Peter Morwood
cnnrstrav:

Kolman Helmschmid | Tournamentarmor of Charles V | 1520

There’s only one visible foreleg on the mannequin (horseyquin? equiquin?) so be honest, this arrangement of a full horse-bard with caparison - aka armour with a curtain under it - suggests that the knight is really riding some sort of hover-horse whose legs retract once it starts to move.
With appropriate sound-effects for the hover wind-up and the retraction, of course…

cnnrstrav:

Kolman Helmschmid | Tournament
armor of Charles V | 1520

There’s only one visible foreleg on the mannequin (horseyquin? equiquin?) so be honest, this arrangement of a full horse-bard with caparison - aka armour with a curtain under it - suggests that the knight is really riding some sort of hover-horse whose legs retract once it starts to move.

With appropriate sound-effects for the hover wind-up and the retraction, of course…

moffat-rocks:

Yes. We have not nearly talked about this scene enough.

Because when Clara is threatened with torture, you already know she will be brave. You know she will be strong and hide her fear and just get through it until the Doctor comes back.

And then you realise that you were absolutely wrong. Clara does not hide her fear at all, for it is not something that needs hiding. An emotion as strong as fearing for your life is a powerful weapon. And by admitting just how scared she is, Clara immediately wins the game. The more scared she is, the less likely it is that she will talk.

This is so clever and yet so typical Moffat and I just love it. His heroes do not prevail despite having emotions - they haven’t gone through some gruelling military training that makes them tough in a crisis.

No, his heroes are strong because of their emotions. Be scared, be sad, cry, laugh, love, and do not be ashamed to show it. Real strength lies in owning who you are.

Moffat said it himself: “History tells us who we used to be, documentaries tell us who we are now, and heroes tell us who we want to be.”

A world of Moffat’s heroes is certainly something worth striving for.

I like that quote. That is a good quote.

samandriel:

unamusedsloth:

Day 77, no one suspects a thing.

I was so focused on the one dog sitting patiently in the back that I didn’t even realize

samandriel:

unamusedsloth:

Day 77, no one suspects a thing.

I was so focused on the one dog sitting patiently in the back that I didn’t even realize

hurricaneaudrey:

ktmakesart:

Don’t befriend writers unless you want texts like this at 4:17 in the morning.

I love getting texts like this, because it reminds me that the world is a fascinating place.

And that, according to some sources, was how the Black Death began. (With the catapulting, not with the 04:17 texts. Probably.)

hurricaneaudrey:

ktmakesart:

Don’t befriend writers unless you want texts like this at 4:17 in the morning.

I love getting texts like this, because it reminds me that the world is a fascinating place.

And that, according to some sources, was how the Black Death began. (With the catapulting, not with the 04:17 texts. Probably.)

vr-trakowski:

dreamberrysrealm:

meeshay:

beardedboggan:

ishouldbewhat:

coffeeandcockatiels:

typette:

bellecs:

Asked by ANON: Favorite 80s Fantasy Films

The 80s was truly the best decade for cheesy 80s fantasy films. If you haven’t seen all of these, you’re missing out. In order of pictures:

  • Legend (1985) 
  • The Last Unicorn (1982)
  • Ladyhawke (1985)
  • Labyrinth (1986)
  • The Secret of Nimh (1982) 
  • The Neverending Story (1984)
  • Red Sonja (1985)
  • Masters of the Universe (1987)
  • Return to Oz (1985)
  • Highlander (1986)
  • Conan the Barbarian (1982)
  • Krull (1983)
  • Excalibur (1981)
  • Clash of the Titans (1981)
  • Dark Crystal (1982)
  • The Princess Bride (1987)
  • Willow (1988)
  • The Beastmaster (1982)

80S FANTASY

WHERE GORGEOUS SOUNDTRACKS AND AMAZING CONCEPT DESIGN LIVE AND DIE

My childhood.

Willow? Cheesy?

Peck! Peck! Peeeeeeck!

Very cheesy.

Ugh I love them all.

Some of my most favourite movies.. can’t be any cheesier than the movies today, at least they are lighthearted and fun :)

The Dark Crystal is really Jim Henson’s masterpiece.  If you haven’t seen it, do…and then remember that it was all done without computer effects.  

Also, the soundtrack is finally available on CD, etc.  

William had left with a good report, which tends to be the case with pupils that most teachers could only vaguely remember. Those who could recall William had a hazy picture of someone always arriving just too late at some huge and painful collision of bodies.

The Truth, Terry Pratchett, 2000. (via mzminola)

How to play school rugby properly…

tastefullyoffensive:

[wronghands]

Previously: Anatomy of Songs

In “Action”, “Sci-Fi” and “Horror”, most of the duration can now be CGI, since several well-known directors / producers appear to think that CGI is an acceptable substitute for character, dialogue or even plot - though without three years of CGI, “Gravity" wouldn’t look anything like as good…

130186:

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2006


Not saying it doesn’t work (positively Byronesque) but looks a bit like an escapee from the cover of a Regency romance…

130186:

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2006

Not saying it doesn’t work (positively Byronesque) but looks a bit like an escapee from the cover of a Regency romance…

peashooter85:

That is until the cannon and muskets start firing.

Must have been a slow day at the Telegraph. The article is dated 26/8/2014, yet the advantages of marching in rank (ingrained by endless drill on the parade-ground, ugh) have been known for centuries.

psqqa:

also

The Dutch declared war against the Scillies as a legal fiction which would cover a hostile response to the Royalist fleet. In July 1651, soon after the declaration of war, the Parliamentarian forces under Admiral Robert Blake forced the Royalist fleet to surrender. The Netherlands fleet, no longer under threat, left without firing a shot. However, due to the obscurity of one nation’s declaration of war against a small part of another, the Dutch forgot to officially declare peace.

In 1985, the historian and Chairman of the Isles of Scilly Council Roy Duncan, wrote to the Dutch Embassy in London to dispose of the “myth” that the islands were still at war. But embassy staff found the myth to be accurate and Duncan invited Ambassador Jonkheer Rein Huydecoper to visit the islands and sign a peace treaty. Peace was declared on April 17, 1986, a stunning 335 years after the war began.

Leaving the tap running is bad, leaving the gas running is worse, but leaving the WAR running is just careless…