As of now, I am officially a gif maker! I own quite a few of the things in my shipping log, so if you want something giffed, ask me, and I'll try to accommodate you!
When World War II broke out in 1939, Josephine Baker was already an established star in France. After emigrating from the United States to France in the 1920s, Baker had made a name as a comedienne, singer and dancer; by 1927, she was the highest-paid entertainer in Europe. In 1934, she starred in the French film Zou-Zou, making her the first black woman to have a leading role in a film.
At the start of the war, she was recruited by the Deuxième Bureau, the intelligence branch of Charles de Gaulle’s Free French Forces. As an entertainer, Baker was able to attract less notice as she traveled throughout Europe and North Africa, gathering information for the French Resistance and passing information from France to contacts in other countries. Information and messages were written in invisible ink in the margins of the sheet music she traveled with.
While in North Africa, Baker performed for US troops stationed there, often ordering the desegregation of her audiences before her performance could begin. As a member of the Resistance, Baker was aware of troop movements, more so than the men for whom she performed. She later said, “Often I knew the men would be sent into battle before they knew. To see them in front of me so full of life and enthusiasm, and knowing that many of them wouldn’t come back alive, was the hardest part of the tour.”
Baker was the first American-born woman to receive the Croix de Geurre, and also received the Légion d’honneur and the Rosette of the Resistance. She was made a member of the Forces Français Libres. Baker, a lifelong activist, wore her FFL uniform when she spoke at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington.
Aziraphale and Crowley from “Good Omens”. Though Aziraphale being a klutz and Crowley catching the books as they fell turned more into Crowley being like “WTF WHY AM I CARRYING YOUR BOOKS LOOK AT THIS ONE IN MY HAND LOOK” and Aziraphale being like “You are such a dear” OTL
Fanfictions with OC be like :
"I was rather ordinary, not really pretty, with my heart shaped face, full lips, long eyelashes with auburn curled hair going down to my hips and my mismatched eyes, one gold one silver"
This is legitimately what reading Suetonius’ Life of Augustus is in reverse.
"He was very attractive, the princeps, with his spotty complexion, and his hunch, and his mismatched teeth. Everyone definitely wanted to have sex with him.”
“And in Girl World, all the fighting had to be sneaky. Like pushing her off a moving train and claiming that you ‘timed it perfectly’ in order to save her.”
— Mean Holmes(2013)
"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.” - Gary Provost
Reading this was so satisfying woah