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February 04 2018

gentlemanbones:

higashikatajoshuu:

advanced-procrastination:

just-shower-thoughts:

I hate that SEPTember OCTOber NOVember and DECember aren’t the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th months.

Whoever fucked this up should be stabbed

If I recall, they did used to be the corresponding months.  It was just when Roman leaders Julius Caesar and Augustus came into power, the months July(Julius) and August(Augustus) were added, thus throwing off the numbering of the calender.

Good news, though: whoever fucked it up did in fact get stabbed.

Do not punish the behaviour you want to see

signedtheghost:

olofahere:

I mean, it seems pretty obvious when you put it like that, right?

But how many families, when an introvert sibling or child makes an effort to socialize,  snarkily say, “So, you’ve decided to join us”?

Or when someone does something they’ve had trouble doing, say, “Why can’t you do that all the time?” (Happened to me, too often.)

Or any sentence containing the word “finally”. 

If someone makes a step, a small step, in a direction you want to encourage, encourage it. Don’t complain about how it’s not enough. Don’t bring up previous stuff. Encourage it.

Because I swear to fucking god there is nothing more soul-killing, more motivation-crushing, than struggling to succeed and finding out that success and failure are both punished.

I demand to know why I can’t hit add a million more likes to this post.

February 02 2018

With the rise of self driving vehicles, eventually there WILL be a country song about how your truck left you too.

quasi-normalcy:

Just ditched you in the middle of a cornfield, like, “sorry buddy, bad news about Mary Ann and yer dog, but yer kinda being a drag right now an’ I just wanna ride in peace”

February 01 2018

mythicfictionist:

mythicfictionist:

im incredibly conflicted by the phrase ‘the question is not who will let me but who will stop me’ because on one hand its so fucking raw and powerful but on the other hand it’s derived from ayn rand but on yet another hand the first and primary time ive ever seen it was on a picture of a lawnmower flying through the sky which is the perfect level of absurd and nonsensical that would piss ayn rand off

reblog to piss off ayn rands ghost

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cassiederolo:

ladygolem:

wait no fucking way “there is no war in ba sing se” is an anime thing? from avatar? i thought i t was a real thing like a quote from some Important Literature that i had never heard of that must have some sort of marxist importance but no it’s from a show about a kid with a pet buffalo

#first of all he’s a flying bison so you can just go straight to hell

taibhsearachd:

ruffboijuliaburnsides:

jessicalockeisveryconfused:

ruffboijuliaburnsides:

taibhsearachd:

So apparently in Skyrim, if you just eat all your stolen items in between the “wait I know you” and actually getting arrested, the guard will just… walk away???

I LEGITIMATELY DOWNLOADED AND INSTALLED SKYRIM JUST TO TEST THIS.

I COULDNT STOP LAUGHING AFTERWARDS.

You do know you can just… keep walking, right? Also why are you only stealing food items???

1) it’s not about the fact that you can keep walking

2) it’s not about playing properly only stealing food

It’s about CAN YOU, if your only stolen items are food, eat them all and get out of being arrested. The answer is yes.

If you’re trying to make this into some sort of logic or reason thing you are not playing Skyrim correctly my dude.

It’s about the mental image of a guard starting to apprehend you, watching you devour three cheese wheels in like half a second (presumably looking him dead in the eyes as you do), and deciding that he is not getting paid enough to deal with this bullshit.

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kellymvrietran:

Your father always said he wanted you to be a pilot. He said a lot of things. I’m not a hero like he was. 

Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

thankgoodnessforme:

raw me this raw me that. Y’all don’t even eat vegetables relax

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ao3tags:

Graphic Depictions of Feelings

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wingheadshellhead:

see that woman? she ran through laser fire to help that man without a thought. that man pulled that girl away from falling rubble. they didn’t need to be “inspired”. that was in them all along. it’s in all of us. we know what’s right. the strong protect the weak. never forget that.

normal-horoscopes:

normal-horoscopes:

normal-horoscopes:

I CANT DROWN MY DEMONS THEY ARE AMPHIBIOUS POSESSING BOTH GILLS AND LUNGS MY DEMONS ARE SIMILAR TO FROGS OR POSSIBLY SALAMANDERS

I CAN HOWEVER SUFFOCATE MY DEMONS

I HOPE WE LEARNED A LESSON ABOUT PROBLEM SOLVING

Writers, remember this.

elodieunderglass:

mcubed35:

…you guys…

Just read an excerpt from a productivity/goal setting book that concerned Tolkien.

