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a-ard:

Have you guys seen these?

North Italy

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Germany

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Japan

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Americaimage

England

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France

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Russiaimage

Canada

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South Italy

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Spain

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Prussia

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China

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Belgia

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The Netherlands

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Austria

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Hungary

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Romania

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Switzerland

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awkward-fallen-angel:

jacklesonmymind:

omfg their faces

Omg I just saw this and I busted out laughing and now I am coughing dear god I am going to die

awkward-fallen-angel:

jacklesonmymind:

omfg their faces

Omg I just saw this and I busted out laughing and now I am coughing dear god I am going to die

cakeisnotpie:

jackviolet:

One of the things that is really notable about Moscow and yet not many people outside Russia know about, is how gorgeous the Moscow metro is.

These photos? That’s what the metro stations look like.

Yeah.

They’re called the “People’s palaces of Moscow” or else “Underground palaces,” and they were built during the Soviet era on the Communist idea that art and beauty should belong to the people rather than only being available in the houses of nobles.

These photos show just some of the metro’s attractions. There are many more mosaics, statues, etc, placed throughout.

And the metro is always this clean.

In addition to being beautiful, it is incredibly functional. It gets you pretty much everywhere in Moscow, and the trains run at intervals of every three minutes or less. At peak times, they run every 90 seconds. You never have to worry about missing a train, because the next one will come almost immediately.

Not always of course. In the late evening or early morning hours, you may have to wait as long as five whole minutes for a train. They’re also super easy to navigate.

We Russians are pretty proud of our metro system.

Might get to see this next year! 

randomslasher:

How to Tame Your Demon

hotmesswithouthehot:

lemonmintcoughdrops:

the-grudge-girl:

I live in Osaka, Japan and often use the subway to go to work in the morning. One day while I was waiting for the train, I noticed a homeless man standing in the corner of the subway station muttering to himself as people passed by. He was holding out a cup and seemed to be begging for spare change.
An overweight woman passed by the homeless man and I distinctly heard him say, “Pig.”
Wow, this man is insulting people and he still expects them to give him money?
Then a tall businessman went by and the man muttered, “Human.”
Human? I can’t argue with that. Obviously, he was human.
The next day, I arrived early at the subway station and had some time to kill, so I decided to stand close to the homeless man and listen to his strange mutterings.  A thin, haggard-looking man passed in front of him and I heard the homeless guy mutter, “Cow.” Cow? The man was much too skinny to be a cow. To me, he resembled a turkey or a chicken. A minute or so later, an obese man went by and the homeless man said, “Potato.” Potato? I was under the impression that he called all fat people “Pig”.
That day at work, I couldn’t stop thinking about the homeless man and his puzzling behavior. I kept trying to find some logic or pattern in what he as muttering. Perhaps he has some kind of psychic ability. In Japan many people believe in reincarnation, so maybe he knows what these people were during a previous life. I observed the man many times and began to think my theory was right. I often heard him calling people things like “Rabbit”, “Onion”, “Sheep”, or “Tomato”.
One day, curiosity got the better of me and I decided to ask him what was going on. As I walked up to him, he looked at me and said, “Bread.” I tossed some money into his cup and asked him if he had some kind of psychic ability. The man smiled and said, “Yes, indeed. It is an ability I obtained many years ago, but it’s not what you might expect. I can’t tell the future or read minds or anything like that.”
“Then what is your ability?” I asked eagerly.
“The ability is merely to know the last thing somebody ate,” he said.
I laughed because I realized he was right. He said, “Bread.” The last thing I had eaten for breakfast that day was toast. I walked away shaking my head. Of all the psychic abilities someone could have, that one must be the most useless.

HUMAN

HUMAN

hotmesswithouthehot:

lemonmintcoughdrops:

the-grudge-girl:

I live in Osaka, Japan and often use the subway to go to work in the morning. One day while I was waiting for the train, I noticed a homeless man standing in the corner of the subway station muttering to himself as people passed by. He was holding out a cup and seemed to be begging for spare change.

An overweight woman passed by the homeless man and I distinctly heard him say, “Pig.”

