Thirty Years Ago Today...

We’ve never been able to find out if sharing the cover with Jupiter was a compliment, a wisecrack or some in-joke so far in it would take a drilling crew to find the punch-line.

Small print is important. There should have been an apostrophe possessive in “Authors’ Wedding” - “Author’s Wedding” would have meant only one author and there seem to be two, while no apostrophe at all is an oopsie. It’s not the only one.

Who is this Moorwood guy?

He must be my doppelganger or something. Looks just like me, the fortunate fellow. :->

So that’s the first thirty. Hey @dduane, feel like going round the block again?

I love you, hon. More than all the words I’ve ever written can begin to say.

So I’d better get busy writing some more…

heello! i recently ordered from acorn press and still have a couple chillypig charms still in my possession so i thought it’d be a good opportunity to do a comparison/review! all the charms are 2″ clear acrylics

this’ll mostly be for people scoping out new companies, or for people who’re interested in making charms for the first time!

NOTE: in all the pictures, charms with a phone strap are chillypig and without are acorn press

i’ll be fairly nit-picky about everything and be as in depth as i can to provide max info, but please keep in mind this is all from personal experience! it’s not the end all be all

this is gonna get pretty long so under the cut we goo

Keep reading



It’s Day 300, and Lin still hasn’t won an Oscar. BUT THE OSCARS ARE FAST APPROACHING. And even if he loses to La La Land (AKA White Jazz Angst), his nomination is still something to celebrate!

So I’m giving away some super awesome Hamilton swag! You’ll get a copy of the book, plus one of the infamous hats (which the merch company misprinted, but yours will be special, like the man himself).


1. You gotta be following me.

2. One like AND reblog per person, you will be disqualified for more than one reblog.

3. Entries must be in by 2/25. Winner announced the day of the Oscars (2/26).

4. Shipping in the US will be free. Anything outside the US will depend, but you might have to throw in like 10 bucks.


SpockFact #97

Every crew member gets a name tag attached to their spacesuits during missions into hostile terrains. This is for the purpose of identification in the event of low-visibility or fatalities. Being the chief science officer, Spock very often partakes in such trips, so much so that he has his own helmet on which the label is routinely changed so that it will not wear out with use. In an unfortunate turn of events, a label was once misprinted resulting in Spock being labeled as “Spack.” This began a long sequence of purposefully misspelled nametags such as Spook, Spork, Slick and Shrek. The crew thought it was hilarious. Spock did not.

Magic the Gathering Rarities: Celebration Card Trinity on Trade Group

A few weeks ago, I came across something extraordinary in the local trader community, and today, I thought it would be best to share my experience and knowledge of what I saw that day.

Under ordinary circumstances, I wouldn’t be mentioning a post from another trade group. However, something like this is another landmark in MTG history, second only to the 1996 World Champion Trophy and sale for the original art, it deserves to be shared, and these stories should be known by everybody.

This is Raphael Puleo. He runs a humble MTG store known as Magic Bazar in France. He’s also the proud owner of 3 of the world’s rarest and richest pieces of MTG history, spanning back to the beginning of this game.

In his hand, he holds a copy of Splendid Genesis, Fraternal Exaltation, and Proposal. To many, these are names that are vague, even unknown. However, try to understand that three cards are an infinitely important part of Magic The Gathering History, as these are the three cards that Richard Garfield created to celebrate various periods in his life. Make no mistake, these cards are well worth more than Power 9 (Excluding Alpha/Beta Lotuses), and the stories behind each of them are incredibly touching.

I’m also going to explain why Proposal appears to be covered up later on, since some people might ask.

Splendid Genesis

Of the existing celebration cards in MTG, Splendid Genesis is probably the most well-known card, having been listed on eBay and seen in auction houses a number of times over the years. Printed to commemorate the birth of his first child, only 110 copies were ever made and sent out to incredibly close friends and well known employees at Wizards. It was also drawn by Monique Thirifay (an early WotC employee), and to date, is the only card she has ever produced. The card effect is also wholesome and makes me feel happy.

