What is Hollow Earth?

What is Hollow Earth?

Perhaps one of the strangest ideas about the nature of our planet is known as Hollow Earth.  The idea isn’t a new one but is certainly unique – that there is another civilisation existing within the earth with only a few select entrances from below to above scattered around the globe.  But what started this concept and is there any way it can be true?

The Agartha Idea

Map of Agartha

One of the…

View On WordPress

Night Honor (Elder Races #7) by Thea Harrison (Review)

Night Honor (Elder Races #7) by Thea Harrison (Review)

Title: Night’s Honor (Elder Races #7)

Author: Thea Harrison

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Publish Date:  September 2nd, 2014

Publisher: Berkley


In USA Today bestselling author Thea Harrison’s latest Novel of the Elder Races, a woman finds herself in need of protection—and seduced by honor…

On the run from her former employer, Tess knows that she’s vulnerable on her own…

View On WordPress

Reasons why argonians are the best elder scrolls race.

1. They can breathe underwater without magic or magic items. So if you want a change you can just go swimming in the sea for a few hours.

2. They call each other egg brother/egg sister. So cute :).

3. They have the best jokes. Why do Khajiit lick their butts?“, “To get the taste of Khajiit cooking out of their mouths”

4. They get the best racial slurs “I’m going to wear your tail as a belt”.

5. Histskin has saved my ass so many times.

6. Their tails are cute when they swim.

7. They rock spikes and feathers.

8. They get the coolest names, my argonian is Swims-Upstream.

9. They adorably threaten you “You want knives? You want them in your belly? No? Then you stop talking to Deeja.”

10. Their hands look cool and scaly when you casting magic etc.

11. You can be any colour you want.

I’m in a romance reading rut and I’m looking for a new author/series. I’ve tried a couple of new (to me) authors that have gotten really good reviews on Amazon/Goodreads, and I’ve just been disappointed. Recently I’ve just been rereading my favorite series and I’ve run out books to read. Below is a list (off the top of my head) of series/authors that I’ve enjoyed. 

I know that a lot of people recommend the Mercy Thompson series, which I do plan on reading; the Outlander Series, which I tried and ended up throwing the book across the room; Eloisa James, whose books get very mixed reviews and/or where the premise of the books doesn’t appeal to me; Susan Elizabeth Phillips, whose books I mostly I find misogynistic and gross; and the Black Dagger Brotherhood, which I gave up on like five books ago.

  • Demonica/Lords of Deliverance - Larissa Ione
  • Elder Races - Thea Harrison

  • Psy/Changling and Guild Hunter - Nalini Singh

  • Night Huntress/Night Princes -Jeaniene Frost

  • Eve Dallas - JD Robb

  • IAD - Kresley Cole

  • Lords of the Underworld - Gena Showalter

  • The Pride Series/Dragon Kin - Shelley Laurenston

  • Alpha/Omega - Patricia Briggs

  • Kate Daniels/The Edge - Ilona Andrews

  • The Parasol Protectorate - Gail Carringer

  • The Wallflowers/The Hathaways - Lisa Kleypas

  • Maiden Lane/Princes Trilogy/Legend of the Four Horses - Elizabeth Hoyt

  • Pink Carnation - Lauren Willig

  • The Mackenzies - Jennifer Ashley

  • Highlander Series - Maya Banks

  • FBI/US Attorney - Julie James

  • Neighbor From Hell - RL Matthewson

  • Tessa Dare (she has like three series and I’ve read all of the books) 

  • Courtney Milan (again she has a few series and I’ve read most of her books)

  • Authors where I’ve read a good deal of their catalogue: Lorraine Heath, Jo Goodman, Amanda Quick, Sabrina Jeffries, Stephanie Laurens, Julie Garwood, Victoria Dahl, Loretta Chase, Jennifer Crusie
This rant brought to you by Charleston.

**This is what has seem to blow up on social media. I appreciate the support**

This is exactly what I say all the time. But it in turn, makes me racist. In saying it, it might make me seem racist…But, I speak the truth.

I am white. If you are black. I have privilege over you. I am held higher in certain (but important) standards of society. I don’t like it. It makes you feel fucking gross when you see it, and even worse…It makes you feel dumb for saying: “Oh, because I’m white.” It’s really fucking sick that people can just sit back and marinade in that kind of negativity.

You have this white kid. This angry-for-no-reason, white little piece of shit. That has probably never struggled in his life. That probably hasn’t gotten to sit down, and talk with an elder of a different race. The point I’m trying to make, is that everyone interprets and states history differently, because everyone experiences it differently. If you ask a white man what the 50′s were like. He’d tell you that shit was Pleasentville. Paperboys, ball games, etc… Reverse, and ask a black man, or a Hispanic man, or an Irish immigrant. The tunes played to you will sing so differently that it’s sick.