Wow, this man is insulting people and he still expects them to give him money?

Then a tall businessman went by and the man muttered, “Human.”

Human? I can’t argue with that. Obviously, he was human.

The next day, I arrived early at the subway station and had some time to kill, so I decided to stand close to the homeless man and listen to his strange mutterings.  A thin, haggard-looking man passed in front of him and I heard the homeless guy mutter, “Cow.” Cow? The man was much too skinny to be a cow. To me, he resembled a turkey or a chicken. A minute or so later, an obese man went by and the homeless man said, “Potato.” Potato? I was under the impression that he called all fat people “Pig”.

That day at work, I couldn’t stop thinking about the homeless man and his puzzling behavior. I kept trying to find some logic or pattern in what he as muttering. Perhaps he has some kind of psychic ability. In Japan many people believe in reincarnation, so maybe he knows what these people were during a previous life. I observed the man many times and began to think my theory was right. I often heard him calling people things like “Rabbit”, “Onion”, “Sheep”, or “Tomato”.

One day, curiosity got the better of me and I decided to ask him what was going on. As I walked up to him, he looked at me and said, “Bread.” I tossed some money into his cup and asked him if he had some kind of psychic ability. The man smiled and said, “Yes, indeed. It is an ability I obtained many years ago, but it’s not what you might expect. I can’t tell the future or read minds or anything like that.”

“Then what is your ability?” I asked eagerly.

“The ability is merely to know the last thing somebody ate,” he said.

I laughed because I realized he was right. He said, “Bread.” The last thing I had eaten for breakfast that day was toast. I walked away shaking my head. Of all the psychic abilities someone could have, that one must be the most useless.

HUMAN

HUMAN

aphtextsfromnordics:

Norway came home to find a sleeping Iceland, a singing Dane in the bathroom, a confused Swede, a Finn barricading himself in a room with office chairs, and a puffin with excellent texting skills.

inception-or-deception:

littlegreenballoon:

Sometimes I imagine that scene from Frozen where Anna and Kristoff are in the sled, talking about her engagement to Hans- but instead of Anna and Kristoff, it’s Cecil and an intern discussing Carlos and how Cecil could fall in love with him at first sight.

“Do you even know his last name?”

“The Scientist!”

“Eye color?”

Neat.

Too great not to reblog

germanottaaa:

