These are the manic ramblings that go through my head at all hours of the day or night.

 

My favorite thing in the world: seeing my band’s poster in the bathroom of a a grimy bar. I am not being sarcastic. I really do love it.

My favorite thing in the world: seeing my band’s poster in the bathroom of a a grimy bar. I am not being sarcastic. I really do love it.

Lord: I know I don’t pray to you often, or ever, because I think you’re made up and stupid. But if you grant me a period era NICK FURY AND THE HOWLING COMMANDOS movie with leathery old brad pitt, I will totally s yr d. Shhh, let me have this moment of fantasy.

Lord: I know I don’t pray to you often, or ever, because I think you’re made up and stupid. But if you grant me a period era NICK FURY AND THE HOWLING COMMANDOS movie with leathery old brad pitt, I will totally s yr d. Shhh, let me have this moment of fantasy.

johndarnielle:

art-of-swords:

Cinquedea Short Sword

  • Dated: first quarter of the 16th Century
  • Place of Origin: North Italy
  • Measurements: overall length 54.4 cm

The cinquedea has a short, triangular, double-edged blade, with four grooves at the base - three at the centre and two toward the tip. The first two segments of the blade are finely engraved and gilt with effigy of knight on horseback under arches and between floral motifs, on both sides. The typical quillon with the arms bent toward the bottom and a small tip at the quillon-block is engraved and gilt with floral motifs.

The sword has a curved pommel engraved with floral motifs, the gilt bands feature inscriptions "AVXILIVM A SUPER" on a side, and "PRAEBENT VICTORIA" on the other. The bone grip has scales decorated with four filigree rosettes. A similar example can be seen in “Waffen im Schweizerischen Landesmuseum Griffwaffen I” by Hugo Schneider (page 56, N. 74).

Source: Copyright © 2014 Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.

Northern Italy running a very deep sword game in the 16th century

I like the idea that johndarnielle follows a tumblr that is called artofswords. It’s exactly what I’d want him to do.
dresdencodak asked
Hey, how about not being a passive-aggressive shit next time, eh?

blasternation:

cubewatermelon:

I would think that you, who spend so much time pointing out the flaws and problematic areas in other people’s work, would be able to take one silly comic directed at your work and other likes it.

Normally I wouldn’t respond to this kind of thing publicly, but I’ll make an exception since you called me a shit.

This is so fucking rich.

It’s really just so fucking amazing how delusional he can be. That he labels this robotic amputee fetishist pin-up art as “body agency” and “empowering”, that he can’t even fucking fathom that it might come off as a little silly and self-pandering and kinda weird to others. 

This man who prides himself on being an intellectual, a critic of comics and culture, a feminist…resorts to calling someone else “a shit” over a little ribbing not directed at him, but making fun of all the little things he’s guilty of. 

Other, humbler artists could have a laugh at her comic. “Oh no! You got me!” they’ll say. They can acknowledge that their characters pander a little more to themselves than anyone else, and that’s just fine with them. But not Diaz, noooo, not Diaz. Did Cube just not understand that these tits-and-stumps sketches were bold? Empowering? No, of course not. How could she.

If a comic not directed at you is somehow passively-aggressively attacking your person, then maybe before you childishly attack the creator in a bitter, vengeful tumblr ask, maybe take a deep breath and do a bit of soul-searching. Maybe figure out how this comic that didn’t even bring you up has managed to strike such a chord with you personally. Ponder the idea that maybe this general jab at certain types of creators could apply to yourself, that perhaps this is how people could also view you. Then go fuck yourself. 

dresdencodak

zpxlng:

Amazing.

Hey dresdencodak, Cube’s comic wasn’t passive-aggressive behaviour; rather it was what we call ‘satire’, you vicious egomaniac. Please check your own aggressive-aggressive behaviour next time you feel the blood rising.

You’re in your 30s now Diaz, for goodness’ sake. You style yourself as an even-keeled Edwardian gentleman; it’s just a matter of staying in character, surely.

Funny thing is, only about a third of the responses to Cube’s comic that I saw actually mentioned you; everyone else thought it was about Joss Whedon or just general male nerdery. But you took it personally, and now everyone knows. Now everyone knows.

