May 21, 2014
The Kossith are Dead

doglordbitch:

There are no more Kossith. The Kossith died long ago. Once they lived where the Qunari exist. Once they set up a small colony in the Kocari Wilds, before it was destroyed in a Blight.

Then came Koslun, and his rapacious philosophy known as the Qun. And it attained such a…

May 17, 2014
unexplained-events:

staragus:

unexplained-events:

When Caroline Walter of Freiburg, Germany died at the age of 16, her sister, ,Selma, had a sculptor cast a life size sculpture for the gravestone - Every morning since Caroline’s funeral, a fresh flower was found tucked in the crook of the arm, and still is to this day - Nobody knows who leaves it - Every single morning! - Caroline died in 1867 - For 146 years, someone has been leaving flowers…

Caroline totes had a vampire lover.

This is by far, my favorite theory.

unexplained-events:

staragus:

unexplained-events:

When Caroline Walter of Freiburg, Germany died at the age of 16, her sister, ,Selma, had a sculptor cast a life size sculpture for the gravestone - Every morning since Caroline’s funeral, a fresh flower was found tucked in the crook of the arm, and still is to this day - Nobody knows who leaves it - Every single morning! - Caroline died in 1867 - For 146 years, someone has been leaving flowers…

Caroline totes had a vampire lover.

This is by far, my favorite theory.

(via th41n)

December 23, 2013
thehijabcloset:

Black Rock Shooter and Jack Frost!! at Comic Fiesta 2013 Malaysia~Credits to their respective owners~

thehijabcloset:

Black Rock Shooter and Jack Frost!! at Comic Fiesta 2013 Malaysia~
Credits to their respective owners~

(via stellanacht)

December 23, 2013

Put into real-world terms…what would you say lyrium smells like?

December 22, 2013

10 days of TNG; 04. favourite female character  →  counselor deanna troi.

"The first man I ever loved was my father. He was strong and tall. He carried me when the ground was muddy. He chased away the monsters that hid under my bed at night. And he sang to me, and kept me safe. And he went away. What I wouldn’t give to hear those songs again - to feel his arms protect me. I never will. But I can still feel his warmth and his love, as though he were here with me."

(via cherith)

December 22, 2013

dragonageholidaycheer:

To miliat, from heretherebdragons

This is my Dragon Age Holiday Cheer gift for the very lovely Mena: a song about her Abrill Cousland, whose life changed forever when Nathaniel Howe was sent away to the Free Marches. Vocals by me; backing track by Karaoke-Version.com

I hope you enjoy this, Mena, and have a very, very happy holiday! <3 <3 <3

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Abrill Cousland)

Little Abby wanted everything and nothing.
Her father promised her that she could choose the man she would wed.
Her father promised her.
Her father promised her … 

You were once my one companion.
You were all that mattered.
You were once a friend and lover.
Then my world was shattered.

Wishing you were somehow here again.
Wishing you weren’t far away.

What magic word could have convinced 
Your father to let you stay?

Wishing I could hear your voice again.
Frightened of the day I will.
What if we’ve grown too far apart
For you to love me still?

Memories of times we spent here
Echo in the hallways.
Happy days when I believed we’d
Be together always.

Too many years fighting back tears.
Why can’t the past just die?

Wishing you were somehow here again.
Fearing it would be all wrong.
I know it’s time for me to let go.
Please help me be that strong.

No more memories, no more silent plea.
No more gazing across the Waking Sea.
Help me say goodbye.

December 22, 2013

upallnightogetloki:

emmableh:

ambelle:

missveryvery:

tlrledbetter:

Please don’t tell me you’re buying into all this idiotic pre-hate…

The Snow Queen is a Scandinavian tale. Scandinavians (such as Danish and Swedes) are supposed to look white with blonde hair, which is what Disney’s designs are. I’m not trying to be racist here, but I don’t want the designs changed just for the sake of having non-white characters in a story that originates from a country of white-skinned people.

Seriously, political correctness and white people shaming have gotten out of hand…

meet the Sami, the indigenous people of Scandinavia, genetically connected to Inuit people:

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and btw, it’s a fairy tail all on it’s own that majority of people who live there are blonde blue eyed, etc. most people have brown hair, surprise. Oh and also? at this point in reality, dark people live in those countries too. You do realize that those countries are not somehow exempt from dark people, right? I can only imagine how alienating it must be for a not-blonde, blue-eyed ~aryan dream~ that’s Swedish/Danish/Norwegian/Finnish to hear all this shit thrown around about how people from their country are SUPPOSED to look. Just like how gross it is when people assume I can’t be American because I’m not white.

Again: Disney has a history of transplanting stories from one culture into another and  into animals (Oliver and Company for example). I have a feeling that if these were animals, you wouldn’t be so quick to defend how the animals weren’t staying true to its “Scandinavian” roots. 

look inside yourself simba. figure out why you’re upset about dark people in your “white” fairy tale. and not the lions in your hamlet.

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you just got schooled

As a scandinavian person I wholehearteadly agree. If this is a story that takes place in the kind of icy and snowy scenery that we’ve seen in the promotional stills it should be about the Sami people. Because believe it or not, not all of Sweden is a snowy fucking fairytale landscape. The cold is only that thick up north. Where I live on the westcoast we only have snow for about a month, then a lot of rain that turns the snow into ice and then everyone falls on the ice and old people break their legs. Yes. The winter in most parts of scandinavia is not as glamorous as people who haven’t been here think.