im bored of life and everything so i decided to make a post of everything. like a ref list of workouts, studying help, writing, drawing… etc! this will literally take me hours i s2g
STUDYING;
a way to high marks and be on tumblr the same time.
science translated to english :)
collection of studying mixes
selfcontrol and various pomodoro method site blockers are extremely helpful when you know you need to shut down your access to distracting websites
simplynoise, mynoise, rainymood, coffitivity, soundrown, simplyrain,naturesoundplayer, naturesoundsforme are good background voices 
a site that would explain to you literally anything
organizing your time, studying strategies.. etc
study skills
how to google
learning how to revise
improving your revision skills
learn geography 
shop books online
alt. to wikipedia
final exams guide
get motivated to study
tips for a productive study break
when should I go to bed?
microsoft word equivalent
free online books
more free books
can’t do your homework?
“no homework” excuses
how to get unblocked internet in school (chrome only)
words to make you seem more intelligent
emotions vocabulary  
WRITING;
how to write a kickass essay
alternatives to “said”
alternatives to “whispered”
tip of my tongue
Read any book (apparently)
writing fantasy stories
character flaws
writers block (1) (2)
writing a death scene
bio help
degrees of emotions
writing ref
music to help you write
ART; 
painting tutorial
colour palette (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
drawing clothe folding
avoiding drawing the same face
draw ice
anatomy help
free drawing program (1) (2)
sai brushes (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
draw hair
drawing ref
dont know what to draw?
draw 3D room tut
drawing eyes
lip tutorial
how to draw jeans
how to draw arms
expression tutorial
drawing hair and fur
drawing cats
pose reference blog [its actually a blog full of references i-]
download photoshop
paint blood
color blender
draw hands
hands 2
photoshop help (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
remove backgrounds from images online
clouds
brush setting ref (SAI)
kissing ref 
how to draw curls
realistic woman body ref
draw knees
draw feet
shadow help
male body
lips ref
contouring and highlighting
draw wings
change images using blur (PS)
gray
hat ref
glowing stuff
pastel colors
draw grass
eyeliner ref
MAKEUP;
eyeliner
punk rock makeup
disney eye makeup
coverup tattooes
how to apply blush
6 makeup tips
ombre eyeliner
what makeup complements my complexion?
what makeup suits you?
lipstick tricks
how to do your makeup with a spoon
HAIR;
messy bun tutorial
different ways to braid
three-braid updo
waterfall braid
how to fishtail
romantic curls
braid + bun updo
how to do pastel hair
8 ways to wear a bow
4-strand braid
braided bun
braided headband
dutch braid crown
pin curls!
how to contour
everyday makeup routine
lipstick using crayons
eyeliner ref wow
filling in eyebrows
banana facial mask (moisturizes)
strawberry facial mask (acne prone skin)
avocado facial mask (dry skin)
yogurt facial mask (sensitive skin)
list of oils to add to your face masks
already made masterpost :*
FOOD;
hot chocolate using nutella -gasp-
4 different smoothies
chocolate chip cookies
tastiest starbucks drinks
best grilled cheese
winter sore throat tea
best chocolate cake
apple pies (mini aw-)
extra fancy garlic bread
french bread pizza
pIE
muffin in a mug
how to make nutella fudge
lavender lemonade wow
15 pound homemade snickers bar
make candy crystal meth
Macaroni and cheese in a mug
cheap & healthy snacks
Every Starbucks drink and pasty
deliciousfood
vegans
MOVIES/TV-SHOWS;
tv shows masterpost hola
movie masterpost
scary movies
movies to watch when you’re sad
when to pee during a movie
jennifer lawrence movies master list
glee season 1,2,3,4 + 5
ja’mie private school girl
adventure time master list
supernatural
doctor who
pirates of the carriben series
walking dead season 1,2,3 + 4
american horror story season 1 + 2
a list of over 900 movies with links
MUSIC/AUDIO; 
white noise
coffee shop
all the music you’ve reblogged
stay happy
concentrate
listen to the rain
GET HYPED
fireplace
play piano
FREE BOOKS;
textbooknova
reddit
bookboon
textbookrevolution
math textbooks
ebookee
freebookspot
free-ebooks
getfreeebooks
bookfinder
oerconsortium
gutenberg project
ebook3000
readanybook
free audio books
masterpost of books wow
BORED?;
answer trivia questions and give people rice
make a a giant squid pillow!
make your own acapella band 
live ocean
pokemon secret base
read creepy wikipedia articles
read more creepy wikipedia articles 
disney lies/ urban legends (probs not real like-)
this will take you to a cool place
your online garden
sand art online
wow just open it omg
cool websites for wasting time (1, 2, 3 )
how to help someone who is suicidal
make a blanket nest
click daily to give free food to an animal shelter
2500 Japanese emoticons 
homemade wax
gift ideas for cat lovers
moss graffiti
make a flower crown
night vale monopoly
learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse
how to play ‘sherlock’
supernatural workout
learn a new language!
learn london slang
take personality tests
make gifs
see what its like to live on minimum wage
watch great vines
make glitter out of salt
make dip-dyed shoes
learn to read korean in 15 minutes
how to make origami
color matching game
fun sites masterpost
how to be an adult
check your postlimit
make a wand
find out if a website is safe
make a font from your handwriting
SELF-HELP;
materpost
emergency compliment
cute yahoo answers
calming manatee
calming gif
coping skills and distractions
draw a stickman
daily puppy
guided relaxation 
the thoughts room
go to a quiet place 
cut something instead of yourself 
let it out 
self injury recovery masterpost 
free hugs 
coping skills & distractions 
make a comfort box
CLOTHING;
1000+ reference
BACKGROUNDS;
nature/scenery
literally everything
a little from everything
tile/repeating/pattern background
gradient
halloween
PIXELS;
cool pixel blogs (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
christmas
halloween
HTML;
make a theme tutorial

germanottaaa:

im bored of life and everything so i decided to make a post of everything. like a ref list of workouts, studying help, writing, drawing… etc! this will literally take me hours i s2g

