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i lov lance in the first episode. he’s a little bit of an ass, he takes charge and manages to lead his team, very confident even though he’s unsure, protective over hunk and pidge, intelligent to pick up clues about pidge keeping secrets, and you can see the insecurity on his face from the very first episode alone. he’s so multi-faceted just from this one ep alone??? voltron take notes!!!!!!

Alright kids buckle up this is gonna be a long one

Viktor owns a dacha that he inherited from his family that’s way out in the middle of Butt Fuck, Russia on the shore of a lake the name of which Yuuri cannot pronounce. 

Yuuri finds out about the dacha because the key to the place is an actual skeleton key and Yuuri asked about it while holding Viktor’s keys for him one day.

“Oh, that’s just the dacha,” Viktor took the key and spun it around in his fingers, contemplative. “I haven’t been there in years, not since the deed was put in my name. Maybe I’ll take you there someday.”

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anonymous asked:



  • it was announced harry is going to be on the graham norton show on 4/21
  • it was announced harry is going to be on ryan seacrest’s show on friday morning
  • it was announced harry is going to be on darryl morris’ show on monday
  • some new photos of harry came out from sign of the times and there were pictures of his stunt double in a mask that look super creepy but also some VERY adorable pics of him standing ‘round with beautiful windswept curls
  • quotes from harry’s interview with nick grimshaw came out where he talks about (most of these are from twitter so i’m not 100%):
    • he wrote 70 songs for the album (30 like full length songs)
    • one of the songs on the album is a song he wrote several years ago
    • he said that he made music he wanted to listen to and that was the funnest part about making the album for him
    • he said he started writing in feb 2016 and stopped while filming dunkirk and then started again in july and finished in december
    • he was stressed about what he was going to do with it, but he went to jamacia and was able to unplug
    • his album is his favorite album to listen to right now
    • ed sheeran listened to the album and he didn’t end up putting one of the songs he liked on the album
    • he gave adele big praise and said she gave him her ‘21′ album when he turned 21
    • he said he felt naked when he got his hair cut off
    • he said he buys his own groceries and that he likes keeping work and being at home with his family separate
    • he said he doesn’t tweet much because he doesn’t like saying something just for the sake of it
    • he said he doesn’t want to be viewed as a womanizer
    • he said he hasn’t dated in a long time and that he’s very busy
    • he said he snores and likes routine
    • he said he is NOT dating obama 
  • some new pics of him at bbc radio one were released
Podcast rec list

My old podcast rec/request list is still getting notes so I figured I’d make a new list with everything I’ve downloaded since then. Favourites are italicized*.

For updates, please check @insomniac-podcaster.

Audio drama (Fantasy)

  • Alba Salix, Royal Physician* - Follows trials and tribulations of Farloria’s head witch of the House of Healing, Alba Salix. It is a 6-part mini-series (+ bonuses) with no future episodes currently planned.
  • The Behemoth -  15-year-old Madyson tells the story of the Behemoth, a large, lumbering beast that has emerged from the waters off of Cape Cod. It will be a 20-part mini-series.
  • Hello From the Magic Tavern - An improv comedy podcast hosted by Arnie, a man who accidentally passed through a portal into the land of “Foon”. Every week Arnie interviews patrons of the Vermilion Minotaur tavern including monsters, wizard, and adventurers.

Audio drama (Horror)

  • Alice Isn’t Dead* - A truck driver searches across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead, encountering not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman along the way. This podcast is produced by the same people who brought you Welcome to Night Vale.
  • Archive 81 - These are the recovered tapes of missing archivist Daniel Powell, posted by a well-meaning friend hoping to locate him.
  • Help Me - Nicole investigates the mysterious death of her friend Olivia and possible link to a dangerous entity. It is a 15-part mini-series with no future episodes currently planned.
  • Limetown* - Radio host Lia Haddock investigates the sudden disappearance of the residents of Limetown. It is a 7-part mini-series (+ bonuses) with future seasons (and possibly a TV show) in the works.
  • Return Home - Jonathan Baker returns to his home town after being contacted by a mysterious entity. Episodes are broken up into multiple parts aired every week, with breaks between episodes.

