utterlyvintage:

Happy 450th Will, 23rd April 2014

utterlyvintage:

Happy 450th Will, 23rd April 2014

(via ffordefans)

video-game-foliage:

And just like that the bastion comes alive. Starts growin’ again. Growin’ stronger.

Another game that mixes beautiful 2D art with 3D gameplay, the plants in Bastion are gorgeous. From the swirling patterns carved into the ground to the grass growing off the floating tiles, foliage is used through the game to break up the grid-based tile system’s straight lines.

Bastion (2011)

2014 Book Challenge

15. Lady Knight, Tamora Pierce (409) [reread]

fashionsfromhistory:

Costume Worn by Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes
Esther Dean
1980s-1990s
Bonhams

fashionsfromhistory:

Costume Worn by Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes

Esther Dean

1980s-1990s

Bonhams

fashionsfromhistory:

Costume Worn by Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of Baskerville”
Gwen Wakeling
1939
Bonhams

fashionsfromhistory:

Costume Worn by Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of Baskerville”

Gwen Wakeling

1939

Bonhams

2014 Book Challenge

14. Squire, Tamora Pierce (380) [reread]

2014 Book Challenge

13. Page, Tamora Pierce (245) [reread]

2014 Book Challenge

12. In Pursuit of the English, Doris Lessing (228) [school]

"

I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain — and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.

I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.

I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet
When far away an interrupted cry
Came over houses from another street,

But not to call me back or say good-bye;
And further still at an unearthly height,
O luminary clock against the sky

Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.
I have been one acquainted with the night.

"

— Robert Frost, “Acquainted with the Night” (via liquidnight)

2014 Book Challenge

11. Distant Reading, Franco Moretti (240 pages) [school]

2014 Book Challenge

10. First Test, Tamora Pierce (206) [reread]

a practical guide to becoming a true pun master

animeteen:

  1. accept that no pun is actually Good, but that the true nature of a good pun is to be so terrible that it becomes good.
  2. say every pun that occurs to you. i’m so serious about this, sometimes the most well received puns will be ones you considered not saying.
  3. ALWAYS laugh at your own puns, even if nobody else is. (especially if nobody else is.)
  4. know that you are hilarious. puns are a limitless resource and you have taken it as your duty to bring this gift to humanity. you are a hero.

In case you want to pun-ish anyone, here’s a beginner’s guide

(via temporary-expression)

Tags: puns how to

2014 Book Challenge

9. Facing Unpleasant Facts, George Orwell (295) [repeat]

2014 Book Challenge

8. Between the Acts, Virginia Woolf (197 pages) [school]

2014 Book Challenge

7. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett (355 pages)

"Several times he had to flatten himself against the shelves as a thesaurus thundered by. He waited patiently as a herd of Critters crawled past, grazing on the contents of the choicer books and leaving behind them piles of small slim volumes of literary criticism. And there were other things, things which he hurried away from and tried not to look hard at…

And you had to avoid cliches at all costs.”