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When Van Gogh arrived in Arles in February 1888 fruit trees in the orchards were about to bloom. The blossoms of the apricot, peach and plum trees motivated him, and within a month he had created fourteen paintings of blossoming fruit trees. Excited by the subject matter, Van Gogh completed nearly one painting a day. Around April 21 Van Gogh wrote to Theo, that he “will have to seek something new, now the orchards have almost finished blossoming.”

Van Gogh intended the three orchard paintings, The pink orchardThe white orchard and The pink peach tree, to go together.

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Maybe they couldn’t fit “Self-Induced” on the cover.

5 Classic Children’s Books With Horrible Hidden Messages

#5. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Preaches the Worst Kind of Entitled Fatalism

Most of Alexander’s issues are entirely his fault. He wakes up with gum in his hair — maybe you should stop chewing gum in bed, Alex. He trips on his skateboard that he left on the floor — pick up your shit, Alex. His teacher likes his friend’s picture better than his — because Alexander didn’t draw anything. Draw something, Alex.

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Paul Langerhans

German biologist and physician known mostly for his discovery of the islets of Langerhans on the pancreas in 1869, which are the cells that produce insulin (insulin is what allows you to eat sugars). He also discovered or explained the purpose of some type of skin cell that are now called Langerhans cell, but I couldn’t tell you what they do. He lived a fairly uneventful life after that and died at the young age of 40, five days from his 41st birthday.

I must say, Paul Langerhans certainly did not get the memo that scientists back then were supposed to be creepy looking. He is fine. I don’t even know how to describe it. He is an attractive lad.

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Arabian Little Red Riding Hood with a red hijab

A Japanese Snow White with her coveted pale skin and shiny black hair

Mexican Cinderella with colorful Mexican glass blown slippers

Greek Beauty and the Beast where Beast is a minotaur

Culture-bent fairy tales that keep key canonical characteristics

GIVE ME THESE I M M E D I A T E L Y

I AM SO TEMPTED TO DRAW THIS YOU HAVE NO IDEA

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