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Welcome to Paradox Space! A website devoted to comics inspired by Andrew Hussie’s Homestuck!

The comics will hop all over the prodigious universe and canon storyline of Homestuck, featuring the characters, various hypotheticals, hilarious antics, doomed timeline…

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wingedbyday:

//Absurdly helpful for people writing royal characters and/or characters who interact with royalty and members of the nobility.
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One caveat and one correction. First, this applies to British aristocracy and other countries have different variations, and there is no Edison why a given fantasy setting needn’t have a different set of conventions. Second, peers of rank viscount and above are addressed by their title, not their surname: Alfred Abcock, Earl of Attenbury is addressed as Lord Attenbury, not Lord Abcock. There are also conventions where the eldest son of a Duke borrows his father’s lesser titles—for example, if the Duke of Denver is also Viscount Saint-George then his son Gerald Wimsey is addressed as Lord Saint-George. His other children get their own special style, so Peter Wimsey, second son of the previous Duke of Denver would be addressed as Lord Peter or in full as Lord Peter Wimsey. In Jane Austen type societies the same idea applies even to lowly Misters: the head of the household is Mr Smith, his brothers and sons are Mr John and Mr James or whatever.

wingedbyday:

//Absurdly helpful for people writing royal characters and/or characters who interact with royalty and members of the nobility.

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One caveat and one correction. First, this applies to British aristocracy and other countries have different variations, and there is no Edison why a given fantasy setting needn’t have a different set of conventions. 

Second, peers of rank viscount and above are addressed by their title, not their surname: Alfred Abcock, Earl of Attenbury is addressed as Lord Attenbury, not Lord Abcock. 

There are also conventions where the eldest son of a Duke borrows his father’s lesser titles—for example, if the Duke of Denver is also Viscount Saint-George then his son Gerald Wimsey is addressed as Lord Saint-George. His other children get their own special style, so Peter Wimsey, second son of the previous Duke of Denver would be addressed as Lord Peter or in full as Lord Peter Wimsey. In Jane Austen type societies the same idea applies even to lowly Misters: the head of the household is Mr Smith, his brothers and sons are Mr John and Mr James or whatever.


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If code is poetry, then programmers are poets: pedants of the inscrutable, revered only by themselves and given no thought otherwise.

I think I speak for all the ladies out there when I say that we are a homogenous collective capable of being summed up w/ a single statement

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music-holic:

And the Waltz Goes On - Anthony Hopkins 

Sir Anthony Hopkins Hears The Waltz He Wrote 50 Years Ago For The First Time

Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was a musician before he got into acting. 50 years ago he wrote a waltz but was too afraid to ever hear it play. Dutch violinist André Rieu performs it for the very first time. Watch Hopkins’ reaction.

That was beautiful

I cried a few tears and felt better about humanity’s endeavors.

on a side note: look at how fun classical music can be

hooooooly shit

Good lord that was amazing.

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beatonna:

Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008.  It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there.  It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them.  A larger work gets talked about from time to time.  It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories.  Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.
-Kate

beatonna:

Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008.  It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there.  It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them.  A larger work gets talked about from time to time.  It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories.  Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.

-Kate

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zipperchan:

how to cover dark circles


Invaluable make-up tips

zipperchan:

how to cover dark circles

Invaluable make-up tips

(Source: gypsylolita)

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celestedoodles:

animal style inspo based on this duck

celestedoodles:

animal style inspo based on this duck

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powerful-art:

Grace Jones wearing Philip Treacy. Photo Kevin Davies
GIFted by iamnotadesigneur

powerful-art:

Grace Jones wearing Philip Treacy. Photo Kevin Davies

GIFted by iamnotadesigneur

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classictrek:

classictrek:

When Roddenberry first proposed Star Trek to the network, he sent over a sixteen-page memo entitled “Star Trek Is…” that explained what the core concept for the series was while offering up story possibilities. It’s obvious how talented Roddenberry was as a salesman: he makes the now-famous parallel to Wagon Train and outlines how he can make a smart show that manages to be budget-conscious at the same time with the “Parallel Worlds” concept. We’d see the latter appear in the series as Hodgkin’s Law of Parallel Planetary Development, which gave them the opportunity to use existing sets and costumes.

It’s interesting to look at now and see how various ideas mutated and combined to become episodes of The Original Series and The Next Generation that we now know and love. “The Next Cage,” obviously, becomes “The Cage” and “The Day Charlie Became God” would later air as “Charlie X.” In David Gerrold’s The World Of Star Trek, he writes that there was a sincere attempt to make “Kongo” into a full-fledged episode with a script having seen multiple drafts but that, perhaps thankfully, never happened. DeForest Kelley was very keen on that idea, as he wanted an episode that would center around his character’s working relationship (and friendship) with Uhura.

(The Drake equation, for the record, is real. Roddenberry didn’t have a copy of the original equation at the time of the presentation, so he made up his own version to use. When he visited the set, Dr. Frank Drake pointed out that a value raised to the first power is just the value itself.)

It’s the 50th anniversary of this document.

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