Thin, pale, and clad all in dusty black, the Patrician always put Ridcully in mind of a predatory flamingo, if you could find a flamingo that was black and had the patience of a rock.
- Reaper Man , Terry Pratchett
“No more entreating, dog, by knees or parents.
I only wish my fury would compel me
To cut away your flesh and eat it raw
For what you’ve done. No one can keep the dogs
Off of your head, not if they brought me ransom
Of ten or twenty times as much, or more.”
-The Iliad, Book 24
"It took a special kind of guts to be a fuck up as a woman, I thought. To say to hell with being the nice girl, the responsible one, the one who makes sure the man takes care of himself and eats properly and doesn’t take too many drugs. To be just as nihilistic and self-destructive as a man, knowing all along that you’ll get crucified for it, because somehow, the world will make everything your fault. He’ll be a martyr, and you’ll be a succubus. He’ll be a genius and you’ll be a groupie, He’ll be a hero, and you’ll be an ugly fat crack whore who deserves to die."- Rachel Shukert on Courtney Love in her essay “Nice Girls.” (via 24hourcharleston)
the ironic thing about hbo choosing not to name their show a song of ice and fire is that by titling it game of thrones they’ve proven exactly how fucking much they’re missing the point. because that’s the thing. the books are not about the game of thrones and the characters…
- Tom Lehrer - The Masochism Tango
- Bastille - Overjoyed
- MS MR - Dark Doo Wop
- Rihanna - S&M
- John Powell - Assassin’s Tango
- Lana Del Rey - Once Upon A Dream
- Arctic Monkeys - You’re So Dark
- Lizzie West - The Chariots Rise
- Marc Shaiman - Love on a Tombstone
- Timber Timbre - Bad Ritual
- Kyla La Grange - Vampire Smile
- Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers
- Marc Shaiman - The Tango
- Arctic Monkeys - I Wanna Be Yours
- Nina Simone - I Put a Spell on You
- Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang
- The Cure - Lovesong
- Peggy Lee - Fever
- Lorde - Biting Down
- MS MR - BTSK
Scientists in Australia tagged a healthy 9-foot great white shark but when they found the tracking device washed up on a beach they also found some interesting data. Something—something really big—had eaten this apex predator. But what creature could dine on such ferocious prey? The recovered device showed a rapid temperature rise and a sudden 1,900-foot change in depth. That’s all the information the scientists have. I shiver at the thought of this battle.
Also: I’ve changed my mind. I don’t want to go snorkeling in Australia any more.
The kaiju are coming.