fancygametoostrong:

I’m fortunate enough to live in the northern LA area so Dark Delicacies is just a hop skip and a jump away, and I can rummage through the entire Black Phoenix catalog to my heart’s content. Which is nice because I feel like every scent as it’s listed on the website has like, five things I can imagine what they smell like and one thing I’ve never heard of before, and then that one weird wildcard is what predominantly takes over the scent.
Anyway I got to pick over their entire fall line (oh my god there are so many, they put out like forty new scents for October) and this was one of my favourites of the lot. Brett asked about it and the best description I could come up with on the spot was “spooky pine trees”
Wet on the skin it’s got kind of like a woodsy smell with something smokey to it, it reminds me of back up North when the weather starts getting nippy in October and people start lighting their wood stoves so you get cool autumn air with that sweet, crisp burning pine tree smell. It got a bit sweeter over the course of the day but it’s still got that “campfire on a cold autumn day in a field on the edge of the woods” thing going on.
Website calls this one “Hay, gunpowder, patchouli, a sliver of bark, autumn herbs, and sun-baked wood” so I guess the gunpowder is what’s making the smokey bonfire smell and the hay, herbs, and bark are doing the field-and-forest part. Not really picking up on the patchouli a lot but that might just be because patchouli is one of those kind of “perfumey” smells that your brain cancels out when it’s looking for the fun, nostalgic parts of the scent.
In other news I had no idea what a tattie bogle was so I looked it up and it turns out they are terrifying Scottish scarecrows.

Or at least I think so. This is what the Wikipedia article looks like;


"A tattie-bogle (also known as a tattie-boodie or craw-bogle) is a device, traditionally a human figure dressed in old clothes, or mannequin, that is used to discourage birds such as crows from disturbing crops. Not only do crows eat the recently cast seed, but they gather nightly as well, starting with groups of a half-dozen and then they gather together to form a group of 20 to 30 and so on until the flock is rather large and noisy. It is their strategy to return to the place every night."

fancygametoostrong:

I’m fortunate enough to live in the northern LA area so Dark Delicacies is just a hop skip and a jump away, and I can rummage through the entire Black Phoenix catalog to my heart’s content. Which is nice because I feel like every scent as it’s listed on the website has like, five things I can imagine what they smell like and one thing I’ve never heard of before, and then that one weird wildcard is what predominantly takes over the scent.

Anyway I got to pick over their entire fall line (oh my god there are so many, they put out like forty new scents for October) and this was one of my favourites of the lot. Brett asked about it and the best description I could come up with on the spot was “spooky pine trees”

Wet on the skin it’s got kind of like a woodsy smell with something smokey to it, it reminds me of back up North when the weather starts getting nippy in October and people start lighting their wood stoves so you get cool autumn air with that sweet, crisp burning pine tree smell. It got a bit sweeter over the course of the day but it’s still got that “campfire on a cold autumn day in a field on the edge of the woods” thing going on.

Website calls this one “Hay, gunpowder, patchouli, a sliver of bark, autumn herbs, and sun-baked wood” so I guess the gunpowder is what’s making the smokey bonfire smell and the hay, herbs, and bark are doing the field-and-forest part. Not really picking up on the patchouli a lot but that might just be because patchouli is one of those kind of “perfumey” smells that your brain cancels out when it’s looking for the fun, nostalgic parts of the scent.

In other news I had no idea what a tattie bogle was so I looked it up and it turns out they are terrifying Scottish scarecrows.

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Or at least I think so. This is what the Wikipedia article looks like;

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"A tattie-bogle (also known as a tattie-boodie or craw-bogle) is a device, traditionally a human figure dressed in old clothes, or mannequin, that is used to discourage birds such as crows from disturbing crops. Not only do crows eat the recently cast seed, but they gather nightly as well, starting with groups of a half-dozen and then they gather together to form a group of 20 to 30 and so on until the flock is rather large and noisy. It is their strategy to return to the place every night."

FUCK. did you see @samfbiddle's tweets about how "gamergate is proof that we should bring bullying back and beat up and shame nerds into submission"? that dude works for gawker media, the company that owns kotaku and jezebel. he got many favorites and retweets. these are the people the mainstream media is siding with and that will never lose their jobs for being human scum. these are the people in control of the narrative. I'm fucking livid.

gutsyfrog:

hokuto-ju-no-ken:

Oh, dude, I have. Got screencaps of all the other journalists and shit who favorited and retweeted it, too. It was fucking disgusting and he just kept making it worse and worse with him and the Editor-in-Chief at Gawker moving onto making fun of Autistic teens/kids and shit.

