Ah, another edition of “Let me try to explain Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure to you”
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Medieval kids’ doodles on birch bark
Here’s something very special. In the 1950s archeologists made a great discovery near the city of Novgorod, Russia: they dug up hundreds of pieces of birch bark with all sorts of texts written on them. The 915 items are mostly letters, notes and receipts, all written between the 11th and 15th century. Among the more notable scraps is a marriage proposal from a man called Mikita to his beloved Anna: “marry me - I want you and you want me, and the witness to that is Ignat Moiseev” (item 377).
The most special items, however, are the ones shown above, which are from a medieval classroom. In the 13th century, young schoolboys learning to write filled these scraps with alphabets and short texts. Bark was ideal material for writing down things with such a short half-life. Then the pupils got bored and started to doodle, as kids do: crude drawings of individuals with big hands, as well as a figure with a raised sword standing next to a defeated beast (lower image). The last one was drawn by Onfim, who put his name next to the victorious warrior. The snippets provide a delightful and most unusual peek into a 13th-century classroom, with kids learning to read - and getting bored in the process.
More information - On the scraps in general, see here. Here is a full inventory, in Russian. On the excavation, see here and here. More kids’ doodles here and here. Some letters in this Flickr stream. The Leiden scholar Jos Schaeken published a book in Dutch on this material, which can be downloaded for free here (English translation to follow next year).
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This plankton likes to rock.
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oh yeah i finished stone ocean last night i am overwhelmed wit h feelings
im pretty sure it’s my favorite jojo part. part 5 came close but stone ocean has so many things i love just in general and also f.f. my precious precious baby
i’ll read steel ball run and jojolion once the holidays are over
Tagged as: godddddddddd. GODDDDDDDDD].
Same. Mushrooms are gross.
Tagged as: jojos. blood. body horror for jolyne.
i love Vento Aureo so much
Tagged as: jojos. thinkin of u roland.
There are abandoned mental hospitals across the U.S. and horror took place in all of them. Here are six of the scariest of them all. See the whole gallery at Stuff You Should Know.
Tagged as: 2SPOOKY. inspo. grabs my coffee and sits down for a read.
fabflyingfox asked: Whelp, I just finished reading part III and *Ahem* [strums the guitar] Eyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Dio I hate your fucking guts, you killed Kakyoin and I want to stomp you in the nuts. [strumming intensifies] EMERALD SPLASH GETTIN DAT CASH LOVIN THEM OLDER LADIES KAKYOIN YOU LIVE IN MY HEART NOW I WISH I LOVED ON YOU IN THE EIGHTIES~ [guitar shredding solo] RERO~RERO~RERO~RERO~ [smashes half the stage]
oh my god saki
wha t a great ask to wake up to
deadling asked: you are almost free you are almost free yOUO ou a r E ALMSOT FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mAL I JUST SAW THIS EBCAUSE I DONT HAVE TUMBLR ON MY PHONE ANYMORE BUT BLESS