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allyspock  asked:

What is Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel? What's it about?

it’s a lengthy novel about the resurrection of English Magic in the 19th century. it’s written in a VERY 19th century style, and takes place during the napoleonic wars, in a world where magic does technically exist but has been dormant for the past 300 years or so. “theoretical magicians” still exist, but they are all academics who study the history of magic and magicians.

jonathan strange and mr norrell are the two men who bring magic back to england. norrell is basically scrooge, but with books instead of money. he’s been a practising magician for years without anyone knowing about it because he lives in a house in the middle of nowhere, yorkshire, surrounded by all the books he bought with his vast family fortune. jonathan strange is a young, aimless upper-class gentleman who decides to become a magician in order to prove to his girlfriend that he’s a Serious Person (because “magicians” are all serious, respectable academic types) but accidentally finds out that he’s enormously powerful magic-user.

i don’t really want to say any more because spoilers, but this book is INCREDIBLE and has some of the best worldbuilding i have ever read, if not THE best. the dialogue and characterisation is all incredibly detailed and specific, and the unnamed narrator is wonderfully witty and wry. and WELLINGTON shows up because jonathan strange goes off to fight napoleon in portugal for a while.

(nb i couldn’t tell if this question was taking the piss or not, so i answered it anyway. i guess  my tumblr must be a little annoying/confusing recently for people who don’t want to read posts about jonathan strange & mr norrell/jonathan strange book club?)

World’s Okayest Friends (pt 1 of ∞)

Have you guys watched the flashback where Victor meets Chris recently? Because oh boy, he gives the most “cool story bro” response when Chris tells him his name–even though he asked originally! When @allyspock and I rewatched I couldn’t stop giggling because Chris was still so thrilled even though Victor was just like “cool, that’s a name XOXO Victor!”

So it has now become a running joke between us that Victor suddenly losing interest in conversations he started is a canon dynamic of their friendship.

(Trust when I say I have a gajillion more of these. And I will doodle them all out.)

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two covers for an upcoming Caitlin Lightcap playlist by allyspock! I was only meant to do one but here we are

allyspock  asked:

Oh noo, stop talking about AIs, it's already reigniting my headcannons, nooo. Do you know the sci fi book series, starting with The Ship Who Sang? Look it up. People with significant physical disabilities have their consciousness inserted into spaceships/tech. Anyway... Hermann? What if he WAS the jaeger tech? What if he was... Aaahhhh. I want to write this!!!

:000 Ooooh, cool, I will!!

And omg yeah, I also thought about that!!! He’d be the AI inside jaegers!!!!

omfg do ittttttttttttttt

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I took these pictures in my backyard. I was going to my first ever anime convention (Anime Next 2009), and had no fucking idea what the fuck I was going to wear, so I threw together some slap-dash outfit that I thought was Steampunk enough to pass. 

Oh, and yes: my hair!

allyspock replied to your post: I’ve already told a few o…

That’s the one with the pilot from the 50’s, yes? Ah, my heaaaaart. She’s like “I love you Owen…… But I’ve JUST GOT TO KEEP FLYING.” Sucks, bro.

undreamedconstellations replied to your post “I’ve already told a few of you that I’m being very slow at going…”

tht episode makes me weep.

dapperasf replied to your post: I’ve already told a few o…

that episode is the worst. and by worst, i mean best (but also still the worst).

I think I must be way less invested in this show/these characters than everyone else because I’m still not that into it :/ Yeeaahhhh I guess I was kind of sad for Owen, but I think I was mosly too overwhelmed by my rage lust for Burn Gorman to feel much of anything else. (Basically this post.) 

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This will never cease to be the most delightful thing on the internet to me. (It’s a mash up of Naruto and Sifl & Olly.)

allyspock  asked:

I'm still not over The Hour. Not even close. I don't think the ending of a season (the end of a series?) has ever upset me this much, with all of everyone's tragedies, and then Schrodinger's cat is actually a Lyon and Lix and Randall hit a wall and Marnie and Hector are just going to move forward and the whole thing just... Really bums me out.

I’m never getting over the season finale of The Hour. NEVERRRRR. I’m pretty sure they have to make a third season, though??

LIX/RANDALL OMFGGGG.

MARNIE/HECTOR!!!!!!!!!

i’m gonna do another costume post for The Hour, hopefully this week. i didn’t have time to write anything this weekend. ://

allyspock  asked:

YO!!!!!! I loved your nerd rock hipster playlist for Designations Congruent with Things. It basically got me through my day. I love love looooooove it. You're rad as hell for putting it together.

Awwwh gosh, thanks! I really can’t take much credit, since most of the songs are taken directly from the fic, but I’m glad people are liking it.

allyspock replied to your post: Oh noo, stop talking about AIs, it’s already reigniting my headcannons, nooo. Do you know the sci fi book series, starting with The Ship Who Sang? Look it up. People with significant physical disabilities have their consciousness inserted into spaceships/tech. Anyway… Hermann? What if he WAS the jaeger tech? What if he was… Aaahhhh. I want to write this!!!

IM GONNA DO IT, IM GONNA WRITE IT

YESSSSSSSSSSSSS