September 15, 2014 | 06:20 PM | 23 notes


justlikeeddie & i went to see this a few months ago, and like - it’s not the greatest thing ever, but we were i think both struck with a) cowboy dad CKR, can CKR be more grizzled taciturn cowboy dads pls, b) the pERFECTION of the casting of this child; this child was GREAT, this child is the perfect child for this film/this character

and c) this child/T.S. Spivet is also EXACTLY what you would imagine a child raised by fraser & ray k to be like. or maybe I was just thinking about Sam from speranza’s ‘with six you get eggroll’. in any case: I’m enjoying this photoset partly as the spinoff adventures of sam from ‘eggroll’

YESS, was 1000% worth seeing this for a) Hot Cowboy Dad CKR, and b) amazing Alberta scenery, but also this wee child really was some perfect casting.

I hadn’t twigged the eggroll thingy but YOU ARE SO ABSOLUTELY RIGHT and now I really really need to see it again.

(Can we have a UK due South/C6D-appreciation meetup at some point, please oh please? Maybe Raffles/dS combo meetup, seeing as the fandoms do seem to overlap a lot. Raffles/Good Omens/dS?)

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September 15, 2014 | 05:40 PM | 478 notes


Scottish sculptor and public artist Andy Scott is in the final stages of constructing this awesome pair of sculptures located in Falkirk, Scotland. These stupendous horse heads are called The Kelpies. They’re made of structural steel with a stainless steel cladding stand 30 meters (99 feet) tall, towering over the Forth & Clyde canal. They’re a stunning monument to Scotland’s horse-powered heritage.

Kelpies are supernatural water horses from Celtic folklore that are believed to haunt the rivers and lochs of Scotland and Ireland.
Here’s more info from Wikipedia:

The Kelpies name reflected the mythological transforming beasts possessing the strength and endurance of 10 horses; a quality that is analogous with the transformational change and endurance of Scotland’s inland waterways. The Kelpies represent the lineage of the heavy horse of Scottish industry and economy, pulling the wagons, ploughs, barges and coalships that shaped the geographical layout of the Falkirk area.

Once Andy Scott’s Kelpies have been completed, visitors will be able to stand inside of them. Currently they’re scheduled to be open to the public in April 2014.

Photos by Kit Downey, Tracey Russell, Barry Ferguson, and Trixta Photography respectively.

Visit Colossal to view more.

I drove past these a few nights ago and they are INCREDIBLE. Awesome in both senses of the word. They’re right next to the motorway, and when they’re glowing red at night they honest to god look like Final Fantasy boss monsters, rearing up over the road to swallow a truck.

Haven’t found any photos that really show just how HUGE they are from the motorway, but yeah, pretty much this:

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September 14, 2014 | 10:52 PM | 82 notes


Three tiny paintings — a German blue ram, celestial pearl danios, and a crystal red shrimp. The ram is 3” x 3” and the danios and shrimp are both 3” x 2.5” The spots on the danios and the blue details on the ram are all very shiny in the light. I have little self-control when it comes to shiny paint; please send help.

AA battery in the last photo for scale. These paintings fit in your palm.

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September 14, 2014 | 05:00 PM | 100,886 notes

oh god i tried to explain i’d’ve and y’all’d’ve to a friend who is a korean exchange student and she just kind of stared at me in horror for a minute lmao


oh god i tried to explain i’d’ve and y’all’d’ve to a friend who is a korean exchange student and she just kind of stared at me in horror for a minute lmao

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September 13, 2014 | 06:00 PM | 128 notes


mountie 1/2

#ahh the dramatic break up episode #followed by the make up episode #with the underwater kissing incident

If due South was on Netflix this is what the summary of Mountie on the Bounty should say

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September 13, 2014 | 05:00 PM | 133,851 notes

From DenyDesigns, and omg look at the others tho

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September 12, 2014 | 06:20 PM | 153 notes


Underwater footage of one of Franklin’s lost expedition ship. No identification yet if it is the Erebus or the Terror.

I was always fascinated by the history of the quest for the Northwest passage, and to see one of the ships finally found is super exciting!

A more full article on the CBC: website:

September 12, 2014 | 05:40 PM | 252 notes

One of the lost ships from Sir John Franklin’s expedition found



OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper says one of the two lost ships from Sir John Franklin’s doomed Arctic expedition has been found.

Harper says it’s not known yet whether the ship is HMS Erebus or HMS Terror.

The find was confirmed on Sunday using a remotely operated underwater vehicle recently acquired by Parks Canada.

"This is truly a historic moment for Canada," Harper said.

The news comes a day after a team of archeologists found a tiny fragment from the expedition — which they say is the first Franklin artifact found in modern times. Read more.

HOLY FUCKING SHIT this incredible news to come home to!! Oh my god. I was away without internet/tv so I’ve only just heard about it but OH MY GOD. This is incredible. Crying a little bit but seriously this is HUGE.

September 08, 2014 | 09:20 PM | 174,125 notes

Good news bad news best news


The good news:


 I found my favorite old jacket while sorting through my old stuff

The bad news:imageThe last time I wore it I was nine years old

The best news:


I am the anime now

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September 08, 2014 | 08:40 PM | 55 notes


hey, i wanted to take a quick second to rec the Havemercy (Volstovic Cycle) series by jaida jones and danielle bennett, an IRL married lesbian couple! the series consists of four books, and it is legitimately criminal how obscure they are, especially on tumblr; each book contains alternating chapters from the viewpoints of four separate narrators, frequently tracking two or more individual storylines that overlap at various points. an overwhelming majority of these narrators are queer, queer-coded, poc, disabled, or some intersection of the above, and this diversity shapes and informs the narrative while allowing for both plot development and meticulous worldbuilding. the books showcase an intimately vivid and endearingly modern fantasy setting, with focus on several different countries allowing for the authors to expand on various cultures and populations within the world of the series. i recommend these books wholeheartedly, with a few warnings for sporadic portrayals of homophobia and transphobia, including some (in-universe) slurs. the main drawback of the series is a marked lack of primary female characters in the earlier books, but the authors listened to criticisms on that score and made sure to introduce more female characters, including a transwoman. (and there’s steampunk dragons, so that’s always a plus!)

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