and my disbelief

A small new pink friend!

Pearls of Wisdom

I love pretty much everything about Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, so I try not to nit pick. But nit pick I’m about to do. I finished re-watching “Murder A La Mode,” and the murder weapon was a string of priceless pearls that scattered when the strand broke. Let me just say this about expensive pearls: you knot between each one so that scattering cannot happen. If the strand breaks, you lose one at the most. Having the pearls bounce and fly everywhere makes for some classy drama, but my disbelief could not stretch that far. 

thank you for holding my hand through my troubled adolescence, along with many other bands. your music helped me form so many memories with my cousins, my brother, and my friends later in life. i’ll never be able to repay what you did for me in my formative years; all i can do now is say thank you and that we already miss you so much.

>list of suicide prevention lines by country <

If you’ve ever wondered what 200+ hours of Mercy in diamond rank competitive looks like then search no further

EDIT: why the actual FUCK does Tumblr destroy the quality of my videos to the point it looks like ass?? YouTube version looks better

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Disbelief Papyrus 7/25/17 Palette 23 requested by @paintingit

Did a small stream! I decided to do a palette challenge (that I ended up just failing and cheating anyways lol). There weren’t any real dark colors so I took creative liberties :P… and then I was like THE BLUE EYE WOULD LOOK AWESOME!!!… So I asked PT if it would be okay and they said MAKE IT YOURS!! SO I DID!!! Hope you guys like it!!

Credit to Fanficcentral30 for suggesting tears ^^ And @v0idless telling me to make it a gif :T No one let’s me be lazy lol

Video will be uploaded later!

Book review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

He has sipped the mead of poetry, conversed with Mimir, and cavorted with norns. There are no other rational explanations, because otherwise Neil Gaiman might actually - secretly - be a god himself, and I can only suspend my disbelief so far.

It isn’t difficult to argue that Norse myth is easy to present as a continuous story. Much of that reputation is the fault of Snorri Sturluson, the Icelandic poet and politician, who committed a selection of stories (known as sagas) to paper and codified what we now collectively refer to as the Nordic mythos. Retellings of these sagas are rare - you’re more likely to find translations of Sturluson’s work - and it is for that reason that this book is so special.

Gaiman brings his wit and strong character writing, as well as his unashamed love of the mysterious, to an enormously entertaining retelling of his favourite mythological universe. I should mention now: this mythos happens to by my favourite, too - so I’m perhaps, maybe, possibly 100% biased in favour of this book from the very beginning. Speaking of the beginning, that’s precisely where we start: a vibrant, expansive and imagery-rich opening sequence covering the life and death of the giant Ymir and the formation of the nine worlds.

From such lofty heights of literary prose one would, probably, if they were a pessimist, suspect that the writing would necessarily take a quality dip as more characters and events are introduced to the story. I am pleased to report that this is not the case - pleased because this has happened, previously, with other works on the same topic. Grand prose has a habit of giving way to the rote. Gaiman manages to strike the perfect balance between intellectual interest and joyous storytelling. His fiction background, naturally, has helped with this task enormously. 

Best of all are the characterisations of the gods themselves. Thor is a bounty of hard-headed brashness and implacable optimism…when he has Mjollnir, anyway. Odin is a wise and steadfast figure, if perhaps prone to his own brand of trickery. Freya is an unashamed feminist, constantly berating the Aesir for their unthinking folly. Loki is a proud and egotistical problem-solver with delusions of grandeur. Each character, be they god or elf or dwarf or giant (or eagle or wolf or snake) are presented with unique character traits and mannerisms. And to top it off, these gods do not speak in thees and thous: instead, Gaiman treats the gods as if they were real people with extraordinary abilities and responsibilities, and they speak accordingly.

Gaiman collects the best known stories and a few lesser, harder to research myths, and presents them as one cohesive story with an ease that Sturluson couldn’t possibly have dreamed of, and which few academics have replicated. From the beginning to the Ragnarok, the reader is completely transported.

@neil-gaiman has given the world an incredible gift, and we are not worthy.

Should I buy this book? Yes, a thousand times yes.
What do you rate it? 5/5 stars.
Favourite part? Every single time Freya snaps at Loki.

This has been weighing on me a while and I KNOW most people would have no reason to know this and it really doesn’t matter in the long run!!! 

but

okay if you happen to write a Check Please fic from this day forward please know that you cannot eat a pie right out of the oven. You just can’t. Literally you cAN’T. 

I don’t mean “oh it’ll be a little hot” or “oh it won’t taste as good” like literally you’d cut into a fruit pie and it would fall the fuck apart and then it would burn the roof of your mouth OFF. You’d have to go to the HOSPITAL. IT IS BOILING SUGAR SYRUP.

Fruit pie needs like three hours, two MINIMUM. Custard won’t set right unless it cools entirely which takes even longer. And also, yes! it won’t taste as good. I’ve found that pecan pie especially loses something if you lose patience and eat it warm. The only pie you could eat right out of the oven is a par-baked shell filled with some kind of no-bake pudding and I feel like most days Bitty’s standards are higher than that.

(I realize this is a comic where, in the first chapter, Bitty baked and presented an entire pie in five minutes using nothing but sriracha but I CANNOT ACCEPT THAT. MY SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF ONLY GOES SO FAR YOU GUYS)

You know, my suspension of disbelief goes pretty far with Overwatch. Like, this girl got unstuck in time - okay. There’s a talking gorilla - whatever. This Australian nutcase is immune to his own explosives - why not. But the one thing I’ll never, never be able to give any credibility to is the notion that in the entire universe of Overwatch, out of all the people in the world, that Soldier 76 is the only person in the entirety of the game who knows how to run.

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