Carisbrooke Castle, Newport, Isle of Wight on Flickr.I could totally boulder this castle.

Carisbrooke Castle, Newport, Isle of Wight on Flickr.

I could totally boulder this castle.

zoetica:

The sarcastic fringehead (Neoclinus blanchardi) is a footlong fish that lives off the Pacific coast of North America. When unthreatened, the fringehead’s visage is fairly unremarkable. But if a marine predator attempts to dislodge a fringehead from its crevasse, the fish will race into action, brandishing its frightening Predator-like mouth at the interloper.

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Go home, Evolution. You’re drunk.

(Source: underthevastblueseas, via mizkit)

Brian Switek on tyranosaurs with chick fuzz.
(via Wondermark » Archive » #1053; The Star So Softly Said Hello)
Click through and read the hover tag. NO regrets. (via xkcd: Universal Converter Box)

Click through and read the hover tag. NO regrets. (via xkcd: Universal Converter Box)

Forthcoming in October at Tor.com! 

Forthcoming in October at Tor.com! 

poorlydrawnhorses:

Gentleman Bastards swimsuit special

poorlydrawnhorses:

Gentleman Bastards swimsuit special

morsly:

BOOM

(Source: sandandglass, via vixyish)

vixyish:

you-cant-take-the-sky-from-me:

thegirlwiththethornonherside:

aaaaaaawwwwww

So, that’s what Days of Future Past is about.

GOD I LOVE THESE FREAKIN’ GOOFBALLS

Also I would totally see Days of Future Past if the movie just consisted of THIS.

No matter how tired and sad I am, this gifset makes things better.

(Source: christopherjonesart)

vixyish:

robotmountain:

kylekallgren:

angel-kink:

thefandomtolllbooth:

antoinetriplett:

jolivet:

spaceman-v-spiff:

nescientes:

novacayyn:

carry-on-my-otp:

If Stuntmen from the old movies don’t have your full respect then I just don’t know what to say to you

l tried really hard not to reblog this

Yeah, it is indeed really hard not to reblog a fucking thing.

Can we all agree that the man in the first gif is the manliest man in the world?

Are we just going to all silently acknowledge that the last guy is clearly dead and that we just saw him die. 

HOLD UP FOR A SECOND

ALL OF THESE GIFS ARE ONE MAN

THE SINGULAR BUSTER KEATON

WHILE FILMING THE GENERAL

HE SNAPPED HIS NECK ON THE RAILROAD TIES AND WENT HOME AND ICED HIS BODY

AND CAME BACK FOR WORK THE NEXT DAY

HE ONCE GOT HIS HIP RIPPED OUT OF ITS SOCKET BY A MALFUNCTIONING ELEVATOR AND WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH HIMSELF FOR BEING INJURED

HE ONCE HAD TO FALL 100 FEET DOWN A WATERFALL INTO A NET

A STUNTMAN TESTED IT AND BROKE BOTH LEGS AND DISLOCATED HIS SHOULDER

BUSTER DID THE STUNT ANYWAY AND LANDED WITHOUT A SCRATCH

IN ‘THE HIGH DIVE’

BUSTER DID A TRICK DIVE THROUGH A CARDBOARD DECK THAT WAS CAMOUFLAGED TO LOOK LIKE THE REAL DECK

ONLY HE COULDN’T TELL FROM 100 FEET UP WHERE THE CARDBOARD STOPPED AND THE REAL DECK STARTED AND THERE WAS ONLY LIKE A THREE FOOT MARGIN FOR ERROR

AND WHEN HE HESITATED A SUDDEN BREEZE LITERALLY KNOCKED HIM OFF THE DIVING BOARD AND HE HAD TO JUMP ANYWAY

AND HE MISSED THE REAL DECK BY LESS THAN A FOOT BUT HE MADE IT

IN THE SECOND GIF HE’S RECREATING SOMETHING THAT THE ACTUAL GENERAL PURSUERS HAD TO DO IN THE CIVIL WAR

IF HE MISSES THAT TIE

THE TRAIN WILL BE DERAILED AND HE WILL DIE IN THE EXPLOSION

IN THE THIRD GIF AN ENTIRE HOUSE IS FALLING HE HAS ONE TAKE AND IF HE HAS NOT DONE THE CALCULATIONS CORRECTLY HE WILL BE CRUSHED

HE HAS AN INCH-WIDE MARGIN ON EACH SIDE

AND THE HOUSE LITERALLY BRUSHES HIS LEFT SHOULDER ON THE WAY DOWN

YOU CAN SEE HIS LEFT ARM JUMP BECAUSE HE’S FLINCHING FROM THE PAIN

THAT LAST GIF

HE WAS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THAT JUMP

HE WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO FALL AND THEY HADNT PLANNED FOR IT