All I know about this event is: Some kid, wearing a Rhodesian White Nationalist flag patch (South African Hate group. The youngest leader died at age 88, this isn’t exactly a common flag to display, and learning about it is difficult, because it’s so secretive.) Walks into a church that is so historically famous, that an act like this is hard to understand. This church has stood up through hatred, violence, arson, being shot at, etc… This little fuck walks in, prays with the prayer group… and guns down nine people that had families, friends, loved ones; like they were nothing. These people meant something to me. They lived in society. They congregated together, and stood up for their communities. They PRAYED for you. And you have the nerve-…? Fuck you. 

The only people saying this wasn’t a hate crime from the jump, were media outlets, racist white folks, and people with their heads shoved up their asses. He SPECIFICALLY targeted black people. HE LOOKED FOR A PLACE THAT BLACK PEOPLE WOULD BE. He openly admitted to wanting to incite violence. You won’t get that shit from me, man. Hell, if I was in that church. You’d have had to shoot me too. Because I’d have died alongside my brothers before I let you carry on without trying to stop you.

Some say “insane”…”Oh, he might just be mentally ill.”….CLEARLY he’s mentally ill. That doesn’t mean he didn’t know that what he was doing was wrong and illegal. Let me tell you why: PEOPLE WHO ARE CLINICALLY INSANE, THAT DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING…They don’t plan their crimes. They don’t run away for 14 hours. They sit there and rock back and forth, once they realize that they were off their meds and snapped. This kid had motive. He knew exactly what he was doing.

People act as if there isn’t a blatant and shocking racism that is still alive. That goes both ways, though. They act as if it doesn’t exist. They treat it like a sore tooth. "Maybe if I don’t address it, it will just go away.”….I’m not the type that can do that. Especially when I live in a country that tells me DAILY that I am superior to others because of my skin. (They don’t? Get real.) The media used to say close to nothing when thousands of black Chicago kids were getting killed, but picked up fucking hatchets when it happened to wealthy white kids. I watch the same news channels, and read the same articles you do, man. Why don’t you get it? Why aren’t you saying anything? It’s all there, on paper. You ignore it out of fear, or you just don’t want to believe it. How can you see when you’re fucking blind? “Race doesn’t matter, bad things happen.”…Really? Because it seems now, and has seemed that race is all that does matter. Did you know black people were once not allowed in the Navy? Honest men willing to fight for a country that OBVIOUSLY hated and belittled them constantly. WHY?…Because people thought that black people couldn’t see at night. That’s absolutely insane, and it’s no different than what goes on today.

The police… Man that’s easy to call out. I catch less shit from the police. I’ll be the first to tell you. Due to recent events. I’m afraid of police too. All I know is, is that if a police officer wants to… he can slam me on the ground, and if I ask why he’s doing something to me. I end up with six warning shots in my back. And the police will investigate it, and maybe a cop will get charged, or fired. Or whatever. But I’m already dead. And it’s too late to take preventative action. Mr. Garner and many others are dead because of a complete misuse of force.

So what do we do? I honestly don’t know, man. But I will not fight or participate in any sort of war versus the people who live in my community. I will continue to stand up for everyone, regardless of race or creed. And I will use the SHIT out of my “white card” too. “I’m white. Pay attention, senator, officer, etc…” Because that is what it’s come to.

Some act as if this is a black community thing. The Charleston shooting. Tsk tsk. Not to me, it isn’t. It seems like every time a hate crime happens where a white guy carries out a heinous act. He thinks he has a right to speak for me. I do not agree, condone or support anything that the little punk did. I hope for the worst punishment possible, in fact. And I stand and grieve with Charleston. Not as a white man. But as a man in their community, and a fellow human being. I am horrified, and angry by what happened too.

The injustices that are clearly served daily, I am heartfelt sorry for. But I won’t participate in hurting people, or act as if it doesn’t exist. Wake up, America.

P.S. If I see another white person say “I’m not racist I have (insert race here) friends. I’m going to lose my mind. It’s racial in thinking because you have a friend from a race, that they’re the headmaster of that race and you can get away with saying something stupid.

Label me a racist for what I said. I don’t care anymore. But I’m not going to shut up, when there’s CLEARLY an issue.

Black folks. I’m not afraid of you in any sense. You don’t scare, or intimidate me. You don’t annoy or bother me. And I certainly don’t want you to die at the hands of evil men.

I support local businesses, I shop, eat, and congregate locally because you do the same for me. Which puts food on my plate. We are breaking bread together. What does scare me? That white kid that thought it was okay to shoot at people. Racist folks that create tension when it’s unnecessary. Hateful people that wake up with reasons to hate. Anyone who commits acts of terrorism on our country is just that: A fucking terrorist. It doesn’t matter if his name is Achmed, or Wally Cleaver. Skin tone doesn’t define your intentions. And living around people with this much anger in their hearts, scares the shit out of me.

