1. Went to the Chateau D’Anet today, whose most famous resident was Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henry II. Can I just say, reading Dorothy Dunnett has never been so useful, as when one is visiting Renaissance Relevant historical sites in Europe.

    Went to the Chateau D’Anet today, whose most famous resident was Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henry II. Can I just say, reading Dorothy Dunnett has never been so useful, as when one is visiting Renaissance Relevant historical sites in Europe.

  2. 20 July 2014

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    nonasuch:

Pretty sure this painting is a copy if something I’ve seen before. Anyone have any guesses? #dcbigflea #vintage

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Young_Girl_Reading

    nonasuch:

    Pretty sure this painting is a copy if something I’ve seen before. Anyone have any guesses? #dcbigflea #vintage

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Young_Girl_Reading

  3. Maturing is realizing how many things don’t require your comment.

    — Rachel Wolchin (via cherrylet)

    (Source: fellinlovewithmelancholy)

  4. (Source: hellanne)

  5. zdarsky:

    So, I’d been trying since late October to get JIM DAVIS to do a cover for us. Sadly, it never happened as he said he didn’t feel like he was up to the task (also, I’m assuming, because it’s called “Sex Criminals”). So, instead, he sent me this in the mail.

    Jim Davis sent me a drawing of Garfiled dressed as me.

    Jim Davis.

    I can die now I guess.

    -Chip!

    —-

    (It’s made out to “Steve Murray” cause that’s my real name if you didn’t know. Taa daa.)

    EDIT: Almost forgot to add his handwritten note!

  6. "Tarun Tahiliani founded his design studio in 1990. His distinctive signature has since evolved as a fusion of textile detail, refined luxury, and meticulous tailoring. The Tarun Tahiliani Design Studio creates couture, diffusion, prêt-a-porte and accessory lines, which are Indian in their sensibility, yet international in their appeal. The rich heritage of the subcontinent is reinvented as contemporary high fashion through the genius of Indian craftsmanship and the finest textiles; along with Italian pattern cutting and construction and new technologies such as digital textile printing. His unique combination of historical opulence and contemporary chic also transcend to couture.” [source]

    please expand photos for perfect viewing

    (Source: pakoraholic)

  7. If your fiction is to live, something deeply immediate and personal must be at its heart. Mark Twain made up stories, but he knew the Mississippi River, its people and its dialects. Hawthorne wrote about events that happened long before he was born, but he knew New England and its customs. Melville’s fantastic voyages, although drenched in literary and encyclopedic sources, were launched from his own knowledge of the sea. Virginia Woolf created a character who lived for four centuries, but that character was inspired by a person she loved. Orwell invented a world of the future but it was based on his deep understanding of his own society.

    — Jerome Stern, Making Shapely Fiction (via the-right-writing)

  8. katherinestasaph:

logisticalfictions:

City of the Mind’s Desire. A map which imagines a city where every movie takes place.

This is by the same people who did the Words and Music cover!

    katherinestasaph:

    logisticalfictions:

    City of the Mind’s Desire. A map which imagines a city where every movie takes place.

    This is by the same people who did the Words and Music cover!

    (Source: electricliterature.com)

  9. elenamorelli:

    { head in the clouds }

  10. coloredink:

damnslippyplanet:

roboluvsunicorn:

king-in-yellow:

genufa:

coloredink:

sputnikhearts:

coloredink:

genufa:

king-in-yellow:

genufa:

king-in-yellow:

genufa:

existingcharactersdiehorribly:

damnslippyplanet:






EDIT: Hannibal strikes me as someone who keeps his eggs on the counter, USDA rules be damned.

Yeah sorry reblogged all that just to say - USDA regulations apply only to eggs processed in a specific way that USA supermarket eggs usually are; if Hannibal was sourcing his eggs fresh from a farm, which fannish osmosis tells me he probably did*, he could safely store them at room temp.
* or, like, I suppose he might source eggs straight from human ovaries, but that’s a different episode I guess …

I suddenly feel so vindicated for buying my eggs from the farmers market and keeping them on the counter.
(My father always purchased supermarket eggs and then kept them on the counter.  I guess we’re lucky we’ve never been poisoned.)

This has been an education, actually - I had no idea it was possible to keep eggs on the counter for any length of time without them going bad, in any circumstances. (It’s not an item that I buy from the farmer’s market, and in any case my mother would freak out so badly if she saw that I wouldn’t try it either way. XD Our kitchen practices ultimately stem from Shanghai conditions of heat, humidity, and poor market sanitation.)

That was my impression of the egg rules too! Man I am so glad I sidetracked this conversation into eggs.
Why on earth would he refrigerate ghee either? The man has a pantry (as we know well from the last episode) - he should use it!
I am dead serious about honey being a good way to embalm small bits of human, though - warning for medical article about embalming in honey (with graphic photos).
Also, I thought about it, and human eggs would be like fish roe, and I actually managed to gross myself out for the first time in a very long time.

Unless you live in really hot temperatures, you don’t have to refrigerate butter either. You can just keep it covered and on a counter.

This is my favorite thing that has ever happened to a post of mine.

YOU’RE WELCOME

Hahahahahaha glad to have contributed :D
Also my general impression is that grossing out @king-in-yellow is no mean feat, so, that post is clearly my best work in some time.
(I’m just asking for 1000 gore posts to show up on my dash aren’t I)

    coloredink:

    damnslippyplanet:

    roboluvsunicorn:

    king-in-yellow:

    genufa:

    coloredink:

    sputnikhearts:

    coloredink:

    genufa:

    king-in-yellow:

    genufa:

    king-in-yellow:

    genufa:

    existingcharactersdiehorribly:

    damnslippyplanet:

    EDIT: Hannibal strikes me as someone who keeps his eggs on the counter, USDA rules be damned.

    Yeah sorry reblogged all that just to say - USDA regulations apply only to eggs processed in a specific way that USA supermarket eggs usually are; if Hannibal was sourcing his eggs fresh from a farm, which fannish osmosis tells me he probably did*, he could safely store them at room temp.

    * or, like, I suppose he might source eggs straight from human ovaries, but that’s a different episode I guess …

    I suddenly feel so vindicated for buying my eggs from the farmers market and keeping them on the counter.

    (My father always purchased supermarket eggs and then kept them on the counter.  I guess we’re lucky we’ve never been poisoned.)

    This has been an education, actually - I had no idea it was possible to keep eggs on the counter for any length of time without them going bad, in any circumstances.

    (It’s not an item that I buy from the farmer’s market, and in any case my mother would freak out so badly if she saw that I wouldn’t try it either way. XD Our kitchen practices ultimately stem from Shanghai conditions of heat, humidity, and poor market sanitation.)

    That was my impression of the egg rules too! Man I am so glad I sidetracked this conversation into eggs.

    Why on earth would he refrigerate ghee either? The man has a pantry (as we know well from the last episode) - he should use it!

    I am dead serious about honey being a good way to embalm small bits of human, though - warning for medical article about embalming in honey (with graphic photos).

    Also, I thought about it, and human eggs would be like fish roe, and I actually managed to gross myself out for the first time in a very long time.

    Unless you live in really hot temperatures, you don’t have to refrigerate butter either. You can just keep it covered and on a counter.

    This is my favorite thing that has ever happened to a post of mine.

    YOU’RE WELCOME

    Hahahahahaha glad to have contributed :D

    Also my general impression is that grossing out @king-in-yellow is no mean feat, so, that post is clearly my best work in some time.

    (I’m just asking for 1000 gore posts to show up on my dash aren’t I)