Gathered things from here and there that have caught the eye of a lady living in the earthquake state. Expect regular dashes of Tolkien, art history, Studio Ghibli, Game of Thrones madness, more Dragon Age than I ought to indulge in, mediocre jokes and inane text posts.

"Supposing an emperor was persuaded to wear a new suit of clothes whose
material was so fine that, to the common eye, the clothes weren’t there. And suppose a little boy pointed out this fact in a loud, clear voice…
Then you have The Story of the Emperor Who Had No Clothes.
But if you knew a bit more, it would be The Story of the Boy Who Got a Well-Deserved Thrashing from His Dad for Being Rude to Royalty, and Was Locked Up.
Or The Story of the Whole Crowd Who Were Rounded Up by the Guards and Told ‘This Didn’t Happen, Okay? Does Anyone Want to Argue?’
Or it could be a story of how a whole kingdom suddenly saw the benefits of the ‘new clothes’, and developed an enthusiasm for healthy sports in a lively and refreshing atmosphere which got many new adherents every year, and led to a recession caused by the collapse of the conventional clothing industry.
It could even be a story about The Great Pneumonia Epidemic of ‘09.
It all depends on how much you know."

-Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett (via whereohwerewolf)


GilbertStuart, PortraitofMrs. Richard Yates orCatherineBrass Yates (detail), 1793. aboutsensuality.


Norwegian forest cat chasing a fox


Kauai Valley, HawaiiThorsten Scheuermann

This week is trending towards the magnificent.

The belief that you are out to get everyone."

-Terry Pratchett - ‘A Blink Of The Screen - Collected Shorter Fiction’ (via basicallyarobotv1)