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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)

Tagged: kitty!kitty plotting to take over the world

Source: lovely-kittens

teapotsahoy:

descartesthinksnot:

Okay but

imagine hank pym doing overly honest methods

"I didn’t actually use a microscope for this. I shrunk down and used a camera because the lighting was better that way"

"I only used one test subject because I’m worried about adverse affects on anyone but myself"

"experiment got interrupted mid-process by several explosions and the end of the world"

Yes good.

Now do all the scienc-y avengers because, Jane aside, I have serious concerns about their adherence to the scientific method and peer review.

Well, Tony’s overly honest methods requires Jarvis as a coauthor, because I will not believe you if you tell me that Jarvis isn’t actually responsible doing the literature searches, writing everything up, and remembering to submit things to conferences before the deadlines.

Tagged: headcanonsometimes I will actually write my Jarvis-does-all-the-dull-bits-of-Tony's-science headcanon into fic

Source: descartesthinksnot

cmog:

A beautiful multicolored Jack-in-the-pulpit vase made at the #HotGlassShow. #cmog http://ift.tt/1tsEGDH

cmog:

A beautiful multicolored Jack-in-the-pulpit vase made at the #HotGlassShow. #cmog http://ift.tt/1tsEGDH

Tagged: I don't need huge glasses vasesI move a lotthey are not practical...but I really like huge glass vases

thomasbonar:

Garden mazes

Tagged: boom de yadamazesI love mazesespecially the ones that are not obvious

Source: thomasbonar

People will stare. Make it worth their while → Alexander McQueen | Pre-Fall ‘10-‘11

Tagged: man every fashion post I'm scrolling through goingclassy I like that I'm not even sure I like it I just want to own itturns out to bealexander mcqueenapparently this is my tastelove affair with clothes

Source: themiseducationofb

justdropithere:

Demy Matzen by Rasmus Mogensen - Essential Homme, June/July 2014

justdropithere:

Demy Matzen by Rasmus Mogensen - Essential Homme, June/July 2014

Tagged: I am weirdly fond of thise pictureI think it's because I like making up characters who enjoy this asthetic(I enjoy this asthetic I just don't wear it myself)love affair with clothes

Source: justdropithere

dogblessusa:



Annie with a Patriot Paws Service Dog in training, giving the youngsters some moral support on their outing to Starbucks and Barnes and Noble Bookstore.

dogblessusa:

Annie with a Patriot Paws Service Dog in training, giving the youngsters some moral support on their outing to Starbucks and Barnes and Noble Bookstore.

Tagged: puppies!

Anonymous said: You have definitely read Swallows and Amazons. Don't be silly. ~midwinter blossom who is at work and might forget to reblog this later

I actually haven’t.  I know it’s on your bookcase, and I always meant to read it, but it… just never happened?  I think I stole it for a car trip once, and then read something else, and never really got around to trying again.  It’s definitely on my “I am actually embarrassed to admit that I haven’t read this” list.

Cross out what you’ve already read. Six is the average.

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Bible - Council of Nicea 
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte 
Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
Bleak House - Charles Dickens
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
Emma - Jane Austen
Persuasion - Jane Austen
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Dune - Frank Herbert
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold 
Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie 
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
Ulysses - James Joyce 
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Germinal - Emile Zola
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Possession - AS Byatt
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte’s Web - EB White
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery 
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
Watership Down - Richard Adams
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole 
A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Tagged: only includes the ones I've finishedI have no idea how this list was determinedor how the OP came up with the 'average'but whateveralso a number of these books are on my bookshelf or to-read listI suspect midwinterblossom has read all of themI remember her talking about most of themalso only includes ones I rememberI had read to me the hobbit and watership down in elementary schoolbut besides the fact that one is about dwarves and the other about rabbitsI remember very little

Source: wellsdog

winchesterson:

perplexingly:

geosaurus:

perplexingly:

Imagine dragons sleeping the same way giraffes do

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Yessss! I wanna draw sleeping dragons tooo

Maybe they sleep like camels…image

or cats…

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or…. uh… snakes?

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Yeeeeaaaaah

Or maybe they sleep on trees

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There is nothing about this post I don’t love

Tagged: dragons!naptime for dragons!

Source: perplexingly