Also known as Mary Fields, Stagecoach Mary was one of the toughest ladies of the Old West. Born as a slave on a Tennessee plantation in 1832, she gained her freedom after the Civil War and the resulting abolition of slavery. After the Civil War Mary made her way West where she eventually settled in Cascade County, Montana.
In Montana, Mary would gain a reputation as one of the toughest characters in the territory. Unlike most women of the Victorian era, Mary had a penchant for whiskey, cheap cigars, and brawling. It was not uncommon for men to harass her because of her race or her gender. Those who earned her disfavor did so at their own risk, as the six foot tall, two hundred pound woman served up a mean knuckle sandwich. According to her obituary in Great Falls Examiner, “she broke more noses than any other woman in Central Montana”.
In Montana, Mary made a living doing heavy labor for a Roman Catholic convent. She did work such as carpentry, chopping wood and stone work. However, it was her job of transporting supplies to the convent by wagon that would earn her the name “Stagecoach Mary”. The job was certainly dangerous as she braved fierce weather, bandits, robbers and wild animals. In one instance her wagon was attacked by wolves, causing the horses to panic and overturn the wagon. Throughout the night Stagecoach Mary fought off several wolf attacks with a rifle, a ten gauge shotgun, and a pair of revolvers.
Mary’s job with the convent ended when another hired hand complained it was not fair that she made more money than him to the townspeople and the local bishop. When the bishop dismissed his claims, he went to a local saloon, saying that it was not fair that he should have to work with a black woman (he said something much more obscene). In response, Mary shot him in the bum. The bishop fired Mary, and she was out of a job.
After a failed attempt at running a restaurant, Stagecoach Mary was hired to run freight for the US Postal Service. Today she holds the distinction of being the first African American postal employee. Despite delivering parcels to some of the most remote and rugged areas of Montana, Mary gained a reputation for always delivering on time regardless of the weather or terrain.
At the age of seventy, Stagecoach Mary retired from the parcel business and opened a laundry. In one incident when a customer refused to pay, the 72-year-old woman knocked out one of his teeth. For the remainder of her life, Mary settled down to peace and quiet, drinking whiskey and smoking cheap cigars. She passed away in 1914 at the age of 82.
When Avatar: The Last Airbender meets Avatar: The Legend of Korra.
I almost drew the whole crew! It was worth it because I love both shows.
Avatar animated series belong to: Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Nickelodeon.
Important Note: Do Not Use My Artwork Without Permission! Thank you.
it sucks being the ugly quiet rude sarcastic emotionally unstable friend with the attention span of a goldfish
i’ve never read something so accurate
I think this is it.
I think this is my favorite post on tumblr.
#god fuckin bless#MOFFAT WE DO NOT CARE FOR YOUR DOCTOR-ORIENTED SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE CHARACTERS OKAY#NORMAL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN RUNNING AROUND WITH THE DOCTOR FOR AGES#AND BEING SPECIAL JUST BECAUSE THEY WERE THEMSELVES IS WHAT MADE US LOVE THEM#WE COULD RELATE TO THEM#AND AS MUCH AS I LOVE AMY AND RORY THE LOVE TRIANGLE BIT WAS A REALLY LAME CHARACTER ARC SORRY#YOU COULDA SKIPPED RIGHT PAST AMY HAVING TO OVERCOME HER ATTRACTION TO THE DOCTOR TO HER BEING A BAMF BUT NOPE#I’M GONNA CALL BULLSHIT ON THAT ONE#AND WE DON’T GET TO KNOW CLARA REALLY #BECAUSE SHE KEEPS DYING#SHE HAS ZERO BACKSTORY BESIDES A LEAF #AND SOUFFLES#AND I CAN FEEL HER POTENTIAL GREATNESS#AND MOFFAT JUST KEEPS SQUASHING IT BY KILLING HER#WE DON’T GET TO KNOW CLARA WE GET TO KNOW THAT SHE WAS BORN FOR THE DOCTOR AND DIES FOR THE DOCTOR JUST LIKE RIVER#RIVER WHO WAS GREAT BUT DIDN’T GET A LIFE#SHE GOT DOCTOR-KILLING TRAINING CAMP#AND THEN GOING OPPOSITE WAYS THROUGH THE TIMELINE WITH THE DOCTOR#AND KILLING THE DOCTOR #LONG TAGS SHORT FUCK YOU MOFFAT#YOU CAN WRITE A DECENT MONSTER BECAUSE MONSTERS AREN’T SUPPOSED TO HAVE EMOTIONS OR LIVES OR STORIES#THEY DON’T HAVE PERSONALITIES #COMPANIONS DO #THE DOCTOR DOES#AND THE SHOW DESERVES A BETTER HEAD WRITER THAN YOU (tags via the-fandoms-are-2spooky)
they’re freedom worms
it’s really heartening to know that even big tough marine dudes do the sleeping bag thing
i like how in the first GIF he just kind rolls and plops off his bed, and then other people join him in the thing
I made a thing
Different densities of liquids
a must reblog for the scientific community
it took me a solid minute to figure out what the hell they meant by die
Tomatoes arnt a fucking liquid
neither are ping ping balls, soda caps, beads, dice, popcorn kernels or bolts. They’re there for comparison, learn you some logic.
for one of my best friends who is more badass then any of these wonderful ladies combined.
orlando learning to fight like an elf
and being a cutie
I put together some vulcan smooches for you, because I love you.
Vulcan husband-wife kiss:
Vulcan mother-child kiss:
Sexy vulcan makeout:
ooh yeah get some
what are are you doing
oh my god
yeah so I don’t know what this equates to in human terms
but I’m pretty sure if you did it in public on Vulcan it would get you arrested