Q:those black roses are very badly photoshoped.
I suspect you’re right: It looks like people read this article about the Black Roses, and decided to show what they must look like.
This is pretty close to what they tend to look like, even though this isn’t the best photo. They’re amazingly lovely roses, but most of the photos I’ve looked for have been adjusted away from their actual coloration or are under/over-saturated. :/
There’s a hybrid that I used to grow called Black Jade that is pretty close to these, but those blooms were a very very deep red that appeared black in the shadows, and when dried would be a soft velvety black and dried-blood red. The Black Halfetis have a much deeper red, to where it’s more true black with a noticeable red tone to it. … Now that I have a house, I should see about planting a couple Black Jades again. :D
(My personal headcanon is that the roses that grow surrounding the Dark Tower are Black Halfetis. Which now makes me want to write fanfic about the people trying to save them… )
The life of a nerd in one picture.
The nerd is strong with this one
EVERYTHING I LOVE IN ONE PERFECT IAMGE
the tardis should be in the background
THE TARDIS IS IN THE BACKGROUND
So is the Impala
I SEE SHERLOCK
Loki is in the Impala, y’all
Every time this comes across my dash I see something else.
Woody and Buzz!
Taking Back Idiot Nerd Girl
I thought this was a super interesting take on the meme, seen as how I was at one point a novice too.
That tag wins all the awards, in the history of ever.
I COULD BLOODY KISS YOU
Please reblog (and win!): Big sale on my Photoshop brushes to celebrate 7000 downloads: $2 off the best-selling Megapack!
(As always, Photoshop CS5 or higher is required.)
I feel like I mention these all the time, but really, they are just that good. Money well spent. I’d spend $13 just for the gouache brushes.
I know I probably post these every time he has a new sale but these brushes are seriously great and I’m not sorry.
I figured I’d give it a try when Kyle put up a brush for free. I figured, since I never draw in Photoshop, I wasn’t going to use it that much anyway.
But guys, it is so good and it’s been super useful. And these look beautiful and I may very well buy them.
I have such a raging art boner for Kyle’s brush-sets…
kyles brushes are fantastic
This is a short comic I did for Tor.com a few years ago, about The Hunger Games. I’m the daughter of a veteran; my father was sent to Vietnam when he was 18 years old. He suffers from depression and PTSD as a result, much like Katniss. I wasn’t born until the Vietnam War was years over with, but it still affected me in many ways.
I thought this was worth re-running on my tumblr, for the release of Catching Fire.
Peter S. Beagle and his crew are amazing people.
I just got this in my email:
This is a brief and ridiculously last-minute update from
Peter S. Beagle and Connor Cochran (see below for the very good reason why). It will be followed by a proper newsletter within the next 48 hours.
Meanwhile, if you live within reach of Sacramento or Atlanta, or know someone who does, this time-sensitive message is especially for you.
December 02, 2013
WHILE THE TOUR TEAM (Peter, Connor, and Terri this time round) were in Seattle last month for the first Pacific Northwest showings of The Last Unicorn in 31 years, an email came in from Kat Smith, a mother in Boise, Idaho, expressing her hope that the tour would make it there before her terminally-ill 10 year-old daughter passed away. The little girl in question, Lula Coe, had been fighting cancer for two years and things weren’t going well: her doctors thought she might live until sometime in March, or perhaps May, but no longer.
We got Kat on the phone as soon as we could and discussed logistics. What seemed to make the most sense was to add a Boise show on at the end of the tour’s January run, so that’s what we agreed to do.
Plans changed just days later. A new email let us know, sadly, that Lula had been hospitalized again for an emergency procedure that she had barely survived. Her doctors now thought she had until the end of December at most.
Cue serious scrambling.
In less than 24 hours, working mainly on cell phones while driving from Canada to Oregon, we scrapped our one day off; set up a special screening for Lula, her family, her friends and supporters, and a small group of Last Unicorn fans (big thanks to the Regal Cinema Group and their Edwards 22 location in Boise); and arranged a bookstore event afterwards so people would have a place to convene (big thanks as well to the Rediscovered Bookshop). That night, after we finished in Eugene, Oregon, we reloaded the van and drove straight to Boise.
What happened there was amazing, and will be covered in more detail next time. For now, we just want to say that we will always be grateful for getting this chance to meet Lula and her family, and you should check out this local news article and the embedded news video included there.
Things are so tightly scheduled right now that this change had an outsized ripple effect we are still dealing with — hence this “ridiculously last-minute” message. Please bear with us while we catch up.
*cue ridiculous sobbing*