Snark Bait

micaceous-art:

Alanna the Lioness and squire Keladry. (Not from any particular scene since I haven’t read the PotS quartet in years now. If the details are off, my hazy memory is probably the reason.) Mostly an excuse to play with gothic architectural elements, really. 

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when i saw the top bit, i thought it was going to be some cool gothic-looking background, and was all excited. and then i saw that it was alanna and kel. which is also good but not what i was expecting

…..but seriously, i would totally use the top half as like a blog background or something, it’s really cool.

kalistede:

I guess people don’t join clubs in the Emelan universe.

i know you meant it as an offhand comment, but it still made me curious as to well why don’t they join clubs? is it because clubs are too modern of a thing? so i proceeded to look up the etymology of club as social group.
so according to the internet (multiple sources), club-as-social-group came into use in england around the late 17th century. and other languages borrowed it, but clubs started off as a uniquely british thing. also a more upperclass thing too, because you often had to pay money to join them.
so, simple explanation is too british, seeing as we’re in the universe’s rough analog to greece and i’d say too modern sounding but that’s not because of when club-as-social-group came into use but when the idiom join the club came into use, which, if i’m reading this graph right, could be either 1900’s or 1960’s. either way, more modern than the time period that this universe seems to be.

i was going to say that ‘join the guild’ does not make sense, because the general meaning of guild being like union of craftspeople, but now that i think about it, guild could also have the connotations of group-with-commonalities,which is how club is used in ‘join the club’, so it could make just as much sense.  especially as keith is a craftsperson (they have guilds), and not nobility (who have clubs), so it’s not surprising that he says guild instead of club.
though it’s probably join the guild instead of join the club because club sounds too modern.
i was just curious, and looked things up and thought them interesting enough to share
sources/interesting related links: Club, an association, or an entymologist’s thoughts on how the meaning changed, and it’s not from clump, though that’s what everywhere else says the source is the source for the graphuse of the phrase over time in books.

kalistede:

I guess people don’t join clubs in the Emelan universe.

i know you meant it as an offhand comment, but it still made me curious as to well why don’t they join clubs? is it because clubs are too modern of a thing? so i proceeded to look up the etymology of club as social group.

so according to the internet (multiple sources), club-as-social-group came into use in england around the late 17th century. and other languages borrowed it, but clubs started off as a uniquely british thing. also a more upperclass thing too, because you often had to pay money to join them.

so, simple explanation is too british, seeing as we’re in the universe’s rough analog to greece and i’d say too modern sounding but that’s not because of when club-as-social-group came into use but when the idiom join the club came into use, which, if i’m reading this graph right, could be either 1900’s or 1960’s. either way, more modern than the time period that this universe seems to be.

i was going to say that ‘join the guild’ does not make sense, because the general meaning of guild being like union of craftspeople, but now that i think about it, guild could also have the connotations of group-with-commonalities,which is how club is used in ‘join the club’, so it could make just as much sense.  especially as keith is a craftsperson (they have guilds), and not nobility (who have clubs), so it’s not surprising that he says guild instead of club.

though it’s probably join the guild instead of join the club because club sounds too modern.

i was just curious, and looked things up and thought them interesting enough to share

sources/interesting related links: Club, an association, or an entymologist’s thoughts on how the meaning changed, and it’s not from clump, though that’s what everywhere else says the source is the source for the graphuse of the phrase over time in books.

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fight4future:

Hey there,

Exciting news! The Internet Slowdown net neutrality protest planned for September 10th is really taking off. This morning, a dozen of the world’s largest websites announced that they’re joining in a big way. Sites you know and love like Etsy, Kickstarter,…

pokemon-personalities:

I just feel like everything in the Hoenn region looks really wonderful with the new graphics. It’s everything I hoped it would be, and I feel like I’m really lucky to have started with rse (it makes the oras remakes that much more special). I’m so excited to relive my…

oh me too, so much. soo excited for hoenn, it looks so pretty. ^_^

So, I am going to my first soccer game this weekend, with actual fans of the game. I know nothing about soccer except what I have learned from a casual perusal of fanfic and various pre-World Cup picspams of attractive players. Can you offer any advice on, you know, the rules (other than "Thou Shalt Not Take a Neutral Position on Cristiano Ronaldo")?

sashayed:

Precious baby lamb!!! You have come to the completely wrong place for any kind of meaningful analysis of The Beautiful Game. But I will offer you what commandments I know.

