Also occasional liveblogs of books by a completely amazing bastard called Dorothy Dunnett.
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Kestrel family in England.
Kate pushed him aside and vibrated the handle. “What do you think you’re doing? Let me in!”
Through the thickness of the door, his voice came, slow and flippant. “Mistress Somerville! The proprieties!” said Lymond; and though they banged and rattled and threatened, nothing more could they get out of him that day.
Oh god, how is it possible that these two are worse than Lymond and [spoilers]? HOW IS IT BLOODY POSSIBLE
WORSE AND WORSER AND WORSER STILL. YOU RIDICULOUS FUCKUPS, STOP TORTURING EACH OTHER AND PLAY WITH YOUR SON. There are whole books of potential happiness left!
Oh god, there are whole books left. Books, plural.
I’m gonna die, aren’t I?
Old Spice ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
everyone go home this is the best one.
Also apparently they’ve reached over $50 MILLION IN DONATIONS this is freaking amazing ;___;
WHY IS HE SO PERFECT.
MOTHER OF PEARL.
Composer Jim Wilson has recorded the sound of crickets and then slowed down the recording, revealing something so amazing. The crickets sound like they are singing the most angelic chorus in perfect harmony. Though it sounds like human voices, everything you hear in the recording is the crickets themselves.
The recording contains two tracks played at the same time: The first is the natural sound of crickets played at regular speed, and the second is the slowed down version of crickets’ voices.
“I discovered that when I slowed down this recording to various levels, this simple familiar sound began to morph into something very mystic and complex……..almost human.”
This is beautiful.