podkins:

Hopeful Honey shares an excellent tutorial for making these charming Puff Stitch Fingerless Gloves.

(via holycrapyarnandstuff)

asker

idescendintomadness asked: What do you recommend for someone interested in trying some fantasy?

nypl:

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Valiant by Holly Black!

For a modern take: The Magicians by Lev Grossman

- Jill Rothstein, Andrew Heiskell Library 

Urban fantasy with a tough guy wizard?  Try Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden series.

Fun and funny satirical fantasy with amazingly profound and poignant moments?  Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels.

- Stephanie Whelan, Seward Park Library

Caitlin R. Kiernan for someone interested in urban fantasy.

For someone looking for fantasy with a more traditional sci-fi bent, I’d suggest C.J. Cherryh.

- Jenny Baum, Jefferson Market Library

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thecountryfucker:

The most important tool you can carry if you wanna put a Harley Davidson on the road?

A fully paid AAA membership card, girlfriend with a pickup truck, or a buddy with a trailer.

archiemcphee:

Today the Department of Awesome Camouflage is marveling at this incredible praying mantis who looks more like a collection of sticks and bits of plants than a predatory insect. This exceptionally stealthy mantis belongs to the genus Toxodera, which consists of some of the largest mantids in the world. It was discovered and photographed by Peter Houlihan in Borneo:

Amidst the dense jungles of Borneo lives quite possibly the largest mantis in the world! Yet, despite its size, it remains nearly impossible to find. Late one night, I was collecting insects in the rainforest for my research when I encountered this brilliantly cryptic mantis amongst a swarm of unaware insects. I am still not sure how I spotted it, but it is by far the most impressive mantis I have ever seen.

[via National Geographic and RACERS]

archiemcphee:

Today the Department of Awesome Camouflage is marveling at this incredible praying mantis who looks more like a collection of sticks and bits of plants than a predatory insect. This exceptionally stealthy mantis belongs to the genus Toxodera, which consists of some of the largest mantids in the world. It was discovered and photographed by Peter Houlihan in Borneo:

Amidst the dense jungles of Borneo lives quite possibly the largest mantis in the world! Yet, despite its size, it remains nearly impossible to find. Late one night, I was collecting insects in the rainforest for my research when I encountered this brilliantly cryptic mantis amongst a swarm of unaware insects. I am still not sure how I spotted it, but it is by far the most impressive mantis I have ever seen.

[via National Geographic and RACERS]

crossconnectmag:

reblog from nevver:

Where’s your head at? Ross McCampbell

crossconnectmag:

reblog from nevver:

Where’s your head at? Ross McCampbell

sometimes the night wakes in the
middle of me.
and
i can do nothing.
but
become
the
moon.
— nayyirah waheed (via songnsilence)

(via artpropelled)

cross-connect:

Carol Carter  is a contemporary watercolor artist based out of St Louis, MO. She is such a prolific painter that it proved nearly impossible to select just seventeen images to feature out of the hundreds documented throughout her website. Her subject matter is incredibly varied, ranging from swimmers, nudes, flora and fauna, to interiors and landscapes of the Everglades and Italy. In spite of painting such a vast range of subject matter, her work remains consistent with her personal style; painting with an electric color palette, she saturates values of light and dark with a brilliant range of unpredictable color that often takes on the effect of solarization via

                                    :-)

(via crossconnectmag)

sirfrogsworth:

roserosetyler:

vixyish:

the-uncensored-she:

Tell me again why a women’s liberation movement is no longer needed.

Dear “I don’t need feminism” crowd…

“The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair. Coming to the same conclusion as it did in December, the all-male court found that bosses can fire employees they see as threats to their marriages, even if the subordinates have not engaged in flirtatious or other inappropriate behavior. The court said such firings do not count as illegal sex discrimination because they are motivated by feelings, not gender." [x]

sirfrogsworth:

roserosetyler:

vixyish:

the-uncensored-she:

Tell me again why a women’s liberation movement is no longer needed.

Dear “I don’t need feminism” crowd…

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair. Coming to the same conclusion as it did in December, the all-male court found that bosses can fire employees they see as threats to their marriages, even if the subordinates have not engaged in flirtatious or other inappropriate behavior. The court said such firings do not count as illegal sex discrimination because they are motivated by feelings, not gender." [x]