if you ever think mythology is boring or serious business or whatever shit
just remember that cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the underworld, comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos, which evolved into the greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from greek to latin
ḱerberos means “spotted”
hades, lord of the dead, literally fucking named his pet dog spot
Today was a good day!
- I woke up late!
- I helped around the house with cleaning!
- I went out!
- I bought some Asimov! (N. started me on Caves of Steel and now that I know there’s more Baley+Olivaw, I HAVE to read them because robots and detectives and robot detectives. I also got Prelude to Foundation because I read at least part of the series in middle school and I want to re-read it.)
- I had good food! The ramen place I usually went to (that I also took N. to once) looks completely different! They even have a sushi train now! Weird! Their ramen is as good as it ever was, but I don’t be going there for sushi (I have a place I go to just for that).
- N. wrote me more M!Shep/Garrus!!!!!!!!! Highlight of my day!!!!!!!!! ♥
- N. went through the sideblogs I run and gave me commentary on all the stuff he liked! I love it when he does this because we discuss awesome stuff!
- We said we were gonna watch Constantine and Out of the Past, but it got really late while he was going over dangerousmale and writing(!!) noir snippets(!!) on the spot(!!), based on some of the posts! They were fantastic!
- We’re actually watching Constantine now! It’s great!
And that’s how we roll! Pretty much an awesome day. :D
In need of a cigarette - Deus Ex: Human Revolution (x)
Electrogravitic technology - Deus Ex: Human Revolution (x)
Empress Celene of Orlais rose to the throne of the most powerful nation in Thedas through wisdom, wit, and ruthless manipulation. Now, the empire she has guided into an age of enlightenment is threatened from within by imminent war between the templars and the mages, even as rebellion stirs among the downtrodden elves To save Orlais, Celene must keep her hold on the throne by any means necessary.
Fighting with the legendary skill of the Orlesian Chevaliers , Grand Duke Gaspard has won countless battles for the empire and the empress But has he fought in vain? As the Circle fails and chaos looms, Gaspard begins to doubt that Celene’s diplomatic approach to the mage problem or the elven uprisings will keep the empire safe. Perhaps it is time for a new leader, one who lives by the tenets of the Chevalier’s Code, to make Orlais strong again.
Briala has been Celene’s handmaid since the two of them were children, subtly using her position to help improve the lives of elves across Orlais. She is Celene’s confidante, spymaster, and lover, but when politics force the empress to choose between the rights of Briala’s people and the Orlesian throne, Briala must in turn decide where her true loyalties lie.
Mass Effect: Homeworlds #3
[ SCREAMING ]
Garrus and his dad are just adorable. Wanna meet that dad.
Garrus the turian & Garrus the tomcat
Turian face and body structure are quite…weird.
If you’re looking more for a description of his physical appearance, then not really (see this post for information on Sauron’s appearance, though.) However, there is one really great description of Sauron in general, which is found in The Silmarillion:
Sauron was become now a sorcerer of dreadful power, master of shadows and phantoms, foul in wisdom, cruel in strength, misshaping what he touched, twisting what he ruled, lord of werewolves; his dominion was torment.
SOURCES: The Silmarillion “Of the Ruin of Beleriand”
((Also, there’s this great drawing of Sauron by Ted Nasmith. Sauron’s the guy with the horns, not the hound. That’s Huan, we like him.))
Finding the story of how the arctic fox is responsible for lighting up the sky with such a wonderful sight as the aurora borealis definitely is a sign that you’re experiencing a good day.
OSLO, March 21 - A pre-Viking woollen tunic found beside a thawing glacier in south Norway shows how global warming is proving something of a boon for archaeology, scientists said on Thursday.
The greenish-brown, loose-fitting outer clothing - suitable for a person up to about 176 cms (5 ft 9 inches) tall - was found 2,000 metres (6,560 ft) above sea level on what may have been a Roman-era trade route in south Norway.
Carbon dating showed it was made around 300 AD.
“It’s worrying that glaciers are melting but it’s exciting for us archaeologists,” Lars Piloe, a Danish archaeologist who works on Norway’s glaciers, said at the first public showing of the tunic, which has been studied since it was found in 2011. Read more.