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dangerousnun: soloontherocks: hoevarr: contrary to popular belief, not all characters are gay, for...

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 21:49

dangerousnun:

soloontherocks:

hoevarr:

contrary to popular belief, not all characters are gay, for example, a comprehensive list of heterosexual characters;

  • scrappy doo
  • jabba the hut

hutts reproduce hermaphroditically with themselves and consider their gender a matter of personal choice that often changes over the course of an individual hutt’s lifespan

contrary to popular belief, not all characters are gay, for example, a comprehensive list of heterosexual characters;

        - scrappy doo

Hey, I worked with Scrap back in the day, and for a straight kid he drank in the Gold Coast an awful lot… Just saying.  :)

advertisingpics: Finally an intelligent alternative to the...

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 21:29


advertisingpics:

Finally an intelligent alternative to the personal computer.

Source: https://openpics.aerobatic.io/

Ah me.

An Ask Box query

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:01

Sometimes I get questions in that I don’t have meaningful answers for (due to lack of experience, or just having no damn idea). This is one. I’ll leave this open for answers at the end.

Hi - thank you for the post with the authors recs in BBC Sherlock.  I was wondering if I could ask you for some advice - I’m new to that fandom, and I haven’t had much luck getting anyone to notice my stories.  It seems like all the recs and mentions are for older fics and well-established authors.  Of course, it’s possible that my stories are just not very good or not to people’s taste.  But do you have any advice for ways an author can promote their work without seeming obnoxious?  I would really like to participate in the fandom more.

Who has an answer?

Will we ever find out what is grenfelzing? (any description that is not based on emmfozing + chocolate)

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:01

Maybe. Or more accurately: “Answer hazy, ask again later.” :)

I have wanted The Big Meow for AGES but didn't know where to get it, so thank YOU!

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:59

You’re completely welcome!

This is just a reminder that this thing’s available online now....

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 22:51


This is just a reminder that this thing’s available online now. (A longer explanation is here at this post that went up yesterday.)

For those of you sweet people who ran straight in and made a purchase (and consider yourselves air-kissed for that: mwah, mwah): you may notice that the store has just updated your download links. This is because of what the Great and Powerful Oz would refer to as a “technically inexplicable” glitch that was causing download links to report themselves as empty / having no attachments. The naughty product files at fault have been purged and replaced with new ones. So everything should be good now.

Thanks, folks! I’m now going to go fall over and get back to this Sherlock/Stargate fusion fic I was reading before all these files blew up in my face. (eyeroll)

advertisingpics: Master Foods Chicken & Veal Paste magazine...

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 14:05


advertisingpics:

Master Foods Chicken & Veal Paste magazine ad, 1968

Source: https://openpics.aerobatic.io/

…..Ick.

hotshoeagain: humanoidhistory: The 10-billion-year life cycle of...

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 13:51


hotshoeagain:

humanoidhistory:

The 10-billion-year life cycle of the Sun, illustrated by David Meltzer for National Geographic, May 1974.

Lovely artwork.

We’re somewhere in the middle of the yellow-pearly string.  

Not too early. Not too late. 

pulpcovers:A Thousand To One Shot http://bit.ly/2myEUeJ Ah, the...

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 06:09


pulpcovers:

A Thousand To One Shot http://bit.ly/2myEUeJ

Ah, the golden age of periodical fiction..

jeannepompadour:Bactrian gold crown from 1st century BC-1st...

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 06:05


jeannepompadour:

Bactrian gold crown from 1st century BC-1st century AD found in the tomb of a high-ranking nomadic woman found at Tillya Tepe archaeological site in the northern Afghanistan

“The Big Meow” in the Ebooks Direct store

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 17:13

For those of you who’ve been asking when the ebook of The Big Meow would be in the store: starting today, it’s there!

For some time now I’ve been waiting for the ebook rights for The Book Of Night With Moon and To Visit The Queen / On Her Majesty’s Wizardly Service to revert to me, with the intention of publishing all three books together an omnibus ebook. While this process is ongoing, it turns out that it’s going to take a while yet… and people continue to ask for an ebook version of the third “Feline Wizardry” book.

So finally I said “What the heck: give the people what they want!” If you want one, please click here for its page at Ebooks Direct.

Also: If by chance you’re a subscriber to the original project, as part of your subscription you’re entitled to a free copy of the ebook (as a replacement for the website-based material)… and if you haven’t received one, it may be because we’re missing your contact info. We had not one, not two, but three separate computer crashes that left our subscriber database in a shambles, and I’m presently busy working to hunt down people who because of changes of email (or other) addresses, couldn’t be reached to make sure they’d received all their subscription materials. At the bottom of the bookstore page, therefore, is a link where subscribers can get their contact info to me, so I can get back to them. If you know a subscriber, please share this post with them so we can get in touch. Tumblr users can naturally drop a note regarding this in my inbox

Meanwhile, if you’ve been wanting to get hold of a copy of this… enjoy!

maggie-stiefvater:One last — I drew on a copy of All the Crooked...

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 16:53


maggie-stiefvater:

One last — I drew on a copy of All the Crooked Saints for Francisco X. Stork to thank him for his early firm encouragement while I was writing it.

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