The weather in Edinburgh is terribly unpredictable… And sometimes haar (aka coastal fog) slowly takes over its streets, making us forget that it’s summer and that we should all be drinking caipirinhas outside!

Monday, 21st of July

Solar Eclipse by (NASA)

Monday, 21st of July
Monday, 21st of July

     The Hunter: Thirsts to find himself by striking out into the world; is usually the youngest of the three. May be afraid of what the future has  Because he has so few things he values, he will tend to take risks to get what he wants.
    The Lord: Has an established place in the world and a reputation to maintain, and possesses the skills and resources to keep them. Must strive to achieve a balance between fulfilling further goals without risking his losing what he already has or becoming too obsessed with what he possesses to progress forward.
    The Prophet: His knowledge and experience has grown into wisdom and he seeks to impress that wisdom on younger generations. Has either fulfilled or given up on his aspirations; if he does have any goals, they will either be fulfilled through a proxy or be a gift to the younger generation.

Monday, 21st of July






Having a bad day? NOT ANYMORE.
Monday, 21st of July
#asdfjkl   #squee!   #birds   #art  
❝ Be strong, saith my heart; I am a soldier; I have seen worse sights than this. ❞

Homer, The Iliad  800 B.C.E.  (via zoeshorrorstory)

So this exact phrasing is from Donna Tartt, The Secret History:

and it’s actually a very loose translation - what Odysseus says to himself, in Book 11.404-410, is:

μοι ἐγὼ τί πάθω; μέγα μὲν κακὸν αἴ κε φέβωμαι
πληθὺν ταρβήσας: τὸ δὲ ῥίγιον αἴ κεν ἁλώω
μοῦνος: τοὺς δ᾽ ἄλλους Δαναοὺς ἐφόβησε Κρονίων.
ἀλλὰ τί μοι ταῦτα φίλος διελέξατο θυμός;
οἶδα γὰρ ὅττι κακοὶ μὲν ἀποίχονται πολέμοιο,
ὃς δέ κ᾽ ἀριστεύῃσι μάχῃ ἔνι τὸν δὲ μάλα χρεὼ
ἑστάμεναι κρατερῶς, τ᾽ ἔβλητ᾽ τ᾽ ἔβαλ᾽ ἄλλον.

or, in the Samuel Butler translation:

"Alas," said he to himself in his dismay, "what will become of me? It is ill if I turn and fly before these odds, but it will be worse if I am left alone and taken prisoner, for the son of Saturn has struck the rest of the Danaans with panic. But why talk to myself in this way? Well do I know that though cowards quit the field, a hero, whether he wound or be wounded, must stand firm and hold his own.”

You can see what Tartt is pulling out - a soldier, “ὃς δέ κ᾽ ἀριστεύῃσι” (one who is heroic/excels) must be strong and hold firm - but I’m not sure where “saith my heart” comes from as Odysseus is addressing his heart, here (that’s the literal translation for “myself”) or “I have seen worse sights than this”

(via plinytheyounger)

Nah, the problem is that the quote is mis-referenced by Tartt in The Secret History. The “be strong, saith my heart” quote is actually Book 20, line 18 of The Odyssey. The Greek is:

τέτλαθι δή, κραδίη: καὶ κύντερον ἄλλο ποτ᾽ ἔτλης

translated by A. T. Murray (because I don’t have any of my physical copies here and that’s the one I could find online easiest) as “Endure, my heart; a worse thing even than this didst thou once endure”

The context being:

but he smote his breast, and rebuked his heart, saying: “Endure, my heart; a worse thing even than this didst thou once endure on that day when the Cyclops, unrestrained in daring, devoured my mighty comrades; but thou didst endure until craft got thee forth from the cave where thou thoughtest to die.”

So he spoke, chiding the heart in his breast, and his heart remained bound within him to endure steadfastly; but he himself lay tossing this way and that.

Her translation’s still pretty loose, but definitely closer than if she were really translating The Iliad.

(And he’s still addressing his heart here, but still it’s a better fit)

(via francisabernathy)

Yup. I wouldn’t say Tartt “mis-referenced” it, at least not accidentally. This has to be on purpose, to show how Richard thinks he’s way smart and good at Greek and knows his Homer, but really, he’s a fucking idiot and Henry can do what he wants.

(via mythandrists)

Monday, 21st of July


L’Illusionniste / The Illusionist
Film d’animation / Animation feature film
Sylvain Chomet (2010)
Written by Sylvain Chomet and Jacques Tati

Jacques Tati originally wrote the script for The Illusionist. It was a love letter from a father to his first daughter, but never got produced. Sylvain Chomet, director of The Triplets of Belleville / Les Triplettes de Belleville, adapted the script and once again used his own original animated style.

Monday, 21st of July



Marvel, an MCU fanvid by lim
Music: Festivo by Keiichi Suzuki

—thanks to Speranza, Astolat, and Kate Bolin x [124mb HD DL]

OK guys, do yourselves a favor and GO WATCH THIS INSTANTLY and I defy you not to chair dance with it. \o/ SO AWESOME. ALL THE AWESOME. 

Monday, 21st of July
#Avengers   #marvel  






Hans + saying the one thing he knows will break each sister

Gotta love how Disney has created one of the most realistic portrayals of a sociopath in recent history, and it’s actually terrifying.

that is why he is the scariest villain of Disney to date. because he was “normal” just like the rest of us.

For me the scariest Disney villains are Judge Frollo, Hans, and Mother Gothel. Because they’re all so realistic. We see them in our everyday lives. Judge Frollo is the corrupt politician who uses their power to persecute others, Hans is the con artist who plays with people’s feelings to get what he wants, and Gothel is the emotionally abusive parent.

I agree with all of these, and I’d have to add Gaston to the list, and possibly at the top. Gaston is the man who was rejected by a woman and then decides to hurt others because of it. Is there anything more relevant to society right now?

Perfect addition! I can’t believe I forgot about Gaston!

Monday, 21st of July








Disney is a Magical Place (30 Pics)

Can I be Sally?? PLEASE OMFG

the deadmau5 photo tho ha ha ha

This is why I love Disney



Monday, 21st of July
#squee!   #Disney