26. Inspirations and misadventures. Norwegian and Anishinaabe, bigender (they/them is always safe), addicted to tea, cooking, Miyazaki, Pacific Rim, Blackadder, Avatar/Korra, and several unhealthy crushes on dead guys. (Ulysses S. Grant is dreamy as hell.)

 

taxonomist:

Tresspasser Goes on an Adventure; or, This Is Not My Parka! 

My Shatterdome Secret Santa gift, by dint of much tricky USPS Rift navigation, finally arrived! Category 5 thanks to crowtoed, who is a scholar and an artist. Thank you so much for the most adorable alien monster I’ve ever seen, she’s a beaut.

the obligatory hermann pose

and of course, the obligatory hermann hood pose.

Body Slam This! Ancient Wrestling Match Was Fixed

archaeologicalnews:

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Who says only modern-day pro wrestling is fake?

Researchers have deciphered a Greek document that shows an ancient wrestling match was fixed. The document, which has a date on it that corresponds to the year A.D. 267, is a contract between two teenagers who had reached the final bout of a prestigious series of games in Egypt.

This is the first time that a written contract between two athletes to fix a match has been found from the ancient world.

In the contract, the father of a wrestler named Nicantinous agrees to pay a bribe to the guarantors (likely the trainers) of another wrestler named Demetrius. Both wrestlers were set to compete in the final wrestling match of the 138th Great Antinoeia, an important series of regional games held along with a religious festival in Antinopolis, in Egypt. They were in the boys’ division, which was generally reserved for teenagers. Read more.

crowtoed asked
Hey Rumminov- I'm working on a fancy god tier Aradia and I was wondering: What are those things the waistband of the shorts, adjacent to the buttons? For a bit I thought they might be either buttonhole extensions or maybe a lacing/button closure combo. I figured I'd go to the source!

rumminov:

Honestly I think it was a mistake in the design, they should probably be on the other side where the buttons are because at a glance it seems like I intended those to be the buttonholes, oops.

However, they could probably be buttonhole extentions! Don’t feel too pressured to stay 100% accurate to the designs though, there are plenty of inconsistencies/nonsensical things in them.

(If I had known the amount of attention they would get cosplay-wise I probably would have tried to make them a little more understandable.)

I’m going to make them lacing holes so that if I gain or lose an inch or two the skirt’s (doing that instead of shorts to hide my belly pooch) still comfy! Thank you!

faisdm:

araneus-bite:

Homestuck infographic, made by Tyler Beatty. Can be found here X

Just to add another factoid about the sheer length of Homestuck. To read to yourself at an average reading speed takes over 24 hours, but a dramatic reading makes things even longer: Let’s Read Homestuck is currently nearing the end of Act 5:2, and is already over thirty hours long.
This said, don’t let the length put you off. Homestuck is an enjoyable and rewarding reading experience. It’s funny, inventive and clever!

faisdm:

araneus-bite:

Homestuck infographic, made by Tyler Beatty. Can be found here X

Just to add another factoid about the sheer length of Homestuck. To read to yourself at an average reading speed takes over 24 hours, but a dramatic reading makes things even longer: Let’s Read Homestuck is currently nearing the end of Act 5:2, and is already over thirty hours long.

This said, don’t let the length put you off. Homestuck is an enjoyable and rewarding reading experience. It’s funny, inventive and clever!

storiedthreads:

I am VERY excited to announce that Storied Threads is now selling Geek Merit Badge stickers on Redbubble! If this experiment goes well, we will eventually expand our line to include some of our other work as well, but this seemed like a great place to start.
Want to go shopping? Click here!

storiedthreads:

I am VERY excited to announce that Storied Threads is now selling Geek Merit Badge stickers on Redbubble! If this experiment goes well, we will eventually expand our line to include some of our other work as well, but this seemed like a great place to start.

Want to go shopping? Click here!

Pacific rim cosplay feels

4ndr0med4:

That moment when I’m a Newt who finally found a Hermann, and it turns out she’s been my best friend the whole time and I just had to open my GD eyes.

MARSHAL SAYS EVERY TIME A K-SCIENTIST FINDS A LAB PARTNER A JAEGER GETS ITS ROCKET FIST

trebuchettully:

okay so I keep seeing people claiming that Cersei’s jealousy of Brienne is OOC and I am just baffled to be honest. 

Cersei is so jealous of Brienne. There is not a fibre of Cersei’s being that is not jealous of Brienne. 

and that has nothing to do with Jaime. 

Jealousy is absolutely present in that scene, but it’s all at the beginning: “You’re Lord Selwyn Tarth’s daughter, that makes you a lady whether you want to be or not” absolutely reeks of Tywin. These are the same words that Cersei herself has heard her whole life. These are the words that little six year old Cersei is told when Tywin catches her swapping clothes with Jaime so she can learn swordfighting. 

Yet here’s this enormous ridiculous woman who has everything Cersei wants: freedom, physical power, a life without fear of being played as a pawn when she knows she’s more than that. 

And we all know Cersei, Cersei hates being the less-powerful party, and for all that she could have Brienne carted off to the dungeons if she wanted, the fact that Brienne has so much that Cersei wants is infuriating for her. She needs to find a weakness, and she does; the way Brienne smiles when she talks about Jaime is textbook schoolgirl crush and suddenly Cersei has the upper hand. 

Now she has something Brienne wants, and she’s going to play that to her advantage. In making jibes about Brienne’s history and directly challenging her love for Jaime, Cersei is proving both to herself and to Brienne that she is superior. 

Brienne might be a warrior but Cersei is a lioness. Cersei is a Queen. Cersei has Jaime’s heart.

This scene was not about a “love triangle”. 

This scene was about a power-play.