Seasoned Fan Woman

I am "old" but not dead. Writing, archaeology, and (clearly) "The Hobbit," Doctor Who (back from the days of Tom Baker), Dungeons and Dragons (the pen and paper version), Children in the Archaeological Record (toy marbles), Star Wars, all sorts of things are part of the mishmash that makes up my interests - you HAVE been warned. (Fandom - Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Star Wars, Loki/Tom Hiddleston, and a lot others)

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crrocs:

What if everyone’s parents start getting tumblr like they did with Facebook

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nevermind parents. what if my KID saw my tumblr page??? image

I commend your perfect gif usage.
Eddie Izzard is us all.

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Buried secrets of medieval Leith uncovered

archaeologicalnews:

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Buried secrets of life in medieval Leith have been uncovered after the results of a five-year project to analyse bodies discovered during an archaeological dig were unveiled.

The project, conducted by the city council and Headland Archaeology, began when the remains of almost 400 men, women…

temiel:

Three mythological ladies! Artist proof commissions from Perna Studios’ Classic Mythology II set. I was so happy to work on all three of them. Sekhmet is Egyptian, the goddess of war and plague (among other things, some benign… but one of her monikers is “Lady of Slaughter”, which is just so metal); Sedna is Inuit, the mistress of marine life, from whose severed fingers were born the animals of the sea; Macha is Celtic (specifically Irish), the queenly aspect of the Morrigan triple goddess who represents (at turns) war, strife, and sovereignty. I dig most mythology as a general rule, but all of these goddesses are among my all-time favorites, so I was thrilled to get a chance to draw them.

I tried to keep clothing and jewelry detail as close to historically-supported as I could (yes Sekhmet’s shawl I know, no nudity was a rule, some artistic license is inevitable), and the research led me to some (I thought) surprising details: did you know ancient Irish women dyed their nails red? I didn’t. And I thought I knew plenty of various and sundry details about them. Go figure.

All of these are trading card size, Micron pens, Copics, gel pen. I think most of you know the drill by now. :)

Gorgeous!  And don’t worry about Sekhmet and her shawl, it’s just a reminder (for those of us who get sunburned very easily) that she’s an aspect of the sun.

Sekhmet’s story, simplified, is this: The gods were getting a bit upset about not being worshiped as much as they thought was due them.  Someone said something, did something, and boom, Sekhmet, the daughter of Ra, and born from the sun, goes down to Kemet (Egypt), and starts slaughtering people left and right; hey, mass death does get people’s attention.  Anyhow, at first the gods were pleased, humans were being taught a lesson, and then they realized Sekhmet wasn’t slowing down, and was nowhere near stopping.  So someone else had the bright idea to get a hell of a lot of beer, color it red, and put it some place obvious Sekhmet would find it.  She did, and thinking it was blood in her crazed state, she drank it up and got so drunk she passed out.  Grateful for the peace, the gods gathered her up, and got her out of of the human lands.  Later, she was recognized as a healer, the setter of broken bones.

redrevolution96:

CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT CHRISTOPHER LEE PLEASE?

Christopher Lee is 92 years old today, this is a man who created a heavy metal album four years ago about his ancestor - the founder of the Holy Roman Empire - King Charlemagne, he is the oldest heavy metal artist in history… he also had several important roles in the Second World War, including talking his squadron out of mutinous thinking…

He has starred in 205 films so far, voiced characters in 21 video games and has appeared in 64 television series to date.

Bloody hell, many happy returns, Mr. Lee!

When requested for a scene by Peter Jackson, to imagine and act as if his character had been stabbed.  His response was something in the order of, “I don’t need to imagine.”

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fuckyeahtattoos:

I always wanted to tattoo this maya angelou’s poem and I decided to get it done last week. I’ve a history with  ED, and this poem reminds me that matter what happens I’ll get through it and, as maya says, I’ll rise :)
Done by Adalto Franco - Gellys Tatto - SP, Brazil

fuckyeahtattoos:

I always wanted to tattoo this maya angelou’s poem and I decided to get it done last week. I’ve a history with  ED, and this poem reminds me that matter what happens I’ll get through it and, as maya says, I’ll rise :)

Done by Adalto Franco - Gellys Tatto - SP, Brazil