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wasbella102: Open Fiddle by Jim Lyle (Crinoids)

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52


Open Fiddle by Jim Lyle (Crinoids)

Gaming Table Build

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:49


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.


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

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:11


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





Amok Time aired Sept 15th, 1967.


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


I bet racists gonna hate this  

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

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 12:26


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:


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…


Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:55

reasons to love harrison ford

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:09













1. hates donald trump
2. got his ear pierced at claires because why not
3. legit asks people to beat him up in action scenes EVEN NOW AS AN OLD MAN
4. is arguably one of the most iconic star wars characters yet couldnt give less of a crap abt star wars
5. the universe tried to kill him (or at least permanently incapacitate him) twice in 2015 and it only mildly inconvenienced him
6. flies helicopters in search and rescue missions
7. was in his 40s for the majority of the indiana jones series which is insane when you think about all the stunts involved
8. quote “the director yells cut and harrison cracks open a beer and then builds a fucking shed”
9. arguably sexy
10. points angrily and its super effective

11. is just a really sweet person
12. no really my dad worked with him on firewall as the tech advisor and he was just a really swell guy
13. got my mom’s birth date from my dad and sent her flowers
14. he sent my mom flowers for her birthday
15. he didn’t even know her he just wanted to be sweet

this was a beautiful and necessary edition to this post thank you oh my god


Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

When he was asked to be in Jimmy Kimmel’s “I’m Fucking Ben Affleck” video, in which he pulled up alongside them in a car and gave Jimmy a little wink and an air-kiss, when he showed up at the set he looked kind of put out. Kimmel was afraid he wasn’t down with what they were asking. But he just said, “I don’t know, this wardrobe…don’t you have anything mesh that I could wear?”

When he was filming “Witness” he rented a small farm from a friend of mine. At the end of the filming my friend went and checked out the property as usual. He noticed the barn door had been leveled so it no longer would swing open on it’s own. Went into the house and saw the closets had been redone, in the kitchen the cabinets had been replaced and all the drawers now opened really well. Turns out that there were thousands of dollars of work and materials put into fixing up everything at the place.

My friend called Ford and asked him how much he was asking for the work. Ford told him doing that kind of thing helped him relax and stay sane when he was filming. Would not take a dime. Plus he paid for a new water heater and got the sewage system cleaned out.

And he paid rent to live there the entire time.

Local Carpenter Stumbles Into Stardom, Worries This May Interfere With His Carpentry

My step sister was driving through Wyoming once, near Ford’s ranch. She stops for gas, and as she’s filling up, this huge motorcycle roars in behind her, scared the pants off her. The rider, dressed in all black steps off, and she yells at him “who do you think you are blasting in here like that, you Darth Vader looking motherfucker?”. He takes off the helmet, and it’s Harrison Ford, and without missing a beat he says

“Hey! I’m not Darth Vader, I’m Luke Skywalker”

From the co-production designer on The Force Awakens, Darren Gilford:

“The Millennium Falcon was the first thing we were actually building. I had been in London and I came home back to L.A. for Christmas. So I go to Sports Chalet to do some last-minute shopping; I get there early, run to the back of the store, get what I need. I’m coming back through the store, and I just happen to pass this person holding up a pair of ski pants, and it’s Harrison Ford. I look at him, he looks at me and puts his head right down. I can tell he doesn’t want to be bothered; I’m sure from the look on my face he knew I knew who he was. 

So I walk past him, and after about 10 feet I think, ‘If there’s ever a time to say hello to Harrison Ford, I’m building the Millennium Falcon!’ So I turn around very hesitantly and go, ‘Harrison, I’m sorry to bother you. I’m co-production designer on the new Star Wars, I’m just back from London, and I’ve been building the Falcon.’ A big smile came across his face, he put his hand out, and we had such a great conversation — he couldn’t have been sweeter. 

As I’m walking away, he goes, ‘Darren!’ and calls me back. He goes, ‘The toggle switches.’ I go, ‘Toggle switches.’ He goes, ‘The toggle switches on the Falcon. When they built it the first time, they bought cheap toggle switches without any springs in them. Every time I threw a toggle switch, it fell back; it wouldn’t hold. It drove me crazy. Please, make sure the toggle switches are fixed this time.’ I go, ‘No problem! I’ll take care of it!’ 

So months go by, I’m back in London, we’re getting close [to principal photography], and I get a phone call saying J.J.’s headed down to check out the cockpit, and Harrison’s with him. I run down there and I see J.J. in the passenger seat and Harrison in the pilot seat. They’re just giddy; they’re having so much fun. And then I see Harrison look up, and he just starts throwing all the toggle switches: boom, boom, boom, boom. [Laughs.] And I remember thinking, ‘Phew, minor victory. Take solace in that and move on. Next task.’ That’s my favorite story.”


Don’t forget about his Halloween costumes

Harrison ford is a chaotic-good-aligned cryptid, confirmed

With all of the mentions of it in the series, and how much Kit and Ponch love it, you have me curious: What DOES blue food taste like?

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 09:49

Depends on the food, I guess, and the source / chemical composition of the coloration. (But then food’s flavor doesn’t necessarily have to do with coloration issues.)