In closing, I apologize for the novel I just wrote. I am a heavily tattooed white guy. I’m looked at and profiled. I am considered stupid, or a bad decision maker. Really? You have so much to work on and learn about if you think the big bad black man is coming for you. Or the tattooed white boy. I rarely speak or talk about feelings. Those that don’t know me act as if any eloquence or articulated scribbles that I say or write are void just based on my demeanor or how I look. But I’m not stupid. I see everything. Some would say that I hate my own race. Bullshit. I fucking love my Irish heritage. I wear it proudly. So you’d better know that right out of your head.

It seems like right when my wounds start to scab and heal from what’s happened in our community, something else happens, and I lose more sleep, and the wound is again open. My heart goes out to Charleston. I am heartbroken.

sillywyrm asked:

Holy crap, this sounds awesome D: Secret society of sorcerers and witches. I like this kind of pagan magic, not that "science'y", but also not that random. Okay, so, what about the rest of the world? With sticking with humans only, humans dominant or a real melting pot of races?

Well if we don’t put at least some of the elder races it would be quite boring lets throw elves into the mix although I would like to avoid making them the racism allegory like in witcher or da were they’re either in getho or traveling the wood making them closer to mortal basically humans whit longer life span who use a different form of magic would be nice not sure if I want dwarf cause if we put dwarf they’re going to be the miner/blacksmith who’d prefer to put Imp who could be a equivalent to the jews in medieval Europe  in therm of their role in human society basically having small closeted community in human city that take care of stuff like banking and have large family trade union

for visualization purpose

image source

Book Review: Midnight's Kiss (Elder Races #8) by Thea Harrison

Book Review: Midnight’s Kiss (Elder Races #8) by Thea Harrison

In the latest Novel of the Elder Races, two souls who have long buried their passions are about to be consumed… Ever since their scorching affair ended years ago, Julian, the Nightkind King, and Melisande, daughter of the Light Fae Queen, have tried to put the past behind them—and distance between them. But when a war breaks out between Julian and Justine, a powerful Vampyre of the Nightkind…

View On WordPress

Week ending 2015-06-28

Four days of gaming through the week, including the first Saturday of what seems likely to be a regular thing with mostly strangers.

Race for the Galaxy I’ve written about frequently as it continues to be an easy game to play for 30 minutes or so, especially when people already know what they’re doing. I do feel that if it was longer I’d like it less, the luck of card draw can have a huge impact on how well a player does.

Chicken Caesar is probably going to be one of my best purchases as far as plays compared to money spent. (Ticket to Ride is well ahead so far.) I still haven’t managed to get a game without having to teach at least one of the others first though, which I’m looking forward to getting to do at some point.

Lords of Waterdeep has a card in the Intrigue pile that prevents any other player from attacking you. This is overpowered compared to other cards as the other players have no way of affecting you in a negative manner. As a result of playing the card before I started scoring an significant number of points I was able to take the Quests I wanted and got most of the spots I was needing.

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Deck Building Game is made with the same underlying mechanisms as the DC Comics Deck Builder (Cerberus Engine) but has a few additions due to theme. I greatly overwhelmed my opponents, mainly due to the start I had, being able to get rid of the weak start cards. I think that the next time I play I"ll have to take one of the other Heroes.

Arcana is a deck builder with a bidding element. For my first couple of games I had issues with the ability to bribe certain cards but it should be simple enough for anyone that is familiar with deck-building in general. Each round starts will players having four cards in hand and they then take turns to place a card by one of the face up cards currently being bid upon. Near piles may be bid on secretly (card face down), the middle card and those further away must have open bids. Leading to some players bidding openly on cards that others are bidding on secretly. When all players have emptied their hand resolution takes place, highest bid gets the card and all bid cards are discarded to the respective players pile. (If no bid was at least the minimum those bid cards stay for the following round.)

Love Letter I’ve played many games of, almost exclusively with four players. On Saturday I played with just two and will never again do so. My opponent won the first five rounds, I won the next seven, and at no point did it feel like actual decisions were being made or real thought required.

Coup isn’t a game I’ve ever really enjoyed, mainly due to the player elimination and bluffing. Everyone effectively has two lives and after losing both they’re out of the game. I played a couple of times at the weekend, and found the ability to pick on a player grated, as did trying to determine who was actually being truthful.

Skyrim didn’t occupy as much of this week as it did the last, as I wasn’t stuck at home for as much of it. I still got close to level 50, managed to get another couple of achievements, and have cleared out a lot of the little quests I was working towards. At the end of Sunday I had playtime for the prior two weeks of nearly three days.

Julius Evola's Political Endeavours, Pt. X

This is part of the introductory essay to the American edition of Julius Evola’s Men amid the Ruins. As the essay is very lengthy (over forty thousand words) I’ll be posting it part by part instead of cramming too much information into too small a space. Credit goes to where it is due; notably to the author, Dr H.T. Hansen, and of course to everyone at Inner Traditions. Part X: Evola’s Attitude…

View On WordPress