For this card alone, the current market value is an estimated $10,000, which is an amazing price to behold, but probably worth it for something so unique.

Fun fact, Mark Rosewater is also a proud owner of one of these, if my information is correct, which makes a lot of sense.

Fraternal Exaltation

Fraternal Exaltation was a card done in the same fashion, printed to commemorate the birth of Garfield’s second child. However, the amount released this time around was 220, a significant increase, and perhaps a sign of Wizards increasing growth as a company? Or Garfield had more friends, who knows.

This card however, was drawn by Susan Garfield, Richards sister and for me, personally, owning a celebration card drawn by your own sibling is far more amazing than just another Black Lotus.

Given that the print run for this card was significantly larger, the price is lower as a result, but prices still range from $3-$5,000, with those copies having been sold out already.

And of course, comes the best for last.


What follows is one of my favorite romance stories and the most feelgood MTG tale I’ve ever heard.

In October 1993, Garfield enlisted the aid of Dave Howell, and the late Quinton Hoover to create a unique and special card. Using this one of a kind piece, Richard was going to propose to his then-girlfriend, Lily Wu.

All together, a single sheet of 9 cards were produced, with one being used for a very special game:

“According to Richard, he put just put one in the all-white deck he was playing. As luck would have it, the first three games the pair played, he didn’t draw the card. He did finally find it in the fourth game, but was losing. At one point, Lily asked if he wanted to concede because, as a playtester, she didn’t think any card he could play would allow him to win. Shortly after, Richard played the now-famous card” ~ MTG Librarities

So, they did get married, and the 8 remaining copies were sent to family memebers, and Dave and Quinton. Unfortunately, Quinton’s copy was stolen at some point, but it has been verified that this is not that copy.

The most unique thing about this card, is that Richard and Lily told all of the owners never to reveal the original artwork to preserve the memory. That image up there? It’s not the actual art, it has never been revealed to this day, and because of that, it is the greatest mystery in MTG history (there’s another fake image out there too). Hence why Ralph has it covered up. As a result, it’s no surprise that the only copy currently being sold is being offered at an astounding $35,000.

I could build a vintage deck with that kind of money. A good one too….

Altogether, the three cards are being sold off for a staggering $55,000. But for 2 cards that barely register in the 3 digit population, and another with just 9 copies in existence, and with all 3 of these being such an important part of MTG history, the price tag is well deserving. It’s still a shame though, that we’ll never see the original art for Proposal, but perhaps its best to keep it unique like this…..

I hope you all enjoyed the wonderful story behind these cards, and hope you’ll retell it to other players as well.

If you wish to check out the original listing, feel free to check out the Misprints, Oddities, Rarities for Magic the Gathering Facebook group. There’s always something amazing being listed there.

anonymous asked:

Hi Sea! As I was just too curious, I sent an email to Apple to find out where they get their lyrics from (not specifically for Harry). Richard, senior advisor, iTunes support replied : "Apple’s lyrics are provided by the label along with the content. I apologize for the difference, and frankly am at a loss as to why they would be different." So big ?? on why the "two, three, four" as the beginning of mmith was "(take me home)" before now deleted and why it's still on as "rope" for sc. (1/2)

(2/2) I haven’t looked at the other lyrics so I don’t know if there are other discrepancies but it really makes no sense to me that Columbia could give wrong lyrics… and iTunes Richard is confused as well it seems. It is of course doubly confusing that sc started with ‘rope’ changed to ‘road’ and is back to ‘rope’. So basically I’m just ??? about it all and it’s going to remain mysterious.


Thank you so much for doing the work!

I really appreciate it.

Now that I think about it, “Take me home” isn’t any random misquote for “two, three, four.”

To me, what Harry says in MMITH doesn’t SOUND like “Take me home.” The words “Take me home” also has specific evocation in the 1D fandom.

“Rope” instead of “road,” especially in the context of “Sweet Creature,” which Harry has described as a love song, also has specific evocation in the 1D/ Larry fandom. It isn’t random, and it’s controversial precisely because of these connotations.

