Branches of an Almond Tree in Blossom (Interpretation in Red), 1890, by Vincent van Gogh
Cat paws in medieval book - again
This great image was brought to my attention by the archivist at Balliol College, Oxford (here is his tweet). In a similar case, an image I tweeted some time ago showed a trail of inky cat paws, which was sent to me by @EmirOFilipovic (here is that tweet). The Balliol manuscript again provides evidence of cats walking over books, in this case in a manuscript from the 15th-century. It’s lovely to see that cats walking over books is a universal practice, with currently two medieval cases identified. In the image above the cat appears to merely have had dirt on his feet, not ink. It’s hard to say when this intrusion happened, but it will likely have been before modern times. Cats are, after all, refused entry to library reading rooms.
Pic: Oxford, Balliol College, MS 192 (England, 15th century).
This is particularly lovely, because I can so clearly imagine a monk bent hard at work over a precious manuscript when his cat jumps up and tries to Help. And he’s all like, “o noe, notte agayne!” and…yeah, I went there, I’m sorry to every historian reading this. Still, though.
This is the gif portal to the dream world of your choice.
No, this means a Black Rider is about to show up so you should get your hobbit ass off the road.
Bucky sleeps in steve’s room the week or so at the tower- his own room isn’t ready yet, and it’s kind of nice, even though years have past since they last shared a bed, as boys with no idea what the future held for them. Steve notices, because bucky always used to be adamant that he could only sleep turned half onto his left side, and steve had gotten a knee in the back more than once for encroaching on bucky’s space. he doesn’t ask, but bucky always could damn near read his mind. he explains that the metal arm is cold and heavy if he sleeps on his right, and it digs into the scar tissue if he sleeps on top of it.
the grabbing, though, steve doesn’t ask about and bucky doesn’t bring it up. steve’s woken up grabbing for a gun that wasn’t there more than once since moving out of the trenches and into the 21st century, so he thinks he gets it. it’s only when steve’s woken up by bucky’s right hand grabbing his in the middle of the night that he really understands, though. he squeezes the hand back just as tightly as bucky, because steve let him fall once, and he knows that he never will again.
Brit Marling interviewed by We Live Film at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival [x]
Aliza Razell: Magic and Mystic Photography
Massachusetts-based artist Aliza Razell creates tickling self-portraits that explore philosophical abstractions through the merged mediums of watercolour and photography. Using Photoshop, Razell unites the two mediums in her Anesidora (explorations of the Pandora’s Box myth) and Ikävä (the Finnish word meaning the feeling of longing) series.
Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Wars “won’t happen, sadly,” he told a con audience in Australia. Color me shocked.
Or not so sadly, if you ask me.
But I thought he already was in Star Wars.
you’re being ignorant
THIS is cumberbumber in star wars