The Slow Dance of the Infinite Stars
angergirl:

People respond to fossils in different ways.

I don’t understand, both of these fabulous cupcake dinos look the same to me :3

angergirl:

People respond to fossils in different ways.

I don’t understand, both of these fabulous cupcake dinos look the same to me :3

Answer this with 10 facts about yourself and send this to 10 of your favorite followers (◕‿◕✿)

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I’m one of your favourite followers? Eeeee thank you <3

Ten facts about me:

  1. I’m in a book! (Yes, I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s pretty much my favourite fact, so I get to say it again ;-) I beta’d all three books in the Wolfsangel trilogy, and have a lovely mention in the acknowledgements at the back of the last one. Loki fans, if you want a book featuring epic battles, madness and magic in the closest thing to Beowulf you can experience in a modern novel - read Wolfsangel. You won’t regret it, I promise. :)
  2. John Cleese gave me my first (non-familial) kiss on my 17th birthday.
  3. I’ve met all of the remaining members of Monty Python multiple times.
  4. I can never decide if my favourite book everrrr is Good Omens or Last Chance to See. (Probably GO though, let’s be real. ;-)
  5. I’ve been singled out as an audience member on Graham Norton three times, and he once told me to shut up because I dared to correct a comment about my geekery. You can probably still see all the clips of me on his various shows on Youtube somewhere.
  6. I’ve shaken hands with President Clinton
  7. I still wish I had followed my dream of being a palaeontologist. Or at least not given up on my acting career. Sigh.
  8. When I was a teenager I interned at a small museum that housed the largest collection of the works of Jean Cocteau in the world, and had to give tours in French. I do not speak French.
  9. Once upon a time I was decently fluent (as much as one can be, anyway) in Elvish and Etruscan, and had an intermediate-level knowledge of Japanese. Not anymore, alas.
  10. I used to be pen pals with Neil Gaiman. I miss it. A lot.
brinconvenient:

saunteringvaguelydownwards:

notnadia:

section9:

theadmiraljanewayfiles:

sirdigbey:

Do you want to build a warp core?
(Sorry, don’t know source, please pm me if you do)

HIGH PITCHED SCREECHES OF A DYING FANGIRL

The Borg never bothered me anyway.

MAKE IT SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. MAKE IT SO.

Captain?
Do you want to build a warp core?
Let’s go fly around the stars.
Our mission is to seek out new life,
Stop war and strife,
Not hang around by Mars.
We used to be explorers,
And now we’re not,
I want adventures in the skies!
Do you want to build a warp core?
Please, let us fire up the warp core.
Elsa: There are rules, Anna!
OK, bye…


This filk should be a mandatory requirement at all future Star Trek conventions XD

brinconvenient:

saunteringvaguelydownwards:

notnadia:

section9:

theadmiraljanewayfiles:

sirdigbey:

Do you want to build a warp core?

(Sorry, don’t know source, please pm me if you do)

HIGH PITCHED SCREECHES OF A DYING FANGIRL

The Borg never bothered me anyway.

MAKE IT SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. MAKE IT SO.

Captain?

Do you want to build a warp core?

Let’s go fly around the stars.

Our mission is to seek out new life,

Stop war and strife,

Not hang around by Mars.

We used to be explorers,

And now we’re not,

I want adventures in the skies!

Do you want to build a warp core?

Please, let us fire up the warp core.

Elsa: There are rules, Anna!

OK, bye…

This filk should be a mandatory requirement at all future Star Trek conventions XD

darylalexsy:


DAY 18
 A couple (any two people)

Otters are people, too.

Otters are the best people :)

darylalexsy:

DAY 18

A couple (any two people)

Otters are people, too.

Otters are the best people :)

reapersun:

Sherlock/The Last Unicorn (movie version)

haha I’m such a fucking nerd

SHAKING AND CRYING OH MY HEART <33333

atlinmerrick:

Note dates: October 2014 to April 2015. Tickets on sale now.
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
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So&#8230;there&#8217;s a mini-convention/long weekend meetup being planned where we all go to this together, right? :3If anyone needs a place to stay, you&#8217;re welcome to come visit the infamously full of bee-keeping cottages in the Sussex Downs and stay with me in Brighton by the sea :D

atlinmerrick:

Note dates: October 2014 to April 2015. Tickets on sale now.

Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN

[X]

So…there’s a mini-convention/long weekend meetup being planned where we all go to this together, right? :3

If anyone needs a place to stay, you’re welcome to come visit the infamously full of bee-keeping cottages in the Sussex Downs and stay with me in Brighton by the sea :D

theperksofbeingdornish:

ohanameansfamily24:

-behindbars:

the-grand-highboob:

thusmylife:

b1ush:

condescendingchristian:



oh my god

As a person from California, this is 100% accurate

As a person from Michigan, this is 100% accurate

As a person from England I was so confused because I forgot you use the Fahrenheit system 

50 degrees in England 
100 degrees in England


I don’t know why I found the skeletons so funny, it’s almost like they’re dancing really sarcastically?