  • When That Thy Team Putteth the Ball Into The Net of the Other Team, Thou Shalt Rejoice, and when that the other team putteth the ball into thy net, likewise shalt thou sorrow.
  • There Shall Be Eleven Persons Upon Each Team. In different tactical formations mayst thou arrange them, but in general they shall fall into one of four categories.
  • There shall be Forwards, who run quickly and score goals; there shall be Midfielders, who direct the ball and often create the larger strategy; there shall be Defenders, who stop the other forwards from scoring goals: and there shall be a Goalkeeper, who standeth before the net, and becometh very emotional when he cannot see the action at the other end.
  • And For All Things Shall the Goalkeeper Unfairly Be Blamed, yea, although it is not his fault, but the fault of the defense: what the fuck wert they doing? Where the fuck hath they been, this whole game? Ahh, what the fuck.
  • A Stripey Man Shall Run Around With The Ball: he shall see little, and that which he sees, he comprehendeth not: he shall be called The Referee, and shall receive the loathing of both sides.
  • Two Persons Shall Stand Upon Each Touchline: they shall see little, and that which they see, they comprehendeth not: they shall be called Linesmen, and shall receive the loathing of both sides also.
  • He That Committeth a Misdemeanor, Shall Receive a Yellow Card; He That Committeth an Atrocity, or Any He That Playeth Defense Against Barcelona, Shall Receive a Red Card; and He That Receiveth Two Yellow Cards, Hath Thereby Received a Red.
  • He Who Receiveth a Red Card Must Leave The Field. Let the weeping of his teammates be heard in echo across the hills, let them beat their breasts and threaten the referee with arcane tortures! It shall be in vain. The Red Carded must leave, and sit upon the bench, and brood upon the injustice.
  • Whether Thou Callst It Soccer, or Whether Thou Callst It Football, No One Cares: quarrel not about the nomenclature, for that argument is boring, and despised in the eyes of this BLOG.
  • If That America Should Make It Far Enough To Play England, and Thou Art American, Cheer Not For England: for the others in the bar can hear thy accent: we know thou art not British, okay. Why not go from this place, and instead commit the sin of Onan while thinking about Benedict Cumberbatch drinking tea? Yea, get thee hence, false Redcoat: thou art not welcome.
  • If Any Man Shall Use The Term “Real Fan” In A Non-Satirical Fashion, Or If Any Man Shall Command That Thou Explain Unto Him The Offsides Rule, That Man Is Not Shit. Thou owest him no explanation; if that thou oweth anything, it is pity, for that man is basic, and a Neckbeard.
  • But Actually, The Offside Rule Is Not That Complicated.
  • Thou Shalt Indeed Not Take a Neutral Position on Cristiano Ronaldo. Neither shalt thou take a negative position on Cristiano Ronaldo, the world’s greatest living soccer player, a gift to this earth, and a precious kitten. She that so doeth, turneth away her face from the works of this BLOG: she shall be cast into the outer darkness.
naamahdarling:

hauntedsticks:

freckledtrekkie:

becausesometimesdreamsdocometrue:

disney-tasthic:

gastalicious-definition:

disney-tasthic:

globalsoftpirka:

disney-tasthic:

thedisneydifference:

Mulan loved my Mulan pen!
She said, “I love things that have my face on it.”

Wow, Mulan, conceited much ;). Seems like you may have been spending some time with Gaston!

NOOOOOO OOOOOONESHOOTS LIKE MULAN

WEARS MEN’S SUITS LIKE MULAN!

THINKS FAST AND KICKS ASS ON A ROOF LIKE MULAN

MULAN: “I USE AVALANCHES IN ALL OF MY BATTLE SCHEMIIIING!”

NOT QUITE A GUY, THAT MULAN!

WHEN I WAS A GIRL I DRANK 3 CUPS OF TEAEVERY MORNING TO HELP ME GROW STRONG

NOW I’VE GROWN UP I DRINK FIVE CUPS OF TEAAND I DEFEATED THE KING OF THE HUUUUUUUNS

This is the best thing ever.

naamahdarling:

hauntedsticks:

freckledtrekkie:

becausesometimesdreamsdocometrue:

disney-tasthic:

gastalicious-definition:

disney-tasthic:

globalsoftpirka:

disney-tasthic:

thedisneydifference:

Mulan loved my Mulan pen!

She said, “I love things that have my face on it.”

Wow, Mulan, conceited much ;). Seems like you may have been spending some time with Gaston!

NOOOOOO OOOOOONE
SHOOTS LIKE MULAN

WEARS MEN’S SUITS LIKE MULAN!

THINKS FAST AND KICKS ASS ON A ROOF LIKE MULAN

MULAN: “I USE AVALANCHES IN ALL OF MY BATTLE SCHEMIIIING!”

NOT QUITE A GUY, THAT MULAN!

WHEN I WAS A GIRL I DRANK 3 CUPS OF TEA
EVERY MORNING TO HELP ME GROW STRONG

NOW I’VE GROWN UP I DRINK FIVE CUPS OF TEA
AND I DEFEATED THE KING OF THE HUUUUUUUNS

This is the best thing ever.

this is really cool!

this is really cool!

eros-turannos:

notfaquarl | dont-build-a-house-out-of-jelly | notfaquarl:

The Roman Empire did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards.

Isn’t that a song by Fall Out Boy

Actually yes, here it is