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Wonder Woman Review

I was questioning whether or not to do this, but on the advice of @byzantinefox and @bantarleton, I’ve decided to make a post addressing the events portrayed in the film. I’m not a film critic or scholar (my wondertrev buddy @twoquickdeaths could probably say more about those aspects of it than I could), but I am a history major with a great interest in the First World War. Hence, I will be addressing the events of the film, their historical context, and the way they are portrayed. WARNING: Spoilers below!

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The signs as Lemony Snicket books

aries: The Hostile Hospital (medical terminology, ballons, bluffing, playing the guitar instead of being helpful, communicating purely through an intercom, anagrams)
taurus: The Reptile Room (actual good person, snakes, science, unfortunate names, poison, throwing lamps at people, never ever ever ever ever ever)
gemini: The Grim Grotto (submarines, mushroom, newspaper articles that somehow survive being submerged in water, diving, strange laughter, hitting people with spaghetti, he or she who hesitates is lost)
cancer: The Miserable Mill (extremely surreal swordfight, feeding people to a woodchipper, manual labour, hypnotism, tights with eyes all over them, the word “inordinate”, being paid in coupons and fed gum)
leo: The Vile Village (people being burnt at the stake, crows, mob psycology, hot air balloons, huge trees, cases of mistaken identity, battering rams, motorcycles, and harpoon guns)
virgo: The Wide Window (unexpectedly justified paranoia, caves, fear of realtors, leeches, grammar pedantary, a fake peg leg concealing a real leg inside of it, cucumber soup)
libra: The Ersatz Elevator (fashion, impossible physical feats, a rope made out of miscellanious objects, empty elevator shafts, auctions, monacles, unreasonably tall buildings, red herrings, two pages of total darkness)
scorpio: The Austere Academy (weird insults, snobbery, strange eating methods, ridiculous study requirements, badly played violins, bags of candy, unnecessary exhaustion, crabs that pinch toes, kidnapping)
sagittarius: The Carniverous Carnival (fortune telling by trickery, secret paperwork, freakshows, people being thrown to the lions, building the suspense, in the belly of the beast, give everyone what they want) 
capricorn: The End (islands cut off from everything else, passive manipulation when necessary, literal clay feet, hoarding random objects, bad disguises, a raft made of books, if you were expecting closure go somewhere else the world is way to complex for that)
aquarius: The Slippery Slope (giant frozen waterfalls, messages in fridges, camping, scouts, gnats, lengthy declarations, auras of menace, big nets, eagles, cooking under difficult circumstances)
pisces: The Penultimate Peril (hotels, bells, completely hectic, mirrored lettering, surprisingly decent support, surprisingly dark backstory, reappearances, justice is blind, smoke signals, sugar bowl) 

knittingsamurai  asked:

You mention a SF Grillby in one of your posts can you tell us more about him?

This is the red version

-He wears a west suit, and he has an aura of sophisticated madness. His outfit is always on point, and it reminds you of a victorian lord. Lots of frills and details. And he always wears gloves. Instead of glasses, he wears a monacle.

-His voice is deep and suave. He’s incredibly charming when he wants to be. And even though he flirts a lot, he’s not as perverted as underfell grillby. Lying is almost too easy for him and he doesn’t notice when his stories and memories change as he tells them.

-He laughs a lot, especially during fights. It’s deep and evil, and quite frankly makes him seem unhinged. 

-He’s not as crazy and over the top as his swap counterpart, but sometimes people can’t help but wonder if he’s any bit sane.

-He’s very sadistic and enjoys dragging out fights to make them longer. He knows that he can survive them, he wants to see how long it takes to break the other monster.

thedevilinthedetails  asked:

Wait.... Are you taking the corn?

You mean am i taking the can of corn that i drunkenly decorated and made a top hat and monacle to the con? If i can afford to get a Jensen op… yes. Otherwise Shucksie will be staying home. Where he’s safe.

The MBTI types as Steampunk items


Always following a schedule, ISTJs would probably be glancing at their pocket watch every time the steam train rolled into the station. They would most likely lose it too, with all those young ISTP pick pockets running around in the steampunk universe.


ISFJs would need their very own steampunk tea kettle. How could they be a proper host without one?


Powered by steam, outfitted for maximum efficiency, the steam train is the very essence of our steampunk ESTJ.


The steampunk ESFJ would create a luxurious living environment. The bedroom, living room, dining room,… EVERYTHING would have the ESFJs elegant touch.


A multipurpose tool is exactly what the ISTP would go for. Whether it’s for picking a lock or just tinkering with their very own steampunk inventions, one will never know.


As for our lovely ISFPs, they’d most likely be seen interacting with the little steampunk beasty creations. They’d draw, befriend, and collect the adorable monstrosities and live happily ever after.


