melodypcnd:

As my next theme making project, I’ll be making a custom theme for 2 participants based on their personal tastes and instructions!

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  • ends July 30th, I will give you the theme during August :)

aidosaur:

monstrous, hungry gods.  pencil, photoshop.

Drew this on the plane headed to ECCC.  I guess it’s a spiritual successor to the Dhio Journal Comic from a while back?  Been thinkin’ a lot about my pantheon of prehistoric beast gods lately!  Some day I won’t be working on four big projects simultaneously and will have the time to do a proper comic about these guysss

aidosaur:

And the girl took the long, sharp hairpin that the man had given her
And she cut the great black dog’s throat, from sternum to jaw
And at the first prick of the hairpin, the dog went stiff and silent
And fell, still as death
And from the hole in the dog’s throat emerged the man
His hair and skin and eyes still as black as the dog’s
And his throat cut as the dog’s was
From sternum to jaw

Anonymous asked: Heya, would you say about instances of the showrunners making improvements on the books somewhat offset (maybe not balance, but at least demonstrate they're not actively trying to ruin anything) the damage they do? Like Margeary and Lady Olenna's improved agency and roles in the show compared to the books, Shae's attempted depth compared to the shallow character in the books, sans season four, and instances they cut rape, such as Sansa in the Eyrie. Or combining books 4/5 where the story weakens

captainofalltheships:

adding this ask, since it was sent 5 minutes later and i assume you are the same person otherwise it was an amazing coincidence:

They fuck up a lot I agree, the Tysha thing pisses me off, but so far the added dialogue scenes and overall adaption seem higher calibre than the majority of adaptions. They have an incredibly difficult task, independent of how well they accomplish it. There are also marginal improvements, speaking as a book reader, such as Oberyn, Brienne/The Hound, or Jamie’s bargain with Tywin/hold back on Oberyn coming to Tyrion, which makes Tyrion’s demand for a TbC more of an active and dramatic choice.

First of all:

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Book!Shae was not shallow, she was a woman paid for the girlfriend experience, who decided to jump ship when her life was in danger/a better option came along. It was one of Tyrion’s weaknesses that he didn’t see the situation for what it was. Furthermore, attempts at ‘depth’ were only there for the benefit of Tyrion and his popularity. It would have been obvious without his unreliable POV that Shae was just working and not in love with him. And while I enjoyed her interactions with Sansa and Tyrion, they had no idea how to close it off, so her actions at the trial make no sense (even Sibel Kekilli said so). They used the tired ‘scorned woman who betrays her lover’ trope, in order to make her unlikable enough, so that when Tyrion kills her (in self-defence in a further attempt to absolve Tyrion of any and all wrongdoing) we’re okay with it. And that is fucked up.

Lady Olenna and Margaery do not have more agency. Olenna I don’t remember as being very different, though she never threw Loras under the bus like she did on the show. With book!Margaery it was uncertain how much she knew about the purple wedding, while on the show she is a simple pawn on her grandmother’s chessboard, which works story-wise but is definitely no shinning beacon of agency. Also the show removed (understandably because of the the multitude of characters) Margaery’s ladies in waiting and close female friends, as well as making her somewhat creepy, what with her entering Tommen’s room in the middle of the night, before thankfully changing her mind and leaving. So I don’t understand where all this agency is coming from. Don’t mistake more screen time as agency.

Sansa’s attempted rape by Marillion was removed (mainly I believe because they just removed Marillion as a character), but I wouldn’t use it as an example, considering the show added an attempted rape scene in season 2, and I hope I’m very very wrong, but all signs point to the sexualization of Sansa in season 5.

Combining Books 4 and 5 is a blessing, though it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that was the logical way to adapt it (and fucking publish it, but that’s a grumble for another time).

And are we talking about the same kind of caliber that gave us ‘nothing is nothing’, ‘love my lover’ and that damn beetles scene? 

Oberyn was not treated as well as he could have been and his most pivotal scene was shortened for the aforementioned beetles scene.

Brienne and Sandor might have been ‘epic’ in a wolverine vs. the hulk way, but her interaction with Arya was what I actually liked about it and the talk about her oaths. The way it was resolved basically screamed that it was a random insert, as was pointed out to me by people who hadn’t even read the books.

Book!Jaime would have never struck that bargain, though Tywin would be very capable of manipulating things that way. The Oberyn hold back was something that worked for the adaptation and didn’t really change anything in the long run. 

There are many small things I think are great about the adaptation… But this season has just been an onslaught of terrible terrible choices.

cloudsisland:

"The Bear & The Hare"

A ridiculously amazing stop-motion

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rhymewithrachel:

the new assassin’s creed looks great

that’s the bulgarian ministry of justice

It is an old saying, that he who seeks what he should not, finds what he would not.

Every one has heard of the ape who, in trying to pull on his boots, was caught by the foot. And it happened in like manner to a wretched slave, who, although she never had shoes to her feet, wanted to wear a crown on her head.

But the straight road is the best; and, sooner or later, a day comes which settles all accounts. At last, having by evil means usurped what belonged to another, she fell to the ground; and the higher she had mounted, the greater was her fall - as you shall see.

Once upon a time…

Opening paragraphs of the little-known 17th century collection of Neapolitan fairy tales called Lo cunto de li cunti ("The Story of Stories") (also known as Il Pentamerone) by Giambattista Basile.

Many of the fairy tales in this collection are the oldest variants in existence, including the earliest known versions of Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. It was the first literary collection in history to be completely made up of fairy tales.

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eirstegalkin:

in a healthy, close relationship of any kind, when something upsets you, you need to bring it up. as soon as possible, even. cultivate an environment in which you both can talk about things that upset you, with the utmost attention to everyone’s feelings. it’s a really simple thing to do but it’s a thing i’ve been working on for a while and i’m getting actual nice things happening as a result

All things d i e, Anakin Skywalker. Even stars b u r n  o u t .

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