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A kind of immoral laughter

Everything good in the world has feathers and wings and claws. -Catherynne M. Valente
Jul 25 '14
tygurstar:

And completed Toned Pencil piece of Silk.  I am thinking of offering these as commissions.  8X10 markers and colored pencil toned with a splash of color!

tygurstar:

And completed Toned Pencil piece of Silk.  I am thinking of offering these as commissions.  8X10 markers and colored pencil toned with a splash of color!

Jul 25 '14
sirins-tree:


"Then Lúthien catching up her winged robe sprang into the air, and her voice came dropping down like rain into pools, profound and dark. She cast her cloak before his eyes, and set upon him a dream, dark as the outer Void where once he walked alone."
“Of Beren and Luthien” The Silmarillion

sirins-tree:

"Then Lúthien catching up her winged robe sprang into the air, and her voice came dropping down like rain into pools, profound and dark. She cast her cloak before his eyes, and set upon him a dream, dark as the outer Void where once he walked alone."

“Of Beren and Luthien” The Silmarillion

Jul 25 '14
sixpenceee:

oh my god

The video gets even better…

sixpenceee:

oh my god

The video gets even better…

Jul 25 '14
demonic-lionfish:

astrodidact:

This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once
This single (and quite colorfully blossoming) tree grows 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and even almonds — but just how does it do it?
It does it through the process of chip grafting. After sculptor Sam Van Aken bought a failing orchard in upstate New York full of hundreds of different fruit trees, he began the pain-staking process of grafting several of the different varieties together into one tree. Six years later, the result is this 40-fruit bearing tree, which includes some heirloom varieties that are centuries old.
Image: Sam Van Aken
http://io9.com/this-tree-is-growing-40-different-kinds-of-fruit-at-onc-1608917128

Wahhhhhh GMOs are bad wahhhhhhh

Okay, the story is true but the picture above shows the artist’s vision as to how the trees may look one day. On his website you can see the real, somewhat less spectacular-looking trees.
Also, chip grafting has nothing to do with GMOs - although I guess that depends on your definition of GMO. These trees are not raised from modified seeds, instead, chip grafting works like this:

It’s an old and common technique for improving fruit-bearing trees or roses by selecting buds on especially well-performing branches and giving them prominent standing on a tree that doesn’t carry as much yet.

demonic-lionfish:

astrodidact:

This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once

This single (and quite colorfully blossoming) tree grows 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and even almonds — but just how does it do it?

It does it through the process of chip grafting. After sculptor Sam Van Aken bought a failing orchard in upstate New York full of hundreds of different fruit trees, he began the pain-staking process of grafting several of the different varieties together into one tree. Six years later, the result is this 40-fruit bearing tree, which includes some heirloom varieties that are centuries old.

Image: Sam Van Aken

http://io9.com/this-tree-is-growing-40-different-kinds-of-fruit-at-onc-1608917128

Wahhhhhh GMOs are bad wahhhhhhh

Okay, the story is true but the picture above shows the artist’s vision as to how the trees may look one day. On his website you can see the real, somewhat less spectacular-looking trees.

Also, chip grafting has nothing to do with GMOs - although I guess that depends on your definition of GMO. These trees are not raised from modified seeds, instead, chip grafting works like this:

http://www.powen.freeserve.co.uk/advanced/Propagation/chip1.gif

It’s an old and common technique for improving fruit-bearing trees or roses by selecting buds on especially well-performing branches and giving them prominent standing on a tree that doesn’t carry as much yet.

Jul 25 '14
gavrgavr:

Melkor and Sauron
Awwwwrrrr

gavrgavr:

Melkor and Sauron

Awwwwrrrr

Jul 25 '14

eisatem asked:

HELLO! *HUGS YOU REAL TIGHT* WOULD YOU PLEASE SEND THIS TO THE FIRST TEN PEOPLE ON YOUR DASH TO KEEP IT GOING? MAKE SOMEONES DAY WITH A HUG!

lol no and stop hugging me… your fingers are sticky what did you touch… EW EW EW what is that gTF OFF ME

Jul 24 '14

If I had written Thiaf I would have called the Freaks “Weeping Gollums”, because that’s what they are - they have the body of Gollum and the spirit (i.e. powers) of Weeping Angels.

Jul 24 '14
"I ATEN’T DEAD"
Jul 24 '14
"A witch ought never to be frightened in the darkest forest, Granny Weatherwax had once told her, because she should be sure in her soul that the most terrifying thing in the forest was her."
Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith (via discworldquotes)
Jul 24 '14
"Many people could say things in a cutting way, Nanny knew. But Granny Weatherwax could listen in a cutting way. She could make something sound stupid just by hearing it."
Terry Pratchett (via phlorealcalicanto)