BUT HE SURVIVED

BUSTER KEATON SURVIVED 100% OF THINGS THAT WOULD HAVE KILLED LESSER MEN INCLUDING WWI, TORNADOS, HOUSEFIRES, ALCOHOLISM, BROKEN NETS, CRUSHING DEPRESSION, THE DEPRESSION ITSELF, THE MCCARTHY WITCHHUNTS, THE END OF SILENT CINEMA, AND ABOUT 900 MORE OF THE STUNTS YOU SEE ABOVE

BUSTER LIVED TO BE 70 YEARS OLD

FATHERED LIKE FOUR KIDS AND EIGHT GRANDKIDS

HE CAME OUT THE OTHER SIDE OF ALL THAT

THINKING THAT LIFE WAS GOOD AND PEOPLE WERE WONDERFUL

BUSTER KEATON IS NOT JUST A STUNTMAN

HE IS A GODDAMN SAINT

BUSTER KEATON’S PARENTS WERE PART OF A TRAVELING SHOW.

THEY WERE ACROBATS.

THEY TOOK BABY BUSTER UP HIGH IN THE AIR WITH THEM.

THEY DROPPED HIM.

LUCKILY SOMEONE WHO WAS STANDING UNDER THEM CAUGHT BABY BUSTER.

THAT MAN WAS HARRY HOUDINI. 

HARRY HOUDINI SAVED BUSTER KEATON’S LIFE.

if you don’t think that’s the coolest shit you can get right out.

I AM SO HAPPY TO SEE BUSTER KEATON LOVE ON MY DASH YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA
WHERE IS THE BUSTER KEATON FANDOM SHOW ME THE WAY

Ven, I’ll always remember the afternoon we spent watching The General and you realized the Buster Keaton solves all his problems WITH AN AXE.

i started reading this thread and thought “what’s wrong with you mooks, that’s Buster Keaton not some rando Stunt Bro” and then everyone got it and there was some Buster Keaton gospel preaching and yeah, Buster was the shit, still is the shit and thank goodness there are people like that. (Also, he, you know, directed and wrote pretty much everything he did)

I tried not to reblog this. 

Nah, I didn’t try very hard.

.@scottlynch78 has just discovered that our hotel room has an actual vintage trouser press. So I had to play this song.

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ariaste:

kammartinez:

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THIS. If you don’t want to marry Jean Tannen, you are actually wrong. No exceptions. :DD

ariaste Well, people have their preferences, and be it far from me to tell them…

Sword and Laser Whiteboard Author Introduction - Elizabeth Bear: “Pity the Protagonist.”

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My Nine Worlds Geekfest Schedule!

I will be in London with that boy I like at Nine Worlds this coming weekend. Here is my program schedule.
Friday, August 8
8:30 pm
Only A Moment (Room 38).  Paul Cornell says: “This is a well known game involving speaking for a minute without hesitation, deviation or repetition, renamed because the BBC got in touch. (No, seriously!)  I’ll be running it, and Elizabeth Bear, Kieron Gillen, Liz Myles and Laurie Penny will be my guests.”
Saturday, August 9
11:45am
Dragons vs Werewolves vs Vampires vs Warlocks: The Ultimate Deathmatch Smackdown
County C&D, 11:45am - 1pm

Four monsters enter, one monster leaves. Vampires, dragons, werewolves or warlocks? It all gets decided here. Debate: Anne Perry (Moderator), Elizabeth Bear (Dragons), Gail Carriger (Werewolves), Joanne Harris (Vampires), Scott Lynch (Warlocks)


1pm
Elizabeth Bear & Scott Lynch
Comm West, 1pm - 2pm

These people are signing at the Forbidden Planet table, in Commonwealth West.


6:45pm
Tell me a story: podficcing - Podficcers and podcasters share techniques and technology
County B, 6:45pm - 8pm
Tracks: Fanfic

Can podficcers learn anything from podcasters, and vice versa? The panel discuss techniques, technology and performance aspects of their respective fields, and hope to discover new insights into the process from one another.

Sunday, August 10
11:45am
Writing Historical Fiction and Fanfic: is RPF okay when the person is dead?
County B, 11:45am - 1pm
Tracks: Fanfic

How do we write about historical characters? Is historical fiction a form of Real Person Fiction if it features people who appear in the historical record? A panel of authors and fans discuss techniques of writing historical fiction and how writing about the dead differs from writing about the living.


3:15pm
Epic Fantasy: the panel of prophecy!
County C&D, 3:15pm - 4:30pm

And lo, it was prophecised that the heroes of the epic fantasy genre would ascend to the Nine Worlds, where they would battle the Evil One with the Sword of Banter and Wand of Quick Wit +2. Panel: Den Patrick, Scott Lynch, Rebecca Levene, Elizabeth Bear, Gaie Sebold

Fromage cats!

Fromage cats!