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"Ordinary people had dreamed it up and put it together, building towers on rafts in swamps and cross frozen spines of mountains. They'd waded through rivers and babbled in trigonometry. They hadn't dreamed in the way people usually used the word, but they'd imagined a different world, and bent metal around it. And out of all the sweat and swearing and mathematics had come this... thing, dropping words across the world as softly as starlight." Terry Pratchett

Ask and ye shall receive (maybe)

shortcuttothestars:

green-witch-uprooted:

crayonic:

For people who are actually interested in how viking music might have sounded, “Drømde mik en drøm i nat" (/I dreamt a dream last night) is the earliest music (and lyrics) known in Scandinavia preserved on the last page of the (~1200-1300) Codex Runicus as rune notes.

The song and melody is still known and used today in most of Scandinavia, as a sort of folk-standard. This version, deceivingly slow in the beginning, is presented as close to the original sound of the years 900-1000 as historians think they can come.

This song might have survived because it was a gigantic hit, like the viking’s very own “Billie Jean”. A total pop slayer that stayed around long enough for music notes to be invented.

The more you know.

Cool as hell

This is amongst my favorite pieces of heritage <3 It’s so cool that the title still makes perfect sense in modern Danish with only one letter different! I feel so blessed to have such ancient roots and the possibility to connect with them <3 And it’s a really pretty piece too

Tagged: musicsvery cool

Source: culturenordic.com

curvellas:

tumblr made me a much more tolerant and less judgmental person like my cousin be like “omg look at that bitch eyebrows she drew them damn near in her hairline” and i’m like shrug maybe the bitch wanted to have eyebrows in her hairline you don’t know shit about her life.

Tagged: not inaccurate

Source: curvellas

loveforchristophabrown:

persisting:

ok internet, here’s an interruption in your daily rugged white dude dashboard.

this is cykeem white:

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cykeem is an up and coming male model who (i believe) just participated in his first fashion week. he is insanely beautiful.

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i highly recommend you all join me in keeping a close eye in his career trajectory, because he’s an extremely talented model, and he is, imo, shockingly beautiful. everyone likes shockingly beautiful men, right? right.

he bae

Tagged: my blog needs gratuitous attractive peopleyeahthat's a thingeye candyhave some

Source: persisting

thevintagethimble:

Plantagenet (14th century): Horizontal Braiding, Gorget.Gorget - When a wimple is worn without a veil, pinned over hair coils on the side of the head (Fig. 19). Sometimes the coils were braided horizontally (Fig.18). Horizontal Braiding- popular in the mid 14th century, the head would go uncovered, but sometimes a fillet would support the plaits ( Fig. 22).

thevintagethimble:

Plantagenet (14th century): Horizontal Braiding, Gorget.
Gorget - When a wimple is worn without a veil, pinned over hair coils on the side of the head (Fig. 19). Sometimes the coils were braided horizontally (Fig.18). Horizontal Braiding- popular in the mid 14th century, the head would go uncovered, but sometimes a fillet would support the plaits ( Fig. 22).

Tagged: hairoooohprettyI like this hairto give myself/someone else next time I get the chance

Source: thevintagethimble

kiss-my-aspergers:

cosmictuesdays:

witchylana:

unbuttonedinawood:

pasiphile:

fructosebat:

swanjolras:

when i find myself in times of trouble

terry pratchett comes to me

whispering sam vimes once arrested a motherfucking dragon

you are capable of literally anything

Sam Vimes once arrested two opposing armies to end a war.

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Sam Vimes fought an ancient mind-controlling spirit and won. Sam Vimes killed a werewolf with his bare hands. Sam Vimes happily wears the awful lumpy itchy socks his wife knits him. Sam Vimes causes traffic jams in order to be home in time to read his baby a bedtime story. Sam Vimes fought at the barricades— twice. Sam Vimes waited until his interviewee had left and then put his coat over his head so no one could hear him laughing hysterically at her silly name. Sam Vimes is my hero.

Sam Vimes overcame a crippling alcohol dependency. Sam Vimes examines and confronts his internal prejudices. Sam Vimes lived in poverty because he was giving his salary to the widows and orphans of fellow officers. Sam Vimes cleaned up a corrupt police force and made it inclusive of the different ethnicities in his city.

Sam Vimes is my hero too.

He turned to leave, then seemed to have a thought. “Sergeant Dorfl!” he said, turning back. “D’you think you’ll believe in gods now?”

Every eye in the Watch House turned to the golem sergeant. “Not Gods, Yet.” said Sergeant Dorfl. “But Always Sam Vimes.”

- Mister Vimes’d Go Spare

do it for the vimes

Tagged: sam vimesappreciation post

Source: swanjolras

The Sea

sexymnymphos:

Before dreams (or terror) invented
mythologies and cosmogonies,
before time was parceled into days,
the sea, the eternal sea, was already here.
Who is the sea? Who is that violent
and ancient being that gnaws at the pillars
of the earth and is one and many seas
and abyss and brilliancy and chance and wind?
To gaze at it is to gaze for the first time,
always. With the wonder produced by
elemental things, the beautiful evenings,
the moon, the fire of a brazier.
Who is the sea, who am I? I shall know this
on the day that comes after agony.

Jorge Luis Borges

Source: sexymnymphos

bisexualpiratequeen:

I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.

1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
5- NO
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.

Tagged: this is not a bad systemit seems to have worked out pretty well for domestic cats

Source: bisexualpiratequeen

Leaving.  So many goodbye parties and we-must-hang-out-you-are-leaving-forever.  So in response to too much enforced socializing, I’m not sleeping tonight.

I never said I had *good* coping mechanisms.

Tagged: so tiredshould be asleepshould be packingshould not need alone time after hanging with friends so badly that I don't sleep at allI am an idiotpersonal

matociquala:

"Tell me that’s beet juice."

"Okay. It’s beet juice."

"Why did I think I would feel better now?"

dangerhamster:

JACK HARKNESS MEETING BUCKY AND STEVE IN THE 1940s AND FLIRTING FURIOUSLY WITH BOTH OF THEM

JACK HARKNESS SEEING THEM AGAIN IN THE 21ST CENTURY AND THEY’RE ALL EQUALLY CONFUSED AS EACH OTHER

Tagged: everyone else presentdoes it seem hot in here?there are too many timelessly beautiful people in this room

Source: dangerhamster