My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck By Lightning

Apr 20

Tumblr Troubles and Signing Off

Dear Readers—

I’ve had some Tumblr trouble today. While on my dashboard I had noticed that an individual called whigdestroyer had made an intemperant comment on a post from Questionable Advice that I had reposted. When I clicked on to see what on earth they were talking about - I found myself on a page that said -“don’t use tumblr” and then proceeded to log me out. When I tried to log back it - it refused to login. Only I after I took various measures, ran an anti-virus scan, changed my Tumblr password, used another browser etc. I was able to get back into my account where I promptly blocked whigdestroyer.

Naturally I find myself rather disconcerted by this and am rethinking whether I should use Tumblr at all. I’ve met some very nice people here on Tumblr, discovered some things that I had never thought about - but I think it might be a bit too open to disruption and hacking, and also a bit too much of a time sink.

So I bid all my Gentle Readers adieu and I will miss many of you-

Your Humble Servant,
etc.

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questionableadvice:

~ Principles of Politeness, and of Knowing the World. By the late Lord Chesterfield. Methodified and digested under distinct Heads, With Additions, By the Rev. Dr. John Trusler: Containing Every Instruction necessary to complete the GENTLEMAN and MAN OF FASHION; to teach him a Knowledge of Life, and make him well received in all Companies, 1786via Internet Archive"If you love mufic, hear it; pay fiddlers to play to you, but never fiddle yourfelf."

questionableadvice:

~ Principles of Politeness, and of Knowing the World. By the late Lord Chesterfield. Methodified and digested under distinct Heads, With Additions, By the Rev. Dr. John Trusler: Containing Every Instruction necessary to complete the GENTLEMAN and MAN OF FASHION; to teach him a Knowledge of Life, and make him well received in all Companies, 1786
via Internet Archive

"If you love mufic, hear it; pay fiddlers to play to you, but never fiddle yourfelf."

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books0977:

Kate Moss with books by Drew Jarrett for Allure, February 1997.
"For the 23-year old model, reading is a habit honed in airports; collecting first editions is a recently acquired kick. Here, browsing in the Quinto bookshop. Silk chiffon beaded top by Marc Jacobs. Viscose and wool pants by Ann Demeulemeester." 

books0977:

Kate Moss with books by Drew Jarrett for Allure, February 1997.

"For the 23-year old model, reading is a habit honed in airports; collecting first editions is a recently acquired kick. Here, browsing in the Quinto bookshop. Silk chiffon beaded top by Marc Jacobs. Viscose and wool pants by Ann Demeulemeester." 

Apr 19

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deutschemark:

viktor-sbor:

"Портрет принца Альберта"1843 г
Франц Ксавер Винтерхальтер (1805-1873)

Prince Albert, by Franz Xaver Winterhalter

deutschemark:

viktor-sbor:

"Портрет принца Альберта"1843 г

Франц Ксавер Винтерхальтер
(1805-1873)

Prince Albert, by Franz Xaver Winterhalter

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stormtrooperfashion:

Julia Veilex and Hannah Schwaerzer by Semih Kanmaz for Cosmopolitan Turkey, April 2014

Julia Veilex by Semih Kanmaz

stormtrooperfashion:

Julia Veilex and Hannah Schwaerzer by Semih Kanmaz for Cosmopolitan Turkey, April 2014

Julia Veilex by Semih Kanmaz

(via perstephsanscouronne)

jeannepompadour:

Queen Caroline by Godfrey Kneller, early 18th century

jeannepompadour:

Queen Caroline by Godfrey Kneller, early 18th century