STUDYING;

WRITING;

ART; 

MAKEUP;

HAIR;

FOOD;

MOVIES/TV-SHOWS;

MUSIC/AUDIO; 

FREE BOOKS;

BORED?;

SELF-HELP;

CLOTHING;

BACKGROUNDS;

PIXELS;

HTML;

willgrahamkun:

Okay I heard from another weeb recently that hetalia reinforces harmful stereotypes breeds racism/discrimination. What are your thoughts on that? (I want to stress that this genuine curiosity and not meant to be a cruel or snide question)

aphmochiamerica:

"Harmful stereotypes"? I don’t really think so. I think that the reason Himaruya created Hetalia is because he loves the world and wants to spread good vibes, not bad vibes. I believe he wants to encourage people to be interested in internationalism and world history, and most of the nations’ stereotypes aren’t really meant to be harmful.

Ever notice that in other “personified country” things (like comedy skits and that one webcomic I don’t remember the name of right now) the United States is typically stereotyped as being fat, lazy, unintelligent, and overall just an utter jerk who is rude and inconsiderate of others’ feelings? Himaruya chooses not to use many harmful stereotypes in his character designs. Alfred F. Jones, Himaruya’s interpretation of the United States, eats a lot, but according to Himaruya he isn’t “fat”, he’s muscular. He is super strong and can lift cars, so he must work out a bit, which is certainly not “lazy”. Sometimes he is pushy, conceited, or self absorbed, but in the end he means well and genuinely cares for other nations. Also, Alfred is actually a pretty bright guy. He has stated that one of his hobbies is archaeology. Archaeology. Anything seemingly “unintelligent” about him (i.e. lack of knowledge of geography other than his own nations) is really more from conceit than stupidity.

Honestly I could do an analysis on most of these characters. I just chose the United States because I am an American so I feel like he’s the one I would be most qualified to speak of.

Aside from the character designs, another good thing about Hetalia is (at least in the manga/web comics) Himaruya keeps things in good taste. For instance, there’s probably a very good reason why there’s no Middle Eastern nations other than Egypt and Turkey. There’s probably a very good reason why, despite the time period, there’s no discussion of the Holocaust. There’s a definite good reason why South Korea was pulled from the anime. Himaruya clearly doesn’t intend to insult or disrespect someone’s culture, or such a terrifying event like the Holocaust.

I think HImaruya also intends to help spread cultural love, not hate. For instance, I know many people who are better with geography and have a strong interest in world history and cultural studies because of Hetalia. People have made OC’s for Hetalia, and they’ve researched them heavily. I’ve seen Israel OC’s, Brazil OC’s, Faroe Islands OC’s, Scotland OC’s, Greenland OC’s, Iran OC’s. You name a non-canon Hetalia nation, there is an OC and a devoted fan who can give you a lengthy history lesson on them. Also many talented artists and writers have made beautiful historical and cultural works based on Hetalia, which also requires research if they want it executed properly. Even in just the source material alone, you can learn a lot. Like how many people do you think knew what the War of Austrian Succession was before Hetalia? The Principality of Wy? The Norwegian butter crisis? Yeah. 

Oh man I could go on forever but I’ll conclude here. I think from a cultural viewpoint, Hetalia’s purpose is to make people more open-minded and accepting than close-minded and racist. Sure, there is some racist people in the Hetalia fandom but that’s not really the show’s fault, is it? There’s always awful fans, no matter what fanbase you’re in. The franchise is meant to be a light-hearted view of the world, and it’s meant to show the good sides of nations, and their cultures and people.

Also the anime’s English dub has racist things in them. But that’s hardly what Hetalia is canonically meant to be. Funimation’s Hetalia dub really disappoints me actually. 

That’s all I have to say, thanks for reading!!