I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy

because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless

and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.

— Robin Williams (via skateeofmind)

(via shaunofthebread)

stunningpicture:

This Bloody Mary has another Bloody Mary as a garnish..

stunningpicture:

This Bloody Mary has another Bloody Mary as a garnish..

(via baenling)

mudwerks:

Johnny Cash | Folsom Prison Blues (live)

flux-inthecity:

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison in 1968

flux-inthecity:

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison in 1968

hotheartbeats:

Interpol - “Twice as Hard”

snowontheradio:

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY FAVORITE MYTHOLOGICAL MONSTERS. I have many of them, but this one is extra-great.
The Nuckelavee is a vile, blight-bearing sea monster hailing from the Orkney Islands of Scotland. It doesn’t actually have any sea creature parts (like, y’know, gills or fins) because it doesn’t give a shit. You know what it is instead? A goddamn faerie demon centaur. It lives in the sea just because it WANTS TO, that’s why.
It also totally breaks centaur rules by having its torso fused into the back of the horse body. Like, the ENTIRE horse body. It actually has two heads, the humanoid one and the horse one, and they are both terrifying. The Nuckelavee’s horse head has only one huge, burning eye, and those horrible horse teeth (which are pretty terrible on a normal horse, as it is). And also the whole monster is completely bloody and flayed skinless! Just an oozing, pulsing mass of muscles and black veins, oh boy.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! Did you know:
The Nuckelavee sends horses into frothing, deadly fits of fever just because it hates them! Sometimes it does this to cows also because close enough.
It breathes pestilence and decay upon the land!
It also hates the smell of burning seaweed. Beach bonfires are a sure-fire way to send it on a brutal rampage!
It’s totally invisible in the water, so you’ll never see it writhing towards you until it’s too late!
The only things that can stop it are wizards and running water. That’s it.
You can’t tell me these guys aren’t the best. You just can’t!

snowontheradio:

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY FAVORITE MYTHOLOGICAL MONSTERS. I have many of them, but this one is extra-great.

The Nuckelavee is a vile, blight-bearing sea monster hailing from the Orkney Islands of Scotland. It doesn’t actually have any sea creature parts (like, y’know, gills or fins) because it doesn’t give a shit. You know what it is instead? A goddamn faerie demon centaur. It lives in the sea just because it WANTS TO, that’s why.

It also totally breaks centaur rules by having its torso fused into the back of the horse body. Like, the ENTIRE horse body. It actually has two heads, the humanoid one and the horse one, and they are both terrifying. The Nuckelavee’s horse head has only one huge, burning eye, and those horrible horse teeth (which are pretty terrible on a normal horse, as it is). And also the whole monster is completely bloody and flayed skinless! Just an oozing, pulsing mass of muscles and black veins, oh boy.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! Did you know:

  • The Nuckelavee sends horses into frothing, deadly fits of fever just because it hates them! Sometimes it does this to cows also because close enough.
  • It breathes pestilence and decay upon the land!
  • It also hates the smell of burning seaweed. Beach bonfires are a sure-fire way to send it on a brutal rampage!
  • It’s totally invisible in the water, so you’ll never see it writhing towards you until it’s too late!
  • The only things that can stop it are wizards and running water. That’s it.

You can’t tell me these guys aren’t the best. You just can’t!

No Plot? No Problem! — The Joys of Writing Companions

lettersandlight:

NaNoWriMo season is officially here! How can you prepare for a successful November? By planning your novel, storing up inspiration, or finding a writing partner-in-crime. Every week, we’ll have some tips from Chris Baty, and the brand-new, updated 2014 edition of his book No Plot? No Problem! Today, he profiles potential writing buddies:

Novel writing is the perfect social activity. Granted it is a social activity where no one is allowed to talk. And one where much of the pre- and post-event socializing consists of tearful laments about the deplorable state of one’s writing and the meagerness of one’s talents.

Maybe I have a strange idea of social activities, but this to me is heaven.

And a productive heaven at that. Writing with a partner (or three or four) helps all parties tap into the pool of competitive energy that forms when several people are working toward the same goal. When novelizing with someone else, you have a pacer, a motivator, and a sympathetic ear for sharing the triumphs and tragedies of your novel. It’s more productive and a lot more fun.

As you mull potential writing buddies, consider recruiting someone from the following groups:

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So, I think I’ve convinced my mom to do this along with me this year. I hope I can twist a few other arms as well.

mangleopolis:

Tam Lin (Child 39) - Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer

At first he changed all in her arms
Into a wild wolf
She held him tight and feared him not
He was her own true love

And then he changed all in her arms
Into a wild bear
She held him tight and feared him not
He was her husband dear

And then he changed all in her arms
Into a lion bold
She held him tight and feared him not
The father of her child

And then he changed all in her arms
Into a naked man
She’s wrapped him in her coat so warm
And she has brought him home

— Tam Lin (16th century scottish folk song)

wyliebeckert:

Illustrating the legend of Tam Lin for the Month of Love blog. More art at my portfolio: http://www.wyliebeckert.com