Audio drama (Pseudo-radio show)

  • The Black Tapes* - (horror) A weekly radio show hosted by Alex Reagan that investigates unsolved paranormal phenomenon documented by the Strand Institute. They also produce TANIS.
  • The Message* - (sci-fi) Nicky Tomalin documents the work of a team of cryptologists as the attempt to decipher an alien message. It is an 8-part mini-series.
  • Good Morning Zakera Ward - (sci-fi, Mass Effect) A morning radio show set in the Mass Effect universe. It is an 11-part series that appears to have ended abruptly, but is still worth a listen if you’re a fan of the games.
  • King Falls AM - (sci-fi/fantasy) A late-night talk show from quaint town of King Falls that is frequently interrupted by peculiar happenings and paranormal events.
  • TANIS - (horror) A docu-drama series hosted by Nic Silver exploring the myth and conspiracy of Tanis. They also produce The Black Tapes.
  • Welcome to Night Vale - (cosmic horror)  Community radio updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

Audio drama (Sci-Fi)

  • ars PARADOXICA* - A journey through spacetime and the Cold War with Dr. Sally Grissom, a physicist send back in time when an experiment goes awry.
  • The Bright Sessions* - The recorded therapy sessions of Dr. Bright, who provides support for patients with unusual talents. ((It’s more of a paranormal drama that a true sci-fi)).
  • The Bunker - A breakfast radio show broadcast back in time to us from the post-apocalyptic year 2414. It’s a 12-part mini-series, and the developers are currently working on another sci-fi series that will be titled Mars Corp.
  • EOS 10* - The adventures of two maladjusted doctors, their medical team, and a hypochondriac ex-prince aboard an intergalactic travel hub.
  • Kakos Industries - Corporate announcements for Kakos Industries, a corporation dedicated to helping you ‘do evil better’.
  • Liberty - Tales from Atrius, a colony cut off from humanity and racked by civil war, and the surrounding lawless expanse known as the Fringe. It consists of multiple mini-series.
  • Sayer - Acclimate to life on Earth’s man-made second moon, Typhon, with the assistance of the self-aware AI SAYER.
  • Thrilling Adventure Hour - A podcast in the style of an old-timey radio show consisting of the regular sub-series ‘Sparks Nevada: Marshall on Mars’ and ‘Beyond Belief’ as well as other segments.
  • Wolf 359*** - Follows the crew of the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station as they orbit around the red dwarf Wolf 359. This is my all-time favourite series - you should be downloading it right now… unless you’ve already heard it in which case you should definitely treat yourself and listen to it again.


  • Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History - As the title implies, this is really hardcore history. Episodes are exceedingly well-researched and is surprisingly easy to listen to considering the density of the subject matter.
  • Lore - A podcast examining myths and folktales alongside the true dark stories that either inspired or arose from them. A chilling listen that also has a TV show in the works.
  • Myths and Legends - Re-tellings of both popular and obscure legends that make them very accessible to a modern audience (i.e. people like me who DON’T read Beowulf in it’s original Old English for fun in their free time).
  • Sleep With Me* - Honestly, I have no idea what this podcast is actually about because Ackerman’s ramblings are so soothing I’m usually asleep shortly after turning it on. If you have insomnia and problems falling asleep to silence (like myself), this is a must-download - it’s more engaging that rain/wave/whale noises but you don’t have to worry about missing anything.


  • Escape Pod - Every episode consists of a sci-fi short story from a variety of sub-genres, and they are generally 30-60 minutes in length. If you enjoy Escape Pod, also check out their fantasy (PodCastle) and horror (PseudoPod) podcasts.
  • The NoSleep Podcast - Narrations of short horror stories posted to the NoSleep reddit board. It’s featured horror stories for every squick and trigger imaginable so be careful with this one if you aren’t into hardcore horror, and definitely heed the warnings at the beginnings of episodes.