His publisher mentioned that people wanted more about the hobbits after Tolkien published The Hobbit.

So Tolkien started another novel.

And apparently bounced between the depths of despair and the height of confidence for the entire process (he said that: “his ‘labour of delight’ had been ‘transformed into a nightmare.’”)

He gave up multiple times.

That book? Fellowship of the Ring.

You know what kept him going? C.S. Lewis’ support.

First lesson: if you’re stressing over your book, remember that Tolkien did too.

Second lesson: Writers have to support each other. Seriously. It might be the difference between a book that becomes beloved by hundreds of thousands (maybe even millions) even existing or not.

 This is fair! This is so nice! I love this!

You know what else kept him going while he wrote Lord of the Rings? Well, 

  • having an income while he wrote, that he didn’t really have to work for. In fact, he held his dream job (Professor of Literature) with a full-time income, that came with a pleasant private office. He sat at work, for which he was being paid to do something else, and actively avoided doing his actual job while he pursued his own unrelated novel.
  • having a stay-at-home wife to run his entire home and family for him.
  • having servants…. that helps….
  • having a large, pretty house within a pleasant 25-minute walk of work.
  • never having to do:
  • household maintenance
  • laundry
  • cooking
  • cleaning
  • Life Admin
  • the not-fun gardening
  • the not-fun childcare
  • The work day of Men of His Time ended when they came home. Women of His Time, and Staff, existed to run the rest of his life. And that’s what they did. Jonald Ronald Rolkien Tolkien was the center of his household universe, which existed to support him in every possible way.
  • Let’s be real: he was not the person who was up in the night with a teething baby. That was what the nanny was for, followed by the wife. It would have been unthinkable for a man of his time/class to do his own childcare.
  • Actually, it’s worth noting that he had in particular a Very Intelligent Icelandic nanny, who lived in his house and looked after his four children all day, and was never given a holiday, and told the children lovely bedtime stories about trolls and the Icelandic Edda, and who provided a useful resource for the language and myth he used in LoTR, until his wife became too jealous.
  • I mean, what could YOU do if you had that much support? Write an epic! probably!!
  • Because nobody was forcing him to do anything, ever, he slept late and woke up late. sounds nice
  • Tolkien did not do laundry. He did not cook meals. He did not clean the house. He did not wrestle rice pudding down the necks of his screaming babies, while calmly and lovingly answering his schoolchild’s questions. He wasn’t making a cake while talking to his boss on the phone and wiping up the dog’s sick. He did not spend hours every day in the process of keeping his home together, or sorting the affairs of his four children, or sorting out the wifi. The Care and Keeping of Tolkien was outsourced to wife, servants, scouts, assistants, waitstaff.
  • He would have received free meals at work, although he usually walked home for lunch, where he was served food and alcohol that he took into his private study. but if he didn’t want to do that, Oxford profs of His Time could just get free lunch. He could ring a bell to be brought tea and snacks at work. And then he would go home and be served dinner.
  • Going to the pub with his friends, who supported and admired him! Sure!
  • not having to go home in the evening to his four toddlers and children, because he was a Man of His Times! and he could totally just spend evenings holed up in a pub with his admirers, because he was not required at home to help, or parent, or do anything in the home, except be served a glass of beer and go into his study.
  • god, imagine spending hours in the pub on a work night with a bunch of highly qualified literature professors telling you how smart and lovely and amazing you are. heck YES you’d be encouraged.
  • The Hobbit was already popular so it was probably quite helpful to know that while writing the next work.
  • Working and writing in a place that is generally considered to be an inspiring setting for academia and literature. Want to write Elrond’s Council? Sit down at a beautiful old stone table and start writing about the table. Want to write about a tree? Go write under your favorite ancient tree in the Botanical Gardens. Want a snack? Ring a bell and a scout will bring you toast and a cup of tea.
  • I mean, he wasn’t exactly spending his 40 hours a week under a manager’s baleful eye while he manned the self-checkouts at the Tesco in Coventry, or pumped gas for minimum wage in Montauk, scribbling notes into his phone. He floated around The City of Dreaming Spires, dreamily making art, while several people labored very hard so that he would be untroubled by Real Life while he floated.