Not to be a conspiracy theorist, but I wonder at which stage the mistakes were made. Did the label really send the wrong lyrics? I doubt that Apple would change the lyrics based on listening. And if it’s the label’s fault— why?

And why “Take Me Home”? Why those specific words?

[Louis voice]: What does it mean?


First version (5-13-2017) Apple Music:

Second version (5-15-2017):

The top version seems to be an early draft, which means lyrics might have been 1. sent erroneously, or 2. sent before the album was finished. If that’s the case, the lyric change happened relatively late in the recording process, which makes me wonder– why the changes? Was there a change in meaning for the songwriters (why morphine?), or was it merely a change in meter and rhythm? Fascinating. 

Always Proofread

So I work for an international coffee shop chain, and on our menu signs (that get mailed to us) the size of the drink is stated along with calories, price, etc. And because I live in Canada, the signs have the size of the drink in millilitres.
I guess there must have been a misprint on one of the menu signs because it said our large (20 oz) drink said it was 709 fl oz instead of 709 mL, and nobody knew until today when a customer came in and said that another location’s manager told her the other day that if the sign wasn’t fixed, she could literally get a 709 fl oz drink for just over $5 and she demanded that we give her that… It literally works out to 27 large drinks. We gave her our manager’s business card and told her to have a nice day.

Don Juan in Soho, a reflection

All you need to know is…..it’s fucking hilarious.

I won’t make this uber spoiler-y for those of you waiting to see it. All you need to know is that it is hysterical and, frankly, not nearly as awkwardly racy as I thought it would be.

Yes, your Friendly Neighborhood Ace™, who can sometimes be squicky about sexy things, did not squirm one iota during THE notorious hospital scene (or other scenes)…in fact, I died laughing.

ALSO, DJ’s monologue at the end? 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾 So hilariously relevant. And I’m willing to bet that was ALL David speaking those lines.

The special effects? 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾

The singing and dancing? 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾 YES. YES YES YES. HOOOOOOOOO MY GOD. It’s all I’ve ever wanted out of life, to see David to sing and dance. Bye everyone. 👋🏾 I’m going with that statue off stage.

David deliciously slouching in a chair…..quite a bit.

David’s deliciously rumpled hair……leave me here, please.

They misprinted the cast list. David’s thigh made a very strong cameo, as did his chest hair. David in a suit….that boy is fucking FINE.

Those of you waiting to see it…bring your smelling salts, because I’m not sure you’ll make it through.

Spend the £4 on the program and the £9.99 on the script….WITH DAVID’S SEXY FACE ON IT.

I know people want to see him play nice roles, and I acknowledge what you’re saying, but David is right in his wheelhouse. He loves playing sadistic arseholes and he does it SO well and you can tell he loves it and he’s having so much fun. And to see him play it in person…god, it’s a thing of beauty.

I did go to the stage door, and David did make a brief appearance. Unfortunately, I did not get a signature or selfie because people pushed to get in front of me, though it was waaaaaaay tamer than other stories I’ve heard.

I’m just happy I got to hear his voice and see his hair and eyes and profile and turquoise sweater and brown pants and his everything up close and in person. Surprisingly, no leather jacket or black ripped jeans.

Someone behind me, as we were waiting, said, “Come on, David, we don’t have all night.” If I had no self-control, I would have turned around and tore into her.

This man just acted his ASS off on that stage. The man at the door just told us not five minutes ago that they’d been there since NINE OCLOCK IN THE FUCKING MORNING REHEARSING FOR THE FUCKING SHOW YOU JUST WATCHED and had to get notes from the director AND he had to clean up so he can show his fucking hot face to you and sign your damn program. SHUT THE HELL UP AND LEAVE THE MAN ALONE FOR FIVE FUCKING MINUTES, OKAY?

Aaaaaaanyway, if you’re seeing it in the future, I wish you luck, because like I said, he’s SOOOOOOO damn sexy in this role.


☄️<—– me flinging myself into the sun after sun after this show