stuff I like or think is important or that needs to be shared or that needs to be pointed out for good or bad
hella rad - soundtrack for an excellent adventure through ’80s pop culture
video killed the radio star - the buggles | cars - gary numan | whip it - devo | call me - blondie | don’t you want me - human league | working for the weekend - loverboy | hungry like the wolf - duran duran | billie jean - michael jackson | come on eileen - dexy’s midnight runners | safety dance - men without hats | i melt with you - modern english | eye of the tiger - survivor | let’s dance - david bowie | love is a battlefield - pat benatar | mr. roboto - styx | maniac - michael sembello | 99 luftballons - nena | sweet dreams (are made of this) - eurythmics | footloose - kenny loggins | wake me up before you go go - wham! | take on me - a-ha | manic monday - the bangles | the final countdown - europe | (i just) died in your arms - cutting crew | just like heaven - the cure | don’t you (forget about me) - simple minds | heaven is a place on earth - belinda carlisle | we didn’t start the fire - billy joel
“Mads is a very interesting guy because he has this effusiveness and this charm to him, but he loves some kinky, depraved stuff...." -- Bryan Fuller on Mads Mikkelsen[c]
Valeria Vacca Photography
Valeria Vacca is a photographer making pictures of black and white with high contrast. In this series, she alternates between fantastic portraits and double exposures creations. These works seem almost to have been made with paint, thanks to the immense precision of each details of the portraits.
No woman wants an abortion like she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion like an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg.
The New Jim Crow
1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 67% of those residents are Black
2. The Ferguson police department has around 53 commisioned officers —3 of them are Black
3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson
4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime
5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color
6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police
7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent
8. This is Not the first time Ferguson’s police have been heavy handed with it’s Black residents - Innocent Black man beaten by cops, then charged with bleeding on police officer’s uniforms
9. So please - don’t get it twisted
Do you know if there's any good fantasy (thinking the medieval-ish setting, not sci-fi types) in which women aren't constantly belittled and othered? I started watching GOT but I had to give up. I can take a punch, but fantasy is my escape, and I'd love to have something to run off to in which my vagina isn't an insult and where my fictional sister aren't being raped at every corner. Is there something like this, or will I have to write it myself?
There isn’t, as far as I know. For some reason (I know the reason) this genre loves to either focus on the rampant abuse of women or just completely ignore them.
I watched very little of GOT and was pretty disgusted that people are just overlooking how fucking disgusting it is? I’m haunted by the scene of Daenerys’ rape, I don’t know how anyone could happily watch further than that.
- The Warrior’s Path (When Women Were Warriors, #1)
- Silverhorse (Katriona, #1-2)
- Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Not medieval, but good!
- Tamora Pierces books! She has written several different series, i’m just going to link one Magic Steps (The Circle Opens, #1), Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1)
- The Cry of the Icemark (The Icemark Chronicles, #1)
- Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
- The Naming (The Books of Pellinor, #1)
- The Magicians’ Guild (The Black Magician Trilogy, #1)
- The Hollow Kingdom (The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy, #1)
These are the ones I can recall :)
Hope it’s enough, otherwise anon can come ask for more :)
Have you already read The Mists of Avalon?
i gave up on this like after 2 hours. i’m sorry, i promise to make something decent someday don’t hate me
The Codex Gigas
Also known as the Devils Bible, the Codex is the largest manuscript in the world, written in the 13th century in Latin, it is 1 meter in length, 165 lbs, and takes two people to lift. It currently resides in the National Library of Stockholm.
The Legend of It’s Creation
- According to myth, the Codex was written by a monk who was sentences to death for breaking his vows. He made a pact with the Devil to write it in one night, with the Devils help, in order to prove to his monastery that he was worthy.
- Besides this myth, nothing is known about the books creator.
- Half of the Codex is simply just a translation of the Old Testament and the New Testament.
- The two are separated by a copy of Josephus’ two histories of the Jews (antiquities of the jews) as well as De Bello Iudaico’s Encyclopedic Etymologae.
- It also contains eight medical writings by Hippocrates and other important figures of the time
- The Chronicle of Bohemia by Cosmas of Prague also takes up a large portion of the book.
- Smaller texts include texts on exorcisms, magic formulas, a picture of the Heavenly City, and a full page depiction of the Devil (both pictured above).
- The last fourteen pages are a Calender
Odd Facts about the Codex
- After being studied over and over, it’s practically perfect, without any typo’s despite being hand-written.
- Based on the handwriting, the book was written by one person.
- According to experts, even with strict devotion and every day writing, the Codex would have taken 25-30 years to finish.
- Despite this, the handwriting virtually doesn’t change from front to finish, almost like it was written in one day.
- The ink, made from insects, also virtually doesn’t change throughout the book despite the fact it should have (as bugs change from season to season and year to year, and ink doesn’t stay)
- In the picture of the City of Heaven, no people can be seen in the city.
- The pages surrounding the Portrait of the Devil are darker than the other pages of the book.
- Leaders of the catholic church admit to having no record of both the spells and the exorcisms listed in the book.
The Curse of the Codex
- According to legend, sorrow and tragedy befalls people who have owned the Codex in the past.
- Myths of previous owners include a monastery that contracted one of the worst cases of the bubonic plague after receiving the book, and the castle where the book was being held burning down, the book being thrown out a window in order to be saved from the flames.
- However, nothing has happened to the library it is currently being held.
If you want to know more, a documentary about the book called The Devils Bible, is on Netflix!