But then today they both go “WE WERE ONLY JOKING, IT WAS JUST MEANT AS HUMOR, WHY ARE YOU TAKING IT SERIOUSLY”

And then the editor at Jezebel with her “I’ll pay 10,000 dollars for a picture of a Gamergate participant we’d fuck” and another one of them responding with “How much for a photo of a female Gamergate participant who isn’t ugly, fat and mentally unstable?”

just

fucking disgusting

All of this on the fucking day for Anti-Bullying Awareness

Though god fucking damn do I really wish that Biddle ends up accepting that one Attorney’s challenge to box. Did you see that?

https://twitter.com/PlayDangerously/status/522971574400348160

https://twitter.com/PlayDangerously/status/522970948572438528

https://twitter.com/PlayDangerously/status/523333906724974592

https://twitter.com/PlayDangerously/status/522973223600672768

https://twitter.com/PlayDangerously/status/523340098415259648

https://twitter.com/PlayDangerously/status/523009501394259969

Disclaimer: I don’t consider myself a “gamergater”; not because they’re terrorists or whatever the shit but because I’m seeing too much poor organization and naivety for me to just jump in and say “GO GAMERGATE GO”. THAT SAID.

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This man works for Gawker Media. The same Gawker that owns Kotaku and Jezebel. None of these people will receive any amount of punishment for this garbage. They won’t lose their jobs and there will be no media coverage, because the media is on their side.

When I was younger, I wanted to believe left-wingers couldn’t be as scummy as this. That if people who identify as ‘progressives’ got more control of the news, things would get better. Instead, all I got out of this was an important lesson: if a special interest group is given significant power by the news media, they WILL manipulate the narrative. That power will always be abused, and it will be abused in repulsive ways.

Sam Biddle’s half-hearted apology (after all the bullshit you talked about, including other journalists joining in and agreeing with him) doesn’t matter. He’s not the only e-celeb who’s publicly justified bullying:

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We’ve seen what lies behind their veneer of progressiveness, so what’s the point in pretending otherwise? These people are not just bullies, they are also the Jack Thompsons of today; the “Doom is a murder simulator” doomsayers and the “Pokemon is Satanic brainwashing” fundies of the 2010s.

No one but a tiny minority of redpill crazies would shit blood at the idea of a more woman-friendly video game industry; the issue here is, these people do not simply want a more varied industry and an open-minded discussion that could facilitate such a change. They want to point fingers, speak for entire genders and races and be the morality police.

If they act this way over something as silly as fucking video games, just imagine how they tackle more serious issues (and certainly, I do have examples of similarly slanted or outright consciously untrue coverage regarding matters of life and death, not just popular entertainment).

The idea of shit like this becoming the default for ‘progressive journalists’ is fucking terrifying to me. This garbage does not represent the views and matters of the people in the slightest and if it keeps going in this direction, America will start moving towards the far-right and nationalism just to get away from this stuff. It’s not a stretch, as it’s basically what’s happening to Sweden now if a Swedish friend of mine is to be believed.

I don’t agree with “keep politics out of nerd media” but I can definitely understand it hugely. It’s certainly depressing to see one of my only remaining corners of escapism get overrun with this stuff. I understand why some people just want to shut it all off.

Fallout: New Vegas (2010)

Fallout: New Vegas (2010)

subtle

subtle

I’m 3rd (4th if you count it as both Gran and her parents coming together I guess? Me, I count it from Gran.) generation off the boat Irish and in some ways I’m more fucking Irish than any Irish person I’ve ever met from over there and I’ve had people from over there tell me that too. That I’d fit right in. My Gran came as a kid, at like 6, so she still had a bit of an accent from being born there and her folks of course did. She babysat me as a baby so I picked it up quite unconsciously from her when I learned to talk apparently. Mostly I don’t have any accent at all but now and again something comes out and it’s totally Irish right down to intonation and I’m not in any way faking that.

I’ve always thought that if I went I might not come back actually were it possible. I like the music, the literature, the food, the whole culture. The climate totally works for me. About the only thing I don’t like is the drink. I can skip the booze, but other than that I might as well be born there from what I can tell. I’m really most comfortable being around the Irish and other UK people I know. A lot of Americans I just don’t really like them all that much.

I’m about the only one in my family that really values that heritage though. Probably why the 150 year old brass candlesticks that my Gran’s mum brought with her from Ireland are sitting on MY table as I type but I honestly feel I am as Irish as you can be given I wasn’t actually born there myself. :P

Scotland right now.

Scotland right now.


once you put your face in between them cheeks its like going to another dimension; its like when that astronaut went to Jupiter in 2001 a space oddessey and lived his whole life and died and reached out for the monolith

once you put your face in between them cheeks its like going to another dimension; its like when that astronaut went to Jupiter in 2001 a space oddessey and lived his whole life and died and reached out for the monolith

Class is for men, swag is for small-time.

Class is for men, swag is for small-time.