August302014

HOMG Christopher Tolkien completely cracks me up. I was reading The Return of the Shadow last night, which is one of the books Christopher edited about his father’s writing of the Middle-earth books, which include lots of rough drafts and rejected ideas; they’re very interesting not only for the obscure stuff (red-headed Elves! Dwarves had a type of sign-language!) but for seeing the process of creating his world. This particular book discusses the early versions of (part of) The Fellowship of the Ring.

Frodo’s name was originally ‘Bingo’, and the book quotes a passage from Tolkien’s biography, by Humphrey Carpenter:

He [Tolkien] decided to introduce a new hobbit, Bilbo’s son—and to give him the name of a family of toy koala bears owned by his children, ‘The Bingos’.

But homg Christopher’s footnote to that:

I find it difficult to believe this, yet if it is not so the coincidence is strange. If Bingo Baggins did get his name from this source, I can only suppose that the demonic character (composed of monomaniac religious despotism and a lust for destruction through high explosive) of the chief Bingo (not to mention that of his appalling wife), by which my sister and I now remember them, developed somewhat later.
August292014
selfcallednowhere:

I’d like to comment on this picture but my brain is too busy melting from the combination of glasses and grand piano to think of anything coherent

Grand piano is a damned fine look on that boy

selfcallednowhere:

I’d like to comment on this picture but my brain is too busy melting from the combination of glasses and grand piano to think of anything coherent

Grand piano is a damned fine look on that boy

August282014

lacartetreizieme:

hazelhaegtesse:

image

I’ve been sketching Noldor. Have a Fëanor, in art-boy-goth high dudgeon. He’s probably not arrogant enough, but I was just trying out faces.

I h9 you (in the BEST way possible) and I LUFF YOU and when I am done mainlining this new TV series I will explain why and we will both have a wee tear of rejoicing and OH FUCK LOOK AT THE DATE LOOK AT THE DATE /JEEZUZ FUCK/

I haz a confusion but I’m sure you’ll explain it all

August272014

I’ve been sketching Noldor. Have a Fëanor, in art-boy-goth high dudgeon. He’s probably not arrogant enough, but I was just trying out faces.

August252014
August242014

Riddles of the Arcana: Riddle #3

lacartetreizieme:

runewynd:

"Patience," I whisper, "all in good time."
Easy for me to say.
Life’s a game of subtle forces,
all which turn my way.
Whether born of wrath or wisdom,
Or of divine law-
I shall bend with hand and feather,
turn with horn and claw.

WHO AM I?

The GD bloody Wheel. Roll away now. Shoo.

(I’m p. sure, mainly because hand, feather, horn & claw - ?)

Hand feather horn claw Matthew John Luke Mark so I’d guess the World, actually, though I don’t understand the rest of it either?

5PM

lacartetreizieme:

achangingaltar:

alder-knight:

madpixi:

psicologicamenteblog:

Source: Understanding the phenomenon of synesthesia.

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there’s a story on this! A Mango Shaped Space. Such a good book.

I seem to know a statistically high number of folks with synaesthesia. Interesting.

I once read a post by a grapheme-colour synesthete who said that people often assumed that the colours would be distracting and must have been a hindrance in school. They said that rather than overwhelming them, it actually helped them to learn to spell certain words long before their classmates. They gave a certain word as an example, but I don’t remember what it was….let’s say it was “phone”. Everyone else in the class was spelling it “fone”, but for them that made no sense because “f” was a blue letter and “phone” was red, so obviously the “f” shouldn’t be there. They had their own internal spellcheck because while certain letters had certain colours, so too did certain words.

I read that and it literally blew my mind.

CHANGE THE SONG; IT’S TOO RED!!

The arguments and misunderstandings this caused until the day I learned about synesthesia…

This is also why I cannot work with certain tarot decks: the colour are just /wrong/.

  • sound-colour (venturing into misophonia, which is just fantastic)
  • number-form
  • major spatial, textural, colour, taste, form associations
  • minor lexical-gustatory
  • combo associator-projector 
  • medication has all but nuked it
  • and I’m pretty sure most of my family are/were synesthetes

Synesthesia by Sean A. Day

Synesthesia Typeface by Jesse Jaren

Speshul snowflakes unite!

Mine is very much something that came about in my childhood and then stopped (for the most part). It’s still there, and keys and notes still have their colors (and the textures to the colors, like the difference between red watercolor and red oils) but it’s not being made new for me. Also it’s entirely bound up in my perfect pitch, which I’d guess it has to be—if you can’t consistently tell that note is a G then the colors don’t have anything to attach themselves to. Though that a G is orange is part of how I tell that it’s a G, so I don’t know.

August222014
I think I’ve said this before but I totally had that shirt!

I think I’ve said this before but I totally had that shirt!

(Source: selfcallednowhere)

August192014

selfcallednowhere:

Woke up with this randomly in my head today: TMBG’s cover of the Monkees song “What Am I Doing Hangin’ ‘Round?”

worlds colliding and converging in a pleasing manner that only makes sense to me

(54 plays)
6PM
August162014
drawpaintprint:

Kitagawa Utamaro: Woman with tortoiseshell comb, ca 1785


I’m pretty sure she is making silly noises with that thing

drawpaintprint:

Kitagawa Utamaro: Woman with tortoiseshell comb, ca 1785

I’m pretty sure she is making silly noises with that thing

(via arse-moriendi)

1AM

hazelhaegtesse:

Holy moly I saw this pic somewhere else and can’t believe I hadn’t seen it cross my dash before. Get with it, tumblr!!

reblogging because something tells me I’d know if #13 actually saw it the first time

12AM
August152014
August132014

tmbgareok:

YOU MUST LISTEN TO THIS ON HEADPHONES. 

honey you forgot your pants

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