True Crime

  • Serial - I don’t think it’s possible to be a podcast fan and not have (at the very least) heard about Serial. If you haven’t listened to it yet, definitely give it a go - there’s a reason it was at the top of the (Canadian) iTunes store for close to a year. It’s produced by ‘This American Life’, which is another professionally-produced podcast worthy of downloading.
  • Someone Knows Something - A series produced by CBC that examines unsolved cases of missing or murdered individuals.
  • Thin Air Podcast - Two English majors investigate cold cases by examining evidence and interviewing people involved with the original investigation.

Pending - I either haven’t started these or haven’t listened to enough to categorize them, but most have been rec’d by multiple sources so check them out!

  • A New Winter - A first-hand account of the unsolved murders and disappearances of 25 people in a small UK village.
  • The Cleansed: A Post-Apocalyptic Saga - (audio drama - sci-fi) An epic post-apocalyptic saga set in a world ravaged by fossil fuel scarcity.
  • Greater Boston - An audio drama set in Boston that blends the real and the unreal, the historical and the fantastical.
  • Hadron Gospel Hour - (audio drama - sci-fi)A sci-fi comedy/adventure following a duo of scientists stranded ouside of spacetime in the Hadron Bunker.
  • Jim Robbie and the Wanderers - (audio drama - sci-fi) Follows two female musicians travelling surreal America with their robot companion, Jim Robbie.
  • Monster Talk - (informational) Examines the science behind cryptozoological and legendary monsters. 
  • The Night Blogger - (audio drama - paranormal) It appears to follow blogger Brian Foster’s encounters with the paranormal.
  • Our Fair City - (audio drama - sci-fi) A campy (their words), post-apocalyptic audio drama.
  • Pete’s Paranormal Chronicles -  (audio drama) In 1996, Pete Schwartz began work on a documentary series called Pete’s Paranormal Chronicles, but his sanity began to unravel during the production of the program and he became completely immersed in a nationwide conspiracy.
  • The Twilight World of Ultimate Smoothness - A podcast chronicling the decline and fall of radio veteran Greg Willis. It is a 6-part mini-series.
  • Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe -  (audio drama) Ruby is a hip, tough-talking detective hired to track down the malefactors who are manipulating the media on the planet Summa Nulla (the “high point of nothing”).
  • Unexplained - (informational) A podcast about strange and mysterious real-life events that continue to evade explanation.

As always, if there’s a podcast you like that’s missing from this list, please drop me a line (message, ask, fan mail, raven, etc. etc.) and I’ll check it out! I’ll also be adding a podcast link to my blog featuring this list with updates. Enjoy~

ky-jane  asked:

Do you have any advice on good storyboard portfolios? What makes for a good sequence?

Hello!  YES, here is my advice:

1. Have 3-5 sequences, each telling a COMPLETE story with a clear beginning-middle-end.

2. It’s valuable to have a variety of emotion (a funny scene, an emotional scene, a fight scene) AND a variety of length (30-100 boards)

3. Boards that tell a story visually are better than boards that rely on dialogue. Focus on the characters attitudes and acting–make it more unique than just talking heads.

 4. Have multiple people (friends, teachers, roommates–people who are in and out of the animation industry) flip through the sequence without the dialogue or hearing any explanation from you, and see if they can follow what’s happening.

5. WRITE DOWN the advice from your review. Redraw the entire sequence applying the changes the interviewer recommends, and in a few weeks send it back to them!

Zane once made cookies and when it called for “1 inch dough balls” He brought out a tape measure and measured Every. Single. One. All forty of them.

Robot uses deep learning and big data to write and play its own music

A marimba-playing robot with four arms and eight sticks is writing and playing its own compositions in a lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The pieces are generated using artificial intelligence and deep learning.

Researchers fed the robot nearly 5,000 complete songs — from Beethoven to the Beatles to Lady Gaga to Miles Davis — and more than 2 million motifs, riffs and licks of music. Aside from giving the machine a seed, or the first four measures to use as a starting point, no humans are involved in either the composition or the performance of the music.

