I found this book in the library yesterday. When I read it probably 13-14 years ago, it absolutely terrified me. Basically, the premise is that there’s something out in space that feeds on consciousness itself, leaving hundreds of people of the course of the book as vegetables without even reflex responses. I was really sensitive to loss of individual consciousness; Star Trek: First Contact, with its Borg assimilations, had a similar effect on me.

I found this book in the library yesterday. When I read it probably 13-14 years ago, it absolutely terrified me. Basically, the premise is that there’s something out in space that feeds on consciousness itself, leaving hundreds of people of the course of the book as vegetables without even reflex responses. I was really sensitive to loss of individual consciousness; Star Trek: First Contact, with its Borg assimilations, had a similar effect on me.

viergacht:

oldbookillustrations:

Mrs. Barnett discharged the contents.
Alfred Quesnay de Beaurepaire, from The fur country, by Jules Verne, Boston, 1874.
(Source: archive.org)

"Do you have a moment to discuss our lord and savior, Fenrir?"

viergacht:

oldbookillustrations:

Mrs. Barnett discharged the contents.

Alfred Quesnay de Beaurepaire, from The fur country, by Jules Verne, Boston, 1874.

(Source: archive.org)

"Do you have a moment to discuss our lord and savior, Fenrir?"

eyetooth:

bad pun about lion dads having pride for their families 
 WIP

eyetooth:

bad pun about lion dads having pride for their families

WIP

(via weirdfur)

Tags: lion anthro

thepondsaregone:

thorinoakenbutt:

castielandpie:

poryqon:

it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same

I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life

For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw

WHAT

(via allamericanvirgins)

aminaabramovic:

you would think those judgmental health nuts who educate themselves on the benefits of plant based/organic foods for the body would also educate themselves on the global food industry and how unhealthy foods are deliberately marked down and how many low income communities are actually deprived of access to healthy foods like……………….

(via allamericanvirgins)

baby's first words

  • baby: d-d-da..
  • father: daddy?
  • baby: dada /ˈdɑːdɑː/ or Dadaism was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century. Many claim Dada began in Zurich, Switzerland in 1916, spreading to Berlin shortly thereafter but the height of New York Dada was the year before, in 1915.[1] To quote Dona Budd's The Language of Art Knowledge,
  • Dada was born out of negative reaction to the horrors of World War I. This international movement was begun by a group of artists and poets associated with the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. Dada rejected reason and logic, prizing nonsense, irrationality and intuition. The origin of the name Dada is unclear; some believe that it is a nonsensical word. Others maintain that it originates from the Romanian artists Tristan Tzara's and Marcel Janco's frequent use of the words "da, da," meaning "yes, yes" in the Romanian language. Another theory says that the name "Dada" came during a meeting of the group when a paper knife stuck into a French-German dictionary happened to point to 'dada', a French word for 'hobbyhorse'.[2]
  • The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature, poetry, art manifestoes, art theory, theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. In addition to being anti-war, Dada was also anti-bourgeois and had political affinities with the radical left.

owlinthesand:

Tagged by velociraptorwithaquillpen

You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod/iPhone/iTunes/media player and write down the first 10 songs.

  1. "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645", by Johann Sebastian Bach
  2. "Who Am I?", from Les Miserables

OH NO Spooky Mormon Hell Dream XD

(Which is a version of hell Mormons don’t believe in 100%)

papermonkeyism:

What does the term “original species” mean exactly?

I may be wrong as English isn’t my first language and all, but I’ve understood that “Original species” means a fictional species that didn’t exist untill someone made it up, like it’s someone’s original idea.

Apparently…

I really want to see that commenter come up with something that resembles no existing species. I’ll wait. *leans back, eats popcorn*

Today I learned that the word “jaded,” meaning “made tired, weary, or dull,” has nothing to do with the stone jade; instead, it comes from the 14th century English word “jade,” meaning “a worn-out horse, cart horse.” Interesting, eh?

fralusans-ana-marein:

untanglingunraveling:

gendertier:

valvala:

ladygolem:

hexfawn:

i made an aesthetic generator now you can discover urself

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this is fucked up

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nailed it

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this is the best ever

omg

i just kept clicking

"milk femme" and "starbucks core" are two of my faves

abyss witch, trash femme, assimilationist queer, witch witch, cumberbatch furry, pasta goth

i can’t stop

my favorite might be “BLOOD MOON queer”, but I’d settle for “pasta farmer” or “storm queer”.

"milk jock"

political core” XD

(Source: bogmilk)

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