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Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true?

We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.

They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to Middle-Earth.

- George R.R. Martin  (via indisposablehero)

This is one of the most beautiful quotes I think I have ever read. I love it, and I will treasure it for my entire life.

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deanisanactualprincess:

Rob Benedict Unplugged - Rob’s performance at Jibcon5 featuring special guest Richard Speight Jr. Photo by Stardust and Melancholy                                                                 
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castiel-knight-of-hell:

Supernatural fans, ever wonder why the boys are named Winchester? Not only is it a brand of gun but there’s a famous ghost story that goes with it
Sarah Winchester, wife of the gun-maker William Winchester, visited a medium after her husband died of tuberculosis. She was told that the family was cursed and being haunted by people who had been killed with Winchester rifles. The psychic said the ghosts could be appeased if she built a house for them. “Never stop building,” she was told “or you’ll die”
For the next 38 years she had construction going on the home 24 hours a day

Each night she held a seance to ask the ghosts what to build next. Because she let the dead design much of the house the layout doesn’t always make sense
There are staircases that lead to ceilings


doors that open onto walls

and one that leads to a two story drop off

Sarah Winchester slept in a different room every night hoping the ghosts wouldn’t be able to find her. In 1922 she died in her sleep

theshoutingendoflife:

jaclcfrost:

standing next to sunflowers always makes me feel weak like “look at this fucking flower. this flower is taller than i am. this flower is winning and i’m losing”

Wow you are not ready to hear about trees.

(via babeofbiscay)

merrybrides:

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To make these Nutella and Chocolate Pies, I made mini pie crust cups. Take 2 refrigerated Pillsbury pie crusts and unroll them on a silicon mat. Cut out large circles using a scalloped cookie cutter or even a small bowl. My cookie cutter was 5 inches wide. I had to knead and re-roll the scraps to get 6 out of each crust. Put the crusts in greased muffin tins, leaving an empty space between crusts. Press them into the bottom and on the sides. Ruffle and then flatten the tops so they lay flat. Prick the bottoms with a fork. Brush lightly with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

RECIPE INGRDIENTS

Mini Pie Crust Cups:

  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts (I used Pillsbury)
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Nutella Mousse:

  • 4 oz cream cheese - softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 8 oz container whipped topping (I used Cool Whip)

Garnish:

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 extra large Hershey’s chocolate bar

DIRECTIONS

Mini Pie Crust Cups:

  1. Unroll pie crusts on a silicon mat and cut out large circles using a scalloped cookie cutter or even a small bowl. My cookie cutter was 5 inches wide. I had to knead and re-roll the scraps to get 6 out of each crust.
  2. Put the crusts in greased muffin tins, leaving an empty space between crusts. Press them into the bottom and on the sides. Ruffle and then flatten the tops so they lay flat. Prick the bottoms with a fork.
  3. Brush lightly with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Nutella Mousse:
  1. Beat softened cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  2. Add Nutella, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  3. Fold in the container of whipped topping.
  4. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Assembly:
  1. Once the pie crust cups are cooled and ready to be filled, spoon Nutella mousse into a pastry bag and pipe mousse into the pie crust cups.
  2. Drizzle with melted chocolate chips and top with chocolate curls.
  3. Make chocolate curls by softening the Hershey’s bar in the microwave for a few seconds. Then, use a vegetable peeler, held at an angle, to make the curls along the edge of the chocolate bar.


**** A special thank you to Tonia owner of the The Gunny Sack for sharing this  recipe and delicious photos with us. You can see more  of her recipes here.

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What is significant about fan fiction is that it often spins the kind of stories that showrunners wouldn’t think to tell, because fanficcers often come from a different demographic. The discomfort seems to be not that the shows are being reinterpreted by fans, but that they are being reinterpreted by the wrong sorts of fans - women, people of colour, queer kids, horny teenagers, people who are not professional writers, people who actually care about continuity (sorry). The proper way for cultural mythmaking to progress, it is implied, is for privileged men to recreate the works of privileged men from previous generations whilst everyone else listens quietly.

Sherlock and the Adventure of the Overzealous Fanbase by Laurie Penny (via propinquitous)

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