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Title: Make a Wish
Name: Cucuxumusu
Character focus/Pairing(s): Eustass Kidd x Trafalgar Law
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~38K
Warnings: a bit of usual adventure’s violence.
Summary: The desert it’s a dangerous place. Law knows it as he travels through the hot sands to his new home: Alastaire, his new shiny prison. However, in the travel, when the bandits assault them, Law accidently opens a hidden door releasing a dangerous being that might change the whole world.

Kidd has been locked by his own race, anger, and rage the only things filling his mind for centuries. So when a boy summons him back to the world breaking his curse, as a Djinn, Kidd is compelled to grant him a wish in return, but Kidd’s life hasn’t ever been easy, and the boy apparently doesn’t want anything.

Fanfiction.net | AO3

Peak TV Treasure: One Day at a Time

NETWORK | Netflix
CREATED BY | Norman Lear; adapted by Mike Royce and Gloria C. Kellett
NUMBER OF EPISODES | 13 episodes (in Season 1) 

PREMISE | This reimagining of the Lear classic puts the focus on Penelope Alvarez (Six Feet Under‘s Justina Machado), an Afghanistan war vet now working as nurse. Recently separated, she is raising her two kids — teenagers Elena (Matador‘s Isabella Gomez) and Alex (newcomer Marcel Ruiz) — with the help of traditional Cuban mother Lydia (EGOT winner Rita Moreno) and friendly building manager Schneider (Grace and Frankie‘s Todd Grinnell). Also in the mix is Dr. Berkowitz (Silicon Valley‘s Stephen Tobolowsky), Penelope’s boss who eventually takes a liking to Lydia.

WORTH YOUR TIME IF YOU ENJOY… | Traditional family sitcoms — not that there’s anything wrong with that. Despite the recent popularity of single-camera comedies, an old-school, four-camera comedy still has the potential to be great. Just ask Lear, who spent most of the 1970s churning out some of the very best multi-cam fare ever on television (see All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude). The 94-year-old auteur might not have a writing credit on any of the new episodes, but his signature brand of forward-thinking comedy is not lost here; it’s specifically what makes this reboot shine, and adaptors Royce and Kellet (who hail from Everybody Loves Raymond and How I Met Your Mother, respectively) deserve kudos for honoring both the original One Day and its creator in that regard. And if nothing else, you’re bound to enjoy Moreno’s performance. The woman is a national treasure.

YOU SHOULD PROBABLY ALSO KNOW… | As alluded to above, this show delves into heavier topics than most of the traditional multi-camera fare on network television today. Over the course of just 13 episodes, the show deals with gender inequality, healthcare and veterans’ benefits, depression, religion, alcoholism and PTSD, among other subjects. The series also does a terrific job with the coming out story of one of Penelope’s children.

IS IT COMING BACK? | Yes. Netflix announced back in March that it has renewed the comedy for a 13-episode Season 2. (Premiere date TBA.)
WHERE CAN I WATCH IT? | The complete first season is streaming on Netflix.


Out of the Rain

Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Pairing: Mycroft/Lestrade
Word Count: 1077
AO3: [x]
Summary: It’s a miserable day—cold, wet, and windy. Fortunately, Mycroft is never far away. 

“Mycroft Holmes. I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to be under your surveillance.”

“Who said you were under surveillance? Perhaps I was just in the area.” 

day 20: wind

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[Podfic] cascades. - quietnight - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 32/32
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: James “Bucky” Barnes/Steve Rogers, Peggy Carter & Steve Rogers, Peggy Carter/Gabe Jones
Characters: Steve Rogers, Peggy Carter, Howard Stark, Gabe Jones, James “Bucky” Barnes, Jim Morita, Timothy “Dum Dum” Dugan, Winifred Barnes, Heimdall (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Alternate Universe, Canon Divergence - Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Canon-Typical Violence, Self-Esteem Issues, The Tesseract (Marvel), ptsd themes, Weirdness, Watchmen References if You Squint, Steve Comes Back Different, Hospitals, Gore, Medical Procedures, Anxiety, Sexual Content, Explicit Sexual Content, Period Typical Attitudes, Hydra (Marvel), Suicidal Ideation, Implied/Referenced Torture, Past Torture, Self-Harm, References to Period-Typical Homophobia, Surprise Asgard, Not Really Character Death, Podfic, Podfic & Podficced Works, Audio Format: MP3, Audio Format: M4B, Podfic Length: 20-30 Minutes, Podfic Length: 15-20 Hours, quietnight is nuts

Podfic of story by orange_crushed.

