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eikadan:

Underneath the skin there’s a human
By Mooiebloemen on Flickr.

Wednesday (23.07.2014)66059 notes

Vanity Fair’s 2007 Hollywood Portfolio ‘Killers Kill, Dead Men Die’ shot by Annie Leibovitz.

Tuesday (22.07.2014)7887 notes

unhistorical:

July 14, 1862: Gustav Klimt is born.

I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I’m not certain of whether it’s true. 

Monday (21.07.2014)38984 notes

faux-tographia:

lomographicsociety:

A Photographer Shoots His Autistic Son’s Universe for a Photography Project

The photographer Thimothy Archibald shares with us his interesting and moving project. In his series ‘Echolilia’, Archibald explores his relationship with his autistic son Elijah.

He started to photograph Elijah when he was only 5. However, back then, Archibald’s goal was nothing but sheer documentation. Elijah, who suffers from autism, was socially withdrawn, obsessed with mechanical objects, and had a ritual need for repetition. Archibald photographed his son and showed the pictures to different behavioral specialists who confirmed that he was on the autistic spectrum. 

This is so wonderful and beautiful

Sunday (20.07.2014)27660 notes

wormwoodandhoney:

girls fighting evil: a tribute to the minotaur (inspired by neverfeedthesarcophagi)

for my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great. you have no power over me.

-the labyrinth

(she is thrown into the labyrinth as a ritual sacrifice, to be killed and eaten by the minotaur. but he is not a beastly thing- he is a well-dressed man who wants to play games with her before he devours her. he sets her on a task through the labyrinth, challenging her to solve his great kingdom of moving puzzles and missing pieces. he underestimates her. she finds the key to the maze within her own mouth. she is the one who devours him; she unhinges her jaw and swallows him whole. she gains the horns and the kingdom. she becomes the labyrinth, as twisted and great as it ever could be. they fear her more than ever because she does not devour her sacrificial virgins; she changes them and sends them back, snarling as she taught.)

impishtubist:

shadowstep-of-bast:

tomhiddllestop:

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IT’S INCREDIBLY HELPFUL AND CAN FOR INSTANCE GENERATE TOPICS AND FIRST LINES, CONTAINS LOADS OF EXERCISES AND YOU CAN FIND PLENTY OF WRITING TIPS.

BLESS YOU I LOVE YOU OH MY GODS I’VE NEEDED THIS

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?

artchipel:

Tumblr Artist

Fredrik Rättzen | on Tumblr (Sweden) - Happily Never After / Drought

Fredrik Rättzén is an illustrator and artist located in Kristianstad, Sweden, currently studying illustration at The Art Department. Fredrik’s work uses a mix of illustration, painting, graphite, acrylic, and digital and conveies a sentimental and subtle tone. Please visit artist’s website or follow his Tumblr for more work.

[more Fredrik Rättzen]

Thursday (17.07.2014)3200 notes

caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…a fairy tale donkey.

examples: the transformed donkey from der esel (the donkey), the partial donkey from boqorkii wuxuu dhegaha wax dameer (the king with donkey ears), the loyal donkey from el ingenioso hidalgo don quijote de la mancha (the ingenious gentleman don quixote of la mancha)

due to its widespread domestication and use, the donkey is referred to in myth and folklore around the world…donkeys hold a significant place in literature…donkeys are most frequently found in fairy tales of folly [e.g. སྒྲུང བོང་བུ དང རྡོ (the story of the donkey and the rock); آواز خر و رقص شتر (the singing donkey and dancing camel)].

they were generally portrayed as stupid and stubborn, or servile at best, and generally represented the lower class [e.g. a midsummer night’s dream]. they were often contrasted with horses, which were seen as powerful and beautiful.

donkeys were represented in a fairly negative form by the greeks [e.g. ο γάιδαρος στο δέρμα του λιονταριού (the ass in the lion’s skin)]. but perceptions later changed, partially due to donkeys becoming increasingly symbolically connected to christianity.

it is common in fairy tales for docile donkeys to magically produce wealth and enchanted objects for the moral [e.g. lo cunto dell’uerco (the tale of the ogre); el asno de oro (the gold-dung donkey)]. however, the inverse is also true; donkeys can be involved in the punishment of the immoral [e.g. maitagarrien en funtzionario (the servant at the fairy’s)].

to escape her father’s incestuous desires, the heroine of peau d’âne (donkeyskin) flees. the princess disguises herself by wearing a donkeyskin given to her by her fairy grandmother.

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amandaonwriting:

Writers can use these 12 Archetypes to create characters

The 12 Common Archetypes by Carl Golden

The twelve archetypes are divided into ego types, self types, and soul types. 

1) The Four Ego Types
 
1. The Innocent
Motto: Free to be you and me
Core desire: to get to paradise
Goal: to be happy
Greatest fear: to be punished for doing something bad or wrong
Strategy: to do things right
Weakness: boring for all their naive innocence
Talent: faith and optimism
The Innocent is also known as: Utopian, traditionalist, naive, mystic, saint, romantic, dreamer.
 
