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From @DapperHistorian at Twitter:  “ When building the London...

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 22:34


From @DapperHistorian at Twitter:  “ When building the London Gherkin tower, a Roman girl was found. Her grave was later remade at the same site for her to rest in peace forever “

"I can’t look at Hannibal. He looks so strange, almost….inhuman. Like a fake person….Mads Mikkelsen..."

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 10:21
“I can’t look at Hannibal. He looks so strange, almost….inhuman. Like a fake person….Mads Mikkelsen on the other hand. I am an adult man who drives to work and I would gay lay down for that. Face down ass up. I am sorry mom but that valiant Viking God got me trapped.”

- My drunk boyfriend in response to people criticizing Mads Mikkelsen’s appearance based on their exposure to Hannibal. (via morgueresident)

slwn: capnhpn: ❄❤❄ Are snowflakes even real?!

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 10:20




















slwn:

capnhpn:

❄❤❄

Are snowflakes even real?!

So there’s a novel prompt for you

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:27

By day: a Disney princess. By night: she fights crime.

Surely somebody can do something with that.

(the original article)

rage-quitter: i love comforting nihilism. who cares, we’re all gonna die. eat that cake. buy that...

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:32

rage-quitter:

i love comforting nihilism. who cares, we’re all gonna die. eat that cake. buy that eyeshadow. be nice to people. you dont owe the world shit. the stars dont care about what we do. give anyway because why spend your eighty years on this rock miserable and making other people miserable. the sun is going to blow up and we’re all gonna die someday. make the most of what time you do have. use the fine china for taco night and microwave lunch. smell the flowers. tell a stranger they are beautiful. 

Works even without the nihilism.

r-incels: peashooter85: Ancient Egyptian statue of the god...

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:10


r-incels:

peashooter85:

Ancient Egyptian statue of the god Osiris

whys it gotta be like that

wasbella102: Open Fiddle by Jim Lyle (Crinoids)

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52


wasbella102:

Open Fiddle by Jim Lyle (Crinoids)

Gaming Table Build

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:49

caethial:

Since my other post of the finished and slightly upgraded gaming table got such a huge response, i decided to post pictures of the full build. For those who are wondering, there really are no plans for the table, we had a general idea of how we wanted the table to turn out, but we made most of the decisions on it the day we built it.


Beautiful!

design-is-fine:René Lalique, perfume flacon “La Belle Saison”,...

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:11


design-is-fine:

René Lalique, perfume flacon “La Belle Saison”, 1925. Made by Houbigant, Paris. Museum für Gestaltung Zurich, via emuseum.ch

Have you seen star trek continues?

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:51

Not as yet.

“ There’s a good start to the week! David Tennant and...

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:50


“ There’s a good start to the week! David Tennant and Michael Sheen as Aziraphale and Crowley on day one of filming #GoodOmenshttps://twitter.com/Discworld_com/status/909702086824267776

jottingprosaist: verifascinating: trekkieslut: AND THAT’S HOW...

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 12:43


jottingprosaist:

verifascinating:

trekkieslut:

AND THAT’S HOW SLASH WAS BORN

Amok Time aired Sept 15th, 1967.

HAPPY HALF-CENTURY Y'ALL

A brilliant script by the grand master of SF whose greatest strength was interpersonal relationships and the meanings and complications of love.

cartnsncreal:I bet racists gonna hate this  

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 12:31






cartnsncreal:

I bet racists gonna hate this  

highfashionpakistan: Zarmisha Dar’s ‘Husn e Kham’ Bridal...

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 12:26








highfashionpakistan:

Zarmisha Dar’s ‘Husn e Kham’ Bridal Collection, 2017.

We’re doing a marketing test today. Don’t ask me about the...

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 13:09


We’re doing a marketing test today. Don’t ask me about the details, it’s just something that Marketing Advice Guy said I should try.

I’ve been resisting allowing a discount on this until the fall, but M.A.G. says “No, this is the perfect time to test something.” And then he starts quoting statistical analysis stuff at me and my brain starts to bleed. (Statistical analysis as it relates to astrophysics, that I can handle. Stat analysis as it relates to marketing? Come back in the late 2050s, OK? I might have time then.)

Anyway, here’s the trick. Interim Errantry 2: On Ordeal is 30% off for the next 24 hours ONLY. (It’s now 13:00 Irish time on September 15th, which is 1200 UTC.) If you’ve been waiting for a copy of this at a reduced price, run over to Ebooks Direct and when you’ve got the book in your basket, in the checkout process, use this discount code:

30OFFIE2

To keep Analysis Nerd happy, I beg you not to share this code anywhere else (Facebook, Twitter, what have you). Please share it on Tumblr only. And if you’d reblog this post I’d be ever so grateful. (BTW, if you need a walkthrough of how our checkout process works, it’s right here: you can see where to put in the code.)

Please and thank you! :)

Oh yeah, and here’s what the book’s about:

A wizard’s Ordeal is intensely personal, and sometimes (though not always) intensely dangerous. Each Ordeal is tailored to the wizard who may pass it, or fail to pass. Each induction is in some way diagnostic of the innermost nature of the wizard who embraces the challenge offered them by the Powers that Be.

Interim Errantry 2: On Ordeal tells the unique tales of the wizardly initiations of three notable wizards of the Young Wizards universe – Roshaun ke Nelaid, Mamvish fsh Wimsih, and Ronan Nolan Jnr. Watch as a disaffected alien prince, a lizard who wants to become a wizard (by eating one if necessary), and an ironically emo kid from the Dublin suburbs get to grips, up close and personal, with the Powers that Be… and come into the kind of power only those on errantry can dream of.

Among them, these three epic tales of three very different introductions to the world of wizardry comprise more than 125,000 words of new, canonical Young Wizards material.

Cassini's Final Image of Saturn

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:39
Cassini's Final Image of Saturn:

The last look before her descent in fire…

Photo

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:55