StrangeAnythings

I enjoy television, WoW, books, hot air balloons, space, science, cake, ranting about my job, Lovecraft, and poetry. Expect to see all of this and more in a brief glimpse into my oddly categorized mind.
Also, I feel I must warn you about the insects.


And this of course is Aragorn’s sword Anduril, Flame of the West, re-forged from the shards of Narsil, given to me by Viggo Mortensen. Now, this has nothing to do with the metaphor - I just want to remind everyone that I have this.

And this of course is Aragorn’s sword Anduril, Flame of the West, re-forged from the shards of Narsil, given to me by Viggo Mortensen. Now, this has nothing to do with the metaphor - I just want to remind everyone that I have this.

“The written word is all that stands between memory and oblivion. Without books as our anchors, we are cast adrift, neither teaching nor learning. They are windows on the past, mirrors on the present, and prisms reflecting all possible futures. Books are lighthouses erected in the dark sea of time.”

Mothafreakin’ Disney’s Gargoyles, Season 2, Episode 4, “A Lighthouse In The Sea of Time.”

I know, right?

(via theirishcowgirl)

lights-over-arbys:

rubynrags:

Do you know what I want to see?

I wanna see a really cool Disney princess who can’t sing. I wanna see this pretty young girl who sounds like a beached whale when she tries to sing “Happy Birthday.” And none of the musical numbers feature her because she doesn’t sing.

But halfway through the movie, she figures out

She can rap like hell

This post kept getting better and better with every word

“How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it’s just words.”

David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King (via theremina)

beautiful

iflip4dolphins:

princesshollyofthesouthernisles:

princesshollyofthesouthernisles:

caroleking:

Santino Fontana on auditioning for Frozen:

"So basically, all that they told me about the character was he’s super confident, perhaps overly confident, he needs to be able to sing with a "Broadway sound" and he’s really good with women, but he may have a dark side. I came into the sound studio and I was very nervous and I sang this."

YES OMG

A RECORDING EXISTS

YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, THIS IS WHAT HE AUDITIONED FOR HANS WITH

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Lord Jesus what have I done

NO GUYS

I THINK YOU FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HOW HANS THIS SONG IS

HE’S NOT SINGING “I feel pretty,” HE’S SINGING “I am pretty.”

AND THIS IS ABSOLUTE PERFECTION

NO WONDER HE GOT THE PART

Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France.

Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.

Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.”

"Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis," The Independent. (via madelinecoleman)

DON’T GIVE ME THAT FRENCH SHIT.

(via josephinabiden)

Ms. Wake …  had mixed feelings about previous cinematic efforts to portray her wartime exploits … “It was well-acted but in parts it was extremely stupid,” she said. “At one stage they had me cooking eggs and bacon to feed the men. For goodness’ sake, did the Allies parachute me into France to fry eggs and bacon for the men? There wasn’t an egg to be had for love nor money. Even if there had been why would I be frying it? I had men to do that sort of thing.”

(via sophiealdred)

librarienne:

direcartographies:

fun fact: the reason that the plural of goose is geese but the plural of moose is not meese is because goose derives from an ancient germanic word undergoing strong declension, in the pattern of foot/feet and tooth/teeth, wherein oo is mutated to ee. however ‘moose’ is a native american word added to the english lexicon only ~400 years ago, and lacks the etymological reason to be pluralized in that way.

Oh baby.  Keep talking dirty to me.

'I meant,' said Ipslore bitterly, 'what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?'

Death thought about it.

CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.

– Terry Pratchett (Sourcery)