I still can’t get over the fact that we got a love declaration as unbearably beautiful as “Tell me what you want. I’ll do anything I can to give it to you. Because there’s what I believe… and then there’s you.” for a canon gay couple on our TV screens

What a time to be alive

(Re-uploaded to 8tracks)
***An outrageous fanmix for your military-themed dance parties***
1. My Oh My - Aqua
2. Die Young - Ke$ha
3. Commander - Kelly Rowland feat. David Guetta
4. Fighter - Christina Aguilera
5. L.S.F. - Kasabian
6. Seconds - U2
7. Heroes - David Bowie
8. Some Nights - Fun.
9. Rock The Casbah - The Clash
10. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
11. Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine
12. Bombs Over Baghdad - Outkast
13. Massive Attack - Nicki Minaj feat. Sean Garrett
14. Run Boy Run - Woodkid
15. Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
16. Oh My God - Kaiser Chiefs
17. Holiday - Green Day
18. Uprising - Muse
19. Hey Brother - Avicii
LISTEN HERE @ 8tracks

(Re-uploaded to 8tracks)

***An outrageous fanmix for your military-themed dance parties***

1. My Oh My - Aqua

2. Die Young - Ke$ha

3. Commander - Kelly Rowland feat. David Guetta

4. Fighter - Christina Aguilera

5. L.S.F. - Kasabian

6. Seconds - U2

7. Heroes - David Bowie

8. Some Nights - Fun.

9. Rock The Casbah - The Clash

10. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

11. Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine

12. Bombs Over Baghdad - Outkast

13. Massive Attack - Nicki Minaj feat. Sean Garrett

14. Run Boy Run - Woodkid

15. Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

16. Oh My God - Kaiser Chiefs

17. Holiday - Green Day

18. Uprising - Muse

19. Hey Brother - Avicii

LISTEN HERE @ 8tracks

Come With Us Now On A Journey Through Time And Space - a Mighty Boosh Fanmix

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Musketeers Meta: 17th century eating habits in France

A follow-up of this post about 17th century French cuisine : crabsandlobsters asked me (a long time ago, but I’m only publishing this now) how many meals the people in the 17th century took per day, as part of her research for her Musketeers fic Ascendant. So here’s my answer to her, because I think it can be of help to other people who are writing Musketeers (or 17th-century France in general?) fic :

It seems there’s no completely set rule — I’m gonna digress a bit: for example, in Ancient Greece, it’s reported they had four meals a day, but intellectuals mainly ate one decent meal a day, with a very light meal in the morning that could barely be called that, while people who worked physically hard ate three meals a day, in the morning, at noon and in the evening much like we do.

In 17th century France, two meals a day seems about right indeed, and then you eat whatever you want in between when you are hungry and/or when you have the means to, kind of like hobbits I suppose (those in-betweens are what’s called in France “collation” or “en-cas”, in good bourgeois houses/aristocracy/royalty, “en-cas” were generally at the ready, especially for the night. Louis XIV, for example (who was Louis XIII’s son of course) during his reign had “en-cas” of three little bread rolls, water and wine always around and fresh). Dietary concerns about restricting the intake of food to three meals a day is, I think, a modern notion, even though regularity and not indulging in excess was certainly considered virtuous (but that dates back even to ancient times, greed is generally frowned upon).

Breakfast is called “déjeuner”, and it’s the first meal of the day, generally in the morning, and then you had a second meal around noon/in the middle of the afternoon (le “dîner”). It’s only at the end of the 18th century that that second meal is pushed back to the end of the afternoon/beginning of the evening, and around the same time that first meal of the day was split into two, the “petit-déjeuner” in the morning, and the “déjeuner” around noon.

(but, again, I think that’s mainly in the city and it depends on what was your occupation. In rural areas, for example, it’s more probable, according to what I read, that they had three meals a day, “déjeuner” in the morning, “dîner” around noon, and then “souper” at night — as the name indicates, a meal mainly based on soup)

It might amuse you to know that our good Louis XIII was reported by his doctor to have copious breakfasts in the morning, once, for example, made of ham and boar pâté, and pan-seared chicken in white sauce. His son Louis XIV was more frugal later on; apparently he only took either two cups of herbal tea or vegetable broth (from vegetables that had boiled all night) at 9 in the morning.

