was useful and interesting for writers. Some descriptors share categories, and some are simplified, but for the most part everything is in its proper place. Not all the words are as useable as others, and some might take tricky wording to pull off, but I hope these prove useful to all you writers out there!

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