unvarnished

Concerning John Andre, from the Memoir of Col. Benjamin Tallmadge

If it comported with the plan of these memoranda, and I could trust my feelings, I might enlarge greatly in anecdotes relating to this momentous event in our revolutionary war, and especially those which relate to this most accomplished young man. Some things relating to the detention of Andre, after he had been sent on to Gen. Arnold, are purposely omitted, and some confidential communications which took place, of a more private nature, serve rather to mark the ingenuous character of the man, than to require being noticed at this time. I will, however, remark that for the few days of intimate intercourse I had with him, which was from the time of his being brought back to our head-quarters to the day of his execution, I became so deeply attached to Major Andre, that I can remember no instance where my affections were so fully absorbed in any man. When I saw him swinging under the gibbet, it seemed for a time as if I could not support it. All the spectators seemed to be overwhelmed by the affecting spectacle, and many were suffused in tears. There did not appear to be one hardened or indifferent spectator in all the multitude.

(Tallmadge wrote the memoir of his Revolutionary War years near the end of his long life, for the benefit of his children & grandchildren. You may read it here).

basically i am complaining about the inadequacy of the research, again

brandybottle-fox:

okay mr gingrich, I understand you need a villain

but is john andre really the best choice?

this is the first time we see him; the fictional character on the british side (allen) has just impaled someone with a sword in a pitched battle (the paoli “massacre” actually):

Andre pressed the…

Ahem… You are complaining about something written by Newt Gingrich? Newt Gingrich?

Of course it’s wrong.

jkscatena:

#selfportrait over “La Revolution Surrealist (no. 12)” (1929)
#selfieking #breton #buñuel #magritte #ernst #dali (at Exquisite NY Photo Booth’s)

jkscatena:

#selfportrait over “La Revolution Surrealist (no. 12)” (1929)
#selfieking #breton #buñuel #magritte #ernst #dali (at Exquisite NY Photo Booth’s)

philippeetcyril:

Parallax Magritte by jhtParallax Magritte is an experimental website created to extend the original thought of a Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte by using modern web technologies.

philippeetcyril:

Parallax Magritte by jht
Parallax Magritte is an experimental website created to extend the original thought of a Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte by using modern web technologies.

and-life-doesnt-stop-for-anybody:

Paintings by René Magritte (Surrealist)

Magritte sought to challenged well-established ideas, provoking the viewer. He wanted him/her to question reality, and for this reason, his works include many illusions and unusual scenes.

"The Treachery of Images" (which you may recognize from John Green’s book, The Fault in Our Stars)

"The Kiss" & "The False Mirror"

"Empire of Light"

"Memory of a Journey"

fuckyeahbluegrass:

bluegrassgospelblog:

You know the amazing thing about this song? It doesn’t even say whether the man “unwelcome there” was guilty of some current sin. It simply says he was “Judged by Man/And not by Jesus”.

Whether you find what happens next to be fantastical, if you believe in Jesus at all, you know He is coming soon, and when He comes, He’ll judge us all. Even those who take the Law into their own hands.

That’s the warning given in this song by The Stanley Brothers, “Let Me Walk, Lord, By Your Side”.

It’s Gospel Sunday

theorlandojones:

Since Sleepy Hollow premiered last September, I’ve been on a truly wild ride that has made for one of the most exciting and unexpected professional experiences I’ve ever had as an actor. In addition to witnessing the birth of the Sleepyheads (the amazing fandom that supports our show) I’ve also been adopted by the SPNFamily, the fans that have made the CW cult series Supernatural the success it is today.

Through that experience I had the opportunity to meet and befriend Misha Collins, one of the stars of Supernatural, who has proven himself a force to be reckoned with in the social media realm for his creation of disruptive media experiences that engage fans across the globe in support of his non-profit organization Random Acts.

Collins, recently dubbed the “King of Social Media” by users on the popular site Zap2It.com, was the catalyst for what will become my next creative journey as I’m proud to share news of a new project we’ll be working on together.

I’m still amazed that what started out as a joke I came up with on Twitter has now become a reality.

