Madness from Beyond the Mountains
The Major Arcana in One to Two Sentences
The Fool: Now what?
The Magician: You should really do the Thing
The High Priestess: You should think about what happens when you do the Thing
The Empress: Here are the means for you to do the Thing
The Emperor: Here are the rules you need to follow to do the Thing
The Hierophant: You probably shouldn't do the Thing
The Lovers: I'm going to decide for myself if I should do the Thing or not
The Chariot: I'm gOING TO DO THE THING
Strength: Whoa there friend have some self-control while you try to do the thing
The Hermit: Observe how other people do the Thing and learn from this
Wheel of Fortune: HAAAHAAHA THIS SETBACK IS KEEPING YOU FROM DOING THE THING HA HAAAA
Justice: Maybe I deserved that for trying to do the Thing
The Hanged Man: Trying to do the Thing has fucked my life over what the shit
Death: Trying to do the Thing has changed me beyond all comprehension. I DON'T LIKE CHANGE
Temperance: I'm trying to get back how I used to be before I tried to do the Thing
The Devil: I DON'T WANNA DO THE THING I WANNA STAY HOME AND DRINK AND EAT TEN CHEESEBURGER WAAAH
The Tower: Everything I knew before I tried to do the Thing was a lie. I am completely changed
The Star: Maybe there's hope for me to actually do the Thing
The Moon: I'M NOT SURE IF I'M MAKING PROGRESS WITH DOING THE THING YET????
The Sun: Wow I may actually be able to do the Thing
Judgment: Looks back fondly on the Journey that I took in order to do the Thing
The World: I did the Thing
The Fool: Now what?

adventurotica:

Only 12 days left now!

re: chromophobia... of course these chromophobes idolized a Greek/Roman past full of cool white marble.... which we've since discovered was actually a gaudily painted riot of color!

medievalpoc:

OMG!!! I FORGET PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THIS!

Yes, all those aloof, “pure” white statues from Ancient Greece?

They actually looked like this:

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Vinzenz Brinkmann, much to the apparent chagrin of Westerners everywhere, used ultraviolet light to reveal the original paint schemes of these statues that the millennia had washed away.

And to underscore the Chromophobia?

Check out this graphic that i09 made for their leading image for this story:

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You can check out a video here to learn more about the methods used to discover the original paint schemes of these statues and reliefs.

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HEHEHEHE. 

Good taste was invented in about the regency era. I blame Beau Brummell. Before that it was OMG, COLORS ARE MANLY!

jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here
I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”
Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.
The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.
Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

Finally an excuse for forgetting shit in the lab that sounds better than “Damn I’m getting old.”

jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here

I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”

Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.

The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.

Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

Finally an excuse for forgetting shit in the lab that sounds better than “Damn I’m getting old.”

No writing is wasted. Did you know that sourdough from San Francisco is leavened partly by a bacteria called lactobacillus sanfrancisensis? It is native to the soil there, and does not do well elsewhere. But any kitchen can become an ecosystem. If you bake a lot, your kitchen will become a happy home to wild yeasts, and all your bread will taste better. Even a failed loaf is not wasted. Likewise, cheese makers wash the dairy floor with whey. Tomato gardeners compost with rotten tomatoes. No writing is wasted: the words you can’t put in your book can wash the floor, live in the soil, lurk around in the air. They will make the next words better.

Erin Bow (via writersrelief)

LOVE. THIS.

(via kyrafic)

Oh yes. …and frankly, everything I see and read and experience goes there too. The writing mind is like a big black hole that burps occasionally. (most inelegant description of my muse EVER).

naamahdarling:

Here is a cat in a hamster ball.

Ah, yes, the embryo orange kitty. Far more interested in catching his tail than anything else!

vthebookworm:

ragglefraggles:

when they say youre too old for disney

The hop, I can’t. I cackled.

While normally cross dressing leaves me utterly cold, the guys as DISNEY PRINCESSES rock. And yeah, the sarcastic look and the hop. AWESOME.

Reblog if you like Metal and Classic Rock.

metallicans:

I’m doing a little survey and it would be quite helpful.

Ding!

Always. 

seananmcguire:

mother-of-beasties:

xtoxictears:

This is one of my favourite pictures of Kagura.:’) She likes to sit like a people and watch the laptop/TV

oh my God that is the cutest snake ever.

BABBY

I help, mummy?

seananmcguire:

mother-of-beasties:

xtoxictears:

This is one of my favourite pictures of Kagura.:’) She likes to sit like a people and watch the laptop/TV

oh my God that is the cutest snake ever.

BABBY

I help, mummy?

r0s3m4ry:

quietlynonlinear:

When The Old Gods Return.

i thought these were real pictures at first

Reblogging to save these images…I love the Brobdinagian scale of them. This is the fear of the Great Old Ones.