October 21, 2014   1,670 notes
malformalady:

Some of the skulls in the ossuary of the 15th century Neamt Monastery have little paintings showing their owners in life, others simply state the names and dates of the monks.
Photo credit: Mick Palarczyk

Huh.

malformalady:

Some of the skulls in the ossuary of the 15th century Neamt Monastery have little paintings showing their owners in life, others simply state the names and dates of the monks.

Photo credit: Mick Palarczyk

Huh.

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Tags: tw: skulls

October 21, 2014   1,308 notes

outofcontextdnd:

"That awkward moment when you accidentally overthrow an established religion and start your own cult — at first level."

Tags: DnD oocdnd

October 21, 2014   2,188 notes

A royal boy wants to buy a sword

outofcontextdnd:

DM: Does anyone speak Infernal?
Our Human wizard: Oh, I do.
The sword: GIVE ME THE BOY.
Our human wizard: I recommend that sword.

Tags: oocdnd

October 21, 2014   2,465 notes
gravi-teamfalls:

dontkicktrees:

Hey everyone, the first episode I directed for Gravity Falls will be on Disney XD next monday, October 27th at 8:30. It was boarded by Sabrina Cotugno, Vaughn Tada and myself. If you are following the story don’t miss this one, much will be revealed!
 

From Director Sunil Hall! Society of the Blind Eye premieres October 27th! 

I don’t know what this is going to be about, but it looks awesome.

gravi-teamfalls:

dontkicktrees:

Hey everyone, the first episode I directed for Gravity Falls will be on Disney XD next monday, October 27th at 8:30. It was boarded by Sabrina Cotugno, Vaughn Tada and myself. If you are following the story don’t miss this one, much will be revealed!

 

From Director Sunil Hall! Society of the Blind Eye premieres October 27th! 

I don’t know what this is going to be about, but it looks awesome.

Tags: Gravity Falls

October 21, 2014   18 notes

iztarshi:

brawltogethernow:

iztarshi:

soverylittlehoneybee:

iztarshi:

soverylittlehoneybee:

iztarshi:

soverylittlehoneybee:

So lady Selnicov is really Vi’s aunt “on her mother’s side”. Have Twiddle or Seffie ever refered to lady Selnikov as their aunt? I don’t remember right now.

The novel refers to Lord Selnikov as their uncle.

Hmmm. Maybe like you said before Violetta is related to Tarvek and Twiddle through her mother, who was a sister to their mothers and current Lady Selnikov. This would make Lord Selnikov Tarvek’s and Twiddle’s uncle through marriage to their mothers’ sister.

Violetta’s mother could have married or had an affair with a man from the family that served Valois line “for the generations” resulting in Vi. Being a girl and a result of mesalianse (and possible a bastard as well) Vi would have been dumped out of the line of sucession.

Yeah, I do kind of suspect that. I’m actually wondering whether Tarvek’s reference to Violetta coming from a branch of the family that serves his was an attempt at delicacy around something he’d consider embarrassing to her.

It’s a good guess. In a family obssesed so much with connections, royal blood and legitimacy a child born out such mixed union, possible also out of the wedlock would probably be looked down at, possibly even shunned.

On the other hand I wonder how Vi was regarded by other Smoke Knights. It’s possible that the attitude that Zola presented, that Vi got into the Smoke Knights as a result of her family connections not because of her skills was more prevelant. If that was true Vi would have been isolated both by her family and by her collagues. Shit, I’m giving myself feels only by speculating.

Vi’s place in the family seems a little odd. She speaks very familiarly to her “betters”, showing no particular habit of respect towards either Lady Selnikov or Xerxesephnia and referring to them both by shortened names. She refers to Tweedle as Tweedle. She outright bullies Tarvek — he was letting her, sure, but she was still regularly beating up one of the family proper without anyone reprimanding her.

Yet she is still their vassal and Tarvek can pull strings to get her reassigned.

