Lilac and Gooseberries

Sword of Destiny

  • But me… It’s all the same to me, because Essi smells of verbena, not of lilac and gooseberry; she doesn’t have cold and electrifying skin; Essi’s hair is not a black tornado of shiny curls; Essi’s eyes are beautiful, sweet, hot and blue, but they are no deep purple, cold and dispassionate. Essi will fall asleep afterward, will turn her face and part her lips; Essi will not smile in triumph. Because Essi… Essi is not Yennefer.

 Blood of Elves

  • “No,” he protested and his voice quivered. “No, Triss.”  “Please.” “She wasn’t speaking to me.”  “I know. She was speaking to me. Tell me, please.”  “After coming to … When I picked her up . . . She whispered: ‘Forget about him. Don’t torture him.’”  “I won’t,” she said quietly“ But I can’t forget. Forgive me.”  “I am the one who ought to be asking for forgiveness. And not only asking you.”  “You love her that much,” she stated, not asking. “That much,” he admitted in a whisper after a long moment of silence

 Time of Contempt

  • Yes, he said in his thoughts, yes, you are correct. There’s only her, her at my side, here and now, and this is all that matters. Here and now. And where she was before, with whom she was, doesn’t matter in the slightest. Now, she is with me, here, among you. With me and no one else. That’s what I’m thinking about; thinking about her, all the time, feeling the scent of her perfume and the warmth of her body. And you can choke on the envy.

 Season of Storms

  • From the depth look violet eyes. Raven black hair fall on shoulders, shining, reflecting light like peacocks feathers, coiling and waving with the smallest movement. “About the swords,” Coral reminded him, quietly and maliciously. “You were supposed to think about swords.”

From left to right : Hjalmar, Coral, Cerys, Draig Bon Dhu, Crach An Craite, Kambi, Priestess of Freya, Restauration, Sigrdrifa.


Found it on the floor of the greenhouse I work at in central Alberta, though it might not be native. Any ideas?

This is Nuttall’s Blister Beetle (Lytta nuttalli) a colorful species that is found in western North America. Like other blister beetles this guy can can exude a nasty hemolymph when threatened, which causes irritation and blustering of the skin. Defiantly a species you should admire, but not handle. 

The Witcher: Ranked

Hey everyone! I’ve had fun doing some asks and I love lists so I decided that I’m gonna rank some different categories from the Witcher universe.Thanks for reading!

Favorite Witchers:

  1. Geralt of Rivia
  2. Ciri
  3. Eskel
  4. Letho of Gulet
  5. Vesemir
  6. Lambert
  7. Coen
  8. Serrit
  9. Gaetan
  10. Auckes

I think that is all the named Witchers. That I can remember off the top of my head at least.

Favorite Sorceresses:

  1. Yennefer of Vengerberg
  2. Margarita Laux-Antille
  3. Fringilla Vigo
  4. Keira Metz
  5. Triss Merigold
  6. Tissaia de Vries
  7. Marti Sodergren
  8. Phillipa Eilhart
  9. Assire var Anahid 
  10. Ida Emean aep Sivney
  11. Francesca Findabair
  12. Visenna
  13. Lydia van Bredevoort
  14. Lytta Neid (Coral) 
  15. Sile de Tansarville

Again, these are just the ones that I could remember off of the top of my head.

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Prickly poppies! I love the contrast between the fragile, translucent petals and the untouchable, weedy foliage. These are probably all Argemone sanguinea, with the exception of the yellow-flowered plant, which is Argemone mexicana. You can see Kern’s flower scarabs (Euphoria kernii) in a few of the flowers. I initially mistook the other, larger beetles for tarantula hawks, which I am sure is the intent; they are Lytta fulvipennis.

rhenawedds  asked:

Is Curse of Crows the only comic Yen appears in?

Nope she appeared in some previous ones too. Not counting the Polish one from early 90s (it was not translated to English).

There is another Dark Horse TW3 comic called The Witcher: Killing Monsters which was included for gamers which pre-ordered the game. You can read about the comic here:

It describes travelling with Vesemir and searching for Yen (right before starting of the game). Geralt is dreaming about Yennefer having sex with her…

lol in my opinion that sex scene is kinda OOC because Yen/Geralt was always more like very gentle to each other, as Sapkowski always used beautiful words when they were making love (he did it only with Yen/Geralt when Geralt was with another women Sapkowski was pretty graphic aka Lytta Neid or Fringilla Vigo)….also notice on the second screenshot how Vesemir is already anti-Yen :D


actualjunkie  asked:

Lyssa is the goddess of insanity, if she had kids, what do you think they'd be like?

“LYSSA was the goddess or daimona (spirit) of rage, fury, raging madness, frenzy, and, in animals, of the madness of rabies. The Athenians spelt her name Lytta.”


-they have cabin marathons of the show Snapped

-Kujo is also a favorite movie of theirs

-lots of anger issues

-people are usually a little cautious around them since their mom helped Hera with the maddening of Hercules and no one is sure if her kids share that power

-they do but it’s very hard to control so there is an in-cabin pact to not use the power outside of training until they can harness it

-they love mosh pits

-quite a few of them become vets in remote areas because they also have the power to temporarily calm animals with rabies long enough to treat them