1. ursulavernon:

    It happened one summer that a curse fell on my family. The details aren’t important. We could be here all night with who married whom and who cursed what. There was a curse, that’s all you need to know.

    All seven of my brothers were turned into swans. From loud, hard-handed boys, they became mute birds, with wings as white as cloud and eyes as dark as heaven.

    There was a great deal of chaos. There usually is, when someone turns into a bird. They went mad indoors and had to be ushered out into the gardens, to flap and sulk and arch their necks in beautiful reproach.

    The wise woman of the woods came to me, with her hair wrapped up in leaf and copper wire. She told me that I was given the task of weaving seven shirts in silence, and only then would they be restored to human form.

    A single word spoken, a single stitch unsewn, and they would be swans forever.

    As soon as the wisewoman left the room, I pitched my spindle into the fire and sang aloud the raunchiest song I knew.

    I never liked my brothers. They made much better swans.

    The End

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  2. kittydesade:

    audreyii-fic:

    oxford-haze:

    eowyn-daughterofkings:

    aatrunko:

    lizziekeiper:

    frankenwhale:

    oddlyclad:

    xcgirl08:

    #cinematic masterpiece

    #I secretly rate every action packed film 0-the mummy

    Every once in a great while, I will tell somebody “You know, nasty little fellows such as yourself always get their comeuppance.”

    …And then I’ll be sad, because they have no idea what I’m talking about. 

    I only gamble with my life, never my money.

    The Mummy fandom on Tumblr is hella strong

    What up mummy fandom I didn’t know existed! Loved this movie. Need to watch it again.

    I quote “You’re on the wrong side of the river” constantly.

    I’m going to grad school soon to be a librarian and I can’t wait to get drunk and quote all of Evy’s lines.

    I’m an archaeology student and I recently re-watched this and the instant they made it clear that it was set in the 1920s I was completely cool with everything about it because archaeology in the 1920s was mostly drinking and blowing things up.

    archaeology in the 1920s was mostly drinking and blowing things up

    I was an archaeology student at the turn of the millennium and while drinking and blowing things up has been reduced in scope it is by no means gone. Especially the drinking.

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  3. formerqueenregent:

    "Yes," said Eustace, "and whenever you’ve tried to get her to come and talk about Narnia or do anything about Narnia, she says ‘What wonderful memories you have! Fancy you still thinking about all those funny games we used to play when we were children.’ "

    "Oh Susan!" said Jill. "She’s interested in nothing nowadays except nylons and lipstick and invitations. She always was a jolly sight too keen on being grow-up."

    "Grown-up, indeed," said the Lady Polly. "I wish she would grow up. She wasted all her school time wanting to be the age she is now, and she’ll waste all the rest of her life trying to stay that age. Her whole idea is to race on to the silliest time of one’s life as quick as she can and then stop there as long as she can."

    "Well, let’s not talk about that now," said Peter.

           

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  4. marjoleinhoekendijk:

wonderous-world:

Red fox by Max Allen

☽♡☾ Pagan, Viking, Nature and Tolkien things ☽♡☾

    marjoleinhoekendijk:

    wonderous-world:

    Red fox by Max Allen

    ☽♡☾ Pagan, Viking, Nature and Tolkien things ☽♡☾

    Reblogged from: seananmcguire
  5. Frozen Venice | Robert Jahns | Via

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  6. lohrien:

    Illustrations by Seth Fitts dA l tumblr

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  7. bec-centigrade:

writergrrrl:

pervocracy:

postwhitesociety:

hm

I think the “women are mysterious” thing can also come from:
1) Women actually being quite clear, but not telling men what they want to hear.  ”She said she doesn’t want to talk to me?  So many mixed messages and confusing signals!”
2) Women not having cheat codes.  ”I tried being nice, and she didn’t have sex with me.  I tried being an asshole, and she didn’t have sex with me.  Come on, there’s got to be some kind of solution to this puzzle!”
3) Women not being a hive mind.  ”First a woman told me that she likes guys with big muscles.  Then the very next day a woman told me she thinks muscles aren’t attractive at all.  Make up your mind, women!”
4) An individual woman doing something confusing, and instead of asking “why is she doing this now?” men ask “why do women always do this?”

5) Women sometimes don’t say what they’re really thinking/feeling because society has taught us that certain emotions and reactions are unacceptable (i.e. you must be nice to men even when they’re creeps because man feelings are delicate and must be protected at all costs).
6) Women sometimes don’t say what they’re really thinking/feeling because we’re used to our thoughts and emotions being invalidated and can learn to invalidate them ourselves.
7) You didn’t even fucking ask. 

8) You see women as NPCs instead of people, so when they act like people you’re surprised and wonder how such a sophisticated NPC can exist and what algorithms drive it, instead of interacting with her as a human being.

    bec-centigrade:

    writergrrrl:

    pervocracy:

    postwhitesociety:

    hm

    I think the “women are mysterious” thing can also come from:

    1) Women actually being quite clear, but not telling men what they want to hear.  ”She said she doesn’t want to talk to me?  So many mixed messages and confusing signals!”

    2) Women not having cheat codes.  ”I tried being nice, and she didn’t have sex with me.  I tried being an asshole, and she didn’t have sex with me.  Come on, there’s got to be some kind of solution to this puzzle!”

    3) Women not being a hive mind.  ”First a woman told me that she likes guys with big muscles.  Then the very next day a woman told me she thinks muscles aren’t attractive at all.  Make up your mind, women!”

    4) An individual woman doing something confusing, and instead of asking “why is she doing this now?” men ask “why do women always do this?”

    5) Women sometimes don’t say what they’re really thinking/feeling because society has taught us that certain emotions and reactions are unacceptable (i.e. you must be nice to men even when they’re creeps because man feelings are delicate and must be protected at all costs).

    6) Women sometimes don’t say what they’re really thinking/feeling because we’re used to our thoughts and emotions being invalidated and can learn to invalidate them ourselves.

    7) You didn’t even fucking ask. 

    8) You see women as NPCs instead of people, so when they act like people you’re surprised and wonder how such a sophisticated NPC can exist and what algorithms drive it, instead of interacting with her as a human being.

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  8. geardrops:

    thelifeofacatlady:

    beben-eleben:

    Cat-Thieves That Were Caught Red-Pawed

    Hahahah cats are the greatest

    i love cats look at these goddamn nerds

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  9. niente-dal:

    itsonlythefirstdraft:

    …but not being sure if you’re ready to start:
    image

    NOT HAVING ANYTHING PLANNED

    WRITING ANYWAY

    image

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  10. There is always that feeling that you failed. Failed your family’s expectations for you, failed yourself, became another statistic, another single mother on the block. I was fortunate to have been surrounded by an extremely supportive family. But every time explaining to people that ‘No, I’m not a babysitter, and this is not my sister,’ I would get the pity look. The truth is that I was more fortunate and happier than they were. I had a little anger, my engine, my fuel that was giving me endless power to move forward and achieve.
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  11. wolverxne:

    This is my territory | by: {  }
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  12. englishsnow:

    by .monodrift

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  13. earthlynation:

(via 500px / Fox’ New Toy by Roeselien Raimond)
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  14. Reblogged from: writingwithcolor
  15. kateordie:

    viviensleigh:

    Madeline Kahn ad-libbed the short monologue about her hatred for Yvette the French maid. 

    Clue (1985)

    Still the queen.

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