Posted 3 hours ago

Grown Man Refers To Map At Beginning Of Novel To Find Out Where Ruined Castle Of Arnoth Is Located

averyterrible:

This is me, shamefully me.

Posted 4 hours ago

mineralists:

Boracite is a rare mineral from evaporite deposits at Boulby Mine in Cleveland

(Source: flickr.com)

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thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

wonderhawk:

"Who the fuck threw that at me? I’ll kill them!"

"GONNA SWIPE AT THEM WITH MY KITTEH PAWS"

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

wonderhawk:

"Who the fuck threw that at me? I’ll kill them!"

"GONNA SWIPE AT THEM WITH MY KITTEH PAWS"

(Source: catleecious)

Posted 4 hours ago

spookinessofcats:

etherealspacewitch:

fatanarchy:

Good luck affording a place to live. Forget being able to fucking eat “healthy” like you’re “supposed to” (aka, morally obligated to).

in hawaii, you have to work 2 more hours in a week than exists in a week to pay rent

Holy shit

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Posted 9 hours ago

missbunnylunaThirty-one Days of HalloweenThe Addams Family

                      ↳ Morticia Addams + Excellent Parenting Skills

Posted 10 hours ago

smaccan:

hahamagartconnect:

It’s like a scene from every ‘weird things happen to main characters on conveniently deserted suburban neighborhoods’ movie I’ve ever seen. Only this is not a movie set, it’s a diorama where miniature street lamps illuminate incredibly real looking, eerie streets that lead to nowhere other than the edge of the box they’re trapped in.

Glitched is a series of tiny worlds of imperfection, where everything is not as it seems. Artist, Mathieu Schmitt prints his models using 3D files that have been corrupted. 

Check out the scenes for yourself and see what you can uncover. More on HAHA MAG

Love diaramas!

Posted 10 hours ago

binghsien:

note-a-bear:

kaalashnikov:

cracked:

Dark Ages, Schmark Ages. The De-Textbook cuts through that and so much more fake-fact bullshit.

cloudy with a chance of witch burning

your periodic reminder that a good chunk of Europe basically shat the bed for a few centuries while everyone else kinda did their thing.

I am sorry I’m going to be that person.

This map is extremely inaccurate.

1) China was not going through business as usual China was going through the TANG DYNASTY i.e. the Golden Age of Chinese culture, which would lay down legal and social and poetic norms for the rest of Chinese history. The Tang is so influential that a lot of languages call Chinese people 唐人 (People from Tang.) (We call Chinese people “people from Qin” so.)

2) Japan is _first becoming literate_ during this time period (due to the influence of the Tang they adopt Chinese script), which is a BFD for poetry, religion, politics, society. Japanese court culture develops, which near the end of this period (11th century, around the time Europe enters “high middle ages”) will produce The Tale of Genji (by a totally awesome woman named Murasaki),widely regarded as the world’s first novel because of it’s deft use of irony and social commentary.

3) The southern part of Korea is experiencing the emergence of Unified Silla, a state that will last the entire period and will see the importation of Chinese and Indian buddhism, the construction of the first Confucian college in Korea, and so on.

4) In Mesoamerica, the Mayans are inventing astronomy, writing (the third and final independent invention of writing in human history), and a whole crapload of other stuff. This is the triumph of their culture.

5) The Umayyads in Spain are a massive center of technology, learning, and (comparative) religious toleration.

6) The Eastern Roman Empire, which spans both the green and yellow portions of your map, isn’t doing too badly either, bouncing back after losing territory to the Caliphate.

7) The Polynesians are colonizing the ENTIRE PACIFIC using amazing advanced navigation technology not rivaled until the INVENTION OF GPS.

8) I am not equipped to talk about Sub-Saharan Africa in detail (cue rant about how we never learn about subsaharan africa in the western educational system) but you can bet there are some major, amazing developments going on there too. I’d be shocked if there weren’t.

9) HOLY SHIT INDIA.

10) OMG SOUTH EAST ASIA. SOUTH. EAST. ASIA.

11) THEY WEREN’T BURNING WITCHES IN EUROPE DURING THE MIGRATION PERIOD (dark ages). Witch burning took off in the EARLY MODERN PERIOD, nearly 1000 years after this. Europe was going through some tough shit, which would leave them backwards compared to the rest of the world for 1000 years, but also there were some amazing things happening there, at least have the decency to be like “angry dudes with swords stabbing people” not WITCH BURNINGS FFS.

12) And ABSOLUTELY Islamic Caliphate was a totally amazing flowering of intellectual, artistic, and spiritual culture, a mixing pot between a thousand cultures and languages, and totally amazing. Don’t in any way want to diminish that in any way.

Posted 10 hours ago
  1. Me: *playing Tomb Raider*
  2. Grandmother who is visiting for the weekend: Mind if I sit with you?
  3. Me: *squirming slightly because there is gore and swearing in this game and my grandmother is a sweet old lady: Um, if you want to.
  4. Grandmother: *sits* Thank you, dear.
  5. Me: *continuing to play for about five minutes*
  6. Grandmother:
  7. Grandmother:
  8. Grandmother: LOOK OUT THERE ARE THREE COMING DOWN THE HILL
  9. Grandmother: THAT WAS POINT BLANK HOW ARE THEY ALIVE
  10. Grandmother: OOOHH YOU MADE THAT EXPLODE
  11. Grandmother: STOP KILLING MY GRANDDAUGHTER
  12. Grandmother: KILL THEM KILL THEM ALL
  13. Grandmother: OHHHHH YOU SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD OHHHHHHHHH
  14. Grandmother: RUN RUN RUN YOU'RE ABOUT TO DIE RUN
  15. Grandmother: OKAY NOW KILL THEM ALL
  16. Me: *slowly turns to look at her* Grandma
  17. Grandmother: *sweet smile* Hmm?
  18. Me: Grandma oh my god
  19. Grandmother: *more smiling* Well, hurry up and kill everyone else, I want to see you save this Sam person.
  20. Me:
  21. Me:
  22. Grandmother: Kill them.
Posted 10 hours ago

qwantzfeed:

AND THEY ALL NEED TO RAISE THEIR LIKE CEILING

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