1. thelandofmaps:

    Soil Map of the United States, from the Atlas of American Agriculture (1931) [3686x2327]



  2. Interesting Article


  3. chrispianka:

    My PS3 is broken so I can’t play Dark Souls. So instead I’m just going to draw Dark Soulsish characters. This is a Warmage.



  5. baggytrousers27:










    because physics

    respect but no fucking way

    i think i broke my collarbone watching this

    Definition of parkour is getting from one place to another in the fastest possible route.

    Without breaking your legs/spine/skull.

    Having your internals still in one piece by the end of it is an optional bonus.

    (Source: jaidefinichon, via omarholmon)


  6. In D&D, the problem is that, as much as we’d like to follow Checkhovs Gun, we don’t know (as DMs) what the party is going to do or what is going to happen in the story. So, in D&D, we use a modified rule called ‘Schrödinger’s Gun.’ Schrödinger’s Gun can be stated very simply: nothing in the game is true until the party observes it.


    This guy is blowing my mind!


  7. Why do men feel threatened by women?” I asked a male friend of mine. (I love that wonderful rhetorical device, “a male friend of mine.” It’s often used by female journalists when they want to say something particularly bitchy but don’t want to be held responsible for it themselves. It also lets people know that you do have male friends, that you aren’t one of those fire-breathing mythical monsters, The Radical Feminists, who walk around with little pairs of scissors and kick men in the shins if they open doors for you. “A male friend of mine” also gives—let us admit it—a certain weight to the opinions expressed.) So this male friend of mine, who does by the way exist, conveniently entered into the following dialogue. “I mean,” I said, “men are bigger, most of the time, they can run faster, strangle better, and they have on the average a lot more money and power.” “They’re afraid women will laugh at them,” he said. “Undercut their world view.” Then I asked some women students in a quickie poetry seminar I was giving, “Why do women feel threatened by men?” “They’re afraid of being killed,” they said.

    Margaret Atwood, Second Words: Selected Critical Prose (1983), pg. 413.
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  8. It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

  9. Under slavery, an owner would have to be reimbursed for a slave who was deemed unreasonably slaughtered. Under Jim Crow they would leave lynched bodies hanging to warn others of the price of transgression – real or imagined. When Brown’s body was left lying lifeless in the street for four hours before the police collected it, it was an ugly metaphor for the contempt for black life in this post-civil rights, post-industrial moment – dispensable, despised and discarded.
    — Gary Younge: Is there a price to pay for summarily killing a man, or is it just what happens in Ferguson when one man has a badge and the other too much melanin?  (via guardian)

    (Source: theguardian.com, via guardian)


  10. FLCL

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  14. waxunpleasant said: John, do you play d&d? what's your favourite class?


    I played one session in junior high and was immediately killed by a ghost. The DM told me “you can’t fight this ghost, your HP are too low” but I didn’t really get the game at all and felt, philosophically, that every dog must have his day and anyone in battle stands your classic fighting chance. This was not the case and I was immediately killed by a ghost. I don’t hold it against the ghost he was just doing his thing.

    I did start playing games when I was revising Wolf and now I have a weekly gaming night and we just played through a D&D dungeon I’m a Druid. I don’t have a “favorite class” though, it’s fantasy, part of the pleasure is trying on different skins to see how they feel — that’s really the point, right? If I play the same class all the time, then I’m really not exploring in the way I’d like to. That said, any character I play is probably going to express an interest in religion and magic, because, you know, me.