The Blog of Too Many Things

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Aspiring film-maker. Writer. Conlanger. Worldbuilder. Occational gamer. Full-time fan. I make fanvids (very slowly) and occationally write fanfiction.

I try to tag everything with fairly simple and intuitive tags, so you can block any posts you don't want to see.

Major fandoms currently are BBC Sherlock (Johnlock), MCU (Stucky & Thorki), & X-Men (Cherik).

Side fandoms are Cabin Pressure, All things Tolkien, Elementary, Welcome to Night Vale, Orphan Black, Hannibal, and the Temeraire series.

Fave music is Sigur Ros (and Jónsi), Kate Bush, & Imogen Heap.

I also do Parkour.

My AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/users/Yolatirra


So I watched Snowpiercer.

I have no clue what I think of it.

My grandma didn’t like it because she thought it had no moral. Also my grandma is super religious and she thought the characters all needed to be educated in what the afterlife is like so they’d just accept death.

My mom isn’t sure what she thinks of it. She was just not at all a fan of the violence (even less so than usual). She thinks she’ll eventually be glad she saw it though.

But yeah. I don’t know what to think. I mean, I definitely didn’t hate it, but beyond that I have no idea. I can specify parts that I loved, and Chris Evans & Tilda Swinton were brilliant, but as a whole, I’m lost.

The cinnematography though was gorgeous.

— 21 hours ago with 1 note
#snowpiercer  #chris evans  #movies 

I was at a parkour meetup all weekend, a group of at least 100 people, probably 85% of them guys, mostly between 15 and 25. I’m normally pretty comfortable around parkour guys. They’re mostly not consciously racist/sexist/homophobic, but I still kind of steeled myself ahead of time to hear that kind of stuff from them a bit, ‘cause they’re not super aware of not being those things, you know?

So, I was not at all prepared when the most sexist thing I heard all weekend came from one of the women.

Most of the stuff I heard from the guys was pretty mild, stuff that isn’t ideal, but isn’t super offensive. Plus there were a few pleasant surprises, like how I don’t shave and I didn’t try to hide that fact, and if any of the guys noticed they didn’t comment. Also a few of the women were training in just their sports bras (no shirt), and no one treated it as sexual or unexceptable.

But that woman’s comment was the kind of thing that makes you just kinda stop and think “how the fuck could anyone think that”.

— 1 day ago

refreshes:

that feeling you get when someone texts you first is literally the best because youre like “wow you were actually thinking about me”

(via alexzturner)

— 6 days ago with 50269 notes
#totally me omg 

squigglydigg:

mercurialmalcontent:

ask-xion:

flatbear:

foervraengd:

Every artist who sees this post should do the following:

- Watch the video.

- Follow the instructions

- Reblog

I can’t stress you enough about how important these exercises are for your drawing hand. You don’t wanna get CTS of Tendonitis and similar stuff that will prevent you from making art or even hold  a pencil.

Okay, this guy is my HERO. I just did these exercises as I watched the video, and already my arms and hands feel better. I have a degenerative tendon disease that prevents my muscles, tendons and ligaments from retaining their elasticity, and so anything that maintains the health of my bendy parts is important.

I URGE YOU. Even if you don’t draw, do these several times a day. Even just sitting at a computer can do serious damage. My dad, who was a rugby player, a carpenter, and now a handyman, suffered from severe carpal tunnel syndrome, simply as a result of sitting at the computer at the end of the day to play a little solitaire. Don’t let it happen to you!

((Guys, I will reblog this like, 5 times a day just so you all will see this. This is REALLY helpful, and it’s quick and easy.))

Wow, these are REALLY helpful. And yes, this is not just good but IMPORTANT for more than artists — if you type a lot, play a lot of video games, do anything that requires lots of repetitive movements of your hands, wrists, and arms (gardening, sewing, factory work), these can help. Even if you don’t yet get pain these are a great preventative measure, because the damage builds up over time. Youth is no protection.

And like he says, you should feel a stretch, but don’t push it too far!

Signal boosting.  Guys, I just did this and holy cow do I feel incredibly light and limber in my arms.  Again, even if you don’t have any sort of disease, do this as a preventative measure.

Woah. Okay, haven’t done this yet (going to), but something like this for my ankles would be incredible.

(via suriella)

— 6 days ago with 44362 notes
#ankles  #wrists  #hands 

leif-and-mjolnir:

yolatirra:

Just watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. My desire to go to Iceland is just 1000% times stronger now.

Also, why did they stick in a clip of SKOGAFOSS (which is in Iceland) during the part when he’s hiking in the Himalayas?

The scenes in Greenland, Afghanistan and the Himalayas were also shot in Iceland, so that’d explain it :)

Yeah, I figured that was all filmed in Iceland. It’s just that Skogafoss is a really iconic spot in Iceland, and lots of people would recognize it, so putting it in the Himalayas was kind of a wierd editing choice.

— 1 week ago with 4 notes

Just watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. My desire to go to Iceland is just 1000% times stronger now.

Also, why did they stick in a clip of SKOGAFOSS (which is in Iceland) during the part when he’s hiking in the Himalayas?

— 1 week ago with 4 notes
#iceland  #tslowm  #the secret life of walter mitty  #movies 

allison-cumberbatch:

my friend got a job on the set of Matt Ross’ Captain Fantastic and today was her first day, and she just texted me: VIGGO MORTENSEN JUST TOUCHED MY SHOULDER HELP WHAT DO I DO I’M GOING TO FALL OVER THIS JOB IS HARD IF I’M SUPPOSED TO ACT NORMAL AROUND VIGGO MORTENSEN!

OMG VIGGO I’M KINDA JEALOUS.

— 1 week ago with 6 notes

hungarian:

what do u mean i don’t have a social life I just went grocery shopping with my mom

(via spikespiegell)

— 1 week ago with 595808 notes
#100% me omg 

My mom is helping me stir ice cream custard, and she keeps moving the spoon from side to side because it produces reciprocal spirals.

She really likes reciprocal spirals.

— 1 week ago

davidesky2:

Photos from the road to Ísafjörður in Iceland by Jürgen and Mike from 91 Days in Iceland.

IIIICCCEEEEEEELLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNND.

(via tuulikki)

— 1 week ago with 174 notes
#most glorious place on earth  #ugh  #iceland  #next summer hopefully  #photography