Perhaps the formality breaks down on more personal levels, with a bunch of kids who, by the sound of it, were thrown together when they were growing up and (maybe?) got the same training regardless of position, but still holds together in the larger sense of who can move what pieces around.

Everybody seems to be the aunt or cousin of somebody else, but I tend to assume this is shorthand to describe branches of a really sprawling family tree. Third cousin one time removed would still be “my obnoxious cousin with the vegetable obsession” as long as they’re in your generation.

The Valois kids actually seem like they cared less about rank between them than the Castle Wulfenbach kids did. Which is…weird.

That does make me wonder about Marge’s age. She doesn’t look much older than Seffie. Was she young enough to have been trained alongside her sister’s (maybe?) kids?

But, yeah, Vi treats them as schoolmates, kind of. Tarvek never paid attention in class, she hates it when Seffie’s right, Tweedle made little bear things that sang.

I’d assume it was shorthand too. But “aunt on my mother’s side” is a bit specific to be shorthand, so I think we can take that relationship as read. Not sure about Grandma — Vi seems to refer to her as also her grandmother. Could be a great-grandmother, but it’s unlikely shorthand for a great aunt I think.

The Valois kids we’ve met would mostly have very similar ranks — except for Vi. But, yeah, Castle Wulfenbach had elaborate pecking orders going on. I think in some ways the Valois kids were too… beleagured for those kind of games. They were being set against one another and neglected by the adults in a way that probably made alliances and enmities with one another a matter of serious consideration rather than pulling rank.

We all have that one schoolmate who made little bear things that sang. :D

Hm! I’d been assuming Margolotta’s older than…the protagonist generation, but she could be in that range by appearance. Although she doesn’t have a silly nickname is married to Lord Selnikov who is older. That could not so much rule it out as be a contributing factor to their hatred of each other. But unpleasantly age-gapped marriages haven’t been a thing in this universe yet.

'Aunt on my mother's side' to a monk is probably the whole thing, yeah. But I'm currently holding the theory that Grandmother is a towering matriarch who is probably some people’s grandmother but is referred to as that universally by everyone in the family. She sounds terrifying. I’m prematurely impressed.

It’s interesting to compare the elaborate changing ranking based on Spark, nobility, and connections that everyone was cognizant of and had memorized to…probably exactly what you described. I’m having difficulty picturing how discussions of who was the rightful Storm King went down. There have to have been some, right?

Tags: lucrezia's general creepiness could count as unpleasant age-gapped marriage as a theme but that involves body-swapping.

October 20, 2014   806 notes

outofcontextdnd:

"Any landing you can drag your unconscious shipmates away from is a good landing".

Star Trek helmsman.

Tags: oocdnd trek

October 20, 2014   8,105 notes

cyphercat:

scareina:

Everyone, you realize what this means, right?

Caliborn, as Lord English, is just cosplaying his OC.

The OC that he stole, from fanart someone drew.

Fanart that is wearing that coat, because it was seen in the Felt Intermission.

Let that sink in for a moment. Homestuck has actually established a closed paradox loop OUTSIDE OF THE COMIC PROPER.

(via roachpatrol)

Tags: hehehehe homestuck

October 20, 2014   2,340 notes

purified-zone said: i can't fucking believe it's only now that i realize that dave and rose are poe and lovecraft. god damn it.

zenosanalytic:

*thinks for a second*

  1. Dave: Corvids, neurosis, poetry/music, uncomfortable incest thoughts, Time obsession, nostalgia/regret, Blood squick
  2. Rose: Eldritch horrors, ancient gods, vampires, dark majyyks, literary, obsession with the alien, obsession with the dark and hidden

Oh Wow :|

*slides purified-zone an entire plateful of e-cookies*

Wait.

What.

No.

What.

Yes.

Tags: wow. homestuck meta homestuck

October 20, 2014   6,274 notes

traceexcalibur:

ah yes, Homestuck, I’ve read that webcomic. I love the way they just… [clenches fists] [keeps clenching fists] [doesn’t stop clenching fists]

(via roachpatrol)

Tags: yeah that. homestuck memes

October 20, 2014   2,692 notes

Tags: choking on tea make it stop homestuck

October 20, 2014   1,139 notes

Direction

outofcontextdnd:

DM: You wake up next morning.
Paladin: I pray to Phoelio (the Sun god) to give us a sign of where to go.
DM: The sun rises in the east.

