GUEST POST: John Martin Rare Book Room, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
Ruysch, a Dutch surgeon and anatomist and professor of anatomy at Leiden and Amsterdam, mastered (and probably invented) a method of minute injection of anatomical structures allowing detailed studies. While they do not constitute his complete works, the ten parts of his Thesaurus anatomicus are especially noteworthy, and the engraved illustrations which accompany them deserve special mention for their whimsical, almost surrealistic, quality: quaintly posed skeletons surrounded by stuffed monsters, strange reptiles, dried plants, and sea creatures.
im laughing @ this image of jeff goldblum bc it makes him look like a centaur but w the horse bit cropped out
Look I didn’t spend 20 minutes drawing jeff goldblum as a centaur in front of my family for 3 notes
Jeff acknowledges you
i can finally die with a smile on my face thank you Jeff
Alphonse Mucha, Biscuits Champagne Lefèvre-Utile, 1896 [2280x3334]
sarek: im gonna marry this human and we’re gonna have a baby together who i know logically will be half vulcan and half human
sarek a few years later: wow i cant believe my half human baby who i had with my human wife has human feelings and traits, isnt that just the wildest thing
Seriously, sometimes I think that on Vulcan Sarek is the Trope Namer for “Clueless Dad.”
People don’t appreciate Terry Pratchett enough. Just in general. Appreciate Terry Pratchett more!
How important do you have to be to have been “assassinated” instead of “murdered”?
That is…a good question
If the motivation is political, then it’s assassination. Otherwise it’s murder. You cannot be assassinated by accident.
If a jilted ex murders the Prince of Placeland, it’s just a murder.
If a jilted ex is also a member of a rival political faction, it may be assassination.
If a jilted ex is driving home in tears and accidentally runs over the Prince of Placeland in the middle of the night in a neighborhood where the streetlights are out because of the prince’s questionable infrastructure policy, it’s manslaughter.
Thanks murder side of tumblr
Tod Papageorge, Fifth Avenue, New York City, March 17, 1969.
Ah me, the old stamping grounds…
This week’s cover art by reapersun.
You can now find this season’s shows in the 2018 Miniseries March collection on ao3.
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Forgot to reblog this! I contributed some cover art for @caresatoland‘s new fic in her SherTrek series, Johnlock/Star Trek Mirror Mirror! It’s been updating this month so go check it out~
Hey, this is turning out to be a good day for fic-ish things. Reaper did a “TV Guide” cover of this kind for a Sherlock/StarTrek crossover last year; turns out now there’s another one.
Thesis: the reason we joke about what J R R Tolkien’s initials stand for but not C S Lewis’ is because nothing could possibly be funnier than C S Lewis’ actual name.
Which he really hated as a child, and decided he wanted to be called “Jack.” Or “Jacksie.”
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Now, on with the story:
Damn, thought John as he scanned the sea of chattering people crowded into the vast hall, growing in number as the minutes ticked by. He’d not realized it would be this difficult to look for the mystery man he’d spent last night making passionate love with.
His mystery man.
Of course, he hadn’t seen the man’s face– he’d been blindfolded, after all– but he’d somehow convinced himself that he would know him as soon as he met him. The ravishing voice, the shape of the slender, muscular body beneath his fingertips– these he would recognize instantly as belonging to the man whose unknown face his imagination had conveniently assigned Monseigneur’s features, almost by default.
Well, he wasn’t going to dwell on that git for a second longer, thought John as he looked hopefully this way and that. Yet it seemed he may not meet his stranger in the throng of illustrious people gathered for the feast tonight.
Suddenly, he felt someone tapping his shoulder, and when he turned, John found himself staring into the hard blue eyes and handsomely chiseled face of Sir Sebastian Moran.
“Looking for someone?” Sir Sebastian enquired, his voice a low drawl.
For a moment, John could not get a word out as a thought occurred to him: perhaps it had been premature to classify his stranger as only Gondalian.
This guy worked on Wonder Woman and The Flash in the 90′s. He’s responsible for the definitive Wally West as the Flash run and progressing comics by including LGBT characters like reintroducing the Pied Piper as a gay man and introducing Linda Park as Wally’s romantic interest and later wife.
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"So archontic literature and women’s writing, at least in the English language, have been linked for..."
Derecho, A. (2006). Archontic literature: A definition, a history, and several theories of fan fiction. Fan fiction and fan communities in the age of the internet, 61-78.
In this paper, Derecho is interested in fanfiction as an art form rather than simply a social phenomenon, which was the predominant approach in fan studies at the time. Theorising how fanfiction works, she coins the term “archontic literature”. This is partly an attempt to move away from value-laden words such as “derivative” or “appropriative”. “Archontic” refers to the idea of an archive, which is ever-expanding, and where the addition of any new work alters the entire archive. Derecho also uses “originary” (rather than “original” or “source”) for a work which may serve as inspiration for fanfiction. Conceptualising fanfiction in this way allows for a less hierarchical view of the relationship between fanfiction and the works it is based on. Derecho argues that fanfiction is part of a wider genre of archontic literature - works based and building on other existing works. She traces a history of archontic writing, showing how it has often been used as a tool of social and cultural critique by minority and marginalised groups. She gives a number of examples including women’s writing from the 17th century, and more recently postcolonial and ethnic American literature such as Alice Randall’s The Wind Done Gone.
So there’s today’s new word. “Archontic.” (Though it collides in my head a bit with usages involving archons, particularly in the Gnostic sense…)