I'm the first one, sorry
Illustrator George Rottkamp has posted an illustration over at Dorkly that demonstrates the six kinds of gamer couples. Though they appear to be playing only video games, the majority — such as “The One-Sided Rivalry” — would work equally as well for other kinds of games. The full illustration is available at Dorkly.
image via Dorkly
This needs far more notes than it already has.
The hypocrisy of the police state.
How to take selfies with a bald eagle
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PAINTING OF CREEPY KID WITH CAT
This may be one of the scariest paintings of a creepy little kid and her cat I’ve ever seen on PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow.” According to the show, it’s a Folk Art Portrait of a Girl and Her Cat, ca. 1830.
When the art was brought to the roadshow, the owner had an interesting background story about the painting — it has a curse!
The owner said: “This painting was given to my mother by a woman in Louisville, Kentucky (circa 1938). My grandparents had an antique shop. And on one of the trips to gather items for the shop, she took my mother, who was then five years old. So they were in this house in a third-story attic and my mother sat down in front of a frameless picture and adored it. And the lady was kind enough to offer to give it to her. She was thrilled. But the condition of the gift was she could never, ever sell it. She could only give it away. So, sometime shortly after that my granddad framed it. And when they were buying items for the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum in Williamsburg, they approached my grandmother to purchase this painting. And she was ready to do it, being the astute businesswoman that she was. And my mother said, “No, no, no, you can’t do that! It has a curse on it.” Because she couldn’t sell it.
Appraiser Marybeth Keene said this about the art:
"This is an exciting folk art painting. It’s on a wood panel, unbroken. It’s a child. And usually children are part body. This is a three-quarter length child. It has a wonderful lacy bonnet, you know, with the little bows in it. But the best part is this. I know you call this this cat with the scary eyes. But he is so terrific with those funny little eyes. And then all this hand-painted detail on this little stool. Look how funny her little arm is in comparison to her head."
"There’s something going on here. I can see something going on here. It’s under layers and layers of varnish. And it probably should be reframed. It is unsigned. And I’ve asked a few of my colleagues. There isn’t anybody that we can really attribute this painting to. But I think with a little research, you probably could attribute it to some known painter. The date is 1830s, so it’s a really nice early painting. However, since this is not a family relative, I’ll tell you. She’s not the most attractive child."
It’s appraised in value at a whopping $30,000 to $40,000!
(via Speed! by P L / 500px)
Bird lands on a page about itself.
don talka me
Project Day 523: Cameo of Taeniopygia
Fairies, Nymphs, & Demons - A Bizarre Collection of Strange Specimens
The specimens of Alex CF feature an incredible collection of cryptozoology. His page features amazing stories behind his collection that include descriptions of demons, fairies, nymphs, and other assorted oddities. His pieces are for sale.
busted a gut
TW: violence against women
Actual book canon.
i remember having to stop reading and put the book down because i was laughing so hard at this scene in the book
Nicki Minaj (2010 → 2014)
Yeah I’m totally elsa kids come on over
I can’t breathe, this is so friggin cute
Like you don’t understand okay I was trapped for an hour on the second floor of the con with hundreds of children and their parents because everyone thought I was Elsa
Am I the only one who thinks she looks like the khaleesi like The mother of dragons?
I was cosplaying dany I was mistaken for Elsa and wound up at a nine yr old girls birthday party this was the best day of my life
I thought she was Kalesi…
YES I WAS COSPLAYING KHALEESI
I WAS HOWEVER MISTAKEN ON AN ENORMOUS SCALE FOR ELSA OF ARENDELLE BY HUNDREDS OF SMALL CHILDREN AND THEIR MOTHERS
well you didnt have to use caps lock…
I AM DAENERYS STORMBORN, THE UNBURNT, OF THE HOUSE TARGARYEN, FIRST OF MY NAME; QUEEN OF MEEREEN; QUEEN OF THE ANDALS, THE RHYNAR, AND THE FIRST MEN; LADY REGNANT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS, PROTECTOR OF THE REALM, KHALEESI OF THE GREAT GRASS SEA, BREAKER OF CHAINS, AND MOTHER OF DRAGONS
AND I WILL USE CAPS LOCK IF I SO PLEASE
LET IT GO
LET IT GOOOOOOO
if your life (and adventures in cosplay) were a television sitcom, this episode would be the musical episode. you trying to sing Let it Go but changing the lyrics so it was about dragons and being a mother.
"There’s a cure?!" asked the girl that kills everything she touches.
"Hey shut up we’re perf" replied the girl that makes clouds.
For real though. Storm has stopped an entire tsunami before. “Makes clouds my ass” she can conjure lightning and tornadoes and is revered as a god in her tribe. She literally changes atmospheric pressure and that’s how she flies. So fuck you. Storm is flawless.
I think you missed the part where the GIRL WHO KILLS EVERYTHING SHE TOUCHES wants to NOT KILL EVERYTHING SHE TOUCHES and everyone dismisses her incredible misfortune just because the lady who is the AVATAR OF THE STORM won the fucking SUPERPOWER LOTTERY
And here we see X-Men perfectly illustrating the disparity between the larger disability community (Storm) and the chronic illness community (Rogue). One wants society to accept & respect them & their various different needs, which is surely a noble cause, while the other would like to NOT BE IN PAIN EVERY FUCKING DAY, which is just as important but often gets shouted down by non-ill disabled people who only want to talk about disability as a social construct.