And even if this story were to take place in for example the midlands of Sweden, where it’s decently cold but the majority of people are still white, the way the characters are designed are still stereotypical and boring. “Scandinavians (such as Danish and Swedes) are supposed to look white with blonde hair”. Don’t tell me what people of my country are suppoused to look like. I don’t look like that. Most people aren’t blonde. We may have a higher percentage of blonde people compared to other places in the world but it doesn’t make up the majority of Sweden. And the main reason this is boring is because we’ve seen this before. I would love to see a story about the Sami because it’s a part of my country that I know sadly little about and seeing them represented in media would be interesting. And even if you want to make this story about a white scandinavian girl then at least make her interesting. Make her something we haven’t seen a thousand times.

What gif best represents the rebuttals to tlrledbetter…

Oh yea.

My mother’s family is from Sweden…and she and her siblings ALL have black hair and dark eyes and skin that is a far cry from translucently pasty pale. She often gets mistaken as being from Central or South America—which is amusing because she’s darker than my boyfriend who actually IS from that region (Nicaragua).

I appreciate this post for the art. I appreciate it for the info about the Sami. But, most of all, I appreciate it for actually giving me a clue as to why my mother’s family never looked like what we’ve been taught to believe they should look like because they come from Sweden. None of us ever knew. We just thought it was some sort of genetic irony.

(Source: sephiramy, via shemlen-fuckup)

December 21, 2013

a-cumberbatch-of-cookies:

adriofthedead:

Versatile adj. Capable of doing many things competently.

excuse me but you’re missing the best one

http://25.media.tumblr.com/c4b4142708673748a62047d31f0dba4a/tumblr_mry65bWxMz1qj7u8ao1_500.gif

I HAVE NEVER REBLOGGED SOMETHING SO FAST IN MY ENTIRE LIFE

(Source: geiszlerian, via shemlen-fuckup)

December 21, 2013
ohgodsalazarwhy:

middlemarching:


“Useless,” they said. “Just there for sex appeal,” they said. “What do you mean she’s saving the day,” they said.

I will shank the next person I hear try to tell me Black Widow is useless.
I. Will shank them.

Imagine how hard it is to keep up with people who have super powers and super suits.  Not only does she “keep up” but she holds her own, she doesn’t need to TRY and keep up with them, she just does.  She goes toe to toe with Loki, and on a mental battlefield none-the-less.  There is no doubt that even if Loki “packs a punch” as Cap puts it, his real power is his intellect.  Black Widow takes him on and she wins.
Then during the big battle it’s HER that makes it up to the teseract, by hitching a ride on one of those fucking insane Chitari chariots and taking control of it.  Imagine doing that when you don’t have a suit that lets you fly, or a serum that gives you super strength, or the powers of a god.  She doesn’t even have Clint’s bow and special arrows, which he can clearly use to stop him during a fall.
Black Widow does it though, she does it and she ROCKS IT.  Rocks the fuck out of it.
Haters can hate, but Black Widow is a total badass and nothing will change that fact.

ohgodsalazarwhy:

middlemarching:

“Useless,” they said. “Just there for sex appeal,” they said. “What do you mean she’s saving the day,” they said.

I will shank the next person I hear try to tell me Black Widow is useless.

I. Will shank them.

Imagine how hard it is to keep up with people who have super powers and super suits.  Not only does she “keep up” but she holds her own, she doesn’t need to TRY and keep up with them, she just does.  She goes toe to toe with Loki, and on a mental battlefield none-the-less.  There is no doubt that even if Loki “packs a punch” as Cap puts it, his real power is his intellect.  Black Widow takes him on and she wins.

Then during the big battle it’s HER that makes it up to the teseract, by hitching a ride on one of those fucking insane Chitari chariots and taking control of it.  Imagine doing that when you don’t have a suit that lets you fly, or a serum that gives you super strength, or the powers of a god.  She doesn’t even have Clint’s bow and special arrows, which he can clearly use to stop him during a fall.

Black Widow does it though, she does it and she ROCKS IT.  Rocks the fuck out of it.

Haters can hate, but Black Widow is a total badass and nothing will change that fact.

(via suddenly-a-wild-fangirl)

December 21, 2013

heretherebdragons:

Here is the second of my musical offerings this holiday season. This song, which commemorates the life of Andraste, is often sung at Satinalia, as part of a mystery play about the Blessed Prophet. It is also commonly sung without accompaniment as a lullaby for young children.

This is an adaptation of one of my very favorite carols, the Coventry Carol, which was written for Holy Innocents’ Day. I have also recorded a version of the original song, which I’ll post another day (due to Tumblr’s audio post limits). Vocals by me; backing track by Karaoke Klassics. Recorded in Logic Pro.

The Denerim Carol

Lully lullay, the Maker’s Bride
Bye bye lully lullay

In Denerim town a child was born
Andraste was her name
She was enslaved, her future grave
For Tevinter was bound

Imperium’s might crushed by the Blight
Andraste, she did escape
To freedom led, elf and human
Magister’s lives to claim

Maferath the king, in his raging
Andraste he did betray
Minrathous night, a pyre burned bright
The Second Sin t’was named

Hessarian’s blade, her heart did clave
Mercy the archon gave
The Maker’s Bride, now by his side
Bye bye, lully lullay

O sisters too, how may we do
For to preserve this day?
Lost to the flames, but not in vain
Her words the Chant became

Lully Lullay, the Maker’s Bride
Bye bye, lully lullay

Another Satinalia song, “A Toast to all Fereldans” can be found here

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