The taste for sweet things in the morning was developped in 17th century too; coffee and chocolate (chocolate was a drink approved by Jesuits during fasting periods, it was considered “lean”) started to replace milk and broth, and like I said in my post 17th century is the century of jam, and they sarted having that in the morning too.

So I guess to answer your question, they can eat pâté or roast in the morning and pâté or roast around noon without much differentation between the two meals I guess, certainly, but it’s in this century where lunch tends to be more savoury than what’s eaten in the morning. And concerning the quantity of food on each meal (either a lot in the morning or not), I suppose it depends on the person like with Louis XIII and Louis XIV

[ crabsandlobsters then had another question specifically about Athos and breakfast, here’s my answer]

I think Athos would probably skip breakfast, yes; especially after drinking all night, I’m not much of a drinker myself but I guess breakfast is not the first thing on your mind and you tend to skip it especially in a century where you don’t have the kind of soft/relatively sweet or neutral food you have in modern times, but stronger flavours, tougher textures. At the garrison… that might be another matter; if their training/day starts early in the morning, young musketeers might need something to hold (again, more physical effort=more meals in the day). In the show though it seems Athos and the others tend to report in quite late and/or whenever they want, and I guess they don’t need to train so much. Sorry for the digression, what I wanted to say was that breakfast is probably available at the garrison, something like boiled cereals with vegetables and/or coarse bread made with rye and wheat with broth or milk, if only for the young recruits, but probably not the fancy type with chocolate and jam that I was talking about.

kirenwalks said: This might be silly but I just wanted to tell you that I just read your post about what In The Flesh is about and now I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat and just... what you wrote touched me very deeply and I hope that many more people will understand the impact this show has and start watching it. I wish you all the best. <3

On the contrary, it’s not silly at all! I was myself very emotional when I wrote it, and I’m so happy to know that someone else was touched by my burst of emotions about In The Flesh — so thank you for letting me know, I’m so glad! <3

I MADE A FANART
Noel Fielding as Crowley and Richard Ayoade as Aziraphale FTW

staniamstan:

Okay but please consider Richard Ayoade as Aziraphale

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And Noel Fielding as Crowley

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Please

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consider

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They even sound like them when they’re drunk:

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And the chemistry between them

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Oh, the chemistry

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P L E A S E


I need this sfm

CONGRATULATIONS FLESHDOM, WE WON THE FREAKING POLL!!!!!!!! It was a hell of a long and tough fight, but we pulled through and I&#8217;m so incredibly proud of us so here&#8217;s special art for the occasion!
 (source: x)
Don&#8217;t forget that tonight is #SaveInTheFlesh Social Media Sunday and we can talk about HOW WE WON THIS FREAKING POLL HELL YEAH:

"on Sunday 31st August at 10pm UK time, we all start talking about In The Flesh and how much we want series 3 on facebook, twitter and tumblr.
If you’re new to the fandom, #SaveInTheFlesh Social Media Sunday is a campaign event the fandom holds on the last Sunday of every month. Full details on how to take part can be found on this post from last month’s event, and here is our tag for Social Media Sundays.&#8221;

CONGRATULATIONS FLESHDOM, WE WON THE FREAKING POLL!!!!!!!! It was a hell of a long and tough fight, but we pulled through and I’m so incredibly proud of us so here’s special art for the occasion!

 (source: x)

Don’t forget that tonight is #SaveInTheFlesh Social Media Sunday and we can talk about HOW WE WON THIS FREAKING POLL HELL YEAH:

"on Sunday 31st August at 10pm UK time, we all start talking about In The Flesh and how much we want series 3 on facebook, twitter and tumblr.

If you’re new to the fandom, #SaveInTheFlesh Social Media Sunday is a campaign event the fandom holds on the last Sunday of every month. Full details on how to take part can be found on this post from last month’s event, and here is our tag for Social Media Sundays.”

kedreeva said: I just wanted to say thanks for the encouragement in the poll (and the lovely, hilarious artwork). I think we might have fallen behind without the voting days and the reminders. Every time I see one of them on my dash or reblog it myself, I drop a few votes.

Eeeh, no need to thank me, it was my pleasure really! Because this fandom is seriously AMAZING and so passionate and dedicated! No offense to Dominion but I feel that In The Flesh really deserves to win this poll!