- When not all the books in the series are the same height.
- When books change covers with editions so they don’t all match unless you buy the series in one go.
- When some books are hardcover and some are softcover and it doesn’t match but you can’t find another copy.
- When some covers are different in certain countries so you don’t get the main one which also happens to look better than all the other varieties.
- Basically just books.
- God damn them.
this is incredible
I THOUGHT IT WAS A CANVAS PAINTING
Neil Gaiman has released a book of his great commencement address, Make Good Art.
When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I’m serious. Husband runs off with a politician — make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa…
Alvaro Sanchez-Montanes - Indoor Desert (2010)
“By the end of World War I, diamond mines in Kolmanskuppe, a site in the Namib Desert, ceased to be exploited. For over two decades it had been one of the wealthiest settlements in Southern Africa. During that time of splendour, German colonists who run the site had built their peculiar residences there evoking the architecture and décor of those in their homeland Bavaria. After it was closed down and its inhabitants left, Kolmanskuppe became a ghost town engulfed by desert sands. With his series Indoor Desert, Sanchez-Montanes enters these houses abandoned to the desert to unveil the serene enchantment that dwells in their chambers.”
100 Follower Giveaway!
Thanks to all of the wonderful people who have clicked the follow button on my blog, I’ve hit the century mark! To celebrate, I’ll be doing my second giveaway! Here are the prizes:
1- A copy of .hack//Infection* for the PlayStation 2 (NTSC)
2- A set of ten (10) 1” pinback buttons depicting characters from .hack//Infection.
*- Copy of .hack//Infection is not in its original game box and may or may not come with the Liminality OVA. I’m getting another copy for myself with the original case for my collection so it depends on whether that one comes with the OVA or not. The copy being given away will come in a GameStop used game case. The disc is in great condition and I guarantee that it will work.
Contest rules are as follows and there are absolutely no exceptions:
1- No giveaway blogs.
2- Likes and reblogs both count for this but you may only reblog once. If you reblog more than once you will be disqualified.
3- You must be following me. I’m not giving these items away to just anyone.
4- The winners will be drawn next Friday, the 31st. The first winner will have their choice of the two prizes and the second will get the leftover. The second winner will have their choice of taking whatever’s left or passing, in which case I’ll draw another winner.
5- Winners have 24 hours to respond or else they get skipped.
6- Obviously, your ask box must be open and you must be comfortable with giving me your address.
7- I can have the buttons shipped anywhere but the copy of Infection is open to US-only. The buttons will be ordered from Etsy whereas I’ll be shipping Infection myself (shipping for both is covered, of course). Thankfully the seller on Etsy will ship anywhere for $2 but it won’t be that cheap for me, and I’m not made of money.
Best of luck everyone!
Reading is Radical
I am alive. Perhaps.
well stop it.
Your inbox may or may not now be Mister Feathers’ new chewtoy in your absence.
the internet may argue about many things but we are all united in our shared trauma over the nina tucker episode of fullmetal alchemist
Lady of Orda Cave by Natalia Avseenko and Phototeam.PRO
Two-time world champion free diver Natalia Avseenko ventured deep into Ordynskaya Cave in Perm, Russia… one of the longest and biggest underwater gypsum caves in the world, dressed as the mythical Lady of the Cave, a spirit who protects divers inside the “natural cathedral”.
|—||Bill Watterson (via mikekarnell)|
i want to cry
IMG_5712 (by Lars Østreim)
oh no baby hyena with pacifier i am dead of cute dfghjklkj
OH MY FUCKING GOD
This is the Eighth Doctor. He is frequently ignored by most of the Whovians for being the Doctor in the lame 1996 movie (which really isn’t as lame as people say). He is also ignored because that movie is his only televised appearance in the Whoniverse (which is a crime).
Paul McGann, who plays Eight, however, has been playing the character for fifteen years, longer than any other Nu-Who Doctor, and appearing in more episodes than any other Nu-Who Doctor.
I strongly recommend everyone check out Eight’s audio dramas at Big Finish Productions. His characterization, alongside that of his unique companions (a chameleon alien from an alternate universe? When was the last time you saw the Doctor travel with one of those?), is fantastic and well-paced. Most of his stories are much more exciting than Nu-Who. Eight is also featured in a series entitled “Eight Doctor Adventures,” which is a book series, published during the wilderness years of Doctor Who, after it was on hiatus in 1989, as well as a series of audio dramas, which are brilliant (if you didn’t feel anything at the end of To The Death (the last of the EDA audios), then you may have no soul).
I’m probably not selling Eight or giving him justice through this. Eight is a fantastic Doctor that should be respected and recognized by the Whoniverse. Eight has become my favorite Doctor (Eleven used to be, until the Ponds left).
The Name of the Doctor has rubbed Eight fans the wrong way, but for good reason. Because Name of the Doctor seems to be an attempt to “erase” Paul McGann from the role, now is the perfect time for Eight to be recognized.
Give Eight a chance.