The Princess Is In

A glimpse into the dreamscape of a demented faerie

beckycloonan:

beatonna:

Comic!
She lives in a tower, she’s got a curse.  A vague curse.  But still.
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Kate Beaton: her storytelling, timing and wit are a thing to behold.

beckycloonan:

beatonna:

Comic!

She lives in a tower, she’s got a curse.  A vague curse.  But still.

(Little note at the bottom about merchandise too! Hoorayy new things)

Kate Beaton: her storytelling, timing and wit are a thing to behold.

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professorfangirl:

fastcompany:

Awwww. Dad Makes His Goth Girl Feel At Home In This Charming Home Improvement Ad
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It’s the “hi-yi-yippee-yippee-yay” at the end that really makes it.

professorfangirl:

fastcompany:

Awwww. Dad Makes His Goth Girl Feel At Home In This Charming Home Improvement Ad

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It’s the “hi-yi-yippee-yippee-yay” at the end that really makes it.

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rimjets:

the most real tweet ive read all day tbh

rimjets:

the most real tweet ive read all day tbh

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So we were sitting in class today

margaretthemagicdragon:

and my U.S. History teacher was trying to get us to understand why it was such a big deal that England had put a tax on colonial sugar, and he goes,

"What if you had to pay a tax every time you logged onto wifi?"

And the whole class just went

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and I heard at least two people whisper “I would murder someone”

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morgan4816:

geometricdeathtrap:

noemail:

PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT EXCITED ABOUT SPACE BAFFLE ME LIKE THEY JUST FOUND A PLANET WHERE IT RAINS GLASS AND IT RAINS SIDEWAYS ITS LIKE YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOW CAN U NOT CARE IF U CANT BE EXCITED ABOUT SPACE GET OUT MY FACE

THERE IS A SUPER MASSIVE CLOUD OF DRINKABLE ALCOHOL FLOATING AROUND IN SPACE AND FROM WHAT WE CAN TELL SO FAR IT’S RASPBERRY FLAVORED OKAY

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allandaros:

dr-archeville:

teaandbrimstone:

intheindigo:

sourcedumal:

note-a-bear:

ooooooh

OOOH LOOK AT THAT HISTORICAL ACCURACY THO

I think he’s the man that The 13th Warrior was loosely based upon.

Viking and Islamic trade and cooperation is very old and It’s believed much of the Norse steelforging techniques were taught to them by Arabic scholars and smiths.

This is from The Viking World, a compilation of scholarly papers on various subjects relating to the Viking Age, compiled and edited by Stefan Brink & Neil Price.  This is from chapter 39, “Vikings and Islam,” by Egil Mikkelsen (which you can read for free here).  Here’s the stuff above in text form:

The most famous Arabic source concerning the descriptions of the Vikings is Ibn Fadlan who wrote an account of a journey from Baghdad to the Volga Bulgars in 921-2. His main task was to spread the Muslim faith to this people (Wikander 1978).  He tells that he saw among these people 5,000 men and women, who had all converted to Islam.  They were called al-baringȃr, which is interpreted as an Arabic rendering of the Old Norse name væringar, another name for Vikings (Lewicki 1972: 12; Wikander 1978: 21).  Ibn Fadlan built a mosque of wood for them to perform Islamic service and he taught them to pray.  There are some difficulties in interpreting this part of the Arabic

And, yes, elements of Ibn Fadlan's account were used in Michael Crichton's novel Eaters of the Dead, which was adapted to film in The 13th Warrior with Antonio Banderas as Ibn Fadlan.

A bit far afield for my usual stuff, but I figure it merits posting still. 

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sweetlukey:

troyleristhoulife:

berrykillings:

Remember when Nickelodeon had a song about sexual harassment

Never forget

"You asked me what my sign was and I told you it was STOP"

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writingwithcolor:

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Skin.

Writing with Color has received several asks on this topic.

Everything from “how do I describe my character’s skin tone without being offensive?” and “what’s the problem with comparing my character to chocolate and coffee?”

I’m hoping to address all these and likewise questions in this guide on describing POC skin color, from light, dark and all that’s in between.

The Food Thing: So what’s the big deal?

So exactly what is the problem with comparing POC skin tone to cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar and other sweets and goods? Well, there’s several potential problems you come across when you pull out the old Hershey’s bar comparison for your dark-skinned character, even if offense is not your intention.

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thetrekkiehasthephonebox:

chekov-in-a-dress:

I want a superhero movie where the hero dies in the first ten minutes and the woman who was supposed to be the love interest puts on his costume and becomes an even better hero.

I want all of the advertising to be for the hero and none of the marketing to even allude to this death.

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humansofnewyork:

"I want to be an engineer.""What advice would you give other engineers?""If you build a house that collapses, you’re going to get arrested. So you need to keep using the pendulum to make sure that everything is straight. Also, your cement mix has to be strong. You also need to be careful with the builders that you hire, or they will steal the cement from you.”"What sort of building would you build?""A factory that makes new books, so that everyone can have new books for school. All of my books are old and have writing in them."(Entebbe, Uganda)

humansofnewyork:

"I want to be an engineer."
"What advice would you give other engineers?"
"If you build a house that collapses, you’re going to get arrested. So you need to keep using the pendulum to make sure that everything is straight. Also, your cement mix has to be strong. You also need to be careful with the builders that you hire, or they will steal the cement from you.”
"What sort of building would you build?"
"A factory that makes new books, so that everyone can have new books for school. All of my books are old and have writing in them."

(Entebbe, Uganda)

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