catriona · nineteen · edinburgh

i like shakespeare, musicals, and scottish independence

the cutest skateboarder


"Peoples do not judge in the same way as courts of law; they do not hand down sentences, they throw thunderbolts; they do not condemn kings, they drop them back into the void; and this justice is worth just as much as that of the courts." - Maximilien de Robespierre

Currently having the best bbq ever with @ailsa_ox!!!

I’m so ashamed. #broniesforyes

Revolutions arise out of political situations, not because some cities are structurally suited to insurrection. Still, an urban riot or spontaneous uprising may be the starter which sets the engine of revolution going. That starter is more likely to function in cities which encourage or facilitate insurrection. A friend of mine, who happened to have commanded the 1944 insurrection against the Germans in the Latin Quarter of Paris, walked through the area on the morning after the Night of the Barricades in 1968, touched and moved to see that young adults who had not been born in 1944 had built several of their barricades in the same places as then. Or, the historian might add, the same places that had seen barricades in 1830, 1848, and 1871. It is not every city that lends itself so naturally to this exercise, or where, consequently, each generation of rebels remembers or rediscovers the battlefields of its predecessors. […] Not every city is like Paris. Its peculiarity may no longer be enough to revolutionize France, but the tradition and the environment are still strong enough to precipitate the nearest thing to a revolution in a developed western country.

- E J Hobsbawm, ‘Cities and Insurrections’ (1968)

Bringing this post back in advance of Barricade Day

(via saintjustified)

"My only love sprung from my only hate." - Juliet (Romeo and Juliet 2013)

  • date idea: you.. me.. i lay in ur arms.. bleeding everywhere.. diamond heist gone wrong.. im a fuckin rat


Ken and Barbie as Marat and Charlotte Corday.

You needed this in your life.

No need to thank me.


Hey! I just started a new blog called Howling History for Marvel alternate history stuff! Think mediavengers, but with historical documents. Check it out! I’m writing stuff for it but also reblogging and looking for submissions.

Thanks friiieeeeeeends

A man on the bus today told me with great glee that I matched my book. Personally, I think I have better eyebrow game. #rude


Photos from Dallas Theatre Center’s Les Miserables which opened tonight. I had the pleasure of getting to see this innovative reimagining of the classic musical. It was so amazing. I will write a more in depth post on my thoughts later when I’m not so tired, but for now: the show was amazing! See it if you get the opportunity!

australia’s fiyero (steve danielsen) and enjolras (chris durling) take a selfie at a commemorative event for the naming of the melbourne theatre district, now known as the east end.

get to know me meme — [2/5] favorite male characters: kieren walker

I’m just a person who didn’t wanna do any more harm. Don’t start getting all mystical on me, okay? I’m not the messiah. I don’t have any special powers.