Shakespeare’s handwriting - and why it matters
Studying ancient handwriting is a fascinating thing. To know that the oddly-shaped letters on the page were put there hundreds of years ago by an individual with a life, passions and things to do, can be sensational. Sometimes such ancient handwritten notes can teach us really important things. The page above was written by no other than William Shakespeare. A scholar in Texas compared the document to a handwritten addition in a copy of Thomas Kyd’s play Spanish Tragedy. And what turned out to be the case? The handwriting in the image above is the same as in the added text in Kyd’s play. Moreover, the two share the same spelling pattern. Ergo, the two were written by the same individual - Shakespeare. The newly identified “text” by Shakespeare (an addition of several hundreds of lines) will be included in The Bard’s new edition. It’s extremely satisfying to an expert of old script (as I am) that letter shapes proved vital for this important discovery.
Read all about it in this NYT article.
so i bumped into this kid i used to go to school with 3 years below me down at the train station today and i somehow managed to make him buy me a watermelon from the grocery store
but then i took it one step further and convinced him that we needed party hats
for both us and the watermelon
i’ve barely even spoken to this kid before in my life and he did exactly what i said without hesitation
Anderson let himself into 221b carrying a stack of pizzas. "It's finally the weekend," he declared and made himself at home. "Hello Phillip," Sherlock greeted him bringing plates and napkins from the kitchen. "Where's John?" Anderson asked not seeing the army doctor anywhere in the flat. "We were out of beer," Sherlock replied, "he should be back soon. Why?" "No reason," Anderson shrugged. "Phillip..." Sherlock teased. "I was hoping you and I might have some alone time for a change..."
AHAHAHAHAHaha Oh nonny lol XD
I don’t know if I should cry or cry
have you tried crying
Little Harry’s face is like “I don’t know if this is going to be as fun and whimsical as it seems…”
And then grown-up Harry’s just like “I fucking knew it.”
this makes me laugh EVERY time
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The greatest internet troll.
There are three things that the Harry Potter fandom seems to universally agree upon:
1. Umbridge is awful
2. Maggie Smith is a perfect Professor McGonagall
3. Everyone should be at least slightly bothered by DID YOU PUT YOUR NAME IN THE GOBLET OF FIRE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!
4. book ginny is 100 times better than movie ginny
5. where the fuck was peeves
6. Voldemort’s death is fucking ridiculous
NO DON’T SNAP THE WAND!!!!