Any gun, every gun. And perhaps another gun. The steampunk ESTP needs them. How could they go about wreaking havoc without?


Drama, excitement, fun… Need I say more?


Steampunk or not, our INFPs need someplace to write down their words. Here, a notebook. Have fun.


Steampunk goggles. For steampunk adventures, of course! (Btw, these goggles were totally made for the ENFP by the INTJ.)


Slightly solitary, fairly introspective, and superbly mysterious, the INFJ would find a way to combine the steampunk world with one of fantasy. And they’d do it marvelously.


Just because you live in a steampunk world, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the look of royalty. No one knows this better than the ENFJ. 


A messy chalkboard and all kinds of science experiments laying around. Our INTP is probably at the forefront of steampunk technology, cranking out wild invention quicker than ESTPs can turn them in to weapons and ENFPs can turn them into adventures.


Combat boots. For general steampunk badassery.


A monacle eye patch for scaring children and quietly judging the world. In a trench coat.


A good top hat for a prestigious steampunk ENTJ. 


Welcome back to FRIDAY FASHION FACT! Today we’re talking about what is very likely the most useful piece of fashion ever created- glasses! Of course, when they were first created, glasses were strictly created for practical purposes, but when something is worn so prominently, it doesn’t take long for style to be added.

It is unclear exactly when glasses were invented, and by whom. In ancient days, multiple cultures used polished crystals like a magnifying glass. By the Middle Ages, glass was formed with a curve, creating magnifying glasses as we know today. The earliest glasses were simply two magnifying glasses connected at the handles by a rivet, so that the lenses could be adjusted to pinch the nose. They had no handle or earpieces, and thus were held in place by hand. This lasted for centuries. The first record of glasses in the western world were mentioned by Friar Giordano da Pisa in 1306 that eyeglasses had been invented less than twenty years prior.

In Asia, glasses were introduced by Westerners in the early 15th Century, but developed from there. They added loops of cord to the lenses which hooked around the ears to hold them in place, a trend possibly introduced by the Spanish. In the 17th Century, the arched piece connecting lenses over the bridge of the nose became popular across the globe, making the adjustable rivet obsolete. Glasses continued to be held, though, until the early 18th Century. London optician Edward Scarlett was the first to add arms to glasses which rested on top of the ears. Around the same time, it became common to add handles to the side of glasses. These handled glasses, known as lorgnettes, were often very decorative and fashionable. The handle would also commonly double as a case, so they could flip open and closed. Handled glasses remained popular until World War I, when lifestyles changed and they became impractical.

At the start, glasses were only used by artisans and religious scholars. As the years progressed, wearing glasses became something of a status symbol. It showed that a person had both the time and wealth to dedicate to studies. Also, manual labor jobs were not believed to need perfect vision, while arts and writing did require it. This is why so much of the upper class carried lenses, even if they were not necessary. Lenses would even be hidden in the handles of ladies’ fans, or the knob of gentlemen’s walking sticks. The status of glasses is also what gave rise to the monocle in the Victorian Age, which were popular among wealthy men.

When handled eyeglasses fell from style, so did the status associated with them. The association with scholarly pursuits remained, though, and still lingers to this day. Of course, technology has had a huge impact on how the style of glasses has developed, and likely always will. While today glasses are often thought of as “nerdy,” it is that association with higher education which led to their popularity. Just like most trends, glasses have gone in and out of fashion over the last century, and this fluctuating trend is sure to continue.

Want to learn more about glasses? Check out these books:

Fashions In Eyeglasses: From the Fourteenth Century to the Present Day, by Richard Corson

Eyewear: Gli Occhiali, by Franca Acerenza

Have a question about fashion history that you want answered in the next FRIDAY FASHION FACT? Just click the ASK button at the top of the page!

The mules that angels ride come slowly down
The blazing passes, from beyond the sun.
Descensions of their tinkling bells arrive.
These muleteers are dainty of their way….

The honey of heaven may or may not come,
But that of earth both comes and goes at once.
Suppose these couriers brought amid their train
A damsel heightened by eternal bloom.

-Wallace Stevens from “Monacle de mon Oncle”

yall wanna hear my list of Absolute Worst silent hill monster designs yeah you do here goes

-the monacle man (self explanatory) 

-amnion (a disastrous hodgepodge of things that MIGHT be scary on their own, but all at once are just…unintentionally hilariously bad)

-bogeyman (an attempted pyramid head clone that ended up just being really fucking laughably boring)

-the butcher (see bogeyman, but with props for like..actually trying a little bit, at least)

-siam (a few extra points for a cool concept but ultimately too over the top to be actually scary) 

-alessa’s dream (literally just a very muscular cartoon devil. what the fuck is up with that)

-every single ‘monster’ from downpour (no creativity AT ALL. bullshit. the weeping bat can stay but it’s on thin fucking ice)

-two-back (just…why