Also, nice try getting your own little stab in and then declaring, “THERE IS NO PLACE IN WEBCOMICS FOR THIS SORT OF PETTY NONSENSE;” like what counts as ‘drama’ or not begins and ends with you. Aaron Diaz, and people who are nice to Aaron Diaz: the only adults in webcomics.

dresdencodak

cubewatermelon:

Sometimes I think it’s okay to just admit that you like looking at certain kinds of people naked and that’s okay.

laughingsquid:

An Accurately Illustrated ‘Map of an Introvert’s Heart’ by Gemma Correll

Nice, but the artist forgot “the inlet of self-mythologizing” and “mt. smug tumblr reblog”.This “introvert” thing is getting out of hand. Yes, the world has plenty of shy, quiet, less social people who don’t charge their batteries by going to parties. But the whole codifying via cutesie illustrations of what an “introvert” is is feels pretty self-congratulatory, like it’s a weird civil rights campaign for shy educated (and largely white) folks. I think that it’s a smug privileged perspective, the relishing in self-sufficiency and the quietness of personal voice. It’s a contest to see who can be the most mousy and bookish why simultaneously BROADCASTING TO THE WORLD how quiet and bookish you are, which on a world where there are people who have no voice due to quirk of economics or race, is pretty goddamned insulting. So yeah, introverts: no one is planning on rounding you up and putting you into camps because you’re no fun at parties. Just stay home, read a book, and enjoy the inherent privilege of having a home/book/education/internet to validate your existence in a world where some people don’t even have the time or resources to speculate whether or not they’re an “introvert” “extrovert” or just dead because they were shot by police for having an unpopular skin color. And maybe just be ok with the fact you’re not fun at parties.

laughingsquid:

An Accurately Illustrated ‘Map of an Introvert’s Heart’ by Gemma Correll

Nice, but the artist forgot “the inlet of self-mythologizing” and “mt. smug tumblr reblog”.

This “introvert” thing is getting out of hand. Yes, the world has plenty of shy, quiet, less social people who don’t charge their batteries by going to parties. But the whole codifying via cutesie illustrations of what an “introvert” is is feels pretty self-congratulatory, like it’s a weird civil rights campaign for shy educated (and largely white) folks. I think that it’s a smug privileged perspective, the relishing in self-sufficiency and the quietness of personal voice. It’s a contest to see who can be the most mousy and bookish why simultaneously BROADCASTING TO THE WORLD how quiet and bookish you are, which on a world where there are people who have no voice due to quirk of economics or race, is pretty goddamned insulting.

So yeah, introverts: no one is planning on rounding you up and putting you into camps because you’re no fun at parties. Just stay home, read a book, and enjoy the inherent privilege of having a home/book/education/internet to validate your existence in a world where some people don’t even have the time or resources to speculate whether or not they’re an “introvert” “extrovert” or just dead because they were shot by police for having an unpopular skin color. And maybe just be ok with the fact you’re not fun at parties.

the-spinner-rack:

WAAUUGH! (by Frank Brunner & Steve Leialoha from Howard The Duck #1, 1976) 

Nevermind any other pretender GPOY, this is the ONLY GPOY.

the-spinner-rack:

WAAUUGH! (by Frank Brunner & Steve Leialoha from Howard The Duck #1, 1976) 

Nevermind any other pretender GPOY, this is the ONLY GPOY.

postracialcomments:

The young lady that was shot in the head by a police officer is still waiting to be interviewed by the police department
Ferguson Police claimed that 4 to 5 Black males conducted a drive by which resulted in a White woman being shot in the head. (Here, Here, Here)
(they’ve edited the articles to take out the white part and that she was killed hehehe)
Residents knew it was BS. 
Turns out Mya was shot by a police officer. The department forced surgeons to take the bullet out and took the bullet for “Ballistics”
Over a week later, she still has yet to be contacted by the department
Do not let her story go ignored


C’mon FPD. Does anyone think in this day and age, with the ubiquity of personal social media outlets, that cover-ups like this are even possible?

postracialcomments:

The young lady that was shot in the head by a police officer is still waiting to be interviewed by the police department

Ferguson Police claimed that 4 to 5 Black males conducted a drive by which resulted in a White woman being shot in the head. (Here, Here, Here)

(they’ve edited the articles to take out the white part and that she was killed hehehe)

Residents knew it was BS. 

Turns out Mya was shot by a police officer. The department forced surgeons to take the bullet out and took the bullet for “Ballistics”

Over a week later, she still has yet to be contacted by the department

Do not let her story go ignored

C’mon FPD. Does anyone think in this day and age, with the ubiquity of personal social media outlets, that cover-ups like this are even possible?

therealsongbirddiamondback:

SPIDER-GWEN IS ALMOST HERE!!!

GWEN STACY: SPIDER-WOMAN!

• In one universe, it wasn’t Peter Parker bitten by the radioactive Spider, but Gwen Stacy!

• She’s smart, charming and can lift a car— Just don’t tell her Police Chief father!

• How is she involved in Spider-Verse? Seeds of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 are planted here!

Wow. This looks pretty fucking kick ass.

cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

No justice, no peace.