Tags: oocdnd

October 20, 2014   4,996 notes

roachpatrol:

takanobaka:

for lloyd-the-barista

I DIDN’T EXPECT IT TO SOUND THIS COOL

Edit: upped the speed by 10% because I like it better this way

I’M SO FUCKING PSYCHED RIGHT NOW

Tags: music Gravity Falls

October 20, 2014   18 notes

iztarshi:

soverylittlehoneybee:

iztarshi:

soverylittlehoneybee:

iztarshi:

soverylittlehoneybee:

So lady Selnicov is really Vi’s aunt “on her mother’s side”. Have Twiddle or Seffie ever refered to lady Selnikov as their aunt? I don’t remember right now.

The novel refers to Lord Selnikov as their uncle.

Hmmm. Maybe like you said before Violetta is related to Tarvek and Twiddle through her mother, who was a sister to their mothers and current Lady Selnikov. This would make Lord Selnikov Tarvek’s and Twiddle’s uncle through marriage to their mothers’ sister.

Violetta’s mother could have married or had an affair with a man from the family that served Valois line “for the generations” resulting in Vi. Being a girl and a result of mesalianse (and possible a bastard as well) Vi would have been dumped out of the line of sucession.

Yeah, I do kind of suspect that. I’m actually wondering whether Tarvek’s reference to Violetta coming from a branch of the family that serves his was an attempt at delicacy around something he’d consider embarrassing to her.

It’s a good guess. In a family obssesed so much with connections, royal blood and legitimacy a child born out such mixed union, possible also out of the wedlock would probably be looked down at, possibly even shunned.

On the other hand I wonder how Vi was regarded by other Smoke Knights. It’s possible that the attitude that Zola presented, that Vi got into the Smoke Knights as a result of her family connections not because of her skills was more prevelant. If that was true Vi would have been isolated both by her family and by her collagues. Shit, I’m giving myself feels only by speculating.

Vi’s place in the family seems a little odd. She speaks very familiarly to her “betters”, showing no particular habit of respect towards either Lady Selnikov or Xerxesephnia and referring to them both by shortened names. She refers to Tweedle as Tweedle. She outright bullies Tarvek — he was letting her, sure, but she was still regularly beating up one of the family proper without anyone reprimanding her.

Yet she is still their vassal and Tarvek can pull strings to get her reassigned.

Perhaps the formality breaks down on more personal levels, with a bunch of kids who, by the sound of it, were thrown together when they were growing up and (maybe?) got the same training regardless of position, but still holds together in the larger sense of who can move what pieces around.

Everybody seems to be the aunt or cousin of somebody else, but I tend to assume this is shorthand to describe branches of a really sprawling family tree. Third cousin one time removed would still be “my obnoxious cousin with the vegetable obsession” as long as they’re in your generation.

The Valois kids actually seem like they cared less about rank between them than the Castle Wulfenbach kids did. Which is…weird.

Tags: family tree of devious redheads girl genius

October 19, 2014   9,967 notes
sushinfood:

radpyrope:

IM GGOINF TO FUCKGINS HI T MYSELF I LOVE THIS

hussie is doing it
he is role playing with the fandom 
it’s fucking beautiful

sushinfood:

radpyrope:

IM GGOINF TO FUCKGINS HI T MYSELF I LOVE THIS

hussie is doing it

he is role playing with the fandom 

it’s fucking beautiful

(via roachpatrol)

Tags: he gave the girl who gave him a premium membership a premium membership.

October 19, 2014   83,586 notes
stunningpicture:

Was playing around with my camera and some broken glass, and I captured this. (OC)

stunningpicture:

Was playing around with my camera and some broken glass, and I captured this. (OC)

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Tags: photography