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9:09am July 23, 2014
fripperiesandfobs:

R.I.P Tom Tierney - 1928-2014

Ouch, right in the childhood.
I had a great big box of paper dolls when I was a kid, most of them Tom Tierney’s work.  So this one hurts a little bit more than most.

fripperiesandfobs:

R.I.P Tom Tierney - 1928-2014

Ouch, right in the childhood.

I had a great big box of paper dolls when I was a kid, most of them Tom Tierney’s work.  So this one hurts a little bit more than most.

4:18pm July 20, 2014

 A Trip to Night Vale

My article on last night’s Welcome to Night Vale live show in Denver.

9:58am July 20, 2014

I have successfully returned from Night Vale!

It was a great show, and I met some really cool people.

Full details will be posted on my regular site: omggoodmovies.com

11:10am July 19, 2014

Today’s the day.

Today I go to Night Vale.

If I don’t return, could somebody please send season 4 of Sherlock and season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. care of Night Vale Community Radio?  I’m sure Cecil will know where to find me.

9:44pm July 17, 2014
edwarddespard:

pilferingapples:

thehighestpie:

edwarddespard:

mikijolras:

crackedrendition:

Playing a song of France by ~ColonelDespard

DESPARD THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL

Thank you! It’s one of the few I’m still fond of…should do more like this (and thank you to the OP who put it up here - glad you liked it!)

This beauty spent well over a year inside my violin case.  I lost track of the number of questions/compliments it garnered over that time.

Yes okay Despard art is always good but
THAT VIOLIN
THE POLISH ON IT
THE STRINGS
… I have GOT to up my game around here, I swear.

There has been talk of musical!Amis again, so I thought I’d drag this one out…although recent discussion has convinced me we also need to see a violin playing Courfeyrac as well (might work on that for the weekend).

More Despard art?  Yes, please!

edwarddespard:

pilferingapples:

thehighestpie:

edwarddespard:

mikijolras:

crackedrendition:

Playing a song of France by ~ColonelDespard

DESPARD THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL


Thank you! It’s one of the few I’m still fond of…should do more like this (and thank you to the OP who put it up here - glad you liked it!)

This beauty spent well over a year inside my violin case.  I lost track of the number of questions/compliments it garnered over that time.

Yes okay Despard art is always good but

THAT VIOLIN

THE POLISH ON IT

THE STRINGS

… I have GOT to up my game around here, I swear.

There has been talk of musical!Amis again, so I thought I’d drag this one out…although recent discussion has convinced me we also need to see a violin playing Courfeyrac as well (might work on that for the weekend).

More Despard art?  Yes, please!

5:31pm July 17, 2014

cleowho:

Yes… that’s it!”

Planet of Giants (episode 3 - Crisis) - season 02 - 1964

That’s it.  That’s the show.

7:52am July 16, 2014

So, I got a pretty cool surprise this morning!

When I checked my email, I saw that someone had favorited one of my tweets.  Then I saw who it was.  Bibo Bergeron.  A.K.A. The guy who directed A Monster in Paris, a.k.a. The first movie I reviewed.  I was floored.  I still can’t believe that it happened, but it did. 

4:48pm July 14, 2014
And, number two.
These are purportedly the keys to the Bastille prison itself.  I took this picture at the Carnavalet Museum in Paris.
Sorry for the kind of blurry quality.

And, number two.

These are purportedly the keys to the Bastille prison itself.  I took this picture at the Carnavalet Museum in Paris.

Sorry for the kind of blurry quality.

4:31pm July 14, 2014

illustrate-her:

So, I work in animation and can confidently say this is the best, ever.

Two things for Bastille Day.  This is the first one.

9:47am July 12, 2014
bakerstreetbabes:

granadabrettishholmes:

When your world shatters..

Why did you make this.

Ouch, right in the feels.

bakerstreetbabes:

granadabrettishholmes:

When your world shatters..

Why did you make this.

Ouch, right in the feels.

1:41pm July 11, 2014

everythingscenic:

Les Miserables. Jens Kilian.

Theatre Magdeburg.

10:17am July 11, 2014

“To turn Javert, the tenacious respecter of authority, ‘that savage in the service of civilization’, into the villain of the piece is to deprive the novel of its dynamite, to point the finger at a single policeman instead of at the system he serves.”

— 

Victor Hugo, Graham Robb (via hernaniste)

I think I’ve reblogged this before, but it bears repeating as it’s such an important point - to single out Javert and make him the villain is to miss Hugo’s point about the entire system (legal, cultural etc) that he serves. As I’ve said before, when you take his treatment of Fantine, for example, it would not have found general condemnation…no one sought to take her part aside from Valjean, because not only did Javert think she deserved that treatment, so too did those who witnessed the Bamatabois incident. Javert isn’t an aberration, he isn’t solely culpable, he is only a part of what is “by reason of law and custom, a social condemnation, which, in the face of civilization, artificially creates hells on earth”.

(via edwarddespard)

2:49pm July 9, 2014

My own feeling is that science fiction, of all the different forms of literature, is the one that most easily accepts the notion of change. Things are changing very quickly, and any kid who thinks about it knows that the world in which he or she will be a grown-up — which he or she will be helping to run — will be considerably different from this one. Maybe better, maybe worse, but different. Science fiction explores the future world.

I think more and more young people are beginning to feel that science fiction is the kind of literature that a person interested in reality should be reading.

— 

- Isaac Asimov

A while back, I asked why it is that some science fiction is so good at predicting the future. Far and away, the most common answer was because people who read science fiction are then inspired to make that future a reality.

Asimov knew that.

Check out more from his 1983 interview with Dr. Julius Strangepork in Muppets magazine (yes, seriously) at Brain Pickings.

(via wilwheaton)

4:13pm July 4, 2014
nellachronism:

inonibird:

Franklin: What sort of bird shall we choose as the symbol of our new America?Adams: The eagle. :|Jefferson: The dove. :)Franklin: The turkey. :DAdams: The eagle. >:|Jefferson: The dove. >_>Adams: THE-EA-GLE. >8(Jefferson: …The eagle. -.-Franklin: The turkey~ |D

Oh shit why didn’t I bring this movie with me in the hopes My friends would actually let me make them watch it!?!!

nellachronism:

inonibird:

Franklin: What sort of bird shall we choose as the symbol of our new America?
Adams: The eagle. :|
Jefferson: The dove. :)
Franklin: The turkey. :D
Adams: The eagle. >:|
Jefferson: The dove. >_>
Adams: THE-EA-GLE. >8(
Jefferson: …The eagle. -.-
Franklin: The turkey~ |D

Oh shit why didn’t I bring this movie with me in the hopes My friends would actually let me make them watch it!?!!

3:09pm July 4, 2014

Things I Love About Discworld

rosy-avenger:

  • The ruler of the most important city in the world makes horrible puns in the midst of important discussions, which he then laughs at.
  • The anthropomorphic personification of Death loves cats and has a horse named Binky.
  • The world’s first journalist is not annoyingly nosy, and is in fact sweet, kind, nonviolent, and honest.
  • Literally everything about Sybil Ramkin.
  • The commander of the City Watch maintains three trays: In, Out, and Shake It All About.