Ey yo. Grendel here. Yes. That Grendel.
I do WTFhistory. I also write commissions (HMU). I rant about feminist things, fandom things, and queer things, not necessarily in that order.
villagers in town
No it's not, your arm's off.
Remember how Carlos saved Night Vale after the first date. ALSO HE’S AN ADORABLE DORK and NO ONE can convince me otherwise.
yeah new gameplay trailers are great. but i’m sure all of us would rather see the last two LI’s.
I realize after his touch
he would know me
years from now, even
in the dark, even
without my skin.
Phil Memmer, “The Paleontologist’s Blind Date,” from Threat of Pleasure.
"Just bought a new camera. SELFIE TIME WITH MY NEW TURIAN BFF—SAY CHEESE GARRUS"
…If Shepard made an instagram account during ME1. Obviously, selfies continue to stay in-vogue well past the year 2183.
I’m just picturing Varric, Cass, and Solas sitting on the side lines, watching everyone kill shit in that combat video like “Nah. We’re good. You guys’ve got this.”
And then they all have drinks and start holding up score cards to rate battlefield performances.
I do not know which to prefer,
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of innuendos,
The blackbird whistling
Or just after.
Round 2 of cosplaying Death at Comic Con! (and the studdly Deadpool dipping me would be the boyfriend).
reblog if you are your url
this fic fucked me up so bad and i cried for hours
french girls drink wine naked in the bath and it’s hot, but i drink a case of 4 loko naked in the starfish touch tank at sea world and it’s “probably like 50 felonies, you monster.” whatever, OFFICER
For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern art - including the works of such artists as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko - as a weapon in the Cold War. In the manner of a Renaissance prince - except that it acted secretly - the CIA fostered and promoted American Abstract Expressionist painting around the world for more than 20 years.
The CIA also backed Iowa and creative writing MFA programs in general.
This article kind of buries and doesn’t go into the reasons why they backed abstract expressionism specifically - they quote a former CIA asshole and probably current asshole saying
It was recognised that Abstract Expression- ism was the kind of art that made Socialist Realism look even more stylised and more rigid and confined than it was. And that relationship was exploited in some of the exhibitions.
but socialist realism was not the only politically left “representational” art going at the time - the article mentions Rockefeller as a big booster of abstract expressionism; it doesn’t mention that he started doing this after he saw the Diego Rivera fresco he commissioned, freaked out, and destroyed it
basically - they saw a.e’ism happening and were like, oh, perfect, no opportunity for overt political statements here, and threw a lot of money at it.
The Lord of the Rings book covers designed by J.R.R Tolkien himself.
Why one eyebrow always comin out Gucci and the other eyebrow comin out Walmart
Plot twist: Lady Stoneheart, Arianne Martell, Val, and Jeyne Westerling take the iron throne and form a matriarchal democracy and d&d don’t know what to do