Anonymous Asked:
This blog is such a great resource--thanks so much for running it!! I was wondering if you have any resources related to train lines in Europe (specifically southern Germany, Switzerland, and northern Italy) during World War 2? and any ideas about how hard it would be for someone to cross those countries' borders without being caught? Thanks!


Thanks, Anon!

I found a few links that might help answer your question:

  • This forum thread on Digital Spy has a lot of discussion about the Swiss border, both during the war and in the present-day. I can’t guarantee that it’s 100% reliable, but most of it seems pretty legit.
  • Wikipedia has an article on Switzerland during the World Wars, which discusses their border issues as well as information on airspace and post-war controversy regarding the Swiss Bank.
  • This article also discusses Swiss border control during World War II, and includes information on Switzerland’s anti-Semitic refugee policies. These policies included deporting German Jews and arresting people who helped Jews cross the border. It also talks about the controversy with the Swiss Bank.
  • Relatedly, but coming from a different perspective than the above article, this page on Swiss history also talks about the Jewish refugee situation. (The two pieces contain basically the same information, but the tones of the articles are quite different.)

From what I can find, if you were non-military and not Jewish, you probably didn’t have much trouble crossing Switzerland’s borders, no matter what direction you were coming from. If you were military or Jewish, you would most likely run into problems. The Swiss don’t seem to have used fencing or other border-crossing deterrents, largely because those would have been taken as an act of aggression. So if you have, say, a small group of commandos who are passing through Switzerland on their way from Italy to Germany, they could probably do it without getting caught.


First official image of Sam Wilson as the new Captain America.


First official image of Sam Wilson as the new Captain America.

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Pre-serum, Steve Rogers was COLOR BLIND. He literally opened his eyes to a whole different world.

My mind is totally blown by this.


is there a starfleet guide to informing your captain you’re x thousand light years from your last known coordinates or is this a big coincidence

I feel like. there must have been a lot of instances where the sensors were wrong? and the person reading them went OH HOLY FUCK WE’RE THOUSANDCS OF LIGHTYEARS FROM ANYTHING OH GOD OH GOD NO. SAVE US. WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!

And they app freak and set off alarms and flashing lights and klaxons and then their partner leans over and casually gives the desk a slam and the screen fizzzles and oh right. Nope. They’re right where they want to be.

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Out of the Dead Land by emilyenrose (part 1: the hollow man)



Bucky Barnes was good-natured, easy-going, popular with his fellow soldiers, known for his charm especially with women, loyal until death. He was a first-rate hand to hand fighter as well as a sniper. He came from Brooklyn. He had three younger siblings living at the time of his death. He followed Captain America—

It was not difficult to become someone.

Someone is building machines that look and act like people. 

Meanwhile, the Winter Soldier tries to be Bucky Barnes.

(This part: 18,000 words.)

Yay the first third of the edited Out of the Dead Land!  This fic made me curl my toes in excitement every time it updated, so this is going to be awesome. <3

READ THIS. No serious, this is fantastic.


a strong female character is one who is defined by her own characteristics, history and personality, and not solely by the actions or needs of other characters. she is a person in the story, not a prop. x

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"Bisexuals always end up picking a side"
Yaa all those fake bisexuals meeting the love of their life and staying together forever and getting married and being happy with only one person those assholes


And heaven forbid they end up in a poly relationship with a man and a woman and never “pick a side.” Basically, if you’re bi, there’s no winning no matter who you love (if your idea of winning means appeasing the assholes who try to fit you into a box they don’t understand.)