Law student, Canadian, Tolkienite, Sherlockian, history buff and generally clueless.
More than mildly in love with Karl Urban and Jeremy Renner. I'm sure they're thrilled.
So pro at procrastination.
ASOIAF/Greek Mythology: Gendry as Hephaestus
Sweat pouring down his body, sounds of hammering ringing through his forge, the pungent smell of charred metal in the air. This is what his life has come to be. One fall after another: parents that abandoned him, lovers he doesn’t love, weariness and suspicion leaving him crippled. It is only here, with flames and embers in his hearth that he is home. The fury in his veins turns to blackened hands and bulging muscles, his eternal sorrow into intricate metalwork and weaponry. Tempered with blood and fire, he is calloused inside and out. They come to the smith, begging for armor, for swords, for helms, anything to kill with, anything that would stop them being killed. And he laughs and laughs and his blue eyes glisten. Children, he thinks spitefully. They will learn soon nothing stops death.
Restored Faith in Humanity of the Day: Reddit Restores WWII Veteran’s Damaged Navy Photo
Back in April, at the request of his 87-year-old grandfather, Redditor stevieboy1984 turned to the /r/PicRequests subreddit to see if anyone could clean up a scanned JPEG image file of his grandfather’s World War II-era photo taken during his service in the Navy as a submarine sonar/radar operator. After a number of people offered their photoshop wizardries to help its restoration, stevieboy1984 showed his grandfather six variations before handing him a framed version of top commenter unhi’s submission. Here’s a video of the big reveal. Grab a box a tissues, manly tears are coming.
Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (via quota-tions)