"A lot of people say I seem masculine, but I don’t feel it. I feel intrinsically feminine. I’d love to be one of the boys but I always felt a bit on the outside." - Tom Hardy

"A lot of people say I seem masculine, but I don’t feel it. I feel intrinsically feminine. I’d love to be one of the boys but I always felt a bit on the outside." - Tom Hardy

Aragorn was the tallest of the company, but Boromir, little less in height, was hotter.

—How I read Lord of the Rings. (via adanwen)




Imagine the #overlyhonestmethods posts from Carlos’s team of scientists.

"This paper is shorter than normal due to the primary researcher turning into a tree before she could finish it."

"Test subjects were selected randomly by loitering outside Big Rico’s and offering illicit bread crust for all participants."

"Experiment time intervals were carefully chosen so that Carlos would actually be on time for his date for once."

"Potential errors include time loss from that cancelled Wednesday, the fact that the local government legally forbid us from mentioning the source of the data, and the loss of a substantial amount of recorded notes that were replaced with dead silence and the smell of vanilla."

"Some results were altered to sound more normal so we don’t get our funding revoked."

keep watching over  D u r i n ’ s  s o n s


Tips from Windows95

When you abandoned Windows95 so many long years ago to the harsh elements of the basement or your nana’s house, something within it twisted. It was once your trusted companion, always offering helpful advice on how to better utilize its dazzling features, but now it wants something back: your soul. You can get your own free and possibly unholy hints at the tumblr: Windows95tips.

okay whenever I get terse about people not looking in my tags it is a good time to remind everyone

I tag very very scrupulously! I go back through the archive every couple days and make sure that things are tagged (usually just with celestial emporium of benevolent knowledge, because that’s my “random text posts” tag, but still)

And here is my well-maintained tags page, which has all my personal, thematic, and fandom tags all laid out. You can also check out my “About Me" page, which has links to my SPN blog, my Leverage blog, and my fic recs page—which, I will admit, is not as scrupulously maintained bc the coding is a pain in the keister.

So please make use of my glorious tags, and I will thank you~

Bang Bang (Feat. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
Jessie J - Bang Bang - Single


Bang Bang - Jessie J (feat. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)

If a person wanted to explore religion what books would you suggest someone reads?

"religion" is a spectacularly non-specific topic, anon

Have you ever wondered where books come from?



Well then, let me show you, because that’s what I do for a living.

Right now, it’s this time of the year, and the little ones have just freshly hatched:


You’ll notice they’re still blind and naked when they hatch. So I make them little coats to keep them warm during their first winter:


See how they happily line up to put them on:


See? Better. Now they’re ready to go and explore the world.


And if they make it through the winter and we take good care of them, they will grow up to be strong and wise like their older fellows:


So, in case you were ever wondering, now you know.


I love you @pascalispunk . Photo courtesy of ms Natalie Dormer

I love you @pascalispunk . Photo courtesy of ms Natalie Dormer

On Being Human


Angelic minds, they say, by simple intelligence
Behold the Forms of nature. They discern
Unerringly the Archtypes, all the verities
Which mortals lack or indirectly learn.
Transparent in primordial truth, unvarying,
Pure Earthness and right Stonehood from their clear,
High eminence are seen; unveiled, the seminal
Huge Principles appear.

The Tree-ness of the tree they know-the meaning of
Arboreal life, how from earth’s salty lap
The solar beam uplifts it; all the holiness
Enacted by leaves’ fall and rising sap;

But never an angel knows the knife-edged severance
Of sun from shadow where the trees begin,
The blessed cool at every pore caressing us
-An angel has no skin.

They see the Form of Air; but mortals breathing it
Drink the whole summer down into the breast.
The lavish pinks, the field new-mown, the ravishing
Sea-smells, the wood-fire smoke that whispers Rest.
The tremor on the rippled pool of memory
That from each smell in widening circles goes,
The pleasure and the pang —can angels measure it?
An angel has no nose.

The nourishing of life, and how it flourishes
On death, and why, they utterly know; but not
The hill-born, earthy spring, the dark cold bilberries.
The ripe peach from the southern wall still hot
Full-bellied tankards foamy-topped, the delicate
Half-lyric lamb, a new loaf’s billowy curves,
Nor porridge, nor the tingling taste of oranges.
—An angel has no nerves.

Far richer they! I know the senses’ witchery
Guards us like air, from heavens too big to see;
Imminent death to man that barb’d sublimity
And dazzling edge of beauty unsheathed would be.
Yet here, within this tiny, charmed interior,
This parlour of the brain, their Maker shares
With living men some secrets in a privacy
Forever ours, not theirs.

C. S. Lewis

Alexander McQueen, Fall 2013

Alexander McQueen, Fall 2013

I just want to make a really good Jesus miniseries that’s all

What are your favourite non-Shakespeare plays?
  • CYRANO DE BERGERAC have you met my tag
  • Blithe Spirit especially the 1945 film with Rex Harrison it’s so really deeply delightful and spiteful
  • If you haven’t read/seen Pygmalion (as well as Shaw’s afterword to it) I very highly recommend doing so—it’s a study in consistent character development, and letting characters organically move your plot forward. Also, it makes it clear why My Fair Lady…willfully misinterpreted some things. 
  • As I’m sure you’ve heard from multiple people around the internet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is the perennial favorite of a particular type of theater-goer, who enjoys meta-theater and commentary on Shakespeare.
  • W;t is kind of unbearable sometimes (it can be quite cynical and pretentious) but I cried, so it counts.
  • I saw an amazing performance of The Turn of the Screw in Cincinnati, with just two actors playing all the roles—it was deeply psychologically twisted and creepy, and they played it beautifully.
  • You can’t go wrong with a good Oscar Wilde play, they’re frothy witty confections of social comedies and fun to watch. (There’s a couple filmed versions on Netflix if you’re interested.)
  • ANGELS IN AMERICAAAAA oh god angels in america
  • FAUST hey I forgot Faust. I love Faust, either from Goethe or Marlowe, doesn’t matter.
  • The Greek plays are also worth mentioning—Antigone, Elektra, and Medea in particular are remarkable, despite being written by men in deeply patriarchal times

Lucy Liu at the 72nd Academy Awards, 2000

Lucy Liu at the 72nd Academy Awards, 2000