yes bartender i will have 6 alcohol
character surveys for anyone who wants to flesh out characters:
to whatever end
On Martin Freeman’s performance as Bilbo during the confrontation with Smaug (x)
(Note: Martin Freeman is 42)
Okay so I followed this video about foreshortening and…
Sycra. I love you so much for making this video.
omG I SEARCHED GOOGLE FOR A SEWING MACHINE DIAGRAM AND THIS CAME UP I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING
i think my blog is a cryhole
We actually keep this picture hanging up in our costume shop. If you have ever operated a sewing machine, this picture will speak to you on a spiritual level.
On Razorblades: China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station
I cannot choose. Sometime he angers me
With telling me of the moldwarp and the ant,
Of the dreamer Merlin and his prophecies,
And such a deal of skimble-skamble stuff
As puts me from my faith.
- Hotspur, Henry IV part 1
There was a post on Penny Arcade recently which discussed China Miéville’s books. So, I thought this would be a good opportunity to put down my experience with the well-regarded Perdido Street Station.
Perdido Street Station hurt me. And when I say hurt, it’s not with my luvvie hat on, I really mean it caused emotional damage. Not much; it’s a book. Still, that’s a pretty dramatic thing for a book to do.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Reblogging for an honest, clear-sighted, and funny discussion of a problem I’ve thrown myself against more times than I care to remember and never managed to wrestle into submission. I’d always thought of it as the Happy Ending Problem, but thanks to Prunescholar I think I shall now file it away mentally as the Apple and the Razorblade.
I’ve added a few of my own thoughts under a cut, in a regrettably stream-of-consciousness manner, for anyone who’s interested in this kind of highfalutin’ purpose-of-art stuff.
Too many and too earnest of feelings about stories beyond the cut.
D&D Stats Explained with Tomatoes
Strength is being able to crush a tomato.
Dexterity is being able to dodge a tomato.
Constitution is being able to eat a bad tomato.
Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.
Charisma is being able to sell a tomato based fruit salad.