1. peevish, touchy, quarrelsome; cross; vexatious; disagreeable; bad-tempered.
2. of a horse: fiery; spirited.
Etymology: origin uncertain, potentially from The Two Noble Kinsmen typically attributed to John Fletcher and William Shakespeare.
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of-saudade asked: Re: WicDiv - have you tried All Star Comics in Melbourne? I'm not sure about their postage, but the owners are lovely, and if you have a chat, you might be able to organise something! I know they're definitely stocking WicDiv.
The good people at All Star Comics are indeed lovely! I emailed them and they were willing to post me copies of The Wicked and The Divine, but they have a 4-issue minimum (for $20, which is actually a pretty good deal). So either I’d have to find three more comics to subscribe to, which I haven’t yet (though recommendations are very welcome!) or else I’d have to wait four months between mailouts, which would be ANGUISH.
Has anyone else had this problem before, or know of comics stores that would post me a single issue at a time?
We slow for no one
if you aren’t hyped about synthetic life and colonizing space then get out of my face
Peter O’Toole in How to Steal a Million (1966)
Hiroshige - New Year’s Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree, Ōji (1857)
this book is ENTIRELY TOO HAPPY. I can smell a trap coming. There is going to be some kind of awful heartbreak in the next hundred pages, and if it’s Diniz or Gelis I will BURN THINGS.
Chivalry in later ages may have had merits, but in the 11th century it was a social disaster. It produced a superfluity of conceited illiterate young men who had no ideals except to ride and hunt and fight, whose only interest in life was violence and the glory they saw in it. They were no good at anything else, and despised any peaceful occupation.
This awesome arboreal dwelling is the Living the High Life Tree House created by Blue Forest, a British tree house design and construction firm. It’s a luxury family-sized complex featuring two separate tree houses, one for kids and one for their parents. The elevated dwellings are connected by a network of rope bridges which also lead to an adventure play area and an assault course, the latter of which is also accessible via an 80-yard zip line.
It may look rustic, but this is a top-of-the-line tree house. The kids’ house features three medieval towers, and inside one of them a concealed hatch in the upper floor leads to a secret game room containing a plasma TV and video game console. Meanwhile the grown-ups’ treehouse features a conical thatched roof and interior walls made of hand-split oak shingles and cedar tongue-and-groove boards. Inside there’s a kitchen (complete with plenty of wine storage), bathroom, and a large open living area for treetop entertaining. The complex also features accommodations for guests of the family.
Head over to the Blue Forest website to check out more of their amazing custom-built tree houses.