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MISHA COLLINS AND ORLANDO JONES TO STAR IN HULU ORIGINAL SERIES

SURPRISE SPIN-OFF BORN FROM JOKE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 2, 2014/LOS ANGELES - An unlikely pairing will come to life on popular streaming website Hulu as Supernatural star Misha Collins and Sleepy Hollow fan favorite Orlando Jones join forces in a unique and unexpected limited series. After lengthy negotiations, the OTT (over-the-top) streaming video subscription service, Sleepy Hollow producer 20th Century Fox TV and Supernatural producer Warner Brothers Television have reached a licensing agreement for a spinoff from the two acclaimed drama series. The untitled spinoff series, codenamed SuperSleepy, has been in the works for months. It centers on two of the breakout supporting characters from the respective series, Sleepy Hollow’s Captain Frank Irving (Jones), the by-the-book police captain who was last seen confessing to a murder he did not commit and Supernatural’s Castiel (Collins), an angel who fell from heaven and works along side the Winchester Brothers to protect humanity from the battle between heaven and hell.

Conceived by Supernatural writer/producer Robbie Thompson along with actors Collins and Jones, who inspired the idea with a series of humorous tweets about the proposed series, the spinoff will be a stand-alone 13 episode series that will focus on the relationship between the two characters after Collins character appears in Sleepy Hollow while Jones’ Captain Irving is in an asylum under heavy sedation, Hulu said. None of the parties would elaborate on the project’s status, but we’ve learned “SuperSleepy” has a series order pending the completion of Fox’s deal with Jones and Warner Bros deal with Collins and Thompson. Collins is slated to direct the pilot. The agreement between Hulu, Fox, and WB came after negotiations with Amazon, which has had huge success with Sleepy Hollow, broke down over Amazon’s concern about the project’s special “niche within a niche market appeal”.

The hour-long spinoff is expected to be far less dark than the respective original series with more comedy infused into it.

Sleepy Hollow co-creator Len Wiseman has been high on the idea since Jones first discussed it with him in December. “As a fan of Supernatural I would love to see a SuperSleepy spinoff,” he said at the recent Paleyfest event for Sleepy Hollow at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater. “I like the idea of a buddy show in which these two breakout characters will do anything it takes to protect mankind from the impending apocalypse while trying to out sass each other. I look forward to seeing a more comedic side of these characters than our respective shows regularly present. That would be fun — I would like that.”

No word yet on whether the lead actors from either show -  Sleepy Hollow stars Tom Mison & Nicole Beharie or Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki - will make an appearance in the spin-off. An earlier announcement about the hybrid series on The Huffington Post hinted at the involvement of legendary actor William Shatner in a supporting role, although calls to his representatives have not been returned.

witty-ramblings:

Guys, is it time to abandon ship on this tag? Like, the tag brings me life, but this troll is like watching a shitty American Idol audition-just witnessing it gives you enough second hand embarrassment to last a life time, but somehow, you can’t compel yourself to change the channel.

Liberal use of the Ignore key has allowed me to enjoy Tumblr….

Fred Neil

—Everybody's Talking

peninsularian:

Everybody’s Talking / Fred Neil

http://candlelightisfire.tumblr.com/post/80780680036/the-noises-im-making-arent-even-human-right-now

candlelightisfire:

The noises I’m making aren’t even human right now because I was thinking this morning “I wonder when they’re going to film season 2 of Sleepy Hollow” and then I find out it’s in May and I already knew it was being filmed 4 hours away from me and now that I know WHEN and WHERE it’s being filmed I’m…

Here’s some information from last season. It’s probably still relevant.

Shortlist of Things Katrina Crane Has Lied About, Omitted, or Just Generally Fucked Up

theoriginalimpossiblesoufflegirl:

Let’s start from the beginning and work our way down:

  • Didn’t tell Crane about being a witch when he was alive—even after he’d come to terms with the whole shadow war against evil. Shows a lack of trust in a man she supposedly loves, and begins a pattern of deception.
  • Doesn’t undo the whole put…

You left out one little item. It was revealed in the last action packed minutes of the finale, so I missed it initially. Katrina knew that Death/Headless was originally Abraham. Ichabod never had time to tell her. If she had told him, he would not have been blindsided while interrogating Headless—who might not have escaped.

Katrina is either very bad at being good or very good at being bad…