marchek:

ieffinglovedinosaurs:

Dinosaur propaganda 

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danakatherinescullys:

The X Files first aired on this day 21 years ago, September 10th, 1993

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jesseca-anne:

Tilda Swinton as The Marchesa Casati. My latest muse!

blondeisawesome:

A wave viewed from underwater

X-Factor. It means something that’s unpredictable. The fly in the ointment. The spanner in the works. The baseball bat getting in the way of a play that changes the whole series. 

It’s the thing you beat yourself up over not having anticipated, even though no one possibly could have.

When something happens that you didn’t see coming, and you don’t know how to handle it…You call us…You call…And we’ll laugh at you and hang up. 

Kidding. I’m kidding. 

Except…Not always. 

marveloki:

Never-ending List of Story Arcs/Events I Love & Recommend
The Manchester Gods (Journey Into Mystery v1 #639-641)
Written by Kieron Gillen; Art by Richard Elson

Best friends forever. I finally looked it up.
…Yes.
Thank you, Loki. I do appreciate the sentiment. But did you ever really think it could be true?

tastiereconsumate:

cleowho:

"Only a killer would know that."

Boom Town - series 01 - 2005

I’m sure I have already reblogged this, but Nine is amazing

fluffmugger replied to your post:Nooo Tonight a local cinema is having a special…

can you squeak in both? maybe gym later?

I’ve managed to negotiate with the fellow administrative team members that they go see the gym and I go to the cinema 

Doing both would’ve been impossible ‘cause the meeting is at 20.30 and the movie starts at 21, and there’s a good 20min drive between the two places.

Idk I think I should be feeling more guilty for running away from my responsibilities already, but hey it’s Sergio Leone on the big screen :p

Nooo

Tonight a local cinema is having a special screening of For a fistful of dollars, but I also have to go see the gym we’ll most likely rent for swordfighting purposes.

Man, this association hasn’t even properly started out yet and I’m already regretting being part of the administration team.

mineralists:

Shiny silver Dyscrasite crystals with Allergentum in Calcite from Morocco

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art-of-swords:

Why a sword feels right

  • by Randy McCall

Many readers will have had the experience of shopping for modern, practical cutting swords, both replicas of ancient swords and modern designs. One of the most common tips given to new sword-shoppers is to pick up and try out many different swords “until you find one that feels right for you”. Rarely is any explanation given for precisely what this means.

Shoppers presume it has something to do with whether the hilt is the right size for their hand, or that it has something to do with the sword’s “balance”… whatever that is.

Some lucky few will have had the chance to handle high quality antique weapons.  Those who have are often shocked that these blades — often of the same weight and length as the modern replica blade they use at home — have a completely different “feel”.

Often master blades seem lighter than than their actual weight, with a sense of “liveliness” (easy to rotate in the hand), and with the feeling to make almost effortless cuts or thrusts. This isn’t to criticize the sword makers of today — there are master swordsmiths around the world — but to demonstrate the skill and genius of the weapon makers of old.

The basic question then is why is there a difference between how these swords feel, and how can a sword practitioner use this knowledge to their advantage? There have been a number of papers, articles and discussion threads on this topic, often delving into physics formula to define and explain mathematically how and why a sword feels, moves and strikes as it does.

One of the main resources for this will be “Dynamics of Hand-Held Impact Weapons” by George Turner; a fairly technical exploration of the physics behind why swords handle as they do (and an indispensable resource for those interested in designing good swords). There are also several other articles, plus web forum discussion threads, which explore this area which we’ll draw on.

Never fear though; we’ll leave the calculations behind and focus on the practical applications. Those who wish to see the maths can check the links in the Sources section.

So, let’s start off with a few basics. We’ll presume that the swords you’re looking at are well designed, have properly sized hilt grips, etc., so we can ignore the ergonomic factors.

A sword has several physical characteristics which can affect both its feel in the hand and how it handles. Let’s take a look at these, along with examples of how you would check these while inspecting your blade…

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Source: Copyright © 2014 The Art of Cutting

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cousinbarnabas:

The first page of FRANKENSTEIN, in Mary Shelley’s own handwriting.