o m g am i still doing this…
(oh god i hate this guy ((will never love him)))
(unnecessary shower scene of male lead)
(both lead fights over main girl ((for like 10 eps)))
(main girl gets piggy back ride from first lead)
(second female lead is gonna fuck a bitch up)
(ohmygod i think i luv first male lead)
(male leads stops fighting over girl realize they are actually gay for each other)
(you are my long lost daughter/son *lots of tears*
(UNNECESSARY AMNESIA (oops someone hit me now i am in a coma) )
Icelandic descendants of Vikings singing a hymn in a German train station. They totally need to be on the next Thor soundtrack.
Oh man oh man oh man. 6 guys, and it FILLS THE SPACE. Luck of the architecture - and they know how to pull it off. Nothing is easy making vocal music in a space not built for it. I want to do this kind of thing - randomly perform multipart harmony in public spaces.
And it reminds me of Bjork: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiN_YTyaNtI
My god this is beautiful.
Oh my god, the bass voice is superb.
This makes me feel so many things. Gods, it’s gorgeous and so evocative and wow. I need to find out what hymn this is.
It’s Hear, Heavenly Creator (I don’t know how that’s spelled in Icelandic, and I don’t have the characters on my keyboard for the letters anyway haha).
It’s… old as balls. Like 11th century old.
This is so blissful to listen too <3
The most famous cuneiform tablet from Mesopotamia
The Flood Tablet, relating part of the Epic of Gilgamesh, From Nineveh, northern Iraq, Neo-Assyrian, 7th century BC.
The Assyrian King Ashurbanipal (reigned 669-631 BC) collected a library of thousands of cuneiform tablets in his palace at Nineveh. It included letters, legal texts, lists of people, animals and goods, and a wealth of scientific information, as well as myths and legends.
The best known of these was the story of Gilgamesh, a legendary ruler of Uruk, and his search for immortality. The Epic of Gilgamesh is a huge work, the longest piece of literature in Akkadian (the language of Babylonia and Assyria). It was known across the ancient Near East, with versions also found at Hattusas (capital of the Hittites), Emar in Syria and Megiddo in the Levant.
This, the eleventh tablet of the Epic, describes the meeting of Gilgamesh with Utnapishtim. Like Noah in the Hebrew Bible, Utnapishtim had been forewarned of a plan by the gods to send a great flood. He built a boat and loaded it with all his precious possessions, his kith and kin, domesticated and wild animals and skilled craftsmen of every kind.
Utnapishtim survived the flood for six days while mankind was destroyed, before landing on a mountain called Nimush. He released a dove and a swallow but they did not find dry land to rest on, and returned. Finally a raven that he released did not return, showing that the waters must have receded.
This Assyrian version of the Old Testament flood story was identified in 1872 by George Smith, an assistant in The British Museum. On reading the text he … jumped up and rushed about the room in a great state of excitement, and, to the astonishment of those present, began to undress himself. (x)
This is probably my favorite epic. In one of my Classics classes we had to say Ashurbanipal and Utnapishtim out loud at least once each class for two weeks so the professor could be sure we were pronouncing it right. Which is probably why I pronounce them with a slight Greek accent. :)
Their first time onscreen together.
(I just realized that the first thing he does when he sees her is take off his bowler…and the last thing she tells him to do is keep his bowler on.)
I never noticed that. Why have I never noticed that?
The Blue Pond in Hokkaido Changes Colors Depending on the Weather
“The Most Beautiful Pond In The World!”
According to the photographer Ken Shiraishi, who made a pilgrimage up to Northern Japan last month to take these shots, the water contains a high degree of aluminum hydroxide, which reflects blue light – a phenomenon responsible for our lovely blue skies. Shiraishi spent several days up there photographing the pond in various light.
"Be nice to her, Scaramouche."
Eleanor Parker, rest in peace.
3 dudes attempt a smoky eyes makeup tutorial while I fight for gasps of air
Me when I try using makeup tutorials to put makeup on
"my body is rejecting the makeup."
If Humans Crossed the Street Like Animals
I LAUGHED MUCH HARDER THAN I SHOULD HAVE