primeval*

Nothing sums up the forest of Nova Scotia better than the opening line of Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

“THIS is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks,
Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight,
Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic,
Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms.
Loud from its rocky caverns, the deep-voiced neighboring ocean
Speaks, and in accents disconsolate answers the wail of the forest.”

Cape Split, Nova Scotia, Canada

Summer 2012

Bryson Syliboy Photography

To anyone at the Magic the Gathering Grand Prix in Atlantic City

My boyfriend has reported his backpack missing/stolen at around 7:28 pm EST from Hall B where he was playing a game. When he was finished, he looked down to find his back pack had been missing.

His backpack looked something like this 

Only it is Olive green with a smiley face printed on it 


And had a Primeval Titan play mat, the promotional mat from the Grand Prix, multiple EDH decks (Most Notable one would be a mono white Elesh Norn deck), an Ultra Pro Collector’s Album binder with a card in plastic on the side of it as well as an Iona in a blue sleeve that was a gift.

The binder looked liked this 

Please, if you saw it or saw someone with it, please let me know. Stop that person and make certain all the stuff is there. This is very important to him and I want to try to help him. Any information would be helpful. 

What we now want most is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth and the elimination of that fanatic devotion to exalted ideals of national egoism and pride, which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife.
—  nikola tesla
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ARK: Survival Evolved Announcement Trailer

“Get ready for a new breed of open-world dinosaur survival game, coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam Windows/Mac/Linux!

As a man or woman stranded naked, freezing and starving on the shores of a mysterious island called ARK,  use your skill and cunning to kill or tame & ride the leviathan dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land. Hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements, while teaming up with or preying upon hundreds of other players to survive, dominate… and escape!

Visit us at http://www.playark.com, and prepare for June 2 Steam ‘Early Access’ launch at http://store.steampowered.com/app/346110 !”

I need my dash to be busier

Sorry for the length, but I wanted to have this tailored to me.  Like or reblog this if you post/reblog the following, so I can find you, you lovely people with my same interests.  You can just follow me too, I guess, because *generally* I follow back, but my tumblr is an awful, miserable hodge-podge of all this.

Animals (any and all - I just love animals)

Education/fun facts (esp. languages) (idk what to call this?)

Memes

Video games

  • Legend of Zelda
  • Pokemon
  • Professor Layton
  • Phoenix Wright
  • Animal Crossing
  • Basically Nintendo

Shows 

  • Parks and Rec
  • The Office
  • Doctor Who
  • Sherlock
  • Merlin
  • Supernatural
  • Game of Thrones/ASOIAF
  • Firefly
  • American Horror Story
  • Robin Hood
  • Primeval
  • IT Crowd
  • Spaced
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Adventure Time
  • Gravity Falls
  • Steven Universe
  • Avatar: The Last Air Bender
  • The Legend of Korra
  • Bee and Puppycat
  • Bravest Warriors
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (both series, yes)
  • Shingeki no Kyojin
  • Kuroshitsuji
  • Ouran High School Host Club
  • Deadman Wonderland
  • Noragami
  • Blue Exorcist
  • Sword Art Online
  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • Parasyte
  • Princess Jellyfish
  • Other anime/shows that ought to be recommended to me

Movies

  • Harry Potter
  • All Studio Ghibli/Hayao Miyazaki
  • Tim Burton
  • The Goonies
  • Labyrinth
  • LOTR/The Hobbit
  • General Superhero movies

Series/Authors

  • Neil Gaiman
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Holly Black
  • Libba Bray
  • Jasper Fforde
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Douglas Adams
  • Harry Potter
  • ASOIAF
More initial reactions to 10x23:
  • what
  • “the darkness” as a name is lame as fuck
  • BUT ngl I kinda like the idea of a primeval and completely amoral force that goes beyond Heaven and Hell and Purgatory and all of the biblical shit that goes on in this show, and bringing this force into contact with everything we and the boys already know.  It kinda has the same feel as witchcraft, in that it’s something that exists outside of the binary of good and evil (much like Death did, but I’ll react to that in a sec).  I really hope they utilize that idea that it’s not Good it’s not Evil it just is and whatever that is, it’s powerful and chaotic
  • because seriously, having a whole back and forth about whether the boys are essentially good or evil should have a resolution in the idea that hey, maybe there’s no such thing as either- or maybe that’s just my own inclinations coloring my interpretation
  • this ep was so surreal?  it’s like they’ve totally changed genres in the last three episodes and I’m kinda confused
  • Dean tearing down literally everything the codependency stands for! Willing to kill Sam/let Sam die for the good of the world!  Looking at family pictures completely rid of John’s influence!  Sam willing to die and let his brother live forever on his own in eternal torment!
  • …and then Dean doesn’t go through with it and accidentally(?) kills Death instead (don’t stand so close to the only thing that can kill you jfc Death), which??? doesn’t necessarily negate everything that happened re: the codependency, but like????
  • at least Sam and Dean were both willing to do the thing
  • Rowena!!
  • *unpopular opinion* I really wanted to see attack-dog!Cas stab Crowley in his heart because I’m pretty tired of him as a character
  • tbh this is the first time in Carver era where I feel like TPTB don’t have any idea of where they’re going, and as someone who enjoys narrative structure that bugs me

Overall… eh.  I think I’m still just confused about what TPTB where trying to accomplish with that ep, because I didn’t get any unified theme out of it

although I guess if we’re gonna talk about legacy, that recurring theme in Carver era, bringing the entire world into pre-biblical darkness is a fucking insane legacy to have

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Grand Canyon/Primeval World diorama. One of my favorite things at Disneyland.