2. The Orphan/Regular Guy or Gal
Motto: All men and women are created equal
Core Desire: connecting with others
Goal: to belong
Greatest fear: to be left out or to stand out from the crowd
Strategy: develop ordinary solid virtues, be down to earth, the common touch
Weakness: losing one’s own self in an effort to blend in or for the sake of superficial relationships
Talent: realism, empathy, lack of pretence
The Regular Person is also known as: The good old boy, everyman, the person next door, the realist, the working stiff, the solid citizen, the good neighbour, the silent majority.
 
3. The Hero
Motto: Where there’s a will, there’s a way
Core desire: to prove one’s worth through courageous acts
Goal: expert mastery in a way that improves the world
Greatest fear: weakness, vulnerability, being a “chicken”
Strategy: to be as strong and competent as possible
Weakness: arrogance, always needing another battle to fight
Talent: competence and courage
The Hero is also known as: The warrior, crusader, rescuer, superhero, the soldier, dragon slayer, the winner and the team player.
 
4. The Caregiver
Motto: Love your neighbour as yourself
Core desire: to protect and care for others
Goal: to help others
Greatest fear: selfishness and ingratitude
Strategy: doing things for others
Weakness: martyrdom and being exploited
Talent: compassion, generosity
The Caregiver is also known as: The saint, altruist, parent, helper, supporter.
 
2) The Four Soul Types
         
5. The Explorer
Motto: Don’t fence me in
Core desire: the freedom to find out who you are through exploring the world
Goal: to experience a better, more authentic, more fulfilling life
Biggest fear: getting trapped, conformity, and inner emptiness
Strategy: journey, seeking out and experiencing new things, escape from boredom
Weakness: aimless wandering, becoming a misfit
Talent: autonomy, ambition, being true to one’s soul
The explorer is also known as: The seeker, iconoclast, wanderer, individualist, pilgrim.
 
6. The Rebel
Motto: Rules are made to be broken
Core desire: revenge or revolution
Goal: to overturn what isn’t working
Greatest fear: to be powerless or ineffectual
Strategy: disrupt, destroy, or shock
Weakness: crossing over to the dark side, crime
Talent: outrageousness, radical freedom
The Outlaw is also known as: The rebel, revolutionary, wild man, the misfit, or iconoclast.
 
7. The Lover
Motto: You’re the only one
Core desire: intimacy and experience
Goal: being in a relationship with the people, work and surroundings they love
Greatest fear: being alone, a wallflower, unwanted, unloved
Strategy: to become more and more physically and emotionally attractive
Weakness: outward-directed desire to please others at risk of losing own identity
Talent: passion, gratitude, appreciation, and commitment
The Lover is also known as: The partner, friend, intimate, enthusiast, sensualist, spouse, team-builder.
 
8. The Creator
Motto: If you can imagine it, it can be done
Core desire: to create things of enduring value
Goal: to realize a vision
Greatest fear: mediocre vision or execution
Strategy: develop artistic control and skill
Task: to create culture, express own vision
Weakness: perfectionism, bad solutions
Talent: creativity and imagination
The Creator is also known as: The artist, inventor, innovator, musician, writer or dreamer.
 
3) The Four Self Types
 
9. The Jester
Motto: You only live once
Core desire: to live in the moment with full enjoyment
Goal: to have a great time and lighten up the world
Greatest fear: being bored or boring others
Strategy: play, make jokes, be funny
Weakness: frivolity, wasting time
Talent: joy
The Jester is also known as: The fool, trickster, joker, practical joker or comedian.
 
10. The Sage
Motto: The truth will set you free
Core desire: to find the truth.
Goal: to use intelligence and analysis to understand the world.
Biggest fear: being duped, misled—or ignorance.
Strategy: seeking out information and knowledge; self-reflection and understanding thought processes.
Weakness: can study details forever and never act.
Talent: wisdom, intelligence.
The Sage is also known as: The expert, scholar, detective, advisor, thinker, philosopher, academic, researcher, thinker, planner, professional, mentor, teacher, contemplative.
 
11. The Magician
Motto: I make things happen.
Core desire: understanding the fundamental laws of the universe
Goal: to make dreams come true
Greatest fear: unintended negative consequences
Strategy: develop a vision and live by it
Weakness: becoming manipulative
Talent: finding win-win solutions
The Magician is also known as: The visionary, catalyst, inventor, charismatic leader, shaman, healer, medicine man.
 
12. The Ruler
Motto: Power isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.
Core desire: control
Goal: create a prosperous, successful family or community
Strategy: exercise power
Greatest fear: chaos, being overthrown
Weakness: being authoritarian, unable to delegate
Talent: responsibility, leadership
The Ruler is also known as: The boss, leader, aristocrat, king, queen, politician, role model, manager or administrator.

Note: There are four cardinal orientations: freedom, social, ego, order. The types have a place on these orientations.

Article via soulcraft.co

frodis-baggins:

So, I’m working on a fic, and I found THE BEST THING.

The Internet Movie Firearms Database!

You can search by movie/show (I’ve been looking up the weapons used in CATWS), by gun, by actor, and they have a section for video games, too!

If your not the sort who can recognize a firearm by sight, but you want to keep things as in-canon as possible for your fics, it’s a good place to start!

Just thought I’d share this, in case anyone’s looking for a resource!

LLMNS