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tos-fanart:A child of two worlds by SerceZGazety

DD's Tumblr - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:40


tos-fanart:

A child of two worlds by SerceZGazety

uispeccoll: GUEST POST: John Martin Rare Book Room, Hardin...

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uispeccoll:

GUEST POST: John Martin Rare Book Room, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Thesaurus animalium primus, Frederik Ruysch, 1725.

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. 

More images here at the Iowa Digital Library!

xQM21 .R95 1737 v.2

- Caroline

spengs: the-ginger-joy-box: spengs: snipurrs: snipurrs: im laughing @ this image of jeff...

DD's Tumblr - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:35

spengs:

the-ginger-joy-box:

spengs:

snipurrs:

snipurrs:

im laughing @ this image of jeff goldblum bc it makes him look like a centaur but w the horse bit cropped out

update:

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

advertisingpics:Trade or advertising card [1900]

DD's Tumblr - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:35


advertisingpics:

Trade or advertising card [1900]

advertisingpics:Alphonse Mucha, Biscuits Champagne...

DD's Tumblr - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:29


advertisingpics:

Alphonse Mucha, Biscuits Champagne Lefèvre-Utile, 1896 [2280x3334]

lackyannie: turnedblueintime: the first ever ‘close-up’ shot,...

DD's Tumblr - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 05:54


lackyannie:

turnedblueintime:

the first ever ‘close-up’ shot, in all of film history, was used on a cat, in the 1903 film “A Sick Kitten”

WE HAVE LITERALLY BEEN RECORDING AND WATCHING CAT VIDEOS SINCE IT WAS FIRST HUMANLY POSSIBLE.

discosherlock: sarek: im gonna marry this human and we’re gonna have a baby together who i know...

DD's Tumblr - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 00:08

discosherlock:

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.” 

watermartini: esjan, iceland 35mm 2015

DD's Tumblr - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 00:04


watermartini:

esjan, iceland

35mm
2015

mbrainspaz: People don’t appreciate Terry Pratchett enough. Just in general. Appreciate Terry...

DD's Tumblr - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 23:32

mbrainspaz:

People don’t appreciate Terry Pratchett enough. Just in general. Appreciate Terry Pratchett more! 

vongoladodicesimo: sadakotetsuwan: kaytayzombay: showerthoughtsofficial: How important do you...

DD's Tumblr - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 23:16

vongoladodicesimo:

sadakotetsuwan:

kaytayzombay:

showerthoughtsofficial:

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

artist-caravaggio: The lute player, 1597, CaravaggioMedium: oil,...

DD's Tumblr - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 18:37


artist-caravaggio:

The lute player, 1597, Caravaggio

Medium: oil, canvas

oldnewyorklandia: Tod Papageorge, Fifth Avenue, New York...

DD's Tumblr - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 18:28


oldnewyorklandia:

Tod Papageorge, Fifth Avenue, New York City, March 17, 1969.  

Ah me, the old stamping grounds…

reapersun: falltvseasonsherlock: This week’s cover art by...

DD's Tumblr - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 18:23




reapersun:

falltvseasonsherlock:

This week’s cover art by reapersun. 

You can now find this season’s shows in the 2018 Miniseries March collection on ao3.

Please be sure to check out our sponsors, @threepatchpodcast! if you’re interested in advertising your fandom project in the TV Guide (for the low, low cost of absolutely $0) drop an ask to the broadcasters.

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.

(ETA: more info at @caresatoland’s blog is here.)

prokopetz: Thesis: the reason we joke about what J R R Tolkien’s initials stand for but not C S...

DD's Tumblr - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 18:05

prokopetz:

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.”

Captive Hearts ch 45 Posted!

DD's Tumblr - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 17:54
Captive Hearts ch 45 Posted!:

nana-41175:

Author’s Notes: Dear lord, I promise this is no April Fool’s joke! So sorry for the huge delay in updates. Life has not been kind, and the Muse has been sulky and intractable. If you like my fics, please consider buying the Muse some Coffee to keep her happy and productive! Thank you so much to the lovelies who have donated, it really meant all the difference! It’s made this update possible. Thank you so much for everyone’s kind wishes and patience here at tumblr and everywhere!

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.

YAYYYY! :)

One-armed comic book artist worked on Wonder Woman, now homeless in Michigan

DD's Tumblr - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 17:35
One-armed comic book artist worked on Wonder Woman, now homeless in Michigan:

garlgn:

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. 

Donate and spread the word. 

"So archontic literature and women’s writing, at least in the English language, have been linked for..."

DD's Tumblr - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 17:29
“So archontic literature and women’s writing, at least in the English language, have been linked for at least four hundred years, and from the first, the act of women entering the archives of male-authored texts and adding their own entries to those archives has generated conflict. Wroth, who was Sidney’s niece, received sharp criticism for writing the Urania from fellow noble Sir Edward Denny, who lambasted her for producing a romance, a type of work unseemly for a woman - the only appropriate genres for women writers being, according to Denny, translations of scripture and other devotional material. Wroth responded to Denny by parodying a poem that Denny had written to censure her. She adopted his rhyme scheme, including the exact rhyming words, and defended herself archly, demonstrating that a female writer could freely enter and add to any male-authored archive she wished, and that such archontic activity could be a successful technique for critiquing the style or message of the male writer’s writing.”

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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.

(via fanhackers)

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…)