Archive for October, 2013

ornamentedbeing: “Perhaps your name is Rumpelstiltskin?” “The…

Thursday, October 31st, 2013









ornamentedbeing:

“Perhaps your name is Rumpelstiltskin?”

“The devil has told you that! the devil has told you that!” cried the little man, and in his anger he plunged his right foot so deep into the earth that his whole leg went in; and then in rage he pulled at his left leg so hard with both hands that he tore himself in two.

She’s been doing a bunch of these lately, and they’re all really evocative, but I think this one is my favorite.

Happy Halloween!

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not-heather: Everyone ready? I’m thinking of giving this a…

Thursday, October 31st, 2013



not-heather:

Everyone ready?

I’m thinking of giving this a try. I’ve written a book before (nonfiction), and before that a memoir that was mostly finished but that never sold (and is probably unsellable). And I wrote a screenplay because everyone in L.A. has to have written a screenplay. But all that was a while ago. I’ve been wanting to work on a new writing project longer than a blog post — longer even than one of my blog posts, and this seems like a good way to get that accomplished.

I always felt kind of inadequate in the face of the demands of a novel. But there’s another side of me that has been getting more into fiction lately, and wondering well, why not? And honestly, the influence of a lot of really creative, wonderful people I follow on Tumblr has been part of that.

So. We’ll see.

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dendroica: Gooseberry Falls by NVJ on Flickr.

Thursday, October 31st, 2013



dendroica:

Gooseberry Falls by NVJ on Flickr.

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design-is-fine: Christoph Schissler, Astronomical Compendium,…

Thursday, October 31st, 2013





design-is-fine:

Christoph Schissler, Astronomical Compendium, 1561. Augsburg, Germany. V&A

Pocket-size compendia were produced by specialist instrument makers. This one contains the universe in a box! Provided its owner had basic understanding of math, astronomy, astrology and geography, he or she could use the dials, tables and maps to plan journeys, predict the time of sunset in many towns in Europe (useful when travelling), make astrological predictions, measure the heights of stars and configure the positioning of the stars for any time in the past or future. 

Those Instruments were also made as treasury items. By the 1560s, it was fashionable for wealthy gentlemen to have a sound understanding of all branches of learning, from arts and literature to mathematics and science. More: V&A

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Terrible Trivium: Rainbow Rowell Gets Re-invited

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Terrible Trivium: Rainbow Rowell Gets Re-invited:

anneursu:

The short story is that a group of parents in a Minnesota school district plucked some words out of Rainbow Rowell’s ELEANOR AND PARK and dangled them in administrators’ faces, and suddenly Rowell was disinvited from a bunch of events surrounding her book. It was one of the most absurd and…

This makes me super happy.

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shipwreckedcomedy: An episode in the life of socially awkward…

Thursday, October 31st, 2013



shipwreckedcomedy:

An episode in the life of socially awkward misanthropic genius, Edgar Allan Poe. Some late visitor entreats upon Edgar’s door. Also an unpaid endorsement for the Girl Scouts of America. Send us thin mints. Happy Halloween!

A companion sketch to A Tell Tale Vlog.

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“Merely this and nothing more.”

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justeverythingelse: oh my glob this is so adorbs like i can’t…

Thursday, October 31st, 2013



justeverythingelse:

oh my glob this is so adorbs like i can’t even

Reblogging to add the source: This is How it all started by bellemrdch (IzziBelle on deviantart).

As an aside, I understand how Tumblr, and youthful net culture generally, is all about repurposing and remixing and grabbing and ripping and making something new without regard for stuffy old ideas like intellectual property and copyright. But the tremendously talented people who make beautiful fan art like this are making it out of love. They give it away for free. The least you can do, it seems to me, is keep their name on it.

And yeah, sites like weheartit are built around people reposting things without attribution. But it’s not that hard to find the original, and then you save everyone else who looks at your post from having to do that themselves, should they want to know more.

End rant…

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boatporn: Lots of boat.

Thursday, October 31st, 2013



boatporn:

Lots of boat.

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ralphannem: From Emma’s latest post: Celebrate the timelessness of love The greatest love stories…

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

ralphannem:

From Emma’s latest post:

Celebrate the timelessness of love

The greatest love stories ever told can be found in the written word.  Sometimes we relate to them, and sometimes we forget that our own stories are just as profound and meaningful.  Do you know which famous love stories or characters remind you of the soon-to-be-married couple?  Let them know you think their love is inspiring with a personalized classic novel.  Simply choose a book, exchange the names of the characters with the names of the couple, and get a professional printed copy to add to their library.  Haven’t we all dreamed of living out a classic novel? Now here’s their chance.

I followed the link, and this was one of the books that was available to be personalized:

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Turtles Emmas all the way down.

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brideshead-deserted: Chatsworth House, Derbyshire. Heh….

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013



brideshead-deserted:

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.

Heh. Instantly recognizable to P&P obsessives as the setting for the 2005 version of Pemberley.

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flikka: Edith Holden’s Phenology of the English Midlands by…

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013







flikka:

Edith Holden’s Phenology of the English Midlands by Month, 1905-1906

Phenology is badass.

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Wow; that’s really interesting. I assume it’s an…

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013



Wow; that’s really interesting. I assume it’s an ocean wave washing into a Pacific Northwest river inlet. There’s a whole seascape off to our right that’s hidden from view but kind of has to be there.

I like it.

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allthingseurope: Gabrovo, Bulgaria (by R_Ivanova)

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013



allthingseurope:

Gabrovo, Bulgaria (by R_Ivanova)

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jamberlies: eyrequotes: toostoked: Debussy // Claire de…

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013



jamberlies:

eyrequotes:

toostoked:

Debussy // Claire de Lune

Buy on itunes

Lies may remember hearing this piece a lot. Over and over. Sometimes even one section over and over.

Beautiful then. Beautiful now. :-)

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‘Hyperbole’ Creator Considers All The Things

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

‘Hyperbole’ Creator Considers All The Things:

Sigh. This is my issue with Amazon pre-orders lately. I pre-ordered the Hyperbole and a Half book weeks ago. Now I know that (some) people already have it, but my order currently shows, “Not Shipped. DELIVERY ESTIMATE Friday, November 1, 2013 – Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by 8:00pm.”

I’ve waited this long; I can wait a bit longer. It’s just that I’m really looking forward to it, which makes the waiting harder.

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weeping-angels-take-the-ponds: shloobykitten: me to…

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013



weeping-angels-take-the-ponds:

shloobykitten:

me to everyone

So this is what the fox says

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eyrequotes: toostoked: Debussy // Claire de Lune Buy on…

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013



eyrequotes:

toostoked:

Debussy // Claire de Lune

Buy on itunes

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Chaetoceros debilis (marine diatom), a colonial plankton…

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013



Chaetoceros debilis (marine diatom), a colonial plankton organism (250x)

Wim van Egmond, Micropolitan Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1st place, 2013 Photomicrography Competition, Nikon’s Small World

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scenicworld1: Joseph Lorusso Lovers & Lautrec

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013



scenicworld1:

Joseph Lorusso

Lovers & Lautrec

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thegetty: A Rembrandt study in contrasts. A Young Scholar and…

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013





thegetty:

A Rembrandt study in contrasts.

A Young Scholar and his Tutor, about 1629-1630, Workshop of Rembrandt van Rijn. J. Paul Getty Museum.

In which Rembrandt perfectly captures the experience of being old on Tumblr.

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