May 2, 2013

Bits and Bobs

Just a few quick little things I had to post that wouldn't take up entire posts on their own.

First of all, have you heard that J.R.R. Tolkien (he's the one who wrote Lord of the Rings, for those of you who aren't familiar with him AT ALL), has yet another posthumous book coming out? I'm really excited about this one. Apparently when he wasn't working on translating ancient texts or perfecting Middle Earth's history, Tolkien worked at writing an epic poem about King Arthur, in alliterative long-line, no less! (See Sir Gawain and the Green Knight for probably the most famous usage of this now sadly abandoned metrical style).

The Fall of Arthur is available for preorder on Amazon of course but I beg you to buy from your local independent bookstore instead. Help your local economy and keep jobs in your area!

Next I have to announce that I have found two of the coolest blogs in the world. One is the Cornell Mushroom Blog, which is, yep, about mushrooms. And fungus. It is for everyone who enjoys popular science--Mythbusters fans, I'm talking to you! Trust me, even if you think mushrooms are boring, you will find something to fascinate you on this site. For instance, is there a link between lightening strikes and mushrooms popping up? Read Zap! Lightning Gods and Mushrooms and see. And come on, you have to know what Flying Salt Shakers of Death could possibly be about, right? As soon as I finish this, I'm going to find out for myself.

The other is called Scarfolk Council and it is for those of us with slightly sick senses of humour. Do you love the Addams Family? Do you enjoy Monty Python? Do your best jokes make people back away nervously and fumble for the exit? If so, you REALLY have to visit this site! If you have no morbidness in your soul and are pure sweetness and light, stay away and hang some garlic around your neck or something. It is not for you. Here is a mildish example. Stop the Ripper from Killing Again Also, if you do not understand "British humour", satire, dry humour, etc, you may not find anything funny on this site. Or anywhere, for that matter. HOW DO YOU LIVE?

I guess you've probably noticed that I've discovered Polyvore. Sometimes it posts things without me realizing it! I was actually going to remove these unwanted posts until I saw that apparently someone out there actually did want them. In other words, y'all were clicking on them more than on the stuff I work hard on. Go figure. lol Anyway, I'm still trying to learn how to use Polyvore to make collages or "sets" as they call them and actually get everything the right size. It's not as easy as it looks because you can't tell if you've got the scale right until you hit "Publish." They really should fix that, I think. Should you want to follow me on Polyvore, here I am.

And finally, I've given in and started *gasp* "pinning" things on Pinterest. At first I couldn't figure out what on Arda was going on but now it makes sense and I am having too much fun. It can actually be a big time waster if you're not careful, so I'm going to have to keep an eye on myself. Should you want to see what I pin, you can follow me here.

More artist trading cards, a book review, and my thoughts about Clara Oswin Oswald all coming soon!

1 comment:

  1. oooh I love Tolkien! The hobbit and the lord of the rings trilogy are great books (and movies haha) thanks for the tip! I really want to read "the father christmas letters" by Tolkien which is a compilation of letters he sent to his children. Have you read it? I haven't found anywhere to buy it locally yet, our biggest bookstore in town just closed down :-( I'm glad I found your blog from swap-bot! I love doctor who, reading and craft as well :-D from emoddle


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