shit i find on tumblr

  1. everything-is-stickers:

How old is this photo.
Because it’s set up like Grandpappy sitting on the rocker telling the youngin’s about his youth.
But at this point in history it looks like one old guy took the only chair and made the rest of his elderly friends sit on the pavement because he’s the senior senior.

    everything-is-stickers:

    How old is this photo.

    Because it’s set up like Grandpappy sitting on the rocker telling the youngin’s about his youth.

    But at this point in history it looks like one old guy took the only chair and made the rest of his elderly friends sit on the pavement because he’s the senior senior.

    (Source: gueasan)

  2. Languages animate objects by giving them names, making them noticeable when we might not otherwise be aware of them. Tuvan has a word iy (pronounced like the letter e), which indicates the short side of a hill.

    I had never noticed that hills had a short side. But once I learned the word, I began to study the contours of hills, trying to identify the iy. It turns out that hills are asymmetrical, never perfectly conical, and indeed one of their sides tends to be steeper and shorter than the others.

    If you are riding a horse, carrying firewood, or herding goats on foot, this is a highly salient concept. You never want to mount a hill from the iy side, as it takes more energy to ascend, and an iy descent is more treacherous as well. Once you know about the iy, you see it in every hill and identify it automatically, directing your horse, sheep, or footsteps accordingly.

    This is a perfect example of how language adapts to local environment, by packaging knowledge into ecologically relevant bits. Once you know that there is an iy, you don’t really have to be told to notice it or avoid it. You just do. The language has taught you useful information in a covert fashion, without explicit instruction.

    K. David Harrison, The Last Speakers (via perugu—-annam)

    (Source: simhasanam)

  3. attn tumblr

    i am going to go to the location of luminousalicorn and michaelblume tomorrow on an airplane and i shall spend a month there and then i will go on an airplane back to the usual location of me

    i expect to have internet but for my internet usage patterns to be drastically changed

    my tumblr queue will keep on trucking throughout my absence, however

  4. steverogersbooty:

    Marvel’s Chris trifecta

    (Source: msfili)

  5. bcholmes:

brinconvenient:

I really like how much space is in this bed…

No. Don’t. No, Brin. Noooo.

    bcholmes:

    brinconvenient:

    I really like how much space is in this bed…

    No. Don’t. No, Brin. Noooo.

    (Source: susitar)

  6. shitifindon:

So this is my demon, Rava. Rendered in Daz3D and subsequently mucked around with in Photoshop.
The me in the picture doesn’t look all that much like me, and I definitely would’ve made Rava a lot sparklier if sparkly had been an option. Still, I’m happy with the posing and the lighting, and with Rava’s multicoloured hair and scales - I had to do those with a clever trick in postwork, which is also when I added the glowy mist effect.
I took the name from here (Ráva - Free/Wild/Untamed) and dropped the accent. It seemed appropriate. Rava represents some things that are hard to explain without a lot of context, but freedom and wildness are a good starting point.

Insta-self-reblogging to get it in relevant tags on my blog because the contest rules state that I can only use the tag “ddcontest2k14” on a contest entry.

    shitifindon:

    So this is my demon, Rava. Rendered in Daz3D and subsequently mucked around with in Photoshop.

    The me in the picture doesn’t look all that much like me, and I definitely would’ve made Rava a lot sparklier if sparkly had been an option. Still, I’m happy with the posing and the lighting, and with Rava’s multicoloured hair and scales - I had to do those with a clever trick in postwork, which is also when I added the glowy mist effect.

    I took the name from here (Ráva - Free/Wild/Untamed) and dropped the accent. It seemed appropriate. Rava represents some things that are hard to explain without a lot of context, but freedom and wildness are a good starting point.

    Insta-self-reblogging to get it in relevant tags on my blog because the contest rules state that I can only use the tag “ddcontest2k14” on a contest entry.

  7. So this is my demon, Rava. Rendered in Daz3D and subsequently mucked around with in Photoshop.
The me in the picture doesn’t look all that much like me, and I definitely would’ve made Rava a lot sparklier if sparkly had been an option. Still, I’m happy with the posing and the lighting, and with Rava’s multicoloured hair and scales - I had to do those with a clever trick in postwork, which is also when I added the glowy mist effect.
I took the name from here (Ráva - Free/Wild/Untamed) and dropped the accent. It seemed appropriate. Rava represents some things that are hard to explain without a lot of context, but freedom and wildness are a good starting point.

    So this is my demon, Rava. Rendered in Daz3D and subsequently mucked around with in Photoshop.

    The me in the picture doesn’t look all that much like me, and I definitely would’ve made Rava a lot sparklier if sparkly had been an option. Still, I’m happy with the posing and the lighting, and with Rava’s multicoloured hair and scales - I had to do those with a clever trick in postwork, which is also when I added the glowy mist effect.

    I took the name from here (Ráva - Free/Wild/Untamed) and dropped the accent. It seemed appropriate. Rava represents some things that are hard to explain without a lot of context, but freedom and wildness are a good starting point.

  8. ephemeral-elegance:

Fire Opal and Diamond Pendant, ca. 1900
Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co.
via Tadema Gallery

    ephemeral-elegance:

    Fire Opal and Diamond Pendant, ca. 1900

    Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co.

    via Tadema Gallery

  9. shlevy:

    shitifindon:

    shlevy:

    gentlemantiger:

    shlevy:

    Do sperm and egg cells come accompanied by little half-daemons? Or do they just materialize in the womb? If the latter, when, and what about IVF? What was Jesus’s daemon? Do daemons shift in utero? Are there forms known to cause medical complications during birth?

    I was under the impression they just sort of appeared after birth. Is that not true? O.o

    If so, when, and where? And what about IVF, or artificial wombs, or premies?

    It would be fascinating if they appeared at like 7 months or whatever and everyone assumed that’s when you start being human or something.

    Considering what happens when a daemon touches a person who is not their person, I reject any theory that involves the child’s daemon developing in physical contact with the mother. My personal theory, and I think the one we went with for Effulgence (but I’m not totally sure), is that the daemon appears nearish-by-but-not-touching-anybody when the baby is born. I don’t think we’ve explicitly laid out conditions for the edge cases, but off the top of my head, I’d say that “when the baby takes their first breath of air” is a reasonable daemon-appearance point that handles all the intricacies pretty well.

    Maybe the daemon gestates inside of the mother’s? Oooh or the father’s, though lack of paternity uncertainty + requirement to hang out near the mother for 9 months would *drastically* change society I think.

    There’s no guarantee that the mother’s daemon will be a species feasibly capable of gestating anything.

  10. lemme-holla-at-you:

xoxo