standard and strange

Venus in Aquarius

Unique, Rebellious, Friendly

When Venus enters the free spirited Aquarius, the person is blessed with a friendly and open minded nature. These individuals love to go out and make the world a better place, they are humanitarians after all. However, they posses a sense of quiet confidence. They’re chill and detached.

Even though Venus in Aquarians are emotionally detached, this doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t care. They do have emotions, they just rather not show them. When it comes to relationships and friendships, they never really become too attached to the person. They want someone who can stimulate their mind. They love to explore and share new ideas.

Women with Venus in Aquarius are never afraid to try out different styles that may seem strange or different to others. Venus in Aquarius’ are always the ones to rebel from society’s standards. They have strange interests and they love new music and art. They really are fun, vibrant and extraordinary individuals.

Venus in Aquarians are generally friendly people, but since they are so emotionally distant getting on their bad side is never a good idea. They can become icy cold. To others, they may come off as weird, but there’s a fine line between madness and genius.

 There’s a weird juxtaposition in Class between responses to death. On the one hand you’ve got the general student population of Coal Hill who barely seem to notice let alone care when students go missing and/or die, even by genre-TV standards. And then on the other hand you’ve got Ram who’s been shown to have an incredibly vivid and realistic response to trauma, especially by genre-TV standards. 

Both extremes are strange for the medium, and I think it adds a lot of the style of show. It’s both hyper-realistic and hyper-unrealistic at the same time, and I’m really loving it. 


Following the news that Joseph Fiennes is to play Michael Jackson (no, really), some letter writers just can’t see the problem because black actors play white fictional people ALL THE TIME OKAY?

story of a monstrous serpent

theres one story in the book “Unexplained!” by Jerome Clark, that i literally cannot find anywhere on the internet. but it’s a really bizarre bit of folklore that i thought people might enjoy

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“The story that follows exists only as an anecdote told to folklorists decades ago, but was told as a true story, and it is by any standard as strange as any tale ever related about a fabulous beast. Even harder to believe than many of the accounts related in these pages, it is reported here not because it is convincingly documented - it isn’t - but because of it’s eerie, even mindboggling, character.

It allegedly occurred sometime in the late 19th century in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, at a country schoolhouse. The new school had been built near the crossroads in Jenner township to replace an older, more remote one far from any road. William Johnson, then sixteen, and other students and parents often attended nighttime functions in the building. These functions, however, were anything but routine because to enter the door one had to step over the long, scaly body of… something.

That something had the body of an immense snake, though neither its head or tail was ever visible. It was assumed these were under the schoolhouse. Its body was a foot in diameter, and it had sharp scales on which it was unwise to step. Anyone who did so was instantly hurled to the ground.

The snake appeared only at the time of the month when there was no moon in the sky. Not everyone could see it, according to Johnson, but even those who didn’t would be thrown if they stepped on it unknowingly.

The original owner of the lans became so frightened that he sold the property and left. The man who purchased it raised a large family there, apparently having made his peace with the monster. Sometimes other men, often under the influence of alcohol, would attack it with sharp stakes and other weapons, to no avail. When Johnson moved away at age thirty, the snake was still making appearances

Johnson’s testimony has led Fortean writer Michael Winkle to wonder what such a creature - assuming for one giddy moment the truth of this literally monstrous yarn - could be. "A multi-dimensional reptile perhaps?” he speculates. “Such a creature might project part of its body into our universe while other parts - its head and tail, say - would remain in higher spacial dimension”“

How strange

To sit and watch

The world change around you.

To be an observer of new rules and regulations in your art, your life’s work.

To be so opposed to this new standard and not know how to cope.

To sit and to ask yourself:

Where will we find the meat? Do we have to worry about sight lines? How will designers indicate it on their elevations and drafts? Will there be a meat booth at USITT? At SETC? How does one create a job listing for the meat department?

Things will change around us. The next generation will not understand, will not know what it was like before…but I will turn to them and say,

“It wasn’t always like this. There was a time before. When we were all innocent and meat was where meat should be: in the props fridge or it was painted styrofoam! We could have stopped this…I could have reblogged them and added "end this!”….but I stood by and did nothing….did nothing but watch Meatgate 2k15 happen before my eyes.“

And the young technicians, actors, and designers will scoff. It didn’t take long for them to learn how to work under these new conditions. Every college now required a meat section in the curriculum under the Stagecraft class. Even acting classes required special "meat movement training”.

I could have stopped this.

But not only did I not stop it, I joined in: reblogging the conversation thinking it would be humorous…

But now I have to fight the nausea as I audition on stages covered in meat. As I paint sets with special meat-proof paints. I curse the 4" industry standard as I wade through the meats to do touch ups on the set in my rain boots. I wonder what my life has become and yearn for the days before…

…before Meatgate.

tutgotten  asked:

I'd love to see your list of candidates.... and your book recommendations to read about them? please

I’ve not made my master list public. The closest you can get is the Master List of Historical Women in Combat, which is a big chunk of my list.

Book recommendations:

  • Princesses Behaving Badly is basically RP without the illustrations. It’s great. I stopped reading it after the first entry because it’s so tonally similar that I didn’t want it to influence my work, but it’s cool. Covers a lot of the same people I do.
  • Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales is kind of the gold standard for lesser-known (and strange) fairy tales.
  • Fearless Girls, Wise Women, & Beloved SIsters by Kathleen Ragan is also a great resource for worldwide folk tales.
  • The Chronology of Women’s History is dense and encyclopedic, but I consider it a goddamn miracle that it even exists. I went so far as to track down the author on LinkedIn and thank her for making it.
  • Warrior Women by Antonia Fraser - she has a definite slant on things, but it’s well-researched and has a splendidly dry sense of humor. Covers a lot of the people I have and will cover.
  • Heroic With Grace, edited by Chieko Irie Mulhern is a book I’ve mentioned before. It’s a series of fun and informative articles about specific Japanese women throughout history. It’s like skipping through time and it debunks a lot of Japanese propaganda in readable academic fashion. 
  • Marco Polo’s journals are surprisingly fun to read. Been meaning to read some of Ibn Battuta’s stuff when I get a chance, too. 
Angelic Tears

Cyclones raging in the heavens
angelic tears torment the sky
what chance have we within a dream
where even our deities must die
an apocalyptic vision of trickster gods 
no validity in all our eyes perceive
there need be, must be, something more
than the lies we sheep are taught to believe
world leaders smiling with fingers crossed
producing virtual mountains of proof
you can buy their refuse if you choose
but my heart demands and seeks the truth

reminder for life is strange fans!

hey dudes! so episode 5 comes out tomorrow and those of us who are caught up are probably pretty excited. here is your reminder to TAG YOUR DING DANG SPOILERS. some of us who are caught up might not get to play until after work/school/life stuff, and those who are not probably don’t wanna see the ending on their dash!

feel free to use whatever tags you want- I’ll be taggin with life is strange spoilers, lis spoilers, and lis episode 5, along with my standard “life is strange” tag. 


onceuponawhine replied to your post:Omfg I’m so done with this fandom, even Regina…

It’s a weird combination of people who don’t want OQ raising a child together (which is… not even what the sneak peek suggested) so they are very invested in Zelena’s parental rights, and standard ARs. Strange bedfellows.

That really is my feeling.  The sneak peek was about … essentially … attempting to run away with a child so that the biological father couldn’t have contact.  

I also think people forgot that Lana has said repeatedly that Regina would use the EQ to protect her loved ones.