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I am plagued with delusions of grandeur & cursed with a penchant for buggery.


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Apr 21

Details - Howl’s Moving Castle

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Apr 16

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Sandman  -  Yoshitaka Amano 

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Apr 15

Guys, I can’t handle it when Neil reblogs my stuff.


I want a movie version of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” where Oliver Mellors is played by Michael Fassbender.


Oh god, this is so exciting! #neilgaiman #tickets #usherhall #bringonjuly

Oh god, this is so exciting! #neilgaiman #tickets #usherhall #bringonjuly


I have the best parents ever. Oh gosh.

I have the best parents ever. Oh gosh.


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lynkhart asked: Hello! I'm sure I read somewhere that you described the gods as being anthropomorphic (I'm guessing in the vein of the ancient Egyptian pantheon?) and I've been wondering ever since what they actually look like. I've been re-reading TRoT and see that Gandolo is described as being 'fat and infinitely content' which aside from making me think of the Buddha, instantly brings cats to mind! Of course now that I've said that he'll probably turn out to be a very prosperous hippo or something...

scottlynch78:

Way back in the day, we’re talking dawn of time here, when ambitious fish had yet to crawl gasping onto the beach and there were only two volumes of A Song of Ice and Fire available in stores… I had a notion that I wanted the gods in this story to be something like a cross between Ghede Loa and Greek deities, very hands-on, willing to come and go among mortals as they pleased, willing to talk and trick and bargain and roll in the hay and seriously pervert the course of human destiny. That vision, sadly, directly conflicted with the approach I ultimately chose (Sarah Monette explained it really well recently when she said that my characters have dead serious religions, but I take care to never confirm or deny the objective existence of the gods in their world). As for what the Therins think their gods look like, they do describe them as completely anthropomorphic and generally too proud to take other shapes. The Vadrans do not have gods (as one of them points out smugly in THORN, Therins have a “god of the sea” but Vadrans just have the sea, full stop. It’s there, it’s inarguable, it encloses the mortal world, it doesn’t need symbolic representation, it simply and plainly IS). The Syresti have a pantheon sharing some gods with the Therins under different names (Zamira Drakasha, for example, thinks of Iono as Usharas). The Okanti have a tiered system of distant ruling gods and intermediaries anointed from the ranks of mortal heroes. The Jeremites have a two-god system and philosophy that coincidentally justifies the fact that they’re total assholes. The Jereshites worship the Therin pantheon as representatives of a unifying controller god and privately wish the Jeremites would all die in a fire. The mysterious peoples over the seas, cut off from Locke’s world by the barriers of mists and storms left by those lovable scamps, the Eldren, won’t be revealing their preferences for some time yet.

I just love detailed, in-depth, varying religions and gods in fantasy worlds.


fruitandtea:

H E R B A L  R E M E D I E S // menstrual cramps
Valerian Root - relieves anxiety, relaxes muscles, improves quality of sleep. contains antispasmodic properties that can ease tension and cramps.
Cinnamon - potent anti-inflammatory properties.
Star Anise - reduces bloating and nausea, promotes regulated flow, disinfects and soothes the stomach, improves digestion.
Ginger - reduces nausea/fatigue associated with menstruation, promotes pain relief in the stomach and digestive system, anti-inflammatory.
Dandelion Root - cleanses stomach and digestive system, reduces headaches associated with menstruation, relieves water retention, reduces bloating and cramping.
Chicory Root - decreases swelling and bloating, regulates appetite, contains mild laxative effect.
DIY Tea Blends
Relaxation: steep valerian root, peppermint leaves, and licorice root in boiling water for 10-15 minutes.
Happy Tummy: steep fresh ginger root (or ginger tea) with cinnamon, star anise, and a pinch of cayenne pepper in boiling water for 15-20 minutes.
Cramp Relief: steep dandelion flowers and roots with hibiscus flower in boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Steep with chicory root for an additional 5 minutes.

fruitandtea:

H E R B A L  R E M E D I E S // menstrual cramps

  • Valerian Root - relieves anxiety, relaxes muscles, improves quality of sleep. contains antispasmodic properties that can ease tension and cramps.
  • Cinnamon - potent anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Star Anise - reduces bloating and nausea, promotes regulated flow, disinfects and soothes the stomach, improves digestion.
  • Ginger - reduces nausea/fatigue associated with menstruation, promotes pain relief in the stomach and digestive system, anti-inflammatory.
  • Dandelion Root - cleanses stomach and digestive system, reduces headaches associated with menstruation, relieves water retention, reduces bloating and cramping.
  • Chicory Root - decreases swelling and bloating, regulates appetite, contains mild laxative effect.

DIY Tea Blends

  • Relaxation: steep valerian root, peppermint leaves, and licorice root in boiling water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Happy Tummy: steep fresh ginger root (or ginger tea) with cinnamon, star anise, and a pinch of cayenne pepper in boiling water for 15-20 minutes.
  • Cramp Relief: steep dandelion flowers and roots with hibiscus flower in boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Steep with chicory root for an additional 5 minutes.

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