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I study geology. I'm also a gamer, occasional writer, and voracious reader.

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The Mars Volta,
Frances the Mute


(2005) The Mars Volta - L’Via L’Viaquez

who do I have to kill to get HBO to make a sansa figurine, seriously



John William Godward (1861-1922)

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I’m sure this is making the rounds already, but just to make sure everyone sees this — this is a really good trial.

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Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

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From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

About damn time someone stepped up against this stupidity. 

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Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.

Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.

What you’ll need:

  • circular knitting needles
  • yarn
  • small scales

You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.

Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!

(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)

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I’m gonna go ahead and put this under the resources tag for reenactors, cosplayers, Rennies and SCA-ers!


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Fossil footprints found in B.C. paint new picture of T-Rex

Fossilized footprints uncovered in northeastern British Columbia suggest the ferocious tyrannosaurs that ruled the Earth 70 million years ago just may have been more gregarious than than they’ve been given credit for.

The trio of footprints preserved in a remote ridge of rock near Tumbler Ridge, B.C., is the first foot track evidence that the saw-toothed beasts were not solitary, but travelled in packs.

Richard McCrea, of the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre, says the tyrannosaur trails were exposed by heavy rains in the region in 2011 and the first two footprints were discovered by a local guide outfitter that October.

The guide immediately reported the find and over the next year, McCrea and his team uncovered five more tyrannosaurid tracks and dozens of other dinosaur footprints preserved so well that skin imprints are visible.

Each footprint is more than half a metre long, and paleontologists estimate the trio were 26, 29 and 25 years old.

Research on the Tumbler Ridge fossils is published in the latest edition of the scientific journal PLOS One.

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Behati Prinsloo by David Roemer for Vogue Mexico, November 2013


Ian Fleming, The Spy Who Loved Me

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tropical scouts

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Wonderful girl. Either I’m going to kill her or I’m beginning to like her!

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Avatar: The Last Airbender Documentary (Full) - Avatar Spirits 

For those who have never taken the time to watch this documentary, I STRONGLY urge you to do so now. It’s near ridiculous how much effort these men have put into their work, along with both the crews of atla and lok. After watching this, you will see why being pulled from the air is such a big deal. 

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Andrew Bird,
Armchair Apocrypha


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