about me

Hi, I'm Claire! I'm a history education major and in case you were wondering, my favorite historical person is Alexander Hamilton. Here, you'll find mainly history: lots of founding fathers and World War 1. I love Leverage, Horrible Histories, and Lemony Snicket. I'm also a VIP and a Blackjack, as well as a lover of all beautiful travel photos and quotes!


"Our ignorance of history makes us slander our own times." -Gustave Flaubert








Wait, is this…? I had never noticed this

realisation of Steve not needing his help anymore

was this really necessary

It’s also Bucky being more than a little upset that they turned his gentle, harmless friend—who Bucky wanted to PROTECT from the horrors of war—into a fighting machine.

was that really necessary




Malcolm X: Our History Was Destroyed By Slavery 

on March 17, 1963 in Chicago.

see how little we get taught about history - I never had any idea why Malcolm X used the ‘X’. 

How come I didn’t know this

Also that crusty old white man called the named ‘gifted’. Jesus.


why the fuck cant i have a best friend who lives 30 seconds away from me who always comes over and we just stay at each others houses whenever movies are so deceiving

martha + recurring characters


Anything Else

You never love a book the same way you love a book when you are ten. It is an honor to be that sacred space in some children’s brains.”

I could end this challenge with a lot of different things. But I think this one sums it up best. I did my senior research paper for English about the importance of children’s literature, and this is how I started it. 

I love this quote by Daniel Handler. It’s so true, and I think that many people in this fandom can agree. There is something magical about reading a book, or books, that you connect to on such a personal level, that you cannot imagine living without. That’s why there is a Harry Potter Generation. Because they connect with the books in such a way that they cannot imagine life without them. 

That is how I feel about A Series of Unfortunate Events. To be perfectly transparent, I didn’t read any of the series for several years. But last year, I remembered how much I used to like them, and read all of them again. And I will say that this book series has helped me through a lot of things this year. My grandpa passed, and Lemony Snicket had a quote about grief that I repeated to myself again and again. When I screwed something up, I reminded myself that I cannot spend forever sitting and solving the mysteries of my history. I do stupid things, I say things I regret later, but A Series of Unfortunate Events has helped me to see that even if I’m a nasty person sometimes, I’m still enough. Lemony Snicket has shown me, without motivational, “You’re perfect” and “Be yourself” and other such quotes, that I can be who I am without fear that I’m a terrible person. When I feel really down on myself, I can look back at the books. I can listen when they say, "You are noble enough."

Isn’t that what we all need to hear sometimes? We may not be perfect, but we are noble enough.


Okay, Liberty’s Kids people: How frickin’ old is Moses supposed to be? Is he 25? Is he 40? What? This has been eating at my mind all day.

Inappropriate things to do with your favorite children's show: Turn it into a Drinking Game



I’m a big fan of nostalgia and games and, well, drinks. So naturally, this happened.


1. Drink every time it blows your mind that Aaron Carter is singing the theme song (take a shot if you didn’t know that before right now.)

2. Waterfall during the rap in…


Getting in too deep here, Morphy. Next thing ya know, they’ll be saying l’ve gone soft.


Disney Princesses as college students