“Holy shit,” Howard says, crackling through the speakers. “You alive in there?” Lying is a sin, of course, but Steve’s not sure what else he can do. He’s already lied to the government and Bucky and God Almighty; and himself, himself most of all. He ought to tell the truth. That he’s not quite what they hoped for. That perhaps they should put him back into the ocean.

“Probably,” he says, instead, listening to Howard’s tinny laughter; and waits for the blast doors to unlock.

It is complete!  \o/  

Please support the official release !

I just saw someone (someone with thousands of followers so their words have an impact) say that Nightshade was a terrible game and that you shouldn’t bother getting it at full price. That it was worth 2 or 5 $ at most.
No ???? Please don’t ??? Localization are rare and they need all the supports we can give them. Westerns already have a reputation of being pirates, please don’t encourage it! (They are worst pirates but it’s still the reputation we have and statements like that won’t help) 

And listen, you can dislike the game, I don’t care. But this game is worth so much more than just “2 or 5 $”. The special discount is now over so the game price is currently of 34,99 $. It might seems a bit high but I’ve seen higher and trust me, it’s worth every bucks.

1. The art is gorgeous. It’s been a while since I hadn’t see such a visually pleasing otome and it’s not just the CG. Even the sprites and backgrounds are beautifully drawn. There are many, many different sprites, a lot of interaction between them (you can see them fight!) and you even have sprites of the heroine! (which is great because she’s so pretty, it would be a shame to hide her)

Those are even the most striking example but I don’t want to get too spoilery. 

2. The soundtrack is amazing. I literally purchased this game because of the main theme. I don’t recall any other otome game’s music leaving such a strong impression on me (you can also purchase the full OST on steam btw). Not only is it beautiful, it is also very fitting.

3. The game is fully voiced (except for the heroine, sadly) and the voice actors are all doing an amazing job! It’s not just the main ones, I’ve been struck plenty of times by other characters acting (I can still hear Kasumi in Chojiro’s route…). Here are the main seiyuus to give you an idea of the acting quality: 
- Hatano Wataru for Gekkamaru
- Midorikawa Hikaru for Ishikawa Goemon
- Tsuda Kenjiro for Hattori Hanzo
- Toriumi Kousuke for Momochi Chojiro
- Shimono Hiro for Kuroyuki

4. 30 - 50h length (according to official stats). It is a long story that will keep you busy so definitely more than five bucks. And there are bonus stories to add to your pleasure. Sadly the DLC haven’t been localized but there still are two bonus stories per route and two other stories not romance related. 

5. Beautiful writing. I can’t judge the translation but the English version is very well written (I personally think of it as beautiful but I admit it’s my opinion. But you can’t deny that the writing skills are here. You can dislike the plot but my point stand still). And unlike with some other otome games, which happened to be a good localization as far as I know, there aren’t grammatical and spelling mistakes that makes me cringe despite not being fluent in English. 

The list could go one but here are a few objectives fact to convince you that this game is worth the price. And since it has been localized on Steam, you don’t even need a specific kind of console to play it, which is even more great.

- You can dislike the story, characters etc but you can’t ignore the fact that many artists worked on this game and did an amazing job at it.
- Don’t encourage people to pirate it if you want to get more localization.
- Please, be respectful of the work of others, it’s as simple as that.

(I understand that you can’t always afford to pay such a price (I’m frequently in that situation too!) and if you see a discount, jump on it. But no, 35 $ isn’t too high of a price for this game.)

anonymous asked:

What are the key features of dinosaurs though, exactly?

