(Source: icy1992)

haerins:

a murder of crows

haerins:

a murder of crows

We have no means of exchange apart from mutual aid. If a witch needs something, another witch will give it to her. If there is a war to be fought, we don’t consider cost one of the factors in deciding whether or not it is right to fight. Nor do we have any notion of honor, as bears do, for instance. An insult to a bear is a deadly thing. To us…inconceivable. How could you insult a witch? What would it matter if you did?

Serafina Pekkala, a witch queen in The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

This quote is so phenomenally badass. WHAT WOULD IT MATTER IF YOU DID.

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(Source: edgarvaliant)

areyoutryingtodeduceme:

benjaminhargreeves:

thedoctorknits:

i-effed-it-all-up:

im in one of those periods in my life where i cant focus on anything i cant finish an assignment i cant listen to one song for more than 5 seconds i cant sit through a tv show episode i cant finish a book i cant write a story

all i can do is stare blankly at the wall and wish i had something to do but everything i could do or want to do is just supremely unsatisfying

SOMEONE PUT IT IN WORDS THANKS YOU

Hey kids this is a symptom of depression

I never had depression as a teen or during college at all so when I was a grown ass adult and working every day and actually doing stuff I like in my freetime and still feeling so bored and unfulfilled and basically like the above description I was SO confused and had no idea what was happening and this is so important

(Source: vespermartini)

when-it-rains-it-snows:

I would love to tell you that I spent even a full minute resisting the urge to paint this classic coffee joke with Hawkeyes, but I did no such thing: you just know they’d be assholes about coffee.
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when-it-rains-it-snows:

I would love to tell you that I spent even a full minute resisting the urge to paint this classic coffee joke with Hawkeyes, but I did no such thing: you just know they’d be assholes about coffee.

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kingedmundsroyalmurder:

pilferingapples:

The whole Barriere du Maine thing though

I’d like to know what sort of speech Grantaire was planning to make based on Believing In Enjolras. “Right, we’re planning this revolution and —look, yeah, I know it’s dumb. But…his HAIR. HAVE YOU SEEN HIS HAIR. You gotta sign up for this, believe me, well I mean don’t believe ME, obviously,but Enjolras is..uh… PASS THE DOMINOES. “

I mean I am obviously NOT UNSYMPATHETIC to just wanting an excuse to flail about Enjolras for a while, but it probably doesn’t make the best selling speech to getting people to show up to the barricade.  I mean, maybe. I mean, I’D  go to check, but then I’m awfully susceptible to the “LOOK AT THESE DORKS” line of argument.

… OH NO THIS LINE OF ARGUMENT IS SOUNDING PLAUSIBLE.

Or it could have been something like, “look, it’s ridiculous and absurd, but they’re going to do it anyway so if you come do it with us then maybe we WON’T ALL DIE TERRIBLE DEATHS and also if anyone can pull it off it’s probably him, so you may as well. Also there will probably be drinks and maybe snacks if you get there early, and I know some guys who can get into a mean pun off. Look, just please come because I promised him I’d convince you and, like, I can talk pretty philosophy at you if you want but we all know that that’s crap, and I could say that God is on our side, but God is dead or useless or malicious or all of the above so maybe we don’t even want him on our side, and, okay, so I think actually he’s some kind of angel — don’t tell him I said that — so maybe God is on our side, or maybe we’re founding a new religion based around bird symbolism and glowing hair and shitty metaphors but really, can’t be worse than what you’re doing right now. Actually, yeah, you’re right getting shot at would be worse than sitting here playing dominoes, stupid example. But look, it’s going to happen anyway so you may as well just sign up because if you do then maybe he’ll be less ridiculous for a while — because he is KIND OF RIDICULOUS even if he’s also perfect and luminous and probably superhuman, I mean let me tell you about his hair and his high forehead guys — anyway if you come then I’ll buy you all drinks and we can get sloshed next to the barricade and heckle the national guard.”

queenofthecute:

Night Vale is really good for practicing character design, right? (I only wish I were better at it!) Like so many other fans, my own mental image of the characters is pretty constantly in flux. This is the Carlos I drew tonight, but tomorrow night, I’m certain he’ll look different. =)

I’ve been re-listening to the entire series, which has made me like Carlos a lot more as a character, rather than just as… a plot device? (Which was my initial impression until One Year Later.) He totally starts out like a reluctant action hero, ready to save the town and “figure out just what is going on around here.” But that pretty quickly fades away into general confusion and bad haircuts. And then, well, it’s no surprise that almost dying shifts his perspective on things. And now he’s so well-adjusted to life in Night Vale and he signs text messages with x’s and o’s and he uses gravity going out as a chance to clean the gutters and he thinks a dog is part of what makes a home and just! Man, no wonder Cecil fell in love instantly. Good call on that one, right?

