sassy-tractor:

IF YOU’RE EVER FEELING SAD JUST REMEMBER THAT TOM HIDDLESTON DREW LOKI AND HE WAS SO PROUD OF HIS WORK THAT HE TOOK A PICTURE OF HIM AND THE DROWING 

HE LOOKS SO PLEASED WITH HIMSELF

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HE EVEN NAME IT “LOKI, BY LOKI”

(Source: no-son)

lustyargonianwarrior:

So I’m looking into my next big perfume buy and I’m thinking it might be this one: Midnight in Paris by Van Cleef & Arpels.

While, as I might have said before, I’m not a big fan of perfumes that are marketed as “For Men” but I will occasionally make a few rare exceptions. Those exceptions usually come down to a beautiful bottle design or a scent make up that doesn’t rely on the “Citrus/woody Cologne” smell that most men’s fragrances cling to.

The bottle is a big plus for me. It’s a massive statement, like an old apothecary bottle mixed with a hip flask. Coloured like a dark blue night sky gradiating into the bright golden lights of a metropolitan city, studded with constellations. I need this bottle in my collection like I need air in my lungs. 

From what I’ve seen review wise, this fragrance has bruised a few male reviewers sense of masculinity, with most of the reviews going along the lines of “This isn’t a men’s fragrance,” “My wife smelt nice in this,” “I felt uncomfortable wearing this in public” “I smell like a chick!” Which I’m all for, man. Give me androgyny in perfume or give me death. The one thing that I can’t really see, when I look at the notes, is where that androgyny might come from. I think it might be the combination of tonka bean and amber, mixed with the lily-of-the-valley. All that being said, I sure do like where this is going. Leather and amber work well together, mixed with the vanilla smelling resins styrax and benzoin it’ll breathe beautifully.

The more I’m looking at it the more I want it. I still need to re-sample it to see how it works on my skin but I’m honestly looking into it. 

How to be a Successful Roman Epic Poet (after Virgil): A Guide for the Perplexed

lionofchaeronea:

  • Be sure to begin your epic with a nauseatingly sycophantic address to the reigning Emperor.  (“Humble worm that I am, I would never dream of singing of you, o great Caesar; your virtue is too vast, your deeds too amazing, and have I mentioned how well your new toga brings out the color of your eyes?”)
  • Never, under any circumstances, address a given character by his or her actual name.  Instead, use an obscure genealogical reference that’s guaranteed to send your reader scrambling for the nearest mythology handbook.  (“And so Coronis’ noble grandson drew his sword and challenged the stout-hearted nephew of Inachus to battle, while Theseus’ second cousin’s step-sister’s former gym teacher watched in awe…”)
  • When describing a scene that takes place at night or in the Underworld, pile up as many synonyms for “dark” as humanly possible.  (“Atra nox caeca erat et opaca, plena umbris fuscis et tenebris obscuris, sine ulla luce…”)
  • Constantly change singular nouns into plurals for the sake of the meter, even when the resulting sentence makes no sense whatsoever.  (“The mighty eagle plucked at Prometheus’ livers, and he shook his heads in agony…”)
  • Spice up your narrative with bombastic similes referring to peoples who live beyond the boundaries of the Empire.  The less they have to do with reality, the better.  (“Learning of his brother’s betrayal, Polynices raged with the ferocity of the far-off Hyrcanians, who wear floral-print muu-muus and hunt their prey astride velociraptors, if the tales I hear be true…”)
  • And above all, remember: obscurity is your friend; clarity, your mortal enemy.  If you haven’t left generations of irritated readers and squabbling textual critics in your wake, you haven’t really done your job.

ca-tsuka:

From Aoi Honoo (Blue Blaze) japanese drama TV series based on manga by Kazuhiko Shimamoto and featuring Hideaki Anno student character (gif sources : 1 2 3).

for everyone who suffered through evangelion 3.0 with meeeeee