Kind of a long story and it’s a fluctuating list. Here is a list from Nesbitt: 

  • in the skull, a supratemporal fossa (excavation) is present in front of the supratemporal fenestra, the main opening in the rear skull roof
  • epipophyses, obliquely backward pointing processes on the rear top corners, present in the anterior (front) neck vertebrae behind the atlas and axis, the first two neck vertebrae
  • apex of deltopectoral crest (a projection on which the deltopectoral muscles attach) located at or more than 30% down the length of the humerus (upper arm bone)
  • radius, a lower arm bone, shorter than 80% of humerus length
  • fourth trochanter (projection where the caudofemoralis muscle attaches on the inner rear shaft) on the femur (thighbone) is a sharp flange
  • fourth trochanter asymmetrical, with distal, lower, margin forming a steeper angle to the shaft
  • on the astragalus and calcaneum, upper ankle bones, the proximal articular facet, the top connecting surface, for the fibula occupies less than 30% of the transverse width of the element
  • exoccipitals (bones at the back of the skull) do not meet along the midline on the floor of the endocranial cavity, the inner space of the braincase
  • in the pelvis, the proximal articular surfaces of the ischium with the ilium and the pubis are separated by a large concave surface (on the upper side of the ischium a part of the open hip joint is located between the contacts with the pubic bone and the ilium)
  • cnemial crest on the tibia (protruding part of the top surface of the shinbone) arcs anterolaterally (curves to the front and the outer side)
  • distinct proximodistally oriented (vertical) ridge present on the posterior face of the distal end of the tibia (the rear surface of the lower end of the shinbone)
  • concave articular surface for the fibula of the calcaneum (the top surface of the calcaneum, where it touches the fibula, has a hollow profile)

Beltane Craft: Mini-Maypole Table/Altar Decoration

The Maypole is one of the grandest of all Beltane traditions, but not all of us have room for a full-sized one. However, not all is lost! You can make a miniature one, suitable for your altar top, dining table, or the shelf where you put your seasonal decorations. The one in the photo is 12” tall with a 6” base, but you could easily adjust it a little depending on the materials and space available.

Materials and Tools:

  • 6” circular wooden plaque
  • 12” length of 1/2” wooden dowel
  • Wood screw, long enough to pierce the plaque with some length left over, but thin enough not to split the dowel
  • Screwdriver to fit the screw
  • Wood glue
  • White acryclic pant
  • 1/4” satin ribbon in two colors—I used white for the Maiden and green for the Green Man, but any two colors are fine as long as they represent the Goddess and the God and provide visual contrast
  • Wrapped floral wire
  • Floral tape
  • Small white/pastel ribbon roses or other small artificial flowers
  • Hot glue and gun


  • 8 wooden hearts about 1” in size
  • Pink acrylic paint

Instructions for Pole:

  1. Mark the center of the bottom of the wooden plaque. The easiest way to do this is to trace around it on a sheet of paper, cut out the circle, fold it in quarters, and line up the rounded side with the edge of the plaque. The corner will hit the center.
  2. Screw the wood screw into the center of the plaque from the bottom up, until the head is flush with the wood.
  3. Turn the plaque over so that the screw tip points upward. Carefully position one end of the dowel so that the screw tip hits the center and twist the dowel, screwing it straight down onto the plaque. Add a little wood glue to either surface before joining them.
  4. Wait for the glue to dry.
  5. Paint both the base and the dowel white and let dry.
  6. Optional: Paint the eight wooden hearts pink and let dry, then glue to the base in an evenly spaced circular arrangement.
  7. Cut two 30” lengths of each ribbon color.
  8. Glue the center of each ribbon length to the top of the pole so that the colors will alternate when spread out.

Instructions for Wreath:

  1. Cut a piece of wrapped floral wire just three inches in length or so.
  2. Form the wire into a circle and wrap it completely with green self-adhesive floral tape so that it makes a continuous hoop. It should be big enough to slide down easily over the pole.
  3. Attach ribbon roses/flowers to the outside of the hoop with hot glue. If your hoop is about 1” in diameter, 12 roses will fit snugly—plan color combinations accordingly.

Spread the ribbons out nicely, carefully balance the wreath on top, and voila!

(NOTE: If you wake up Beltane morning and the ribbons have been woven around the pole, start budgeting more for offerings to the Little Folk.)