Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Did you know that beetle wings used to be sewn onto dresses? Like, hundreds of them on each dress? It’s equally creepy and beautiful.

Monday, March 11th, 2019

oh my stars, anyone have pictures?

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Coraline, Rose BerlinI see you thereAnd I wonder how and…

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Coraline, Rose Berlin

I see you there
And I wonder how and why
I’m here I see her there
Always wanted
Always wanted someone who’d
Pay me attention
Oh well now I’ve got it
So why do I feel so alone?

We are small but we are many
We are many we are small
We were here before you rose
And we will be here when you fall

Inside her eyes
There’s nothing
But a face
No complexion and no life
Even though I can’t see
What she’s thinking
I can tell
Somehow I see her there

We have teeth and we have tails
We have tails and we have eyes
We were here before you fell
And we will be here when you rise

Other mother
See me cry
Have pity
All I want is to be at home
There’s nothing
There

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skunkandburningtires: Moana! No, wait – Fantasia 2000!!

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

skunkandburningtires:

Moana!

No, wait – Fantasia 2000!!

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anonsally replied to your post “Brief housekeeping note about my blogging behavior after…

Monday, November 14th, 2016

anonsally
replied to your post “Brief housekeeping note about my blogging behavior after a…”

You are posting a lot lately about your blogging behavior!

I blame the zeitgeist. Narcissism on the rise! Apologies for the metachatter; I’ll try to keep it to a minimum going forward.

echojar replied to your post “Brief housekeeping note about my blogging behavior after a…”

1) i agree with sally and 2) will you also be posting the blog posts from medium on twitter?

Yes, I will be doing that. So far there’s only one post on Medium, and it remains to be seen how much time/energy I’ll have to do more.

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Possibly spoiler-y discussion of deciphering the clues in the PoeParty YouTube descriptions after a…

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Possibly spoiler-y discussion of deciphering the clues in the PoeParty YouTube descriptions after a cut.

So, if you’ve been following along, you know that if you take all the capitalized letters from the author quotes toward the bottom of the Poe Party YouTube descriptions and string them together, you get the following string as of today’s Chapter 10:

VWNADK KWS

If you rotate that forward 8 characters, it turns into:

DEVILS SEA

…with one character remaining.

The following are all the words in a standard Unix dictionary that are 4 characters long and begin with “sea”:

  • seah
  • seak
  • seal
  • seam
  • sear
  • seat
  • seax

Of those, “seal” and “seat” seem like the likeliest possibilities. Interestingly, the Poe short story “The Gold Bug” features a detailed account of a parchment that uses a similar substitution cipher, where the deciphered message ends up being this:

A good glass in the Bishop’s hostel in the Devil’s seat – forty-one degrees and thirteen minutes – northeast and by north – main branch seventh limb east side – shoot from the left eye of the death’s-head – a bee-line from the tree through the shot fifty feet out.

Later, a character in the story figures out that “Devil’s seat” refers to a particular local landmark:

While I was busied in reflection, my eyes fell upon a narrow ledge in the eastern face of the rock, perhaps a yard below the summit upon which I stood. This ledge projected about eighteen inches, and was not more than a foot wide, while a niche in the cliff just above it gave a rude resemblance to one of the hollow-backed chairs used by our ancestors. I made no doubt that here was the ‘devil’s seat’ alluded to in the MS., and now I seemed to grasp the full secret of the riddle.

I’m not sure this is going to go any further, or if I’m even on the right track, but that’s what I’ve got so far. Anyone with ideas, please share!

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lurkinghistoric: icarus-doodles: Because I saw…

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

lurkinghistoric:

icarus-doodles:

Because I saw @lurkinghistoric say they wanted raven!Max with a cowlick… and I wondered why I hadn’t actually drawn that before??? ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE.

OH OH OH! This is adorable and irresistible. He is SO MUCH Max and SO MUCH a raven: the body language is wonderful. Thank you!

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cat-cosplay: When all appears to be for naught… Look to the…

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

cat-cosplay:

When all appears to be for naught… Look to the embrace of the sunrise to warm your wasteland soul.

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croisants:fuckyeahchinesefashion: Fan Bingbing in Cannes 2015….

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

croisants:

fuckyeahchinesefashion:

Fan Bingbing in Cannes 2015. 范冰冰工作室

oh my god

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The war boys discovering that Ukrainian Eurovision song entry you know the one

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

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shingecko-no-kyojin: He is small Slit as a pup.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

shingecko-no-kyojin:

He is small

Slit as a pup.

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armaniprives: Makeup at Christian Dior Haute Couture S/S…

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

armaniprives:

Makeup at Christian Dior Haute Couture S/S 2008.

So shiny. So chrome.

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lxmaier: Heath Monitor Varanus rosenbergi by Chris…

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

lxmaier:

Heath Monitor Varanus rosenbergi by Chris Hay

Via Flickr:

A male Heath Monitor, Varanus rosenbergi, reacts defensively to disturbance, whilst foraging in Mallee/Heathland scrub, south of Pinnaroo, South Australia.

If you can’t stand up you can’t do war!

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sixpennies: gelfling: givemeallthebaconandeggs: Icelandic…

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

sixpennies:

gelfling:

givemeallthebaconandeggs:

Icelandic sheep

Where are they GOING

TO VALHALLA

Headcanon: Left sheep: “Witness me!” Right sheep: “Mediocre!” (or maybe, “I got his boot!”)

smh. those two.

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thecoolwardrobe: Check out The Cool T-Shirt for more…

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

thecoolwardrobe:

Check out The Cool T-Shirt for more designs.

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Cather + Wren = Catherine? Fangirl and the pin/pen merger

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Cather + Wren = Catherine? Fangirl and the pin/pen merger:

rainbowrowell:

lies:

genderific:

allthingslinguistic:

I recently read the novel Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, which is an excellent book that has nothing to do with linguistics. Despite that, I ended up noticing something linguistically interesting about the characters’ names, specifically…

This is interesting. I pronounce the PIN and PEN vowels differently, but when I say “Catherine,” the RINE vowel goes all schwa … unless I’m really enunciating. In that case, it has a very lilted PIN sound. (Also, unless I’m enunciating, I say it in 2.5 syllables.)

When I wrote this, I imagined Cather and Wren’s mom splitting “Catherine” in two, and cheating a little to get two words that sounded like names.

I was inspired by my great-grandmother who didn’t realize she was having twins and didn’t feel like coming up with a new name. So “Josefina” became Josie and Fina.  

I almost always imagine, when I’m naming main characters, what their parents were thinking when they named them …

It’s surprised me how many Fangirl readers have never heard the name Levi. I get asked how to pronounce it a few times a week on Twitter. (Levi has the same vowel sounds as KNEE-HIGH.) (Old Testament names are very popular in Nebraska.) (Here is a really weird Levi’s commercial where you can hear it said out loud.)

It’s also surprised me that many people pronounce Eleanor — ellenER. I pronounce it ellenOR.

People sometimes ask if Park is short for Parker. Nope. Park is a common Korean family name; I imagined it was his mother’s maiden name, and that his parents gave it to him as a tie to his mom’s family.

If you’re really looking at the names in my books, you’ll see that almost all the last names refer to places in Nebraska. Douglas and Sheridan are both counties. And Cather, Piper and Avery are building names at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln …

And Lincoln, of course, is the name of the main character of my first book.

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