[muffled whalesong in the distance]
ehehehe yeah I am something of a Whaler hivemind, aren’t I
soon to be Abbey hivemind ahahahahacough
You remind me of a friend who once lived in Texas! Upbeat and straightforward with a magnificently even keel, who dressed up as me once for Halloween. That was a very strange day in our lives.
And everything because of this song
Mass Effect 2: Suicide Mission performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
reblogging again because reasons
a gentle reminder, once more, that this exists and will never be awful, ever, and this song has basically the most special place in my heart for any video score ever, tying with Leaving Earth, so thanks for that Bioware
why am I only hearing this now omg
Whenever I hear this, even now, I feel my little heart squeeze just a little, and my heart beat skip. And I swear dust always finds a way to get into the corner of my eye just when this song starts (thankfully no tears drop). This amazing score tied in with the momentum the entire game brings you to has placed the ME2’s Suicide Mission as my favorite, most heart wrenching “This is It” moments in video gaming for me. It all leads to this.
Captain, I do not understand, this is an exact copy of my resumé when I applied to serve on your ship.
Today I tug down my metaphorical sleeve cuffs and lapels and kick the bedraggled mess that is my life into order, because I’ve decided that if I’m going to failpile, I am going to failpile magnificently. THINGS SHALL BE ACCOMPLISHED TODAY.
hobble like the wind
I’m curious. What are the, say, top 5 things you associate with me?
Can be a tumblr user, a book, movie, character, actor etc.
A set of silver mounted flintlock pistols crafted by Lazarino Cominazzo, 17th century.
to sink; to decline.
Etymology: from Middle English devalen “to descend, sink”, from Middle French devaler, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin devallare, from Latin de “down, away” + (assumed) -vallare, from Latin valles, vallis “valley”.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - TV Spot #3
30 Day Coloring Challenge → Create a monochromatic coloring.
Sabriel by Margot Wood
In the early 1990s, Garth Nix went to a flea market in Sydney, Australia and looked through a box of old, early 1900s photographs that were being sold for a dollar a piece. As he flipped through the photos he came across a photograph of a young woman in a military style coat wearing a belt made out of bells and holding a sword. He studied the photo, wondering who this mysterious woman was. He purchased the photo, took it home and promptly wrote the draft for his young adult high-fantasy novel, Sabriel.
THIS DID NOT ACTUALLY HAPPEN. But what if it did? And that, my beautiful friends, is the idea behind this fauxto.
I wanted to do something different for my Young Adults fauxto series. I’ve recently been doing character portraits and knew I wanted to do one for Sabriel, but to give it a twist, I wanted to take a fauxto of a real person that would serve as the inspiration for the fictional character. Does that make any sense?
Basically, in my imagination, Garth Nix based Sabriel off a real person and I wanted to explore what that woman would look like and voila, you have the image before you.
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My friend Margot (The Real Fauxtographer) has an amazing series where she interprets YA novels into these wonderful, wonderful photos (see also, her Code Name Verity photo, and her photo for Shadow and Bone - amazing).
I had the privilege of sitting for her on her Sabriel photo. Personal bias aside, this is a pretty special photo to me because Sabriel is one of my absolute favorite books ever, and she’s a heroine near and dear to my heart.
When Margot first approached me about this portrait, I shared with her that a lot of readers may disagree with her interpretation because Sabriel is interpreted as white (I mean, it’s pretty canon). Her response - “you’re pale, you have dark hair, you’re Sabriel” - while simple, is gratifying and validating to me. Not a lot of people would be flexible to the idea of having a POC pose as a traditionally white heroine, making this doubly special, and even more awesome.
i saw this and thought “omg that looks JUST LIKE reelbs” and then i saw this post and i’m so thrilled it really is you because this series kicks so much ass and this is a really really great interpretation