Well, they are British.

theperksofbeingdornish:

ohanameansfamily24:

-behindbars:

the-grand-highboob:

thusmylife:

b1ush:

condescendingchristian:

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oh my god

As a person from California, this is 100% accurate

As a person from Michigan, this is 100% accurate

As a person from England I was so confused because I forgot you use the Fahrenheit system 

50 degrees in England 

100 degrees in England

I don’t know why I found the skeletons so funny, it’s almost like they’re dancing really sarcastically?

Well, they are British.

howdothings:

ASEXUAL CHARACTERS CAN HAVE ROMANCES IF THEY WANT AND ROMANCES DON’T NEED SEX AND WE SHOULD STOP LINKING SEX AND ROMANCE BECAUSE THAT’S PROBLEMATIC FOR A LOT OF REASONS FOR EXAMPLE IT MAKES ME ANGRY AND SAD

twistedsoup:

neverrwhere:

missanniehall:

Galaxy Quest (1999)

I had originally not wanted to see Galaxy Quest because I heard that it was making fun of Star Trek. Then Jonathan Frakes rang me up and said ‘You must not miss this movie! See it on a Saturday night in a full theater.’ And I did, and of course I found it was brilliant. Brilliant. No one laughed louder or longer in the cinema than I did. - Patrick Stewart

Galaxy Quest is a cinematic masterpiece and if you believe otherwise you should seek help immediately

One of my favourite facts is that George Takei has called it “chillingly realistic”.

When I commented this post had about 200 notes. It now has over 30,000. I can’t believe it. I’m in a popular tumblr post.

cryptovolans:

I guess that commission got me excited about drawing Good Omens stuff again. I JUST LOVE THAT BOOK WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING.

cryptovolans:

I guess that commission got me excited about drawing Good Omens stuff again. I JUST LOVE THAT BOOK WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING.

wiggle-of-judas:

when you try to write the thing and it’s like what even are words 

Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights (1978)
What books would you take, if you could take any, to a stranded island with you?
Anonymous

Good Omens. Absolutely. If there was only one book I could have for the rest of my life, that would be it. I’ve re-read this bloody book so many times, and it never stops being delightful and so very comforting.  Almost first choice is Neverwhere, which is another book I’ve read far too many times, and will happily pick up and read a few pages at random to help soothe my soul.

How many am I allowed on this hypothetical island? Let’s say 10.

The Silmarillion, because it’s dense and full of sweeping melodrama, and thus a good distraction for those lonely island days. Also it’s brilliant. Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay, because oh my god GGK and his ridiculously perfect prose, let me love you forever. Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint, my favourite urban fantasy collection and one I never tire of reading. The Last Unicorn by petersbeagle, the poignant, amusing, breathtakingly lyrical beloved novel of my heart. The Iliad and The Odyssey, which totally count as one long fabulous poem, okay.  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, because of course I need it, it’s the greatest series of all time. And also counts as one book. The Faerie Tales of Oscar Wilde, which never fails to make me happy. And, hmmm,  Persuasion, my favourite Jane Austen novel.

I would of course bring my entire library of books, graphic novels, and assorted wonderful reads, but since that might be a little tricky to get on a deserted island, this’ll do for now. ;-)

so, i'm not anon XD but i wanted to ask: when did you started reading sandman?

Ooh, an excuse to waffle about one of my favourite obsessions, thank you ;-)

I first read The Sandman in 1991; my introduction was issue #30, August, which is a stand alone story featuring the Emperor Augustus, and thus utterly tailor made to be the gateway to awesomeness for a Classics addict like me. I was a young teenager in the middle of the most traumatic years of my life, full of extreme verbal and physical abuse, and in the pages of this incredible comic I found a lifeline to help keep me sane and happy. From my earliest years I’d been drawn to myths and faerie tales, but I’d never seen anything like this, enticingly modern yet full of the wisdom and glamour of our oldest archetypes. The epic storyline was captivating, the artwork was gorgeous, and the characters were my friends. Sometimes it was downright terrifying (24 Hours is still the most disturbing short story I think I’ve ever read), but darkness was such an intrinsic part of the story, of all our stories, so even though I don’t particularly seek out or enjoy horror I still wanted to read it, couldn’t stop reading it.

My love for The Sandman has influenced me in so many ways, most obviously in the fact that I’m still a prolific collector of GNeil works and associated memorabilia - I could probably open a museum to display everything I’ve bought and found over the past two and a half decades, from signed first editions of every book to rare promotional items that make me feel ever so smug that I have them. Heh. :) Mostly though it helped introduce me to many more writers and creators I enjoy, it solidified my intense love for myths and fantasy fiction, and has basically been a unifying force in my personality since I was 13 years old. If you want to know about me, just read The Doll’s House, or The Kindly Ones. Well, and Last Chance to See, but that’s another post entirely. ;-)

You are stuck on an island in the Pacific ocean. The island has plenty of food and shelter but no external contact. What do?
Anonymous

I’m pretty sure I would go mad, because there are no books. NO BOOKS ANON. That is not my definition of island paradise, not at all. :)