Let’s be real. Tolkien’s literary accomplishments are very impressive, but he L I T E R A L L Y

was doing them on his work clock with the full support of a pit crew.

To be fair, I love the man. And I love the huffy apologism in the Tolkien Gateway: “Writing  [The Fellowship of the Ring] was slow due to Tolkien’s perfectionism, and was frequently interrupted by his obligations as an examiner, and other academic duties.”

I’m ??? sorry that writing a novel on the company dime was frequently interrupted by occasionally having to do his job???? oh my god I love and hate this so much,

Dianna Wynne Jones, of Tolkien’s students at Oxford, commenting “of Tolkien, they said he was wasting his time on hobbits when he should have been writing learned articles…”

maybe because that’s what academics are SUPPOSED TO DO, it is their job,,,

He would also deliberately mumble incomprehensibly, ignoring his students, deliberately delivering terrible lectures, so that they would all go away; but Dianna actually wanted to receive some of the education she’d been promised:

“I imagine I caused Tolkien much grief by turning up to hear him lecture week after week, while he was trying to wrap his lectures up after a fortnight and get on with The Lord of the Rings (you could do that in those days, if you lacked an audience, and still get paid).”

God love the man! Deliberately teaching so badly because he planned to alienate his students and collect a paycheck! He would be flayed on social media for less, today. There would be news articles about the Lazy Professor. He would be fired, and buried, and dug up, and fired again.

In conclusion: yeah, CS Lewis was very encouraging and that helped immensely! But probably so did a secure income, freedom from chores and labor, and a crew of support staff. Who knows what we might do, if we all had that kind of encouragement. We’d probably be very productive.

barbiegal:

no offense but money would solve literally every single one of my problems. like all of them. i dont have a single problem that money wouldnt immediately solve

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shadesoforlando:

Fuck you Robin

forest-of-books:

ayellowbirds:

monstersdownthepath:

vonbaghager:

A faerie introduces himself. Then, holding out a hand, asks, “And your name, please?”

And, like a fool, you give it to him.

I got asked for clarification on this (but can’t reblog that particular post cuz on mobile), which I’m more than happy to provide.

In this post, a faerie is asking for ‘your’ name. The way he is wording it, however, and the accompanying beckoning motion, makes it seem as though he is asking for you to physically hand your name over. Which, because of how some faeries operate, he is.

In this instance, saying your name aloud to the fae would be literally giving your name over to him, the exact consequences of which are left up to the imagination–usually, a fae even knowing your name gives it some measure of power over you, but giving something your name would likely let it completely take over your life.

In this instance, the wording you want to use is something like “I will not give you my name, but I will tell you that it’s [name].” Alternately, you can just lie to him.

Might i suggest the less direct yet still name-preserving “you may call me…”? It dodges the request while still giving an answer of a name, which does not even have to be yours, but any name you feel like telling the fae they can use to refer to you. I would recommend “Ainsel”.

Glad Tumblr is still dispensing useful real-life tips

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fyeahgothicromance:

diebrarian:

shakypalms:

zombeesknees:

davostating:

hectorescaton:

At first I wanted to kill him. But now I’m glad I’ve spent the time to get to know him. Yeah, of course he looks delicious with his big red cheeks. But we’ve all got an agreement that we’re not going to eat Stu. Right? Right.

#this is even funnier considering that Stu irl was not even an actor and in fact an actual IT specialist who thought he was  #going out for a job  #and somehow they convinced him to be a part of this movie

Oh man, that’s the cherry on top.

Stu Rutherford created a new stroby light technology that Waititi used in Thor: Ragnarok! That gorgeous bit in Valkyrie’s backstory? He and his friend Carlo van de Roer designed that lighting.

HE’S GIVEN US SO MUCH.

THANK YOU, STU

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kasieli:

Gotham City Garage inspired babes ft. Damian Wayne

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