“NOTE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND AMERICANS: One shilling = Five Pee. It helps to understand the antique finances of the Witchfinder Army if you know the original British monetary system: Two farthings = One Ha'penny. Two ha'pennies = One Penny. Three pennies = A Thrupenny Bit. Two Thrupences = A Sixpence. Two Sixpences = One Shilling, or Bob. Two Bob = A Florin. One Florin and One Sixpence = Half a Crown. Four Half Crowns = Ten Bob Note. Two Ten Bob Notes = One Pound (or 240 pennies). One Pound and One Shilling = One Guinea.

The British resisted decimalized currency for a long time because they thought it was too complicated.”

—  Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

  Dear Sir Malcolm,

      “ I read your last cable with great interest. You certainly are traveling far afield. You say you’re heading to the Americas. I wonder if you’re going to the United States, and what you might be hunting there. Perhaps you’ll visit the West and walk the roads of our lost friend, Mr. Chandler. Did you know American coyotes mate for life? And that there are certain octopi who can manipulate their bodies through holes no larger than a ha'penny coin? As you can tell, I’ve developed an interest in zoology of late. I miss you. But please know that I am well and abide in something like contentment. In fact, it’s all rather boring here. As ever, 

                                                                                                    with love,                                                                                                                                                             Vanessa.

anonymous asked:

yo so like as a poor folk if I had to pick btwn starting trc or captive prince which should I spend my ha'pennies on

The Raven Cycle is about a group of low key magic teenagers spending a summer searching for a dead Welsh king while waiting for their friend to die As the Prophecy Foretold. its full and official title is The Raven Cycle: Erotic Friendships, The Series. everyone’s in love with at least two other people in the group and generally a tiny bit fucked up – dead, or previously dead, or wishing they were dead, or communing with a magical forest. sometimes several at once. the whole aesthetic of the series lends itself to tumblr graphics and fanvids made entirely of scenes from Years & Years and Troye Sivan music videos. I would go to battle and die for Adam Parrish. 

Captive Prince is half courtly intrigue, political machinations, and Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, and half R O M A N C E. it’s the slowest burn ever written (#confirmed). you spend the entirety of the first book hating half of the romantic pairing and thinking that everyone who’s recommended this series to you is extremely fucked up, but then you start book two and the R O M A N C E hits. you too are beginning to warm to Laurent. every time they’re alone in a tent together your heart starts pounding and your body starts producing adrenaline. suddenly, you understand. it’s too late for you, now. the R O M A N C E has taken you. resistance is futile. succumb. 

Asgore: *declared war on humans, killed six humans and took their Souls. hired alphys as his royal scientist and consented to her doing experiments on both human and monster Souls; was 100% ready to kill frisk before he was defeated. could have only taken one soul, crossed the barrier, and taken six more peacefully from the humans before freeing all the monsters a long time ago, but didn’t, and no concrete reason why is ever given (beyond his cowardice.) subjected all of his subjects to many years of fading hope and imprisonment due to this choice. is only seen during the last parts of the game, given very little actual screen time - most of what we know about him is through hearsay and various accounts from NPC’s and friends*

giant nerds: ohhh I love Asgore! He’s so funny and cute. I think most people are way too hard on him - I mean, he did some bad stuff, but like, he’s just so sweet! honestly i don’t even think he killed any of the humans at all - maybe sans or someone else did it. but asgore could never actually kill or hurt anyone! people need to stop being so mean to him in comics, they should leave him alone - just forgive him, he said he was sorry! 

Alphys: *was originally going to stop (possibly capture/kill) frisk, but decided to help them in their journey. wanted so desperately to be seen as someone important who could be your friend that she devised a plan to make it seem like she was helping and saving you while going through hotland. shows real concern for your safety and immediately attempts to stop messing around after you’re hurt in the Core. built mettaton’s robot body (to impress asgore?), and was then hired by him to be the royal guard. was afraid to finish mettaton’s new body for fear he would stop being her friend altogether. was hired specifically by asgore to experiment on Souls and find a way out of the barrier. accidentally created the amalgams; accidentally created flowey. felt too guilty and scared to admit her mistakes. eventually realizes the only way to help herself is to be brave and tell the truth, no matter the consequences - not wanting to burden anyone, she attempts to do so alone. understands lying about the experiments was bad, and lying to/manipulating you was a ‘gross’ thing to do, apologizes for all of it. is shown to have social anxiety, low self-esteem, and is implied on multiple occasions to have suicidal urges/thoughts. introduced about halfway into the game and is given lots of dialogue and characterization*

giant dorks: man i don’t know, like… i don’t really hate alphys or anything, but i just cant connect with her, i mean, she did a lot of bad gross stuff and lied a lot. I just don’t like how she got off the hook so easily, like, she didn’t get yelled at or punished for the experiments at all! it’s like everyone just kind of swept it under the rug. it just felt super rushed, like everyone just ignored all the bad stuff she did.

me: ?????????????????????????


It helps to understand the antique finances of the Witchfinder Army if you know the original British monetary system:

Two Farthings = One Ha'penny. Two Ha'penny = One Penny. Three Pennies = A Thrupenny Bit. Two Thrupences = A Sixpence. Two Sixpence = One Shilling, or Bob. Two Bob = A Florin. One Florin and One Sixpence = Half a Crown. Four Half Crowns = Ten Bob Note. Two Ten Bob Note = One Pound (or 240 pennies). One Pound and One Shilling = One Guinea.

The British resisted decimalised currency for a long time because they thought it was too complicated.

—  “Good Omens” by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Sage, mix (14 m/o), Ha'Penny Bridge, Dublin, Ireland • “She sits outside my barber shop and gets her photo taken all the time. She’s very vain.”

Tumblr Tuesday: Rule, Britannia!
In Honor of Great Britain, we are celebrating Tuesday on a Monday, as our neighbors across the pond do.

Fay Freshwater
Bits and bobs of the English countryside. Bits and bobs of castles and phone boxes and quid and ha'pennies.

British Vogue
It’s like Vogue, except the paper is probably A4.

Fuck It and Travel to Britain
Also feast thine eyes upon the author’s side blogs, fuckitandmovetolondon and fuckitandmovetobritain. Fuck it all, that’s the spirit.

Start 2 Start
Currently riding Shanks’ pony (British for “walking”) the entire length of GB, north to south, avoiding carriageways. Titchy details like, “Today I put my new shoe laces on my boots looks cool.”

Oxford Academic
The largest university press on Tumblr, with the widest global reach and the absolute shortest facts.

Photo via start2start

You know what

I would love for when Walker comes back, he tries to hurt Ste, and Brendan decides that the kids could do with a holiday….. to DUBLIN!

And they all go to Dublin, and thats how Brendan and Ste leave, even though I don’t want either Brendan and Ste, I would prefer them to leave together, that one of them dying or leaving the other. 

And we could see them in the airport acting all lovey! And we could just see one scene like these!

That would be a nice ending, Stendan together where they got back together.. ohh and we could have Brendan and Ste putting a padlock on Ha'penny Bridge! And then the credits roll, and its the end of Stendan!!!

N'aw I want that to happen! OK yeah I am done imagine!