lynxdaemonskye submitted: One more picture from the Museum of Osteology. I was surprised at the way a giraffe’s skull looks; I didn’t realize that the ridge in the middle of the forehead was bone, too.
WHOA THIS IS FANTASTIC! Look at those hyper elongated cervical vertebrae! And their ridiculously short humeri and the extended metacarpals and metatarsals! Their skulls just look like gigantic llamas with horn cores. This is amazing! Thank you so much!
Where is this? I want to go there.
This is Mary Seacole, a Jamaican nurse who saved lives during the Crimean War only to be rewarded with a century’s worth of ignorant comparisons to Florence Nightingale. The woman is a boss.
Thank you Horrible Histories for introducing me to the existence of this woman. Plus the song about her is brilliant and you should watch it here.
“She makes these like needlework embroideries on set in the tedium of filming”, says MacFadyen, “but they are all: ‘You Are a Cunt’. And she gives them as presents. And it’s Dame Judi Dench. And she is doing this beautifully, intricate, ornate (work). You kind of see the work materializing as the shoot goes on. Like: ‘You Are a Fucking Shit.’ Knightley never received her embroidered cushion from Dench but remarks: “I love that! She gives this fantastic air. She just sits there and she embroiders and you think: ‘Oh, that’s so nice! It’s Judi Dench. It’s so quaint; she’s embroidering a cushion,’ and you go: ‘What are you embroidering?’ And (it says): ‘Fuck!’ Apparently she’s got hundreds of them just covered in swear words or rude sayings.”
I LOVE DAME JUDI THE MOST.
I can’t believe I’d forgotten this about Judi Dench.
It’s good to know that I share a hobby with the utterly splendid Dame Judi.
I hope one day to be anywhere near as cool as she is.
Found: Hobbit Moleskine. I think I got really lucky. They seemed to be listed as coming out Nov. 21st, and Amazon has taken down the listing. I will be getting more and using them for as long as I can.
Good lord it’s beautiful.
My Bayside tattoo on the inside of my left bicep, done at Mistiso Ink in St Augustine Florida
Ahh, teenage angst nostalgia. It is a very pretty design.
Trying to remember the context to this is… interesting, to say the least.
Pictures don’t even show how beautiful this piece really is. I just sat through the last session a couple days ago. Took about 6.5 hours to complete, and worth every second. Done by Brandon Stewart at Silver City in Poulsbo, Washington (United States). Needless to say, i will be getting most of my work done by him.
Good god that’s lovely.
For some reason this made me think of boats and the sea.
I did this in the middle of the night last night so I’m surprised now about how much I actually like it.