# I am contractually obligated to reblog all forms of this poem # Sarah Williams # The Old Astronomer to His Pupil # Marvel # Winter Soldier # Captain America # superheroes
hey i heard u like bad girls, i dont mean to brag or anything but im really really bad. at everything.
# 1234 I declare a sext war # text posts
outtake from today’s shoot that I keep giggling at. I look so disgruntled and fed up. I wasn’t really, I was just in the middle of talking I think, but I just look disgusted with something offscreen.
# about that paper # I still have not written it # 8page scientific research hurrrrhhhgg # Mermaid Jade # mermaids # ramblings # till human voices wake us; and we drown
# any day # Fenris # my love # Dragon Age # Dragon Age II # there's always a use or two for a handsome elf
# bones # clothing # the mystery is that there is something to keep the light from passing through
Wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein first saw this unusually colored zebra a couple years ago at a camp he runs in Kenya and has been keeping an eye on it ever since. The animal travels alone rather than with a herd like most zebras and he always seems pissed off.
A Black Zebra with White Stripes :D
# !!!!!!! # ZEBRAS # okay I blog about many animals all the time but zebras have been my favorite since I was little # I had a zebra/savannah themed bedroom I am not even kidding # animals # adorable # this zebra is too punk rock for herds
From Eluveitie’s official blog:
New Fiddler Announced, Premieres @ “Eluveitie & Friends” With New Song!
We are thrilled to introduce to you Meri’s successor.
We consider ourselves lucky to have found a true master of Celtic Folk fiddling! A full-blooded musician and violin player through and through, she has played countless shows over many years and also worked as a session musician with many well-known acts (such as The Hooters, for instance). During the last ten years she further made a name for herself with her engagement with the Irish folk rock bands Paddy Goes To Holyhead and Across The Border, but also the renowned medieval/classical metal act Haggard.
Not only a virtuoso of the fiddle, she also plays the 7-stringed violin as well as the cello!
So, ladies and gentlemen – please welcome to the Eluveitie camp: Nicole Ansperger!
“Dear Eluveitie fans,
I am absolutely delighted to be Eluveitie’s new violin player.
I love Eluveitie’s music and have been a fan myself for a long time. Is there anything better than getting to play for the band you love?
I am looking forward to many sweat-inducing, incredible shows with you and the band.
See you on stage!”
things to say to bugs when science finally unlocks the secrets of human-bug communication:
- im not hurting you i am taking you to a safe place
- do you eat weird crumbs cause i found some im willing to share
- you can bite me if you want but id rather be no-bite friends
- i like your big colorful eyes, very stylish
- please dont crawl into my sleeves
- (sings a duet with a cricket)
# yes please I want this world # as Queen of the Insects I approve of this post # you might say: bugs # insects # bugs # text posts # cute
Don’t know what to get her? All women want the same thing for Christmas: world domination
princess on the streets. also a princess in the sheets. dont touch me im royalty.
GIANTACHI! A very lovely commissioner contacted me on etsy to make an otachi plush…at 2x the size of the original and, well, just look at this beast oh my gosh! It’s so big I had a hard time photographing it!
Also, the commissioner sent me freshwater pearls for the spots on her scales and face/eyes which are beautiful. You can’t see it well here, but there is a zipper in her chest which opens up to a big kaijublue fleece pocket, you know… to store baby kaijus in…
Oh mah GLUB
# omggg # plushies # cool things # Pacific Rim # Otachi
I suck at keeping in contact with people even if I like them
# this # sorry # I'm the worst at talking :( # text posts
dinosaurs are all around us. they live on, in our hearts, deep inside. in a moment of sadness, a dinosaur is comforting you on your shoulder. in a moment of desperation, a dinosaur is leading you through the trials of life. in a moment of courage, a dinosaur is right behind you, pushing you on to victory. thank you dinosaurs, for all that you’ve done
# :3 :3 :3 # cute # thank # dinosaurs # text posts
What You Don’t Know About Beauty and the Beast:
Some backstory: due to this little discussion, I was considering writing a continuation/expansion of Beauty and the Beast. I read up on it and found out everything I thought I knew about it was wrong.
-It was created by one, singular, female author in 1740: Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
-It is not a retelling of a pervasive folklore like Perrault’s Cinderella, for example. It was influenced by folklore but is an original story and is very “post” the fairy tales you might be familiar with. The story is also influenced by women who gathered together and told each other revisions of fairy tales in Parisian salons.
-It’s over 100 pages long
-Though written simply and in a straightforward manner, the characters have personalities and are much more complex in their emotions than a normal folkloric tale. They behave in a diverse and fairly realistic manner to their situations. The Beast’s mother in particular is a complex woman, protective of her son and a capable military leader but not progressive in her attitude towards marrying below your station.
-Women are overwhelmingly the masters of the plot and outnumber the men in number and priority.
Female players include:
A nice Fairy
A jerk Fairy (called Mother of the Seasons)
The Queen of the Fairies
A Fairy-who-is-a-Queen (these are different)
A Queen/the Beast’s mother
Belle’s shallow (though fairly realistically so) sisters who are treated as a collective
-It contains considerable world-building. Fairy language, Fairy law, Fairy influence over monarchies, Fairy hierarchy, Fairy magic are all things she depicts. (eat your heart out, Tolkien fans).
-The curse is broken halfway through the book. The rest is devoted to comments on class, monarchy, marrying for love vs. status, appropriate conditions for love, and marrying below your station among other things.
-The Beast is cursed to punish his mother.
-The book’s plot turns out to be entirely due to the machinations of The Mother of the Seasons and the long-game trap/revenge story orchestrated by the Nice Fairy to defeat The Mother of the Seasons Fairy.
-The book takes place in a specific time period rather than in a nebulous “before-time”, somewhere, as I figure, between 1669 to the early 1700s. It might even be contemporaneous to when it was published. It references the age piracy, revolutions, the merchant class, the presence of slavery, Belle watching comedies, operas, and plays the Fair of St. Germain, and a Janissary battle.
-The Beast’s Queen mother led troops into battle for several years, put down a revolt and defeated an encroaching enemy monarch.
And this is only a partial list.
If you’d like to read the original version by Madame de Villeneuve, it’s collected in a book by J. R. Blanche.
It’s available for free:
Archive.org (they don’t mention her name in the author list but it’s there)