But anyway, he’s also totally like 10, 15 years away from becoming Doc Brown at this point, right? Like, straight up mad scientist. After all, he’s a scientist who studies science. His hair is already graying. He thinks Erlenmeyer flasks represent perfection. He has a danger meter. That measures in fatality units. His perfect hair has to be a little bit more… science-y at this point, right?

pilferingapples:

jen-suis:

hello long time no see……

THIS IS SO FANTASTIC,  I love the lighting and the body language!

pilferingapples:

jen-suis:

hello long time no see……

THIS IS SO FANTASTIC,  I love the lighting and the body language!

TELL ME ABOUT YOUR HEADCANONS FOR HOW THE AMIS WOULD DEAL WITH A SEA-CREATURE-INDUCED APOCALYPSE I'm totally not using you for ideas or anything for that one fic I have to do nope by demirocastiel-main

needsmoreresearch:

artificialities:

pilferingapples:

Enjolras and Courfeyrac and Feuilly: They’re men with a plan, and unfortunately that plan is about dealing with the corrupt government forces and possibly re-storming the halls of government. Barricades, basically, is the plan. But it’s a REALLY SOLID plan, they know what they’re doing, they build a barricade like nobody’s business, and since in the face of SEA MONSTERPOCALYPSE the people of Paris really DO see the point of coming together against the tentacular shared enemy, THIS time there is ALL THE FURNITURE and ALL HANDS ON THE EQUIVALENT OF THE DECK, and that sucker’s thirty feet high and could keep out the actual *sea* .  Their group of barricade-islanders holds out as well as anyone possibly can.

Combeferre is also at the barricade, pretty much by virtue of mostly hanging out with Enjolras and Courfeyrac, and that’s good, because it gives him something to focus on beside  SEA MONSTERS WHAT WHY HOW EXISTENTIAL REWRITE THINK OF THE IMPLICATIONS; something more Explosions-y. It’s not easy, creating something explosions-y when you didn’t plan for it that morning, but HE IS THE MAN TO DO IT, and he’s rather less conflicted about deploying that skill in the current circumstances (“Enjolras, you are looking at that pulsating horror, you are not seeing it. It might have a hivemind, a brood, an unearthly consort preparing to unleash doom on us all! *lights fuse*   LET’S NOT SEE IT HAPPEN.”)

…”What Horizon” is a much shorter speech though. “CITIZENS, DO YOU PICTURE SOMETHING WITH A BEAK AND A  SORT OF GLOWING ANTENNA AND LIKE WALKING FINS?  BECAUSE IT’S HEADED THIS WAY.  SOMEDAY WE WILL CONQUER THE HYDRA, AND IT’S GOING TO HAVE TO BE PRETTY QUICK, SOMEONE HAND ME ANOTHER RIFLE, THANKS FEUILLY YOU’RE AWESOME.”

Bahorel also has a plan, are you kidding, he’s had plans for this since he was EIGHT, and it does not involve any sort of barricade or hiding or “optimal survival strategy”. It DOES involve a cannon, a set of Carnival masks, homemade medieval siege equipement, and an accordion.  Also, there is a fire-moat. It’s not around HIS house. (Gavroche shows up because IS THAT A FIRE MOAT?!? IT’S A FIRE MOAT, YOU HAVE A TREBUCHET, THIS IS THE AWESOMEST PART OF PARIS NOW.)

Jehan has ALSO planned for this since he was a tiny creature, but with less emphasis on “hitting it with cart-sized projectiles” and more on “embracing the unknowable” and “communing with the infinite” and  “walking right up to a kraken and trying to talk to it, dammit, Jehan, you’re RIGHT IN THE LINE OF FIRE and now we have to wait”. How survivable this is depends on many factors, I suppose.

Joly and Bossuet and Grantaire….do NOT have a plan, but they are okay with that!  They’re pretty much just walking their way around Paris while buildings topple, making frustratingly layered jokes, collecting samples and observations for Joly to study and theorize over later, and performing casual acts of heroism (“Do we have to gallop into EVERY collapsing building to pull people out?” “You would prefer to polka?” (cue footnotes about the galop infernal and the art of immigrant communities in Paris, etc). They’re having a grand time. They are AMAZINGLY drunk.This has nothing to do with the sea monsters, it’s just how things are.

(Valjean and Marius don’t even go here. They really, really don’t, because Marius was on his way to die dramatically because he thought Cosette dumped him, and Valjean ran out to talk some sense into the boy, and they both get swallowed whole and spend the whole time fighting their way out of the intestines of the Leviathan, having a lot of very useful conversations on the way out, and coming to a mutual understanding of each other and how they will treat Cosette that does not involve LYING TO HER ABOUT EVERYTHING CONSTANTLY, so, hey.)

oh my god I don’t even know what I just read, but it’s THE BEST THING.

I am completely unsurprised that Enjolras’ rhetoric rises to the occasion.  I, uh.  I hope Prouvaire’s does as well.

(Source: xpikax)

geniusbee:

i feel u herm