Tara & Confidence, season 6
positive lady characters meme | Martha Jones + powerful/feminist moment
I was 900% prepared for her to flip the bird for science in this scene like oh here’s the bones of the finger that I use to say ‘fuck you’
hey remember when we used to have companions who were actualized individuals and not just puzzles to be solved
And then “you learned that in a book” SO DID EVERYONE ELSE.
I was tagged by kittens-books-and-jazz
Answer the questions and tag 10 people
Nickname: Professor (heehee)
Height: 5 feet. Period.
Time zone: CST (Eastern Standard Time)
What time and date is it there: 2:11 PM August 27 2014
Average hours of sleep: 6-8, though it’s not always continuous solid sleep
OTPS: Spike/Buffy, Dean/Jo, Kate/Sawyer, Simon/Kaylee
First word to come to mind: Grey
Last thing I said to my family: To my sister: “As free as the wiiiiiiind blooooows.”
One place that makes me happy and why: Libraries. Because quiet and air conditioning and books and wifi.
How many blankets do I sleep under: One.
Favorite beverage: Coffee.
IN THE FIFTH GIF HE PATS THE CUPS WITH HIS LITTLE PAWS TO MAKE SURE IT’S IN. BRB, DYING.
ARE YOU KIDDING? LOOK AT THE 7TH GIF HOW HE JUST HANDS THE CUPS TO THE PERSON AND IS LIKE, “HERE HUMAN, YOUR FEEBLE TASK FOR ME IS COMPLETE. NOW LEAVE US BE.”
THEY’RE SO CUTE, OMG. I CAN’T.
THE GREATEST THING ON THE INTERNET SINCE THE LAST TIME OTTERS WERE IN A THING ON THE INTERNET.
I wanted to tell you folks a little bit about picture stones. Picture stones are often called rune stones, but in fact there is a difference. These stones are unique to Gotland, Sweden. A few picture stones are found on the mainland, but these have been samples and appear to be made form Gotlandic bedrock, meaning that they were brought to the mainland from the island for use.
Picture stones should not be confused with rune stones, which date to somewhat later. Rune stones can be of any size or shape, and are often a rough, natural shape of the rock they are carved into. Picture stones, in contrast, are cut into defined shapes, the most famous of which is the mushroom/phallic shape. Rune stones feature runic inscriptions, sometimes with some limited pictures and often with a christian cross. They are a later phenomena, dating to the late viking age and middle ages.
Picture stones are a little older, dating to the late migration and vendel periods. They seem to have been used as property markers, and are always found along ancient roadways. Often cremation burials, silver hoards, and other offerings are found in the area directly around them, but they are not grave stone markers per se.
These stones were often dragged around the landscape, so that very few of them are still in their original position today, and some where even taken down, cut up, and used as end pieces in internment graves.
Most picture stones on Gotland today are either in museums, or else in churches. When the churches were built, they consolidated the holy places in the land by moving many monuments into their walls, including these stones. Many picture stones are also “blind” meaning that the designs and carvings are not visible to the naked eye. Various kinds of light and imaging technology can sometimes reveal what was on the stone.
The scene on this stone is a classic picture stone scene, and is very common. The element of the ship, the woman holding the horn, and sleipnir are are classic elements of the picture stone.
THIS MAN IS A GIFT
“I got both of them from local shelters. When I got her in 2006, the staff told me she was a shepherd husky. I go to the dog park, I’m meeting people with shepherd husky mixes, and they look nothing like her. I get in my car, I’m driving, I look in the rearview mirror, I see these eyes and I’m like, I’ve got a wolf in my car. Then, when she was 10-months old, there was a shepherd breeder and trainer in the dog park, and at the end of the lesson, the trainer came up to me and asked, ‘What kind of dog is that?’ And I’m thinking, Shepherd husky. You should know, you are a breeder. She said, ‘That’s a wolf.’”
Thats mildly hilarious