Lover of books, rats, and things that are nifty. Atheist, liberal, historian, scientist.

 

Reading now: Sepulchre, by Kate Mosse (not Kate Moss)
This is the second in Mosse’s Languedoc series.  As the name implies, the books in the series are united by setting - the Languedoc region in the south of France.  Like in Labyrinth, the first in the series, the narrative of Sepulchre is divided between two time periods, 1891 and 2007. While the plot does rely on supernatural elements such as tarot cards, demons, and ghosts, what really drives the plot is the idea of family and how it defines who we are.
The writing isn’t bad, although it took two tries for me to get into it. But once I did, I couldn’t put it down.  I’m also quite impressed at the way Mosse goes about writing historical fiction. Too many authors feel the need to hammer home the fact that This! Is! Not! Set! In! The! Present! Mosse is equally adept at writing in the present and in the past. The narrative flows smoothly in both time periods, and the switch between the two is anything but jarring.

Reading now: Sepulchre, by Kate Mosse (not Kate Moss)

This is the second in Mosse’s Languedoc series.  As the name implies, the books in the series are united by setting - the Languedoc region in the south of France.  Like in Labyrinth, the first in the series, the narrative of Sepulchre is divided between two time periods, 1891 and 2007. While the plot does rely on supernatural elements such as tarot cards, demons, and ghosts, what really drives the plot is the idea of family and how it defines who we are.

The writing isn’t bad, although it took two tries for me to get into it. But once I did, I couldn’t put it down.  I’m also quite impressed at the way Mosse goes about writing historical fiction. Too many authors feel the need to hammer home the fact that This! Is! Not! Set! In! The! Present! Mosse is equally adept at writing in the present and in the past. The narrative flows smoothly in both time periods, and the switch between the two is anything but jarring.

kylesimmonsstache:

ivbenjamin:

kylesimmonsstache:

bastealinghearts:

Apparently kylesimmonsstache gets really excited about art.

LET’S FUCKIN TALK ABOUT ART

"REGULAR" ART

FANART

OH WHOA THAT’S A SWEET ASS MOTHERFUCKING CLASSICAL PAINTING BUT THEN FUCKIN LOOK AT THE DETAIL

JESUS CHRIST

TTHHHIIISSSSS IISSSSS AAAAA PAAAIINNNTTTIIINNNGGGG?!!?!!?!!!?!?!!! WHAT TO HECK????

FUCKIN SWEET ASS DAFT PUNK COLORED PENCILS HELLA

LOOK AT THIS AND TELL ME IT ISN’T FUCKIN RAD AS HELL

MOTHERFUCKING EMBROIDERY?!!!!!!?!?!!?!!?

THIS LOOKS LIKE A SCENE OUT OF A MOVIE

OH SWEET LOOK AT THIS SCULPTURE RIGHT

JUST WAIT A FUCKIN MINUTE HERE

THIS IS A DRAWING MADE TO LOOK LIKE A SCULPTURE I CAN’T FUCKING

LOOK MORE SWEET ASS COLORED PENCIL DRAWINGS
NOW I’M ABOUT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT MY BRO BERNINI OKAY JUST TRUST ME ON THIS

ALREADY GORGEOUS RIGHT

FUCKING LOOK AT THAT LOOK AT IT I’M FUCKING

HOW DOES MARBLE LOOK LIKE GOSSAMER FABRIC HOOOOOWWWW??!!!!?

LOOK AT THE FUKIN NOTESYOU JUST MADE THIS LAST NIGHT

I KNOW IT WAS THIS MORNING FOR ME LIKE 10 HOURS AGO IF EVEN WHAT IS THIS

kylesimmonsstache:

ivbenjamin:

kylesimmonsstache:

bastealinghearts:

Apparently kylesimmonsstache gets really excited about art.

LET’S FUCKIN TALK ABOUT ART

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"REGULAR" ART

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FANART

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OH WHOA THAT’S A SWEET ASS MOTHERFUCKING CLASSICAL PAINTING BUT THEN FUCKIN LOOK AT THE DETAIL

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JESUS CHRIST

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TTHHHIIISSSSS IISSSSS AAAAA PAAAIINNNTTTIIINNNGGGG?!!?!!?!!!?!?!!! WHAT TO HECK????

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FUCKIN SWEET ASS DAFT PUNK COLORED PENCILS HELLA

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LOOK AT THIS AND TELL ME IT ISN’T FUCKIN RAD AS HELL

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MOTHERFUCKING EMBROIDERY?!!!!!!?!?!!?!!?

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THIS LOOKS LIKE A SCENE OUT OF A MOVIE

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OH SWEET LOOK AT THIS SCULPTURE RIGHT

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JUST WAIT A FUCKIN MINUTE HERE

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THIS IS A DRAWING MADE TO LOOK LIKE A SCULPTURE I CAN’T FUCKING

image

LOOK MORE SWEET ASS COLORED PENCIL DRAWINGS

NOW I’M ABOUT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT MY BRO BERNINI OKAY JUST TRUST ME ON THIS

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ALREADY GORGEOUS RIGHT

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FUCKING LOOK AT THAT LOOK AT IT I’M FUCKING

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HOW DOES MARBLE LOOK LIKE GOSSAMER FABRIC HOOOOOWWWW??!!!!?

LOOK AT THE FUKIN NOTES
YOU JUST MADE THIS LAST NIGHT

I KNOW IT WAS THIS MORNING FOR ME LIKE 10 HOURS AGO IF EVEN WHAT IS THIS

Six Studies That Show Everything Republicans Believe is Wrong

(Source: bspolitics)

ammodoom:

Our experiments so far…

In “The Dead Talk Back”, there’s a scene in which the main character is holding a seance to contact a murdered friend of his.  Random objects in the room start floating around - a pair of scissors, a stool - and Crow says, “Big deal. My stools float too.”

awwww-cute:

Babysitting a BABY GREY FOX. Named Oscar. What more do you people want

awwww-cute:

Babysitting a BABY GREY FOX. Named Oscar. What more do you people want